Sunday, June 4, 2017

Discoveries on Saint Simons Island, Georgia

On several of my past visits to Saint Simons Island, I had noticed
what I thought was a home renovation. Then back in March I 
found out what was going on at the corner of Demere Road
and East Beach Causeway. Through the charming entrance
gate lies The Grey Owl Inn

The Grey Owl Inn is owned by retired Coca-Cola executive Bill Gussman
and his wife Susan. 

The Grey Owl Inn gets its name from the outline of an owl on a tree outside of a

bedroom window.The Gussmans purchased the original property from Joseph
Julian Gray. Members of the Gray family lived on the property for six decades. 

One thing I love about Saint Simons Island is that there is something to do every 
season of the year. I have heard there are people that are not that interested
in the beach. (Who are those people?) So for them or in cooler weather times, 
The Grey Owl Inn is the perfect bed and breakfast. The grounds have
a fish pond, water garden, and a gazebo. 

The Inn would not be a bed and breakfast without the wonderful food from
Tasteful Temptations and Brian Justice.Their quality cuisine is enjoyed at 
breakfast, high tea, and the five o'clock happy hour. 
Susan Gussman will welcome you in for a tour! 

This is the living room featuring stained glass by Pane in the Glass on the island.

Melody's Moorings Bedroom

Melody's Moorings Bath

Palm Court Bedroom

Palm Court Bath

Tree Top Bedroom

Tree Top Bath

To find out more CLICK HERE

Another recent discovery was that The Vine had a new location! 

We are designers and artists.

We are fun and collaborative.

In an industry of sameness, we are distinct

They create inspired designs for life’s celebrations. For gathering-places both formal and informal. For work, for play, for reflection.

These oyster shells are a bestseller! The Vine recently did a demonstration with
them at Steve McKenzie's showroom in Atlanta.  

They are also featured in this month's Better Homes and Garden magazine. 

The Vine was created in 2008 by Bryce Vann Brock and Kelly Revels. 
It is located at 12 Market Street on Saint Simons Island.

I hope you have enjoyed a little bit more about island time
on Saint Simons! 

Source: Coastal Illustrated, Harlan Hambright, The Grey Owl Inn, The Vine