Brunswick & Golden Isles of GA


Mistletoe Millionare's Village on Jekyll Island, Georgia....Holiday Island

Today was the last day for the Holiday Island Tour on Jekyll Island here in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia.  And the last Holiday Island tour was today at 3:00 - I managed to arrive for the 1:00 tour - this is well within a deadline for me. 

Jekyll Island Views

View from Jekyll to the Sidney Lanier Bridge from Historic District

It will take many posts to share everything I saw today but I wanted to start with Mistletoe Cottage which was so festively decorated.  Please note that the State of Georgia will not let you photograph the inside of this beautifully restored home. 

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Mistletoe Cottage is also known as the Claflin/Porter Cottage.  Originally constructed in 1900 for Henry  Porter, a manufacturer of locomotives and a graduate of Brown University.  Porter was very active in many charitable organizations but was closely tied to the Y.M.C.A. 

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The home's style is considered a Dutch Colonial Revival.  The home was purchased from the Porter Estate in 1824 by John Clafin. 

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One of the interesting facts I learned on the Holiday Tour was that homes during this time place the front door on the side of the house. 

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The entire 240 acre Historic District was decorated festively for Christmas.  Christmas trees and live greenery was everywhere - even mistletoe. 

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Julie E. Chapman, REALTOR®, Broker
Chapman Realty
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
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6 commentsJulie Chapman • December 31 2008 04:42PM


I love the name.. Mistletoe Cottage!  Happy New Year Julie, and all the best in 2009.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 5 years ago


Thank you.  Have a happy and prosperous New Year. 

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales over 5 years ago

Julie - Thanks for sharing the photographs... I love the holiday tours.  They are a great opportunity to see local sites.  Just returned from Guanajuanto Mexico, it was a wonderful place to visit over the Xmas holidays.  They have a great concept - meet in local square, listen to some music by strolling ministrels, then you set off on an alley tour with wine and song. 

Posted by Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - over 5 years ago


Good for you....Mexico is a very beautiful place where you can see history and architecture (if you know where to go) as well as moutains and beaches.......I hope you enjoyed deserve some time off.....

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales over 5 years ago

Looks like a great place for a Honeymoon!Smilly

Posted by Mobile Austin Notary, (Austin Notary - Austin Texas Notary - Austin TX Notary) over 5 years ago


My husband and I have been honeymooning here for 9 years - we got married in 2000......

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales over 5 years ago