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August 20, 2020   |   Newsletter
 Atlantic Salt Realty invites you to experience the beauty and nature of St. Marys, Georgia.  A weekend getaway or a few days during the week will give you time to experience a quaint bed and breakfast experience at the Spencer House with a delicious homemade breakfast and comfortable accommodations in our historic downtown.
For more information on Spencer House Inn, click here
Take a day trip to Cumberland Island.  We talk a lot about Cumberland Island in our newsletters for a reason.  It truly is a highlight of anyone’s trip to St. Marys.  It has beaches, hiking trails, bike rentals, exploring old ruins, watching manatees, wild horses, and bird watching.  There is so much natural beauty here, you need to come experience it for yourself!
For more information on ferry tickets to Cumberland Island, click here
After a long day at Cumberland Island, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and dinner at one of our local waterfront restaurants.  401 West is a three story newly renovated restaurant overlooking the marsh and the St. Marys River.
Stop at the bar for a cocktail before dinner.
Dine on one of our outside patios.
What better spot to be at with a cocktail, a large screened TV and a great view!
This duck looks so scrumptious!
Corn hole at the Sand Gnat Bar.
A beautiful sunset to end a great day.
Photo courtesy of Explore Georgia.
If you need to walk off that scrumptious dinner, take a walk out on the pier and view the beauty of looking across at the Florida coastline, and watch the skyline paint a beautiful palette of color.
For hours and location of 401 West, click here
After a restful night, Day 2 of your visit to St. Marys, stop by Crooked River State Park.  Activities include biking, hiking, bird watching, geocaching, fishing, guided kayak trips and boat tours.
Click here for more info on Crooked River State Park
There are picnic shelters, campgrounds, cottages, a bait and tackle shop, playground, tent, trailer and RV sites, and a boat ramp and dock all on 500 acres.
Click here for more info on St. Marys, GA
Home Plans of the Week!
When the corona virus struck our country, we’ve all had to make many changes, sacrifices and cancel or postpone vacation plans, parties, weddings, etc.  Many people are re-evaluating their lives, where they work, and where they live and play.  Many want to leave the crowded and congested areas where they currently live and may want to bring their family along with them.  That may include an elderly parent or an adult child.  People are looking for more space; playrooms for their children, home offices, in-law suites or separate wings for additional family members.  We are showcasing a home plan for just such an instance.
This home plan taken from Allison Ramsey Architects website is called The Craven.  This home features four bedrooms, three and one-half baths for an overall spacious 2,182 square feet.  As we’ve mentioned with previous plans, this is home has an open floor plan and beautiful outdoor living spaces for those great autumn and spring days!  If you love this plan as much as we do, call us today to schedule a tour and put this home on your new homesite in Cumberland Harbour!
Focal points are important, especially when you first walk into a home.  This brick fireplace and custom mantel draws your eye inward to an inviting space.
Another view of the living room and the beautiful wrought iron and wood railings.
An oversized island gives plenty of work space for more than one person as well as a gathering place for the family and entertaining.
A large island also gives more seating space and wine storage.
You can keep an eye on the kiddos watching TV while prepping dinner.
The adjoining dining area gives this space a more open feel and is a great space for entertaining.
The master offers plenty of natural lighting as well as high ceilings and beautiful molding.
An oversized master bath with dual sinks.
The bath and shower area is oversized with dual rain shower heads and a gorgeous soaking tub.  We love the river stone tile–it’s a massage for your feet!
The front porch with inviting wooden and glass doors.
With multiple porches there is room for everyone!
This one car garage with a carport area could also be used for golf cart storage or a two car garage, if space permits.
Barn doors are so popular right now and they look great on this garage.
A full view of The Craven.
The first floor layout has plenty of room for privacy, entertaining and storage.
The second floor has three bedroom and two baths.  This could easily be converted to a two bedroom with one of the bedrooms being oversized or keep one as a playroom or office.
We have several clients looking for a mother-in-law suite, cabana building, or a simple second structure to house an adult child, aging parent, or a home office.  This plan shown here would suit any of the above.  This plan could be very flexible based on one’s needs.  Larger living space, smaller kitchen, or no kitchen,  could be adjusted according to one’s needs.  Working with one of Cumberland Harbour’s Signature Builders and an architect could make your dreams come true!
All home plans are subject to review by Cumberland Harbour’s Design Review Board (DRB).
Recipe of the Week
Although its a little warm out here right now, and since this is a fall newsletter, we’re adding a soup recipe.  We have not tried it yet, but it gets great reviews.  Let us know how you like it!

Recipe courtesy of
Chicken and wild rice soup in a white soup bowl with a spoon, served on a wood board with another bowl of soup in the background.
4.92 from 12 votes

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, made with carrots, celery, chicken, and wild rice in a creamy and flavorful broth. Make it in the slow cooker or on the stove.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American

Servings: 8

Calories: 354kcal

Author: Lauren Allen


  • 2 cups cooked rice, wild rice
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (appx. 3 (14.5 oz) cans)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, or half & half


  • Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  • Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion, carrots and celery and sauté until slightly tender. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, thyme, sage, rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add chicken and bring mixture to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and allow mixture to boil for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally to check on it.
  • Remove chicken to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes before chopping into small pieces.
  • In a separate medium saucepan melt remaining 5 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the milk, whisking vigorously, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in cream.
  • Pour roux mixture into the soup pot and stir until smooth. Cook for a few more minutes. Taste broth and add additional seasonings, if needed.
  • Reduce the heat to low and return chicken and add cooked rice to the soup. Serve warm.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3175IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Cumberland Harbour offers homesites on deep water, marsh front, lake views, nature and our cottages at Park Place.  We also offer assistance with home and design plans as well as access to our Signature Builders.
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Cumberland Harbour!
We look forward to serving you a tall glass of sweet tea!
Cumberland Harbour
Atlantic Salt Realty
108 West Saint Marys Street
St. Marys, GA 31558
Serving St. Marys, Amelia Island, St. Simons & Sea Island
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