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August 10, 2020   |   Newsletter
St. Marys Named to Southern Living’s Best Small Town List
St. Mary’s received another accolade by being voted as one of the Top 20 Best Small Towns in Southern Living magazine.  We are proud of winning another award, but are not surprised we continue to be recognized for St. Marys charm, beauty and friendly atmosphere.
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Find this tiny jewel of a historic town on the Atlantic Coast, at the Georgia-Florida line. It’s wrapped on three sides by the St. Marys River, and you can catch the ferry to Cumberland Island here. But save some time to explore the shops, see some beautiful old churches, and have a bite to eat at a local restaurant. Stop by Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum while you’re in the historic district. Market on the Square, across the street from the ferry, can get you all set for your trip to Cumberland.

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Home Plan of the Week!
We know it’s sometimes difficult to envision what type of home to put on a homesite you’ve either recently purchased or are interested in.  This section of our newsletter offers different types of homes on a variety of homesites we offer in Cumberland Harbour.  This plan would fit nicely on a number of our nature and lake view homesites.
This home plan taken from the Southern Living Home Plans website is called the Lowcountry Farmhouse.  As you can see from the Plan Details listed below, this is a spacious home with an open floor plan as well as 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!
An awesome entrance with space for a small sitting area and access to an outside porch.
A spacious living room with a brick fireplace and an overside doorway leading to the foyer.
An eye catching farmhouse sink, lots of natural lighting and an island with additional seating make this kitchen a great gathering space.
The adjoining dining area gives this space a more open feel and is a great space for entertaining.
Spacious master suite is shown in soothing blue tones with a fabric headboard and footboard and a great free standing soaking tub.
The first floor layout has plenty of room for privacy, entertaining and storage.
Each bedroom on the second has its own bathroom, walk-in-closet and there is additional storage space.
A two car garage with room for a golf cart, and a bonus and bunk room above the garage for guests.
Recipe of the Week
When the weather starts gets a little warmer, you know its time for a cool salad!  We are thinking our first recipe should be something savory, sweet and refreshing.  This salad fits all of the above!

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Grilled Peach Salad is the ultimate summer side dish recipe. The peaches are grilled until smoky and extra sweet and served with arugula, blueberries, candied curry pecans, and a honey vinaigrette. Add some goat cheese or (paleo-friendly!) diced avocado and you’ve just made the best salad ever.



  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (use 1 tablespoon mayonnaise for paleo or dairy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • A pinch of sea salt


  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  • 4 ripe but firm peaches
  • ½ teaspoon avocado oil (or another neutral flavored oil)
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (sub a diced avocado for paleo or dairy-free)


  1. Place all the vinaigrette ingredients into a 1 cup mason jar and shake until mixed.
  2. Place the pecans, honey, curry powder, and sea salt in a small frying pan and bring them to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until the pan is dry, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter to prevent the pecans from sticking together.
  3. Preheat your BBQ to high. Cut the peaches in half and remove the seeds. Then cut each peach half into three wedges. Place the peaches in a medium-sized bowl and toss with the oil. Grill the peaches for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove them from the grill using an offset spatula – I find this works better than a regular spatula and helps prevent the grill marks from being left on the grill.
  4. Place the arugula in a large bowl with the goat cheese, curry pecans, blueberries, and grilled peaches. Toss with the dressing and serve immediately.


grill matt works really great for this recipe. If you don’t have one, make sure to oil the grill well so you don’t risk the peaches sticking.

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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