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Tidewater Landing House Plan and Low Country Crab Boil

August 31, 2020   |   Newsletter
August is a special month in Cumberland Harbour!  It is when we hold our Annual Crab Tourney, but due to COVID-19, this year’s tournament has been canceled.  However, this has not deterred most residents; especially those who love to fish and crab.
If you own a boat or have a friend who owns a boat (even better!), or want to fish or crab from one of our park areas such as South Point, all you need is a string, some bait, and a net or a crab trap.
Crabs are relatively easy to catch, cook and clean.  Crab boils are a way of life in the South and there’s no better shellfish to eat!  In celebration of our local crabs, this week’s recipe is a crab boil you will love!

Crab Boil with Beer and Old Bay Recipe

Blue crabs can be found throughout the East Coast when in season, which typically lasts from late April to October. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on some live blue crabs, there’s no better way to enjoy them than in an old-fashioned crab boil, or “crab feast.”


Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Active:  20 mins
Total:    50 mins
Yield:   Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist

  • 4 quarts water
  • 48 ounces light beer
  • 1 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 6 lemons, halved, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 4 garlic heads, halved
  • 3 small yellow onions, halved with root ends intact
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
  • 2 pounds andouille sausage, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 8 medium-size ears fresh corn, halved
  • 4 pounds live blue crabs


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Combine water, beer, Old Bay, salt, lemons, garlic, and onions in a large (8- to 10-quart) stockpot; bring to a boil over medium-high. Add potatoes, sausage, and corn, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon; remove all solids from pot, and spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or newspaper.
  • Step 2Return cooking liquid to a boil; add crabs, and cook until shells are bright orange and crabmeat flakes easily, about 10 minutes. Serve crabs with potatoes, sausage, corn, and lemon wedges.
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Home Plan of the Week!
Introducing a new home plan from
Southern Living
Tidewater Landing
Plan SL-1240
In last week’s newsletter, our home plan was The Craven taken from Allison Ramsey Architects and we also featured a cabana room which can be utilized for an elderly parent, an adult child, or a guest suite.  In this week’s newsletter we are featuring a home with a large square footage, again, for the multi-generational family or guests.  This home would look amazing on a double homesite in a second row marsh front area with a great view!
Design by Folck West & Savage Architects
Southern Living Home Plans
Drawing its design roots from the “Tidewater Shingle” style, this traditional home combines a refined sense of place with a simple, livable floor plan.   Shingled exterior walls, stained a moss green-gray color, and a natural silver metal roof reflect the local vernacular and respond to the coastal environment.
The first-floor wraparound porch with wood floors invites neighborhood interaction and creates an outdoor haven.
Covered balconies on the second and third floor provide private outdoor living spaces that allow one to take in the beautiful views.
The third level is an exclusive oasis for the homeowner with a master suite, oversized closet/dressing area, sitting area and a covered balcony as well as an elevator that will quickly and conveniently take you to any area of the home.
An inviting front entry with a wraparound porch .
The guest suite on the second floor has a kitchen area as well as a sitting room and its own bath.
Living room on the main level with a marble fireplace with an eye-catching wood surround.
Another cozy sitting area for you and/or your guests.
The foyer with hard wood floors is warm and inviting.
Copper accessories, vintage furniture and a comfy chair invite you to come sit for a bit.
The master suite offers a great oasis away from family and friends but just an elevator ride away.
This black and white bathroom offers plenty of natural light and makes the contrast in colors a refreshing change.
Unique towel hooks.
Adding red tones to this bedroom draws your eye to the blend of colors.
This bathroom has an interesting range of colors and wall coverings.
Another bedroom with a beautiful water view.
Working from home?  No problem.
The main sitting area with access to the outdoor porch.
The kitchen has plenty of natural light.
The center island offers seating, prep and storage space, as well as a microwave.
The formal dining room offers beautiful views and french doors leading to the back porch.
Have a cool drink and watch the birds!
Click here for more info on homesites in Cumberland Harbour
All home plans are subject to review by Cumberland Harbour’s Design Review Board (DRB).
What makes
Cumberland Harbour
Our Signature Builders are the best in the area.  Some of the products used are Hardie plank siding, concrete walkways and driveways, ZIP home sheathing system, spray foam roof insulation, Andersen Silverline windows, and 30 year architectural shingles.
One of our Signature Builders specializes in antique vanities and vintage wood features.
Or a more modern look. . . .
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.
If you are interested in touring Cumberland Harbour, our bed and breakfast partner, Spencer House, is offering a 10% discount and we are offering a $50 gift card to 401 West Restaurant in St. Marys.  Call us today to schedule your tour!
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Call, click above or email us today to schedule a tour of
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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