Happy Holidays In Tybee

the shrimp cottageHappy Holidays in Tybee begin with a stay at The Shrimp circa 1962.  Ever since this cute and cozy cottage was featured in the January 2009 Coastal Living it has been booked for all seasons.

This island charmer sits directly across the street from Memorial Park where wonderful family fun activites begin.  The park includes a large children’s playground, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts.  The beach is a short three block walk through the park.

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Guests love the convenience of this ground level cottage and the easy living with the fun screened in … read more

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Mary Kay Andrews By Candlelight

mary kay andrews by candlelightHow ’bout a Tybee Christmas with Mary Kay Andrews by candlelight?  Our favorite author’s Breeze Inn Cottage circa 1942 is available December 19-25 and it’s all gussied up for the holidays.  MKA herself has hung the tinsel and set the colored lights to shining and she’s even having a wonderful holiday giveaway with some of her other writer friends to help make your spirits bright!

A Few of Our Favorite Things” Giveaway

This Christmas, how would you like to receive eight books in the mail from eight of your favorite bestselling authors? What if each author also sent you a personal gift specially chosen just for you? Well, all eight of them have gotten together to offer their beloved readers the chance at winning (more than) a few of their favorite things. Enter to win by noon EST on Friday, December 19, 2014.  The group of authors will choose one winner at random who will receive a series of eight different packages in the mail—one package personally sent from each author containing their book plus their special gift to you. Fill out the simple entry form and submit by the deadline. One entry per person. Open exclusively to residents of the US. Good luck!
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This Christmas, you could be getting one of Mary Kay Andrews’ lucky red currant aromatherapy candles in the mail along with a copy of Christmas Bliss.  “Christmas is coming, but Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted—both by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor BeBe Loudermilk is due to give birth any day—and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry. Readers have come to love these characters in Mary Kay Andrews’ three previous Savannah novels:  Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, and Blue Christmas.”
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Now, we say you should go ahead and pile in the car, forward your mail to Tybee and just wait for the packages to start piling up at Breeze Inn.  MKA’s circa 1943 cottage is an easy two block walk to the 9th Street beach walk-over and an easy stroll to the grocery store and restaurants. Totally restored and remodeled in 2009, the Breeze Inn has three bedrooms and three baths, a cook’s kitchen and a comfy living space with flat-screen TV.  The shelves are full of the author’s books and other wonderful “beachy” reads and there’s a private screened back porch where you can sit and read or relax and listen to the sounds of Tybee in winter. The cottage is decorated from top to bottom by MKA herself with family-friendly vintage and antique treasures collected from estate sales and flea markets around the country.  You’ll also have another autographed MKA novel waiting for you along with a welcome note.
 mary kay andrews by candlelight
Come on down and enjoy this Mary Kay Andrews By Candlelight Getaway.  It’s Christmas on Tybee we’d love for you to be here!

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Shopping Tybee’s Winter Wonderland

shopping tybeeIt’s Christmas on the coast and Mermaid Cottages has great tips for shopping Tybee’s winter wonderland.  From quirky to fun and everything under the sun, you can get it here.  From the time you cross the bridge, you’ll spot shops and stores and boutiques and galleries and signs pointing you to all of our treasures.  Just make sure you bring your biggest hauler and we can also connect you with lots of ways to ship your cache back home!

Make sure you’re fueled up and ready to shop from north to south.  Don’t forget to purchase your Sunrise Restaurant Gift Cards for Christmas. They make the perfect stocking stuffers for the Breakfast-lover in your family.

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The buffet is wonderful and we can tell you they have the most incredible corned beef hash.  You just simply have to try it!… read more

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Tybee Island’s Best Stocking Stuffers

tybee island's best stocking stuffersWe believe everyone has been really good this year, so be sure to celebrate with Tybee Island’s best stocking stuffers!  Some things on our list are too huge to wrap and that’s why gift certificates fit just right.  Take a look at what’s hot for Christmas and then come on down, enjoy a winter getaway and shop, shop, shop.

Back In The Day Bakery Made With Love

“Cheryl and Griffith Day, authors of the New York Times bestselling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, are back with more recipes to make with love. Who needs store-bought when baking things at home is so gratifying? In this follow-up to their smash-hit first book, the Days share ways to lovingly craft not only desserts, but also breakfast pastries, breads, pizza, and condiments.

tybee island's best stocking stuffers

The book features more than 100 new recipes, including some of the bakery’s most requested treats, such as Star Brownies and the Cakette Party Cake, as well as savories like Chive Parmigiano-Reggiano Popovers and Rosemary Focaccia. Cheryl and Griff share their baking techniques and also show readers how to put together whimsical decorations, like a … read more

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Pile Your Christmas Presents Under The Fruit Trees

pile your christmas presents under the fruit treesPile your Christmas presents under the fruit trees and make your holiday season the most memorable ever. Memories at the Beach circa 1950 is a fully renovated cottage that faces East and is hidden behind a canopy of grapefruit , orange, fig and lime trees.

This mid-century, all-electric home has been restored using the “reduce, reuse and recyle” concepts. The owners were as green as possible, as evidenced by the Energy Star high efficiency washer, dryer, refrigerator and the bamboo blinds.

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All the rooms have ceiling fans to circulate the air inside and all light bulbs are CFL…. read more

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Shop Small For The Best Times Of Your Life

shop small for the best times of your lifeIt’s Saturday, November 29th, and that means it’s time to Shop Small for The Best Times Of Your Life!  Mermaid Cottages has always been a huge supporter of Shop Small events and for the first time ever we’re having our own Shop Small promotion!

For The Best Times Of Your Life, make your new reservations between the hours of 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th.  The dates of your stays may be for any cottage any time of the year between December 1, 2014 through December 1, 2015  (Some minimum stay requirements may apply, including a 7 night minimum for new reservations booked from Memorial Day through Labor Day).  You may make your reservations online at http://mermaidcottages.com or by calling 912.313.0784 and by using our special code SMALLBIZ.

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Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn is featured in the Mermaid Cottages collection.

You really will enjoy The Best Times Of Your Life and here’s what your special includes:

  • 15% off the regular nightly rental price.
  • Welcome Basket of Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages Goodies for each new reservation.
  • Your choice of two complementary bike rentals for the length of your stay or a Little Tybee Unplugged Nature Tour with Sundial Charters or a Tide-n-Seek Tybee Beach Ecology Trip with Dr. Joe Richardson.  
  • Your own personal Mermaid Concierge to arrange for everything you need and to help you “live like a local”.
shop small for the best times of your life

Plan your next Book Club or Girls Getaway at one of the cottages in the Mary Kay Andrews Tybee Island Cottage Collection.

So, start booking for The Times Of Your Life!  Let’s see, there’s Christmas, New Year’s, Tybee Critz Run Fest, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Tybee Wine Festival, Beach Bum Weekend, Spring Break, July 4th, Labor Day, Pirate Fest, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, girls getaways, fishing expeditions, and the best times of your life to celebrate!

shop small for the best times of your life

Are your bags packed, yet?

Shop Small for The Best Times Of Your LifeMermaid Cottages invites you to enjoy our cottage charm and our coastal calm all year round.  For the next 12 hours, you can make your new reservations with huge savings and loads of perks, too!


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Sea Stars In Tybee Island

sea stars in tybee islandOh, the stars you’ll see in Tybee Island.  Star light.  Star bright.  Sea Stars circa 1932.

Sea Stars Cottage is our most recent addition to our historic Tybee cottages collection.  We love the original heart pine wood on the walls and floors.

We adore the large wrap around porch with eight rocking chairs.  Sometimes, we go over and sit in each one and dream.

You’ll love that it’s located along the breath taking south end of Tybee Island.  Imagine lazy days of strolling the one block to the beach and the two blocks to “downtown Tybee”.

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Pets are always welcome here and they’ll frolick within with the fenced yard…. read more

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The Pickle Run on Tybee Island

the pickle run in Tybee IslandThe Pickle Run on Tybee Island is another of our favorite annual events.  This Tybee 5k run and walk is Saturday, November 29th and it will raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Huc A Poo’s ( 1213 E. Highway 80, Tybee Island).  Walk or run when the race starts at 9 a.m.  All proceeds benefit our local Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and all the fun belongs to everyone who enters.  Be sure to make your way back for the celebrations at Huc A Poos for prizes, a raffle and pizza!  Register early and get a great buy at $25 and you can still register on the day of the race for $30.  Your entry fee will include an event T-shirt, a raffle ticket and a Huc a Poos Breakfast Pizza (*T-shirt is guaranteed for registration  while supplies last.).

Now, just know when you get here you’ll not want to leave.  Tybee Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit this time of year.  Don’t find yourself in a pickle about where to sleep so you can extend your stay.  It just so happens some of your favorite Mermaid Cottages are still available!

The Pckle Run on Tybee Island

Paula Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn Paula and the Deen family’s personal beach retreat is available.  Your stay includes a special collection … read more

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Mermaid Cottages Loves You Even More For 50% Less

mermaid cottages loves you even more for 50% lessMermaid Cottages loves you even more for 50% less when you book your stays Sunday through Thursday for the holidays!  That’s right!  We’re in a holiday mood and we’re spreading the cheer.  Mermaid Cottages is delighted to offer our best price ever. Take 50% off the rental price Sunday thru Thursday nights from now through February 26, 2015 and you can enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm during the quiet winter months. Many homes are pet friendly and all offer complimentary WI-FI. This offer applies to new reservations only and cannot be combined with other Mermaid Cottages’ discounts. Redeem this great offer using promo code WINTER on MermaidCottages.com.

Just look at some of your favorite cottages that are available right now!

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Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1958 has beautiful, updated décor.  This 1950’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street that’s only five blocks to the … read more

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Have A Coastal Thanksgiving With Mermaid Cottages

have a coastal thanksgiving with mermaid cottagesHave a coastal Thanksgiving with Mermaid Cottages and get extra heaping helpings of our holiday discounts!  Many local restaurants will even prepare your Thanksgiving meal for you, so enjoy early Christmas gifts for the cooks in your family.  We have cozy cottages for any size gathering and they’re all on sale.  We’re offering a tremendous value for the week of Thanksgiving (November 22-December 1, 2014) that’s better than pecan pie.  Book three nights at any cottage and stay the fourth night free.  And, book four nights and stay the fifth and sixth nights free (This offer applies to new reservations only).

Take a look at what’s on the menu from our collection.

have a coastal thanksgiving with mermaid cottages

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 is a ground level, four bedroom cottage that’s perfect for families.  Gather your family … read more

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