Spring Fun With Tybee Island

Spring fun on tybee islandIt’s finally here and so are lots of Spring Fun with Tybee Island.  What are y’all doing way over there?  Just look at what you could be doing this weekend.  We’ve still got a few cottages available, so take a plane, take a train or enjoy a one tank trip to our beautiful Georgia coast.  Our cottage charm and coastal calm invites you to shuck those coats and clod hoppers.  It’s swimsuits and flip flops time!

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

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Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, 31401

Admission: $18 per person
Phone: 912-236-8097
http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org

Thursday and Fridays in March 2015 PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: March 20 and 26 at 4:15 p.m. Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 60 to 75 minutes Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.

FareWhale Festival Hosted by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

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Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion

Come out and celebrate the end of the calving season for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale as they leave our coastal waters and make their way north off the coast of New England near Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. Experience the trials and tribulations these whales encounter in our right whale obstacle course. Learn more about whales from experts and educators in the field. Enjoy live music and artwork from local artists. Partake in a guided beach walk on the shores of Tybee. Help keep Tybee beautiful by volunteering for a beach cleanup held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Beaches and Creeks of Ossabaw

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Fort McAlistar Marina

Admission: $75 per person 5-6 people limit
Phone: 912-236-8115

Motoring past an historic Civil War fort and winding between lush walls of bright green marsh grass, this tour combines natural and human history of coastal salt marsh with the wild beauty of Ossabaw Island. You’ll meander through narrow tidal creeks watching for dolphin, birds, and others that feed off the lushness of our marshes. Stepping ashore you’ll have time for a relaxing stroll of this wild and seldom-visited beach, where you can beachcomb and enjoy the picnic lunch binoculars and bottled water; we provide a cooler and ice for your lunches and water.

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And, that’s not all.  You can go dancing, snarf down the best bakery goodies you’ll ever eat, take an Eco Tour, climb the lighthouse, hike and bike, surf, sail or just be a beach bum!

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Of course, all the best Spring fun on Tybee Island begins with your stay at Mermaid Cottages!

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Magnolia Cottage

Magnolia CottageWelcome to Magnolia Cottage on beautiful and historic Tybee Island, GA.  This gorgeous, dog friendly cottage comes with a fenced-in yard, a working fireplace and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.  It has a cozy screened porch with plenty of porch seating that includes rocking chairs for lazy days, enjoying a good book or a cup of Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee.  There are even complimentary Beach Bum Dog Biscuits for your furry family members.

Magnolia Cottage

Step inside and check out the working fireplace and awesome flat screen TV above the fireplace.  The living room … read more

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Magnolia Cottage

Raised Tybee Beach Cottage! Spacious, open living & dining area! 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths! Flat screenTVs in every bedroom! Working Fireplace & Outdoor shower! Dog-Friendly with Fenced Yard!

 


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Puppies On Our Shoes

puppies on our shoesWe have so much fun with our pet guests and our pet fosters and now we can even have puppies on our shoes!  We meet the most wonderful heroes working in pet rescue communities and we are very excited to share our new relationship with Pennsylvania artist Jennifer Morrison.  We met Jennifer through our Facebook friends at Scottie SalesAll items with Scotties on to buy & sell .  Jennifer creates custom shoes with your favorite pets in mind.  She most often works with Westies and Scotties, but she’s so talented she can create your shoes with your favorite pets, too.  The best part?  Jennifer donates the proceeds from her shoe sales to pet rescues, pet fosters and pets with medical needs.

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Those of us working to rescue and foster pets in need are very familiar with Jennifer’s calling.  “My husband says if I bring one more blankety-blank dog home I’m gonna be single, so me painting shoes is just a small way I can pay it forward to doggies.  I always donate a pair to online dog rescue auctions and such…I had a pair raise over $100 for a rescue, which is fantastic!  I have one pair in an auction right now for a lady who owns I think four scotties and she is in the hospital and needs help caring for her Scotties.  I am always happily painting shoes for doggies!”

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In most cases, Jennifer’s creations run about $25 plus shipping.  Sometimes, mens sizes may run a little more, as well as some creations that require more time and supplies.  You can chose silhouettes like we did or you can send Jennifer photos of your precious pets and she’ll create your shoes with their portraits.

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Our shoes arrived in very short time along with the wonderful news of how our proceeds benefitted a new mommy and her puppies.
She just had four puppies.  She got pulled from the shelter and literally started having puppies in the car! Isn’t she adorable?  This is one of the rescuers that got her.”

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I can’t imagine a day when Mermaid Cottages would ever turn down a pet who needs to be rescued or fostered and now we can help rescue even more pets in need.  Please LIKE the Scottie SalesAll items with Scotties on to buy & sell Facebook page and order your pet shoes from Jennifer (Jmyershotpink@hotmail.com orJennifer MorrisonScottie Sales – To buy & sell items with Scottie dogs on ).  Also, please LIKE and support our wonderful rescue team at One Love Animal Rescue.  Soon, you’ll have people saying, “Hey! You’re got puppies on your shoes!”  They’ll be even more spectacular if the rescue pet on your leash matches the one on your shoes!

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Flying Dogs In Savannah

flying dogs in savannahHead on down to the Georgia coast this weekend and enjoy the flying dogs in Savannah!  It’s time for the Hyperflyte Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier this coming weekend, March 7 and 8.  Attendance is free of charge. The event benefits Pets for Vets, an organization that is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training, and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. “Medical studies have proven that animals have significant effect on improving mental and physical health, which includes depression and anxiety, symptoms experienced by many serving in the military,” says Chief Master Sergeant James Fox, who is the mastermind of starting this event here in the Greater Savannah area. Participating local pet rescue agencies as well as Islands High School’s Veterinary Science program will also benefit from the event.  Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes!

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Savannah Boat Show

savannah boat showThe sun is peeking through the Winter’s mists and that means it’s time for the Savannah Boat Show and warm weather!  We’re all tired of socks with our flip flops and hot toddy creations.  If Winter doesn’t hurry up and leave we’ll attach tow hooks to it and drag it out to sea.

Just in case, let’s all turn out for this year’s boat show and make a few notes on what’s new.  The show attracts thousands of current and prospective boat owners and there will be plenty of extensive displays of the latest in watercraft lines, marine equipment, accessories and services.  In between, sign up for the great  fishing clinics and simulations, meet celebrity guests, and enjoy kids’ activities and great food at this family-friendly event.

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Mermaid Cottages even has several of our best family-friendly cottages available, so view them online or … read more

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Spring Break With Mimosa Cottage circa 1940

spring break with mimosa cottage circa 1940It’s tine to plan your Spring Break with Mimosa Cottage circa 1940!  Our Mermaids team has been busy deep cleaning and fluffing our collection for the busy season and Mimosa looks particularly spring-like this year!

Our Mimosa is a completely restored and decorated 1940’s family beach cottage.  Everything about this charming three bedroom and one and half bath cottage is so warm and inviting and frequent guests always choose to stay here for the gorgeous screened porch.

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Just two houses away from Blues Away Cottage and three cottages away from Maddie’s on Jones, as well as a few houses away from Key Lime Parrot and The Shrimp Cottage,  this location is ideal for two or three families to be close to each other. The fenced-in back yard is terrific for dogs and kids.  In addition to the … read more

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How Much Is That Puppy Love?

how much is that puppy loveHow much is that Puppy Love in February?  When you stay with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island, Puppy Love is free all month!  That’s right!  Book a stay any time in February and you pay no pet fee (we’re inviting cats, too!).  Also, when you stay through February 15th, your stay will include a Mini Morsel Pet Portrait Session with Oh Joy Photography, too!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dogs stay free the entire month of February 2015.  That’s right.  There will be no pet fees for dogs from February 1 through February 28, 2015.  When you book your reservations online or talk with the Mermaid-on-Duty, just use our February Special Code: LOVE.
  •  In addition, guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.
  • Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

Now, just look at the beautiful cottages still available for your Pet-tacular Getaway:

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950 :Dogs

how much is that puppy love

Here, you’ll enjoy two wonderful master suites, a spacious, open living/dining area and three full baths! There are TVs in every bedroom and a luxurious outdoor shower!

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Parks, Trails and Puppy Dog Tails

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Mermaid Ambassador Sailor’s photo by Cindi Parsons Dunn

It’s February and that means it’s A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages!  All month, pets stay free and some pet guests even receive a Mini Morsel Pet Portrait Session with Oh Joy!  And, while you’re here, be sure to get out and enjoy all the pet friendly adventures around Tybee Island and Savannah!  For instance, this coming Sunday, February 8th, is Super Museum Sunday! Join the Georgia Historical Society from noon-4 p.m. for Super Museum Sunday when over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia open their doors to the public.  The event is free and open to the public (For more information contact the Georgia Historical Society).

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Photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

In particular, I love the pet adventures when I visit Fort Pulaksi National Monument.  This national treasure has it all.  There are interpretive programs, miles of lush walking trails through more than 5000 acres of coastal marshlands, a 150 year old lighthouse, and an abundance of wildlife. Dogs are allowed throughout the grounds; just remember they must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times.  read more

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Oh Joy! A Mini Morsel Session With Mermaid Cottages

oh joy! mini morsel session with mermaid cottagesOh Joy! A Mini Morsel Session with Mermaid Cottages is your treat when you stay in a pet friendly cottage February 6-15, 2015!  That’s right.  Guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.  Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

oh joy! mini morsel session with mermaid cottages

Our guest photographer for A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages is Joy StClair.  Joy is a fine art photographer from Central Ohio who enjoys wandering through life with a glass half full attitude. Her portraits have been featured in Artful … read more

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