We’re porched on Tybee Island. No, it’s not a misprint. We’re not saying we’re parched. Given that we live on a quirky little island with plenty of watering holes, we are not sucking in the lively libations department. As we say in the South, “We’uns is porched!” We love our porches and they’re just as much a part of our quirky, laid back, “it’ll get done when it gets done“, “don’t rush me and make me waste my Sweet Tea”, “talk to the sand ’cause beach hair don’t care” laissez faire. We like ’em down low so we don’t fall off of ’em after being sociable and neighborly with our afternoon cocktails. We like ’em up high so we can rock in rhythm with the waves chasing the tides. We even like ’em stacked up two or three stories high like a Church lady’s hair that gets jacked-up-to-Jesus before Sunday morning services. Yep, we like our porches. In fact, here are several saintly porches that make us feel closer to heaven every time we kick off our flip flops and relax.
Mermaid Cottages’ new Back To School Special supports education! We’re offering a 10% discount off of our rental price PLUS for every reservation made that mentions the Fall Special, we’ll be making a donation for School Lunches to two schools where the children need help: East Broad Street Elementary School in Savannah, GA and Westgate Community Conservancy School in Samburu, Kenya. Our goal is to serve as many children as possible. So, come enjoy some Tybee Time and help children in need of school lunches!
Happy Ours Cottage photo by Jason Thrasher
How can you help? The Davenport House Museum in Savannah hosts a day long program each year for East Broad Street Elementary students in Mrs. Jones’ class. You can make a difference, too, when you donate supplies for education as a part of your stay using our Back to School discount. Here’s a list of some of the things Mrs. Jones could use for her classroom:… read more
Y’all come get schooled on our Tybee Cool. It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about reading, riding and arithmetic. Mermaid Cottages says there’s time for that later and right now is the perfect time to be thinking about reefing, riding and other Tybee Island tips! We’ve got recreation you can… read more
Summer is in full swing and there are still 11 places to spend your Tybee Time in July. Just hurry! Once the word gets out, these beach getaways will be snapped up, too. These Mermaid Cottages rentals are perfect for when you just want two or three nights at the beach. If you want to stay for a week or more you’ll need to look at coming in August or later. We say come every chance you get.
This is an adorable, fun cottage with children in mind! There’s a pirate-themed kids’ room, a reading nook, a play area under the stairs, and a screened porch that’s perfect for enjoying ice cream! There’s also a large family room with denim (beach and kid-friendly) furniture!
This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home! It’s been beautifully restored and located in the Back River District. You’ll adore a very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside, the Alley 3 Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier. There’s a fenced-in yard and it’s full of local art, too!
This ground level four bedroom cottage is perfect for families or for girls’ getaways! It comes with a private dock directly on Horsepen Creek where you’ll enjoy birdwatching, crabbing, and fishing right off the dock! It also comes with a fenced yard and it’s pet-friendly!
Now, here’s a fully restored and renovated historic Tybee beach cottage! Just as you’d expect, there’s an outdoor shower, a bike rack and two awesome porches to enjoy! It’s located in the quiet Back River district with a partial view of the Back River from the porch!
Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Tybee Island getaways and it includes special Paula Deen goodies, a personalized cookbook from Paula and VIP reservations for the Lady & Sons restaurant.
Maddie’s is a charming, cozy, pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage. There are new décor touches along with the cherished heirlooms that highlight the history of Tybee Island and of the Chu family. It also features an outdoor shower and a great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks and palms!
With interiors and touches by the fabulous Jane Coslick Designs & Restoration, this cottage is a favorite among pet friendly families who prefer the North End Beach and being close to some of Tybee Island’s most popular restaurants.
When you need Spa Days and Ah Days with Mermaid Cottages, we’d love to suggest a few tips on where to enjoy the best showers on Tybee Island! Yes, our cottage charm and coastal calm extend to our showers and baths, so be sure to set aside plenty of time to indulge yourself during your stay. Just take a look at some of our rain heads and spa jets that are waiting for you.
It’s an Ah Day when you book your stay at Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940. This pet friendly and value-priced family cottage is located on the marsh. Just imagine how you’ll enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets and bird watching from here. What? Doesn’t everyone have a polka dot shower?
Blue Heron circa 1940
Who’s ready for a Spa Day? Blue Heron is a restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the cottage charm imaginable! It has high ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate! There’s a fully fenced yard for pets and a large screened porch where you’ll want to sit and … read more
Mermaid Cottages’ Buoy 117 has joined our collection and you’re going to love it! We’re so well known for our cottage charm and coastal calm and that’s just what you’ll get with this wonderful condo. We asked the owner what she likes most about her condo. “Ours is two doors down from the pool and the beginning of the dune walk. I fully set up the kitchen with everything that is needed to bake (including a Kitchen Aid mixer), as well as all tools and equipment needed to make cocktails. It was my mother’s home for 12 years and we have so many happy, fun and beautiful memories. We are blessed to be able to share it with others so that we can keep it in our family.” Cute and cozy, this one bedroom condo is in the beachfront condo community of Savannah Beach & Racquet Club…. read more
It’s Spring, so we can’t help but feature some of our favorite Tybee Island porches. With weather this gorgeous, even our pods of Mermaids love to perch in just the right places to see and be seen. Some are perfect for alone time for reading and for napping, while others provide just the right ambience and ocean breezes for al fresco dining. Whether you like ’em way up high or down low on top of a stoop, Mermaid Cottages has all kinds of porches. Come on down. Pick one out. Get really comfortable and hold out your hands for sweet tea, water melons and decadent desserts. It’s porch sittin’ time and we’ll show y’all just where and how to do it!
Sprawl out, belly up like an old cat drawing on the morning sun, jackknife across the hand made quilts after a few too many mint juleps, or gather up all your sweet dreams to savor amongst these twins beds out on the second floor sleeping porch at Brooks Cottage.
How ’bout a gracious, wrap-around porch that sits way up high? This one sits along the Back River where you can throw up your hand to wave at the kayakers and the paddle boarders making their way to launch … read more
Barefoot Children got no need to explain. It’s just like the lyrics to a Jimmy Buffett song, “Show me yours and I’ll show you mine… Take me back to days full of monkeyshines… Bouncin’ on a bubble full of trouble in the summer sun.” Luckily, you can do more than just hum along. You can make that one tank trip down to Tybee Island and have your own Barefoot Children experience!
This sun-tastic and family-friendly two-story cottage is packed with fun details and cheerful decor! Conveniently located on Lovell Avenue, Barefoot Childrenis a quick two block walk to the beach and it’s only three blocks to the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It’s also close to everything you love to do on Tybee. There’s shopping, the beach, and a great selection of restaurants. With four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and some especially fun kids’ rooms, you’ll be barefoot your entire stay!
The front staircase leads to a great screened porch with colorful pink and green chairs … read more
Tybee Island: What, When & Wear in May is full of great tips to make your Sun Days the best fun days during your visit! The Mermaid Cottages mermaids and our cottage management teams have been working with our cottage owners to update, redo, fluff and stuff our happy homes by the sea with everything you’ll need for your girls getaways, mancations, vacations, weddings and babymooners‘ visits. With mild temperatures, clean beaches, arts, entertainment and fresh seafood that’ll have y’all saying, “Goodness Gracious!”, here are some of our favorite things to see, do and snap up while you’re here.
Drip Dry and Water-proof
Cast off those overcoats, scarves and sweaters. Spring has sprung and you’ll want to be able to hit the beach at a moments notice. May is also when the locals kick off our high season with an all-out, but very friendly water war known as Beach Bum Parade. You and your wardrobe may be all wet, but the laughs and the smiles will ensure you’re cute and giggly. Keep it beachy and breezy with our new Mermaid Cottages shirts, tees and caps at Seaside Sisters.