Tybee Floatilla Floats For Another Great Cause

tybee floatilla floats for another great causeIt’s time to hit the water, again, when Tybee floats for another great cause.  Tybee Floatilla ‘Will Float for Friends’ on Sunday, August 24th.  Plan to meet us over at the Alley 3 Kayak Launch at 2:00 p.m.  We’ll shove off promptly at 2:30 p.m. and we’ll arrive at the Crab Shack by 6:00 p.m.  This float will be in memory of Frank Schuman, Sr. benefitting the Fresh Air Home.  Every summer the Fresh Air Home (FAH) opens its doors to hundreds of Savannah area children!   The mission of the Home is to improve the health of the children, to build character, and to help them grow into better men and women – both physically and morally.

tybee floatilla floats for another great cause

Be sure to plan to stay over Sunday night because there’s also a Free Admission Day at Fort Pulaski.  This Fort Pulaski entrance Continue reading

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Paula Deen’s Operation Backpack

paula deen's operation backpackPaula Deen’s Operation Backpack is a wonderful new way to make a difference when you visit.  Y’all know our Mermaids Make A Difference in many ways and we always have fun when we do.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference, too, and it’s so easy.  In fact, it’s as easy as pie!

Operation Backpack is helping our kids make the grade.  The West Broad Street YMCA serves all of downtown Savannah by providing an early learning center, school alternative, after school programs, summer enrichment, primary healthcare, job training, organic gardening,  nutrition, adult education, public library and much more.  We’re asking for your participation July through September and here’s how you can help:

1.  Add a $1 donation to your dining check at The Lady & Sons and the Deen Team will match it.

2. Donate school supplies for the after school program.

3.  1 dessert = 1 meal.  For every dessert purchased a meal will be donated for a child in the after school program.

Paula Deen’s Operation Backpack is a program we can all get behind.  It’s as easy as pie, literally, so make your reservations to dine at The Lady & Sons and you can make a difference, too.  Guests of Mermaid Cottages staying in Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn and at Back River Bungalow also receive VIP Dining Reservations with their stays.  You can make reservations to dine without waiting in that long line, too.  Give us a call and we’ll even help plan your visit!

 

 

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Paula Deen Live!

paula deen livePaula Deen Live is coming to Savannah August 8th and August 15th and we’ve even got a hospitality discount to share with you!  Come see Paula’s live show at the Lucas Theatre in Savannah for both dates.  You’ll get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!  Visit the Savannah Box Office or call 912-525-5050 for tickets. Use special pre-sale code: PDHOSP to get 15% off.  Make it a truly wonderful getaway for your family and friends with a stay in one of our cottages and get in some Tybee Time, too.  Just take a look at the great cottages we have available. Continue reading

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Tybee Under The Stars

Tybee under the starsLet’s start planning your next family getaway so you can enjoy Tybee under the stars.  Get ready to throw down a blanket, spread out the snacks and treats and join us for Summer Movie Nights in the Park.  On Saturday, August 16th, Despicable Me is playing on the big screen alfresco.  “When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.” -Despicable Me, IMDB  Just imagine a wonderful date night for the entire family.  There’ll be lots of fresh air with the sounds of the sea in the background and you can just imagine the good eats you’ll enjoy from your picnic baskets.  It’s all gets started around Dark-Thirty and that’s just how we do it on Tybee Time.

Give Mermaid Cottages a call and let’s plan a getaway weekend with your family and friends that’ll have you looking like the star of the show.  Just take a look at the wonderful Continue reading

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Labor Day With The Mermaids

labor day with the mermaidsAnother fabulous holiday weekend is on the way, so let us help you make plans to spend Labor Day with the Mermaids!  Starting on Friday, August 29th, the next Tybee Arts Association’s Show and Sale goes on all weekend long through Labor Day.  On Saturday, August 30th, the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center will host the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, featuring over 150 world-class brews in various beer gardens, educational sessions, live music and more.  Then, Sunday, August 31st, plan to spend the day at the beach as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. There will be live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. and The Swingin’ Medallions will be headlining again this year.  Tybee’s famous fireworks show will pop off around 9:15 p.m. and you can see the show from anywhere on the island.  It’s always a sell out weekend, so the Mermaids want to share with you what’s still available.  Book your cottage, soon, as these won’t last long! Continue reading

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Fishing on Tybee Island

Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

Bring those fishing poles! Fishing on Tybee Island is a wonderful experience for anyone, especially families with a passion for it. The memories made while fishing on Tybee will have you coming back again and again. We have many spots great for fishing; South Beach Pier & Pavilion, Back River Pier, and Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier are the most popular and easiest to locate.  They are all easily accessible and create the perfect atmosphere to hook that fish!

The South Beach Pier and Pavilion jets out from the beach, across the shore line and is great for the family who likes to play in the sand too.

Fishermans Walk - Street Entrance to the Back River Pier and Beach

Fishermans Walk – Street Entrance to the Back River Pier and Beach

Recycle SignThe Back River Fishing Pier is known as a great spot for the quiet fisherman. There is a little beach below, but it is more private than our main beach. The next street over, Alley 3 is a ramp where you can unload your own kayaks for a day on the water. We are a very recycle friendly community as well as largely protecting our wildlife so please dispose of your used fishing lines in the proper container marked with a sign.Back River Pier

Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier has something special all to its own. Other than fishing, dolphin watching can be viewed sporadically throughout the day.  Just remember, there’s no guarantee, but it is free! You can also see the excitement of the seagulls as the shrimp boats come under the Lazaretto Creek Bridge to dock for the day. It’s just beautiful at sunset too! You may also fish along the shoreline beside the rock jetties at the North and South ends of the beach. Lazaretto Creek Seafood is a great place to get bait and Captain Roy, owner and longtime fisherman, is sure to tell you one of his amazing fishing stories. Just ask!

Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier

Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier

Chu's Convenience Store

Your fishing permit purchasing place!

Fishing on Tybee Island does requires a fishing permit. For those age 15 and under, there is not a requirement for a fishing permit. If you are age 16 or older, you must obtain a fishing permit. However, when you arrive on Tybee, stop by Chu’s Convenience store at the light of N. Campbell and HWY 80 and they will be happy to assit you in the purchase of a fishing permit. The types of fishing passes along with their fees are listed below.

GA-Instate: 3-Day = $6.50, 1Year = $12.00, 2 Year = $19.00

Out of State: 1-Day = $8.00, 3-Day = $23.00, 1 Year = $48.00

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Tybee Time In July

Tybee Time in JulyIt’s Tybee Time in July and you’re probably wondering where you can stay, as everything seems to be sold out.  We’re on the hunt with you and we’ve got some of your favorite cottages available for select dates.  Tybee Island and Savannah continue to rank at the top of everyone’s list for best places for getaways, so give us a call and let’s get you beached out!

July 14/15: Bluebird Cottage and Nest circa 1900 is an adorable vintage north end cottage.  You’ll love the comfort and ease of a wonderful screened porch.  There are three bedrooms and a full bath in the main cottage and then there’s a separate “nest” cottage with a queen bed, kitchen, sitting area and a bathroom of it’s own.  It’s private and perfect for families traveling with teenagers!

Tybee Time in July

July 29/30: Doyles on the Dunes circa 1930 is the classic family beach house and it sits directly on the beach.  You’ll enjoy Continue reading

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Sea Stars In Tybee Island

sea stars in tybee islandNo one does staycations and vacations better than us and we just added Sea Stars in Tybee Island to make more room for you!  Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 is a historic Tybee Raised Cottage on the beach side Butler ( One block from the beach).  Pets are always welcome here with its fully fenced yard.  Can’t you just see yourself here on the wrap around porch with rocking chairs?

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 is our newest addition to our collection.  You know how we love the original heart pine wood on the walls and floors and its large wrap around porch with eight rocking chairs.  Yes, we’ve sat in each one to test them out and we are happy to report it’s a mighty fine place for rockin’! Continue reading

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Tybee Island Jellyfish Season 2014 Is Here!

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The Tybee Island Jellyfish season 2014 is here and even though most of the time they do their own thing, we must remember one thing; we are in their habitat.

 

 

 

You will probably see them washed up and scattered upon the shore line, but look from afar.  Without the knowledge and experience, it is very easy to still get stung by their tentacles depending on how long they’ve been out of the water.

Cannonball Jellyfish, the most common on Tybee Island

Cannonball Jellyfish, the most common on Tybee Island

If you get stung while playing in the surf, please remember a few helpful tips from the mermaids!

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Beach Dreaming

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Sea Star Cottage circa 1932

Are you beach dreaming about a paradise filled with sand and sea around the clock?  Just like the song says, “I’m having daydreams about night things in the middle of the afternoon”.  Well, here’s a short list of places to make those daydreams come true.  Our cozy cottages and coastal calm are the perfect backdrop for your touring, surfing, sailing and more.  Tybee Island just hits the spot and Mermaid Cottages has just the spot for you.  Take a look at what’s still available in July.

Sea Star Cottage circa 1932 is a historic Tybee Raised-Cottage on the beach side Butler.  It’s just one block from the beach and pets are welcome.  You’ll have a fully fenced yard and a wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

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Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 is a ground level, four bedroom cottage that’s perfect for families or girls’ getaways.  Imagine yourself on your own private dock directly on Continue reading

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