Quirky Meets Eerie

quirky meets eerieTybee has plenty of eccentric nicknames and monikers.  The one we hear the most is quirky.  Well, it’s almost time for Halloween, so when quirky meets eerie it can be very spooktacular! This weekend is a perfect example as Bo Bien Hut debuts it’s Rock & Roll Surf Zombie Shark Attack Heart Attack outdoor haunted trail.  It’s going to be another hauntingly family friendly adventure.  It runs October 22-24 and then again October 29-31, from 6-9 p.m. each night.  It’ll be an outrageous and ghastly treat that only cost $5 to enter (kids 5 and under are free!).  All proceeds will benefit our Tybee Maritime Academy, it’ll be worth quite a scare, don’t you think?

quirky meets eerie

Here come goblins and ghouls hoppin’ down the Haunted Hut Trail to a surf-a-go-go theme.  If y’all remember, a hydrogen bomb was ditched in the waters off Tybee back in 1958.  Legend has it that a great white shark bit into the Tybee Bomb as if it were food, making the shark radioactive.  It’s so bombed up with radiation even swimming past it can turn you into a zombie surfer…. read more

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2015 Tybee ICE Run

2015 Tybee ICE RunPut that top down and cruise on over to Tybee Island for the 2015 Tybee ICE Run on October 24th.  Simpler times and that small town/hometown feeling takes over as soon as you cross our bridge onto our beautiful and historic island.  Show off your ride and enjoy seeing all the other classic and vintage vehicles as we roll the clock back to when automobiles and their style ruled the road.   Island Car Enthusiasts ~ I.C.E. is a non-profit organization/custom motorsports club out of Wilmington Island GA that is open to everyone regardless of year, make or model.  If you love your ride, two wheels or four, come check them out!

This will be the ICE Car Club’s 7th Annual Charity Hot Rod Show.  Find out how to Purchase Tickets & More Information right online and get ready for some real heavy metal on display on the beach side of Hotel Tybee.  You’ll just enter through the tunnel under the hotel. This year is all about the animals as ICE is raising money for ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE and THE TYBEE SEA TURTLE PROJECT. You cant find a better venue in The Southeast to show off your ride.

2015 Tybee ICE Car Show

While you’re here, enjoy styling in your ride along the beach, meeting other car enthusiasts and drooling over that one special car that brings back old … read more

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A Funny Thing Happened

a funny thing happened“A funny thing happened on Tybee…”  We’ve all got plenty of stories about our adventures at the beach and Tybee tends to be the perfect backdrop for all sorts of hilarity and shenanigans.  Coming soon, we’ll have our own Tybee Comedy Revue and we bet you’ll enjoy the laughter.  The curtain is up and the lights are brightly shining at Tybee Post Theater.  It’s Show Time, y’all.

Tybee Comedy Revue debuts its fantastic night of stand-up comedy starring nationally known comedian and pianist extraordinaire, Jerry Farber. Jerry lives in Atlanta and is one of the city’s most recognized and acclaimed performers, entertaining there and in comedy clubs around the country for over two decades. His style is inspired by both jazz and comedy greats, from Dave Brubeck and Errol Garner to Woody Allen and Mark Russell.

Opening for Jerry is another Atlanta comedy superstar, Kristi Leigh Snyder, a mega watt amalgam of “Carrie Bradshaw-Liz Lemon blend, with a Monica Gellar undertone; a Julia Sugarbaker bouquet on the nose, with a nice Blanche Devereaux finish.”  In other words, she’s a hoot!

a funny thing happened

We love how Tybee Post Theater has really come into its own.  Y’all know Tybee has it’s own cast of characters just walking around every day and now we have a venue to share some really extra special moments.  Why hide the good stuff.  Let’s put it all up on stage and shine some light on it!  It’s all on their website:read more

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The Shark Tooth Fairy Is Coming To Tybee!

the shark tooth fairy is coming to tybeeThe Shark Tooth Fairy is coming to Tybee and that means more Fall fun for everyone!  Won’t it be fun to enjoy another family friendly adventure at the beach?  It’s all happening on Sunday, October 18th, so come be a part of our 1st Annual Tybee Island Shark Tooth Fossil Hunt.  This fun event is great for kids and those who are kids at heart.  It’s going to be educational and proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.  Tickets are limited to 1000, so get yours now from the great folks at Stafford Promotions!

This shark tooth fossil hunt will take place on our beautiful North Beach and we’ll be searching for prehistoric Mako, Bull, Sand, Great White, Snaggletooth and MEGALODON sharks’ teeth.  The “Shark Tooth Fairy” himself, Mike Harris, is donating many large Megalodon teeth and he’ll be here to help identify the sharks teeth found.

the shark tooth fairy is comig to tybee

There will even be two designated zones to search so that kids ages 2-6 can be accompanied by their adults and those 7-12 can have their own area with adults watching from outside their designated zone…. read more

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Tybee’s Arts Community

Tybee's arts communityTybee Island is very well known as a great getaway place, but did you know we’re also renowned for our Tybee’s Arts Community?  Our little barrier island is very well suited as a muse for artists, crafters, musicians, thespians, writers, chefs, singers, photographers, dancers and many other creative types.  Come visit any day of the week and you’ll find any number of artistes creating and performing throughout the island.  In fact, come down this weekend and you’ll be treated to some of our finest arts ever.

tybee's arts community

The Night of the Golden Flip Flop is a gala reception and fundraiser on Friday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m., the evening before the Coastal Arts Fair. This festive evening will include a “Sneak Preview” of some of the artwork that will be available during Saturday’s Coastal Arts Fair…. read more

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Have Y’all Met Tybee Twins

have y'all met tybee twinsHave y’all met Tybee Twins?  The most recent addition to our Mermaid Cottages collection is  all ready to go for Fall 2015!  Y’all know of our love for historic cottages and that means you’re in for a special, nostalgic treat!

This adorable cottage is pet friendly and features a fenced yard, three bedrooms and three full baths! This will be a great cottage for family vacations, girlfriend getaways and everything in-between.  Each bedroom is unique and decorated in perfect beach style.

have y'all met tybee twins

Calm and relaxing, the master suite features a King bed and it has its own en suite full bath!… read more

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The Night Of The Golden Flip Flop

night of the golden flip flopHow can you not FALL in love with Tybee Island when we have incredible end of Summer celebrations like The Night of the Golden Flip Flop?  This gala reception and fundraiser is Friday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m., the evening before the upcoming Coastal Arts Fair.  Just look at how we can put on airs:

• A “Sneak Preview” of some of the artwork that will be available during Saturday’s Coastal Arts Fair
• Judging for the ‘Golden Flip Flop Award’ by prominent judges and award presentation
• Cash bar available (your ticket will get you 1 free drink)
• Fabulous hor d’oeuvres
• Live music by jazz guitarist Jan Baynard
• ‘Step and Repeat’ photo booth with images by Savannah photographer, Georgia Walters

night of the golden flip flops

Dress is ‘Tybee Black Tie’, so y’all know we’ll be all gussied up (Hawaiian shirts and dressy flip flops).  
Ticket prices are $35 up to the day of the event and they can be purchased from any TAA Board Member with cash or check, or by credit card or PayPal on our website: www.TybeeArts.org (Tickets ARE limited, so hurry!).  With all this high brow, lad-di-dah you’ll need an artsy Mermaid Cottage to help you put on airs.  Just look at a few of the cottages we have available:… read more

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Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

surfers for autismMermaid Cottages and the Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival are ready to catch some waves!  Our annual Surfers For Autism Hangouts are preparing for your visit September 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015.   

Mermaid Cottages invites families of Surfers For Autism to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Hangout over this three-day weekend.  We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who surf to support children and families affected by autism.  This is our to say Thank You and to celebrate another wonderful year with your families.

fifth annual coastal empires surfers for autism festival

Mermaid Cottages is honored to share our collection of cottages and historic homes and here’s what you need to do to participate:

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Screened Inn circa 1929

screened in circa 1929Those hot, muggy and humid days of Summer are cooling down and the crowds of the season have ebbed like the tide.  This is the time of year when our beach weather is so perfect and when we’re not booked up back to back.  It’s also a great time for you to get in another end of Summer getaway to celebrate family and friends or to just give yourself a respite from another long work week.  Our Screened Inn circa 1929 is just that kind of place where you can get nestled in along the quiet north end of Tybee just to eat, sleep and idle away your stress.

screened inn circa 1929

Located directly behind historic Officer’s Row, this cottage lounges along the quiet part of Tybee that’s  to the Lighthouse and North Beach.  It’s a ground level charmer with tall ceilings and extra large windows to allow in tons of natural light…. read more

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The Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservationMermaid Cottages is celebrating the success of our programs to benefit Save The ElephantsThe Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation is our next fundraiser where you can also help us support wildlife conservation around the world.  Over the next few months, we’ll be offering extraordinary paintings from our very successful arts community to our guests and supporters by raffle.  Raffle tickets for each painting are $10 each.  You can purchase as many tickets as you’d like up to our cap of 100 tickets per painting.  Proceeds will help fundyour Save The Elephants programs throughout the year.

Our first painting to be raffled is this brilliant offering from Bellamy.  Bellamy Murphy’s art has been displayed in many style and design books and magazines, including Southern Living, Coastal Living and Redbook.  Her pieces bring the magic and the life of our Low Country life to many of our historic cottages and her art is always treasured by collectors.

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservation

This stunning piece is 12 x 12 and is instantly recognizable as a Bellamy creation.  Bellamy’s piece will be available for raffle September 1 through September 30, 2015.  Again, each ticket is $10 with a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold.  Please make your checks payable to Mermaid Cottages and mail them  to Mermaid Cottages, P.O. Box 2677, Tybee Island GA 31328…. read more

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