Tybee Cottage Swoons: Will It Go Round In Circles

crabby pirate sun at mermaid cottagesMermaids (and mermen) adore the details that make up our Tybee cottage swoons.  Will It Go Round In Circles has us thinking about our love of décor, architecture and the little surprises peeking out from our little color boxes. Circles are frequently used as sun symbols and as representing things associated with the sun.  Likewise, circles can also signify unity, wholeness and infinity.  We just love how circles frame up the best features of our Tybee tiny houses.  They’ve got us all wrapped up with hugs and here are some of our favorites.

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950You had us at first sight of this screened door.  Doesn’t this just say, “All who enter here are welcome…”?  Inside, you’ll find two wonderful master suites and a spacious, open living and dining area!

Tybee Twins

tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circles

You’ll see the light with this oyster shell chandelier overhead.  It’s just one of the charming details you’ll find in this pet friendly, three bedroom, three bath charmer.

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924

tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circles

Come now.  Just how cute and fun can an outdoor shower be?  Well, just reach up  and grab the shower curtain attached to the semi-circular frame.  Say “swoosh” as you close off all of your worries and cares from the outside and wash away your troubles.  Guests love this light, cheerful cottage!  It comes with a screened porch, fenced-in yard, and partial marsh views from the back deck and the porch!

Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940

Madelyn's on the Marsh circa 1940Can polka dots make you happy?  You bet they can.  Especially, when they dot the shutters and the outside shower of this cottage on the marsh.  Just wait ’til your eyes light up and the corners of your mouth turn up.  That’s what’ll happen when you watch the amazing sunrises and sunsets here.tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circlesOur favorite circles?  Yep, you guessed it.  The smiling, round faces of our guests who celebrate their love of Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island and for each other.  We are family.  Circle back around and create some cottage swoons you’ll never forget.

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Tybee Tints: Looking For Something In Blue

tybee tints: looking for something in blueWe love the coastal colors of our Mermaid Cottages and they each have special and unique Tybee tints.  Looking for something in blue?  Well, on Tybee Island there’s the sky.  The ocean.  The blue-gray of the dolphin who frolic and thrive.  The turquoise Mermaid-Mobile that makes it’s rounds up and down the laid back streets of the island.  Then, there are the blues of our cottages, their exterior trims, their shutters, their doors and their pops of blues throughout the interiors.  Whatever shade gives you calm and peace and that beachy vibe.  You’ll find them all here.

Sanford’s Place circa 1930

Sanford's Place c 1930This little color box was recently redecorated with pops of your favorite blue colors, inside and out!  It’s an original Tybee cottage from the 1930’s that’s just two blocks to downtown and shopping, restaurants, the fishing pier and more.  It’s ideal for a small family, honeymooners and couples.  It’s all ground level and pet friendly, too.

Sandy Toes Cottage

tybee tints: looking for something in blue

photo by Casey Jones

This adorable single story cottage just pops with it’s periwinkle shutters and door, doesn’t it? It has three bedrooms, two full baths and a fenced-in yard.  Our guests especially love that it’s pet friendly, has an outdoor shower and it’s only four blocks to the beach!

Memories at the Beach circa 1950

Memories at the Beach circa 1950The blue exterior of this charming cottage is just perfect for welcoming pet guests and their well-behaved humans.  Tried and true, there’s nothing like the right shade of blue!  Here, you’re only four very short blocks to the beach, if you can pull yourself away from it’s heavenly screened porches on the front and back yards.  This 1950’s Gold Medallion cottage is also surrounded by fruit trees!

Old Love Cottage circa 1921

Old Love Cottage circa 1921This is the perfect petite beach cottage! It’s exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach with your private beach path just outside the vintage picket fence.  Look at how the lime accents really pop against the new turquoise exterior and balances the white fence and trims.  A true original cottage!

Paws and Paddles

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The turquoise shutters wink at you as you saunter by and the turquoise door just says, “Come on in and stay a while,” doesn’t it? Guests love it’s North end location that’s close to several of your favorite Tybee Island restaurants and shopping.  The new pavers all around the cottage really set it off!

Almost Heaven

Almost HeavenWe know what you’re thinking and we couldn’t agree more.  A crystal blue pool is the perfect compliment to this happy blue exterior. New for Summer 2016, Almost Heaven is our most recent addition to the  Mermaid Cottages collection and we are so excited to offer this great cottage to our guests! It’s dog-friendly, too!
So, always look to Mermaid Cottages for your true-blue, cozy cottages and find your perfect Tybee Tints.  Looking for something in blue has never been more fun!

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We’re Porched On Tybee Island

Tybe's Summer Movie NightsWe’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.

Back River Bungalow

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Paula Deen fans love this porch since a stay here includes Captain Michael’s signature coffee and VIP… read more

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Mermaid Cottages’ New Back To School Special Supports Education

Mermaid Cottages' Back To School Special Supports Education

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929

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!

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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

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Get Schooled On Our Tybee Cool

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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

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11 Places To Spend Your Tybee Time

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.

Heron Hideaway

Heron Hideaway

Enjoy amazing marsh views from the third floor screened porch.  This is the place for bird watching. dolphin spotting and it has plenty of space to spread out!

Barefoot Children

Barefoot Children

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!

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven

Did you say you wanted a gorgeous cottage that comes complete with a pool and you want the cottage to be dog-friendly, too?  This is it!

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950

How about two wonderful master suites and a spacious, open living and dining area and three full baths? Hold on!  There are even televisions in every bedroom and a fabulous outdoor shower, too!

Buoy 117

Buoy 117

Buoy 117 is cute, beachy and perfect for a honeymoon or a couples’ beach getaway! This is a one bedroom, one bath condo in the Savannah Beach & Racquet Club gated condo community.

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

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!

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

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!

Flips Flop House

Flips Flop House

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 Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn

Paula Deen's Savannah Beach House Y'all Come Inn

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 on Jones circa 1930

Maddie's on Jones circa 1930

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!

Paws and Paddles

Paws and Paddles

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.

These 11 places to spend your Tybee Time have a few nights available in July. Hurry and let’s get you reserved for your one of your favorites!

 

 

 

 

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Spa Days and Ah Days With Mermaid Cottages

The Glamporous Life

Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940

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?

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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

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Buoy 117

Cute, beachy and perfect for a honeymoon or couples’ beach getaway! This is a one bedroom, one bath condo in the Savannah Beach & Racquet Club gated condo community.

 

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Mermaid Cottages’ Buoy 117

DSC_0265Mermaid 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.” mermaid cottages' bayside retreat Cute and cozy, this one bedroom condo is in the beachfront condo community of Savannah Beach & Racquet Club…. read more

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Our Favorite Tybee Island Porches

our favorite tybee island porches

Brooks Cottage

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!

Brooks Cottage

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.

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

our favorite tybee island porches

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

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

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