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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Barefoot Children Got No Need To Explain

barefoot children got no need to explainBarefoot 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 Children is 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

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Tybee Island: What, When & Wear In May

tybee island: what, when & wear in mayTybee 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.

Be A Part of the Artsy Crowd

Whether you sing it, act it, sculpt it, paint it or cover it in sand, it’s still art.  Get tickets to the best live shows in town at Tybee Post Theater and Tybee Arts Association.  Then, explore intimate and cozy cottages and splendid beach abodes with Tybee Island Tour of Homes and get that swing with Jazz at the Beach!

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Happy Ours

Happy Ours is a wonderful, spacious Tybee raised beach cottage with an awesome screened porch, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 outdoor showers! Pet-Friendly! Walk to the Pier, restaurants and Tybee nightlife!

 

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Enjoy A TREEmendous Spring With Mermaid Cottages

BBCEnjoy a TREEmendous Spring with Mermaid Cottages and get 10% off your stay!  We’re celebrating the arrival of Spring on Tybee Island, so when you book a new reservation you can help us make Tybee even more beautiful!  Flowers are blooming everywhere in our cottage gardens and window boxes.  Birds are singing in the trees. Even the dolphins are happy in the ocean, rivers and creeks!

Here’s the deal.  Tybee is actually a Maritime Forest and we are trying to plant more native trees on the island.  For every new reservation you make using “Spring Special”, we’ll make a donation to the Savannah Tree Foundation to help plant more trees on Tybee!  We’ll also give you a 10% discount on your reservation as a way to say thank you (New reservations only, please.  Discount cannot be combined with any other discount.  For new stays booked and completed by May 26. 2016)!

This applies to new reservations only and some dates do require a minimum nights stay.  Please call our Reservations Mermaids at 912-704-4618 or book it directly online at http://mermaidcottages.com.  Mention “Spring Special” in the reservation comments and we’ll adjust the price.  This offer may not be combined with any other discounts and it expires May 26, 2016.
Just take a look at some of the seaside happiness available for Spring from our collection:

Heron Hideaway Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sleeps: 7 Pets: None

Heron Hideaway
Enjoy amazing marsh views and a short five blocks walk to the beach! This beautiful location is great for bird watching with plenty of space to spread out for large groups and families!

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949: Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Dogs

This ground level cottage is perfect for families or girls’ getaways! Enjoy your own private dock directly on Horsepen Creek for birdwatching, crabbing and fishing.

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932
This is a raised cottage on the beach side of Butler Avenue and it’s just one block from the beach. Pets love the fully fenced yard and you’ll love the wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

Two Mermaids: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5  Sleeps: 6 Pets: None

This beautiful condo is within walking distance to the beach and all that Tybee’s south end and Pier and Pavilion have to offer!

Tybee Twins: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Here’s another beautiful beach house with a pet friendly fenced yard!  Our guests love the upstairs master suite!

Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1958: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 Sleeps: 7 Pets: Dogs

This 1950’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street and it’s only five blocks to the beach.  It’s full of original art by the owner and it’s also close to the Back River Beach, a fishing pier and a Kayak area.

The Shrimp circa 1962: Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Sleeps: 5 Pets: None

This hypoallergenic cottage is ground level with a screened porch. It’s just three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.

Sanford’s Place circa 1930: Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs

This recently redecorated, original Tybee cottage is from the 1930’s.  It’s pet friendly and it’s just two blocks to downtown Tybee for shopping, restaurants and the fishing pier. It’s ideal for a small family, honeymooners and couples.
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Spring on Tybee is TREEmendousBook your Spring Special today, help us replenish our Maritime Forest and enjoy 10% off your stay through May 26, 2016!

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Ranger and the Accidental Rescue

ranger2 rBy Mermaid Mona
Cat-free for 4 months.
That’s right; we lost our last sweet kitty in August 2015 and had decided that, due to our desire to travel in coming years after retirement, it would be best not to get another kitty. Yes, we really missed having a pet. Yes, we struggled with the decision. Yes, we determined that, in spite of our love for cats, it was best, given our circumstances, that we not get another pet.
Yes, it made it easier to travel; no one had to be asked to feed any pets while we were away; we could just get in the car and go with no pet depending on us for care and feeding. Yes, is was a bit quieter and lonelier around the house sometimes.
Then, out of nowhere, just before Christmas, he appeared. First, peering in at me at night through the window scaring me to death and running away when he was seen. Then, gradually getting less scared and more willing to be fed and petted. (he took to the “being fed” part rather quickly!)
Yes, we had said we wouldn’t get another pet. But, in this instance, he got us.
Yes, he was hungry and scared and obviously had been abandoned or lost…we’re not sure. Yes, we have a soft spot for critters and couldn’t turn him away. Yes, we now had a mouth to feed and a responsibility we were not looking for. Yes, it now makes it a little harder to travel.
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Yes, he was kind of expensive as he was young and needed shots and neutering. Yes, he has made himself at home in our house and our hearts and has quickly become a member of the family. Yes, we know we “didn’t want any more animals to care for now,” and… Yes, once he was here, we realized and admitted how very much we both missed having a kitty to love. Yes, sometimes the easy way isn’t always the best way. Yes, he is sweet and loving and captured our hearts very quickly. Yes, he’s already spoiled.
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Yes, he needed us and we, although we didn’t realize it, badly needed him too. Yes, we are “in love” with Ranger and that’s the truth.
This is the story of Ranger and the accidental rescue of Mermaid Mona.

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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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Whispering Palms

This beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is PET FRIENDLY! 6 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms; sleeps 13!

 

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Two Mermaids

Beautiful condo! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms! Great location within walking distance to beach and all that Tybee’s south end and Pier and Pavilion have to offer!

 

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Five Ways For Tybee To Enhance Your Romance

five ways for tybee to enahnce your romanceA visit to Tybee Island is sure to give your hearts a flutter and when it’s around Valentine’s Day, it’s even easier to let your love grow.  Here are our five ways for Tybee to enhance your romance!

1. Pop some tags.  Every couple loves to steal away for out of town love trysts, so give the experience even more value by Shopping For Your Perfect Match and finding that perfect one of a kind memento during a leisurely stroll along the Tybee City Wide Yard Sale!

five ways for tybee to enhance your romance

2. Give your special weekend a soundtrack by taking in a live performance at Tybee Post Theater.  We suggest Ladies of the Blues opening Saturday, February 13.  Savannah legend Huxsie Scott will share the stage with the talented Danielle Hicks and their playlist will be full of emotion, passion and excitement!  Tickets are $25 general admission; $22.50 for Theater members…. read more

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