A Tybee Filled Weekend

Little Tybee photo by Carol Martin

This coming weekend is going to be so fantastic we can hardly wait.  It’s no surprise that there’s no better getaway than a Tybee filled weekend!   There’s always something interesting and artsy going on and this weekend there are wonderful events scheduled from Thursday all the way through Sunday.

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 comes with your own private dock for bird watching, crabbing and fishing right off the dock!

This Thursday will be a great time to mingle and to bid and win during the Tybee Island Kite Festival Auction.  The Silent Dinner Auction is at 6 Continue reading

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Mermaid Cottages Comes to the Rescue for Unwanted Dogs

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Dog Paddle Dock is our foster dogs’ favorite place to be!

It’s Dog Week!

Mermaid Cottages is known for most of their homes being pet-friendly vacation rentals. Why? You might ask.

 

 

What you may not realize is that we are very passionate about saving unwanted dogs by fostering them until they have a forever family.  Most of these furry friends are on their last leg at kill shelters and Mermaid Cottages is a big advocate for getting these dogs adopted before this happens.

Foster Dog, Elsie

Foster Dog, Elsie

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More Mini Mermaid Getaways

beach bikesIt’s busy time for Tybee Island vacation rentals and that means lots of guests staying a week or longer back to back.  Maybe it’s not convenient for you to stay an entire week, but most places require you to book 5-7 nights at a time.  What do you do?  Well, thanks to the growing interest in our little barrier island we sometimes have two nights open here or three nights available there, which means more options for you!  Just give us a call when you’ve got a couple of days for a getaway and say, “Give me some more Mini Mermaid Getaways!”  These are also great for last minute, spur-of-the-moment road trips to the beach, too!

Tybee Island Shrimp Boat

For instance, June 28th and 29th some of our favorite cottages are available.  Wouldn’t it be great to hop down for some Continue reading

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Top Five Wow Tybee Events

Roxanne Lark's photo of Tybee boats.

photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

Every time folks visit Tybee Island for the first time (and, quite frankly, every time they visit) they say WOW!  Soon, you’ll really get excited when you enjoy these top five WOW Tybee events!

AquaCurean is a gourmet seafood, spirits and music celebration, taking place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, April 25 – 27, 2014.  The event will showcase some of best seafood and hand-crafted spirits from Savannah and around the country. The AquaCurean Challenge includes a seafood recipe competition and a hand-crafted cocktail competition.  The mission of this event is to create a community event that draws participation from the local and national stages. Moreover, its goal is to raise money for children’s charities here in Savannah.

Cockspur Island

Cockspur Island photo by Lisa Wilson, Mermaids Who Create 2014

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A Tybee Island Selfie Guide

 

Folds & Ghiloni photo of Baby Scout

Baby Scout’s first Tybee visit by Folds & Ghiloni

Be selfish with your selfies!  It’s time we all plug-in and take inventory of every day we have.  We owe it to ourselves to be present, to create and share as much love and laughter as we can muster and to make great memories.  Mermaid Cottages is sharing our favorite people and places for photos so you can create a Tybee Island Selfie Guide.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo traveler, an intimate couple, a small family, a large clan or even a group of friends.  We’ve got each day to make something special happen, so let’s make sure we take wonderful photos to make the good times last longer!

Roxanne Lark's photo of Tybee boats.

photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

Picture this.  You’ve been landlocked for longer than you care to remember and then you come across the Lazaretto Continue reading

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Go Fly A Kite On Tybee Island

kite flyingOver a million people nation-wide will recognize this April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month and as National Kite Month.  To that we say, “Go fly a kite on Tybee Island, will ya!”

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and North Beach Bar & Grill invite all you kite lovers and spectators to join us in raising awareness of our community support groups for Parkinson’ Disease, Essential Tremor, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and other movement disorders. Continue reading

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Lunch With Mary Kay Andrews

Cohen's Retreat in SavannahYou’ve enjoyed reading her novels and fallen in love with her characters.  Now, you can lunch with Mary Kay Andrews and meet the lady herself!  On Wednesday, April 16th, take your place at the table and enjoy an intimate gathering that features our favorite New York Times Best Selling Author.  The luncheon will be at Cohen’s Retreat 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

We can tell you MKA is just as much fun and hilarious in person, so this is a Lunch and Learn that’s not to miss.  Our favorite ink slinger will be revealing her plots (The Fixer Upper, Savannah Blues and Blue Christmas and more), and she’ll also let the audience in on just where she gets her inspirations.  MKA’s books will be sold at the event, so be sure to ask for an autograph, too!

Mary Kay Andrews' Books

Please make your luncheon selection from Chef Kirk Blaine’s Art Tank Menu when registering: Continue reading

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Mermaid Cottages, Homeowner Reflections with Connie Wright Stanley

Hershey showing all his charm!

Hershey showing all his charm!

Lessons Hershey Taught Us

Hershey our large Chocolate Standard Poodle came into our lives after we bought and renovated a Tybee Cottage near Savannah, Georgia.

 

Hershey standing post at Paws & Paddles Cottage

Hershey standing post at Paws & Paddles Cottage

We planned to rent it and decided to make it pet friendly to give us an edge in the rental market. We had friends and family that struggled to find pet friendly vacation accommodations so we felt it would help in renting our cottage. Diane Kaufman head Mermaid from Mermaid Cottages told us that she had positive experiences with renting to pet owners and she agreed it would help us widen our cottage’s appeal. She told us we needed a name for the Cottage and we combined the pet angle with our love for Kayaking. So Paws & Paddles it was. Diane and the Mermaids took us under their wing.

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Say I Do In Tybee Island

Bluebird Cottage & NestThe day you and your sweetheart pledge yourselves to each other is one of the most important days of your life. Just as with our cottage charm and coastal calm, Mermaid Cottages welcomes weddings, honeymoons and babymoons.  We invite you to say I Do in Tybee Island.  Just the thought of planning such an important event can be daunting and that’s why it’s so important to remember it’s about you and your intended and it’s your choice how grand or how intimate it should be.

Wedding Decorations

Tybee Island is so beautiful and it makes the perfect location for special events.  Some couples love a barefoot wedding right at the water’s edge while others reserve the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel with its new Grand Ballroom for the Continue reading

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Mermaid Mona DIY Makeover Tips

Mermaid Mona's kitty assistantWhat does a Mermaid do when she’s not “mermaiding” with our guests?  She “”mermaidizes” her personal home, too!  Our own Mona, the Virtual Mermaid, spends most days working behind the scenes to create most of the correspondence our guests receive and to keep the rest of us organized and on point.  When she’s not working on Mermaid Cottages’ projects she gets to put her talents to work in her home.  Here, Mona shares some of her DIY projects and gives us an inside look at her Mermaid Mona DIY Makover Tips!

My Sunroom and My Fun DIY Leg-Dipped Table, A Story of Rebirth

I recently decided to update my sunroom.    It’s a sunroom/fun room and it’s multi-functional as a sunroom/overflow guest room.  It features an awesome daybed and my Virtual Mermaid office, as well as being my furry family member’s favorite hangout. Continue reading

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