Flying Dogs In Savannah

flying dogs in savannahHead on down to the Georgia coast this weekend and enjoy the flying dogs in Savannah!  It’s time for the Hyperflyte Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier this coming weekend, March 7 and 8.  Attendance is free of charge. The event benefits Pets for Vets, an organization that is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training, and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. “Medical studies have proven that animals have significant effect on improving mental and physical health, which includes depression and anxiety, symptoms experienced by many serving in the military,” says Chief Master Sergeant James Fox, who is the mastermind of starting this event here in the Greater Savannah area. Participating local pet rescue agencies as well as Islands High School’s Veterinary Science program will also benefit from the event.  Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes!

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Savannah Boat Show

savannah boat showThe sun is peeking through the Winter’s mists and that means it’s time for the Savannah Boat Show and warm weather!  We’re all tired of socks with our flip flops and hot toddy creations.  If Winter doesn’t hurry up and leave we’ll attach tow hooks to it and drag it out to sea.

Just in case, let’s all turn out for this year’s boat show and make a few notes on what’s new.  The show attracts thousands of current and prospective boat owners and there will be plenty of extensive displays of the latest in watercraft lines, marine equipment, accessories and services.  In between, sign up for the great  fishing clinics and simulations, meet celebrity guests, and enjoy kids’ activities and great food at this family-friendly event.

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Mermaid Cottages even has several of our best family-friendly cottages available, so view them online or … read more

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Spring Break With Mimosa Cottage circa 1940

spring break with mimosa cottage circa 1940It’s tine to plan your Spring Break with Mimosa Cottage circa 1940!  Our Mermaids team has been busy deep cleaning and fluffing our collection for the busy season and Mimosa looks particularly spring-like this year!

Our Mimosa is a completely restored and decorated 1940’s family beach cottage.  Everything about this charming three bedroom and one and half bath cottage is so warm and inviting and frequent guests always choose to stay here for the gorgeous screened porch.

spring break with mimosa cottage circa 1940

Just two houses away from Blues Away Cottage and three cottages away from Maddie’s on Jones, as well as a few houses away from Key Lime Parrot and The Shrimp Cottage,  this location is ideal for two or three families to be close to each other. The fenced-in back yard is terrific for dogs and kids.  In addition to the … read more

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How Much Is That Puppy Love?

how much is that puppy loveHow much is that Puppy Love in February?  When you stay with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island, Puppy Love is free all month!  That’s right!  Book a stay any time in February and you pay no pet fee (we’re inviting cats, too!).  Also, when you stay through February 15th, your stay will include a Mini Morsel Pet Portrait Session with Oh Joy Photography, too!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dogs stay free the entire month of February 2015.  That’s right.  There will be no pet fees for dogs from February 1 through February 28, 2015.  When you book your reservations online or talk with the Mermaid-on-Duty, just use our February Special Code: LOVE.
  •  In addition, guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.
  • Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

Now, just look at the beautiful cottages still available for your Pet-tacular Getaway:

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950 :Dogs

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Here, you’ll enjoy two wonderful master suites, a spacious, open living/dining area and three full baths! There are TVs in every bedroom and a luxurious outdoor shower!

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Parks, Trails and Puppy Dog Tails

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Mermaid Ambassador Sailor’s photo by Cindi Parsons Dunn

It’s February and that means it’s A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages!  All month, pets stay free and some pet guests even receive a Mini Morsel Pet Portrait Session with Oh Joy!  And, while you’re here, be sure to get out and enjoy all the pet friendly adventures around Tybee Island and Savannah!  For instance, this coming Sunday, February 8th, is Super Museum Sunday! Join the Georgia Historical Society from noon-4 p.m. for Super Museum Sunday when over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia open their doors to the public.  The event is free and open to the public (For more information contact the Georgia Historical Society).

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Photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

In particular, I love the pet adventures when I visit Fort Pulaksi National Monument.  This national treasure has it all.  There are interpretive programs, miles of lush walking trails through more than 5000 acres of coastal marshlands, a 150 year old lighthouse, and an abundance of wildlife. Dogs are allowed throughout the grounds; just remember they must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times.  read more

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Oh Joy! A Mini Morsel Session With Mermaid Cottages

oh joy! mini morsel session with mermaid cottagesOh Joy! A Mini Morsel Session with Mermaid Cottages is your treat when you stay in a pet friendly cottage February 6-15, 2015!  That’s right.  Guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.  Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

oh joy! mini morsel session with mermaid cottages

Our guest photographer for A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages is Joy StClair.  Joy is a fine art photographer from Central Ohio who enjoys wandering through life with a glass half full attitude. Her portraits have been featured in Artful … read more

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A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages

a whole month of puppy love with mermaid cottagesFebruary will soon be here and this year it brings a whole month of Puppy Love with Mermaid Cottages!  You already know we feature pet friendly cottages, volunteer with pet rescues and sponsor puppies for Guide Dog and Service Dog training, so for a whole month we just want to focus on Puppy Love.  Certainly, some people will be making goo-goo eyes at someone special for Valentine’s Day and some will laissez ruler les bon temps for Mardi Gras Tybee.  We’re just a bit more partial to ear scratching and tail wagging and long walks with our best furiends.  It’s Puppy Love and we’re inviting your Wag Packs to come enjoy it, too!

a whole month of puppy love with mermaid cottages

Just take a look our new February Special and you’ll know it’s Pawty Time on Tybee Island:

  • Dogs stay free the entire month of February 2015.  That’s right.  There will be no pet fees for dogs from February 1 through February 28, 2015.  When you book your reservations online or talk with the Mermaid-on-Duty, just use our February Special Code: LOVE.
  •  In addition, guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.
  • Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

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Downtown Tybee

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“She is a good woman. And while the phrase is enough to set my teeth on edge, there are moments when her virtue demands admiration.”

Staying near downtown Tybee is a lot like being unto the manor born.  On Sunday nights, you can bet our Mermaids are tuned in to Downton Abbey on GPB, but the rest of the time we’re working hard behind the scenes to create a most memorable stay for you.  Our cottage charm and coastal calm is evident from the smallest cottages to our grandest raised Tybee homes.  A stay in one of our grand dames is much like an outing with the Dowager Countess Violet.  Glorious with prestige, warm with treasured history and a bit of whit and whimsy waiting to greet you around every corner.  Such is the grace of our Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938.

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“You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.”

This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home.  It has been beautifully restored and situated along the Back River District.  Our guests love the very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant, the Alley III Kayak Launch … read more

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Tybee’s Winter Glow

Tybee's Winter Glow  photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Tybee’s Winter Glow photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

We can’t guarantee you’ll leave with a deep tan, but during the off season we can assure you you’ll bask in Tybee’s Winter glow!  Winter is when the crowds are fewer and the traffic makes way for more bicycles and walking shoes.  Our cottages are warm and toasty and the sights and sounds of Tybee are just as luscious and vibrant as ever.  Now’s the time to dine at all the delicious restaurants  you’ve wanted to try and to make leisurely visits to our historical sites without deadlines or time limits.  Mermaid Cottages even has several attractive discount plans available this time of year and our Mermaid team is always excited to help plan your visit!

50% Rental Discount Sunday-Thursday Winter Special
Eisenhower's Retreat circa 1894 photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Mermaid Cottages is delighted to offer our best price EVER!  Sunday- Thursday nights through Thursday Feb 26, 2015 come enjoy our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm during the quiet fall and winter weeks.  Many of our homes are Pet Friendly, all offer complimentary WIFI and our collection of … read more

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Tybee Restaurant Week

tybee restaurant weekTybee Restaurant Week is coming right up January 16-25!  You already love Tybee’s fun and quirky beaches and town and this is the best week to learn about our incredible culinary adventures.  Each participating restaurant will offer three course, prix fixe dinner menus for only $25 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Tybee restaurants offer a diverse range of island fare, so be sure to eat well and eat often.  The selection of restaurants and menus is so fabulous you’ll need just the right cottage to rest up in between courses.  Just take a look at this buffet of cottage charm and coastal calm.

Screened Inn circa 1929

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Located in the quiet and historic Officer’s Row section near the north beach, this ground level cottage is always a favorite and guests love the décor by Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage.  

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