Mermaid Cottages’ Solar Eclipse 2017 Special

mermaid cottages' solar eclipse 2017 specialThe mermaids love the sun and the moon and we want to help more visitors celebrate this special occasion! From Sunday August 20th through Thursday August 24th, 2017, we are offering 30% off the rental price for all our available cottages. This will apply to new reservations only. Please call 912 704 4618 and ask for the Eclipse Special. You can also go online and make the reservations right from our website.  Be sure to include in the comment section “Eclipse Special”.  We’ll adjust the price for you!… read more

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Tybee Island Blues

tybee island blues

Tybee Island Blues can happen at any time.  You start missing our happy little cottages.  You miss the picturesque sunrises and our breathtaking sunsets.  You long for bike rides and leisurely walks along the beach.  The seaside memories keep wafting through your mind.  We have the blues all the time, though in a vastly different context.  The lavender blues of our morning skies.  The ultramarine blues of our coastal waters.  The passionate blues of our bedrooms.  The haint blues of our porch ceilings that emulate the sea, since spirits refuse to cross bodies of water.  We get it and so do you.  Just look at these blues that make us so happy!

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Some Mermaid Cottages Have Circa Dates

Some Mermaid Cottages have circa dates and that’s our way of identifying the time periods that some of our structures were built.  Often times, we know from historical records exactly when a cottage was erected.  Other times, we may not know the exact dates, but we know a cottage can be tracked back within a general range of dates through tax records and/or real estate transactions. Regardless, we are committed to saving, restoring and maintaining as many of Tybee Island’s historic structures as possible.  Fortunately, we are not alone.  Our individual cottages owners and our fabulous team of Mermaids (and Mermen!) are dedicated caretakers.  Our wonderful Tybee community supports historic preservation, as well.  Just take a look at some of the decades and eras represented in our collection of happy little seaside homes.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

Eisenhower's Retreat circa 1894

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
Beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue! No roads to cross to the beach! 4 bedroom/2 full baths! Simple, elegant, cozy, nostalgic…a summer cottage where you will make special beach vacation memories!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

Nora's Cottage circa 1920

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable, historic, 1920’s cottage designed by Jane Coslick. Wonderful screened porch, outdoor shower & private back deck. Located on the bike trail, & just 3 blocks from the beach!

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is PET FRIENDLY! 6 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms. NOTE: this home requires a 3 night stay or longer.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Seafoam Shanty Cottage is new to the Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring/Summer 2017! It will only be available for a limited time so don’t miss your opportunity to stay at this great cottage! Pet Friendly with screened porch and outdoor dining area.

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful true Tybee beach cottage! Decorated with fun, sun, & everything beach in mind, this adorable cottage will capture your heart! Just 3 short blocks from the beach! Fully-fenced in yard; great for pets! Private outdoor patio in back!

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa 1962

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypoallergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. 3 blocks to the beach thru Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

some mermaid cottages have circa dates

One thing’s for sure, there’s no expiration date for historic preservation and good taste.  We appreciate our guests’ support for saving and maintaining Tybee Island’s historic structures and for the many other causes and programs we’re able to provide for from the proceeds of your vacations and getaways.  What are the most important dates to us?  The dates you come and stay with Mermaid Cottages.  We cherish each and every one!

 

 

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Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle Presents Sandpiper Cottage

elizabeth demos lifestyle presernts Sandpiper cottageElizabeth Demos Lifestyle presents Sandpiper Cottage, the most recent cottage added to our Mermaid Cottages’ collection! Elizabeth recently shared she’s the designer for the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017.  You can reserve her Tybee Island cottage while we wait for her big reveal of her Ultimate Retreat 2017 project!

Elizabeth Demos is an interior designer based in Savannah, GA, who uses her one-of-a-kind talents to write, produce, and style beautiful content for award-winning, food and shelter brands.  Elizabeth’s instinctive eye and fresh approach to home projects have made her a sought after talent in the industry.

Her editorial contributions have graced the covers of many lifestyle publications including HGTV Magazine, Southern Living, and Traditional Home, just to name a few.

Elizabeth’s gift for assembly and vintage aesthetic make her the perfect fit as the designer of DIY Network’s Ultimate Retreat 2017, a rustic and refined renovation in one of America’s most unique locations.

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Elizabeth Demos’ Vintage Wedding Style by Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Have you  ever drooled over the beautifully styled interiors, porches, lifestyle and food in such publications as HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, and Southern Living? Well, Elizabeth Demos is behind many of those beautiful magazine covers and features. Imagine what magic such a talented designer dreamed up for her very own beach cottage!

elizabeth demos lifestyle preserts sandpiper cottage

Sandpiper Cottage

Sandpiper Cottage is a vintage raised Tybee cottage featuring those little design touches Elizabeth is known for in her work.

elizabeth demos lifestyle presernts sandpiper cottage

Sandpiper Cottage is located on the beach side of Butler Avenue on 18th Terrace in the Historic District area.

eliabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

It features a cozy living area…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

A full kitchen (no dishwasher)…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

Two bedrooms…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

And a full bath…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

If you follow Elizabeth on Instagram, she has given a few “previews” of this uber cute cottage during its renovation.

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

Well, now it’s all complete and ready for you!

 

Get online now and book your family fun, girls getaways, couples retreats and vacation dates because it will fill up fast  You may also email visitmermaid@gmail.com or call 912.704.4618.  Our Mermaid-of-the-Day will help you plan your visit!  Welcome to Sandpiper Cottage and to Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle!

 

 

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Nine Reasons You Must Visit Tybee Island In June

Here are nine reasons you must visit Tybee Island in June.  We’ve been waiting on summer all year long and it’s finally here.  Just look at these amazing events, adventures, happenings and more to celebrate our cottage charm and coastal calm this month!

nine reasons to visit tybee island in june

Tybee Island Family Fun! Photo by Amy Myers

Family Movies All Summer Long, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday… read more

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Sandpiper Cottage

The Mermaids announce the newest addition to our collection for Summer 2017! Sandpiper Cottage! Beautiful, historic raised Tybee cottage on the beach side of Butler Avenue! By designer Elizabeth Demos.

 

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Eight Times Our Guests Turned Into Mermaids

Here are eight times our guests turned into Mermaids (and Mermen).  Splish, splash, poof and there they were.  No worries.  No stress.  No lines.  No wrinkles.  It’s as if time stood still in that perfect moment.  It’s called Tybee Time.  See for yourself.

eight times our guests turned into mermaids

Photo by Kellie Prater

“We loved our stay at The Shrimp! It was the perfect Honeymoon cottage for us. Tybee was such a relaxing place. We thoroughly enjoyed the beach, food, and people! We will definitely be returning! We loved the proximity to Savannah and the excellent Mermaid Cottages hospitality. (One example of their hospitality was that they came by our cottage and turned the lights on for us since we would be arriving … read more

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Dish with MKA at SSS and support MOW, too

Dish with MKA at SSS and support MOW, too! It’s a recipe for a whole casserole of fun and hilarity and you’re the only other ingredient we need!

dish with mka at sss and support mow, too

Well, seeing as Seaside Sisters is the best little shore house on Tybee Island, it’s just even more delicious when Mary Kay Andrews comes to visit.  Our favorite New York Times best selling author has written… read more

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Sea Largo circa 1960

Sea Largo circa 1960 has lots of new updates and it’s ready to celebrate spring and summer on Tybee Island!  Come on over and experience this happy little house by the sea.  Enjoy this special preview and start planning your next visit!

sea largo circa 1960

So, exactly what are we celebrating?  Well, for starters, Sea Largo now has two full baths! This has always been a ground level cottage that’s a favorite for families with children and with seniors who don’t like … read more

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Vitamin Sea

Mermaids announce the newest addition to our collection! Beautiful raised Tybee cottage very near Alley 3 kayak launch! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, outdoor shower and kayak storage! Fully fenced yard! Sleeping porch! Get your reservations in soon!

 

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