Though only about three miles long, our little barrier island comes with lots of living. From north beach to mid island, to the south end and the Back River, which one is your Tybee? There’s the quiet of the north end among the historic homes along Officers Row, Fort Screven and the Lighthouse. There are the cute little color boxes of cottages lined up in a row throughout the middle of the island. Stress and worries seem to drop off as you round the south end after a day of shopping, pier watching and dining throughout downtown Tybee. Kayaks line up like rainbows as Eco Tour boat captains load up their passengers and paddle boarders strike Yoga poses from the Back River launches. It’s a wonderful place, but sometimes we just have our favorites, don’t we?
The Shrimp circa 1962: Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5 Pets: None
This hypoallergenic cottage is a ground level retreat with a gorgeous screened porch. Here, you’re just three blocks to the beach. Guests love to stroll through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.
Sandy Toes Cottage Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Dogs
This adorable single story cottage is just filled with vintage charm! It’s pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard and an outdoor shower, to boot! You’ll love being only four blocks to the beach!
Paula Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 8 Pets: None
Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Girls Getaways, Bro Time Fishing Trips, Family Reunions and Grand Adventures with your grands! A stay here includes a special selection of Paula Deen goodies for you to try, a personalized cookbook from Paula and VIP reservations for dining at The Lady & Sons restaurant.
Heron Hideaway Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 8 Pets: None
How does amazing marsh views and being just five short blocks from the beach sound? Here, the third floor screened porch offers incredible views of the marsh. This is a perfect location for bird watching and dolphin frolicks after feedings. Guests love that there’s plenty of space to spread out, making it very delightful for families!
We’ve still more great cottages sprinkled from north to south and to all points in between. Which one is your Tybee? Maybe you just need to try them all and then decide!
Give your home a little cottage charm and coastal calm, even when you don’t live near the sea. You take home momentos of your beach getaways and the memories linger long after, so give your home a beachy makeover. You know. Just a little something to tide you over until you can get your toes in the sand, again. A knick knack, here. A tchotchke, there. A wash of pastel color for your walls, a door or a window. Textures you can touch when you need that little mental break. Whether vintage or brand spanking new, it’s up to you to celebrate what you like and to treasure your time at the beach.
Create an outdoor sanctuary where you can wile away at a leisurely place. Maybe a swing with coastal inspired pillows like this one at Bluebird Cottage & Nest circa 1900.… read more
We hope to see y’all for Labor Day! There’s plenty of Summer left to enjoy and the holiday weekend gives us one more day for a Tybee Time weekend. Tybee’s Labor Day Beach Bash is the best way to celebrate another wonderful Summer. There’ll be plenty of salt air, sand and sea as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. There’s be live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. with another fantastic fireworks display from the pier around dark thirty (around 9:15 p.m.).
Labor Day weekend is always a sell out, so grab one of our available cottages before they’re all gone:
Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1958 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 7 Pets: None
This 1950’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street that’s only 5 blocks to the beach. It’s full of original art by the owner and it’s located close to the Back River Beach, the fishing pier and the Alley 3 Kayak area.
Sanford’s Place c 1930 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
This little charmer was recently redecorated! It’s an original Tybee cottage from the 1930’s that’s also pet friendly. Guests love that i’s two blocks to downtown Tybee for lots of shopping, restaurants and the fishing pier. This ground level cottage is ideal for a small family, honeymooners and couples.
Plum Happy Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 4 Pets: None
You’ll just adore this cute and colorful cottage! It’s located on Tybee’s quiet north end and it’s just like living in a doll house!
Flips Flop House Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 10 Pets: None
Guests love this full restored, ground level cottage! Favorite features include a bike rack and two awesome porches to enjoy. It’s located in the quiet, Back River district of the island.
Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 8 Pets: None
This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home! It’s been beautifully restored and its located in the Back River District. Guests love the very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant, the Alley Three Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.
These are just a few of the beautiful cottages we have available and they won’t last long. Book conveniently online or call our Mermaid-on-Duty. We hope to see y’all for Labor Day because we’re not done with Summer fun!
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Tybee Island is having a Save the Planet Party, so start planning your next great beach getaway where you can be environmentally responsible, too! We’re going to raise money to help provide paper and reusable bags to Tybee businesses who want to do the right thing without having to incur the upfront costs. You, too, can help us get started by saying no to plastic bags.
So, plan on being here with us on Saturday, August 8th when we gather down at Huc-A-Poos Bites and Booze from 3-9 p.m. There’ll be Live Music, a dunking booth, crafts, a corn hole tournament, face painting and lots of the Poo’s famous pizza! This is a great opportunity for you to be a Voluntourist and to … read more
What makes us happy? For Mermaids, it’s our happy color boxes by the sea. We love these color tips from House Beautiful and we can vouch for the magic they create! It’s been loads of fun to see just how colors make our lives better! We put our cottages to the color test. How well do you think we did?
Tybee Daze circa 1958
This is the color to use when you need to relax. Wear or surround yourself with it if you have difficulty sleeping, dreaming, or meditating. Try an aqua duvet, vase or painted floor.
Orange: Expands Your Thinking
Blues Away circa 1955
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What the shell? Let’s go beachy with our décor! Of course, we love working with our cottage owners to create that special cottage charm and you can do it, too. Who says your home has to be right at the waters edge for you to let all shell break loose? You might be land locked, but you go right ahead and create your own island paradise in your own home, too. Here are a few inspirations that’ll have you going coastal in no time.
Mermaid Mona visits several beaches up and down the east coast every summer and she has a great eye for just the right items to compliment her coastal style. She regularly shares her decorating projects and her photographs of her cottage style and here’s a beautiful tablescape she recently created.
“The various shells were collected over time for the different beaches my husband and I visit each year. The Mermaid-on-Piling is a… read more
It’s Summer and that means it’s time for Tybee’s happy movies by the sea! Every third Saturday evening during the summer months, Tybeetians and beach goers plop down for a picnic and a movie at Memorial Park. These family friendly movies will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym compliments of the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority and Tybee’s Main Street Program and Partners. On Saturday, August 15, we’ll be watching Earth To Echo!
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend at the beach, so make your visit even more special with a stay in one of our happy cottages by the sea. Here’s a look at a few of the cottages available:… read more
This Summer has been so much fun we just don’t want to let it end. The Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are coming up on September 12. 2015. Thankfully, the weather stays very mild down here and that means more fun for everyone! The races will shove off from A-J’s Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave and proceeds will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. There will be three races with staggered start times:
- Tybee River Race: 6 1Ž2 miles on the tidal river separating Tybee and Little Tybee Islands.
- Little Tybee Challenge: 8 miles, circumnavigates part of Little Tybee Island.
- Race Across the River for Gold Sponsors: Our Gold sponsors compete for a grand prize.
Another great way to support the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is to become a race sponsor. Your race registration fee is included and you’ll get your name on the t-shirt and more! Bronze sponsor is $100;… read more
You’re in for a real Tybee treat when you get to spend the day with MKA! Mary Kay Andrews will be visiting Tybee Island and Seaside Sisters to autograph her latest New York Times bestseller BEACH TOWN on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Come early to shop MKA’s junkin’ corner and for all things MKA and then get ready for her BEACH TOWN celebration from 1-4 p.m. There’ll also be live music, drawings and a special giveaway to the first 40 people who show up!
In BEACH TOWN , Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster. Now Greer has been given one more chance—a shot at finding the perfect undiscovered beach town for a big budget movie. It’s THE beach read of this Summer and your day to meet MKA!
While you’re here, be sure to scout out MKA’s Tybee Island Cottage Collection and make plans to stay in them when you need that next great Girls Getaway, Bro Time for fishing, a grand beach getaway with your grands and family time with your loved ones…. read more
Chef, boy are we excited to see Chef Steven Satterfield in Savannah and Tybee Island this weekend! Steven co-owns our Castaway Cottage circa 1955 with his partner, Ben, and we’re always thrilled to see them on the island. Steven will be signing copies of his latest book From Root To Leaf, so you have two great opportunities to meet him, pick up his book and have him sign it. He’ll be hanging around to meet and chat, so why not go to both!
Saturday June 20th at The Florence in Savannah from 1-3 p.m. Entrance is free and complimentary light bites will be served. There will be a cash bar, as well.
Sunday June 21st at Tybee Island Fish Camp from 5-7 p.m. Free entrance here, too, and there will be light bites and cash bar. Please make reservations for dinner at Fish Camp after the signing.
We’d invite you to come stay in Castaway Cottage circa 1955, but it stays booked all Summer! Well, we’ll tell you about it anyway in hopes you will come back when it’s available so you can enjoy whipping up Steven’s award … read more