11 Places To Spend Your Tybee Time

Summer is in full swing and there are still 11 places to spend your Tybee Time in July.  Just hurry!  Once the word gets out, these beach getaways will be snapped up, too.   These Mermaid Cottages rentals are perfect for when you just want two or three nights at the beach.  If you want to stay for a week or more you’ll need to look at coming in August or later.  We say come every chance you get.

Heron Hideaway

Heron Hideaway

Enjoy amazing marsh views from the third floor screened porch.  This is the place for bird watching. dolphin spotting and it has plenty of space to spread out!

Barefoot Children

Barefoot Children

This is an adorable, fun cottage with children in mind!  There’s a pirate-themed kids’ room, a reading nook, a play area under the stairs, and a screened porch that’s perfect for enjoying ice cream!  There’s also a large family room with denim (beach and kid-friendly) furniture!

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven

Did you say you wanted a gorgeous cottage that comes complete with a pool and you want the cottage to be dog-friendly, too?  This is it!

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950

How about two wonderful master suites and a spacious, open living and dining area and three full baths? Hold on!  There are even televisions in every bedroom and a fabulous outdoor shower, too!

Buoy 117

Buoy 117

Buoy 117 is cute, beachy and perfect for a honeymoon or a couples’ beach getaway! This is a one bedroom, one bath condo in the Savannah Beach & Racquet Club gated condo community.

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home! It’s been beautifully restored and located in the Back River District. You’ll adore a very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside, the Alley 3 Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.  There’s a fenced-in yard and it’s full of local art, too!

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

This ground level four bedroom cottage is perfect for families or for girls’ getaways!  It comes with a private dock directly on Horsepen Creek where you’ll enjoy birdwatching, crabbing, and fishing right off the dock!  It also comes with a fenced yard and it’s pet-friendly!

Flips Flop House

Flips Flop House

Now, here’s a fully restored and renovated historic Tybee beach cottage! Just as you’d expect, there’s an outdoor shower, a bike rack and two awesome porches to enjoy!  It’s located in the quiet Back River district with a partial view of the Back River from the porch!

Paula Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn

Paula Deen's Savannah Beach House Y'all Come Inn

Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Tybee Island getaways and it includes special Paula Deen goodies, a personalized cookbook from Paula and VIP reservations for the Lady & Sons restaurant.

Maddie’s on Jones circa 1930

Maddie's on Jones circa 1930

Maddie’s is a charming, cozy, pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage.  There are new décor touches along with the cherished heirlooms that highlight the history of Tybee Island and of the Chu family.  It also features an outdoor shower and a great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks and palms!

Paws and Paddles

Paws and Paddles

With interiors and touches by the fabulous Jane Coslick Designs & Restoration, this cottage is a favorite among pet friendly families who prefer the North End Beach and being close to some of Tybee Island’s most popular restaurants.

These 11 places to spend your Tybee Time have a few nights available in July. Hurry and let’s get you reserved for your one of your favorites!

 

 

 

 

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Spa Days and Ah Days With Mermaid Cottages

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Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940

When you need Spa Days and Ah Days with Mermaid Cottages, we’d love to suggest a few tips on where to enjoy the best showers on Tybee Island!  Yes, our cottage charm and coastal calm extend to our showers and baths, so be sure to set aside plenty of time to indulge yourself during your stay.  Just take a look at some of our rain heads and spa jets that are waiting for you.

It’s an Ah Day when you book your stay at Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940.  This pet friendly and value-priced family cottage is located on the marsh.  Just imagine how you’ll enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets and bird watching from here.  What?  Doesn’t everyone have a polka dot shower?

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Blue Heron circa 1940

Who’s ready for a Spa Day? Blue Heron is a restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the cottage charm imaginable! It has high ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate! There’s a fully fenced yard for pets and a large screened porch where you’ll want to sit and … read more

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Buoy 117

Cute, beachy and perfect for a honeymoon or couples’ beach getaway! This is a one bedroom, one bath condo in the Savannah Beach & Racquet Club gated condo community.

 

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Mermaid Cottages’ Buoy 117

DSC_0265Mermaid Cottages’ Buoy 117 has joined our collection and you’re going to love it!  We’re so well known for our cottage charm and coastal calm and that’s just what you’ll get with this wonderful condo.  We asked the owner what she likes most about her condo.  “Ours is two doors down from the pool and the beginning of the dune walk. I fully set up the kitchen with everything that is needed to bake (including a Kitchen Aid mixer), as well as all tools and equipment needed to make cocktails.  It was my mother’s home for 12 years and we have so many happy, fun and beautiful memories. We are blessed to be able to share it with others so that we can keep it in our family.” mermaid cottages' bayside retreat Cute and cozy, this one bedroom condo is in the beachfront condo community of Savannah Beach & Racquet Club…. read more

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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!


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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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