Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free On Tybee Island

Some of the best things in life are free on Tybee Island.  Live a little or live a lot when you visit.   Life comes with its own soundtrack.  Tybee helps give it a quirky beat.  It’s a place to just be when your heart needs a hug.  It’s just right for family fun, girls getaways, mancations, solo travels, pet friendly adventures and bucket lists.  These are a few of our favorite things. Follow our lead and then make them your own.

the best things in life are free on Tybee Island1. You can write a sonnet about your pretty beach bonnet.  Snap a photo of yourself posing in front of a vintage cottage while wearing your  charming beach chapeau.  Be styling in your beach wear chic that’ll have you featured in the rotogravure, for sure.

the best things in life are free.2.  Relax and get in the swing of things.  Some are perched high atop a wraparound porch and others plop down from giant tree boughs.  You’re never too old to kick off your flip flops and swing your feet while sharing laughs and memories in a swing…. read more

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Seven Top Getaways For Santa Paws

Santa Paws loves his stopovers on Tybee Island and you will, too!  Whether you’re a Solo Traveler or looking for a Couples Getaway, a BabyMoon, Girls Getaways, Mancations or Family Fun, you should always bring your FurMaid, with you.  After all, a pet fee at Mermaid Cottages is much cheaper than a boarding fee.  Thus, your best getaways should always include your dogs.  Let’s face, we could all use some extra points with Santa, so load up your dogs and enjoy one of our seven top getaways for Santa Paws.

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Historic Tybee Raised Cottage beach side Butler ( One block from the beach). Pets welcome with fully fenced yard. Wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

Sea Largo circa 1960

Sea Largo  circa 1960 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Sea Largo is 2 blocks from the 12th Street beach. Pet-friendly with fenced-in yard. Complimentary WiFi internet service. Large screened porch as well as wonderful deck beneath the oaks.

Rose’s Folie circa 1936

Rose's Folie circa 1936 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
A most unique cottage full of vintage art and wonderful personal touches. Located in the Logan Street/ North Beach area, 10 minute walk to the North Beach. Pet Friendly with small fenced yard.

Happy Ours

Happy Ours Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
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!

Crabby Jo’s circa 1930

Crabby Jo's circa 1930 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Vintage cottage one home back from the beach with a wrap around porch & some of the best ocean views and breezes on the island! Shower off the beach sand before heading indoors in our fun downstairs showers! Cozy & comfortable; lots of local art!

Basking Under the Tybee Sun circa 1969

Basking Under the Tybee Sun circa 1969 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Enjoy your own private pool! Picket-fenced yard for pets! Awesome front screened porch to sit and enjoy morning coffee & evening cocktails! TVs in every bedroom! Across from A Mermaid’s Tale & Nora’s Cottage; perfect for multiple families!

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
2 wonderful master suites and a spacious, open living & dining area! 3 full baths! Next door to Nora’s and across the street from Basking Under the Tybee Sun; perfect for multiple families traveling together! TVs in every bedroom! Outdoor shower!
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Now, every visit to Mermaid Cottages comes with your very own Mermaid-of-the-Day.  Whether you need a Santa Claus, a Santa Paws, a Tour Guide, Entertainment Director or just a good friend.  It’s who we are and it’s why we love opening our happy cottages by the sea for you!  Merry Christmas, Y’all!

Call Mermaid Denise 912.655.6525

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The Mermaid Cottages Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Special!

mermaid cottages black friday and shop small saturday specialThe Mermaid Cottages Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Special is here!  Starting 12:01AM Friday November 25, 2016 and running through Saturday November 26, 2016, 11:59 p.m., the following special is being offered:

Mermaid Cottages Reservations  is offering a very special price for any new reservations that are booked for arrival between Sunday November 27, 2016 through May 22, 2017. You will receive a 20% discount off the rental price for these special dates.  The reservation can be made on line at  ( the discount will be applied after the reservation has been approved)  or by calling our Mermaid Reservations hot line at 912- -704-4618.  Please use the code SMALLBIZ to receive your discount.

This Mermaid Cottages Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Special applies to new reservations only, please.  It cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.  It is based upon availability and certain dates will require a minimum length stay.  You must use the code SMALLBIZ to receive your discount.

Shop Small.  It really is a big deal.

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Turn Your Tybee Getaway Into A Davenport Soiree

turn your tybee getaway into a davenport soireeTurn your Tybee Getaway into a Davenport Soiree!  Mermaid Cottages has just the perfect getaway planned so you’ll sail right through Valentine’s Day with the perfect gifts.  It’s a romantic getaway that includes invitations and tickets to an exclusive social event with Savannah’s champions of the preservation movement!

Mermaid Cottages has long supported the birthplace of preservation in  Savannah, GA – the Davenport House Museum. This beautiful, fully restored  1830’s house was saved over 60 years ago by seven ladies in pearls who  literally stopped the bulldozer from tearing this home down. The 2017 Annual Fundraiser is always a terrific Savannah event! This year, every NEW two-night+ reservation made for the weekend of February 17-19, 2017 will receive one ticket  to the Davenport Soiree and TWO additional nights FREE with Mermaid Cottages for that weekend!!… read more

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Introducing Seawinns Cottage

introducing seawinns cottageIntroducing Seawinns Cottage to the Mermaid Cottages collection.  New for Fall 2016, we are delighted to offer to our guests this wonderful new cottage!

Seawinns Cottage is a two bedroom cottage located very conveniently on Second Avenue across from one of our other favorite cottages, Sea Largo. This location is great for multiple families who want to stay close by each other.

introducing seawinns cottage

This cottage has been completely re-styled to be beachy, cozy and adorable…. read more

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Seawinns Cottage

Pet-Friendly cottage conveniently located on 2nd Avenue. 2 Bedrooms each with 2 queen beds, 1 Full Bath and 1 Indoor Beach Shower. Comfy, cozy living area, bright, sunny beach kitchen and great outdoor patio with seating and grill!


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Tybee Island Pirate Fest

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Photo: Tybee Island Pirate Fest

This year’s Tybee Island Pirate Fest is October 28-30, 2016!  Ole Hurricane Matthew blew the original dates right off of our social calendar, but hey, pirates want to have fun, too.  There’s no way we’re gonna miss marauding, pillaging and grogging, either!

We’ve got our wench wear and pirate garb all laid out for all the fun and now we need you to come join us!  Book your cottage for Pirate Fest and you’ll be in for a huge share of our available pirates’ booty.  Book two nights and we’ll throw in another two nights as our guests.  Just think, even if you can’t get here before Friday, with this special you can add Thursday night as one of your two free nights.  This way, you can check in any time after 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Then, even if you can’t stay over Sunday night, adding Sunday as your other free night means you’ll have a late checkout on Sunday.  Spend all day at the beach and then head for home later in the day.

tybee island pirate fest

Photo: Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Here’s how easy it is to get two free nights.  Book two nights and tell us you want the Pirate Fest Stay … read more

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Tybee Island Is A Pet Friendly Paradise

Tybee Island is a pet friendly paradise and fall is the perfect season to get out and paw around!  It’s the end of summer and the beginning of the best time to visit our little barrier island.  The crowds are gone.  The traffic tie ups are no more.  The sun is still shining and it’s time for a real pawty, doggone it!

Tybee Twins

This pet friendly cottage has three bedrooms and three full baths.  There’s a private Master suite upstairs and a fenced in yard.  The neighborhood is so walkable, you and your FurMaids will enjoy strolling around the island by day and then curling up in front of the electric fireplace in the evenings.

Magnolia Cottage

If you love a raised beach cottage you’ll love this pawsome home.  It has a spacious, open living and dining area, a working fireplace and a dog friendly fenced yard.

Livin’ the Dream circa 1946

This charming 1940’s ground-level cottage is located conveniently on Jones Avenue and it’s just three blocks from the beach! It has bright, open rooms with plenty of places to hang out with your Wag Pack!  Those needing an accessible cottage with a wheelchair ramp will love it here.  There’s even a spacious deck and covered parking with an ample yard for your pet pals!

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

This ground level, four bedroom cottage is perfect for families, mancations or girls’ getaways! Your own private dock is located directly on Horsepen Creek.  Here, you’ll enjoy birdwatching, crabbing and fishing right off the dock! The fenced, pet friendly yard is definitely something to wag about!

Brooks Cottage

Want something really special to bark about?  This towering raised cottage comes with three screened porches, including a magical sleeping porch.  Kids love to bunk out there and your four legged pals will, too! This is such a great house for family get-togethers and the fenced yard is perfect for play dates with your pups!

Almost Heaven

Picture yourself here!  You lounging by the pool and your dogs napping in the sun.  As with each of our cottages, this little charmer is within walking distance of lots of pet friendly shops and restaurants with outdoor, pet friendly seating.

A Shore Thing Tybee circa 1949

Vintage, bright and cheerful are just what you’d expect in a Mermaid Cottage.  You really can have that picket fence experience.  And, just think how dreamy your nap would be under its tin roof on a rainy day.  It’s just three blocks from the kayak launch for a paddling adventure with your fur pal!
tybee island is a pet paradise


Now, we’ve shown you cottages that are perfect for your next Explore Georgia Pup getaway, so make a list of pet friendly adventures you’d like to experience.  Our Mermaids will help you plan hikes, cycling, dining, entertainment and eco tours that’ll have you begging for more.  Tybee Island is a pet paradise and we’re happy for you to tag along, too!

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Tybee Cottage Swoons: Will It Go Round In Circles

crabby pirate sun at mermaid cottagesMermaids (and mermen) adore the details that make up our Tybee cottage swoons.  Will It Go Round In Circles has us thinking about our love of décor, architecture and the little surprises peeking out from our little color boxes. Circles are frequently used as sun symbols and as representing things associated with the sun.  Likewise, circles can also signify unity, wholeness and infinity.  We just love how circles frame up the best features of our Tybee tiny houses.  They’ve got us all wrapped up with hugs and here are some of our favorites.

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950You had us at first sight of this screened door.  Doesn’t this just say, “All who enter here are welcome…”?  Inside, you’ll find two wonderful master suites and a spacious, open living and dining area!

Tybee Twins

tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circles

You’ll see the light with this oyster shell chandelier overhead.  It’s just one of the charming details you’ll find in this pet friendly, three bedroom, three bath charmer.

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924

tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circles

Come now.  Just how cute and fun can an outdoor shower be?  Well, just reach up  and grab the shower curtain attached to the semi-circular frame.  Say “swoosh” as you close off all of your worries and cares from the outside and wash away your troubles.  Guests love this light, cheerful cottage!  It comes with a screened porch, fenced-in yard, and partial marsh views from the back deck and the porch!

Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940

Madelyn's on the Marsh circa 1940Can polka dots make you happy?  You bet they can.  Especially, when they dot the shutters and the outside shower of this cottage on the marsh.  Just wait ’til your eyes light up and the corners of your mouth turn up.  That’s what’ll happen when you watch the amazing sunrises and sunsets here.tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circlesOur favorite circles?  Yep, you guessed it.  The smiling, round faces of our guests who celebrate their love of Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island and for each other.  We are family.  Circle back around and create some cottage swoons you’ll never forget.

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Tybee Tints: Looking For Something In Blue

tybee tints: looking for something in blueWe love the coastal colors of our Mermaid Cottages and they each have special and unique Tybee tints.  Looking for something in blue?  Well, on Tybee Island there’s the sky.  The ocean.  The blue-gray of the dolphin who frolic and thrive.  The turquoise Mermaid-Mobile that makes it’s rounds up and down the laid back streets of the island.  Then, there are the blues of our cottages, their exterior trims, their shutters, their doors and their pops of blues throughout the interiors.  Whatever shade gives you calm and peace and that beachy vibe.  You’ll find them all here.

Sanford’s Place circa 1930

Sanford's Place c 1930This little color box was recently redecorated with pops of your favorite blue colors, inside and out!  It’s an original Tybee cottage from the 1930’s that’s just two blocks to downtown and shopping, restaurants, the fishing pier and more.  It’s ideal for a small family, honeymooners and couples.  It’s all ground level and pet friendly, too.

Sandy Toes Cottage

tybee tints: looking for something in blue

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This adorable single story cottage just pops with it’s periwinkle shutters and door, doesn’t it? It has three bedrooms, two full baths and a fenced-in yard.  Our guests especially love that it’s pet friendly, has an outdoor shower and it’s only four blocks to the beach!

Memories at the Beach circa 1950

Memories at the Beach circa 1950The blue exterior of this charming cottage is just perfect for welcoming pet guests and their well-behaved humans.  Tried and true, there’s nothing like the right shade of blue!  Here, you’re only four very short blocks to the beach, if you can pull yourself away from it’s heavenly screened porches on the front and back yards.  This 1950’s Gold Medallion cottage is also surrounded by fruit trees!

Old Love Cottage circa 1921

Old Love Cottage circa 1921This is the perfect petite beach cottage! It’s exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach with your private beach path just outside the vintage picket fence.  Look at how the lime accents really pop against the new turquoise exterior and balances the white fence and trims.  A true original cottage!

Paws and Paddles

tybee tines: looking for something in blue

The turquoise shutters wink at you as you saunter by and the turquoise door just says, “Come on in and stay a while,” doesn’t it? Guests love it’s North end location that’s close to several of your favorite Tybee Island restaurants and shopping.  The new pavers all around the cottage really set it off!

Almost Heaven

Almost HeavenWe know what you’re thinking and we couldn’t agree more.  A crystal blue pool is the perfect compliment to this happy blue exterior. New for Summer 2016, Almost Heaven is our most recent addition to the  Mermaid Cottages collection and we are so excited to offer this great cottage to our guests! It’s dog-friendly, too!
So, always look to Mermaid Cottages for your true-blue, cozy cottages and find your perfect Tybee Tints.  Looking for something in blue has never been more fun!

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