Caring For Bobby’s Turtles

This weekend we’ll be caring for Bobby’s turtles.  Bobby Meyer was a valued member of our Mermaid Cottages team and husband to our Mermaid Jan.  He was also very passionate about Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project.  He was a faithful volunteer for many years.  He and Jan spent many very early mornings before dawn on patrol to spot sea turtle crawls and their nests.  Bobby passed away this past December.  We will carry on his tradition of caring for and protecting sea turtles on Tybee Island.

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The 13th annual Tybee Turtle Trot is this Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Our Mermaid team will celebrate Bobby’s desire to help sea turtles and to kick off Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season.  Proceeds from this weekend will help fund the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Sea Turtle Project. It’ll be our very special honor to sponsor this year’s celebration in memory of Bobby and his good works.  Tybee Sea Turtle Project watches over the island’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings, and as is tradition, there will be the release of a rescued sea turtle back to the sea. tybee turtle trot

Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project is a conservation program of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The center is a member of the Georgia DNR’s Sea Turtle Cooperative. Permitted volunteers protect the island’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings by monitoring sea turtle activity. During nesting season, May 1 to October 31., volunteers walk the beach looking for sea turtle tracks (crawls) that indicate a sea turtle came on land to nest. After a nest has been laid, they “nest sit” through the night. In addition to nest monitoring, the science center provides educational programs on sea turtles, manages the island’s Lights Out! Campaign, and plays host to Ike, Tybee’s official Marine Debris Ambassador.

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Please join us this weekend for this very special celebration in Bobby’s memory.  We’ll be caring for Bobby’s turtles and we invite you to care for them, as well.  We know he’ll be watching and smiling and celebrating right along with us.  We will carry on and remembering will have to do.  Bobby Meyer volunteered to make a difference and our Mermaids will continue his tradition.  Our love will see us through.

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Welcome Mimi’s Porch To Our Mermaid Cottages’ Collection

Welcome Mimi’s Porch to our Mermaid Cottages’ Collection!  Spring is in the air and Izlar Avenue is bursting with lots of new color.  We are delighted to announce one of our newest properties, Mimi’s Porch.  This uber-cute, beachy, colorful new rental is actually part of a triplex that has just been completed updated. This owner has done a beautiful remodel, restoration and professional interior design and it is ready for our guests to come and enjoy.

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Just steps away from Tybrisa and all of the shops and restaurants in the heart of Tybee, this unique property offers two rentals (attached) with a third rental to come in the near future. The photos speak for how beautiful, beachy and bright and colorful these properties are!

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You’ll fall in love with all the wonderful decor and thoughtful details that truly make this property stand… read more

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The Colors In A Tybee Island Rainbow

The colors in a Tybee Island rainbow are as beautiful as they can be.  We figure, why wait for these colorful bands to appear after a coastal rainfall?  It’s so much better when we show what’s really in that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It’s our happy little boxes of color by the sea!

Tybee Tides circa 1930

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Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Pet-friendly, large fenced yard , screened front porch and garden. Marsh Views for nightly marvelous sunsets. 2 full baths, high speed internet and Wi-Fi.

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa 1962 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypo-allergenic 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.

Seawinns Cottage

Seawinns Cottage Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4
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!

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940 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.

Sandy Toes Cottage

Sandy Toes Cottage Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable single story cottage brimming with vintage charm! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard! Outdoor shower! Four blocks to the beach!

Rose’s Folie circa 1936

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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.

Old Love Cottage circa 1921

Old Love Cottage circa 1921 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
The perfect petite beach cottage! Exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach with your beach path just outside the cottage picket fence. A true original cottage!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

the colors in a tybee island rainbow

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!

Maddie’s on Jones circa 1930

the colors in a tybee isand rainbow

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Charming & Cozy pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage! 4 blocks from the beach! Decor details throughout the cottage displaying the history of Tybee Island and the Chu family! Outdoor shower! Great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks & palms!

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Charming ground level beach cottage. Bright, cheerful, fun beach décor! Screened porch and private outdoor shower. Directly across from Memorial Park! Next door to the Shrimp Cottage – ideal for two families! Fenced-in yard!

Flips Flop House circa 1932

Flips Flop House circa 1932 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Fully restored/renovated historic Tybee beach cottage! Free Wi-Fi, outdoor shower/bike rack & two awesome porches to enjoy! Located in the quiet, Back River district of the island! Partial view of Back River from porch!

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful cottage with screened porch, fenced-in yard, partial marsh views from the back deck & porch & comfy beds for snuggling! Pet-friendly! This cottage is full of art & located one block from AJ’s Dockside Restaurant; enjoy drinks & sunsets!

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!

Blues Away Cottage circa 1955

Blues Away Cottage circa 1955 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
6 minute stroll to beach! Close to other Mermaid Cottages making it perfect for groups traveling together! Complimentary Wi-Fi!

Blue Heron circa 1940

Blue Heron circa 1940 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the cottage charm imaginable! High ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate! Fully fenced yard for pets! Large screened porch to sit and enjoy your morning coffee!

Back River Bungalow

Back River Bungalow Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Large front porch with rocking chairs AND large back screened porch with hammock. Super location- close to Alley 3 paddleboard & kayak launch , the Back River fishing pier, 1 Block from A J’s restaurant. Easy walk to 14th Street beach & downtown Tybee.

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Looking for a perfect Tybee cottage rental for this summer? Look no further! We are so excited to offer this great cottage to our guests! Complete with pool plus dog-friendly!
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These are just a sampling of the colors in a Tybee Island rainbow.  There are many others in our collection and just as many rainbow colors on the interiors, too.  Come on down and enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm.  The color of the cottage you book is all up to you!

 

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Feel At Home In Canty’s Cottage circa 1957

Feel at home in Canty’s Cottage circa 1957 and enjoy your Tybee Time!  Let’s face it.  Many times vacation rentals can be cookie cutter, as well as kitschy, and not in a good way.  You always know your beach getaway is going to be something special when you instantly feel the soul of a vintage cottage as you walk in the door.  Your feeling of comfort and home continues to grow during your visit as your cottage reveals itself a little at a time.  The beauty is in the details, the thoughtfulness of the owner and of those who help care for it.  Such is the case with Canty’s.

feel at home in cantys cottage circa 1957

Canty’s Cottage is a classic mid-century modern island home that Mary Elizabeth Canty and her family have enjoyed with family and friends since her childhood. Built in the 1950’s and completely restored, you’ll feel the love and comfort in the many thoughtful details and décor.  This tiny house shows you how… read more

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A New Bath Makes A Big Splash On Tybee Island

A new bath makes a big splash on Tybee Island and we want you to come see it!  The off season may be when fewer people are enjoying beach getaways, but it’s definitely the time when our cottages all get deep cleans and new updates.  If you’ve ever been on a Girls Getaway, a family beach trip or had a Big Chill weekend with friends, you know it can be a real challenge to get everyone ready and out the door for meals and nights on the town.  So, if there’s ever an update that guests really appreciate, it’s a new bath.

a new bath makes a splash on tybee island

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 now has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths and everyone is very happy!  It’s an original, Tybee raised cottage with lots of beautiful vintage details and we’d love to share them… read more

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Mermaid Cottages Debuted Skipjack Cottage circa 1929

Mermaid Cottages debuted Skipjack Cottage circa 1929 this week and it’s ready for your next Tybee Island Getaway!

mermaid cottages debuted skipjack cottage circa 1929

Skipjack Cottage will bring back childhood memories of visiting a favorite family beach house!  It’s the perfect beach retreat for nostalgia lovers and for lovers of all things vintage.  This vintage, circa 1929 raised, southern-style beach house offers everything you can think of for an unforgettable beach vacation!

 

This historic beach house features original wood paneling and wood ceilings, hardwood floors and … read more

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Skipjack Cottage circa 1929

One of Tybee’s best restored raised cottages on the beach side of Butler Ave. within walking distance to beach. Sleeps 10! Large front porch & side screened porch to enjoy ocean breezes & salt air! Vintage but with all the modern conveniences!

 

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Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty Cottage circa 1940 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.

 

Book Seafoam Shanty circa 1940!

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It’s A Love Thing On Tybee Island

It’s a love thing on Tybee Island.  February is here and that’s when the love darts start flying all over.  Kissy faces and goo-goo eyes fit right in with barefoot beach strolls and hand holding with the one you love.  Here are 15 ways Valentine’s Day is even more special when you celebrate it here in a happy little house by the sea.

1.  Enjoy the water.  Take a dip.  Enjoy a sip.  Become a Mermaid.

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2. Sparkle a plenty. Light up and smile…. read more

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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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