It’s Tybee Island. We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Weekend.

It's Tybee Island.  We're gonna need a bigger weekend.It’s Tybee Island.  We’re gonna need a bigger weekend.  Y’all know when you Fall in love with our little barrier island you just can’t get enough.  That’s why we have to start our weekends on Thursdays (and sometimes we just have big weekends that last for weeks!).  Get your eyes wide open because you’ll need ‘em to be gawking to take in all we have going on!

Thursday, September 18th, our Fall Third Thursday Concert Series kicks off at 5:30 p.m.  Join in the celebration at Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion for a concert to recognize the Third Thursday! Every Third Thursday, the city of Tybee holds a concert at 5:30 p.m. for the public to enjoy. Come out and join the locals as we jam out to this free concert.  The Pier and Pavilion is located at the intersection of Strand Avenue and Tybrisa Street.

It's Tybee Island.  We're gonna need a bigger weekend.

Then, from 7-9 p.m., it’s Dinner and a Movie!  Tybee’s newest restaurant sensation, the Tybee Island Fish Camp, hosts a fabulous four-course dinner, each course paired with the perfect wine and movie trivia questions!

It's Tybee Island.  We're gonna need a bigger weekend.

On Friday, September 19th, it’s Friday night at the movies! At 7 p.m. it’s safe to come watch Jaws under the stars at the Tybee Light Station. 
Bring your beach chairs and blankets and we’ll have freshly popped movie popcorn, beer, wine and soft drinks for sale.  Continue reading

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Fiddler crabs abound on our barrier islands!

I just love fiddler crabs. We even have a cottage named after them that sits on one of tybee’s tidal creeks. They live in the marsh mud and come out when it’s 80* or warmer. There are over million fiddler crabs in one square mile. These are some pictures we took on a summer boat trip with sundial charters and the terrific Capt Rene.





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Tybee’s still in bloom!

Flowers are still blooming all over Tybee. It may be fall elsewhere but not on our barrier island!



These morning glory have taken over our fence!

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It’s A Can’t Miss Weekend In Tybee Island and Savannah

it's a can't miss weekendin savannah and tybee islandIt’s a Can’t-Miss-Weekend in Tybee Island and Savannah, so y’all make that one tank trip to come enjoy it with us!  Paula’s in town and signing her books with the family, it’s Savannah Pride weekend, the farmers’ market will be open and we’ve got sea kayak races, too!

On Friday, September 12th, join Paula Deen and the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons from 10 am to 12 pm.  The event is free with 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.

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On Saturday, September 13th, join us at the south end of Forsyth Park.  The farmers’ market is the food-only, producer-only market Continue reading

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Voluntourism on Tybee Island

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By Ashley Toro, Mermaid Cottages

Do you have a passion for helping people or the community? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? There are many ways to experience voluntourism on Tybee Island.

Robin-Lynne-1Tybee Island Beach Sweep If you want to get down and dirty, just join the island locals for a Tybee Beach Sweep in their efforts to keep our beaches gorgeous. We meet before sunrise to get started and walk the beaches cleaning up any trash dropped on the beach.  This aligns with our eco-friendly goals of protecting our wildlife and the natural settings of the dunes and sand.  We have a great time and what’s better than seeing the beautiful sunrise on the beach? Our next International Coastal Cleanup is September 20th.

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Celebrities in Savannah

YCI Guests with Paula Deen in SavannahY’all Come Inn Guests Meet Paula Deen!

Guests Bob and Bobbie Petty, Alice Stephens, and Kori Febgley picked Y’all Come Inn as their Tybee Island vacation rental with Mermaid Cottages.

This home is especially unique by its ownership, Paula Deen. Yes, this cookin’ queen is one of a few celebrities in Savannah who has a vacation home on Tybee Island that you can stay in! Paula Deen ensures all her guests who come to stay in her vacation home receives a special welcome gift of Paula Deen’s goodies, a personalized Paula Deen Cookbook and guaranteed VIP Dining at her restaurant, Lady and Sons in downtown Savannah.

While Bob and his family were here visiting Tybee, they got the opportunity to attend one of Paula Deen’s tapings for her new network. They had a great time getting to speak with her and are ever so thankful for the experience to see her in action, live!

Y'all Come Inn- Paula Deen in Savannah“Y’all Come Inn was spacious and had everything we needed. We loved being fairly close to the beach and in between North and South Beach. It was truly a relaxing week for us. We were looking forward to a great meal at Lady and Sons, but we were even more amazed at their wonderful staff. They take real good care of you and the peach cobbler with ice cream on top was to die for! My wife, sister in law, and daughter had a field day over the shopping at Seaside Sisters! We also loved eating at Coco’s Sunset Grille.”~Guest, Bob Petty

Petty Family-Celebrities in Savannah“The whole experience with Mermaid Cottages from start to finish was “Johnny on the spot” with info and everything else. The privacy and relaxation that comes with renting a cottage from Mermaid Cottages is completely worth it! We can’t wait to come back.”~Guest Bob Petty

Click here to view Paula Deen’s vacation home with Mermaid Cottages and its availability for your next vacation to Tybee Island.

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White Is Always In Style In Tybee Island

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A Shore Thing

White is always in style in Tybee Island and that goes for any time of year.  Even after Labor Day, our crisp, cool white cottages bring the sunshine in.  Let’s take a look at the casas blanca in our collection, as they go from cute and cozy to Wow!

A Shore Thing Tybee circa 1949 is pure vintage, bright and cheerful.  There’s a quaint picket fence just right for pets and it has a charming tin roof and lots of other cottage charm. Continue reading

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2014 Rock N Roll Marathon Savannah

Rock n Roll Marathon Runners in SavannahWho’s ready for some Rock ‘N’ Roll?

Savannah’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is November 8th-9th and just around the corner. Tybee is right here for you! It is the perfect way to enjoy the best of both worlds, the beach and the city!

Rock N' Roll Marathon in SavannahWe want you to know it is easy for you to get to and from the Marathon Venue and your vacation rental with Mermaid Cottages.  There will be shuttles available and you can pre-purchase round trip shuttle tickets as well as find out more about this upcoming event by clicking on this link. Tickets are $25 each. Runners & spectators may also use the shuttle. Many of our homes at Mermaid Cottages are right in close walking distance to the shuttle pick up locations for the marathon event. There are two pick up locations available on Tybee, 4th Street between Jones Avenue and Butler Avenue and Butler Avenue between 15th Street and 14th Street with two times for pick up: 5:00am & 5:30am. The ticket purchased is for a specific location, so please be sure to select the correct pick up location at checkout. Shuttle passes will not be mailed. ALL shuttle passes must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo on 11/6 and 11/7. Tybee Island is a pay to park community, so please plan to walk to the shuttle pick up locations. Return shuttles will leave from Forsyth Park (where the Finish Line is located) and will run continuously between 10:00am-4:00pm on Race Day only. Purchase Tybee Island Shuttle Pass

mermaid-tycomWe have over 50 homes to choose from and will be happy to assist you in booking your stay with us. How great would it be to enjoy a relaxing afternoon after the race on the soft sandy beaches of Tybee Island! Well, we are ready for you. Mermaid Cottages is also pet-friendly so don’t leave your furry family members behind; bring them with you! There are loads of restaurants to choose from and you can also rent bikes to ride around all over the island. Come join us!

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Be Cool To Your Tybee Island Community Pool

Be cool to your Tybee Island Community PoolBe cool to your Tybee Island Community PoolMermaid Cottages is part of a volunteer group working to build a community pool on Tybee Island.  Our mission is to provide a multi-use, heated, year-round, swimming pool for the residents of Tybee Island and visitors at a reasonable cost.  This will be a community pool for all ages and abilities with a professional staff to maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere.  Our Tybee Island Community Pool will:

· Physical Fitness
· Family Recreation
· Water Safety Awareness
· Social Functions

· Family Swims
· Lap Swims
· Senior Citizen Swims
· Aquatic Sports
· Aquatic Exercise
· Special Needs Programs
· Swim Lessons for All Levels
· Pool Rentals
· Lifeguard Training

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We need your help to make this dream come true.  Please LIKE the Tybee Island Community Pool Facebook page.  Be cool to your Tybee Island Community Pool and let’s make this happen!



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Mermaids Make A Difference: Donate To Cosmo

We’re asking y’all to help the Mermaids Make a Difference: Donate To Cosmo!

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Yes, it is time once again for Cosmo to put forth his best effort and raise funds for the Nebraska Humane Society.  Fourteen years ago, Cosmo himself was rescued by this organization, and so he has always been eager to help them out in return.

mermaids make a difference: donate to CosmoDon’t let Cosmo down!  You can donate online by clicking the DONATE NOW button.  Puppies, kittens, and so many more animals are counting on your help!  Any donation, no matter how small, will help an animal in need!

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 Thanks so much!

 Paul & Cosmo

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