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.


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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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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!
top seven getaways for santa paws

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

Call Mermaid Jan 912.652.1550

Call Mermaid-of-the-Day 912.704.4618

Email visitmermaid@gmail.com



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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 http://mermaidcottages.com  ( 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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