Sea Largo circa 1960

Sea Largo circa 1960 has lots of new updates and it’s ready to celebrate spring and summer on Tybee Island!  Come on over and experience this happy little house by the sea.  Enjoy this special preview and start planning your next visit!

sea largo circa 1960

So, exactly what are we celebrating?  Well, for starters, Sea Largo now has two full baths! This has always been a ground level cottage that’s a favorite for families with children and with seniors who don’t like … read more

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Vitamin Sea

Mermaids announce the newest addition to our collection! Beautiful raised Tybee cottage very near Alley 3 kayak launch! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, outdoor shower and kayak storage! Fully fenced yard! Sleeping porch! Get your reservations in soon!


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Jackie’s Cottage

Jackie’s Cottage! Brand new! Perfect beach rental in the heart of Tybee! 2 bedrooms, 1 bath! Great screened porch & private deck! Connected to Mimi’s Porch and perfect for large families! Rent one or both!


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Mimi’s Porch

Mimi’s Porch! Brand new! Perfect beach rental in heart of Tybee! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths! Great screened porch & private deck! Connected to Jackie’s Cottage and perfect for large families! Rent one or both!


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Skipjack Cottage circa 1929

Our stay in early March at the new Mermaid Cottages’ Skipjack Cottage circa 1929, reminds me of why I love Tybee! My favorite thing to do when I get on Tybee Time is nothing– that’s why it’s so important to stay in a cottage which feels good inside as well as outside.


skipjack cottage circa 1929

photo by Jason Thrasher

Skipjack Cottage has lots of out door lounging areas– the screen porch was a wonderful place to hang out and look out on the old inn, the seashell road– which is literally a stone’s throw to the beach, and the palm trees.
My kids loved swinging on the porch swing!

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Tybee Island Wine, Rainbows and Cottages

Tybee Island wine, rainbows and cottages are what we’re about this coming weekend!  April showers have brought us the merry, merry month of May and Tybee is bursting with colors and fun.  Just take a look at how we’re celebrating and how much fun you’ll have when you join us!

2017 Tybee Wine Festival, May 4-6, 2017

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Tybee Time meets Wine Time!  You’ll sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights this weekend.  This is our ninth annual festival and one of the largest fund raisers for our Tybee Post Theater.  Special live entertainment will be featured at each event.

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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.

caring for bobby's sea turtles


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.

caring for bobby's sea turtles

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.

welcome mimi's porch to our mermaid cottages' collection

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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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

the colors in a tybee island rainbow

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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Photo by Danielle Brown

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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