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.

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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!
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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

photo by Casey Jones

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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We’re Porched On Tybee Island

Tybe's Summer Movie NightsWe’re porched on Tybee Island.  No, it’s not a misprint.  We’re not saying we’re parched.  Given that we live on a quirky little island with plenty of watering holes, we are not sucking in the lively libations department.  As we say in the South, “We’uns is porched!”  We love our porches and they’re just as much a part of our quirky, laid back, “it’ll get done when it gets done“, “don’t rush me and make me waste my Sweet Tea”,talk to the sand ’cause beach hair don’t care” laissez faire.  We like ’em down low so we don’t fall off of ’em after being sociable and neighborly with our afternoon cocktails.  We like ’em up high so we can rock in rhythm with the waves chasing the tides.  We even like ’em stacked up two or three stories high like a Church lady’s hair that gets jacked-up-to-Jesus before Sunday morning services.  Yep, we like our porches.  In fact, here are several saintly porches that make us feel closer to heaven every time we kick off our flip flops and relax.

Back River Bungalow

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Paula Deen fans love this porch since a stay here includes Captain Michael’s signature coffee and VIP… read more

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Mermaid Cottages’ New Back To School Special Supports Education

Mermaid Cottages' Back To School Special Supports Education

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929

Mermaid Cottages’ new Back To School Special supports education!  We’re offering a 10% discount off of our rental price PLUS for every reservation made that mentions the Fall Special, we’ll be making a donation for School Lunches to two schools where the children need help: East Broad Street Elementary School in Savannah, GA  and Westgate Community Conservancy School in Samburu, Kenya.  Our goal is to serve as many children as possible.  So, come enjoy some Tybee Time and help children in need of school lunches!

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Happy Ours Cottage photo by Jason Thrasher

How can you help? The Davenport House Museum in Savannah hosts a day long program each year for East Broad Street Elementary students in Mrs. Jones’ class.  You can make a difference, too, when you donate supplies for education as a part of your stay using our Back to School discount.  Here’s a list of some of the things Mrs. Jones could use for her classroom:read more

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