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Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn Is Decorated For Christmas

Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn is decorated for Christmas!  The only things missing are you and your family and friends around the tree.  Each year, our Mermaids become Santa’s elves and then they create a tribute to the season.  The decorations are selected with Paula and her family in mind.  There are vintage ornaments and traditional greenery mixed with new and exciting kitchenware from Paula Deen Retail Store.  It all gets whipped up together into the perfect culinary themed Christmas home.  Let’s take a look.

Paula Deen's Y'all Come Inn Is Decorated For ChristmasThis cast iron pan wreath hangs at the front door to welcome you in for the holidays…. read more

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Mermaid Cottages On A Whim

Come visit Mermaid Cottages on a whim!  Last minute getaways are always welcome around here.  So much so, we even have a cottage named for it.  On A Whim!

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Yes, we’ve added even more cottage charm and coastal calm with the addition of this historic cottage. It’s located on Meddin Lane near the Tybee Lighthouse. It’s a truly historic Tybee cottage and a real step back in time!… read more

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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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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

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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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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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!
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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




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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 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

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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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