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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
We 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.
This 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.
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!
The 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!
This 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!
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!
We 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!
We’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.
Summer is in full swing and there are still 11 places to spend your Tybee Time in July. Just hurry! Once the word gets out, these beach getaways will be snapped up, too. These Mermaid Cottages rentals are perfect for when you just want two or three nights at the beach. If you want to stay for a week or more you’ll need to look at coming in August or later. We say come every chance you get.
This is an adorable, fun cottage with children in mind! There’s a pirate-themed kids’ room, a reading nook, a play area under the stairs, and a screened porch that’s perfect for enjoying ice cream! There’s also a large family room with denim (beach and kid-friendly) furniture!
This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home! It’s been beautifully restored and located in the Back River District. You’ll adore a very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside, the Alley 3 Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier. There’s a fenced-in yard and it’s full of local art, too!
This ground level four bedroom cottage is perfect for families or for girls’ getaways! It comes with a private dock directly on Horsepen Creek where you’ll enjoy birdwatching, crabbing, and fishing right off the dock! It also comes with a fenced yard and it’s pet-friendly!
Now, here’s a fully restored and renovated historic Tybee beach cottage! Just as you’d expect, there’s an outdoor shower, a bike rack and two awesome porches to enjoy! It’s located in the quiet Back River district with a partial view of the Back River from the porch!
Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Tybee Island getaways and it includes special Paula Deen goodies, a personalized cookbook from Paula and VIP reservations for the Lady & Sons restaurant.
Maddie’s is a charming, cozy, pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage. There are new décor touches along with the cherished heirlooms that highlight the history of Tybee Island and of the Chu family. It also features an outdoor shower and a great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks and palms!
With interiors and touches by the fabulous Jane Coslick Designs & Restoration, this cottage is a favorite among pet friendly families who prefer the North End Beach and being close to some of Tybee Island’s most popular restaurants.
Barefoot Children got no need to explain. It’s just like the lyrics to a Jimmy Buffett song, “Show me yours and I’ll show you mine… Take me back to days full of monkeyshines… Bouncin’ on a bubble full of trouble in the summer sun.” Luckily, you can do more than just hum along. You can make that one tank trip down to Tybee Island and have your own Barefoot Children experience!
This sun-tastic and family-friendly two-story cottage is packed with fun details and cheerful decor! Conveniently located on Lovell Avenue, Barefoot Childrenis a quick two block walk to the beach and it’s only three blocks to the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It’s also close to everything you love to do on Tybee. There’s shopping, the beach, and a great selection of restaurants. With four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and some especially fun kids’ rooms, you’ll be barefoot your entire stay!
The front staircase leads to a great screened porch with colorful pink and green chairs … read more
Though only about three miles long, our little barrier island comes with lots of living. From north beach to mid island, to the south end and the Back River, which one is your Tybee? There’s the quiet of the north end among the historic homes along Officers Row, Fort Screven and the Lighthouse. There are the cute little color boxes of cottages lined up in a row throughout the middle of the island. Stress and worries seem to drop off as you round the south end after a day of shopping, pier watching and dining throughout downtown Tybee. Kayaks line up like rainbows as Eco Tour boat captains load up their passengers and paddle boarders strike Yoga poses from the Back River launches. It’s a wonderful place, but sometimes we just have our favorites, don’t we?
This hypoallergenic cottage is a ground level retreat with a gorgeous screened porch. Here, you’re just three blocks to the beach. Guests love to stroll through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.
Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Girls Getaways, Bro Time Fishing Trips, Family Reunions and Grand Adventures with your grands! A stay here includes a special selection of Paula Deen goodies for you to try, a personalized cookbook from Paula and VIP reservations for dining at The Lady & Sons restaurant.
How does amazing marsh views and being just five short blocks from the beach sound? Here, the third floor screened porch offers incredible views of the marsh. This is a perfect location for bird watching and dolphin frolicks after feedings. Guests love that there’s plenty of space to spread out, making it very delightful for families!
We’ve still more great cottages sprinkled from north to south and to all points in between. Which one is your Tybee? Maybe you just need to try them all and then decide!