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!
Give your home a little cottage charm and coastal calm, even when you don’t live near the sea. You take home momentos of your beach getaways and the memories linger long after, so give your home a beachy makeover. You know. Just a little something to tide you over until you can get your toes in the sand, again. A knick knack, here. A tchotchke, there. A wash of pastel color for your walls, a door or a window. Textures you can touch when you need that little mental break. Whether vintage or brand spanking new, it’s up to you to celebrate what you like and to treasure your time at the beach.
What makes us happy? For Mermaids, it’s our happy color boxes by the sea. We love these color tips from House Beautiful and we can vouch for the magic they create! It’s been loads of fun to see just how colors make our lives better! We put our cottages to the color test. How well do you think we did?
Chef, boy are we excited to see Chef Steven Satterfield in Savannah and Tybee Island this weekend! Steven co-owns our Castaway Cottage circa 1955 with his partner, Ben, and we’re always thrilled to see them on the island. Steven will be signing copies of his latest book From Root To Leaf, so you have two great opportunities to meet him, pick up his book and have him sign it. He’ll be hanging around to meet and chat, so why not go to both!
Saturday June 20th at The Florence in Savannah from 1-3 p.m. Entrance is free and complimentary light bites will be served. There will be a cash bar, as well.
Sunday June 21st at Tybee Island Fish Camp from 5-7 p.m. Free entrance here, too, and there will be light bites and cash bar. Please make reservations for dinner at Fish Camp after the signing.
We’d invite you to come stay in Castaway Cottage circa 1955, but it stays booked all Summer! Well, we’ll tell you about it anyway in hopes you will come back when it’s available so you can enjoy whipping up Steven’s award … read more
It’s Summer and that means Mermaid Cottages is very busy, but sometimes you just need a little getaway in the middle of it all. Our Mini Mermaid Getaways to Tybee Island are the perfect little beach escapes when you can’t get away for a week or more. Here’s an update of our cottage charm and coastal calm that’s still available in June and July. Hurry, because they won’t last long!
June 30-July 2: This is an adorable vintage north end cottage! There’s a wonderful screened porch and a separate nest cottage with queen bed, kitchen, sitting area and a bathroom of it’s own! It’s private and perfect for families traveling with teenagers!
July 4/5: This is an original Tybee raised cottage that’s filled with vintage charm, modern conveniences and ocean views. This newest addition to novelist Mary Kay Andrews’ beach cottage collection is named after the beach house in her NY Times bestseller Summer Rental!
July 4-7, July This ground level cottage is perfect for families or girls’ getaways! You’ll have your own private dock directly on Horsepen Creek where you can enjoy bird watching, crabbing and fishing right off the dock! It has a fenced yard and is pet friendly!
July 5-9, July 27-31: This is a true cottage, so only serious cottage lovers need apply. It’s small, charming, authentic, a place to relax, unwind and escape to a slower time. It’s pet friendly and has a covered dock directly on the salt marsh!
July 8/9, July 20/21: This historic Tybee raised cottage is on the beach side of Butler Avenue and only one block from the beach. Pets are welcome with the fully fenced yard and the wrap around porch is filled with rocking chairs!
This vintage cottage is just one home back from the beach. There’s a wrap around porch and some of the best ocean views and breezes on the island! Shower off the beach sand before heading indoors in our fun downstairs showers! You’ll be cozy and comfortable and enjoy lots of local art!
Reaching back to touch upon memories from the past is much like revisiting an Old Love in Tybee Island. Many trains have come and gone, having brought Savannah folks and wealthy Americans to this little slice of the Georgia coast, once upon a time. There were days past when making the 18 mile journey from the Hostess City out to Tybee would have taken the better part of a day and then the railroad came. Excited beach goers could enjoy the leisurely ride out to the edge of the ocean and then take those last longing looks at the sea as the train headed back at sunset. One of the most beautiful memories of that time waits to receive her guests in grand style long after the trains have stopped. Still validating the ticket dreams of those coming to let go of the stresses and worries of life on the mainland.
Old Love circa 1921 is a classic 1920’s beach cottage on Tybee’s original cottage row. It’s perfectly pink with a tin roof, bead board… read more
Tybee Restaurant Week is coming right up January 16-25! You already love Tybee’s fun and quirky beaches and town and this is the best week to learn about our incredible culinary adventures. Each participating restaurant will offer three course, prix fixe dinner menus for only $25 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Tybee restaurants offer a diverse range of island fare, so be sure to eat well and eat often. The selection of restaurants and menus is so fabulous you’ll need just the right cottage to rest up in between courses. Just take a look at this buffet of cottage charm and coastal calm.
New cottages are joining our collection and the Mermaids are excited to share them with you. Today, we ‘d like to introduce Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 in Tybee Island.
This nostalgic Tybee beach house has been carefully restored with the goal of satisfying a need for stability and permanence. Located only a few steps from the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean, the timeless elegance, simplicity and warmth of our home will create lifelong memories for your family for many years.
Built in 1896 for James Montgomery Dixon, Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 is listed on the list of National Historic Houses by the Department of the Interior (Property ID 11186). The home is part of a row of summer cottages that make up the Historic Tybee Strand District which developed as a result of the construction of the Savannah-Tybee Railroad in 1887 and the construction of Hotel Tybee on the south end of the island in 1891. Dixon Station, a flag stop of the Central of Georgia Railroad, was located on the corner of Butler Avenue and 13th Street, was … read more