Tybee Island Blues can happen at any time. You start missing our happy little cottages. You miss the picturesque sunrises and our breathtaking sunsets. You long for bike rides and leisurely walks along the beach. The seaside memories keep wafting through your mind. We have the blues all the time, though in a vastly different context. The lavender blues of our morning skies. The ultramarine blues of our coastal waters. The passionate blues of our bedrooms. The haint blues of our porch ceilings that emulate the sea, since spirits refuse to cross bodies of water. We get it and so do you. Just look at these blues that make us so happy!
Some Mermaid Cottages have circa dates and that’s our way of identifying the time periods that some of our structures were built. Often times, we know from historical records exactly when a cottage was erected. Other times, we may not know the exact dates, but we know a cottage can be tracked back within a general range of dates through tax records and/or real estate transactions. Regardless, we are committed to saving, restoring and maintaining as many of Tybee Island’s historic structures as possible. Fortunately, we are not alone. Our individual cottages owners and our fabulous team of Mermaids (and Mermen!) are dedicated caretakers. Our wonderful Tybee community supports historic preservation, as well. Just take a look at some of the decades and eras represented in our collection of happy little seaside homes.
Beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue! No roads to cross to the beach! 4 bedroom/2 full baths! Simple, elegant, cozy, nostalgic…a summer cottage where you will make special beach vacation memories!
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!
Beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is PET FRIENDLY! 6 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms. NOTE: this home requires a 3 night stay or longer.
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.
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!
Hypoallergenic 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.
One thing’s for sure, there’s no expiration date for historic preservation and good taste. We appreciate our guests’ support for saving and maintaining Tybee Island’s historic structures and for the many other causes and programs we’re able to provide for from the proceeds of your vacations and getaways. What are the most important dates to us? The dates you come and stay with Mermaid Cottages. We cherish each and every one!
Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle presents Sandpiper Cottage, the most recent cottage added to our Mermaid Cottages’ collection! Elizabeth recently shared she’s the designer for the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017. You can reserve her Tybee Island cottage while we wait for her big reveal of her Ultimate Retreat 2017 project!
Elizabeth Demos is an interior designer based in Savannah, GA, who uses her one-of-a-kind talents to write, produce, and style beautiful content for award-winning, food and shelter brands. Elizabeth’s instinctive eye and fresh approach to home projects have made her a sought after talent in the industry.
Her editorial contributions have graced the covers of many lifestyle publications including HGTV Magazine, Southern Living, and Traditional Home, just to name a few.
Elizabeth’s gift for assembly and vintage aesthetic make her the perfect fit as the designer of DIY Network’s Ultimate Retreat 2017, a rustic and refined renovation in one of America’s most unique locations.
– DIY Network
Have you ever drooled over the beautifully styled interiors, porches, lifestyle and food in such publications as HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, and Southern Living? Well, Elizabeth Demos is behind many of those beautiful magazine covers and features. Imagine what magic such a talented designer dreamed up for her very own beach cottage!
Sandpiper Cottage is a vintage raised Tybee cottage featuring those little design touches Elizabeth is known for in her work.
Sandpiper Cottage is located on the beach side of Butler Avenue on 18th Terrace in the Historic District area.
It features a cozy living area…
A full kitchen (no dishwasher)…
And a full bath…
If you follow Elizabeth on Instagram, she has given a few “previews” of this uber cute cottage during its renovation.
Well, now it’s all complete and ready for you!
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!
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
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 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!
The 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 http://mermaidcottages.com ( 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.
Introducing 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.
This cottage has been completely re-styled to be beachy, cozy and adorable…. read more
Mermaids (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.
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.
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!
When you need Spa Days and Ah Days with Mermaid Cottages, we’d love to suggest a few tips on where to enjoy the best showers on Tybee Island! Yes, our cottage charm and coastal calm extend to our showers and baths, so be sure to set aside plenty of time to indulge yourself during your stay. Just take a look at some of our rain heads and spa jets that are waiting for you.
It’s an Ah Day when you book your stay at Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940. This pet friendly and value-priced family cottage is located on the marsh. Just imagine how you’ll enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets and bird watching from here. What? Doesn’t everyone have a polka dot shower?
Who’s ready for a Spa Day? Blue Heron is a restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the cottage charm imaginable! It has high ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate! There’s a fully fenced yard for pets and a large screened porch where you’ll want to sit and … read more
Mermaid Cottages’ Buoy 117 has joined our collection and you’re going to love it! We’re so well known for our cottage charm and coastal calm and that’s just what you’ll get with this wonderful condo. We asked the owner what she likes most about her condo. “Ours is two doors down from the pool and the beginning of the dune walk. I fully set up the kitchen with everything that is needed to bake (including a Kitchen Aid mixer), as well as all tools and equipment needed to make cocktails. It was my mother’s home for 12 years and we have so many happy, fun and beautiful memories. We are blessed to be able to share it with others so that we can keep it in our family.” Cute and cozy, this one bedroom condo is in the beachfront condo community of Savannah Beach & Racquet Club…. read more