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Seven Tybee Island Porches That Rock

Here are seven Tybee Island porches that rock. Whether you’re looking for an end-of-summer getaway or a place to Fall in love with Tybee Island, it’s always a great time to visit.  Everyone loves the beach and the ocean, but some love to come and just slow things down a bit.

We call it Tybee Time.

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Porch sitting is definitely a Southern tradition and a great rocking chair is all that’s needed to get into a rhythm.

Atlantic 1 circa 1930

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This classic family beach house sits directly on the beach and the sand dunes.  You’ll enjoy incredible ocean views, glorious sunrises and sunsets and delightful ocean breezes. As a bonus, Atlantic 2 is located directly behind this beach house, so it’s the perfect location for families and friends traveling together.  You’re welcome to rent both!

It’s called Tybee Time…

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South Carolina Educators Merit New Discounts With Mermaid Cottages

South Carolina Educators merit new discounts with Mermaid Cottages and it’s time to celebrate before you head back to school. The Mermaids of Tybee Island love to support educators, both active and retired, by making it easier for you to come and enjoy our happy little houses by the sea. We appreciate our neighbors to the north and we want to give you a last hoorah before heading back to the classrooms in September.

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We are doubling our Educator’s Discount August 5th to August 30th. A 10% summer discount is yours!

All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one. Malala Yousafzai

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Mermaid Cottages Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Mermaid Cottages celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with a new discount that’ll move you all the way to the head of the class! The Mermaids already offer a 5% discount all year round to anyone in the Education profession and now we’re giving our Teachers a little extra credit for their hard work.

Mermaid Cottages Celebrates Teach Appreciation WeekIf you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
-Chinese Proverb

To show our appreciation for the exceptional care Teachers give to their students every day, for a limited… read more

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13 Pretty Porches of Tybee Island

Here are 13 pretty porches of Tybee Island.  Some sit up high for lots of people watching and others are ground level so you can stroll right in. Some extend the inside into the outside and they all are perfect for experiencing al fresco adventures all around our barrier island.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

13 pretty porches of tybee island

This porch is screened in, huge and full of seating options. Catching ocean breezes is what it does best…. read more

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Eight Easy Last Minute Spring Break Getaways

Mermaid Cottages has eight easy last minute Spring Break getaways.  We’ve been waiting for Spring and now that’s it’s here we don’t want you to miss it.  We added several new cottages to our collection during the off season and many others now have wonderful new updates to their décor.  It’s always the right time for Tybee Time and we love last minute guests.

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Mermaid Cottages Is Proud Of Our Small Town Beach Town

Mermaid Cottages is proud of our small town beach town and we want to see your Hash Tags, too!

Mermaid Cottages is proud of our small town beach town

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Behind A Tybee Island Picket Fence

Behind a Tybee Island picket fence you’ll always find a happy little cottage by the sea.  This one in particular is no exception.  It’s Key Lime Parrot circa 1936.  This little color box is so bright and cheerful, you’ll know you’re in for a grand, Tybee Island getaway.  You already know how cute and adorable Mermaid Cottages are and the details in this cottage deserve a closer look.

behind a tybee island picket fencePull up to this Tybee Island picket fence and your excitement will start to build even before you get your car in park.  The key lime green exterior lets you know it’s Tybee Time and you’ve got to be smiling as you enter…. read more

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Mermaid Cottages Has A Fall Break Special For Educators

mermaid cottages has a fall break special for educatorsMermaid Cottages has a Fall Break Special For Educators through November 20, 2017!  The Mermaids love Educators, both active and retired.  We want you to enjoy your fall break and weekends with lots of cottage charm and coastal calm.  From now through November 20, 2017, make a new reservation with Mermaid Cottages and we’ll take 10% discount off your rental price.  Just call 912 704 4618 or go online to our website and make your reservation. In the comment section, please note you’re requesting our 10% fall special and we’ll adjust your rental rate and send you a confirmation.  This applies to new reservations only, please, and may not be combined with any other discounts.

Just take a look at some of the cottages available for your Fall breaks!… read more

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Tybee Island Blues

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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!

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Some Mermaid Cottages Have Circa Dates

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.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

Eisenhower's Retreat circa 1894

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
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!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

Nora's Cottage circa 1920

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!

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
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 circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
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.

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!

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa 1962

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
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.

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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!

 

 

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