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.
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.
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.
Pull 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
Mermaid 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
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!
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
Elizabeth Demos’ Vintage Wedding Style by Juliet Elizabeth Photography
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!
Get online now and book your family fun, girls getaways, couples retreats and vacation dates because it will fill up fast You may also email email@example.com or call 912.704.4618. Our Mermaid-of-the-Day will help you plan your visit! Welcome to Sandpiper Cottage and to Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle!
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.
photo by Jason Thrasher
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!