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A Little Grand Goes A Long Way In Tybee Island

a little grand goes a long way in tybee islandA Little Grand goes a long way in Tybee Island and all you have to do is pop the cork!

The gang down at the Tybee Island Social Club will host The Little Grand Wind Tasting this Saturday, October 25th!  Taste 60 wines from 10 Countries with live music in the background by The Accomplices.  It all gets pour between 3-6 p.m. and tickets are $25.  Hey, the Dawgs have a bye, so get on down there to sample the vintages and gnosh on light bites from Social and Tybee Island Fish Camp.  The weather will be just great and you’ll be celebrating and supporting our Tybee Post Theater.read more

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Mermaid Cottages Are Available For Surfers For Autism

Mermaid Cottages are available for Surfers For AutismMermaid Cottages are available for Surfers For Autism, so give us a call or book conveniently online to support this inspiring weekend for families and volunteers alike.  Coming up on Saturday, September 6th, the Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism will be on the beach and in the surf from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  The action takes place around the beach area, south side of Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion.   This will be a fun and educational surfing event for special needs children and their families and everyone is invited to support the surfers.  

Mission Statement:
The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.

Whether you’re coming down solo to volunteer or you’re coming as a group or as a family with your own young surfers, Mermaid Cottages has just the right cottage for you.  Here are a few that are still available.

mermaid cottages are availale for surfers for autism

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 is a historic Tybee raised cottage on the beach side Butler ( One block from the beach). Pets are always welcome  as there is a fully fenced yard.  You’ll love the wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

mermaid cottages are available for surfers for autism

Sandy Toes Cottage is an adorable single story cottage brimming with vintage charm.  It has three bedrooms and two full baths.  It’s also pet friendly with a fenced-in yard and everyone always enjoys the convenient outdoor shower.

mermaid cottages are available for surfers for autism

Barefoot Children is every pirate’s fun, fantasy cottage decorated with children in mind.  There’s a pirate-themed kids’ room, a reading nook, a play area under the stairs and a screened porch perfect for enjoying ice cream and popsicles.  The large family room also sports denim (beach and kid-friendly) furniture!

mermaid cottages are available for surfers for autism

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 is another beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue.  It has four bedrooms and three full baths.  It’s simple yet elegant, cozy and nostalgic.  This is a summer cottage where you’ll make special beach vacation memories!

mermaid cottages are available for surfer for autism

These are just a few examples from our available collection, so be sure to call us or to visit our website to see all of the cottages we have available.  Mermaid Cottages are available for Surfers For Autism and we want to share them with you!

 

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Paula Deen Live!

paula deen livePaula Deen Live is coming to Savannah August 8th and August 15th and we’ve even got a hospitality discount to share with you!  Come see Paula’s live show at the Lucas Theatre in Savannah for both dates.  You’ll get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!  Visit the Savannah Box Office or call 912-525-5050 for tickets. Use special pre-sale code: PDHOSP to get 15% off.  Make it a truly wonderful getaway for your family and friends with a stay in one of our cottages and get in some Tybee Time, too.  Just take a look at the great cottages we have available…. read more

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Hallelujah Girls In Tybee Island

The Hallelujah GirlsYou know Mermaid Cottages as the go to source to plan your Girls Getaways, Honeymoons, Babymoons and special events.  We so happy to tell you about an upcoming event that’ll have you ringing up your gal pals and heading our way.  Coming soon will be The Hallelujah Girls in Tybee Island.  The Tybee Arts Association (TAPS) presents The Hallelujah Girls May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 at the Tybee Arts Center’s Jim Ingham Black Box Theatre.

Hallelujah Girls

Trina Brown and Kim Trammell, starring in “The Hallelujah Girls” on Tybee. Photo by Michael McCoy.

The play covers a year in the lives of five feisty women of Eden Falls, Georgia.  The gals decide to… read more

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A Tybee Filled Weekend

Little Tybee photo by Carol Martin

This coming weekend is going to be so fantastic we can hardly wait.  It’s no surprise that there’s no better getaway than a Tybee filled weekend!   There’s always something interesting and artsy going on and this weekend there are wonderful events scheduled from Thursday all the way through Sunday.

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 comes with your own private dock for bird watching, crabbing and fishing right off the dock!

This Thursday will be a great time to mingle and to bid and win during the Tybee Island Kite Festival Auction.  The Silent Dinner Auction is at 6… read more

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Go Fly A Kite On Tybee Island

kite flyingOver a million people nation-wide will recognize this April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month and as National Kite Month.  To that we say, “Go fly a kite on Tybee Island, will ya!”

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and North Beach Bar & Grill invite all you kite lovers and spectators to join us in raising awareness of our community support groups for Parkinson’ Disease, Essential Tremor, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and other movement disorders…. read more

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This Little Irish Goes To Market In Tybee Island

Market at the Tybee Island LighthouseWhat better luck than to be here for a holiday weekend that includes shopping?  I can’t wait until Sunday when this little Irish goes to market in Tybee Island!

On March 16th,  the Market at the Lighthouse will be better than finding a four leaf clover.  From 10am-4pm, join me at the Tybee Light Station for a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Find something unique for yourself or that someone special. The market will have some new vendors with some new and exciting items along with all the regular vendors who will be returning with art work, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, plants, candles, assorted bags and trinkets, baskets, art work, photography, initial art (design your own piece), honey, lobster rolls, handmade soaps, mosaic tile work, antique shabby chic. Come wile all of your lucky charms and see what you’ve been missing.  There’ll even be music provided by Shock Wave Entertainment.
Reuben Sandwiches for St Patrick's
Of course, you’ll want to get down here in time for the Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration Parade on Saturday and then stay over through Monday for all of the St. Patrick’s Day activities in Savannah.  We have three incredible cottages available, so make it a special weekend getaway for you and your family and friends…. read more

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Tybee Island’s Big Squeeze Is On For Mardi Gras

TaTas Cookies at Seaside SistersTybee Island’s big squeeze is on for Mardi Gras, so step right up and put ‘em here!  Yep, it’s TaTas, Pink Bras and Mardi Gras.  That means we’re having Tybee Mammograms, sponsored by the Tybee TaTas.  St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography will be parked at Seaside Sisters on Wednesday, March 5th from 9AM til we’re done!

APPOINTMENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, so call 912.819.6800 to schedule your appointment time!  To determine your eligibility, call 912.819.7055 and Financial aid is available OR your insurance will be billed.  NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY!

So, toss ‘em around and get ‘em all loosened up during the Tybee Mardi Gras STREET PARTY  today, Saturday 12-6PM on Tybrisa Street.  Afterwards, stop in Seaside Sweets and fill your CUPS with the best GELATO on the planet!

Bras at Seaside Sisters

Tybee Island’s big squeeze in on for Mardi Gras and we want to grab your TaTas!

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Mermaids Who Create Retreats

Mermaid Cottages Announces The Third Annual Mermaids Who Create Retreats!

Mermaid Manor circa 1935

Mermaid Cottages  announces our invitation to  individuals  from the arts community at large to be our guests for our Third Annual Mermaids Who Create Retreats.  February 6, 7, 8 and 9 in 2014, artistic creators will enjoy the complimentary use of a cottage as a getaway to write and create new literary and artistic works.

In exchange for this complimentary vacation cottage stay  writers, photographers and artists agree to submit a short story, essay, photographs, paintings, screen plays and theatrical scripts to Mermaid Cottages to possibly be included in a published compendium of stories and art works about Tybee Island, GAAuthors and Artists will agree to license Mermaid Cottages to use their story in a published book to display their art and photographs, along with proper credit and a biography of each author, artist or photographer on the Mermaid Cottages website, and in any way to promote Mermaids Who Create Retreats.

A writer’s story or essay must be a minimum of 1500 words and revolve around Tybee Island, or some aspect of the locale, either as a setting or a subject.  We highly recommend the story line also include in some way the cottage in which the writer stays.  Any literary genre of story or essay is acceptable, including but not limited to memoir, mystery, fantasy, romance, horror, fiction and non-fiction.  An artist’s/photographer’s work must portray local scenes of life on Tybee Island and in some way include the cottage in which the artist/photographer stays.

Please submit your application via this link for the Third Annual Mermaids Who Create Retreats to mermaidmona@outlook.com (Mermaid Mona) by January 16, 2014.  From all submissions, Mermaid Cottages will select and invite artists and writers in these artistic disciplines:

* Published writers

* Published authors

* Published bloggers

* Published screen writers

* Published playwrights

* Published photographers

* Painters who have shown in public art contests, competition, shows and offers

Official invitations will be sent out January 23, 2014 and participation will include a complimentary stay for one writer, artist or photographer per cottage for February 6 7, 8 and 9 in 2014.

Participants are responsible for:

* Transportation

* Meals and recreation

* $69 Reservations Fee

* Housekeeping (ranges from $100-$200 according to the individual cottage offered)

* Pet Fee if you’re bringing a pet

* Fees due and payable by check prior to arrival (Reservations Fee, Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee, if applicable)

An agreement to write and permission to license your story will be part of the application to your Mermaids Who Create Retreat.  Stories must be submitted as a Word document within 30 days of the end of your stay at Mermaid Cottages.  Likewise, an agreement to complete and permission to license an artist’s or a photographer’s work will also be a part of the application, with the completed submission due within 30 days of the end of your stay.

We support the arts and want to publicize Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages as a unique artistic retreat.  It is our hope that these retreats will become a regular feature of our island and the publication of a book of short stories and artistic works will serve to promote the arts in our area.

Be sure to follow us on our Blog, on Facebook, Google+ and on Twitter to learn more about the Mermaids Who Create Retreats.

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Hello, Gorgeous

How will you celebrate New Year’s?  Tybee Island has funky parties and fantastic fireworks and then there’s that whole big ocean we have going on.  This year, the Mermaids hope to enjoy an old tradition.  We’ve been practicing and the first visitor across our threshold will hear, “Hello, Gorgeous!”

Tall, Dark, Handsome

According to our friends down at Davenport House Museum in Savannah, the first person to enter a house in the New Year is ripe with symbolism.  The belief was that luck would come one’s way if the first footer was a dark haired young bachelor. It was thought unlucky for a fair“ or red-haired person to `let in the New Year.  A scholar notes this may have been from the natural antagonism of an indigenous dark-haired people to a race of blond invaders [the Norsemen and Vikings in the British Isles].  Note to our newly arriving guests.  It’s not that we’re particularly used to making Goo-Goo eyes at tall, dark and handsome single men, but we really take this good luck stuff to heart. Won’t you help a Mermaid out?… read more

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