This Summer has been so much fun we just don’t want to let it end. The Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are coming up on September 12. 2015. Thankfully, the weather stays very mild down here and that means more fun for everyone! The races will shove off from A-J’s Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave and proceeds will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. There will be three races with staggered start times:
- Tybee River Race: 6 1Ž2 miles on the tidal river separating Tybee and Little Tybee Islands.
- Little Tybee Challenge: 8 miles, circumnavigates part of Little Tybee Island.
- Race Across the River for Gold Sponsors: Our Gold sponsors compete for a grand prize.
Another great way to support the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is to become a race sponsor. Your race registration fee is included and you’ll get your name on the t-shirt and more! Bronze sponsor is $100;… read more
Get ready to swim, bike and run your way around Tybee Island as the TRY-BEE Triathlon comes to town! A triathlon is a multi–stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines and our beautiful island makes for the perfect venue. Many seasoned competitors are already signed up to make the race and there’s still room for you to join on or to cheer on your favorite athlete.
Swim: The swim portion will be a 750 meter ocean swim. Participants will swim out 50 meters, then turn parallel to the shore and swim with the current for 650 meters prior to swimming back into shore. The transition area is located just on the other side of the boardwalk and baby pools will be provided for rinsing the sand off your feet.
Bike: The bike is an out and back ride which is nearly completely flat. There is one hill which is the bridge off of Tybee Island. One mile after the bridge, participants will turn right into Fort Pulaski State Park, do a loop around the park and then head back to transition. The bike is full of beautiful marsh-scapes and coastal birds. The bike should prove to be VERY fast.
Run: The run course will be an out and back in the neighborhoods around Tybee Island. Participants will find aid stations at miles .75, 1.5 and 2.25. The course is completely flat and very fast.
Photo by Last Mom
A sure way to make a great showing is to start out with your own personal staging area. Mermaid Cottages has two great cottages available and there’ll surely be lots of competition for both…. read more
Yes, there’s still room for you during Tybee Wine Festival! Tybee Wine Festival is April 22-26 and right now Mermaid Cottages has nine cottages available. Just don’t wait too long because the wine festival is growing bigger and more exclusive every year and these cottages will fill up fast. Whether you can only come for a couple of days or you’d like to make this be the week to really enjoy the beach, our Mermaids can help you select just the right cottage for you!
A Celebration of Earth and Vine Wednesday, April 22 ~ 6-9pm
Screened Inn circa 1929 is located in the quiet, historic Officer’s Row section of North Beach, Ft. Screven. Decorated by Layla and Kevin Palmer of The Lettered Cottage.
A Celebration of Earth & Vine pays homage to the 45th anniversary of Earth Day with an elegant four-course wine dinner … read more
We can’t get away from Winter fast enough, so sound out your May Day! It’s Tybee Time! Let’s face it. A trip to the beach is wonderful any time of year and for any reason, so there doesn’t have to be any particular time for you to enjoy our island. Fortunately, Tybee Island always has something wonderful going on and it’s helpful to know about upcoming events so you can move things around to be here when you see something you like. For instance, May is filling up already, but here are some great events you’ll want to consider when planning your next getaway.
May 1, 2 and 3, 2015 is when LGBT travelers will show their pride on Tybee with a series of events including a Parade, a White Party, T-Dance, Beach Sweep and Sunday Brunch. Everyone is welcome as this event gets bigger and better each year!
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You picked a Wine Time to Tybee because our Tybee Wine Festival is bigger and better in every way this year! April 22-26 will be the perfect time to enjoy your favorite vintage wines and the comfort of some of your favorite Mermaid Cottages. The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater’s major fundraising events. You’ll be toasting the best of Tybee via five fun and unique wine and food experiences.
A Celebration of Earth and Vine Wednesday, April 22 ~ 6-9pm
Flips Flop House is a restored Tybee beach cottage with two awesome porches to enjoy! Located in the quiet Back River district of the island!
Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day with an elegant four-course wine dinner. Each of the dishes and the accompanying wines will be inspired by Earth Day and presented personally by each of the hosting chefs. A wine-tasting … read more
Mermaid 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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
You 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.
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
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 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