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Spend Thanksgiving With Mermaid Cottages

Spend Thanksgiving with Mermaid Cottages and discover how easy it can be to celebrate holidays with friends and family and a little extra sea salt. Our cottages have fully stocked kitchens and you can count on fresh. local ingredients, if you’d like to cook up a feast.  As usual, there are several family friendly adventures on tap and you can even have your big meal catered so you’ll have more time to enjoy a getaway with those you love.

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932

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Walk About On Tybee Island

Let’s give them something to walk about on Tybee Island!  It’s easy to enjoy the sun and the sand and the ocean, but did you know our little barrier island is vitally important to our overall marine ecology and environment?  Find just the right walk about tour for you and you’ll be amazed at how thrilling and interesting our little hamlet by the sea really is.

Join in for a Turtle Talk with our friends at Tybee Island Marine Science Center and tour their Coastal Gallery:

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Six Signs Tybee Island Is The Best Place To Visit In November

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Here are six signs Tybee Island is the best place to visit in November.  Fall brings cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, less traffic and just the right rhythm to our little hamlet by the sea.  It’s the perfect time to enjoy girls getaways, sistercations, lots of family fun, couples retreats, babymoons, mancations and even private solace for solo travelers.  Everyone can enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm.  … read more

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Dish with MKA at SSS and support MOW, too

Dish with MKA at SSS and support MOW, too! It’s a recipe for a whole casserole of fun and hilarity and you’re the only other ingredient we need!

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Well, seeing as Seaside Sisters is the best little shore house on Tybee Island, it’s just even more delicious when Mary Kay Andrews comes to visit.  Our favorite New York Times best selling author has written… read more

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Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free On Tybee Island

Some of the best things in life are free on Tybee Island.  Live a little or live a lot when you visit.   Life comes with its own soundtrack.  Tybee helps give it a quirky beat.  It’s a place to just be when your heart needs a hug.  It’s just right for family fun, girls getaways, mancations, solo travels, pet friendly adventures and bucket lists.  These are a few of our favorite things. Follow our lead and then make them your own.

the best things in life are free on Tybee Island1. You can write a sonnet about your pretty beach bonnet.  Snap a photo of yourself posing in front of a vintage cottage while wearing your  charming beach chapeau.  Be styling in your beach wear chic that’ll have you featured in the rotogravure, for sure.

the best things in life are free.2.  Relax and get in the swing of things.  Some are perched high atop a wraparound porch and others plop down from giant tree boughs.  You’re never too old to kick off your flip flops and swing your feet while sharing laughs and memories in a swing…. read more

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Tybee Island Pirate Fest

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This year’s Tybee Island Pirate Fest is October 28-30, 2016!  Ole Hurricane Matthew blew the original dates right off of our social calendar, but hey, pirates want to have fun, too.  There’s no way we’re gonna miss marauding, pillaging and grogging, either!

We’ve got our wench wear and pirate garb all laid out for all the fun and now we need you to come join us!  Book your cottage for Pirate Fest and you’ll be in for a huge share of our available pirates’ booty.  Book two nights and we’ll throw in another two nights as our guests.  Just think, even if you can’t get here before Friday, with this special you can add Thursday night as one of your two free nights.  This way, you can check in any time after 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Then, even if you can’t stay over Sunday night, adding Sunday as your other free night means you’ll have a late checkout on Sunday.  Spend all day at the beach and then head for home later in the day.

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Here’s how easy it is to get two free nights.  Book two nights and tell us you want the Pirate Fest Stay … read more

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Get Schooled On Our Tybee Cool

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Y’all come get schooled on our Tybee Cool.  It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about reading, riding and arithmetic.  Mermaid Cottages says there’s time for that later and right now is the perfect time to be thinking about reefing, riding and other Tybee Island tips!  We’ve got recreation you can… read more

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Tybee Island: What, When & Wear In May

tybee island: what, when & wear in mayTybee Island: What, When & Wear in May is full of great tips to make your Sun Days the best fun days during your visit!  The Mermaid Cottages mermaids and our cottage management teams have been working with our cottage owners to update, redo, fluff and stuff our happy homes by the sea with everything you’ll need for your girls getaways, mancations, vacations, weddings and babymooners‘ visits.  With mild temperatures, clean beaches, arts, entertainment and fresh seafood that’ll have y’all saying, “Goodness Gracious!”, here are some of our favorite things to see, do and snap up while you’re here.

Drip Dry and Water-proof

Cast off those overcoats, scarves and sweaters.  Spring has sprung and you’ll want to be able to hit the beach at a moments notice.  May is also when the locals kick off our high season with an all-out, but very friendly water war known as Beach Bum Parade.  You and your wardrobe may be all wet, but the laughs and the smiles will ensure you’re cute and giggly.  Keep it beachy and breezy with our new Mermaid Cottages shirts, tees and caps at Seaside Sisters.

Be A Part of the Artsy Crowd

Whether you sing it, act it, sculpt it, paint it or cover it in sand, it’s still art.  Get tickets to the best live shows in town at Tybee Post Theater and Tybee Arts Association.  Then, explore intimate and cozy cottages and splendid beach abodes with Tybee Island Tour of Homes and get that swing with Jazz at the Beach!

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Five Ways For Tybee To Enhance Your Romance

five ways for tybee to enahnce your romanceA visit to Tybee Island is sure to give your hearts a flutter and when it’s around Valentine’s Day, it’s even easier to let your love grow.  Here are our five ways for Tybee to enhance your romance!

1. Pop some tags.  Every couple loves to steal away for out of town love trysts, so give the experience even more value by Shopping For Your Perfect Match and finding that perfect one of a kind memento during a leisurely stroll along the Tybee City Wide Yard Sale!

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2. Give your special weekend a soundtrack by taking in a live performance at Tybee Post Theater.  We suggest Ladies of the Blues opening Saturday, February 13.  Savannah legend Huxsie Scott will share the stage with the talented Danielle Hicks and their playlist will be full of emotion, passion and excitement!  Tickets are $25 general admission; $22.50 for Theater members…. read more

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Get Packed For Tybee Island In February!

baywatch lifeguardGet packed for Tybee Island in February!  We eat.  We dance.  We sing.  We party.  We run.  We walk. We act up.  We act out.  You know, pretty much the same things we do any other time of year.  You’ll want to be prepared and ready to enjoy lots of winter fun in our beautiful and historic hamlet by the sea and here’s a helpful list of what you’ll need.

 

1. For starters, yes, you’ll need a swimsuit.  In fact, make it a red, one-piece.  A remake of BAYWATCH will be filming on Tybee and they’re looking for males and females in swimsuits and summer wear.  Besides, you’ll want to look cute in case you run into The Rock or Zack Efron, right?

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2. Sparkle plenty.  Hey, it’s Mardi Gras, so pack lots of gold, green and purple and lots of feathers, boas, tiaras, masks and glitter.  You’ll have plenty of opportunities to add beads when you get here…. read more

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