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The Night Of The Golden Flip Flop

night of the golden flip flopHow can you not FALL in love with Tybee Island when we have incredible end of Summer celebrations like The Night of the Golden Flip Flop?  This gala reception and fundraiser is Friday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m., the evening before the upcoming Coastal Arts Fair.  Just look at how we can put on airs:

• A “Sneak Preview” of some of the artwork that will be available during Saturday’s Coastal Arts Fair
• Judging for the ‘Golden Flip Flop Award’ by prominent judges and award presentation
• Cash bar available (your ticket will get you 1 free drink)
• Fabulous hor d’oeuvres
• Live music by jazz guitarist Jan Baynard
• ‘Step and Repeat’ photo booth with images by Savannah photographer, Georgia Walters

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Dress is ‘Tybee Black Tie’, so y’all know we’ll be all gussied up (Hawaiian shirts and dressy flip flops).  
Ticket prices are $35 up to the day of the event and they can be purchased from any TAA Board Member with cash or check, or by credit card or PayPal on our website: (Tickets ARE limited, so hurry!).  With all this high brow, lad-di-dah you’ll need an artsy Mermaid Cottage to help you put on airs.  Just look at a few of the cottages we have available:… read more

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Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

surfers for autismMermaid Cottages and the Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival are ready to catch some waves!  Our annual Surfers For Autism Hangouts are preparing for your visit September 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015.   

Mermaid Cottages invites families of Surfers For Autism to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Hangout over this three-day weekend.  We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who surf to support children and families affected by autism.  This is our to say Thank You and to celebrate another wonderful year with your families.

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Mermaid Cottages is honored to share our collection of cottages and historic homes and here’s what you need to do to participate:

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Old Love Cottage circa 1921

The perfect petite beach cottage! Exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach with your beach path just outside the cottage picket fence. A true original cottage!

Book Old Love Cottage circa 1921

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Sanford’s Place circa 1930

Recently completely redecorated! Original Tybee cottage from the 1930’s renovated. Pet friendly, 2 blocks to downtown Tybee ( shopping, restaurants, fishing pier) Ideal for a small family, honeymooners, couples. Ground Level.


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Flying Dogs In Savannah

flying dogs in savannahHead on down to the Georgia coast this weekend and enjoy the flying dogs in Savannah!  It’s time for the Hyperflyte Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier this coming weekend, March 7 and 8.  Attendance is free of charge. The event benefits Pets for Vets, an organization that is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training, and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. “Medical studies have proven that animals have significant effect on improving mental and physical health, which includes depression and anxiety, symptoms experienced by many serving in the military,” says Chief Master Sergeant James Fox, who is the mastermind of starting this event here in the Greater Savannah area. Participating local pet rescue agencies as well as Islands High School’s Veterinary Science program will also benefit from the event.  Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes!

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Mermaid Cottages is proud to be one of the sponsors and we have some of your favorite pet friendly … read more

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Downtown Tybee


“She is a good woman. And while the phrase is enough to set my teeth on edge, there are moments when her virtue demands admiration.”

Staying near downtown Tybee is a lot like being unto the manor born.  On Sunday nights, you can bet our Mermaids are tuned in to Downton Abbey on GPB, but the rest of the time we’re working hard behind the scenes to create a most memorable stay for you.  Our cottage charm and coastal calm is evident from the smallest cottages to our grandest raised Tybee homes.  A stay in one of our grand dames is much like an outing with the Dowager Countess Violet.  Glorious with prestige, warm with treasured history and a bit of whit and whimsy waiting to greet you around every corner.  Such is the grace of our Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938.

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“You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.”

This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home.  It has been beautifully restored and situated along the Back River District.  Our guests love the very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant, the Alley III Kayak Launch … read more

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Have A Coastal Thanksgiving With Mermaid Cottages

have a coastal thanksgiving with mermaid cottagesHave a coastal Thanksgiving with Mermaid Cottages and get extra heaping helpings of our holiday discounts!  Many local restaurants will even prepare your Thanksgiving meal for you, so enjoy early Christmas gifts for the cooks in your family.  We have cozy cottages for any size gathering and they’re all on sale.  We’re offering a tremendous value for the week of Thanksgiving (November 22-December 1, 2014) that’s better than pecan pie.  Book three nights at any cottage and stay the fourth night free.  And, book four nights and stay the fifth and sixth nights free (This offer applies to new reservations only).

Take a look at what’s on the menu from our collection.

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Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 is a ground level, four bedroom cottage that’s perfect for families.  Gather your family … read more

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Back River Bungalow Has Added New Updates For Your Tybee Time

back river bungalow has added new updates for your tybee timeOur Back River Bungalow has added new updates for your Tybee Time and we can’t wait for you to enjoy them!

This pet friendly cottage is in a really great location.  It’s just six easy blocks right down 14th Street to the beach, four blocks to the Alley III Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.  Best of all, it’s only one block from AJ’s Dockside restaurant and our sensational Tybee Island sunsets.

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Back River Bungalow has some very nice perks and benefits, as well.  Captain Michael’s coffee is included with your visit and yours to take home at the end of your stat.  You’ll … read more

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Fiddler crabs abound on our barrier islands!

I just love fiddler crabs. We even have a cottage named after them that sits on one of tybee’s tidal creeks. They live in the marsh mud and come out when it’s 80* or warmer. There are over million fiddler crabs in one square mile. These are some pictures we took on a summer boat trip with sundial charters and the terrific Capt Rene.





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Tybee’s still in bloom!

Flowers are still blooming all over Tybee. It may be fall elsewhere but not on our barrier island!



These morning glory have taken over our fence!

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