It’s Spring, so we can’t help but feature some of our favorite Tybee Island porches. With weather this gorgeous, even our pods of Mermaids love to perch in just the right places to see and be seen. Some are perfect for alone time for reading and for napping, while others provide just the right ambience and ocean breezes for al fresco dining. Whether you like ’em way up high or down low on top of a stoop, Mermaid Cottages has all kinds of porches. Come on down. Pick one out. Get really comfortable and hold out your hands for sweet tea, water melons and decadent desserts. It’s porch sittin’ time and we’ll show y’all just where and how to do it!
Sprawl out, belly up like an old cat drawing on the morning sun, jackknife across the hand made quilts after a few too many mint juleps, or gather up all your sweet dreams to savor amongst these twins beds out on the second floor sleeping porch at Brooks Cottage.
How ’bout a gracious, wrap-around porch that sits way up high? This one sits along the Back River where you can throw up your hand to wave at the kayakers and the paddle boarders making their way to launch … read more
How 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
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: www.TybeeArts.org (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
Mermaid Cottages invites families of Surfers For Autism to come enjoy a Mermaid CottagesHangout 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.
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.
Head 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!
“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.
“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
Have 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).
Our 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.
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
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.