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Labor Day With The Mermaids

labor day with the mermaidsAnother fabulous holiday weekend is on the way, so let us help you make plans to spend Labor Day with the Mermaids!  Starting on Friday, August 29th, the next Tybee Arts Association’s Show and Sale goes on all weekend long through Labor Day.  On Saturday, August 30th, the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center will host the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, featuring over 150 world-class brews in various beer gardens, educational sessions, live music and more.  Then, Sunday, August 31st, plan to spend the day at the beach as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. There will be live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. and The Swingin’ Medallions will be headlining again this year.  Tybee’s famous fireworks show will pop off around 9:15 p.m. and you can see the show from anywhere on the island.  It’s always a sell out weekend, so the Mermaids want to share with you what’s still available.  Book your cottage, soon, as these won’t last long! Continue reading

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Tybee Time In July

Tybee Time in JulyIt’s Tybee Time in July and you’re probably wondering where you can stay, as everything seems to be sold out.  We’re on the hunt with you and we’ve got some of your favorite cottages available for select dates.  Tybee Island and Savannah continue to rank at the top of everyone’s list for best places for getaways, so give us a call and let’s get you beached out!

July 14/15: Bluebird Cottage and Nest circa 1900 is an adorable vintage north end cottage.  You’ll love the comfort and ease of a wonderful screened porch.  There are three bedrooms and a full bath in the main cottage and then there’s a separate “nest” cottage with a queen bed, kitchen, sitting area and a bathroom of it’s own.  It’s private and perfect for families traveling with teenagers!

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July 29/30: Doyles on the Dunes circa 1930 is the classic family beach house and it sits directly on the beach.  You’ll enjoy Continue reading

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Sea Stars In Tybee Island

sea stars in tybee islandNo one does staycations and vacations better than us and we just added Sea Stars in Tybee Island to make more room for you!  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 here with its fully fenced yard.  Can’t you just see yourself here on the wrap around porch with rocking chairs?

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 is our newest addition to our collection.  You know how we love the original heart pine wood on the walls and floors and its large wrap around porch with eight rocking chairs.  Yes, we’ve sat in each one to test them out and we are happy to report it’s a mighty fine place for rockin’! Continue reading

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Beach Dreaming

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Sea Star Cottage circa 1932

Are you beach dreaming about a paradise filled with sand and sea around the clock?  Just like the song says, “I’m having daydreams about night things in the middle of the afternoon”.  Well, here’s a short list of places to make those daydreams come true.  Our cozy cottages and coastal calm are the perfect backdrop for your touring, surfing, sailing and more.  Tybee Island just hits the spot and Mermaid Cottages has just the spot for you.  Take a look at what’s still available in July.

Sea Star Cottage circa 1932 is a historic Tybee Raised-Cottage on the beach side Butler.  It’s just one block from the beach and pets are welcome.  You’ll have a fully fenced yard and a wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

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Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 is a ground level, four bedroom cottage that’s perfect for families or girls’ getaways.  Imagine yourself on your own private dock directly on Continue reading

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Photography Exhibit At Fort Pulaski

photography exhibit at fort pulaskiPlease make time to view an extraordinary photography exhibit at Fort Pulaski.  This is the time of year when we celebrate American’s birthday and the best of summer is in full swing.  Fort Pulaski National Monument is hosting a special exhibit by Tybee Island photographer and resident, Shannon Christopher. The exhibit, entitled “The Muse,” features photographs taken by Christopher throughout Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island. The show will present 15 individual mounted and framed pieces along with a 3’ x 5’ composite of 32 images, all taken with an iPhone.   Mermaid Cottages has just the right window of opportunity open for you to come and be inspired by The Muse.  Our Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 is available July 20 and 30, so come be apart of our vibrant arts and social scene and then come back later when you can stay longer.

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Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 is ideal for families, girls getaways or even just a getaway for two.  Access the beach with a 15-minute walk or a quick bike or car ride. Continue reading

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Glamping In Tybee Island

glamping in Tybee IslandFor all you adventure seekers whose idea of the perfect weekend includes Glamping in Tybee Island you’ll be happy to know this coming weekend will be spectacular.  Skidaway Island State Park has some of our favorite programs scheduled this Saturday and Sunday.  We’d love for you to come join us for some birding, hiking and the call of the wild.

This Saturday, June 28, head out for the 10 a.m. Morning Bird Watch.  You’ll learn the basics about local bird varieties and see some great specimens at the feeding stations.  At 2 p.m. get ready to spot Painted Buntings.  These beautiful, multi-colored birds are some of America’s favorites and you’ll also find them in the park.  Then, at 8:30 p.m. get ready for the Call of the Wild.  You can walk the trails to enjoy the night sounds of the nocturnal animals. Continue reading

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All My Romance Needs Is You

all my romance needs is youEver catch yourself thinking, “All my romance needs is you…”?  Thinking of that someone special you wish would come along and set the fairy tale in motion?  Sometimes, it may feel as if you’re talking to the walls.  Does the universe ever listen?  Who’s gonna rock your cosmic aura and bring you the moon and the stars?  Well, you won’t find him or her while you’re sulking alone in your bedroom.  If you’re gonna talk to the walls, why not make it all fancy schmancy with ruffles and lace and beachy colors and textures that long to be caressed?  You gotta get out there and ring your bell.  If you don’t think you’re a big deal… why would anyone else think so, either?  It’s time Continue reading

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Tybee Quickies

Tybee QuickiesTybee Quickies are for when you just need to get your beach on and you can’t break away for a long vacation.  Luckily, Mermaid Cottages has the perfect solution.  Sometimes, we have two and three nights open here and there and it’s a great way to peek inside some of our favorite cottages.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy them so much you’ll be booking longer stays for other times of the year.  Just take a look at these great Mini Mermaid Getaways available for June. Continue reading

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Hot Mini Mermaid Getaways

Hot mini Mermaid GetawaysThe sun is shining in Tybee Island and you can still beat he heat in June.  It’s high season which means most vacation rentals companies won’t talk to you about any stays for less than a week.  Mermaid Cottages has some Hot Mini Mermaid Getaways available in June and you’ll save a cool bundle when you snap them up.  We’ve got two nights, three nights and sometimes more.  Whichever you choose you’ll love how you beat the heat and can save money, too.  Here’s a list of what we’re talking about!

Brooks Cottage June 9-12 Continue reading

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Tybee Two Nights

Tybee Two NightsWe’ve been telling you about Mini Mermaid Getaways and we just found a weekend that’s perfect for Tybee Two Nights.  Sometimes, the calendar just lines up two nights in a row and they’re too much fun to pass up.  June 28th and 29th we have five of our most popular cottages open, so let’s talk and plan you a really super duper beach adventure!

Bluebird Cottage and Nest circa 1900 is an adorable vintage north end cottage.  It has a wonderful screened porch with three bedrooms and a full bath in the main cottage and a separate “nest” cottage with a queen bed, a kitchen, a sitting area and a bathroom of it’s own.  This little charmer is private Continue reading

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