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More Mini Mermaid Getaways

beach bikesIt’s busy time for Tybee Island vacation rentals and that means lots of guests staying a week or longer back to back.  Maybe it’s not convenient for you to stay an entire week, but most places require you to book 5-7 nights at a time.  What do you do?  Well, thanks to the growing interest in our little barrier island we sometimes have two nights open here or three nights available there, which means more options for you!  Just give us a call when you’ve got a couple of days for a getaway and say, “Give me some more Mini Mermaid Getaways!”  These are also great for last minute, spur-of-the-moment road trips to the beach, too!

Tybee Island Shrimp Boat

For instance, June 28th and 29th some of our favorite cottages are available.  Wouldn’t it be great to hop down for some Continue reading

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A Tybee Island Selfie Guide


Folds & Ghiloni photo of Baby Scout

Baby Scout’s first Tybee visit by Folds & Ghiloni

Be selfish with your selfies!  It’s time we all plug-in and take inventory of every day we have.  We owe it to ourselves to be present, to create and share as much love and laughter as we can muster and to make great memories.  Mermaid Cottages is sharing our favorite people and places for photos so you can create a Tybee Island Selfie Guide.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo traveler, an intimate couple, a small family, a large clan or even a group of friends.  We’ve got each day to make something special happen, so let’s make sure we take wonderful photos to make the good times last longer!

Roxanne Lark's photo of Tybee boats.

photo by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

Picture this.  You’ve been landlocked for longer than you care to remember and then you come across the Lazaretto Continue reading

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Lunch With Mary Kay Andrews

Cohen's Retreat in SavannahYou’ve enjoyed reading her novels and fallen in love with her characters.  Now, you can lunch with Mary Kay Andrews and meet the lady herself!  On Wednesday, April 16th, take your place at the table and enjoy an intimate gathering that features our favorite New York Times Best Selling Author.  The luncheon will be at Cohen’s Retreat 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

We can tell you MKA is just as much fun and hilarious in person, so this is a Lunch and Learn that’s not to miss.  Our favorite ink slinger will be revealing her plots (The Fixer Upper, Savannah Blues and Blue Christmas and more), and she’ll also let the audience in on just where she gets her inspirations.  MKA’s books will be sold at the event, so be sure to ask for an autograph, too!

Mary Kay Andrews' Books

Please make your luncheon selection from Chef Kirk Blaine’s Art Tank Menu when registering: Continue reading

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Say I Do In Tybee Island

Bluebird Cottage & NestThe day you and your sweetheart pledge yourselves to each other is one of the most important days of your life. Just as with our cottage charm and coastal calm, Mermaid Cottages welcomes weddings, honeymoons and babymoons.  We invite you to say I Do in Tybee Island.  Just the thought of planning such an important event can be daunting and that’s why it’s so important to remember it’s about you and your intended and it’s your choice how grand or how intimate it should be.

Wedding Decorations

Tybee Island is so beautiful and it makes the perfect location for special events.  Some couples love a barefoot wedding right at the water’s edge while others reserve the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel with its new Grand Ballroom for the Continue reading


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Mermaid Mona DIY Makeover Tips

Mermaid Mona's kitty assistantWhat does a Mermaid do when she’s not “mermaiding” with our guests?  She “”mermaidizes” her personal home, too!  Our own Mona, the Virtual Mermaid, spends most days working behind the scenes to create most of the correspondence our guests receive and to keep the rest of us organized and on point.  When she’s not working on Mermaid Cottages’ projects she gets to put her talents to work in her home.  Here, Mona shares some of her DIY projects and gives us an inside look at her Mermaid Mona DIY Makover Tips!

My Sunroom and My Fun DIY Leg-Dipped Table, A Story of Rebirth

I recently decided to update my sunroom.    It’s a sunroom/fun room and it’s multi-functional as a sunroom/overflow guest room.  It features an awesome daybed and my Virtual Mermaid office, as well as being my furry family member’s favorite hangout. Continue reading


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Same Time, Next Year in Tybee Island

The family dog enjoys Tybee Island, too

Even the family dog enjoys Tybee Island.

It’s always great to hear from our guests and so many of you come every year around the same time we know you’ll appreciate this post.  We received these precious photos from our guest named Jessica.  These photos mean so much to us because it reminds us why we do what we do.  We look forward to greeting Jessica’s beautiful family year after year and watching them grow.  We love all of our guests and have special and fond memories of those who always return the same time, next year in Tybee Island.

“Here are some of our pictures…”    -Jessica

Gabby on Tybee Island

Gabby has the sweetest grin when she vacations in Tybee Island

“Our youngest has spent each vacay on Tybee. I don’t think she will know another vacation destination. Lucky lady! :) Her brother and sister don’t seem to mind!”    -Jessica Continue reading

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Introducing Blues Away circa 1955

Mermaid Cottages is proud to give you an early gift for Christmas!  We’re introducing Blues Away circa 1955!

Blues Away Den

Blues Away circa 1955 is an adorable cottage recently restored by Jane Coslick Designs & Restorations, so you already know it’s fabulous.  This level cottage comes with an emphasis on color, fun and the beach! Continue reading

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Ring Them Bells

Mermaid Cottages has some very charming cottages still available for Christmas and each time we get a new booking we say, “Ring Them Bells!”  Just take a look at these wonderful seaside getaways and then imagine waking up on Christmas morning with the real “white stuff”, our white sandy beaches!

Rose's Folie

Rose’s Folie


Back River Bungalow     Barefoot Children

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920          Sea Largo circa 1960

Blue Star Cottage           Bluebird Cottage & Nest circa 1900

Tybee Daze circa 1958          Whitecaps circa 1897

Tybee Daze Bedroom

Tybee Daze

Doyles on the Dunes circa 1930          Drift Inn circa 1958

Cottage on the Green “A”  circa 1929          Crabby Jo’s circa 1930

Inlet Seaclusion          Jensen Cottage circa 1920


Whitecaps circa 1897

Dutton Waller circa 1938          Mary Kay Andrews’ Ebbtide circa 1932

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936          Livin’ The Dream circa 1946

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1940          Basking Under The Tybee Sun circa 1969

Blue Heron

Blue Heron circa 1940

Memories at the Beach circa 1950          Rose’s Folie circa 1936

Beach Boys Bungalow circa 1948          Blue Heron circa 1940

The Shrimp circa 1962          Mary Kay Andrews’ Breeze Inn circa 1942

Cottage on the Green “B”  circa 1929

Nora's Cottage

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

You’ll love our cottage charm and coastal calm, especially when it’s Tybee For The Holidays!  Give Mermaid Cottages a call so we can shout out, “Ring Them Bells“!


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Introducing Inlet Seaclusion

Gifts of the holidays are always special, so it’s with great pleasure we share an extraordinary new gift to our collection.  Introducing Inlet Seaclusion!  This beautiful, raised Tybee cottage is located in a secluded area near the Back River! It’s just steps to a quiet, beautiful part of the beach and the views are spectacular!

Inlet Seaclusion

Take the spiral staircase from the deck up to the widow’s walk for breathtaking panoramic views of the back river area. Seating is up high on the Widow’s Walk deck and it’s the perfect place to enjoy evening cocktails and the gorgeous Tybee sunsets! Continue reading

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Reintroducing Blue Star Cottage

What would the holidays be without wonderful gifts that make the season bright!  We’re reintroducing Blue Star Cottage as it rejoins the Mermaid Cottages Collection and it’s just in time for Tybee For The Holidays, too.

Blue Star Cottage

The owner has traveled the world while working for Delta Air Lines and she has filled her cottage with treasures from her many trips. The owner has been on a true labor of love with decorating this cottage!  She is also a master “junker” and our lucky guests staying here will have fun with all her finds! Continue reading

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