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Enjoy A TREEmendous Spring With Mermaid Cottages

BBCEnjoy a TREEmendous Spring with Mermaid Cottages and get 10% off your stay!  We’re celebrating the arrival of Spring on Tybee Island, so when you book a new reservation you can help us make Tybee even more beautiful!  Flowers are blooming everywhere in our cottage gardens and window boxes.  Birds are singing in the trees. Even the dolphins are happy in the ocean, rivers and creeks!

Here’s the deal.  Tybee is actually a Maritime Forest and we are trying to plant more native trees on the island.  For every new reservation you make using “Spring Special”, we’ll make a donation to the Savannah Tree Foundation to help plant more trees on Tybee!  We’ll also give you a 10% discount on your reservation as a way to say thank you (New reservations only, please.  Discount cannot be combined with any other discount.  For new stays booked and completed by May 26. 2016)!

This applies to new reservations only and some dates do require a minimum nights stay.  Please call our Reservations Mermaids at 912-704-4618 or book it directly online at http://mermaidcottages.com.  Mention “Spring Special” in the reservation comments and we’ll adjust the price.  This offer may not be combined with any other discounts and it expires May 26, 2016.
Just take a look at some of the seaside happiness available for Spring from our collection:

Heron Hideaway Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sleeps: 7 Pets: None

Heron Hideaway
Enjoy amazing marsh views and a short five blocks walk to the beach! This beautiful location is great for bird watching with plenty of space to spread out for large groups and families!

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949: Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Dogs

This ground level cottage is perfect for families or girls’ getaways! Enjoy your own private dock directly on Horsepen Creek for birdwatching, crabbing and fishing.

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932
This is a raised cottage on the beach side of Butler Avenue and it’s just one block from the beach. Pets love the fully fenced yard and you’ll love the wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

Two Mermaids: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5  Sleeps: 6 Pets: None

This beautiful condo is within walking distance to the beach and all that Tybee’s south end and Pier and Pavilion have to offer!

Tybee Twins: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Here’s another beautiful beach house with a pet friendly fenced yard!  Our guests love the upstairs master suite!

Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1958: Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 Sleeps: 7 Pets: Dogs

This 1950’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street and it’s only five blocks to the beach.  It’s full of original art by the owner and it’s also close to the Back River Beach, a fishing pier and a Kayak area.

The Shrimp circa 1962: Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Sleeps: 5 Pets: None

This hypoallergenic cottage is ground level with a screened porch. It’s just three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.

Sanford’s Place circa 1930: Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs

This recently redecorated, original Tybee cottage is from the 1930’s.  It’s pet friendly and it’s just two blocks to downtown Tybee for shopping, restaurants and the fishing pier. It’s ideal for a small family, honeymooners and couples.
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Spring on Tybee is TREEmendousBook your Spring Special today, help us replenish our Maritime Forest and enjoy 10% off your stay through May 26, 2016!

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Ranger and the Accidental Rescue

ranger2 rBy Mermaid Mona
Cat-free for 4 months.
That’s right; we lost our last sweet kitty in August 2015 and had decided that, due to our desire to travel in coming years after retirement, it would be best not to get another kitty. Yes, we really missed having a pet. Yes, we struggled with the decision. Yes, we determined that, in spite of our love for cats, it was best, given our circumstances, that we not get another pet.
Yes, it made it easier to travel; no one had to be asked to feed any pets while we were away; we could just get in the car and go with no pet depending on us for care and feeding. Yes, is was a bit quieter and lonelier around the house sometimes.
Then, out of nowhere, just before Christmas, he appeared. First, peering in at me at night through the window scaring me to death and running away when he was seen. Then, gradually getting less scared and more willing to be fed and petted. (he took to the “being fed” part rather quickly!)
Yes, we had said we wouldn’t get another pet. But, in this instance, he got us.
Yes, he was hungry and scared and obviously had been abandoned or lost…we’re not sure. Yes, we have a soft spot for critters and couldn’t turn him away. Yes, we now had a mouth to feed and a responsibility we were not looking for. Yes, it now makes it a little harder to travel.
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Yes, he was kind of expensive as he was young and needed shots and neutering. Yes, he has made himself at home in our house and our hearts and has quickly become a member of the family. Yes, we know we “didn’t want any more animals to care for now,” and… Yes, once he was here, we realized and admitted how very much we both missed having a kitty to love. Yes, sometimes the easy way isn’t always the best way. Yes, he is sweet and loving and captured our hearts very quickly. Yes, he’s already spoiled.
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Yes, he needed us and we, although we didn’t realize it, badly needed him too. Yes, we are “in love” with Ranger and that’s the truth.
This is the story of Ranger and the accidental rescue of Mermaid Mona.

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Have Y’all Met Tybee Twins

have y'all met tybee twinsHave y’all met Tybee Twins?  The most recent addition to our Mermaid Cottages collection is  all ready to go for Fall 2015!  Y’all know of our love for historic cottages and that means you’re in for a special, nostalgic treat!

This adorable cottage is pet friendly and features a fenced yard, three bedrooms and three full baths! This will be a great cottage for family vacations, girlfriend getaways and everything in-between.  Each bedroom is unique and decorated in perfect beach style.

have y'all met tybee twins

Calm and relaxing, the master suite features a King bed and it has its own en suite full bath!… read more

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Screened Inn circa 1929

screened in circa 1929Those hot, muggy and humid days of Summer are cooling down and the crowds of the season have ebbed like the tide.  This is the time of year when our beach weather is so perfect and when we’re not booked up back to back.  It’s also a great time for you to get in another end of Summer getaway to celebrate family and friends or to just give yourself a respite from another long work week.  Our Screened Inn circa 1929 is just that kind of place where you can get nestled in along the quiet north end of Tybee just to eat, sleep and idle away your stress.

screened inn circa 1929

Located directly behind historic Officer’s Row, this cottage lounges along the quiet part of Tybee that’s  to the Lighthouse and North Beach.  It’s a ground level charmer with tall ceilings and extra large windows to allow in tons of natural light…. read more

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Ladies Night Out With Mary Kay Andrews

ladies night out with mary kay andrewsYou know it’s going to be fun when it’s Ladies Night Out with Mary Kay Andrews!  We’re celebrating the debut of MKA’s latest book, BEACH TOWN, and you’re invited to meet her, too.  This is a FREE EVENT to meet Savannah’s own New York Times best selling author Mary Kay Andrews and she’ll sign your book(s) purchased at the signing! 

This special evening event will be hosted by Scott West and presented courtesy of Marie Dalis of The Brice- a Kimpton Hotel , Laura Lamb Hale & Amy Collins Shippy of Maison de Macarons, Pamela Balmer-Murphy of Sisters of the New South Cafe, Chefs & Students of Virginia College Culinard, Tradewinds Casino Cruise, Vicky Buck of Above & Beyond Transportation Services and Michael Brooks of SOUTH Magazine!  MKA’s book sales are courtesy of ExLibris (SCAD Bookstore is setting up a complete Mary Kay Andrews bookstore on site at the hotel!).  Come enjoy “The Beach Town Brice Breeze” specialty cocktail along with complimentary appetizers by local chefs plus swag bags and great door prizes.  

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This is a very special Ladies Night Out with Mary Kay Andrews and the guys are welcome, as well.  We’re celebrating BEACH TOWN and you can make it a great getaway to the beach, too.  Some of your favorite cottages are available and we’re happy to help you choose the right one for you.read more

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Eight Exciting Events From Tybee to Savannah

Eight exciting events  from Tybee to SavannahAnother fun packed, sun filled weekend is on the way with these eight exciting events from Tybee to Savannah!  The azaleas have begun to pop and the sands of our beaches are warming up, too.  You just come on down and dress just about any way you want.  With all of these fantastic events lined up, there’s sure to be several attractions that are just right for you!

SCAD Sand Arts Festival

All of you art fans plunk down your beach towels and picnic baskets and prepare to be amazed.  On Friday, May 1st, the annual SCAD Sand Arts Festival will showcase the sculptural talents of SCAD students, alumni and staff as they scramble to create temporary masterpieces in the Tybee Island sand. Presented by the SCAD School of Foundation Studies, this event features competitions in sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture.
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Tea Time is 4:15 p.m. at this lovingly restored historic home in Savannah.  On Friday, May 1st, learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and then participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden.

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Tybee Island Gives You Sandy Toes

tybee island gives you sandy toesTybee Island gives you Sandy Toes and that’s a good thing!  There are plenty of life’s stresses that give you gray hairs, crows feet, acid reflux and way too many frowns, so we’re always looking out for the good things that will make your heart sing.  The owners at our Sandy Toes Cottage have made some very cute updates and photographer Wen McNally has framed them up very nicely for us to share.  Kick off those clodhoppers, dig your toes in some sand and start thinking about your next visit to this cute, pet friendly cottage!

Sandy Toes is an adorable, bright and cheerful single-story cottage that’s located mid-island and about four blocks from the beach.  It’s conveniently within walking distance to Tybee’s Memorial Park where you’ll enjoy tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, BBQ grills, picnic tables and a great playground.

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You’ll enjoy its open, spacious living area with a flat screen TV…. read more

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EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

evp pro volleyball beach tourJoin the EVP Beach Bum Week Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for its annual stop in Tybee Island.  There’ll be lots of serves, lobs, spikes and sand kicked around, but there’ll be no bullies, here.  These volleyball pros are the best on the beach and this action packed event is a must see for athletes and spectators.

The EVP® Beach Volleyball Tour’s primary aim is to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great day at the beach. At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors, they also have the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions at hosting venues. EVP® Tour events channel local resources and draw all participants together, benefiting the entire community. Pro Teams who finish 1st in these event are awarded travel packages to compete in the EVP® World Finals of Beach Volleyball… EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

evp pro beach volleyball tour

This is a wonderful opportunity to watch these exciting qualifiers in action and to interact with the pros, too.  Get in to the net right away and spike a great deal on your favorite cottage for this sporting weekend…. read more

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Looking For Mermaid Cottages?

looking for mermaid cottagesAre you looking for Mermaid Cottages?  Well, now there’s an app for that!  We are so excited to introduce our NEW Mermaid Cottages APP! You can download this and be connected to everything Mermaid during your visit and know everything about your stay. You’ll find helpful information to get you to your home away from home and around Tybee and Savannah. Please download today @ your mobile device’s app store. Just search for “Mermaid Cottages”!

You can view our color box of cottages.

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You can see where our cottages are located on a map of Tybee Island.

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You can read about our policies, including how to enjoy one of our pet friendly cottages.

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You can find out what special events are going on during your stay.

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And, you can also enjoy our Mermaid Sightings, Mermaid Tales and lots of Tybee fun on our blog and in our newsletters.

 

So, when you’re looking for Mermaid Cottages you can find everything you’ll need right on our app.  How’s that for making it easier and more convenient for you to experience our cottage charm and coastal calm!
 

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Magnolia Cottage

Magnolia CottageWelcome to Magnolia Cottage on beautiful and historic Tybee Island, GA.  This gorgeous, dog friendly cottage comes with a fenced-in yard, a working fireplace and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.  It has a cozy screened porch with plenty of porch seating that includes rocking chairs for lazy days, enjoying a good book or a cup of Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee.  There are even complimentary Beach Bum Dog Biscuits for your furry family members.

Magnolia Cottage

Step inside and check out the working fireplace and awesome flat screen TV above the fireplace.  The living room … read more

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