It’s time to follow your impulse to head for the beach for last minute Tybee Island Getaways with Mermaid Cottages!
It’s Fall, but our cottage charm and coastal calm never goes out of season and any time of year is a great time to head for the beach. This weekend, we’re getting outside to enjoy the Tybee Island City Wide Yard Sale Hosted by Tybee Post Theater and Founding Partner Fish Art Gallery. More than two dozen homes and businesses will stage yard sales across the island with proceeds to go toward the restoration of the Theater into a community performing arts and movie venue. Proceeds from many of the sales benefit the non-profit community on Tybee, as well. Maps identifying all the sale locations are available at the Tybee Visitors Center, the Fish Art Gallery and the Tybee Post Theater. We’re also going to show our duck-a-tude at the Lucky Ducky Derby in Memorial Park. We need you here to enjoy ducky races, kids games, music, fun, food, dancing and a silent auction to raise Continue reading
A Shore Thing
White is always in style in Tybee Island and that goes for any time of year. Even after Labor Day, our crisp, cool white cottages bring the sunshine in. Let’s take a look at the casas blanca in our collection, as they go from cute and cozy to Wow!
A Shore Thing Tybee circa 1949 is pure vintage, bright and cheerful. There’s a quaint picket fence just right for pets and it has a charming tin roof and lots of other cottage charm. Continue reading
Be cool to your Tybee Island Community Pool! Mermaid Cottages is part of a volunteer group working to build a community pool on Tybee Island. Our mission is to provide a multi-use, heated, year-round, swimming pool for the residents of Tybee Island and visitors at a reasonable cost. This will be a community pool for all ages and abilities with a professional staff to maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere. Our Tybee Island Community Pool will:
· Physical Fitness
· Family Recreation…
· Water Safety Awareness
· Social Functions
· Family Swims
· Lap Swims
· Senior Citizen Swims
· Aquatic Sports
· Aquatic Exercise
· Special Needs Programs
· Swim Lessons for All Levels
· Pool Rentals
· Lifeguard Training
We need your help to make this dream come true. Please LIKE the Tybee Island Community Pool Facebook page. Be cool to your Tybee Island Community Pool and let’s make this happen!
The 16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are coming up soon, so plan to be with us to cheer our kayakers! On Saturday, September 13th, we’ll all gather at AJ’s Dockside Restaurant to watch all of the race day launches. This event is a benefit for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, a non-profit marine science education facility offering hands-on programs for school and scout groups, as well as for the general public. The Tybee Turtle Project, which monitors loggerhead sea turtle nesting and hatching activities on Tybee, is managed by the Marine Science Center.
You can also contribute by purchasing tickets for the race day drawing for the Perception kayak, Werner paddle, & Astral PFD donated by Half-Moon Outfitters. Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10. Tickets are available at the Marine Science Center, at Papa’s BBQ and Seafood on Whitemarsh Island and at Half-Moon Outfitters on Broughton St. You do not have to be present to win. All racers should sign up by September 7th Continue reading
It’s time for our Mini Mermaid Labor Day Getaways! Not everyone can break away for a full four day weekend and that’s okay. We have a few cottages available for two and three night stays over the Labor Day weekend, so let’s take a look and start planning your visit.
August 30-September 4 Whitecaps, circa 1897 is an elegant, historic Officer’s Row home. It’s just steps from the beach and has ocean views from the front porch. This is on the quiet north end, so you’ll be very close to Jaycee Park and the Continue reading
Now I lay me down to Tybee. Yep, sleeping by the sea is just what everyone needs for that full night’s restful sleep. The beds in Mermaid Cottages have been thoughtfully turned down with you in mind. Anyone can make a bed, but it really takes a skilled Mermaid to create a sanctuary where you get the most of your sleep time. Our Mermaids work with our cottage owners to help find just the right mattresses, pillows and beddings for each bedroom and we help create some pretty special daybeds. sleeping porches and hammocks, too. Just wish upon a Mermaid and tell us if you prefer soft and fluffy or if you need a firmer bed to get your best rest. Every cottage is special and here are a few from our collection with some of the best sleep chambers on the island.
Layla and Kevin Palmer of The Lettered Cottage completely redecorated our Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929. They created this dreamy twin bedroom that’s perfect for Continue reading
Mermaid Autumn’s first look at her cover photo on the Mermaid Cottages website.
A little Mermaid reached out to us to share her love of the ocean and she sent us a series of photos that quite simply took our breaths away. We just had to know more. We reached out to this little Mermaid and her mom and her words have really inspired us to be sure we support the dreams of all Mermaids-In-Waiting. Her name is Mermaid Autumn and this is her story.
“Autumn is a 10 year old spontaneous, playful, lovable junior mermaid. She is a daughter to Christopher and Kara Trimmer and sister to Darius, Charles and Bradley. Autumn has been swimming since she was a baby and she started swimming as a mermaid in pools the summer of 2014. Autumn is a student at Kessler Elementary and loves the water, whether it’s oceans or pools. Autumn loves mermaids and all water life, but she is most drawn to the unknown in the deep blue. Autumn wants to help clean the ocean and its beaches and feels sad when she see human litter. She wants to help save the sea turtles and feels confident that the turtles will one day soon be taken off the endangered list. She currently is trying to start an Ocean Conservation Mermaid Group for juniors and is making orca loom bracelets for everyone that donates to her project/idea. She would love to see more kids join her mermaid pod to swim and to volunteer for ocean clean ups. One tail at a time, kids can save the ocean.”
Blue Heron circa 1940
Tybee Island is so a-door-able! Just like our down home folksy charm, shopping at the Tybee Mall and our penchant for costumes, hilarity and outrageousness, the doors to our cozy cottages welcome you in. Let’s take a tour around the island and you’ll see some doors that speak to you. We might even get to look inside what’s behind some of them. Look out, Tybeetians. We’ve come a knockin’!
Blue Heron circa 1940 is a restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the coastal charm imaginable. You’ll enjoy its high ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate. We love when our pet guests bring along their well-behaved humans and there’s a fully fenced yard to keep them safe. Our many, many repeat guests to this cottage love the large screened Continue reading
Another 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
It’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!
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