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Mini Mermaid Labor Day Getaways

mini mermaid labor day getawaysIt’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

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Now I Lay Me Down To Tybee

now I lay me down to tybeeNow 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.

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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

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A Little Mermaid

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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.

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“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.”

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Tybee Island Is So Adoorable

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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

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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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