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Sea Stars In Tybee Island

sea stars in tybee islandOh, the stars you’ll see in Tybee Island.  Star light.  Star bright.  Sea Stars circa 1932.

Sea Stars Cottage is our most recent addition to our historic Tybee cottages collection.  We love the original heart pine wood on the walls and floors.

We adore the large wrap around porch with eight rocking chairs.  Sometimes, we go over and sit in each one and dream.

You’ll love that it’s located along the breath taking south end of Tybee Island.  Imagine lazy days of strolling the one block to the beach and the two blocks to “downtown Tybee”.

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Pets are always welcome here and they’ll frolick within with the fenced yard…. read more

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Mermaid Cottages Loves You Even More For 50% Less

mermaid cottages loves you even more for 50% lessMermaid Cottages loves you even more for 50% less when you book your stays Sunday through Thursday for the holidays!  That’s right!  We’re in a holiday mood and we’re spreading the cheer.  Mermaid Cottages is delighted to offer our best price ever. Take 50% off the rental price Sunday thru Thursday nights from now through February 26, 2015 and you can enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm during the quiet winter months. Many homes are pet friendly and all offer complimentary WI-FI. This offer applies to new reservations only and cannot be combined with other Mermaid Cottages’ discounts. Redeem this great offer using promo code WINTER on

Just look at some of your favorite cottages that are available right now!

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Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1958 has beautiful, updated décor.  This 1950’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street that’s only five blocks to the … read more

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Orange You Glad Mermaid Cottages Have Full Kitchens?

orange you glad mermaid cottages have full kitchensOrange you glad Mermaid Cottages have full kitchens?  The holidays are upon us and that means cookin’ up a storm for your family and friends.  We invite you to gather everyone on neutral grounds this year and to host your holiday celebrations at the beach.  Our kitchens are fully stocked and can handle everything from simple sweetheart meals to full family throw down feasts.  We can even help connect you with the finest chefs and cooks on Tybee, so everyone can just think you whipped it all up!

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Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 is a beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue.  The house … read more

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Last Minute Tybee Island Getaways With Mermaid Cottages

last minute tybee island getaways with mermaid cottages 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 … read more

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White Is Always In Style In Tybee Island

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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…. read more

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Be Cool To Your Tybee Island Community Pool

Be cool to your Tybee Island Community PoolBe cool to your Tybee Island Community PoolMermaid 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

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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!



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16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races

16th annual tybee island sea kayak racesThe 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… read more

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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… read more

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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 … read more

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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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