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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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Savannah Boat Show

savannah boat showThe sun is peeking through the Winter’s mists and that means it’s time for the Savannah Boat Show and warm weather!  We’re all tired of socks with our flip flops and hot toddy creations.  If Winter doesn’t hurry up and leave we’ll attach tow hooks to it and drag it out to sea.

Just in case, let’s all turn out for this year’s boat show and make a few notes on what’s new.  The show attracts thousands of current and prospective boat owners and there will be plenty of extensive displays of the latest in watercraft lines, marine equipment, accessories and services.  In between, sign up for the great  fishing clinics and simulations, meet celebrity guests, and enjoy kids’ activities and great food at this family-friendly event.

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Mermaid Cottages even has several of our best family-friendly cottages available, so view them online or … read more

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Spring Break With Mimosa Cottage circa 1940

spring break with mimosa cottage circa 1940It’s tine to plan your Spring Break with Mimosa Cottage circa 1940!  Our Mermaids team has been busy deep cleaning and fluffing our collection for the busy season and Mimosa looks particularly spring-like this year!

Our Mimosa is a completely restored and decorated 1940’s family beach cottage.  Everything about this charming three bedroom and one and half bath cottage is so warm and inviting and frequent guests always choose to stay here for the gorgeous screened porch.

spring break with mimosa cottage circa 1940

Just two houses away from Blues Away Cottage and three cottages away from Maddie’s on Jones, as well as a few houses away from Key Lime Parrot and The Shrimp Cottage,  this location is ideal for two or three families to be close to each other. The fenced-in back yard is terrific for dogs and kids.  In addition to the … read more

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How Much Is That Puppy Love?

how much is that puppy loveHow much is that Puppy Love in February?  When you stay with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island, Puppy Love is free all month!  That’s right!  Book a stay any time in February and you pay no pet fee (we’re inviting cats, too!).  Also, when you stay through February 15th, your stay will include a Mini Morsel Pet Portrait Session with Oh Joy Photography, too!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dogs stay free the entire month of February 2015.  That’s right.  There will be no pet fees for dogs from February 1 through February 28, 2015.  When you book your reservations online or talk with the Mermaid-on-Duty, just use our February Special Code: LOVE.
  •  In addition, guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.
  • Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

Now, just look at the beautiful cottages still available for your Pet-tacular Getaway:

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950 :Dogs

how much is that puppy love

Here, you’ll enjoy two wonderful master suites, a spacious, open living/dining area and three full baths! There are TVs in every bedroom and a luxurious outdoor shower!

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Oh Joy! A Mini Morsel Session With Mermaid Cottages

oh joy! mini morsel session with mermaid cottagesOh Joy! A Mini Morsel Session with Mermaid Cottages is your treat when you stay in a pet friendly cottage February 6-15, 2015!  That’s right.  Guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.  Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

oh joy! mini morsel session with mermaid cottages

Our guest photographer for A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages is Joy StClair.  Joy is a fine art photographer from Central Ohio who enjoys wandering through life with a glass half full attitude. Her portraits have been featured in Artful … read more

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A Whole Month of Puppy Love With Mermaid Cottages

a whole month of puppy love with mermaid cottagesFebruary will soon be here and this year it brings a whole month of Puppy Love with Mermaid Cottages!  You already know we feature pet friendly cottages, volunteer with pet rescues and sponsor puppies for Guide Dog and Service Dog training, so for a whole month we just want to focus on Puppy Love.  Certainly, some people will be making goo-goo eyes at someone special for Valentine’s Day and some will laissez ruler les bon temps for Mardi Gras Tybee.  We’re just a bit more partial to ear scratching and tail wagging and long walks with our best furiends.  It’s Puppy Love and we’re inviting your Wag Packs to come enjoy it, too!

a whole month of puppy love with mermaid cottages

Just take a look our new February Special and you’ll know it’s Pawty Time on Tybee Island:

  • Dogs stay free the entire month of February 2015.  That’s right.  There will be no pet fees for dogs from February 1 through February 28, 2015.  When you book your reservations online or talk with the Mermaid-on-Duty, just use our February Special Code: LOVE.
  •  In addition, guests with dogs staying February 6-15, 2015 will receive a free photo shoot as part of your visit.  The photos will be sent to each guest electronically and you can also arrange to have them professionally printed for purchase.  Pets can sit for their own portraits and we’re okay if their well-behaved humans get in the pictures, too.
  • Most of our cottages are dog friendly and some of them are just purrfect for cats, too.  We’re celebrating Puppy Love, but your February stay can be just as cat-tastic, too.  Just check our collection for our cat friendly cottages or ask a Mermaid when you call.

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Downtown Tybee

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“She is a good woman. And while the phrase is enough to set my teeth on edge, there are moments when her virtue demands admiration.”

Staying near downtown Tybee is a lot like being unto the manor born.  On Sunday nights, you can bet our Mermaids are tuned in to Downton Abbey on GPB, but the rest of the time we’re working hard behind the scenes to create a most memorable stay for you.  Our cottage charm and coastal calm is evident from the smallest cottages to our grandest raised Tybee homes.  A stay in one of our grand dames is much like an outing with the Dowager Countess Violet.  Glorious with prestige, warm with treasured history and a bit of whit and whimsy waiting to greet you around every corner.  Such is the grace of our Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938.

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“You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.”

This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home.  It has been beautifully restored and situated along the Back River District.  Our guests love the very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant, the Alley III Kayak Launch … read more

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Tybee’s Winter Glow

Tybee's Winter Glow  photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Tybee’s Winter Glow photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

We can’t guarantee you’ll leave with a deep tan, but during the off season we can assure you you’ll bask in Tybee’s Winter glow!  Winter is when the crowds are fewer and the traffic makes way for more bicycles and walking shoes.  Our cottages are warm and toasty and the sights and sounds of Tybee are just as luscious and vibrant as ever.  Now’s the time to dine at all the delicious restaurants  you’ve wanted to try and to make leisurely visits to our historical sites without deadlines or time limits.  Mermaid Cottages even has several attractive discount plans available this time of year and our Mermaid team is always excited to help plan your visit!

50% Rental Discount Sunday-Thursday Winter Special
Eisenhower's Retreat circa 1894 photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Mermaid Cottages is delighted to offer our best price EVER!  Sunday- Thursday nights through Thursday Feb 26, 2015 come enjoy our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm during the quiet fall and winter weeks.  Many of our homes are Pet Friendly, all offer complimentary WIFI and our collection of … read more

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Tybee Bun Warmers

tybee bun warmers Yes, it’s cold and that’s why we love our Tybee bun warmers.  It may be downright freezing where you are, but on Tybee one thing’s for sure.  The sun will come out tomorrow.  If not today’s tomorrow it’ll be out the next.  For those iffy days when the sun is up and the temperatures are down, we just back up to a fire pit, an electric fireplace or even sprawl out on a deck with our cheeks to the sky.  Just where does one find all of these extravagances in the dead of winter?  At Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island!

Basking Under the Tybee Sun circa1969

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There’s a picket-fenced yard for your pets.  An awesome front screened porch for sitting, morning coffee and evening cocktails. TVs in every bedroom and an electric fireplace!  

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Canty’s Cottage In Tybee Island

canty's cottage in tybee islandCanty’s Cottage in Tybee Island is one of our most popular cottages for Girls Getaways, family gatherings and couples retreats.  This circa 1957 charmer is vintage, yet freshly painted and updated.  This mid century modern island home belongs to Mary Elizabeth Canty.  She and her family have enjoyed it since her childhood.

Built in the 1950’s and completely restored with Central AC and all the modern conveniences, this ground level, pet friendly home features a large fully fenced back and side yards with views of the Back River.  Just 1.5 blocks to the Alley III kayak launch area, it’s just the right location for when you want to enjoy the beach and the Back River, too.

canty's cottage in tybee island

Canty’s Cottage has it’s own Tybee Tiki Hut, the ultimate finishing touch.  There’s even a hammock with pillows and lounge chairs for lots of … read more

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