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Thank Your Favorite Teacher With A Free Winter Weekend On Tybee Island

Thank your favorite Teacher with a Free Winter Weekend on Tybee Island, Georgia!

Mermaid Cottages loves Educators and we’d like to help you thank your favorite teacher with a four day/three night winter weekend on Tybee Island at one of our cozy cottages. What a great holiday present for you to give without it costing you not a dime!

Here’s all you need to do:

  • Write a letter explaining who your favorite teacher is and why they deserve a Teacher’s Winter Weekend on Tybee Island.
  • Please include your contact information and the name and contact information of your teacher so we can contact them if they win!
  • Letters must be received by January 3rd, 2018 and the weekend getaway may be reserved between January 5th and March 1st, 2018.
  • The Mermaid Cottage awarded will be two bedrooms and will sleep up to four people.
  • Email your scanned letters to Diane@mermaidcottages.com or mail them to Mermaid Cottages, P.O. Box 2677, Tybee Island, GA 31328.
  • Please email any questions to diane@mermaidcottages.com, as well.

Toss those apples and thank your favorite Teacher with a free Winter Weekend on Tybee Island!  It’s a Georgia Peach of an idea that’ll move you all the way up to the head of the class!

 

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Mermaid Cottages and the Samburu Are Saving the Elephants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mermaids Make A Difference From The Seas To The Wilds Of Samburu!

Join Mermaid Cottages and the Samburu Warriors to Save the Elephants

From now through November 15, 2017, donate $25 or more and you’ll be entered into a Grand Prize drawing:

*A three night stay in a two bedroom Mermaid Cottage between November 27, 2017 and March 1, 2018 (except Christmas, New Year’s weeks).

*Also includes an excursion to Little Tybee for six people aboard Sundial Charters.
And, a sunset wine and cheese party on Dog Paddle Dock at Mermaid World, Tybee Island, GA!.

*For every $25 you donate via the link for our Mermaid Cottages team (https://www.crowdrise.com/MermaidCottageslovesElephants/fundraiser/dianekaufman1) we’ll enter your name in the Grand Prize drawing. That means if you donate $25 four separate times, your name will be entered four times.

Please help us save the elephants!

Head Mermaid Diane will be walking a 10k fundraiser in NYC in November. The Mermaids would love for anyone who would like to come walk (or run) and join our team! Its Voluntourism at its best! (https://www.active.com/new-york-ny/running/distance-running-races/the-saving-the-elephants-run-walk-20170

 

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Mermaids Make A Difference: Tybee Island Food Bank

Tybee Tides Holiday Decor cropTis the season when Mermaids Make A Difference!  Tybee Island Food Bank helps with canned foods and non-perishables when our locals have a need and now you can make a difference, too.  Book a new reservation for two nights or more in your favorite Mermaid Cottage now through February 28, 2016 and when you bring canned goods and non-perishables to donate to our local food bank we’ll add up to two additional nights to your stay at no charge (excludes holidays and special events dates.  This promotion is for new reservations only and may not be combined with other discounts.).

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Just think.  Two extra days and nights to enjoy Tybee Island in the off season!  That means two extra days to enjoy your Tybee Time just the way you like it.  You can walk, run, bike, surf, paddle and kayak your way around.  You can eat, sleep, read, shop and explore at your leisure.  Climb to the top of Tybee Lighthouse or get down with our Tybee nightlife and entertainment venues.  The possibilities are endless and there’ll be no lines or waiting…. read more

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The Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservationMermaid Cottages is celebrating the success of our programs to benefit Save The ElephantsThe Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation is our next fundraiser where you can also help us support wildlife conservation around the world.  Over the next few months, we’ll be offering extraordinary paintings from our very successful arts community to our guests and supporters by raffle.  Raffle tickets for each painting are $10 each.  You can purchase as many tickets as you’d like up to our cap of 100 tickets per painting.  Proceeds will help fundyour Save The Elephants programs throughout the year.

Our first painting to be raffled is this brilliant offering from Bellamy.  Bellamy Murphy’s art has been displayed in many style and design books and magazines, including Southern Living, Coastal Living and Redbook.  Her pieces bring the magic and the life of our Low Country life to many of our historic cottages and her art is always treasured by collectors.

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservation

This stunning piece is 12 x 12 and is instantly recognizable as a Bellamy creation.  Bellamy’s piece will be available for raffle September 1 through September 30, 2015.  Again, each ticket is $10 with a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold.  Please make your checks payable to Mermaid Cottages and mail them  to Mermaid Cottages, P.O. Box 2677, Tybee Island GA 31328…. read more

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Where Does Your Good Go? The Rescue of Rapa

where does your good goWhere does your good go?  Within each of us is a capacity for doing good for others and when we do this good the rewards are great.  This entry is part of a blog series about how our Mermaids Make A Difference.  It’s not a platform for us to just talk about our good deeds and to pat ourselves on the back.  It’s an opportunity to share our passions and to inspire others.  We don’t all have to be passionate about the same things, but it is important for each of us to be open to helping others.  Some people are fortunate enough to have lots of time and resources to do great things.  Others with less resources can make just as much of an impact.  We just have to do good when and where we see the need.  Have you thought about it?  Where does your good go?

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One of the passions we are happy to share is our work to educate and preserve wildlife around the world.  Lead by our Head Mermaid Diane, our Mermaids have donated time, monies and resources to fund education and to support conservation efforts around the world.  Here’s an update from one of our partners…. read more

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The Elegance of Elephants: An Afternoon Safari Soiree

the elegance of elephants: an afternoon safari soireeThe Elegance of Elephants: An Afternoon Safari Soiree is the first production of our new sponsorship with  Save The Elephants.  Relentless poaching is threatening Africa’s elephants as their lives are taken for their tusks. Last year more than 30,000 elephants were illegally poached. This equates to one elephant every twenty minutes.  Save The Elephants relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its work to secure a future for elephants.

On Sunday, May 17th, renowned artist Bellamy Murphy will host this very important fundraiser at her Isle of Hope home.  This is the first time Bellamy has opened her home for such an event, so you can understand how important your passion and support is to our cause.  Many supporters, conservationists and philanthropists have joined together to produce this inaugural afternoon safari soiree.

the elegance of elephants: an afternoon safari soiree

 

  • Sunday, May 17th, 3-6 p.m., Bellamy Murphy, 3 Wymberly Point Road, Isle of Hope
  • Limited to 200 guests only at $100 per person
  • Light Hors D’oeuvres presented by Elizabeth’s on 37th
  • Savannah Bloody Mary’s presented by Executive Chef Jeremy Diehl of Elizabeth’s on 37th and Savannah Bloody Mary Mix
  • Complement of wines presented by National Distributing Company
  • Original Bellamy Art presented by the artist with a portion of the sales going to Save the Elephants to combat the poaching of these elegant elephants and to sponsor a Kenyan girl to go to Secondary school for four years.
  • Elegant attire of Caftan Casual or Safari Chic
  • Inquiries and information to diane@mermaidcottages.com  or 912 313 0784

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Puppies On Our Shoes

puppies on our shoesWe have so much fun with our pet guests and our pet fosters and now we can even have puppies on our shoes!  We meet the most wonderful heroes working in pet rescue communities and we are very excited to share our new relationship with Pennsylvania artist Jennifer Morrison.  We met Jennifer through our Facebook friends at Scottie SalesAll items with Scotties on to buy & sell .  Jennifer creates custom shoes with your favorite pets in mind.  She most often works with Westies and Scotties, but she’s so talented she can create your shoes with your favorite pets, too.  The best part?  Jennifer donates the proceeds from her shoe sales to pet rescues, pet fosters and pets with medical needs.

pippies on our shoes

Those of us working to rescue and foster pets in need are very familiar with Jennifer’s calling.  “My husband says if I bring one more blankety-blank dog home I’m gonna be single, so me painting shoes is just a small way I can pay it forward to doggies.  I always donate a pair to online dog rescue auctions and such…I had a pair raise over $100 for a rescue, which is fantastic!  I have one pair in an auction right now for a lady who owns I think four scotties and she is in the hospital and needs help caring for her Scotties.  I am always happily painting shoes for doggies!”

puppies on our shoes

In most cases, Jennifer’s creations run about $25 plus shipping.  Sometimes, mens sizes may run a little more, as well as some creations that require more time and supplies.  You can chose silhouettes like we did or you can send Jennifer photos of your precious pets and she’ll create your shoes with their portraits.

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Our shoes arrived in very short time along with the wonderful news of how our proceeds benefitted a new mommy and her puppies.
She just had four puppies.  She got pulled from the shelter and literally started having puppies in the car! Isn’t she adorable?  This is one of the rescuers that got her.”

puppies on our shoes

I can’t imagine a day when Mermaid Cottages would ever turn down a pet who needs to be rescued or fostered and now we can help rescue even more pets in need.  Please LIKE the Scottie SalesAll items with Scotties on to buy & sell Facebook page and order your pet shoes from Jennifer (Jmyershotpink@hotmail.com orJennifer MorrisonScottie Sales – To buy & sell items with Scottie dogs on ).  Also, please LIKE and support our wonderful rescue team at One Love Animal Rescue.  Soon, you’ll have people saying, “Hey! You’re got puppies on your shoes!”  They’ll be even more spectacular if the rescue pet on your leash matches the one on your shoes!

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Tybee Ends October With The Big Squeeze

tybee ends october wit the big squeezeTybee ends October with the Big Squeeze when the Mobile Mamography Unit rolls into town on Thursday, October 30th!  Once again, our Seaside Sisters want you to push ’em up and point ’em out.  Our island air helps keep ’em perky!  We just enjoy mashin’ y’all so much we want you to stop by and reward yourself before and after you put ’em out there!

Grab your favorite girls and wear your best pearls today, all day long!  Show us your pearls and you’ll get a $10 Gift Certificate that’ll be good on any purchase during the Seaside Sisters Holiday Open House on November 8th and 9th.

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Then, call 912.819.6800 to schedule your mammogram!… read more

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Enjoy Veterans Day with Mermaid Cottages

enjoy veterans day with mermaid cottagesWe are proud to honor and support our military guests and families and we really want you to enjoy Veterans Day with Mermaid Cottages!  From November 10-17, 2014, Mermaid Cottages is offering  a special military discount of 25% off.  Just choose your cottage from our collection, book it online and enter your Special Military Discount Code HEROES2014.  This discount is available to Active Duty, Retired, Reserve, National Guard, Veteran(Inactive) members and families.  The 25% is taken off the regular per night rental charge.

Just take a look at some of our cottages available for your discount when you report for much needed R&R and Tybee Time November 10-17!

enjoy veterans day with mermaid cottages

Back River Bungalow has a large front porch with rocking chairs and a large back screened porch with a hammock.  This strategic location is close to the Alley III Kayak … read more

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Beach Retreats For Heroes Is Now Tybee Salutes Heroes

tybee salutes heroesTybee Island will be hosting its first Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014 Weekend Nov 14-16th. 50 military families will be selected to receive a 3 Night Vacation Package for only $125.00. For more info and to enter: http://bit.ly/Tybee_Heroes Entries must be recieved by Oct. 15th Also, don’t miss the Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade on Saturday, November 15th at 1pm!

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