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Mermaid Cottages’ New Back To School Special Supports Education

Mermaid Cottages' Back To School Special Supports Education

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929

Mermaid Cottages’ new Back To School Special supports education!  We’re offering a 10% discount off of our rental price PLUS for every reservation made that mentions the Fall Special, we’ll be making a donation for School Lunches to two schools where the children need help: East Broad Street Elementary School in Savannah, GA  and Westgate Community Conservancy School in Samburu, Kenya.  Our goal is to serve as many children as possible.  So, come enjoy some Tybee Time and help children in need of school lunches!

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Happy Ours Cottage photo by Jason Thrasher

How can you help? The Davenport House Museum in Savannah hosts a day long program each year for East Broad Street Elementary students in Mrs. Jones’ class.  You can make a difference, too, when you donate supplies for education as a part of your stay using our Back to School discount.  Here’s a list of some of the things Mrs. Jones could use for her classroom:read more

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Surfers For Autism Comes To Tybee

surfers for autism comes to tybeeSurfers For Autism comes to Tybee on Saturday, September 6th, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our cottages!  The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Their focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.  From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., come be with us on the beach area south side of Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion.  It’ll be a day of fun and it’ll also be educational for special needs children and their families.  It’s a fantastic time to be in Tybee Island and to be inspired as we support these special guests and their families.  Our cottages are happy to be supporters of Surfers For Autism and here’s a look at some of the vacation rentals we have available…. read more

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Paula Deen’s Operation Backpack

paula deen's operation backpackPaula Deen’s Operation Backpack is a wonderful new way to make a difference when you visit.  Y’all know our Mermaids Make A Difference in many ways and we always have fun when we do.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference, too, and it’s so easy.  In fact, it’s as easy as pie!

Operation Backpack is helping our kids make the grade.  The West Broad Street YMCA serves all of downtown Savannah by providing an early learning center, school alternative, after school programs, summer enrichment, primary healthcare, job training, organic gardening,  nutrition, adult education, public library and much more.  We’re asking for your participation July through September and here’s how you can help:

1.  Add a $1 donation to your dining check at The Lady & Sons and the Deen Team will match it.

2. Donate school supplies for the after school program.

3.  1 dessert = 1 meal.  For every dessert purchased a meal will be donated for a child in the after school program.

Paula Deen’s Operation Backpack is a program we can all get behind.  It’s as easy as pie, literally, so make your reservations to dine at The Lady & Sons and you can make a difference, too.  Guests of Mermaid Cottages staying in Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn and at Back River Bungalow also receive VIP Dining Reservations with their stays.  You can make reservations to dine without waiting in that long line, too.  Give us a call and we’ll even help plan your visit!

 

 

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Tybee Floatilla Float For Food

Tybee Floatilla Float For FoodHave you made your plans to join us for the Tybee Floatilla Float For Food?  Mermaids make a difference and we never miss an opportunity to volunteer and help our favorite causes.  On Sunday, August 24th, air up those floats and inner tubes and join the fun as we help raise awareness for Second Harvest Food Bank and the Rising Tyde Food Bank.  We’ll be shoving off from the Alley 3 Kayak area at 3:30 p.m. sharp and after enjoying the sun and the fun on the water we should end up at The Crab Shack at 6:30 p.m.  All you have to do is register in advance and then enjoy this wonderful opportunity for Voluntourism.  It really would mean a lot for you to join us.

It’s also a great time to enjoy Tybee after the summer rush.  Just imagine how much fun you’ll have when you stay in one of our signature cozy cottages…. read more

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Tybee Island Is Forever Blue

"Sea of Life" by Nancy AdamsThanks to some of the artists of our island’s arts community, we have a wonderful opportunity to support the arts and support the global health we all enjoy.  Tybee Island is Forever Blue and we need your support to continue our good works!

The owners of gallery brajon, John Deahl and Brad D. Hook, and Rebecca Rice, artist and owner of The Irritable Pelican, have decided to join forces, combining their galleries under one roof, to support their vision of making Tybee Island an art destination for tourists and artists alike.  Now, they are tackling another task to do their part to save the “Blue Heart of the Planet”, the world’s oceans.  Our Mission is to preserve and protect the source: of our inspiration.

When Kristine Kennedy, owner of KKennedyDesigns, saw a video from Dr. Sylvia Earle on TED talk she was immediately inspired to take part in this world wide effort.  Dr. Sylvia Earle founded, “Mission Blue”, a 501c3 non -profit organization.  Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal – films, expeditions, the web,… read more

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Mermaid Cottages’ 3rd Annual Beach Retreats For Heroes

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes 2013!  Our third annual Beach Retreats For Heroes is about to get underway.  We will begin accepting requests for reservations on Monday, October 28, 2013 for stays over November 1, 2 and 3, 2013.
Beach Retreats For Heroes
Each year, Mermaid Cottages  invites heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat for a weekend.  We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.
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Mermaid Cottages is honored to share our collection of cottages and historic homes and here’s what you need to do to participate:
* Select and reserve your cottage online at http://mermaidcottages.com
* The available dates are November 1, 2 and 3, 2013.
* Cottages are available on a first come/first serve basis.
Davies Children with Zeppelin
* Beach Retreats For Heroes includes your cottage rental.  You pay only the $69 Reservations Fee, the Housekeeping Fee ($100-175 depending on the cottage), and a Pet Fee ($100), if you are bringing a pet.
*  Enter your full name, address, phone number, email address and your credit card information to cover the reservations fee, housekeeping fee,  and pet fee (if you’re bringing a pet).
* Once we receive and process your request, we will adjust all the charges and your credit card will only be charged for the $69 Reservations Fee, the applicable Housekeeping Fee and the applicable Pet Fee (if you’re bringing a pet).
* In the COMMENTS section, be sure to type in that you are coming for Beach Retreats For Heroes 2013.  Please also include your military information (military branch, where stationed, etc) and if you are bringing a pet.
* Limit one complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability.
* Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included.
* Please be prepared to share photos of you and your family having fun on your beach retreat (you may post them on our Social Media sites or email them to barwick.david@yahoo.com).  We’d like to share them with our individual cottage owners to thank them for providing their cottages and for supporting Beach Retreats For Heroes.
Beach Retreats For Heroes
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and our blogs to find out how to make the most of your beach retreat.  Mermaid Cottages’ 3rd Annual Beach Retreats For Heroes  celebrates the best of America!   Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

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Mermaids Make A Difference

Georgia Conservancy Oyster Roast 2013

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Mermaids In Our Midst: My Hair Raising 40th Birthday

by Missy Ben Yehoshua, Special Guest **PINK** Mermaid Blogger

Mermaids In Our Midst: My Hair Raising 40th Birthday

I have stayed at many of the wonderful Mermaid Cottages over the years. Each is as individual as their name. All are charming, cozy and comfortable. They’re stocked with everything you could want or need. I’ve stayed for girls’ weekend getaways, family trips, working vacations and for charity functions. Diane and her staff have always been friendly and accommodating to whatever needs the trip requires. Anytime I plan a trip to Tybee Island or the Savannah area, I stay with Mermaid Cottages and recommend them highly to my friends. Your stay will always be memorable and enjoyable. … read more

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Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash

Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash has inspired us to take this pledge and we hope you will, also.  Mermaids Make A Difference.  Working together we all can make a difference, too!

Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash

“It might be hard to imagine, but the trash on our streets and in our neighborhoods inevitably ends up in our waterways, beginning a long, slow march to the ocean. The plastic wrapper you see on the sidewalk could very well end up on the beach or in our ocean. And all of this debris is having a real impact on our ecosystem…. read more

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Voluntourism Alert: Tybee Island Beach Sweep

Voluntourism in Tybee Island, GA Beach SweepMark your calendar for a Tybee Island Beach Sweep: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 7:30 am — 9:30 am

Join the Georgia Conservancy, the North Beach Grill, NOAA Gray’s Reef, and Tybee Beautification Association for a Savannah Ocean Exchange Event to clean up unwanted trash on Tybee Island’s beautiful North Beach!

Free Parking for volunteers in North Beach Parking lot. Meet at the North Beach Grill at 7:30 am. Students will receive certificate on-site for 3 hours community  service hours. Further details and online registration to follow.

We are seeking partners. If your organization or business has an interest in helping with the beach sweep, please contact Georgia Conservancy Coastal Director Clay Mobley at 912.447.5910 or CMobley@gaconservancy.org.

 

 

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