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!
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
Surfers 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
Paula 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!
Have 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
Thanks 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
by Missy Ben Yehoshua, Special Guest **PINK** Mermaid Blogger
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
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!
“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
Mark 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.