Mermaid Favorites

Cottage owners, local businesspeople, friends and honorary mermaids help make life on Tybee special. These are some of the people we love… and we think you will, too!

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of Savannah Blues and Savannah BreezeHissy Fit, Deep Dish, The Fixer Upper, Summer Rental and the  brand new- #5 on the  NY York Times BESTSELER  List (!!!) Spring Fever. A dedicated junker and fixer-upper, in 2009 she and her husband restored a dilapidated 1940s cottage on Tybee Island to create their very own Breeze Inn, named for the fictional motel in Savannah Breeze. The Breeze Inn is furnished with vintage treasures Mary Kay picks up at estate sales, junk shops and flea markets around the country.

MKA added another wonderful Tybee cottage in 2013.  Ebbtide circa 1932 is an original Tybee raised cottage brimming with vintage charm, modern conveniences and ocean views. This newest addition to novelist Mary Kay Andrews’ beach cottage collection is named after the beach house in her New York Times bestselling “Summer Rental”!

Ladies Night goes on sale June 4, 2013!  The New York Times bestselling author is back with another page-turning beach read about a woman whose life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband cheating on her.

Mary Kay also sells vintage and antique beachy finds at Seaside Sisters on Tybee Island. Visit her online at


Davenport House Museum/Historic Savannah Foundation

Mermaid FavoritesDavenport House Museum, the stately Federal-style home, was built by master carpenter Isaiah Davenport for his household.  It provides a glimpse into 1820s domestic life in the urban port city of Savannah.  In 1955 the saving of the Davenport House from demolition was the first effort of Historic Savannah Foundation, which has gone on to national prominence as a preservation leader as well as ushering in the preservation renaissance of the coastal city.

Elizabeth Demos

Elizabeth Demos is a super talented designer and owner of a full service studio in Savannah, Georgia. She has a wonderful gift for design, a fabulous eye for color, and brings a beautifully fresh perspective to every one of her projects. Elizabeth works with such clients as Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, and Country Living magazines and, we are so proud to say,was the styling genius behind both our Doyle’s on the Beach and Crabby Jo’s cottages.  We just love her style! From photo styling to events, Elizabeth Demos is the person to see! Make sure you check out her website today!



Mermaid FavoritesWelcome to Gaucho!

A women’s fashion destination in Savannah, GA since 1989, Gaucho carries a curated collection of unique, one of a kind clothing and accessories from all over the world.  There are two fabulous locations to serve you:

Broughton St. 912-234-7414 and Bull Street  912-232-7414

The owner also owns one of the cottages in our collection, Jensen Cottage!



Captain Harvey 

Mermaid FavoritesCaptain Harvey was born and raised locally and operates Sweet Lowland Tybee Tours.  He has been boating on the waterways of Savannah, Tybee and Hilton Head for over 55 years.  One of his favorite books “First You Have to Row a Little Boat” tells a great story of how life and boating have so much they lend each other.  One such message is when you row a bateau/boat you can see where you have been, yet cannot see where you are going (although you should have a very good idea!!).  Obviously, while on Captain Harvey’s boat doing back-river and island tours you are under power.  You will see some wonderful parts of our local waterways, including the Intercoastal, the ocean, sounds, rivers and even small creeks.

Welcome aboard mates; come see what today’s exciting adventure on the water has in store for us.


Captain Rene Heidt

Come explore Coastal Georgia by boat with Captain Rene and Sundial Fishing and Nature Tours.  She and her crew offer more than 20 years experience in our coastal waters.  Just a 15 minute ride from Savannah’s Georgia Historic District, Tybee offers a wonderful variety of eco-adventures for you to experience on a Sundial Nature Cruise.  Captain Rene’s outings are intimate experiences because she makes the time to get to know you, listen to you and answer questions along the way.   On her cruises you’ll enjoy meeting our local dolphin families, bird watching and beach combing on remote beaches, fossil hunting and much more!


Dr. Joe Richardson

Mermaid FavoritesExplore Tybee Island Beach with marine biologist Dr. Joe Richardson.  Examine tide pools, pull seine net, measure salinity, observe animal adaptations, find fossil shark teeth, and much more.  Tybee Beach Ecology Trips are FUN ways to actively discover and learn about the variety of beach animals found along GA, SC, and FL beaches.

Trips are arranged with groups to meet their schedules and particular desires.  They are great for groups of all ages and sizes: from family groups, to school groups, to adult tour groups.  Typical trips are 2-2.5 hours, and are usually at North Beach (near the Lighthouse).

Call: (912) 596-5362 or email:


Seaside Sisters

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Seaside Sisters,  is the BEST place to shop on  Tybee Island, Georgia!  Full of local art, American-made crafts, funky furnishings, linens, and decorative items, as well as offering books, candles, seasonal stuff, antiques, frivolities, women’s accessories and a whole slew of things you will just love! Their beach-inspired gift shop is a collection of fabulous finds specially chosen by their consortium of Seaside Sisters; all with different tastes, talents and takes on the Tybee Island way of life.