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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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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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Beach Retreats For Heroes 2012

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes 2012!  Our second annual Beach Retreats For Heroes is about to get underway November 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th, 2012.

Beach Retreats For Heroes 2012

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 over this four-day 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…. read more

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Beach Retreats For Heroes

UPDATE:  2012 Beach Retreats For Heroes

The dates for our next Beach Retreats For Heroes will be announced the fourth week of October.  Please follow us for the latest updates!

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Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes

We’re inviting heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat this weekend.  We want to share our cozy cottages and our historic homes with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.

Our men and women who serve in the military, their spouses, their children and their families are our modern day heroes who inspire us to make a differenceMermaid Cottages makes a difference by giving back to those who serve.

Our Beach Retreats For Heroes is open to the active military heroes who qualify:

*  One complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability

*  Available dates are November 10,11,12 and 13, 2011

*  Includes all nightly cottage rental rates and taxes.  All you pay is the Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee (if appliable)

*  Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included

Mermaid Denise and Mermaid Jan are waiting to coordinate your Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat For Heroes.  Please call them at 912 655 6525 to book your getaway.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blogs to find out when we’re hosting our next Beach Retreats For Heroes!   Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

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For Our Sons, A Soldier’s Story

Mermaid Cottages is proud and honored to host this Warner Robins, GA military family to Beach Retreats For Heroes and for their first trip to our Tybee Island ocean paradise!

We are so excited for our weekend in Tybee.  I have attached some photos of our little guys (The twins, Alex and Austin, and Charlie).
Thanks so much for everything!
Carolyn
For everyone soldier that serves there is a family that does their best to carry on.  Carolyn steps up,  as all military spouses do, to keep the family involved and plugged in and makes sure their home is waiting for her husband each time he returns.
Doyles On The Beach is a wonderful cottage right on the beach and a special place to celebrate family and service to our country.
Mermaid Cottages invites our active military men and women who serve to Beach Retreats For Heroes in support of our troops and to say Thank You to you and your families for your sacrifice and service.
 Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blogs to find out when our cottages are available for Beach Retreats For Heroes.
What can you do?  Be thankful.  Say Thank You.

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Serving With Honor, A Soldier’s Story

Mermaid Cottages is proud and honored to welcome Mary Sue and Gerry to Tybee Island for Beach Retreats For HeroesMermaid Jan shared this loving exchange from Mary Sue.

Hi Jan,

This is Mary Sue and I just spoke with you on the phone.

My husband is Gerry  and he is a Staff Sergeant with the 165th
Air National Guard here in Savannah. He is a member of their Security
Forces Squadron and recently deployed with his unit to Afghanistan for 6
months. Prior to this service in the National Guard, Gerry was a member of
the US Army and served as a Military Policeman and criminal investigator
and was stationed in Korea.

While in Afghanistan, Gerry volunteered with a special group of airmen and soldiers who routinely went “outside the wire” on missions to ensure that the perimeter surrounding Bagram Air Base was secure.  Also during his tenure in Afghanistan, Gerry missed out on seeing me graduate from law school, and his faithful and loving bulldog of seven years was put to sleep.

Needless to say, his time spent serving his country in Afghanistan was tough. I’m so proud of him and proud to be a member of his family.

I can’t get over how wonderful it is
of your organization to do something like this for our vets!

Thank you,

Mary Sue

We are so happy to welcome Mary Sue and Gerry to Heron Hideaway this weekend.  Thank you both for your service, your commitment and support to each other and for inspiring us to make a difference.

You can make a difference, too.

Support our troops.

Be Thankful.

Say Thank You.

 

Mermaid Cottages and Beach Retreats For Heroes!

 

 

 

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A Soldier’s Story

It’s a Hero’s Homecoming Welcome for our wonderful guests, Elizabeth and Jason, staying at Mary Kay Andrews\’ beautiful Breeze Inn Cottage this week.  Mermaid Cottages is hosting Beach Retreats For Heroes in honor and celebration of our active service men and women and Veterans Day.

Mermaid Denise helped arrange this special getaway and she shares Elizabeth’s email of thanks here.

Hey Denise!
I spoke with you earlier about your Beach Retreats for Heroes program this weekend.  First, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart that y’all are going so far out of your way to make Veteran’s Day special for not only my veteran but myself as well.  My husband, Jason actually used to be stationed at Ft. Stewart before we were married, and he always speaks very fondly of his time in Savannah and days off spent at Tybee.  We have never been able to visit Tybee Island together, so this is such a nice surprise.  He is very excited to show me around his old stompin’ grounds.  I must also say that I selfishly am so excited to have the opportunity to stay in Mary Kay Andrews’ cottage!  I discovered her books while a student at the College of Charleston and immediately fell in love with her southern tales.  She is my most favorite author!  Y’all are truly making dreams come true!
Here is a little bit about my husband, Jason Widner.  He is originally from Seattle, Washington, and he became a soldier in the Army in February 2004 where he was first stationed at Ft. Stewart.  He soon after deployed to Tikrit, Iraq for 12 months.  He then deployed in 2007 for the second time for 15 months to the Al Anbar Province.  His third deployment was to Northern Afghanistan from June to November of 2010.  We currently reside in Columbia, SC where Jason is in school completing his bachelor’s degree, and I am becoming certified to teach Special Education.  For the Widners, the Army is truly a family affair because Jason’s older brother, Dan, is also a veteran having served two tours overseas.
I’ve also attached a picture of Jason taking a quick break during a patrol in August of 2007 during his second deployment.
Again, thank you so very much for reaching out to members of the armed forces in such a generous way!  It is so truly appreciated!
Have a wonderful afternoon,
Elizabeth North-Widner
It’s a story that touches every American man and woman and every person on this earth that is safe and at home with loved ones.  You see, it’s not just a soldier’s story.  It’s the story of spouses and parents and siblings and children and co-workers and friends who must carry on while their loved one is away in service to us all.
What can you do?   Be a good listener.  Be a good neighbor.  Be a good friend.  Be grateful.  Be thankful.
Say Thank You.
Celebrate homecomings.
 Make A Difference.

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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!

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.
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.
* 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.
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!

Beach Retreats For Heroes

It’s a story that touches every American man and woman and every person on this earth that is safe and at home with loved ones.  You see, it’s not just a soldier’s story.  It’s the story of spouses and parents and siblings and children and co-workers and friends who must carry on while their loved one is away in service to us all.
Beach Retreats For Heroes
What can you do?   Be a good listener.  Be a good neighbor.  Be a good friend.  Be grateful.  Be thankful.
Say Thank You.  Celebrate homecomings.   Make A Difference.
Beach Retreats For Heroes
 

Beach Retreats For Heroes 2012

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes 2012!  Our second annual Beach Retreats For Heroes is about to get underway November 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th, 2012.

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 over this four-day 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.

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 8, 9, 10,  and 11, 2012.

* Cottages are available on a first come/first serve basis.

* Beach Retreats For Heroes includes your cottage rental.  You pay only the $39 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 $39 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 2012.  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 2012

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and our blogs to find out how to make the most of your beach retreat.  Beach Retreats For Heroes 2012 celebrates the best of America!   Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

 

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Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes, November 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2011!

We’re inviting heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat this weekend.  We want to share our cozy cottages and our historic homes with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.

Our men and women who serve in the military, their spouses, their children and their families are our modern day heroes who inspire us to make a differenceMermaid Cottages makes a difference by giving back to those who serve.

Our Beach Retreats For Heroes is open to the active military heroes who qualify:

*  One complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability

*  Available dates are November 10,11,12 and 13, 2011

*  Includes all nightly cottage rental rates and taxes.  All you pay is the Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee (if appliable)

*  Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included

Mermaid Denise and Mermaid Jan are waiting to coordinate your Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat For Heroes.  Please call them at 912 655 6525 to book your getaway.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blogs to find out when we’re hosting our next Beach Retreats For Heroes!   Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

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Beach Retreats For Heroes

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes, November 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2011!

We’re inviting  heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat next weekend.  We want to share our cozy cottages and our historic homes with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.

To qualify please be:

*  A current, active member of the military home on leave from a current or recent foreign tour of duty

*  A spouse of a current, active member of the military on deployment

*  A group of spouses of current, active members of the military on deployment

*  A current, active member of the military home on rehabilitation

 

Our men and women who serve in the military, their spouses, their children and their families are our modern day heroes who inspire us to make a difference.  Mermaid Cottages makes a difference by giving back to those who serve.

Our Beach Retreats For Heroes is open to the active military heroes who qualify:

*  One complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability

*  Available dates are November 10,11,12 and 13, 2011

*  Includes all nightly cottage rental rates and taxes.  All you pay is the Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee (if appliable)

*  Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included

Mermaid Denise and Mermaid Jan are waiting to coordinate your Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat For Heroes.  Please call them at 912 655 6525 to book your getaway.  Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

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