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Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn Is Decorated For Christmas

Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn is decorated for Christmas!  The only things missing are you and your family and friends around the tree.  Each year, our Mermaids become Santa’s elves and then they create a tribute to the season.  The decorations are selected with Paula and her family in mind.  There are vintage ornaments and traditional greenery mixed with new and exciting kitchenware from Paula Deen Retail Store.  It all gets whipped up together into the perfect culinary themed Christmas home.  Let’s take a look.

Paula Deen's Y'all Come Inn Is Decorated For ChristmasThis cast iron pan wreath hangs at the front door to welcome you in for the holidays…. read more

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Tybee’s Winter Glow

Tybee's Winter Glow  photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Tybee’s Winter Glow photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

We can’t guarantee you’ll leave with a deep tan, but during the off season we can assure you you’ll bask in Tybee’s Winter glow!  Winter is when the crowds are fewer and the traffic makes way for more bicycles and walking shoes.  Our cottages are warm and toasty and the sights and sounds of Tybee are just as luscious and vibrant as ever.  Now’s the time to dine at all the delicious restaurants  you’ve wanted to try and to make leisurely visits to our historical sites without deadlines or time limits.  Mermaid Cottages even has several attractive discount plans available this time of year and our Mermaid team is always excited to help plan your visit!

50% Rental Discount Sunday-Thursday Winter Special
Eisenhower's Retreat circa 1894 photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 photo: Melinda Martin Bailey

Mermaid Cottages is delighted to offer our best price EVER!  Sunday- Thursday nights through Thursday Feb 26, 2015 come enjoy our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm during the quiet fall and winter weeks.  Many of our homes are Pet Friendly, all offer complimentary WIFI and our collection of … read more

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Back River Bungalow Has Added New Updates For Your Tybee Time

back river bungalow has added new updates for your tybee timeOur Back River Bungalow has added new updates for your Tybee Time and we can’t wait for you to enjoy them!

This pet friendly cottage is in a really great location.  It’s just six easy blocks right down 14th Street to the beach, four blocks to the Alley III Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.  Best of all, it’s only one block from AJ’s Dockside restaurant and our sensational Tybee Island sunsets.

back river bungalow has added new updates for your tybee time

Back River Bungalow has some very nice perks and benefits, as well.  Captain Michael’s coffee is included with your visit and yours to take home at the end of your stat.  You’ll … read more

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It’s A Can’t Miss Weekend In Tybee Island and Savannah

it's a can't miss weekendin savannah and tybee islandIt’s a Can’t-Miss-Weekend in Tybee Island and Savannah, so y’all make that one tank trip to come enjoy it with us!  Paula’s in town and signing her books with the family, it’s Savannah Pride weekend, the farmers’ market will be open and we’ve got sea kayak races, too!

On Friday, September 12th, join Paula Deen and the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons from 10 am to 12 pm.  The event is free with 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.

it's a can't miss weekend in savannah and tybee island

On Saturday, September 13th, join us at the south end of Forsyth Park.  The farmers’ market is the food-only, producer-only market… 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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Paula Deen Live!

paula deen livePaula Deen Live is coming to Savannah August 8th and August 15th and we’ve even got a hospitality discount to share with you!  Come see Paula’s live show at the Lucas Theatre in Savannah for both dates.  You’ll get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!  Visit the Savannah Box Office or call 912-525-5050 for tickets. Use special pre-sale code: PDHOSP to get 15% off.  Make it a truly wonderful getaway for your family and friends with a stay in one of our cottages and get in some Tybee Time, too.  Just take a look at the great cottages we have available…. read more

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Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Style

Paula Deen's Y'all Come InnY’all have enjoyed her recipes in your kitchen and her delicious Southern meals in her Savannah restaurants, but did you know you can also enjoy Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Style?  Paula’s beach house sits perched along a scenic little street, just a winking and a waving as if to say Y’all Come Inn!

We recently chatted with Brandon Branch, Paula’s Design Director and personal assistant, about pulling together “the look.”  He was a hoot and a half to listen to as he recounted his and Paula’s adventures through home décor shops, antiques dealers, thrift shops and Paula’s other houses and collections when they last set out to bring new updates to the beach house.

“One thing I want y’all to know is that this beach house is all Paula.  She and I went tromping through these stores, pulling two and three shopping buggies at a time and Paula was just a yanking and tossing pillows, fabrics, and stuff right off the shelves!”  Brandon says Paula gets inspired by family, friends and the happy colors found throughout Savannah and the surrounding low country.  “We got a sideboard for the foyer from Paris Market and some other pieces from Two Women and a Warehouse and she even pulled a beautiful piece from the house where she films.  Of course, the newer, bigger pieces of furniture are from Paula’s very first furniture collection.”

Paula Deen's Y'all Come Inn Den

Everywhere you look you’ll find special, personal touches from Paula’s collections of personal photographs and momentos  from her travels and experiences.  She even made a couple of the shell covered lamps herself!  Paula had first commissioned local Savannah artist Cathy Jarman to create some shelled pieces and since she loved them so much she asked Cathy to teach her how to start “shelling” her own pieces.

Paula Deen's Shell Art Lamps

Of course, the best way to enjoy Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Style is to come on down and get right up in the middle of it.  Y’all Come Inn is available for rentals all year round and you’ll find it’s got a beautiful, fully stocked kitchen with Paula’s cookware, kitchenware, utensils and such.  You’ll always find a gracious helping of Paula’s spices and mixes and, yes, even a stick of butter in the refrigerator when you check in.  Create your favorite dishes in Paula’s kitchen from your personally autographed Paula Deen cookbook and be sure to make the time to enjoy the complimentary VIP Dining Reservations at both The Lady and Sons and Uncle Bubba’s restaurants that are included with each rental.

Paula Deen's Furniture Collection

Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Style is just like you like it.  It’s colorful, warm and just like a big hug from someone you love.  Y’all Come Inn real soon!

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Bluwater Gal’s Getaway on Tybee Island

Couple on Beach

Bluwater Gal & Guy on Tybee Island

Bluwater Gal Vacations on Tybee Island with Mermaid Cottages

“Bluwater Gal”, newly retired and adventure seeking blogger,  and her other half whom she calls “Bluwater Guy” visited Tybee Island for a New Year’s Getaway.  They decided to stay in a vacation rental versus a hotel and knew Mermaid Cottages was the place for them as soon as she saw the website! Although she once lived in Savannah as a child, it had been many years since seeing Tybee.

“There was so much to do. We got to stay and play on Tybee, but we also got Savannah for free!”

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Y’all Come Inn Some More!

Y’all Come Inn Some More!  Another fabulous way to beat the holiday rush is to kick back and relax with a Fall getaway to Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Beach House!

Y'all Come Inn Some More

You are now invited to enjoy Paula’s personal beach home in November and December.  It’s off-season and a little quiet before the holiday season kicks off, so check your calendar and come on down during these available dates:

November 3-7

November 16-30

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Y’all Come Inn Again

Y’all Come Inn, again!  Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Beach House is so popular it’s been booked up pretty much since the Spring.  Maybe y’all tried to come when it was all booked up and maybe those of y’all that did come are ready to come back.  Well, we’re so tickled y’all love this place we want to say, “Y’all Come Inn, Again!”

Y'all Come Inn Again

From December 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013, if y’all book two nights we’ll give you a third night free!  And, if you can’t stay three nights we’ll take 10% off your two night stay!  It’s our way of saying Thank You for being our guests and to also encourage you to take another look if you’ve never been here before (if you’ve already booked a new stay between these dates we’ll be happy to make sure your booking includes one free night for bookings of three or more nights and a Maximum 10% discount if you only booked two nights).  It’s kind of like the preacher says in church, “The checkbook is the last to be converted.”  With this special offer you’ll find a visit to Paula’s beach house is so reasonable it’ll all be over but the shouting!


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