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Mermaid Cottages On A Whim

Come visit Mermaid Cottages on a whim!  Last minute getaways are always welcome around here.  So much so, we even have a cottage named for it.  On A Whim!

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Yes, we’ve added even more cottage charm and coastal calm with the addition of this historic cottage. It’s located on Meddin Lane near the Tybee Lighthouse. It’s a truly historic Tybee cottage and a real step back in time!… read more

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Some Mermaid Cottages Have Circa Dates

Some Mermaid Cottages have circa dates and that’s our way of identifying the time periods that some of our structures were built.  Often times, we know from historical records exactly when a cottage was erected.  Other times, we may not know the exact dates, but we know a cottage can be tracked back within a general range of dates through tax records and/or real estate transactions. Regardless, we are committed to saving, restoring and maintaining as many of Tybee Island’s historic structures as possible.  Fortunately, we are not alone.  Our individual cottages owners and our fabulous team of Mermaids (and Mermen!) are dedicated caretakers.  Our wonderful Tybee community supports historic preservation, as well.  Just take a look at some of the decades and eras represented in our collection of happy little seaside homes.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

Eisenhower's Retreat circa 1894

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
Beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue! No roads to cross to the beach! 4 bedroom/2 full baths! Simple, elegant, cozy, nostalgic…a summer cottage where you will make special beach vacation memories!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

Nora's Cottage circa 1920

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable, historic, 1920’s cottage designed by Jane Coslick. Wonderful screened porch, outdoor shower & private back deck. Located on the bike trail, & just 3 blocks from the beach!

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is PET FRIENDLY! 6 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms. NOTE: this home requires a 3 night stay or longer.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Seafoam Shanty Cottage is new to the Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring/Summer 2017! It will only be available for a limited time so don’t miss your opportunity to stay at this great cottage! Pet Friendly with screened porch and outdoor dining area.

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful true Tybee beach cottage! Decorated with fun, sun, & everything beach in mind, this adorable cottage will capture your heart! Just 3 short blocks from the beach! Fully-fenced in yard; great for pets! Private outdoor patio in back!

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa 1962

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypoallergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. 3 blocks to the beach thru Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

some mermaid cottages have circa dates

One thing’s for sure, there’s no expiration date for historic preservation and good taste.  We appreciate our guests’ support for saving and maintaining Tybee Island’s historic structures and for the many other causes and programs we’re able to provide for from the proceeds of your vacations and getaways.  What are the most important dates to us?  The dates you come and stay with Mermaid Cottages.  We cherish each and every one!

 

 

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Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle Presents Sandpiper Cottage

elizabeth demos lifestyle presernts Sandpiper cottageElizabeth Demos Lifestyle presents Sandpiper Cottage, the most recent cottage added to our Mermaid Cottages’ collection! Elizabeth recently shared she’s the designer for the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017.  You can reserve her Tybee Island cottage while we wait for her big reveal of her Ultimate Retreat 2017 project!

Elizabeth Demos is an interior designer based in Savannah, GA, who uses her one-of-a-kind talents to write, produce, and style beautiful content for award-winning, food and shelter brands.  Elizabeth’s instinctive eye and fresh approach to home projects have made her a sought after talent in the industry.

Her editorial contributions have graced the covers of many lifestyle publications including HGTV Magazine, Southern Living, and Traditional Home, just to name a few.

Elizabeth’s gift for assembly and vintage aesthetic make her the perfect fit as the designer of DIY Network’s Ultimate Retreat 2017, a rustic and refined renovation in one of America’s most unique locations.

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Elizabeth Demos’ Vintage Wedding Style by Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Have you  ever drooled over the beautifully styled interiors, porches, lifestyle and food in such publications as HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, and Southern Living? Well, Elizabeth Demos is behind many of those beautiful magazine covers and features. Imagine what magic such a talented designer dreamed up for her very own beach cottage!

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Sandpiper Cottage

Sandpiper Cottage is a vintage raised Tybee cottage featuring those little design touches Elizabeth is known for in her work.

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Sandpiper Cottage is located on the beach side of Butler Avenue on 18th Terrace in the Historic District area.

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It features a cozy living area…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

A full kitchen (no dishwasher)…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

Two bedrooms…

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And a full bath…

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

If you follow Elizabeth on Instagram, she has given a few “previews” of this uber cute cottage during its renovation.

elizabeth demos lifestyle presents sandpiper cottage

Well, now it’s all complete and ready for you!

 

Get online now and book your family fun, girls getaways, couples retreats and vacation dates because it will fill up fast  You may also email visitmermaid@gmail.com or call 912.704.4618.  Our Mermaid-of-the-Day will help you plan your visit!  Welcome to Sandpiper Cottage and to Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle!

 

 

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Nine Reasons You Must Visit Tybee Island In June

Here are nine reasons you must visit Tybee Island in June.  We’ve been waiting on summer all year long and it’s finally here.  Just look at these amazing events, adventures, happenings and more to celebrate our cottage charm and coastal calm this month!

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Tybee Island Family Fun! Photo by Amy Myers

Family Movies All Summer Long, Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday… read more

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Eight Times Our Guests Turned Into Mermaids

Here are eight times our guests turned into Mermaids (and Mermen).  Splish, splash, poof and there they were.  No worries.  No stress.  No lines.  No wrinkles.  It’s as if time stood still in that perfect moment.  It’s called Tybee Time.  See for yourself.

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“We loved our stay at The Shrimp! It was the perfect Honeymoon cottage for us. Tybee was such a relaxing place. We thoroughly enjoyed the beach, food, and people! We will definitely be returning! We loved the proximity to Savannah and the excellent Mermaid Cottages hospitality. (One example of their hospitality was that they came by our cottage and turned the lights on for us since we would be arriving … read more

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Sea Largo circa 1960

Sea Largo circa 1960 has lots of new updates and it’s ready to celebrate spring and summer on Tybee Island!  Come on over and experience this happy little house by the sea.  Enjoy this special preview and start planning your next visit!

sea largo circa 1960

So, exactly what are we celebrating?  Well, for starters, Sea Largo now has two full baths! This has always been a ground level cottage that’s a favorite for families with children and with seniors who don’t like … read more

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The Colors In A Tybee Island Rainbow

The colors in a Tybee Island rainbow are as beautiful as they can be.  We figure, why wait for these colorful bands to appear after a coastal rainfall?  It’s so much better when we show what’s really in that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It’s our happy little boxes of color by the sea!

Tybee Tides circa 1930

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Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Pet-friendly, large fenced yard , screened front porch and garden. Marsh Views for nightly marvelous sunsets. 2 full baths, high speed internet and Wi-Fi.

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa 1962 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypo-allergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. 3 blocks to the beach thru Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

Seawinns Cottage

Seawinns Cottage Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4
Pet-Friendly cottage conveniently located on 2nd Avenue. 2 Bedrooms each with 2 queen beds, 1 Full Bath and 1 Indoor Beach Shower. Comfy, cozy living area, bright, sunny beach kitchen and great outdoor patio with seating and grill!

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940 Seafoam Shanty Cottage is new to the Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring/Summer 2017! It will only be available for a limited time so don’t miss your opportunity to stay at this great cottage! Pet Friendly with screened porch and outdoor dining area.

Sandy Toes Cottage

Sandy Toes Cottage Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable single story cottage brimming with vintage charm! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard! Outdoor shower! Four blocks to the beach!

Rose’s Folie circa 1936

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Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
A most unique cottage full of vintage art and wonderful personal touches. Located in the Logan Street/ North Beach area, 10 minute walk to the North Beach. Pet Friendly with small fenced yard.

Old Love Cottage circa 1921

Old Love Cottage circa 1921 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
The perfect petite beach cottage! Exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach with your beach path just outside the cottage picket fence. A true original cottage!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

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Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable, historic, 1920’s cottage designed by Jane Coslick. Wonderful screened porch, outdoor shower & private back deck. Located on the bike trail, & just 3 blocks from the beach!

Maddie’s on Jones circa 1930

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Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Charming & Cozy pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage! 4 blocks from the beach! Decor details throughout the cottage displaying the history of Tybee Island and the Chu family! Outdoor shower! Great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks & palms!

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Charming ground level beach cottage. Bright, cheerful, fun beach décor! Screened porch and private outdoor shower. Directly across from Memorial Park! Next door to the Shrimp Cottage – ideal for two families! Fenced-in yard!

Flips Flop House circa 1932

Flips Flop House circa 1932 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Fully restored/renovated historic Tybee beach cottage! Free Wi-Fi, outdoor shower/bike rack & two awesome porches to enjoy! Located in the quiet, Back River district of the island! Partial view of Back River from porch!

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful cottage with screened porch, fenced-in yard, partial marsh views from the back deck & porch & comfy beds for snuggling! Pet-friendly! This cottage is full of art & located one block from AJ’s Dockside Restaurant; enjoy drinks & sunsets!

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful true Tybee beach cottage! Decorated with fun, sun, & everything beach in mind, this adorable cottage will capture your heart! Just 3 short blocks from the beach! Fully-fenced in yard; great for pets! Private outdoor patio in back!

Blues Away Cottage circa 1955

Blues Away Cottage circa 1955 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
6 minute stroll to beach! Close to other Mermaid Cottages making it perfect for groups traveling together! Complimentary Wi-Fi!

Blue Heron circa 1940

Blue Heron circa 1940 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the cottage charm imaginable! High ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate! Fully fenced yard for pets! Large screened porch to sit and enjoy your morning coffee!

Back River Bungalow

Back River Bungalow Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Large front porch with rocking chairs AND large back screened porch with hammock. Super location- close to Alley 3 paddleboard & kayak launch , the Back River fishing pier, 1 Block from A J’s restaurant. Easy walk to 14th Street beach & downtown Tybee.

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Looking for a perfect Tybee cottage rental for this summer? Look no further! We are so excited to offer this great cottage to our guests! Complete with pool plus dog-friendly!
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Photo by Danielle Brown

These are just a sampling of the colors in a Tybee Island rainbow.  There are many others in our collection and just as many rainbow colors on the interiors, too.  Come on down and enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm.  The color of the cottage you book is all up to you!

 

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Feel At Home In Canty’s Cottage circa 1957

Feel at home in Canty’s Cottage circa 1957 and enjoy your Tybee Time!  Let’s face it.  Many times vacation rentals can be cookie cutter, as well as kitschy, and not in a good way.  You always know your beach getaway is going to be something special when you instantly feel the soul of a vintage cottage as you walk in the door.  Your feeling of comfort and home continues to grow during your visit as your cottage reveals itself a little at a time.  The beauty is in the details, the thoughtfulness of the owner and of those who help care for it.  Such is the case with Canty’s.

feel at home in cantys cottage circa 1957

Canty’s Cottage is a classic mid-century modern island home that Mary Elizabeth Canty and her family have enjoyed with family and friends since her childhood. Built in the 1950’s and completely restored, you’ll feel the love and comfort in the many thoughtful details and décor.  This tiny house shows you how… read more

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A New Bath Makes A Big Splash On Tybee Island

A new bath makes a big splash on Tybee Island and we want you to come see it!  The off season may be when fewer people are enjoying beach getaways, but it’s definitely the time when our cottages all get deep cleans and new updates.  If you’ve ever been on a Girls Getaway, a family beach trip or had a Big Chill weekend with friends, you know it can be a real challenge to get everyone ready and out the door for meals and nights on the town.  So, if there’s ever an update that guests really appreciate, it’s a new bath.

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Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 now has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths and everyone is very happy!  It’s an original, Tybee raised cottage with lots of beautiful vintage details and we’d love to share them… read more

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Mermaid Cottages Debuted Skipjack Cottage circa 1929

Mermaid Cottages debuted Skipjack Cottage circa 1929 this week and it’s ready for your next Tybee Island Getaway!

mermaid cottages debuted skipjack cottage circa 1929

Skipjack Cottage will bring back childhood memories of visiting a favorite family beach house!  It’s the perfect beach retreat for nostalgia lovers and for lovers of all things vintage.  This vintage, circa 1929 raised, southern-style beach house offers everything you can think of for an unforgettable beach vacation!

 

This historic beach house features original wood paneling and wood ceilings, hardwood floors and … read more

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