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Behind A Tybee Island Picket Fence

Behind a Tybee Island picket fence you’ll always find a happy little cottage by the sea.  This one in particular is no exception.  It’s Key Lime Parrot circa 1936.  This little color box is so bright and cheerful, you’ll know you’re in for a grand, Tybee Island getaway.  You already know how cute and adorable Mermaid Cottages are and the details in this cottage deserve a closer look.

behind a tybee island picket fencePull up to this Tybee Island picket fence and your excitement will start to build even before you get your car in park.  The key lime green exterior lets you know it’s Tybee Time and you’ve got to be smiling as you enter…. read more

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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…

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A full kitchen (no dishwasher)…

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Two bedrooms…

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And a full bath…

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

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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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Sandpiper Cottage

The Mermaids announce the newest addition to our collection for Summer 2017! Sandpiper Cottage! Beautiful, historic raised Tybee cottage on the beach side of Butler Avenue! By designer Elizabeth Demos.

 

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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.

eight times our guests turned into mermaids

Photo by Kellie Prater

“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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Welcome Mimi’s Porch To Our Mermaid Cottages’ Collection

Welcome Mimi’s Porch to our Mermaid Cottages’ Collection!  Spring is in the air and Izlar Avenue is bursting with lots of new color.  We are delighted to announce one of our newest properties, Mimi’s Porch.  This uber-cute, beachy, colorful new rental is actually part of a triplex that has just been completed updated. This owner has done a beautiful remodel, restoration and professional interior design and it is ready for our guests to come and enjoy.

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Just steps away from Tybrisa and all of the shops and restaurants in the heart of Tybee, this unique property offers two rentals (attached) with a third rental to come in the near future. The photos speak for how beautiful, beachy and bright and colorful these properties are!

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You’ll fall in love with all the wonderful decor and thoughtful details that truly make this property stand… 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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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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Seawinns Cottage

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!

 

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Tybee Cottage Swoons: Will It Go Round In Circles

crabby pirate sun at mermaid cottagesMermaids (and mermen) adore the details that make up our Tybee cottage swoons.  Will It Go Round In Circles has us thinking about our love of décor, architecture and the little surprises peeking out from our little color boxes. Circles are frequently used as sun symbols and as representing things associated with the sun.  Likewise, circles can also signify unity, wholeness and infinity.  We just love how circles frame up the best features of our Tybee tiny houses.  They’ve got us all wrapped up with hugs and here are some of our favorites.

A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950You had us at first sight of this screened door.  Doesn’t this just say, “All who enter here are welcome…”?  Inside, you’ll find two wonderful master suites and a spacious, open living and dining area!

Tybee Twins

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You’ll see the light with this oyster shell chandelier overhead.  It’s just one of the charming details you’ll find in this pet friendly, three bedroom, three bath charmer.

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924

tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circles

Come now.  Just how cute and fun can an outdoor shower be?  Well, just reach up  and grab the shower curtain attached to the semi-circular frame.  Say “swoosh” as you close off all of your worries and cares from the outside and wash away your troubles.  Guests love this light, cheerful cottage!  It comes with a screened porch, fenced-in yard, and partial marsh views from the back deck and the porch!

Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940

Madelyn's on the Marsh circa 1940Can polka dots make you happy?  You bet they can.  Especially, when they dot the shutters and the outside shower of this cottage on the marsh.  Just wait ’til your eyes light up and the corners of your mouth turn up.  That’s what’ll happen when you watch the amazing sunrises and sunsets here.tybee cottage swoons: will it go round in circlesOur favorite circles?  Yep, you guessed it.  The smiling, round faces of our guests who celebrate their love of Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island and for each other.  We are family.  Circle back around and create some cottage swoons you’ll never forget.

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