Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929
Mermaid Cottages’ new Back To School Special supports education! We’re offering a 10% discount off of our rental price PLUS for every reservation made that mentions the Fall Special, we’ll be making a donation for School Lunches to two schools where the children need help: East Broad Street Elementary School in Savannah, GA and Westgate Community Conservancy School in Samburu, Kenya. Our goal is to serve as many children as possible. So, come enjoy some Tybee Time and help children in need of school lunches!
Happy Ours Cottage photo by Jason Thrasher
How can you help? The Davenport House Museum in Savannah hosts a day long program each year for East Broad Street Elementary students in Mrs. Jones’ class. You can make a difference, too, when you donate supplies for education as a part of your stay using our Back to School discount. Here’s a list of some of the things Mrs. Jones could use for her classroom:… read more
Get packed for Tybee Island in February! We eat. We dance. We sing. We party. We run. We walk. We act up. We act out. You know, pretty much the same things we do any other time of year. You’ll want to be prepared and ready to enjoy lots of winter fun in our beautiful and historic hamlet by the sea and here’s a helpful list of what you’ll need.
1. For starters, yes, you’ll need a swimsuit. In fact, make it a red, one-piece. A remake of BAYWATCH will be filming on Tybee and they’re looking for males and females in swimsuits and summer wear. Besides, you’ll want to look cute in case you run into The Rock or Zack Efron, right?
2. Sparkle plenty. Hey, it’s Mardi Gras, so pack lots of gold, green and purple and lots of feathers, boas, tiaras, masks and glitter. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to add beads when you get here…. read more
Tybee Island is having a Save the Planet Party, so start planning your next great beach getaway where you can be environmentally responsible, too! We’re going to raise money to help provide paper and reusable bags to Tybee businesses who want to do the right thing without having to incur the upfront costs. You, too, can help us get started by saying no to plastic bags.
So, plan on being here with us on Saturday, August 8th when we gather down at Huc-A-Poos Bites and Booze from 3-9 p.m. There’ll be Live Music, a dunking booth, crafts, a corn hole tournament, face painting and lots of the Poo’s famous pizza! This is a great opportunity for you to be a Voluntourist and to … read more
Have you made your plans to join us for the Tybee Floatilla Float For Food? Mermaids make a difference and we never miss an opportunity to volunteer and help our favorite causes. On Sunday, August 24th, air up those floats and inner tubes and join the fun as we help raise awareness for Second Harvest Food Bank and the Rising Tyde Food Bank. We’ll be shoving off from the Alley 3 Kayak area at 3:30 p.m. sharp and after enjoying the sun and the fun on the water we should end up at The Crab Shack at 6:30 p.m. All you have to do is register in advance and then enjoy this wonderful opportunity for Voluntourism. It really would mean a lot for you to join us.
It’s also a great time to enjoy Tybee after the summer rush. Just imagine how much fun you’ll have when you stay in one of our signature cozy cottages…. read more
What do you call it when you volunteer during your island vacation? It’s one of the best ways to live like a local. This weekend, we’ve got a special opportunity for you to experience our voluntourism. We won’t ask you to paint your wagon, but you sure can paint your Fresh Air Home in Tybee Island!
“Every summer the Fresh Air Home (FAH) opens its doors to hundreds of Savannah area children! The mission of the Home is to improve the health of the children, to build character, and to help … read more
Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash has inspired us to take this pledge and we hope you will, also. Mermaids Make A Difference. Working together we all can make a difference, too!
“It might be hard to imagine, but the trash on our streets and in our neighborhoods inevitably ends up in our waterways, beginning a long, slow march to the ocean. The plastic wrapper you see on the sidewalk could very well end up on the beach or in our ocean. And all of this debris is having a real impact on our ecosystem…. read more
Mark your calendar for a Tybee Island Beach Sweep: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 7:30 am — 9:30 am
Join the Georgia Conservancy, the North Beach Grill, NOAA Gray’s Reef, and Tybee Beautification Association for a Savannah Ocean Exchange Event to clean up unwanted trash on Tybee Island’s beautiful North Beach!
Free Parking for volunteers in North Beach Parking lot. Meet at the North Beach Grill at 7:30 am. Students will receive certificate on-site for 3 hours community service hours. Further details and online registration to follow.
We are seeking partners. If your organization or business has an interest in helping with the beach sweep, please contact Georgia Conservancy Coastal Director Clay Mobley at 912.447.5910 or CMobley@gaconservancy.org.
Our own Sophie is a Black Lab Rescue!
It’s the Dogs Days Of Summer which means things can get hot, but what if you had the opportunity to do something really cool? Mermaid Cottages invites you to join with us in celebrating and honoring the great works our animal shelters do for homeless pets. Bring loads of fun with you to the beach and bring donations for homeless pets, too!
During the month of August, we’ll be collecting donations for homeless pets and you can help! Here’s a list of donations that will greatly help the homeless pets in our area:… read more
The dawg days of Summer are upon us and what better way to spend a Monday afternoon than floating down the river with 250 of your closest friends, relaxing, soaking up some rays of sunshine, and raising money for two great non-profits! The Tybee Service Industry Floatilla benefiting MADD “Mothers Agianst Drunk Driving” August 13 @ 11am at the Back River Alley III.
You MUST register for this event and there is a cap of 250 floaters allowed to attend. Registration begins June 1 on www.TybeeFloatilla.com
for $30, The Crab Shack for $25, and The Resgiter Law Firm for $25. There is a $5 convenience fee for registering online.
You will receive an entry wrist band and a koozie upon registration. You will receive a Tybee Floatilla “Float Against Drunk Driving” t-shirt at The Crab Shack once the float is over. “Like” Floatilla, Inc. and see the “notes” for ALL the details. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN JULY 1 AT THE CRAB SHACK AND JULY 2 ONLINE AT WWW.TYBEEFLOATILLA.COM $100 donations gets you a retry wrist band, koozie, and name on the back of the t-shirt as a supporter.
Hey, y’all! Everything’s coming up sea turtles! Turtle Tammy has great news.
“Nest #12 was found this morning. The turtle was still on the beach witnessed by Kevin and Danny (sea turtle nesting volunteers). Danny took pictures and was able to read the tag. I will find out where this turtle was tagged and get that information out soon. The nest was relocated to a higher spot. It is north of the East Gate (Sugar Shack) crossover.
I am thinking we will have 14 by the weekend.”
Thanks to Turtle Tammy and all of the volunteers. Everything’s coming up sea turtles on Tybee and we’re so proud!