Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

August 2010

Plan some Tybee Time with a Massage!

If you want to start your Labor Day weekend early with a little relaxation, we’ve got just the thing! Local massage therapist Edie Mercado, of Coastal Fitness and Wellness here on Tybee, is running a Pre-Labor Day special! You can get 20% off any Therapeutic or Shiatsu massage, as well as any stretching (see their website for descriptions). So, why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage and a little Tybee time?!


Check out little Boomer, a service and guide dog trainee. Per his sponsor family in Florida, Boomer is quite the smart and fearless teenager…and one day bound to be a great guide dog.

It’s stories like this that make your purchase of Beach Bum Biscuits so much fun and so important…just check out that face!!!! Go to Seaside Sisters and get yourself a bag…or better yet a bunch of bags and help sponsor little guys like Boomer! Stay tuned for updates on Berkeley and other gggrrreeatt dogs that are benefited by the sale of Beach Bum Biscuits!

Mermaid Tales: Back River Bungalow

Everything about Tybee is quirky and our cottages are no exception! Our Back River Bungalow cottage is in the Back River District of the island, close to great food at AJ’s Dockside as well as the Back River Fishing Pier. The cottage owners love the water, and it shows!

Come relax at the Back River Bungalow!

This is one of the bedroom doors in the cottage! Isn’t this fun? And the bedroom is cheerful and colorful too…what a creative way to keep the quirk of our little island alive and well!

Right this way to your underwater Escape!
Underwater Escape bedroom, one of four in the cottage!

Tybee is Ready for Labor Day…are You?!

You haven’t made any plans for Labor Day yet? What are you waiting for! Head on down to Tybee, there’s so much going on, it’ll make your head spin!
Just plan to start your weekend early and attend the Savannah Craft Brew Fest!The fun starts September 3rd with the Craft Brew & Food Parings Dinner, then the full blown outdoor event overlooking the Savannah River September 4th! There’ll be live entertainment, amazing Lowcounrty cuisine, and of course, over 130 craft brews to sample! Get your tickets now!

If craft brew isn’t quite your style, no worries! Tybee Throws a Fit is back and this time, the theme is Dance Party! Come have some fitness fun with us! There will be aerobics, water sports, and general beach activities for all ages and activity levels! Join us at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion begining at 8 a.m. and help Tybee throw a Fit!

Finish off your weekend right with the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash! Come on down to the Pier and Pavilion September 5th and enjoy fresh ocean breezes and live music from none other than The Landsharks…the Jimmy Buffet tribute band! The music starts at 7 p.m., so bring your flip flops and beach towels and enjoy yourself…IT’S FREE!

And a celebration on Tybee wouldn’t be complete without fireworks, so be on the beach for the oceanfront show from the Pier starting at 9:15 p.m.! The best part is, it’s all free to the public!

We can’t wait to see you there…let’s send the summer of 2010 out with a bang!

Mermaid Cottages Guide Dog Pup Update!

For those of you who may not know, we at Mermaid Cottages have a cause that is near and dear to our hearts…sponsoring service and guide dogs! When you stay in one of our cottages, you are helping us continue our quest to sponsor dogs who go on to help disabled individuals and returning soldiers realize their independence. We are super excited about our new Beach Bum Biscuits too, as proceeds from their sales helps fund this great cause! (Here’s where to find them!)

Boomer, taking a break!

Our latest sponsor is Boomer! Boomer is a sweet, playful Golden Retriever pup. He is about to be 6 months old and is doing wonderfully. He is a bold, self-confident little guy and is doing so well in puppy class, he is often the example of “how its done” for his fellow classmates! Boomer’s mom Sandy also reports that he is a super smart quick learner, and isn’t afraid of anything!

Boomer enjoying his vacation in New Hampshire!

Thanks for the update and photos Sandy! We’re looking forward to hearing more about Boomer’s success in the future!
If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful cause and how you can help, please visit our website. Thank you for stopping by to share in our sponsor pride…stay turned for future updates on all our sponsored pups!