Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

December 2010

Mermaids in Our Midst: Happy Guests Make Us Smile!

Happy guests make us smile from ear to ear, and this message definitely made our day!

“I went to Tybee Island over Labor Day weekend with my fiance, his parents, and my parents and had a wonderful time. I love the No Where To Go Cottage, it felt like home. It was clean, very large, and very pretty. The beach was just a short walk across the street and the beach is beautiful. My fiancée and I booked our wedding in Jamaica until we went to Tybee. We canceled our wedding and have now booked it in Tybee and will be using one of the Mermaid Cottages for your reception and honeymoon. Thanks Mermaid Cottages, you and the southern charm of Tybee stole our hearts and this will be a place I will come every year from now on. See you all on June 4th for my wedding.”

          By Ashleybeth01 from Cleveland, TN for a September 1, 2010 stay.

Thanks so much for sharing this Ashley, and congratulations! We can’t wait to see you this June!

You’ve Got A Friend

Thanks to everyone for your help in making this an incredible year for Beach Bum Biscuits and Mermaid Cottages!

Mermaid Cottages is proud and honored to sponsor puppies for Guide Dog and Service Dog training to assist persons with disabilities.  Some of our puppies are also specially trained to assist our heroic men and women in our armed forces with injuries, disabilities and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

To date, Mermaid Cottages has sponsored six puppies for training through the sales of our Beach Bum Biscuits.

It’s been a wonderful and fulfilling 2010.  Come join us and help us continue and expand our Guide Dog and Service Dog program by getting your Beach Bum Biscuits and/or by becoming a Beach Bum Biscuits Retailer in 2011!

Meet some of our puppies and dogs in training and also some of our other canine friends who enjoy our all natural Beach Bum Biscuits!

Live Like a Local: Tybee’s Polar Plunge!

This Friday, 2010 comes to a close and we ring in 2011! We here on Tybee love a good excuse for a party, and a new year is definitely a great one! So, ring in 2011 the right way on Tybee at the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks show! The show starts at the stroke of midnight at the Pier and Pavilion, so don’t miss it!
The fun doesn’t end on New Year’s Eve either. This year is the 11th annual Tybee Polar Plunge! The Polar Plunge isn’t just a fun way to start the new year; it’s a great event for a great cause.

This event helps to fund $1000 scholarships for nursing students at AASU going for a BSN degree and who have agreed to remain and work in the Chatham County medical community. Last year’s Plunge at the Pier and Pavilion saw about 1000 participants and 5000 spectators, so it is definitely a must see! Make sure to visit the Tybee Polar Plunge web page for more information on how to register for the fun. If cold water isn’t your thing, no problem! Come just to watch the craziness! We hope to see you on Tybee this weekend…there’s no better place to ring in a brand new year!

Mermaid Sighting: Sea Maiden

Our friend Louie Windom sent us an email a little while ago and shared this wonderful t-shirt! It was featured on Sally Lee by the Sea…an awesome coastal blog you should totally check out. The shirt is part of a collection by Atlanta artist Michelle Feis, and we love everything about it! Make sure to check out Michelle’s other beautiful creations as well. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Louie!

Don’t forget, we love hearing about your mermaid sightings too! Please take time to send your picture and story to so we can share it with everyone here on our blog! We can’t wait to hear from you!