Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

January 3, 2011

Berkeley Update!

Berkeley as just a pup!

     We are always so excited to hear from our friend Sandy, especially when she has news about the guide dog puppies we sponsor! Sandy recently shared this email with us about our star pupil, Berkeley:

Berkeley Springs- They are now working on him taking more responsibility for the walks. He has begun traffic training and will start their blindfold walks soon. They are working on his being able to concentrate while coming under more pressure to make decisions that lead to a successful and safe walk. The trainer has no problems to report at this time. He is still a great dog to work with and his trainer is very much enjoying him.

     We couldn’t be prouder of Berkeley! He is going to make someone a wonderful guide someday soon…I can feel it. Remember, you can help us with this great cause. Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will continue the efforts to support Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program. Contributions made from Mermaid Cottages rentals make it possible for a disabled individual to realize their independence through the use of a service dog. These programs also assist returning soldiers soldiers with a variety of needs including stress and post traumatic disorders. We also support The Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind. Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Contributions from Mermaid Cottages rentals help make it possible for disabled individuals to realize their independence through programs like this!

     You can also help by purchasing our Beach Bum Biscuits! Proceeds from each bag of bakery-made biscuits goes to support this wonderful cause as well. You can visit our website for more information, or pick up a bag of Beach Bum Biscuits next time you’re on Tybee at Seaside Sisters! Thank you so much for enabling us to continue our sponsorship of our guide dogs…and Berkeley thanks you too!

Mermaid Tales: Blue Heron Cottage

     Welcome to Blue Heron Cottage at 704 15th Street here on Tybee Island! This sweet beach treasure is a completely restored 1940’s cottage, perfect for your next Tybee retreat. If high ceilings, claw-foot tubs, hardwood floors, and large sunny windows are a few of your favorite things, then Blue Heron Cottage is right up your alley! This two bedroom, two bath home is perfect for groups of up to six guests and is also pet friendly, so don’t leave them behind! You and your pet will enjoy the large screened porch and completely fenced yard. The corner lot is roomy and has plenty of space for relaxing or playing.

     Speaking of playing, you are close to everything during your stay at Blue Heron. Alley 3, the island’s main kayak launch site, is an easy two blocks away, as is the always yummy cuisine of AJ’s Dockside Restaurant. Tybee’s beautiful beaches are a mere five blocks, and don’t forget to visit the famous Breakfast Club while you are exploring downtown!

     Don’t wait another minute, make your plans today. Nothing starts a New Year off better than a little Tybee Time!