Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

January 12, 2011

Live Like a Local: Casting For Stars Curtain Call

     Ever since October, Tybee has been center stage for a FUN-raising campaign that has been a huge success! The island’s community has rallied together to raise money for the restoration of the Historic Post Theater, and boy did they come out in droves to support the effort! Casting For Stars was an island-wide contest in which contestants compete by hosting fundraising events. Each dollar donated to an event counted as one vote for that contestant, and of course the proceeds benefit the theater. Well, it’s time for the curtain call…this Saturday, January 15th, is the Casting For Stars Grand Finale!

     It’s going to be swell, so plan to join in the fun this weekend! Please come to the Grand Finale Event Saturday at the Tybee American Legion from 7 to 11 pm at 10 Veteran’s Drive here on the island. There will be an awards presentation, so don’t miss being on hand to see which contestant will be crowned the Super Star! In additon to the awards, there will be light hors d’ouerves from Marlin Monroes, a cash bar, and amazing live music from the Georgia Kyle Blues Band! The best part? The party’s theme is 1940s USO…and coming in costume is definitely encouraged!
Tickets are available online, or you can stop by the Tybee Vacation Rentals Office. They are just $25, and of course that goes to benefit the theater resortation efforts! So what are you waiting for? Curl your hair, shine those shoes, grab your steady and get down to the Tybee American Legion this weekend…it’s going to be the cat’s meow for sure!

Be Our Guests!

At Mermaid Cottages, everyone is welcome and that includes your furiends, too!  As with all house guests, the key to getting invited back is to be a conscientious, thoughtful and polite visitor.  Here’s some information about bringing pets to Mermaid Cottages and Tybee Island that will surely win you points in the good manners department.

We love dogs, and many of our cottages are dog-friendly.  Please check the cottage listings to determine which of our homes allow dogs.


Mermaid Cottages Pet Policies and Island Rules for Dogs:

-Barking: The Tybee Island Noise Ordinance includes dogs barking. The fine is $300 per incident, and the city will fine you if any of the neighbors complain of the noise. Please be very aware of this ordinance.

-Pet Fee for Mermaid Cottages is $100 for up to two dogs ($100 for each additional dog).

-Pets are not allowed on the furniture or beds.

-Please clean up any pet “poo” in the yard.

-Dogs must be on a leash when walked.

-Crates– if you are bringing puppies, we do ask you to crate when you are not home, or at the very least do not let them have the run of the home.

-Flea and tick protection : fleas are here on Tybee in full force, so please be sure your pets are current on their flea protection medicine.

-Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach, and again– the city will fine you if you are caught. $300 per dog.

Tybee Island is a fantastic place to take long walks and your dog will enjoy it just as much as you.  It’s all part of the magical experience of Mermaid Cottages.  Come practice the art of slowing down.  For you, your family, your friends and your pet!