Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

March 2011

Mermaids in Our Midst: Brooks Cottage

Spring seems to be in full swing around here, and we couldn’t be happier! Warm weather means more people heading to the beach, so with changing seasons comes busier times here at Mermaid Cottages! Here’s what a recent guest from Rome, GA sent to us after a recent stay:

Brooks Cottage was perfect for our girls weekend! There was plenty of room and the cottage was large enough that we all had our own space if we wanted some quiet time. Loved the roomy front and back porches, and the sleeping porch! Just a few blocks from the beach was also a huge plus! We would definitely stay again. And, the sales people at Mermaid Cottages were so easy and pleasant to work with. Thanks so much for the great stay!” ~kmathis 

Thanks to K. for sharing! We are so glad your girls getaway was a success!

Have you stayed with Mermaid Cottages recently? We’d love to hear from you too! Please find us on our Facebook page and click the Reviews link (on the left) to share your Mermaid Cottages experience with everyone!

BOOMER And The Journey To Service

BOOMER, our youngest Golden Retriever puppy in training to be a Guide Dog, dropped by for a visit, recently.

He just turned one last month, so our young lad is growing up.  He’ll soon be returning to Guide Dog School for more training.

Boomer paid us a visit at Seaside Sisters and he gave their new expansion several tale wags!  He also posed for pictures with everyone and even did a little modeling for our Mermaid Cottages section in the shop.

He has a very passionate soul and is super vigilant, so he will be the perfect service companion to a person with disabilities some day.

We’re  just glad we get to be his biggest cheerleaders and we’re honored to take this journey with him.  We love having Boomer in our neighborhood for visits!

Take a look at Boomer’s visit to Seaside Sisters

Boomer\’s Journey




Live Like a Local: Turtle Season is Right Around the Corner!

Thanks to the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook pageThis year has just flown by so far! I can’t believe we are a mere two days away from April already. May will definitely be here before you know it…how crazy is that? May not only means a busier season for us, it means Sea Turtle season, too!

Mermaid Cottages loves our sea turtles! We have several Mermaids and Mermen that are part of the 6 a.m. Turtle Patrol from May 1st through September 1st, where we walk the beaches of Tybee looking for signs of newly laid nests. Last season, I found two nests during my patrol, so of course I’m eagerly awaiting the 2011 season!

Thanks to the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page

Lights Out for the Sea Turtles is also a very important part of the season. We must all do our parts to make sure baby sea turtles have the best conditions possible when they hatch so they can make it safely to the waiting waves. We’ve made sure our two beach front cottages- Doyle’s on the Beach and Crabby Jo’s– have sea turtle friendly lighting and that our guests know what to do to make their stay turtle friendly as well!

Picture thanks to Layla Palmer of The Lettered CottageWe even have our very own brand of coffee, created to support the Sea Turtle Project in Georgia. Mermaid Morning Bliss is available in each cottage to enjoy during your stay and is also for sale at our favorite place to shop, Seaside Sisters here on Tybee! All profits go towards these projects. We are also avid supporters through the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the annual Tybee Turtle Trot 5K race held each spring to kick off Sea Turtle Season!

As you can probably tell, sea turtles are near and dear to our hearts around here. We love our sea creatures, oceans, and guests and we couldn’t be more proud that we try our very best to take care of all three! Make sure you keep up with all the happenings on the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page and right here on our blog. We can’t wait to kick off Sea Turtle season, so stay tuned…May is closer than you think!

Thanks to ImageSource

Mermaid Sighting: Harris Street, Savannah

We had such a blast a few weekends ago in Savannah at the 187th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade! Well, what holiday is complete without a mermaid? This festive mermaid makes her home in Savannah at East Harris Street!

Gorgeous, and decked out in St. Patty’s Day garb! How fun is that? I hope she enjoyed the celebrations as much as everyone else did!

If you have seen a mermaid, please tell us about it! Send your picture and a little information about it to and we’ll share it right here on our blog for everyone to enjoy!

Sophie Wants In On The Fun, Too!

Sophie is our newest lab mascot at Mermaid Cottages and she wants in on the fun, too!

We’re rebranding one of our larger cottages and we need your help to give her a new name!

Vintage 1940s Cottage Home-Newly Restored and Updated!
New Deck and Deck Furniture
New Curtains
New Nautical Theme
New Local Art
Fresh Paint In/Out
New Hardwood Floors
1.5 Blocks to the beach
Pet Friendly!

Send Sophie your suggestions for a new name by 9 AM Thursday, March 31!

Your can post your suggestions on our FACEBOOK pages, TWEET them to @mermaidcottages or email them to!

Sophie says she’ll grin even bigger if you send her more suggestions than Danny!