Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: June 2011

Mermaid Cottages: A Summer Rental Give Away!

Everyone here at Mermaid Cottages is super excited…

Summer Rental hits the stands today, June 7th!

The newest novel from our favorite author, Mary Kay Andrews!

Mary Kay Andrews‘ latest novel tells the story of a group of  girlfriends who grew up together in Savannah and their escapades during a month long stay at a shared summer rental. We have a copy of this fabulous new book to give away, and that is where y’all come in!

We want you to post your favorite vacation beach house rental memory on our Mermaid Cottages Facebook Page Wall and you could win your very own copy of Summer Rental.  Contest begins tomorrow, 12:01 AM Wednesday, June 8th and ends at midnight! Don’t miss your chance to win!

We will read each and every memory and choose our favorite. The winning memory will receive their very own copy of Summer Rental to enjoy! We’ll be announcing  the winners right here on our blog and on the Facebook page after we read through all of the entries, so stay tuned…the winner could be you!

Mermaid Sighting: Cooking for Mermaids?

Here at Mermaid Cottages, one of our favorite things is a good time in the kitchen…and of course food! Well, just look what I found while browsing today… The Mermaid Cookbook!

The Mermaid Cookbook by Barbara Beery

How exciting is that? A cookbook just for mermaids like us! The recipes look yummy, and they all have super fun names, like Maiden Mermaid Salad and Swirling Mermaid Smoothies. There’s even a recipe for Starfish Cookies! The entire book is kid friendly too, so it’s perfect for family fun time in the kitchen- one of our favorite pastimes! I don’t know about you, but I know I was excited to see a cookbook, just for mermaids! Make sure you check it out, too!

Have you spotted a mermaid? They are popping up everywhere! We’d love to see your sightings, so please share. Email your pictures and stories to and we’ll share it right here on our blog, for everyone to see! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Beach Bum Biscuits: More Ice, Please…


It’s the good, ole summertime on Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages wants to be sure our pet guests are as comfortable and relaxed as our people guests!

Here are some great warm weather tips to make sure your pet has an enjoyable island holiday:

* Walk your dog(s) in the early morning or late evening when it’s cooler.

* Provide constant access to fresh water.

* Make sure you pet stays inside in the air conditioning during the hottest part of the day.

* If needed, freeze a water bottle and wrap it in a towel or tube sock for your pet to lie on.

* After walks, wipe down your pet’s fur, head, ears and paws with a wet cloth.

* Leave your pet in your cottage, even if they’re used to riding in your car while you run errands.

Remember, it’s easier for humans to cool off than it is for a pet.  Watch for signs of heat exhaustion and act quickly if you notice your pet becomes disoriented, has trouble walking, has a dry mouth and/or nose,  or has excessive panting or vomiting.  Get them to a vet or an emergency pet clinic as quickly as possible.  Pet heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be deadly.

We love our pet guests and we want to be sure they come back as often as you do!










All Aboard the Tybee Island Shuttle!

All Aboard! Mermaid Cottages wants all of our guests and all the visitors to our island to know about the new shuttle service between Savannah and Tybee Island. That’s right- you can now travel between Savannah and Tybee without every having to get behind the wheel of your own car!

preview from the Shuttle Brochure!

Shuttle service started back in March, and the entire island is all a buzz about it. The shuttle departs from the Savannah Visitors Center daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2.p.m., and 5 p.m. The first stop on Tybee Island in the Tyrbisa/Strand Roundabout, the the North Beach area, near the Lighthouse. The vehicle will wait about 5 minutes at each stop, so make sure you are there on time so you don’t get left behind!

The fare is $3 per person, each way. That’s just a $6 round trip, so it’s super affordable. It’s also a great way to use public transportation to be more green!  If you are interested in using the shuttle, or just want to learn more, make sure to check out the brochure here for all the details.

All of Tybee Island is excited about the new service, and we hope you are too. Now there’s no excuse- catch a shuttle to Tybee Island! We hope to see you soon!

1001 Ways To Get Tybee-ized: Express Yourself

Welcome to Mermaid Cottages and beautiful Tybee Island!  Life’s too short to be indifferent!  Slow down, take a stroll, savor our flavors and be inspired.  Allow yourself to create memories that will last a lifetime.  Express Yourself!

Every one of our cottages has a soul that’s unique and special.  Find the one that speaks to you.

Life’s too short to be indifferent.

Come get your QuIrKy on!

Click to see a little of our QuIrKy!