Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

July 7, 2011

Mermaid Manor Media Alert!

We are so excited! Our Mermaid Cottages headquarters, Mermaid Manor, was featured in the July-August 2011 issue of Savannah Magazine!

Mermaid Manor on Tybee Island, photo credit to Richard Leo Johnson

Mermaid Manor is near and dear to our hearts here at Mermaid Cottages. The circa 1920s cottage is an island haven, full of cozy touches and coastal treasures, and it’s story is such an inspiring one! Allison Hersh, with Savannah Magazine, did a wonderful job on the piece…if you have ever wondered how Mermaid Manor came to life, or for that matter, how Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals was born, you simply must check out the article!

Interiors of Mermaid Manor, photo credit to Richard Leo Johnson

This is just the latest honor for Mermaid Manor. This cottage was featured in the 2008 Tybee Island Tour of Homes! Mermaid Manor has been featured in Quilt Magazine, and you can more about the home in the book Coast: 50 of the Most Beautiful Beach Homes on America’s East Coast! Just look for The Island Idyll on page 114! Mermaid Manor is definitely a jewel, and we are so proud to call it part of the Mermaid Cottages family. To see all of Mermaid Cottages media features, please browse our Mermaids in the Media page!

Interiors of Mermaid Manor, photo credit to Richard Leo Johnson

Dreaming of owning your own Tybee Island escape yet? Well, you are in luck! Mermaid manor is available for purchase, so you could make this cottage your very own island paradise! For more information, please email your inquires to diane@mermaidcottages.com or call 912.313.0784.

Me Thinks Thou Doest Purr-test Too Much

By: “Maddie” Madeline Belle Reed

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

I don’t get fireworks.  Does anyone understand why humans seem to love loud noises they make for no good reason, but when we bark at something REALLY important (like that squirrel in the back yard) they tell us to be quiet?  Annoying!!

Believe it or not there are a couple of things on Tybee Island that annoy me.

The first is running out of Beach Bum Biscuits.  Fortunately, this can easily be remedied by a trip to Seaside Sisters.  Disaster averted!!  (Here’s a tip:  You may want to send someone other than your mommy as mine never can hurry at this store.)

Secondly, Fleas and Mosquitoes.  Tybee has them!  Of course, you should be protected by your flea, tick and heartworm medications.  The trick is to be sure your human is protected, too!  You really don’t want them scratching all night and keeping you awake.  My mommy and daddy like to use those clip on things because I like to lick.

Finally…and this one is a little more complicated…THERE ARE CATS ON TYBEE!  I actually like cats OK, but Tybee has a lot of them and they tend to be very friendly!  You will want to try and avoid them, but it won’t be easy.  Start by keeping an eye out for yards with cat flags and statues.  This is often a good clue that a few live there.  When passing a yard like this move to the other side of the street and announce you have decided to take up jogging.  I must warn you this won’t always work as some cats are persistent and your human may decide to even pet them!  If this happens you’re caught.  I have had the nightmarish experience of having three come up to me and actually rub themselves under my chin.  If you have an experience like this what happens next is the most important part to remember.  You must act extremely miserable ( hint:  it won’t be hard).  Now, your human should say how unbelievably good and brave you’ve been and give you a triple Beach Bum Biscuit reward (maybe those cats aren’t so bad after all!).

"Horace & Scruffy" photo by Barb O, Mermaid Emeritus

Until next time, keep those tails up and those noses down!

Wet kisses!


PSSST….WOOF Alert!  Maddie will be back for another Tybee visit in August!  If you’re a member of the Pup-arazzi or just want to join Maddie’s Tybee Wag Pack let us know and we’ll give you tips on how to meet her.  Who knows…you might even be featured in a future Pets and the City blog.  Get ready to meet a real, live Tybee Pawty Girl!  Peace Out, Bark Boys!