Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: July 2011

Tybee Island’s Wonderful News!

Congratulations to The Crab Shack!

Everyone on Tybee Island is buzzing about the news…The Crab Shack was named one of America’s favorite seafood dives by Coastal Living Magazine! Our hearts are just bursting with pride for everyone over at The Crab Shack, and of course, we always knew we had a jewel on our hands. Now, even more people know how awesome one of our favorite local restaurants really is!


photo thanks to The Official Crab Shack Facebook Page

This is far from the first award The Crab Shack has garnered! Check out the long list of their awards (twenty-eight so far!) on their website. We agree, they are the best around, and we tip our hats and say Congratulations to The Crab Shack for you latest award, it is very must deserved!

If you haven’t been to Tybee Island, what are you waiting for? We have so much to offer! Come see what the readers of Coastal Living Magazine found so wonderful about our favorite seafood restaurant, The Crab Shack…and bring your appetite! We hope to see you soon “Where the Elite Eat in Their Bare Feet!

Caring and Sharing:Our Time To Celebrate

By Cottage Cheese


This is the day we celebrate…caring and sharing…devotion for the better good…with liberty and justice…for all.

Make a Difference

Mermaid Cottages offers our guests the opportunity to combine their vacation travel with volunteering on Tybee Island and giving back to the community. Participating in various local projects along side our Mermaids and Mermen allows our guests to not only experience authentic activities, but also gives them the chance to leave the island a better place. Our events change monthly and we are constantly adding on to what we’re doing. For more details or to sign up, please contact Diane at 912-313-0784 or


The Tybee Beautification Association’s  next BEACH SWEEP is Monday, July 4, 2011.  We’ll meet at the Tybee Pavilion at 6:30 AM.  Trash bags, gloves and trash grabbers will be provided.  Come enjoy our beautiful beach, help us tidy it up and learn about the sea turtle nesting season that’s in full swing!

This is the best kind of a heaping, helping, holiday dish of COTTAGE CHEESE!

Come join us.  Whip a few curds of your own and take pride in doing it your whey!


1001 Ways To Get Tybee-ized:The Sights and Sounds of Freedom

From sea to shining sea…to the oceans white with foam…Let Freedom Ring!


Sunday, July 3 at around 9:15 PM Tybee Island’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular launches from the Tybee Pier!  There’s not a bad seat anywhere on our beautiful beaches!

Monday, July 4th at 6:30 AM join us for our BEACH SWEEP!  Share our national pride, the pride of our island culture and let’s tidy up our pristine beaches.  It’s Sea Turtle nesting season so let’s provide our favorite mommies from the sea with the most beautiful nesting areas!  Meet us at the Tybee Pavilion to get your gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers.

The sights and sounds of liberty and freedom are everywhere.  Let Freedom Ring!



July Fourth on Tybee- Fun and Safety

The entire island is gearing up to celebrate America’s 235th birthday this weekend! Our annual fireworks display is July 3rd, but the celebrations will be in full force all over the island all weekend. Mermaid Cottages wants to join Tybee Island Mayor, Jason Buelterman, in reminding everyone to make this holiday a fun but safe one!

Despite our recent rain, the island is still under extreme drought conditions. Setting off your own fireworks is always dangerous, even when drought conditions are low. But setting off fireworks isn’t just dangerous…it is against Georgia state law. So please, it is extremely important to follow the rules and avoid the use of personal fireworks. The City of Tybee will be ramping up enforcement, so just don’t do it- it could put property and lives at risk. There are plenty of others ways to celebrate anyway! Mermaid Cottages wants to encourage you to come out to the beach and join us July 3rd for the annual public fireworks display! It’s put on my professionals, and hey, who doesn’t like a free show…no work required?!

Thank you for choosing to celebrate the holiday with us here on beautiful Tybee Island! Let’s make it a super fun and super safe one! See you on the beach and Happy 235th America!

Be Our Guests!

At Mermaid Cottages, we love it when you’re our guests…and that includes our pet guests, too!

With a little pre-planning and a handy checklist you’re sure to have everything you need and your pet will thank you.

* Calculate your traveling time so you can prepare to take pet rest stops at least every 2 hours.

* Don’t feed your pet before starting out for a long journey to reduce the chance of motion sickness.

* Make sure you have your vet’s contact information and that you pack any pet meds needed.

* Make sure your pet’s ID tags are up to date with their vaccination information and your correct address and phone number.

* Pack both wet and dry foods your pet is used to.  Vacation is not the time to experiment with your pets digestion.

* Pack leashes, toys, rawhides, treats, grooming supplies, food and water bowls,  etc.

* Definitely make sure you pack waste bags and clean up after your pets potty breaks.

Once you get to Mermaid Cottages you’ll find fresh, all natural Beach Bum Biscuits Dog Treats and our now famous Guest Pet Tags.  Just taking a little extra time to make sure you’ve thought of everything your pet needs to enjoy his vacation will make for lots of pet smiles for everyone!