Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

August 2011

Mermaid Fashion? Yes Please!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to show the world your inner mermaid? Well…you can! Just look at these amazing fashions! These fabulous pieces are from Carousel Ink, and Etsy shop offering amazing one-of-a-kind screen print Indie Art and Steampunk clothing. All of their pieces are custom and all have original designs and illustrations inspired by turn-of-the-century carnivals and curiosities.

Mermaid Inspired Clothing from Carousel Ink on Etsy!

Aren’t they awesome?! You can check out the pencil skirt, leggings, and tank top over at the Carousel Ink shop. make sure to browse all the other gorgeous offers while you’re there, too! WOW! Mermaid inspired clothing…LOVE it!

Have you seen a mermaid? We’d love to hear about it! Please send your stories and photos to and keep an eye out…your sighting could end up right here on our blog. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Still Time for a Tybee Summer Visit!

If you are still hoping for a visit to Tybee Island this summer, you are in luck! School might be in session for some, but the beautiful warm weather and sunny days are still here on the island. We have quite a few cottages available in September, don’t fret!

Rose’s Folie is one such cottage! This little cottage is circa 1936 and just begs you to come in, relax, and enjoy your time at the beach! It’s an easy 10 minute walk to Tybee’s North Beach, and your dog will love relaxing or playing in the peaceful fenced in yard. Rose’s Folie sleeps eight very comfortably, with 2 queen beds and 2 singles. The cottage is also close to restaurants and other attractions, like the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum!

Sanford’s Place is also available for bookings in September! From the vintage decor and furniture, to the 1960s television, Sanford’s place is a retro delight!  The fun of downtown might only be five minutes away, but the cottage is still a quiet place to relax and unwind. Whether you are looking for the downtown beaches or the Back River, they are both a leisurely eight minute stroll from your cottage.

Another cottage available for your plans is Maddie’s on Jones! This bright and cheerful cottage is just waiting for you, so let the relaxation begin. The three bedrooms are perfect for a group of up to six. You’ll enjoy the large live oaks and palms, and the large completely fenced back yard. Maddie’s is pet friendly too, so bring your furry kids along to enjoy the cottage life as well. This home is in the perfect location to enjoy everything Tybee has to offer. Bring your bicycle or walking shoes and enjoy the easy four block stroll to the beach. Enjoy the enclosed outdoor shower, complete with hot and cold water, after your beach combing as well! You can take a leisurly walking tour of the shops and restaurants downtown during your stay, too. Make sure to sample island favorites like Charly’sThe Sundae Cafe, and Mac Elwees…all within a few blocks from your cottage door! If you need even more shopping and dining,Historic Savannah is only a 20 minute drive from your island retreat.

photo thanks to Margo Cook

What are you waiting for? Summer isn’t over yet! Plan you visit to Tybee Island today! There are more cottages available so please, don’t hesitate to give us a call and let us make your Mermaid Cottages dreams come true! We hope to see you on Tybee real soon!

Sea La Vie

A Tybee Island Novella


Banshees are typically clad in all white or grey with long, pale hair that they brush with a silver comb.

If you ever see a silver comb lying on the ground you must never pick it up for it has been placed there by the banshee to lure unsuspecting humans and those most gullible will be spirited away. …