Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: August 2011

FUN, Party Of One!

by Cottage Cheese

“I vant to be alone…”, lamented the famous reclusive beauty, Greta Garbo.

Sometimes, you just need a little “ME” time.  There doesn’t have to be anything wrong.  In fact, everything could be just right.

Just ask the countless writers that book Fiddler On The Creek on a regular basis.  For inspiration, a little solitude and a deck that’ll have you doing your best Tarzan yell, you owe it to yourself to experience this charming little bungalow.

Just four quaint, delicious rooms-a living room, a bedroom, a cottage kitchen and an “under the hula moon” screened porch.  You can’t even guilt yourself into much housework.  There’s no dishwasher, no washer, no dryer.  Just pure blissful solitude with which to indulge and recharge your senses. …

Mermaid Cottages’ Tradition Of Service

Mermaid Cottages is proud to sponsor service dogs through three awesome programs, including our Beach Bum Biscuits.  Proceeds from the sale of our biscuits go to support service and guide dogs!

Mermaid Cottages has always sponsored Guide Dogs like Boomer and this is just another way we can continue these awesome programs of service into the future!

For more info, stay tuned to our Beach Bum Biscuits Blog.

Contributions from Mermaid Cottages rentals and the sale of Beach Bum Biscuits help support these important programs:

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program

Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will continue the efforts to support Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program, which make it possible for disabled individuals to realize their independence through the use of a service dog. These programs also assist returning soldiers soldiers with a variety of needs including post traumatic stress disorder.

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will also support The Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind. Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.

Beach Bum Biscuits can be purchased locally on Tybee Island at Seaside Sisters and you can also email us at or call us at 912 313 0784 to order by email or phone.

Your support is greatly appreciated!


Screened Inn Bliss on Tybee Island

We love hearing from you, our cherished guests! It really makes us smile to hear about your stay with us at Mermaid Cottages. Like this review from Michelle from Lawrenceville, GA, a recent guest to Screened Inn Cottage:

“I could only get away from work for a few days. I was taking my mother and traveling with teenagers too, so I was not too sure how this trip would go. Between shopping, the lighthouse, bike rides on the beach, and a quick trolley tour of Savannah, we were all able to find things to do that we enjoyed. The best part for me was coming back to the Screened Inn each day sitting on the porch, the hammock, or at the lovely kitchen table and feeling so relaxed and at home.”

Thank you for sharing Michelle!  We are so glad Screened Inn could be your restful haven, even if just for a few days! Don’t be a stranger, y’all come back to Tybee real soon!


A-J’s Dockside on Tybee Island

A-J's Dockside Restaurant, Tybee Island, GA!

A-J’s Dockside Restaurant is a Mermaid Cottages all time favorite and a Tybee Island treasure. Anytime you have a hankering for amazing Georgia seafood and gorgeous waterfront views, head on down Chatham Avenue to A-J’s Dockside! Our very own Dutton-Waller, Blue Heron, and Canty’s Cottages are just a few of our homes without walking distance to A-J’s, but you can get your food fix whether you come by foot, car, bike, or even boat! Don’t just take our word for it- others have voted A-J’s Dockside Restaurant: Best Overall Restaurant, Best Service, Best Food, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Servers, Best Kitchen Staff, Best Martini, Best View of the Back River…and the list goes on! A-J’s Dockside is truly a Tybee gem!

Now, A-J’s is offering more than fabulous food. You can now head down to A-J’s for all you paddle boat and kayak rental needs! They are also your World Headquarters for “Tybee Bomb Squad” goodies.

Kayaks at A-J's!

For more information, make sure you check out their official Facebook page, give them a call at 912.786.9533, or shoot them an email at

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re headed to Tybee Island, make sure you visit A-J’s Dockside Restaurant. You’ll be glad you did!

Mermaids in South Carolina!

Here at Mermaid Cottages, we believe everyone has an inner mermaid- but how often do we get to see a real mermaid, in the flesh? Not as often as we’d like, right? Well, now you can!

It is just a short trip up the road to catch a live mermaid show at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, SC! Mermaid Melissa, professional mermaid extraordinaire, performs daily, four shows a day, all summer! Just look at this beautiful video!

Mermaid Melissa isn’t just a performer, she’s an ocean activist. Her motto is, “Let’s save the oceans before all creatures become mythical.” She is active in charities and also participates in events that bring awareness to the ocean and all of its inhabitants. Melissa has an amazing and extensive background, so make sure you check out her full biography  and head over to her offical Mermaid Melissa Facebook Page. If you want even more, visit her website for loads of information, videos, and articles!

Have you seen a mermaid? We’d love to hear about it! Please send your sightings and stories to us at and let us share them with our Mermaid Nation, right here on our blog. We can’t wait to hear from you!