Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

September 2011

Sweet Lowland Tybee Tour-ific!

By Cottage Cheese

Have you ever had the perfect Mermaid Day?

Recently, the Mermaids (and one lucky Merman) had just such a truly awe-inspiring experience.  We spent the day with Captain Harvey aboard his Sweet Lowland Tybee Tours and for several magical hours we marvelled at the beautiful island paradise we call Tybee Island.

Now, finding Captain Harvey’s headquarters is as easy as finding AJs Dockside Restaurant, a Tybee Island staple for anyone that loves our fresh from the Tybee waters seafood and a beautiful waterside table from which to enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets ever seen.  Just amble on over to AJ’s and look to the left of the front door where you’ll see Sweet Lowland Tybee Tours painted on the gate.  Of course, it’s best to give Captain Harvey a call to book your tour, but just know that by stepping through that gate you’re in for a trip of a lifetime with someone who truly loves our Georgia coast.

Just grab a hold of your friends, slather on the sunscreen, plop a wide brim hat on your noggin and prepare to be wowed.  Captain Harvey will welcome you with all the graciousness of a true Southern gentleman and carefully and skillfully weave the tales of his beloved homeland just as masterfully as he navigates the marshes, low-lying waters and the winding water trail amongst the beautiful Spartina Grass.

Mermaid Cottages Goodies are Here!

Mermaid Cottages 2012 Calendars and note cards are Here! Pick up your brand new Mermaid Cottages 2012 Wall Calendar today. The amazing Fifi Flowers has outdone herself once again! This beautiful 8”x8” calendar is full of gorgeous artwork featuring twelve of our Mermaid Cottages. Keep a little bit of Tybee year-round! These calendars make great souvenirs or gifts and are available for just$25 each.  And we didn’t stop there…

They're heeeeeere! Get your calendar and card sets today!

Looking for a great way to add flair to your correspondence? Look no further! The new Mermaid Cottages and Beach Bum Biscuit note card collections are sure to keep Tybee in your mind, no matter where you are! Whimsical and wonderful artwork from Fifi Flowers features our fabulous cottages in one collection, and precious pups in the other. These cards are a great way to put a special touch to your next letter or thank-you note. You could even frame them! They make great souvenirs or gifts, too. Both collections are available for just $24 each. No matter which collection you choose, you’re helping a great cause…proceeds from our Mermaid Cottages note cards help support sea turtles while proceeds from the Beach Bum Biscuit note cards support service and guide dogs.

Look at these wonderfully whimsy note card sets!

You can stock up on your Mermaid Cottages 2012 calendars and note cards now at everyone’s favorite coastal shop, Seaside Sisters right here on Tybee. Don’t wait, because they never last long! Stay tuned to our blog too, because there are even more Mermaid Goodies coming very very soon!

Get a Taste of Tybee


Are you looking for an awesome way to spend your Thursday afternoon? Why not come out to Tybee Island! The Taste of Tybee is going on at the Pier and Pavilion tomorrow, making it the place to be for all you Foodies out there. Come out and enjoy an evening of great networking and fabulous food from local restaurants and caterers. The event is $10 for members of the Savannah Chamber and $25 for member guests.


Don’t miss it! Be at the Pier and Pavilion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29th, for all the foodie fun. For more information on the Taste of Tybee, visit the event page or contact Cally D’Angelo with the Savannah Chamber at 912.644.6459 or CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com. Bring your appetite! We hope to see you there!

Hand-hooked Mermaids!

There’s nothing better than a lovely mermaid, especially whimsical home decor.  As if fabulous mermaid furniture isn’t awesome enough…look at these handmade mermaid hook rugs!

Just look at the fabulous handmade rugs from Claire Murray!

These gorgeous rugs are from Claire Murray Lifestyles, but we came across them while browsing the oh-so-inspiring Completely Coastal Blog. Aren’t these gorgeous? What a fun and funky way to add a little mermaid magic to a room! Make sure to check out even more mermaids as well as all of the wonderful coastal home décor Claire Murray Lifestyles has to offer, and for all the coastal and nautical inspiration you could ever want, follow Completely Coastal on their blog and Facebook page!

We just love this piece! Fabulous!

Have you seen a mermaid lately? Well, we’d sure love to hear about it! Please send your stories and sightings to diane@mermaidcottages.com today!

A Wrap-up to the Tybee Turtle Season

photo by Amy Capello from the Tybee Sea Turtle Project

Great news! Nest Number Nine hatched September 16th! There were a few reports of disoriented babies, but they all made it to the waiting waves just fine. The wonderful people with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project excavated the evening of  September 20th and in all, 45 healthy babies hatched! There were no stragglers or casualties left in the nest, so this nest was a super success!

Tybee Island Sea Turtle ProjectIt’s a great way to wrap up the 2011 Tybee Island sea turtle season for sure! Thanks to everyone with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project for all your hard work and dedication. We can’t wait to see what the 2012 season will bring!

Turtle Crawl, photo thanks to the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page