Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: September 2011

Make your Vote Count!!

***The voting is now closed! Stay tuned to learn the winning submission!***

It’s that time again…Mermaid Cottages needs your help! Y’all did such a great job coming up with so many wonderful name submissions for our Name Our Cottage Contest. There were so many great choices we couldn’t narrow it down to just one. That’s where you come in! We’re going to have a vote so you, our Mermaid Nation, can have the final say on our Harris Street Cottage’s new name.

Here’s how to make your vote count! Head on over to our Mermaid Cottages Facebook Poll and read over the names. You can vote for your favorite name by clicking on it. Make sure you vote, and tell your friends to vote, because the winning submission gets a fabulous Mermaid Cottages Prize Pack! We’ll be watching right along with you, but the voting ends Sunday night, so make sure you make your vote count! Vote today! If you get to our Mermaid Cottages Facebook Page and can’t find the link, just look on the left side of the page, under our profile picture, and click the Poll link. It’s that simple! We can’t wait to see which name makes it to the finish line in first place!

***The voting is now closed! Stay tuned to learn the winning submission!***

Are You Coming To Our Next Beach Sweep?

The Tybee Beautification Association is sponsoring the next Beach Sweep this Saturday, September 24, 2011!

Meet us at the Tybee Pavilion between 9:30-10 AM to get your trash bags, gloves and trash grabbers and let’s run the trash out of town!

The Tybee Beautification Association regularly schedules Adopt-A-Highway and Beach Sweeps on Tybee Island.  Remembering ways we can individually help keep our beautiful island tidy on a day to day basis helps, too!  We can all be diligent about placing our trash  in proper receptacles, clean up behind ourselves and our pets, and even use disposable containers and bags when possible to reduce waste.

Keeping our island neat and clean isn’t just important to us, but for all of our wonderful wildlife and beach ecology, too.  Thanks for helping our island stay pristine and beautiful!   Keep Tybee Tidy!


Memories of September 11th

Recently, Mermaid Cottages was lucky enough to have Amelia and her lovely daughter Anneka  stay with us at Inlet Breeze Cottage. We’ll let this very special blog post from Christine of Christine Hall Photography in Savannah tell the story…

September 11

originally posted Monday, September 12, 2011

“I do not think I will forget what I did on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It is easy to detach when you do not know anyone who has died fighting for our country, but the longer it goes on the more and more real it becomes. I photographed this mother and daughter yesterday who lost their husband/father in November of last year and I really wanted to hug her and thank her husband for fighting for our country. Actually, I did hug her at the end, but it is really special and emotional to take these photos for them.”
Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us Christine!

Christine, thank you so much for allowing us to share your touching September 11th memories and beautiful photographs. And our hearts and thanks go out to Amelia and Anneka. Thank you so much for you bravery and for the service of your beloved husband and father. It is so very true, freedom isn’t free. Thank you for your courage and sacrifices and God Bless you both.

Catch the WAVE!

Artwork featured: The Wave, oil on canvas 30x40"

Everyone at Mermaid Cottages is so excited! Peter Polites, owner of Mermaid Cottages’ very own Tybee Daze Cottage, has a wonderful exhibit premiering soon!

Architect and artist Peter Polites (Puh-light’-us) lives in Atlanta. Founder of Polites Associates Architects, his work in both professions has been influenced by growing up in Savannah, Georgia’s old world beauty. As the architect of the art museum on the Hudson River, an Olympic monument, and scores of commercial and residential projects around the country, Polites believes …

Mardi Gras Mermaid Sighting!

The places mermaids turn up in daily life never cease to surprise us! Take this sighting fellow mermaid Louie sent to us. Louie says she was going through some Mardi Gras beads she’d collected over the years when she came across something wonderful…a mermaid!

Check out Louie's fabulous Fat Tuesday Mermaid!

 Thank you so much for sharing Louie! Mermaids really do pop up everywhere, don’t they?

Have you spotted a mermaid lately? We’d love to hear about it! Please send your mermaid sightings to Your sighting could be featured right here for everyone to enjoy!