Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

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Month: November 2011

Beach Retreats For Heroes

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes, November 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2011!

We’re inviting  heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat next weekend.  We want to share our cozy cottages and our historic homes with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.

To qualify please be:

*  A current, active member of the military home on leave from a current or recent foreign tour of duty

*  A spouse of a current, active member of the military on deployment

*  A group of spouses of current, active members of the military on deployment

*  A current, active member of the military home on rehabilitation


Our men and women who serve in the military, their spouses, their children and their families are our modern day heroes who inspire us to make a difference.  Mermaid Cottages makes a difference by giving back to those who serve.

Our Beach Retreats For Heroes is open to the active military heroes who qualify:

*  One complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability

*  Available dates are November 10,11,12 and 13, 2011

*  Includes all nightly cottage rental rates and taxes.  All you pay is the Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee (if appliable)

*  Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included

Mermaid Denise and Mermaid Jan are waiting to coordinate your Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat For Heroes.  Please call them at 912 655 6525 to book your getaway.  Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

Happiness at Crabby Pirate Cottage!

We are just so happy to hear from our guests! It’s our mission to make your stay here on Tybee Island the best ever, so when we get to hear about someone having  a wonderful trip, our hearts just swell with pride and joy. Messages like this one from guests like Patti, all the way from Calhoun, Georgia, just make us all warm and fuzzy on the inside!

“We loved everything about the Crabby Pirate Cottage!!! What an excellent trip! The cottage felt like home to us. We had everything we needed to make our vacation perfect. I will recommend Mermaid Cottage’s to everyone that I know. The beds where extremely comfortable and the kitchen was wonderful to have with the teenagers! The view of the marsh was wonderful also. We loved watching the wildlife early in the mornings.We can’t wait to return!”

Thanks for sharing Patti! We couldn’t be happier that your vacation was a huge success. We sure hope to see you again real soon!

Have you stayed with us at Mermaid Cottages? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to send your thoughts to us at or even share a review on our Mermaid Cottages Facebook Page! We look forward to hearing from you!

PurpleStride Walk is Coming!

Please come out to Tybee November 12th and join the Savannah Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for The PurpleStride 2011 event! This is the perfect event to bring the whole family, meet others, and create memories. There are great incentives for fundraising and all proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Stride with others who are just as passionate about finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. Come enjoy a 5K run/walk and PurpleLight vigil to honor and remember loved ones, music, kids’ activities, refreshments, and much more!

     Registration for this event is ongoing online at the group’s website. Fees are $25 for adults (or $30 day of event) and $10 for ages 3 through 15 ($15 on the day of event). Survivors, volunteers, and ages 2 and under are FREE!
The fun will be centered at the Pier and Pavilion here on Tybee, and registration opens at 2:00 pm the day of the event. Come on down and get registered! The 1/4 mile Kiddie Run begins at 3:00 pm, followed by the Adult 5 K Walk/Run at 3:30 pm. There will be a Closing Ceremony at 5:30 pm, so make sure you don’t miss a minute!

     The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in their own words, “is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach, and advocacy for a cure.” You can read more about the group and their efforts at their website, just click the link above. You can also learn more about pancreatic cancer and how you can help there as well!
This is a fun way to raise money for a great cause…not to mention a wonderful excuse to come to the beach! We hope to see you there!

Mermaid Tale: Crabby Pirate Cottage

Welcome to Lewis Avenue, home to Mermaid Cottages’ very own Crabby Pirate Cottage. This beautiful circa 1940 home is such a value! Crabby Pirate Cottage sits directly on the beautiful marshes of Tybee, so get ready for some amazing sunset views. Your bright and cheerful cottage features three cozy bedrooms, so groups of up to six sleep very comfortably. To make it even better, Crabby Pirate Cottage is also pet friendly! Don’t leave your best fur-iends behind! Bring them along to enjoy the salty sea air and gorgeous fenced-in yard.

Like all Mermaid Cottages, Crabby Pirate is close to everything Tybee Island has to offer! Enjoy a 15 minute stroll to the beaches and Tybee’s lively downtown, full of shops and restaurants, or just stay in and get away from it all. Your cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, and even complimentary high speed internet and WiFi! You can even enjoy a cook out or two on the grill provided outside! Crabby Pirate Cottage has it all!

What are you waiting for? Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here on Tybee Island. Book your trip today and fall in love with our little corner of paradise. Hope to see you soon!