Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

December 2013

Hello, Gorgeous

How will you celebrate New Year’s?  Tybee Island has funky parties and fantastic fireworks and then there’s that whole big ocean we have going on.  This year, the Mermaids hope to enjoy an old tradition.  We’ve been practicing and the first visitor across our threshold will hear, “Hello, Gorgeous!”

Tall, Dark, Handsome

According to our friends down at Davenport House Museum in Savannah, the first person to enter a house in the New Year is ripe with symbolism.  The belief was that luck would come one’s way if the first footer was a dark haired young bachelor. It was thought unlucky for a fair“ or red-haired person to `let in the New Year.  A scholar notes this may have been from the natural antagonism of an indigenous dark-haired people to a race of blond invaders [the Norsemen and Vikings in the British Isles].  Note to our newly arriving guests.  It’s not that we’re particularly used to making Goo-Goo eyes at tall, dark and handsome single men, but we really take this good luck stuff to heart. Won’t you help a Mermaid out? …

Make It A Mermaids’ New Year and Add A Free Night!

Working on your New Year’s resolutions?  Well, add one more item to your list.  Make it a Mermaid’s New Year and add a free night to your stay!  Book two nights at any available cottage and add a third night at no extra charge. Some of your favorite Mermaid Cottages are available, so add us to your list of resolutions and get your free night, too!

New Year's party at Fannies on the Beach

Bluebird Cottage and Nest circa 1900  Crabby Jo’s circa 1930

Inlet Seaclusion Jensen Cottage circa 1920

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936  Livin’ the Dream circa 1946

Rose’s Folie circa 1936  The Shrimp circa 1962

Tybee Tides circa 1930

New Year's at Huc A Poos

We’re still enjoying Tybee For The Holidays and y’all know we love to dress up and party down!  Make it a Mermaids’ New Year and add a free night!  Mermaid Denise is on duty and waiting to take your calls at 912 655 6525 and to answer your emails at!

Grandma’s fried oysters

These are the world’s best fried oysters. These are actually gluten free and local fresh oysters. Very simple to make. Drain the oysters , dip in local fresh oysters. Then in these gluten free crackers. Then fry till crisp in a combination of butter and crisco. I don’t ever use crisco except for this once a year treat!! Enjoy!

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Christmas Morning Brunch

Well, Christmas Eve is finally here and we’re tracking Santa Claus with NORAD and we’re watching the skies for any signs of reindeer.  We also just got this wonderful Christmas newlsetter from Whole Foods and it’s so full of wonderful recipes for Christmas Brunch we want to share with you!  Just click on a link to go directly to the Whole Foods pages for all the recipes and cooking instructions:

Baled Eggnog French Toast
Baked Eggnog French Toast

Baked Eggs with Grits and Greens

Christmas Wreath

These are wonderful, easy to prepare recipes for comfort foods that will make your Christmas even merrier.  Mermaid Cottages wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.  Thank you for making our spirits bright with your visits throughout the year!