Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

February 2014

The Pink Train Rolls Into Tybee

Paint Georgia Pink TrainIt’s Mardi Gras this weekend and even our guests are joining us for the parade.  Come enjoy the fun as the Pink Train rolls into Tybee!  Our Mermaid guests staying at Basking Under The Tybee Sun are from Paint Georgia Pink.  They’ll be in this year’s Tybee Mardi Gras parade again with Savannah Waste & Recycling’s Pink Train.

“We are here promoting our September 20, 2014 event, the Paint Coastal Georgia Pink Man Olympics and 5k Walk for Breast Cancer.   Man Olympics has been described as “Field Day for Grown-Ups”.  Guys (and women too!) will compete in events such as Washers, Football Toss, Putt-Putt, Darts,  Corn Hole, Basketball Free Throw, and Horse Shoes.  While they are competing, we will also take a 5k Walk around beautiful Tybee Lighthouse to raise funds and bring awareness to Tybee Island.  Although our event takes place on Tybee, we are raising money to benefit The Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial …

Un Defile Mardi Gras Tybee

Mermaids at Mardi GrasCome un defile Mardi Gras Tybee with us.  Yep, that’s Mardi Gras talk for parade and we’re gonna laissez les bon temps rouler!

It all begins when our krewe plops down at Coco’s Sunset Grille for a King Cake Party on Thursday night, February 27.  Then Fannie’s on the Beach hosts a N’Awlins Kickoff Party Friday night, February 28, beginning at 7 p.m. The $10 per person admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, a costume party and live music from Brad Russell and the Zydeco Ballers.

Finally, join in the fun for the 6th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee Celebrations. Festivities include the Cajun Street Party noon – 9 p.m., live entertainment noon – 2 p.m., a Cajun Boil 3 – 8 p.m., Brad Russell and the Zydeco Ballers play from 3 – 6 p.m., and the VooDoo Suits play from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The Mermaids have our cottages all ready for you kings and queens of Mardi Gras, so give us a call to choose the best part palace for your visit:

Whitecaps circa 1897     The Shrimp circa 1962 …

Ward Family Makes Tybee Their Vacation Home!

Family on Beach
Family celebrates 4th of July fireworks at Tybee!

“Tybee Island is the low country’s best kept secret,” says recurring guest Lisa Ward.  She and her husband began coming to Savannah for weekend getaways.  They decided to take a drive to Tybee for a day and after uncovering this best kept secret, they would make Tybee Island their new vacation home! 

Lisa and her husband, Jon, have three children, Bella 5, Sophia 3, and Nathan 1 ½.  Being a family of five they love every part about what Tybee has to offer, from ecological tours with Capt. Rene to seeing miracles happen. One memorable trip Lisa learned about the Sea Turtle Project and was fortunate to witness with her daughter, Bella, a live turtle excavation.  “It was the most amazing experience. That’s why we love coming here.  It brings our family together in ways that visiting a local beach around Tampa can’t.  We drive six hours to get away with no distractions where the beach is wide open and never feels crowded.”