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Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

April 2014

Seaside Sisters 2014 Best of Tybee Island

Seaside sistersSeaside Sisters has been selected for the 2014 Best of Tybee Island Award in the Gift Shops category by the Tybee Island Award Program.

Full of local art, American-made crafts, funky furnishings, linens, and decorative items, Seaside Sisters also offers books, candles, seasonal stuff, antiques, frivolities, women’s accessories and a whole slew of things you will just love! Their beach-inspired gift shop is a collection of fabulous finds specially chosen by their consortium of Seaside Sisters; all with different tastes, talents and takes on the Tybee Island way of life.

Seaside Sisters decor

Each year, the Tybee Island Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Tybee Island area a great place to live, work and play.

Seaside Sisters Jewelry

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Tybee Island Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Tybee Island Award Program and data provided by third parties.  So, be sure to stop by to celebrate Seaside Sisters’ 2014 Best of Tybee Island Award!


Hallelujah Girls In Tybee Island

The Hallelujah GirlsYou know Mermaid Cottages as the go to source to plan your Girls Getaways, Honeymoons, Babymoons and special events.  We so happy to tell you about an upcoming event that’ll have you ringing up your gal pals and heading our way.  Coming soon will be The Hallelujah Girls in Tybee Island.  The Tybee Arts Association (TAPS) presents The Hallelujah Girls May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 at the Tybee Arts Center’s Jim Ingham Black Box Theatre.

Hallelujah Girls
Trina Brown and Kim Trammell, starring in “The Hallelujah Girls” on Tybee. Photo by Michael McCoy.

The play covers a year in the lives of five feisty women of Eden Falls, Georgia.  The gals decide to …

Leave A Light On In Tybee

Barn Light ElectricA visit to Mermaid Cottages is always special and every visitor is special to us.  Look closely at some ads, commercials and TV and movie productions and you just might see some of our favorite cottages in starring roles.  Recently, our wonderful friends at Barn Light Electric Company completed another photo shoot and our Whitecaps circa 1897 and Screened Inn circa 1929 were photo ready.  Enjoy these incredible photos from the shoot and then make plans to come down and see them in person.  The products and selections at …

Eisenhower’s Retreat Circa 1894 In Tybee Island

Eisenhower's RetreatNew cottages are joining our collection and the Mermaids are excited to share them with you.  Today, we ‘d like to introduce Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 in Tybee Island.

This nostalgic Tybee beach house has been carefully restored with the goal of satisfying a need for stability and permanence. Located only a few steps from the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean, the timeless elegance, simplicity and warmth of our home will create lifelong memories for your family for many years.

Eisenhower's Retreat

Built in 1896 for James Montgomery Dixon, Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 is listed on the list of National Historic Houses by the Department of the Interior (Property ID 11186). The home is part of a row of summer cottages that make up the Historic Tybee Strand District which developed as a result of the construction of the Savannah-Tybee Railroad in 1887 and the construction of Hotel Tybee on the south end of the island in 1891. Dixon Station, a flag stop of the Central of Georgia Railroad, was located on the corner of Butler Avenue and 13th Street, was …

A Tybee Filled Weekend

Little Tybee photo by Carol Martin

This coming weekend is going to be so fantastic we can hardly wait.  It’s no surprise that there’s no better getaway than a Tybee filled weekend!   There’s always something interesting and artsy going on and this weekend there are wonderful events scheduled from Thursday all the way through Sunday.

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949
Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949 comes with your own private dock for bird watching, crabbing and fishing right off the dock!

This Thursday will be a great time to mingle and to bid and win during the Tybee Island Kite Festival Auction.  The Silent Dinner Auction is at 6 …