Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

July 2014

Tybee Island Is So Adoorable

tybee island is adoorable
Blue Heron circa 1940

Tybee Island is so a-door-able!  Just like our down home folksy charm, shopping at the Tybee Mall and our penchant for costumes, hilarity and outrageousness, the doors to our cozy cottages welcome you in.  Let’s take a tour around the island and you’ll see some doors that speak to you.  We might even get to look inside what’s behind some of them.  Look out, Tybeetians.  We’ve come a knockin’!

Blue Heron circa 1940 is a restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the coastal charm imaginable.  You’ll enjoy its high ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate.  We love when our pet guests bring along their well-behaved humans and there’s a fully fenced yard to keep them safe.  Our many, many repeat guests to this cottage love the large screened …

Summer Engagement on Tybee Island

Jimmy and Makenzie-summer engagement on tybee island

Love is in the air! Have you planned a summer engagement on Tybee Island? Mermaid Cottages Guest, Jimmy Corum sure did!





Happy Birthday Jimmy!
Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Love birds, Makenzie Standifer and Jimmy Corum have been dating for 4 years and after discovering Tybee Island last summer for Jimmy’s birthday celebration vacation, they decided to make it an annual tradition. They knew Mermaid Cottages would be the perfect place to book their vacation with. Little did Mackenzie know, Jimmy had his own surprised cooked up this year! After arriving to their cottage, Castaway, for the week, Jimmy was so thrilled by all the decorations prepared for his entrance by the mermaids. Happy 31st Birthday Jimmy!

Birthday Banner- summer engagement on tybee islandThe couple brought their friends to join their newly found vacation spot this summer. They were so excited to come even though Makenzie hadn’t figured out why. So, the next day, their friends joined them in the living room, (now Mackenzie knows why).

Larry, Cindy, Makenzie, Jimmy, Earl, Jennifer, Kevin
Larry, Cindy, Makenzie, Jimmy, Earl, Jennifer, Kevin

Makenzie and Jimmy-summer engagement on tybee island

“It was our first full day at Tybee, and it was just after we all woke up and had breakfast.. I had ran to the grocery store, and when I came back he had it planned for someone to spill something on the tile (they know a mess will get my attention and I will clean it up)… as I cleaned it up another friend said “What is Jimmy doing?!” so I stood up and there he was on a knee…. All he said was “Can I keep you forever?” He made sure that we had it on video, and had lots of pictures… We spent that entire week together and came back closer than we’ve ever been. Every day we would wake up and look at the ring in awe:)”

Putting that gorgeous ring on!
Putting that gorgeous ring on!

Surfers For Autism Comes To Tybee

surfers for autism comes to tybeeSurfers For Autism comes to Tybee on Saturday, September 6th, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our cottages!  The Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Their focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.  From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., come be with us on the beach area south side of Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion.  It’ll be a day of fun and it’ll also be educational for special needs children and their families.  It’s a fantastic time to be in Tybee Island and to be inspired as we support these special guests and their families.  Our cottages are happy to be supporters of Surfers For Autism and here’s a look at some of the vacation rentals we have available. …

Tybee Floatilla Floats For Another Great Cause

tybee floatilla floats for another great causeIt’s time to hit the water, again, when Tybee floats for another great cause.  Tybee Floatilla ‘Will Float for Friends’ on Sunday, August 24th.  Plan to meet us over at the Alley 3 Kayak Launch at 2:00 p.m.  We’ll shove off promptly at 2:30 p.m. and we’ll arrive at the Crab Shack by 6:00 p.m.  This float will be in memory of Frank Schuman, Sr. benefitting the Fresh Air Home.  Every summer the Fresh Air Home (FAH) opens its doors to hundreds of Savannah area children!   The mission of the Home is to improve the health of the children, to build character, and to help them grow into better men and women — both physically and morally.

tybee floatilla floats for another great cause

Be sure to plan to stay over Sunday night because there’s also a Free Admission Day at Fort Pulaski.  This Fort Pulaski entrance …

Pet-Friendly Places on Tybee Island

doggie dock-Pet-Friendly Places on Tybee IslandWhat better way to include your four-legged family member for a vacation than experiencing the many pet-friendly places on Tybee Island.

Beach Bum Biscuits
Beach Bum Biscuits

Two pet-friendly vacation rental companies, Mermaid Cottages and Tybee Joy Vacations, will truly prove to make your stay comfortable and accommodating. Mermaid Cottages even supplies each of their homes with their very own Beach Bum Biscuits to welcome all their four-legged guests. Want to support a great cause? Purchase your own bag of Beach Bum Biscuits to take back home with you. All proceeds support service and guide dogs. Visit their Pet-Friendly page for more information about all the organizations Mermaid Cottages supports, such as One Love Animal Rescue.


Bark Park Logo-Pet-Friendly Places on Tybee Island


While Tybee does not allow dogs or other pets on the beaches, they do provide two Bark Parks on island; one for small dogs and one for large dogs. They are open during daylight hours and located at the intersection of Van Horn and Fort Streets. This is great for your dogs to get some exercise while breathing in that fresh salty air.