Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

September 2014

Five Best Tips For A Boo-tiful Tybee Island Getaway

It’s October and we’re sharing our five 5 tips for a boo-tiful tybee island weekendbest tips for a boo-tiful Tybee Island Getaway!

Pirates will soon be in Tybee Island, but first we’re going to watch them under the stars.  On Friday, October 3rd, “Pirates of the Caribbean” will be showing on the Lighthouse lawn.  Bring your beach chairs and blankets and let’s kick off Tybee Island Pirate Fest early.  The gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts promptly at 8.  Help us raid these pirates’ chests to open the doors of the Tybee Post Theater!

I.C.E.  (Island Car Enthusiasts) is revving up for their 6th Annual Car Show and their Tybee “ICE” Run.  From 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 4th at the 14th Street beachfront parking lot, get ready to gawk at one of the finest gatherings of pristine hot rods and other vintage cars.

During the I.C.E. Car Show, there will also be the Tybee I.C.E Run at the Ocean Reef Hotel at 9:00 a.m.  The Tybee I.C.E Run is for a good cause, as it raises money for Autism Awareness!  Registration is open online.  The I.C.E. Car Club is a non-profit organization and motorsports club that’s open to anyone, no matter the year, make, model or number of wheels on your ride.  You can also join them for “Cruize-In” on the last Saturday of every month at …

Don’t Miss A Chance To Fall In Love With Tybee

don't miss a chance to fall in love with tybeeDon’t miss a chance to Fall in love with Tybee!  It’s officially autumn along the Georgia coast and it’s also a wonderful time to enjoy a much needed beach retreat.  The Tybeetians love to celebrate and it sometimes spills over into Savannah, too.  Just take a look at what we’ve got going on this weekend and then we’ll want to talk to you about enjoying all this with us, too!

The Carnival is in town!  Come out and enjoy four days of pay as you go Carnival with at least 19 carnival/amusement rides (12 adult & 7 children), four food concessions and six games of skill. The Hunter Army Airfield Carnival is September 25-28.

Grab Your Wiener and Head Down For Oktoberfest

grab your wiener and head down for OktoberfestGrab your Wiener and head down for Oktoberfest!  If you don’t have a Wiener, grab someone else’s and bring them with you!  Oktoberfest is October 03- October 05, 2014 and it’s all happening along Rousakis Riverfront Plaza in Savannah.

It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oomph Dancing celebration at the 31st Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street.   Enjoy a bit of Germany done up in Savannah style.  Belly up with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine and the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News.  There’ll be regional arts & crafts exhibitors and live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long.  Won’t it be a great weekend to honor your Wiener?

Win or lose, your Wiener will feel like a champion with a pet friendly stay through Mermaid Cottages at Savannah’s Beach.  We just love when our pet guests bring along their well-behaved humans, so give us a call and let’s help you select just the right pet friendly cottage for your Wag Pack!

grab your wiener and head down for Oktoberfest

Back River Bungalow has a large front porch with rocking chairs and a large back screened porch with a hammock.  This super location is close to the  Alley III paddleboard and kayak launch , the Back River fishing pier and it’s only one block from A J’s Dockside Restaurant.

grab your wiener and head down for Oktoberfest

Canty’s Cottage circa 1957  is a vintage, mid-century and modern ground level beach home.  Our pet guests love the large, fully-fenced back yard with its own  Tybee Tiki Hut.  You love the awesome views of the Back River sunsets, as it’s just 1.5 blocks to the Alley III kayak launch site.

grab your wiener and head down for Oktoberfest

Crabby Pirate circa 1940 is one of our value-priced cottage located directly on the marsh.  This bright, beachy décor goes perfectly with its great marsh views.  Once again, this pet paradise has a fenced-in yard and outdoor seating that’s perfect for bird watching.

grab your wiener and head down for Oktberfest

Sea Largo circa 1960 is just two blocks from the 12th Street beach.  It features a large, screened porch, as well as a wonderful deck beneath the oaks.  Did we mention the wonderful, pet friendly fenced yard?

grab your wiener and head down for Oktoberfest

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 is a beautiful and historic Tybee Raised Cottage that’s just one block from the beach.  Pets are always welcome with it’s fully fenced yard and a wrap around porch with rocking chairs.

grab your wiener and head down for Oktoberfest

Southern Cross Cottage circa 1935 is another of our classic and historic raised cottages.  This southern beauty also has a huge wrap around porch and a large fenced in yard with a fire pit and a spa tub!

grab your wiener and head down for Oktoberfest

Now, do you see why we want you to grab your Wiener and head down for Oktoberfest?  Pet friendly getaways to Savannah and Tybee Island are always something to bark about.  While you’re here, please be sure to take a look at the beautiful cats and dogs available for adoption through One Love Animal Rescue.  You just might spot another new Wiener you can’t live without.  Let’s give a round of  A-Paws for Pet Rescue, Pet Fosters and Pet Adoption!

History, Weekends and All That Jazz in Savannah and Tybee Island

history, weekends and all that jazz in Savannah and Tybee IslandFall is when we get all excited about our history, weekends and all that jazz in Savannah and Tybee Island.  This time of year we generally have our noses to the grindstone at work or in school, but we also know that means lots of fun on the weekends (and we sneak in as much fun as we can during the week, too).  Next week is no exception, so start planning your one tank trip down to the low country.  We’ve got lots of Fall fun that can’t be beat!

Join us for the 33rd Savannah Jazz Festival, September 21st — 27th!  The Coastal Jazz Association has now grown to hundreds of members, including business and professional people, musicians, educators, students and just plain “listeners”.  They share a common focus: to help Jazz thrive in the Coastal Empire  by sponsoring live performances, by encouraging Jazz education through their scholarships, and through the camaraderie of others with these interests.

history, weekends and all that Jazz in Savannah and Tybee Island
Photo of Fort Pulaski by Roxanne Lark, Mermaids Who Create 2014

The next Fort Pulaski Free Admission Day is Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 …

It’s Tybee Island. We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Weekend.

It's Tybee Island.  We're gonna need a bigger weekend.It’s Tybee Island.  We’re gonna need a bigger weekend.  Y’all know when you Fall in love with our little barrier island you just can’t get enough.  That’s why we have to start our weekends on Thursdays (and sometimes we just have big weekends that last for weeks!).  Get your eyes wide open because you’ll need ’em to be gawking to take in all we have going on!

Thursday, September 18th, our Fall Third Thursday Concert Series kicks off at 5:30 p.m.  Join in the celebration at Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion for a concert to recognize the Third Thursday! Every Third Thursday, the city of Tybee holds a concert at 5:30 p.m. for the public to enjoy. Come out and join the locals as we jam out to this free concert.  The Pier and Pavilion is located at the intersection of Strand Avenue and Tybrisa Street.

It's Tybee Island.  We're gonna need a bigger weekend.

Then, from 7-9 p.m., it’s Dinner and a Movie!  Tybee’s newest restaurant sensation, the Tybee Island Fish Camp, hosts a fabulous four-course dinner, each course paired with the perfect wine and movie trivia questions!

It's Tybee Island.  We're gonna need a bigger weekend.

On Friday, September 19th, it’s Friday night at the movies! At 7 p.m. it’s safe to come watch Jaws under the stars at the Tybee Light Station. 
Bring your beach chairs and blankets and we’ll have freshly popped movie popcorn, beer, wine and soft drinks for sale.