Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: August 2015

Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival

surfers for autismMermaid Cottages and the Fifth Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism Beach Festival are ready to catch some waves!  Our annual Surfers For Autism Hangouts are preparing for your visit September 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015.   

Mermaid Cottages invites families of Surfers For Autism to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Hangout over this three-day weekend.  We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who surf to support children and families affected by autism.  This is our to say Thank You and to celebrate another wonderful year with your families.

fifth annual coastal empires surfers for autism festival

Mermaid Cottages is honored to share our collection of cottages and historic homes and here’s what you need to do to participate:

Screened Inn circa 1929

screened in circa 1929Those hot, muggy and humid days of Summer are cooling down and the crowds of the season have ebbed like the tide.  This is the time of year when our beach weather is so perfect and when we’re not booked up back to back.  It’s also a great time for you to get in another end of Summer getaway to celebrate family and friends or to just give yourself a respite from another long work week.  Our Screened Inn circa 1929 is just that kind of place where you can get nestled in along the quiet north end of Tybee just to eat, sleep and idle away your stress.

screened inn circa 1929

Located directly behind historic Officer’s Row, this cottage lounges along the quiet part of Tybee that’s  to the Lighthouse and North Beach.  It’s a ground level charmer with tall ceilings and extra large windows to allow in tons of natural light. …

The Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservationMermaid Cottages is celebrating the success of our programs to benefit Save The ElephantsThe Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation is our next fundraiser where you can also help us support wildlife conservation around the world.  Over the next few months, we’ll be offering extraordinary paintings from our very successful arts community to our guests and supporters by raffle.  Raffle tickets for each painting are $10 each.  You can purchase as many tickets as you’d like up to our cap of 100 tickets per painting.  Proceeds will help fundyour Save The Elephants programs throughout the year.

Our first painting to be raffled is this brilliant offering from Bellamy.  Bellamy Murphy’s art has been displayed in many style and design books and magazines, including Southern Living, Coastal Living and Redbook.  Her pieces bring the magic and the life of our Low Country life to many of our historic cottages and her art is always treasured by collectors.

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservation

This stunning piece is 12 x 12 and is instantly recognizable as a Bellamy creation.  Bellamy’s piece will be available for raffle September 1 through September 30, 2015.  Again, each ticket is $10 with a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold.  Please make your checks payable to Mermaid Cottages and mail them  to Mermaid Cottages, P.O. Box 2677, Tybee Island GA 31328. …

Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle

Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise PaddleWe’ll be looking for y’all to join us this Saturday, August 22nd, for the Kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle! Soon, our next Surfers For Autism event will bring young surfers to Tybee from all over and we want this to be our biggest and best year, yet. Join us at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the North Beach last crossover for the Sunrise Paddle and then sign up by 11 a.m. for the SUP race that begins at noon with North Island Surf and Kayak. Top off your fun and participation with food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and a raffle at Bubba Gumbo’s, too!

The Coastal Empire’s Surfers For Autism Beach Fest will be Saturday, September 12th, and that’s when we’ll need you here to cheer on these young surfers.  At a Surfers For Autism event, young surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. The surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games and more.

kayak/SUP Race and Sunrise Paddle

We have three great cottages available for this weekend’s fundraiser, so book yours now and don’t miss this fun weekend. …

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