Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

April 2019

eisenhower's retreat cottage

Mermaid Cottages Have Circa Dates

Some Mermaid Cottages have circa dates and that’s our way of identifying the time periods that some of our structures were built.  Often times, we know from historical records exactly when a cottage was erected.  Other times, we may not know the exact dates, but we know a cottage can be tracked back within a general range of dates through tax records and/or real estate transactions. Regardless, we are committed to saving, restoring and maintaining as many of Tybee Island’s historic structures as possible.  Fortunately, we are not alone.  Our individual cottages owners and our fabulous team of Mermaids (and Mermen!) are dedicated caretakers.  Our wonderful Tybee community supports historic preservation, as well.  Just take a look at some of the decades and eras represented in our collection of happy little seaside homes.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894


eisenhower's retreat cottage

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
Beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue! No roads to cross to the beach! 4 bedroom/2 full baths! Simple, elegant, cozy, nostalgic…a summer cottage where you will make special beach vacation memories!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

Nora's Cottage circa date 1920

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable, historic, 1920’s cottage designed by Jane Coslick. Wonderful screened porch, outdoor shower and private back deck. Located on the bike trail and just three blocks from the beach!

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and it’s pet friendly! Six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa date 1940

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Seafoam Shanty Cottage returns to our Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring and Summer! It will only be available for a limited time, so don’t miss your opportunity to stay at this great cottage! Pet Friendly with screened porch and outdoor dining area.

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful true Tybee beach cottage! Decorated with fun, sun, and everything beach in mind, this adorable cottage will capture your heart! Just three short blocks from the beach! Fully-fenced in yard; great for pets! Private outdoor patio in back!

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa date 1962

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypoallergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. Three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

some mermaid cottages have circa dates

One thing’s for sure, there’s no expiration date for historic preservation and good taste.  We appreciate our guests’ support for saving and maintaining Tybee Island’s historic structures and for the many other causes and programs we’re able to provide for from the proceeds of your vacations and getaways.  What are the most important dates to us?  The dates you come and stay with Mermaid Cottages.  We cherish each and every one!


the hammock at a wave call cottage

Come enjoy the best vacation rental porches on Tybee Island, Georgia in a Mermaid Cottage!

the hammock at a wave call cottage

Let the porch life begin! 

We’re southern, we love spring, and we love porches! So welcome our new Tybee vacation rental, A Wave Call, with the best porches on Tybee Island! 

Mermaid Cottages loves a pretty house and a this is a very pretty house!
4 scrumptious bedrooms, 3.5 luxurious bathrooms, high ceilings, heart of pine flooring, wraparound porches galore, AND puppydog-friendly, this gem will check all the boxes! 

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Don’t forget to use our LM7DAY 10% discount for new bookings within 7 days!! 
(this means NEW bookings only, for stays in homes starting within the next 7 days, only. Not 2 months from now, not 8 days from now; you’re coming within the next 7 days!)

Spring fresh Flips Flop Cottage is just waiting for you and the family…or your Girls… or a couples’ getaway… 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, close to the Back River, this charmer is perfect for your Tybee Island vacation!

Remember, booking direct through your favorite Tybee Island vacation rental company will save you the booking fees from online travel sites!
You may think the bigger companies save you money, but they get their piece of your pie, too. 

Meet mermazing Marsh Mermaid ~ take a peek at this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom marshview cutie! She’s got the best sunset on Tybee! 
And beautiful Beach Haven is just steps from the beach ~ you’ll have your toes in the sand faster than you can say “Tybee Island is my favorite place in the whole world!” 

*Until May 26, 2019, Mermaid Cottages just requires a 2 night minimum reservation in most of our cottages. Memorial Day weekend, 2019, we require a 3 night minimum on all cottagesStarting June 1, 2019, we require a 5-7 night minimum with check ins on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But we always have shorter stays available during the summer ~ please just ask!

Cottages are booking fast!!