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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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!