Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

June 2021

tybee island porches

Seven Tybee Island Porches That Rock

Here are seven Tybee Island porches that rock. Whether you’re looking for an end-of-summer getaway or a place to Fall in love with Tybee Island, it’s always a great time to visit.  Everyone loves the beach and the ocean, but some love to come and just slow things down a bit.

We call it Tybee Time.

Mimosa Cottage circa 1964

tybee island porches


Porch sitting is definitely a Southern tradition and a great rocking chair is all that’s needed to get into a rhythm.



Easy, breezy Tybee Island porches…

tybee island beach the midwest mermaid

Labor Day Stays With Mermaid Cottages

Labor Day stays with Mermaid Cottages are relaxing celebrations we love to host and long weekend getaways our guests look forward to year after year. Summer has been thrilling and we know our happy little cottages booked up so fast some guests didn’t get to come. As most everyone knows, our mild temperatures stretch the days of summer well into fall. Now is the time to reserve your favorite cottages for this long, holiday weekend. Tybee Time is on your mind so here’s our selection of color boxes still available. Which one is yours?

beach and clouds

I Dwell in Possibility – Emily Dickenson

“I dwell in Possibility—
A fairer House than Prose—
More numerous of Windows—
Superior—for Doors—

Of Chambers as the Cedars—
Impregnable of Eye—
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky—

Of Visitors—the fairest—
For Occupation—This—
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise—”

― Emily Dickinson

What better barrier island to dwell on than Tybee Island, and what better place to dwell on Tybee Island than a Mermaid Cottage!
Summer into fall, Mermaid Cottages make your stay just that much… more. So, come dwell with us, for 2 days or 2 weeks or longer. Let’s be possible together. 

Mini Mermaid Getaways In July Updated!

Mini Mermaid Getaways in July are perfect for those last minute beach retreats we all love and enjoy when we have two or three nights to take a road trip. Summer is always busy on Tybee Island and many of the available cottages we have open are for week day visits, so they’re easier to enjoy with less traffic and fewer crowds. As always, nothing beats a tropical beach retreat. Tybee Time is the best time to just relax, luxuriate, enjoy wonderful beach eats and to be as active or as inactive as you’d like.  Where can you stay? Take a look at these cottages and these open dates and start planning!

lisa ward's daughter in the tybee surf

Re-Beachables And The Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers

Re-Beachables and The Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers campaign is a cause very dear to our Mermaids, Mermaid Cottages and our guests. Each year, Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers remove hundreds of discarded or forgotten toys from the beach and give them to a network of volunteers (kids and their parents), who created the Re-beachables program. They clean them up and place a fun selection in a reusable beach bag and offer them to visitors and residents as a gift. What a great way to re-use perfectly good toys and prevent microplastic pollution from entering the ocean. If you have reusable beach toys to donate, please drop them in the marked box at the Tybee Island Visitors Center.

As you valued guests, you can support this program and other beach clean up activities by making a donation to Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers here:


Re-beach. Renew. Refresh. Rejoice. Vacation with a purpose at Mermaid Cottages in Tybee Island. Join in celebration and support of Re-beachables and The Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers!