Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

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Mermaid Cottages And Novelties

Mermaid Cottages and novelties are a match made more perfect when you visit and admire them during your stays.  Some cottages are solely decorated by their owners and sometimes owners ask us to add a few mermaid touches here and there.  Other times, our guests have such special bonds with their favorite cottages we often find secret baubles and mementos they leave behind and that’s okay. One of the greatest pleasures we enjoy is when our guests love our happy little houses as much as we do. Here are some of our favorite geegaws, gimcracks and objets d’art. Some you’ll recognize from your own stays and others are included to entice you to seek them out during your end-of-summer and fall getaways.  Are any of these among your favorite bijou?

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Mermaid Cottages and Novelties
Most of our cottages have hand-painted signs, usually created by a local Tybee Island artist. Crabby Pirate is a value-priced cottage located directly on the marsh. It’s filled with bright, beachy décor and has great marsh views. There’s a fenced yard for your furmaids and outdoor seating for bird watching, too.

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
antique doorknob at sanford's place cottage
Most of our cottages are historic and/or vintage.  Often times just taking hold of an antique doorknob becomes the start of an intimate journey back to simpler times. This original Tybee cottage is from the 1950s. It’s pet-friendly and it’s ideal for a small family, a couples retreat, honeymooners, and solo travelers.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
blue skies yard buddha

Yes, Buddha loves the beach, too.  You’ll find this one on the grounds of this pet-friendly townhouse that’s on the beach side of Butler.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.25 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs
mermaid cottages and novelties
Some of our vintage bagatelles are small and diminutive while others can be life-sized. Whether you’re enjoying early evening cocktails or karaoke with your friends, who can resist this fabulously mod Tiki Hut! This is a pet-friendly, mid-century modern, ground-level cottage with a fully fenced backyard. Don’t be shy. Take a turn onstage.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
mermaid cottages and novelties
The owner of this amazingly bright, cheerful cottage mixes curiosities from her travels with her own personally created art and other whim-wham from local Tybee Island artists. You’ll love discovering her very thoughtful touches inside and out. You’ll find even more on the screened porch and around the back deck and yard. Enjoy discovering them while admiring the partial marsh views and her garden.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
mermaid cottages and novelties
Within this charming and cozy cottage you’ll find thoughtful decor and details depicting the history of Tybee Island and of the Chu family.  Be sure to admire the live oaks and palms they’ve nurtured for generations, too.
Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 13 Pets: Cats, Dogs
mermaid cottages and novelties
Mix old with new, black & white photos with color paintings, animal prints and flowers, and soon you’ll have a decor as beautiful as the interiors of Whispering Palms. Even the bathrooms here are show stoppers. This beautiful vintage southern beach home also has a magical southern yard, private pool, and it’s pet-friendly, too.
blues skies cottage bed table decor

These mermaid cottages and novelties are just some of our favorite color boxes and decor. One can never have enough folderol. A collection is never done, so collect what you love and put your treasures out where you can enjoy each and every one. It’s the mermaid way.


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