Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

David Barwick

tybee island light station

Tybee Island Light Station Sunset Tours

Tybee Island Light Station Sunset Tours are available MAY 27, 2022 – AUG 19, 2022. 

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Lighthouse after hours by joining one of their small private tours. The tour lasts about ninety minutes and includes a climb to the top of the Lighthouse to experience a beautiful Tybee Island sunset.

Photo by Debra D.

There’s a limit on how many guests are on each tour and they fill up quickly so if you are interested don’t wait to call, 912-786-5801. Tickets are $25 and nonrefundable. Children must be 13 years or older to participate. This includes a tour of the lighthouse as well as the head keeper’s house and admission to the site the next day.

tybee shrimp boat cindi dunn photography
Cindi Dunn Photography

To book group Tybee Island Light Station Sunset Tours call Desiree Wood at 912-786-5801. The tours are for groups of 10 or more only. Reserve your Mermaid Cottages online or with our Mermaid Vacation Planners with a call/text to 912.658.0714 or by email to Tybee Island sunsets are waiting!

tybee island lighthouse
Photo by Naomi B.

When you book directly on our Mermaid Cottages website you’ll always get the best available rates, access to our Special Offers, the most up-to-date information on our full collection of happy cottages, and our coastal charm. Create your reservation directly on our website and receive a 5% discount all year round and with no expiration date or blackout dates.  To receive your 5% discount, all you have to do is to enter our promotion code of DIRECT! Be sure to check the SPECIALS tab on our website for more specials, too. It’s our pleasure to offer special rates for AAA, AARP, Educators, Federal and State Employees, Girls Getaways, Healthcare and First Responder Heroes, Military and last-minute Mermaid Getaways, too!


selfie with a sea turtle

Take A Selfie With A Sea Turtle

Take a selfie with a sea turtle? Well, it is sea turtle nesting season on Tybee Island and most of the action takes place in the dark of night. These nesting mommies are on a mission, so they may not welcome the intrusion or any flash of light. The solution? Plan to stay at our Blue Skies for your next Tybee vacation. A very colorful sea turtle also lives there in the front and she never minds posing for photos with our guests!

Blue Skies is a beautiful, newly updated and decorated beach townhome full of art by local artists; the only thing missing is you.

blue skies

This is a “beach side” of Butler Avenue home with a fully fenced yard. Pack your wags. All pets welcome.

our guide dog's journey

Our Guide Dog Journey

Our Guide Dog journey is a long, organized, goal oriented and task-based curriculum with no room for error or failure. Her graduation will present her into the world to really make a difference. A life changing difference for a person with a disability.  We are excited and very pleased with MC’s accomplishments and evaluations, so far.  Here’s what we learned about MC this week.

A Puppy Raiser’s Love

A puppy raiser’s love is quite remarkable considering she invests all her hopes and dreams in a very special guide dog puppy who will someday make the transition into a hero in a harness.  Such is the story of MC, our latest guide dog in training. You see, when guests rent a pet-friendly cottage from our Mermaid Cottages collection, the pet fee helps us sponsor puppies to be trained as guide dogs and service dogs for persons in need, including members of the United States Military.

Clamdigger circa 1950

Clamdigger circa 1950 is a wonderful, completely renovated, and newly decorated beach cottage that has a prime location. It’s located on the beach side of Butler Avenue which means it resides on an ocean block. Guests love that there are no roads to cross on the short journey to the beach!

clamdigger circa 1950
As an added bonus, it is right next door to another of our great cottages, Sandpiper Cottage. This makes both cottages the perfect arrangement for a multi-family getaway when more than one great beach cottage is needed.