Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

David Barwick

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Tybee Tints: Looking For Something In Blue

We love the coastal colors of our Mermaid Cottages and they each have special and unique Tybee tints.  Looking for something in blue?  Well, on Tybee Island there’s the sky.  The ocean.  The blue-gray of the dolphins who frolic and thrive.  Then, there are the blues of our cottages, their exterior trims, their shutters, their doors and their pops of blues throughout the interiors.  Whatever shade gives you calm and peace and that beachy vibe, you’ll find them all here.

Sanford’s Place circa 1930

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Coronavirus Update

To our upcoming Mermaid Cottages Guests,

We hope everyone is staying home, staying safe and staying healthy. As you may or may not know, we have shut Mermaid Cottages down until the first of May, 2020. We are not accepting reservations for the next 30 days. Beyond that, we are allowing new reservations but we are not billing the first half of the payment due until we know what’s going on. We will continue to determine if those reservations are allowed to happen based on the guidelines being set for travel.

Regarding your reservations any time from May 1st, 2020 thru the end of the year. At this time we are not taking any cancellations for those reservations. We are literally taking this situation day by day, even hour by hour. Hopefully, if everyone stays home as they should, the world will open back up. We are NOT charging your second half of the payment the rolling 30 days out like normal. You may still receive an automated email from us saying we are charging your card, but we are not. We need to determine if we’ll need to cancel your reservation or not based on the travel directives.

VERY IMPORTANT: As we have done for all our guest reservations for April, we will refund your money back- everything but the $89 plus tax reservation fee should the recommendations and guidelines continue for NO TRAVEL and to STAY HOME. We are watching the news daily and we will continue to treat each of your situations with care and love and humanity.

We hope this will answer the questions many of you have regarding your reservations and what will be happening.

Thank you!

Diane W. Kaufman
Head Mermaid
M: 912-313-0784

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13 Times Mermaid Cottages Are Decked Out For Spring

Mermaid Cottages are all decked out for Spring much like the beachy whites, pastels and seer suckers you love to wear at the beach.  A hot cup of Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee at sunrise, a pot luck picnic at lunch and a candlelit, romantic dinner out under the stars are just a few of the reasons our decks are so beachy.  Some have umbrellas and some prefer the wide open, blue sky.  Some are high up top and others are a little more down to earth.  Some decks even become docks that stretch out over the water and the marshes.  All of them are just that perfect slice of island life of which we can’t get enough.

Nora’s Cottage circa 1940 Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Dogs allowed

tybee is all decked out

Just three blocks from the beach, this ground level and historic 1920’s cottage fully has been restored and newly redecorated.  Guests adore this family friendly back deck with a decadent, outdoor shower just around the corner.

Sea Largo circa 1960 Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Cats, Dogs allowed.

decked out at sea largo cottage


Sea Largo is just two blocks from the 12th Street beach.  Guests love that it’s pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard and has a large screened porch.  Just imagine the cocktails and the naps out on this scrumptious deck beneath the oaks!

Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1945 Sleeps 7, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

decked out at tybee daze cottage

The back yard has a deck with two entrances from the two back bedrooms. Seating on the deck overlooks the fenced- in back yard.

The Sail Loft Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

decked out at the sail loft cottage

We just love the views from this upper deck while enjoying our Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee, reading a good book in the afternoons and for a favorite cocktails at sunset!

Stardust Cottage Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Cats, Dogs allowed.

a;ll decked out at stadust cottage

Sit here and have dinner. The kitchen is just inside the door for easy access and the grill is on deck.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940 Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Cats, Dogs allowed.

seafoam shanty deck

This charming deck leads out to a covered dining area, outdoor carpeted seating, and the grill!

Sanford’s Place circa 1930 Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Cats, Dogs allowed.

the little bistro deck at sanford's place cottage

Here’s the perfect little bistro deck enjoy the lovely, pet friendly, fenced yard.

Rose’s Folie circa 1939 Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

the deck at rose's folie

This is where guests love to savor their coffee, sweet tea or mint juleps while admiring the artistry of this cottage.

Marsh Mermaid Vacation Duplex Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

decked out at marsh mermaid

Imagine your alfresco meals on this beautiful deck overlooking the marsh! Eat here every night and have your coffee here in the mornings!

Marigold Cottage Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

oceans views from the roof top deck at marigold cottage

Life is always good at the top. Experience awesome ocean views from the roof deck!

Coastal Joy Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

decked out at coastal joy cottage

Rest and relax with these very joyful coastal colors.

Blues Away Cottage circa 1958 Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

deck those blues away

Love amazing colors? What detail wasn’t thought of in this beautiful place?

Beach Bubble Bungalow circa 1950 Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

decked out at beach bubble bungalow

Our guests love this charming deck off of the porch that flows to a firepit, a BBQ grill, and outdoor table on a Savannah inspired brick patio.

tybee is all decked out

Our Mermaid Cottages are all decked out for your next visit.  Which one will you choose?  These examples are just a sampling of the treats and retreats waiting for you.  Maybe you should invite everyone you know to book a cottage and then have progressive soirees from deck to deck so you can enjoy them all! Making reservations is always quick and easy right on our website.  Our Mermaid Vacation Planners are also available to help you choose just the right cottage, too!


Mermaid Cottages’ Vacation Rental Week Celebration

This week, Mermaid Cottages celebrates the first annual Vacation Rental Week, March 9-13, launched to spread awareness about the many benefits of professionally managed vacation and holiday rentals. To get in the spirit of the week, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the tremendous value of professionally-managed vacation rentals for guests, and to encourage you to book a stay for your next vacation!

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Sandpiper Cottage circa 1930
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4

Celebrating Vacation Rental Week, March 9-13, 2020!

Are you ready for Vacation Rental Week? Mermaid Cottages is thrilled to participate in the first annual Vacation Rental Week—the vacation and holiday rental industry’s first of its kind! We’d like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for both guests and property owners alike, and to encourage you to book a stay or choose a professional manager to rent your vacation property.

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Marigold Cottage