Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Diane Kaufman

I am a middle aged Mermaid who is following her passion. I created my own business- Mermaid Cottages Vacation rentals on Tybee Island, Georgia. I adore WordPress and want to learn as much as possible.

Tybee on the Atlantic Ocean

Whelkcome* to the Atlantic shore! 

Full of history (or herstory) for hundreds of years (and more!)
 
Tybee may be small and quaint, but it’s big in history! Mermaid Cottages is a big preserver of time and memories (and awesome cottages), just so you can come and stay in history!
 
 
The Knobbed Whelk is the state shell of Georgia!  If you find an unoccupied one, you can take it home and add to your memories!

Stay or Stay to play at a Mermaid Cottage. Today, we’re featuring a pair of cottages, the Atlantic 1 and the Atlantic 2.

 

Atlantic 2
Atlantic 2, delighting Tybee Island family and visitors since 1930. A full sensory experience for your stay!
Atlantic 1
Atlantic2

Beautiful Atlantic 1 and Atlantic 2 are right on the beach and one house back from the beach.

Next door sisters, they’re both eagerly awaiting you to come and make memories! 

*Until May 26, 2019, Mermaid Cottages just requires a 2 night minimum reservation in most of our cottages. Memorial Day weekend, 2019, we require a 3 night minimum on all cottages.  Starting June 1, 2019, we require a 6-7 night minimum with check ins on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But we always have shorter stays available during the summer ~ please just ask!

beach and clouds

Dwell in Possibility – Emily Dickenson

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

We invite you to stay or stay to play at a Mermaid Cottage!

Beach Bubble Bungalow

 

Introducing, one of our newest cottages, Beach Bubble Bungalow!

We’re bubbling over with excitement about one of our newest cottages! Just short ‘Tybee blocks’ to the beach, Beach Bubble is a great little gem.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths and sleeps 8 very comfortably with lots of retro-modern charm, you’ll be bubbling too!

Note: *Until May 26, 2019Mermaid Cottages just requires a 2-night minimum reservation in most of our cottages. Memorial Day weekend, 2019, we require a 3 night minimum on all cottages.  Starting June 1, 2019, we require a 6-7 night minimum with check-ins on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. But we always have shorter stays available during the summer ~ please just ask!

southern living magazine

The Joy of Magazines

I just love magazines. Nothing makes me happier then to have a big stack of magazines to go through before I recyle them. Right now I have a large stack and am getting through them a few each night. I love to pull articles out to send to people to let them know I’m thinking about them ( found a great article to send to my sister about the “Hon Fest” in Baltimore where every June a festival occurs to pay homage to all those “Ballmore” gals who call everyone “Hon”.). Other article treasures I found tonight include a great idea for Brown Bag Lunches to share with my friend Susan that she can use for the an upcoming Vintage Trailor Tour on Tybee Island. Then, an article on a local SCAD graduate and Savannah artist, and best of all, some inspirations collected by writer Mary Engelbreit. They’ve inspired me and I want to share!

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on Fire.”
Anonymous

“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and those who will follow after you.”
Amelia Earhart, American aviator

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
Mary Engelbreit.

Now, I’m on to the next stack which includes a bunch of Southern Livings! By the way, if you ever want to read about Mermaid Cottages in the media, just follow right along with our handy list of publications, writers, producers and special friends we’ve worked with over the years.  Go to our Home page, hover over the Community tab and then scroll down to Mermaids in the Media and click on the tab.  It’s always a great honor and a thrill to be mentioned and even we get giddy when we look back on how many times we’ve been featured.  Read all about us and then come on down when you can.  We invite you to share your photos, your comments and your blogs about your stays with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island. You might even be featured in our social media.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

 

Tybee is your OYSTER!  So… Laissez les bon temps rouler  avec Les Mermaids

Les Sirenes of Tybee Island is putting on their best gold, purple and green for the Annual Mardi Gras parade on Tybee, Saturday, March 2nd at 2 p.m. OR you can join some of them at the Georgia Conservancy Roast on the Coast! And to really let the good times roll, we’re offering you a 20% discount for your weekend stay!!

For the weekend of Thursday, February 28-March 3, 2019, we are offering 20% off your entire stay*!

That’s a lot of King Cakes and Hurricanes (the good kind!)!
** New reservations only!
** Use code OYSTER in the “Promo” section when booking online or when talking to your favorite Sirene
** Valid ONLY for new stays over February 28-March 3, 2019

Annual Mardi Gras Parade
Tybee Island

Saturday, March 2, at 2 PM
Free

2019 Oyster Roast on the Coast
Grove Point in Savannah

Saturday, March 2, from 3 PM- 6 PM
$55~  General Admission

There is no place like coastal Georgia. Precious, vulnerable, and ours to conserve. during the last 51 years, the Georgia Conservancy has been protecting and exploring coastal Georgia.

With celebration in our hearts and the future of Georgia’s coasts on our minds, we cordially invite you to our 2019 Oyster Roast hosted for its fourth year at Grove Point. The Oyster Roast will feature local oysters, BBQ, live music, cold SweetWater beer and much, much more!

The tickets include Sapelo Island Sea Farm oyster and clams, barbeque (all prepared by Erica Davis – Low Country Catering), SweetWater Brewing Company beer, Coca-Cola refreshments, campfires, and live music.

PURCHASE OYSTER ROAST TICKETS 

 

For Reservations

  • (912) 704-4618
  • visitmermaid@gmail.com

For Questions

  • (912) 313-0784
  • diane@mermaidcottages.com

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