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Mermaid Tale: Welcome to Horsepen Creek Cottage and Dock!

Mermaid Cottages would like to introduce you to one of our newest family members: 143 Lewis Ave Tybee Island GA, home of Horsepen Creek Cottage and Dock! Horsepen Creek Cottage is located on family friendly Lewis Avenue, just a quick bike ride to Tybee Island’s beautiful beaches.

This circa 1949 home is ideal for families, girls’ weekends, or even just a getaway for two.  Since the cottage is ground level, it’s also the perfect choice for anyone looking to avoid stairs or a lot of climbing. Horsepen Creek Cottage is even pet friendly, so the entire family can enjoy an escape to paradise!

You’ll enjoy a private dock with direct access to the water because your cottage sits right on Horsepen Creek. Fish or crab right from your dock, or launch your kayak for a relaxing trip down creek. It’s up to you! Take in the beautiful sights of the marsh, or enjoy your bright cottage for the day. With a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary high speed internet, and WiFi, you won’t want for a thing during your stay!

The back yard is fully fenced, so your pooch will be able to enjoy a good run in the sun. We are pet friendly for up to 2 dogs less than 25 pounds each, so don’t leave them behind! The back yard also has seating so you can enjoy the spectacular Tybee sunsets over the marsh, do a little bird watching, and even spot dolphins as they come into the marsh looking for their next meal. Horsepen Creek Cottage and Dock has it all!

Don’t wait another minute; we have dates available for your visit right now! Book your stay online or give us a call at 912. 313.0784 today. We can’t wait to make your mermaid dreams come true!

Mermaids in the Kitchen: Please Join us in Cooking Up Some Fun!

Zucchini Lasagna, submitted by Rob Sherbon in Florida

Any season is a great one for cooking! Picnics and cookouts are usually some of Mermaid Cottages’ favorite memories. There’s just something about food that brings family and friends together like nothing else can. It’s with that in mind that we ask for your help!

Here at Mermaid Cottages, we’ve added a new feature to our blog. Mermaids in the Kitchen is meant for sharing recipes with our Mermaid Nation; there’s just one problem. We need some fresh recipes to share! That is where you come in. We would love for all you Mermaid Cottages fans near and far to help us in the kitchen!

Do you have a fabulous recipe you just love returning to time and time again? Is your potato salad the life of the party? Do you have a beach inspired meal that your family can’t get enough of? A cocktail that makes you wish it was happy hour all day long? We’d love to hear about it! Please send us your recipes!

Shrimp is always a favorite around here!

We’re looking for recipes to share, and the beachier, the better!  Winter, spring, summer, or fall, we’d love to hear what you prepare to make your family and friends smile. If you have a recipe you’d like to share, please send your recipe and information to us at  Please feel free to share any stories about your recipe. Including pictures of your prepared recipe is a major plus, too! After all, don’t we all eat with our eyes first?

So get those cooking notes out of the cupboard, dust off that go-to recipe card, and shoot us an email! We can’t wait to hear (and see!) what you come up with!

Mermaid Sighting: Roadside Mermaids!

Everyone at Mermaid Cottages loves seeing mermaid sightings come in. It never ceases to amaze us where mermaids might be hiding. Well, this week’s sighting is a doozie! Usually, our sightings are of solitary mermaids, but this week we had a gaggle of mermaids courtesy of Melissa and Rob from DeLand, Florida. Here’s what Melissa had to say about their sighting:

“Ever since our honeymoon with Mermaid Cottages back in 2008, we are always on the lookout for mermaids. Well, we recently moved to Florida so I thought there’d be a plethora of them, but they seemed few and far between…until we went to Barberville! There seemed to be a mermaid around every corner at Barberville Roadside Yard Art & Produce. I didn’t even get a picture of them all before my camera battery died! We even got a merman! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!”

WOW! That’s a lot of mermaids in one spot. The street lamp is especially neat! Thanks for sharing Melissa and Rob; you certainly hit the mermaid jackpot!

Have you spotted a mermaid? We’d love to hear about it! Please send your sightings and stories to and keep any eye out. Your sighting could be the next feature on our blog!

Mermaid Tales: Welcome to Castaway Cottage on Tybee Island, GA!

Mermaid Cottages welcomes you to 908 2nd Avenue, Tybee Island GA! Castaway Cottage is a classic 1950’s ground level cottage just waiting to make your Tybee Island dreams come true. This cottage is a great choice for any family or group vacation. Its inviting spaces, including three bedrooms and two full baths, offers the perfect place for you to relax and forget the world for a while.

Castaway Cottage is pet-friendly, so don’t leave your best friend behind! The picket-fenced front yard and private patios on both sides of the cottage provide the perfect place to enjoy the salty sea air with your family and friends. Simply enjoy the great outdoors with a book, or make a day out of it by having a cookout on the grill! It’s up to you. Your cottage is an easy two blocks from Tybee Island’s beautiful beach; there’s even an outdoor shower (hot and cold water!) to wash the salt and sand away after those long days of beach combing.

Castaway Cottage has everything you could ask for is a beach cottage. You’ll enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary high speed internet and WiFi, cable television, and more! This extremely bright and cheerful cottage is just missing one thing…YOU! Why not book a visit today and discover the magic of slowing down.

Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee Supports Tybee’s Sea Turtles

The sun is peeking over the ocean, dolphins are jumping, and the salty sea breeze is on its way through. Oh, what a beautiful morning for Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee! You heard that correctly…coffee from The Mermaids! We are so excited about it because sales of our Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee help support the Tybee Sea Turtles program!

Mermaid Cottages has recreated our own line of custom coffee with the help of Phillip at the wonderful PERC Coffee Roasters right up the road in beautiful Historic Downtown Savannah, GA. We’ve got a brand new blend and a brand new look to go along with it! Each coffee blend is hand-roasted in small batches to ensure you get the very best coffee experience. Phillip’s passion for making the best coffee possible certainly shows in every delicious cup! Our Mermaid Morning Bliss, available exclusively in our cottages or at Seaside Sisters, is available to order by the pound. Our Coffee makes a great souvenir or take-home gift, but best of all, sales help support the Tybee Sea Turtles programs!

Tybee Island’s Sea Turtle season runs from May 1st thru Oct 31st. During this time Loggerhead sea turtles come to our beaches to lay their eggs; 60 days later they hatch and the babies race to the sea. Mermaid Cottages has always been a proud supporter of the NESTS program and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center Sea Turtle Project. We are so proud to say Mermaid Morning Bliss helps our efforts!

We provide each cottage with our Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee for you to enjoy during your stay, but you can also take our unique taste of Tybee home with you! Email us at to order by the pound, or make sure you stop by Seaside Sisters while you are visiting for everything Mermaid Cottages, including our delicious Mermaid Morning Bliss! And, for more information about Tybee Sea Turtles or to find out how you can be involved, click here to visit the website or call (912) 786-5917 for more information.  Thank you for helping us support our sea turtles!