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The Midwest Mermaid

The Midwest Mermaid is our winter guest blogger and Mermaid Cottages is so happy to introduce you to her. She’ll be sharing a photo blog of her snowbird stay with us as she works remotely from Tybee Island.  We know you’ll enjoy her escapades and you’ll look forward to each new blog. Who is The Midwest Mermaid? One of the many mermaids-at-large from around the world we’re happy to have in our pod.

“It occurred to me I could mix things up and create an adventure.”

midwest mermaid sue marshall

“Living in a high rise in Chicago, I realized late last year that it wouldn’t be healthy for me (mentally or physically) to stay all winter while in the middle of a pandemic.  I knew I couldn’t continue to live in a place where I am not able to be outside due to snow, ice and wind chills.  On top of that, for the first time in my life, I wasn’t heading to the airport every other week as I am in sales.  I had this unique window of time where I was working from home exclusively.  It occurred to me I could mix things up and create an adventure.

8 Doors To Open In 2021

Mermaid Cottages recommends these eight doors to open in 2021. Most of us spent last year closing our doors to the outside world and in quarantine from friends and family. You can still enjoy a safecation in what we call “sparkling isolation” in Tybee Island. Open these doors to step into our homes away from home where history, cottage charm and coastal calm flow freely. Come on in!

Beach Haven circa 1914

Guest Rating: Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 

doors to open in 2021

These glass patio doors open onto a wonderful, spacious deck that offers a great outdoor space to maximize your options for enjoying your time with us on Tybee. This is a truly special cottage and you will fall in love the moment you walk in! Even from the outside, this cottage exudes charm with the greenery growing up the wall, the deck and the beach is just steps away…it will quickly become a favorite Mermaid Cottage!

Cantaloupe Cottage circa 1957

Guest Rating: Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 1.25 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

The Tiki Hut at Cantaloupe Cottage

Open doors that take you to an outside that’s inside. This Tybee Tiki-Hut is the ultimate finishing touch! Blend your margaritas (or smoothies ~ we won’t judge!) and enjoy a little island style right here. Imagine playful stage productions of karaoke and live performances with your children, other family members or close friends.

Coastal Joy

Guest Rating: Vacation rental duplex. Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.

doors to open in 2021

Step right up to doors that double your welcome factor. When you enter Coastal Joy you can’t help but have a smile on your face! Everywhere you look, you see color and beachy details that instantly put you in the relaxed, kicked-back beach vacation mood.

Crabby Pirate circa 1970

Guest Rating: Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Cats, Dogs allowed.

the sun symbol at Crabby Pirate Cottage

Symbols are signs of good fortune and friendship. This front door lets you know this is a home filled with sunshine and joy. It’s bright and cheerful. Pet friendly with a large fenced yard. Be sure to let the door take you outside for plenty of bird watching and outdoor fun.

Marigold Cottage

Guest Rating: Vacation rental house. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms.

Marigold Cottage patio door

How about a door that offers up lots of amenities for our guests, including a screened porch, a pergola, an outside covered eating area, a fenced in yard, and, one of our favorite features; a roof deck with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean! Guests will enjoy everything you can think of for a perfect beach vacation whether it’s a family summer vacation, a girlfriends beach getaway, a guys fishing expedition, a work retreat or even a couples romantic weekend!

Sea Largo circa 1962

Guest Rating: Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Cats, Dogs allowed.

Sea Largo has double doors that open onto the deck

These double doors invite you out onto a large screened porch as well as an outdoor deck under a 200 year old Live Oak tree. Guests love the outdoor shower for washing off the beach. We especially welcome teachers – both active and retired with our educators discount and we also offer discounts for military (active & retired), AAA and AARP members.

Sunset Inlet

Guest Rating: Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

sunset inlet private dock

Open this door to adventure. This ground level cottage has plenty of space to gather together, yet have alone time. Enjoy fishing, crabbing, wildlife and relaxing on your own private dock at Sunset Inlet!

Two Mermaids

Vacation rental condominium. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

patio doors at two mermaids condo

Patio doors are just as glorious. Enjoy a great beach and ocean view from your private balcony as well as seating on the balcony. This is the perfect spot for reading and relaxing! This condo is within very close walking distance to the beach, the Tybee Pier, shops, and restaurants!

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Choose a door that matches your own personal style.  We’re quite sure you’ll find your perfect match among these eight doors you’ll want to open in 2021!

Create your reservation directly on our website and receive a 5% discount all year round and with no expiration date or black out dates.  To receive your 5% discount, all you have to do is to enter our promotion code of DIRECT!

live oaks cottage

Introducing Live Oaks Cottage

Introducing Live Oaks Cottage just in time for your winter getaways to Tybee Island! The mermaids are super excited to announce our newest Mermaid Cottage! Live Oaks Cottage is a beautiful newly renovated classic ground level Tybee Island cottage.

Live Oaks

It’s just two blocks from the beach and steps away from Memorial Park with tennis, a playground, volleyball, basketball, and more. Live Oaks Cottage offers guest-favorite features including metal roofing, an outdoor shower and the number one favorite feature: a roomy screened porch! …

mermaid cottages new year resolutions

3 Mermaid Cottages For New Year’s Resolutions

We have three Mermaid Cottages for New Year’s resolutions. 2020 has been a year of challenges, changes, hurdles and isolation. 2021 brings hopes of new beginnings, new resolutions and new life. Start your new year someplace magical. Get started on the changes you want in your life from these happy little cottages near the sea. They’re very special and waiting just for you.

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4
Coastal JoyThis bright and cheerful cottage is full of fun! Coastal Joy is a second story duplex on the south end of Tybee Island. It’s close to the beach and completely newly renovated with lots of color and personality! The future looks very cheerful and joyful from here.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8

mermaid cottages for new year'sThis quiet, relaxing and peaceful home is located on Horsepen Creek. The universe is prepared to receive your New Year’s Resolutions from your own private dock. This charming cottage is a ground level marsh home making it ideal for older visitors and families. Our guests love that it’s only one block from A-J’s Dockside Restaurant and only six short blocks to the beach!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5

mermaid cottages for new year'sDon’t you hope the new year is as bright and cheerful as this dreamy beach cottage. This is another much desired ground level cottage with a lovely screened porch. Enjoy the fresh beach air with an easy three block stroll to the beach through Memorial Park. It includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Start your new year and your resolutions right here!

mermaid cottages for new years

Mermaid Cottages wants to help you get your best start for a very happy New Year. Create your reservation directly on our website and receive a 5% discount all year round and with no expiration date or black out dates.  To receive your 5% discount, all you have to do is to enter our promotion code of DIRECT when you create your online reservation. Start with these  Mermaid Cottages for New Year’s! 

Your safety and protection are always first and foremost on our Mermaid List of priorities.  Our brand standards include contactless check-in and check-out and enhanced cleaning above and beyond our normal cleaning protocols.