Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

The Sail Loft Invites You Home For The Holidays

The Sail Loft invites you home for the holidays. This year more than ever it’s important to keep your family and friends safe at Christmas and throughout the year. Sometimes, you even have to leave to find home.  This charming cottage’s owners are making sure home is what you’ll find when you visit here.

the sail loft entry

 

The Sail Loft has been beautifully renovated with beachy white and neutral and washed wood tones …

Christmas comes to Nora's Cottage

Christmas Comes To Nora’s Cottage circa 1940

Christmas comes to Nora’s Cottage circa 1940 making this charming little color box a sure stop on Santa Claus’ rounds this year. Mermaid Cottages and its cottage owners are decorating our happy houses by the sea for the holidays. Our guests can safecation and still feel right at home. Not only will you hear the click clack of reindeer on the roof. Santa’s entire team will stride right up on the porch of this historic cottage for a better look inside!

Christmas wreath at Nora's Cottage

This adorable, historic, 1940’s cottage has a wonderful screened porch, an outdoor shower and a private back deck. It’s located on the Tybee Island bike trail, and it’s just three short Tybee blocks from the beach! …

blue heron cottage deck

Blue Heron Cottage Circa 1940 Has A New Deck

Blue Heron Cottage circa 1940 has a new deck so we’re inviting snowbirds to come check it out! Mermaid Cottages is now accepting snowbird winter reservations at this very popular cottage for January and February 2021. Once you experience this new amenity you’ll want to come back again, so we’re also accepting reservations for May 2021 and beyond.

new cottage deck at Blue Heron Cottage

This completely restored 1940’s cottage charms with high ceilings, claw-footed bath tubs, a spa shower, …

tybee post theater

Tybee Post Theater Reopening Its Doors For The Holildays

It’s Lights On for the Holidays at Tybee’s only performing arts and movie theater! After remaining dark since the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tybee Post Theater is lighting up the Theater with a glorious holiday light display that should be the backdrop of every Tybee Christmas card photo.

Even better, the Theater is finally opening its doors and welcoming the Tybee community and its visitors to a spirit-lifting series of holiday movies every weekend in December.

The movies will start screening Thanksgiving weekend and continue through Christmas. We’ll get a chance to see everything from “A Christmas Story” and “A Christmas Carol” to “Elf,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Scrooged” on the big screen. And don’t we all need a break from our small screens!

The holiday movies will be screened twice a day, at 3 & 7 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with titles changing each day. Fridays will feature some of the most popular holiday movies; Saturdays will feature the classics, and Sundays will be strictly family-friendly fare. The first weekend in December, for example, will feature “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Friday, “A Christmas Story” on Saturday and “Elf” on Sunday. You’ve seen these movies time and time again on your televisions, but there is really nothing like the theatrical experience in your own historic hometown cinema with family and friends.

The holiday series opens Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 27-28 with that quintessential Christmas classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” on Friday at 7 pm; and Saturday at 3 and 7 pm. Sunday features “The Santa Clause” at 3 and 7 pm.
 “Could there be a better film than ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to lift our spirits and give us hope that all will eventually be right with the world in the weeks and months to come?” said Executive Director Melissa Turner. “We wanted to open our doors with a film about kindness and the value of every human life.”

The Theater has spent the past few months redefining the theater experience with the health and safety of its patrons, staff and volunteers at the forefront of updated safety and sanitation policies.

Most important, the theater will operate at a significantly lower capacity. Only 35 percent of the seats will sold for any show, allowing for greater than 6-foot social distancing between family groups. Movie tickets will be general admission and ushers will assist households in seating themselves at comfortable distances from others. Other safety procedures include:

  • Touch-free hand sanitizer stations will be available at the box office, as well as in the lobby and auditorium
  • Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and concessions staff also wear gloves
  • Face coverings will be required for all guests when not eating or drinking in your seats
  • High-touch areas, such as counter tops and door handles, will be sanitized during the shows
  • The auditorium will be disinfected with a fogger between every screening
  • Contactless ticketing and payment options will be available
The Theater understands and respects the fact that some patrons will still be uncomfortable returning to a theater environment, or any venue with indoor seating, at this time. But many others are eager to engage in community activities in an environment that has taken as many safety precautions as possible. And, as Tybee’s only performing arts and movie theater, the Post wants to bring a little joy to our beleaguered world and welcome its residents and visitors back to the movies.
The Tybee Post Theater movie listings can be found on the Post’s website at https://tybeeposttheater.org/ , its Facebook page, or by calling the Theater at 912-472-4790.
sunset inlet private dock

7 Mermaid Cottages Are Decked Out For Christmas

Seven Mermaid Cottages are decked out for Christmas. So many have spent the past year in quarantine and separated from friends and family, we’re recommending you think outside the house for your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Gather you loved ones on Tybee Island where you can even request your cottage be decorated upon your arrival.  We’ll deck the halls, put up a tree and hang the ornaments. All you have to do is open the door and walk into your ready-made holiday home away from home. Then, open your cottage doors out onto their charming coastal decks and outside oases!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4
old love cottage next exterior

This classic 1930’s beach cottage is on Tybee’s original cottage row. It has a tin roof, bead board walls, pocket windows, and a picket-fenced yard. Guests love that it’s less than 100 steps (99 1/2 to be precise!) from the beach. It has a very private beach access. This quaint, quiet retreat is on a private road within walking distance to great restaurants and shopping, too. A Little Salty, Coastal Joy and Madelyn’s On The Marsh are also alternate choices.

 

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5
mermaid cottages decked out for christmas

The Shrimp Cottage sits directly across the street from Memorial Park with wonderful family fun activities! The park includes a large children’s playground, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts. The beach is a short 3 block walk through the park. It’s located next door to Key Lime Parrot Cottage making it perfect for multiple families who want to be close to each other but have their own space. It’s also down the street from Mermaid Row ~ Beach Bubble Bungalow, Mimosa Cottage and Maddie’s on Jones for even more family or group closeness!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 6
Two Mermaids
Two Mermaids is a beautiful Mediterranean style luxury condo at the Brass Rail condo community on the south end of Tybee on the beach side of Butler Avenue. Amenities include two private pools, outdoor sauna, elevators, and community picnic area. The community pool hours are 10am – 10pm and the pool is open all year round. Other charming cottages to consider are AfterDune Delight, Crabby Pirate, Fish Camp, Maddie’s On Jones, The Sail Loft
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 7 Pets: Dogs

tybee daze cottage back deck
This 1940’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street only 5 blocks to the beach. Full of original art by the owner and located close to the Back River Beach, fishing pier and Alley 3 Kayak area.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8
sunset inlet private dock

This quiet, relaxing and peaceful home is on Horsepen Creek. Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s on your own private dock! It’s also ground level and ideal for older visitors and families. You’ll be one block from A-J’s Dockside Restaurant, 6 blocks to the beach! You may also like Vitamin Sea, Mimosa Cottage, Marigold Cottage, Beach Haven, Back River Bungalow.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 10 Pets: Cats, Dogs
mermaid cottages decked out for christmas

This spacious cottage is pet-friendly and full of lots of fun amenities! This is the perfect cottage for your family or large group. It has a hot tub, large TVs, an outdoor patio and shower, and Granny’s Game Room!