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blue bed of paradise

Bedded Bliss On Tybee Island

There’s bedded bliss on Tybee Island. Our Mermaids who manage and style our cottages get high marks from our guests for their housekeeping skills.  Our premium bedding and sun kissed linens are artfully prepared by our house management teams and each bed gets lots of Mermaid love.  Sweet dreams are always assured when you climb into any of our slumber chambers.  Check out some of our beautiful beds here and start planning your next deep sleep!

bedded bliss in white
17th Street Dream Cottage

Relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep with a white bedding set. Accelerate your sleep with a light room, white linens, comforter, accents, wall treatments and upholstery. White is the color of innocence. …

a diary of mermaids

Eight Times Our Guests Turned Into Mermaids

Here are eight times our guests turned into Mermaids (and Mermen).  Splish, splash, poof and there they were.  No worries.  No stress.  No lines.  No wrinkles.  It’s as if time stood still in that perfect moment.  It’s called Tybee Time.  See for yourself.

eight times our guests turned into mermaids
Photo by Kellie Prater

“We loved our stay at The Shrimp! It was the perfect Honeymoon cottage for us. Tybee was such a relaxing place. We thoroughly enjoyed the beach, food, and people! We will definitely be returning! We loved the proximity to Savannah and the excellent Mermaid Cottages hospitality. (One example of their hospitality was that they came by our cottage and turned the lights on for us since we would be arriving …

Sea turtles on Tybee Island

Sea Turtle Season on Tybee Island, GA, is here!

Sea turtles on Tybee Island

Welcome to Tybee Island,
home of nesting sea turtle mamas!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, sea turtle mamas are coming back to Tybee to nest!

Every year sea turtles come back to Tybee to lay their magical eggs, and Mermaid Cottages is a huge supporter of these hardworking moms.

You can help too! Stay in a Mermaid vacation rental and every sip of our rich delicious Mermaid Bliss (#MMMBliss) coffee helps sea turtles on Tybee and around the world!! 

YOU can be Mermazing, too ~ our coffee is available for purchase so you can share the love! 

Every stay at a Mermaid Cottage and every sip you take of Mermaid Morning Bliss helps Tybee sea turtles… and sea turtles around the world! 

With each small batch, hand-roasted bag, we donate a portion to help the NESTS project here on Tybee Island with the Tybee Marine Science Center (plus we donate our time watching turtle nests!) and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center!  

Be a hero and buy a bag for yourself AND take some home for Mermazing gifts!
 Tybee had 23 (!) sea logger nests last Turtle Season!
We love supporting these sweet babies and their moms in any way we can. 

For your first wake up on Tybee! 

We make it easy ~ and philanthropical ~ to wake up on Tybee in a Mermaid Cottage. Your first wake up on Tybee will be filled with fresh, salty ocean air AND the enticing aroma of our freshly brewed coffee
                              You’re welcome!
                              And thank YOU! 

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you'll love a tybee island vacation on the back river

A Tybee Island Vacation

A Tybee Island vacation is one that helps you let go and unwind.  It’s a place where the hands on the clock are a reminder to slow things down and to live in the moment. Of course, it’s always easier to let the stresses fall away when you’re enjoying a happy little cottage near the sea.  We have just such a cottage in mind for your next getaway.

madelyn's on the marsh cottage

Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1954 is such a charming beach cottage. From the polka dotted shutters …

eisenhower's retreat cottage

Mermaid Cottages Have Circa Dates

Some Mermaid Cottages have circa dates and that’s our way of identifying the time periods that some of our structures were built.  Often times, we know from historical records exactly when a cottage was erected.  Other times, we may not know the exact dates, but we know a cottage can be tracked back within a general range of dates through tax records and/or real estate transactions. Regardless, we are committed to saving, restoring and maintaining as many of Tybee Island’s historic structures as possible.  Fortunately, we are not alone.  Our individual cottages owners and our fabulous team of Mermaids (and Mermen!) are dedicated caretakers.  Our wonderful Tybee community supports historic preservation, as well.  Just take a look at some of the decades and eras represented in our collection of happy little seaside homes.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894


eisenhower's retreat cottage

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
Beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue! No roads to cross to the beach! 4 bedroom/2 full baths! Simple, elegant, cozy, nostalgic…a summer cottage where you will make special beach vacation memories!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

Nora's Cottage circa date 1920

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable, historic, 1920’s cottage designed by Jane Coslick. Wonderful screened porch, outdoor shower and private back deck. Located on the bike trail and just three blocks from the beach!

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and it’s pet friendly! Six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa date 1940

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Seafoam Shanty Cottage returns to our Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring and Summer! It will only be available for a limited time, so don’t miss your opportunity to stay at this great cottage! Pet Friendly with screened porch and outdoor dining area.

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful true Tybee beach cottage! Decorated with fun, sun, and everything beach in mind, this adorable cottage will capture your heart! Just three short blocks from the beach! Fully-fenced in yard; great for pets! Private outdoor patio in back!

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa date 1962

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypoallergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. Three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

some mermaid cottages have circa dates

One thing’s for sure, there’s no expiration date for historic preservation and good taste.  We appreciate our guests’ support for saving and maintaining Tybee Island’s historic structures and for the many other causes and programs we’re able to provide for from the proceeds of your vacations and getaways.  What are the most important dates to us?  The dates you come and stay with Mermaid Cottages.  We cherish each and every one!