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getting porched on tybee island

We’re Porched On Tybee Island

Tybe's Summer Movie NightsWe’re porched on Tybee Island.  No, it’s not a misprint.  We’re not saying we’re parched.  Given that we live on a quirky little island with plenty of watering holes, we are not sucking in the lively libations department.  As we say in the South, “We’uns is porched!”  We love our porches and they’re just as much a part of our quirky, laid back, “it’ll get done when it gets done“, “don’t rush me and make me waste my Sweet Tea”, and “talk to the sand ’cause beach hair don’t care” laissez faire.  We like ’em down low so we don’t fall off of ’em after being sociable and neighborly with our afternoon cocktails.  We like ’em up high so we can rock in rhythm with the waves chasing the tides.  We even like ’em stacked up two or three stories high like a Church lady’s hair that gets jacked-up-to-Jesus before Sunday morning services.  Yep, we like our porches.  In fact, here are several saintly porches that make us feel closer to heaven every time we kick off our flip flops and relax.

Back River Bungalow

we're porched on tybee island

Yes, this large front porch comes with rocking chairs and there’s a large back screened porch, too. Guests love this super location, as it’s close to the Alley 3 paddleboard and kayak launch, the Back River fishing pier, and AJ’s Dockside. You’ll love the easy walk to our 14th Street beach and to downtown Tybee.

Brooks Cottage

we're porched on tybee island

Brooks Cottage includes three screened porches, each more magical than the other. It’s pet-friendly and it’s also a great house for family get-togethers! You’ll enjoy the fully fenced yard and it’s close proximity to the south end beach, as well as the Back River beach!

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1925

getting porched on tybee island

This Tybee landmark was originally built as a soldiers’ mess hall. It’s been lovingly restored and preserved for your pleasure. Pet-friendly, a fenced-in yard, a wraparound screened porch and just two short blocks to the beach along a secret, private path.

Screened Inn circa 1925

the screened porch at Screened Inn Vacation RentalA proper Southern porch is always fabulous. Morning meditations.  Early evening libations.  Chatting up friends.  Curling up with a good book.  Listening to your heart lights.

Tybee Tides circa 1930

the stunning porch views from tybee tides cottageFrom the porch you’ll be dazzled by sizzling sunsets as they slip beneath the sea.  Then, chill your finest Champagne in preparation for “Howl at the Moon” toasts to a full moon with your late night Vespers.

Whispering Palms circa 1925

the glorious porch of whispering palms cottage

Clapboard walls.  Painted floors.  Vintage décor.  Southern decadence.

family fun time in Tybee
Photo by Billy Pope

Yes, we’re porched on Tybee Island.  Now, this is just a sampling, mind you.  Listen to your flip flops.  They’re begging you to slip them on long enough to make the one tank trip.  Once you get settled in with one of our Mermaid Cottages, you’ll be overdressed if you’re anything but barefoot.

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Tybee Island Is A Pet Friendly Paradise

Tybee Island is a pet friendly paradise and fall is the perfect season to get out and paw around!  It’s the end of summer and the beginning of the best time to visit our little barrier island.  The crowds are gone.  The traffic tie ups are no more.  The sun is still shining and it’s time for a real pawty, doggone it!

Tybee Twins

This pet friendly cottage has three bedrooms and three full baths.  There’s a private Master suite upstairs and a fenced in yard.  The neighborhood is so walkable, you and your FurMaids will enjoy strolling around the island by day and then curling up in front of the electric fireplace in the evenings.

Brooks Cottage

pet friendly cottage in a pet friendly paradise

Want something really special to bark about?  This towering raised cottage comes with three screened porches. This is such a great house for family get-togethers and the fenced yard is perfect for play dates with your pups!

A Wave Call

A Wave Call cottage is a pet friendly paradise
A Wave Call combines all of the wonderful features of Tybee’s historic beach homes (heart of pine flooring, wrap-around and screened porches to name a few!) with all the modern conveniences!

Southern Cross Cottage circa 1935

a pet friendly paradise on tybee island
Guests love this pet friendly classic and historic Tybee raised cottage for its wraparound porch, large fenced in yard and fire pit. It’s just two blocks from the beach and ideal for a family or a Big Chill friends weekend!

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

the girls will love seafoam shanty
Your pets and family will love the screened porch and outdoor seating areas. You’ll have an easy three block walk to beach with a wonderful new outdoor shower to rinse off those sandy toes.

Seacation circa 1940

tybee island is a pet friendly paradise
Seacation is a wonderful, large family beach cottage located on the south end and on the beach side of Butler Avenue. We can’t wait for you to come and stay here with your wags.

tybee island is a pet paradise

mermaid cottages is having a summer 2019 flash sale

Summer 2019 FLASH Sale

Summer lovin’ happens so fast and that’s why Mermaid Cottages has a new Summer 2019 FLASH Sale!

mermaid cottages is having a summer 2019 flash sale

Reserve your Mermaid Cottage on our website or with the Mermaid-On-Duty at 912.704.4618 for stays between June 1, 2019 through August 26, 2019 only. Get 15% off your rental rates (plus taxes and fees)!

tybee island is great for kayaking

Use our coupon code FLASH when you make your reservations and you’ll save in a FLASH! Here are a few of your favorite Mermaid Cottages with availability this summer:

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1933

mermaid cottages is having a summer 2019 flash sale

This historic Tybee raised cottage has been beautifully restored. It’s located along the Back River District. Guests love its large wraparound porch and that it’s pet-friendly! You’ll enjoy easy walks to AJ’s Dockside, the Alley 3 Kayak Launch, and the Back River Fishing Pier.  There’s also a fenced yard and the cottage is full of local art! …

six tybee island cottages to book for labor day

Six Tybee Island Cottages To Book For Labor Day

Here are six Tybee Island cottages to book for Labor Day. Some are available for as few as three nights and others may be reserved for longer stays. This long holiday weekend is most often referred to as the summer’s last hurrah, but let’s not forget it’s a special day to acknowledge and to celebrate the many contributions of our American workers!

17th Street Dream Cottage 3 Bedrooms| 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 6

this is one of the six tybee island cottages to book for Labor Day

This beautiful Tybee raised cottage comes with partial ocean views from the screened porch. Guests love its convenient location on the south end and that it’s close to the beach, shopping and restaurants!

Beach Haven circa 1914 | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 8 …

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