Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

junk and disorderly

Junk And Disorderly

Junk and disorderly. Yep, it’s time for the famous Tybee Island Wide Spring Yard Sale, y’all! You can bet the Mermaids and our Mermaid Guests will be careening all over the island in search of fabulous stuff we don’t need. It’s all going to be just so fabulous we can’t live without it!

The Tybee Island Wide Spring Yard Sale will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. with dozens of yard sales across the island. Pick up a map of yard sale locations on Friday, March 25 from Fish Art Gallerie, yard sale founder; or at the Tybee Visitor Center. There will also be a yard sale in half the parking lot at the Tybee Visitor Center.

Crabby Pirate

Crabby Pirate circa 1970 Gets New Updates

Crabby Pirate circa 1970 gets new updates for 2022! What goes on around here in the off-season? Well, for starters, every cottage in our Mermaid Cottages vacation rentals collection goes through an extra thorough deep clean. Cleanliness is always a brand standard with our Mermaids and we often pitch in and help our cottage owners add new furniture, decor, and other updates, too. Let’s take a look at what you’ll see for 2022 in this happy new cottage by the sea.

crabby pirate

This value-priced home sits directly on the Marsh and is on family-friendly Lewis Avenue.

Tybee Island marsh view

It’s just down the street from Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1954, so that means you can plan lots of Tybee Island vacations, celebrations, and getaways with the family, friends, and even remote-working associates on your work team. Renting cottages close together means you can enjoy the time you spend together and also relax more easily with a little time apart, too.

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Crabby Pirate is pet-friendly with a great fenced yard. Complimentary WiFi means remote working and remote learning are a cinch, too.

crabby pirate

Guests have always loved its bright and cheerful cottage colors and with this new “do” you’ll love it, as well.

If this house could talk it would tell you some stories!

crabby pirate dining

There’s even a large grassy area for playing and relaxing with additional seating and a charcoal grill.

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The outdoor patio seating is ideal for bird watching on the marsh.

bird watching on tybee island

Crabby Pirate is just a 15-minute walk to the beach. Lewis Avenue is also home to Tybee’s largest family Halloween celebration and a must-see in the fall! The long list of amenities continues with complimentary off-street parking for three cars. Just share Crabby Pirate’s address with your friends and family and your rendezvous is all set.

crabby pirate den

Now that guests are traveling more often again please note that Minimum Night Stay Requirements will apply throughout the year including holidays, spring break, and our summer season. Please check with our Mermaid Reservations Team at 912-704-4618 or for the dates you are considering. Our Mermaid-On-Duty is available to help plan your stay, so remember to ask for your available discounts when making reservations!


gramping with mermaid cottages

Gramping With Mermaid Cottages

Gramping with Mermaid Cottages is a new trend whose time has come.  Grandparents who love to travel and who are looking for new and inventive ways to connect with their grandchildren are also giving some much-needed time alone to their children for a win-win-win situation. We’re entering the shoulder season that’s very desirable for those travelers who love beach vacations without the crowds, the traffic and the long waits for restaurants and recreation. As it turns out, it’s also a great time to indulge grandchildren, strengthen family bonds, and nurture one’s love for connecting families and generations. Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages just happen to be among the best places to enjoy these skip-generation getaways.

Celebrating Vacation Rental Week March 7-11, 2022

Mermaid Cottages is thrilled to participate in the third annual Vacation Rental Week! Professionally-managed vacation rentals provide value and benefits for guests and property owners alike. This celebration of Vacation Rental Week is our chance to highlight these and to encourage you to book a stay or entrust your vacation property to a professional manager.

FOR GUESTS As a guest, vacation rentals are a great alternative to hotels in every aspect, offering you much more for your money, including additional space, privacy, convenience, and amenities. As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to point out vacation rentals offer a cleaner, more socially-distanced experience as well, with less touchpoints and outside interaction compared to hotels. Vacation rentals also present you with a unique opportunity to create a more personalized, memorable vacation experience when compared with traditional hotels. You’ll have the practical comfort of an actual residence, the ability to explore the neighborhood, and the opportunity to discover aspects of your destination you might not encounter when staying at a hotel. If you’re vacationing with family, vacation rentals are an excellent option, typically offering multiple bedrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and easy access to local entertainment.

FOR PROPERTY OWNERS Safely renting your space as a property owner through a professional manager can be an easy and reliable revenue source, transforming it into an asset that offers a significant return on your investment. You’ll also be able to use the property when you choose, spending your own vacations there with family while renting it to guests the rest of the year. A professional vacation rental manager will handle all the logistics, securing responsible guests, and maximizing your return through an expert understanding of the industry and in-depth knowledge of the local community. They’ll also handle cleaning the property to the highest standards, advertise, handle inquiries, collect deposits and balances, generate agreements, and follow-up post-rental, so you can sit back and simply enjoy the experience. HOW TO CONNECT Finding a vacation rental to book or a professional manager to represent your property is fast and easy. Our friends at the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) [] provide a free search tool [] to locate property managers and their available properties worldwide. Find a vacation rental or professional manager for your property and get started in this exciting industry today!