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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.

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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

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Tybee Tints: Looking For Something In Blue

We love the coastal colors of our Mermaid Cottages and they each have special and unique Tybee tints.  Looking for something in blue?  Well, on Tybee Island there’s the sky.  The ocean.  The blue-gray of the dolphins who frolic and thrive.  Then, there are the blues of our cottages, their exterior trims, their shutters, their doors and their pops of blues throughout the interiors.  Whatever shade gives you calm and peace and that beachy vibe, you’ll find them all here.

Sanford’s Place circa 1930

tints of blueThis little color box was recently redecorated with pops of your favorite …

a mermaid crossing at canty's cottage

Feel At Home In This Tybee Island Vacation Home

Feel at home in this Tybee Island vacation home and enjoy your Tybee Time!  Let’s face it.  Many times vacation rentals can be cookie cutter, as well as kitschy, and not in a good way.  You always know your beach getaway is going to be something special when you instantly feel the soul of a vintage cottage as you walk in the door.  Your feeling of comfort and home continues to grow during your visit as your cottage reveals itself a little at a time.  The beauty is in the details, the thoughtfulness of the owner and of those who help care for it.  Such is the case with Canty’s.

feel at home in this Tybee Island vacation home.

Canty’s Cottage is a classic mid-century modern island home that Mary Elizabeth Canty and her family have enjoyed with family and friends since her childhood. Built in the 1950’s and completely restored, you’ll feel the love and comfort in the many thoughtful details and décor.  This tiny house shows you how …

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The Colors In A Tybee Island Rainbow

The colors in a Tybee Island rainbow are as beautiful as they can be.  We figure, why wait for these colorful bands to appear after a coastal rainfall?  It’s so much better when we show what’s really in that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It’s our happy little boxes of color by the sea!

Tybee Tides circa 1930

the colors in a tybee island rainbow

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Pet-friendly, large fenced yard , screened front porch and garden. Marsh Views for nightly marvelous sunsets. 2 full baths, high speed internet and Wi-Fi.

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa 1962 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypo-allergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. 3 blocks to the beach thru Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940 Seafoam Shanty Cottage is new to the Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring/Summer 2017! 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.

Sandy Toes Cottage

Sandy Toes Cottage Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable single story cottage brimming with vintage charm! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard! Outdoor shower! Four blocks to the beach!

Rose’s Folie circa 1936

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Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
A most unique cottage full of vintage art and wonderful personal touches. Located in the Logan Street/ North Beach area, 10 minute walk to the North Beach. Pet Friendly with small fenced yard.

Old Love Cottage circa 1921

Old Love Cottage circa 1921 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
The perfect petite beach cottage! Exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach with your beach path just outside the cottage picket fence. A true original cottage in the color of a Tybee Island rainbow!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

the colors in a tybee island rainbow

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Adorable, historic, 1920’s cottage designed by Jane Coslick. Wonderful screened porch, outdoor shower & private back deck. Located on the bike trail, & just 3 blocks from the beach!

Maddie’s on Jones circa 1930

the colors in a tybee isand rainbow

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Charming & Cozy pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage! 4 blocks from the beach! Decor details throughout the cottage displaying the history of Tybee Island and the Chu family! Outdoor shower! Great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks & palms!

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Charming ground level beach cottage. Bright, cheerful, fun beach décor! Screened porch and private outdoor shower. Directly across from Memorial Park! Next door to the Shrimp Cottage – ideal for two families! Fenced-in yard!

Flips Flop House circa 1932

flips flop house is one of the colors in our Tybee Island rainbow

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Fully restored/renovated historic Tybee beach cottage! Free Wi-Fi, outdoor shower/bike rack & two awesome porches to enjoy! Located in the quiet, Back River district of the island! Partial view of Back River from porch!

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful cottage with screened porch, fenced-in yard, partial marsh views from the back deck & porch & comfy beds for snuggling! Pet-friendly! This cottage is full of art & located one block from AJ’s Dockside Restaurant; enjoy drinks & sunsets!

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Bright, cheerful true Tybee beach cottage! Decorated with fun, sun, & everything beach in mind, this adorable cottage will capture your heart! Just 3 short blocks from the beach! Fully-fenced in yard; great for pets! Private outdoor patio in back!

Blues Away Cottage circa 1955

Blues Away Cottage circa 1955 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
6 minute stroll to beach! Close to other Mermaid Cottages making it perfect for groups traveling together! Complimentary Wi-Fi!

Blue Heron circa 1940

Blue Heron circa 1940 Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Restored 1940’s beach cottage with all the cottage charm imaginable! High ceilings, hardwood floors and a luxury master bath shower you must experience to appreciate! Fully fenced yard for pets! Large screened porch to sit and enjoy your morning coffee!

Back River Bungalow

Back River Bungalow Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Large front porch with rocking chairs AND large back screened porch with hammock. Super location- close to Alley 3 paddleboard & kayak launch , the Back River fishing pier, 1 Block from A J’s restaurant. Easy walk to 14th Street beach & downtown Tybee.

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Photo by Danielle Brown

These are just a sampling of the colors in a Tybee Island rainbow.  There are many others in our collection and just as many rainbow colors on the interiors, too.  Come on down and enjoy our cottage charm and coastal calm.  The color of the cottage you book is all up to you!

 

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