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Do You See What I See?

Do you see what I see? Mermaid Cottages has some of our favorite happy little houses available for your Christmas stays, getaways and vacations. And, you can even request your Mermaid Cottage be decorated so that all you have to do is drive up, enter your lock code and step into a ready made Christmas celebration. We’re on Tybee Island, so soon, every thing that stands still long enough will be draped with tinsel and lights and all the joys of the holidays. We already know our beaches are among Santa’s favorite landing sites and now our joyous little color boxes can be your Christmas destination favorites, too!

Do you see what I see?

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4
Coastal Joy
Bright and Cheerful and full of fun! Coastal Joy is a two bedroom second story duplex on the south end of Tybee Island. It’s close to the beach and completely newly renovated with lots of color and personality! A brand new deck has been added, too! You may also consider Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1954  or Old Love Cottage circa 1935. 

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6 Mermaid Cottages Really Light Up At Christmas

These six Mermaid Cottages really light up at Christmas and we’re in the holiday mood to leave the lights on for you.  The Mermaids love to make you feel at home in our homes and you can even have your Mermaid Cottage decorated for the holidays.  When you make your reservation, please note on the reservation or with one of our very festive Mermaid Vacation Planners how you’d like your cottage to be decorated and we’ll take care of the rest. Won’t it be so welcoming to open your cottage door to Christmas in Tybee Island?  Please choose your cottage from our available collection because we all need a little Christmas right now!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4

Old Love Cottage circa 1935Smell the ocean and enjoy the sea breezes in this vintage beach cottage. It’s exactly 99 1/2 steps to the beach via your own private beach path just outside the cottage picket fence. This cottage is ideal for honeymooners or even a solo traveler with lots of holiday spirit. These other cozy cottages light up beautifully at Christmas, too: Madelyn’s On The Marsh circa 1954, A Little Salty.    

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1950Christmas bells are ringing for the cottage charm of this garden and screened porch. This is an amazing bright, cheerful cottage. Guests love the partial marsh views from the back deck and porch. Pack you wags as it’s pet-friendly, too! Garden seating and local art add to the coastal charm here. Other cottages similar in size include: AfterDune Delight, Canteloupe Cottage circa 1957, Maddie’s On Jones circa 1954, Stardust Cottage, The Sail Loft, The Shrimp, Two Mermaids. 

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 7 Pets: Dogs

Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1945An easy walk to the beach. A large yard. Pet-friendly. These are a few of our favorite things we love about this 1940’s vintage cottage. Located on a quiet street, Tybee Daze is only five blocks to the beach. It’s full of original art by the owner and it’s located close to the Back River Beach, the fishing pier and the Alley 3 Kayak area.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8

Sunset InletSanta Claus will love this private, tidal creek dock and the breathtaking sunset views. This is a quiet, relaxing and peaceful home on Horsepen Creek. It’s a ground level cottage that’s ideal for older visitors and families. It’s just one block from A-J’s Dockside Restaurant and only six blocks to the beach! You may also consider these similar vintage cottages: Back River Bungalow, Beach Haven circa 1914, Key Lime Parrot circa 1936, Mimosa Cottage circa 1964, Vitamin Sea Cottage.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 10 Pets: Cats, Dogs

My Tybee Queen circa 1968Looking for lots of room with an easy walk to the beach? This spacious cottage sleeps 10. It’s pet-friendly and comes with lots of fun amenities. This is a perfect cottage for your family or large group with who’d enjoy a hot tub, large TVs, an outdoor patio and shower and Granny’s Gameroom!

Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 13 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Whispering Palms circa 1925Enjoy this Christmas by your own private pool, lovely gardens and screened porches. This beautiful vintage southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard. It’s pet-friendly as well.

Just imagine the magic when up on the rooftop you hear click, click, click. These six Mermaid Cottages really light up at Christmas and we have even more vintage cottages to tell you about.  Start your Christmas Wish List right on our website or with one of our Mermaid Vacation Planners. Happy Holidays to you!



arrivederci corona

Arrivederci, Corona

Arrivederci, Corona. Soon, we’ll very happily say goodbye to 2020 and we’ll welcome 2021 to Tybee Island with open arms, albeit still six feet apart. We’re hoping the virus gets gone, too, but even if it lingers around, we’re looking for brighter days ahead.  That’s right. So long, farewell. Auf Wiedersehen, adieu. Come on down for a brand new year and our happy little houses by the sea.

Arrivederci, Corona. Tybee Island’s the place to be in 2021!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
A Little Salty
A Little Salty is an adorable, pet-friendly cottage that’s brimming with beach charm. The wraparound screened porch comes with seating. This is a great location that’s close to the Back River Beaches, Alley 3 and AJ’s Dockside restaurant.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6
AfterDune Delight
Come enjoy AfterDune Delight. Make your winter reservation to enjoy some off-season relaxation or book your spring/summer stay for a fun-filled, sun-filled vacay!

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8
Beach Haven circa 1914
Since this cottage is located on the beach side of Butler Avenue it means you’ll be just steps from the beach, Beach Haven Cottage is perfect for your next charming, historic and family friendly beach getaway!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Dogs
Just Beachy Cottage circa 1967
This ground level beach cottage is located on Tybrisa Street. This means you’ll have an easy walk to the beach, and to Downtown Tybee’s shops and restaurants. It’s also close to the Back River Fishing Pier, the Alley 3 Paddleboard and the Kayak Launch. There’s also a fenced-in yard that’s very dog friendly and a ground level, large screened porch to enjoy, as well!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Madelyn's on the Marsh circa 1954
This dog and cat friendly cottage also comes with complimentary WIFI, a brand standard at Mermaid Cottages. This is a very affordable and value priced family cottage. It’s located on the marsh where you’ll enjoy amazing sunrises and bird watching.

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5
The Shrimp circa 1962
This bright and cheerful beach cottage is ground level with a screened porch. Guests enjoy a three block stroll to the beach through Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 6
Two Mermaids
You’ll love this beautiful condo! It’s in a great location within walking distance to the beach and all that Tybee’s south end and Pier and Pavilion have to offer!

Unless you’re an ice cold beer with a slice of lime, arrivederci Corona!

Today, we’re keeping our distance and all masked up.  Let’s hope 2021 greets us with less restrictions and more fun. Only time will tell and Mermaid Cottages will be eagerly watching for you to arrive. Start planning your winter getaways, snowbird rentals, family fun, girls getaways, couples retreats, mancations, microcations, pet-friendly adventures and solo travels right on our website. Our smiling Vacation Planners are on hand to assist you, as well.  Arrivederci, Corona. Tybee Island is the place to be in 2021!


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9 Cottages With Tybee Island’s Coastal Calm

Nine cottages with Tybee Island’s coastal calm are celebrated within the Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals collection of charming cottages. They’re historic and vintage, intimate and glorious, pampered and treasured and each has its own soul to be cherished. Fall and winter are wonderful times to just snuggle in and experience these vestiges of simpler times. Which one is best for you? You’ll know it when you see it.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6
afterdune delight

Fully restored cottage; fresh and sparkling, this bright, clean, cozy space is the perfect place to relax and unplug…get away from it all and just hang out or…use it as your home base as you explore and enjoy all the food and fun Tybee has to offer! …

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Let Our Homes Be Your Home For The Holidays

Let our homes be your home for the holidays. Celebrate your family and friends with cottage and charm and coastal calm.  It’s been a challenging year and we all want our loved ones to be home, safe and sound.  Except, we’re all been home most of the year and we could all use the holiday cheer of someplace else. Mermaid Cottages has a collection of homes that are perfect for solo travelers and couples retreats, as well as larger beach homes for everyone in your bubble! You choose where you’d like to be home for the holidays.

AfterDune Delight 

home away from home

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6

Come enjoy AfterDune Delight for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Make your winter reservations to enjoy some off-season relaxation, then book your spring/summer stays for fun-filled, sun-filled vacays while you’re here! It’s a newly renovated classic ground level Tybee cottage located in the heart of quiet and residential Miller Avenue. Guests love its great streets to walk and ride bikes.

The Shrimp circa 1962 

the shrimp cottage

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5

Experience this bright and cheerful beach cottage that’s ground level and has a lovely screened porch. It’s just three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. It’s ideal for two families and you can even work and learn with our complimentary WiFi, one of our brand standards.

17th Street Dream Cottage 

homes for the holidays

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6

This beautiful Tybee raised cottage delights with partial ocean views from the screened porch, Its convenient location on the south end is close to beach, shopping and restaurants!

A Little Salty 

a little salty cottage

Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs

An adorable, pet friendly cottage, it’s brimming with beach charm! Guests rave about its wraparound screened porch with seating! This is another great location that’s close to the Back River Beaches, Alley 3 and AJ’s Dockside.

Back River Bungalow 

homes for the holidays

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Now here’s a family-sized, large front porch with rocking chairs and a large back screened porch, too. This super location is close to the Alley 3 paddleboard and kayak launch, the Back River fishing pier, and AJ’s Dockside restaurant. You’ll enjoy the easy walk to the 14th Street beach and downtown Tybee.

Beach Haven circa 1914 

beach haven cottage

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8

When you’re on the beach side of Butler Avenue you’re just steps from the beach, Beach Haven Cottage is perfect for your next getaway! Get your reservations in now as this charming historic family beach cottage will fill up fast!

Cantaloupe Cottage circa 1957 

let our homes be your home for the holiday

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.25 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs

This pet-friendly, mid-century modern is a ground level beach home with a large, fully-fenced back yard. There’s even a Tybee Tiki Hut for your enjoyment! With awesome views of the Back River sunsets, it’s also just 1.5 blocks to the Alley 3 kayak, paddleboard launch site, and AJ’s Dockside.

Fun in the Sun circa 1954 

fun in the sun cottage

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs

Here’s another vintage ground level cottage that’s also pet-friendly, You’ll have an easy 10 minute walk to the beach when you’re not enjoying the great screened porch!

Just Beachy Cottage circa 1967 

just beachy cottage

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Dogs

Guests adore this ground level beach cottage located on Tybrisa Street. With an easy walk to the beach, you’ll also have all of Downtown Tybee’s shops and restaurants to enjoy, too. As a bonus, it’s just as close to the Back River Fishing Pier, and the Alley 3 Paddleboard and Kayak Launch. The fenced-in yard is very dog friendly. How’s this for a home for the holidays?

Key Lime Parrot circa 1936 

key lime parrot cottage

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 8

As charming as a ground level cottage can be with a screened porch and a private outdoor shower. It’s sits directly across from the Memorial Park playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts. It’s also next door to the Shrimp Cottage making it ideal for two families traveling together!

Maddie’s on Jones circa 1940 

maddie's on jones cottage

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Here we have a charming and cozy, pet-friendly and a family-friendly cottage that’s only four blocks from the beach! Guests will delight in the decor details throughout the cottage displaying the history of Tybee Island and the Chu family! There’s an outdoor shower and a great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks and palms!

mermaid cottages at christmas

These are just a few of the cottages we have available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s and we ‘ll be telling you more about the rest in an upcoming blog.  We all need a little Christmas this year and it can’t come soon enough.  If you’d like your cottage decorated for the holidays, please let us know at the time of your booking. You can conveniently make reservations right on our website or with one of our Mermaid Vacation Planners.  Let’s make plans to honor your traditions and let our homes be your home for the holidays!