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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!


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16 Tybee Island Cottages For Your End-Of-Summer And Fall Getaways

Enjoy these  Tybee Island cottages for your end-of-summer and fall getaways.  It’s that time of year when parents start preparing their back-to-school checklists while still dreaming of another beach trip to our beautiful Georgia coast.  Luckily, our mild weather continues all the way up through Labor Day and that means you’ll have plenty of time to make several last minute trips to our beautiful beaches. The hardest part will be choosing between these delicious Tybee Island cottages and historic beach homes!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 10 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Flips Flop House circa 1926Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Have you ever stayed in this renovated historic Tybee beach cottage? It comes with two porches to relax in and enjoy. One is screened in and the front porch sports the most comfortable rockers. It’s located in the quiet, Back River district of the island with a partial view of Back River. It’s also close to the Alley 3 Kayak Launch area!

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 10 Pets: Cats, Dogs
My Tybee Queen circa 1968
This spacious cottage sleeps 10, is pet-friendly and it’s loaded with lots of fun amenities. It’s ideal for your family or a large group of friends. Guests especially love the hot tub, the large TVs, the outdoor patio and shower and Granny’s Game Room!

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8
Sunset Inlet
This quiet, relaxing and peaceful home in situated on Horsepen Creek. A social distancing vacation is so easy to enjoy here as you’ll have your own private dock.  This is a ground level cottage that’s especially convenient for guests who’d rather not have too many steps to navigate. It’s just one block from A-J’s Dockside Restaurant and a short six blocks to the beach!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6
AfterDune Delight
Come on down to enjoy AfterDune Delight. It’s a very delightful cottage for warm weather visits and it’s also a favorite of our Snowbird Guests during the winter.

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Madelyn's on the Marsh circa 1954
Pack your wags as this little polka-dotted paradise is dog and cat Friendly. Just imagine how much more enjoyable working would be from this cottage with complimentary WIFI.  It’s a very affordable and value priced, family cottage. Solo travelers and couples love that it’s located on the marsh with amazing sunrises and bird watching, too!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4
Coastal Joy
We could all use a bright and cheerful cottage that’s also full of fun. Coastal Joy is a two bedroom, second story duplex on the south end of Tybee. It’s close to the beach and newly renovated with lots of color and personality. Guests are loving it’s brand new deck for morning coffee, al fresco dining and relaxing!

Bedrooms: Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
A Little Salty
Our Mermaids are fins up over our newest Mermaid Cottage. It’s a delightful, pet-friendly cottage that’s brimming with beach charm! Experience the joys of a wraparound screened porch with plenty of seating. It’s already filling up fast, so make your reservations before it’s all booked up!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 7 Pets: Dogs
Tybee Tides circa 1930
This 1930’s pet-friendly cottage is always a favorite and it has a very loyal following. Guests rave about its large fenced yard and it’s screened front porch. The marsh views are perfect for our marvelous nightly Tybee Island sunsets.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Tybee Twins circa 1968
Repeat guests come back often to enjoy this charming vintage cottage. Families love the layout and we get many requests for girlfriend getaways, too. The new private pool is delightful and the fully fenced back yard is is a perk for your pets.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Maddie's on Jones circa 1940
Here’s another charming and cozy cottage that’s a favorite of  pet-friendly families! Just four short blocks from the beach, guests love the outdoor shower and that the yard is surrounded by live oaks and palms. History buffs adore the decorative details throughout the cottage depicting the history of Tybee Island and the Chu family!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs
Rose's Folie circa 1939
This is a most unique cottage that’s full of vintage art and wonderful personal touches. It’s located in the Logan Street/ North Beach area with a pleasant 10 minute walk to the North Beach. Pets love to relax within the small fenced yard.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Stardust Cottage
This ground level and pet-friendly cottage recently benefitted from a very extensive renovation with all new furnishings.  It’s just blocks from the beach and all fluffed and styled for your most enjoyable summer vacations!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5
The Shrimp circa 1962
Everyone who stays here loves this bright and cheerful beach cottage. Guests always rave about it’s ground level convenience and its screened porch. You’ll be just three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Sleeps: 8
Marigold Cottage
The curb appeal of this beautifully renovated and raised Tybee cottage is complimented by being on the beach side of Butler Avenue. Guests love that there’s no crossing the street to get to the beach!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Sea Largo circa 1962
Another fan favorite, Sea Largo is three blocks from the beach. The convenience of being ground level and pet friendly with a fenced-in yard can’t be beat. As with all of our Tybee Island cottages, complimentary WiFi is included, so make your work-from-home experience more inspiring on the large screened porch or on the wonderful deck beneath the oaks.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.25 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs
Cantaloupe Cottage circa 1957
The list of guest amenities is long and most enjoyable. It’s pet-friendly,  mid-century modern ground level, has a large fully-fenced back yard and comes with your very own Tybee Tiki Hut! Indulge in awesome views of Back River sunsets and being just 1.5 blocks to the Alley 3 kayak and paddleboard launch site. Enjoy leisurely strolls to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant and easy walks to the beach.

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Hard choices? You bet and that just means you should come often and experience each one of these Tybee Island cottages. Reserving one is always easy right on our website or with our vacation planners at 912.704.4618!


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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

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Mermaid Cottages’ Vacation Rental Week Celebration

This week, Mermaid Cottages celebrates the first annual Vacation Rental Week, March 9-13, launched to spread awareness about the many benefits of professionally managed vacation and holiday rentals. To get in the spirit of the week, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the tremendous value of professionally-managed vacation rentals for guests, and to encourage you to book a stay for your next vacation!

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Sandpiper Cottage circa 1930
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4