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Bedded Bliss On Tybee Island

There’s bedded bliss on Tybee Island. Our Mermaids who manage and style our cottages get high marks from our guests for their housekeeping skills.  Our premium bedding and sun kissed linens are artfully prepared by our house management teams and each bed gets lots of Mermaid love.  Sweet dreams are always assured when you climb into any of our slumber chambers.  Check out some of our beautiful beds here and start planning your next deep sleep!

bedded bliss in white
17th Street Dream Cottage

Relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep with a white bedding set. Accelerate your sleep with a light room, white linens, comforter, accents, wall treatments and upholstery. White is the color of innocence. …

you'll love a tybee island vacation on the back river

A Tybee Island Vacation

A Tybee Island vacation is one that helps you let go and unwind.  It’s a place where the hands on the clock are a reminder to slow things down and to live in the moment. Of course, it’s always easier to let the stresses fall away when you’re enjoying a happy little cottage near the sea.  We have just such a cottage in mind for your next getaway.

madelyn's on the marsh cottage

Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1954 is such a charming beach cottage. From the polka dotted shutters …

eisenhower's retreat cottage

Mermaid Cottages Have Circa Dates

Some Mermaid Cottages have circa dates and that’s our way of identifying the time periods that some of our structures were built.  Often times, we know from historical records exactly when a cottage was erected.  Other times, we may not know the exact dates, but we know a cottage can be tracked back within a general range of dates through tax records and/or real estate transactions. Regardless, we are committed to saving, restoring and maintaining as many of Tybee Island’s historic structures as possible.  Fortunately, we are not alone.  Our individual cottages owners and our fabulous team of Mermaids (and Mermen!) are dedicated caretakers.  Our wonderful Tybee community supports historic preservation, as well.  Just take a look at some of the decades and eras represented in our collection of happy little seaside homes.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894


eisenhower's retreat cottage

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 4.5
Beautiful, historic beach cottage located on the beach side of Butler Avenue! No roads to cross to the beach! 4 bedroom/2 full baths! Simple, elegant, cozy, nostalgic…a summer cottage where you will make special beach vacation memories!

Nora’s Cottage circa 1920

Nora's Cottage circa date 1920

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

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Whispering Palms circa 1932

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Beautiful southern beach home boasts a magical southern yard, heated pool, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and it’s pet friendly! Six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Seafoam Shanty circa 1940

Seafoam Shanty circa date 1940

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Seafoam Shanty Cottage returns to our Mermaid Cottages collection for Spring and Summer! 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.

Castaway circa 1955

Castaway circa 1955

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

The Shrimp circa 1962

The Shrimp circa date 1962

Guest Rating:Guest Rating: 5
Hypoallergenic cottage, ground level, screened porch. Three blocks to the beach through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground. Complimentary High Speed internet and Wi-Fi.

some mermaid cottages have circa dates

One thing’s for sure, there’s no expiration date for historic preservation and good taste.  We appreciate our guests’ support for saving and maintaining Tybee Island’s historic structures and for the many other causes and programs we’re able to provide for from the proceeds of your vacations and getaways.  What are the most important dates to us?  The dates you come and stay with Mermaid Cottages.  We cherish each and every one!


elizabeth demos life styled her Sandpiper Cottage

Life Styled With Elizabeth Demos

Elizabeth Demos life styled her Tybee Island Cottage and now she’s invited you to experience her fresh approach to her happy little house by the sea.


Situated on the beach side of Butler Avenue, Sandpiper Cottage circa 1930 is steps from the ocean, popular restaurants, and area attractions. The cottage has been lovingly restored with many of its original details. …

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