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Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Cottage charm, Coastal calm

Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle Presents Sandpiper Cottage

elizabeth demos lifestyle presernts Sandpiper cottageElizabeth Demos Lifestyle presents Sandpiper Cottage, the most recent cottage added to our Mermaid Cottages’ collection! Elizabeth recently shared she’s the designer for the DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017.  You can reserve her Tybee Island cottage while we wait for her big reveal of her Ultimate Retreat 2017 project!

Elizabeth Demos is an interior designer based in Savannah, GA, who uses her one-of-a-kind talents to write, produce, and style beautiful content for award-winning, food and shelter brands.  Elizabeth’s instinctive eye and fresh approach to home projects have made her a sought after talent in the industry.

Her editorial contributions have graced the covers of many lifestyle publications including HGTV Magazine, Southern Living, and Traditional Home, just to name a few.

Elizabeth’s gift for assembly and vintage aesthetic make her the perfect fit as the designer of DIY Network’s Ultimate Retreat 2017, a rustic and refined renovation in one of America’s most unique locations.

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Elizabeth Demos’ Vintage Wedding Style by Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Have you  ever drooled over the beautifully styled interiors, porches, lifestyle and food in such publications as HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, and Southern Living? Well, Elizabeth Demos is behind many of those beautiful magazine covers and features. Imagine what magic such a talented designer dreamed up for her very own beach cottage!

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Sandpiper Cottage

Sandpiper Cottage is a vintage raised Tybee cottage featuring those little design touches Elizabeth is known for in her work.

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Sandpiper Cottage is located on the beach side of Butler Avenue on 18th Terrace in the Historic District area.

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It features a cozy living area…

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A full kitchen (no dishwasher)…

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Two bedrooms…

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And a full bath…

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If you follow Elizabeth on Instagram, she has given a few “previews” of this uber cute cottage during its renovation.

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Well, now it’s all complete and ready for you!


Get online now and book your family fun, girls getaways, couples retreats and vacation dates because it will fill up fast  You may also email or call 912.704.4618.  Our Mermaid-of-the-Day will help you plan your visit!  Welcome to Sandpiper Cottage and to Elizabeth Demos Lifestyle!



Sea Largo circa 1960

Sea Largo circa 1960 has lots of new updates and it’s ready to celebrate spring and summer on Tybee Island!  Come on over and experience this happy little house by the sea.  Enjoy this special preview and start planning your next visit!

sea largo circa 1960

So, exactly what are we celebrating?  Well, for starters, Sea Largo now has two full baths! This has always been a ground level cottage that’s a favorite for families with children and with seniors who don’t like …

The Mermaid Cottages Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Special!

mermaid cottages black friday and shop small saturday specialThe Mermaid Cottages Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Special is here!  Starting 12:01AM Friday November 25, 2016 and running through Saturday November 26, 2016, 11:59 p.m., the following special is being offered:

Mermaid Cottages Reservations  is offering a very special price for any new reservations that are booked for arrival between Sunday November 27, 2016 through May 22, 2017. You will receive a 20% discount off the rental price for these special dates.  The reservation can be made on line at  ( the discount will be applied after the reservation has been approved)  or by calling our Mermaid Reservations hot line at 912- -704-4618.  Please use the code SMALLBIZ to receive your discount.

This Mermaid Cottages Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Special applies to new reservations only, please.  It cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.  It is based upon availability and certain dates will require a minimum length stay.  You must use the code SMALLBIZ to receive your discount.

Shop Small.  It really is a big deal.

Tybee Island Is Just Like Being In The Movies

Tybee Island is just like being in the movies.  It’s the perfect setting for a Girls Getaway where you and your gal pals can enjoy some of the great on screen moments that have given you the best of memories.  New movies in production and productions already filmed here have brought us visits from stars such as Chris Evans, Ben Affleck, Whoopi Goldberg, Miley Sirus and Robert De Niro and Tybee has been quite the scene stealer for other feature films shot here, as well.  Whether it’s a classic road trip with your besties, that last hurrah with your posse before a trip down the aisle, some bonding time in the form of a sister-cation or a one tank trip when the girls just wanna have sun, this is the place where those quips and quotes from the screen come to life.

Young Hillary: Be sure to keep in touch C.C. ok? Young C.C.: Well sure we’re friends aren’t we?  -Beaches

Remember when you were very young and maybe got a 12-count box of crayons?  Pretty cool, huh, until someone else walked into the classroom with that gigantic 64-count, multi-tiered conglomeration from Crayola?  Now, you can have your pick from the colorbox of cottages at Mermaid Cottages.  From petite and intimate all the up to WOW!  The Mermaids will help you select just the right cottage for your next all girl Tybee soiree.  You really can have that little house with the white picket fence after all.

You can dance…You can jive…Having the time of your life…See that girl…Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen… – Mamma Mia

It’s never too late to catch up and recall the good times, the sad times, get over the mad times and remind yourselves there’s a bond between women that time nor trials can tear apart.  Call everyone together up high on the roof top at Coco’s Sunset Grille to toast the sunset, watch the shrimp boats unload the day’s catch and let the good times roll.  Put your smart’s to the test on Trivia Night and get the old team back in sync with a toast to the sun!

Vivi: [to herself, after Vivi discovers that Sidda is in Pecan Grove with the other Ya-Ya’s] Oh, what a surprise! Look what the backstabbing, traitorous cats dragged in! Oh, look who it is! All my old EX-FRIENDS! And the biological fruit of my womb… that rotted! – Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Tybee is a great place to mull about the Farmers Market on Mondays, shop for art in the local galleries or when the Tybee Arts Association has art shows and sales at the Tybee Lighthouse, or  over to Seaside Sisters when you need  that perfect gift and a delicious gelato at Sweetie Pie’s after a day of shopping.

Clairee Belcher: The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.  – Steel Magnolias

You never have to quibble over who gets the last shrimp or who grabs the biggest portions.  Tybee restaurants feature fresh seafood right from our Tybee waters with gracious portions.  Sip along on the famous fresh squeezed limeade under the pavilion at Gerald’s Pit & Shrimp while you wait for his delicious fried seafood  and barbeque combos.  Or, go gourmet all the way with the fine fusion stylings at Fish Camp.

Suyuan: That bad crab, only you tried to take it. Everybody else want best quality. You, your thinking different. Waverly took best-quality crab. You took worst, because you have best-quality heart. You have style no one can teach. Must be born this way. I see you.  – The Joy Luck Club

Tybee Island is just like being in the movies.  Assemble your all-star cast and hit the lights.  It’s time for your star turn.  It’s just for you and your girls and everything will be just right!






What The Shell? Let’s Go Beachy

what the shell?  let's go beachyWhat the shell?  Let’s go beachy with our décor!  Of course, we love working with our cottage owners to create that special cottage charm and you can do it, too.  Who says your home has to be right at the waters edge for you to let all shell break loose?  You might be land locked, but you go right ahead and create your own island paradise in your own home, too.  Here are a few inspirations that’ll have you going coastal in no time.

Mermaid Mona visits several beaches up and down the east coast every summer and she has a great eye for just the right items to compliment her coastal style.  She regularly shares her decorating projects and her photographs of her cottage style and here’s a beautiful tablescape she recently created.

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“The various shells were collected over time for the different beaches my husband and I visit each year.  The Mermaid-on-Piling is a …