Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm


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Mermaids And Pirates

Mermaids and pirates go together very swimmingly and there’s still room for you to come in fins up for Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Escape the ordinary, if only for a weekend, this October 5-8, 2023. Entertainment includes live music, pirate performers, a parade, and a few surprises in between. This family fun festival is designed with fun for pirates of all ages. Even the littlest pirates will enjoy an entire area devoted to quality family entertainment. Children also enjoy participating in our costume contests and pirate parade.

Labor Day

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the work and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

Join us to celebrate America’s labor movement’s hard work and dedication during the annual Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash. Join the band Landslide, a Fleetwood Mac Tribute on September 2 at 7 p.m. on the Tybee Pier and Pavillon. The Swingin’ Medallions Band will perform on September 3 from 7-10:30 p.m., while the fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. It’s an evening of fun and dancing as we light up the night sky.

These are just some of the happy little houses by the sea Mermaid Cottages has available for this long holiday weekend. Come for a few days or stay a week or longer!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Rose's Folie circa 1939
Rose’s Folie is a very unique cottage that’s full of vintage art and wonderful personal touches. Located in the Logan Street/ North Beach area, it’s just a 10-minute walk to North Beach. The fenced yard is great for your FurMaids, so bring them, too!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Clamdigger Circa 1950
This pet-friendly, vintage beach cottage is located on the Ocean Block and an easy walk to Main Street Tybee including shops, restaurants the Pier. Guests love the luxury of having a screened porch and an outdoor deck.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Sandy Toes Cottage
Y’all know how we love our pet guests, so pack your wags for this adorable single-story cottage that’s brimming with vintage charm! Luxury touches include a fenced-in backyard and an outdoor shower! Plus, you’re only four blocks from the beach!These are just a few of our available cottages for the Labor Day holiday, so visit our website to view our entire available inventory and to reserve yours right away.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor over this great American celebration holiday! 

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Earth Day Beach Clean Up

Earth Day is a wonderful time to join the Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers on Earth Day +1 to clean a section of Tybee Island’s Beach. All equipment will be provided. Parking passes are available at check-in on a first-come basis, so just remember to return yours at the end of the event.

Mermaid Cottages invites you to vacation with a purpose during your stays. You’ll find our favorite voluntourism events on our calendar and you can always check with our Mermaids for other opportunities that might be available, too. Also during your stays, here are ways you can help us stay more green.

Save Electricity

* Slay “Vampire Power” by turning off all lights, TVs, DVDs & computers when not in use

* Use the outdoor clothesline to dry your clothes (they smell good too!)

* Open the windows turn on the ceiling fans and enjoy the ocean breezes!

* Use Cold, not Hot in the washing machine

* Draw your curtains/blinds during the heat of the day

Save Fuel and Drive Less

* Walk, ride bikes, rent scooters or electric cars!

* Save gas and have more fun — Tybee is better enjoyed moving SLOW!


The City is requesting that residents participate in a voluntary recycling drop-off program.

There are four locations where residents may drop off their recyclables. Recycling trailers are located in Memorial Park, Jaycee Park, and on the west side of Polk Street between Fort Avenue and Bay Street.

Residents may also drop off their recyclables at the Department of Public Works (DPW) Facility located at 76 Polk Street. The trailers are available 24 hours a day, but the DPW facility is open between the hours 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM weekdays, and 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on the weekends.

The City is currently accepting the following recyclable materials at all locations:

Plastics #1 and #2
Aluminum cans and bottles
Tin Cans
Mixed paper – office, newspaper, and magazines
The recycling trailers each have four compartments to separate your recyclables. Plastics #1 and #2 will go in one compartment; aluminum and tin cans will go in one compartment; mixed paper in one compartment; and cardboard in the last compartment. Please put the appropriate materials in the designated compartment.

At the DPW facility, there are separate dumpsters for cardboard, plastics, aluminum and tin, and a separate smaller dumpster for mixed paper. Staff will direct you to the appropriate bins.

Please separate recyclables and put them in the appropriate containers. In addition, please breakdown cardboard prior to putting it into the containers to allow more material to fit.

Reduce, Reuse

* Take your own bags to the grocery store

* Use Dish Cloths and cloth napkins and less paper products

Conserve Water

* While brushing teeth, turn water off, and use a cup of water to cleanse mouth of toothpaste

* Use dishwasher only when completely full with dirty dishes

* Take shorter showers with tepid water

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Cindi Dunn Photography

As our guests, here are more ways Mermaid make a difference to help our island environment.

* Installing Compact Fluorescent light bulbs in all of our homes

* Lo-flow water-saving devices are installed in all bathrooms and outdoor showers

* All our cleaning products are eco-friendly

* Energy audits for all our homes to see how we can save more energy

* Planting drought-resistant and local plants to help conserve water

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Earth Day is almost here, so be our guests and vacation with a purpose, too. Which of our Mermaid Cottages is best for you? Reserve yours right on our website or when you call us at 912.658.0714!


Earth Day Savannah

Earth Day Savannah will return April 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Drive. The 2023 Earth Day Savannah theme is “Our Future is Bright” to educate and engage the public on the clean energy goals of the 100% Savannah Plan. Passed in 2021 by Savannah City Council, the 100% Savannah Plan is working toward meeting 100% of community electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035.
Under the canopy of Daffin’s beautiful live oaks, residents who attend 2023 Earth Day Savannah will connect with community organizations and learn more about local efforts to increase our resilience to natural disasters, meet the needs of everyone in our community, and conserve natural resources for future generations. This family-friendly event will include live performances, educational activities and exhibitions, and food trucks.
“The City wants to shine a light on what sustainability means in our everyday lives, and what great benefits these efforts offer to our community,” said Alicia Brown, Clean Energy Program Manager for the City of Savannah Office of Sustainability. “Often folks think sustainability requires severe personal deprivation or overwhelming change to make a difference. We are celebrating our ‘bright future’ to share the message of how far we’ve already come and what we will continue to gain from committing to sustainable practices. Taking action together will support a healthier, more prosperous, more equitable community.”
Since 2000, Earth Day Savannah has been Savannah’s largest environmental event of the year and has become one of the largest educational events in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia. This event serves as an important opportunity for local government, businesses, nonprofits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other.
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Earth Day Savannah is hosted by the City of Savannah Office of Sustainability, with support from the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition and business sponsors. What can you do to help our island environment when you visit Mermaid Cottages? We’ve made a list for you to learn more about. Help us make your visits and Tybee Island greener!
Tybee Island Irish Heritage Parade

Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration Parade

Tybee Island is hosting the first parade of St. Patrick’s season on Saturday, March 11 from 3 to 5 pm. In its 20th year, the annual Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration Parade is two hours of awesome jam-packed with music, marchers and so much more. The family-friendly float fest starts at Tybee City Hall and travels down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street. Wear your brightest green garb and get ready to party at the parade!

Some of our most popular cottages are available, so you’re invited to come to be Irish with our Mermaids!