Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

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Fun on Tybee

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Full Moon Tours

Full Moon Tours from the Tybee Island Lighthouse will be available through August 11, 2022. View the sun from the top of the lighthouse as it dips below the horizon, then walk to the other side of the catwalk to watch as the full moon majestically emerges over the Atlantic Ocean! This unique opportunity lasts about ninety minutes and includes a walk to the top of the lighthouse, a tour of the head keeper’s house, and admission to the full site the next day. Tickets are $35 and nonrefundable. Children must be 13 years or older to participate. Reservations are required as spots on this small tour fill up quickly. Call 912-786-5801.

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Tybee Island Light Station Sunset Tours

Tybee Island Light Station Sunset Tours are available MAY 27, 2022 – AUG 19, 2022. 

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Lighthouse after hours by joining one of their small private tours. The tour lasts about ninety minutes and includes a climb to the top of the Lighthouse to experience a beautiful Tybee Island sunset.

Photo by Debra D.

There’s a limit on how many guests are on each tour and they fill up quickly so if you are interested don’t wait to call, 912-786-5801. Tickets are $25 and nonrefundable. Children must be 13 years or older to participate. This includes a tour of the lighthouse as well as the head keeper’s house and admission to the site the next day.

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Cindi Dunn Photography

To book group Tybee Island Light Station Sunset Tours call Desiree Wood at 912-786-5801. The tours are for groups of 10 or more only. Reserve your Mermaid Cottages online or with our Mermaid Vacation Planners with a call/text to 912.658.0714 or by email to visitmermaid@gmail.com. Tybee Island sunsets are waiting!

tybee island lighthouse
Photo by Naomi B.

When you book directly on our Mermaid Cottages website you’ll always get the best available rates, access to our Special Offers, the most up-to-date information on our full collection of happy cottages, and our coastal charm. Create your reservation directly on our website and receive a 5% discount all year round and with no expiration date or blackout dates.  To receive your 5% discount, all you have to do is to enter our promotion code of DIRECT! Be sure to check the SPECIALS tab on our website for more specials, too. It’s our pleasure to offer special rates for AAA, AARP, Educators, Federal and State Employees, Girls Getaways, Healthcare and First Responder Heroes, Military and last-minute Mermaid Getaways, too!


gramping with mermaid cottages

Gramping With Mermaid Cottages

Gramping with Mermaid Cottages is a new trend whose time has come.  Grandparents who love to travel and who are looking for new and inventive ways to connect with their grandchildren are also giving some much-needed time alone to their children for a win-win-win situation. We’re entering the shoulder season that’s very desirable for those travelers who love beach vacations without the crowds, the traffic and the long waits for restaurants and recreation. As it turns out, it’s also a great time to indulge grandchildren, strengthen family bonds, and nurture one’s love for connecting families and generations. Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages just happen to be among the best places to enjoy these skip-generation getaways.

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Small Business Saturday Tree lighting

Small Business Saturday is coming up to help us kick off the Tybee Island Christmas season. Join us on Tybee Island at 6 p.m. on November 27, 2021, as we ring in the holidays with a lighted, nighttime Christmas parade and tree lighting. Santa arrives in town led by a parade of lights down to the beach. At the beachfront roundabout, watch as the lighting of Tybee’s 18-foot tree. Then enjoy Christmas caroling, dancing, holiday refreshments, and more by the seashore! Mermaid Cottages are available, so reserve yours now before they’re all gone!

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs
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Happy Holidays from this Tybee landmark originally built as a soldiers’ mess hall that has been completely restored and preserved. It’s pet-friendly with a beautiful fenced-in yard, You’ll be just two blocks to the beach, too.  Be on Santa Watch while you relax on the wraparound screened porch and enjoy this historic location in Ft. Screven Officer’s Row!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.25 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs
Cantaloupe Cottage circa 1957


Here’s another pet-friendly cottage that’s also a mid-century modern, ground-level beach home. Pets love the large fully-fenced back yard and you’ll delight in the Tybee Tiki Hut for your enjoyment. You’ll have awesome views of the Back River sunsets and you’ll be only ! 1.5 blocks to the Alley 3 kayak and paddleboard launch site and AJ’s Dockside Restaurant. Santa will love the easy walk to the beach.

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 8
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This beautiful raised Tybee cottage is across the street for the Alley 3 kayak launch! Guests’ favorite amenities include a fully fenced yard and a sleeping porch!merry christmas with mermaid cottages

These are just three of our Mermaid Cottages available for the Small Business Saturday Tree Lighting on November 27. You’ll find even more right on our website. Be sure to call 912.704.4618 for assistance from our very merry Mermaid Vacation Planners and let them know if you’d like your cottage decorated for your arrival, too!

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How Many Smiles Are There In A Tybee Island Vacation?

How many smiles are there in a Tybee Island Vacation?  We’re not sure there’s a limit and we’re up to the task of counting the ways we know.  Come along on this multi part journey and feel free to share your smiles, too.  We may never be able to count them all, but we’re going to give it our best.

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.

swimsuits on pegs in tybee island

Tybee Island is often referred to as a throwback to simpler times and the journey starts in your mind. Science tells us it’s important to take vacations and to use all that stored up paid time off. Cast off the stress of everyday life and let the lightness of your every day being shine through. …