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live oaks cottage

Introducing Live Oaks Cottage

Introducing Live Oaks Cottage just in time for your winter getaways to Tybee Island! The mermaids are super excited to announce our newest Mermaid Cottage! Live Oaks Cottage is a beautiful newly renovated classic ground level Tybee Island cottage.

Live Oaks

It’s just two blocks from the beach and steps away from Memorial Park with tennis, a playground, volleyball, basketball, and more. Live Oaks Cottage offers guest-favorite features including metal roofing, an outdoor shower and the number one favorite feature: a roomy screened porch! …

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5 Spots For A Pet Friendly Tybee Island Christmas

Here are five spots for a pet-friendly Tybee Island Christmas. Mermaid Cottages is always happy to welcome pet guests and their well-behaved humans and Christmas is no exception. It’s a pawsitively wonderful time to enjoy Tybee’s quirky, laid back vibe and we’re sure you’ll move a few slots up Sant’s Nice List when you include your furmaids in all of your family fun.  Let’s take a look at your choices of pet-friendly cottages.

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs

pet-friendly A Little Salty

A Little Salty is an adorable, pet-friendly cottage that’s brimming with beach charm! The wraparound screened porch with seating is really something to bark about. This great location is close to the Back River Beaches, Alley 3 Kayak Launch and AJ’s Dockside restaurant.

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

Crabby Pirate circa 1970

This value-priced cottage is located directly on the marsh. Visiting Fidos love the bright, beachy décor. The great marsh views, fenced-in yard and outdoor seating makes for lots of terrific bird watching. It’s just a 15 minute walk to the First Street beach and it’s located in a quiet, residential neighborhood!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

pet-friendly Maddie's on Jones circa 1940

This charming and cozy, pet-friendly cottage is also a very family-friendly cottage that’s a short four blocks from the beach. It’s filled with decor and details that represent the history of Tybee Island and of the Chu family. Its best pup-perks? There’s an outdoor shower and a great outdoor area surrounded by live oaks and palms!

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 10 Pets: Cats, Dogs

pet-friendly My Tybee Queen circa 1968

Woof! This spacious, pet-friendly cottage sleeps 10 and comes with lots of fun amenities. It’s the perfect cottage for your family or a large group of friends. You’ll roll over for the hot tub, the large TVs, an outdoor patio and shower, and Granny’s Game Room!

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 7 Pets: Dogs

Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1945

This 1940’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street that’s only five blocks to the beach. It’s full of original art by the owner. It’s located close to the Back River Beach, the fishing pier and the Alley 3 Kayak area. We won’t have to hound you to fall in love with this pet-friendly cottage.

Create your reservation directly on our website and receive a 5% discount all year round and with no expiration date or black out dates.

pet friendly Tybee Island

With these five spots for a pet-friendly Tybee Island Christmas you’ll be as merry as any dog with a bone.  Mermaid Cottages’ enhanced cleaning and relaxed cancellation protocols are just as pup-tastic. Create your pet-friendly cottage reservation directly on our website and receive a 5% discount all year round and with no expiration date or black out dates.  To receive your 5% discount, all you have to do is to enter our promotion code of DIRECT! Merry Christmas!


Christmas comes to Nora's Cottage

Christmas Comes To Nora’s Cottage circa 1940

Christmas comes to Nora’s Cottage circa 1940 making this charming little color box a sure stop on Santa Claus’ rounds this year. Mermaid Cottages and its cottage owners are decorating our happy houses by the sea for the holidays. Our guests can safecation and still feel right at home. Not only will you hear the click clack of reindeer on the roof. Santa’s entire team will stride right up on the porch of this historic cottage for a better look inside!

Christmas wreath at Nora's Cottage

This adorable, historic, 1940’s cottage has a wonderful screened porch, an outdoor shower and a private back deck. It’s located on the Tybee Island bike trail, and it’s just three short Tybee blocks from the beach! …

blue heron cottage deck

Blue Heron Cottage Circa 1940 Has A New Deck

Blue Heron Cottage circa 1940 has a new deck so we’re inviting snowbirds to come check it out! Mermaid Cottages is now accepting snowbird winter reservations at this very popular cottage for January and February 2021. Once you experience this new amenity you’ll want to come back again, so we’re also accepting reservations for May 2021 and beyond.

new cottage deck at Blue Heron Cottage

This completely restored 1940’s cottage charms with high ceilings, claw-footed bath tubs, a spa shower, …

tybee post theater

Tybee Post Theater Reopening Its Doors For The Holildays

It’s Lights On for the Holidays at Tybee’s only performing arts and movie theater! After remaining dark since the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tybee Post Theater is lighting up the Theater with a glorious holiday light display that should be the backdrop of every Tybee Christmas card photo.

Even better, the Theater is finally opening its doors and welcoming the Tybee community and its visitors to a spirit-lifting series of holiday movies every weekend in December.

The movies will start screening Thanksgiving weekend and continue through Christmas. We’ll get a chance to see everything from “A Christmas Story” and “A Christmas Carol” to “Elf,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Scrooged” on the big screen. And don’t we all need a break from our small screens!

The holiday movies will be screened twice a day, at 3 & 7 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with titles changing each day. Fridays will feature some of the most popular holiday movies; Saturdays will feature the classics, and Sundays will be strictly family-friendly fare. The first weekend in December, for example, will feature “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Friday, “A Christmas Story” on Saturday and “Elf” on Sunday. You’ve seen these movies time and time again on your televisions, but there is really nothing like the theatrical experience in your own historic hometown cinema with family and friends.

The holiday series opens Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 27-28 with that quintessential Christmas classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” on Friday at 7 pm; and Saturday at 3 and 7 pm. Sunday features “The Santa Clause” at 3 and 7 pm.
 “Could there be a better film than ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to lift our spirits and give us hope that all will eventually be right with the world in the weeks and months to come?” said Executive Director Melissa Turner. “We wanted to open our doors with a film about kindness and the value of every human life.”

The Theater has spent the past few months redefining the theater experience with the health and safety of its patrons, staff and volunteers at the forefront of updated safety and sanitation policies.

Most important, the theater will operate at a significantly lower capacity. Only 35 percent of the seats will sold for any show, allowing for greater than 6-foot social distancing between family groups. Movie tickets will be general admission and ushers will assist households in seating themselves at comfortable distances from others. Other safety procedures include:

  • Touch-free hand sanitizer stations will be available at the box office, as well as in the lobby and auditorium
  • Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and concessions staff also wear gloves
  • Face coverings will be required for all guests when not eating or drinking in your seats
  • High-touch areas, such as counter tops and door handles, will be sanitized during the shows
  • The auditorium will be disinfected with a fogger between every screening
  • Contactless ticketing and payment options will be available
The Theater understands and respects the fact that some patrons will still be uncomfortable returning to a theater environment, or any venue with indoor seating, at this time. But many others are eager to engage in community activities in an environment that has taken as many safety precautions as possible. And, as Tybee’s only performing arts and movie theater, the Post wants to bring a little joy to our beleaguered world and welcome its residents and visitors back to the movies.
The Tybee Post Theater movie listings can be found on the Post’s website at , its Facebook page, or by calling the Theater at 912-472-4790.