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Mermaid Tales: Southern Cross Cottage

     It’s official…football season is here and we are in Georgia, home of the Bulldogs! What in the world does that matter, you ask? Well, one of our cottages shares a special connection to the University of Georgia mascot!

      Joe and Sherry, the owners of Southern Cross Cottage, have shared more than just their beautiful cottage with guests. They love when things have a story to them, as I do, and they let me in on some of the stories attached to this special place!

Southern Cross Cottage

     You see, Sherry’s great grandfather, Charles Black, Sr., attended the University of Georgia from 1894 to 1898. Charlie, as he was called, played football for the college and often brought his bulldog, Trilby, with him to practices. Eventually, Trilby began to attend the football games, where the cheerleaders decked him out with red and black ribbons around his neck. The University of Georgia then had their mascot, and became the Bulldogs!

      Sonny Sieler, the current owner of the beloved mascot Uga, even tells this story in his book “Damn Good Dawgs”…and what a great story!

Come on in and relax!

     That’s just one of the many wonderful tales Southern Cross Cottage has to share, so why not plan a visit? Explore a little Georgia history while you enjoy a piece of Georgia paradise!

Mermaid Tales: Back River Bungalow

Everything about Tybee is quirky and our cottages are no exception! Our Back River Bungalow cottage is in the Back River District of the island, close to great food at AJ’s Dockside as well as the Back River Fishing Pier. The cottage owners love the water, and it shows!

Come relax at the Back River Bungalow!

This is one of the bedroom doors in the cottage! Isn’t this fun? And the bedroom is cheerful and colorful too…what a creative way to keep the quirk of our little island alive and well!

Right this way to your underwater Escape!
Underwater Escape bedroom, one of four in the cottage!

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