Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

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Owner Spotlight: Peter Polites

Dock’s Edge

As you can imagine, the presentation of our cottages is a partnership and a collaboration with our individual owners.  At Mermaid Cottages, everyone shares in the work and it shows.  Peter Polites, owner of Tybee Daze Cottage, is also a contemporary realist painter.  Peter recently introduced a new line of fine arts prints.This exquisite limited edition series captures dramatic moments of coastal marshes and seascapes. Using high stability pigment inks on matte white pigment canvas coated with UV satin varnish, each print comes with a 3” border for mounting on stretchers.  Frames and stretchers are not included. …

The Mermaids of Tybee Island

Diane Kaufman air the Mermaid Cottages gathering

I recently attended a gathering of the Mermaids at Bohemian Cottage.  Here are a few shots I took of the Mermaid Cottages team and Diane.

There was a master class of towel and sheet folding by housekeeping and a dessert contest.

There is one shot of a mermaid that inspired this blog post.  I’ve been accused of dressing for my rooms in the past.  As an interior designer you get in the groove with color and pattern, it just happens.  Notice the zebra stripes.


Towel folding master class
General Judy with Marilou and Melissa
Kathy’s Tutorial / How to make a bed 101
Bobby / Mr. Fix It
Toni, Jill and Theresa
Desserts waiting to be judged.
Mermaid Style

Spring Fever, the Latest from Mary Kay Andrews, Available Today!

It’s June 5th…are you at your local book store yet? We are, and we are just TOO excited! If you didn’t already know, Mermaid Cottages’ favorite author, Mary Kay Andrews, has a new book coming out today! That’s right, today is the day you can run out and pick up your copy of Spring Fever,  Mary Kay Andrews’ latest novel! Here’s what Mary Kay Andrews’ website has to say about this wonderful new addition to her already amazing book line up:

The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.

Pick up your copy of Spring Fever TODAY!

Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless.  They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history.  She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia.  But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance.  Maybe everything happens for a reason.  And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.  But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town.  On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone.  Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.”

We can’t wait to add Spring Fever to our summer reading list! You can even pick up your copy during a meet and greet book signing TODAY. If you’re going to be in the Atlanta area, don’t miss seeing Mary Kay Andrews at the Barnes & Noble on Peachtree Road, 7:00 p.m.! It’s sure to be a fun time for sure. If you just can’t make it though, you can get your very own copy of Spring Fever at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or Indy Bound today!

Something Fabulous and New at Mermaid Cottages!

Everyone at Mermaid Cottages is so excited! We’ve been lucky enough to add a few new cottages to our family, and we can’t wait for you to discover them!

One of our newest additions is the amazingly beautiful Bohemian Cottage. The brand new picture on our website’s welcome page is just one beautiful corner of Bohemian! Our favorite photographer, Belinda Hall, simply out-did herself with her work at Bohemian Cottage! Every picture is more beautiful than the next, and we just adore them all! Belinda, you are simply amazing!

Interested in seeing whats new at Mermaid Cottages? Make sure to browse our cottage offerings and, as always, stay tuned to our blog for the latest updates on Tybee Island, Georgia and Mermaid Cottages!

Mermaids in Our Midst: Kevin and Layla Palmer

Meet Kevin and Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage!

Mermaid Cottages loves our Mermaid Friends and Family, and we love to introduce our readers to those special people, too! Meet Kevin and Layla Palmer. Kevin and Layla are our fabulous friends from Alabama, better known as the couple from The Lettered Cottage! The Palmers are one talented bunch, and we count ourselves lucky to call them friends!

Photography by The Lettered Cottage - Breeze Inn Cottage

If you haven’t had the chance, make sure you check out The Lettered Cottage blog. Clear your schedule, because you’ll be hooked! Kevin and Layla pour every ounce of passion and talent they have into their blog and projects. In their own words, they are “enthusiastically passionate about writing stories, making music, and interior design.”  The Lettered Cottage began as a place for them to share their projects, life, and basically document their passions. The photography is gorgeous, the projects and stories are always engaging…The Lettered Cottage should simply be on everyone’s daily reading list!

Photography by The Lettered Cottage - Screened Inn Cottage

We were fortunate enough here at Mermaid Cottages to have Kevin and Layla visit with us a few times! They have featured two of our cottages in their wonderful Guest My Nest feature. They also put their talents to work in our Screened Inn and Enlisted Men’s Mess Hall Cottages!

As if interior design talent weren’t enough, The Lettered Cottage couple has some serious photography skills under their belt! Kevin recently had his amazing photography of Mermaid Manor featured in Flea Market Style, and he has even started ShootFlyShoot.com to help all you budding photographers out there learn how to shoot like a pro!

Photography by Kevin Palmer - Mermaid Manor Cottage

We’re pretty sure there’s nothing The Palmers can’t do! We are so thankful to be able to call them friends and part of the Mermaid Cottages extended family! If you’re interested in learning more about Kevin and Layla and The Lettered Cottage, make sure to check out their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube! We know we can’t get enough of The Lettered Cottage…how about you?