Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Mermaid’s Friends and Family

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, 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: Happy Guests at Breeze Inn Cottage

Happy guests make our hearts skip a beat! That’s why, when we hear from you, we like to share your opinion and spread the love around a little. This review came to us about our own Mary Kay Andrews‘ cottage, Breeze Inn!

“This cottage was as charming in person as the photos online. This was the perfect get-a-way stocked with movies, reads, and games. The perfect family location close to the beach and grocer. The neighborhood was quiet and the beds comfy! The staff at Mermaid was very helpful with anything we needed. I could write a “novel” about how much fun we had!!!”

Reviews like that make us all warm and fuzzy, because it is definitely our mission to make your stay with Mermaid Cottages the best ever! If it isn’t, then we want to know. In fact, we want to hear from all our guests, no matter what!

Have a review you’d like to share? Well, we love to hear it! You can send your email to or even leave your recommendations on our Mermaid Cottages Facebook Page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!