Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Voluntourism

Tybee Island Is Forever Blue

"Sea of Life" by Nancy AdamsThanks to some of the artists of our island’s arts community, we have a wonderful opportunity to support the arts and support the global health we all enjoy.  Tybee Island is Forever Blue and we need your support to continue our good works!

The owners of gallery brajon, John Deahl and Brad D. Hook, and Rebecca Rice, artist and owner of The Irritable Pelican, have decided to join forces, combining their galleries under one roof, to support their vision of making Tybee Island an art destination for tourists and artists alike.  Now, they are tackling another task to do their part to save the “Blue Heart of the Planet”, the world’s oceans.  Our Mission is to preserve and protect the source: of our inspiration.

When Kristine Kennedy, owner of KKennedyDesigns, saw a video from Dr. Sylvia Earle on TED talk she was immediately inspired to take part in this world wide effort.  Dr. Sylvia Earle founded, “Mission Blue”, a 501c3 non -profit organization.  Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal – films, expeditions, the web, …

Mermaid Cottages’ 3rd Annual Beach Retreats For Heroes

Mermaid Cottages announces Beach Retreats For Heroes 2013!  Our third annual Beach Retreats For Heroes is about to get underway.  We will begin accepting requests for reservations on Monday, October 28, 2013 for stays over November 1, 2 and 3, 2013.
Beach Retreats For Heroes
Each year, Mermaid Cottages  invites heroes currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families to come enjoy a Mermaid Cottages Beach Retreat for a weekend.  We want to share our Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm with those who serve as our way to say Thank You to our heroes.
Foam For The Holidays
Mermaid Cottages is honored to share our collection of cottages and historic homes and here’s what you need to do to participate:
* Select and reserve your cottage online at https://mermaidcottages.com
* The available dates are November 1, 2 and 3, 2013.
* Cottages are available on a first come/first serve basis.
Davies Children with Zeppelin
* Beach Retreats For Heroes includes your cottage rental.  You pay only the $69 Reservations Fee, the Housekeeping Fee ($100-175 depending on the cottage), and a Pet Fee ($100), if you are bringing a pet.
*  Enter your full name, address, phone number, email address and your credit card information to cover the reservations fee, housekeeping fee,  and pet fee (if you’re bringing a pet).
* Once we receive and process your request, we will adjust all the charges and your credit card will only be charged for the $69 Reservations Fee, the applicable Housekeeping Fee and the applicable Pet Fee (if you’re bringing a pet).
* In the COMMENTS section, be sure to type in that you are coming for Beach Retreats For Heroes 2013.  Please also include your military information (military branch, where stationed, etc) and if you are bringing a pet.
* Limit one complimentary cottage per qualified active military service person and/or spouse or group of spouses, based on availability.
* Recreation, dining, entertainment and travel costs not included.
* Please be prepared to share photos of you and your family having fun on your beach retreat (you may post them on our Social Media sites or email them to barwick.david@yahoo.com).  We’d like to share them with our individual cottage owners to thank them for providing their cottages and for supporting Beach Retreats For Heroes.
Beach Retreats For Heroes
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and our blogs to find out how to make the most of your beach retreat.  Mermaid Cottages’ 3rd Annual Beach Retreats For Heroes  celebrates the best of America!   Thank you to everyone who serves and for inspiring Mermaid Cottages to make a difference!

Mermaids In Our Midst: My Hair Raising 40th Birthday

by Missy Ben Yehoshua, Special Guest **PINK** Mermaid Blogger

Mermaids In Our Midst: My Hair Raising 40th Birthday

I have stayed at many of the wonderful Mermaid Cottages over the years. Each is as individual as their name. All are charming, cozy and comfortable. They’re stocked with everything you could want or need. I’ve stayed for girls’ weekend getaways, family trips, working vacations and for charity functions. Diane and her staff have always been friendly and accommodating to whatever needs the trip requires. Anytime I plan a trip to Tybee Island or the Savannah area, I stay with Mermaid Cottages and recommend them highly to my friends. Your stay will always be memorable and enjoyable. …

Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash

Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash has inspired us to take this pledge and we hope you will, also.  Mermaids Make A Difference.  Working together we all can make a difference, too!

Ocean Conservancy: Commit To Take On Trash

“It might be hard to imagine, but the trash on our streets and in our neighborhoods inevitably ends up in our waterways, beginning a long, slow march to the ocean. The plastic wrapper you see on the sidewalk could very well end up on the beach or in our ocean. And all of this debris is having a real impact on our ecosystem. …