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Mermaid Cottages Has Tips For Traveling With Pets

Mermaid Cottages has tips for traveling with pets. Anyone who has a pet knows it’s hard to leave your pet behind. Here are some words of advice about pet-friendly Tybee Island and our happy little houses by the sea. Remember, we have cottages that allow dogs, dogs, and cats, and we’ve even had birds, reptiles and fish in our homes!

Pre-plan your preparedness
* Make your pet comfortable both during travel and at the destination. Practice short trips to the park to associate good things with your planned method of travel.
* Try harnesses instead of leashes while traveling.
* Make sure your pet has your name and number on it, and maybe consider a tracking app.
* Work on doing their business on command. That will help when you’re stopping during travel, and will help when you get to your destination so your pet will know where to ‘go’. …

A New Bath Makes A Big Splash On Tybee Island

A new bath makes a big splash on Tybee Island and we want you to come see it!  The off season may be when fewer people are enjoying beach getaways, but it’s definitely the time when our cottages all get deep cleans and new updates.  If you’ve ever been on a Girls Getaway, a family beach trip or had a Big Chill weekend with friends, you know it can be a real challenge to get everyone ready and out the door for meals and nights on the town.  So, if there’s ever an update that guests really appreciate, it’s a new bath.

a new bath makes a splash on tybee island

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932 now has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths and everyone is very happy!  It’s an original, Tybee raised cottage with lots of beautiful vintage details and we’d love to share them …

tybee island pirate fest

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

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Photo: Tybee Island Pirate Fest

This year’s Tybee Island Pirate Fest is October 28-30, 2016!  Ole Hurricane Matthew blew the original dates right off of our social calendar, but hey, pirates want to have fun, too.  There’s no way we’re gonna miss marauding, pillaging and grogging, either!

We’ve got our wench wear and pirate garb all laid out for all the fun and now we need you to come join us!  Book your cottage for Pirate Fest and you’ll be in for a huge share of our available pirates’ booty.  Book two nights and we’ll throw in another two nights as our guests.  Just think, even if you can’t get here before Friday, with this special you can add Thursday night as one of your two free nights.  This way, you can check in any time after 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Then, even if you can’t stay over Sunday night, adding Sunday as your other free night means you’ll have a late checkout on Sunday.  Spend all day at the beach and then head for home later in the day.

tybee island pirate fest
Photo: Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Here’s how easy it is to get two free nights.  Book two nights and tell us you want the Pirate Fest Stay …

Tybee Island Is A Pet Friendly Paradise

Tybee Island is a pet friendly paradise and fall is the perfect season to get out and paw around!  It’s the end of summer and the beginning of the best time to visit our little barrier island.  The crowds are gone.  The traffic tie ups are no more.  The sun is still shining and it’s time for a real pawty, doggone it!

Tybee Twins

This pet friendly cottage has three bedrooms and three full baths.  There’s a private Master suite upstairs and a fenced in yard.  The neighborhood is so walkable, you and your FurMaids will enjoy strolling around the island by day and then curling up in front of the electric fireplace in the evenings.

Magnolia Cottage

If you love a raised beach cottage you’ll love this pawsome home.  It has a spacious, open living and dining area, a working fireplace and a dog friendly fenced yard.

Livin’ the Dream circa 1946

This charming 1940’s ground-level cottage is located conveniently on Jones Avenue and it’s just three blocks from the beach! It has bright, open rooms with plenty of places to hang out with your Wag Pack!  Those needing an accessible cottage with a wheelchair ramp will love it here.  There’s even a spacious deck and covered parking with an ample yard for your pet pals!

Horsepen Creek Cottage & Dock circa 1949

This ground level, four bedroom cottage is perfect for families, mancations or girls’ getaways! Your own private dock is located directly on Horsepen Creek.  Here, you’ll enjoy birdwatching, crabbing and fishing right off the dock! The fenced, pet friendly yard is definitely something to wag about!

Brooks Cottage

Want something really special to bark about?  This towering raised cottage comes with three screened porches, including a magical sleeping porch.  Kids love to bunk out there and your four legged pals will, too! This is such a great house for family get-togethers and the fenced yard is perfect for play dates with your pups!

Almost Heaven

Picture yourself here!  You lounging by the pool and your dogs napping in the sun.  As with each of our cottages, this little charmer is within walking distance of lots of pet friendly shops and restaurants with outdoor, pet friendly seating.

A Shore Thing Tybee circa 1949

Vintage, bright and cheerful are just what you’d expect in a Mermaid Cottage.  You really can have that picket fence experience.  And, just think how dreamy your nap would be under its tin roof on a rainy day.  It’s just three blocks from the kayak launch for a paddling adventure with your fur pal!
tybee island is a pet paradise

 

Now, we’ve shown you cottages that are perfect for your next Explore Georgia Pup getaway, so make a list of pet friendly adventures you’d like to experience.  Our Mermaids will help you plan hikes, cycling, dining, entertainment and eco tours that’ll have you begging for more.  Tybee Island is a pet paradise and we’re happy for you to tag along, too!

Mermaid Cottages Welcomes Your FurMaids

mermaid cottages loves your furmaidsMermaid Cottages welcomes your FurMaids, so always bring them along when you visit!  Most Mermaid Cottages are pet friendly and it’s a treat for us when our pet guests bring along their well-behaved humans.  We work extensively with Savannah area animal rescue groups and there’s always a need for pet food.  Now through February 28, 2016 bring your pet AND a donation of pet food (dry or canned) and your pet will stay free (Excludes holidays and special events dates.  New reservations only, please.)!

Most appreciated are dry puppy, kitten, dog and cat foods such as Purina Pro Plan Adult/Puppy/Cat/Kitten;  Wellness, Wholesome or Grain Free varieties.  There’s also a need for wet/soft canned puppy or cat food.  Other items needed include: …