6 Mermaid Cottages You Need to Stay in Before You Die

The Shrimp circa 1962.


Located only 20 minutes outside of Savannah, Tybee Island is home to a bevy of cozy, cute and colorful vacation rentals. Over 50 of these island properties are managed by Mermaid Cottages, a beloved part of the Tybee Island community. Each home, whether it sleeps two people or twenty, offers comfortable accommodations, unique decor and plenty of resources for island relaxation.

Fiddler on the Creek circa 1940.

1. Fiddler on the Creek circa 1940: While this 1940’s cottage still has the original walls, heart of pine floors, screened porch and dock – it is also stocked with plenty of modern-day marvels and coastal treasures.

Old Love Cottage circa 1921.

2. Old Love Cottage circa 1921: Have you ever dreamt of living in a dollhouse? The Old Love Cottage can make those dreams a reality. This 1920’s beach cottage is perfectly pink with a tin roof, beadboard walls, pocket windows and a picket-fenced yard. You want to know the best thing about Old Love Cottage? It’s only 100 steps from the beach!

Doyle's on the Dunes circa 1930.

3. Doyle’s on the Dunes circa 1930: Watch the sun rise over the ocean from the beautiful, beachside deck at this 1930’s home.

Heron Hideaway.

4. Heron Hideaway: If you’re looking for incredible marsh views, then you’ve got to check out Heron Hideaway. This home has 2,000 square feet of beautifully decorated space, including a spacious porch, master bedroom and living area full of natural light.

A Mermaid's Tale circa 1950.

5. A Mermaid’s Tale circa 1950: We couldn’t highlight Mermaid Cottages without featuring A Mermaid’s Tale! This wonderful ground level cottage sits right on “Mermaid Cottages Corner” – directly beside Nora’s Cottage, and across the street from Basking Under the Tybee Sun.

Eisenhower's Retreat 

6. Eisenhower’s Retreat: Built in 1896 for James Montgomery Dixon, this nostalgic Tybee beach house has been carefully restored. Located only a few steps from the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean, this home will create lifelong memories for your family for many years.


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