This fabulous 1950's classic Mid Century Tybee cottage was completely renovated and restored using all 'greenovation' . The project was finished in 2009 and the guiding principles were 'reduce, reuse and recycle concept while updating the cottage. The home was originally constructed as an all electric 'Gold Medallion' home in the 1950's and owned by the same family for 34 years prior to the new owners.
The cottage has many classic 1950's features but one of the interesting features is the Mamie Eisenhower pink tile in the hall bath. This was a favorite of the ladies in the 1950's and the reason there are so many pink bathrooms and kitchens in homes constructed during that time. The new bath has a large shower with glass tile blocks and a skylight.
Our cottage is a true peaceful retreat. She faces the east and the sun rises to greet visitors while they have their coffee on the front screened porch. Fruit and nut trees surround the home, a wonderful gift from the previous owner who loved to garden and planted all of the now productive trees. The back screened porch is very spacious and has its own mini frig and a charcoal grill just outside the door for grilling the 'catch of the day'. There is also an outside solar shower for guests.
A short 5 minute stroll is the main beach, downtown Tybee, the back river fishing pier and several restaurants. Many people park their vehicles and either walk or bicycle while on the island.
Tybee Island has been recently voted in 2009 by Health Magazine 'the healthiest beach in the US' and featured in Southern Living, Coastal Living and Savannah magazines, Tybee Island is still somewhat of an undiscovered paradise that visitors crave to return and many visit to never leave.
Mermaid Cottages is proud to sponsor a guide/service dog puppy each year (we have sponsored 7 dogs!) These service dogs give the invaluable gift of more productive, more independent lives to their owners. Our pet-friendly homes feature complimentary Beach Bum Dog Biscuits for your furry friend’s enjoyment! These wonderful treats are organic, peanut-butter based and made especially for us.
We support Sea Turtles in Georgia and around the world. The Tybee Sea Turtle Project has been working very hard to increase the number of loggerhead sea turtle nests. 2012 was a record-breaking year in large part because of our successful 'Lights Out For Sea Turtles' education we've helped sponsor. All our homes feature a starter supply of Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee which supports the sea turtle projects. This coffee is 100% organic Columbian craft-brewed coffee; again, created just for us!
NO SURPRISES HERE! Our cottage is professionally cleaned and managed by one of the top management companies on Tybee Island with 24/7 customer service.
Keywords: Cottage, Screened Porch, Pet Friendly
We fell in love with Tybee Island over 10 years ago and it continued to draw us nearer each time we visited. Always being partial to the eastern beaches we enjoyed the quaint, unspoiled features of Tybee and decided that a vacation rental might be something we would enjoy. A lot of work and expense later we now have the most wonderful cottage that we can share with visitors and friends and family. We have gone to the extreme to make it comfortable and fun. One of the best compliments we have received is how peaceful it is. Memories are precious and we have so many wonderful memories of trips to the beach. We now can provide a place where other people can create their own special memories. Thus we have named our cottage 'Memories at the Beach'. We promise you will love it!
We purchased this home in Tybee Island, Georgia after visiting the area over 7 to 8 years and staying in vacation cottages on the island. We loved the casual lifestyle, the friendly residents and the concern that they have for preserving the island. It is so convenient to Savannah, Georgia and its wonderful history. Tybee Island is 'Paradise Found!'
The 1950's cottage has been completely 'greenovated'. All improvements were made as environmentally friendly as possible. The home is quiet as it was insulated with spray soy insulation. This also makes is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It has easy access with just one step to the inside of the porches and one step to inside the cottage. The entire home was painted with NO VOC paints where possible. Light fills the home from the sky lights and the new shower has a skylight and glass blocks. The new porches provide lots of seating areas to visit after a day at the beach or a tour around Savannah. There are 3 new queen size beds plus a twin bed in one bedroom. A roll-away is available upon request. There is a dining room with seating for 8. New washer and dryer are in the utility hall. The floor plan flows and makes the entire home useable and comfortable. Coffee service is provided and includes a sample of Savannah Bee honey. This is truly a wonderful retreat.
Dolphin Tours. Eco tours to Little Tybee. Savannah and all her museums and tours are only 20 minutes away.
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