It's Tybee Island's laid-back lifestyle that keeps visitors coming back year after year. The island's no-rush attitude, the friendly smiles of locals and the sense of community truly define what it means to be on "Tybee Time".
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One Tybee company, in particular, embraces this local culture more than ever before. Their core beliefs are centered around giving back to the community and treating visitors like they would treat their own employees (some of which have been with the company for 10 years). So, it was no surprise when we discovered that Mermaid Cottages uses their success to support our quaint island community.
When guests wake up in their Mermaid Cottage rental, they are greeted with a complimentary bag of Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee. This 100% organic Colombian coffee is a collaboration with the Savannah coffee powerhouse, PERC Coffee Roasters. Hand-roasted in small batches, this unique coffee blend is exclusively available in their cottage rentals or for purchase at local island shop, Seaside Sisters. Proceeds from their coffee sales goes towards supporting Sea Turtle programs.
Not familiar with Tybee Island’s Sea Turtle population? Learn more about their nesting season here!
It’s a Dog’s Life
If coffee isn’t your preference, perhaps cute pups will get your tail wagging! Mermaid Cottages always has a variety of dog-friendly vacation rentals available. Forgot your pooch’s essentials at home? No problem! Their pet-friendly rentals are stocked with water and food bowls, doggie bags and even their Beach Bum Biscuits. Portions from the sales of these dog treats and their pet rental fees support animal rescue work. This includes Southeastern Guide Dog Foundation, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and Elephants in Africa.
The Southeastern Guide Dog Foundation just named their latest training pup ‘Tybee’, in honor of Mermaid Cottages!
Charisma Behind Every Cottage
When checking into a Mermaid Cottage, you can bet that the attention to detail is unmatched. Their housekeeping team takes pride in every home’s cleanliness and treats it as if it was their own. From freshly-made beds to mermaid coffee mugs perfectly placed by the sink, you’ll find all you need within the comforts of your vacation rental. If not, their team is on standby to ensure that you are thoroughly happy with your stay on Tybee Island.
Did you know there is an app for that? Mermaid Cottages’ mobile app provides personalized check-in info as well as recommendations for restaurants and activities!
So, before you book your next stay on Tybee Island, take a moment to dig a little deeper to see if your stay will positively impact the community the way Mermaid Cottages has strived to sustainably serve those around them.