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On-A-Whim Cottage! Cute cottage on a quiet, adorable lane on the north end of Tybee. Seconds to the Lighthouse.

On A Whim Circa 1910

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Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

10 Meddin Lane Tybee Island, GA 31328 United States

10 Meddin Lane, Tybee Island, GA, 31328

Welcome to On-A-Whim! Located on Meddin Lane near the Tybee Lighthouse, this cottage is truly a historic Tybee cottage and a real step back in time!

This cottage was built for non-commissioned officers stationed at Ft. Screven in 1910. It is a 940 square foot cozy, sweet, nostalgic cottage that makes great use of the space to comfortably sleep six!

Brimming with vintage décor, it is located down lane with shade from trees planted many years ago! It is very close to the beach and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water! Walk to the Lighthouse or the beach and then have lunch nearby!

This cottage sleeps 6 with a master bedroom with queen bed and private bath, a 2nd bedroom with a double bed and a 3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds. There is a second bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen (no dishwasher) as well as a washer/dryer. Beautiful screened porch with porch swing and seating to relax and enjoy your Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee (MMM Bliss!) or an evening cocktail! Outdoor shower to enjoy! Great for washing away the beach sand and salt before heading inside!

On-A-Whim is very near our other Mermaid Cottages' properties - Enlisted Men's Mess Hall and Screened Inn duplex so it would be a great option if you have a group that wants to stay close by each other!

On-A-Whim was showcased during the 2017 Tybee Tour of Homes! Come and enjoy this very adorable vintage cottage! Get your reservations in now for a Winter/Spring stay! We hope to see you soon!.

Minimum Age Requirement: Must be 25 years of age to rent this property.

Please note: Longer minimum stay requirements of up to 7 nights will apply during certain times of the year including holidays and our summer season.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Cottage, 1 story, Built in 1910
Unit Code 030 Whim
Beds 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6
Floor Area 900 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities outdoor shower, churches, coin laundry, festivals, library, live theater, marina, museums, playground, recreation center, restaurants, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, Near The Ocean, Lawn / Garden, basketball court, cycling, deepsea fishing, fishing, pier fishing, sailing, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, tennis, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible, Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Living Central Air, Hair Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Enclosed Porch, Outdoor shower
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby local grocery store, Nearby Pier
Entertainment Flat Screen TV's, Television, Complimentary WIFI
Kitchen Basic Coffee Service, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee, No Dishwasher
Outdoor Charcoal Grill, Fenced in Yard, Outdoor shower w/ Hot and Cold, Screened Porch, Off Street Parking - 2 Vehicles
Convenience Area Fitness Center, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Shopping, Playground nearby
Culture 20 minutes to Historic Savannah, Battlefields, Lighthouse, Military Base, Museums, Theatre
Geographic Near Beach, 6 minute stroll to beach
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Absolutely wonderful

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2018

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    Jennifer K from Harlem, GA recommends this vacation rental

    It was the perfect cottage for my family of six. Yes, we were snug but we kinda needed it so we could reconnect. It was great that there were games and puzzles so when it was too hot to comb the beach, we could be disconnected from electronics and just enjoy each other. On a Whim is so close to many things that we didn’t have to fret over paying for parking, we just walked.

    • Manager Responded on 8/22/2018

      We love that you worked so hard to spend time together as a family and connect with each other!!!! we hope you'll come back to visit again soon! The mermaids of tybee

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  • Nice little home away from home

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2018

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    Evgeny P from Staten Island, NY recommends this vacation rental

    I stayed in this cottage with my family in August and enjoyed our stay. It is not big, but 3 bedrooms gives you enough privacy... and we were looking for place with at least 2 baths, so this cottage worked perfect. They even have a shower outside (with hot/cold water) so we used it as well after coming from beach (which is literally around the corner - 5 minutes walking). They had a beach umbrella and chairs on the property - and this was really great, we used them a lot, big thanks to the owners for that. Location is also good, by the Lighthouse on the North beach (though we liked to go to the South beach better as they have fishing pier with tackle rental and bait - which was very convenient - while my son was fishing with me, others could swim nearby). All water activities/ boat tours takes place from bay side closer to North end. And you certainly want to visit a Crab Shack restaurant for dinner, it is very beautiful and food is great! They even have pool with gators (not for swimming:), and they allow to feed them with special rods.
    There was a big downside of our vacation (but it has nothing to do with this property): we were all stung by jellyfish! They have a lot of them in the ocean in August, and it hurts really bad. You can’t see them in the water, but then suddenly you feel like hot iron touched you...And even after 10 days, after vacation is over it is itching so bad that we have to see the doctor for treatment. So people - if you see lot of people at the beach but very few in the water - that might be a good sign that jellyfish is there! And if you got stung - apply a vinegar over (lifeguards on the beach has spray bottles with vinegar).

    • Manager Responded on 8/20/2018

      Thank you for staying with us!!! The mermaids

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  • A real Georgia Peach by the Beach

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2018

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    a guest from Lebanon, PA recommends this vacation rental

    A lovely and very comfortable cottage and the owner came by to inform us of all the local happenings and places to go and see. It was a great experience and we highly recommend this cottage.

    • Manager Responded on 9/15/2018

      This is truly a very special cottage! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Love, the mermaids

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  • Perfect Getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2018

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    Deanna H from Clinton township , Mi recommends this vacation rental

    House was perfect. Super cute and clean. Close to lighthouse and beach (we walked to both). We also walked to Tim’s bike rental which was about a 15 minute walk. The key in pad worked perfectly and we didn’t have to mess with keys. It was perfect for our girls getaway but would also be good for a family. Also the app/phone notifications were prefect for getting information easily.

    • Manager Responded on 8/7/2018

      Thank you so much for staying with us!!! Love, the mermaids

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  • Family Vacation

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from Palmyra, TN recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage was comfortable for 6 people. We loved the vintage deco. It was very clean and relaxing. It was walking distance to the North end beach of Tybee. However, you had to walk or drive 2 miles to restaurants at the South end. The cottage had a screened porch with swing that was nice to sit on. We spent time in Savannah, which was a 25 min drive. The cottage was in a quiet neighborhood with a park within walking distance. It is close to the lighthouse which made for a nice walk in the evenings.

    • Manager Responded on 7/21/2018

      Thank you for staying with us! Love, the mermaids

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  • Amazing vacation!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2018

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    Melinda P from Brandon, Florida recommends this vacation rental

    I love Tybee Island. This is our second time visiting and staying in a Mermaid Rental. We stayed on the north end of the island, and I think it is a lot more laid back than the south end. We walked to the beach and didn't have to worry about traffic. We still traveled down to the south end to eat in all the awesome restaurants. This house was perfect for me, my 2 kids, and my parents. Having 2 bathrooms is a major plus. Everything worked properly and even though it was super hot outside, the house stayed cool at 75 degrees. I would stay here every time if I could.

    • Manager Responded on 7/17/2018

      thank you for staying with us!!! the mermaids of tybee

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  • Typee Island - FUN

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2018

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    Susan C from Thornville, OH recommends this vacation rental

    Loved the cottage. We had a wonderful time.

    • Manager Responded on 7/6/2018

      Thank you for staying with us! The mermaids

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  • Cute place

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest from pensacola beach, FL recommends this vacation rental

    We really enjoyed our stay. The beach was within walking distance which was nice.

    • Manager Responded on 7/6/2018

      Thank you for staying with us! We love our unique and special vintage cottage. Diane and the mermaids

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  • Our Little Hideaway Close to the Fun

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2018

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    Denise E from Hanover, Pa recommends this vacation rental

    the cottage is at the end of a street so it very private but close enough to the beach. the rooms were very nicely decorated. the only negatives was the porch needed newer furniture and the chairs in the yard were a little worn down. we did like that that porch was screened in.

    • Manager Responded on 7/14/2018

      Thank you for staying with us! Love, the Mermaids

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  • My Dream

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2018

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    Lola I from Albia, Iowa recommends this vacation rental

    It was a dream come true vacation for 3 generations of ladies from Iowa

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2018

      Oh! We love LOVE hearing that, and what a perfect cottage for the gens! Come and stay with us again ~ you can even bring 4 gens next time! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids

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  • Family vacation

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2018

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    a guest from Hoover, AL recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed our stay. We wanted to be on the North End of Tybee away from crowds and it was close to the beach and a playground for our almost 2 year old grandson.The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. We liked the decor but there were a lot of things we had to put up out of reach of our curious toddler. We enjoyed the swing on the screened porch and the fenced in backyard. It is close to the Lighthouse. Don't miss the Farmer's market on Monday from 4-7. We toured Ft. Pulaski and went to Savannah. It's also not far from the Tanger Outlets in Pooler if you're into shopping.

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  • Simple cottage with nice proximity to beach

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2018

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    Ellen L from Saint Paul, MN recommends this vacation rental

    We, unfortunately, had nearly all 4 days with cool weather and rain, so will try to ignore that for the review since it’s out of the property’s control. We truly enjoyed Tybee Island and this little cottage’s proximity to the beach is great! It has a nice, simple floor plan with three small, but very functional, bedrooms and two bathrooms (hooray!) and everything was clearly well cared for and clean. Check in and check out process were super easy. Everything worked (laundry, showers, appliances, etc), including AC which we didn’t need. The the outdoor shower is nice, considering all the beach sand. The screened-in back porch was a family favorite. The owner clearly cares for her property as it’s all very quaint and personal. We do, however, agree with some previous reviews that there is a lot of “stuff” everywhere, which makes sense when you learn this was the owner’s home, not simply her vacation destination. We have young children (5 & 7) and were a bit nervous about so many breakables and historical items.

    The location, on the northeast side of the island, is actually great for those that don’t like crazy busy. The walk to the beach is short and exploring in the area of the lighthouse and old fort is easy. We appreciated that we could walk to so much of what we did. The public restrooms by the beach are very clean, which was a pleasant surprise. It is easy to get on/off the island and simple to do Savannah for day trips or venture to the rest of Tybee for food/fun. Owner and rental company leave behind brochures and maps and we recommend you read through the guest book for other ideas.

    The rental/management company tells you to bring your own of everything beach related, but the owner does have beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs available (nice surprise). There were no beach/sand toys, though, which we think would be a nice add to the property for those who travel long distances.

    • Manager Responded on 4/17/2018

      Thank you for the nice review. Cold weather or not, we're glad you found awesome things to do on Tybee and in Savannah! We will definitely pass along the word to the owner about the toys and tchotchkes. Come stay with us again! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids

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  • On a whim

    Stayed 2 days ending in April, 2018

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    a guest from biglerville, PA recommends this vacation rental

    It was perfect, clean, comfortable,short walk to beach. Party of five enjoyed it very much.

    • Manager Responded on 4/10/2018

      Well now you have to tell us what your favorite room was. The cowboy room? The angel room? Screened porch? Outdoor shower? I love them all, can't decide so maybe you can help me out. ;) ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids

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  • Charming Cottage Steps from the Beach

    Stayed 5 days ending in March, 2018

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    Juliet S from Arlington Heights, IL recommends this vacation rental

    This cottage was charming and quaint. It was quite clean and had everything we needed, and was just as it was described. Having two baths was a real plus. It was in a great location--very quiet and just a short walk to the is also a very short walking distance to the historic lighthouse and museum, plus a fun beachside restaurant. There is a small grocery in town with the necessities--as well as a few little shops and coffee places.

    • Manager Responded on 4/10/2018

      Thanks for the nice words! We love it when guests who have enjoyed the cottage let other guests know how great it (OK, and us) are. ;) Come back and stay again soon! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids

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  • Winter on Tybee

    Stayed 51 days ending in March, 2018

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    Johnny K from Murphy, NC recommends this vacation rental

    I was completely mesmerized by the fact that the house was truly a vintage home, decorated with memorabilia from the past that will give you a history lesson from the living room alone. My wife and I meet the owner and instantly made a new friend. Ms.J is an encyclopedia of the history of Tybee and Fort Screven. She gave us a tour of the island which was not part of the rental package but was a wonderful bonus. She also knows the best places to eat and local "things to do". The house was clean and maintained. I personally recommend a stay at On A Whim and hopefully will return.

    • Manager Responded on 3/20/2018

      We loved you all staying with us this winter!! Thank you so much for your lovely review- we agree- this is indeed a special cottage!!! The mermaids of tybee

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Minimum Night Stay Requirements will apply throughout the year including holidays, spring break and our summer season. Please check with our Mermaid Reservations Team at 912-704-4618 or visitmermaid@gmail.com for the dates you are considering.

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