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The front of this beautiful, classica Tybee raised cottage. Plenty of parking for cars and even a boat ( or 2!).

Southern Cross Cottage circa 1935

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Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Cats, Dogs allowed.

1716 Chatham Avenue Tybee Island, GA 31328 United States

At Southern Cross Cottage>, as Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past”.

Step back in time to 1935; sit on the porch and let things move a little slower and a little sweeter as the sound of the surf rocks you to sleep. This raised-Tybee cottage is lovingly restored and decorated to take you back to the golden age of the Georgia Coast.

Located at the crossroads on the southern end of Tybee just steps from the beach, back-river, and board walk. The fire pit is a perfect spot to roast marshmallows, oysters or tell the grandkids a scary story as the firelight puts the kids and the dogs to sleep. When you see it for the first time you’ll understand why you came this way.

Pets are welcome, complimentary WiFi & high speed internet. We also offer complimentary domestic long distance phone calls!

The framed drawings/cartoons etc. in the cottage are from Esquire magazines that were found in the attic of the house in 2006, they are from the early fifties and seemed to match the personality of the house. The championship score board downstairs is from Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta. Peachtree was built by Bobby Jones and six close friends. Two of those friends were the owner's paternal and maternal grandfathers. If you look at the first names on the board, Charlie Black Jr. and Dick Garlington, Black was the father of the owner's mother (Dodie)who is featured in the framed golf club advertisement that is also downstairs. Both of these gentlemen grew up with Jones in Atlanta and often competed with him in tournaments. They were extremely good golfers yet they never chose to play professionally or compete on an international stage as Jones did. The level of golf talent in Atlanta during that era is truly phenomenal. The reason Jones built Peachtree was because he could not play a round of golf in the years after he quit playing competitively without drawing a crowd. Peachtree provided a sanctuary for him and his friends to relax and enjoy the game, the tradition continues at Peachtree today, a place were gentleman and ladies can enjoy the game in it's purest form.

The soldier on the wall downstairs is my grandfather and the photo was taken just prior to shipping out for the Pacific in WWII. He was a country boy from Cedartown GA, who volunteered to be a medic on the day after Pearl Harbor; twelve weeks later he was a machine gunner (so much for volunteering). He eventually wound up making six amphibious landings, including Okinawa and Guam where some of the most intense fighting in the Pacific occurred. He was severely wounded on Okinawa and received six Bronze Stars for his actions in combat; (as you can tell I am extremely proud of him).

The large ring of keys on the wall are from the Fulton County (Atlanta) Jail and one of them was to the cell where Wayne Williams, the infamous Atlanta child killer was held.The owner's father was the jail director during that difficult period.

The article about the purchase of the Crackers (the Crackers were the forerunner of the Braves and were the winningest team in the old Southern League, before major league baseball came south in 1965) includes info about Charles Black Sr. What is not mentioned is that as a student at the University of Georgia from 1894-1898 Charlie brought his dog to school with him from Atlanta and the dog was often around the football practices. Eventually the girls tied red and black ribbons around the dog whose name was Trilby and took him to a game all dressed up........UGA then had their mascot and they became the Bulldogs. Sonny Sieler, the current owner of UGA, tells the story in his book, "Damn Good Dawgs".

Complimentary off-street parking for 4 cars.

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, 2 story, Built in 1935
Unit Code 044 Cros
Beds 3 queen beds, 1 full bed
Bathrooms 3 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 8, 8 dining seats
Floor Area 1500 square feet
Pets Cats, Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities Air Conditioning, Hair Dryer, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, walking, children welcome, non smoking only, pets considered, wheelchair inaccessible
Living Central Air, Hair Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer
Entertainment Cable Television, CD Player, DVD, High Speed Internet and WiFi, Flatscreen TV/DVD - living room, Flatscreen TV - Master Bedroom, Flatscreen TV in Queen Bedroom, Flatscreen TV/DVD downstairs, Complimentary WIFI
Kitchen Basic Coffee Service, Coffee Maker, Cook Books, Cookware, Full Kitchen, Kitchen Spices and other treats, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee
Outdoor Charcoal Grill, Fenced in Yard, Garden Seating, Off Street Parking, Outdoor shower w/ Hot and Cold, Patio, Rocking Chairs to enjoy, Wrap around porch, Hammock
Family Beach , Books for all, Pets Welcome!, Poker Room
Convenience Shopping
Culture 20 minutes to Historic Savannah, Lighthouse
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99 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

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  • Mixed feelings

    Stayed 10 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Riverview, Fl recommends this vacation rental

    We LOVE this house and have stayed several times. The location is perfect & it is well appointed. This past trip, however, was our longest stay at 10 days. I have to say, everything was great except for the master bed! The mattress was awful. My husband & I couldn't sleep, our backs hurt & as the end of the trip neared, we couldn't wait to get back home to our own bed! Please consider replacing the mattress! Also, the hot tub wasn't functioning but was nice and refreshing as a little "pool".

    • Manager Responded on 7/25/2017

      Oh no!! So sorry you were uncomfortable in the bed and we will certainly pass this on to the homeowner. Glad you were able to enjoy the spa/pool and the rest of the home and enjoyed your Tybee time! Please let us know if we can help with your next visit. Thanks so much! Denise & the Mermaids.

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  • Great location and house!

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2017

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    Kyle R from Canton, GA recommends this vacation rental

    The house is very clean and well equipped, (thanks Tammy!) The top floor has the older charm and the bottom is a more modern feel. Everything we needed was on hand. The location is excellent as well, 2 blocks from the boardwalk at the jetty. We will definately book this property again.

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  • Tybee Island

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2017

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    Matt M from Coppell, Texas recommends this vacation rental

    Had a great time at the cottage. Need to finish the electrical in the garage.
    The lights need to be hooked up. Had a great time in a great place overall.
    No shower in the Master is a minus. Money well spent and would do it again.

    Matt

    • Manager Responded on 6/25/2017

      Thank you very much for the feedback and I will certainly pass along to our Ops Dept for their attention. Glad you enjoyed the cottage, it has always been one of my favorites! Come and see us again soon, your Mermaid family!

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  • Southern Cross Rental

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Raleigh, NC recommends this vacation rental

    Our experience with Southern Cross was wonderful! The house accommodated 3 families with room to spare. There was plenty of seating for everyone and within walkable distance to beach. We really enjoyed how convenient the outdoor shower and bathroom was as well as the extra hoses located around the house. The house was beautifully decorated, clean, and well maintained. We'll certainly be coming back!

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  • A great place to stay.

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2017

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    James S from Carmichael, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed there with 2 other couples (6 total). The house was spotless clean, well maintained.The knotty pine interior is beautiful. Plenty of room for all of us. The balcony was a great place to hang out and relax.
    The beach is about a 3 to 5 minute walk away. And it is a nice beach. Savannah is only 30 minutes away.
    House is well stocked with all you need to cook and prepare meals. Modern kitchen. Big dining room table. Wifi and TV excellent.
    Mermaid staff (Denise) called us prior to our stay to let us know of an event that may cause us a problem. Thank you for that warning. We timed our drive and were not bothered.
    Got warm our last 2 days and the A/C is excellent. All of us would go back and stay again.
    We had one problem with 2 outlets with no power. Called Mermaid Cottages and they were ready to send someone out to fix it that day. We decided to just not use the outlets and asked them to fix it after we left. The staff we talked to were always polite and professional and wanted to do whatever made us happy.
    Thank you Mermaid Cottages. We would recommend this to our friends.

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  • Great House and location

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2017

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    Christina W from Baltimore, MD recommends this vacation rental

    This was a perfect house for our family,would definitely rent again. Their were minor things that could be improved but overall great rental...

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  • Wonderful!

    Stayed 15 days ending in March, 2017

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    a guest from Arcadia, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We were entirely accommodated by Mermaid Cottages when our confirmed rental had problems after the hurricane. Southern Cross was a delight. Spacious porches, comfy beds, nicely equipped kitchen, delightful inside and out. Southern end of island meant a very short walk to the beach and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Return visit to Southern Cross

    Stayed 4 days ending in January, 2017

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    a guest from Chattanooga, Tennessee recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful experience...from start to finish. Simple process to reserve and helpful information provided promptly. I loved having access to the new app. The one problem we had was handled promptly and very fairly. The cleaning staff Tammy and (name?) were very helpful we had questions about the amenities and responded very professionally and quickly when I called looking for an item in the kitchen. Very nice people.

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  • Southern Cross in early November

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2016

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    Patricia R from Avon, CO recommends this vacation rental

    The property more than exceeded our expectations and was extremely clean and well maintained. The pictures on the website accurately depicted the property. The location was ideal for our crowd; close to the beach yet not right on it. We are avid walkers and found the 10 mile round trip walk to the light house exhilarating. When we decided to use the hot tub, it was tepid. We called Tammy and Kurt's number (our caretaker) and Tammy came over immediately to turn up the heat and give us instructions. She was extremely courteous and helpful and made us feel that we were in good hands. We would very much like to return to Tybee Island in the future and hope that we can once again rent Southern Cross Cottage. We had great meals at the Breakfast Club and Pizza on Wheels delivered a very nice pizza.

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  • Best Girls Weekend Ever

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2016

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    Sherry B from Ormond Beach, FL recommends this vacation rental

    This property exceeded all of our expectations! Clean, cozy and has the best equipped kitchen I've ever seen in a vacation rental! We all look forward to coming back for another visit.

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  • Relaxing Southern Cross

    Stayed 6 days ending in September, 2016

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    Lynn L from Harrison, TN recommends this vacation rental

    Had a great time here, the house is very nice! Tammy did a wonderful job preparing & checking back with us, will be back next year!

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  • Southern Cross - Girls trip!

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2016

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    Heather H from Taylors, SC recommends this vacation rental

    We had a fabulous and relaxing time! We were definitely not ready to leave! The house is absolutely gorgeous and makes you feel so at home. Will definitely be back again!! The location of Southern Cross is ideal - love love love it! Only tiny thing I could possibly have to complain about are the beds... maybe it's my old back - but the mattresses are pretty hard - did not make for very good night's sleep - but that would be my only complaint. I would stay again and bring my own mattress pad/cover to try and soften it up a bit.

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  • Southern Cross-Perfect stay

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2016

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    a guest from Charlotte, NC recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time at Southern Cross cottage. Our vacation was just perfect. Thank you to Denise, Carol and the housekeeper Kurtis. You all made our stay wonderful! This was our third stay at Southern Cross and the location can't be beat! Counting the days till our next stay on Tybee!

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  • Wonderful!!

    Stayed 10 days ending in July, 2016

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    Linda M from Cincinnati, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We recently spent our 10th summer vacation on Tybee. This was our first stay with Mermaid Cottages, and it was wonderful! They were so helpful, even helping us make phone calls on Saturday morning to find an emergency pediatric dentist! ( Thank you, thank you! Of course, Tybee Teeth ended up saving the day! ) Southern Cross was the cleanest rental house we've ever stayed in, Tammy and Kurt do a wonderful job keeping this large house up to a wonderful standard!
    We had such a great relaxing time at Southern Cross -- the hammock was a hit, the hot tub was our fantastic fix for our water babies when the adults just couldn't make it down to the beach. So many beach accesses near, we loved having all those choices. This house offers plenty of space, the dining table and seating areas inside and out were perfect. This felt like Grandma's beach house, so comfy and clean, it didn't feel like a rental. The only thing missing was homemade biscuits at that big old table. Thank you Mermaids for another Tybee vacation full of memories!

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  • 4th of July Perfection

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    a guest from Riverview, Fl recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross is our favorite beach house on Tybee! The location is ideal, the house is beautiful & well appointed with excellent amenities for our large family of 6,& the kids absolutely love the pool/hot tub!

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  • Wonderful Week with the Mermaids

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2016

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    marty l from Jeffersonville, In recommends this vacation rental

    We loved our week at the Southern Cross Cottage. It was so comfortable and homey. We we arrived- the cleaning folks- I think Tammy was the name of one of the ladies who were finishing up- were still there and such nice people. They took the time to explain about things of local interest to us and came back with ant spray to take care of some ants on the gate. Such sweet ladies and very helpful. This house was well stocked and the front porch was just my fav place. Loved the fact that the house was large enough for us to spread out in. Couldn't have been better and the Mermaid Coffee was the BEST. Thanks to all for a great week.

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  • Neat home in a great location!

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2016

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    a guest from Decatur, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We really enjoyed our stay at Southern Cross. The porch was wonderful, the house was comfy with plenty of space and all the necessities, well appointed kitchen for us to cook most of our meals, short walk to the beach in most every direction, completely fenced yard for the doggies, and a hot tub!

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  • Family Fun

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    a guest from Riverview, Fl recommends this vacation rental

    This was the perfect house for our large family. We have 4 children, ages 8 to 6 weeks old.
    The house was beautiful, clean & the layout of rooms really worked well for us. We found all we needed in the kitchen & the kids loved cooling off in the "pool". The mermaids were friendly & eager to please but we had everything we needed. Our family has already booked Southern Cross for a return visit!

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  • Quiet and close to the beach!

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2016

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    Rachel O from Troy, New York recommends this vacation rental

    It is very private and close to the beach ! Great retreat for anyone!

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  • Wonderful getaway!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2016

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    Chesley T from McDonough, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We loved this cottage. Everything about it was wonderful. I have already told 5 other families about this cottage and Mermaid Cottages.

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  • Do I HAVE to go back home?

    Stayed 12 days ending in February, 2016

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    Chris G from Suwanee, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    This house, I adored. At first it felt dark because of all the gorgeous wood flooring and paneling.. But then its contrast between the bright, breezy Tybee beach became a cozy recharge space. I alternated between reading on AMAZING sleeping porch hammock, my bedroom with its screen door view and breezes, and walks on the beach via 2 access points just a block away.

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  • Perfect Weekend

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2015

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    Betty L from Fairview, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental

    Decided to take a quick getaway to Tybee the weekend before Thanksgiving. We had stayed at Southern Cross previously and were looking forward to spending time in the hot tub during the cooler off season. We had a wonderful stay and the Mermaids were spot on their game of best customer service ever. Although we arrived late Friday night, we couldn't get the TV to work. One phone call and a service man showed up to take care of it. Very pleasant and fast. The next day, our car battery was dead and, again, one phone call, and a gentleman showed up to help us out. No charge. We love the house, the proximity to the beach, and the Mermaids ensure that our stay is perfect every time. Thank you!

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  • 10th wedding anniversary family trip

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2015

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    Tammy L from Chattanooga, Tennessee recommends this vacation rental

    It was in a word - superb. Relaxing, enchanting and so much fun. the house was well appointed and comfortable. It felt as though you had stepped back in time but with all of the conveniences of today.

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  • Southern Cross Vacation

    Stayed 10 days ending in October, 2015

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    Anthony c from Whitesburg, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Excellent vacation property. Have used Mermaid Cottages multiple times and have always had a very good experience.

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  • SWAGFEST 2015 at Southern Cross

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2015

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    Barbara W from Marietta, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    Too many stairs and a bit dark.....loved the wraparound porch and the 8 person hot tub...there were 8 of us from Tucker High School Class of 71

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  • Wonderful Tybee and Mermaid Cottages!!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    Andrea M from Kalamazoo, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Felt just like home.....only better because we were at the beach!

    • Manager Responded on 9/7/2015

      thank you so much! the mermaids

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  • Family trip

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    a guest from Wheaton, IL recommends this vacation rental

    It was great! We celebrated our anniversary with our family. The house was fantastic, with lots of space to be together and lots of spaces to get away!! The house had everything we needed.
    Very convenient to the beach.

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  • We loved the Southern Cross!

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    a guest from Roswell, GA recommends this vacation rental

    What a great Tybee getaway! Room for all of us - and 2 living rooms so we weren't on top of each other! Bedrooms roomy. Front porch to die for, hot tub to relax in. Short walk to the beach and the river. Baby was afraid of the waves, so the river was perfect! No noise from the business district, and when the people in the Mermaid cottage next door got beyond noisy, we called the Mermaids who got it taken care of. And they provided us a baby gate so the little one didn't fall down the steps. This is the second Mermaid property we've stayed in, and if we return to Tybee, we'll continue to rent from them - everything is always perfect and if it isn't, they make it so.

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  • Great Family Reunion House

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Kathleen O from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We had two Mermaid Cottages and loved both. Two families stayed in So. Cross and the rest in Eisenhower. The one thing I would change, is how we accessed the beach for the first part of the week - we used the access near the 13th St house and the beach access from Southern Cross is so much easier! Walk to the end of Chatham ave & use the flyover to the southern point of Tybee. Beatiful views of Little Tybee, great breezes & kite boarders, along with awesome sand bars. The additional outside shower and bathroom were life savers with a big group. I've been renting Mermaid Cottages for more than 10 years and would never go anywhere else!

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  • awesome vacation

    Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2015

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    Gerald R from Douglasville, GA recommends this vacation rental

    The mermaid rental people were so nice and helpful. Every call I made the mermaid person was so nice and helpful.
    southern Cross cottage was a great house. Very roomy and set up for a great beach vacation. It really felt like a home. Close to the beach,fishing pier,A J's restaurant and the Tybee beach village.
    Our Family loved the house.

    • Manager Responded on 7/16/2015

      thank you!

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  • Great location and such a grand old beach house

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Richard G from Charlotte, NC recommends this vacation rental

    Loved the house, from the knotty pine paneling to the comfortable furniture on the porches. Secure yard was great for the doggies. Location can't be beat at the southern tip of Tybee. Reminded me of our old beach house from my childhood. AC, internet, cable, hot water all worked fine. Comfy beds had me sleeping in big time. Will be back again.

    • Manager Responded on 7/16/2015

      thank you! hurry back!

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  • Terrific Week, Lovely Cottage

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2015

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    Betty L from Fairview, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental

    We have stayed at a Mermaid Cottage before but this was our first time at Southern Cross. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage! It had plenty of space for our family of six and we love being able to bring our dog as well. The cottage was spotless and there are so many nice touches throughout. The Mermaids are always available and they called on our first day to make sure everything was satisfactory for us. The pool in the backyard was an extra plus for our kids as well. They loved being able to spend time at the beach but come "home" and relax in the pool. The hot/cold outdoor shower was also nice to have downstairs. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and we'll definitely stay at Southern Cross again!

    • Manager Responded on 6/23/2015

      thank you!

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  • Southern Cross Cottage, Tybee Island GA

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Debbie H from Loudon, Tennessee recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful location in the back river area. Just park your car and walk to the beach, back river fishing pier, kayaking, shops, and main pier. In a quiet area with beautiful homes great for biking and walking. Have stayed in other areas in Tybee and this was the families (3 generations)favorite location by far. The mermaids at mermaid cottages were attentive to all our needs and a pleasure to work with. The cottage was clean and well maintained. Our favorite room had to be the wrap around porch. My only concerns were of purely personal preference, the upstairs interior is rather dark with paneling on walls and ceilings making it necessary to turn on lights when going into bedrooms during the day. The kitchen is small if more than 2 people like to help with meal prep and I would have preferred a firmer mattress in the master bedroom. overall we were very pleased with our stay.

    • Manager Responded on 6/17/2015

      thank you!!!

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  • Best Mother's Day !

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2015

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    Pam C from Jefferson, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    Had a wonderful trip to tybee with all my children and grandchildren for Mother's Day . During our first day our son in law had a heart attack and we had to call 911 and have him transported to memorial hospital in savannah. Thanks to there response he had emergency surgery and will be able to live and enjoy many more vacations at tybee.

    • Manager Responded on 5/18/2015

      Thank you for your review and recommendation for Southern Cross. We are sorry that your son-in-law experienced such a serious medical emergency while you were vacationing with us, but we are so thankful to hear that he got quick and lifesaving surgery in Savannah and will be back to enjoy many more vacations at Tybee; we look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Let's do it again

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2015

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    a guest from Decatur, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful and well equipped home! Truly had everything!

    • Manager Responded on 5/18/2015

      Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed Southern Cross! Yes, please do come back and "do it again" soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • A sprint respite from the dreadful winter

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2015

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    Julie F from Hopkinton, MA recommends this vacation rental

    Rental was easy to do. Staff at Mermaid was very responsive. Cottage was great.

    • Manager Responded on 4/30/2015

      We love knowing you had a great respite here on Tybee Island, and that you enjoyed our cottage! Please come and stay with us any time!! ~ The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Great vacation!

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2015

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    Lisa W from Summerton, SC recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful visit to Tybee Island. We relaxed, went to dinner, grilled out, fished and had fun on the beach. The guys enjoyed the Back River Fishing pier being so close to the house- they fished everyday(actually caught 60 whiting). It was so nice being able to walk almost everywhere - location was perfect! The only thing that was an issue (and we made the best of it) was the hot water. There was not enough hot water to take care of 6 showers. We would have to work around getting ready due to this but no complaints! I would love to be sitting on the front porch now!!!!

    • Manager Responded on 4/16/2015

      Thanks so much for your review and recommendation for Southern Cross Cottage! We love hearing that guests enjoyed a great vacation, had fun, grilled out, fished and just generally had a wonderful visit! Sounds like a great time was had by all! We are so glad you let us know! We, too, would love for you to be back on that front porch and we hope you will plan a return visit very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Blissful Spring Break

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2015

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    a guest from Long Valley, NJ recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time with our aunt and uncle, and daughter and boyfriend at Southern Cross during our spring break. It's a very nice layout, convenient to the beach and town activities. The beds were especially comfortable and the porch a wonderful asset.

    • Manager Responded on 4/13/2015

      We're so glad you had such a blissful spring break at Southern Cross! We hope to see you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Southern Cross March 2015

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2015

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    Lisa E from St. Paul, MN recommends this vacation rental

    This is the 3rd time I've stayed at Southern Cross. It is a fantastic house for large groups. Everything was perfect. And I love renting from Mermaid Cottages. Y'all are the best!

    • Manager Responded on 3/19/2015

      We love our repeat guests too! Thanks so much for your review! We always love hearing from our guests who have found their favorite Mermaid Cottage and return year after year! We appreciate your loyalty and we look forward to your next visit at this great beach house! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Great Weekend at Tybee Island

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2015

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    James O from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross was roomy and inviting. It provided the perfect setting for friends to reconnect with each other. Roar of the ocean was great to hear from the spacious wrap-around porch. House was clean and fun, staff was available and friendly and Tybee was a good time as always. We recommend this beach house and plan on returning in the future.

    • Manager Responded on 1/6/2015

      Thank you for your review and recommendation for Southern Cross! We are delighted that you had such a great stay! Thrilled that you are already planning to return! We look forward to seeing you again in 2015! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Girls Weekend

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2014

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    Wendy K from Orangeburg, SC recommends this vacation rental

    Thank you again Mermaid Cottages for another wonderful Girls Weekend! Tybee Southern Cross Cottage was PERFECT! From it's welcoming front porch to it's relaxing spa pool. Mermaid Diane, Jan , & Denise did a wonderful job providing everything we needed for a perfect vacation. Already planning 2015 Girls Weekend!

    • Manager Responded on 10/30/2014

      We are delighted that you had another wonderful girls' weekend stay! We are so glad that Southern Cross was perfect and we are thrilled that you are already planning your 2015 Girls' Weekend stay with us; we will look forward to seeing you then! ~The Mermaids of Mermaid Cottages

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  • wonderful stay!

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2014

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    Michelle C from McDonough, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We always have a great experience with our Mermaid Cottage rental!

    • Manager Responded on 10/30/2014

      Thank you! We're always happy to hear from returning guests! Thanks for letting us know what a wonderful stay you enjoyed at Southern Cross! See you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Lovely Family Retreat

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2014

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    Cory B from Culpeper, VA recommends this vacation rental

    Our stay as Southern Cross was relaxing, refreshing and comfortable. Southern Cross had enough space for everyone to have privacy but also togetherness. Easy walk to two beaches, we enjoyed mornings and sunsets on the beach. Thank you for providing space for our family to make memories.

    • Manager Responded on 8/25/2014

      Thanks so much for your wonderful review and recommendation for Southern Cross! We're so happy that you had such a lovely family retreat and made lasting memories here with us! We hope you will plan a return visit very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Southern Cross Rocks!

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from Charlotte, NC recommends this vacation rental

    Our Family has been to Tybee Island 8 times and each time it just keeps getting better and better. This house was fantastic. We have 4 Children 3 Boys and 1 Girl and there was plenty of room. The kids had there own space downstairs and the adults could have some quiet time upstairs. The House was just perfect and the location is fabulous on the back river. We loved the outdoor shower. We will be back at Thanksgiving time. Thank you to Mermaid Cottages the service is like non other. Tammy was fabulous and Denise always takes such good care of us!

    • Manager Responded on 8/6/2014

      Thank you for your review, recommendation and loyalty! We love hearing from our repeat guests who keep coming back again and again! We appreciate you so much and we are delighted that you and your family had such a fantastic time at Southern Cross! We look forward to seeing you again at Thanksgiving! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Fun Family Reunion

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2014

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    a guest from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful beach house! very well equipped, clean, with great customer service

    • Manager Responded on 8/8/2014

      Thank you for your review and recommendation for Southern Cross Cottage! We are so happy that you had a fun family reunion here with us and we hope you and your family will plan future reunions with us in mind! Hope to see you again! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Top Notch Cottage

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2014

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    Fritz R from Ft Wayne, In recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed in a cottage the first week of July 2014, the place was awesome we will definitely return and highly recommend

    • Manager Responded on 8/1/2014

      Thank you so much for your review and recommendation for Southern Cross! We are delighted that you enjoyed this awesome cottage and we're thrilled that you are already planning to return; hope to see you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Perfect beach house for our getaway!

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2014

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    Gina S from Savannah, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross was immaculate, extremely well equipped and made our Tybee vacation a huge success. The location was perfect with the back river across the street and the main beach only a 2 minute walk. The details of the home were charming with a mix if the old and new. All the wonderful old beach house details were kept with all updated baths, kitchen, and decor'. The hot tub and outdoor space were great. They even provided beach chairs, carts, and bikes! Great vacation and great service from Mermaid Cottages. We will be back!

    • Manager Responded on 7/8/2014

      Thank you so much for your review! Sounds like you definitely enjoyed a very successful (and fun!) stay at Southern Cross! We are delighted that Southern Cross was the perfect beach house for you and we are thrilled that you are already planning to return! See you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Tybee Time

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2014

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    a guest from Lorena, Tx recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time-Southern Cross is perfect for families with teenagers!! We will return!

    • Manager Responded on 6/30/2014

      Thanks so much for your review and recommendation! We're so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time at Southern Cross! We're thrilled that you are already planning to return; hope to see you soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • A-MA-ZING

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2014

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    a guest from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Best rental experience on Tybee in the 5 years I have been visiting. I usually go alone so wonderful homes like Southern Cross weren't in my repertoire. Luckily we had a family wedding to attend and planned to stay for a few days before with my husband, two kids (6 and 5), mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I had never seen Southern Cross but knew I wanted lots of space and to be on the south end so we could access several beach areas. The photos and descriptions of the house seemed almost too good to be true - but we booked it and hoped for the best. This place absolutely exceeded all expectations. The home is exquisitely appointed - it's truly as if someone anticipated your every need (and more). Plenty of space to be together or enjoy some private time, the spa pool was perfect for little ones to splash but parents not to worry too much, and there were at least 3 beach areas within easy access. Management was great - we got in a bit early but were able to load up the fridge and take a look at the beach while they finished getting ready for us. About halfway through our stay the A/C and internet both went out - unrelated, obviously - and they had someone onsite within minutes of our call, literally, to resolve the issues. Incredible. You simply cannot go wrong with this lovely home. I hope we have a chance to visit again!

    • Manager Responded on 6/20/2014

      Thank you so much for your awesome review and recommendation for Southern Cross Cottage! We are thrilled that Southern Cross exceeded all of your expectations! And, we are delighted that you want to come back and stay at this wonderful cottage again; we look forward to welcoming you back! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Absolutely Grand!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2014

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    a guest from Pensacola, Fl recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross cottage was above and beyond the expectations of the four women who spent time here! The cottage itself and it's perfect location, the beautiful and comfortable vintage furnishings, the wonderful hammock and the outside daybed...the fun outdoor jacuzzi...I could certainly go on...this was truly a great getaway! All of us want to come back with and/or without families!
    The mermaid family was great! Especially Carol! She took so much time with me before, during and after the entire process! She really made me feel like my little bit of time on Tybee was truly important to her! Thanks, Mermaid Carol! Another thanks to Tammy! She was working in our cottage when we arrived, she made us feel so welcome giving us great advice about the island and her attention to detail in the house was amazing!
    Does it sound like I loved everything about this trip?!? Absolutely!!

    • Manager Responded on 5/27/2014

      Thank you! We sincerely appreciate our guests' reviews and we are delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Southern Cross! We will pass along your thanks to Carol and Tammy and we invite you back; we hope to see you again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Wonderful family retreat

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2014

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    Pam C from Jefferson, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    Very enjoyable vacation at tyber house. House was wonderful family loved it

    • Manager Responded on 5/20/2014

      We're delighted to hear that your family loved Southern Cross! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful family retreat there and we hope you will plan a return visit very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Peaceful Family Retreat

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2014

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    a guest from Richmond Hill, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross was the perfect choice for our recent retreat at the beach. It felt like a visit to Grandma's house only with all the amenities you could want. Extremely easy access to the beach. We rented bikes for the whole family for a fun relaxing way to explore Tybee. The house has lots of cozy areas to get away and relax. The porch was our favorite place to enjoy the breezes in shady comfort. The kids enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. All the boys had a great time at the poker table. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have truly thought of every detail for your stay. We will definitely return in the fall.

    • Manager Responded on 4/30/2014

      Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation for Southern Cross! We are delighted to hear what a great time was had by all and we are so glad this was the perfect choice for your family retreat! We are thrilled that you have already decided you are coming back in the fall; see you then! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Great Location

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2014

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    a guest from Tate, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Walking distance to beach, back fishing pier and shopping.

    • Manager Responded on 3/13/2014

      Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Cross! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Wonderful home

    Stayed 4 days ending in January, 2014

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    Donna Y from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed our stay at the Southern Cross. Quiet neighborhood, beautiful home. Unable to enjoy hot tub because of extremely windy, cold weather. Would gladly recommend this rental to others.

    • Manager Responded on 1/16/2014

      We thank you for your review and recommendation and we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay at Southern Cross! Hopefully, you can come back in the spring/summer and enjoy that hot tub! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Amazing Stay - - Amazing Staff

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2013

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    Ben C from Calgary, Alberta recommends this vacation rental

    We just finished a wonderful week at the Southern Cross. The house was extremely comfortable and well equipped. Mermaid Terry and Mermaid Jan were extremely helpful with all our needs. I would strongly recommend Mermaid Cottages and the Southern Cross to anyone wishing to visit Tybee!

    • Manager Responded on 10/23/2013

      Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are delighted that you had such an amazing stay at Southern Cross! Our goal at Mermaid Cottages is world-class customer service right here on little Tybee Island so we are thrilled to hear what a wonderful experience your had with our mermaids Tari and Jan! We invite you back and hope you see you again very soon~ ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Great Weekend on Tybee with Mermaid

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2013

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    Fuller C from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    I had a wonderful experience stay on Tybee and renting through Mermaid Cottages! The home was very clean when I arrived and everything was made very easy by having the lock box with the key so there was no hassle of having to go somewhere to check in! There were additional keys upon entering the property and all the information about necessary was available in convenient places around the home. It was a great and relaxing weekend renting with Mermaid Cottages! I will be calling them again next time I am planning on staying on the island.

    • Manager Responded on 9/26/2013

      Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great, relaxing weekend and a wonderful experience at Southern Cross! We are delighted that you are already planning to stay with us again and we look forward to seeing you back again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Annual Branch Tybee Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2013

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    Carla B from Cartersville, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We loved Southern Cross. It was the perfect size for us and was a very short walk to the back beach which is our favorite! The hot tub was an added bonus. The mermaids, as always, were warm and helpful throughout the process. We had perfect weather! Overall a very relaxing and fun week.

    • Manager Responded on 8/19/2013

      We are delighted that you loved Southern Cross and had such a relaxing and fun Annual Branch Tybee vacation! We always love hearing from our returning guests! We look forward to seeing you again next year! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Great Weekend on Tybee

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2013

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    Caroline D from Alpharetta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We rented Southern Cross for a bachelorette weekend. It provided absolutely everything we could have asked for. Plenty of beds, showers, and bathrooms for everyone, very close to the beach and the strip, and an awesome porch for us to hang out on in the mornings and evenings. We didn't have a chance to use the hot tub or fire pit, but we're all thinking we'll return in the fall for a girls weekend for just that purpose. Great accommodations and perfect for our group!

    • Manager Responded on 8/19/2013

      We are delighted to hear that Southern Cross was the perfect accommodations for your bachelorette weekend! We are thrilled that you and your friends are already talking about a return visit! We hope to see you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Wonderful place to stay!

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2013

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    Ashley A from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful place to stay!

    • Manager Responded on 8/19/2013

      We're happy that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Cross! Hope to see you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • The southern cross is the best family house we have ever rented!!

    Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2013

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    Dee E from Newnan, GA recommends this vacation rental

    The house is totally set up for family,kids, and pets. Everything you could ever need is available. We have been spending a good bit of time over the past few years staying in mermaid houses and are never disappointed and this time was the best ever!! Extremely clean and just beautiful. Our family loved this house. Thank you mermaids you do a terrific job with your properties.

    • Manager Responded on 7/30/2013

      Thank you for your review! We love hearing from our returning guests are we are thrilled that you and your family loved Southern Cross! "Best family house we have ever rented"....can't get much better than that! We hoope to see you back again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Fabulous 4th!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2013

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    a guest from Riverview, Fl recommends this vacation rental

    We always enjoy our stay at a Mermaid Cottage but this was our first time at Southern Cross & the location was perfect! We invited friends to enjoy it with us & there was plenty of room for their family, ours...including 4 kids under the age of 5! The arrangement of rooms made it great for each family to have our privacy on different floors of the house. We would love to return & bring friends with us again! Thanks Mermaids for another excellent visit to Tybee!

    • Manager Responded on 7/30/2013

      We are delighted to hear that you had a fabulous 4th with friends at Southern Cross! We always love hearing from our repeat guests and we hope to see you (and friends!) back again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Paula's review

    Stayed 9 days ending in June, 2013

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    Paula C from Brookville, Indiana recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful stay.

    • Manager Responded on 6/19/2013

      Thank you for your review! We are delighted you had a wonderful stay at Southern Cross and hope you will plan a return visit with us very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • great location

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2013

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    Charlotte L from Kennesaw, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Everyone loved "Southern Cross". Lovely trees surround the porch. Fenced king sized hot tub area very popular!
    The elderly should arrange to sleep on main floor with kitchen to stay in the loop. Several beaches are within walking distance with pure white powder sand. Renting bikes recommended--pure joy.

    • Manager Responded on 5/20/2013

      Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted that you and your family loved Southern Cross! We agree that renting bikes is a great idea to explore our beautiful Tybee Island! We hope you will be back soon! ~ The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Five days at Tybee

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2013

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    a guest from Pike Road, AL recommends this vacation rental

    Rain and wind for 3 days - we spent a lot of time in the house. Charming, comfortable, well-stocked and accommodating, great for our family of 8, plus 2 dogs. If we could be guaranteed lots of sun, we'd definitely go again!

    • Manager Responded on 5/10/2013

      Thank you for your review. We are deighted that you found Southern Cross charming, comfortable, accommmodating and well-stocked! We wish you had had better weather for your stay and can't guarantee sunshine, but hope you will come back to see us for a sunny summer stay! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • The Having "Way too Much Fun" Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2013

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    Peggy D from Los Angeles, California recommends this vacation rental

    Loved everything about the house: beautiful, well appointed, kitchen very well stocked, jacuzzi great, the porch relaxing, terrific location, felt like being in our own home. Just a mention since the next guests will probably appreciate it, the dishwasher did not really clean very well, totally a maintenance thing that I am sure is easily fixed. Why didn't we call during our visit? We were having so much fun we forgot! Definitley will come back to Southern Cross.

    • Manager Responded on 4/16/2013

      Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear how much fun you had and how much you enjoyed Southern Cross! We appreciate you letting us know about the dishwasher and will make sure that issue is resolved immediately. Yes, we would defintiely have taken care of it while you were here if we had received a call from you; but, like you said, you were having too much fun! We look forward to seeing you back again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • First class

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2013

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    Mike S from Bethel, OH recommends this vacation rental

    The deck was the favorite for our group. The construction across the street was unfortunate, for morning coffee. Otherwise , very nice, well cared for . Southern Cross is a great place.

    • Manager Responded on 3/23/2013

      Thanks so much for your review! We are so sorry about the construction....out of our control but we are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable visit at Southern Cross! We look forward to having you back with us again very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Southern Cross

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2013

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    a guest from Savannah, Ga recommends this vacation rental

    Everything was wonderful. The house was perfect for us. Can't wait to go back.

    • Manager Responded on 3/11/2013

      Thanks for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed Southern Cross. We, too, can't wait for you to return! Come see us again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • southern cross

    Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2013

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    Kerry s from charlotte, NC - North Carolina recommends this vacation rental

    the incredible Mermaid Cottage experience is amazing!!!!!!
    this is the 3rd time we have been to Tybee and have always stayed in a mermaid cottage and have found everything to be 100% PERFECT!!!!!
    LOVE TYBEE and Mermaid cottages are the bestest!!!!!!!

    • Manager Responded on 1/4/2013

      Thank you so much for your review! We always love hearing from our returning guests! Our goal at Mermaid Cottages is world-class customer service right here on little Tybee Island and we are thrilled that you had a 100% perfect, amazing experience with us! We sure appreciate your recommendation and hope you will plan a return visit very soon; we look forward to hearing from you! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • The Mermaids are great--

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2012

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    Elizabeth C from Williamburg, VA recommends this vacation rental

    and the extra touches, like the delicious coffee, the lovely bath and bed linens, and the porch hammock add to the general feeling of comfort. The cottage doesn't have much of a view, but amenities like the hot tub and fire pit compensate, and the beach is only a short walk away.

    • Manager Responded on 11/5/2012

      Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Southern Cross! We hope you will plan a return visit soon; and if you prefer a cottage with a view, let us know when you call; we have cottages all over the island including some that are right on the beach, so we will be happy to help select the perfect cottage for your needs! We look forward to having you stay with us again! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Awesome rental property - Southern Cross

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2012

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    a guest from Woodstock, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We have never been to Tybee before - the home that we rented was beautiful, clean and homey - very roomy for two people though we should have invited 2 other couples to join us - it was that spacious. Jan at Mermaids was wonderful to deal with - we loved the outdoor shower and hot tub the best. The house was a five minute walk to the beach ... we plan on visiting again and telling all of our friends how wonderful Mermaid Cottages are.

    • Manager Responded on 9/11/2012

      Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Cross Cottage! We appreciate your recommendation and hope you will make a return visit to Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • **Southern Cross is Perfect family rental**

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2012

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    a guest from Columbia, MO recommends this vacation rental

    We were more than pleased with our stay in the Southern Cross cottage. Loved the wrap around porch. Loved the protected area under the cottage w/ bath & shower & extra fridge. Loved the hot tub (esp during rainy afternoons. Loved the decor. Loved that we could walk to beach in minutes. This is the perfect rental for a multi-family vacation. We hope to return soon!
    Thanks Diane & all the Mermaids!

    • Manager Responded on 8/28/2012

      We are so happy to hear that Southern Cross was the perfect rental for your multi-family vacation!!! We, too, hope you return soon! Give us a call; we look forward to hearing from you to book your next visit to Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages~ ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Amazing!!!

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2012

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    Tom R from Littleton, CO recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross cottage was a dream come true. It was impeccably appointed. The beds were cozy and comfy. The kitchen had everything to cook a wonderful dinner for my family. It was close enough to reach the beach in a short 5 minute walk or bike ride. At night, it was quiet and the porch provided a great spot to relax and enjoy the night.

    • Manager Responded on 9/12/2012

      Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed Southern Cross Cottage! We hope that you will plan a return visit to Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages very soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Paradise Found - Again!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2012

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    Richard R from Marietta, GA does not recommend this vacation rental.

    We just returned from another OUTSTANDING Mermaid Cottage experience and a week on Tybee. We've stayed in 4 different cottages over the years and Southern Cross, by far, is the best yet. Location can't be beat as it's within EASY walking distance to everything from food to beaches - even with young children and a cart full of beach gear. The Mermaids, as always, provided excellent services and the amenities left nothing "unthought of". Thanks to the owners for making their house available and special kudos to Diane and the Mermaids for their SUPERIOR customer service and our Tybee experiences. We will be back - again and again!!!

    • Manager Responded on 7/2/2012

      We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Cross! We strive for world-class customer service here on little Tybee Island! We are thrilled that you are already planning a return; we truly love hearing from our repeat guests and look forward to your next visit with us! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • relaxing getaway for our wedding and honeymoon <3

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2012

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    a guest from Washington, GA recommends this vacation rental

    home was lovely. community was fun and laid back. we were married on the beach, it was close enough we walked to the ceremony. beautiful home with great hospitality. hope we are able to return soon

    • Manager Responded on 5/28/2012

      We are SO happy to hear how much you enjoyed Southern Cross and Tybee and are delighted that you chose our location for your wedding! We know you will want to return again and again; call us! We look forward to helping plan your next getaway! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • A house that works for all ages

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2012

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    Norma S recommends this vacation rental

    There are lots of great reviews about Southern Cross, and we agree. The location is terrific in a quiet historic neighborhood well away away from the main drag but only a block or two from the beaches on the river and the ocean. We were 6 adults, a 3-year-old, and a crawling 12-month old. The house was very spacious, although we all gravitated toward the fantastic porch. Note for people coming with very young children: There is an open stairway from the kitchen/main living area to the lower level bedrooms. The house had a baby gate (!), but it was broken. We moved a little dresser from one of the alcoves and it fit perfectly. This is NOT a criticism of the Mermaids or the house, just a heads-up for future families who are considering renting the cottage.

    • Manager Responded on 5/15/2012

      We are thrilled to hear how much you and your family enjoyed Southern Cross! You are so right; that porch is WONDERFUL! We hope you will plan a return visit very soon! We look forward to hearing from you! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Home away from home..

    Stayed 2 days ending in April, 2012

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    carol d from ATLANTA, GA recommends this vacation rental

    My girlfriends and I really felt at home at Southerb Cross Cottage. We thought it was a true Tybee Cottage that we remembered from our youth. It was easy to lounge and talk in so many different area's. We took advantage of all of them. We had everything we needed to be comfortable and we all wanted to keep this cottage in our own family's.

    • Manager Responded on 4/24/2012

      We are delighted that you and your girlfriends felt so at home at Southern Cross! Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. We look forward to hearing from you again soon to plan your next visit; call us! We will be waiting! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Fantastic Getaway!

    Stayed 2 days ending in April, 2012

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    Jerri B recommends this vacation rental

    Great experience - house was fantastic and clean!

    • Manager Responded on 5/1/2012

      We are delighted that you had a "fantastic getaway!" So glad to hear how much you enjoyed Southern Cross. We look forward to hearing from you to plan your next getaway; call us! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Another great time at Southern Cross

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2012

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    Devina J from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    This is my second stay at the lovely Southern Cross cottage. As always, it is one of the best properties on Tybee and I would recommend it again, and again, and again. The staff of Mermaid Cottages is both highly professional and just the best group of folks that I have ever met! Love, Love, Love them!

    • Manager Responded on 4/16/2012

      Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your second stay at Southern Cross! We look forward to seeing you again soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • St Patty's Day - Savannah Parade

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2012

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    Kurt B from Cincinnati, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We had an awesome time in both Tybee & Savannah. The location of this house to the beach is fantastic. The home had numerous places to both congregate and get away from the others. We will be back to Southern Cross!

    • Manager Responded on 3/21/2012

      Wow! We are SO glad you enjoyed Southern Cross so much during your St. Patty's weekend stay. We are delighted that you are already planning a return visit! We will be waiting on your call...come back soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Loved the porches!

    Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2012

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    Laura G from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Gorgeous porch for just lazing around! Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

    • Manager Responded on 3/6/2012

      Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the porches! We hope to see you back again real soon! ~The Mermaids of Tybee Island

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  • Great for Cold or Warm Weather Visits!

    Stayed 6 days ending in January, 2012

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    Kathleen L from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross is such a comfortable, spacious, attractive home. Great mattresses, lots of reading spots on the porch, the hot tub, and a well-equipped kitchen made our stay a terrific one. You can always count on Mermaid Cottages to be clean and attractive! My family had a wonderful time at Southern Cross.

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  • Fabulous Race Retreat!

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2011

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    Betty R from Duluth, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Six of us stayed at Southern Cross during the Savannah Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon weekend, and we could not have picked a better "home base" - the kitchen was amazing for our pre-race pasta dinner, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, the common areas were perfect for watching football and playing Trivial Pursuit, and the porch provided an awesome location for outdoor napping. :-) We cannot wait to return!

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  • Complete Relaxation

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2011

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    Kathleen O from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross is the place you should stay if you want complete relaxation. The location is on the nice, quiet side of the island, while still convenient to the beach. My kids were safe to ride their scooters around and go back & forth the the beach at their own discretion. They also spent most of the time in the hot tub! The side porch gets afternoon sun and is a perfect place for lunch then a siesta. The modern kitchen is a nice treat as well.

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  • Fall Break

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2011

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    Jamie H from Johnson City, TN recommends this vacation rental

    The Mermaids are great! We had to request a little change and the Mermaids asked no questions, but just lived to serve! Southern Cross was just what my family needed after a difficult time. It is such a lovely home and we felt honored to be able to share it. Thank you for all of your lovely hospitality, Mermaids.

    • Manager Responded on 11/7/2011

      We are so glad you enjoyed Southern Cross and were able to relax with your family there. If we can help you any time in the future again, we would love to!

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  • perfect girls weekend

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2011

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    Deanne C from St. Petersburg, FL recommends this vacation rental

    beautiful, comfortable and full of character! thanks!!

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  • Perfection revisited -

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2011

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    Marilyn B from Monroe, Ga. recommends this vacation rental

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  • Southern Cross getaway@ Tybee Island

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2011

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    ray d from Charlotte, NC recommends this vacation rental

    My family and I are already reviewing vacation times for next year. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Convenient, warm and friendly. The staff handled an issue well in advance of our arrival, and made my wife very happy! Thank you again Mermaid gang!

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  • Beautiful Cottage

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2011

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    a guest from Pleasant Ridge, Michigan recommends this vacation rental

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  • Wonderful Beach House

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2011

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    Jessica C from Carterville, IL recommends this vacation rental

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  • Southern Cross the best!!

    Stayed 2 days ending in July, 2011

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    lisa k recommends this vacation rental

    What a lovely, comfortable, clean home!! Lots of space for everyone. We loved the wrap around porch and could have stayed outdoors all day!! Thanks Diane for a great visit - my only wish is it could have been longer!

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  • Love the house and location was close to everything

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2011

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    a guest from St. Peters, MO recommends this vacation rental

    Out stay was very nice,great house for friends and family, room for everyone !

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  • Great Experience

    Stayed 9 days ending in June, 2011

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    Emma S from West Point, NY recommends this vacation rental

    We greatly enjoyed our experience with Mermaid Cottages and our stay at Southern Cross. It was a great house with charm and modern amenities.

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2011

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    a guest from Savannah, GA recommends this vacation rental

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  • Review by Paula C

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2011

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    Paula C from Brookville, Indiana recommends this vacation rental

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  • Southern Cross - Perfect Cottage!

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2011

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    Debra H from Barnesville, ga recommends this vacation rental

    There were 3 couples and a single staying at this cottage. It was wonderful. The cottage is large enough to accommodate the times we didn't want to be together, as well as when we did. It's perfectly furnished, and has good quality beds...very comfortable. We all loved it and will definitely be back to Southern Cross.

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  • Fabulous Cottage!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2011

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    a guest from Bishop, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Nice cottage and very clean (and I'm picky)! The location was very convenient & the hot tub was so nice. The decor was lovely & we enjoyed sitting on the porch the best. Mermaid arranged a late check out at the last minute that was wonderful on Mothers Day.

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  • Our family group of eight had a fabulous Easter weekend at Southern Cross. Lots of room for everybody--especially liked the fact that the ground floor had its own TV room for the younger folks. Wonderful outdoor spa, porches for miles. Great kitchen.

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2011

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    Kathy T from Avondale Est., GA recommends this vacation rental

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  • Outstanding in every respect

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2011

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    David G from Hilton, NY recommends this vacation rental

    Mermaid Cottages and southern hospitality go hand in hand. The original cottage we had booked required some repairs prior to our arrival and Jan from Mermaid Cottages orchestrated a seamless transition to a different cottage before we arrived so that our stay was not interrupted. They handled the situation with grace and made sure that all the details were covered. Once Jan learned that we would be arriving later in the evening, she even stopped and turned on some lights at the cottage. Our stay was wonderful on Tybee, made better because of the way Mermaid saw to all of the little details. I would recommend Mermaid Cottages to anyone looking to stay on Tybee.

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  • Review by Janna S

    Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2011

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    Janna S from Rogersville, AL recommends this vacation rental

    The house was perfect! Loved how it was decorated down to the very last detail! The location was great. And we have stayed at many vacation rentals over the years and this one was by far the best equipped, they seemed to have thought of everything! Hope to go back again!

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  • Everything You Need

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2011

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    Kathleen L from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Southern Cross is a wonderful house - spacious and attractive, with lots of bells and whistles. There's the porch, the TVs, the firepit, the spa, the state of the art kitchen, the location so near the Back River, in addition to the comfortable beds and interesting decor. It's perfect for a winter week-end, as well as a summertime stay. Our family had a wonderful time here and would love to return!

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