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Mermaid Coastal Farmhouse Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Private Suite in quiet neighborhood walking distance to sugar white beaches

NOTE: I am currently re-decorating the suite and it's porch/patio area. I will have new photos posted in the next week.

While being waterfront is wonderful, it is an entirely different world when you stay just a block or two off our main highway yet still walking distance or a bike ride to the sugar white sandy beaches. Wake up to birds and green out of every window.

A small footprint with a big heart! This suite feels like it's part of an Inn, attached but private.

Master suite has large bath, his/her sinks, walk in closet, bath and shower. Kitchenette with small refridgerator, coffee maker, microwave, plates, cups, you need. Back screened in porch with large refridgerator and cozy furniture. Outdoor patio with cold shower, prep sink and barbeque. Two Beach Cruiser Bikes are onsite for your use.

If you want to retreat away from the crowds but still close to our market, restaurants and beaches, this is the perfect suite for your stay. Room for boat and onsite parking.

Mexico beach is so perfectly situated as a place to just come and hang out, or to venture out. You can visit the historical fishing village of Apalachicola (and try Tamara's Cafe or Tapas bar), the downtown shopping of Port St Joe (and awesome restaurants)...Horseback ride out at the Cape, or travel up to Seaside for a totally different flavor and shopping. Best of all, just stay put and fish, look for shells, start your morning at the internet cafe, have a bite at Killer Seafood (written up in magazines-love the fish tacos!) or sit and watch the sunset at Toucan's from the deck or balcony while sipping a drink. You will feel like you are a world away...

WELCOME to MEXICO BEACH. Thank you for viewing my listing. dana

More Details

dana palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About dana palmer

I was a photographer for 25 years and settled in Mexico Beach where I enjoyed such a blessed life. It brings me great pleasure to share my home and sweet & slow coastal lifestyle with others. My home is your home.

dana palmer purchased this cottage in 2004

Why dana palmer chose North West Florida

I am a born and raised Southern Californian. I always gravitate to water. What we experience in Mexico Beach reminded me of how I grew up. Everything was just slower- sweeter. I fell in love with the lifestyle and the southern flavor. Old Florida is so unique. My cottage has been with me for 15 years. She never lets go of me- no matter where else life tried to take me or thru trying times. I know now that I was meant to have her so that I can share her with the dear guests that come to stay. I believe that a vacation should be like the movie "On Golden Pond" except with wi-fi and a flat screen (lol). Life should be able to simplify and slow down. My cottage is sort of perfectly imperfect. I hope that she just feels like "home" to you immediately. It is always my sincere pleasure to host guests. I am a homebody, so you may see me around the cottage tending to gardens and such, but I always respect the privacy of my guests.

What makes this cottage unique

While the water is always my passion- sometimes I need to retreat away from crowds and cars during tourist season and have the serenity of a home close enough, but a little ways off the beaten path. I love my neighbors. All the light is so peaceful in this house. I love to ride my bike around the neighborhood, sipping my morning coffee on the front porch and a glass of wine at the end of the day. My guests have the same opportunity, with 2 bike cruisers on site, a screened in back porch and outdoor patio space.

I have complimentary wi-fi, Netflix, Amazon and Sling TV. There are books to read, chess, checkers, cards and Monopoly.

You can sit in the garden, take a shower outside, and enjoy a little slower pace at The Coastal Farmhouse Suite. I invite you to stay... dana


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mexico Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , his/her sinks
  • Master bath has walk in closet, his/her sinks and a tub/shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Please note that the suite is located on the opposite site of the house as the main cottage bedroom for privacy.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews

Dana does an amazing job of making you feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

From the start, Dana, made our experience personal for our anniversary. Her decor is fabulous, an artist retreat! We were in awe! Thank you Dana for such an amazing anniversary trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with amazing hospitality

  • 5 of 5

I went to the cottage with a friend last year and brought my family this year because I loved it so much! I love the community of Mexico Beach. It's quiet and calm but has delicious food! My husband caught tons of fish off the shore at crooked island. I love the cottage, how it's set up and the quiet neighborhood. Within the first 5 mins of being there my son found the crayons and paper. There's just so many little touches that are all extremely useful too! Dana went far out of her way to help us and we are so grateful! I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay with Dana and every stay is wonderful! She always makes our time in Mexico Beach special. Over time she has become our friend and not just the "owner". We would stay with her again in a heartbeat...as always, thanks for the hospitality Dana!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and comfortable cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time during our recent stay at Mermaid Cottage! The cottage is decorated beautifully and set up very efficiently. We enjoyed all of the little extra provided by the owner. She is gracious and hospitable! We would definitely book this cottage again and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tranquil Mermaid Cottage was even better than the pictures show. It is so sweetly decorated and has a great layout. Dana has everything you need for a fun vacation, from cruiser bikes and boogie boards to an outdoor shower and the perfect setting for reading books or playing board games. Even as we were packing up to leave, I was still noticing new details. There's nothing I would wish for to make it better, and I left with tons of ideas for decorating my own home. I highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was fully equipped with everything needed for a fun and enjoyable vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, quaint and loved the location. We would visit again. We stayed at another home away property last year and have decided this definitely beats the hotel experience! Many more amenities...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
46.7 Miles
Panama City Beach International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Port St. Joe Country/Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Toucans, Killer Seafoood, etc.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mexico Beach

Walking distance to beach, local grocery shop, shops, restaurants & bars. 15 minutes from quaint Port St. Joe downtown and 30 minutes from Apalachicola.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mexico Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 Seasonal
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 Standard
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.17
Damage Deposit £58.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.