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Tranquil Mermaid Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-4

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 looking out of every window. No houses on one side or behind you. This property is not a 'rental', but rather the perfect home away from home. A perfect couples or family retreat.

Two Beach Cruiser Bikes are onsite for your use. Feel free to bring your own or rent additional bikes right in town.

If you want to retreat away from the crowds but still close to our market, restaurants and beaches, this is the perfect home for your stay. Room for boat and onsite parking. Cottage is one level. Bedrooms are on opposite sides of home for privacy. Has both front and back porches.

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

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

About dana palmer

I was a photographer for 25 years and settled in Mexico Beach where I enjoyed such a blessed life. I moved to Michigan- exploring another beautiful coastline, but never could let go of my home, friends and clients in the Panhandle. It brings me great pleasure to share my cottage 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.

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. The property has no one on two sides- so it feels like my lot is huge. 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 on the back porch.

My t.v.'s are not flat screens... But I have cable. I have complimentary Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. There is a humble DVD collection. There are books to read, chess, checkers, cards and Monopoly.

You can sit in the garden, take a shower outside at either the cold or hot/cold showers, and enjoy a little slower pace at the Mermaid Cottage. 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:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , his/her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • They are located on separate sides of the house. Each has its own bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Tranquil Mermaid Cottage
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Elegant & fantastic

  • 5 of 5

If you're headed to the forgotten coast and you don't want to get caught in touristy crowds and traffic this is the ONLY place you should consider. It's absolutely charming and the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Mermaid cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home! We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want a peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy comfy cottage. Everything was very nice the bedding, towels and soaps were great. The house was fully stocked with toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, soap. So many lovely touches - I've gotten a lot of great decorating ideas! The screened in back porch was my favorite place to be besides the beach of course. The beach was never busy and we always found a parking place up front. We all had a very relaxing week at the mermaid cottage and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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huntsville al

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Mermaid Cottage. All the conveniences are here for you to make your stay as if this was your home. Neighborhood setting is nice and nice walk to beach. We always enjoy our stay in Mexico Beach. Day trips to Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, great restaurants and nice shops, in both towns. Always stop at the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe for groceries. You can buy fresh shrimp and they will steam them while you shop. Return "home" and prepare your own seafood dinner in a well stocked kitchen. Enjoyed our short time here.

Lanny & Anne

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Mermaid Cottage! From the moment we arrived, Dana made us feel at home! It was refreshing to know she was just a phone call away if needed. We were able to visit with our friends that were staying at a beach house nearby and able to come back to a cozy & quiet retreat at night. Thank you for a great vacation! We are missing it already!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Mermaid Cottage is Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so cozy and decorated to a "T" with a very classy feel. My wife and I slept like babies in the cozy bed in the master. The kitchen is great and the sweet and caring host has provided a lot more things for cooking-in than another place we've stayed at! The house is off a quiet road and only takes a few minutes to drive to the beach for the day. There are bikes provided to ride to the beach as well which we did a time or two. We stayed from a Thurs-Sunday but wish we had a couple more days to sleep in, drink pina coladas out back in the private backyard area. There are lots of seating options for more than just a couples stay. So if you have some kids are bringing a few friends there is plenty of seating inside and outside for catching up and laughing. There's even a private outside shower on the right side of the house. The host is so thoughtful and meticulous w so many little touches to help people's stay be that much better! We stayed w her last year at her other rental spot and came back again to stay at her Mermaid Cottage. We hope to make the drive from the North Ga mtns next year down to stay again! Enjoy a lil slice of paradise in a quiet beach town!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.63 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
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