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Tranquil Mermaid Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Mexico Beach - Mermaid Cottage

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
dana palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2016

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 12 years. She never let 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 three sides- so it feels like my lot is huge. I love to ride my bike around the neighborhood, sipping my morning with coffee on the front porch and a glass of wine on the back.

My t.v.'s are not flat screens... and I don't have cable. I have complimentary Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. streaming, as well as Blockbuster pay-per-view, and 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Tranquil Mermaid Cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The property is beautifully and tastefully decorated. It is cozy and homey feeling as well, unlike many places we have stayed. The owner, Dana, couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. She did everything possible to make sure our stay was great and that we had everything we needed. I highly recommend staying at this cottage. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this beautiful review. This is what I hope every guest feels. I hope there will be another opportunity to host your stay. Thank you again..! dana
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5

The "Wonderful " Tranquil Mermaid Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Tranquil Mermaid Cottage was absolutely wonderful! The beautiful photos of Dana's home are the reason we chose her property for our vacation. The cottage lived up to all of our expectations! The moment we walked in we knew we had made the right choice. Dana has thought of everything her guests might need to feel right at home. From the well supplied kitchen to the bicycles in the side yard, Dana has you covered. We did not want to leave! We look forward to returning soon! Thank you Dana for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for this amazing review. You BETTER be back, lol...would love to host your stay any time. Thank you again...dana
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5

Absolutely enjoyed our stay at The Mermaid Cottage. A unique beach town experience!

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was right on. The immaculately clean cottage was tastefully decorated with the owners awesome photos , artwork and personal touches that make you feel right at home the moment you walk into the door. The yard was beautiful and well kept. The kitchen was well stocked with condiments, dishes, pots and utensils. There were muffins and a bottle of wine available for the weary travelers. Home away from home!

Dana, the owner, made contact early on to make sure that we had arrived safely and were comfortable. A thorough information notebook described our surroundings and provided need-to -know information. She also gave personal recommendations about what to see and where to go. The distance from the beach (approximately 1/2 mile) was accurate. Bicycles were provided and there is vehicle parking available near the beach.

We were able to meet Dana as we were leaving and she is a delightful lady! If you are looking for a place for relaxation and tranquility, this is the place. We had a wonderful stay and we hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey you two... I loved hosting your stay and meeting you before your departure. Thank you so much for this beautiful review! dana
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5

Wonderful week at the Mermaid Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was a delightful get away.

The cottage is decorated beautifully.

It was such an inviting place to relax.

Every detail is attended to including home made muffins upon arrival.

Would definitely recommend this charming slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you soooo much for this sweet review. It was my sincere pleasure to host your stay! dana
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Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
5

Beautiful cottage, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Mermaid Cottage our only regret was that our stay was too short!

The cottage is beautifully decorated- very homely and stylish. Dana provides lots of special touches including lovely fresh muffins and a bottle of wine. The cottage is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed all the different outdoor spots for sitting and relaxing in the very pretty garden. The cottage is located a couple of blocks from the beach in a lovely quiet location with lots of trees to provide shade. There are also plenty of spots to relax inside and lots of lovely books to read. Dana provides two bikes (she very kindly also provided an extra one on request) and we had a great time cycling to the beach (about 5 mins) and to the local shops and restaurants and even to the Drive Thru ATM (something we don't have in the UK!). The cottage is very convenient for the local shops and restaurants. We really enjoyed our meal at Killer Seafood- the quality was good and the staff were very friendly. Coffee at Caribbean Coffee is good too.

The local beaches are all very good but we particularly like Crooked Island Beach which is about 10 minutes drive away (we did cycle once but it was quite a hot ride!). It is very uncrowded and beautiful. There is so much to see in the area. Apalachicola is a really lovely town with lots of historic buildings and nice shops. Port St Joe is also a nice town and the beaches on the Cape look beautiful although we didn't have enough time to explore properly.

Dana provided lots of local information and was also at hand if we needed anything during our stay. She has created a really lovely relaxing environment in a beautiful, peaceful location. Hopefully we will be back one day to fully explore the area. We loved the Forgotten Coast!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, thank you so much! This is such a beautiful review with so many details that also help guide other guests. WOW... I had no idea you cycled up to Crooked Island Beach! That's a nice little "trek"!. Thank you again for your generous words. I loved hosting your stay, and would love to have you back any time... : ) dana
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Jacksonville, FL
5

Best vacation made even better by staying at the Mermaid Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time on the "forgotten coast" of Florida. Our time in Mexico Beach and surrounding communities was truly made much better by having our own Mermaid Cottage. Dana was wonderful and has done an exquisite job seeing to every detail from the charcoal in the closet to the beach umbrella on the deck. We were sad to have to leave and return to work, but will be back because there is so much more to explore in the area. So if you want wonderful beaches to relax at, scuba diving nearby (Port St. Joe), a charter fishing trip or one of the best micro breweries we've visited (Oyster City Brewing Company in Apalachicola), Then Mexico Beach is the perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, I thank you. I think you know how much I loved meeting and getting to know you both. Your sense of adventure and spirit are a pleasure to be around. I can't wait to have you both back. Thank you again...dana
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Location

Nearest Airport
46.7 Miles
Panama City Beach International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Toucan's
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, North West 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
 
2016 Standard
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£439
for 3 nights
From
£110
£833
£1,864
 
 
2017 Seasonal
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£118
£899
£2,742
 
 
2017 Standard
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£439
for 3 nights
From
£110
£833
£1,864
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£439
for 3 nights
From
£110
£833
£1,864
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £79
Cleaning Fee £98 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , his/her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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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