About the property
- Studio250 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Private Suite in quiet neighborhood walking distance to beach.
A SMALL FOOTPRINT WITH A BIG HEART.
This Coastal Farmhouse Suite is a beautiful alternative to a hotel stay. It was created from my love of cottages/farmhouse living and life by the water. It is located in the Mermaid Cottage, situated in a quiet neighborhood that sits just a walk or bike ride to our sugar white beaches.
Your suite will remind you of a room at an Inn or B&B, but with more private dedicated space. There is a double shared door between the main part of the cottage and the suite, but it has it's private entrance, private parking area, and exclusive use of the backyard, patio and porch areas. My critter and I sleep on the opposite side of the cottage and rise early to go to the dogpark so our guests can sleep in (most always) without a sound. Respecting my guests' privacy is always my priority, but it is a literal joy for us to have guests under our roof and hear activity in and about the property.
The suite is furnished with a King Bed, large bath, his/her sinks, walk in closet, tub and shower. The Kitchenette comes with a small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, plates, cups, glasses & utensils. Off your room there is a screened in porch with large refrigerator and cozy furniture. The porch leads to an outdoor patio with table/chairs and umbrella, cold shower, prep sink and barbaque. Two Beach Cruiser Bikes are onsite for your use.
If you want to retreat away from the crowds but still be close to our market, restaurants and beaches, this is the perfect suite for your stay. Room for boat and onsite parking directly in front of your suite.
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" "Up the Creek" for fish tacos and Bloody Mary's)..., the downtown shopping of Port St Joe (and awesome restaurants, including "Peppers", "Provisions" and "Jo Mama's")...Horseback ride out at the Cape and finish your day at the "Indian Pass Raw Bar"... 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 on the back porch. Grab 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...
Thank you for viewing my listing. It would be my pleasure to host your stay...! dana
THIS PROPERTY IS NON-SMOKING INSIDE AND ON PROPERTY GROUNDS.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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 the sweet & slow coastal lifestyle with others. My home is your home.
dana palmer purchased this Studio in 2004
Why dana palmer chose Mexico Beach
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 18 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 the your suite are 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 Studio 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 space. Whether drinking morning coffee, or sipping a glass at the end of the day, if on the back porch, you will hear birds and the sound of nature. 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 be my guest... dana
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This cottage was perfect for a weekend getaway for two! Dana was wonderful and took very good care of us! Muffins and wine and bikes! We were spoiled and hated to leave. It was our first time to Mexico Beach, she had a binder full of recommendations and all were great! We will definitely visit again.
perfect accomodations for couples getaway
All things positive and will be a repeat guest. The accommodations exceeded our expectations from the cozy, clean room to the little touches like the yummy muffins, coffee in the room, wine bottle, beach towels, beach bikes, private patio with the birds singing in the background. Great dining options and local beach communities just minutes away. Can't wait to return! Dana is a gracious host.
Candace, thank you so much for this generous review! I loved hosting your stay...and I will so look forward to seeing you again!
A wonderful week!!!
A unique location with a very special host. Dana has thought of everything to make her guests feel comfortable and special. This was our second experience with HomeAway, altho we have travelled all over the world, independently and with tours. We were not disappointed! We had plenty of creature comforts at the suite, plenty of privacy and and plenty to do in the area. We will definitely come back and we won't forget our stay on the "Forgotten Coast".
The coastal farmhouse was a great place to stay. Very relaxing and quaint. Dana provided everything we needed and more!
Great host. Lovely, quiet location. Easy walk to the beach. Well furnished and comfortable.
We have stayed a few times before and it is always a great experience.
A Beautiful Stay For Quiet Access to Natural Areas
A cozy beautiful room in a nice old house in a smaller town in the less developed part of the Florida Panhandle. The room is 5 or 6 quiet walkable blocks to the beach. Several different large protected natural areas within 20ish miles, and some much closer. The host Dana is wonderful, and we didn't want for anything.
Thank you so much for such a sweet review... I loved meeting you both and hosting your stay! My fondness for older homes caused me to add vintage mantles and touches to make the cottage feel like it has history, but it's actually only 20 years old! It's a huge compliment that it feels authentic...So glad you enjoyed your stay...dana
Walking or bike ride (.5 of a mile) distance to beach, local grocery shop, shops, restaurants & bars. 15 minutes from quaint Port St. Joe downtown and 30 minutes from Apalachicola. 35-40 minutes from Cape San Blas.