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Serene Mermaid Studio Suite

Bedrooms 1
Space 200 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Unique Suite Located On a Serene Pine Lined Property, Yet Close to the Beach.

Situated not unlike the Tranquil Mermaid cottage (my cottage #591810), this serene studio suite is surrounded by greenspace and quiet, yet only a short walk or bike ride to Mexico Beach's highway 98 and the beach. Attached to the main house, but with a private entrance, this suite is designed for a romantic or relaxing weekend getaway.

This large one room studio, with California king bed, has lots of windows with a view of pines and lawn. It has its own private entrance, private bath w/large closet and kitchenette, including microwave, coffee pot, small refrigerator. Guests have access to the main deck with large table, umbrella and chaise lounges, as well as a more private area with barbeque, lawn chaises, table and chairs. Decor is similar to the cottage in that it is done in peaceful shades of grey, white and neutrals. Wi-fi, Netflix and Amazon prime are included.

My dear dog Zoey and I stay in the main part of the house. But, while we love our guests, we respect your privacy. Other than seeing us coming or going or working in the yard, you probably won't hear us.

A smaller version of the cottage, this suite comes with the same 5-star commitment to hospitality, housekeeping and comfort. It would be my pleasure to host your stay.


More Details

dana palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About dana palmer

I moved back to Mexico Beach after being gone for several years. I led a blessed life as a photographer, but wanted something new for the next phase of life. When I decided to experiment with my cottage and rent it out part time, much to my surprise and joy, it became booked rather quickly. When it was booked, I used to stay with friends, or sometimes in my Airstream, but realized that I needed something more permanent over summer. I struck a deal with a wonderful gentleman in Atlanta who owned a home 2 blocks over that was in desperate need of love and attention. I cosmetically rehabbed the house to put back on the market. In the process, I fell in love with it. I could hardly believe that anything could feel more peaceful, quiet and serene than the cottage (The Mermaid Cottage, VRBO #591810). But, I loved retreating here at the end of a long day.

Hence, the gentleman agreed to sell me the house so that I had a place to stay when the cottage was rented, and so I could set up my studio/office in a permanent space. But what really made the property perfect was that it had this huge master bedroom with a separate entrance off the back deck. And from there, the Mermaid Suite was born. I designed her to be a romantic getaway or peaceful, private short and sweet stay for any 1-2 people who love the beach but also appreciate green space and nature the way I do.

Zoey (my Catahula and I) stay in the main part of the house, and we just love the idea of having a little company from time to time. We love sharing our simple life at the beach. We look forward to having you stay with us. We will continue to add gardens and other little joys as time goes on.

It would be my pleasure to host your stay. dana (& Zoey)

dana palmer purchased this studio in 2015

Why dana palmer chose North West Florida

I personally love the balance of greenspace, quiet and a neighborhood, after a wonderful day in the sun. During peak season, I also love not being in the heart of all the coming and going and traffic we have on our highway. It is the best of both worlds. This little space is affordable, but still gives you taste of life at the cottage, without so much to care for. It is a little slice of serenity, for sure.

What makes this studio unique

I am an artist, so sometimes I am a mix of both a very outgoing personality, and also a person that enjoys serenity. Therefore, having a home that is so close to everything, and yet offers the peace of the birds singing, the wind thru the pines- is such a perfect blend. This space is a great little hideaway for one or two people who don't want to care for an entire cottage, like to be out and about during the day- and like to retreat to some privacy after a great dinner- maybe read a little, watch a movie, play cards, or sit and watch the stars.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Mexico Beach in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Nice sized bath with large closet, one sink, storage, medicine cabinet, shower and bath. Window with view of pines and natural light.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Cozy, peaceful and decorated in cottage style soothing greys, whites and neutrals. Large one room studio with King Size bed, lamps on either side. COMFY sofa, eating table/desk with lamp, large dresser, television with Roku, Amazon, Netflix, Sling TV, On Demand and more. Nice sized bath with tub and shower with large closet. Small kitchenette area with microwave, coffee pot, ice bucket, small refrigerator. 3 windows with views of pines and a window in bath with same.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
I am so in love with the grounds and green space here. In the afternoons when a breeze comes up, it blows thru the pines and into our back yard. You can hear the muffled sounds of the beach and boating, but not the traffic. As with the mermaid cottage (my cottage #591810), I am dedicated to the same 5-star hospitality, housekeeping and comfort of my guests. dana


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Serene Mermaid Studio Suite
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing, refreshing stay!

  • 5 of 5

As usually Dana has outdone herself. This is the 3rd time that I've stayed in her property and every time is better than the last.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My dear Christine, Thank you, thank you. It is always a pleasure to have you... I am blessed to call you not only my guest, but my friend. Till next time... dana
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Cozy and serene

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at another of Dana's properties and this was perfect like the other one. We came down to Fl to escape "life" for 4 days. Dana is awesome, hospitality was wonderful. She made us feel totally welcome and at home. The studio was perfect for my husband and I. We can't wait to come back in June!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful studio!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic beach retreat for a great price!! Dana made us feel right at home :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kash. LOVED having you two stay! dana
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Quiet, piney retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Mermaid Studio! Dana thought of everything we could want or need: amazing soap, chapstick with SPF, white wine, towels galore and Roku!

The studio has a great private lawn area to relax and enjoy the tasty blueberry muffins Dana left for us. It's so quiet and peaceful.

The bikes were great for the short ride down to the beach. We also took advantage of some of the glorious natural areas close by. Cape San Blas is truly stunning!

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haley, thank you so much. Loved having you two, watching you come and go and literally taking advantage of all our area has to offer. Will look forward to seeing you both again soon. dana
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Quiet and Quaint, Perfect for the Two of Us

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Mexico Beach and we didn't want to be near the college kids on spring break, so we opted for the Mermaid Cottage. This was a perfect place for us! Dana, our hostess, was wonderful and she thought of everything to make our two-night stay ideal. From the blueberry muffins down to the very cute decorating touches, we couldn't have asked for more. We will certainly go back on our next visit and hopefully the weather will be more cooperative.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So calming and relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

Dana is great!! She is a wonderful owner that has thought of everything to make your stay perfect. The Mermaid Cottage is very relaxing and perfect for you and your special someone. She pays attention to every detail. Definitely recommend staying there. We will stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Killer Seafood
Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
Thirsty Goat Lounge
Caribbean Coffee LLC
Frost's Pottery Garden
Tamara's Cafe Floridita
Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Port St Joe/Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mexico Beach
Car: recommended

Mexico beach is such a wonderful location- even in peak season the crowds are so minimal to other beach towns. And yet, within just a short drive there are other coastal towns all with completely different flavors. While we have our own restaurants, etc., the next town down, port st. Joe has a wonderful selection. It's downtown is quaint and all the shops are owned by locals. You can journey out to Cape San Blas for horseback riding on the beach, bike riding on their path, or a day on their beautiful beach. The state park is wonderful. Travel a little further and you reach Apalachicola- an old fishing village that now also has wonderful galleries, shops, restaurants, and is famous for their oysters and shrimp. Mexico beach is the perfect place to retreat and not have to do anything else but relax, and yet for those who want to venture out, there is plenty within an hour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio 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
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.98 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £38.65
Tax Rate 12.0%

I absolutely want my guests to feel at home...to access all areas of the property as it calls to you. Because this property is part of a private residence, located on a quiet, dead end street, I simply ask that guests be courteous to neighbors in terms of parking in designated areas, and respectful of their privacy. Mexico Beach has wildlife to include fox, racoon, bear and deer and more. This property has large areas of greenspace, so while rarely seen, I always like to remind guests that we do have a population of critters, and are respectful to them as well. PLEASE RESPECT and HONOR that this is a NON-SMOKING property both inside and out. Thank you. dana

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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