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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.


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 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 Florida

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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


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(64 traveller reviews)

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Serene Mermaid Studio Suite
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 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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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location to just relax. Wonderful attention to detail and the "little things". From the thoughtful welcome message on the blackboard at the door to the muffins. We had never visited Mexico Beach, decided to do so for our 38th wedding anniversary, and enjoyed it very much. Suite is small, but perfect for just two people and beautifully appointed. Thank you, Dana.

Mark & Julie

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dana so much for a lovely stay. We enjoyed your studio suite and all the warm touches! And you are an awesome host! Thank you again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Dana made everything perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Mermaid studio! No complaints at all. Dana is an amazing host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply charming!

  • 5 of 5

You have to experience this "simply charming" get away! Hurry and book!!! We enjoyed our stay with Dana and her precious pups! She has an amazing gift to make you feel like you are in a spell.....a very special place! We felt as if we were the only two people on earth. What a wonderful place to unwind! The location is awesome. The furnishings are excellent and so accommodating....I wanted to take the couch home! A very,very comfortable bed! The muffins were yummy and the coffee! She has thought of everything you would need for a great vacation. If you are looking for a great "get away" to relax, enjoy the beach and eat great food....this is it!!! It is so convenient to the beach, restaurants, shopping and local entertainment you have found the perfect private oasis! Enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 £56.87 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £37.91
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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