|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
PLEASE NOTE AND RESPECT THAT THE STUDIO IS NON-SMOKING (inside and on the property).
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
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.
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.
This studio was very clean and comfortable. The bed mattress was very comfortable and this is always important to me for having a good stay somewhere. Dana was a great host and answered all of my many questions! Mexico Beach is a fine place to see "old Florida" and to get away from the busy world.
Dana was a wonderful host and very gracious. We felt as though we were home-better in fact! Highly recommend.
This was our second getaway (other than our honeymoon) since getting married in March. It was the perfect weekend vacation! Dana is the sweetest and has such a gift of hospitality! There was a hand written welcome sign, homemade blueberry muffins (to die for btw!!!) a bottle of wine, and the best bar of soap we have ever used. Mexico beach was the perfect in-between for Port st. Joe, Cape San blas and Apalachicola! Needless to say, we enjoyed every minute at her mermaid cottage and definitely plan to return!
Dana is a welcoming and knowledgeable host, and the studio is charming, comfortable, and convenient. We definitely plan to come back.
If comfortable, peaceful, unique and delightfully charming is appealing to you, then look no further than the Mermaid Suite.
My husband and I wanted something different, off the beaten path, relaxing and private. We knew from the VRBO photos that the Mermaid Suite was all those things...so refreshingly different from the usual beach-themed rentals...this creative, artistically designed and decorated studio was beyond all expectations...no detail was left to chance, the Head Mermaid, Dana thought of everything. I mean everything!
And I'm certain Dana enlisted the help of her sidekick and resident Mermaid-dog, sweet Zoey.
From delicious, fresh-baked muffins, extremely comfortable king bed, bikes (we biked to breakfast each morning), beach chairs, beach towels, great kitchenette, plenty of readily available ice...to lip balm; Dana has thought of every detail make your stay comfortable...and pampered. My husband, a big guy's-guy, loved the room as well, he's still talking about it! There was more than ample space for the two of us with room to spare.
The beach is a very short bike ride away, the location of the suite is quite, peaceful, and tranquil.
Another delightful discovery once we moved in to the suite was a large bathroom with great lighting/mirrors/vanity/and roomy closet. A small consideration to some perhaps but for the ladies, especially those preparing for a special dress-occasion (a lovely wedding), it was greatly appreciated.
Since we had evening gatherings to attend as well, it was so lovely to discover upon our return, the walk to our private and very safe entrance was well-lit with wonderfully effective soft lighting...mermaid lights!
Dana herself was so warm, welcoming and a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
I cannot recommend the Mermaid Suite highly enough...I'd give the Mermaid Suite 10 stars if that were an option...but since it's not; I give the Mermaid Suite 5 glowing stars and 5 mermaid tails!
Amazing, whimsical, everything you could possibly want or need for a memorable, magical stay...book the Mermaid Suite for a lasting memory...and become an official mermaid!
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.
|Cleaning Fee||£61 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£41|
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