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SAND BY ME - Just a 3-Minute Walk Gets Your Toes in the Sand!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

New Construction, 300 Yards to Beach, Walking Distance to Pier and Restaurants

We’d love to share our little slice of paradise with you in quiet, beautiful Mexico Beach! Sand By Me is a newly constructed, old Florida style home that is a relaxing getaway for families or couples. Our home has a peaceful, soothing vibe with classic, coastal decor. You won’t find any hand-me-downs from our grandma’s old house here! All of the quality furnishings and accessories were newly purchased for this home. A three-minute walk takes you to the widest part of Mexico Beach’s sugar white sandy beach. We are also walking distance from the city pier, the marina, and several restaurants, including Mango Marley’s, Castaway’s, and Tommy T’s.

The first floor has an open floor plan that makes spending time with family easy. We have a well-equipped kitchen where you’ll find everything you need to whip up dinner for your family as well as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas range. Or grill up some fresh fish on the gas grill on the back porch. The farmhouse-style dining table has ample seating for six. The living room has comfortable furniture, a fireplace, a 50-inch 4K smart TV, a Blu-Ray player, and surround sound, which is great for watching a movie on a rainy day. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened-in porch.

Upstairs, all three bedrooms have Tuft and Needle mattresses, quality linens, 43-inch 4K smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, and black-out blinds so the early morning sun doesn’t disrupt your sleeping-in time. The master suite is a serene, romantic retreat with a king-size bed, a private bathroom with a jetted tub and a walk-in shower, and a balcony which is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sun set. On the Fourth of July, you’ll have an amazing view of Mexico Beach’s fireworks display from the balcony. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the third one has two full-size beds.

In case you don’t want to feel completely disconnected from the “real world,” we offer high-speed Wi-Fi, and the alarm clocks in the bedrooms have charging ports for your phones and other devices. The front and back doors have keyless entry so you won’t have to keep up with your keys at the beach.

Contact us today to find out how you can make Sand By Me your next vacation spot.

More Details

Cathi O'Tyson
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Cathi O'Tyson

Mark and Cathi O’Tyson live in Atlanta, GA, and when they aren’t busy running Mark’s commercial photography business, they love to stay at their new home in Mexico Beach. They hope to retire to Mexico Beach someday and live in Sand By Me full time.

Cathi O'Tyson purchased this house in 2017

Why Cathi O'Tyson chose Mexico Beach

It all started in 2011 when we visited Mexico Beach for the first time and found our little lot near the beach. Five years and many visits later, we started building our home, and we love it! The house reflects our own personal style, and we chose every detail ourselves. We hope you enjoy Sand By Me as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

It’s built like a personal home because we stay there frequently, so it truly is a home away from home. We’ve stayed at many vacation rentals, so when we built our own home we tried to include everything we wished we had when staying in other rental houses. You’ll find pretty much everything you need in the kitchen from a griddle for making pancakes to a juicer for squeezing fresh lime juice for your margaritas. The home is located a short three-minute walk from what we think is the best stretch of beach in the area. It is also walking distance from the city pier, and you can watch the fireworks display from the balcony.


Mexico Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed rental agreement and a copy of photo ID must be received within 48 hours before reservation can be confirmed.
  • The maximum number of overnight guests is 6, including children.
  • A maximum of 3 standard-size vehicles can be parked on the property. No large recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, campers, RVs, etc. No tents.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanities and private water closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Half bath on 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keyless entry


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

It was exactly as the photos and description said it would be!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as the photos and description said it would be!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed staying in our home. Please let us know if you'd like to come back!
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Beautiful home. Close to the beach and pier. Have used VRBO many years and this is one of our top 2!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very kind and so easy to work with. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful time we had, we were comfortable and so close to the beach. We will definitely be back next summer! Thank you Cathy and Mark!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review! You and your family are welcome back any time - just let us know when you'd like to come back!
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Well designed, clean, and well located.

  • 5 of 5

Sand by Me was an excellent choice for our family’s visit to Mexico Beach. The house is up to date, clean, and comfortable. It is a short walk to the beach and on a quiet, dead end street with no thru traffic. The owner was very responsive and pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, and we're happy that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again for choosing our home for your first trip the the Forgotten Coast!
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  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! It is by far the nicest and cleanest home we have stayed in. Perfect location! Everything you need is in walking distance. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your trip! Please think of us next time you come to Mexico Beach.
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Perfect location. We loved staying here!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you and your friends enjoyed your trip! Please let us know if you ever want to come back.
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Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Cleanest house we have ever stayed in and we have rented approx 15 homes. Cleanliness is very important to me...this was the best! Owner was very nice and attentive. Perfect location. Best overall experience I've had as well. Clean, comfortable couch and beds and the smell was fantastic too :) ...smelled like a brand new house! Couldn't ask for more!! A+!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed the home and your stay in Mexico Beach! Thank you for the kind words and for choosing Sand By Me for your trip!
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Castaways Southern Cuisine
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
300 yards
Car: necessary

Sand By Me is 300 yards from the beach, two blocks from the Mexico Beach City Pier, four blocks from the marina, and walking distance to several restaurants, including Castaways, Mango Marley's, and the Fish House.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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