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Tranquil Mermaid Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-4

While being waterfront is wonderful, it is an entirely different world when you stay just a block or two off our main highway yet still walking distance or a bike ride to the sugar white sandy beaches. Wake up to birds and green looking out of every window. No houses on one side or behind you. This property is not a 'rental', but rather the perfect home away from home. A perfect couples or family retreat.

Two Beach Cruiser Bikes are onsite for your use. Feel free to bring your own or rent additional bikes right in town.

If you want to retreat away from the crowds but still close to our market, restaurants and beaches, this is the perfect home for your stay. Room for boat and onsite parking. Cottage is one level. Bedrooms are on opposite sides of home for privacy. Has both front and back porches.

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), the downtown shopping of Port St Joe (and awesome restaurants)...Horseback ride out at the Cape, 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 at the internet cafe, have 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...

WELCOME to MEXICO BEACH. Thank you for viewing my listing. dana

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dana palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About dana palmer

I was a photographer for 25 years and settled in Mexico Beach where I enjoyed such a blessed life. I moved to Michigan- exploring another beautiful coastline, but never could let go of my home, friends and clients in the Panhandle. It brings me great pleasure to share my cottage and sweet & slow coastal lifestyle with others. My home is your home.

dana palmer purchased this cottage in 2004

Why dana palmer chose Florida Main North West

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 15 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.

What makes this cottage 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 house. The property has no one on two sides- so it feels like my lot is huge. I love to ride my bike around the neighborhood, sipping my morning coffee on the front porch and a glass of wine at the end of the day on the back porch.

My t.v.'s are not flat screens... But I have cable. I have complimentary Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. There is a humble DVD collection. There are books to read, chess, checkers, cards and Monopoly.

You can sit in the garden, take a shower outside at either the cold or hot/cold showers, and enjoy a little slower pace at the Mermaid Cottage. I invite you to stay... dana


Mexico Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , his/her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • They are located on separate sides of the house. Each has its own bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Mermaid Cottage
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful home with amazing hospitality

  • 5 of 5

I went to the cottage with a friend last year and brought my family this year because I loved it so much! I love the community of Mexico Beach. It's quiet and calm but has delicious food! My husband caught tons of fish off the shore at crooked island. I love the cottage, how it's set up and the quiet neighborhood. Within the first 5 mins of being there my son found the crayons and paper. There's just so many little touches that are all extremely useful too! Dana went far out of her way to help us and we are so grateful! I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay with Dana and every stay is wonderful! She always makes our time in Mexico Beach special. Over time she has become our friend and not just the "owner". We would stay with her again in a always, thanks for the hospitality Dana!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and comfortable cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time during our recent stay at Mermaid Cottage! The cottage is decorated beautifully and set up very efficiently. We enjoyed all of the little extra provided by the owner. She is gracious and hospitable! We would definitely book this cottage again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tranquil Mermaid Cottage was even better than the pictures show. It is so sweetly decorated and has a great layout. Dana has everything you need for a fun vacation, from cruiser bikes and boogie boards to an outdoor shower and the perfect setting for reading books or playing board games. Even as we were packing up to leave, I was still noticing new details. There's nothing I would wish for to make it better, and I left with tons of ideas for decorating my own home. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was fully equipped with everything needed for a fun and enjoyable vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, quaint and loved the location. We would visit again. We stayed at another home away property last year and have decided this definitely beats the hotel experience! Many more amenities...

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant & fantastic

  • 5 of 5

If you're headed to the forgotten coast and you don't want to get caught in touristy crowds and traffic this is the ONLY place you should consider. It's absolutely charming and the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46.7 Miles
Panama City Beach International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Port St. Joe Country/Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Toucans, Killer Seafoood, etc.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mexico Beach

Walking distance to beach, local grocery shop, shops, restaurants & bars. 15 minutes from quaint Port St. Joe downtown and 30 minutes from Apalachicola.


Rates & Availability

Mexico Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Seasonal
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Standard
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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