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Artist's Retreat in Sweet Mexico Beach Florida

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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



Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The house doesn't have exterior ramps, but is all on one floor and easily accessible with scooter or wheelchair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in or around the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    his/her sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small collection of books and magazines on site...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Chess, Checkers, Cards, Monopoly, Puzzles, Drawing for kids (and adults! lol). ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small eclectic CD collection...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Cable & ONDEMAND movie features....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small Sony Stereo w/C.D. Player (has Bluetooth) Small collection of C.D.s on site...moreless

  • Television:

    Local Cable & ONDEMAND movie features...moreless

  • Toys:

    Small buckets, paddle tennis game, etc. for beach, 2 styrofoam boogie boards......moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small DVD collection on-site...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Not wood burning...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    (2) Beach Cruiser Bikes on site Yoga mat...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens and bath/beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cathedral Ceiling, open, airy, large room with dining and view of kitchen....moreless

  • Parking:

    Please feel free to park in front to unload, and then on left side of home (facing). Pull back a bit from pines to avoid sap on your car....moreless

  • Telephone:

    You are welcome to use my cottage phone for calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker & Filters are furnished....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowels, glassware, cooking pots/pans/bakeware/utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Bright and open. Eat in space. Laundry adjacent. Full Pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic Spices, condiments, baking etc. are on site....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 Beach Cruisers on site...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Porch, both front and back. Back is screened in. Small patio behind Airstream by outdoor hot/cold shower. Cold shower in backyard....moreless

  • Golf:

    St Joseph Bay Country Club has a great golf course and is only 20 minutes from the cottage....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are services that will rent/drop off Kayaks, Paddleboards, Skimboards to you beachfront. Info is available at cottage. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Working on it! Lots of green around the home...Many great places to read, drink coffee, have a glass of wine and be in nature. Both cold and hot/cold outdoor showers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Lighted tennis courts at the city park by the City Hall...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Many rentals available locally...paddleboard, kayaks, etc. and parasailing, etc. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Standard
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$125
$825 $2,000
2017 Seasonal
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$900 $3,000
2017 Standard
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$125
$825 $2,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$825 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Calendar

Last updated: 12/07/2016
Check availability
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21 Unavailable
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Location

46.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City Beach International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Toucan's
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port St. Joe Country/Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Toucans, Killer Seafoood, etc.
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Mexico Beach, FL, USA:
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 12 years. She never let 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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 three sides- so it feels like my lot is huge. I love to ride my bike around the neighborhood, sipping my morning with coffee on the front porch and a glass of wine on the back. My t.v.'s are not flat screens... and I don't have cable. I have complimentary Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. streaming, as well as Blockbuster pay-per-view, and 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


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Artist's Retreat in Sweet Mexico Beach Florida

    Artist's Retreat in Sweet Mexico Beach Florida

  • Wine time at the Vintage Airstream

    Wine time at the Vintage Airstream

  • love flowers

    love flowers

  • living room from dining

    living room from dining

  • Guest Bedroom which has the capability of pushing the beds together.

    Guest Bedroom which has the capability of pushing the beds together.

  • dining into kitchen

    dining into kitchen

  • bar into kitchen

    bar into kitchen

  • zoey, my critter buddy. she's a catahula, and sweet.

    zoey, my critter buddy. she's a catahula, and sweet.

  • The best way to get to the beach. Taken by wonderful guest PYR!

    The best way to get to the beach. Taken by wonderful guest PYR!

  • mexico beach/st joe. you must try killer seafood's fish tacos!

    mexico beach/st joe. you must try killer seafood's fish tacos!

  • A guest's self portrait on their anniversary. YES!

    A guest's self portrait on their anniversary. YES!

  • neighboring cape san blas where you can horseback ride on the beach!

    neighboring cape san blas where you can horseback ride on the beach!

  • Front of the cottage. Welcome!

    Front of the cottage. Welcome!

  • close up of front porch

    close up of front porch

  • living room

    living room

  • master

    master

  • dining

    dining

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Backyard

    Backyard

  • the amazing pines on my property.

    the amazing pines on my property.

  • Taken by wonderful guest PYR

    Taken by wonderful guest PYR

  • Taken by wonderful guest PYR

    Taken by wonderful guest PYR

  • marsh at st joe bay

    marsh at st joe bay

  • the amazing fishing village of apalachicola... home of tamaras cafe!

    the amazing fishing village of apalachicola... home of tamaras cafe!

VRBO #591810

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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