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WALK TWO BLOCKS TO BEAUTIFUL GULF . Manatee's Rest Mexico Beach Fl on FB.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


This is the vacation place you have been searching for! Manatee's rest is a cute, cozy and clean beach house, just a few blocks off the beautiful gulf waters. This home is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, with enough room to sleep 9 guests. The home is furnished to a T with a Caribbean theme. Fully stocked kitchen will allow you to cook all of your meals while on vacation, or visit some of the areas finest seafood restaurants and leave the cooking to the pro's. Home also features a hot tub on the porch, a large fenced yard where your fur babies are welcome (small dogs only please), plenty of room for your boat or additional cars. Home is near boat ramps, parks, lots of quaint shops restaurants and bars. More pictures on FB group Manatee's Rest Mexico Beach Fl. Also furnish beach chairs , umbrella and wagon for the beach. Just added...memory foam mattresses put on all beds😴

Reba Wilkerson
Member since: 2016
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:
August 13, 2018

About Reba Wilkerson

I was born and raised in Panama City, we found this little piece of heaven a little further down the coast. We love it and so do our grandchildren.

Reba Wilkerson purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Reba Wilkerson chose Port St. Joe

Although it is not right on the water it is a easy walk, we feel safe and it is a nice neighborhood. Beaches in St. Joe are also dog friendly.

What makes this cottage unique

It does have a fenced in yard and we love dogs so small pets are welcome if they are well behaved. It has a big deck, and a screened in back porch. with washer and dryer.


Port St. Joe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Bathrooms are recently renovated to accommodate multiple guests, or if you are in the mood - there is an outdoor shower stall as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • flat screened tv with color Beds: sleep sofa /futon (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Some great places to eat near by and also Pizza delivery.


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WALK TWO BLOCKS TO BEAUTIFUL GULF . Manatee's Rest Mexico Beach Fl on FB.
average rating of 4.559322 based on 59 reviews
Colorado Springs,CO

Overall a good stay

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Spacious, lots of room, not to far to beach, plenty of parking, large fenced yard for dogs, washer and dryer, outdoor shower,

Cons: House not ready for check-in at scheduled time, late by one hour, only one key, yard needed maintenance, hot tub was dirty and could not use, mold in the cabinets

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and clean little place to stay while vacationing at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Everything was clean, comfortable, spacious! Fenced in yard was perfect for my little fur baby and plenty big enough! Outdoor shower was neat to be able to rinse off before heading inside, and the hot tub was relaxing after it cooled down after dark! There was all the dishes, cookware, and silverware you need to eat in home cooked meals along with a charcoal grill, as well as a propane grill. Lots of beach chairs and floats provided if you need them and two showers inside made things a lot more efficient! We will definitely come back and stay in the future when we make it back down there! Can’t beat it for not being right on the beach itself. Beach access point is only 3 blocks. You can drive down and park or walk if you wanted to. We drove down and parked and it was just a short walk to the water! We had a great time overall!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family memories

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!! Location was good a nice walk to the beach, and neighbors are nice! The house was perfect for our family of 5. Reba has everything so you feel so welcome. All you need is bathing suit & flip flops , and a outfit or 2 an you’re set!! We will stay here again 💕

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little house close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

The house was really cute and clean. The master bedroom has a nice TV with satellite. Our teenager had a room of his own and our two girls shared the kids' room. It was very accommodating to dogs, with dog toys, beds, and a fenced yard. The kitchen is pretty well appointed, and the washer and dryer were a great bonus. The kids enjoyed the hot tub, as well. It was nice to have the wagon with chairs, umbrellas, and toys. There is about a 3 block walk to the beach. The only cons were that the mattresses really need to be replaced; they are pretty worn out, and that the bathrooms are a little cramped. But overall, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is an extremely convenient, homey "home away from home". Reba is a great communicator and we will stay again! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the beach. The weather was perfect, the water was gorgeous, and the Mexico Beach/Port St Joe area couldn't be nicer.

Manatee's Rest was much larger than we expected with a nice open floor plan that allowed for plenty of living room space for everyone. There are also several lovely outdoor spaces at this location - back screened in porch, front and side deck areas, grill area with outdoor seating, and a hot tub. The AC kept the house nice and cool at all times, too.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Panama City Beach Int. Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
St. Joe Beach
Car: recommended

Location is a short walk to the Beach, the beach has lots of privacy and a great walk to nearby Windmark. You will be about 20 miles from Apalachacola, I recommend a day trip, shopping and great seafood. Mexico Beach also has lots of dining and drinking options available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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