1B cottage downtown PSJ-walk2bay


Port St Joe, FL, United States

Short Description

Dwntwn PSJ 1B studio cottage


1 queen & 1 daybed w trundle
large open living concept
easy walk 2 dinner, bay, shopping
kitchenette-designated workspace
pet friendly- fire pit- no stairs
screened in porch

Welcome to Pitzer-Properties! This cottage is one of 7 vacation homes in the Pitzer-Properties lineup, all located in PSJ. You are walking distance to many restaurants and local shops. You are just a short distance from St. Joe Bay (2 mins) and St Joe Beach (7 mins). Mexico Beach and Cape San Blas are less than 15 mins away.


Mermaid Manor is set up for contactless entry so there is no need for interaction. We have more than one unit available to rent on the property so guests may interact with other guests.


When you are ready to venture out, visit nearby Port St. Joe for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Downtown offers cute shops along Reid Avenue, many restaurants and grocery stores. Don't forget to check out the historical Lighthouse and Sea Turtle Museum. We love our sea turtles! Mexico Beach is just a few miles away and offers restaurants and shops. For an adventure, take a ride to Cape San Blas and visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park for access to the beach and the bay. It offers natural hiking trails, miles of untouched beaches and access to launch kayaks or paddle boards. For an amazing experience, you can horseback ride on the beach from Salinas Park. If you are interested in wildlife and natural beauty, plan a trip over to St. Vincent Island by ferry boat for the day. Hike around the island and explore our native wildlife and foliage. About 30 miles away is the historical fishing community of Apalachicola. It's perfect for a day trip to do a little shopping, stroll along the Apalachicola River or grab some of the best seafood around! You won't be disappointed! There's so many options to do without crowds or traffic!


You will access to the lower unit of our turquoise home. You have your own private entrance and your own private screened in porch.


The space is considered a studio apartment because it is the lower level of a renovated home. It has it's own private entrance with open living concept. Kitchen, dining and living room are all open and together. Bedroom is set apart but does not have private door. Extra area with daybed, trundle and vanity. There is a private screened in porch as well as an open large patio over looking the yard and fire pit. Also included is fish cleaning station, communal laundry room and outdoor shower. This unit is also pet friendly.


Most convenient way to move through town is walking, biking or driving.


VRBO and direct booking cancellations will incur credit card fees.

House Rules

Damage Waiver:
The Damage Waiver is built into your reservation booking total (“Admin Fee”). This fee covers only unintentional damages to the rental unit interior that may have occurred during your stay. Damages must be disclosed to Host before or upon check out of your stay. The fee will pay a maximum benefit of $300. Any damages that exceed $300 will be charged to the credit card on file. NOTE: This is NOT insurance and only applies to ACCIDENTAL damages. Any damages that either exceed $300, are not disclosed prior to check out, or are deemed intentional, will be charged to the credit card on file.

Please pay the pet fee while booking. $100 per visit. 2 dogs max.
We love our four-legged babies here at The Mermaid Manor but please adhere to the follow requests: No dogs on the beds. There is a dog bed provided as well as a cover for the couch. We have also included a small basket of dog supplies that you are welcome to use if needed. We ask that you do not use any of the white towels on the dogs. In the basket you should find some older towels that we use for dog clean up. Please keep your dog on a leash as there may be other guests with their furry babies at one of the other units. If staying longer than 2 days we ask that you sweep regularly to stay ahead of the dog hair. And always please pick up any poop! Thanks!

Please read house rules in the welcome book

VRBO cancellations are subject to all credit card fees incurred

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, guests must cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before check-in, you’ll be charged 50% for all nights.
If you cancel less than 7 days before check-in, you’ll be charged 100% for all nights.
All VRBO and direct booking cancelations regardless of time frame will incur the credit card fees associated with the refund
Guests can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of booking, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before check-in again minus the credit card fees.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

Availability calendar

Scott Heizer
Five star awesome host thank you

Jolie Lemoine
Gorgeous, well maintained space! They thought of everything!
We absolutely loved the Mermaid Manor! The space was clean, adorable and they really thought of everything! We picked up some oysters at the local market and took a gamble on them having an oyster shucking knife, and they certainly did! Along with a bbq pit and all the accoutrements necessary to grill them. We were also very grateful to have the option to bring our little old dog, she enjoyed sunning in the nice yard and made friends with the neighbors dog, too. The beach and downtown area was a quick walk away, and we also rode bikes to cover a little more ground in less time. When we had questions about the TV, the property manager was very easy to get in touch with. The only thing I would add is more hooks for hanging purses, towels, jackets, etc. We will definitely stay there again, or at another of their properties, when we are back. Thanks very much!