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Austin and Dena Sapp

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Private Pool With Gulf/canal Views. ONLY 175 steps to Sandy Beach!! FREE WIFI!!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (sleeps 8) Extra Clean!!! Large gunite pool!!!


*Three (3) night minimum for Fall (Sept. 1-Nov.30) & Winter (Dec.1-Feb.28) Seasons.

*Seven (7) night minimum for Early Spring Season (March 1-April 30), Late Spring Season (May 1- May 31), Early Summer Season (June 1- July 31), Late Summer Season (Aug.1-Aug. 31)

See Rates for Details:

Late Summer Rate applies for the following Holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

(Weekly $2,400.00/Nightly $435.00)

Fourth of July Week/Weekend Rate is $2,950.00

Snow Birds Welcome: Monthly rate for Dec, Jan. Feb. (utilities Included) $2,200.00 a month.

Please see calendar before you inquire about dates.

Check-In 4:00 p.m. EST & Check-Out 10:00 a.m. EST.

Spectacular 'NEW' Cottage that has been completely remodeled in August 2013. Property has new gunite pebble finish pool and beautiful landscape!!! Cobblestone driveway and wooden 6' privacy fence. Patio features include pine picnic table with a market umbrella, five (5) adirondack chairs, two (2) chaise lounge chairs and shower area with hot and cold water. The Driftwood Cottage is comfortable and charming. This property is beautifully decorated. The kitchen, living room, dining room and bathrooms have tile floors while all three bedrooms have wooden floors. The kitchen opens into the living room and there is a large separate dining area. The living room features a large 48' flat screen t.V., cable and secure wifi. The master bedroom has a queen bed, large dresser & mirror with large closet joining a large private bathroom. Guest bedroom has a queen bed with a large closet and provides a gorgeous canal view!!! Bunk room features two (2) sets of high quality twin bunk beds and a large closet. There is also a wall mounted 32' flat screen t.V with a built in dvd player. Perfect for the kids!!!

This property is walking distance to the marina, the famous 'Mexico Beach Pier', local shops, grocery store and restaurants. The Driftwood Cottage has all the comforts of home. The cottage includes a fully equipped kitchen complete with breakfast bar, two counter stools and lots of counter space with all new appliances. Come enjoy the beach lifestyle..Make this place your next vacation getaway!!!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Austin and Dena Sapp (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Austin and Dena Sapp

We have been vacationing in Mexico Beach since 2000. It's a beautiful and quite beach town. You will love your stay in Mexico Beach!!!

Austin and Dena Sapp purchased this house in 2005

Why Austin and Dena Sapp chose Florida Panhandle

We bought this charming cottage in 2005. We recently completed a total renovation on both the interior and exterior in August 2013, while adding a large gunite pool and beautiful landscaping!!! Location could not be better. A short walk to the beach....and a short walk to several eateries located in Mexico Beach and a short walk to the famous 'Mexico Beach Pier'!!!

What makes this house unique

One of the few private vacation homes with a private pool in the area. It's all you need for a beautiful vacation. The feel of the Cottage will take you back in time to the days you long for. This well decorated Cottage has the charm of the true 'American Beach Cottage'. A must, on your vacation plans!!!


based on 16 traveler reviews

Private Pool With Gulf/canal Views. ONLY 175 steps to Sandy Beach!! FREE WIFI!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Adorable beach cottage! Incredible experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience using VRBO, and we could not have gotten any luckier than with this beach house choice and its owners! Driftwood Cottage is an adorable place with all of the comforts of home, just as the pictures show. It's cozy, clean, quiet, well-appointed, and STEPS from the beach. And the owners were extremely communicative, and while we didn't need to contact them for anything, we knew they were there to respond quickly if necessary. We enjoyed not having to go out to eat on this vacay, unless we wanted to, because all the tools we needed to prepare easy beach meals were provided. But if you asked my family, the POOL was the star of our vacation! The Driftwood Cottage owners set their place apart when they added the private, backyard pool. My kids actually turned down time on the beach and in the ocean to play for hours in the pool. We brought some of our own water toys, but the owners provide some floats, etc. as well, which was fantastic. The grown ups enjoyed sunning on the pool's wet deck and watching the kids play at arm's reach. We had a few days of t'storms that lasted longer than we had hoped, and we ran out of rainy day activities we brought along about halfway through the trip ... so finally, we must give a special shout-out for the kids' room DVD player, Wifi, and upgraded cable package -- THANK YOU for Disney Junior! ;) The entire experience was delightful, and we would recommend the Driftwood Cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing beach retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastanollee, GA

Awesome vacation home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Driftwood Cottage and absolutely loved it. The house met all our needs and the owners were amazing people to work with. The location was perfect and a short walk to the sandy shores. We had small children, so we enjoyed the pool every afternoon during naptime and the beach each morning. The pool was well gated so the children could not enter that area without an adult. We loved that feature. We could walk to the ice cream shop, store, fresh seafood shop, and the marina. There is a weber grill on site, which we enjoyed as well. Mexico Beach is very laid back and relaxing. This was one of our favorite vacations and we will be back. Thank you Austin and Dena for all your you did to make this such a wonderful memory for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the Review!!! We are glad your family had a great vacation. It is a really nice location. Come back next Summer!!
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Best House in Mexico Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the Driftwood Cottage was such a dream! Driving around Mexico Beach this property was one of the best for sure - beautiful landscape, new upgrades, total luxury! Literally steps from the beautiful ocean, and the MB pier. Plus an excellent private pool in the backyard when you want to avoid the sand. The house is on a quiet street with views of the canal, and walking distance to everything you need. Grab some fresh fish at the Shell Shack and grill it at home. The kids loved walking across the street to Tommy T's arcade and ice cream. Walk across the street to the pier to watch nightly sunsets. We saw fisherman catch some big fish off the pier! This place has everything, was the perfect family vacation. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the awesome review!!! We are thrilled that your family had a great vacation. Hope to see you back. Thanks Again
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Great Pool- Great Home - Great Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted say this home was awesome. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying here this year. The owners were very accommodating with us on our payments and could not have been any more nice. The view on the beach each evening was spectacular. This was the most relaxing vacation we have had in a very long time. The landscape was perfect and the pool was enjoyed by us all. The home was furnished beautiful and supplied with everything we needed!!! We will definitely be back and highly recommend this great property to everyone!!! Thanks for opening your home to us!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every review is greatly appreciated!! We are always so glad to hear from our guests. We have so many families that come back year after year. Thanks again for your review.
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Glenwood, NC, USA

Snow bird evaluation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for two months during the winter of 2015. It was a lovely "home away from home." The home is beautifully decorated and conveniently located in low-key, laid-back Mexico Beach. We were looking for a place conducive to R&R, and this home filled the bill. Having yard and pool services provided were a bonus, because the home easy to maintain. All in all, this home was exactly as advertised, and we recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington, LA

Florida Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

If you are in need of a get-a-way, this is the place. Quiet and nicely appointed rental home. Cozy, quiet neighborhood and the pool is a special PLUS. Hated to see the week come to an end but will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It's important to us that our guest have a wonderful and relaxing stay!! We appreciate the review.
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Killer Seafood
"Killer Seafood has been features in Coastal Living Magazine, family friendly. "
Toucan's Restaurant
"Toucan's is an ocean front restaurant and family friendly."
Sharon's Cafe
"Enjoy a Hot Breakfast!"
Fish House Restaurant
"Good Variety of seafood"
Mango Marley's
"Caribbean Influence "
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Panama City International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Joseph's Country Club Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Fish House, Manago Marley's, Beach Pizza
Nearest Beach
Mexico beach
Car: recommended

Mexico Beach was just selected by Yahoo Travel as a Great American Beach Town. A short drive to the recreational areas of Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Saint Vincent Island, Saint George Island, and Apalachicola (30 minute drive)


Rates & Availability

Mexico Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen/Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.5%

Accepted forms of payment are cashier's check, money order, personal check, credit card or cash. Checks payable to Latitude Line 29, LLC. Payments not received thirty (30) days prior to occupancy may result in loss of deposit and or cancellation of reservation without notice. All rents and deposited due & payable in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Florida Panhandle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Large counter space and mirror
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Features large mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large Closet, Large Dresser with mirror and Master Bathroom
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Wall mounted 32' Flat screen T.V./DVD and large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautiful Bay View with large closet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cancellation/Refunds: If you should have to cancel your reservation or reschedule, please give us proper notice immediately. Rentals may be cancelled within a (10) ten days' of booking (booking refers to the day we receive the deposit) without penalty and all deposits will be refunded. Afterwards, the reservation & Confirmation policy will be in effect. Any monies paid, less the cancellation fee of $100.00 will be refunded ONLY if the property is re-rented for the same rate & time. If the Property is not re-rented the guests forfeits ALL deposits and/or money paid. Snow Birds Welcome $1,900.00 monthly rate for Dec. Jan. Feb (utilities included) Before contacting us, please check our calendar for your desired dates.

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