Tidelands 1 Wowwww View | We’ve got the stuff | Beach Across Street

  • Listen to the crashing waves and relax
    Listen to the crashing waves and relax
  • One of the largest pools in town + relaxing Hot Tub!
    One of the largest pools in town + relaxing Hot Tub!
  • That’s you in the building across from the boardwalk - so close to the gorgeous white sands
    That’s you in the building across from the boardwalk - so close to the gorgeous white sands
  • Master bedroom: Greeting the ocean first thing when you step onto the balcony--nothing better! You'll sleep great in this comfortable coils-and-foam king mattress. Blackout curtains and a ceiling fan ensure a restful night. 43" smart TV facing the bed.
    Master bedroom: Greeting the ocean first thing when you step onto the balcony--nothing better! You'll sleep great in this comfortable coils-and-foam king mattress. Blackout curtains and a ceiling fan ensure a restful night. 43" smart TV facing the bed.
  • Gotta love those Mexico Beach sunsets
    Gotta love those Mexico Beach sunsets
  • We never get enough of this view! It’s what makes Tidelands so special.
    We never get enough of this view! It’s what makes Tidelands so special.
  • Beach Gear: sturdy wagon, 6 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, cooler, boogie boards, and Turkish beach towels!
    Beach Gear: sturdy wagon, 6 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, cooler, boogie boards, and Turkish beach towels!
  • This is your beautiful Ocean view from the balcony. What could be better than an up-close sight of the glittering water and hearing the crashing surf - this is why you came!
    This is your beautiful Ocean view from the balcony. What could be better than an up-close sight of the glittering water and hearing the crashing surf - this is why you came!
  • Well-equipped kitchen to whip up chocolate chip pancakes or scallop fettucine or whatever you dream of. Comfy dining chairs invite you to linger a while.
    Well-equipped kitchen to whip up chocolate chip pancakes or scallop fettucine or whatever you dream of. Comfy dining chairs invite you to linger a while.
  • Beach gear! Don't bother lugging stuff from home because we've got you covered with a wagon, cooler, umbrellas, and chairs.
    Beach gear! Don't bother lugging stuff from home because we've got you covered with a wagon, cooler, umbrellas, and chairs.
  • Family fun and relaxation station! That's a 65" smart HD TV with cable and apps (Prime, Netflix, etc). Seeing the ocean from the comfy sofas is just WOW.
    Family fun and relaxation station! That's a 65" smart HD TV with cable and apps (Prime, Netflix, etc). Seeing the ocean from the comfy sofas is just WOW.
  • Relax!
    Relax!
  • 65” LG smart HD TV + cable channels + Fast wifi and HDMI cord for gamers
    65” LG smart HD TV + cable channels + Fast wifi and HDMI cord for gamers
  • Lovely modern kitchen -- all new!
    Lovely modern kitchen -- all new!
  • It feels a little bit unbelievably awesome to be puttering in the kitchen and glance up and see the waves.
    It feels a little bit unbelievably awesome to be puttering in the kitchen and glance up and see the waves.
  • Brand new gorgeous kitchen. Spending time in here is a pleasure. We've got all the basics including: fresh apron, wine glasses, and plastic dishes for the kids.
    Brand new gorgeous kitchen. Spending time in here is a pleasure. We've got all the basics including: fresh apron, wine glasses, and plastic dishes for the kids.
  • Keurig coffee maker + delicious coffee K cups. Next stop: balcony!
    Keurig coffee maker + delicious coffee K cups. Next stop: balcony!
  • The comfiest dining chairs + space for 6 people. More chairs nearby when needed.
    The comfiest dining chairs + space for 6 people. More chairs nearby when needed.
  • I don't *always* work, but when I do, I like to do it in paradise. High-speed internet: Average 370 mbps download speed has you covered for meetings.
    I don't *always* work, but when I do, I like to do it in paradise. High-speed internet: Average 370 mbps download speed has you covered for meetings.
  • Game options for a range of ages
    Game options for a range of ages
  • Gorgeous Turkish beach towels. Soooo soft and absorbent, and they easily shed sand. Or grab one as a throw blanket before settling into movie night.
    Gorgeous Turkish beach towels. Soooo soft and absorbent, and they easily shed sand. Or grab one as a throw blanket before settling into movie night.
  • Master bedroom looking into the attached bathroom. Unpack and settle in~~~Ceiling fan, 43" smart TV, blackout curtains.
    Master bedroom looking into the attached bathroom. Unpack and settle in~~~Ceiling fan, 43" smart TV, blackout curtains.
  • Lots of counter and cabinet space in the newly renovated bathroom
    Lots of counter and cabinet space in the newly renovated bathroom
  • NEW large master bathroom with walk-in closet and glass & tile shower.
    NEW large master bathroom with walk-in closet and glass & tile shower.
  • FAST WIFI: This nifty nightlight is *actually* a wifi mesh system, which means the speedy internet reaches to every corner of the space.
    FAST WIFI: This nifty nightlight is *actually* a wifi mesh system, which means the speedy internet reaches to every corner of the space.
  • Bedroom 2: comfy queen bed with storage & lamps on both sides. Blackout blinds + ceiling fan!
    Bedroom 2: comfy queen bed with storage & lamps on both sides. Blackout blinds + ceiling fan!
  • Bedroom 2: welcome to relaxation
    Bedroom 2: welcome to relaxation
  • Bedroom 2: 32" smart TV
    Bedroom 2: 32" smart TV
  • Bathroom 2: Just down the hall from bedrooms 2 and 3 and the laundry area.
    Bathroom 2: Just down the hall from bedrooms 2 and 3 and the laundry area.
  • Bedroom 3: Smart TV + ceiling fan! Each bunk has a USB port, reading lamp & storage basket for your device and book. All items are removable for relocation to a bin in the closet if desired (eg, for young children).
    Bedroom 3: Smart TV + ceiling fan! Each bunk has a USB port, reading lamp & storage basket for your device and book. All items are removable for relocation to a bin in the closet if desired (eg, for young children).
  • Bedroom 3: Get cozy with a book or your favorite shows on the smart TV! Ultra-comfy mattresses, soft sheets, 2 pillows per bed (1 soft, 1 firm), blackout blinds.
    Bedroom 3: Get cozy with a book or your favorite shows on the smart TV! Ultra-comfy mattresses, soft sheets, 2 pillows per bed (1 soft, 1 firm), blackout blinds.
  • Large-capacity LG stackable washer & dryer and plenty of Tide Pods
    Large-capacity LG stackable washer & dryer and plenty of Tide Pods
  • Gulf-side grilling area. This is one of two!
    Gulf-side grilling area. This is one of two!
  • 4th floor roof common area -- broadest sunset view
    4th floor roof common area -- broadest sunset view
  • Welcome to Tidelands at Mexico Beach!
    Welcome to Tidelands at Mexico Beach!
  • Hot tub + beautiful elevated pool. Access to the pool area is only 30 feet away from your front door, close but not *too* close.
    Hot tub + beautiful elevated pool. Access to the pool area is only 30 feet away from your front door, close but not *too* close.
  • Caribbean Coffee 1 mile up the street - don't miss their amazing scones & cinnamon rolls!!
    Caribbean Coffee 1 mile up the street - don't miss their amazing scones & cinnamon rolls!!
  • Crazy Beach Pizza...and ice cream! Just up the road. Inside and outside seating.
    Crazy Beach Pizza...and ice cream! Just up the road. Inside and outside seating.
  • Vacation means good food! Krazyfish Grille in nearby Port St. Joe
    Vacation means good food! Krazyfish Grille in nearby Port St. Joe
  • Welcome to Paradise
    Welcome to Paradise
  • Crowds? Nope.
    Crowds? Nope.
  • So much space, even in busy season!
    So much space, even in busy season!
  • So many local fishing opportunities!
    So many local fishing opportunities!
  • So fun to watch the beautiful wildlife
    So fun to watch the beautiful wildlife
  • Mexico Beach Canal - boat docks, beach walks, fishing!
    Mexico Beach Canal - boat docks, beach walks, fishing!
  • Go shelling and explore nearby Cape San Blas!
    Go shelling and explore nearby Cape San Blas!
$170-1,204/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 5-6
Internet Ocean View Hot Tub (more...)

WELCOME to Tidelands at Mexico Beach! Couples? Families? Groups? We got you. This property is spacious for your group but perfect for a couple’s romantic getaway. Everyone agrees our location and view are *WOW*.

When my parents bought this condo as a personal getaway in 2012, this one was their top pick -- fantastic view facing the Ocean, not too high up (option for elevator or stairs), near the pool but not too close, one of the biggest balconies and fully covered, 3 bedrooms so family and friends can visit. Years later as the owners, we're so glad they chose well! Here's why...

Beach Access: There’s only a road between you and the beach boardwalk—it is super close, next after beachfront. Getting to the beach and back is so easy and convenient.

Balcony Experience: Step right outside to the covered Balcony from both the living room and master bedroom. It’s big, it’s private, and it directly faces the Gulf, making it everyone’s favorite spot. Morning coffee with a book and dining at sunset are favorite pastimes. Relax with those glittering waters and fresh ocean breezes.

Pool & Hot Tub: Our building has one of the largest Pools in town + a relaxing Hot Tub, so there’s something for everyone! The pool area is very close to the front door, only about 15 steps away.

What's it like to stay here? We curated this property for a Luxe experience of COMFORT and CONVENIENCE throughout: USB ports, Smart TVs in every room, *plenty* of toilet paper, favorite bath towels, coffee with cream and sugar, laundry supplies, clothes steamer. 

What else? Work desk, FAST internet, fully-equipped kitchen, ceiling fans, blackout blinds, comfy beds. Plus Beach Gear for 6: Soft Turkish beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, wagon, cooler. No need to lug gear from home!

Love to grill up some surf & turf? There are 2 Gulf-view picnic areas with charcoal grills at the parking level + grilling utensils ready for you.

Guests tell us we thought of everything, and we certainly tried to! Why? Because we want your stay to be relaxed and to bring you joy.

.2 miles to Killer Seafood

.3 miles to Crazy Waverunner and Parasail

.9 miles to Caribbean Coffee

1.1 miles to Mexico Beach Market

1.4 miles to Mexico Beach Marina

Parking: Your stay includes 2 parking spots in the covered parking lot. 

Checkout requirements: We do not require any cleaning such as stripping beds, washing  towels, vacuuming, or taking trash out—those tasks are for our amazing cleaners. So we simply offer a few reminders, such as knocking sand off beach gear, logging out of TV apps, and removing your personal items. That’s it! We want you to enjoy your stay hassle-free. 

Here’s Tidelands 2, our sister property in the same building: https://www.vrbo.com/2495423 Rent both together for larger groups up to 12!

HAVE YOU BEEN TO MEXICO BEACH? You will love how friendly, quiet, and clean this little town is. Our beaches are gorgeous—just ask our fans who come back year after year!

ACTIVITIES - Our Favorites:

--Local rental companies drop off kayaks and stand-up paddle boards right at the beach.

--Go parasailing right from the beach!

--Hire a guide and spend half a day scalloping St. Joseph Bay. Really fun! Scallop season is Aug. 16 - Sep. 21.

--Kayak around Pig Island in St. Joseph Bay.

--Grab a beach towel and stargaze from the beach on a clear night.

--Go shelling on the nearly-empty beaches at the northwest side of town by the canal, then stop by Crazy Beach Pizza for some pizza & ice cream.

--For you craft beer lovers, don’t miss Apalachicola’s own Oyster City Brewing Co. Promise you’ll have really good beer, pet a pup, and make a new friend.

--Stop in for coffee and cinnamons rolls at Caribbean Coffee, then browse the nearby shops for a souvenir.

 

MEXICO BEACH LOCAL EVENTS:

--License-free Saltwater Fishing Day - Fish for free June 4 & 5! 

--Gollywhopper Classic Fishing Tournament - June 18

--July 4 Independence Day Sandy Shoes 5K fun run, Best Blast on the Beach fireworks celebration

--MBARA Kingfish Tournament - July 30

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT: Hop on beautiful Highway 98 and enjoy the whole area. Each nearby town has its own character...

 

Port St. Joe's great restaurants & shops and large fishing outfitter

Cape San Blas's beach walks, State Park, Bay fishing and kayaking

Apalachicola's top tier Oyster City Brewing Co, FL history, super cute shops

 

**Top Restaurant suggestions** Indian Pass Raw Bar near Cape San Blas, Shipwreck Raw Bar 5 minutes away in St. Joe Beach, Krazyfish Grille 15 mins away in Port St. Joe, The View 10 mins away in Windmark Beach, Owl Tap Room in Apalachicola.

Detailed activity and restaurant suggestions in our digital Welcome Guide!

PLEASE NOTE:
1. Mexico Beach is a dog-free beach by city ordinance. 
2. Though the condo is completely renovated and both the condo and balcony are ready for use, some *exterior* renovations of the building have not yet been completed since Hurricane Michael (railing paint, landscaping, etc.). Thanks for your patience!

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HOUSE RULES:

Required:
1. Full names of all guests at booking. Only the guests listed by name at booking are permitted to stay in the property.

2. ID of guest making the booking. Either verified ID on booking platform (VRBO, etc.) or screen shot of state-issued ID sent to host.

3. Guest must sign rental agreement.

4. Security Deposit of $300 is required. The deposit is secured using a temporary credit card hold beginning 1 day before check-in and is released 5 days after departure.

Check-out is at 10 am CST sharp, due to the tight schedule of our cleaners, unless you have arranged in advance with the host to have late check-out. Please respect the cleaners' limited time.

Cancellation policy is Moderate. **Recommend travel insurance.**

Parties of 6 or 7 may be required to book 3+ nights. 

No smoking of any kind and no vaping, either inside condo or on balcony. Breaking this rule renders the reservation immediately canceled and guests subject to a $300 cleaning fee.

Parking: The building offers a covered parking garage, which is located on the ground level. Guests are allotted 2 parking passes, which should be displayed hanging from the rearview mirror. Per HOA rules, cars and pickup trucks are permitted, but large trucks, boats, trailers, and/or motor homes are not permitted in the parking garage.

No pets allowed. The HOA rules for this building prohibit all pets except pets of owners.

Visitors: Permitted during non-quiet hours of 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. All persons on premises during quiet hours of 11:00 pm to 7:00 am and have not been disclosed at booking are unauthorized and are not permitted on premises without host approval.

Parties and events are prohibited. Parties/events are defined as including *any* of these elements:

1. More than 4 visitors without host permission

2. Alcohol usage by visitors

3. Drug usage by guests or their visitors

4. Noise level that is excessive or bothersome to other residents

Pool & hot tub: The guests acknowledge that there is no lifeguard on duty and that use of the pool and hot tub is at their own risk. Guest commits to supervising children under age 18 during use. Guests agree to abide by posted pool area hours.

Bunk beds: Weight limit for top bunk is 160 lbs.

Balcony: Guests agree to supervise children on the balcony. No climbing or standing on the furniture. The HOA rules prohibit cooking on the balcony or hanging anything from the railings, including towels.

Do not unplug or disable the Wifi or exterior entryway security camera.

Pirated media: Please do not stream copyrighted material from a site that does not have permission to stream it. Mediacom easily detects this activity and has threatened to cancel our service.

Beach towels and beach equipment (beach chairs, umbrellas, utility wagon, cooler) are for enjoyment during stay. Please return all items to condo before departure.

Please do not move or rearrange the furniture or electronic equipment without permission from host. Exception: dining chairs and stools.

Do not leave sliding doors open when A/C is running. The A/C will run continuously, causing ice to accumulate and shut down the unit. Payment for a service call may be assessed to the guest.

Sofas in living room: Cat naps are encouraged. :) However, planned sleeping, like overnight sleeping or a young child’s daily nap, is prohibited in order to ensure a sanitary environment for all guests. Please use the pull-out feature of the sleeper sofa instead.

The owner's closet, located in the front hallway and having a code-entry lock, is off-limits to guests without host's permission.

Per HOA requirements, please do not store any items in the hallway since it is a shared area.

Guests acknowledge that they are subject to immediate cancellation and payment of damage fees (if applicable) if any of the House Rules is broken. If you're not sure something is OK, please check with host. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy: No refund will be issued for any reason.

Property Type Condo in a condo on the 2nd floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
Elevator Yes
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Pocket Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Master bathroom – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 5-6
  • Master bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 Bunk Bed
  • Living room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
All bedrooms have blackout blinds or curtains, smart TVs, ceiling fans, USB ports, and bedside storage (table or basket).
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Games/Board Games
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Room Darkening Shades
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Beach Essentials
  • Sunroof/Roof Terrace
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Marina
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Limited Parking
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
  • Flat Smooth Pathway To Front Door