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Tropic Garden Vacation RentalUnit A

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Tropic Garden Beach Duplex is just steps away from beach access at 28th St.

Easy online booking and payment through HomeAway.

It's not beach front but the front porch has a Gulf View and in the heart of Mexico Beach.

Private parking near front door only one step into the unit. (no staircases or elevators, no hastle)

Street Level and sidewalks to shopping and restaurants. Near Famous Fish House restaurant and Beach Pizza.

If you bring your boat, there is pull in &

out parking, and your only 1/2 mile from a Gulf of Mexico Marina.

**Well mannered house trained pets are allowed for $100 fee. Must be approved in advance. ***

Book early and Rent the whole duplex each having similar furnishings. Full kitchen, 1bath between the bedrooms. Rent this way for a large family or 2 couples traveling together.

Half of House: Beds: 1 kingsize bed, 1 queensize, and Living room sofabed.

Full kitchen, microwave, coffee maker and s

cooking utinsils. Cable tv in family room.

Private garden area for BBQ and outdoor eating dining.

Table & Chair Seating on Front porch for sunset views.

Nearby Welcome Center and coffee shops offer free WiFi.

More Details

Property Manager
Haynes Weatherby
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Haynes Weatherby

Retired from family Lumber business. Now managing my residential properties in the Atlanta GA area and playing my two grandsons. Spend as much time in Mexico Beach with my wife, friends and family.

Haynes Weatherby purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Haynes Weatherby chose Florida Panhandle

Affordable for families. Easy entrance with No stairs to climb. Also plenty of parking for cars and boats. Tropic Garden is STREET level and just across from beach access. An easy walk for almost everyone. Next best thing to beach front without the high cost.

What makes this townhome unique

Very few properties offer Pet Friendly. Why pay for boarding pets when our fee is only $100. Restrictions apply and pets must be approved in advance. Pets must be in your travel crate when you are not there with them. Any damage by pets you agree to pay and for cancellation of guest coming in to make repairs. We love pets and responsible owners!!!


Mexico Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is tight but functional
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New central Air and heat. Internet available at nearby cafe and MB Welcome Center. Front sitting porch for a romantic sunset and a cool drink. No stairs to climb and parking near your door. Bring the Boat, Plenty of room to park and marina is just up the street. Just a very easy short walk to the beach. Public Pier and City parks with childrens area, Tennis courts, walking track & more. Just around the corner, walk or drive. Bicycle rental next door at "The Grove" New flat screen TV with cable service BBQ Grill, Cookware, Dishes & sliverware.


Good! 3.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Tropic Garden Vacation RentalUnit A
average rating of 3.7777777 based on 9 reviews

After reading all the reviews I was expecting to be pleasantly surprised but I wasn't.

  • 2 of 5

Mexico beach and port st. Joe were both excellent little towns. I'm glad we chose this area but I regret not choosing something on the beach. We normally choose a pricey condo right on the water but this year I decided to save money and chose Tropic Garden. It seemed like a great price and I have no complaints about the price, it was nice to save some money. After reading the reviews I expected nice accommodations , just a little further from the beach. This place could really use some t.l.c. The drapes are brown, (and ugly)the blankets are brown(and ugly), the back door is falling apart, the windows were dirty, and the bathroom is black and in need of remodeling. I understand at this price you shouldn't expect a mansion but I could redecorate and fix a few things in this place for a $2000.00 and it would be well worth it. Also there was ugly dark blue indoor/outdoor carpet in the living room and both bedrooms? Even some peel and stick vinyl tile would have been better and not very expensive. After a few days of a family of 5 walking back and forth to the beach the living room started looking like the beach. And to my dismay there was no vacuum to be found in our unit or the neighbors next door in this duplex. Not so much as a dust pan, we went and bought a dust pan and brush just to make the carpet bearable for our stay. I didn't expect the moon but would always expect "beachy " colors and decor in a rental at the beach and carpet just seems crazy to me. Plus we knew it was on highway 98 but after reading the reviews I guess I was hoping it wasn't going to be really busy all the time but it was. It was sometimes a challenge to get a family of 5 across packing floats and beach things. It was also quite loud in the master bedroom and the traffic didn't let up till pretty late. So to make a long story short........Mexico Beach, yes! Tropic Garden, no. Beach, yes. Highway 98, no.I saved a lot of money and if that's your only deciding factor then go for it. Otherwise keep looking, if we ever go back to Florida we probably will come back to this area but at the very least we will stay on the beach side of highway 98 and most likely I'll be able to hear the waves from a balcony and be able to appreciate the sunset from it as well. Even if it cost more. P.s., I did find a couple of great places to snorkel so make sure to buy yourself a snorkel set and go to windmark beach and look through the grassy areas !

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tropic Garden is an economic rental that is kept clean and neat. Maybe the decor is not to everyone's taste. July is probably the busiest month and the highway is busy. But you can save a lot of money and enjoy what you came for. Which is the beach and a cool, comfortable place to crash at the end of the day. Tropic Garden is a great place for this. It's an alternative to the expensive Rentals that have flooded Mexico Beach.
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Not worth rating.

  • 1 of 5

I'm sad to say that we didn't stay. I was unaware of the shape the duplex was on the inside beforehand. I was unable to get a refund but we left anyway. There were leftover crumbs on the floor. The backdoor bottom appeared to have been kicked and covered with a piece of thin sheet metal and you could still out of it, the door was almost rotten. The chair cushions at the table and sofas looked like as if they had not been cleaned - dingy with food stains. The bathroom was the worst. The shower looked too small to get in (tile grout looks molded) and the floor tile and sink were not in good shape either - sink looked to have previous toothpaste stains (also black with no room to put anything). There is also a very musty smell throughout the duplex. The only good thing about this was the owner seemed very nice and was very helpful in getting the info we needed before we got there - address, check in info and location. This place has the potential to be a wonderful place to stay but as it is now, we were very unsatisfied. We left and went to stay somewhere else..I will never book with VRBO again after this experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry that Tropic Garden didn't meet your expectations. Built in the 60s, it not as modern or expensive as other places on the beach. However, it is professionally cleaned after each guest. I have many guest that come back every year and are quite satisfied. Just read the otherreviews and the guest book in the unit. Everyone has has a different expectation and perception of clean. Occasionally a previous guest doesn't leave things as they were found. In this case I got a message the day after the checkin date that only stated that they weren't able to come for reasons beyond their control. None of the issues in the review mentioned any concerns or that they even checked into the unit.
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Great Location and Price

  • 4 of 5

This was my third or fourth time staying here. It is a great price and location. This is my go to place for a stay in Mexico Beach.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good stay!

  • 4 of 5

Sad that the weather wasn't great during our stay but that isn't the owner's fault!

4 stars because no internet and the cable was a little wonky some times.

Otherwise, HIGHLY recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner, I have to agree with the "wonky" cable TV. The local cable company needs to correct the problem when the weather is poor. The main reason I discontinued the internet service with them was due to the fact that it crashed almost every time bad weather came through. This happens often at the beach. It will be beautiful and then a thunderstorm will develop and be gone just as fast. However, it will sometimes zap the cable and Internet for a bit longer. At any rate, these issues will be addressed again to attempt to get the nice flat screens to receive a good cable signal. We strive to make Tropic Garden the best value in Mexico Beach!
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Great Mexico City Beach Stay!

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice pet and family friendly duplex across the street from the beautiful emerald green waters and sugary white sands of Mexico Beach! We had 2 small dogs, 2 kids and 2 adults (1 more adult one night) and we all slept comfortably. The beds are comfy and the kitchen was pretty well stocked for eating in. They also have an outdoor charcoal grill that we used nightly. The home is located in a wonderful area, walking distance to neat little shops, good coffee and food! There are two different cafes within walking distance that have free wi-fi. The TV's in the bedrooms need to be updated and in proper working condition and the bathroom could use some upgrades, especially the shower, but other than that it was a wonderful stay and VERY budget friendly. You are also close enough to go to Panama City Beach for the day for the hustle and bustle and come back to the quietness that Mexico City Beach offers. Another great day trip is T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. It is a beautiful park to go for a picnic or spend the day. You really do not even need to leave the area to have an amazing time as the beach is beautiful and walking distance to the pier. The beach offers amazing sunsets over the pier and we got some fantastic pictures! Overall this was a great stay and I would highly recommend it and have! It would be great for family, friends, fishing buddies, girls weekend away etc. We plan on coming back soon! Thank you for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great price, comfy beds lot of space

  • 4 of 5

Not a luxury getaway but very comfortable and had everything we needed. There were 3 adults and 3 kids with us and a 4th child part of the time and there was plenty of room. Beach access is across the road and down the street but a very easy, short walk. Stores and food within easy walking distance. There were a few glitches with the TVs but owner is aware and stated would take care of it. The shower was our biggest and, really, only compliant in that it was very small, but there we never ran out of hot water and there was plenty of water pressure. I would recommend this as a good place to stay with the exception of if you are, or have someone going with you who is very wide, the shower may be too small. (I am 5'7" and weigh about 240 lbs and it was fine but much wider than me (say same height and close to 300 lbs probably wouldn't fit)

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Panama City, Florida
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Beacon Hill , Port St. Joe, Panama City
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: recommended

*Walking distance to Beach, Public Pier, Marinas, restaurants and

shops. Internet at local cafe and MB Welcome Center.

Mexico Beach Park has Tennis Courts, playground, basketball.

*St. Joseph Bay & State park. Port St. Joe are only minutes away where snorkeling kayaking, bay fishing and scalloping are great.

* Florida Caverns is a great day trip in Marianna (about 1 hour away)

*Great Fishing all year long provided by many charter boats and

Public pier and surf fishing.

Discover or re-discover the Forgotten Coast & Mexico Beach.


Rates & Availability

Mexico Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning / linen service $75
Pet Fee $100

Weekend rate is flat rate of $350. Pets must be approved in advance and additional $100 fee per reservation.
***Last minute available weeks are negotiable. See an upcoming week that is not reserved, ask and I will discount the week and or midweek days. Tropic Garden is always a great value!!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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