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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

In the heart of Old Englewood Village! FOUR MILES TO ENGLEWOOD BEACH!

Mermaid Cove is in Olde Englewood Village on Lemon Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.

This vintage-style 1940's renovated bungalow is just one block from Dearborn Street, the artistic district with many quaint shops and restaurants.

Wake up in the morning to the birds singing, take a nice stroll over to the local coffee house for your morning wake-up call. Bicycle over to Indian Mound Park for a little afternoon fishing. Grill your catch for dinner, then watch the beautiful sunset on Lemon Bay, just two blocks from the property! Enjoy the lovely beaches, hike the nature trails in the surrounding parks or just laze under the Florida pines with your favorite book. Or of course, SHOP til you drop or GOLF to your heart's desire - at the 20+ golf courses in Englewood alone!! The possibilities are endless!

This newly renovated property is a small, private complex located in a quiet residential area, on a large treed lot with ample free parking. My guests enjoy the Gazebo in the outdoor common area, which is a great spot to meet and greet your neighbors and friends. Gas Grill furnished in the common area for cookouts.

This unit comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, but who needs to cook with all of the great restaurants within walking distance!

You'll enjoy relaxing or entertaining on the private screened front porch.

The 1 Bedroom / 1 bath apartment is comfortably furnished with a Queen size bed and sleeper sofa.

Come and enjoy Old Florida with us. Book now! Don't miss out!

More Details

Julie Dickerson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Julie Dickerson

I grew up in Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana. I grew to love Florida as a child while visiting my grandparents on summer breaks. In 1980, I discovered the beautiful Englewood area when my mother moved to the area. After many years of vacationing in the area, I decided to buy an early retirement home in 2003.

In 2010, I bought this property, renovated it and started my seasonal rental business. I loved it so much that in 2015, I bought a third property to add to my business.

I love meeting people from all over the world. I enjoy sharing my paradise and helping others discover this beautiful area, which I feel is truly a hidden gem.

Julie Dickerson purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Julie Dickerson chose Englewood

After living in the subdivision Rotonda West since 2003, I decided that Old Englewood Village would suit my lifestyle better. I enjoy being within an easy walk or bike ride to the Farmer's Market, the great art festivals and studios, the restaurants, Lemon Bay Playhouse Theater and the wonderful food and music at Englewood's on Dearborn, Mango Grill, Moose Lodge, Snooks, just to name a few.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the many great features of this property is the large, shaded lot that truly feels like an oasis in the heart of Old Englewood Village. The birds will sing you a welcoming tune every time you arrive at the property.

But the very best feature is the cozy, comfy feeling of each bungalow. The units have a real home away from home atmosphere.

And last but not least, Mermaid Cove is only 4 miles to Englewood Beach - which is one of 4 of our amazing beaches!!


Englewood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy - Refund given only if management able to re-book the unit for your reserved time frame. $75.00 Cancel fee would then be retained.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Queen size beds Queen size sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cable TV WIFI - during peak season - Jan. - Mar. Linens - sheets, blankets, comforters for bed(s) and sleeper sofa Bath towels (bring your own beach towels) Fully equipped kitchens - full size appliances refrigerator microwave electric stove /oven coffeemaker toaster dishes, glasses, utensils pots /pans, bake ware


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average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Great place ,We loved it !

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location , they have everything you need if it's not there the owners will bring it to you . Our unit was very clean , we loved the screen room to sit in the morning and evening. The owner Julie made you feel right at home . Thank you Julie we will be back every year. I will recommend mermaid cove ,great place and location. Bob & Gina Cape Cod Mass

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and Gina, It was great meeting you both and my pleasure to be your hostess!! I too think Mermaid Cove is a special place. I have strived to make it a quiet oasis in the heart of Old Englewood Village. It's truly a great escape from the pressures of this crazy world! Hope you will return in the future and I will look forward to your next visit!! Julie
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May fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of fishermen and have stayed here a couple of times. Perfect place for us as it is central and have all we need to have a great holiday. Very friendly and helpfull owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! So glad you found my Mermaid Cove. Look forward to your next visit! Julie
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my favorite Florida Destination!!!Ii

  • 5 of 5

I love the "Old Florida" atmosphere of the Englewood area of Southwest Florida, and the proximity to the lovely

beaches, state parks and great dining. It was fantastic to find Mermaid Cove Resort-everything I was looking for

and much more. The apatrments are fresh and inviting,decor is lovely, guest-friendly , including screened lanai

and private patio. The shops and galleries are steps away on Dearborn St. and there is usually a fair or festival

happening nearby. Lemon Bay State Park [fishing, boating , picnics] is just a few blocks away. Your amazing host,

Julie, will make you feel at home, and is a great resource for what's happening locally. Looking forward to my third

visit soon. Marge V. from Bucks County, PA>

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marge, thank you so much for taking time out to leave such a wonderful review. I'm always sooo happy for you to return to Mermaid Cove. You are an ideal guest! I'm really glad you found us! Hope to see you soon!!! Julie
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thunder bay Ontario canada

Case,Scott,Jess,Sean,from thunder bay Ontario CA.

  • 4 of 5

We all stayed for 9days. Cute and cozy,clean and well maintained.Julie the owner was great.the local shops were walking distance and restaurants were fantastic.we would recommend this place to any one who likes the old part Florida it's not high end but would stay here again if needed to

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Mermaid Cove. I sure enjoyed meeting you and hope you'll come again in the future! There is lots more fun and sun to be had here in lovely Englewood! Julie
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Minnetonka, MN USA


  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for over a month and enjoyed it immensely!

This is a comfortable, clean place, in a nice neighborhood.

Julie and Michael (the owners) were very helpful and provided us with lots of information about the area, it's restaurants, shops and activities.

The beaches and nature parks are tops!

We felt right at home our entire stay.

Bob and Elaine

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Sarasota - Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.27 Miles
Englewoods on Dearborn Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2.44 Miles
Boca Royale Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
13.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.13 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.8 Miles
Englewood Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach, parasailing, jetskiing.

* Charter Fishing.

* Golfing at the endless courses in the area.

* Dining at countless restaurants!.

* Shopping on Dearborn Street!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Stump Pass Beach - Hike to the tip to watch the dolphins feed..

* Fishing at Indian Mound Park.

* Nature Hikes in Environmental Parks.

* Festivals all year long!.

* Sunsets on the beach / Drum Circle on Saturday Nite.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach - Shark Teeth Collecting.

* Fishing Tournaments for Kids.

* Art classes at the Open Studio and Art Alliance.

* Baseball - Stone Crabs and Tampa Rays.

* Miniature Golf on Charlotte Harbor.

Englewood's Lovely Beaches:

Stump Pass Beach State Park

Englewood Beach

Blind Pass / Middle Beach

Mannasota Beach / North Beach

My Favorite Excursions:

Myakka River Cruise from Snook Haven

South Venice Beach Ferry to a secluded private beach.

Guided nature walks with Bobbi Rodgers at Cedar Point, Amberjack, Wildflower Pres.,

Tippiecanoe Environmental Park, Oyster Creek Regional Park,Buck Creek Pres.

Lemon Bay Park for hiking, fishing and sunsets.

Kayak to Don Pedro Island

Recreational Rentals Nearby:

Bicycle: Bikes & Boards

Boat: Bay Breeze Boat Rentals

Kayaks: Kayak Outpost

Canoes: Snook Haven Restaurant

Wave Runners: Island Jet Ski Tours & Rentals

Parasailing: Barrier Island Adventures

Charter Fishing Expeditions: Anglers Dream

Favorite Restaurants:

On the water:

The Fishery

Waterside Grill

Stump Pass Grill

Johnny Leverock's

Rum Bay on Palm Island

South Beach Grill on Boca Grande

Blue Lagoon


The White Elephant


Lock-n-Key Pub

Gulfview Grill

Snook Haven

Sharkey's of Venice

Land Locked:

Mama's Italian Restaurant

Cafe 776

Parrotfish Grille



Wink's Cafe

Faull Inn



Baseball - Port Charlotte Stone Crabs

- Spring training for the Tampa Rays

Fun Things To Do: Check for current dates/times

Monday Nite Jam Sessions in Englewood's Indian Mound Park 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Bring your guitar!

Tuesday Nite Bluegrass at Bay Heights Park 6:00 - 9:00P.M.

Wednesday and Thursday Nite is Blues Night at Englewood's on Dearborn.

Cruizin on Dearborn: Classis Cars and Music - first Saturday every month. Sunday

Sunday Evening on Englewood Beach - The Drum Circle Sunset Celebration.

My Favorite Music at local restaurannts:

Check with restaurant for up to date music schedule

Zeke's at Royal Palm Marina - Wednesday - Sunday P.M.

Mango Bistro - Friday and Saturday P.M.

Snook Haven - Concerts/ Local Bands -Thursday - Sunday (Sunday is my fav - r


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

SUMMER 5/01 - 9/30
$100.00 p. day*
$575.00 p. week
$2,150.00 p. month

PRE-SEASON 10/01 - 11/30
$ 110.00 p. day*
$ 650.00 p. week
$2,350.00 p. month

PEAK SEASON 12/01 - 4/30
$ 125.00 p. day
$ 725.00 p. week
$2,550.00 p. month

Weekly and Monthly rentals only.
This Monthly rate is based on a 28 day calendar month.
Daily rates are for additional days added to stays over a week (7 days) or a month (28 days).

Rates based on double occupancy.

Extra person charge for guests -$10.00 per day / $50.00 per week / $150.00 per month.

Cleaning fee $100.00 - $125.00

Refundable Damage Deposit - $300.00

No Refunds for Early Check-out

Cancellation Policy - Refunds given only if Management able to re-book the unit for your reserved period of time. If able to re-rent, a $75.00 cancellation fee would be assessed.

Holiday Rates are same as Peak Season Rates - Memorial Day, 4TH of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Check in 3:00 pm Check-out 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.