- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Escape to this fun and funky little corner of Old Florida. Sit and enjoy the Florida sun with your toes in the sand or relax by the pool with a Margarita. Get into the funky side of this artist community with its quaint shops and outstanding restaurants. Don't miss the chance to get away to this intimate and charming retreat and enjoy a little bit of the quirky that is Gulfport.
The rental is the entire second floor of a renovated beach house. Two bedrooms, one bath, full kitchen, dining room and living room, which overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Sometimes called "the pink house," the Gulfport Beach Cottage is on a brick-paved street acr...Read more
Fun and Funky Old Florida At Gulfport Beach
Additional Location Information
Across the street from the municipal beach, sit with your toes in the sand and read and relax while looking at the bay. The beach features picnic shelters, league-approved volleyball courts and children's playground.
An artists community, Gulfport is known as a haven for working artists, art work and galleries. The artists' media include painting, sculpture, blown glass, pottery, crafts, clothing and industrial arts. Art Walk is the first Friday and third Saturday of each month. Set up along Beach Boulevard (Gulfport's main street), Art Walk features the work of local artists displayed and for sale.
Gulfport hosts some of the best restaurants along Florida's west coast. Grab breakfast at a terrific breakfast diner. Lunch across the street with fantastic pub food or walk up the block to get an authentic Chicago hotdog or brats--and don't forget the ice cream. Order a beer, a burger or wings at one of the beach bars. For dinner, stroll to one of the sit down restaurants offering exceptional Cuban food, Mediterranean cuisine, seafood, steak, pizza or Greek dishes. All are literally just around the corner.
Each Tuesday morning is Tuesday Market along Beach Boulevard. Wander among the vendors and choose fresh food and produce either for meals or snacks.
It's a short walk to the library, theatre and Gulfport Casino. The heart of Gulfport is the Gulfport Casino. A 1930s-era, art deco ballroom, the Casino hosts weddings, art shows, meetings and throughout the week dance lessons, including tango, Swing and Salsa.
While there is plenty to do in and around Gulfport, an unlimited range of activities and attractions are within a short distance of the pink house. You're within 30 minutes of the Tampa airport. St. Petersburg is 10 minutes away and close by are Busch Gardens, the Salvador Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theater, Ybor City, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with Winter the dolphin (from the movie Dolphin Tale), Fort Desoto National Park, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks, Treasure Island and Pass-A-Grille.
Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are a quick 90 minutes east. Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center are about three hours away on Florida's east coast.
Other activities in the area include swimming, kayaking, golf, shelling, museums, sailing, cycling, movies, boating, shopping, fishing and sight seeing.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Car is essential
Last updated on August 24, 2014
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- Tax rate | 12% of rent
- Damage deposit | $200
- Cleaning fee | $100 per stay
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 650 square feet