Book Your Summer Getaway To The Beach
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||650 square feet|
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|Theme||Away from it all, Beach, Village|
Description from the owner
Relax. Unwind. Disconnect. Get away to an affordable Florida beach vacation where the only decision to make is whether to sit on the beach or sit by the pool. The only work you need to do is to work on your tan.
Feel the sun on your skin. Sink your toes into the sand. Sip your favorite umbrella drink while you slow down and recharge.
Do all this in the cozy comfort of the Gulfport Beach Cottage on the beach in one of the last little bits of Old Florida with a slower pace and small town feel but with lots to do and centrally located.
Not some boring hotel room, the Gulfport Beach Cottage gives you all the comforts of...Read more
Book Your Summer Getaway To The Beach
Additional Location Information
The Beach Cottage, sometimes called "the pink house" is on a brick-paved street across from the municipal beach in the historic Art District of Gulfport. Swim at the beach or 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 in the Tampa Bay. Grab breakfast at a terrific breakfast deli or later in the day fantastic pub food. Order a beer, a burger or wings at a beach bar. Up Beach Boulevard at the sandwich shop are hot dogs, brats, Chicago dogs and ice cream or for dinner visit 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. Stroll 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), 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, golf, shelling, museums, sailing, cycling, movies, boating, shopping, fishing and sight seeing.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$90||$90||$600||$2,000||7 nights|
|All Dates||$90||$90||$600||$2,000||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $200 - Security Deposit
- Damage deposit - $200 / stay - Security Deposit
- Taxes - 12% of rental - Tax - State of Florida 12% tax on vacation rentals.
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Cleaning Fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
This charming, second story, two bedroom apartment is just steps from the beach (across the street) and a block from Beach Boulevard, the main Gulfport village steet lined with great restaurants and shops. We walked to everything, including several festivals held while we were in town. (Stop in at the quiet, little neighborhood bar across the street which has good food and good company.)
The well-equipped efficiency kitchen in our vacation digs enabled us to keep our stay within budget. Many of the basics, like salt and pepper, cleaning suppies, etc. are provided. There's a laundry room at the foot of the stairs. Very convenient.
During our stay, we rarely used the air conditioning. With windows open on both sides of the unit, a tropical breeze kept us comfortable.
Internet, satelite TV, a good selection of books, a DVD player, and even a few board games were provided.
Karen and Chuck, proprieters, were available to answer questions about the area and made our stay very pleasant.
We had a great time and absolutely loved the area.
Great place to stay with beach right across the street and beautiful views of sunset. . Condo was very clean. Kitchen was well stocked for cooking. Owners were on site and available to answer any questions and direct us to local resturants all within walking distance. Super nice people to deal with. Can't wait to go back..
This beach cottage/apartment was the getaway we were looking for
The proprietors, Chuck and Karen ,handled all of the rental arrangements in a professional but warm and welcoming manner. Since they live in the downstairs apartment they were on hand to take care of any needs that arose.
Although our rental was on the second floor we felt like we had stepped from the sand into a beachfront cottage. It was nicely decorated with an island feel and contained all the amentities needed to settle in for a carefree and comfortable stay. And at night it was fun to watch beach volleyball games from the front windows.
"Location, location, location" as they say. We had a rental car but barely used it. The rental was steps from a wide assortment of non-chain restaurants. Almost all had additional sidewalk or porch seating. Art galleries and shops lined the beachfront boulevard. The beach was so close to our place that I was able to snap a picture of my husband in the water from the living room window.
My husband and I were looking for a vacation that would meet our separate needs: golf, beach and rum drinks for him, quirky restaurants, art and people watching for me. We had it all in this quaint Old Florida town.
Had a lovely stay , views wonderful,very well equipped with everything you need. Beds and furniture comfortable and clean with the laundry a useful extra. Very friendly and helpful owners.The market in Gulfport on Tuesdays is a must. Also the wildlife area at the far end of Gulfport ( past the marina) is worth a walk around.
A great relaxing vacation in artsy Gulfport!
The home was plenty roomy for our family of four. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen which was very organized with all the necessecities and then some. The views were fabulous, waking in the morning watching the sunrise over the water. We could see the beach from the living room and the back porch. The pool area was nice to layout in the sun and watch the sea gulls come down for a drink. Having a laundry room and all the supplies necessary to get clothes done was awesome. Charles and Karen were friendly hosts and eager to help us out in many ways. Communication was very prompt and polite. The art district and restuarants were just a couple of blocks away. We visited the historic Casino for dancing, which is down the street.