Getaway For Memorial Day At Cozy Beach Cottage
Apt. / Condo
Getaway For Memorial Day At Cozy Beach Cottage
It's not too early to think about your Memorial Day getaway. Join us at the beach in this fun and funky little corner of Old Florida. The weather is fine in May and June. Start the summer on white sand beaches or by the pool with a Margarita.
Do not miss the chance to get away to this intimate and charming retreat and enjoy a little bit of the quirky that is Gulfport. Whether a family trip or a grown-ups escape, you'll find this funky artist community with its quaint shops and outstanding restaurants to be the perfect location for your getaway.
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 across from Gulfport Municipal Beach in the historic Art District.
Not some boring hotel room or cookie cutter condo, the Gulfport Beach Cottage gives you all the comforts of homeâ€”but at the beach! Warm, intimate and inviting the minute you walk in the door. Once you arrive, unpack and unwind. Kick back and relax in the living room with views of the bay. Read while you watch the sailboats on the water. Select a book from our little library of good reads. Or enjoy satellite HDTV. Catch a movie. See if one of your favorites is included in our DVD collection. DVD players and WiFi are provided.
Hungry? Gulfport offers truly great restaurants (more on that later). But you don't have to eat out for every meal. Cook in the full kitchen. It's completely stocked with cookware, plates, glasses and utensils. Eat in the dining room with a view out toward the beach.
Both master and guest bedrooms have queen beds. All bed linen and covers are provided. Bath and beach towels are in the space. The laundry room is on the ground floor with washer and dryer available for your use.
Enjoy the pool. Stretch out on a chaise lounge and sit poolside with a refreshing drink. Or dine al fresco by the pool at the high boy table.TripAdvisor property ID 4434186...Read more
Getaway For Memorial Day At Cozy Beach Cottage Gulfport, Florida
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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.
Left on 01/18/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 18, 2015Stayed Dec 2014
Lots of comfort,very clean Everything you need is there. Charles & Karen are great people .We both had a great time,walking the beach and side walks of Gulfport. Love the place. We will be back. You have no worries staying here. It's wonderful.
Left on 12/02/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 2, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
As soon as we got there, Karen and Chuck were very welcoming. They showed us around and gave us lots of tips and pointers to the area. The house was very clean and comfy, loved all the windows upstairs, makes for a nice breeze. Will definitely be coming back, and would recommend to others.
“Gulfport is a charming, laid back community and this rental is right where it needs to be!”
Left on 06/02/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 2, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
This rental is in a great location - across the street from the beach, and one block from the gorgeous little downtown area of Gulfport. The restaurants, stores and bars are all within EASY walking distance, yet there was no disturbing traffic, crowds, etc. Close proximity to Tampa, and St. Pete make for easy day trips - only to return to the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of this great little town. The rental has everything you need - comfortable sleeping, convenient kitchen/diining, pool, and seating areas. Will definitely be going back!
Left on 05/16/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Sue L-DReviewed May 16, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
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.
“This beach cottage/apartment was the getaway we were looking for”
Left on 02/19/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | TrishReviewed Feb 19, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
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.
Left on 02/16/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | English FamilyReviewed Feb 16, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
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.
Left on 02/13/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 13, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
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.
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