$126 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Sand Dollar: Historic Charm Meets Beach Chic in the Waterfront District – Home 2308431 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

The Sand Dollar: Historic Charm Meets Beach Chic in the Waterfront District – Home 2308431

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner


Classic charm meets modern beach breeziness at The Sand Dollar, a chic, second-story 1BR/1.5BA apartment in the heart of Gulfport’s vibrant Waterfront District.

With a parlor-style living space and private, tropical patio, there’s no shortage of spaces to relax. And you’ll do so in style: preserved Shaker touches and cool coastal décor offer the ideal blend of laid-back beach vibes and old-school Florida elegance.

Venture out and find yourself at the center of a vibrant community, where you’ll fill your days with farmer’s markets or music festivals. Spend afternoons in the surf and evenings at diverse waterfront restaurants. It’s all here in Gulfport, a funky little community tucked within St. Pete.


Wake up in a king-size bedroom with airy coastal accents to remind you that you’re on beach time. The en-suite master bath with a walk-in shower is great for refreshing for the day ahead or washing off the sand from your latest adventure.

Swing open the French doors to the living space, then grab a book or admire the treetop views from the cozy sofas. If you need a minute to check in with the real world, steal away to catch up on emails at the corner desk (free WiFi is also included).

Additional guests can use the main en-suite bathroom and convenient half-bath off the downstairs laundry room. A queen-size EZ bed is also available if you’re bringing a crew of four.

Suited for prepping everything from beach picnics to gourmet cuisine, the kitchen is equipped with a full suite of appliances and all the pots, pans, and dishes you’d find at home.

Shake a margarita and sip it in the upstairs sunroom, or prep feasts and share them in your private outdoor yard. This tropical-inspired space is draped by an enormous sail shade to keep afternoon gatherings cool—have a long lunch at the outdoor table, then recoup on the loungers or hammock.


Its own hidden hangout in the midst of the Waterfront District, the Sand Dollar offers low-key relaxation to balance out Gulfport’s energy and excitement.

We love its quaint charm as much as we love its proximity to fun and funky downtown, home to mouthwatering dining establishments, unique art galleries, and a full line-up of events. Visit during GeckoFest, a circus-inspired street event with chill tunes and can’t-miss costumes, or catch a bi-weekly ArtWalk.

For some time in the great outdoors, take your four-legged family member on a stroll to the dog park, or peddle your way down the Pinellas Bike Trail. The Sand Dollar is just a short trip from Stetson School of Law and Eckerd College, making it ideal for families making a visit to campus.

Screened sun porch with seating

Two off-street parking spaces

Ceiling fans

Central heat and air

Full kitchen with full-size appliances


Gas grill

Patio seating

DVD player


Telephone with FREE local calls and FREE long-distance in North America

FREE washer and dyer use

Wood & Tile floors

Flat-screen HDTV

iPod clock radio


Coffee maker with filters (Check out our evolving coffee bar with Bialetti espresso maker and milk frother!)

coffee grinder

wide slot toaster





Small food processor

Iron & board






water glasses



highball glasses

coffee cups

wine, martini, juice, champagne glasses

13x9 baking dish

French white 8 piece set

cookie sheet with Silpat

Jelly roll pan

measuring spoons and cups

saucepans with lids

fry pans with lid

paring knife

rubber spatula


soup ladle


cake pans

vegetable peeler

rolling pin

pie pan

cutting board

can/bottle opener

glass and plastic pitchers

wine corkscrew

pizza cutter

ice cream scoop

pot holders

kitchen towels


ice cream/dessert dishes

pastry blender


wire whisk

French press

splatter screens

cheese graters


Stainless mixing bowl set

loaf pan

jar opener


silicone brush

microplane zester

veggie scrub brush

8x8 baking pan

muffin pan

plastic drinking glasses

food storage containers

first Aid kit

Umbrellas, beach towels and chairs may be available

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We respect your privacy but are available if you need us.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The Sand Dollar is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. There is plenty of nightlife in the form of restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk. We request that you not play loud music outside or have a party either inside or out!


About the owner

Beth S.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
08 Aug 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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2 reviews

Very Good

“Nice unit, bad location”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2021

Love Gulfport. Rented many times. This was last minute, but we were so disappointed in the unit that we left before our lease was up. Inside was fine and as pictured. Comfortable sofa & bed, lots … More

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

“Just love this place!!!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

This winter we will be returning to the Sand Dollar for our 4th time! We look forward to our winter break at the Dollar every year. It feels like a second home for us. Cute, Clean and quiet!!! Bea… More

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Beth (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Beth (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Beth (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Beth the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Beth (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Beth (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Beth (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Beth (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Beth (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Beth (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Beth (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Beth (the owner) a message.

If Beth (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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