Dolphin House at Gulfport's Pier – Home 2386662 House
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Dolphin House at Gulfport's Pier – Home 2386662
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- 3 nights min stay
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Child Friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- Pet Friendly
Description from owner
We can’t explain why guests say they relax the minute they enter Dolphin House.
Maybe it’s because the cheerful coastal vibe reminds them that they’ve finally made their escape to the beach. Or because comfortable furnishings and sun-filled spaces make this rental truly feel like home. Or because arriving in Gulfport means entering a vibrant community with a be-who-you-are attitude.
No matter the reason, we love knowing guests can find peace at our 2BR/2BA rental in the heart of the Waterfront District. From its shaded yard to its beach chic entertaining areas, Dolphin House is the ideal landing pad for you, your closest friends or family, and even your pup. Come discover Gulfport's beaches, dining, and jam-packed lineup of events—from farmer’s markets to full-fledged celebrations.
A DAY AT DOLPHIN HOUSE
In all three bedrooms, bright color schemes and tropical décor will fill you with Floridian spirit before your feet even hit the floor. Wake up lazily in the master’s king-size bed or either of the guest room’s queens.
Refresh in either of the two full bathrooms—one designated for the master, the other shared between the two guest rooms. If you need to check in with the real world, there’s a spot for that in the office off the master.
Get the day started by whipping up something fresh. Our fully equipped galley kitchen has plenty of counter space for chopping and prepping, plus a large fridge for all your farmer’s market finds.
Take your breakfast out to the shaded back patio and have a moment to yourself beneath the yard’s tall oak tree, or settle in around the six-person dining table for coffee and conversation.
The kitchen and dining space serve as the heart of this split floor plan home—here, you’ll find the perfect balance between privacy and time together.
Two living areas, one near the two guest bedrooms and another near the master, are chockfull of breezy charm. Opt for board games in the bamboo stalk green front living area or sink into cozy sofas for movie night in the back living area. Both have their own flat-screen TVs.
WHY WE LOVE DOLPHIN HOUSE
Fun, a little bit funky, and totally inviting, Dolphin House takes a cue from Gulfport itself. And it’s no wonder: this rental is tucked in the heart of town, just a 5-minute walk from the Waterfront District.
“Bored” isn’t in Gulfport’s vocabulary. No matter when you make your way here, you’ll find some way to immerse yourself in this unique community. Like GeckoFest, an annual end-of-summer celebration full of groovy jams, quirky street performers, and costume-clad revelers. Or bi-weekly art walks, weekly farmer’s markets, and summer sock hops.
When you’re ready to take a break from downtown’s lively spirit for something a little quieter, pedal one of our complimentary bikes a half-mile to the Pinellas Bike Trail or walk a block to the dog park with your four-legged pal.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King bed
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed
- 2 Full baths
- Air conditioning
- Shared garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Stereo system
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- 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.
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.
* 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
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 06 Dec 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
– based on 10 reviews
- Very Good
“Four happy women”
We had a lovely reunion, enhanced by the comfort and spaciousness of this charming cottage. It is nicely laid out, very clean with a well stocked kitchen. The beds were comfortable and the air condi… More
“Perfect for our family”
We were only here for a short time but would surely go back again. The house is very well equipped. The kitchen, especially, better equipped than mine at home. This was a mini family reunion so … More
Response from the owner Thank you Carol!
“Felt like a summer home; clean, easy and comfortable”
Gulfport is a quiet, charming little town with good restaurants and shops. We stayed in this town because we were visiting my father who has limited guest space. This rental was perfect for us, five a… More
“Comfortable house in a less desirable area.”
We were mislead into thinking the "beach"was 2 blocks away. We were disappointed to find a strip of sand on an inlet.The restaurants were average.The area was surrounded by a lower middle cl… More
“Dolphin House has the best of everything”
I spent the month at Dolphin House. My father was unable to go so I was traveling with my furry friend and luckily has a couple friends stop by for short periods. I stayed the entire month of January.… More
The home was nicely laid out with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living rooms, kitchen and laundry room. The kitchen separates the home into two living quarters. We closed off the one section since we did not… More
“Wonderful home walking distance to beach & yummy food”
We stayed for three nights in July 2013 and had a wonderful time. The home has plenty of room and is very cozy! We enjoyed walking to the beach & restaurants! It was a fun family reunion!
“Great time at Dolphin House”
We went to Florida for my brother's wedding and needed to find a place to stay that would accommodate 7 people (2 kids included) and this was perfect. The bedrooms were a great size; very clean;… More
“A charming beach weekend at Dolphin House!”
The Dolphin House was everything we hoped for in our couples weekend away. The house was fully equipped with every amenity we needed. Beth's binder of overflowing information was a great tool for… More
Absolutely terrible - dead bugs on floor when we got there, had to clean entire house before we left (even though we were charged a 130 cleaning fee and 300 pet fee), AC broke down, dishwasher not wor… More
Response from the owner The first email I received from this guest after she departed said, verbatim: “Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay at your house in Gulfport very much (we didn’t want to come home!) I forgot to let you know that I have changed my email address to ____. Could you please let me know when you usually refund the deposit fees?” That’s it, the entire email. No complaints about anything during her stay. Until I explained why I was withholding part of her deposit and then she accused me of scamming and a money grab. She also said I should “look forward to the delightful review” I would be getting. It is somewhat difficult for me to respond to her complaints, since her version of things change from one review to the next. She has written more than one review and she is inconsistent in her claims. In her initial email response to me regarding the deposit withholding, she said that they never used the dining room chairs. In the reviews she posted she said they only used 3 and then they used them for a maximum of 10 minutes per day. (I should note here, that they stayed for 2 weeks.) I had to replace the seat cushions and she was not charged for that because I did not realize until after I had partially refunded her deposit that they would not come clean. I cannot say for sure that there were no bugs when she arrived, but we do a walk through of the property mere hours before each guest’s arrival and none were noted or they would have been removed. The AC did not “break” during her stay. They froze it up by keeping it set in the 66-69 degree temperature range when outside temps were in the high 80’s. (I know this because the settings are tracked.) These settings simply won’t work in Florida at that time of year. And I had no reports of the guest alerting us to a problem with the AC. We have a system installed that provides alerts to me via email when the actual temperature deviates more than 5 degrees from the set temperature. I received several of these alerts one afternoon while I was out of the country on vacation. Since several alerts like this a few hours apart can indicate a problem, I immediately initiated the service call to the repairman who came the next morning. The AC was turned off until the unit could unfreeze. So it did not break down (it is a 5 year-old Trane unit) and they did not go for 2 days without AC. In her review, she suggested I should have apologized for the AC breaking down, when in reality they froze it by setting the temperature to an unrealistic one for the time of year. The guests may have spent their last night cleaning. I just don’t know. But I do know that our cleaners allot 6 hours for the $130 cleaning fee and I was charged an additional $180 for cleaning & repairs and received detailed reports of the additional cleaning requred. The coffee pot was full of some dark liquid. I’m not aware of any issues with the dishwasher and no subsequent guests have notified us of any, but now that we have been alerted via this review, we will investigate and repair if necessary.
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- How do I make changes to my booking?
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