|Minimum Stay||1 - 14 nights|
A completely remodeled and updated Beach Cottage with a calm Zen theme. Just a 2 minute walk to the public beach (across Gulf Blvd so small kids will need to be supervised crossing the road) and surrounded by the bay with access to benches for watching the sunrise or fishing. A Zen-like atmosphere with Bamboo Floors, new stainless appliances, travertine and glass master bath with walk-in shower. Granite countertops, Bamboo shades, Original art work by a local artist and Asian antiques throughout.
Outside covered Patio with BBQ and room to set up a volleyball net in the side yard. Property is half fenced allowing a run area for dogs. New Leather furniture with a 42' flat screen TV and DVD player. Wireless Broadband Internet and cable provided. There is a 20' Flat screen TV with DVD player in main Bedroom. Eco Smart washer and Dryer in Laundry room with 2nd bath.
For The Beach! - Beach towels and mats, cooler, and fold-up canvas camping chairs supplied also.
Only 25 minutes from Tampa International airport. Public transportation up and down the beaches.
Sleeps up to 6 with airbeds but maximum of 4 adults.
Check the Availability Calendar - we keep it up to date.
Greta has been on this beach since the mid-80's and Nigel since the late '90's. It's a great area - quiet and safe.
The property was completely remodeled a few years ago to the standard seen in the photos - the way we would like it if we lived here!
It's a short walk to the beach and a quiet and friendly neighborhood. The cottage is very nicely appointed and allows for a relaxing time.
We stayed at Zen Cottage for two weeks and loved it there, the cottage, the friendly neighbours, and the great beach just across the street. The ambiance of this little cottage was relaxing, just what we needed! It is clean and very private. Nigel was great and responded to every call very quickly. We highly recommend Zen Cottage, a great place to stay!!! Vern & Jane ( and Sheltie ZOE)
This lovely home is all of the following, clean, decorated tastefully, kitchen is fun to cook & entertain in, the landscaping allows you to enjoy both privacy and the feel of the tropics.
Tomorrow is our last day after two weeks and we have already made reservations for 2015!
We love your home Nygel & Greta!
Spent 9 days, went skydiving with owner twice because the first time was so terrific. Nothing to say but THANK YOU FOR A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!! Owners nearby and VERY helpful with issues that arose. Beach very close, good biking on road and on beach with restaurants within walking distance. Fresh seafood on the nice grill and a gourmet kitchen within. Everything in tip top shape and CLEAN. Great place, great people and an extremely comfortable and private home. This is the best place I have ever stayed. I will return for another round of R&R ASAP!
We are local to the Tampa Bay area, but were looking for a place to take the kids for a week on the beach. Just a short walk to the sand and surf across the street, the house was fully stocked with everything we needed, and even included coffee for our stay! There are plenty of great places to eat within walking distance, and a short drive up and down Gulf Blvd. if you have your car.
Not only did we the house and location, but Nigel and Greta were also amazing—very easy to work with and super friendly. Thank you both, we will see you again soon!
Two thumbs up! My Family rented the Zen Cottage for Memorial weekend and we had the best time. The cottage was extremely clean and the kitchen was amazing. If you like to cook, then the kitchen is perfect for you. There was a booklet of things to do, places to eat, menu's for carry out, nail salons, you name it they had information for you. The owners really thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. John's Way Pass is about a 15 minute drive.The neighborhood is awesome, my husband met a neighbor and they invited us to their Memorial party which I thought was really nice. My mother in law loved it and was very impressed. That says a lot!!
I highly recommend the Zen Cottage, just as beautiful as in the online photos but what you can't see online is the magical combination of the beautifully appointed cottage, it's lovely tropical landscaping, very private porch and lanai (perfect for afternoon cocktails) in context with the fresh ocean breezes off the beach only two blocks away. The cottage is thoughtfully stocked with everything you need for a wonderful beach vacation. I recommend the Friendly Tavern one block away, kayak or other boat rentals at Indian Rocks Beach Adventure (we kayaked with dolphins in the intracoastal) and the seafood shop a couple of blocks south on Gulf Blvd. Nigel is very sweet and helpful with local information. I can't wait to go back.
The (free) Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is a 5 minute walk. Trolley that runs up and down beaches from Clearwater to Pass-A-Grille so no car needed. Skydiving only 1 hour away with specials from owners (who live nearby) on Tandem Skydives. Beautiful Downtown St Petersburg is only 20 minutes away with shopping, movies, deli's to fine dining, Theatre in the Park, antique stores, great music venues and several Day spa's. We are only 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport and an easy 1.5 hours from Disney World, SeaWorld, Pleasure Island and Discovery Cove, where you can swim with dolphins. Only 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. There is a great coffee shop right across the Blvd to the beach and a great selection of restaurants (from fine to fast) Thai, seafood etc. and pubs all within easy walking distance.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
We will send you an agreement via e-mail which you can print, review and return with initial payment. It explains the payment plan and other details you will find of note. It's easy and more personal :)
No Credit Cards (to keep costs down as best we can).
Therefore, personal checks, bank draft, money order etc.
We usually take an initial payment of about $200 to secure dates, then the balance is due in two payments leading up to occupancy and fully paid up 4 weeks prior to arrival.
If the booking is at short notice, payment on arrival as we live close by the cottage.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.