|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Come enjoy a beautiful piece of 'Old Florida'. Our delightful beach cottage is just the way Florida beach life used to be! Quaint and quiet. Just steps from the beach, our cottage is YOUR ideal spot for a week's getaway or even months of fun in the Florida Sun.
THE BEACH COTTAGE is located in a quiet neighborhood setting, yet close to many of Florida's West Coast attractions, such as John's Pass, Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Weeki Wachee Springs, Walt Disney World and much more!
Walk to many quaint restaurants or stroll down the beach and have dinner. Local restaurants within walking distance include Seabreeze Island Grill, Lobster Pot, Kenny's, and many more. A local seafood market just blocks away provides a variety of fresh seafood choices for your entertaining and dining enjoyment!
Enjoy beautiful sunsets and quiet morning walks on the beach, or just sit on your screened-in front porch and sip on your favorite beverage. You'll enjoy the fenced in backyard that provides your own private oasis after a day on the beach...including an enclosed outdoor shower!
We are excited to unveil our recent renovations to our guests! All new furnishings, TVs and updated design! Our renovated kitchen provides all you need for entertaining and enjoying meals at home. We have tried to add today's conveniences, without changing all the charm of the original Florida Beach Cottages that once lined our Gulf Shores. We know you will still enjoy our quaint original Florida Beach Cottage, especially with all the upgrades!
We invite you to visit the West coast of Florida and experience our beach cottage for a relaxing beach vacation!
Keywords: Beachside Cottage Beach Weekly Two Bedroom Family Couples
We are back, and happy to be here in our beach cottage "home away from home." Many new improvements have been made since our visit last year to make our stay this year even more pleasant. The new decor additions, including new fans, painting and screens have all made for a great stay. Sue especially likes the improved television service and WiFi that have allowed us to talk each week to our children using Skype. We know you will enjoy this superb rental if you choose to make it your destination of choice. We are looking forward to enjoying the beach as the weather gets warmer. We have made excellent use of the many great restaurants that are so close to the cottage. If you choose to make this a "home away from home" you will not be disappointed.
Sue and Al
Have just enjoyed our best stay ever at Gulf side Beach Cottage ! .... our 5th time, I believe.
The cottage now boasts two oases ! .... the backyard and the masterbedroom ! There have been many much appreciated updates since our last visit, paintwork and trim throughout, new living room furniture, bedroom furniture and TVs ..... it makes our long term stay soooooo comfortable ! We enjoyed all our usual things especially the beach and the Tides golf course. Trips to St Pete are a must for us, for the Picasso/Dali Exhibit, for the Jamie Wyeth Show at the Museum of Fine Arts and our favourite each year, the American Stage Theatre. Dining at "Grazzi" in St Pete is top notch for food and service. Closer to home we found Spoto's Grill, also very good.
Our thanks to the Beach Cottage team who make this all possible.
Just booked our 4th vacation to the Beach Cottage. Our trip in the Spring of 2014 was just as spectacular a the previous stays. We can tell the owners are very engaged in maintaining their property as every year there are upgrades to the amenities. We enjoy the serenity of the Cottage about as much as the serenity of the beach itself so its the best of both worlds if you get too much sun or the weather gives the earth a bath one day during your stay. I'm always a little nervous that when I go to reserve that my desired dates won't be available because everyone is so happy with their stays...see other reviewer comments. There are many things in the area to explore, but I think I spend most of my time recharging my batteries at the lovely Cottage and sitting under my beach umbrella during that special time at the beach when the water starts to sparkle...
We had a wonderful stay at the Beach Cottage. It was very clean and has everything you will need. We are a family of 4 and had plenty of room. The back yard is particularly cute; we absolutely loved the enclosed outdoor shower! We appreciated having a phone that we could use to make local calls and even long distance calls to Canada! This was our first time using VRBO/HomeAway and all email/phone correspondence were timely and answered all our questions. This was our third time in this area and the location of the Cottage is perfect; the beach is very close we didn't even need to wear our shoes!
Some traveling tips…
1) Mazzaro Coffee & Italian Market – WOW, very large Italian market, that has an amazing selection of fresh made pasta, meats, cheeses and baked goods (amazing cannoli), 20 minute drive away and highly recommend
2) Beach Pizza Plus - very close, call ahead because long wait, recommend their “Beach” & “White” pizza
3) Thai Prajaam – walking distance, we did take out, authentic Thai, medium is very spicy
4) Thai-Am 2 - 10 minute drive, we go for their Wed/Thurs $1 sushi special
5) Salt Creek Grille – 10 minute drive, water view, upscale seafood & steak restaurant, great “happy hour” specials
6) Reef Fresh Fish Market - walking distance, good selection but expensive, recommend homemade fish spread
7) Beach Snowballs – 10 minute drive, highly recommend, not your regular sno-cones, they are shaved ice with homemade syrups, mix between a slushy & ice cream
8) Candy Kitchen – walking distance, great ice cream & candy
Sightseeing (not all on this trip but we have done the following)
1) St. Petersburg
Chihully Museum – American glass sculptor & his work is amazing, combine with...
Glass Studio & Hot Shop – to see a glass blowing demonstration & you can arrange the opportunity to make your own glass piece, a great memory!
Salvador Dali Museum – their “new” home is great, recommend doing a guided tour to learn the most
2) Tarpon Springs – cute little “Greek town” on the water, recommend doing the 2 hr boat tour with St. Nicholas Boat Lines, you learn about sponge diving and you should eat at Costas
3) Busch Gardens – hour drive away, not Disney but has good roller coasters and great animals, recommend “feeding the giraffe’s” tour
4) Parasailing – we have used Fly-N-High from John’s Pass, something to try once
5) Pinellas Trail – excellent bike trail
Can you tell we love this area of Florida & will be back soon!
The Beach Cottage was perfect! Pics don't do it justice, everything you need is there, it's amazing how well equipped the cottage was! There's even a wagon to carry all your beach supplies to the beach! We had a total of about 60 people who stayed at various locations...ours was the absolute best!! You really don't need a car everything is within walking distance. We only had to contact the owners once and they responded very quickly. We were pleasantly surprised with how every one of our needs were met that's how well equipped this cottage is! We had 2 small children ages 7 months and 3 years...they even had a portacrib there!! Definitely returning next year!
Back for our fifth year in a row to our "Home Away from Home". The cottage has once again been updated with new patio furniture, umbrellas and beach umbrellas to make the lounging in the oasis of a backyard even more relaxing. New interior furniture, lamps and table as well.
We spent a lot more time indoors this year as the weather was just very similar to 2010. We appreciated the good heating system and only were able to open the windows a few times throughout our stay. Complete change from the weather last year when we had the windows open throughout our stay and never had the heat on once.
We continue to love our walks on the beautiful beach or relaxing on the front lanai, Sue's favourite spot.
We will be back again for our sixth visit next year and know the weather will be back to normal.
Sue and Al
This cottage was a beautiful sweet memory as a child in the 1960's. I was so happy to see it return to the vacation rental market and in such lovely condition. I am a native Floridian but most of my best vacation memories are ones in the Tampa Bay area so I regularly stay "home". There's no better beaches anywhere! This vacation cottage is equipped like no other I've ever stayed. Bring your iThingies if you want to enjoy your own tunes. That's it! When not enjoying the beach, the back deck and front porch elevated relaxing to a fine art. Stella enjoyed lizard hunting in the back yard. Naturally, the beach was beautiful, easily accessible, and not crowded. Upon the recommendation of ealier reviewers, we walked across the street to The Reef for fresh seafood to cook/grill. Fabulous! I do recommend Beverly's for breakfast and enjoyed cruising the Corey shopping area and John's Pass too. It's a short drive down the beach, but worth the time. I recommend the fresh croissant french toast and the baked omelette at Beverly's. Thanks for making everything so easy Debra! We'll be back for girls week at the beach in 2013! The only thing I'll bring from home is the ice cream maker!
Karen, Leisa, Stella (woof), & Diane
The Florida Gulf Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States! Our Beach Cottage in Redington Shores offers a 'home away from home' for your next vacation! A short 30 min drive into Tampa will offer fabulous shopping, dining and theme parks such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, The Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and much more. Disney World is only a couple hours away!!! Visit the Kennedy Space Center just a short 3 hour drive! There are endless hours of enjoyment with all that the Gulf Coast of Florida has to offer! If BOATING AND FISHING are in your plans, at famous 'John's Pass Village', you can reserve anything from a private fishing boat to a spot on a 'party fishing boat'. Visit this beautiful stretch on 'heaven on earth'! Our Beach Cottage puts you right in the middle of it all! We are here to do everything to make your vacation a most memorable one! If your party is larger than 5, a one bedroom apartment is available just across the street!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning (1 week stay)||$100 + Tax|
|Cleaning ( 2 week stay)||$125 + Tax|
|Cleaning (month)||$200 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Add'l charge for Holidays||$200 + Tax|
Rates/Taxes are subject to change. Deposits will be retained if reservation is cancelled after full payment is due. Reservations will only be confirmed once the deposit or required payment has been received.
Currently we only accept checks. $200 deposit required to HOLD your requested dates (First come, first serve). Full payment is due by 30 days prior to arrival, 60 days prior to arrival in high season and for holidays.
* 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.