GULFSIDE BEACH COTTAGE - STEPS TO BEACH!

Natalie Grunstra or Debra Munoz

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Natalie Grunstra or Debra Munoz

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GULFSIDE BEACH COTTAGE - STEPS TO BEACH!

Redington Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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 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!

Our newly 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 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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Natalie Grunstra or Debra Munoz (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Guestbook comments from the manager

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
Feb 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
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Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133925vb
(813) 489-9877 (Florida, USA)
Redington Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ontario, Canada
5

Very Comfortable Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
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…
Dining
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133925vb
(813) 489-9877 (Florida, USA)
Redington Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Willoughby, Ohio
5

Family Wedding/Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed staying at The Beach Cottage. Can't wait to see you next year!
business
Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133925vb
(813) 489-9877 (Florida, USA)
Redington Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
5

Our Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133925vb
(813) 489-9877 (Florida, USA)
Redington Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

My Vacation on Memory Lane

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now the 'the world' knows about our quaint Beach Cottage!! It was such a pleasure to have guests with memories of by-gone years! So glad our previous guests comments guided you to a delightful 'seafood cookout'!! Now our 'next' guests will have something new to try at Beverly's for breakfast...thanks for the tip!! We look forward to having you back...hopefully year after year!

Debra
business
Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133925vb
(813) 489-9877 (Florida, USA)
Redington Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
5

The best kept secret on the Redington Shores Beach

  • 5 of 5
We are back again for our fourth year in a row to our "home away from home". Once again new improvements make this cottage one of the best on the beach. New instant hot water heating, new heat pump, new indoor and outdoor furniture are just a few of the changes from last year. It is great to see an owner continue to make a great property even better each year. The fenced-in backyard continues to provide protection for our dog and is a great area to soak up the sun on a breezy day when the beach is too cool or windy. The lanai continues to be one of Sue’s favourite areas to relax, read and take in some filtered sun. Your continued efforts to make this cottage such a gem on the beach makes us look forward each year to returning to soak up the sun, walk the beach and enjoy the wonderful local restaurants and stores that we frequent on an almost daily basis. The weather this year has been simply amazing, with cool evenings to get a wonderful sleep combined with 80 degrees days most of February and March. The ability to open the windows and make use of the screens is wonderful. We have yet to cool off the cottage with the new air conditioning system although a few cool nights required the heat pump to be used in February. If you want to get great value for your money you can’t go wrong with the Beach Cottage on Redington Shores, one of the best kept secrets in the area.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gulfside Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133925vb
(813) 489-9877 (Florida, USA)
Redington Shores Florida Central Gulf Coast
Montreal, Quebec
5

We love Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Our 2nd stay at Beach Cottage was even better than the 1st. The new kitchen, well laid out with plenty of storage space and good appliances, comes with a delightful breeze passing through while doing food prep ! As the weather was most cooperative, the backyard was used on many occasions, for dining, for grilling, for lounging, for reading, for enjoying the radio (even has Canadian Content) The cottage is well maintained and managed with attention to detail and its location is ideal in a very pleasant neighbourhood a stone's throw from the beach. We strolled along the beach to Bad Ass Cafe for muffins, sandwiches and coffee on several occasions, enjoyed dinner at Gulf Bistro, French restaurant run by a charming couple from France, went for evening walks for icecream at the Candy Factory, even the folks at the 711 were welcoming. The Reef fish store provided the ingredients for several delicious dinners. Took the trolley bus to various places along the route and often walked the beach back home. We truly appreciate being able to spend some time at Beach Cottage and thank everyone who makes our stay possible, especially Aunt Mary !
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Margaret & Tony-
We are so glad you enjoyed your 'first' month long stay in Florida!! It's so nice to hear how you spent your time, as many future guests will no doubt 'follow in your footsteps' to enjoy their vacation. We truly hope that you will be able to return year after year for a little break from the Nova Scotia Winter and lots of Florida Sunshine!! Our repeat guests and their comments speak volumes to our future guests, thank you! Until next year, take care and be safe!
Debra
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Tampa Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-275
Car: not necessary

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!

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Availability & Rates

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Redington Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER/FALL
May 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
$2,500
 
 
WINTER
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
SUMMER/FALL
May 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (1-2 week stay) $100 + Tax
Cleaning ( monthly) $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes 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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Redington Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) The Second Bedroom has a trundle. We also have a pack n play available.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • winery tours
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shuffleboard
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
An enclosed outdoor shower in the backyard oasis is Great when returning from the beach! The backyard is secure and completely fenced in for our little four legged friends!
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