PALM COTTAGE - BUNGALOW AT GULFPORT BEACH - PET FRIENDLY 3 HOUSES TO BEACH

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Beth Sexworth

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PALM COTTAGE - BUNGALOW AT GULFPORT BEACH - PET FRIENDLY 3 HOUSES TO BEACH

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Sunny Palm Cottage, located in the first block from the beach, is an ideal location for any season whether you are looking for winter sun or a summer seaside escape. Relax in this clean, quiet and relaxing cottage in a convenient location.

Sunny Palm Cottage, located in the first block from the beach, is an ideal location for any season whether you are looking for winter sun or a summer seaside escape. Relax in this clean, quiet and relaxing cottage in a convenient location with easy access to the area's wonderful activities. Centrally located to Gulfport, St Pete Beach and St Petersburg, with Tampa's activities another 15 minutes further.

Palm Cottage is 1-block from the water and the public access beach. A short drive gives you a choice of several other award-winning beaches, such as Honeymoon Island, Caladesi and Ft DeSoto. No need to cross a busy street to get to the beach and Gulfport has a "very walkable" score of 74 (out of 100) from . No car is needed in the immediate area. A charming retreat by the sea, Palm Cottage is comfortable, well-equipped and in a perfect location.

There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a full bed. A third sleeping bed is available via the Queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Hardwood floors in bedroom and living areas; tile in kitchen and bath. Newly remodeled bathroom with a walk-in tile shower, tile floors, granite counters.

The cottage is light and airy yet elegant. Fully-equipped kitchen. New double-pane windows are perfect for letting in the sea breezes on a cool day. Palm Cottge is clean, organized and thoughtfully set-up to make your vacation enjoyable. You should expect a relaxing stay and a professional and courteous hosts. Fantastically funky artsy neighborhood, perfect for walking and enjoying excellent restaurants. Walk to the beach, to the Gulfport Casino, waterfront and pet-friendly restaurants (some earning "best of the bay" awards), Gulfport's quirky shops, the library and theater. Live music many nights of the week, though it is far enough away that you can't hear it at home!

Public transportation offers connections to the beach trolley and 40+ miles Pinellas bike trail. The marina is less than a mile away, as are tennis courts, dog park and a circuit training route. A gas grill and outdoor patio table are available, along with a screened front porch where you can hang out and relax like a local. Professionally landscaped and irrigated grounds make the perfect setting for your stay. Get to know the local residents, including the geckos, seagulls and local parrots. You're looking for a great rental - one that will allow you to sit back, relax and spend time with family doing all the things you're planning on your trip. Our goal is to help make that happen. Palm Cottage is a convenient, comfortable escape cottage, with everything you need to make your trip easy and fun.

Come discover Gulfport and Palm Cottage. With gentle trade winds, island-like hospitality, irresistible cuisine, stunning nature and wildlife, a fascinating past and some serious on-the-water fun, your trip will be memorable and you'll want to return again and again! Umbrellas, beach towels, bicycles and beach chairs may be available. Please inquire.

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The closest beach is a one-minute walk away. There is a partial view of the water from the screened front porch and from the front yard, however is a one-story house facing a street that is perpendicular to the beach. The house is located in the Waterfront District and you have two allocated parking spaces off the street. No worries about parking during special events such as 4th of July Fireworks which you'll be able to watch from the comfort of the front yard. A car isn't required but it is recommended, especially if you're here for more than a few days. The surroundings areas have a lot to offer. Palm Cottage has free wireless Internet access. Linens are included - bath and kitchen towels and sheets. The house is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are allowed, generally they must be over 1 year old, housebroken, not extremely large and not aggressive personalities. All pets are subject to prior approval. The house is in a quiet neighborhood. Keypad entry. 21 yrs or older. Yard NOT fenced.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Beth Sexworth

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Palm Cottage - Bungalow at Gulfport Beach - Pet Friendly 3 Houses to Beach
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
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Palm Cottage - Bungalow at Gulfport Beach - Pet Friendly 3 Houses to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427245vb
+1 727 744-1617
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Marion, OH
5

Most wonderful winter get-a-away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very dirty.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This was our second year of staying at this location and it is the best! One block from the beach, 3 blocks from the downtown area and a great and very friendly spot to walk with your dog to meet very nice southern people! If you want to be busy there is something to do everyday, but if you just like to relax and enjoy the sunshine by the bay watching the dolphins this is the place.Best food and friendly staff is Tommies Tiki facing the Bay. Our only down side this year was the cleanliness of our cottage. I have asthma and the first nite had an asthmatic attack from all the dust. Found a bag of someone's dirty clothes in our closet, a baby pacifier along with multiple dust bunnies under our bed, broken glass on the kitchen floor(we'de only been there one nite) and lots of dust under all the furniture. Had to spend our first full day doing a complete cleaning of the place.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Palm Cottage - Bungalow at Gulfport Beach - Pet Friendly 3 Houses to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427245vb
+1 727 744-1617
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Coloma, Michigan
3

Fun in Gulfport, FL

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Rating Details:
I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We loved the cottage and the location was perfect! Brick streets, lots of well lit area to safely walk or run, one block from the beach...what else could you ask for?!
Gulfport is quaint with a variety of little unique shops and lots of casual restaurants with great food. We enjoyed being able to take our pug to many of the shops and eateries (as long as they have an outside eating area). The beach, pier and park are very nice. We encountered fleas at the cottage, called the rental agent and it was treated the same day. The shower did not easily shut off and, again, the rental agent had a plumber there the next day to fix it. Whoever cleans the cottage needs to make sure the cat and dog fur is cleaned out from under the couches and beds. The kitchen was very well equipped and I enjoyed fixing many a meal there. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay. The screened porch is great for enjoying morning coffee and the newspaper before starting your day! Would rent again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Palm Cottage - Bungalow at Gulfport Beach - Pet Friendly 3 Houses to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427245vb
+1 727 744-1617
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Merseyside, Washington
5

Stay at Palm Cottage August 2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Great location, well equipped cottage and very helpful management. Will definitely go back there. We all wished our stay had been longer!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Palm Cottage - Bungalow at Gulfport Beach - Pet Friendly 3 Houses to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427245vb
+1 727 744-1617
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Maryland
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My husband and I just completed our vacation week at the Gulfport Palm Cottage. What a beautiful and fully equipped cottage. Everything you could possibly need is there, including a gas grill, washer and dryer. The cottage was roomy and inviting. The front screened in porch was our favorite place to sit at night. The cottage is in a great location, within walking distance to a great artist community and a short walk to the beach. We will definitely plan another stay here. I highly recommend the Gulfport Palm Cottage.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/8
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Palm Cottage - Bungalow at Gulfport Beach - Pet Friendly 3 Houses to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427245vb
+1 727 744-1617
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
1

Disappointing

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Beth and Sally,

To say the very least I would not ever use again or recommend your property to anyone I know. Here are just a few of my reasons:

Pictures of cottage look great but do not tell the overall condition of your property. I would rate the inside and outside of your house fair at best.

We arrived to a non working access code. We had to call Sally no answer... she called back in 15 minutes acting like we did not understand how the lock worked when we had already entered the code given to us in the laundry room to verify that the code worked somewhere just not on the most important door in the house the front door. Sally talked to me like I was a child that did not or could not follow instructions, when the problem was really Beth and or Sally did not load the code that you sent us into the lock properly to begin with. Please make sure the codes work. That is not a fun thing to have to deal with after a long drive.
Rating on access. Poor/Failed

Refrigerator was dirty, had to wipe shelves off just to use it. Rating Poor

Look between the stove right side and the cabinet at the build up of dirt on floor I am suprised you don't have a rodent problem. Rating Poor/Failed

Dishwasher installed an an angle. Just an observation for life of the dishwasher.

Dust bunnys under couches & beds, you or your cleaning service are not doing yourselves any favors. Overall cleaniness of cottage. Rating Fair

Beach at Gulfport Rating One star.
You have to travel to St. Pete or Fort De Soto Park for a real beach to use. Rating Four Star

The screen room was not usable a lot of dirt everywhere. Never used it or would have been able to use in it's present condition. Rating Poor I should not have to clean to use.

The outdoor grill was rusty for the facility you are promoting and the price of your rental. I would be ashamed to have that grill. Throw it or give it away.
Rating Poor

Shower curtain rod would not stay up in the bathroom.

Living room ceiling light did not work but the fan did. Perform a light check each week. Rating Poor

Supplies supplies were scattered. No organization to their location. Easter Egg hunt was fun.

Toilet paper was thinner than onion skin paper. You may have a delicate sewer system alright but come On..... Rating Poor

Overall I am streching to give you a one star.
Owner's Response: We regret that these guests were not satisfied with their rental though we are pleased that others have been not only satisfied and have returned several times.

Regarding the snafu with the lock code. We use SchlageLink to set unique guest codes. During a recent two-week period (which included these guests’ stay), we attempted (for the second time) to use a scheduling feature which did not reliably add the codes at the required time. We were able to give the guests a new code within 15 minutes once alerted to the issue.

Our homes are cleaned after each guest and we perform periodic and seasonal deep cleanings. Most of our guests tell us that Palm Cottage is cleaner and nicer than many places they have stayed. One month prior to their stay we painted the living room. In doing so we moved all the living room furniture and cleaned all the baseboards. The same was done with the second guest bedroom. The toilet paper is Charmin/Scott and works just fine. With respect to the other items, we encourage our guests at several points during the reservation process and upon arrival, to please contact us if anything is amiss, or breaks or otherwise needs maintenance. The contact number is displayed on arrival documents and in the home. It is unfortunate for all parties that we were not aware, until this review, that they had any issues whatsoever with their stay.
Helpful votes: 10/11

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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa or St Pete Clearwater - either works!
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
IH 275
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulfport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
O'Maddy's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pia's Trattoria

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Availability & Rates

St Pete Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
$170
$1,020
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$132
$792
$2,376
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$126
$756
$2,268
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Min
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$170
$1,020
$3,740
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Max
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$170
$1,020
$4,420
3 nights
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

Amenities

St Pete Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom remodeled in 2011 and has new tile walk-in shower, sink with granite counters, tile floors!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) New top of the line pillow-top mattress/box spring set - very comfortable., Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Extremely comfortable sleeper sofa, with mattress pad and linens.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Iron and ironing board provided, vacuum, alarm clock, iHome for playing iPods and iPhones, ceiling fans, quiet, scenic, safe & friendly neighborhood. No major street crossings required to reach beach.