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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Gulfport Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Craftsman Bungalow Home In The Charming Community Of Gulfport

Located directly on Boca Ciega Bay leading to the Gulf of Mexico, this traditional craftsman was totally renovated, starting early 2012, finishing just in time for the new year. Keeping in mind the craftsmanship of the Craftsman style home and the history.

Over time we began to realize what a special place Gulfport and Gommer's is. We then made decisions that would last a lifetime in any changes we made. We thought about details already there and copied them in other area's. We brought the original floors to their warm sheen and hunted down old pine to match areas that needed repair.

We thought about what makes a home comfortable and what makes you sleep well.

There are three bedrooms, two with Sleep/Number beds. 300+ thread count 100% cotton. Everything fresh and clean. Each bedroom has its own sense of privacy with two and half baths attached or close by. Each bath has marble subway tile.

The kitchen was completely opened up leading to an open floor plan, so you may enjoy the water view and your company. With new appliances, farm sink, gas range, dishwasher, and washer dryer.

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It has a screen porch leading to the water and a large lot for outdoor recreation and peaceful relaxation. The rope swing from when Dan was a little boy is still there.

One morning I was eating my breakfast down by the water and watched a gentleman fly fishing. A Heron was watching him and ever so slowly worked his way over to him. Eventually they were so close, they could have touched each other. The fisherman never knew, until that moment, that the bird was there. He turned slowly and looked at the tall thin gray bird, just as the bird turn to him. They stayed that way for a bit, as if they both knew why they were there.

It is a quiet, peaceful, special place waiting for you to slow down and take a breath. To read a book. To listen to the birds. To laugh with friends. To drink a glass of wine or a cold brew.

To remember how special life can be.

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  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mary Crear

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Our name is Dan and Mary Crear. This is Gommer's house. That's what he called his Grandmother. Gommer. As life would have it, the time came when Gommer needed help and came to spend more time in Minnesota with Dan's parents.

When the time came, Dan's mom inherited the home and it was her time to care for this wonderful old home.

So Liza and Bill took over, and it was where they brought the kids to visit their cousins. Play on the beach and enjoy the sunshine. Found on the bookshelves, that line the entry hall, you will see pictures of them and other family members, enjoying their childhood.

Then they too came to a place in time, where they wanted less to worry about and wondered if any of the kids might like to buy her. There were five children and we where the last in line.

We bought this house, when we were young and poor, with a plan to live here when our kids were grown. So we rented it out and waited for our time to come.

It is here and ready now. We made this house, our home and want to share it with others.

We placed a great deal of thought, into what a retreat is and how do you make a house, a home.

Our plan was to move here in the next five years, but after spending time in Gulfport and in this wonderful property, that will be a much shorter wait.

We hope you love her too.

Mary Crear purchased this bungalow in 1980

Gommer's House has her own private white shelled beach, that is very secluded with folage shielding each side. See the large horseshoe crabs crawling though the water. Fish jump and fishermen in waders, fly fishing for evening dinner.

In the morning you will watch the sun rise and see the wildlife catch their breakfast. Pelican's with their big beaks and plunging dives. Woodstorks, White Ibis, Heron's, Willet and not to mention the Osprey. We have a beautiful Hawk who will take a lunch and visit the yard.

See the old oaks with their moss covered limbs stretching over the yard, giving cool relief to afternoons. Old pines mixing in with tall palms to fill in the shade. Quiet neighbors who care about each other, but respect your privacy. The neighbors multicolored cat, who keeps to herself but makes sure no critters bother you.

A newly screened porch with refinished floors and new doors to sit and rock your day away. You watch the water change and sparkle, with the occasional sailor and kayak pass by.

It is a classic bungalow in a wonderful setting. Brick roads lead up to Gommer's front door. Then you enter a newly renovated 1940's Bungalow. Renovated from top to bottom and end to end, keeping in mind the era and charm of this home.

Every window and door has been painstakingly removed, striped down and rebuilt. All the original hardware stripped and rebuilt. Large muti paned windows, look out over old trees and bay views.

Colors of the walls reflect the colors of the foliage and the colors of the beach. Nine foot ceilings, lead up to coffered beams of classic style, in the dining room. Clean newly painted white woodwork, though out the house, brings a sense of light and calm.

Cushioned couches flank each side of the fireplace, with a table to set your book and glass of wine. Shells fill the hearth, found over the years. Rare old yellow pine floors, that where newly refinished to a warm sheen. More to follow

So how is Gommer's unique? Because homes, like this have been torn down or remuddled or made into condo's. Time stands still here. It was a time when things were built to last forever. We have worked, to keep that in mind, when we brought her back to her glory.

This dining room with seating for eight, allows your guests and family to look over and see the beautiful bay view. At the same time the cook can visit with them and see it too. Ample room for dishes and glasses in the built in buffet. Everything is kept simple and to a minimum just as needed. Eight place mats,

eight cups, eight bowls, and plates. Ten wine glasses. You'll need one or two while you prepare dinner.

Heading to the kitchen brings you to the farm sink, built by one artisan from start to finish. Just the way they have always been built. We did decide that some things have to change. Dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, stainless refrig with water and ice in door. Washer/Dryer all new. Then we return to the classic white wainscoting of cupboard doors. Soapstone countertops that have a softness that wears with age.

The floors that aren't old yellow pine are greecian white marble mosac with small diamond dark gray inset. Subway tiles in the same white marble used for the backsplash. Simple and clean.

These same tiles line the shower walls. All the way to the ceiling

Glass doors and shining chrome fixtures. All new fixtures in the baths, including an airjet tub with dual controls, pedestal sink in master. Walk in shower with lots of room. We made sure the shower adjusts to those who are 5ft and those who are 7ft. Vanity sink has carrera top and glass knobs. Large chrome mirror for those 5 or 7ft.

A perfect stay for two couples, with the third bedroom offering a quiet get away. Relax on the pottery barn couch and read away from the others, with a view of the water. Room to enjoy each other & work if you must.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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This is Gommer's House!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
This is Gommer's House!
+1 9524761010
Gulfport St Petersburg Area

Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Gommer's House is truly perfect in every way. The location is perfect - right on the water for relaxing and watching wildlife, a very short walk to an amazing peaceful community of shops, restaurants and activities (be sure to check out Owen Pach's glass blowing) and short drives to what ever you are looking for - beautiful sandy beaches, Ybor City (the old Cuban Quarter in Tampa), an outlet mall, Manatee parks, professional sports and much more. The house is perfect - it is spacious, very comfortable, immaculately maintained and well equipped for visitors - it is even nicer than the pictures! The owner (Mary) is perfect - she has truly thought of everything - from ensuring you have someone to meet you and show you through the house to answer any questions, to being available throughout the stay if any issues arise (none did during our two week stay), to providing a fully equipped house - right down to beach chairs and towels. This home provides great value. We had a wonderful time at this perfect get away!
This is Gommer's House!
+1 9524761010
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
St. Paul MN

Amazing stay! This is a BEAUTIFUL location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Wonderful location, and attentive management and meticulous upkeep! Pristine decorating, and high end amenities. Charming downtown, within walking distance...Great food and shops.. Craftsman bungalow with washer, dryer, lovely stocked kitchen and outdoor shower. Private white sand beach, lovely porch, patio and grill! Highly recommended!!!
This is Gommer's House!
+1 9524761010
Gulfport St Petersburg Area


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
Our stay at Gommer's House was delightful. Perfect in every way. The house is completely remodeled keeping with the original character of the house yet updated with state of the art conveniences. The house is immaculate. Walk down to the The Gulf to put your toes into the water. Walk to the quaint artsy town of Gulfport to meet the locals and dine at wonderful restaurants. Tuesday Farmer's Market is a must! The Sleep Number beds in the bedrooms are amazing. You will not be disappointed with your decision to stay at Gommer's. You will NOT want to leave this bucolic setting.
This is Gommer's House!
+1 9524761010
Gulfport St Petersburg Area

Perfect. Clean. Comfortable. Special.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We couldn't have had a better stay! The property is fantastic, the house is tastefully decorated and kept in immaculate condition. I can't suggest this strongly enough!
This is Gommer's House!
+1 9524761010
Gulfport St Petersburg Area

Serenity + Great Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This home is absolutely wonderful. Very tastefully decorated with only the highest end furnishings, linens, and mattresses. The kitchen is very well outfitted, and there is a patio with barbecue. There are also beach supplies available. Gommer's has a very peaceful, serene feel to it. Yet it is also close (only a couple blocks walking) to downtown Gulfport which can get fun and crazy at night, esp the bars right on Beach Blvd. There are many great restaurants - we loved Backfin Blue (world famous crsab cakes), and even the beach bar O'Maddy's has excellent food. We weather Tropical Storm Andrea and the waterspout and tornado that hit Gulfport that week, but other than that the stay was spectacular! Mary even called to see if we were alright. Mary (owner) and Paula (caretaker) are wonderful, easy to work with, and so accommodating. Would highly recommend.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa/St. Petersburg
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
275 South
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Your private beach, Gulfport, and St. Pete Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Stella's, Peg'sCantina,Backfin Blue Cafe, O'Maddys
Car: not necessary

Gulfport Art Walk - Gulfport, FL - Arts & Entertainment


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Availability & Rates

Gulfport Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Mar 30 2014 - May 31 2014
7 nights
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 nights
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 15 2014
7 nights
Winter Holidays and New Years
Nov 16 2014 - Jan 17 2015
7 nights
Jan 18 2015 - Apr 18 2015
7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change prior to booking
Exchange rate fees, for foreign currency, will be deducted from the security deposit

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulfport Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • South Bathroom - toilet , Marble tile, period correct, bedroom and living access
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , On Suite Master Bath with Marble, subway tile and detail.
    North Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large 9ft Shower with period correct marble detail. 84' door
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated in 2012. Marble tile with period influenced renovations. Octagon mable flooring in white with dark gray inserts. Pedistal sinks or marble topped vanity. Note the special detailing in the baseboard trim and shower stall!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleep Number, Memory Foam, Gel Cool Pad, Cotton Sheets
    North Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number, Memory Foam, Gel Pad, Cotton Sheets
    South Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen, Pottery Barn Deluxe, without Bars or Springs
  • Master has a Private Bath, with air jet tub and shower. North Bedroom has easy access to full bath with shower. South Bedroom has, half bath, Gulf Views. Living Room has a Full Size Sofa Sleeper.
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
I love this home and miss it everytime I leave. The history and feeling of this property brings to mind Atticus Finch. A time when homes were built to last and children could play outside for hours. Boats float by. Fisherman cast lines. Beds so comfortable you will sleep deep and then wake up, to walk down to the beach for coffee at sunrise. Watch pelicans dive for breakfast. See horseshoe crab and collect shells to add to the fireplace. Later you walk into town for breakfast at Stellas. Fried Green Tomatoe Omelet is my favorite. Visit Tuesdays Fresh market. Art fair or just walk the shops. Back home to read a book. You prepare a simple meal, as you sip a glass of wine. Walking out to the porch, sitting on one of the rockers, glass in hand watching the sparkle on the bay. This home was refurbished with care, for warmth and comfort. We are holding for the next generation and want you to appreciate and enjoy it too.
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