Welcome to Flamingo Cottage, located in the heart of Gulfport's Art & Beach district. This charming cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or a leisurely vacation. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath retreat is just one block from Gulfport Beach. Private patio in front and off-street parking. Large bedroom with Queen pillow-top mattress. Decorated inside and out in the colors of the beach and sea and interior floors are all tile. The remodeled kitchen has custom cocoa wood cabinets and Peacock granite counters. The grounds are professionally landscaped and irrigated with nighttime lighting. Tropical plantings provide privacy on the patio. The spring-fresh colors of Flamingo Cottage will charm you the moment you walk through the door.
Amenities & Decor: In addition to high speed WiFi, Flamingo Cottage has satellite TV with HBO/Showtime and Cinemax.A DVD and iHome are also available. Tile throughout the home, ceiling fan, washer and dryer in separate laundry room, large bedroom closet, new custom kitchen with granite counters and quiet deep stainless steel sink and high-neck arched polished nickel faucet. Walk-in shower with glass tile and pebble stone floor, new sink with storage, mirror/medicine cabinet, towel hooks, towel rack.
Things to Do! Gulfport has excellent restaurants, an exciting night life, a fishing pier, marina, excellent shopping including unique works by local and national artists and photographers, a glass-blowing studio, a sailing school, tennis and shuffleboard parks, a dog park, library, beach pavilions and new children's playgroun, beach volleyball courts, a performing arts theater, a waterfront casino dance hall and, above all a white sandy beach! Also located on the beach front is a walking pier, benches and bench swings, indoor/outdoor rec/physical fitness center (handicapped and wheelchair accessible), a measured walkling path and fitness circuit.
Special Events: Special events include First Friday & Third Saturday Artwalk, Tuesday Fresh Market, Spring Fest, Gecko Fest, Aquamania, 4th of July Festival, Tangerine Blues Festival, Sandcastle Contest, Annual Vintage Car show, a sailing Regatta, the Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes, Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, Retro-Rama and summer concerts.
Location and local area information: Gulfport is a quiet, cozy beachside community established in the early 1900's. It is located on Boca Ciega Bay with views of St Pete Beach to the west and Isla del Sol to the south. Enjoy tennis and shuffleboard courts, the waterfront nature park and access to the Pinellas Trail. Most of the activities described are just a short walk from the property. Located 30 minutes from Tampa and the Tampa International Airport, 30 minutes from the St Pete/Clearwater airport, 10 minutes from downtown St Petersburg, 30 minutes to Clearwater Beach, 15 minutes from St Pete Beach/Pass-A-Grille and 20 minutes from the fabulous Fort DeSoto park. Also suitable as a base for day trips to Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World, the Manatees at Crystal River/Homossassa Springs. We provide excellent guest information and a guide complete with addresses, phone numbers, driving directions, and websites.
Other useful information:
The closest beach is a one-minute walk away. No water view as the property faces away from the beach. The house is located in the Waterfront District and you have one allocated parking space 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. Flamingo 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. Keypad entry. Key pick up is NOT required. Yard NOT fenced but there is a small courtyard.
Currently living in Austin, Texas, recently transplanted from Scottsdale. I oversee the investments of a family foundation and lead nature photography workshops.
It was literally love at first site. Flamingo Cottage and Palm Cottage are located on the same lot and I found them both while driving around the neighborhood on a business trip.