Dolphin House is a charming home with a great layout for families, friends or couples. The home has a large open feel.
Dolphin House is conveniently located in a very walk-able and quiet residential neighborhood just one block off Gulfport's main boulevard in the heart of the Beach & Art District. Two blocks from the beach, fishing pier, Veteran's Park and local dog park. The private home is close to everything you need to be close to on your holiday. Centrally located to Gulfport, St Pete Beach and St Petersburg, with Tampa's activities just another 15 minutes further.
Dolphin House has a split floor plan with one living area, two bedrooms and one bath in the front of the house and the main living area, dining area, master bedroom and master bath in the back of the house. The galley kitchen is at the center of the home. The front bath has a tub/shower and there are two spacious bedrooms each with large windows. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has a full bed. Both bedrooms have large windows. An aero bed can also be provided on request. The master has a king bed, two large dressers and large closet. The back bath can be entered without going through the master bedroom and has a vanity, sink, toilet and new walk-in tile shower.
Dolphin House is a great place for gathering friends and families. The living spaces inside and out are great for letting you stay together, but having some separate space at the same time. The front living/library has a love seat and two chairs, plus a flat panel HDTV with built-in DVD. The back living area has a full-length sofa, loveseat and large flat screen HDTV. Dolphin House has a separate laundry/office with new large capacity Maytag washer and dryers and table with PC The kitchen has a full-size range, small eat-in table, dishwasher and full-size refrigerator. The dining area table has a lovely honey rattan/glass top table that seats six. You may enjoy breakfast outside on the covered patio with cushioned wicker seating or the large dining table on the patio. Kitchen & bath towels are provided, as well as bed linens, pillows and blankets. Beach towels may be provided seasonally.
The neighborhood is fantastically funky & artsy and perfect for walking and enjoying excellent restaurants. The house is thoughtfully furnished - please see below or email us for the complete list of kitchen gadgets and appliances you will find inside!
The covered rear porch has all-weather-wicker seating and a gas grill. The paved patio area has a large glass and patio table that comfortably seats six. Tropical full landscaping with lighting
and paved walkways.
The home is decorated in soft colors of the Sea and Tropics. The kitchen can be closed off from the front of the house via the pocket door, and from the rear of the house via the double French doors.
Sleeping up to 6, the house is perfect for larger families and groups of couples. Tile floors throughout the house. Ample sunshine enters the home all day long and numerous windows permit comfortable cross-ventilation when breezes
blow on cool spring and fall days.
Other useful information:
The closest beach is a 5-minute walk away. There is a fishing pier 1 1/2 blocks down the street and then you're at the restaurants and waterfront area. Two parking spots are available in the driveway and street parking is also available. 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. Dolphin House has free wireless Internet access. Linens are included - bath and kitchen towels and sheets. The house is may be wheelchair accessible but you will need your own ramp. 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. Keypad for entry. Key pickup NOT required.
Traveler, photographer, host
Dolphin House has a wonderfully open and comfortable feel. Each room has lots of windows, the floor plan and fantastic and the location in was everything we were looking for. I had been traveling to the area for several years and purchased Palm Cottage in 2002 while kicking around at open houses after a business trip. Dolphin House came on the market the next year, and we had the opportunity to purchase it and The Sand Dollar at the same time. While separate by a fence and gate, the two properties can be rented together to accommodate groups of 8-10.
Gulfport is a lovely community, without strip malls and high-rises, so that it actually feels like home every time we arrive. There are tons of local events throughout the year - a little something for everyone. You can walk most anywhere you need to in the Gulfport area - to the beach, to the Art Village, to the dog park, to the library, to the Casino, to many restaurants and live music venues and to the pier and Veteran's memorial park. Easy access to the Pinellas Trail and you can travel for miles up the Florida west coast.
We really love the design of the home. There are two separate living areas, so there's more than one place to relax and gather outside of the bedrooms. The split floor plan - with two bedrooms, one bath and one living area in the front and one bedroom, one bath and the second living area in the back - make it perfect for families or couples. You can stay under one room yet have a little separation and privacy. The front of the house can actually be closed off from the kitchen via a pocket door, and there are double French doors between the other side of the kitchen and the back living area & dining that may be closed as well. There are several large windows along the side of the house along the kitchen and dining area that look into the tropically landscaped sideyard and path. I love to open the blinds and feel that I have brought the outdoors in, no matter the weather. The entire house has tile floors which feel fantastic on bare feet in the summer, and each of the bedrooms is generously sized. There's a nice covered porch in the back with patio seating, plus a patio table off the porch on the pavers, for outside dining. We just love it!