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John and Wynn Kenyon

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Charming Cottage by the Sea...

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Vacation in our charming 'old Florida style' beach cottage just across the street from the white sandy beach and a short walk to world famous John's Pass Village where you will find unique shops, wonderful restaurants and many activities. This quaint cottage was built in 1938 and has been beautifully renovated with a full kitchen, (including coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and of course a blender!), living room dining room, 2 bedrooms, with a queen and double bed, full bathroom has an old fashioned claw foot bathtub. Bath and bed linens included. Our non-smoking cottage is fully furnished in a comfortable 'beach style' decor with heat and A.C., washer and dryer, cable T.V., VCR, and DVD.

The fenced in back yard is landscaped in a tropical setting with a brick patio, gas grill and plenty of seating to relax or grill.

Convenient transportation is available on the beach trolley.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John and Wynn Kenyon (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About John and Wynn Kenyon

Both John and I are Florida natives. I was born in Clearwater and John in Jacksonville. Both of us have lived our entire lives in Florida.

John and Wynn Kenyon purchased this cottage in 2005

Why John and Wynn Kenyon chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood with the beautiful beach across the street. It gives you a home away from home feel. We purchased the cottages from our dear friends that we have known for many years. We fell in love with the old Florida style that is so hard to find anymore with the boom of condos.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage by the Sea...
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

The Best Cottage near the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

The one bedroom cottage was a little piece of heaven. It is decorated beautifully, which wonderful beach decor. It's cozy and comfortable, yet has an "at home" feeling. The owner provides EVERYTHING you could want or need for your stay, including beach chairs, towels and coolers. There is a grill and an outside sitting area. It is private and somewhat secluded, yet just minutes from the public entrance to the beach. Wynn, the owner, is kind, pleasant and compassionate and goes out of her way to make your stay comfortable. I have stayed many, many places in the years I have been coming here, but this is by far the absolute best trip I have ever had here. If I could give it 10 stars I would! You won't regret staying in one of the two cottages she and her husband own.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door of our cottage my husband and I fell in love. Wynn and John make it easy to stay and go above and beyond to make one feel right at home. You can see the love Wynn and John put into their cottage the décor is lovely with many amenities there is nothing we needed except for some groceries for our stay.

The yard was enjoyable to relax in and enjoy the beautiful plants and shrubs it was fun to watch the little lizards scooting about.

It was nice meeting Wynn and John when they came to the cottage to trouble shoot a minor problem. Wynn was available for any questions we had and gave us information about nice places to view, and nearby activities and shopping.

I enjoyed many neighborhood walks, we spent time on the beach, trips to Johns Pass area restaurants and just hanging in our home away.

We have booked a return trip for this fall.

If you pass this listing up you are making a mistake.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Very charming cottage with great location

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest cottages we have ever rented through HomeAway. The location is fantastic. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and the owner is extremely nice and helpful. She supplies you with the most basic stuff like coffee, sugar, oil and toilet paper until you get a chance to get organized with grocery shopping. The backyard is very nicely landscaped. This is a much nicer alternative to staying in a condo at the beach. You just need to cross the street to get to the Madeira Beach. There is even an outdoor shower in the backyard to 'desand' when you get back from swimming. We will definitely come back! Thanks again for everything, Wynn.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the 1 bedroom cottage for the month of March. Everything you need is here. The cottage was spotless when we checked in. The location is excellent with the gorgeous beach a 2 minute walk across Gulf Blvd. Lots of great restaurants close by. The owners are wonderful people and very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwood, Pa

Perfect Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My 2 yorkies and myself came back for another week's stay Oct. 17th to the 24th in the one bedroom blue cottage. We were here this time last year......and plan to be back this time next. Can't say enough about this cute cottage. It's in a great location to many local attractions......which are easy to get to by foot or bike. The Gulf is a block away in one direction and the intracoastal one block in the other. The house is clean and comfortable and the owner, Wynn is terrific! I can't come up with anything that would have made our stay more perfect......Just a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such an amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Charming Cottage by the Sea. We stayed in the smaller one bedroom and it was much cuter and spacious in person than it is in the photos and, most importantly, it was very clean. Wynn and her husband were a joy to deal with and the beach is to die for!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

Madeira Beach is a unique beach community because it is centered around world famous John's Pass Village. The village is located on the intercoastal waterway where you can partake in many activities such as boating, jet skiing, fishing, gambling cruise ships, just about any water sport available. Unique shops, great restaurants, plenty of day and night entertainment. The beach is one of the most beautiful and natural beaches around with outstanding sunsets.

Other Activities: enjoy the world's best sunsets


Rates & Availability

Madeira Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This bathroom has old world charm with a old fashioned claw foot bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 spacious comfortable bedrooms with quality bed linens included. Bedside lamps for reading.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
$75.00 cleaning fee

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