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The Sand Dollar - 2 Blks Water, Walk Dine/Shop, WiFi+Pet Friendly Fenced Yard

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 4

Spacious, private second-story apartment with wood floors and 12 windows!

1-bedroom, 1-bath styled in casual island style and in a secluded location in the heart of Gulfport's Beach & Art District.

Enter the home via the sunporch. The kitchen is at the back of the property with built-in hutch with glass doors, full-size refrigerator, full-size stove, microwave and separate eating area. Two windows over the sink for plenty of light.

The living room has 4 tall windows with beautiful woodwork. Ceiling fan, amoire, HDTV with cable and music channels. Large sofa makes into a queen sleeper. Loveseat, chair and desk.

The bedroom has 3 windows, a large walk-in closet, two dressers, two nightstands, HDTV and a king bed.

The French doors separate the living room and bedroom. The airy, updated bath has a generous walk-in tile shower.

Movies and books are yours to enjoy during your stay.

Microwave, coffee pot, mixer and many, many more kitchen amenities and gadgets provided.

All kitchen, bath and bed linens provided.

The blue-green-grey kitchen compliments the tropical Bamboo Stalk green covering the living room and bedroom walls. Wicker and rattan furnishings create lush, tropical beach surroundings. All rooms are well-lit and have ceiling fans along with views outdoors.

Central heat and air-conditioning.

Outdoors is a gas grill, Bistro table and chairs as well as Adirondak chairs for relaxing and an umbrella.

Also downstairs is the laundry room with a half bath and private, off-street parking for two cars.

Accommodations are upstairs, with the bottom space used only for storage and the laundry.

Location: Just one and a half blocks from Williams Pier and sunny Gulfport Beach, this lushly landscaped and lit property is private and quiet, yet ideally located in the heart of it all. Come and watch the dolphins play, or the egrets and herons fish. Listen to the call of seagulls or the wild green parrots that frequent the neighborhood.

Located just a short 2 blocks away are restaurants and shops, one of which even has the local post office inside! Gulfport's library is but a few blocks away and if you feel like shopping you can take the City bus service to Tyrone Mall. It stops just two blocks from The Sand Dollar. Try your hand (or feet!) at salsa or ballroom dancing at the converted Gulfport Casino. And still another attraction is Hickman's Theatre, with live plays. Regardless of the time of year you come to visit, you'll find something exciting and fun to do. Weekly farmer's market. Car recommended.

Golf, tennis, kayaking, swimming and biking are all easily accessible from The Sand Dollar. A perfect location for

your Florida vacation!

Other useful information:

A car isn't required but it is recommended.

The Sand Dollar has free wireless Internet access.

The house is not wheelchair accessible.

Pets are allowed for an additional fee. 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 so no meeting anyone or going anywhere to pick up keys.

21 yrs or older.

Fenced yard.

We now have Glad To Have You, a guest portal that provides detailed rental logistics prior to your trip. Get all the details such as WiFi passwords, check-in and out info, instructions for AV equipment and nearby activities.

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Sexworth
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Beth Sexworth

Photographer, traveler, cook, daughter, sister & aunt!

Why Beth Sexworth chose St Petersburg Area

If you see it you will understand! Lots of windows, beautiful wood floors and wide wood trim. Located in the heart of the beach/art district, it is convenient to everything! Gulfport is very charming.

What makes this house unique

Nice secluded property but within walkable distance to the heart of the Waterfront District.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We vacationed here from Minnesota and truly loved our stay!! The town of Gulfport was beautiful and the Sand Dollar was very nice and felt like home. We will definitely visit again and are sad to be leaving. We look forward to coming back in the near future!!



Beaches - Fort DeSoto, Clearwater

Restaurants - Backfin Blue, Red Mesa Restaurant, Frenchy's in Clearwater
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 King bed, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

Reviews

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The Sand Dollar - 2 Blks Water, Walk Dine/Shop, WiFi+Pet Friendly Fenced Yard
average rating of 4.7702703 based on 93 reviews
Green Cove Springs, FL
4

Nice place off the main road

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The unit was nice and well laid out. Location was OK, walking the back lane after dark does require a flashlight, fortunately the cell phone does well. I will add that although it is technically a couple blocks from the beach, it is not a beach you can use due to sea grass and a high tide that covers the sand to the seawall. There is no real view from the property due to treas and other houses, but it is a garage apartment, so I was not expecting much. Local swim and sun beaches are 20-45 min's drive time. The local food is very good mostly, and there are several fine pubs and dining locations within a short walk. I don't recommend sitting on the street side tables, we were bothered by drunks on two occasions. Safety and security are OK, but there is no smoke alarm that I saw in the laundry room and the bed room fire escape stair is rusted out with noticeable holes in several treads. We did find a fire extinguisher in a closet in the last day while looking for a vacuum. Note for property manager: recommend you contact the local fire inspector for a walk through to ensure all codes are met. Also, the tax/license card in the guest binder is for the other property, the Dolphin House.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Splashy Ventures/Gulfport Florida Vacation Rentals
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Lutz, FL
5

Kids camp

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great stay perfect location to Ekord College

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, FL
5

The Sand Dollar

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Very well-run operation. Clean, well-appointed, easy check-in/access. Location has that perfect balance of closeness to waterfront bars/restaurants and quiet off-street privacy. We have stayed in many rental units in Gulfport and this one ranks as one of our favorites. Thanks for an enjoyable vacation experience!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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South Haven, MI
5

Loved the Sand Dollar!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We really enjoyed our time at the Sand Dollar. We were visiting my daughter at Eckerd College in St. Pete and Gulfport is a nice alternative to the busy St. Pete Beach area. It's great to be able to walk around town and we especially appreciated how dog-friendly the place is. Sand Dollar was the perfect size for a couple and one small dog, with a nice restful gated yard to enjoy. It had everything we could want or need and was very comfortable and clean. I'm not sure I could recommend this for more than 2 or maybe 3 people, as the second bed is a sofa bed and the only bath is off of the bedroom, but for a couple, it was wonderful. We'll definitely try to stay again sometime!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy!
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5

Relaxing stay at Sand Dollar

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a wonderful stay at Sand Dollar apt. It was a hidden gem in the quaint town of Gulfport, Fl. I grew up here and love to come back to visit. It is in a great location with easy access to many places. I found it to be clean and well stocked with almost everything you could need. There are many great restaurants in the area. I love Habana Cafe which is right down the street. I hope we can come back for another stay!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Picadillo at Habana! Yum!!!
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Great stay at The Sand Dollar apt.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property for 2 people! Very private and peaceful. Great location to get anywahere around the city! Clean and well stocked. Hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Salvador Dali Museum
Pass-a-grille Beach, St Pete, FL
Pass-a-Grille Historic District
The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant
Mazzaro's Italian Market
Sunken Gardens
Merry Pier
Tropicana Field
Red Mesa Cantina
Seahorse Restaurant
Shell Key Shuttle
Backfin Blue Cafe
"Consistent, delicious - known for crabcakes!"
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
"The place to be on a beautiful day. Great food and waterfront dining!"
Stella's
Pia's Trattoria
Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Jannus Live
Great Explorations
Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ
"All the smoked meat is wonderful and the slaw may be the best I've ever had. All the sides ..."
Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop
Salty's
Brass Monkey
Spiro's Family Restaurant
Clam Bayou Nature Preserve
Florida Orange Groves and Winery

Dolphin watch cruises, sunset cruises, sailing lessons and sailboat charters, fishing charters, glass blowing classes, dance lessons at Gulfport Casino are all available in the immediate area! Plus Green Farmer's Market Tuesday mornings at the Art Village, Artwalk twice monthly, live music available at most local eateries on weekends. Dog park 2 blocks away. Industrial arts center with classes. Easy drive to Busch Gardens and Disney. Have a beach and theme park combo vacation!

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