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Zen Cottage - 2 min walk to beach! Modern amenities. Quiet peaceful neighborhood

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 14 nights


Redington Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4-6).Quiet street

A completely remodeled and updated Beach Cottage with a calm Zen theme. Just a 2 minute walk to the public beach (across Gulf Blvd so small kids will need to be supervised crossing the road) and surrounded by the bay with access to benches for watching the boats go by, the sunrise or fishing.

A Zen-like atmosphere with Bamboo Floors, new stainless appliances, travertine and glass master bath with walk-in shower.

Granite countertops, Bamboo shades, original art work by a local artist and Asian antiques throughout.

A very quiet street and neighborhood with no through traffic. Safe with friendly neighbors and atmosphere.

Outside covered Patio with (gas) BBQ and a large grass area.

Property is half fenced and gated allowing a run area for dogs.

Leather furniture with a 42' flat screen TV and DVD player. Wireless Broadband Internet and cable provided. There is a 20' Flat screen TV with DVD player in main Bedroom.

Books, magazines and games.

Eco Smart washer and Dryer in Laundry room. 2nd bathroom with toilet & sink.

Fully stocked kitchen with all the utensils and coffee equipment (regular and Keurig).

All bedding and towels supplied.

For The Beach! - Beach towels and mats, cooler, and fold-up canvas camping chairs supplied also.

Our cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood and thus is ideal for guests looking for a quiet getaway.

Free tennis court very close by, overlooking the Intracoastal waterway.

We are very respectful of our neighbors and the neighborhood so respectfully this is NOT a suitable property for 'a party scene'.

Owners live 200 yards away so close to address any issues.

Only 25 minutes from Tampa International airport. Public transportation up and down the beaches.

Sleeps up to 4 adults (max) and 2 kids with airbeds. (Total 6 ppl ... 4+2)

Check the Availability Calendar - we keep it up to date.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Nigel Milligan & Greta Kusterbeck
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Nigel Milligan & Greta Kusterbeck

Greta has been on this beach since the mid-80's and Nigel since the late '90's.

Greta has her own flooring business and Nigel is former military, former civilian law enforcement and now a commercial helicopter pilot and skydiving instructor (who has taken several guests on their first tandem skydive :)

Why Nigel Milligan & Greta Kusterbeck chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

It's a peaceful property, surrounded by lush vegetation, a peaceful street & a safe neighborhood with no through traffic.

The property was completely remodeled a few years ago to the standard seen in the photos - the way we would like it if we lived here!

It's just a short walk to the beach.

Several restaurants are close by and very easy to walk to (Seabreeze, Beachside Grille, Talay Thai), as well as Beach Pizza, The Friendly Tavern and Candy Kitchen Ice Cream.

What makes this house unique

Nice artwork and antiques complement the cottage.

Other than your personal toiletries, everything you need is here.


based on 43 traveler reviews

Zen Cottage - 2 min walk to beach! Modern amenities. Quiet peaceful neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Perfect For Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Cottage was perfect for our family. The neighborhood was quiet and the walk to the beautiful beach was short. Nigel was very informative and responded to my emails quickly. Having access to beach chairs and the umbrella was very convenient. We would rent from here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Break In The Action

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Cottage provided a much-needed break in the action for me and my husband. Everything was absolutely perfect! Nigel and Greta were gracious hosts, and knowing that they were available if needed was comforting. We were able to visit with family living in the area, and maintain a degree of private time for ourselves. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our third time to this little piece of paradise...the zen cottage! Will continue to book here for years to come. The owners Nigel & Greta are wonderful people and do everything in their power to make our visit better then the previous one. The cottage is spotless and extremely inviting! Almost don't want to boast about how much we love it for fear of the cottage booking up to solid lol

Thanks so much once again Nigel & Greta for the fantastic hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys! Sorry it's so cold up there - you went straight back up into it! Glad you got your sun and warmth while here! Your folks are doing fine right here in your place!! See you next time!
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Wonderful place and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed her for 9 glorious days. Very relaxing place. close to everything. and we had an awesome time. Nigel and Greta we great. and we knew they were available if we needed them. Would recommend this place again and again

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our 2 small dogs stayed here for Feb & March. We loved it the minute we stepped into this beautifully decorated & extremely clean home. It has everything you could possibly need, washer/dryer/dishwasher - 2 queen beds, linens, beach towels, etc. The dog run made it very convenient for us. The location is great - very close walk to beach. Has its own parking space if you need to drive to carry all your beach gear. The neighborhood is quiet & just lovely! Tennis court is short walk w/ bird sanctuary across the street. Any kind of shopping you need is a short drive away. There are several restaurants within walking distance incl. pizza & ice cream shop. Beach is huge, clean & filled w/ shells.

We have signed up for next year because this home was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maureen and Brad! Happy you both (and Dodger & Chili!) had a great time at the cottage. See you next year! Enjoy your summer up there. Best Nigel & Greta
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Jason, Stephanie, and girls

  • 5 of 5

We loved Zen Cottage!! Nigel was always quick to respond to all inquiries! He went above and beyond to provide wonderful hospitality!! Zen Cottage is clean, cozy, and comfortable. It met all of our needs. The girls loved having the beach toys and boogie boards available. We loved the lanai with BBQ. It was comfortable and provided great privacy! The beach was very close, within walking distance, or a parking pass is available if you decide to drive with all your beach gear. Restaurants and grocery stores all very close. Perfect location to enjoy St. Pete's, John's Pass, and Clearwater. The beach wasn't over crowded, and it even had a shower to wash off all of that sand when you leave. A great vacation!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The (free) Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is a 5 minute walk. Trolley that runs up and down beaches from Clearwater to Pass-A-Grille so no car needed. Skydiving only 1 hour away with specials from owners (who live nearby) on Tandem Skydives. Beautiful Downtown St Petersburg is only 20 minutes away with shopping, movies, deli's to fine dining, Theatre in the Park, antique stores, great music venues and several Day spa's. We are only 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport and an easy 1.5 hours from Disney World, SeaWorld, Pleasure Island and Discovery Cove, where you can swim with dolphins. Only 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. There is a great coffee shop right across the Blvd to the beach and a great selection of restaurants (from fine to fast) Thai, seafood etc. and pubs all within easy walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Redington Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Single Rate
Apr 19 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We will send you an agreement via e-mail which you can print, review and return with initial payment. It explains the payment plan and other details you will find of note. It's easy and more personal :)

CANCELLATION POLICY - We are sensitive to unexpected events that may interrupt your travel plans and urge you to call us if anything occurs. However, we reserve the right to retain some funds in the event that you cancel the booking. Please consider travel insurance for this possibility.
Notice of 45 days or more and we will refund all of the funds paid to that date.
Less than 45 days will incur a 50% retention of total booking amount. If the cottage is subsequently rented out to new guests at no loss to the landlords then all retained funds will be returned.

No Credit Cards (to keep costs down as best we can).
Therefore, personal checks, bank draft, money order etc.
We usually take an initial payment of about $200 to secure dates, then the balance is due in two payments leading up to occupancy and fully paid up 4 weeks prior to arrival.
If the booking is at short notice, payment on arrival as we live close by the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Redington Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Two twin air beds available
  • Queen size Beds (1) Each bedroom has a Queen Bed with Thermarest toppers. 2 x Twin AirBeds also available. 4 Adults max + 2 children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Owners live very nearby to address any issues. Surrounded by water and only a 2 minute walk to the beach across Gulf Blvd. Also available are easements to intracoastal with benches to enjoy sunrises and fishing. Free city Tennis Court available within easy walking distance. Pet friendly but only small/medium dogs that are house trained. (New high end furnishings and bamboo flooring) Please feel free to call and discuss!

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