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Old Time Florida Funk, Pet Friendly, Beach Town, Walk, Bike, Eat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, beach shower, Murphy bed in Sun Porch, sleeps 6

Delightful, homey, artsy, laid back, quaint beach house. Large, colorful and clean. Screened lanai/patio grill. Located one block off of Boca Ciega Bay. A vibrant, active art and entertainment oriented community. One block walk to swimming beach, child's playground, beach volley ball courts and fishing pier. This is a real (old time Florida) walking/strolling community. Outstanding restaurants (non-chains), library, community playhouse, coffee house and music, waterfront ballroom (dance, swing, etc.), local stores, in a coastal community. Art walks first Friday and Third Saturday every month, Tuesday morning Farmers Market. Two community dog parks, one leash required, one fenced without leash requirement. Grilling area/picnic tables at beach. Short drives to Fort DeSoto State Park (kayak, canoe etc. beautiful beaches), the city of St. Petersburg, Salvador Dali Museum, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Park etc. His/Hers bikes on premises. Beach trolley/Public transportation. Sunsets Galore!!

GREAT LOCATION: Located in the Tampa/St. Petersberg/ Sarasota area there are attractions galore. Sports Teams, Spring training, Busch Gardens, Ft. DeSoto State Park (rated top beach in North America), Museums, Aquariums, John Ringling Complex, Botanical Gardens, Bird watching, Fishing (both deep water and shallow, saltwater and freshwater), Water sports, Community swimming pools, Car Museums, Classic car shows, Art festivals, Gambling (Hard Rock Casino, SunCruz Gambling boat), Performing Arts (Ruth Eckard Hall, David A. Straz Center) and Community Theater, Kayaking, Sailing, beaches, beaches, beaches. Volleyball, biking trails (Pinelllas Trail), shopping, outlet malls, boutiques. Disneyland and Orlando daytrip. Writers haven (Ekard College). Dancing, salsa, tango, ballroom at the casino. Jazz, Blues, Rock Festivals. Independent ethnic restaurants galore. You name it, it can be found within the area unless it's involves snow!

GULPORT PROPER: A community of diverse, tolerant, interesting people who are active in promoting Environmental and Animal rescue concerns. Please go to the website GulfportFlorida.US for all upcoming events and and get a feel for the area.

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Nancy Heusted
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Old Time Florida Funk, Pet Friendly, Beach Town, Walk, Bike, Eat
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Great, comfortable beach house

  • 5 of 5

I, my husband and our dog - as well as our several visitors over the Thanksgiving holiday - loved this house. It was comfortable, well located and the kitchen contained everything I needed to prepare a holiday dinner for 10! We always go down to FL and rent various homes and this is the first one where I can honestly say the kitchen was as well stocked as my own. The location of the house is also perfect - it is within 2 blocks of the beach, kids playground and 4 blocks to the center of town activities. Others may feel that the Gulfport beach is not as swimable as SPB but I like it as it has very few visitors, the sand is white and clean - since I'm not a swimmer the nice beach is a top priority for me. We also enjoy the many local activities - from the farmers markets to the crafts fairs - they provide local activities without the fuss of traveling. Our dog also enjoys the dog park and the dog friendly businesses in town. One of the best restaurants is PIA'S TRATTATORIA - really great atmosphere and food. I would also recommend SAVE ON SEAFOOD, a 1.5 mi. drive, which has the freshest seafood around at very reasonable prices if you are cooking in. We plan on returning next year and as mnay times after that as we can. Thank you for opening up your home to us.


  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The house is funky and adorable. AC worked great. Lots of room for our sewing group to work. Our host was very quick to respond to questions.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The write-up and pictures on this property are absolutely accurate and true. The home was clean and spacious with plenty of room for 5 or 6 people. The artwork and decorating made our stay interesting and fun. We walked to the beach, did the art walk and had some great meals (and margaritas) at nearby restaurants. We were only a short 15 minute drive to Madiera Beach and spent two full days just enjoying the beach and sun at a place called Caddy's. The house has CDs, books, games and has a all the pots/pans, towels, dishes and utensils you'll need. We ate breakfasts in and there's a Walmart grocery and a Winn Dixie within a 5 minute drive. You won't go wrong renting this property. Nancy was a great hostess and responded quickly to any inquiries. Wished we booked for a longer stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Must See to Believe

  • 5 of 5

This property in Gulfport, FL was perfect. Pictures on the website do not do it proper justice. The house was well outfitted with all the essentials and we especially liked the decorative touches that were a lot of fun. Everyone who visited us were very impressed. It was clean and quiet and the neighbors are nice. The Gulfport business district is within easy walking distance. While there, we visited and ate at Pia's and O'Maddy's, both of which are excellent. Our host was very receptive to comments and questions. If we have the opportunity to visit the area again, this will be the first place I check. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, well equipped, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

The house was definitely funk. There were so many things to look at, running the gambit of genres. The clean roomy house had a fully stocked kitchen, as well as a washer and dryer. There were 2 bicycles, which we used several times. The location was about 2 blocks from the bay and walking distance to town. We used the screen porch quite a bit. It was a short ride to the grocery stores and over to the beaches.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great yard for pups, nice gulfport location

  • 5 of 5

this is indeed a "funky" place, built in the 50s, with lots of interesting art on the walls and various kinds of collectibles. i travel a lot and am usually staying in hotels, so i missed having some things that are usually provided -- soap, shampoo, hairdryer, etc. -- but there's a walgreens around the corner to get whatever you need. also the AC wasn't working terribly well, but nancy was very responsive in coming over to try to fix it. in the end, we just put a fan in the bedroom and it was a bit warm but tolerable (nancy made the point that the other bedroom was cooler, but we already had our stuff in the master bedroom). the master bath is tiny but the water pressure in the shower is good, and she had plenty of towels available. the best part was the yard, which is fully fenced and shady even in the heat of the day so our 2 big labs could get outside a bit. nancy is for sure a dog person, and that made all the rest of the stuff inconsequential by comparison -- it's really hard to find hotels down here (or anywhere!) that allow you to bring along two 80-lb dogs, no matter how well behaved they are. it was too hot most days for us to walk to gulfport, but in cooler weather it would be a nice, walkable jaunt to beach drive, stores/restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous courses to choose from.

Friendly beachside community. Numerous local activities, A 'main street' downtown area with restaurants,

coffee shop, outdoor gathering spot with local music talent, shops etc. Bi-monthly Art Walks, many festivals, 4th of July old time parade with fireworks over the bay. Active, active community, everchanging but always people, community oriented. If your looking for laid back, old time Florida fun time Gulfport is for you. Surrounding communities are the typical professional resorts styled places, Gulfport is a gem for old style fun. Step out of Gulfport at your own risk, returning to cilvilization is not recommended.

Other Activities: dancing, volleyball, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding


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Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , beach shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , murphy bed in sunroom/dining area
  • Bedroom 1 King bed is a Memory Foam therapeutic mattress set. Extremely comfortable. Sunroom (listed a bedroom 3) has a Murphy Wall bed, Double size, very comfortable. Sliding glass door for night time privacy. A beach shower is located in the laundry room in addition to the (2) complete baths.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keurig coffee maker, complete set of dishes (12). breakfast bar area in addition to dining area.

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