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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
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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Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
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
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Old Time Florida Funk, Pet Friendly, Beach Town, Walk, Bike, Eat
average rating of 4.909091 based on 66 reviews

Funky house in a funky town

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful three days. Loved the house and all the original counter tops, flooring, and decor. Husband fished at pier and I shopped in little town. Everyone walking beautiful dogs in town. I knew we would like this house when the key to open the door is in a smiley cup on screened in porch. Beds extremely comfortable. New leather couch and rocking recliner. New wicker furniture on screened porch. Did I say power reclining couch? Just push button and you recline. Furniture was big positive for comfort. TV in bedroom was nice also. Would stay here again. Highly recommend. Cindy and Steve Rusconi

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly Weird Gulfport House that keeps on giving!!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect Gulfport house just a few blocks from the water. Love this cute town, restaurants, bars and shopping! Roomy house, full of quirky decorations, comfy bed and sofa! Was able to kick back and watch our football games on Sunday since they have cable! Water pressure in both showers is amazing! Full size kitchen in case you wanna cook. Keurig and coffee pot both provided too. Love the dining room and different chair patterns. The outdoor screened in area was great to have coffee in the mornings. The wicker rockers are absolutely relaxing. We had a fantastic time and will be sure to stay here again the next time we travel to Gulfport!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All I can say is FUN!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 5 nights and hated leaving. The house is within walking distance to charming downtown Gulfport. The park and Bay area are straight down the street. The two beach cruisers were perfect for daily riding through surrounding neighborhoods and the dog enjoyed being able to venture outdoors from the porch to the fenced back yard. As others have noted, the decor is eccentric and full of imagination. The pics are accurate but don't reflect the little surprises you find in every corner. Everyday, someone was enjoying a wall hanging or a crafty way of making your own window coverings. If you desire chrome and leather interior, this place is not for you. However, if you want "artsy" and Old florida you have come to the right place. Being Floridians and growing up in the area, we found the surroundings delightful. The house accommodated a three year old, son and daughter in law, brother and the two of us, including a retriever. All had ample space to spread out during the day and sleep comfortably at night. The full murphy bed in the sun room was perfect for the little one. My favorite place was the screened porch on the back of the house. Situated in a quite safe neighborhood, close to grocery stores and main avenue if you want to venture to Treasure Island beaches.

The kitchen was fully stocked so we cooked the many of our meals and sat at the large dining room table. The air conditioning had troubles and the owner was quick to get a repairman over within the hour and all was resolved. Overall, a great place to come to and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Funky fun house with plenty of room for five of us. Loved the screened porch

Easy walk to shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful eclectic spacious home. Awesome gated yard for dogs. Every aminity you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time here! The house is awe inspiring and decorated with love. Super cute community with awesome shops, restaurants, and pier 3 blocks away. 2 bikes, a grill, and every beach need provided.

Mornings in the back yard and screened porch were spent watching the sun rise and Venus fade (we stayed in Sept).

Kitchen stocked with every cooking need and huge dining table in the sun room as well as a breakfast bar area.

Myriad of music CDs, books, and art to enjoy! Our pup enjoyed the backyard and pet doors to roam on his own too.

Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and Safeway close by for necessities.

We look forward to visiting again some day to make more memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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We loved staying here and hopefully be able to stay again in the future.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed in this rental. Very spacious but cozy. We were kinda bummed though when we decided we wanted to return in December that the house was not available. We enjoyed it so much we had already started planning a return visit before we had left. Thank you Nancy for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nancy Heusted
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018


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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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