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

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Nancy Heusted
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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based on 43 traveler reviews

Old Time Florida Funk, Pet Friendly, Beach Town, Walk, Bike, Eat
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Very nice and convenient to shopping. The beds were very comfortable and the place was clean. We visited the Dali Museum , Fort Desoto State Park, had a great meal at Rumford restaurant which has an aquarium that holds 33,000 gallons of water featured on the show Tanked. If we had had more time I would have liked to have gone to the Sunken Gardens. I would definitely stay there again. We enjoyed the screened in porch and all the interesting artifacts in the house. Plenty of music , Wi-Fi access, and its own library with a chandelier in a closet. Oh yeah I forgot to mention bicycles as well for your convenience.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cute, comfortable home close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in a lot of vacation homes, and this one ranks at the very top of our experiences. First, the house itself is just fun--the decoration is arty and quirky, and just a pleasure to be in. Here are the highlights if you are thinking of renting it:

1) It was also the most well-appointed kitchen I've ever had: it's clear Nancy actually cooks because anything I needed to prepare normal meals was there. There wasn't a ton of stuff, just the right stuff. Same can be said of all amenities--towels, beach gear, you name it.

2) It was clean. Enough said.

3) The bed was so comfortable! So was the lazy boy couch (we contemplated loading that up and brining it home ;) )

4) It's quiet. I guess it's that gulf coast, concrete construction. But I could mess around in the kitchen or living room early in the morning without waking my family. That was nice as I rise a few hours before anyone else.

5) It is only two block from the beach are and the cute Gulfport downtown. It's only 15 minutes from the more beachy St. Pete's beach too. It was also easy to get on the main road to the highway. We were very pleased with the location.

We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house was quite unique. Great layout, plenty of space. It was decorated with lots of interesting things. We enjoyed the screened porch area! The house was stocked with nearly everything you'd need which was great for us because we flew in(no need to pack beach towels, cooler, umbrella.....). Location was easily walkable to several restaurants and the beach area, although the local beach was not what we had envisioned. We ended up driving a short distance to St Pete beach (very nice). No big deal. Overall, the place was a low key, quiet area. Perfect for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent house for my family and dogs to stay at. There was plenty of room for all of us. The only thing you would need to get are groceries as everything else Nancy has in the house. The backyard is fenced and was perfect for our dogs. The location is great as it is close to the beaches restaurants and shopping. This was such a fun house to stay at. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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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