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Downtown Riverfront Cottage -Private, gated road with your own P

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms- 1 Bathroom- sleeps 4

Surrounded by the scenic 'Pithlachascotee' River, you will be charmed by the beautiful setting and lovely accommodations. The cottage is on a private, gated street from which you can take a short walk to so many things- Sim's Park, downtown restaurants, a beautiful footpath that meanders alongside the River are all a stone's throw from the home. The cottage is tastefully and comfortably decorated and laid out with privacy in mind. The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house. Each bedroom has it's own access to the outdoors. Your private pool is right outside your door. And if you have any needs or questions, Our home is right next door. We have a Dock that you can use.

You are about 45 minutes to Tampa Airport and an hour and 45 minutes to Disney World.

5 minutes away is our local Green Key Beach which has an on-sand playground, gazebo and pavilion. A little drive further south takes you to some other lovely beaches- from Howard park in Tarpon Springs to Clearwater Beach. Starkey Wilderness Park is 10 minutes away. There is convenient shopping all around- less than 5 minutes to the grocery store- drug stores- lots of shopping. The Gulfview Square Mall is 10 minutes up the road.

You can bring your boat and dock it in the backyard. Or you can charter a Boat and have a great time in the Gulf of Mexico , which is just a lovely meandering boat ride up the river away from here. You can also rent a canoe or kayak- They will deliver it right to your cottage and you can go on a guided river tour right from your own backyard.

More Details

Jill Marcus
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Richey Court House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Bedrooms are on opposite sides of the cottage, so there is privacy. Each bedroom has a door to go outside.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a separate laundry room. The kitchen is outfitted to accommodate your cooking and dining needs. It has a new fridge and an apartment size range. Linens and Towels are provided. There is also seating outside by the pool. There is a TV in the Living Room which has 2 couches which conceal 4 recliners for your TV viewing pleasure and comfort. There is also a stereo. There is a desk area and a reading corner. Smoking allowed outside only please. There is a gas grill for your use located outside of the kitchen door!


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Downtown Riverfront Cottage -Private, gated road with your own P
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

January in a cottage

  • 3 of 5

Drafty cottage. Small kitchen, but bedrooms and living room were nice sized. Owners were accommodating. Too chilly to use pool. It was intriguing as the river was next to the property and we had an upfront view of the tide effects.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal to have not only happy, but DELIGHTED, guests. Thank you so much for letting us know that the Cottage was drafty, as we will look into that ASAP. The weather was brutal for Florida that’s for sure! Good luck to you both with your new home.
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Quiet, clean and very cute!

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet place to stay. Really enjoyed!!!! Very clean!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The feel of home

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough about this cozy cottage on the river. Could not ask for cleaner or more comfortable accommodations. Rocky and Jill and chocolate chip cookies were there to greet us on our arrival. Called Jill at the last minute and she couldn't have been easier to work with. Comfortable beds, large coffee mugs and even coffee for our first morning. Thank you so much for making our stay perfect. Even saw manatee swimming in the river Do not hesitate to call if you are looking for a special vacation

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to send off another happy guest! We work hard to keep things beautiful and to make our guests stay with us a special and memorable experience. Thanks so much for your kind words and for being great guests and we hope to see you again.
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

We had a chance to stay at this "Jem" back in April. Reading up on all the awesome reviews (we are kinda we decided from the photos to take the plunge. I called Jill on a midweek day. I had a reply from her within a few hours. Some renters don't realize how important it is when deciding a spring break rental home is to a renter. Jill gets it! Coming down from cold South Bend Indiana we were welcomed by Jill and Rocky right in front of the home on the private Cul de Sac road (too cool). The property was amazing, the pool was warm and clean, the house is much bigger than the pics will lead you to believe! We had some friends that stayed one night with their kids I think a total of 9 we were cozy but none the less comfortable. PS you can almost jump from the living room right into the Pool! HAHA! Anyway you are walking distance to some good places to eat. 5 mins from the gulf. Wifi is a too. You will feel very good to choose this property, no question in our book! We can't wait to visit in the future. Thanks again Jill and Rocky.

The Kaade family.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our Cottage!! It was a pleasure to "host" your lovely family and to see you enjoy and appreciate our unique property. Looking forward to your next visit to our tropical paradise. Thanks again for your beautiful words....
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The location can not be better

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this vacation rental on the river.The cottage has a pool and it is close to every thing. The best part for us was setting out side by the River and the pool. We have already booked the cottage for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words ! You were perfect guests and we very much look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Lavish vegetation, place to STAY!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I only stayed a few days and wished we booked for longer. Had family committments and didn't have enough time to embelish the delights this place had in store! We watched fireworks on the 4th right from the back yard. The pool was beautiful and like bath water. Made our breakfasts right there, and stores were close.

Will definitely come back and spend more time at this adorable home. it is a perfect romantic getaway. Jill and Rocky were extremely accommodating and nice. The place was well kept and comfortable. Pictures don't do it justice.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Tampa Int'l Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
green key beach

The Cottage is located on the beautiful Pithlachascotee River only a short and pleasurable boat ride from the Gulf of Mexico! It is on a private, gated road and you can easily walk to 2 parks from here. One park meanders alongside the River and is a great place for a stroll- The other park is a popular venue for concerts, festivals and carnivals. You can also walk to town in just a few minutes and enjoy dinner or drinks at any of our local restaurants.

Green Key Beach is at most a 8-10 minute ride away!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable security dep. $200
Pet Fee $300

To secure a reservation 50% of the rental rate plus a $200.00 security deposit and a $75.00 cleaning fee is required payable by personal check,travelers or bank or cashiers check. The remainder of the rental fee is due 60 days prior to your arrival. If your reservation is made on shorter notice, the full payment is required to secure the reservation.
Pets are considered on an individ. basis.
RATES FOR 2016 $2747. Per month. Or $1199. A week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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