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Key West Style Cottage on 2.5 Acre Estate (Secluded)- Very quiet!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1 Day Bed (Sleeps 3)

This Key West designed and built architecture reflects the interior and exterior of the estate.

Owners custom-built this home and a carriage house in 2008. Construction took place over a period of 3 years with much love and care going into every detail of this property. Owners Pat and Bob would be happy to help in any way to guide a potential renter/guest to familiarize them with the area. There's an abundance of tourist attractions, such as many beaches, free parks, outdoor sports, activities and beautiful running trails. Shopping districts and malls are all nearby.

The entertainment deck view provides a peaceful setting overlooking beautiful palm trees and gardens. Car-port access. Gas BBQ. Completely furnished with all high end modern amenitites including W/D, linens and top of the line appliances. Fully stocked with the cook in mind!

A complimentary bottle of wine for a pleasurable evening of relaxation in your home away from home!

More Details

Patricia Grippe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

Why Patricia Grippe chose East Lake

This property eclipses anything in the area and you cannot beat it for the price point, accomodations, location and climate especially during late fall, winter and early spring.

What makes this cottage unique

Escape to a peaceful unique setting for rest and relaxation --complete comfort in your home away from home.


East Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk in shower, toilet, large sink and mirror. White bath towels & wash cloths are soft & thick and designer made.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed recently added. Mattress Simmons Beautyrest w/pillowtop. This quality mattress is used in most ***** Star Hotels. All bed linens are 400/500 thread count!. Twin or Single Beds (1) white antique day bed. Very comfortable --also thick mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The carriage house is a luxury cottage and on a private estate. There are many beautiful beaches near by. Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island are rated as Florida's top beaches. The St.Pete/Tampa airports are both 25 miles away. Rates are available 365 days per.yr. terms are available,rental periods Weekly, Bi-Weekly and monthly.Location is terrific for the business traveler, transfer, job relocation, or just in town on business for a few days. We will cutomize your stay to suite your needs. Call us for your best rate: H-727-938-7158 C- 727-403-5134. Also great for seminars or corporate retreats. The cottage has a private patio, and deck covered parking. Pirvate washer/dryer. This is a turn-key VRBO. All you need is your overnight bag or personal belongings. I think we covered everything, if I left something out and you have questions, please call.


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Key West Style Cottage on 2.5 Acre Estate (Secluded)- Very quiet!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Peaceful,quiet but close to everything. Wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We love the location, the accommodations are excellent. (One slight problem is that the bed is very high) Pat & Bob are excellent hosts and we love chatting with them. They provided some breakfast items and wine & cheese which is a lovely treat.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Break? Look No Further

  • 5 of 5

Escaping the English winter and after an active week on Sanibel with family down from New York on Spring Break, we were looking for somewhere to relax for the rest of our Florida visit. We knew nothing of Tarpon Springs but the description of the Carriage House and the excellent reviews suggested that this was just what we were looking for. We were not disappointed.

We got a good feeling as we drove in and it just got better.

Thank you, Pat and Bob, for everything: the beautifully designed and presented Cottage, the so thoughtful welcome pack of breakfast food, coffee, wine and sundries, the fun evening round the fire pit and the excellent route advice driving north avoiding the 19. We also found much to enjoy around Tarpon Springs and will certainly be back if the Cottage is available when we meet up with the family next year.

Chris and Liz

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for more! Pat & Bob have thought of everything to make this cottage like home without all the work of being at home. You really feel like a special guest with breakfast food in the refrigerator and the cottage being prepared for you when you arrive. They go out of their way to make sure that you have everything you need and a lot of things that make it very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with all the cookware and dinnerware that you need, along with all the basic spices and staples needed to cook. We found an excellent Seafood Market down at the Sponge Docks and were able to purchase fresh shrimp and prepare them back at the cottage for dinner. The location of the cottage is perfect; very peaceful and out of the tourist area, but close to the Sponge Docks, Downtown Tarpon Springs, Honeymoon Island State Park, and many other beautiful parks and beaches. We spent three days there, and it was not nearly long enough to see all that we wanted to see. Pat and Bob were also very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to visit, and it was such a pleasure getting to know them. We left feeling like family. We will definitely be going back to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: D& J Thank you, for your review,we appreciate when our guest share that what we do to make them feel at home an welcomed is noticed an acknowledged. We enjoyed sharing some of your visit ,before your departure to return home.We look forward to your return to the Carriage House in the future. Warmly ,P&B
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Southport, NC

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage home is very charming, user friendly, and the personal touches are done just right. Mr. and Mrs. Grippe leave no stone unturned. Food and beverage upon your arrival. The property inside gives you a roomy kitchen, comfortable lounge area, beautiful bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a king sized bed. The property outside is very well maintained with your own private deck, large fire pit and bar. The washer and dryer during our stay was wonderful. We highly recommend the cottage for your stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our gracious guest and their (14 night stay) in the cottage. Thank you to both of you for your kind review on our Carriage House.It was nice to know also that your family was not far away to visit during your stay. To hear from our guest, that what we do to make their stay enjoyable, pleases us to hearback from them. In your travels back to the area ,we would hope you would consider the Carriage House for your stay a Home Away From Home again. thanks!!!! Warm regards Pat & Bob
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  • 5 of 5

I have just concluded my second but certainly not my last stay at the cottage house. The property is beautifully landscaped and most peaceful. The cottage itself is well appointed with every manageable amenity. Internet is lightning fast, great TV.

Pat & Bob are great, interesting people. They provided what was essentially a weeks worth of breakfast for me..

What I really like is that while the property is secluded you are literally just a few minutes drive from shopping, restaurants and the downtown Tarpon Springs area.

Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Still the Best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Pat and Bob's cottage and we already look forward to our next! Again we stayed for three weeks over Christmas. The Christmas spirit was very much alive. We were made to feel welcome, comfortable and were treated like family! There was nothing Pat and Bob wouldn't do for us. The cottage is homey, clean, quiet and everything you need is provided, including breakfast supplies, snacks, and fresh veggies from the garden. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan & Jack,We really appreciate your kind and warm review.It's great to know from our guest,that every thing we provide for them on their arrival is appreciated.We also enjoyed having you both as our guest and look forward to your next visit.Thank you !! P& B
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beaches and local restos abound
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Innisbrook and many more -too many to list
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
One Mile (U.S. 19) Suncoast Highway 10 miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Top Florida Beaches just a few miles away
Car: necessary

A lovely small village,with the history of Greek Heritage, on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico offers vacationers to visit our, beaches, shops, great restaurants, small cafes, bike trails, and much more! APRIL IS OPEN @ A NIGHTLY RATE OF $175.00, A NIGHT NO MINIMUM IS REQUIRED CALL 727-938-7158


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fees $100

We stock your refrigerator with your first breakfast. A bottle of wine, or cold beverage ,cheese, crackers & fruit for first evening .Enjoy this lovely secluded estate cottage. Vacation now an make a life time of memories !!.Trust us you won't be sorry.We do have a small charge, for a third party in the cottage,of $15.00 each night.ALSO IN PLACE ANY 3 NIGHTS OR LESS FLAT RATE:$170.00 A NIGHT. ON DEPARTURE THERE IS A HOUSE KEEPING FEE OF $100.00 .A CANCELLATION 60 DAYS BEFORE YOUR STAY, FULL REFUND LESS BOOKING FEE $100.00.Later then (60days) a 2 day rental will be in place appox. $300.00 from your deposit.If its rebooked guest will receive TOTAL REFUND!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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