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Charming Beach Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy a Gulf vacation in a private beach cottage. Gulf Gardens is located directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. In less than a one minute walk from your doorstep you will be enjoying the sun on the white powdery sands of quaint Madeira Beach. Back at the cottage, you can swim in one of the area’s largest and cleanest pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens, enjoy an open-air meal on the poolside patio, or watch the sunset from your private front lawn. WIFI is offered so you can stay connected while you are away from home.

Our spotless cottage comes equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen - everything you need to prepare a home-cooked meal. Clean linens will be provided and there is a shared grill on the complex where you can grill your catch of the day! There is a cable TV, VCR, & DVD player in the unit for your entertainment. The onsite property managers will ensure you feel like family during your stay and will answer any questions you may have during your vacation.

One of the nicest features of this unit is the unmistakable attention to cleanliness and details that only a discriminating owner can provide. And you don’t have to worry about long elevator waits…your car is right at your doorstep for your convenience! One stay and you will already be looking forward to your next vacation here! We should know…we rented here before and enjoyed our time at Gulf Gardens so much that we bought our own unit to escape to!

Located in the heart of the Clearwater/Saint Pete beaches, our cottage offers a convenient home base for touring Central Florida. You’ll be 30 minutes away from Tampa International Airport, Busch Gardens, Ybor City, and only 90 minutes away from Orlando’s family attractions. More local to your rental, historic John’s Pass is only 1 mile away. Stroll down to John’s Pass for many dining and shopping options, and grab a homemade ice cream on your way back at the famous Candy Kitchen!

Keywords: gulf gardens, cottage, madeira beach, ground floor, pool, bungalow, flat, condo

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About The Owner

Thanks for checking out our vacation property! We are a young family from Burlington, Ontario. We live a very active lifestyle and love to vacation in tropical climates. We love to cook, and friends and family are a big part of our life...and the three always seem to go together!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We vacationed in Madeira Beach and fell in love with the area. We have gone to all-inclusive resorts and have done adventure vacations as well...nothing felt quite as relaxing as our vacation in Madeira Beach. Living in Ontario, our winters are cold and long...we both knew that someday we would own a property to escape to in Florida. As soon as we spent time in the area, we knew Madeira Beach was where we wanted to be. It's so peaceful, quaint, friendly, and close to so much in the area. Being so close to the beach, we are able to bring our morning coffee along for our beach walks. You can also walk to John's Pass and our favourite spot...Candy Kitchen!

What makes this condo unique

What we liked about our property when we saw it is that it is one of the only units to have its own front yard. If you have kids, they will be able to play safely on the lawn, which is also set away from the road. Beyond the lawn is your parking spot, and beyond that is the road. If you don't have kids, you can just enjoy the privacy that the front lawn provides away from the rest of the complex. We look forward to creating many beach memories there with our daughter...and hope that other renters are able to create wonderful memories there too.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International (TPA); St. Petersburg (PIE)
Nearest Beach
Madeira Beach

Amenities

Madeira Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3-piece bathroom with shower (no bathtub)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Charming Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 58 reviews
4

Fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful, relaxing long weekend and that's exactly what we found here!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it, can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great...so close to everything. Less then a minutes walk from the beach and a very short drive to most anything you want. Cottage, pool and grounds were kept extremely clean. We are so glad we took a chance on a new area ❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint beach cottage. Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! It was exactly what we were looking for. Management was very friendly and the owner easy to work with! Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect location from the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great place and the owners went out of their way for us. The location across the street from the beach was perfect. It was the perfect sweet sixteen vacation for my daughter. We just wish we had more time.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place that was close to shops and restaurants and most importantly, the beach! We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Not as nice as some of the other cottages

  • 2 of 5

The other cottages on the property seemed to be more nicely decorated with better amenities. The countertops have been replaced in this unit but the appliances were very old and the smoke detector would go off repeatedly for no reason in the middle of the night. The pull out sofa was stained and uncomfortable.

The cottage directly next door as well as #2 & #3 were much nicer.

The cleaning lady, I will say, was very thorough and did a great job.

The property managers were also very nice and attentive.

One of the washing machines on site was out of order though during our time there & there are only two, and for a couple of days both machines were out of order which was frustrating.

It was a short distance to the beach & the beach was very nice.

The cottage served its purpose, but I think we will search for something a little nicer next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We take constructive feedback from our guests very seriously! We have booked some time to do some upgrades to our unit in the fall, so we will consider the improvements you suggested, and will be sure to add the new pictures to our listing once the work has been completed. We hope you still had a great week at Gulf Gardens! -Kelly & Dan
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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