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Charming Beach Cottage

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Madeira Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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October 19, 2016
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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.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Charming Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews

Gulf Gardens Cottage 5 at Madeira Beach

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is so cute! And charming! The owners (Kelly and Dan) go out of their way to keep it that way too!

Although Madeira Beach is across the road, there are crosswalks and public parking areas nearby. And I love that beach.

Welcome home!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bungalow near the beach

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very well maintained - clean and well-equiped. The hosts were excellent, and both they and the owner were very responsive. While it is not new, the location is nearly perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is very well kept and the beach access was just across the street. The pool was great !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in unit #5. The unit was clean and bright. We found it to have everything we needed for our trip. We are hoping to visit again. The manager and his wife were very nice. There was plenty of parking right in front of the unit.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, a little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

I cannot put into words how much I loved my stay at Kelly's cottage! I know the first question on my mind, and probably most everyone else's too, is cleanliness. It was perfect! Everything looked and smelled clean, I do not have a single complaint. The cottage has a minimal feel, which I loved. You have everything you need, plenty of towels, rags, sheets, kitchen utensils, beach chairs, shelling bags, cable, internet, full kitchen, and a large, quiet, clean pool. The cottage is directly across the street from public beach access, and there are cabanas available for rent RIGHT THERE. The couple that manage Gulf Gardens, where this cottage is located, were so sweet, especially the wife. I felt like I was talking to my grandmother, she was SO welcoming. There is so much to do so close, but noise was never an issue. You must check out John's Pass, only a mile away, and grab some ice cream from the Candy Kitchen. I would love to visit this charming beach cottage again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our cottage, and appreciate the time you took to share a review! We hope to hear from you again when you're planning your next trip to Madeira Beach. -Kelly & Dan
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

You absolutely cannot beat the price of this place, anywhere on a beach this nice. Not the nicest place I have ever stayed, but it is the nicest when compared to the price!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to share a review, and for your 5 star rating! We are so glad you were happy staying in our cottage, and hope to see you return again in the future. Cheers! -Kelly & Dan
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Very close to the beach, clean and cosy.

  • 4 of 5

Nice little place. Very quick and easy check in. We spent most of our time crossing the street then enjoying the beach. Not a crowded area at all. We had two kids that slept fine on the pull out couch. The bathroom is very tiny, but the house has everything needed for a comfortable stay. I would stay here again. Walking distance to a few places, Walmart only 8 minutes away, PIE airport a little under 30 minutes, we drove to Disney from here as well, took 1 hour 40 minutes. You can walk to John's Pass, which has a lot of shops and restaurants, but it is about a 20-30 minute walk one way.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our beach cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again! Until next time. -Kelly & Dan
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International (TPA); St. Petersburg (PIE)
Nearest Beach
Madeira Beach


Rates & Availability

Madeira Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Madeira Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3-piece bathroom with shower (no bathtub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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

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