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Charming cottage, steps to the beach. Across from John's Pass

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Studio apartment Upstairs with queen bed, 1 bath, full kitchen - Sleeps 2

Cottage by the Pass offers all the charm of days gone by as well as all the modern conveniences. Cottage by the Pass is located just steps from the white sand, with no streets to cross. Across the street is John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. Inside you'll find a spacious studio apartment that features a full kitchen, comfortable living area, queen sized bed in sleeping area and large bathroom with walk-in closet. The Cottage is equipped with WiFi and satellite TV. Outside the double french doors our guests enjoy the large private balcony that offers a peek-a-boo view of the Gulf. The balcony is approx. 400 sq ft, partially covered to allow for a great dining spot.

Walk across the street to hear live music at the Bamboo Beach Bar & Grill, or browse the shops of John's Pass Village.

The location can't be beat. Walk to many restaurants, bars, hop on the beach trolley or take a short drive to the many local attractions, museums, etc. Please also view the upstairs unit of this cottage on Home Away #3716148.

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Cherie Pattishall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Cherie Pattishall

Cherie grew up in South Tampa and always had a love for the beach. Traveling the 20 or so miles to the beach every weekend when she was attending Plant High School. Eventually she moved to Madeira Beach where she also owns Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach on Gulf Blvd. Finest Real Estate Worldwide!

Cherie Pattishall purchased this studio in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was wonderful! The location was great. Everything we really wanted for our vacation was within walking distance, it made it very convenient. We loved the walks on the beach, and the beautiful sunsets. It was our anniversary and vacation wrapped into one. The cottage is very cozy and romantic. Definitely will be back. It gets top ratings from us. We loved it. Thank you.
Apr 2013
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Charming cottage, steps to the beach. Across from John's Pass
average rating of 4.470588 based on 36 reviews

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a great location! We chose it because it had the best of two worlds - close to the beach and restaurants/shops. The beach was very private, even on the weekend and about a 3 minute walk. Literally across the street is John's Pass with lots of options for dining. The cottage was well-equipped and perfect for the two of us. The maintenance guy recommended we purchase fresh seafood from Madeira Beach Seafood Co just up the street - so glad we did! Loved having an in-unit washer and dryer. Very comfortable and no doubt we will be back! Remember this is a cottage not a hotel room. Bring along your own toiletries but pretty much everything else you need is there.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review of your stay at the Cottage by the Pass. I'm glad you had a good time and enjoyed all that the cottage and surrounding area has to offer. The seafood is the best, isn't it?
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Orlando, Fl

Relaxing Time

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I had a great relaxing time here at the upstairs studio cottage. Enjoyed music from across the street while cooking on the grill. Short walk to beach and Johns Pass Boardwalk. We plan on being back. Carl and Michele

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving me a 5-star review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back for another visit real soon.
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Haines City

Girls Trip

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was really very cute and clean. The porch with the peek-a-boo view of the Gulf was great. John's Pass is right across the street so that is very convenient. We didn't have to go anywhere. However, we were really wanting to be closer to the beach. The beach is within walking distance but it is quite a distance when carrying all of the necessities to the beach to be able to enjoy the day. It's not close enough that you want to walk back and forth. At least it wasn't for us. The peek-a-boo view is just that......very tiny little view between buildings and trees. And the cleaning lady came by to ask us how early we would be out on our last day because she really liked to get it done as early as possible so that she had the rest of her day to do her thing. Not really what you want to hear when you've paid for your vacation and should not feel rushed to get out.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Cottage by the Pass. I'm sorry you felt as though you could only leave a 3-star review, for reasons that seem to be perception-type items, all of which are clearly described in our property listing, photos and/or the rental agreement. We clearly explain that there is only a "peek a boo" view of the Gulf in our listing, as well as a clear explanation of the distance to the Gulf when walking. Many others have found the combination of the low rate and the proximity to the beach and other activities to be an excellent value. As for the cleaning person asking you when you were going to vacate, one must understand that in order to assure that the cottage is ready for the next incoming guest it takes a significant amount of time to clean and prepare. Our check-out time is clearly shown on the rental agreement as 10:00am. Our cleaning team happened to have this property as first on the list for the day and were there promptly at 10am. When a guest does not make prior arrangements for a late check out, it has the potential to send the cleaning team's schedule into disarray as this is not the only place they have to clean on any given day. I'm terribly sorry you felt pressure to leave, and in no way would I wish a guest to feel uneasy about departing. If you would have liked a later check out time I would have been happy to make the arrangements for you.
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Long weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage for two, in the perfect location!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a nice review for the cottage. I hope you will come back again.
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Douglasville, GA United States

Nice property enjoyable visit

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is 1/2 block off the beach entrance which is convenient for a short walk. Proximity to the boardwalk was nice as well

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had an enjoyable visit and hope you will come back for another visit soon.
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the 2nd floor studio in mid April and had a wonderful time. The location was perfect! There were many restaurants, bars and gift shops within easy walking distance.

I really can't add much more than others have said. If you are looking for a great vacation spot, do not hesitate to choose this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It does seem like past guests have said it all, but I appreciate you taking a moment of your time to let others know that you enjoyed your visit. I hope you will come back for another visit soon.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bamboo Beer Garden
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, Beach, Madeira Beach, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Near Tampa Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates shown do not include 12% sales/lodging tax and one-time cleaning/departure fee of $85.

$100.00 deposit required at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

After final payment, and/or 5-7 days before arrival instructions for entry with details will be sent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Madeira Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom features large custom vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bed is outfitted with high quality mattress and all linens are provided. Beds are kept sanitary with full mattress covers and pillow covers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stacking washer and dryer located next to bathroom, for exclusive use of the upstairs studio guests.

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