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

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
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 downstairs unit of this cottage on Home Away #3716148.

More Details

Cherie Pattishall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 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 a real estate brokerage 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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Madeira Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Oven
  • 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 a memory foam 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming cottage, steps to the beach. Across from John's Pass
average rating of 4.52 based on 52 reviews

Extremely cute place and you couldn’t get better proximity to everything in Johns Pass!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! So close to everything and extremely cute place! My wife and I had a great weekend here and will definitely be back. Cherie was incredible! Loved being right across the street from all the dining etc. perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Perfect location with the beach close walking and John's Pass across the street. Nice deck with a partial ocean view. Our 2 fur kids had a great time!!! Deposit was issued within a week which was great because we came home to a hurricane!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet little purple cottage!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Cherie was delightful- readily available and responsive if needed. Since our flight home was later in the afternoon on our last day- and there was no one coming in that night- she kindly extended the checkout time. Much appreciated! The cottage was charming and cozy, and we really enjoyed the large balcony/deck. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen and bathroom had everything we needed. There were beach chairs and beach mats and even some beach toys. (Beach umbrellas are available to rent all over the beach.). If we're ever back in Madeira Beach- we will definitely return to the sweet little purple cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the "sweet little purple cottage"! It's such a great place and I'm glad you loved it as much as I do. Thanks for letting others know what a great place it really is. I hope you can come back to your cottage again real soon.
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It was just what we needed peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful perfect get away for two. Very convenient just a walk away from the beach and local shopping n dining. Nice and clean.

Look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice review for the cottage. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again soon.
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our honeymoon at this home and it was great! We didn't rent a car just took uber which was perfect because there are lots of restaurants in short walking distance. The house was clean and simple. And a short walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Honeymoon. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back for a visit on your first anniversary. The champagne will be on me!!! Congratulations!!
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Not a personalized experience- no instructions for using the television

  • 4 of 5

It was quiet. And mostly clean-- though silk arrangements were neglected and caked with dust. The house number was covered by growth-- also the people in the unit below mine had a huge trailer in the drive- very intrusive. Owners had expressed awareness of the trailer and said they told the other occupants they needed to remove it-- didn't happen until the last after noon of my stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry there were items that seemed to have had a negative impact on your visit. I've addressed items with our housekeeper to be sure they are remedied should there be any shortcomings. Regarding the trailer - I noticed the trailer the day the other guest arrived and you may recall that I called you to apologize for that guest taking up more than their allotted spaces. They had 2 cars plus the trailer and I told them to move either the trailer or one of the cars to allow you more room. They chose to move a car which allowed you to have 2 spaces, as described in your rental agreement. Finally, regarding a "personalized" experience.... this is the item that I am having the most trouble accepting. I live and work within a few blocks of the cottage and pass by it multiple times a day. I provide each guest with my mobile phone number and will respond immediately to any requests or needs. We spoke more than once during your visit as well. It is my goal, as a vacation rental owner, to provide my guests with a wonderful experience and I'm happy to help them with any local knowledge they may need. I'm always available, which is substantiated by previous guest reviews. I do hope you will consider returning to the cottage.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund