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Beautiful 2 Br Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This property is a Key West Style Beach Camp! This adorable comfortable cottage is known as the 'Long House' it is one of three cottages on a 1939 beach camp known as the Wishing Well. The Long House is a wonderful place to relax or enjoy all the fun and quirkiness of Gulfport! The Long House was completely renovated in 2013 and is spacious bungalow. There are two bedrooms on opposite ends of the house each with a very comfortable queen bed. One of the bedrooms also has a twin bed. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of counter space to cook and entertain. The house has a large laundry room with washer and dryer, beautiful new walk in shower, flat screen TV with cable, bicycles for roaming around and kayaks for exploring the beach and bayous!

There is a large landscaped comfortable yard complete with a Gazebo and gas grill for entertaining or just relaxing in the shade. The Wishing Well is located in the Art District in Gulfport. It is steps to the coffee shops, art shops, restaurants and beach.

More Details

Paula Fenzau
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Paula Fenzau

I'm originally from Chicago, been married to a wonderful guy for 20 years. We love to go sailing, restore houses and show people our beautiful quirky beach town. Also have to mention that I am an avid hockey fan!

Paula Fenzau purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Paula Fenzau chose Gulfport

We bought this property in 2004 and have been restoring it with the intention of recreating the beach camp that this property was back in 1939. At some point in its history the property became known as The Wishing Well. The renovation has truly been a labor of love. Each house has been beautifully renovated with its own unique features.

The Wishing Well encompasses half of a city block and is a wonderful place to relax or enjoy all the fun and quirkiness of Gulfport! Located in the Art District in Gulfport it is steps to the coffee shops, art shops, restaurants, beach bars and beach.

What makes this bungalow unique

Gulfport is small city on the west coast of Florida with a wonderful 'Old Florida' feel. Take in a baseball game, deep sea fishing, sailing or or see the many art galleries and shopping in neighboring St Pete. Make sure you visit Ft. Desoto Park. It is a 350 acre park on the beach. It has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the US and is truly magical at sunrise and sunset. The park is just a short drive from Gulfport.


Gulfport Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful Bathroom with walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms with queen beds, one bedroom has an additional twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Close to beautiful beaches, the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Museum, Ft. Desoto Park, Pass-a-Grille Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey, Tampa Bay Bucs Football and Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful 2 Br Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

This Rental Has Everything!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time exploring the St Pete area. Gulfport is a charming, artsy town. This rental is walking distance to restaurants and shops, and a short drive to some of the most spectacular top 10 beaches in FL like Pass-a-Grille and Fort De Soto. Also close to downtown St Petersburg. What I was most impressed with is how clean it was and that it really was fully equipped, right down to paper products in the kitchen/bath, appliances, towels, linens, wine opener, dishes, cooler, beach chairs, etc etc etc. We had a great stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this property and owners!

  • 5 of 5

Always aa great experience!!!!!! Always!

Love staying at this property, and anytime in town I always do!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The host: Paula is a lovely lady. We had great communication before and during our stay. Very accommodating and flexible.

The house: It's beautiful, just like the images. It really felt like home from home. There is everything and more you could possibly want for a stay here.

Gulfport: beautiful place, like 'old Florida'. It has a lovely, quirky, arty vibe. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes on the doorstep. All tastes and budgets are catered for. The local beach is a five minute walk from the house.

We loved our two weeks here, thank you so much Paula - for everything. I cannot recommend a stay here highly enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very sweet place with everything you need including around the corner downtown acivities.

  • 3 of 5

Food, art and friendly people are your neighbors. It has a Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffet atmosphere. No complaints. Hosts are excellent and at your beckon call if you need anything. Bicycles and kayaks for extra enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the place to stay while in this quirky, fun town of Gulfport! Beyond the most comfortable beds ever, the home was warm and inviting. Alex and Paula, our hosts are so much more than the homeowners, they are the reason this place feels like home ! Truly, we have rented thru HomeAway and VRBO many times for vacation but this stay we can put down as best stay ever. Can't wait to come back 😎?

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Will try to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St. Pete Muni
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
O'Maddy's, Peg's, Pias, Stellas, Backfin Blue
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Gulfport Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Pet Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.