|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
features Travertine floors and marble urns by the bedroom fireplace. It is located on the first floor of the carriage house 100’ back from the beach on the courtyard. The living room looks down the walk to the Gulf. Kitchen and bedroom look out at Boca Ciega Bay across the street. Our older guests appreciate the ground floor and no steps. Enjoy, relax the beach is just steps away. Sit under the gazebo and watch the sun melt into the blue Gulf waters.
Free wifi and free on site parking
I'm Curtis Westphal. My wife and I reside in Golden just outside of Denver. I am a city planner and trained as an architect. She is a part time school teacher. Her dad was a home builder in Michigan that brought the family down to Sarasota for a new start. My dad was a pilot in the Air Force that got transferred to the air base in Tampa. We met in college at the University of Florida. Both of us had relatives in Denver so after we graduated we took a road trip, liked Colorado and this has been our home for 30 years. We love the beach and the sun and the water. My grandparents that owned this place were very special people. It is always a good feeling when we make that last leg of our trip down there, cross the bridge onto the island and take in the smell of salt air and sight of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bruce Carter purchased this cottage in 1996
Its been in the family since 1966. Good memories of days on the beach with our 2 boys when my grandparents owned the place. Too nice to let it go. 3rd generation owner.
I have been coming to this resort for the last five years. It is great place for the family. We can't wait to come back next year!!!!!
The one bedroom was clean and the interior has been updated over the years. It has some charm as it was built in 1915. Located on a beautiful section of beach with few people. Convenient location with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby. Bruce was responsive and we enjoyed our stay. There is a partial view of the beach from the small living room looking across the parking lot. This section of the island is very narrow with the intra coastal waterway and a well travelled road directly behind the unit so there can be some traffic noise. All in all a cute place in a nice location for a relaxing getaway...
We had an amazingly relaxing vacation. The beach was right in front of us and the accommodations were simple but clean.
We especially appreciated the friendly management and all the little extra. ie welcome sign, beach chairs, umbrella and fluffy towels. Its a happy environment and we will certainly revisit next year .
This was our first time to this property. We were not disappointed. Everything was just perfect. The management even provided beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels.
We will be back.
We stayed in Unit 1 for 2 weeks and enjoyed all the amenities -- beach toys, beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas were all provided as well as being just steps from the beach, which was quiet and away from the crowded large condo complexes. We appreciate having the use of a kitchen as well as being within walking distance of restaurants. The traffic was noisy during St Patrick's Day and Spring Break but guess that was to be expected. Easy traveling time to spring major league baseball training games, sightseeing, shopping. Have already booked again for next year.
My husband and I were so tired of staying in hotels...same ol same, That is why we decided to stay at a unique place. We stayed in a beach house apartment at Sun n Fun and were not disapointed. It was charming and had characture. Locattion was amazing, Gulf in front of you and the intercoastal waterway behind you. We also enjoyed that the management was not hovering around you like other places we have been. They we more then helpful and prompt when we needed something or just wanted directions or their favorite restaunts. If we return to this area we will be staying again at Sun n Fun Beachfront Rentals.
Location, Location , Location...You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.
Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination.