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Yesterday's Charm - Modern Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom right across the street from John's Pass Village!

Cottage by the Pass, downstairs unit, 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 will find a spacious kitchen with travertine counter tops, and energy efficient under the counter washer and dryer. Wood floors in the living area and bed rooms. Bathrooms have a complete new look with marble showers. Outside the french doors in the back is a patio with a gas grill. In front there is a large patio with a white picket fence with lush tropical landscape. Please also see the upstairs studio in this cottage on Home Away #351556. Be sure to check out the 3D VIRTUAL TOUR, link is located at the very bottom of this page.

Cherie Pattishall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 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. Finest Real Estate Worldwide!

Cherie Pattishall purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Cherie Pattishall chose Madeira Beach

I purchased this property from the long-time owner because I just love the classic beach cottages. I promised her that I would keep the integrity of the cottage, and not tear it down for a new home to be built. The bonus is the wonderful location. The Cottage by the Pass is the epitome of living the beach life.

What makes this cottage unique

Cottage by the Pass offers an opportunity to enjoy a visit to the Gulf coast while staying in a classic beach cottage. There are so few opportunities to enjoy our area the way 'used to be'. This comfortable cottage is located in the heart of it all - easy beach access, John's Pass Village, walk to restuarants, etc.


Madeira Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Yesterday's Charm - Modern Amenities
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

My daughter and I loved the charm of home. We were steps away from ocean/entertainment. Loved BR/kit

  • 5 of 5

Loved the kitchen and bathrooms. It was sparkling clean everywhere. We ate a meal under the umbrella in the fenced garden in front. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. The kitchen is exactly what I would love to have at home. If you love having folks at an island or cooking together you will love it. The ocean was so beautiful. I really enjoyed communicating with the owner. She is a lively person. She wants folks to really enjoy her home. She is very fast to communicate. I loved,loved it. Robin

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review of the cottage. I really do want for people to enjoy their stay and I'm so glad you did. Thank you for making note of how wonderful the kitchen is, it really is the heart of the home. I hope you will return for another visit very soon.
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Fort Branch, Indiana

Very enjoyable week

  • 4 of 5

The Cottage on the Pass is a great getaway! Close to the beach and across the street from Johns Pass. Once there, we never had to drive our car. The cottage is very clean and mostly comfortable, the memory foam bed was good, but could be higher off the floor to accommodate the elderly better. The air conditioning units in the bedroom were noisy as well. Our one rainy afternoon was somewhat boring as there is limited direct tv stations, a DVD player- but no movies, and no board games. We loved the kitchen which provided everything you would need, washer and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator at first would not get cold, but seemed to get better during the week. This was our second time staying and would definitely book again! A sweet little place!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting other know about your visit to the Cottage by the Pass. I'm so happy you came back for a second visit. Also, thank you for letting me know about the air conditioner. I've already addressed the issue. Also, there are now some board games to help out on a rainy day.
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Nicely Situated Unique Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

I received plenty of kudos from my family for securing the bottom floor of this delightful vacation rental home. Its location is impressive, and I believe that the bungalow is situated on one of the best sites in Madeira Beach. My family and I enjoyed easy access to John’s Pass Village, and we loved the fact that the entrance to the boardwalk was right across the street. For the few times we needed to get around town by car, upon returning, parking was made easy since the assigned space is located right next to the home’s entrance. This made it convenient to unload and load luggage, groceries, etc. Also, the layout of this home is terrific since the bedrooms are a good distance from the kitchen. This is nice for early risers like me who don’t want to disturb those who are sleeping. The first day we arrived, we had a couple of questions for management, and the response was prompt. I’ll definitely rent this bungalow again should I return to Madeira Beach, FL. Thanks so much Cherie!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review and the kind words about the Cottage by the Pass. It really is such a great place and I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. Thank you for pointing out some of the details that help make a guest's visit even more convenient. I hope you will come back again real soon.
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This place is very nice and in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and thank you for leaving a 5-star review. Hope you will come back for another visit soon.
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LOVE it! Third time staying at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at the cottage and we have already booked it for our vacation for next year. The place is just perfect in so many ways with it's decor, cleanliness, being well stocked with everything you need and within steps to John's Pass and the beach. The owner is quick to respond and it is obvious they take pride in making sure everything is perfect.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming back again (and again). I'm so glad you enjoy the cottage. It really is a special place and I'm glad that others love it as much as I do. I can't wait for you to come back, it's always a pleasure to see you.
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Holden, MA

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at our recent stay in Madeira Beach. The cottage has a fabulous location, just across the street from St. John's Pass which is fun for dining and shopping. It's also a quick walk to the beach, where all you have to cross is a small alley rather than a main road. The house had beach towels, chairs and sand toys for our use which we really appreciated!

I took a star off the review because there were a few additional things I wish I had known prior to check-in. The lower floor, which we rented, has kind of an odd layout (presumably because this used to be one home that was then partitioned later). Both bathrooms are in the bedrooms. There is also no central air, and the window units were loud and had trouble cooling down the house the first night - most likely because they'd been off for a few days before our arrival because starting the first morning the air conditioning was OK. We found a couple of creepy crawlies that had to be disposed of the first night (totally normal for FL but not fun to get rid of at 10pm). There is a neat bar across the street, but they have live music so if the A/C isn't running you can hear the music. We didn't mind but someone else might.

However, all of those are truly minor things. You can tell that the owner and the cleaning staff take great care of the property and we had a lovely, relaxing family vacation. We appreciated having a driveway in which to park so we didn't have to spend any money to park at the beach, and the house is convenient both to tourist-type things and stores/restaurants!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your visit and had some fun on Madeira Beach. You noted the cleanliness of the cottage and the pride with which I have maintained it. I'm so glad you noticed. My cleaners use high quality cleaning products and I do all I can to promote cleanliness - mattress covers, pillow covers, high quality bedding, etc. We've not had a previous issue with the air conditioning, so I will definitely look into it to make sure they are working properly and cooling adequately. Thank you for letting me know. I hope you will come back for another fun time on Madeira Beach real soon.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Bamboo Beer Garden
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary

This cottage is right across the street from Famous John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. A wonderful beach town on the barrier islands with over 12 miles of beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Departure/Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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