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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 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 Florida Central Gulf Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • 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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(25 traveler reviews)

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Yesterday's Charm - Modern Amenities
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews

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: Apr 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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Enjoyed our stay at this comfortable cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Cherie's cottage 4/19-4/26/2017 and were very comfortable. The cottage was clean and is furnished nicely, particularly the kitchen, which is large and set up well for entertaining. The beds have memory foam mattresses which I found comfortable.

The cottage is located right across the street from shops, entertainment and restaurants. Very convenient! But also a little noisy (we really couldn't sit out side due to the street noise).

Cherie was very accommodating and responded promptly to our emails when we had Qs. All in all we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a thoughtful review of the cottage. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come back again soon. With regard to the noise you mentioned, it is true you can hear cars go by and the music from the beer garden across the street while sitting out front. It should be noted, however, that there is a pavered area in the back of the house which would provide a quiet place to relax.
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Our second time staying at the cottage and loved it again

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the cottage and will definitely not be our last. We had previously stayed in the upstairs unit but decided to try the downstairs this time and found it every bit as lovely but without the stairs. Everything was as perfect as last time and we had everything we needed plus more. The owners instructions sent before our arrival was also very complete so we never had to contact them at all during our visit. One of the best things about the cottage is the location including the beach and walking over to the Bamboo Beach Bar across the street that has the best live music day and night. The cottage feels like our home away from home now and we're looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you chose to come back to the Cottage by the Pass for a second visit (hopefully there will be many more visits in your future). I'm glad you made note of the clarity of my instructions, and thank you for the kind words. I feel it's important that our guests feel comfortable with their travel plans and as such I try to make our guests arrival as smooth as possible. Traveling can be stressful enough, especially when making your arrangements online. I want my guests to feel welcome and have a stress-free visit, and it starts with clear arrival information. I look forward to your next visit to your home away from home. Thank you.
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Great place in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place with everything you need for a beach getaway. Location directly across from Johns Pass Village was excellent, and just turn around and there is the beach. Can't beat it ~ highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and recommendation. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again. Your cottage awaits!
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Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cherie the owner was very responsive and accommodating on all of my questions and needs. The cottage was like a home away from home and much better than a hotel. I totally recommend going this way instead of a hotel. She made sure we had all the necessities and was very clean. The showers are nice to shower in. She was smart to add a second bathroom to the cottage it was smaller but well worth having, I appreciate that, because most older homes only had one bathroom so she was smart in building a second bathroom and very well decorated.

My sister in law loved the big kitchen and middle island, we sure needed it :) There's a water faucet outside to wash off sand before coming in. I do wish there was a straight path to the beach from the cottage instead of having to turn left to walk pass the condo and then up. The condo should let her have a path straight path from her cute cottage, but it doesn't take away from the cottage. The mattress was great sleeping which is super important to my husband and I, and again we appreciate that the owner saw that was an important part of a family's stay which is a great nights sleep :)

The location can't be beat, because it is straight across from John's Pass if that is important to you, which we liked a lot.

No needing the car. The beach is beautiful there and so relaxing. Thank you Cherie for sharing your relaxing cottage! We would love to rent it again if we come through Madeira Beach :):)

Teresa and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and that you found the cottage be a great place to make family memories. I'm glad you let other know about some of the important items that make a vacation place comfortable and convenient. Both beds are memory foam mattresses, which is why you found them to be so comfortable (I have the same one in my home). The kitchen - it's my favorite! While on vacation it's so nice to be able to spend time with friends and family in the "heart of the home", not to mention saving some money by being able to cook on your own. I hope you will find yourself at the cottage again real soon. You are always welcome.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Bamboo Beer Garden
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 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

Madeira Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jul 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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