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Pelican Cottage: A Tropical Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Peaceful, quiet and private: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps


Tucked neatly into the NE corner of our property, sun-drenched Pelican Cottage offers everything you'll need for a private, relaxing, quiet getaway within walking distance to the Sponge Docks, Spring Bayou & more in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida.

The 528 sq. ft. cottage offers an open living room/dining room/kitchen with flat screened television and basic cable. The kitchen is equipped with a 2-burner induction cook-top, a microwave, toaster oven, under-counter fridge (with access to a full sized fridge and freezer in the garage) and a combination drip pot and/or pod coffee pot. Also included are dishes, pots and pans, flatware, etc.

The one large bedroom includes a queen bed and a dresser. Off the bedroom you will find a full-sized, front loading, stacked washer and dryer. There is also an additional BEDroom, literally, off the laundry area. The bed is a full sized, wall-to-wall from head-to-toe. There are sliding glass doors leading from the main bedroom to a small and very private fenced backyard area with a deck.

Behind the kitchen is the bathroom with separate shower room.

There is wireless Internet included. There is a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher.

Pelican Cottage is a small, cute and cozy cottage built behind and attached to our garage. It is part of a residential property in a residential neighborhood. You share the driveway parking with us. Our back yard is on the other side of the fence. It is private and quiet and most times you will not even see us. However, it is our home and occasionally, you may find us working in the yard or mowing grass or fixing the brakes on the car. We are not a commercial conglomerate. We offer Pelican Cottage as a comfortable, homey alternative to the sterile and limited facilities of hotels or motel rooms.

More Details

Kerrie Godding
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Kerrie Godding

We transplanted ourselves to Tarpon Springs after spending 28 years moving hither and yon in support of Jerry's Naval career. Jerry is working part time as a Consultant and Kerrie is a whimsical artist. Our children are grown and on their own. We have substituted them with Brinkley, a yellow Lab 2-year-old and Lily, a 7-year-old Basset Hound. We love taking our pontoon boat, Elvis, out for cruises and spending wonderful afternoons on one of the deserted Gulf Coast beaches.

Kerrie Godding purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Kerrie Godding chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Pelican Cottage is smack dab in the middle of all that goes on in Tarpon Springs. Walking, we are 6 minutes to downtown Tarpon Avenue, 6 minutes to the Sponge Docks, 6 minutes to the Pinellas Trail. We are a couple of blocks from Spring Bayou - a beautiful place to walk ringed with a sidewalk and ending in Craig Park. Our Tarpon Springs Beaches are 5 minutes by car. So many things go on in Tarpon all the time. You can do as much or as little as you'd like.


Tarpon Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Awesome shower with never ending hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Tiny bedroom with full-sized bed off of first bedroom.
  • Master is large bedroom with queen sized bed. Second bedroom is off first bedroom and has a full-sized bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Pelican Cottage: A Tropical Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Niceville, Florida

Good location and space plus well decorated and furnished with a fenced yard for your dog

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted upon arrival; Jerry explained the cottage details, provided a map of Tarpon Springs, and described points of interest. We enjoyed the sponge docks, the historic downtown area, the two public beaches, and the wonderful Greek people and their food. And Maisie Love enjoyed the fenced back yard. The cottage was exactly what we expected and Tarpon Springs was too! We recommend this three day visit to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I wanted and more...

  • 5 of 5

A cute cottage, well furnished and with great facilities, set in the owners grounds but with excellent privacy. Comfortable, chilled, cozy, pretty, with beautiful touches. Fantastic location, so close to the Spring Bayou and the sponge docks. Kerrie and Jerry were so welcoming, helpful and keen to ensure my stay met my expectations. It exceeded them! Thank you :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice experience, perfect place to be away from work in a very nice neighborhood. We both were in need of a relaxing time even with the dogs. The place was very clean and Kerrie was very attentive, we are planning to go back again next year.


Ulises and Rodolfo

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my family of 4 plus 2 dogs. My boys appreciated having a room of their own and we appreciated a little privacy too. It was great being able to keep up with our laundry and cook a few meals at the cottage. My husband and I ran the Pinellas Trail almost every morning! Our youngest dog fell in love with Jerry and Kerrie's pup Brinkley. They were often caught kissing at the fence! Jerry and Kerrie were amazing hosts and made sure we had a spectacular stay. One of the highlights was spending time on Elvis with them. They had great recommendations for places to swim, eat, and just have fun. We look forward to staying again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Quiet, Clean, Nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Cottage is a wonderful find. It had everything one would need for a wonderful stay in Tarpon Springs, FL. We have children living in the area so it was nice to have our own place to come back to and relax. The information package on places to eat and see was wonderful. We have visited the area many times, we found new places to eat, especially Miss Vicki's. The kitchen a small area very well equipped with everything you need. The shower was awesome, towels plush. I would recommend Pelican Cottage to anyone needing a place to stay in the area. Kerrie & Jerry were wonderful hosts. When we arrived we had snacks and wine waiting. We didn't have the opportunity to use the bikes but they would have been a wonderful way to travel to the sponge docks. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The best part of the Pelican Cottage is that it's exactly as represented. It's clean & comfortable with everything one could need for a fun visit. We arrived day & a half before Tropical Storm Colin! The area just got rain but enough to stop us from being out the last part of our stay. Kerrie & Jerry have put lots of extras in the cottage so we were entertained even being Cottage bound. Our Pekingese Bud enjoyed his visit too.

Kerrie & Jerry are so nice you feel like they are old friends.

There is so much to see and do in Tarpon Springs and the best Greek food & Bakeries ever that we can't wait to go back and stay at Pelican Cottage again.

The restaurants we tried & liked were, Hellas, Mr. Souvlaki, Dimitri's on the Water & National Bakery.

We visited St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and it's breath taking, even the ceilings are painted & the stained glass windows are amazing,worth seeing.

Also stop by Antonia's Boutique & Gifts on the Sponge Docks. Joe & his brother are two of the nicest guys You will ever meet & their shop carries beautiful things plus the have a section that carries items from Greece.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's not very hard to be nice to someone when they are friendly, open and kind themselves! Unfortunately, their visit was (literally) dampened by Tropical Storm Colin. Luckily, we saw mostly rain and only felt the impact during high tides when some of the roads were blocked from high water. We are looking forward to another visit and welcoming Bud and his parents back to Pelican Cottage!
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"Absolutely awesome breakfast and lunch place. Little hole in the wall next to the Pinellas T..."
Dimitri's on the Water
"Greek food. Great."
Cody's Roadhouse
"Fun place to eat. Peanuts on the floor kind of place. Steaks, ribs, chicken. Great salads!"
Sunset Beach
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
A.L. Anderson Park
Mr Souvlaki
"Great Greek food! Try the Greek Chop Suey."
Tarpon Tavern
"Great food. Great beer. Great Music."
"Closest grocery store."
Car: recommended

Pelican Cottage has 2, one speed, coast style brake bicycles for your use. We are located 5 minutes from the Pinellas Trail, a biking, walking trail that snakes from one end of Pinellas County to the other - over 50 miles.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pets considered on a case-by-case basis. Due to allergies, unfortunately, cats are not permitted. We collect a 6% Tourist Development Tax as well as a 7% Pinellas County Room Tax for a total of 13%. We accept reservations no more than three months prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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