About the property
- Guest House300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Guest Suite , Private Hot Tub/Yard, Beach Bikes, Kitchen, Laundry, 300 sq ft.
1950's Bungalow, private, beach themed oasis, often referred to by guests as a "couples retreat." We are walking/biking distance, across Walsingham Bridge, and one cross street, Gulf Blvd, to the beautiful sands of Indian Rocks Beach. Beach bikes and equipment are free during your stay. Scooter 150 cc, two-person, on-site, for rental at 1/2 the price of beach rentals. Golf Cart shuttle daily to shopping center, Mike's Pizza, free 9am-12 noon. Large partially shaded yard for a pet to roam freely and for you to enjoy the sun and shade.
We offer an outdoor space perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach.
The indoor space is tiled throughout with lots of natural light. The unit is equipped with a bar sink, mini frig/freezer, ice maker, coffee maker, washer, dryer, stove, oven, microwave, queen bed, closet, reclining loveseat, dresser, and bathroom with stand-up shower. There are an ironing board and iron. Space has a smart TV with cable television and high-speed wireless internet. Beach towels, towels and wash clothes, hand towels, four pillows, and bedding. There is one baseboard heater in the bedroom and two window air conditioners you manually adjust to your own comfort level.
The Outside Space, private to the unit, includes; One private off-street parking space, private fenced yard, Enclosed Hot Tub with Waterfall, fire pit with four outdoor chairs, outdoor table and four chairs with umbrella, gas grill, outdoor storage with smores sticks, hotdog sticks for the fire, and hooks for hanging up wet towels. The hot tub is digital and you can pick the temperature you want. The hot tub enclosure opens up on all four sides and there is a bar on one side with stools.
Equipment on site; one large dog cage, two beach bikes with fat tires, one three-wheeled bike with a basket, men's bike equipped with fishing cart, fishing poles, dog strollers, pull behind cart for male bike, cooler, umbrella's, beach cart, beach chairs, two bag chairs, and I may be missing something, Please ask! Request at or prior to check-in. All free with no fee.
Laid back owners who don’t sweat the small stuff. If you are high maintenance or easily stressed this is not the place for you. The owners will attempt to accommodate any reasonable request so that you have a fantastic trip. The neighborhood is safe, secure, in close proximity to anything you’d need, and quiet. The space is small, <300 sq feet, consisting of one bedroom, one small kitchen area. There is no living room, but there is a couch on the bedroom. The apartment is located in the rear of a primary residence. There is a 6 Ft privacy fence surrounding your backyard space.
The Beach Trolley provides easy access to Clearwater Beach, John's Pass, St Petersburg, Dali Museum. Uber friendly area. We provide free golf cart shuttle to Publix, shopping center, liquor store, Mike’s Pizza and Pub.
John Bonner Nature Park and McGough Nature Park are located in the neighborhood, just steps from the home. Enjoy the trails and Intracoastal views, visit the injured Birds of Prey, who live on-site. There is a Bald Eagle there as well. The Florida Botanical Gardens and Pinellas County Heritage Village are a few miles away. Fishing Charters and boat rentals are also available. Walsingham Park has a fantastic dog park which is also nearby. There are Dog beaches as well as several dog parks nearby with addresses and detailed locations in our sightseeing book located in the unit.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Sean Goss
My husband Sean and I moved to Florida in 2010 from Lexington, Kentucky. Sean lived in Germany for most of his childhood, he speaks fluent German. I'm a Registered Nurse who travels throughout the Suncoast Region. We found "The Close Enough Beach House" in 2013 and updated the entire property to include the studio space that is attached to the back of the primary residence. We began welcoming guests in 2015 and we've enjoyed every minute of it. Meeting new people from all over the world has been an amazing experience. We enjoy a slower pace, the beach lifestyle, and welcome you to enjoy the same. We hope you feel at home from the minute you arrive.
Sean Goss purchased this Guest House in 2010
Why Sean Goss chose Largo
We are listed on multiple sites with great (4-5 star) reviews. We want each guest to have a five-star stay. What makes this property special is the backyard space. Close enough to the beach, yet your own space where guests cookout, lounge in the hot tub, entertain and sometimes make a fire on cooler winter nights. We also offer lots of equipment including beach bikes which are rentals on the beach. We have a Scooter rental on-site for 1/2 of what you pay at the beach and deeply discounted if you rent the entire length of your stay. We offer a unique space (300 sq feet), small, yet packed with most anything you might need on a beach vacation. The unit offers a private, safe, and secluded environment that is close to all area attractions. We are a short bike ride over the bridge to the sand. If you're looking for a small space, close to everything, with a great private outdoor space, at a fair price, this is it. The home has been updated and items are purchased new for guests to enjoy free of charge. Fat tire beach bikes for use to ride the sand are an added bonus, plus we also have standard bikes and one three-wheeled bike with a basket for those who desire the stability of an extra wheel. We are great for people staying longer periods of time because we have Laundry (washer/dryer) in the space, cable TV, and high-speed internet. You will not find a place that offers the seclusion and private backyard space this close to the beach.
What makes this Guest House unique
If you're looking for a private space close to the beach that offers a nice outdoor space, this is the place for you. Scooter rental is sometimes available.
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great little getaway
Sean and Jenny have a sweet spot in a quiet neighborhood, right next to Indian Rock Beach. I chose this place because of the wonderful outdoor space. The owners are handy to answer any questions and help you locate all the items that they have so thoughtfully left to make your stay perfect.
Thank you!!! We hope you come back again.
Our Private Bungalow
Stayed a month and enjoyed it very much. Sean tended to every need we had and always available. Really enjoyed our private backyard with hot tub, grill, patio. Every morning as we would go for a walk to either of the two nature reserves, we were greeted by Baby and Ruby a cockatoo and macaw with hello. The cottage was decorated with such unique pictures, signs, and nostalgic items . We would recommend to any couple young or old.
Cozy And very comfortable bed
I enjoyed our stay here very much. Sean made us feel very much at home and always was asking us if we needed anything. We loved the bed it was very comfortable. Very close to Indian rocks Beach. Could walk or bike there. Our dog loved the enclosed area
Wonder place for a cozy get away
My wife and I had a truly relaxing time here for 3 nights. The location is incredible. So much to visit and do within just a few miles north or south. The beaches are beautiful. The apartment was perfect and had everything you need for a comfortable stay. The yard is inviting and much more relaxing that I expected to find inside of a neighborhood. It was set up to inspire a feeling of seclusion and did a fine job of making you feel alone. The Hot tub was perfect to compensate for the cooler rainy day we had during the trip. All in all we had a great time and strongly recommend it.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your mini vacation. We hope to see you’ve again.
clean comfortable quiet relaxing
THank you for the lovely review. We hope you come again the next time you’re in the area.
Couldn't be happier with the stay at Sean and Jennifer's private getaway. We honeymooned for only 2 nights, but they were great! The owners even left us a nice treat for a honeymoon present! The private hot tub was the reason we stayed, and although the recent hurricane messed up the pH balance, it was still great to get away in the Jimmy Buffet island-themed private atmosphere. Accommodations were great-- very clean and had the right amount of space for the two of us. It MUST be noted, that the owners have literally thought of everything for their guests. From the extra body wash in the cabinet, to the mini washer and dryer, to the beach lunch bag, to the fat tire bikes (to name a few of my favs)...you almost could go without bringing anything but a change of clothes. Would definitely recommend for couples looking to get away.
The home is a 1950's Bungalow, newly updated (2013) located .75 miles from the beautiful Indian Rocks Beach. It is walking distance, with only one crossover at Gulf Blvd, and you're on the sand. There are two nature preserves located within the neighborhood. The perfect place for a morning walk, a Kayak expedition, or a day of relaxation on one of the less commercial beaches. Live like a local and relax the night away in your private backyard oasis.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental agreement with liability release required for each guest staying in the unit. Drivers license required proof of stay. One pet under 25 pounds without prior approval. Other PETS (larger pets) or multiples with prior approval only. NO CAMPERS, Boats, Trailers without prior approval. NO plug in for electric cars or campers/vans without prior approval. Maximum 2 overnight guests. NO EXCEPTIONS. No large parties or gatherings. NO SMOKING inside the unit. SMOKING outside is fine. DOGS must be on a leash when outside your backyard. PETS must be secured when the guest is out of the unit. We have an extra large cage that we can set up or you can use the fenced backyard for cooler months. Please request prior to check-in. Rule of thumb; If your pet does well at home without being secured, he/she will do fine here. If not, please secure your pet as not to damage the unit when you're away. Check-Out is 10:00 A.M.