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Bay Front, 1 BR/ 1 BA, Directly on Tampa Bay with Dock

Ruskin, FL, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Property is located directly on Tampa Bay!!! 80 foot boat dock, Brilliant sunsets with views of St. Pete skyline in the distance!!! Enjoy dolphins, manatees, sting rays, seagulls, pelicans, osprey and many other fish and birds in the back yard. South shore Tampa Bay is known for some of the best fishing around. Launch a kayak right outside your door, or play Bocce Ball on the court and eat in the picnic area.

This bayside retreat has two units. One upstairs ('Pelican Side'), which has two bedrooms, see listing #1270319; and one at ground level ('Dolphin Side'), which is the one bedroom listed here. Special events are permitted when booking both units for the same dates.

Dolphin Side is a one bedroom bayside unit with no steps to climb. The large bedroom has a queen-size bed. The living room has a soft leather couch, love seat, rattan chairs, and terrific bay front views, a flat 42 inch LED TV, Dish Network programming with over 235 channels (America's Top 200) and a DVD player with a small library of fun movies. And the living room has a nook/den with two twin beds for extra comfort. The dining room has a terrific table with seating for six. The full kitchen has a range, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, and all cookware. The bathroom has an extra large shower (handicap accessible), hair dryer, iron and ironing board. There is also a washer and dryer in the utility room. This one bedroom unit can accommodate four people on comfortable beds.

This bayside retreat is centrally located being between Tampa and Bradenton/Sarasota areas. The property is only a few miles from E.G. Simmons Park which has a boat launch, a beach and walking paths with views of Tampa Bay. Little Harbor Resort is just down the street offering a Tiki bar, live entertainment, and waterfront dining. There are many golf courses nearby. We are dog friendly. Off street parking with 1-2 spaces to park your boat trailer and vehicle. And, walking distance to Shell Point Marina.

25% discount for booking 28 nights (approximately one week free)!

100% refund if cancelled 90 days prior to stay.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, house



Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Darryl

Hi, my name is Darryl. I divide my time between this place and Atlanta. I like the property because of the terrific sunsets nearly every evening, and it's located directly on the bay. I also like quiet Ruskin (home of the famous Ruskin tomato) with it's old school Florida charm. And if you like more activity, it's a 20 minute drive (via Port of Tampa) to Ybor City in Tampa, or a marina at St. Pete, or about an hour and a half to Orlando. I hope you enjoy the place as much as I do!!!

Darryl purchased this Cottage in 2011


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Oceanfront
              Tampa Bay Front


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Parking pad for two cars, or one car and a trailer.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Parking pad for two cars, or one car and trailer.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic drip
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stocked with pots, pans, and cooking utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked with dishes, plates, bowls, glasses and utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric flat top range
                        • Toaster
                          Two slice toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large table to seat six.
                            • Dining Room


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  HD Dish Network, America's Top 200 package, over 235 channels.
                                • Television
                                  42' LED flat screen
                                • Video Library
                                  Small library of fun movies


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Park style charcoal grill


                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • cinemas
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • boating
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Tampa Bay Frontage with 80 foot dock, Dining room seats six, Bocce Ball court on property, Picnic area, Fire pit

                                                          36 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Love the view..

                                                          Sylvia N.

                                                          First we can’t say enough about Daryl and what a great and attentive host he is. The house has everything you can ever need and more. It’s big enough for 4 people and extremely comfortable. Open the back door and you are on the water with a gorgeous view. For us, it was a bit far from everything we need to do and the places we visited yet if you want to park the car and just relax, that’s the place. There are two apartments. We recommend the upstairs for more privacy. If we needed a place to stay and relax this would be it.

                                                          Great as always.

                                                          Myra M.Rome, GA

                                                          Our second visit was just as great as the first. We will definitely be back!

                                                          A perfect spot!!

                                                          Laurel O.

                                                          This is a very quiet, beautiful spot. We rented the lower unit and it was immaculate. There was lots of room to store all our snowbird stuff and a perfect spot to sit with your morning coffee and look out over beautiful Tampa Bay. The owner/manager was very responsive and easy to work with, he was quick to respond to questions and accommodated our need to have a later check-out time.

                                                          Beautiful View

                                                          Susan M.

                                                          Beautiful view of Tampa Bay; you can see St. Petersburg. Cottage is lovely. Very clean, kitchen well-stocked and the bedding is wonderful in the master bedroom. It's a large Master and it has nice closets so you don't have to live out of a suitcase. Dresser was clean inside and provided us the room we needed. Big walk in shower with a rain shower head. Extremely quiet neighborhood. The owner was very quick to respond to all my inquiries.

                                                          ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

                                                          Mary D.

                                                          The "little house" on the Bay was great, as it has been in the past. The added bonus this year was the perfect November weather. We look forward to another visit next year.

                                                          Best Views - Great Accommodations

                                                          PJ S.

                                                          This is our 4th or 5th time staying here - so that should tell you something. As I have said in my previous reviews - the view from this house that sits on the bay is stunning - the sunsets can't be beat - especially in the summer! We have cocktails on the dock, fish and just hang out. We see dolphins, manatees, jumping fish and great bird watching!

                                                          The house is centrally located to Tampa, St. Petes. However, we love to travel around and go to St. John's Pass, Tarpon Springs, Ybor City - all well within an hours drive.

                                                          The owner has thought of everything for your stay! You can't go wrong!!!


                                                          Ruskin, FL, USA

                                                          80 foot dock, Bocce Ball court on property, Picnic area, Fire pit

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                                                          36 Reviews
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