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Welcome To The Cotee Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 28 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Cottage By The Cotee Cottage

(2 BR)

UPDATE: Flat Screens TVs in bedrooms and sunroom 9 camera surveillance around property.

Scenic cottage next to large and improved Sims park with river views. Beautiful "Old Florida" 2BR/1BA cottage has sun filled Florida room, Dade County pine floors, tropical furnishings and a covered porch with wicker chairs. Short walk along the seawall and across the river into town. Great local restaurants and a modern library are all close by. A short walk to library where every Saturday there is an organic farmers co-op where fresh vegetables can found with just a donation. A health food market is right around the corner as well. Area beaches are approximately 20 minutes away by car.

This lovely home was built in the 1920's when this small Florida town was close to becoming the original "Hollywood". Film stars flocked here to build stately homes along the beautiful Cotee River. Our house was built by a banker and investor named George Sims who used to entertain film stars visiting and re-locating to the area. Ed Wynn, Shirley Temple, George Gershwin, Joseph and Rose Kennedy among others used to arrive in town to fish, socialize, golf and take in some sunshine. Gloria Swanson built a lovely home along the river and her "family crest" still adorns the stucco walls of that house today. Gene Sarazin, the "Tiger Woods" of his day, designed and built a sumptuous Golf Course Country Club that stretched along the river to Babe Ruths' house.

Ed Wynn officially opened the Hacienda Hotel which used to cater to the arriving stars, investors and other notables. The city now owns this historic property and plans on converting it into a high end hotel and shopping is directly across the park from Sims House. Numerous murals located throughout the town celebrate Mr. Sims and those long ago Film Stars who were household names in their day. Sim's House has honey colored, Dade County heart pine wood floors and a covered porch. It has just been re-painted inside and out and refurnished for your pleasure and enjoyment. It is "Old Florida" with AC/Heat and Internet service.

Some restaurants nearby: Johnny Grits, Cornerstone Pizza, Rose's Bistro, Boulevard Beef and Ale, Fitzgeralds, these are all within walking distance.

The Reef offers live music for fun and dancing every weekend. Canoe rentals are available nearby as well. Windsong Charters offers pontoon rentals as well as charters out to the nearby sandbar by boat and island bbq's. They also have fishing charters available too.

More Details

Property Manager
Alexander E Frazier
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Alexander E Frazier

We are New Port Richey local people and want to promote the positive potential all that new port richey has to offer.

Alexander E Frazier purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Alexander E Frazier chose New Port Richey

It has a lotta Character

What makes this cottage unique

Next to the Cotee River Where Canoes May Be Rented right around the corner. Also It is Located in the Heart of New Port Richey Where Most of the Fun Begins at Our Local Aquatic Center. Museums, Theater and a Great Organic Market Every Tuesday between the library and city building . Within walking distance of restaurants. Sims park remodel expected time of completion Dec 2016.


New Port Richey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here. The owners are very welcoming. They even decorated for Christmas. It was such a nice touch. Everything we needed was there. We look forward to renting again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind remarks! We love having you and your family at our cottage. Thank you for choosing us for the second year. And would love to have everyone again next year!
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Well positioned

  • 3 of 5

Some confusion over meeting us at the property and we only had a British phone which was quite worrying for two ladies in the dark. However the property was very well situated for public transport and restaurants. Cleaning needs improvement.

Alexander was very quick to respond to any queries or problems we had as he lives just accross the river.

The pantry is wasted space and could easily be a space for a washing machine and dryer which would improve the facilities greatly.

We enjoyed the boat parade but it was too cold to go out and watch the street parade.

The deposit was very quickly returned to us thank you Alexander but we feel some attention to the property is now timely.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are sorry about the wait when checking in. But, since you were fourty five minutes early without any notification to us that you were going to be early we did not get there until the agreed 9pm time. For future reference, if you are going to be early we would like prior notice. We take pride in our cleanliness in our 75 yr old house. And have had great reviews on our cleanliness. I am sorry it did not meet your standards. We hope you enjoyed your trip to the United States. Thank You for picking us for your stay!
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Great place to stay in NPR!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here and would love to return here again in 2018. Nice neighborhood and really enjoyed the sun room and river/park right next door.

Would highly recommend this property as a great alternative to the old standby one room hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We strive to make it the best possible stay for our guests! Probably right about the hotel room..We would love to have you next year!
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Lovely vacation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just came back from almost 3 weeks at Cotee Cottage. It was the ideal accommodation for us as it was right on top of beautiful Simms Park and the Cotee River. We were very relaxed and at home in the spacious and rustic home. It was beautifully appointed with lovely hardwood floors, gorgeous sunroom with 35 windows!!!! Each day we opened 22 blinds and closed them again in the evening. Alex was available to us whenever we needed him. He looked after everything and gave us advice and information on the city and surroundings. We were especially fortunate that the Chasco Festival was going on for the first week we were there - right on our doorstep at the park. Would encourage anyone to spend some sunny relaxing time there. Thank you Alex. Don and Jean

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don & Jean were a pleasure to have and loved having them.I am happy to hear they enjoyed themselves. I had a lovely time hosting them and would love to see them in the future....Thanks!
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Property was a little outdated than it appeared in the pictures.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and everything worked in the cottage. The cottage location is very convenient to the normal vacation spots. We especially liked Sims park.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is an old house...We are happy you had enjoyed yourself...We have plans over the summer to look at some things...we will take that in mind.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The house is the perfect home away from home. Lots of space inside and out. It's in the perfect spot. Close to restaurants, shops and the park. Alex is great to work with. Responds immediately to questions.

Thanks for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having you and your family! We are always happy to host when family comes to town....We give you a great big thank you from my family to yours! We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Some places around town that are on the Cotee river: Whisky River, GillDawg, Hooters, Catches, & the Crab Shack featuring live music on the weekend.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $350

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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