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Sandra Dooley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Updated Key West Style Cottage

41 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Kick off your shoes and enjoy a taste of old Florida in our charming beach cottage located on the beach side of Gulf Blvd. We are one of six individually owned units in Gulf Sounds and just a few steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Treasure Island has a sparkling white sand beach with clear blue-green waters. Our beach is closer to the water and quieter than the many of the busy hotel beach areas in Treasure Island. We are centrally located with many restaurants, shops, and activities within walking distance. There is a public boat ramp across the street and the beach trolley stop is on the corner.

Our bright and airy beach cottage is upstairs allowing you to take advantage of cool night breezes and to leave your windows open with no worries. It's quieter too since it is not on the street side of the complex. The unit is just under 700 sf and sleeps 6 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, twin beds in the second bedroom, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The floors are original oak hardwood throughout except for tile in the kitchen and bath. The separate dining area seats four comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, etc.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra Dooley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sandra Dooley

I am a native Floridian (a rare breed!) and grew up in Gainesville, FL, just about 3 hours north of Treasure Island. I have always loved the beach and spent many summers going to the beaches on the East Coast of Florida. I discovered the beautiful beaches in this area a couple of years ago and fell in love! I moved to Treasure Island in May of 2012 and have enjoyed every minute of life in paradise.

Sandra Dooley purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Sandra Dooley chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

I like to experience the local culture and flavors when I travel. This cottage has the charm and history that represent a true Florida beach cottage. The beach is so close...a 2 minute walk without even crossing the street. The property has a casual, private and friendly feel. The central courtyard and covered patio area are completely enclosed by privacy fencing and offer a nice place to relax away from the sun.

What makes this cottage unique

I chose this unit because I liked the idea of being upstairs and having the ability to leave the windows open all the time for the wonderful breezes. This unit also is the only one with it's own private balcony and does not front on busy Gulf Blvd. A perfect spot for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

Updated Key West Style Cottage
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
Michigan
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Cottage was quaint and embraced FLoria beach charm. Sandra was extremely helpful. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chalfont pa
5

Loved the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was more than we could have asked for. We been looking for something like this the last time we were here. Loved the cottage. Just the right size for 2-4 people. Everything you need is there. Very close to the beach, plenty of beach equipment, and the outdoor courtyard was perfect. The beds are comfortable with plenty of towels and linens. Walked to Johns Pass and restaurants in nearby Madera Beach. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis,Mo
5

Quiet, comfortable, very accommodating!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our first family vacation was absolutely perfect!! A huge part of that was this very nice cottage we were able to stay in for a week. It is more than we could have imagined and the amenities it includes are equally as great. The are is so wonderful with walking distance to johns pass and very close to the beach as well. The owner of the cottage went above and beyond to accommodate us and make sure our stay was perfect. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing getaway. We are already trying to plan our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect cozy getaway! Great location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for saving our vacation!

We had another rental booked and after 2 days on the road arrived to find the house was nothing at all like it was made out to be and we were forced to find a new place to stay. It was super early in the morning and we needed somewhere to check in that day as soon as possible. Sandra answered right away and with her living locally, she was able to meet us at the property and get us checked in that morning.

The place was adorable! Beautifully decorated with cute little touches but nothing over the top or tacky. The outside has a peaceful laid back vibe and with a sweet beautifully landscaped courtyard where you can hang out and enjoy the weather and visit with the neighbors. It's just steps from a nice stretch of the beach which was never overly crowded and of course perfect for watching the gorgeous sunsets!

The rooms were relaxing and had AMAZINGLY comfortable beds, I can't say enough about how nice everything was. Beach chairs, umbrellas and toys were all there for us to use as well as laundry facilities all included with our stay which was priced fantastically.

There is plenty of space in the bedrooms & livingroom area and although the kitchen is small and the bathroom is tiny, everything you need is there. Something to keep in mind is that it is an upstairs unit so there are some stairs to climb but there is a nice deck to sit and enjoy the evening. The only thing we were missing was a pool but everything was so nice made that completely unimportant.

Beautiful property, fantastic location and Sandra was incredibly helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be calling her for our next trip to Treasure Island!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, well appointed and equipped for a relaxing stay at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed a week away to just unwind and relax. We have used VRBO 2 years in a row, and both experiences were excellent. Check in was over the phone, we received a pin code for the door. There were instructions for various amenities in the cottage. The unit was as advertised and we settled in quickly. There was an assortment of beach items available in the storage room, including umbrellas and chairs. Bring your own beach towels! Two washers and dryers are available for free if needed, but you need your own laundry items. WIFI is available and while not the best I've ever seen, was good enough for what we needed. Full size fridge in the kitchen accommodated all we needed for the week. I'm not sure I even turned on the TV, but there were at least two, one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. All in all, an excellent, relaxing, care free week ... just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

My 16 year old son and I spent a week at this cute little cottage. The beach was only steps away. We took fabulous sunset pics every evening. Great restaurants nearby I'd recommend Conch Republic for great steak and seafood. Johns pass boardwalk is a short walk and we enjoyed looking in the shops and he enjoyed looking at the girls. Lol. I'll definitely be back. We had a wonderful time and the cottage was perfect

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
John's Pass
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
John's Pass
Nearest Beach
Treasure Island
Car: not necessary

Many activities are within walking distance (.8 miles) at John's Pass, including dining, night life, shopping, dinner and sunset cruises, parasailing, fishing, and jet ski rentals. There is also a paved 2 mile trail fronting on the beach for walking, riding bikes, or skating. Nearby St. Petersburg offers a multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Favorite restaurants include the Middle Grounds Grill (upscale dinner), Foxy's Cafe (reasonably priced breakfast, lunch or dinner) and The Frog Pond (reasonably priced breakfast/brunch). Sea Hags is also reasonable and great for lunch or dinner and live music and dancing.

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Rates & Availability

Treasure Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$115
$695
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$145
$895
$2,780
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$115
$695
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Holiday Rate of $125/night or $795/week will apply for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Jan-Mar monthly rentals only. Additional cleaning fees may apply for stays of 30 days or more. The greater of 20% or $200 deposit payable via credit card required for booking. Please call owner to make reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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