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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Gulfport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1.4 Bath, Laundry Room, Screened Lanai With Dining Table

Top of the line renovation that includes anything you might need to have the vacation of a lifetime. Amenities include: flat screen TV, blue ray, dvds, wifi, games, bicycles, fully stocked appliances in kitchen, blow dryer, iron with board, fine linens, beach towels, beach chairs and off street parking. One block away from the water. Sandy beach, volley ball court and casino located on the beach.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Stuart Pollack
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2016
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About Stuart Pollack

Local Chiropractor who loves Gulfport and all the things this great town has to offer. This town is old Florida at its best.

Stuart Pollack purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Stuart Pollack chose St Petersburg Area

I love this area and enjoy having a beautiful cottage to share with new and old friends. You will love this cottage and want to return every year.

What makes this cottage unique

The charm of this beach cottage is why I chose to purchase this property. When you walk in you will feel like you are at the beach and your vacation has begun.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
5

Memorial Day Holiday Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Stuarts place. It felt like home away from home. He had everything you could need in this wonderful cottage. We walked everywhere we wanted to go. The screen porch was wonderful we had dinner out there a couple of nights. When we weren't home we were enjoying the wonderful restaurants and bars or walking the Boardwalk. I am in hope our schedule and the cottage schedule will allow us to come back next year. Thanks again for a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday in your beautiful Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tina and Brian. It was great having you both at the cottage. You left the place immaculate and I can tell you treated the cottage as your own. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and visit in Gulfport. I certainly hope you will visit again. Guests like you make doing this worth while. All the best. Stuart
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful month-long stay at this cozy and well appointed cottage. The furnishings are very comfortable and the location is fabulous. Just a block from the "main drag", while staying here I could walk to restaurants, bars and the waterfront. The cottage was immaculate and Stuart made me feel very welcome. The only problem I had was that the grill in the backyard wasn't working, but I let Stuart know and within a day he bought a brand new one and had it delivered. Stuart is a great and accommodating landlord. I would definitely rent from him again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Carol. It was great having you stay at the cottage and thanks for leaving it in such great condition. I hope you will visit again. All the best.... Stuart
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5

Great cottage, great location, great owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Gulfport and this cottage is perfectly situated to take full advantage of the town. Within a short walking distance to the many shops, bars and restaurants yet located on a quiet side street. This little town is unlike any other southern Florida location we've been to other than Key West. The cool, laid-back vibe here is very relaxing and we really enjoyed our stay.

The cottage itself was clean and very comfortable and Stuart has included all the required amenities one might need. There's even a couple of bikes that we enjoyed during our stay (can't remember the last time I rode one!). Stuart was great to work with and exceptionally responsive to all inquiries. We truly enjoyed our visit and hope to stay here again at some future point.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul for the great review. I'm glad you both had a great time at the cottage and in Gulfport. It's always nice sharing the space with people who appreciate the attention to detail. I hope you both will come visit again and have a great winter...
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5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for a great stay. As before your cottage is cute comfortable and quiet!! We enjoy coming to Gulfport with our dogs for a get away, friendly town and you can walk to the restaurants and shops. We will definitely be back in the Spring to stay in Stuart's cottage, it has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann. It is always a pleasure to have you both. It's nice to have people who appreciate what I have to offer. I look forward to your next visit. Have a great winter and I will see you in the spring.
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Short Stay

  • 2 of 5

I have traveled to many states and rented many homes through VRBO and this was the first time that I stayed only one night of my scheduled four. My first issue was that I had to meet the owner at a certain time to receive the key to the home. This was an inconvenience to me, I should be able to get to the home at any time after the noted check in time. I had to not only make sure I was in town at the time the owner wanted to meet but I had to leave where I was at to make sure I made it to the rental at the specified time. I am on vacation and want to come and go on my time, this has never been an issue in any other VRBO property I have rented. There has always been a code to a key box or it was a keyless entry. I was also given another location and a time to return the key when I checked out, another inconvenience to myself. The inside of the home itself was very nice, no complaints with the exception of lack of central air conditioning. Unfortunately room window units cannot cool down a house. This is Florida, it is November and we are in the high 80's. The curtains in the house could not be pulled shut which leaves the heat to come in and no privacy.

The off street parking that is mentioned in the description is misleading. You have to unlock the gate and pull it open before you drive down a non paved alley to reach the off street parking. The large wooden gate with the wheels on backwards was very cumbersome to open much less close and try to lock up once you pulled in. This is not a good situation when you are alone and coming and going at all times of the day and definitely did not make me feel safe at night. If you do not plan to park in the back you are stuck with street parking and dragging luggage and everything else up the front lawn into the front door.

The town of Gulfport is nice, eclectic and has some good shopping and restaurants but I would recommend not staying in the town and make it a day trip. The beach in Gulfport is on a bay, it does not compare to the beaches of St. Pete, Fort DeSoto or Pass-a-Grille.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As for meeting at the house to check you in, check in time is stated at 4:00. You e-mailed me and stated that you could check in anytime after 1:00, that you were flexible and whatever time was good for me. Hence, I met you at the house at 4:00, which you never said was a problem. As for dropping the key off at another location, my office is less than a mile away. The central air is never an issue. I have people stay all summer long without any complaints. They are all new units and cool the house completely. As for the complaint about off street parking. All of the houses in Gulfport have alleys behind them with access to a parking pad. You can also park in front and walk up the cement walkway to the house, not lawn as stated. Gulfport is a great vacation spot. Read all the other reviews.....
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5

Excellent Cottage Near Beaches and Tampa!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a wonderful option from the normal hotel stay. It was so nice to have 2 bedrooms, a SUPER comfy couch, kitchen for cooking, the fun lanai and the much needed extra toilet out there! :) The cottage is super cute with beachy type decor to get you really in the mood for your vacation, with a more upscale twist. The backyard was perfect for our small dog and allowed us for the first time to bring Lucky along! We loved how close we were to St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, St. John's Pass and also going into Tampa (about 30 minutes). Everything we needed was at the cottage, even a blender for my once-a-year Pina Colada! :)

Dr. Stuart made check-in and check-out super easy and we really had just such a great time. We would highly recommend to anyone. Gulfport downtown was very, very quiet during the day, and seemed to come to life at night with the restaurants. O'Maddy's had a long wait the one day so we tried Neptune's Grill - at best that was OK, I wouldn't recommend, but when we did get into O'Maddy's it definitely was GREAT! The week we were here the 4th of July they had a parade which was fun with necklaces and candy thrown out for all; and fireworks that we were able to see from the backyard with ease. They also have the main street lined with craft vendors - bought several necklaces, bracelets and earrings! FUN! You can definitely walk the 1 1/2 blocks to the main street where restaurants are located.

Dr. Stuart provides beach towels which were huge and great daily for the beaches. This has nothing to do with the cottage, but the only thing I would not recommend is the actual beachfront at Gulfport. We tried it, and it is rather filled with sea grass or something alllllll over the water floor. Easily dive 5-7 minutes to St. Pete's GORGEOUS, wide beaches. Definitely spend the money to go to Shell Key Island - you can find all kinds of whole shells and that was the absolute highlight of my trip. We were lucky enough to have a couple very quick dolphin sightings during our stay in Florida; at Shell Key we saw Devil Rays (apparently harmless) :), and some very interesting fish, and some shells that were already being called home by crabs! Ghost crabs also come out on the beach. For the first time I came home with clean clothes and not 4 loads of laundry! Awesome!

This was one of our best vacations and we thank Dr. Stuart very much. It was perfect for us and we can't thank you enough for letting our family stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. It is always great to have people stay who really enjoy themselves. You are welcome back anytime. I hope you have a great summer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
O'Maddys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pia's Trattoria
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Gulfport Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Gulfport Beach. 10 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Walk to bars and restaurants. 10 Minutes from down town St. Petersburg. Enjoy a sunset by walking one block. Fine dining within walking distance. Biking, fishing and kayaking are a step away. Brick lined streets add charm to this historic community. Visit art galleries and enjoy a cocktail from the bars along the beach.

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Rates & Availability

Gulfport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$136
$950
$3,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$136
$950
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

May be rented 3 times a year for less than 30 days. Please inquire with owner.

Rates are subject to change until signed contract. Accept cash, check, money order, all major credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Gulfport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Additional toilet in laundryroom.
  • Newly renovated bathroom with bath and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Huge double door closets, ceiling fan, luxurious bed with fine linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
See the bay from the front of the house, walk to restaurants, bars and art galleries. Every Tuesday is a street market with food and crafts. You don't have to drive anywhere once you park your car at this cottage.

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