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August and Susanne Vernon

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Beach Breeze Bungalow In The Heart Of Gulfport's Historic Waterfront District

20 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

St Petersburg Area Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor Bungalow with ocean view.. NEW NEW NEW

Welcome to Beach Breeze Bungalow, appropriately named, as it is a second story bungalow that truly catches the lilt of sea breezes. The bungalow is located on Beach Blvd in the heart of Gulfport's Historic Waterfront District. Check in at the August Vernon Studios Gallery in front of the property and walk beyond the gate through the butterfly and flower laden path to the privately fenced and tropical courtyard. The Bungalow sets above our neighbors, providing you with a view of Boca Ciega Bay. Inside you will find tumbled marble floors throughout, new full kitchen with farm sink and granite countertops fully stocked if you preferred to cook, bedroom with new queen mattress set and fluffy pillows, a sunroom with an additional queen pull out and a sectional sofa that converts into a cube to accommodate one more. Amenities also include Keurig coffee maker with a variety of K-cups, ceiling fans, new windows to enjoy the breeze, flat screen HDTV with HBO, Starz, Cinemax and Showtime, propane gas grill for cook outs and an assortment of board games. Coming soon: a new deck! Keep your eye on us… We are Just Getting Started!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
August and Susanne Vernon (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About August and Susanne Vernon

What happens when two artists from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania go on vacation to the Gulf Coast of Florida in their first year as empty nesters and stumble across their dream home just a block away from the beach? They buy it of course and renovate it into a Fine Art Gallery and Studios on the first story and an elegant tropical getaway on the second story. Our names are Susanne and August, and we would like to welcome you to step back in time and experience a relaxing 'old Florida' vacation in style.

August and Susanne Vernon purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why August and Susanne Vernon chose St Petersburg Area

The Bungalows location is perfectly situated in the heart of Gulfports Waterfront District. Experience the colorfully vibrant restaurants and shopping of Beach Blvd directly in front of the BBB, while the secluded 2nd floor rear location provides a tranquil oasis for your ideal vacation.

This property also offers a unique artistic experience. The owners August and Susanne operate their art studio and gallery located on the Beach Blvd side of the property. Whether you are lounging in the tropical courtyard garden, or browsing the fine artistry of the gallery, the Bungalow is sure to offer a delightful vacation experience.

What makes this bungalow unique

Have we mentioned we are in the Heart of Gulfport's Waterfront District? We are surrounded by wonderful restaurants and shops in an undiscovered jewel of Floridas' Gulf Beach towns. All year, every Tuesday is the Tuesday Fresh Market festival. Every first Friday and third Saturday there is an Artwalk Festival... these events take place right at our front door. We would be happy to accommodate any special requests for your stay as your personal concierge.

Susanne is a renown mosaic artist and instructor. She is happy to offer private or small group mosaic workshops. Consider an artistic tropical retreat for yourself, or with friends and family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying in Gulfport is like stumbling on paradise, and staying at this listing is having your very own secret spot! Everything about this listing is clean, comfy and cozy, leaving you feeling quite at home. Communication with the hosts was stellar, as is the location. I had the wonderful experience of waking up with a farmer's market out front on Tuesday. It was great walking past the stalls looking for breakfast foods. Susanne also tells me that twice a month there's also an artist market, so I'm definitely going to book again.
Apr 2015
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4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Beach Breeze Bungalow In The Heart Of Gulfport's Historic Waterfront District
average rating of 4.9 based on 24 reviews
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Lovely Stay in Gulfport

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very clean and well-organized in this airy second-floor bungalow. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, the local beach, and the library. Definitely a gem.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish August and Susanne made our stay easy and enjoyable. The cottage is in the center of all the action. Very well stocked for our stay. We couldn't have been happier. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I'm a born and raised Floridian but I've never spent much time in Gulfport. Me & my boyfriend decided to go away for the weekend and could not have been happier with our choice to go to Gulfport. The town is very laid back and surrounded by amazing restaurants (literally across the street). The bungalow exceeded my expectations and so did the owners! I loved every moment and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Art Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've been to St. Petersburg a number of times, but this was our first visit to the historic Gulfport. We had an absolute spectacular time at the Beach Breeze Bungalow. It's full of the owner's character, brightly decorated, well equipped and extremely comfortable for our party of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids). Keep in mind, its a bungalow so your living quarters will be smaller, but totally comfy and private. My husband and I enjoyed the private one-bedroom while the kids hunkered down in the front room. Each space is air conditioned with window units that not only kept the place cool, but muffled the sound from outside. We were there during an art festival (with live music outside) and we could still put our youngest to bed at 9:00. What puts this place over the top though, is the hosts, who made sure our every need was met and then some. August and Susanne's touch is on every aspect of your getaway. From the mosaic walkway of the gallery front to the ceramic tiled staircase leading you to the bungalow, this place is loaded with character. Susanne made sure we had dinner reservations at their local hotspot upon arrival making it stress free. After dinner, we took a stroll along the lively street and then dipped our toes in the white sand. In the morning, aside from having coffee available to their guests in the bungalow, August directed us to an organic, locally owned coffee shop within walking distance from the bungalow. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

As this was the Mainsail Art Weekend in St. Pete, we did want to note that the bungalow is ideally situated. We were able to jet in and out of St. Pete in no time at all, and it wasn't the hustle and bustle of staying in a St. Pete hotel. We felt immediately relaxed upon returning from Mainsail only to find a night time art festival on the streets of Gulfport. If you like artistic expression, good food, live music (variety of genres), cool breezes, and the laid back attitude you find in coastal communities, then make plans to stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay with Susanne and August. Gulfport is so enjoyable, and this place is right in the middle of it all. Hard to go wrong here. My wife, son, and I give it three thumbs up. Can't wait to go back to see how the place is spruced up with a little more of S&A's TLC (looking forward to the hot tub!).

Tennessee Visitors

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Will! We enjoyed having you and your family, you are welcome back anytime (and I am looking forward to the hot tub, too!!) - S
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A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

August and Suzy's Beach Bungalow was the perfect choice for our family vacation. The location is centrally located offering quick, easy access to St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg and Gulfport's best points of interest. The weather during much of our stay was not the best, but we hardly noticed because there is so much to do in close proximity even when it rains. August and Suzy were amazingly accommodating, ensuring we were entertained and had everything we needed. We can't wait to return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
St Petersburg/Clearwater Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
O'maddys
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
275
Nearest Restaurant
Pias
Nearest Beach
Gulfport
Car: not necessary

Our property is located in the heart of Gulfports historic waterfront district. If you're familiar with this quaint little city often referred to as 'old Key West', you already know about all of the wonderful restaurants, art walks, markets, independently operated boutiques, the marina, Clam Bayou Nature Reserve, the bike and birding trails, beaches, fishing, the friendly locals and ease of getting from one place to another on foot. If you haven't visited Gulfport, there are all of those reasons and more to make it a destination! Within 10 miles of Gulfport you can find yourself at the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Gallery or the Sunken Gardens in St. Pertersburg. Relax at the award winning Ft. DeSoto beach and enjoy all of its sites and water sport activities. Travel a few more miles for Busch Gardens or the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.

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Rates & Availability

Gulfport Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
May 22 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$880
 
 
Geckofest
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve/Day
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Additional Persons $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. Booking is not firm until we receive payment, as well, reservation will be first come, first served. Thank you!

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Amenities

St Petersburg Area Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen bed in bedroom, 1 Queen sofa bed in sunroom, sectional sofa converts to cube to accommodate 1 more.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry and grocery service available.

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