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The Sunshine Cottage. Walk To Beach, Shops, Dining & Water Sports

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Madeira Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 adults comfortably, Close to the Beach

These quaint, authentic (built in 1940's)Key West 'Old Florida' cottages are cozy and very clean, and have been completely renovated (will be completed December 2014) along with a saltwater pool, jacuzzi, 2 outdoor bar/grills with seating on the fenced back yard compound (5000 sq. ft.). This tiny cottage sleeps 2 adults comfortably. There is a queen sofa bed for an overnight guest. Very small fenced back yard with each cottage..perfect for Fido. Romantic screened porch. Very quiet, dog friendly neighborhood. Plenty of parking on the compound. Each cottage has 2 bikes, 2 beach chairs, umbrella, beach buggy. It is a very short walk to the beach, dining, shopping and water activities. The world-famous John's Pass Village and Boardwalk close by gives you an oasis from the ordinary. This cozy fishing village has tempting restaurants and unusual shopping. You will find quaint shops that offer antiques, arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry.

Certification and/or License:

Florida Department of Revenue-Cert. # 62-8016364231-4

Pinellas County Tourist Development Tax #11231

Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation-License #DWE6215820

City of Madeira Beach-Business Tax #2634


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Judy Tagert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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Why Judy Tagert chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

These little neglected cottages needed TLC. The buildings are very authentic but needed updating and major renovation to preserve. The compound was big enough to put a 5000 sq foot back yard with pool, etc.

What makes this cottage unique

These little cottages are so charming and quaint. The cottages were in very poor condition when i purchased this property. I worked with the City of Madeira Beach to make this compound a much better place in this little neighborhood. The cozy screened porches are a favorite. The compound has plenty of room for everyone and ample parking. Guests love being able to walk to John's Pass Village.


based on 21 traveler reviews

The Sunshine Cottage. Walk To Beach, Shops, Dining & Water Sports
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Georgetown, IN

Summer Life at the Cottages is the Best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last Summer in 2015 and can't wait to come again! The owner is so sweet and helpful! The cottage was so CUTE and decorated very nicely. I was very impressed with having every need I would want while on vacation right there in the cottage! The beds were very comfy too! We all loved the private pool just for the cottages!! It was not too far from the beach and we enjoyed our short walk to St. John's Pass too! Definitely will be back again hopefully with more of our Family!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Peters, MO U.S.A.

Wonderful stay in the "Sunshine Cottage"!

  • 5 of 5

We went down in June of 2016 as a family unit. My brother in law and sister in law rented all four cottages. We stayed in the Sunshine Cottage and was blown away. Everything you could want was provided (except food of course). The owners did an exceptional job of fixing the place up. Everything was beautiful and so comforting. I told Judy she was going to have to pay me to leave!!!! Can't wait to go back. Thank you Judy for everything. Can't wait to see you again. I can't really put everything into words about how I feel about this vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottages had all the comforts of home. Judy also made sure there was everything we needed to be happy!Pictures on website were good but in person WOW!We can't wait to go back!All we can say to sum up our stay was FANTASTIC!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Amazing Vacation with a Thoughtful Hostess!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin...Judy is a wonderful hostess! She is kind, thoughtful, and extremely considerate. Judy gave us lots of excellent recommendations for things to do and restaurants to have meals. The Sunshine Cottage is located within walking distance of the beach and many other great places to eat and shop. Although close to everything, the cottage is located off the Main Street so you feel comfortable with adequate privacy. This cottage is part of three other cottages on her property, which share a parking lot and a fantastic salt water pool and jacuzzi. Everything on her property is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The cottage is cozy, spotless, and will accommodate guests every need...even the ones you might not anticipate. The cottages have all the amenities of home and more...stocked kitchen, comfortable bed, adorable home decor, beach gear, bikes, and pool accessories. I honestly couldn't think of one thing to add to the vacation home, Judy has really included everything! We felt incredibly blessed to be able to bring our two pups with us! It was a pleasure meeting Judy! We look forward to visiting with her again! Thank you for an amazing week!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The condo was very clean and cozy! It felt private even though it was near everything.

  • 5 of 5

The decor was amazing! Judy was awesome and has wonderful taste! She thought of everything and made sure there wasn't anything we needed. We would definitely recommend this condo! Thanks for everything Judy!

Kim and Haleigh

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything and more than you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

Our group rented all four cottages. Perfect set up, cottages were clean and well maintained, equipped with all the amenities of home. Pool area was absolutely wonderful, equipped with refrigerators, grills, patio furniture, large sun umbrellas, and more. It was a wonderful vacation. Judy is so accommodating and goes out of her way to assure you have all you need and have a wonderful time. Definitely recommend any of the cottages and will definitely be going back myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Treasure Island Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Madeira Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Madeira Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All new large, tiled walk-in shower. Superior quality towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
  • New king-size bed with premium cotton linens. 40' Smart TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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