Beautiful well appointed beach getaway with private tropical rear deck
David Ninnis and Barry Goodman
About David Ninnis and Barry Goodman
Originally hailing from London, UK, we had spent numerous holidays in this area & we fell in love with it's charms. We continue to be mesmerized by what the locale has to offer-scenically & culturally. There is abundant exotic wildlife & always another side of Florida just waiting to be discovered. We both love to travel and wanted to create a space that we would be happy to stay in. During our travels, we have always found it much more rewarding staying in apartments, houses, & rental units, as opposed to soul less hotels. It's great to be able to immerse yourself in a place and live as the locals do!
David Ninnis and Barry Goodman purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why David Ninnis and Barry Goodman chose Sunset Beach
We always fantasized about owning a beach cottage & fell in love with this area. Although initially in need of some TLC, we could immediately see the potential of this 'old Florida' property, and did not hesitate in purchasing it. We really enjoyed renovating it and spending time here. We lived here for a time, enjoying the private garden & loved just wandering around taking in the atmosphere of the local area, which has a wonderfully laid back vibe, definitely unique in this day and age. We have stayed in a number of vacation rentals over the years and we loved the idea of owning a property in a `real' neighborhood.
What makes this Cottage unique
A quintessential laid-back beach location within easy walking distance to the beach, bars, restaurants and convenience store. A private garden for chilling, and a front porch for watching the world go by.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a brilliant getaway.
5 minutes from the beach but light years from civilisation in the beautiful cottage.
Just returned from 5 days in this wonderful cottage on the gulf coast. The attention to detail by Barry and David is superb they have literally thought of everything, and even communicating with us during our stay to make sure everything was in order. Great hosts and if you want to let the world go by for a few days, this is the perfect spot.
We hope to return in the future.
Everything about staying here was wonderful. It had everything we needed and more!
Thanks so much! We appreciate your comments & hope you return!
You probably know the feeling -- finding a great, tucked away restaurant and hardly wanting even to tell your friends how good it was lest it become too popular. Well, that's how we feel about the Beach House on Sunset Beach, but that would be totally unfair to David and Barry who provided us with a perfect get away from the cold of NYS. They've done a remarkable job renovating a 1930s Beach House and surpass as hosts. This is a real gem!
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to host you & we are thrilled that you have booked to return next year! Thanks again & we look forward to welcoming you back.
A spring break to remember!
Thank you David & Barry for your wonderful hospitality! We greatly appreciated your communicativeness and your thoughtfulness! The cottage was everything that you said it was- welcoming, comfortable, clean and artfully decorated! The backyard was lush and private! We loved being able to walk to the local beaches, which are beautiful, and were happily surprised by the live music available every evening! We wish you well and are looking forward to returning soon!
You are very welcome & we appreciate your custom. We’re happy that you loved the cottage, as well as the area & We look forward to welcoming you back!
My Magical & Enchantic Cottage
To David, Barry, and ALL future guest,
I must thank you both for your warm hospitality that was/is far above all others. When you responded to my very first questions, which was immediately replied back to me, this immediate response assured me to click on BOOK NOW! My excitement to drive down to 83rd Terrace only enhanced with all of the information given to me by D & B made the anti
my WOW moment of utter excitement to open the front door. I soon opened that door & the magic started. Your cottage was so well appointed, so clean, charming, enchanting!!! This gave me a very large smile, then I opened the back door which was more of my paradise. Your deck is a tropical fountain of youth & it was like a candy store for my eyes. I'd found my new second home thanks to you both. Your cottage was just the right size for myself & my Westie with 100% of what anyone would need on their vacation, a home away from home.
There is no need to even bring anything with you but shorts & flip-flops. The cottage has everything else you will ever need.
After 3 days of travel, 1,000+ miles, I found that soon, I had my my shorts & beach shoes on, then a short walk to discover the beautiful sands of the Gulf, just another wonderful joy that this cottage gave to me.
The locals are welcoming, both to myself & my puppy. I found a new great friend because of you both. The cottage gives you piece of mind, relaxation & joy. To grill food outside, on the deck only increased the experience.
Now that I am back at home, I know that, with not a second thought, I be soon be clicking BOOK NOW.
If you are looking at reserving 131 Terrace, I can assure you if you don't click on BOOK NOW, you may be regret it. When you reserved another place, then you drive pass 131 Terrace, you'll understand why!!!
I have used VRBO for for my last 4 vacations in 2018/19, & by far, this has been the best ever place I've stayed. I'm looking forward to my next stay, to visit all the locals & my new great friend! D & B's hard work to make this historical cottage, only a magical place, congratulations!
I just cannot thank you both for your kindness, your help & mostly, that you took an historical cottage & turned it into paradise. You've created a paradise that will give memories for a lifetime, guaranteed!
With Great Gratitude,
Jay & Angelique
Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your positive experiences from your stay. This is what we strive to foster.
It was a pleasure to accommodate you & we hope to welcome you back!
David & Barry
David and Barry are wonderful hosts and from the moment I opened the cottage door I felt at home. I loved every moment and look forward to returning to the cottage.
Hi & thanks very much for your comments! We want visitors to make themselves at home & feel comfortable. You caught the Sunset Beach vibe. It was great to meet you & we would love to host you again.
The local expression `Living on Island Time' describes this area perfectly...it's a classic laid-back beach community with a stunning, pristine beach. You can ditch your shoes & the car, & do as locals do wandering bare foot around the island. What's not to love? Should you wish to venture further afield, there is also the Suncoast Beach Trolley travels with stops between St Pete Beach & Clearwater. The nearest stop is close by.