Welcome to Flamingo Cottage, located in the heart of Gulfport's Art & Beach district. This charming cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or just a leisurely vacation. This one bedroom, one bath is just one block from the Beach. Private patio in front and off-street parking. One large bedroom with Queen pillow-top mattress. Decorated inside and out in the colors of the beach and sea, the interior floors are all tile. The remodeled kitchen has custom cocoa wood cabinets and Peacock granite counters. The grounds are professionally landscaped, irrigated with nighttime lighting. Tropical plantings provide privacy on the patio. The spring-fresh colors of our one-bedroom, Flamingo Cottage, will
charm you the moment you walk through the landscaped courtyard and
french doors into the tiled living room. Bamboo shades, walls of tempered-spring-green, rattan & wicker furnishings mark the main living area, all mere steps from our white sandy beach.
Gulfport is a quiet, cozy beachside community established in the early 1900's. It is located on Boca Ciega Bay with views of St. Pete Beach to the west and Isla del Sol to the south. Shops, restaurants and all area beaches are conveniently close to the cottage. Be wherever you are going in minutes!
Gulfport has excellent restaurants, an exciting night life, a fishing pier, marina, excellent shopping including unique works by local and national artists and photographers, tennis and shuffleboard courts, a library, beach pavilions, a performing arts theater, a waterfront casino dance hall and above all, a white sand beach and playground equipment for children. Also located on the beach front is a walking pier, benches and bench swings, indoor/outdoor recreational/physical fitness centers (handicapped and wheelchair accessible), a volleyball/basketball court, a measured walking path and fitness circuit. Downtown Gulfport (3 blocks away) has art galleries, twice monthly art walks, sailing and glass blowing classes, live music, a historic ballroom dance hall, weekly fresh produce market and beach front pubs.
All but the marina are within easy walking distance from the property.
Thank you for letting us use the cottage. We really enjoyed it. Plus the area was amazing. I had penty of quiet to recover from surgery and plenty of places to walk to. The beaches are beautiful here. We will be back in February 2013 for my three month check up. I will look you up to see if it is available.
We provide a Visitor's gukde for each guest that contains our recommendations for restaurants, beaches, parks, shopping, museums and other acivities. The Guide includes addresses, phone numbers, directions and web addresses.
Gulfport has many festivals throughout the year, including:
First Friday, Third Saturday Artwalks
Annual Vintage Car Show
Lighted Christmas Boat Parade
Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes
Monthly Green Market
Gulfport Birthday Bash
4th of July Parade and Sandcastle contest
In addition there is a dog park, an Industrial Arts Center, a marina, Clam Bayou Nature Park nearby.
Excellent restaurants include - Habana Cafe, Pia's Trattoria, O'Maddy's Bar & Grill, Domain, Peg's, Six Tables @ The Peninsula Inn & Spa, Backfin Blue Cafe, Bellini's & La Fogata. All within walking distance of Flamingo Cottage. Watch for live music several times per week. Grab a coffee at the Art Village Courtyard.