Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer

Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer


Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Welcome to Dolphin House! This charming, spacious home is located in Gulfport's Historic Art & Beach District and is just 2 blocks for Gulfport's sandy beach on Boca Ciega Bay. It has the added bonus of having two separate living areas, a large master bedroom, split floor plan, covered porch and uncovered patio and an outside gas grill. Just two blocks from Williams Pier and Veteran's Memorial Park with benches, picnic tables and walkways. Watch dolphins swim by from the fishing pier or as you play at the beach or in the water.

Starting at 2 blocks away in another direction are a variety of restaurants and shops, one of which even has the local post office inside! Gulfport's Library is but a few blocks away and if you feel like shopping you can take the City bus service to Tyrone Mall. It stops just two blocks from Dolphin House. Then there is Gulfport's Casino, located at the beach, with a variety of dances from Country Western to Latin and Ballroom dances. And still another attraction is Catherine Hickman's Theatre with live plays. Regardless of the time of year you come to visit, you'll find something fun and exciting to do. Take the Gulfport/St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley for access to all the Gulf Beaches!

Gulfport is known as the "Gateway to the Gulf". A small, artistic community, it has a laid-back population of around 13,000. A short drive to Fort Desoto Beach (voted the nation's #1 beach in 2005), it is centrally located to everything you need for your Florida vacation.

The split floor plan means two bedrooms, one bath and one living area are in the front of the house, and one bedroom, one bath and one living area are in the back. The kitchen can be closed off from the front of the house with a pocket door, and from the rear of the hosue with glass French doors. Sleeping up to six, the home is perfect for a family or couples. Tile floors throughout the house. Ample sunshine enters the home all day long and multiple windows permit comfortable cross-ventilation when breezes blow on spring and fall days. (Central heat and AC is always available if you prefer.)

The home is decorated in beach and nautical colors. The front and back yards are professionally landscaped and irrigated, with night lighting. The back yard is completely fenced. The kitchen is completely equipped, with an assortment of cooking utensils, pots, pans, and dishes. Housekeeping services during your stay are available at a reasonable cost.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice - perfect for our family. The rooms are cheerful and tastefully decorated.

Thank you for providing the things needed to create a meal and coffee! So nice.

Lovely place easy to walk to all nice boutiques and restaurants.

Thank you so much.

P.S. Beautiful landscaping!
May 2013
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Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer
+1 602-617-7078
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area

Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Dolphin House was outstanding! The property was beautiful, the amenities wonderful, and our stay made for a memorable Christmas Holiday.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer
+1 602-617-7078
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Gainesville, Fl

It's a nice place, but...

It's a nice place, but...
  • 2 of 5
The house is nice and roomy, and the backyard is secure for dogs. The front landscaping could use a bit of sprucing up as there were lots of dead weeds. Gulfport is an interesting community to walk around, and the house is a block or two from the main street with the shops, restaurants, and the beach. My main issue with the property was the owner and her insistence on retaining $62.00 from my security deposit for two "missing" pillowcases. After I assured her several times that we did not take her pillowcases, one pillowcase was miraculously found at the house. Absurdly, she then refunded me for one pillowcase and kept the remaining $31.00. Yes, I was charged $31.00 for a pillowcase (that I did not take)!

I would also check out the condition of the beaches in the area before your trip if beach-going is a big attraction.St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and HoneyMoon Island were all covered with seaweed from the latest tropical storm. Locals told us that they had not seen the beaches look that bad in the last twenty-five years. The only beach to remain somewhat unscathed was Ft. DeSoto.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: The front yard is undergoing a renovation, including the addition of a retaining wall. We did not miraculously find a pillowcase. Only one pillowcase was ever missing, but they since they come in a package of 2 we ended up only charging her for half (i.e., for one pillowcase.) I charged her half the actual cost of the pillowcase package and provided a receipt. (They're part of a nice sheet set.) Seaweed on the beach for her visit was a result of tropical storm Debby and after the flooding that occurred during that storm, we'll take seaweed on the beach for a few weeks over beach erosion, property damage and injuries any day!
Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer
+1 602-617-7078
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Woodland, AL

Gulfport is a Real Gem!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at Dolphin House and Gulfport FL. The house was spacious, beds and furniture very comfortable with high-end bedding and towels, and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare several of our meals to save a bit on spending. We would have spent more time on the patio but the skeeters drove us inside: next time we'll bring some citronella torches! The town is so sweet, fun, delicious and laid back. Terrific dining options (best was Peg's Cantina!) within a couple of blocks, Tuesday Farmer's Market and Friday Art Fair made for a perfect stay. We were very close to the "big" beaches including one of the best dog beaches we have been to at DeSoto State Park. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer
+1 602-617-7078
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area

Modest outside, but a real hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5
Gulfport has a real charm, and many small but high quality restaurants and arts. Easy access to the beaches or downtown St Pete, and only 19 min to Tampa IAP. Enjoyed our stay - comfortable and updated furnishings.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer
+1 602-617-7078
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area

loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Clean beautiful house. I went with my sister and nieces. The way the house it set up allowed them and us to have our space (two bathroom also helped). I loved the area. I talked to a local who said it was what the Keys used to be like. Gulf port beach leaves a lot to be desired but lovely beaches are just short drive away. I would rent this house again!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Classic Dolphin House Gulfport - WiFi, petsOK, BookForSummer
+1 602-617-7078
St Pete Beach St Petersburg Area
Portland, Oregon

We Loved Our One Week Dolphin House Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful one week stay at Dolphin House. We enjoyed our stay immensely and appreciated the owner's attention to detail. The home might not be new but it is very well-maintained, and we found it to be spotless when we arrived. We appreciated that it was stocked with all the basics we needed and the wi-fi network was much appreciated and quite reliable. We had no problem accessing it with our laptop and Apple Touch. The pictures associated with this listing do a good job matching reality.

We loved how the house is divided into two distinct areas. It made being there a week with the in-laws quite comfortable because we never felt like we on top of each other. The home's floor plan is sensible. We also loved sitting out front and watching people walk up and down the quite street.

The proximity to Gulfport beach and local bars/restaurants is great. We also loved using the modern and super clean community center pool in St. Pete. Our best local meal was Smokin' J's BBQ on Gulfport Blvd. which is less than a mile from the house - it's authentic Texas BBQ with fantastic brisket and pulled pork.

We would gladly return to Dolphin House and will recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests


We provide a Visitor's Guide for each guest that contains our recommendations for restaurants, parks, shopping, museums and other activities. The Guide includes addresses, driving directions, phone numbers and web addresses.

Gulfport has many festivals throughout the year such as:

First Friday, Third Saturday ArtWalks each month

Annual Vintage Car Show

Sailing Regatta

Summer concerts


Ghecko Fest

Lighted Boat Parade

Pink Flamigo Tour of Homes

Gulfport Birthday Bash

4th of July parade and Fireworks!













Volleyball on the beach


Live music

Dog park

Industrial Arts Center - glass blowing and other classes

Clam Bayou Nature Park

Gulfport Marina


Many excellent restaurants - Habana Cafe, Pia's Trattoria, O'Maddy's Bar & Grill, Domain, Peg's, Six Tables at The Peninsula Inn & Spa, Backfin Blue Cafe, Bellini's, LaFogata - many offering live music several times per week and all within walking distance of The Sand Dollar

Green market Tuesday mornings at the Art Village Courtyard - two blocks from Dolphin House.


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Weekly Rate: $1008 - $1232

    Monthly Rate: $2400 - $3990

  • Nightly rates are available and are approx 1/5 the weekly rate. 3-night min.

    May-July...$1,109/week..$2,800/month. Rate includes taxes & departure cleaning.
    Aug-Nov...$1008/week..$2,400/month. Rate includes taxes & departure cleaning.
    Dec -Apr $1,232/week..$3,990/month. Rate includes taxes & dep cleaning.
    Deposit to reserve $300 to $500, depending on the length of stay. Shorter stays (less than 1 week) available. Please call or email!
    Accept PayPal, personal checks and credit cards.
    Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. If <60 days, then full amount.
    Cancellations and changes will incur a fee as outlined in the rental agreement.
    PAYMENT: All rates are in US Funds and are payable in US funds.
    From $80 to $267 per night depending on time of year and length of stay. ($80 per night based on 1
    month stay August - November and $267 nightly rate based on 2 night stay December through April.
    Weekly stays average $153 per night, taxes and departure cleaning included.)


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • New walk-in tile shower in master bath - December 2010!!!! Sleeps 6, 2 per bedroom Central heat and air - plus ceiling fans in each bedroom and living area Tile throughout the home Free inbound and outbound calls within the US & Canada. 1 tub/shower Digital cable 6-person dining room table Eat-in breakfast table Towels & sheets provided Laundry facilities Ironing board and iron 1 King bed - NEW! 2 Full beds Two off-street Parking Spots, plus street parking available Two TV's Microwave, teapot, coffee pot with filters, basic pantry items, hand soap, dishwashing liquid, plates, water glasses, flatware, wide slot toaster, blender, bowls, highball glasses, coffee cups, wine glasses, martini glasses, champagne glasses, 13x9 baking dish, French white 8 piece set, cookie sheet with silpat, jelly roll pan, measuring spoons and cups, saucepans with lids, fry pans with lid, paring knife, rubber spatula, colander, soup ladle, tongs, cake pans, vegetable peeler, rolling pin, pie pan, cutting board, can/bottle opener, glass and plastic pitchers, wine corkscrew, pizza cutter, ice cream scoop, pot holders, kitchen towels, juicer, ice cream/dessert dishes, waffle maker, mixer, coffee grinder, pasty blender, thermometer, wire whisk, French press, splatter screens, cheese graters, sifter, stainless mixing bowl set, loaf pan, jar opener, Turner, silicone brush, microplane zester, veggie scrub brush, 8x8 baking pan, muffin pan, plastic drinking glasses, juice glasses, food storage containers Clock radio/alarms Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Front & back patios Covered back porch Landscape lighting No smoking permitted inside the property. Fenced yard with covered patio, landscaped with palms, tropical flowers and nightime lighting. Gas grill Laudry room/office with desk and full-size stackable front-loading washer and dryer Private patio Full stove/oven - ceramic top
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