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.
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!
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
Lighted Boat Parade
Pink Flamigo Tour of Homes
Gulfport Birthday Bash
4th of July parade and Fireworks!
Volleyball on the beach
Industrial Arts Center - glass blowing and other classes
Clam Bayou Nature Park
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.