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Property Details

Updated: Oct 14, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 5

This beautifully renovated Beach Cottage is designed for you and your pets adventures and relaxlation. Look down the pavered street at the sailboats on the Bay. Step on the large front deck and enter the sunny, spacious living room with a comfortable couch and loveseat, large cable T.V., DVD player and a Wii for family fun. Sit at the little morning table and plot the day's strategy via local publications or wifi. The sparkling new kitchen with warm granite countertops is fully stocked with all the tools you'll need to cook a nice meal or perhaps entertain in the sunny, colorful dining room that seats up to six. Just off the dining room, is the door to your full indoor laundry as well as an exit door to your private back yard. Stretch out like a king in either bedroom or leave the guest room XL platform twin tempur pedic beds separate if desired. Either way we want you to feel like royalty. Even the bonus inflatable twin is of the stacked type. Your Inner Princess will never feel a pea! Closet space will hide your luggage yet provide easy access to your personal things. The newly remodeled bath accommodates with plenty of soft towels and a hair dryer. A multi colored pavered driveway in front and a rear parking pad within the gates of your 6ft private fenced yard provide ample parking. The private, spacious yard, with mosquito-netted gazebo tent is a nice place to light the fire pit at night, enjoy the large Weber grill or just relax and listen to the natural sounds of our bamboo in the breeze. Set on a quiet street in a wonderful Gulfport neighborhood, you'll be steps from all your desires but return to a peaceful retreat. It truly is the sweetest spot.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

A husband and wife team of 21 years, we grew up in the same small Pennsylvania mining town and met at the same manufacturing plant of our employment. When our plant closed it's doors we may have lost a great employer but we were able to move to Paradise years sooner than expected and have never regretted a moment!

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love vacationing in Gulfport. It's a great little gem a lot of people don't know about. This cottage was a new rental as our usual wasn't available but Wow, were we pleased. The owner's description does a great job of covering the basics. Every room in the cottage was immaculate, we took them up on their kind offer to shop and it was so nice to come in road worn and find groceries at regular grocery prices. Thanks Pat & Tom. The owners and their manager will go the extra mile so we felt like we had a personal concierge. The bicycles were a great addition. They are easy, retro cruisers and one had a basket for our more adventerous dog. The cottage is so close to everthing and we never get tired of the bay view. There was even a beach bag and gorgeous chairs for the beach. This was nicer for us than 5 star hotels because of the comfort factor and how close it is to so much. Thanks to our concierges we learned more about the area than we knew. See you next year ~ Frank, Andrea & the pups.
Nov 2012
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Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Tampa, fl

Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
Great vacation rental! Pat was great to work with
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We deeply appreciate our guests reviews and always strive to help them have the most memorable vacation possible.
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Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Lexington, Ky, USA

Our Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Pat and Tom went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was one to remember. From offering to get us groceries, to getting my Mom a birthday cake to die for, from a local bakery. I can't say thank you enough to her. The pictures and descriptions cannot do this sweet spot justice. Pat has obviously worked on end to make this house into a home. From the time you enter you feel like you have just stepped into your own home. The book she left cluing us into the "quirks" of the home, along with tips, menu's, tourist info and notes here and there, make you feel like you are just one of her friends. Sweet Spot was spotless, you can tell Pat maintains this home just like you or I would. She even had a few groceries stocked up just in case you needed something. We have already told family and friends about our amazing trip, and are already planning our next stay with Pat. We loved how close the home is to major beaches. St. Pete, Treasure Island, Madeira, Sunset and Clearwater Beaches are all within a 30 mins drive from Sweet Spot. I highly recommend Sunset Beach, it is well maintained, not too crowded, and the waves are very calm. The only thing that we wished were posted were handicap accessible areas at the beaches. My son is wheelchair bound and we had a heck of a time finding a good spot to take him down. Sea Critter's restaurant just a short drive over to St. Pete was amazing. Their sea scallop dish was great. If you like finding good deals, there are a ton of thrift shops very close by! I got 2 pampered chef stoneware dishes for $10.00! Pat asked me to be completely open and honest about our stay, to let her know if there was anything they could improve on or change. I ask that she not change anything. It was wonderful, she and her husband are wonderful. THEY made our trip! Thanks guys for sharing your "Sweet Spot" with us. We will most certainly be back. :)
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: To receive a review like this is like a child waking up on Christmas Day! Our Guest's gracious words are all we could hope for and I surely do hope we will see you again. I'll make an effort to find out more accessible handicapped places and spaces and add it to the album. I really owe the lion's share of the effort to my husband Tom, the man behind the curtain who is physically capable and always extremely concerned about being sure all is spotless and in good working order at our Suite Heart. I will take credit for my Funky album but it's not even slightly difficult to fill an album with menus and tips of wonderful eateries, beach info and things of all kinds to do when you live in a community that's teeming with it. I can easily say we are " Loco for Local "
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Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Perth, Ontario, Canada

Our home away from home

  • 4 of 5
The home owners of Seaside Sweet Spot were welcoming, accommodating and helpful. We stayed 3 months and anything we needed (information, equipment or small repairs) were provided immediately. The cottage is nicely decorated without being overly cluttered. Lots of windows create a bright interior. The beds are comfy. When we arrived the cottage was clean and ready for us. Gulfport is a very friendly town and Sweet Spot is conveniently located to the beach and main street. We would recommend this cottage highly.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found our Sweetheart to be your's too. We love to share her and all our hometown has to offer. We are very fortunate to have such a culturally rich town yet with that sparkle of hometown charm and of course our funky, renowned Gulfport quirkiness. Gulfport's " If you're to weird for Gulfport, you're to weird " motto fits in so many ways but we've always found the most accurate to be that our little burb's Citizens are so pleasant .. it's weird! Well, I guess it's happiness. Walking in Gulfport will turn up all sorts of original artsy finds of personal imagination, privately owned eateries that can't be beat and I can't think of one that doesn't have an area for your fuzzy kids to partake with you. We love to have bicycles outfitted with pet baskets for our Guests so you can be sure to get all around the neighborhood and not miss the delightful magic.
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Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Selkirk, Ontario, CANADA

The Sea Side Sweet Spot really is a Sweet Spot

  • 5 of 5
The Sea Side Sweet Spot is a charming smaller home in a residential neighborhood, which has all the comforts of home. It certainly was perfect for our purposes The front porch allows you to sit and watch life go bye, while the back yard is private and tranquil.
The city of Gulfport is literally at your feet. A short 3 minute stroll to the south will take you to the beach. While a 4-5 minute stroll to the east will take you to the main Boulevard where you will find numerous restaurants, boutiques, library and a weekly farmers market.
Not only did the Sweet Spot welcome our 2 Cairns, but the restaurants welcomed them on the patio with a cool refreshing doggy bowl of water.
The owners went above and beyond to make our stay more enjoyable by making suggestion based on our interests and helping us secure last minute tickets for attractions.
We have already recommended The Sweet Spot to some friends and will continue to do so.
Flo and I are also planning on returning.
Thank you Both for making a Great Vacation even better.
All the Very Best
Tom & Flo
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed your company very much and hope to see you in 2015.
Gulfport is also our home and while we want all our Guests to feel welcomed and as at home as can be we never want them to forget they are here for a wonderfully memorable vacation. We may be guilty of providing you with more info than you can ever use during your stay but we want you to have all the options and comforts available.
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Gulfport St Petersburg Area
St.Pete Beach, FL, USA

Cosy, cute and convenient to everything!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were lucky to find the Sweet Spot when we were looking for a pet-friendly rental as we checked out the St. Petersburg,, FL area. It exceeded our expectations ! The cottage has everything you need and the location is perfect. Walk to all the charming stores and great restaurants in Gulfport and it is a very short walk to the Gulfport beach. The owners are extremely helpful and eager to make your stay easy and comfortable. Gulfport is a quick drive to all the local beaches and the vibrant, artsy downtown St. Petersburg. The Sweet Spot is a great choice and highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Your thoughtfulness is very appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and your fuzzy children as guests and a homeowner couldn't hope for better guests. Hope to see you in the community and do stay in touch. Warm regards ~ Pat & Tom
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Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Arlington, VA

great time/nice cottage

  • 5 of 5
The photos and description were accurate. The cottage was clean and just the right size for our family. The owners were wonderful and available when needed. Gave us good recommendations for places to shop, eat and sightsee. The owners provided bicycles and we used them to bike around town, play tennis and even made a trip to the grocery store. Our dog enjoyed his stay as well - became a little lazy laying on the porch. We made trips to Tampa, St. Pete, and Bradenton/Sarasota. We hope to stay here again and would definitely recommend it to our friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: We're so pleased and thank you for taking the time to review us and your recommendations to others. We truly enjoy our guests and providing your comfort as well as helping you find the treasures our area has to offer are equally satisfying to us. We were so glad to here great reports on the comfort of the beds. At the end of the day no one needs an uncomfortable bed. Glad you enjoyed the bikes. Living here, we enjoy ours and you can see so much more at bicycle level than you can from a car and faster than on foot. Riding mine makes me feel like I'm 10 years old again and riding past the picturesque bay just never gets old. We hope to see you stay again as well.


From the Owner

We like to call our Sweetie the ' accidental rental '! We just utterly loved this inviting home from the moment we saw it. From the spacious front porch to the interesting ceilings on through to the enchanting backyard. This little home was intended for our Daughter and Grandson when they were ready to make the leap so until then we decided to rent it as a Vacation Getaway. Good thing they still haven't moved!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : St. Pete Clearwater Int. OR Tampa Int. same miles at 16.5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack at 9.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : I 275 N - S at 3 Miles Car: not necessary


* Fresh Markets & Art Walk Evenings

* The large Casino Hall with dancing and music variety throughout the week

* Clam Bayou Nature Preserve for Kayaking

* Dolphin Boat Tours

* Tennis Court, Large Beach Playground, Dog Park, Library

* Art Center for Glass Blowing Classes

* Shopping and Local Art

* Hickman Theater

* A Senior Center filled with great young and older senior activities

* The Recreation Center on the Beach with everything from yoga to fencing for adults and children.

* Less than 8 miles from Florida's finest West Coast Beaches including Historic Fort DeSoto Park


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Updated: Oct 14, 2014

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
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 28 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.0%


* Guests are not required to launder linen at the end of their stay.
* If available, late end of August's Gulfport Annual Gecko Fest and St. Petersburg's Summer Gay Pride Festival are slightly higher. Please email.
* We shop for arrival groceries at no xtra fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

Two things happened that we'd never expected. The remarkable response our little house received and how much we enjoyed playing concierge' to our guests, wanting them to experience the wonderful area and surrounding communities we call home. We've remained friends with many and look forward to a future of more.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Proximity and Accessibility! By day, from Tuesday Morning's Fresh Market where you can purchase local bread, veggies, handmade soap as well as enjoy breakfast at Gulfport's award winning individually owned eateries and then on to golf, fishing and of course our lovely beach, there is so much to this eclectic, artful community you'll want to leave the car behind as you'll see so much more strolling the picturesque neighborhood to get there. Come evening the trees illuminate Beach Blvd, The Casino draws those who love to dance or just listen to the variety of venue. The bi-monthly, well known Art Walk features wares of local artisans additionally featured in the shops and Beach Bizarre. Your Pets are welcomed at our eateries and events and treated as the family that they are. All the trappings for the beach from beach chairs to umbrella, towels and a big beach bag are in the cottage. Beyond Gulfports walkable beach the area is surrounded by the west coast's best beaches, all with their own personalities from natural to party time! Two funky fun bicycles are provided. One outfitted with a basket for a pet to ride along. Gulfport is a very bicycle friendly community. Our trolley runs on weekends with connectors to surrounding communities or take the bus.
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