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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine

Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 16, 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 with a huge movie media offering and a Wii for family fun. Sit at the little morning table and plot the day's strategy via local publications or private 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
  • Swimming pool
  • 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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

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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8 Reviews

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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7107669
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
St Petersbug FL
5

Wow! What a wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was while waiting on our new home to be completed. You can't find a better location for beach, restaurants and entertainment. Gulfport is truly a gem. Pat and Tom are wonderful hosts. There when you need them without being a bother. They will be friends for life. We were worried about not having all the comforts of home for our extended stay. But what fun we had utilizing all the quirky finds. Gotta try the butter bell. One last comment...this home and neighborhood is the most pet friendly place we have ever encountered. all pets are welcome....everywhere. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it is to read the reviews of our pleased Guests. We so enjoy our Guests, love playing the role of Concierge' as well as friend however we also respect Guests who appreciate the information we provide but would like to only see us when they need a question answered, etc.. Reviews of anything disappointing are equally important or we'd never know how to further improve what we provide so we've added a little questionnaire to our crazy album asking for help with improvements. Most of our Guests have remained wonderful friends and we see that as such a gift.
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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7107669
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Tampa, fl
5

Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
Great vacation rental! Pat was great to work with
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from 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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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7107669
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Lexington, Ky, USA
5

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: Vacation Rentals, from 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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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7107669
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Perth, Ontario, Canada
4

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: Vacation Rentals, from 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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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7107669
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Selkirk, Ontario, CANADA
5

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: Vacation Rentals, from 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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Our Suit-tee in Gulfport, Fl. The Lovely Artsy Child of Key West & St. Augustine
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7107669
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
St.Pete Beach, FL, USA
5

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: Vacation Rentals, from 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

Location

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. We found ourselves so enjoying the Vacation Rental experience we were happy to find yet another Gulfport Home for the kids!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : St. Pete Clearwater Int. OR Tampa Int. same miles at 16.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Several excellent bars and eateries walking dist. at 0.3 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack at 9.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : I 275 N - S at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 7- 5 star within walking distance at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Gulfport, St.Pete, Treasure Island, Ft. DeSoto etc at 0.1 Miles Car: not necessary

Festivals

* Fresh Market every Tuesday & Art Walk Evenings bi monthly

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

* Clam Bayou Nature Preserve for Kayaking

* Dolphin Boat Tours, nearby Deep Water Fishing, Dinner Cruises

* Tennis Court nearby as well as Large Beach Playground, 2 Dog Parks, Library and our lovely Sculpture Park.

* Art Center for Glass Blowing Classes

* Shopping, Consigns, Local Art abundant, Massage Services, Local Spa

* 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.

* Walking distance from many fine, privately owned 5 star Restaurants complete with entertainment or local transportation via our little Key West style ride about, weekend trolley with beach connectors and more.

* Just a short ride to the Tropicana Stadium or over one of our beautiful Tampa Bay bridges to take you to Raymond James Stadium or watch Tampa Lightning Hockey play!

* Another exit south and an easy, beautiful ride over our Sunshine Skyway Bridge and in a lovely 45 minutes you are in Bradenton and Sarasota for the Ringling Museum, St. Armands incredible shopping and of course Anna Maria Island!

* For the Outlet Shopper another short hop south will take you to the Ellenton Outlets

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$135
$800
$2,300
 
 
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$2,200
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$120
$750
$1,800
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
$120
$750
$1,600
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$1,800
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$135
$1,100
$2,500
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$140
$1,250
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$135
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

KINDLY NOTE: WE ARE ANNUALLY BOOKED FROM 12/15 THRU 3/31. WE WILL KEEP INQUIRIES ON FILE SHOULD THIS TIME FRAME OPEN UP.

* 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.

Amenities

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

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • 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
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Plentiful soft towels and washcloths, hairdryer and a collection of toiletry products.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, We are told it's very comfy by all who have visited to date!
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, Will you be a king or twins? Our long tempurpedics are yours
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single, A stacked twin Aero Bed, thick mattress pad & bedding, mmmm

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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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