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Star of the Gulf - Private house steps from sand sleeps 2-14

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 14 Sleeps

Enjoy a private home that's perfect for a familly reunion or a getaway for 2. Located on a cozy little street in this lovely

beach town. Our beach is secluded - you'll have the beach to

yourself! Gulf view from the balcony, where a cozy bistro set awaits


Three levels for you to enjoy. The 2-level main house has 1 king , 1 queen, a

set of premium bunk beds for 4, full kitchen, dining room, and living

room with pull out couch, a half bath and washer

dryer. The guest suite has a queen bedroom, bathroom, full

kitchen, living room with pull out couch, and a washer and dryer.

Recent guest reviews:

"We had a wonderful time! Secluded beach, plenty of room." T.S. Davison, MI

"My family just enjoyed a week at your terrific beach house. I was so happy with the private beach and the water was like the tropics. I loved the house and all the bathrooms!, never had to wait. The games and books and toys for children were such I nice added touch. Overall it was an amazing trip and we will come back again or tell friends about your place." S.D., Tampa, FL

"We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in your house. It was a wonderful experience. You had all the amenities and the location was perfect. " G.K., St. Louis, MO

"We loved Star of the Gulf!! Plenty of space and it was so nice to have many things provided for us! We also loved that is was so close to the beach and that the beach was private. We would take walks down the beach and see some places so crowded and be so thankful we were where we were! And it was a great price for all that we got! Thank you again!" D.W. Lexington, KY

More Details

Miriam Buono
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Miriam Buono

Star of the Gulf has been my family's beach house since I was a little girl. Our own children now enjoy this treasure. We are very happy to share it with other families.

Miriam Buono purchased this house in 2008

Why Miriam Buono chose Redington Shores

When my parents decided to retire, we just couldn't bear selling the house, so we bought it! Our children are so happy that we are now the owners of Star of the Gulf! We go as often as we can. It's the one place we can really get away from it all and relax.

What makes this house unique

We love our cozy little neighborhood, having the beach just a few steps away, and walking down to the corner diner for breakfast and lunch. The beach is a gem. White sand goes on and on for miles in each direction. We love having the beach to ourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed your home immensely. My husband is in the Army and we were traveling home for my daughter’s dance competition. Your home gave us the ability to “be at home” and have family there with us. The home is spacious and the proximity to the beach is perfect- just a hop skip and a jump and you are there. Everything you need for a beach getaway is on site. This is a great home.
Sep 2010
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Redington Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, an a library of videos and classic board games. Fully equipped with linens and kitchen equipment. Beach towels provided. Barbecue and patio set, sand chairs, toys, and umbrellas. No elevators or parking lots. Just park right up to the house and you're home. Each unit has one parking space. Star of the Gulf offers your family a great vacation at a great price!


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Star of the Gulf - Private house steps from sand sleeps 2-14
average rating of 4.857143 based on 27 reviews
Manning, South Carolina

What is not to Love!!

  • 5 of 5

Only steps from the Beach, friendly neighbors and plenty of great restaurants!

Peaceful location, clean, stress free environment. This was our third year staying at the Star of the Gulf. Can't wait to go back again next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring break 2018

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property over spring break and enjoyed our stay! I couldn’t of asked for a better location we were steps away from the ocean and private beach! We also enjoyed not having to drive everywhere, there were restaurants, Ice cream places, bars something for everyone. It was also nice to be able to cook out on the back grill. The townhome was stocked with everything you need! Thanks again Miriam for sharing your townhome with us!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach home for large groups!

  • 4 of 5

Star of the Gulf offered a great space for large families or groups to stay within steps of the beach. Lots of sand toys, books, games, etc. for the kids. We did have an issue while we were there when the fridge in the main unit went out but, Miriam rectified the issue quickly, and a new fridge was delivered the next day!

Our only wish is that the kitchen items were more updated - newer pans would be nice, and some mixing bowls, as well as a crock pot. Overall, great vacation for a great price!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Heather! Thanks to your helpful feedback, a new set of pots and pans, a set of mixing bowls, and crock pot have just been purchased! I hope you can be our guests again soon! Miriam Buono
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Overall great property.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed close walk to the beach. Just had minor issues with lighting the kids room light didn't work had to use lamp and the dining room lights didn't work either. The house overall was clean and big enough for my famIly and visitors. Would stay here again .

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being our guests. I am glad our electrician was able to replace the lights in the dining room and bedroom right away.
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Woodstock, GA

Fall Break 2016!

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Steps from the beach and the Long Pier. Very roomy for a large group, plenty of space so you are not tripping over each other. Good mid point between Clearwater and St. Pete's Beach. There are lots of toys and beach stuff so you do not need to worry about bringing that! We had a great week and the weather was awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time in Florida from South Carolina

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Florida and we couldn't have been more pleased. The 'Star of the Gulf' was perfect for our big family. The home is very roomy and comfortable. The beach is only a few steps away and is never crowded, which we loved. There's a lot of near by things to do (shopping, putt putt, aquarium). Lots of books and games in the condo as well. This condo is like a home away from home. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk to the local diner on the corner for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy

long walks on the beach,

fishing at the pier, miniature golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.