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SeaSide Suite Spot, Pet Friendly in Gulfport, Fl - Key West's Artsy Love Child

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 4, 2016
2-Bedroom, 1 dble slpr sofa with air bed, sleeps 6, 1 Bath, full indoor laundry

Our lovely renovated Beach Cottage was designed for you and your pets adventures and relaxation. Look down the pavered street at the sailboats on the Bay. Step on the large front gated deck with an umbrella table that seats 4 plus other additional comfy seating. Open the front door into your sunny, spacious living room with a large comfy couch, a convertible love seat double sleeper bed with an aero attached mattress that inflates to 10". Sit at the little morning table and plot the day's strategy via local publications or Private WIFI or please browse our album chock full of menu's, maps and coupons supplied by us and also our Guests as we collaborate! The sparkling kitchen with it's warm granite countertops is fully stocked with everything you'll need to cook a nice meal or perhaps entertain. Just off the kitchen is the play full dining room with seating up to six with another door to your full indoor laundry as well as the exit door to your private back yard. Stretch out on a king in either bedroom or leave the guest room as twin extra long tempurpedics. Ample bedroom storage space hides your luggage yet provide easy access to your personal things. The newly remodeled bath accommodates with plenty of soft towels, hair dryer and toiletry goodies. The pavered driveway in front easily holds two vehicles, additional off street parking in front and a rear parking pad lies within the gates of your 6ft fully privacy fenced yard. This spacious yard, with its mosquito-netted gazebo tent is a nice place to just relax and listen to the natural sounds of our several species of bamboo in the breeze while your pets safely explore. Dance in our nearby Casino Hall, enjoy the many fabulous eateries and eclectic shops. All your desires yet return to a peaceful retreat. It truly is the sweetest spot.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

A husband and wife team of 23 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! We are owned by our three Dachshund kids. We love our town and love to share its bounty with our Guests. We enjoy bicycling, boating, local venues and gardening to name a few. Life is Good :)

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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11 Reviews

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based on 11 traveler reviews

5

The BEST!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first experience with VRBO and it was a WONDERFUL ONE! pat and tom are pros at this and leave nothing behind.. Coupons, laundry stuff, beach towels, beach chairs, beach anything! Spices, pans- the works! It was like like being at home. My 2 girls (12-7) slept like babies on the temper- pedicure twin beds. Seriously I was going cross eyed looking at all the options and homes and found this one and they deserve 6 stars! Very clean, organized home. I have family that live near by and I was able to cook for them and all hang out comfortably. Everything is close. We mostly went to st. Pete beach's and had a blast everyday that we were there. The beach that is close to this one is a beauty also we even saw dolphins from the pier!! THANK YOU so much Pat and Tom! My husband and I want to do this when we grow up! What a joy! 😍 We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The most amazing rental

  • 5 of 5

We have rented in Gulfport for the past six years, and when we found the Seaside Sweetspot, we were thrilled with its location close to downtown and the beach. As we made our plans with the owners Pat and Tom, we could tell from the get go that they were very in tune with and really cared about their customers. The place was the cleanest rental we have ever stayed at, and everything was in fine working order...there were even bikes to use around town, which was great. They made our stay so comfortable, and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was the best ever. This even included offering to take one of us the the local emergency room when we had a medical emergency. Wow, that was so amazing. We will always be grateful for our time at their lovely home away from home, and for getting a chance to get to know them. We look forward to getting back to Gulfport!

Sue and Sue

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The most amazing Guests! When we originally rented our little cottage for vacationers until family would be ready to use it we found we couldn't give up doing this for the wonderful interactions we've enjoyed with our Guests such as yourselves. We tried to imagine what we'd like should we travel via a Vacation Rental home and styled our's with that in mind. Cleanliness, owners or management nearby who care enough to help you find your desires and needs would be things we would hope for yet only there if requested. We're so glad we accomplished this and look forward to future years of interaction :)
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Titusville, NJ
5

Charming Gulfport cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming cottage while visiting for our daughter's graduation at Eckerd College. House is super clean, well maintained, and well equipped - had everything we needed for our stay, including beach chairs and towels, bikes, and kitchen tools. Pat and Tom the owners are super accommodating, and even had breakfast coffee and milk waiting for us because we arrived late in the evening, which we enjoyed in the morning on the front porch.

Gulfport is a funky artsy neighborhood in St Pete, easy, safe walk to restaurants, music bars, coffee shops, galleries and shops along brick lined, Spanish moss covered streets. Only a 10 min drive to beaches of St Pete Beach or Treasure Island, but away from the crowds and traffic on that strip. Lot's of things to do in downtown St Pete as well, museums, breweries, Devil Rays baseball, good restaurants, and only 10 min drive the other direction. Ft DeSoto and Passe Grille beach great spots to visit.

Glad with our choice, a real bargain in a nice location! Thanks for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such an honor to host a Grad and family from one of our excellent learning institutions. Gulfport is our hometown. We're local proud and loco for local but it's not very difficult when we live in a place like this. We love your description. We couldn't have said it better and we're so glad we added some comfort to your hectic stay that you were able to take in some of the riches surrounding us. Thank you so much for taking time to review us. Very deeply appreciated.
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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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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
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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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
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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Location

From the Owner

We like to call our Suit-ee the ' accidental rental '! We loved this inviting home from the moment we saw it. I, Pat, happened to find it on a bicycle ride! From the spacious front porch to the interesting ceilings on through to the enchanting backyard. The purchase was intended for our Daughter and Grandson when they were ready to make the leap. Until then we decided to rent it as a Vacation Getaway. We found ourselves enjoying the Vacation Rental experience so much we were happy to find 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 : Excellent bars & 5 star restaurants 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 Ski : Water boarding, kayaking everywhere at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Gulfport, St.Pete, Treasure Island, Ft. DeSoto at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Festivals

* Fresh Market every Tuesday 8-3 & Art Walk Evenings bi monthly on the 1st Friday & 3rd Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.

* Our Historic 100 y.o. Casino Dance Hall on the water with all types of dancing and music venues throughout the week

* Clam Bayou Nature Preserve for Nature Walking / Kayaking

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

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

* Golf all you like at a number of nearby Golf Courses.

* Fishing!! Everywhere!

* Local Art Center for Glass Blowing Classes

* Shopping, Consigns, Local Art Galleries, Massage Services, Local Spa, Meditation, Yoga

* Hickman Theater, Enjoy a play!

* 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 as well as a variety of other programs for adults and children.

* 5 miles from Florida's finest West Coast Beaches. To name a few: St. Pete, Treasure Island, Pass A Grille, Madeira, Indian Rocks and incredible Historic Fort DeSoto Park.

* Walking distance from at least 7 fine, privately owned 5 star Restaurants complete with entertainment or local transportation via weekend trolley with beach connectors and more or ride our excellent bus service.

* New Markets nearby , the Saturday morning downtown St. Petersburg market with over 200 vendors! The Saturday Tangerine Greenbelt Market and SO 49th St. Market as well as the long established Sunday Corey Ave. Market at St.Pete Beach. All within less than 10 miles!

* Just a short ride to the Tropicana Stadium or over one of our beautiful Tampa Bay bridges will take you to Raymond James Stadium or watch Tampa Lightning Hockey play and don't forget Spring Training!

* Don't miss the venues at the St. Pete Coliseum or Ruth Eckerd Hall

* Another exit south and an easy, beautiful ride over our Sunshine Skyway Bridge ( Florida's Golden Gate ) and in this gorgeous, water viewed 45 minute drive you are in Bradenton and Sarasota for the Ringling Museum, St. Armands incredible shopping and of course Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key... So much...

* For the Outlet Shopper another short hop over the Skyway will take you to the Ellenton Outlets but you'll want to visit our many, many local consignment shops of all variety and be thrilled with your finds.

* Be sure to get in a visit to our beautiful Downtown St. Pete with it's 3 waterfront parks, amazing eateries, museums, handsome cab rides, markets, music venues.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$135
$850
$2,500
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,200
$2,600
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

KINDLY NOTE: WE ARE ALREADY COMMITTED EACH AND EVERY YEAR FROM DECEMBER 15TH THRU MARCH 31ST. WE ARE DELIGHTED TO KEEP INQUIRIES ON FILE SHOULD THIS TIME FRAME OPEN UP. LET US KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE INFORMED.

IF YOU HAVE A PET OR PETS THEY ARE COVERED UNDER THE DAMAGE PROTECTION PORTION OF YOUR TRAVELER'S INSURANCE. THE INSURANCE COST IS $59.00 AND WE WILL PROVIDE EASY INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW AND WHERE TO BUY.
WE HAVE OFTEN HAD THE PLEASURE OF GUESTS BOOKING FOR THE ENTIRE SUMMER. WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HELPING GUESTS WHO ARE RELOCATING TO OUR AREA. THAT IS CONSIDERED A LEASE. WE OFFER THIS BUT YOU MUST BOOK FROM JUNE THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER SO IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO PAY THE 13% TOURISM TAX HOWEVER THIS IS A FURNISHED VACATION RENTAL AND THE RENT WOULD REFLECT REFLECT THAT OF A FURNISHED HOME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING A SUMMER LEASE AND WE CAN BETTER EXPLAIN AND DISCUSS THIS OPTION WITH YOU.

* Guests are not required to launder linen at the end of their stay.
* We are happy to shop for arrival groceries at no extra fee. Only the cost of your groceries of which you may pay for prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

Two things happened that pleased us very much. The remarkable response our little house received and how much we enjoy playing concierge' to our guests, wanting them to experience a great retreat in our remarkable town and the surrounding communities. We try to provide more information than our Guests could possibly use, we're always available by phone or if needed only one half mile away but we also respect our Guest's privacy and don't appear unless requested. We've remained friends with many of our Guests and look forward to a future of more. We like to think of Gulfport as "The 'Portal" as you'll feel like you were ported into a very special place and located where you can be easily ported to most of the best of the offerings of Florida's West or Left Coast and even visit the big parks such as Bush Gardens, Sea World or even Disney in just an easy 1.5 hour drive.

Property Type

  • cottage

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
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • rafting
  • 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

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Plentiful soft bath, hand towels and washcloths, hairdrye a collection of toiletry products and beach sunscreen. We supply 4 rolls of bath tissue.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, We are told it's very comfy by all who have visited to date!
  • Sofa Bed - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Mattress with attached aero inflatable topper to 10" thick!
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, King or twins? 2 xtra long, thick tempurpedic platform beds

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles

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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