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Family and pet friendly beach cottage w/pool & grill in quaint seaside village

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

A two bed/ 2.5 bath cottage with a salt-water pool a block's walk to the beach

This is not your typical rental with hand-me-down everything. From the moment you walk in, you will feel at home in this cozy beach cottage. Recently upgraded, this lavishly redone home has a spacious master suite with jetted tub and stall shower, plus sliding doors to the salt-water, solar-heated pool. The master has received a new loveseat, two chairs, a coffee table, and a dressing table, plus a huge Tommy Bahama armoire. Relax in the large living room with wide-screen TV and electric fireplace (no mess, just ambience!), do some quiet reading in the cozy office, or hang out in the sun/dining room with your morning java & paper. The roomy second bedroom has its own private bath with tub shower. Both bedrooms have new bed covers. Our small office has a desk, wi-fi, and a 3 in 1 printer. There is also a very comfy loveseat, which can be converted into a twin-size bed by adding the 3rd. section. The kitchen has the latest appliances and is well equipped for those who like to cook. New dishes, cutlery, cookware, utensils, and blender have been added. Don't care to cook? There is a plethora of fabulous restaurants just three short blocks from your door. The lanai has many lounging chairs and a grill, plus lots of pool toys for kids & adults alike. Our front porch features a small seating area for two, plus a bistro table under the trees for al fresco dining. Our separate laundry is equipped with new washer & dryer, iron and board. A quiet, safe getaway perfect for a couple or family where you can walk or bike to everything you need. PLEASE NOTE: DURING THE WINTER SEASON, WE RENT FOR 30 DAY PERIODS ONLY.

Lysa Riggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Lysa Riggs

My husband, Don, and I are a semi-retired and split our time between two homes in Florida and Colorado. We enjoy skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, attending theater, opera, ballet, and museums. We own a small camper and love to travel to new places and meet new friends. We strive to ensure that our guests feel as much at home as possible, and try to provide all the info they need to feel like a local almost immediately. Please check out our brand new property only two blocks away: Bodacious Bahamian Bungalow #993825.

Lysa Riggs purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lysa Riggs chose Gulfport

This sweet little cottage in a lovely quiet neighborhood is beautifully appointed, yet you can walk a block to the beach or 3 blocks to restaurants, pubs, and shops. Take a yoga class, get a massage, have your nails done, get your dog groomed, pick out a book at the library, have lunch on the beach, take a salsa lesson, ride your bike to the market, fish off the pier or just plain relax by our pool and read a book. You CAN have it all:)

What makes this cottage unique

There are two good bikes on premises equipped with a lock, plus additional bike rentals are close by. Boat, kayak, and jet ski rentals are also close by. Bus transportation within 2 blocks to beaches and cities of St. Petersburg, Tampa & Sarasota.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Gulfport, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No pets on furniture or in the pool. No wet bathing suits on furniture. No smoking anywhere on the premises. No loud parties.
  • No pet should be left unattended on the property for more than three hours.
  • Any pet that barks incessantly will be cause for immediate termination of this lease.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink
  • Master bath has a stall shower with rain shower head. There is a jetted tub for soaking and plenty of room to accommodate two. The second bath has a tub/shower combo, single sink vanity & commode. The hall powder room has a pedestal sink & commode.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom has a TV, a dresser, and a closet
  • Master suite has a king bed, new mattress, new coverlet & shams. There is a small sitting area with a loveseat, two chairs & a coffee table, and it looks out on the pool with sliding doors allowing direct access. There is also a dressing table, a large walk-in closet, and an ensuite bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed with new mattress, comforter, and shams. There is a good size closet and a wall-mounted TV along with dresser and night stands.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Family and pet friendly beach cottage w/pool & grill in quaint seaside village
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Best spot in Gulfport

  • 5 of 5

Words don't do this property justice. Everything is perfect! Super clean, incredibly comfortable and not a single convienance overlooked. The only thing that you won't like......leaving. I have found my forever beach rental. Don't look any further, this is the place for you. :) 🌴 🌴😎

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Melanie! We hope you can visit us again:)
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Fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5

Great location! The house is lovely and had everything we needed. The pool was wonderful. We're sad to go.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockton Heath, Cheshire

Another great visit to Gulfport

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit, and the cottage didn't disappoint. The owners, Lysa and Don, were friendly and helpful as ever. Gulfport makes a great base to explore the attractions of the surrounding Tampa Bay and St Peterburg area.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec Canada

Beautiful Cottage and great location!

  • 5 of 5

When I walked through the door I was amazed at such a beautiful cottage. It was perfect for a quiet, restful get away. There were three of us (includes my 4 legged Bonsai), so plenty of room for us. Every convenient is provided to you but if you needed/forgotten something you can get it close by. The kitchen had everything you needed, spices, food processor, pots and pans, dishes and the dishwasher was a plus too. Plenty of towels and linens provided. No need to bring plenty of clothes, you can just wash it on the new LG front loader - there is even a place to hang clothing to dry. The dog beach on Fort Desoto was a 35 minutes drive and my Bonsai did swim but we decided we liked hanging in the back relaxing next to pool better than the sand ;). Floats are provided and I added an inflatable baby pool to the collection :). Gulfport is a quant town which is a couple of blocks away and the people are very friendly. This town is definitely a dog town - I see dogs when I am out. Lots of places nearby to eat so no need to cook. There is even a Dog grooming shop in town! I rented a stroller for the day to take my Bonsai to the Ellenton Factory Outlet. They allowed her to be in the store with us, she did not have to be left alone at home! I would definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone. Thanks Lysa for allowing us to stay at your cottage hope to be back next year. Janie

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You bet, Janie. Hope to have you back, too!
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely was beautifully decorated with plenty of room for my family of 4! The master bedroom was stunning with a stand up shower and a jacuzzi tub! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. I loved that you could get to the pool from the dining room and also the master this made it very convenient! The pool was VERY NICE it is salt water and solar heated which made it very nice because u don't get that over-powering chlorine smell all through the house. The area is a small and quaint little area that has all kinds of things to do also it is a 10 min drive to the gulf beaches! Overall I give it a 10 out of 10! Thank You for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your lovely review. We are blessed to have such appreciative guests:)
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been there twice now and we love it. The cottage is cozy and up to date with lots of decorative pazazz. You will not be disappointed. The town right down the street on the bay is laid back and has a great welcoming feel. Lots of shops and places to eat. Quinton and Janet Higgins

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Quinton & Janet! We are delighted that you love it as much as we do. We hope to welcome you back another time. All the best, Lysa
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
St. Petersburg International or Tampa Int'l
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tommie's Tiki Hut
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
St. Petersburg
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pasadena Golf Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Gulfport is a quaint beach community only 2.5 sq. miles in area. We are bordered by St. Pete beach on the west and St. Pete downtown on our east. St. Peterburg has numerous museums, including the largest collection of Salvador Dali in the world. Our little town has a lovely beach on Boca Ceiga Bay with two fishing piers, a playground, volleyball & basketball courts. The historic Gulfport Casino offers numerous dance lessons, dances, and performances. There are many restaurants along our beach front offering live entertainment, plus boutiques, galleries, and restaurants all within 3 blocks of our home. There are two small groceries within walking distance, several churches, the library, and the Gulfport Historical Museum. Gulfport Marina and Boca Ciega Yacht Club, plus two waterfront nature parks are a 10 min. walk. There is bus service within 2 blocks to both downtown St. Pete and St. Pete beaches, plus any major shopping areas. You are staying in a small beach enclave, home to many artists, with quiet brick streets where everyone walks or rides a bike, yet minutes away by car or bus to cultural and entertainment venues. 35 mins. to either Tampa or Sarasota, which offer additional entertainment options.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Gulfport, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
30 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$133.05
Pet Fee AU$134.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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