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.
A two bed/ 2.5 bath cottage with a salt-water pool a block's walk to the beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan. 2019
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cute, quaint, cozy little cottage!
We had a very pleasant stay! The greeter and owner were very nice, always helpful, and very welcoming. The pool was relaxing and we were just a walk away from the bay and plenty of eateries.
Thanks you, Whitney!
This home was perfect for us. It was in a great location for shopping and restaurants. We could walk to the town of Gulfport and enjoy the farmers market onTuesday. It was close to the beaches. The home itself is beautiful and very comfortable. It has everything that anyone could need to feel right at home. We will be returning as this will be our home in Florida!
Elaine, what a lovely thing to say! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review:)
Amazing wonderful cottage with everything you need to enjoy a perfect vacation
From the moment you enter this beautiful cottage it feels like home. Today we leave but our hearts will always remember this amazing home. Gulfport is now our choice for a retirement place to live. Come stay at this beautiful home to relax, unwind and explore this wonderful community. Our first visit to the cottage but definitely not our last. Thank you Lysa for always being available to answer any questions n to Sue for being so helpful.
Thanks so much, Linda! We hope you will soon be our neighbors in the ‘hood☺️
All we hoped for and more!
This is a great property! We could actually see ourselves living here which just made it feel even more like a home away from home! It was close to everything we wanted... great little restaurants, close to the beaches. Will definitely look to stay here again when we return to the area.
Thanks so much for your comments, Launa. We work hard to make it feel like home:)
This is our 2nd Time renting this cottage in Gulfport and we absolutely love everything about it! The location, pool, furnishings, you name it! It's fantastic. You will not regret renting from Don and Lysa!
Thanks so much, Sherri. We’re glad you loved it just as much the 2nd time☺️
Great comfortable well appointed home with a lovely pool. Ideal for a small family.
The house is clearly well loved and cared for by its owners, not one of those holiday lets done on the cheap. It was very clean and all the furniture and fittings were of a high quality. The rooms are big by British standards and the master bed was enormous. The pool is also a great bonus, as it does not use chlorine there isn’t that smell (and it is also much kinder to your hair.) Another plus is the WiFi and huge tv with also has Netflix. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and we were met at the property by their friend and neighbor who is on hand if you need anything.
The street is very quiet and quiant but there are a few nice bars and restaurants a few blocks away within easy walking distance. The Main Street in Gulfport has street markets some days also. The beaches of Fort De Soto country park are outstanding and a short car drive away. (We visited the fishing pier and saw both dolphins and manatees come right up under our feet.) We had a fantastic holiday in their very comfortable home and will be back.
Oh, Paul, thank you for your lovely review. We’re so happy you loved the house as much as we do. We hope we get the chance to host your family again.
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.