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.
- Cottage148 m²
- Half Baths1
- Min. Stay7 - 30 nights
A two bed/ 2.5 bath cottage with a salt-water pool a block's walk to the beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Sep. 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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.
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☺️
Just came back from this great rental in Gulfport. The owners were very accommodating, trusting and responsive. They have set up this house beautifully. We loved everything about it. The house is elegantly but practically decorated, the bed is comfy and the pool is nice and private. We enjoyed it so much that we didn’t even went out once for dinner!
Our old dog was relaxed and safe with the fenced backyard.
It is a safe and cute neighborhood.
We loved the proximity of the little park by the house to walk him.
The Gulfport Casino swing dance night, every Wednesday, was a hit where we danced the night away!
Our house “greeter” (Sue) was sweet and welcoming and showed us around at our arrival.
We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back for another visit.
Thank you, Lysa and Don, for sharing your house with us and thank you for accepting well behaved 🐶� dogs! It meant the world to us.💜�
Thanks so much, Flo & Jim. We’re glad you enjoyed the Casino as much as we do. You’re welcome back anytime 😉
5 STAR ALL THE WAY & PET FRIENDLY
My husband and I spent 2 weeks here May 27- June 10, 2018. We absolutely loved the little quaint, bohemian town of Gulfport and the Craftsman Cottage was perfect! The house was so warm and inviting after our 4 day drive from Ontario, Canada. The house was even more beautiful than the pictures. The house was tastefully decorated, the master bedroom was absolutely beautiful and the bed & duvet were so comfortable for sleeping. We spent every morning drinking our coffee on the front veranda in the wicker chairs, The pool was a huge added bonus in the hot, sweltering sun. The location was great as it was within walking distance of the restaurants, shops and waterfront. Downtown St Petersburg was only a 15 minute drive away as well. It was very beneficial to have a washer and dryer to use during our time there. TV had cable and Netflix available as well. Lysa and Don were always only a phone call or email away for the many questions that we had.
Beautiful home and excellent location. Highly recommend. Loved that we were able to bring our dog with us.
Ahh, Denyse, thanks so much for your kind words. We value guests like you both very highly. Be well, be happy & be back☺️
Home away from home
This house has it all! Comfy beds, beautiful decor, fully stocked kitchen, relaxing pool, and a short walk to the beach and shops. We loved it so much we’ve already booked our next visit.
Awww, thanks so much, Christina!
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.