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Key West Style Cottage on 2.5 Acre Estate (Secluded)- Very quiet!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in East Lake - Carriage House

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1 Day Bed (Sleeps 3)

This Key West designed and built architecture reflects the interior and exterior of the estate.

Owners custom-built this home and a carriage house in 2008. Construction took place over a period of 3 years with much love and care going into every detail of this property. Owners Pat and Bob would be happy to help in any way to guide a potential renter/guest to familiarize them with the area. There's an abundance of tourist attractions, such as many beaches, free parks, outdoor sports, activities and beautiful running trails. Shopping districts and malls are all nearby.

The entertainment deck view provides a peaceful setting overlooking beautiful palm trees and gardens. Car-port access. Gas BBQ. Completely furnished with all high end modern amenitites including W/D, linens and top of the line appliances. Fully stocked with the cook in mind!

A complimentary bottle of wine for a pleasurable evening of relaxation in your home away from home!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patricia Grippe
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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Why Patricia Grippe chose Florida

This property eclipses anything in the area and you cannot beat it for the price point, accomodations, location and climate especially during late fall, winter and early spring.

What makes this cottage unique

Escape to a peaceful unique setting for rest and relaxation --complete comfort in your home away from home.


based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Key West Style Cottage on 2.5 Acre Estate (Secluded)- Very quiet!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Fabulous Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for more! Pat & Bob have thought of everything to make this cottage like home without all the work of being at home. You really feel like a special guest with breakfast food in the refrigerator and the cottage being prepared for you when you arrive. They go out of their way to make sure that you have everything you need and a lot of things that make it very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with all the cookware and dinnerware that you need, along with all the basic spices and staples needed to cook. We found an excellent Seafood Market down at the Sponge Docks and were able to purchase fresh shrimp and prepare them back at the cottage for dinner. The location of the cottage is perfect; very peaceful and out of the tourist area, but close to the Sponge Docks, Downtown Tarpon Springs, Honeymoon Island State Park, and many other beautiful parks and beaches. We spent three days there, and it was not nearly long enough to see all that we wanted to see. Pat and Bob were also very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to visit, and it was such a pleasure getting to know them. We left feeling like family. We will definitely be going back to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: D& J Thank you, for your review,we appreciate when our guest share that what we do to make them feel at home an welcomed is noticed an acknowledged. We enjoyed sharing some of your visit ,before your departure to return home.We look forward to your return to the Carriage House in the future. Warmly ,P&B
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage home is very charming, user friendly, and the personal touches are done just right. Mr. and Mrs. Grippe leave no stone unturned. Food and beverage upon your arrival. The property inside gives you a roomy kitchen, comfortable lounge area, beautiful bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a king sized bed. The property outside is very well maintained with your own private deck, large fire pit and bar. The washer and dryer during our stay was wonderful. We highly recommend the cottage for your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our gracious guest and their (14 night stay) in the cottage. Thank you to both of you for your kind review on our Carriage House.It was nice to know also that your family was not far away to visit during your stay. To hear from our guest, that what we do to make their stay enjoyable, pleases us to hearback from them. In your travels back to the area ,we would hope you would consider the Carriage House for your stay a Home Away From Home again. thanks!!!! Warm regards Pat & Bob
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  • 5 of 5

I have just concluded my second but certainly not my last stay at the cottage house. The property is beautifully landscaped and most peaceful. The cottage itself is well appointed with every manageable amenity. Internet is lightning fast, great TV.

Pat & Bob are great, interesting people. They provided what was essentially a weeks worth of breakfast for me..

What I really like is that while the property is secluded you are literally just a few minutes drive from shopping, restaurants and the downtown Tarpon Springs area.

Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still the Best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Pat and Bob's cottage and we already look forward to our next! Again we stayed for three weeks over Christmas. The Christmas spirit was very much alive. We were made to feel welcome, comfortable and were treated like family! There was nothing Pat and Bob wouldn't do for us. The cottage is homey, clean, quiet and everything you need is provided, including breakfast supplies, snacks, and fresh veggies from the garden. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan & Jack,We really appreciate your kind and warm review.It's great to know from our guest,that every thing we provide for them on their arrival is appreciated.We also enjoyed having you both as our guest and look forward to your next visit.Thank you !! P& B
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Florida Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My husband thanked me profusely for finding this fabulous Tarpon Springs getaway. In the country, yet it is incredibly close to beaches, biking paths, boating, restaurants, antiquing, and other coastal delights! We had the best week of relaxation in 10 years. This cozy carriage house was supplied with all the comforts of home. Pat and Bob, who are exceptionally friendly, were great hosts. We also enjoyed plenty of privacy in the peace and quiet of their country estate. This stay was exactly how we had envisioned it and more. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Comfortable Cottage in a Sweet Spot, makes a Perfect Getaway for Two!

  • 5 of 5

It was like being with old friends. Pat and Bob are excellent hosts and have thought of everything to make the stay perfect. We had a late flight in, but we were greeted with a warm welcome and a clean comfortable cottage with fresh cut flowers, stocked with wine and cheese, snacks and breakfast, where we quickly settled in. Located in a very peaceful place but close to everything we were looking for. We enjoyed the history of Tarpon Springs, the excitement of Clearwater Beach and the Hospitality was way beyond our expectations around the fire with Pat and Bob. We enjoyed dining at some very fine restaurants and BBQs at the cottage. Everything we needed was in the cottage from a blender to beach chairs and an umbrella. Pat and Bob have set the bar very high. We are looking forward to returning to the Carriage House, the perfect spot to spend time together.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beaches and local restos abound
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Innisbrook and many more -too many to list
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
One Mile (U.S. 19) Suncoast Highway 10 miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Top Florida Beaches just a few miles away
Car: recommended

A lovely small village,with the history of Greek Heritage, on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico offers vacationers to visit our, beaches, shops, great restaurants, small cafes, bike trails, and much more! APRIL IS OPEN @ A NIGHTLY REDUCED RATE OF $135.00 A NIGHT ,5 NIGHT MINIMUM IS REQUIRED CALL 727-938-7158 OR CELL 727 -403-5134


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in East Lake, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
20 Nov 2016 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

We stock your refrigerator with your first breakfast. A bottle of wine, or cold beverage ,cheese, crackers & fruit for first evening .Enjoy this lovely secluded estate cottage. Vacation now an make a life time of memories !!.Trust us you won't be sorry.We do have a small charge, for a third party in the cottage,of $15.00 each night.ALSO IN PLACE ANY 3 NIGHTS OR LESS FLAT RATE:$170.00 A NIGHT. WE HAVE A EASTER 3/26/16 OPENING WEEK DUE TO A CANCELED RESV.!!AND ARE OFFERING 3 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS TO YOUR HOLIDAY TIME!!! ! CALL DIRECT AT, 727-938-7158 IT WILL NOT LAST.ALSO ON DEPARTURE THERE IS A HOUSE KEEPING FEE OF $100.00.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in East Lake, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk in shower, toilet, large sink and mirror. White bath towels & wash cloths are soft & thick and designer made.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed recently added. Mattress Simmons Beautyrest w/pillowtop. This quality mattress is used in most ***** Star Hotels. All bed linens are 400/500 thread count!. Twin or Single Beds (1) white antique day bed. Very comfortable --also thick mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The carriage house is a luxury cottage and on a private estate. There are many beautiful beaches near by. Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island are rated as Florida's top beaches. The St.Pete/Tampa airports are both 25 miles away. Rates are available 365 days per.yr. terms are available,rental periods Weekly, Bi-Weekly and monthly.Location is terrific for the business traveler, transfer, job relocation, or just in town on business for a few days. We will cutomize your stay to suite your needs. Call us for your best rate: H-727-938-7158 C- 727-403-5134. Also great for seminars or corporate retreats. The cottage has a private patio, and deck covered parking. Pirvate washer/dryer. This is a turn-key VRBO. All you need is your overnight bag or personal belongings. I think we covered everything, if I left something out and you have questions, please call.

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