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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a stay in our newly renovated 1925 historical 2-beroom 2-bathroom beach house with beautiful views to the Boca Ciega Bay in the quaint coastal community of Gulfport / St Petersburg, Florida.

Steps from the saltwater of the Boca Ciega Bay beaches and fishing pier, our recently renovated Calypso Beach House is located in Gulfport, Florida, conveniently located to the airports as it is bordering St. Petersburg and the Boca Ciega Bay.

Enjoy Gulfport, described as "funky, eclectic, artsy, charming, progressive, welcoming, warm, and yes, even weird", as Calypso Beach House is located around the corner from downtown. Often referred to as the "Key West of the North", Gulfport offers fabulous amenities including restaurants, cafes, retail shops, volleyball courts, a dance hall “Casino”, art galleries and a 5-block Farmer's Market held every Tuesday from 9am - 2pm, all-year long.

Our vacation property has the feel of an "old Florida" beach house with the comforts of a completely renovated home offering our guests a fully-furnished 1200 sq. ft. house which includes 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, waterview sunroom with sleeper/sofa, kitchen, dining room, living room, private side patio on the main floor. There is a very respectful, quiet, long-term tenant living in the 350 sq.ft. Bachelorette unit at the rear of the house who maybe in residence during your stay. Use of our 2 x reserved parking spots will be available on driveway during your rental stay.


Queen size bed Queen size Bed

3-piece shower ensuite bathroom Large Closet

Large closet Flat Screen TV

Flat Screen TV


Full bathroom including shower & tub Washer / Dryer


Stainless steel appliances Cozy Sofa & Chairs

(Refridgerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave) Queen size sleeper / sofa

Eat-up bar area in Flat Screen TV

Dining table

BONUS: 2 x reserved parking spots available on driveway

EXTRAS: WIFI, Cable TV, Long-distant phone calling, beach chairs, sand toys, private side patio with gas BBQ.

More Details

Susan Strickland
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Susan Strickland

We discovered Gulfport, Florida by chance on a visit to the Gulf Beaches and decided to purchase one of the charming, old historical properties directly across from the peacefully quiet Veteran's Park. Only a block from Beach Drive and its many restaurants, bars & pubs and quaint shops, our beach cottage is the perfect spot to enjoy a warm & sunny Florida escape. The refurbishment of the home was a labor of love, which we tried to decorate in the spirit of this delightfully whimsical and unique beach side town.

We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do when we visit Gulfport.

Jim and Sue Strickland

Susan Strickland purchased this house in 2017

Why Susan Strickland chose Gulfport

We love the proximity to the water and the proximity to the many wonderful restaurants and activities in Gulfport, FL

What makes this house unique

Located directly across from the park and landscaped with tropical plants and palm trees creates a fabulous beach side retreat


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulfport in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed. The stay was excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite stay ever in St Pete area

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. Everything was clean and beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Always a pleasure to host guests like you and your family. Please visit us again soon.
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Beautiful home by the gulf

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Jim have set up this beautiful home to make guests feel at home. The home is as pictured in the listing. The best part was the fully stocked kitchen( I love to cook, so this was a relief for me). She even had a well seasoned cast iron pan. Almost anything you can think of that generally is missing from rental home kitchen's - you have it here. There is enough towels and beach towels. We even got to grill on the patio grill. There are books, magazines and board games in the home too.

You can walk to the gulf and many restaurants nearby. Walking on the pier anytime of the day is convenient. We walked through the whole farmer's market on Tuesday morning.

One has to drive to St Pete beach or Madeira beach. It can take 15-20 mins of driving to go either way. There were few issues with the bathroom that I mentioned to Susan already.

More than a few times we have encountered dirty cups/glasses/plates in rental homes and this happened here too. No idea whether its the house cleaner that puts back dirty dishes in the rack or the previous renter who decides to conveniently not clean dishes. I hope its not the renters who do that. We always run a load in the dishwasher as well as a laundry for the towels before we leave, especially if detergent has been provided for you. I hope renters always pay it forward with these little things.

Thanks for a wonderful stay Susan and Jim!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind words and treating our home as if were your own! We have come to learn that the issues with what appears to be dirty dishes is in fact “hard” water and are looking to resolve this with an enhanced water softener system.
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Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

The Calypso was a perfect retreat for us in Gulfport. It was clean and quiet with nice water views and just a short walk to restaurants and shops. The outdoor living spaces were a plus for gaming and cooking out.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to our Calypso Beach House in Gulfport, FL. We will welcome your return visit!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Pasadena Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pia's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Welcome to Gulfport Florida!

We have an interesting collection of people to meet, places to visit, and things to do in our undiscovered little community. With natural beauty enhanced by our colorful personality, you will find Gulfport FL to be a visionary experience that you will want to share with your family and friends.

Located on the Boca Ciega Bay with a nice beach and long fishing pier, Gulfport's Waterfront District attracts young and old alike.

Gulfport is famous for it's variety of dining experiencs. In fact, Gulfport was one of the six finalist in the Rand McNally "Best of the Road" out of 600 competing towns for "Best for Food".

Check out all of our local dining establishments here on

Many of Gulfport's first time visitors come to taste our delicious offerings and then come back with freinds to share the discovery.

Visitors may enjoy a delicious breakfast after a nice walk along Shore Blvd to take in the scenic view of Tierra Verde across the bay. Then they might spend a few hours shopping for original paintings, unique gifts, Florida souvenirs, or rare antiques. Maybe they will just take in the scenery or photograph the colorful buildings and homes that sit on tree covered streets in Gulfport. Lunch or Dinner would be enjoyed in any of the several popular restaurants on Gulfport, Beach and Shore Blvds.

Gulfport Florida has beautiful parks and a relaxing walk in the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve is always a visual and auditory treat with the sights and sounds of wild birds, the breeze in the trees, and the water of the bayou. One of my favorite things to do in Gulfport is walk out onto Williams' Pier at sunset to take pictures or just follow the sun as it goes down while watching the clouds put on a colorful show. After it gets dark, I let my eyes dance with the reflecting lights from Salty's Gulfport and O' Maddy's Bar and Grill on the gentle evening waves for a calming experience.

On the first Friday and third Saturday of every month at 6:00 pm, Beach Blvd comes alive with artists, vendors, musicians, and great food during our famous Gulfport Art Walks.

Every Tuesday is Gulfport's Tuesday Fresh Market where fresh produce is sold and vendors set up offering fresh baked breads, fresh seafood, cheeses, nuts, spices and sauces, along with hand crafted art and clothing and more!

Gulfport Florida is a great place to discover, and I promise you will be pleased with what you find. And I bet you will enjoy sharing the secret with your friends!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.9
Pet Fee £37.96
Damage Deposit £379.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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