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Historic Waterfront Distric-Gulfport Florida

Bedrooms 2
Space 958 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/1 Bath Custom Finished Close To Beach, 2 Blocks From Restauranteurs/Ba

This 1938 art deco duplex home was purchased in June of 2012 by Jimmy Brattain, owner of Design Works and has been under renovation every since. An award winning designer and builder, Mr. Brattain has brought his family's history to life in the quaint town of Gulfport, FL. The concept of the property was inspired by the memory of his grandmother and love of his grandfather who moved to Gulfport after WW11.

The property features a pool, private courtyard and parking for two vehicles, custom finishes, such as original murals, crown molding, pecky cypress ceiling, custom fabric backed banquette seating, floor to ceiling marble bathroom, custom lighting including LED recessed lights, ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances including microwave, quartz counter tops, porcelain faux wood flooring, DVD player, wireless Internet, flat screen TV's, washer/dryer, private courtyard, parking for 2 vehicles.

Come stay in a Ralph Lauren inspired space or for the more adventurous, a Hollywood Glam interior is more your style. The property can also be rented for private parties and weddings, both units sleep a total of 10; all 2 blocks from over 18 restaurants & bars and 3 blocks from Boca Ciega Bay and 10 minutes from beautiful St. Pete. Beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Jimmy Brattain
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Jimmy Brattain

Award wining custom home builder born in Tampa, raised in Carmel Indiana.

Jimmy Brattain purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jimmy Brattain chose St Petersburg Area

Mr. Brattain purchased this 1938 duplex situated on a double lot with the thought of scraping the structure in order to build two new homes for re-sale but quickly broke his golden rule and that was falling in love with the property. What started off as an estimated 6 month project has turned into a 2 and a half year labor of intense love. The estimated total completion of Mr. Brattain's vision is early 2016 by adding a fire pit and swimming pool.

Part of the décor is inspired by long nights as child watching old movies with his departed grandmother and other spaces, by the initials of his grandfather, RL. The only example of residential art deco architectural to remain in Gulfport, was saved by a passion to remember two very wonderful people... And as a result, those travelers fortunate enough to stumble across this gem, will see first hand what love can create.

What makes this villa unique

In ground swimming pool shared by both units, each unit has a private courtyard, parking for two vehicles


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 958 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen bed, Flat screen TV, hardwood floors, block out shades, curtains...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Completely renovated: New custom kitchen cabinets, New appliances (All stainless steel-dishwasher, full size refrigerator with water and ice dispenser, stove with cook top, microwave oven), Quartz countertops, Porcelain wood faux floors, White washed original pine floors, New solid wood 3 panel doors, all LED lighting, new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof, drywall... New Flat Screen HD Televisions, Wireless Wi-Fi, Internet streaming Movies and TV shows, DVD players, full size washer/dryer, private courtyard, 2 bicycles, outdoor grill, private parking for two vehicles. A new in ground pool has been installed as of 7.04.15


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Historic Waterfront Distric-Gulfport Florida
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our son's graduation here and everyone was very impressed with the house and its decoration. Everything was as advertised online. It was like an escape from reality. Everything that was needed was there. The pool and patio area were beyond relaxing and the decoration inside the house was unique, as well a conversation starter. Definitely will be going back! Jimmy, the owner, was also readily available whenever we had questions and extremely hospitable. Two thumbs up👍?🏻?👍?🏻?

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful spot for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this property. It is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The home itself is beautiful and every detail has been thought out to make an easy and relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sunny Days is the perfect place, it's clean, comfortable and close to so much. We rented the space when we came down to visit USF in Tampa and I am SO glad we stayed in Gulfport. We were able to walk just a few blocks over the Beach Blvd and eat, we walked down to Shoreline and saw Tampa bay... we rode the bikes to Clam Bayou and over to the little golf course that had a great biking/walking trail. Jimmy was a very responsive host and has everything you need... we locked ourselves out, must not have been the first, and he has a spare key near by. Plenty of towels, the beds were great, and the space was just beautiful... if we ever come back, I would stay here again and again!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! I can't wait to go back. I brought my 72 year old mother with me and she loved it as well. She wanted to move right in. The home is so comfortable, beautifully decorated, very private and the pool is such an extra added bonus! I just can't say enough about this place. Jimmy was very attentive to our needs and went over and beyond to make us feel special. The location is also just perfect. I have a 14 year old lab who walks very slow but he had no problem walking three blocks to the beach and when he put his paws in the sand, he started galloping like a horse. He too, loved his visit. I want to come back with friends and family and rent both sides. It's just a lovely place! Thanks, Jimmy, for your hospitality! I'm so glad I chose your place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

Jimmy was beyond accommodating and amazing! The house was amazing and perfect for our trip! We loved it so much, we changed the venue for our ceremony to be in the courtyard! The pool and everything was great! We rented both sides and had our wedding party and family stay along! It was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome rental, don't look any further!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental with quality finishes all thought out. The courtyard and pool is amazing! You have bars, restaurants and a park all within a 5 minute walk. Not to mention close proximity to downtown St Pete and St Pete beach. The owner is very friendly and accommodating! Reserve and you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Pete Beach
"Best sunsets in the United States."
Tangelo's Grille
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
Sirata Beach Resort
"Best Beach Bar on St. Pete. Beach for locals-Harry's"
Jimmy B's Beach Bar
Downtown St Petersburg
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Clearwater-St. Pete
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Pasadena Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
St. Pete. Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gulfport, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.56

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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