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Historic Waterfront Distric-Gulfport Florida

Bedrooms 2
Space 958 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 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:
17 March, 2018

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 Gulfport

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 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Lavonia, ga usa


  • 5 of 5

This duplex is stunning. The renovation is well planned and so comfortable. Not only did we have our own enclosed private patio we were fortunate that no one was in the other unit, so we had the pool area all to ourselves. Beds and linens are wonderful as is all the furnishings. Easy walking distance to Beach Street and the beach. Definitely will be back. Thank you, Jimmy, for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The three year renovation was designed to create a relaxing environment and your kinds words are appreciated. We look forward to having your family as guests in the future. Jb
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lovely property with lots of privacy

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated home......I was very impressed. The house offers a very relaxed and private atmosphere that helps any guest truly relax and enjoy time off. I will rent this place again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

Cozy and well decorated. Very good restaurants walking distance and minutes away pristine beaches!!!!! Inside everything that you need.

But, definitely the pool is a great feature. My kids loved!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property - great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, pet-friendly staycation for me!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 26-May-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: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • 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

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Cleaning Fee £72.21

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