|Minimum Stay||7 - 31 nights|
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, a 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.
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.
Lysa Riggs purchased this bungalow in 2014
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:)
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.
We enjoyed our week at Lysa's sweet home in Gulfport. It is conveniently located, well appointed, and all is in good working order. The listing was accurate in all respects, and the property was clean and well maintained. Lysa was very responsive and friendly, and provided great recommendations for dinner spots. Although our home is only 5 miles away, this was a lovely place to get away from it all.
Wonderful cottage in a lovely peaceful area, beautifully furnished and maintained. We have high standards and are very choosy about where we stay, this cottage exceeded our expectations. Every conceivable convenience is provided. Lysa is very helpful and quick to reply to any questions. Would highly recommend.
My husband and I just returned from an amazing week with our four-legged kids in Gulfport, FL. The Craftsman Cottage, owned by Lysa and Don, is so friendly, inviting and comfortable. The location is within a few minutes walk to artsy Gulfport...filled with quaint shops featuring local artisans as well as delightful restaurants with the friendliest staff (friends) that you will encounter anywhere and a beautiful waterfront. Lysa is super friendly and nice and very easy to get along with. Her and Don's home projects a warmth and welcoming comfort. You will want for nothing while staying there...other than to never want to leave!
My husband and I enjoyed our last hoorah as a party of two before our baby comes this fall in this beautiful home. We were joined part of the week by my in laws and we all were astonished and can honestly say the home was BETTER than the pictures that does not usuall happen. The host Lysa, was great, very accommodating and pleasant. We also enjoyed the local area & St. Petersburg we absolutely feel we will make another trip down to visit this part of FL again.
This is an attractive and well appointed rental property. The location is excellent, with easy access to Gulfport and (by car) the Gulf Coast. The cottage itself is decorated to a very good standard. The master bedroom is ideal for a couple, and there's a smaller guest bedroom with a queen bed. The owners are courteous and amiable, as are the local staff who look after the property. I'd recommend it without hesitation.
Hope to go back again. Close to everything. Loved the pool. Plenty to do. From the moment we got there we felt very much at home. The house had more room than we anticipated, nicely decorated with all the amenities promised. Thank you, Lysa.
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.
|Property Damage Protection||£80|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.