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Have A Blast In The Gulfport Arts District, Charming 2 bdm, Pet Friendly!!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Gulfport - CASA CHISPA!

This is the best community Florida has...walkable, friendly, beautiful, fun

The Gulfport Arts District is known for its offbeat casual vibe. Celebrating diversity and community, it is a rare bird for the state of Florida. This charming 1925 Spanish Bungalow has been restored to its original sparkle- chispa. with a queen bed, two singles and a sofa bed, and the cutest gas grill you've ever seen, each day will be a lifetime memory. Oh, the bathroom is all new, by the way, and has a jetted tub! Enjoy leisure time in the Bogart reading chair, or curl up by the fireplace with friends. Unique architecture, warm surroundings, and lots of original art will make your vacation unforgettable. Oh yes, and new appliances to complete your vacation! Enjoy!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nancy or George Roberts
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish, a bit of Shona and Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Nancy or George Roberts

George is from Zimbabwe, Nancy is from New Jersey. We live in Santa Fe, but are of the age, where warmer climates beckon in the winter. We spent a year searching for the perfect getaway...unique architecture, great neighbors, warm community, nightly dancing and history,...this house has everything we valued, and now we can share it with you...

Nancy or George Roberts purchased this house in 2014

Why Nancy or George Roberts chose St Petersburg Area

in looking all over the Tampa Bay area, Gulfport has a great geography, and is also close to everything. The community is a true community, which we felt immediately. Most of all, we like the walkability of the location. It is away from the bars on the waterfront, but close enough if we want to join them!

What makes this house unique

We love the location, close to everything. The charming architecture of the Spanish Bungalow is what we first fell in love with. We also love being on a corner lot. The flow of the house works perfectly for us, with bright sunny windows, but block out blinds for sleeping...and a jetted tub when we dance too much...we love the Gulfport Casino, that offers different dances nightly.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Have A Blast In The Gulfport Arts District, Charming 2 bdm, Pet Friendly!!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fun in Gulfport

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Cutely decorated and well supplied. Nice walk to fun bars, restaurants and small beach. We loved it, look forward to coming back. Great location in a quiet, eccentric artsy district.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location however probably won't go back to the area

  • 3 of 5

This house is located very close to the Gulfport Historic District, which is very cute and has a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops. Additionally, the house is only a 15 minute drive to Treasure Island Beach, Maderia Beach, and Sunset Beach. All of these beaches have public parking (paid) and umbrella and chair rentals.

The house was not very clean past the surface level. The bathtub has visiting spiders every night and the cups were covered in a film. The beds and pillows are not comfortable either. The AC works amazingly!

Finally, the garage is supposed to be accessible to guests however, the lettered lock (the kind you where you line up letters to unlock) was missing two rows of letters, making it impossible to get access to the washer/dryer in the garage.

Overall, I probably won't go back to the area and thus would not stay here again. I also got food poisoning from the restaurant Sea Breeze and lost a day of vacation throwing up, no fault of this VRBO owner of course.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so sorry you fell ill. I have sent your review to our housekeeper who will remedy the lock and cups. It is always best to text or call immediatley when something is not right, as we want your experience to be perfect in every way, but thank for bringing our attention to these issues. We are glad you enjoyed the area. We do hope you will join us again in the future sometime. All Good Things, Nancy All Good
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Good location! Very nice rental

  • 4 of 5

House is just a few streets over from the beach! Cute downtown of Gulfport within walking distance. Home was clean, beds comfy it felt like staying at a friends house for the weekend! Nancy and George answered any and all questions we had. We took our two dogs and they loved the fenced in patio area! Will definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It makes us so glad when people love the home like we do... All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Nice updated vintage Florida experience

  • 5 of 5

This house has a vintage Mediterranean exterior with an updated interior with original art and antique accents. It is in a convenient, quiet neighborhood near beaches, dining and art, gift and curio shops. It is in a good place for a morning walk, but a bit too far away to walk to the Bayfront Park and shopping area of Gulfport. We drove to and enjoyed the shops and Bay Front Park nearby. We were able to enjoy St. Petersburg and the Salvador Dali/Walt Disney Museum and a more distant excursion to Myakka River State Park to enjoy Florida's original ecology. The house provided excellent beds, jacuzzi, and updated appliances, although dishwasher was lacking. Large washer and dryer are available in the storage/garage. The master bedroom provides a very comfortable queen sized bed. It is small with little room for open luggage, but has adequate drawer and closet space. A second bedroom and separate enclosed porch room provide twin beds for two additional people. A new, bright and large TV with bluetooth player is located in the living room. The VRBO website provides accurate pictures of the place. Instructions provided by the owners were very helpful providing easy access to the property, how to use of the appliances, WiFi, etc. We would definitely recommend this place for a homey, relaxing vacation experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review! We hope you will stay with us again sometime. All Good Things, Nancy
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Quaint house on a quiet street

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for the two of us. We hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much...we also hope that you will return... Let us know what we can do to earn that 5th star! All Good Things, Nancy
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Great Spot for Wedding Event

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect cottage for us when we gathered with many old friends for a wedding in Gulfport. Many of our friends rented other VRBO's around town, I think we got the best. It is small, and cute, easy walk to downtown, and a great pleasure to sit and read in the Florida room.

Owners were responsive and even left fresh milk in the fridge for our coffee.

One issue, we had a friend in a wheelchair who couldn't get in, but we visited with him on the patio.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review...We do hope you'll visit again! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
St Petersburg, or Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Municpal golf course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Boca Ciega Bay, Gulfport
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulfport, St Petersburg Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
may-oct 2016
5 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
cleaning fee £82
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation policy: within 60 days or more of reservation 100% refund, within 30 days or more of reservation, 75% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulfport in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • storage beneath beds...also couch in living room goes into full bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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