Lovely Spanish style home with Guesthouse.French doors, tile floors, long comfortable couch with large chair and ottoman. Carved glass table in front of couch. Flat screen TV with cable and DVD. Flat screen T.V. in bedroom also.
An assortment of dvd's and book have been left for your enjoyment. I have also procured pamphlets for Busch Gardens, Disney, The Chihuly Glass Collection in St Petersburg and the Dali Museum.
There are 3 other fine museums in St.Petersburg you may like to visit. I have left brochures for eat-in and take out restaurants also. Tyrone Mall is close by for shopping and in Tampa we have the International Mall.
The bed is queensize and very comfortable with a footrest at the end to lay your luggage on.Plenty of drawer space. Iron and ironing board are in closet. The bathroom is very bright and roomy. There is a private 19x30 ft patio for your private use. Equipped with tables, chairs,bar, grill and fire pit. Washer and dryer.
Beautiful Gulfport is walking distance. We have an Art Walk twice a month on the 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday. There is music everywhere you walk, hand made clothing and hand carved jewelery,Painting and book signings at times in front of the used book store.The shops are open then also with very electic offerings. We have an open Fresh Air market once a week on Tuesday which offers all manor of vegetables,fruits and a variety of foods you won't find just anywhere. The cheeses are incredible as are the sauces. Handmade clothing, specialty cheeses and desserts.
Gulfport is an eclectic neighborhood which really should be walked to appreciate its beauty. The homes here are truely one of a kind. Some with beautiful paintings depicting scenes that are only imagined. Some of the porches are so beautiful and long.We have a haunted house tour because ,if you didn't know, Gulfport is one of the oldest cities to be settled here and we Do have haunted homes.
In our uniqueness we have many funky restaurants with some of the finest food I have ever eaten. If you're looking for good music and food here O'Maddys' restaurant right across from the water and pier is excellent. We have Pegs Cantina for Mexican food lovers. La Cote'Basque for french cuisine. A wonderful breakfast and lunch place Stellas' with a great chef and Pia's Trattoria for delicious Italian food and a new German restaurant just opened and Saltys which is an open air bar with great music and games outside.
We have so much to see here its difficult to write it all down. From funky restauants, to open air bars across from the beach to playing volleyball on the nets set up for your enjoyment. Theres a library and local theatre up the middle of the blvd. One of the oldest, funkiest, laid back post offices I have ever seen is housed in the antique,curio,what not shop.
If you like parks we have plenty. The closest to me is Clam Bayou. Simply a beautiful place to ride your bike or walk. There is a Ferry at the end of my street that you can take to Egmont Key for the day if you like. There are piers for fishing also and you walk right past the Marina. There is also a park and tennis court as you walk to town or we have bikes for your personal use and beach chairs to take to the beach with you.
If you like to canoe or kayack there is a place on the main street that rents them and will drop them off for you or just take them to the beach and enjoy the day. There are so many things to see and do here. We hope you love it as much as we do.
. If you are celebrating a special occasion and need flowers or something more to make the moment you walk in more enjoyable let us know and we can coordinate flowers, wine, appetizers or whatever you need. We are here to make your special time memorable..
The Patio is strictly for our guests use as is the washer and dryer.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests may knock on our door or call us at anytime for any needs they may have. We believe our guests like their privacy and give it to them but we are happy to spend more time with them if they need.
I love the diversity of Gulfport. The way we all promote living. I love the support that comes from our town in the form of expressing art and music. Our neighbhood is quiet, artsy walking distance to everything in town
The bus stop is at the end of 27 ave and 49th st. Gulfport Beach has a free open trolly that drives around town also and a Gecko themed golfcart that will pick you up for a donation and drive you all about Gulfport.
Other Things to Note
The Wifi access number is kept on the last page of the guestbook as is the access code for entering the patio courtyard.
Please see Hostess upon checking in. Have drivers license with photo I.D. available. If coming in later than expected please call. Please let us know if your expected check out time changes. Usually we can accomodate with a later time but we do need to know in order to arrange cleaning times. Smoke is outside only. Ashtrays are provided on the patio.
Stephanie is the hostess with the most-est! We've stayed at her lovely guesthouse before, and we are particularly fussy senior citizens. She has stocked the charming cottage with sundry provisions and plenty of towels and linens. She even provides a free washer and dryer and laundry detergent. There is also a beautiful, very private side yard for her guests to enjoy. You are able to park your car right at the front door, and her neighborhood is safe and within walking distance to the many shops and restaurants downtown. The best part is that she is just one of the kindest and most thoughtful of persons in general! We won't stay anywhere else when we visit the Gulfport area. Her place affords all the comforts of home.
We had a wonderful stay at The Lovely Guest House. Stephanie was responsive, accommodating and very friendly. The house was perfect for a nice getaway for my wife and me, We hope to make it back someday soon.
We stayed at Stephanie's Guesthouse for 3 nights - it was lovely!
Stephanie welcomed us very warm and friendly. And the Guesthouse is just amazing: very clean, spacious and very well equipped.
The area is very quiet so it's perfect to get a good rest. We went to St Petersburg, Clearwater and Honeymoon Island from there. Perfect location.
The dinner at O'Maddys in Gulfport was great too.
We would definitely come back!
Thank you Stephanie!
The Lovely Guesthouse is a great spot to use as a home base for exploring everything that Gulfport and the surrounding areas have to offer. Stephanie is a great host and the guesthouse is equipped with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The patio is a tropical retreat, a tranquil place to enjoy morning coffee, afternoon reading and evening drinks. The guesthouse is an intimate comfortable space. You feel relaxed the minute you enter the double glass doors. The canopy of the mature trees in the landscape provides cooling shade in the Florida sun. The neighborhood is quiet. It is a few blocks from the marina and a nice walk to the shops and eating places in downtown Gulfport.
Thank you Stephanie for such a "lovely" guesthouse.
Back for our second year in a row at ' The Cottage ' !!! Cozy and Comfy ,,,and Stephanie, the host, makes it even that much more welcoming. Gulfport is sweet, relaxed and you can hear a pin drop in the still of any night there, just walking under the stars. Quaint, Great little informal restaurants and charm in many a nook and cranny. We hope to make it back next year. Give our best to Cherry and ur Mom :) Tom -n- Karl ..xo
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the little guest house in gulfport. Stephanie was a great host. Accommodations were exactly as described. Stephanie was very warm and helpful. She immediately
Responded to our questions. Cottage was very charming. Absolutely
lovely location. Entire property extremely well cared for.
Our stay at the Lovely Guesthouse was terrific. The listing is very accurate and cottage very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The fenced yard and private patio are very nice. Loved the fire pit. Stephanie and Cherry were very friendly and excellent hosts. The location is excellent and very safe. Three blocks to marina and beautiful park. Six blocks to great dog park. We will return. You must try O'Maddy's at sunset for drinks and dinner!
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I am a very upbeat, energetic person who loves to entertain. If I could, I would have become a chef and had a bed and breakfast and just enjoyed meeting people from all parts of the world. Instead, I am a nurse and have still met people from all over the world. I, however, didn't get to cook for them and entertain. Now I get to do the next best thing and I look forward to meeting you all.
I love to travel and have been many places but not nearly enough of them. I look forward to my vacations also and love to travel both abroad and in the U.S. There's just so much to see and enjoy. Life is to live and enjoy. That is my philosophy. So live and enjoy.