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.
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.
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.
The Wifi access number is kept on the last page of the guestbook as is the access code for entering the patio courtyard.
Stephanie's Guesthouse is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood giving us a perfect respite for the week. We felt immediately at home. Having a full kitchen and separate bedroom made even the cold days feel cozy as we would come back after a delicious Gulfport lunch or dinner and stay inside to read or watch a movie. Kitchen was complete with coffee maker and coffee, tea, even hot chocolate and microwave popcorn. There was some extra food in the cupboard in case you didn't want to go out or if you got hungry in between meals. Stephanie has thought of all the creature comforts a traveler could need. She is very accessible if you have any needs or questions. A perfect host!
Gulfport itself has a great variety of restaurants that have been built into the fabric of the downtown - most have transformed cottages and houses into unique and fun eateries with outdoor patios. We ate at Stella's every morning and chose different restaurants for lunch and dinner. We never went hungry! Gulfport has its own beach and is just a short drive to St. Pete's beaches. We loved the small town feel, cozy guesthouse and welcoming host. Thank you Stephanie!
Stephanie is made for this type of business. She is thoughtful, has positive energy, enthusiastic, enjoys a good sense of humour, has thought of every little detail to make this a good experience.
Her home is very inviting, well decorated, with a very interesting decor, very clean and pleasant. Everything you need is there.
She was a delight to meet.
We have been traveling for the past five months and were delighted to stay in this charming guest house. This is one of the best AIRBNB experiences we've had. The guest house is large, beautiful, and very comfortable. Everything you could possibly want is provided!
Very nice guesthouse. Nice sitting room with TV and DVD player, cable. Kitchen had a full size stove and refrigerator. Bedroom had good closet and dresser space plus another TV. Very comfortable place, everything was extremely clean and well appointed. Plenty of towels. Stephanie was a very gracious host. And left us some items in the kitchen if we needed. Good kitchen appliances. Hair dryer and ironing board available. There were bikes available to us which I thought was great. Nice patio space with a grill available for use. Would definitely stay here again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the lovely guesthouse. The house was exactly as described. It was very comfortable. Stephanie was a very welcoming and accommodating host, over and above what would be expected. We love Gulfport, and will definitely return to this guesthouse.
We really enjoyed this home away from home. I loved the fact that Stephanie provided lots of great towels in the bathroom. We had use of the washer and dryer which I thought was very generous of the hosts. WiFi worked well and was much used and appreciated. The neighborhood is quiet. Any contact with Stephanie was answered very promptly.
This was a great place. Beautifully outfitted. Stephanie was very warm and welcoming. I'd like to come back and spend a week.
Our experience couldn't have been more fantastic, guest house was clean, beautiful decor and felt at home the whole time. The guest house was near several attractions like THE PIER, The Dali Museum and of course the Gulf. It was a magical getaway I wouldn't hesitate revisiting time and time again!
This was our second visit to the Lovely Guesthouse - in fact, we changed the dates of our vacation to coincide with a vacancy at Stephanie's. We wouldn't stay anywhere else! Everything you need is there. If you get a chance to experience the Lovely Guesthouse, jump on it. I promise you'll leave relaxed and 100% satisfied with your stay.
The guesthouse was simply perfect. It was clean, located in a very cute and quiet neighborhood, close to the beach, well arranged - we could not ask for anything better.
Stephanie and Cherry are excellent hosts! They are very helpful, warm and promptly replied to all our questions. We highly recommend the lovely guesthouse, you will not regret it.