About this listing
Located within blocks of downtown, Gulfport, you don't need a car to explore the area. There is now a REAL bed--NO futon!
Centrally located between St. Pete and St. Pete Beach, this converted garage is perfect for someone wanting a little retreat from the hustle and bustle of Tampa or St. Pete. This quiet location on 27th Ave. S, would only be 2 blocks from the Gulfport library and 3 blocks from the historic downtown area with its quaint and quirky shops. A variety of restaurants and shops line Beach Boulevard and you'll find everything from hotdogs to crabcakes on the way to the beach. Boca Ciega Bay is only 4 blocks from 27th Ave. S. and the marina district is close if you have a boat to moor or a kayak to launch.
I am an avid bicyclist and I can advise you about the best cycling spots. (And I'll probably tag along if you want....) I work with Adventure Cycling staffing some of their events and I have done long tours myself in France and Florida. I have a bike stand and most bike tools...and the Gulfport bike shop is 5 blocks away. I am a mile from the Pinellas Trail, a paved rails-to-trails path that goes from downtown St. Pete to Tarpon Springs.
It is furnished with a futon, desk, dresser, TV (with cable access) and small dresser/closet combo. It has its own bathroom and shower and an apartment-type sink/stove/refrigerator in one corner. Wi-Fi is free but you might need to get a booster--the signal gets lost sometimes. There is ceramic tile throughout and a vaulted ceiling in one of the many angled areas with a combo ceiling fan / light. I-275 is approximately a mile and a half from 27th Ave. I have a very large fenced-in backyard with a jacaranda tree and an organic garden you would be more than welcome to share.
No smoking on premises.
I would highly recommend staying here. This was my first AirBnB experience--and I have no complaints. We had no problems with our host or with the space. Everything was copasetic. Karen was very nice to deal with and also gave us privacy.
I had a good experience at Karen's place.
She was very helpful, answered very quick to all my questions.
For the price you cannot go wrong.
Karen was the best hostess ever! She was right there when I arrived, she provided a walkthru to help me familiarize myself with the room, she helped with things to do suggestions, she helped with directions, she even gave me an extra Tampa Rays ticket ... in a word the best.
Karen was great, very friendly and offered lots of suggestions on places to go and things to do. We were there for both work and pleasure and the space was private and worked out well. The neighborhood is quiet. We walked down to the Boca Ciega Bay area for the food and shops many times without thinking twice about the possibility of any problems.
The space is a converted garage, but there really is nothing left from it's days of being a garage. The futon is gone and there is now a real bed (I think it's a full size) which is much more comfortable that any futon I've been on.
There is a small kitchenette, but aside from using the refrig. for some beverages we didn't have a need to use anything else, who wants to cook on vacation.
There is an off street parking space and private entrance. This really is an efficiency/studio apartment. It works well for a single person or a couple.
I would definitely stay again. We are hoping to move to Gulfport at some point ourselves.
It was my first time using this service as well as traveling to Gulfport, Florida. My goal for this trip was to stay for a few of days in a comfortable, secure & private residence where i would be able to use my bicycle to & from St. Pete. My expectations were met 100% & beyond. Karen was very courteous, friendly & made me feel as if her home was my home.
Karen was a a wonderful hostess, provided information on the area and was there if we needed her. The studio apt was very clean, nicely decorated and all of the amenities were there: coffee, tea, sugar. Very nicely done! The location is excellent, just walking distance to beautiful Gulfport. One word of warning, the futon mattress is very firm. I slept well on it but my wife struggled.
We will most likely return!
Karen's place was great! I had a long term stay there through a summer job and her place could not have been better. Karen was a wonderful host and extremely helpful with anything I ever needed.