About This Listing
Sunny Palm Cottage, located in the first block from the beach, is an ideal location for any season whether you are looking for winter sun or a summer seaside escape. Relax in this clean, quiet and relaxing cottage in a convenient location.
Hosting since 2004! Full-time vacation rental.
Located 1 block from the water and public access beach.
No need to cross a busy street to get to the beach and Gulfport has a "very walkable" score of 74 (out of 100) from (website hidden).
A short drive gives you a choice of several other award-winning beaches, such as Honeymoon Island, Caladesi and Ft DeSoto.
Large front yard with grass, tropical landscaping and nighttime lighting. Enter the home via the screened front porch, complete with two chairs and a ceiling fan.
Wood floors, grasscloth-look vinyl wallpaper in entry. Honey colored rattan wicker full-size sofa that makes into a sleeper plus matching loveseat in the living room.
Flat-screen HDTV with cable, music channels, HBO/Starz/Cinemax and a DVR in the living room. 4 double-pane, fully operable windows and a working wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fan.
Small dining area, kitchen with full-size appliances, a pantry, bird of paradise wallpaper, cocoa wood custom upper cabinets. Fully-stocked kitchen - see our website for a complete list of items included. Most likely you'll find everything you can think of if you love to cook.
Kitchen cabinets are labeled for ease of locating items.
There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a full bed.
Newly remodeled bathroom with a walk-in tile shower, tile floors, granite counters.
Shared laundry with full-size top load no-agitator Maytag washer and Maytag dryer.
All linens included.
Umbrellas, beach towels, bicycles and beach chairs may be available. Please inquire.
Expect a relaxing stay and a professional and courteous hosts.
Fantastically funky artsy neighborhood, perfect for walking and enjoying excellent restaurants.
Walk to the beach, to the Gulfport Casino, waterfront and pet-friendly restaurants (some earning "best of the bay" awards), Gulfport's quirky shops, the library and theater. Live music many nights of the week, though it is far enough away that you can't hear it at home!
Easy access to 40+ miles of the Pinellas bike trail. The marina is less than a mile away, as are tennis courts, dog park and a circuit training route.
A gas grill and outdoor patio table are located on the side of the house and are lit at night.
Get to know the local residents, including the geckos, seagulls and local parrots.
Come discover Gulfport and Palm Cottage. With gentle trade winds, island-like hospitality, irresistible cuisine, stunning nature and wildlife, a fascinating past and some serious on-the-water fun, your trip will be memorable and you'll want to return again and again!
Other useful information:
The closest beach is a one-minute walk away. There is a partial view of the water from the screened front porch and from the front yard, however is a one-story house facing a street that is perpendicular to the beach. The house is located in the Waterfront District and you have two allocated parking spaces off the street.
View 4th of July Fireworks from the comfort of the front yard.
A car isn't required but it is recommended.
Palm Cottage has free wireless Internet access.
The house is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are allowed, with additional fees. Must be over 1 year old, housebroken, not extremely large and not aggressive personalities. All pets are subject to prior approval.
The house is in a quiet neighborhood.
Keypad entry. No need to meet anyone or go anywhere to pick up keys.
21 yrs or older.
Yard NOT fenced.
The house, front porch, patio with table and grill, shared laundry facilities.
Interaction with Guests
We're available if you need us but otherwise we'll respect your privacy.
Fantastically funky artsy beach neighborhood, perfect for walking, biking and enjoying excellent restaurants. Walk to the beach, to the Gulfport Casino, waterfront restaurants, Gulfport's quirky shops, the library and the theater. Excellent restaurants for all tastes and budgets, some earning "best of the bay" awards. Live music many nights of the week.
Yes, but a car is still recommended to fully experience the surrounding areas.
Other Things to Note
IMPORTANT! - WE WILL NEED A REAL EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE FOR PHONE CALLS OR TEXTING AFTER BOOKING. WE SEND AN ARRIVAL PACKAGE VIA EMAIL. IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES DURING YOUR STAY YOU WILL HAVE TWO DIRECT PHONE NUMBERS THROUGH WHICH YOU MAY REACH US VIA A PHONE CALL OR VIA TEXTING. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL TIME-SENSITIVE REQUESTS VIA THE AIRBNB INTERFACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!
We now have Glad To Have You, a guest portal that provides detailed rental logistics prior to your trip. Get all the details such as WiFi passwords, check-in and out info, instructions for AV equipment and nearby activities.
Gulfport does not have curbside recycling of glass, so please do not place it in any of the recycle containers. There is a place you can take it about a mile from the house, but you are under no obligation to do so. If you don't want to take glass to the disposal site, please just place it in the regular trash.
This is a NON SMOKING property.
You will receive an email approximately two weeks prior to arrival with your code and other information about your arrival and the home!
PETS - PETS are permitted in the property only with prior approval and payment of additional fees.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of guests is limited to six (6) persons. An additional charge or $10.00 per person per night for guests in addition to six (6) will be assessed and must be arranged for, and paid, in advance. Any guests in excess of the maximum number of guests specified above, for any reason or for any length of time, MUST have our written permission. Having parties in our home or anywhere else on the property is forbidden. No RVs or campers may be used anywhere on the property. Violation of this provision will cause forfeiture of your entire security deposit.
MINIMUM STAY – This property requires a three (3) night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than three days, the guest will be charged the three-night rate.
NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE
HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY – No refunds will be given unless:
• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
• A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
• The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
o Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
o Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
o Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
The home was gorgeous and was in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance of some wonderful bars and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.
Palm Cottage was the perfect location for our Florida vacation. The pictures and descriptions matched reality exactly! The cottage was charming, clean and stocked with all the basics to make our vacation stress free - all we had to do was go to the grocery store to buy food. The tiny town of Gulfport (which we had visited several times before) is extremely walkable and laid back; with the cottage one block from the beach, it was the perfect place to stroll. We had one small problem with the television but a quick text to the host rectified the problem in no time. Would definitely return and rent this cottage in the future.
The house was great and very comfortable. We spent minimal time at the house due to our schedule but it was a great place to lay our head at night. The neighborhood was so close to some great restaurants after a long day on the water.
I don't think Palm Cottage could have been any cuter; it's literally the nicest house on the block. I didn't expect it to be quite so close to the bay, but you can see the water front the living room window. We also enjoyed how easy it was to get to all the points of interest in Gulfport by foot. Charming house, charming town.
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About the Host, Elizabeth
I'm from Michigan, but I’ve lived in Texas and Arizona most of my adult life.
My interests are photography, travel, food, historical fiction.
What do I do in my spare time? I don't understand the question!?
Fun fact about me. We foster kittens until they’re ready for adoption. Our first family was 7 kittens with ringworm. This required twice-weekly visits to the shelter for lime-sulfur dips and complete cleaning of the room twice weekly. And we utterly failed as fosters! We adopted 2 of the 7!
Some of my favorite things are: Bright colors (not to be confused with shiny, pretty things), chocolate, humor, great lines, magic moments, a beautiful beach, wide-open spaces, aerial views, Flat Whites, Meet Joe Black, Outlander series, U2, Yanni, Enigma, A Tuna Christmas, Houzz, New Zealand, Florida Gulf Coast, old European cities, photography, fields of bluebonnets, Pinterest.
My full-time job is overseeing the investments and financial operations at a 48-year old family foundation based in Austin. The foundation seeks innovative projects in the area of health, education, human services and community affairs.
What is it like to have me as a host? We are prepared and want our guests to be prepared as well. Once we send arrival details guests rarely have questions, but we’re here if you need us. We have a message tree set up so that requests go to 3 phone numbers to make sure we can respond as quickly as possible to a guest’s need. We also use an app that guests can access from their phone or computer to get info about the area and the home during their stay. We try to think of everything and have our homes set up for travelers. What am I like as a traveler? I like to be on my own and don’t require much interaction although I’d be happy to meet our hosts.
Do I have a life motto? I’m a big fan of big-picture dreams but not being married to them. Things change, people change and sometimes you just need to go in a different direction. I plan when necessary but I don’t plan everything. I’m fairly prepared most of the time – I’m always looking for another way if the first way doesn’t work out. I almost always have a “plan B” in my back pocket.
We take a team approach to managing and caring for our homes. We’ve had relationships with many of our service providers/team members for YEARS. They know we don’t want our guests going without air-conditioning on the 4th of July. They know we want yards mowed on schedule. They know we want our homes clean. We know you want more than a couple of forks and some plastic glasses in the kitchen! We know you want clean, fresh linens and household equipment that works.
Crabcakes! Crabcakes! Crabcakes! Try the corn & crab chowder. Or the chipotle-stuffed meatloaf.
Great atmosphere; great sunset and water views; copious outside seating; fantastic food!