Split floor plan for couples or families - sleeps 6 - pets. We now use Glad To Have You to provide all the necessary details for your stay!
Hosting since 2005! Dolphin House is a full-time vacation rental.
Comfortable beach home. Three bedrooms, 1 king, 1 queen, 1 full. Tile floors. Newly remodeled bathroom with large walk-in tile shower. Lots of room. Fully-equipped kitchen. Lots of windows perfect for letting in the sea breezes on a cool day.
Dolphin House is clean, organized and thoughtfully set-up to make your vacation enjoyable. You should expect a relaxing stay and professional and courteous hosts.
Fantastically funky artsy neighborhood, perfect for walking and enjoying excellent restaurants. Walk to the beach, to the Gulfport Casino, waterfront restaurants, Gulfport’s quirky shops, the library and theater. Excellent restaurants for all tastes and budgets, some earning "best of the bay" awards. Live music many nights of the week.
Public transportation offers connections to the beach trolley and 40-mile Pinellas bike trail are nearby. The marina is less than 1 mile away.
Gulfport is a unique community in a great location and Palm Cottage is in the heart of Gulfport's beach and art district and less than one block to the beach!
Beach towels are generally provided. Beach chairs and umbrellas may be available if arranged in advance.
Walk to O'Maddy's, the pier, the beach, the Art Village Courtyard, Backfin Blue Cafe and more!
Linens - Sheets & towels (both bath and kitchen), blankets, pillows
Kitchen appliances - Microwave, coffee maker with filters, coffee grinder, wide slot toaster, blender, full-size fridge, oven, dishwashers, coffee maker, mixer, waffle-maker.
Washer/Dryer in separate room
Personal computer (no printer)
Iron & board
Pots/pans, dishes, silverware, cookware - Teapot, plates, water glasses, flatware, bowls, highball glasses, coffee cups, wine, martini, juice, champagne glasses, 13x9 baking dish, French white 8 piece set, cookie sheet with Silpat, jelly roll pan, measuring spoons and cups, saucepans with lids, fry pans with lid, paring knife, rubber spatula, colander, soup ladle, tongs, cake pans, vegetable peeler, rolling pin, pie pan, cutting board, can/bottle opener, glass and plastic pitchers, wine corkscrew, pizza cutter, ice cream scoop, pot holders, kitchen towels, juicer, ice cream/dessert dishes, pastry blender, thermometer, wire whisk, French press, splatter screens, cheese graters, sifter, stainless mixing bowl set, loaf pan, jar opener, turner, silicone brush, microplane zester, veggie scrub brush, 8x8 baking pan, muffin pan, plastic drinking glasses, food storage containers
Supplies - Initial supply of paper towels, dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, hand soap, Kleenex, basic pantry items, several trash bags, foil, ziplock bags.
This is a NON SMOKING property.
PETS are permitted in the property only with prior approval. $50 per pet fee per week applies. All pets must be leashed at all times. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. All pets must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm prevention is highly recommended. All pets are to be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner. The property owners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that humans or pets may incur while on the premises.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT - A security deposit of $250 is required. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met.
• No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
• No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
• All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in dumpster, and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned.
• All keys are left under the front door mat, or in the key drop box at the office, and the house is left locked.
• All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
• No linens are lost or damaged.
• NO early check-in or late checkout.
• The renter is not evicted by the owner, (or representative of the owner), or by local law enforcement.
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 – While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available at an additional rate. We do not permit bath towels or linens to be taken from the units, but we provide extra beach towels for your use.
RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.
FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.
WASTE WATER SYSTEMS & TOILETS – We test all toilets prior to your arrival to ensure they are in working order. Assume the sewer systems are fragile; feminine hygiene products and large amounts of tissue tend to block the toilets. In the event your party creates an overflowing toilet than you cannot unblock with a plunger at the house, you will need to call a plumber at your expense. The number for a plumber can be found in your property guide. If you leave the house with a blocked toilet and we find that anything other than toilet paper has been flushed and clogged the system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).
TRASH – When you leave your rental, please remove all trash. Place all trash in the trashcans and make sure the trashcans are placed in the appropriate place for pick-up. Trash pickup days are Tuesdays and Fridays. If trash pickup occurs during your booking, please put the trashcans out the evening before pickup day. If you don’t you may exceed the capacity of the cans. PLEASE DO NOT PUT GLASS, MAGAZINES OR CARDBOARD in the recycle bins. Never leave trash outside the cans; animals will scatter it. Please leave condiments for guests who will follow and feel free to leave other food items that you feel future guests would be comfortable using.
TELEPHONE – Local calls and free long-distance in North America & Canada.
EMERGENCIES – You will be provided with an emergency cell number in your booking agreement. Numbers for plumbers, electricians, cable and phone are provided in the guest book in the home in the event you are unable to reach us for your emergency.
GAS GRILLS – are provided as an accommodation. Please remember to turn the gas OFF when you are finished. We do not clean grills or maintain propane tanks. If you run out, you can get a refill, with a tank exchange, at Publix at 22nd Ave S and Pasadena Ave. We will not refill the canisters for you. Also, we entrust guests to be responsible for cleaning the grill, and brining in all dishes and utensils, after they have used them.
LINENS – Please do not use laundry detergent containing bleach on ANY of our sheets or towels. We ask you not to take the bath towels of the property for any reason. Please launder the beach towels if you use them and place them back in the closet. If you have a messy spill or other clean-up during your stay, we do provide a bag of “rag towels” in each property. Please look for them UPON YOUR ARRIVAL – BEFORE YOU NEED THEM!
ELECTRICAL ISSUES/SATELLITE/INTERNET – Florida is famous for fierce rainstorms. We get occasional power outages. There is an emergency information sheet in the house handbook that provides the phone number for Progress Energy. Please contact them to report or learn the status of the outage. Sometimes a circuit breaker will trip. If you have a partial outage, you may be able to reset it yourself. Please call us if you have questions. Should you be directed to the circuit box, you will be looking for one or more levers that are slightly out of alignment with the others, or tripped to the “off” position already. You may need to click the breaker firmly to the OFF position and then click it firmly back to the ON position. It should click into place. If this does not restore power, please call us. These power outages, or sometimes nothing at all, may interrupt the high-speed Internet service provided by Brighthouse.
ADJUSTMENTS – Please check your home carefully when you arrive. If you should discover any problems with the house, please report it to us immediately. We do not generally issue refunds for any condition beyond our control, such as power outages, water or plumbing system breakdowns, TV cable blackouts, appliance malfunctions and the like, and in no event will we issue a refund for a problem we had no opportunity to resolve. We maintain our homes in the best possible operating condition and if a problem should occur we would make every effort to rectify the situation and, if necessary move you to another home. If you decide to leave earlier than your departure date, there is no refund.
ABOUT THE CLEANING FEE – the cleaning fee covers light cleaning only. If includes: laundry of guest sheets and towels, dusting, sweeping and mopping, refrigerators, mirrors and cleaning bathrooms. It does NOT include such items, for example, as cleaning drip pans and stovetop spills, cleaning coffee pots, washing dirty dishes, cleaning your leftover food out of the refrigerator, oven spills or taking the trash out. In short, you are expected to clean up after yourself. Typically new guests are arriving the same day you are departing. If an arriving guest is delayed because we are still cleaning your mess, we will deduct an additional fee from your security deposit.
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.
TRAVEL INSURANCE – We highly recommend all guests purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to (website hidden) for details and to purchase.
All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
It is hereby agreed by and between ___________ (Homeowner) and _____________ (Guest) that homeowner will allow guest to have the following described pet and no others in the vacation home upon and subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement and this addendum.
The permission granted herein shall be limited to a certain pet named _______________________and described below:
Type of Pet: ___________________
Neutered: Yes No
Guest hereby agrees to comply the following:
1. Guest to pay additional pet fee in the amount of $__________ per (night/week).
2. All pets must comply with the following specifications (documentation from an accredited veterinarian must be provided by Guest upon request):
a. May not exceed fifty (50) lbs.
b. Must be at least one (1) year of age or older.
c. Must be spayed or neutered.
d. Must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm preventive is highly recommended.
3. All pets must be leashed at all times.
4. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse.
5. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees.
6. All pets are to be treated with a topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Fleas and ticks are very rampant in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets.
7. Pet will not damage premises. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit.
8. Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.
9. Pet will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Pet will not be left unattended on balcony, patio, or porch.
10. Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
11. Pets are not bathed in our tubs where their nails can scratch the finish.
All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner.
Great house! Plenty of space, perfect location, very well stocked kitchen.
Was in St Pete for a wedding with my mother, my brother, and my brother's girlfriend. My Mom had never stayed in an airbnb before, but she arrived first and had no problem finding and getting into the place. My brother is known for being occasionally impossible, but he too was happy with the place and how well it supported our group. Plenty of space, nice kitchen, great neighborhood.
The nicest surprise was how close we were to the beach / pier / downtown Gulport area. It's an extremely walkable district (which runs counter to 99.9% of the Florida experience I've had in the past) with restaurants, shops, bars, and so forth, and our family took advantage of that frequently.
We loved the Dolphin House & neighborhood. It was clean, comfy and spacious even for 6 of us. Check in & out was simple and straight forward. We would come back. Thanks Beth.
The house was great, perfect for the 6 of us and all of the amenities like the listing said. It's a wonderful neighborhood, also a little weird which everyone is very proud of. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to visit again.
my family thoroughly enjoyed our thanksgiving in this lovely home. the kitchen and living/dining areas were perfect for cooking and talking throughout. the location is perfect - seconds away from the water and good restaurants. super!
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