Back living area with sofa, loveseat, HDTVBack living room alternate view
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

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!

Back living area with sofa, loveseat, HDTV

Back living area with sofa, loveseat, HDTV

The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Hosting since 2005! Dolphin House is a full-time vacation rental.

Charming home with great layout for families, friends or couples. Large open feel.

Walk-able and quiet residential neighborhood just one block off Gulfport's main boulevard in the heart of the Beach & Art District.

Two blocks from the beach, fishing pier, Veteran's Park and local dog park. The private home is close to everything you need to be close to on your holiday.

Centrally located to Gulfport, St Pete Beach and St Petersburg, with Tampa's activities just another 15 minutes further.

Split floor plan

Front of house - living room with love seat and two chairs, plus a flat panel HDTV with built-in DVD, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Bath has tub/shower combo, toilet, vanity.

Both bedrooms in the front are spacious with large windows. Queen bed in one, Full bed in the second. Ceiling fans in both.

Back of house - large living room with full-size sofa and loveseat, HDTV/cable, dining area, large master bedroom and master bath in the back of the house. The galley kitchen is at the center of the home. The kitchen can be closed off from the front of the house via the pocket door, and from the rear of the house via the double French doors.

The large master has a king bed, two large dressers and large closet and sliding patio door to the backyard.

The back bath can be entered without going through the master bedroom and has a vanity, sink, toilet and walk-in tile shower.

Dolphin House has a separate laundry/office with large capacity Maytag washer and dryers and table with PC.

Kitchen - full-size range, dishwasher, microwave and full-size refrigerator.

Enjoy breakfast outside on the covered patio with cushioned wicker seating or the large dining table on the patio. All towels are provided, as well as bed linens, pillows and blankets.

The neighborhood is fantastically funky & artsy and perfect for walking and enjoying excellent restaurants. The house is thoughtfully furnished - please see below or email us for the complete list of kitchen gadgets and appliances you will find inside!

The covered rear porch has all-weather-wicker seating and a gas grill. The paved patio area has a large glass and patio table that comfortably seats six. Tropical full landscaping with lighting
and paved walkways.

Sleeping up to 6, the house is perfect for larger families and groups of couples.

Tile floors throughout the house.

Central heat and air-conditioning.

Fenced yard.

Close to Stetson and Eckerd Colleges.

Keypad for entry. Key pickup NOT required.

Other useful information:
The closest beach is a 5-minute walk away. There is a fishing pier 1 1/2 blocks down the street and then you're at the restaurants and waterfront area. Two parking spots are available in the driveway and street parking is also available. No worries about parking during special events such as 4th of July Fireworks which you'll be able to watch from the comfort of the front yard.

A car isn't required but it is recommended.

Free Wifi.

The house may be wheelchair accessible but you will need your own ramp.

Pets are allowed for additional fees. Must be over 1 year old, housebroken, not extremely large and not aggressive personalities. All pets are subject to prior approval.

Guest Access

The entire house and yard.

Interaction with Guests

We're flexible, and here if you need us, but otherwise we'll respect your privacy.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

Yes, but a car is recommend to fully experience the surrounding areas.

Other Things to Note


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.

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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is after 4PM

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.


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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Back living room alternate view

Back living room alternate view

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Austin, Texas, United States · Member since February 2012

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.

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Response rate: 100%(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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