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Flamingo Cottage:Romantic Tropic Retreat

SuperhostGulfport, Florida, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Elizabeth
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Small cottage near Gulfport's Waterfront District. Pets welcome with $75 pet fee per pet; 2 pets max without prior permission before booking. This is billed after booking. See other things to note below.

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We realize that cleanliness is top of mind for many of you right now. Accordingly, we are now following enhanced cleaning protocols through our use of professional cleaning companies who use EPA-approved products, follow CDC-recommendations to protect the safety of guests and all of our service partners. In addition these professionals give extra attention to high-touch surfaces and end the cleaning with a sanitization spray process that helps wrap around surfaces that normal cleaning will not reach. If you would like more specific information, please feel free to ask!

From the moment you step into this cheerful, tropical 1BR, 1BA getaway, you’ll be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday. Leave chilly mornings and hum-drum afternoons behind for a romantic retreat in balmy Gulfport, where the charms of Old Florida meet world-class dining, art, and welcoming community.

On the grounds of Flamingo Cottage, you’ll wander among palm trees and venerable oaks, tropical flora and lush green grass. Enjoy sunrises and twilight cocktails on your intimate private patio. Bring your four-legged family members to this pet-friendly haven, where they can run free in the expansive yard.

And when you're ready to dip your toes in the waters, Flamingo Cottage is just a short walk from the beaches and parks of Gulfport’s waterfront.

A DAY AT FLAMINGO COTTAGE

Open your eyes to a tranquil master bedroom. Touches of muted tropical flair offer hints of the paradise outdoors: palm leaf patterns decorate the walls and plush queen bed. Spend a relaxed morning in bed and flip on the HDTV to catch up on morning talk shows.

Sip your coffee on the patio as you map out your day of beachside strolls and gallery visits, then head into the kitchen to whip up a hearty breakfast. With custom cocoa cabinets, Peacock granite counters, and updated appliances, you’ll find an elegant space that will stand up to any recipe. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the intimate dining table.

After an active morning on the town, cool off in the A/C of your tropical living room, decorated with signature pops of lime and flamingo pink. Curl up on the sofa and watch your favorite shows on the HDTV, equipped with a DVD player, cable, and iHome.

Off the kitchen, you’ll find a full bath with echoes of the ocean: pebble stone floors, walk-in shower with sea-grey tile, and palm-tree wallpaper offer a restful retreat.

THE CHARMS OF GULFPORT

Your cottage is just steps from the beaches and parks of Gulfport’s Waterfront District—grab beach towels and chairs from the cottage and head to nearby Gulfport Beach. Hop into an impromptu game of beach volleyball, head down Shore Boulevard, and stroll the paths of waterfront Veteran’s Park.

In Gulfport’s thriving artistic and social community, the charms of Old Key West are preserved. Every day brings a fresh adventure and a new experience to explore—think twice-monthly art walks, the weekly Fresh Market, yearly sailing regattas, sandcastle competitions, art festivals, and Formula One boat races.

Catch 4th of July fireworks from the end of your quiet street. The Gulfport restaurant scene flourishes year-round; try a different restaurant each evening, or frequent your favorites in rotation. The many charms of Gulfport are at your fingertips.

Linens are included - bath and kitchen towels and sheets.

Central heat & air-conditioning.

Things to Do! Excellent restaurants, an exciting night life, a fishing pier, marina, excellent shopping including unique works by local and national artists and photographers, a glass-blowing studio, a sailing school, tennis and shuffleboard parks, a dog park, library, beach pavilions and new children's playground, beach volleyball courts, a performing arts theater, a waterfront casino dance hall and, above all a white sandy beach! Also located on the beach front is a walking pier, benches and bench swings, indoor/outdoor fitness center (handicapped and wheelchair accessible), a measured walking path and fitness circuit.

Special Events: Special events include First Friday & Third Saturday Artwalk, Tuesday Fresh Market, Spring Fest, Gecko Fest, Aquamania, 4th of July Festival, Tangerine Blues Festival, Sandcastle Contest, Annual Vintage Car show, a sailing Regatta, the Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes, Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, Retro-Rama and summer concerts.

Location and local area information: Gulfport is a quiet, cozy beachside community established in the early 1900's. It is located on Boca Ciega Bay with views of St Pete Beach to the west and Isla del Sol to the south. Enjoy tennis and shuffleboard courts, the waterfront nature park and access to the Pinellas Trail. Most of the activities described are just a short walk from the property. Located 30 minutes from Tampa and the Tampa International Airport, 30 minutes from the St Pete/Clearwater airport, 10 minutes from downtown St Petersburg, 30 minutes to Clearwater Beach, 15 minutes from St Pete Beach/Pass-A-Grille and 20 minutes from the fabulous Fort DeSoto park. Also suitable as a base for day trips to Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World, the Manatees at Crystal River/Homossassa Springs. We provide excellent guest information and a guide complete with addresses, phone numbers, driving directions, and websites.

Other useful information:
The closest beach is a one-minute walk away. No water view as the property faces away from the beach. A car isn't required but it is recommended, especially if you're here for more than a few days. The surroundings areas have a lot to offer. Not wheelchair accessible.Pet Policy. Pets are not allowed unless a pet addendum is approved and the corresponding payment is received.
Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s). ESA’s are subject to the pet policy.
Service Animals. “Service Animals, “as defined by §413.08, Fla. Stat. (2017) and including animals in training, are exempt from this section. A person who knowingly and willfully misrepresents herself or himself as using a service animal or being qualified to use a service animal commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Removal. The Mgt. Co. reserves the right to remove any animal for inappropriate behavior.

Guest access
The house, the shared laundry and the courtyard out front.

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!

Guests 3 & 4 would sleep on an air mattress provided.

Pet Policy. Pets are not allowed unless a pet addendum is approved and the corresponding payment is received.
Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s). ESA’s are subject to the pet policy.
Service Animals. “Service Animals, “as defined by §413.08, Fla. Stat. (2017) and including animals in training, are exempt from this section. A person who knowingly and willfully misrepresents herself or himself as using a service animal or being qualified to use a service animal commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Removal. The Mgt. Co. reserves the right to remove any animal for inappropriate behavior.

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.
Small cottage near Gulfport's Waterfront District. Pets welcome with $75 pet fee per pet; 2 pets max without prior permission before booking. This is billed after booking. See other things to note below.

The space
We realize that cleanliness is top of mind for many of you right now. Accordingly, we are now following enhanced cleaning protocols through our use of professional cleaning companies…
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Free parking on premises
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Cable TV
Dedicated workspace
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Gulfport, Florida, United States

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.
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 lib…

Hosted by Elizabeth

Joined in February 2012
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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 batch was a mom with 7 kittens. 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.
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…
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Checkout: 10:00 AM
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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