About this listing
Welcome to Flamingo Cottage, located in the heart of Gulfport's Art & Beach district. This charming cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or a leisurely vacation. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath retreat is just one block from Gulfport Beach.
New tile shower, shower plumbing and faucet and new bath vanity in 2013. We have many reviews for this home on other sites.
Located in the heart of Gulfport's Waterfront District, one block from Gulfport Beach.
Perfect for a romantic getaway.
Private patio in front and one off-street parking space.
Living room has full-size couch, two chairs, ceiling fan and wall-mounted HDTV.
Remodeled kitchen has custom cocoa wood cabinets, Peacock granite counters, deep stainless sink with high neck arched brushed stainless pull-down faucet and under-cabinet lighting.
Large bedroom with Queen pillow-top mattress.
Decorated inside and out in the colors of the beach and sea.
Floors are all tile. Irrigated tropical landscaping and nighttime lighting.
Amenities: Free WiFi, HBO/Showtime and Cinemax, DVD and iHome are also available. Central heat/air, ceiling fan, washer and dryer in separate laundry room, large bedroom closet, walk-in shower with glass tile walls and pebble stone floor, bathroom sink/vanity with storage, mirror/medicine cabinet, towel hooks, towel rack.
Keypad entry. Key pick up is NOT required. Yard NOT fenced but there is a small courtyard. 3rd & 4th persons would sleep on an an aero bed.
Beach chairs and beach towels provided.
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. Pets are allowed, generally they must be over 1 year old, housebroken, not extremely large and not aggressive.
The house, the shared laundry and the courtyard out front.
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.
Public transportation is pretty convenient. The accommodation comes with one parking spot.
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.
Guests 3 & 4 would sleep on an air mattress provided.
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.
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.