About this listing
Charming bungalow in Gulfport's marina district. Walk to the nature park & the marina and watch the dolphins play!
Located less than 1 mile from the restaurants & shops at Gulfport Beach, the marina has plenty of activity on its’ own. Watch fisherman and shorebirds as they head out for the day’s catch. Watch the mesmerizing sunsets from the nature park. Launch your boat or kayak from the ramp. Take a local charter boat or learn to sail!
Private home with fenced backyard and nighttime lighting, wood deck, gas grill, pond and an outdoor shower and large patio table. Sliding glass doors to backyard deck.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, tile floors, covered parking, digital cable, Queen master, Queen sleeper sofa, Full guest mattress.
2 Flat-screen HDTVs - one in main living, one in master. Walk to the marina and nature park.
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 (except Flamingo & The Sand Dollar), coffee maker, mixer, waffle-maker.
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.
Guests will have access to the entire house and front and backyards. The backyard is completely fenced.
Interaction with Guests
We are available if you need us but otherwise you have sole access to the house and we will not disturb you!
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.
The closest bus stop is 1 mile from the house.
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 house was perfect! Very clean, all amenities that a family needs wether vacation or business! The neighborhood is wonderful! The kids rode bikes to the marina everyday, fished, and the host was available if needed, but respected our privacy. I wish we could have stayed longer and we thanks her for allowing the "whole family" to stay!
Captivating Harbor Mist - Marina was perfect for my stay, a convient walk to the marina and park, and a convenient short drive to food shopping and other amenities. The house is in very good condition and very comfortable. Elizabeth was very responsive before my stay, and the information provided was very clear. Overall a great experience and I'd definately recommend it to a friend!
A sweet home: well-maintained, clean, everything worked, and the kitchen is well-appointed. Would stay there again.
Great stay in a cozy little bungalow! Loved that there were a ton of outlets that we could all plug in our laptops and phones. Didn't get to hang out on the patio but maybe next time. The house is really easy to find, close to some good BBQ places and just ten minutes or so to downtown St. Pete or the beaches. Would stay again!
We stayed in the house with our grandmother for three nights while we visited my husband's brother in St. Pete.
We had an amazing time. The house was clean, well decorated, and the kitchen was fully stocked (it even had a coffee grinder). We didn't need a thing. The back yard was perfect for our dog and for drinking coffee outside on warm mornings. The beds were also comfortable, especially if you like a mattress on the firmer side (which we do). Check in and check out were simple.
The house is in a great location too. We were able to get to an area with restaurants, shops, and views of the water within just a couple minutes.
We would definitely stay here again!
Liz is Fantastic to work with and her place is amazing! I was delighted to come down and enjoy a quiet, clean location with everything I could need.
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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.