Serendipity House, in Historic Gulfport Waterfront District!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Serendipity Guesthouse is a stand alone property located on the second floor. The feeling is of being in the trees! First floor houses a massage studio which is private but can be booked while staying here, and a yoga/workout room, which is available for guests to use. There is a warm pool which is also available to enjoy soaking or exercising in, heated to 98 degrees.
This one bedroom, one bath guesthouse includes a roomy living area with full kitchen and dining area. Fridge can be stocked with items of your choice from your own shopping list.
If you desire a Bed and Breakfast type of appointment or any other special arrangement, just call me and we will discuss! Airport pickup can also be arranged if you just want a retreat and do not wish to rent a car.
Let me know your own personal requests and I will try to accommodate them!
Keywords: Upstairs Guesthouse property has windows in each room, has the feel of a 'Treehouse'
- Vacation Rental
Pets are limited to under 15 pounds, not to be left alone or unsupervised unless in a crate. Please ask owner for instructions. Additional charges apply if extra cleaning is necessary or damages incurred by pet....morecollapse
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Basketball Court
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We Will Be Back!
We Will Be Back!
So very peaceful and quiet especially the cool and pleasant morning hours. Very well laid out.
- Guest David L.
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
My mom, sister and I stayed here last week. After driving from the west coast, it was nice to settle in at Serendipity House. The place was clean, well kept and decorated nicely. Cathy was a wonderful hostess and made sure we had everything we needed. This will certainly be a place we would recommend and would stay at again when we return to the Gulfport/St Petersburg area. It is close to everything yet located in a quiet residential area. Thank you, Cathy, for providing us a home away from home!
- Guest treaveljunky
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review! You, your sister and Mom were a pleasure to have here at Serendipity House. I look forward to a return visit whenever possible! Happy Trails!
Wow! What a wonderful stay at Serendipity House!. The accommodations were nicely renovated with larger space than a hotel suite. Towels were plush. Central air was wonderful. The second level was quiet. Owner was very accommodating of our little dog and very helpful with suggestions of happening events in town. Location is great... near to wonderful Gulfport restaurants, shops, including the great little bookstore, and near to Tampa Bay Rays baseball stadium and downtown St. Pete. We already have plans to return!
- Guest Cynthia
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners.
Owner response: thanks so much for the great review! Your family was fun to have here in Gulfport, you fit right in! Looking forward to seeing you back Labor Day weekend! Gecko Fest will be in full swing! You can find out what's happening in Gulfport by signing up online with The Gulfport Patch! Smiles, Cathy
Can't say enough good things about my stay at Cathy's place as my expectations were far exceeded. The unit is nicely renovated and couldn't be more comfortable and cozy. You can't beat the location. It's so close to sandy beaches and all the shops, restaurants and activities in Gulfport's business district but yet sufficiently apart from that area to enjoy quiet and relaxation. If you haven't been to Gulfport yet, you're in for a treat. It's a unique little community like nowhere else on earth.
- Guest Rick
- Date of stay 05/08/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks so much, Rick, for the generous and heartfelt review of Serendipity House! We are evolving here as the space is a new vacation rental, and reviews always help me to know what's working and what could be done to make it better! Happy Trails!
Glad To Be Gone!
Glad To Be Gone!
Please don't be swayed by the description of the property, the photo's, or owners helpfulness. We have never felt as uncomfortable, and unwelcome in all the years we have travelled. This property would be the very LAST recommendation to a friend or relative - perhaps, to an enemy! And if the enemy has more than 2 people coming to this location, they will be outside, because it is furnished with a broken futon, and one queen bed. I don't know how it can accommodate 4-6 people. Save your money! Bring your own end tables/night stands/dressers, and enjoy the view!
- Guest Glad To Be Gone
- Date of stay 04/16/12
- Review Submitted 04/29/12
Owner response: Interesting review! I waited on writing a response because I spoke to the guest who wrote this and at the end of our conversation she agreed to amend it due to misunderstandings. Since that has not happened, I decided to go ahead and respond to this review. I spoke to my guests while they were here and they never had a negative comment or even a question about anything that needed service. I did raise a concern about their 50 pound black Lab dog that accompanied them that was left alone in the house. I was concerned that he was afraid and discontent because he barked and whined much of the time. I feel I was more than gracious by overlooking the specifications for pets in allowing a large dog that had not been given advance approval. My site is pet friendly but does have specific details that I request be adhered to or given special permission. Anyhow, I sincerely believe the animosity that oozes from this review was generated solely from my concern for the dog and the fact that I brought it up with the guest. She later acknowledged this was the case, that her feelings of discomfort stemmed from that interaction. The suggestions made in the review will be taken into consideration too, as we are new at this and learning, and sincerely want to make all our guests' stays enjoyable and memorable in a fabulous way!
New York traveler
New York traveler
I enjoyed my stay at Serendipity House very much. It is a quiet, clean, and comfortable place to relax and enjoy the St. Petersburg area. Gulfport has a quaint "Old Florida" atmosphere. Cathy is a great host and provided excellent service. I like the beaches at Treasure Island and St. Pete and it was only a short drive to enjoy them. I would recommend this vacation rental for its reasonable price and pleasant location.
- Guest paulette d.
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/16/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Paulette, it was great having you stay at Serendipity House! Appreciate the recommendation very much!
We wanted something off of the commercial beach district in a quiet old Florida community and found it here. Great local activities and close to the unspoiled beaches at Fort De Soto. The owner is very accommodating and we did use her services for a massage. Peaceful......
- Guest John
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/11/12
Owner response: Thanks so much for taking the time to allow others to get an idea of what it's like to stay here at Serendipity House. I look forward to you and your family's return!
October 1/May 31 $85/night or $595 week June 1/October 1 $75 night or $525 week Rates do not include 11.5% sales tax Rent 6 nights and get 7th night FREE!
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Originally from Washington, DC, I've worn many hats, and have lived on four continents. I moved to Florida after the last overseas destination and love the beautiful weather and friendly people that I have come to know here in the Tampa Bay area. I am a therapist, certified in Bhakti massage, Watsu aquatic therapy, Qigong, Reiki energybody work, addiction recovery and support and recently certified in raw food nutritional healing. I practice at this studio address as well as travel nationally and internationally. Guests booking accommodations at the Serendipity Guesthouse can avail themselves of these healing/spa modalities or be completely separate per their preference. Level of interaction with owner is totally open and optional.
Why the Owner Chose Gulfport:
I love living in Florida, it's like always being on vacation! I enjoy travel as well, and having Gulfport as a base is safe, easy and totally comfortable!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being able to walk or bike to everything is such a gift for me in this age of driving to everywhere. Gulfport is walk/bicycle/golfcart friendly and there are many opportunities for exercise and outdoor fun. Gulfport beach offers sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, gatherings such as karoke and Bocci ball, the Gulfport Casino has a world class floating dance floor and offers ballroom, tango, swing and salsa classes every week for nominal fees. There are also artwalks, festivals and special events including movies, concerts, 5Ks, community theatre, etc. People are very friendly and the 'feel' of Gulfport is one of accepting and eclectic, an all inclusive welcoming type of approach to lifestyle. I love doing Tai Chi on the beach at sunrise, or walking under the moon at night....occasionally you will see a beautiful bird or a large manatee or dolphin gracing the waters of Boca Ciega Bay.
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