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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.
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.
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.
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.
Seasonal Rate May 1 - Jul 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Aug 1 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Seasonal Rate Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016 3 night min stay
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Why St. Pete Beach: Dolphin House has a wonderfully open and comfortable feel. Each room has lots of windows, the floor plan and fantastic and the location in was everything we were looking for. I had been traveling to the area for several years and purchased Palm Cottage in 2002 while kicking around at open houses after a business trip. Dolphin House came on the market the next year, and we had the opportunity to purchase it and The Sand Dollar at the same time. While separate by a fence and gate, the two properties can be rented together to accommodate groups of 8-10.
Gulfport is a lovely community, without strip malls and high-rises, so that it actually feels like home every time we arrive. There are tons of local events throughout the year - a little something for everyone. You can walk most anywhere you need to in the Gulfport area - to the beach, to the Art Village, to the dog park, to the library, to the Casino, to many restaurants and live music venues and to the pier and Veteran's memorial park. Easy access to the Pinellas Trail and you can travel for miles up the Florida west coast.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We really love the design of the home. There are two separate living areas, so there's more than one place to relax and gather outside of the bedrooms. The split floor plan - with two bedrooms, one bath and one living area in the front and one bedroom, one bath and the second living area in the back - make it perfect for families or couples. You can stay under one room yet have a little separation and privacy. The front of the house can actually be closed off from the kitchen via a pocket door, and there are double French doors between the other side of the kitchen and the back living area & dining that may be closed as well. There are several large windows along the side of the house along the kitchen and dining area that look into the tropically landscaped sideyard and path. I love to open the blinds and feel that I have brought the outdoors in, no matter the weather. The entire house has tile floors which feel fantastic on bare feet in the summer, and each of the bedrooms is generously sized. There's a nice covered porch in the back with patio seating, plus a patio table off the porch on the pavers, for outside dining. We just love it!
Glass table with rattan chairs, seats 6. - Glass table with rattan chairs, seats 6.
Full view of kitchen
Master bedroom view from closest side
King bed, large bedroom, large closet, plentiful dresser space, - King bed, large bedroom, large closet, plentiful dresser space, HDTV
Sea Mist bedroom - Queen bed - Queen bed
Sea Mist bedroom additional view
Tropical Blues bedroom - two large windows - Two large windows
Front Living Room - View from Kitchen
Master bathroom - Custom walk-in tile shower
Kitchen with pantry and wood counters soft close drawers pantry - Partially updated kitchen - brand new cabinets with soft close drawers on one side of the kitchen. Wood block counter. Pantry with pull out shelves.
Kitchen as seen from the dining room - room for multiple cooks, - Double glass French doors separate the kitchen and living room
Back living room. Sofa plus loveseat. HDTV plus Brighthouse cabl - Back living room. Sofa plus loveseat. HDTV plus Brighthouse cable with DVR.
Back living room - Back living room
Master bedroom view from room entrance
Master bedroom wtih king bed and exit to back patio gorgeous vie - Extra large bedroom with gorgeous views of the backyard!
Master - view from window over bed to closet. - View from window over bed to closet.
Sea Mist bedroom large window and closet - Large window
Tropical Blues Bedroom - full bed - Full bed
Front Living/Sitting Room/Library loveseat chairs flat-screen HD - Loveseat, two chairs, bookcases, Flat-screen HDTV with cable
Master bath Vanity with drawers and space for toiletries. 3-tie - Vanity with drawers and space for toiletries. 3-tier shelf in corner for personal items.
Large laundry/office with PC table and chair. Also store luggage - A fairly large laundry room also contains a small table with PC and chair. Can also accommodate luggage or small aero bed.
Kitchen 2013 - new counter, deep sink, new faucet on this side - New counter, deep sink and faucet on the side that has not been updated.
Master bath - tile shower - Tile shower
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