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Cottage by the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Pete-Friend Beach House with Private Backyard


Come enjoy this lovely beach house only 150 yards from Blind Pass Inlet and within easy walking distance to stunning St Pete Beach! Remodeled in 2017, your vacation home features new furnishings, upgrades to bathroom and kitchen, new kitchen tile, and a refurbished 1950’s wood floor throughout family room and bedrooms. You’ll delight in the modern decor and beach hues providing a perfect backdrop for après sun relaxation. The living room boasts a 50” TV and DVD player with plenty of spots to lounge while the sofa unfolds into a queen-sized sleeper in case guests can’t quite make it home. The kitchen is fully equipped and flows into an open dining area with windows on all sides. For sleeping accommodations, you’ll enjoy 2 bedrooms awash with an abundance of natural light. The Master features a queen bed while the 2nd bedroom offers a full bed with pull-out, twin trundle. Take your living space outside in this oversized backyard and patio with privacy fencing ideal for pets and children. As for location, the cheerful island of St Pete Beach is the perfect answer to all your vacation needs. Beaches, restaurants, local haunts, Jimmy Buffet style beach bars, and Historic Corey Avenue are all within walking or biking distance.

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Beach Living:

It’s time to live the beach life! Your beach bungalow is located just a short walk from renowned St. Pete Beach's strand on the Gulf of Mexico. Recently selected as the country’s top beach destination and heralded for its jaw-dropping sunsets, St Pete Beach makes for an ideal vacation getaway. Only blocks away are boat rentals, para-sailing, stand up paddle boards, fishing, dolphin watch cruises, jet skis, kayaks and almost any watersport imaginable.


Recommended local dining includes Jimmy B’s Beach Bar and Bistro which features free sunset shooters and live music - every night. Also try Shark Tale’s Waterfront dining, Taps and Tapas, 1200 Chop House, Jackie’s on Corey Ave, and Chill. All are accessible on foot or by bike.


Stroll to historic Corey Ave where you will find specialty shops, dog groomers, dining all day and into the evening as well as a fresh market on Sundays. Or take a Trolley into downtown St. Petersburg and peruse the Salvador Dali Museum of Fine Arts and take in a Broadway play at the Mahaffey Theater of Performing Arts. Peruse Beach Drive where you can dine at one of several five star restaurants or enjoy shopping and gelato. For kids and adults alike, Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens or Adventure Island provide a full day of thrills.

More Details

Kelly Strom
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Kelly Strom

I'm a local realtor working for Luxury & Beach Realty in St Petersburg. If you are thinking of buying/selling or need property management services on the Gulf Beaches, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Kelly J. Strom, B.A., M.S., RSPS, REALTOR®

Resort and Second Home Property Specialist

Luxury and Beach Realty

801 3rd St. South

St Petersburg, FL 33701

407-212-5358 (Cell)

Kelly Strom purchased this house in 2016


Saint Pete Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • $50 admin fee for cancellation or changes to reservations.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full Bed with Twin Trundle Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Cottage by the Sea
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful; Walk To Beach

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here with family and friends. What a pretty little neighborhood that is easily walkable to beach, restaurants, and bars. Would definitely recommend and return!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable cottage in a great location!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home/great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 month stay at Kelly's house. Everything was perfect. The location is great--close to everything so that we could walk wherever we wanted. The fenced yard was great for our dogs. The house itself was very comfortable with everything we needed. We would highly recommend "Cottage by the Sea." Kelly is great to work with! Our only regret is that we didn't inquire about 2019 earlier, because we would have loved to stay there again. Wonderful neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but short on cleanliness & amenities

  • 3 of 5

We had a pleasant 6 week stay at this home. The location was excellent, close to beaches, shopping, great restaurants & a community center. The front yard was really nice, the back room lovely and bright and it was nice having the garage for extra storage. We should have studied the listing more closely, as it had no dishwasher and we cook a lot at home We also felt the kitchen was not stocked well. Also, felt the linens & towels were old, and fact that there were no mattress pads was creepy. We ended up buying towels, a mattress topper and mattress pad.

The place appeared clean, but the air filters & vents were dirty, the stove dirty and the rugs & couch pillows questionable. An attempted bath resulted in flakes of white in the water. Showering, luckily was OK. The refrigerator light went out while we were there. The manager sent a handyman out, but he couldn’t fix it. She said that it would cost $100 (we weren’t clear whether that was our or her cost) so it wasn’t fixed.

Although the manager/owner Kelly was relatively responsive she was not eager to please. Given the cost of this home we expected more, so we will not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner and property manager, I always appreciate feedback. It is the guest's perception, and that is important! However, there are some inaccuracies. The mattresses are about 9 months old and are not inexpensive. Same can be said for linens, towels, rugs, throw pillows, and all furnishings. So it is hard to believe they were "creepy" or "questionable" in any way. The filters are changed every 3 months and the stove is older but clean. I checked the house myself before their check-in, and it was pristine. These ladies arrived and expected me to immediately provide a ladder so they could retrieve their bags from atop the van. I borrowed one from a neighbor and rushed it over to them. The next day, they requested hooks to hang their towels (rather than use the towel rack), an ottoman instead of a coffee table, a stepping stool for the kitchen, and a list of about 10 other items. I heard from them most days with a list of changes and upgrades needed for the house that were generally beyond the scope of what I was able to do. I did my best to accommodate but eventually did have to push back on some of the more unreasonable requests. Overall, I would agree that the house was not the right fit for them.
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Beautiful beach cottage with character.

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location, close to all the restaurants, walking distance to the St.Pete beach, a bike ride away to Treasure Island beach,. The house was everything i wanted in a bungalow from the open concept to the outdoor shower, The decor was adorable and the house is supplied well with everything i needed. Definitely would consider renting it again. The landlord, Kelly was also always very attentive to my needs.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A totally enjoyable bungalow with a good , fenced back yard. Just perfect for our Yokie.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Walk to beach, good eats. A friendly owner who was always prompt and very accommodating. Nicely renovated bungalow. The dining area/solarium took us in. Spent more time there than anywhere else in the house, even the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Mastry's Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasadena Yacht and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tuttorosso Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
St Pete Beach/Upham Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

$50 admin fee for cancellation or reservation changes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.