Don't want the crowded condo experience with noisy neighbors having condo parties and dealing with flights of stairs lugging beach supplies and groceries? Then this private, stand-alone three bedroom, two bath, 1938 bungalow with charming original cypress walls and tons of amenities not offered at other properties is for you!
The bungalow is located literally just 50 feet from the white sands of Madeira Beach so you will be waking up to the sound of waves lapping onto the shore. Be in the center of it all, but with privacy in your own home that has views of the white sands of the beach and the crystal blue water of the Gulf from the living room, dining room, kitchen and a peek-a-boo view from the third bedroom and from the back 45 foot by 13 foot deck. The primary and second picture is your view of the beach as you look out the large living room widows under the elevated house in front of the bungalow.
***3 BEDROOMS/2 FULL BATHS AND A HUGE DECK WITH A PRIVATE HOT TUB***
Included in this 1,300 square foot beach house are three bedrooms (Bedroom #1 has a king, Bedroom #2 has a queen and Bedroom #3 has Full sized bunk beds). We just updated the kitchen in September 2018 to make it open concept with a breakfast bar. The main bathroom was updated in July 2018 with a new tub, tub surround, vanity and new fixtures. The second bathroom was just fully renovated in November 2018. There is also a private 600 square foot deck off the back of the house with a large dining table, patio chairs for six and two chaise lounge chairs for sun bathing or just relaxing as shown in pictures #12-14. As of November 2018, we also have a private hot tub for you to enjoy while checking out the beach views! This outdoor oasis is bigger than most condos! This realistically gives you 1,900 square feet a living space between indoor and outdoor!
***AMENITIES - PADDLE BOARDS, KAYAKS, BIKES, PRIVATE WASHER/DRYER, BEACH UMBRELLA & CHAIRS, PLUS MUCH MORE!***
The property also boasts a fully equipped kitchen, smart flat screen cable TVs, Sling streaming TV and FREE high speed internet. All linens and kitchen utensils are provided. A private washer and dryer are available for your use inside the bungalow unlike the condos which you have to pay $3 per wash and dry your clothes in a dingy common area laundry room. We also include a laundry detergent saving you more money and making your stay more hassle-free! One parking space is included and we can generally accommodate two cars with proper notification and coordination. We do also include beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, boogie boards, swim noddles, and Styrofoam coolers for your enjoyment. Since we provide you items like beach chairs and umbrellas (most other rentals do not include the large umbrellas and beach chairs), you will not have to pay the $5 per day, per chair beach chair rental fee or the $15 per day umbrella rental fee charged on the beach! Whats more is we are now including a men's and woman's beach cruiser bike so you can cruise around town. That saves you another $50 per day, per bike in rental fees! Condos can't offer all these extras as they don't have the storage space for all these extra items. December 1st, 2018 we will also be including two paddle boards which normally rent for $100 per day per paddle board. In addition, they are high-end paddle boards which covert into kayaks with the kayak attachment. So you can paddle board or kayak. The kayaks also rent for roughly $60 per kayak per day. So we save you tons of money in rental fees and laundry fees that can potentially cover the cost of your rental!
***LOCATION & LOCAL ACTIVITIES***
You just can't beat the location for convenience either as John's Pass is only 3 blocks away! It is within walking distance to several fine dining opportunities. Thus, you can easily make do without a car.
Historic John's Pass Village is only 3 blocks away with a host of entertainment options including; many great beach bar and grills, nightly live music, wine tasting, dolphin tours, jet ski rentals, parasailing, sunset boat tours, alligator petting exhibit, pirate ship cruise, and so much more. Dining options 3 blocks away are also plentiful such as Bubba Gump, The Friendly Fisherman, The Pirate's Den, Scully's, The Rusty Anchor, Mad Beach Craft Brewing, Gators and so much more! Don't pass up the opportunity to take a stroll over the Madeira Beach Bridge for some great views.
The local free beach ride services operate for tips only or you can catch the trolley one block away on Gulf Blvd if you need to go somewhere that is not in walking distance. The trolley will take you from the northern tip of Clearwater Beach to the southern tip of Pass-A-Grille Beach and even east to downtown St Petersburg, home to the MLB Tampa Bay Rays, the Dali Museum, and many fine dining and shopping experiences. There is so much to do for all ages and interests: golf, water sports, antiquing, museums galore, professional sports franchises - including baseball, football and hockey, as well as Spring Training for a host of famous teams. It is all here!
***UNIQUENESS OF THE PROPERTY***
So a little more about the uniqueness of the property. As mentioned, it is one of the last original bungalows left on Madeira Beach from 1938. Most of the other bungalows have been torn down to make way for condos or multi-million dollar houses. The walls are not just normal cypress; it is pecky cypress. Pecky cypress is a rare and highly sought after type of cypress popular for the uniqueness in it's amazing organic three dimensional textural character. Most people fall in love with it when they see it. These are from true old growth cypress that was cut down in the early 1900s. The cypress that was cut down at that time is estimated to be anywhere from 250 to 2,500 years old. There are still a few protected old growth cypress trees here in Florida as old as 3,500 years old!
We have taken quite a bit of time and effort to add touches to the bungalow that pay homage to the history of the bungalow. As you wander the bungalow, you will find many original pictures and advertising for Madeira Beach from 1938 (the year it was built), the 40s, 50, and 60s. We try to provide you a glimpse of what the bungalow was like back then as you are taken back in time with the advertisements for a completely equipped kitchen for $4 a week, a brand new deluxe car for $685 or a new house for $5,000. You will be able to read about the current events of 1938. Then you can start to feel yourself stepping back in time as you soak in the history. You can imagine how the previous owners used the collapsible walls to create open and closed floor plans. Therefore, it seems they were ahead of their time. So if you prefer a sterile condo, this is not the property for you. If you can appreciate the history of the bungalow with the pecky cypress walls, parquet flooring and the collapsible walls, then this is the place for you!
Out of respect for our neighbors and to keep the bungalow in good condition, we do not allow large parties of more than 8 people, pets or smoking in the house. Maximum 8 people during your stay. If you have more people, you will be asked to leave and you will not be refunded.
**Sneak preview of planned amenity upgrades that will be in place for January 29, 2019; a front patio with beach views. **
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