About the property
- Cottage725 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Large one bedroom apt. Full kitchen and living rm w sleeper sofa
features Travertine floors and marble urns by the bedroom fireplace. It is located on the first floor of the carriage house 100’ back from the beach on the courtyard. The living room looks down the walk to the Gulf. Kitchen and bedroom look out at Boca Ciega Bay across the street. Our older guests appreciate the ground floor and no steps. Enjoy, relax the beach is just steps away. Sit under the gazebo and watch the sun melt into the blue Gulf waters.
Free wifi and free on site parking
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Danish, Spanish, Ask for Carlos for Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Bruce Carter
I'm Curtis Westphal. My wife and I reside in Golden just outside of Denver. I am a city planner and trained as an architect. She is a part time school teacher. Her dad was a home builder in Michigan that brought the family down to Sarasota for a new start. My dad was a pilot in the Air Force that got transferred to the air base in Tampa. We met in college at the University of Florida. Both of us had relatives in Denver so after we graduated we took a road trip, liked Colorado and this has been our home for 30 years. We love the beach and the sun and the water. My grandparents that owned this place were very special people. It is always a good feeling when we make that last leg of our trip down there, cross the bridge onto the island and take in the smell of salt air and sight of the Gulf of Mexico.
Bruce Carter purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Bruce Carter chose Pinellas County
Its been in the family since 1966. Good memories of days on the beach with our 2 boys when my grandparents owned the place. Too nice to let it go. 3rd generation owner.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The property may be older but it was clean and in the perfect location. We were within walking distance to restaurants, stores, and paddleboat rentals.
We woke up and rolled right onto the beach. We were able to see the beautiful sunsets and dolphins from the front "lawn".
The beach was nearly private as the house on one side was not occupied and the condos on the other side were under renovations. Shells were abundant. There are plenty of beach chairs, and kayaks to go around.
The only drawback was parking. The parking area was not big enough for any large SUV's and there were 2 of them the week we stayed. We have a minivan and had to maneuver the plant stands so we could get into a spot.
I will definitely book this property again.
great proximity to beach....
....not great proximity to road!!
our unit was clean and cute. bed was comfortable. kitchen was basic and adequate. exactly what we needed for a beach bacation. however, if you are accustomed to having quiet or being quiet, this is not the place to stay. the unit is 10 feet from the busy road. it is also below another unit and next
to the office with paper thin walls and ceiling... so we could hear EVERYTHING, and i am sure they could hear everything going on in our place too!
also, although this unit is about 30 steps from the beach, it does not have full, unobstructed views.
next time, we will try for something with a little more privacy- a stand alone house.
other than the noise it was great.
We had fun
People upstairs a bit noisy but over all we had a great getaway
Love the location
This beach house is literally on the beach! Just a 45 second walk and your there. While it wasn't the most luxurious we have stayed at, I feel like we definitely got our money's worth. It is a cheaper rental so no fancy frills with the house decor., but your here for the beach. The owners also offer kayaks, beach toys, umbrellas, chairs, etc everything you need for you beach getaway. I do recommend this house.
Great spot for a beach vacation away from the crow
The one bedroom was clean and the interior has been updated over the years. It has some charm as it was built in 1915. Located on a beautiful section of beach with few people. Convenient location with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby. Bruce was responsive and we enjoyed our stay. There is a partial view of the beach from the small living room looking across the parking lot. This section of the island is very narrow with the intra coastal waterway and a well travelled road directly behind the unit so there can be some traffic noise. All in all a cute place in a nice location for a relaxing getaway...
We loved it
We had an amazingly relaxing vacation. The beach was right in front of us and the accommodations were simple but clean.
We especially appreciated the friendly management and all the little extra. ie welcome sign, beach chairs, umbrella and fluffy towels. Its a happy environment and we will certainly revisit next year .
Location, Location , Location...You will be vacationing on the closest beach to Tampa airport while also secluded from the vacation crowds. We are located in 'The Narrows', so named by the local settlers of the 1920's because the barrier island is so skinny here that there is only room for a single row of homes. The emerald green waters of the Gulf are out your front door and and yachts cruising the channel are out your back door. Water surrounds you like no where else with fantastic tropical views and a true island feeling. Our many repeat guests tell us that this is the most coveted spot on the 12 miles of world class beaches between Clearwater and St Petersburg. Dolphin Tale The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals. Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination.