Classic Beach Front Cottage Nestled Under the Pines(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The cottage was constructed in 1912 or so, as a caretaker's home for a larger house which is now gone. It has been carefully maintained and updated, but has retained the charm of a bygone era.
The interior walls are heart pine, and so are the floors, refinished by hand. Furnishings have been chosen for comfort-- a rattan recliner and matching pillow top queen size sleeper sofa in the living room, dining table for two, and king size bed in the bedroom.
It's shaded by ancient Australian pine trees and has a comfortable screened porch for a front-row view of the sunsets and stars. With the windows open at night, you can hear the surf!
Walk directly out the screen porch door, and down to the beach--no streets to cross. Or, sit out on the patio and enjoy your coffee and newspaper, or cocktails. Our guests tell us that the best part of the patio area, (besides the view) is it's size-- plenty of room for spreading out.
We are located a block away from the Cafe on the Beach, convenient for all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, quick lunches, and relaxing dinners. The beach-front playground is a block and a half away. Take the free trolley and see the rest of the island.
The other side of this duplex, which is a little larger is also available. Ask about our other garden-side units on the same property-- our complex is perfect for family or friends traveling together.
Keywords: Cottage, Duplex, Bungalow, Apartment, Flat
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Member since: 2006
- 350 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- All linens provided; stall shower, hair dryer is in the vanity.
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 13 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 1 - Sep 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 15 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 16 - Jan 31, 2018
7 night min stay
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 12%
Deposits or rental payments are non-refundable unless owner is able to re-book entire stay. See rental agreement for complete terms and conditions. During Winter Season, on occasion there are stays of less than one week available between longer bookings. The nightly rate will apply during those circumstances. Special rates apply Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation is not confirmed until signed agreement and deposit are received. For weekly/nightly stays, $250 is due at time of reservation, balance due 21 days in advance. No refunds unless owner is able to rebook. Call/email for information regarding longer stays.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: Hi! Our family has owned this property since 1971. My grandparents built it as their retirement home, and now it belongs to us. My mom, Gladys, is on the left in this photo, and that's me, Alice, on the right. Mom passed away in 2014, but her spirit of hospitality continues. I live up in Tampa, and visit the beach every weekend with my husband and family.
Why the Owner Chose Holmes Beach, FL, USA:
Our family chose to purchase the Cottage because there was no way we could resist! The property is huge, and has the most magnificent view of the beach, especially at sunset, and of course, we loved the neighbors (my grandparents). We live in Tampa, but visit the Island every weekend, and it is a quick trip, about an hour. The Island has an unspoiled small-town charm--like Mayberry but with sand and sun! No matter how short your stay on the Island, it will refresh your spirit.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage offers simple peace and quiet, with sunny or shady spots on the patio facing the beach. The patios are nestled in a native Florida meadow, complete with blanket flowers, railroad vine, and sea oats-- it's a trip to the past, when life was much simpler. When families visit, the patio area is a favorite of the older crowd, since it is shielded from the wind and sun, and it has a horseshoe court. The screened porch is a great place for morning coffee and the newspaper, afternoon snacks, or evening refreshments.
- Primary: (813) 230-4577 (Florida, USA)
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The beach in front of our cottage, on a summer day
Our cottage seen from the dunes' edge at sunset.
Beautiful view of the beach through the french doors to the screened porch.
Comfy furniture to relax on.
King size bed-- stretch out for a nap.
Bathroom-- shower seen in the mirror
Our duplex cottage as seen from 38th St.. Unit is on the right in this picture.
Morning glory on the beach
Sandy path through the dune to the beach.
A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night!
Sometimes the weather is stormy-- and beautiful
The beach in January.
Time to relax on one of the patios.
Spacious gulf-front patio area- room to run, play, sit in the sun, grill out
Open the doors, turn on the fan--smell the sea air! Cozy dining table for two.
Fully equipped galley kitchen.
View from the bedroom to the french doors in the living area
Our clothesline! Hang up your suit to dry.
Our beach has beautiful shells, and sometimes sharks' teeth.
This is one of our famous Florida lizards-- harmless, and very fun to watch
The beach in front of our place on a peaceful spring day-enjoy an early walk!
In summer, turtles nest on our beach. If you are lucky, you may see them hatch.
Shark's teeth found in our driveway shell
Here's the door to the old-fashioned screen porch, shared with VRBO 77482
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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