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Classic Beach Front Cottage Nestled Under the Pines

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The beach in front of our cottage, on a summer day

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to our Cottage! If you are looking for a simple, quiet, stress-free place to enjoy the beach, this is it. It's not a fancy condo-- no long hallways, distant parking, elevators, or crowds. Best of all, the cottage is beachfront, so there are no streets to cross. The Cottage is a duplex, and this listing is for the smaller side. VRBO #77482 will show you the larger side.

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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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    no pets...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • All linens provided; stall shower, hair dryer is in the vanity.

Other Amenities

  • Screened porch facing the beach, shaded gulf front patios with extensive native landscaping ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Over 100' of beachfront, with a perfect view of the sunset! Beautiful and unspoiled dunes with native flowers-- peace and quiet on the beach!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Individually controlled heat and air conditioning unit (central, not a window-shaker). ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    shared coin laundry, and old-fashioned clothesline...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beach towels provided, too...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, recliner, coffee table...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One assigned parking space, additional available spaces on side street ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    shared coin laundry...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Toaster, coffee maker, microwave, and blender provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, cooking utensils, glasses, pots and pans provided for vacation cooking. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, except no dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Owner supplies two rolls paper towels, and starter bottle of dish soap. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Full size range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch facing the beach -- perfect for sunsets...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on gulf front patios...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Feb 13 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450
Summer
May 1 - Sep 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,100
Fall
Sep 15 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$1,050
Winter
Dec 16 - Jan 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,250
Spring 2018
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

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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Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • The beach in front of our cottage, on a summer day

    The beach in front of our cottage, on a summer day

  • Our cottage seen from the dunes' edge at sunset.

    Our cottage seen from the dunes' edge at sunset.

  • Beautiful view of the beach through the french doors to the screened porch.

    Beautiful view of the beach through the french doors to the screened porch.

  • Comfy furniture to relax on.

    Comfy furniture to relax on.

  • King size bed-- stretch out for a nap.

    King size bed-- stretch out for a nap.

  • Bathroom-- shower seen in the mirror

    Bathroom-- shower seen in the mirror

  • Our duplex cottage as seen from 38th St..  Unit is on the right in this picture.

    Our duplex cottage as seen from 38th St.. Unit is on the right in this picture.

  • Morning glory on the beach

    Morning glory on the beach

  • Sandy path through the dune to the beach.

    Sandy path through the dune to the beach.

  •  A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night!

    A winter sunset seen from our patios- a new show every night!

  • Sometimes the weather is stormy-- and beautiful

    Sometimes the weather is stormy-- and beautiful

  • The beach in January.

    The beach in January.

  • Time to relax on one of the patios.

    Time to relax on one of the patios.

  • Spacious gulf-front patio area- room to run, play, sit in the sun, grill out

    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.

    Open the doors, turn on the fan--smell the sea air! Cozy dining table for two.

  • Fully equipped galley kitchen.

    Fully equipped galley kitchen.

  • View from the bedroom to the french doors in the living area

    View from the bedroom to the french doors in the living area

  • Our clothesline! Hang up your suit to dry.

    Our clothesline! Hang up your suit to dry.

  • Our beach has beautiful shells, and sometimes sharks' teeth.

    Our beach has beautiful shells, and sometimes sharks' teeth.

  • This is one of our famous Florida lizards-- harmless, and very fun to watch

    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!

    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.

    In summer, turtles nest on our beach. If you are lucky, you may see them hatch.

  • Shark's teeth found in our driveway shell

    Shark's teeth found in our driveway shell

  • Here's the door to the old-fashioned screen porch, shared with VRBO 77482

    Here's the door to the old-fashioned screen porch, shared with VRBO 77482

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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