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Key West Style Cottage on 2.5 Acre Estate (Secluded)- Very quiet!

East Lake, FL, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1 Day Bed (Sleeps 3)

This Key West designed and built architecture reflects the interior and exterior of the estate.

Owners custom-built this home and a carriage house in 2008. Construction took place over a period of 3 years with much love and care going into every detail of this property. Owners Pat and Bob would be happy to help in any way to guide a potential renter/guest to familiarize them with the area. There's an abundance of tourist attractions, such as many beaches, free parks, outdoor sports, activities and beautiful running trails. Shopping districts and malls are all nearby.

The entertainment deck view provides a peaceful setting overlooking beautiful palm trees and gardens. Car-port access. Gas BBQ. Completely furnished with all high end modern amenitites including W/D, linens and top of the line appliances. Fully stocked with the cook in mind!

A complimentary bottle of wine for a pleasurable evening of relaxation in your home away from home!


Patricia Grippe

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 03, 2018
Why Patricia Grippe chose East Lake

This property eclipses anything in the area and you cannot beat it for the price point, accomodations, location and climate especially during late fall, winter and early spring.

What makes this Cottage unique

Escape to a peaceful unique setting for rest and relaxation --complete comfort in your home away from home.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • King size bed recently added. Mattress Simmons Beautyrest w/pillowtop. This quality mattress is used in most ***** Star Hotels. All bed linens are 400/500 thread count!. Twin or Single Beds (1) white antique day bed. Very comfortable --also thick mattress.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Large walk in shower, toilet, large sink and mirror. White bath towels & wash cloths are soft & thick and designer made.

          Location Type

            • Rural
              This estate is located 3 miles from the small Greek village of Tarpon Springs. We are in a rural area were farms & horses roam in the open fields.There are parks several public golfing near by.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          All linens are 500 thread count on bedding & duvet covers. So very comfortable.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          2 Hunter ceiling fans well appointed for your 'Key West experience.' Central heat & AC. Your own thermostat that adjusts to your comfort!
                        • Covered Parking
                          Your auto is parked at the foot of your steps, on this very private estate. This is also where your grill is located, and our vegtable garden, where you may help yourself when in season.
                        • Fireplace
                          Out door fire pit always enjoyed by all guest!
                        • Garage
                          Covered car port with a covered brick drive way.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central heat & A/C.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Dryer next to washer.
                        • Living Room
                          Sofa, rocking chair, & day bed. Enough seating for 7.
                        • Parking
                          Covered parking for your auto, truck,or SUV, boat and trailer too. We have plenty of room for parking.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Do not worry your on acerage.
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          There is much space for your boat & trailer or RV to turn around.
                        • Towels Provided
                          White Ralf Lauren towels & cloths very soft.
                        • Washing Machine
                          All washing products available on site for your needs. Maytag washer is a front loader.
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Out door fire pit, many evenings ,we ask our guest to join us for great conversations, a glass or 2 of a beverage or great wines.


                            • Kitchen
                              All kitchen appliances are high end, there is a new Keurig Coffee maker what a plus. No mess or grinds to clean up.
                            • Coffee Maker
                              French Coffee Press, Kuerig, and standard coffee maker available.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              More than you may need.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Top of the line Bosch dishwasher -interior stainless steel w/many cycle options.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              There are plenty of utensils. If you cannot find something, just ask we will get it for you!
                            • Microwave
                              Many options are available on the microwave.
                            • Oven
                              Large oven. Handles a very large turkey 27lb. turkey should you decide to spend Thanksgiving in Florida this year.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Auto ice maker
                            • Stove
                              Large electric 5 burner stove with a smooth top burner.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Bar stools and Bar area
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                      Board games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      We do have cable with your own cable box for your convenience .
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      42' LCD,Wall Mounted Flat screen HD TV.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          Over looking a large grassy private area.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Table & 4 chairs also beach chairs, towels, and cooler to take to beach!
                                        • Gazebo
                                          Fire pit & Tiki bar
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Deck & patio very private area! Great spot for checking out the stars and enjoying a glass of wine and relaxing. In the morning enjoy your coffee or tea outside.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Tiki-bar and tiki torches at twi-light. That's a song too!
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large gas grill that is your own not shared with the main house.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                              Due to the height of the 2nd floor, young children would not be in the best interest.
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The carriage house is a luxury cottage and on a private estate. There are many beautiful beaches near by. Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island are rated as Florida's top beaches. The St.Pete/Tampa airports are both 25 miles away. Rates are available 365 days per.yr. terms are available,rental periods Weekly, Bi-Weekly and monthly.Location is terrific for the business traveler, transfer, job relocation, or just in town on business for a few days. We will cutomize your stay to suite your needs. Call us for your best rate: H-727-938-7158 C- 727-403-5134. Also great for seminars or corporate retreats. The cottage has a private patio, and deck covered parking. Pirvate washer/dryer. This is a turn-key VRBO. All you need is your overnight bag or personal belongings. I think we covered everything, if I left something out and you have questions, please call.

                                                                  36 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  An absolutely wonderful place to stay!

                                                                  David T.

                                                                  Pat and Bob made our stay absolutely wonderful! All of the beautiful touches from the champagne to food amenities in the refrigerator were such a pleasant surprise. The place is beautiful, peaceful and so close to the water. Off the beaten path yet everything within reach. Highly recommend this getaway location.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you David for the warm review . We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us. You were so very far away, west coast ,to the very west of our coast .but yet you found our paradise .In the future if you are ever out this way i would hope that you would choose the Carriage House for your stay. ...............Warmly ,Pat

                                                                  Peaceful,quiet but close to everything. Wonderful hosts

                                                                  Yvonne & Nate B.Moscow,PA

                                                                  We love the location, the accommodations are excellent. (One slight problem is that the bed is very high) Pat & Bob are excellent hosts and we love chatting with them. They provided some breakfast items and wine & cheese which is a lovely treat.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind review, We always love hearing back from our guest. If you are back in our area we would hope that you would choose the Carriage House again. Regards, P.Grippe

                                                                  Yvonne, we have had a beautiful wooden well made 2 step- step stool,Did you not see it? Perhaps it got push under the bed, not likely but that could have happen.


                                                                  Relaxing Break? Look No Further

                                                                  Christopher B.

                                                                  Escaping the English winter and after an active week on Sanibel with family down from New York on Spring Break, we were looking for somewhere to relax for the rest of our Florida visit. We knew nothing of Tarpon Springs but the description of the Carriage House and the excellent reviews suggested that this was just what we were looking for. We were not disappointed.

                                                                  We got a good feeling as we drove in and it just got better.

                                                                  Thank you, Pat and Bob, for everything: the beautifully designed and presented Cottage, the so thoughtful welcome pack of breakfast food, coffee, wine and sundries, the fun evening round the fire pit and the excellent route advice driving north avoiding the 19. We also found much to enjoy around Tarpon Springs and will certainly be back if the Cottage is available when we meet up with the family next year.

                                                                  Chris and Liz

                                                                  Fabulous Cottage!

                                                                  Debbie R.

                                                                  You couldn't ask for more! Pat & Bob have thought of everything to make this cottage like home without all the work of being at home. You really feel like a special guest with breakfast food in the refrigerator and the cottage being prepared for you when you arrive. They go out of their way to make sure that you have everything you need and a lot of things that make it very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with all the cookware and dinnerware that you need, along with all the basic spices and staples needed to cook. We found an excellent Seafood Market down at the Sponge Docks and were able to purchase fresh shrimp and prepare them back at the cottage for dinner. The location of the cottage is perfect; very peaceful and out of the tourist area, but close to the Sponge Docks, Downtown Tarpon Springs, Honeymoon Island State Park, and many other beautiful parks and beaches. We spent three days there, and it was not nearly long enough to see all that we wanted to see. Pat and Bob were also very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to visit, and it was such a pleasure getting to know them. We left feeling like family. We will definitely be going back to stay there again in the future.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  D& J Thank you, for your review,we appreciate when our guest share that what we do to make them feel at home an welcomed is noticed an acknowledged. We enjoyed sharing some of your visit ,before your departure to return home.We look forward to your return to the Carriage House in the future. Warmly ,P&B

                                                                  Home Away From Home

                                                                  Ray and Liz V.Southport, NC

                                                                  The cottage home is very charming, user friendly, and the personal touches are done just right. Mr. and Mrs. Grippe leave no stone unturned. Food and beverage upon your arrival. The property inside gives you a roomy kitchen, comfortable lounge area, beautiful bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a king sized bed. The property outside is very well maintained with your own private deck, large fire pit and bar. The washer and dryer during our stay was wonderful. We highly recommend the cottage for your stay.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  To our gracious guest and their (14 night stay) in the cottage. Thank you to both of you for your kind review on our Carriage House.It was nice to know also that your family was not far away to visit during your stay.

                                                                  To hear from our guest, that what we do to make their stay enjoyable, pleases us to hearback from them. In your travels back to the area ,we would hope you would consider the Carriage House for your stay a Home Away From Home again. thanks!!!! Warm regards Pat & Bob


                                                                  Robert Z.

                                                                  I have just concluded my second but certainly not my last stay at the cottage house. The property is beautifully landscaped and most peaceful. The cottage itself is well appointed with every manageable amenity. Internet is lightning fast, great TV.

                                                                  Pat & Bob are great, interesting people. They provided what was essentially a weeks worth of breakfast for me..

                                                                  What I really like is that while the property is secluded you are literally just a few minutes drive from shopping, restaurants and the downtown Tarpon Springs area.

                                                                  Highly recommended!!


                                                                  East Lake, FL, USA

                                                                  A lovely small village,with the history of Greek Heritage, on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico offers vacationers to visit our, beaches, shops, great restaurants, small cafes, bike trails, and much more! APRIL IS OPEN @ A NIGHTLY RATE OF $175.00, A NIGHT NO MINIMUM IS REQUIRED CALL 727-938-7158

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $0 - $15

                                                                  We stock your refrigerator with your first breakfast. A bottle of wine, or cold beverage ,cheese, crackers & fruit for first evening .Enjoy this lovely secluded estate cottage. Vacation now an make a life time of memories !!.Trust us you won't be sorry.We do have a small charge, for a third party in the cottage,of $15.00 each night.ALSO IN PLACE ANY 3 NIGHTS OR LESS FLAT RATE:$170.00 A NIGHT. ON DEPARTURE THERE IS A HOUSE KEEPING FEE OF $100.00 .A CANCELLATION 60 DAYS BEFORE YOUR STAY, FULL REFUND LESS BOOKING FEE $100.00.Later then (60days) a 2 day rental will be in place appox. $300.00 from your deposit.If its rebooked guest will receive TOTAL REFUND!!

                                                                  36 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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