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Charming cottage, steps to the beach. Across from John's Pass

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

Studio apartment Upstairs with queen bed, 1 bath, full kitchen - Sleeps 2

Cottage by the Pass offers all the charm of days gone by as well as all the modern conveniences. Cottage by the Pass is located just steps from the white sand, with no streets to cross. Across the street is John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. Inside you'll find a spacious studio apartment that features a full kitchen, comfortable living area, queen sized bed in sleeping area and large bathroom with walk-in closet. The Cottage is equipped with WiFi and satellite TV. Outside the double french doors our guests enjoy the large private balcony that offers a peek-a-boo view of the Gulf. The balcony is approx. 400 sq ft, partially covered to allow for a great dining spot.

Walk across the street to hear live music at the Bamboo Beach Bar & Grill, or browse the shops of John's Pass Village.

The location can't be beat. Walk to many restaurants, bars, hop on the beach trolley or take a short drive to the many local attractions, museums, etc. Please also view the downstairs unit of this cottage on Home Away #3716148.

More Details

Property Manager
Cherie Pattishall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cherie Pattishall

Cherie grew up in South Tampa and always had a love for the beach. Traveling the 20 or so miles to the beach every weekend when she was attending Plant High School. Eventually she moved to Madeira Beach where she also owns a real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach on Gulf Blvd. Finest Real Estate Worldwide!

Cherie Pattishall purchased this studio in 1996

Guestbook comments from the manager

This place was wonderful! The location was great. Everything we really wanted for our vacation was within walking distance, it made it very convenient. We loved the walks on the beach, and the beautiful sunsets. It was our anniversary and vacation wrapped into one. The cottage is very cozy and romantic. Definitely will be back. It gets top ratings from us. We loved it. Thank you.
Apr 2013
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Madeira Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom features large custom vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bed is outfitted with a memory foam high quality mattress and all linens are provided. Beds are kept sanitary with full mattress covers and pillow covers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming cottage, steps to the beach. Across from John's Pass
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 59 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spot! Everything you need for a great stay and more. So sad to leave but will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday stay at "the purple cottage". Cottage contains everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable bed and the outside deck is fantastic. Close to everything and the beach is awesome. We had a great holiday. Thankyou Cherie!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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She always has the place clean and ready and it's also a very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is always clean and orderly the property is always clean and orderly and very accessible to park in and to get out of one minute from the beach and write across the street in the bamboo Beach bar and about 100 yards to the beginning of Johns pass can't ask how much better than that

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable with Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

You can’t get a better location! There is a crosswalk right outside the driveway to allow easy crossing to all of the shops and bars! The large front patio and back deck are almost larger than the spacious apartment itself! Inside the size was perfect for two! We felt very comfortable for our 3 night stay! The bathroom had great counter space! The washer and dryer was in unit with soap! There were also beach towels and nerf type balls! Very well equipped! The deck was awesome to people watch from the one side or just listen to the music in the distance from the bamboo beach bar across the street. One caution, the live music CAN be slightly heard inside. But no bother to us at all. It was faint and I napped right through it. They only played during happy hour while we were there as well. We actually enjoyed listening! Thanks again for hosting us! I’ve already recommended to friends heading that way this coming year!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a great review. I really appreciate your insight, as I know other potential guests do also. It's such a comfy place and, as you noted, the location can't be beat. I really appreciate you recommending my little cottage to your friends and I hope you can come back for another visit real soon.
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Loved it !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks and loved the little ,purple cottage by the pass!!! A hop from John's Pass and shopping, pizza and pub and a skip from the beach! It was quaint and charming ! Cherie is terrific ! Thanks a million Cherie !

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome!! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving a great review. Hurry back for another visit!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

It was a great little set up. Can sneak a peak of the ocean from the bed with the double french doors open. I saw a review that said there were beach chairs but we didn’t see any. We also didn’t ask for them so no big deal. Location across from the Pass is awesome. Very relaxing area and home. Only somewhat downside is the parking but I don’t see any way that can be changed really. Luckily no one was in the downstairs unit until the last day so it ended up fine. When we asked after check in if we could stay another day Cherie was very quick to let us know it was available and made the arrangements quickly. Would definitely book again and even thinking about bringing the in laws back and renting downstairs. Thank you for the lovely honeymoon location.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable honeymoon stay - and Congratulations!! I hope you can come back for another visit soon.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bamboo Beer Garden
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, Beach, Madeira Beach, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Near Tampa Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates shown do not include 12% sales/lodging tax and one-time cleaning/departure fee of $85.

$100.00 deposit required at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

After final payment, and/or 5-7 days before arrival instructions for entry with details will be sent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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