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Bay Front, 1 BR/ 1 BA, Directly on Tampa Bay with Dock

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Property is located directly on Tampa Bay!!! 80 foot boat dock, Brilliant sunsets with views of St. Pete skyline in the distance!!! Enjoy dolphins, manatees, sting rays, seagulls, pelicans, osprey and many other fish and birds in the back yard. South shore Tampa Bay is known for some of the best fishing around. Launch a kayak right outside your door, or play Bocce Ball on the court and eat in the picnic area.

This bayside retreat has two units. The one bedroom listed here ("Dolphin Side"), at ground level. And the other one is a two bedroom ("Pelican Side"), it is upstairs, see listing VRBO #1270319. Book both Dolphin and Pelican to accommodate 8 people and for larger groups or special events.

Dolphin Side is a one bedroom bayside unit with no steps to climb. The large bedroom has a queen-size bed. The living room has a soft leather couch, love seat, rattan chairs, and terrific bay front views, a flat 42 inch LED TV, Dish Network programming with over 235 channels (America's Top 200) and a DVD player with a small library of fun movies. And the living room has a nook/den with two twin beds for extra comfort. The dining room has a terrific table with seating for six. The full kitchen has a range, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, and all cookware. The bathroom has an extra large shower (handicap accessible), hair dryer, iron and ironing board. There is also a washer and dryer in the utility room. This one bedroom unit can accommodate four people on comfortable beds.

This bayside retreat is centrally located being between Tampa and Bradenton/Sarasota areas. The property is only a few miles from E.G. Simmons Park which has a boat launch, a beach and walking paths with views of Tampa Bay. Little Harbor Resort is just down the street offering a Tiki bar, live entertainment, and waterfront dining. There are many golf courses nearby. We are dog friendly. Off street parking with 1-2 spaces to park your boat trailer and vehicle. And, walking distance to Shell Point Marina.

25% discount for booking 28 nights (approximately one week free)!

100% refund if cancelled 90 days prior to stay.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, house

More Details

Owner
Darryl
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Darryl

Hi, my name is Darryl. I divide my time between this place and Atlanta. I like the property because of the terrific sunsets nearly every evening, and it's located directly on the bay. I also like quiet Ruskin (home of the famous Ruskin tomato) with it's old school Florida charm. And if you like more activity, it's a 20 minute drive (via Port of Tampa) to Ybor City in Tampa, or a marina at St. Pete, or about an hour and a half to Orlando. I hope you enjoy the place as much as I do!!!

Darryl purchased this cottage in 2011

Amenities

Ruskin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tampa Bay Frontage with 80 foot dock, Dining room seats six, Bocce Ball court on property, Picnic area, Fire pit

Reviews

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(37 traveler reviews)

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Bay Front, 1 BR/ 1 BA, Directly on Tampa Bay with Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Dolphin Unit

  • 5 of 5

Heavenly retreat. Fully furnished and supplied. Gorgeous view. I wish I could stay here every winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the view..

  • 5 of 5

First we can’t say enough about Daryl and what a great and attentive host he is. The house has everything you can ever need and more. It’s big enough for 4 people and extremely comfortable. Open the back door and you are on the water with a gorgeous view. For us, it was a bit far from everything we need to do and the places we visited yet if you want to park the car and just relax, that’s the place. There are two apartments. We recommend the upstairs for more privacy. If we needed a place to stay and relax this would be it.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great as always.

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit was just as great as the first. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very quiet, beautiful spot. We rented the lower unit and it was immaculate. There was lots of room to store all our snowbird stuff and a perfect spot to sit with your morning coffee and look out over beautiful Tampa Bay. The owner/manager was very responsive and easy to work with, he was quick to respond to questions and accommodated our need to have a later check-out time.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of Tampa Bay; you can see St. Petersburg. Cottage is lovely. Very clean, kitchen well-stocked and the bedding is wonderful in the master bedroom. It's a large Master and it has nice closets so you don't have to live out of a suitcase. Dresser was clean inside and provided us the room we needed. Big walk in shower with a rain shower head. Extremely quiet neighborhood. The owner was very quick to respond to all my inquiries.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

  • 5 of 5

The "little house" on the Bay was great, as it has been in the past. The added bonus this year was the perfect November weather. We look forward to another visit next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Car: recommended

80 foot dock, Bocce Ball court on property, Picnic area, Fire pit

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

All national holidays are "In Season" rates for nightly and weekly stays....... Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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