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Waterfront Cottage with Dock /Pet Friendly 2

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Changing Tides Cottages of Madeira Beach is nestled along 180 feet of a tranquil harbor off Boca Ciega Bay. Dolphins and manatees often visit. Your cottage is fully furnished with life's amenities and terrific waterfront views. We are very Pet Friendly.

It’s only a two minute walk to the Gulf Beaches. John's Pass Boardwalk, with a variety of shops and restaurants, is within easy walking, riding or boating distance. And we have Boat Slips available just outside your Cottage.

Free Wi-Fi, complimentary kayaks, gas grills.

Come and share our laid-back Waterfront Cottage.

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates, 2-night minimum, 3-night minimum over holidays.

Call for rates.


Keywords: Waterfront cottage / pet friendly

More Details

Kathy Behrmann
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Kathy Behrmann

I have owned several vacation resorts over the years, from Cape Cod to Florida. I have always appreciated water and have tried to make what I love about the water and a particular place available to the occasional traveler who might enjoy the area but can't live here.

Kathy Behrmann purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kathy Behrmann chose Madeira Beach

I drove by this property by boat and saw them placing a For Sale sign on this cute, quaint property -- a picturesque snap-shot of old Florida. With 180 feet along the waterfront and the cottage nestled among the trees, I was smitten. I bought the property that day!

What makes this cottage unique

Terrific location in a part of Florida that is not as 'developed' as numerous parts of Florida. Madeira Beach is a unique community in that it is a mix of locals and visitors and is not over-taken with runaway development. For the people who appreciate 'Old Florida' -- what a plus that is! We are close to both St. Petersburg and Tampa with all the hubbub and restaurants that brings. We are also in an area of wonderful boating, fishing, swimming, and viewing nature. First time kayakers can learn the basics, have a great time, AND be safe. That is not true of kayaking many places.


Madeira Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - Living room has pull-out sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Discuss with owner if you have questions.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Cottage with Dock /Pet Friendly 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great Value

  • 5 of 5

Kathy you have a little piece of paradise. Clean comfortable cottages and lovely grounds. Your location to the beach and John's Pass couldn't be much closer. Short driving distance to great golf courses and grocery shopping. And the best part having the property fenced for the dogs to enjoy too. It was so nice to be able to vacation with our dog.

Thanks Kathy and Staff.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Ever Pet-Friendly Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Booked with Changing Tides Cottages to attend the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. We almost always travel with our dog, so "pet friendly" is tops with us. This place is not only pet friendly, they love our pets! The property is completely fenced, and if you have a well-behaved pet they are free to roam the property, with your supervision. You could find water bowls here and there and toys scattered about. Our pooch loved having his freedom, and so much to explore! Chasing the little lizards had to be his favorite activity! Our cottage was quaint and comfortable, stocked with everything needed, and VERY clean. My only suggestion for the Music Cottage (each cottage has a theme) would be to replace the futon in the living room. It had seen it's better days as far as comfort was concerned. Would come back here for sure if we come to the Tampa area again, and would recommend to anyone traveling to this area with your pet! Owner/operators very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Don't pass this place up!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As of January 28th, a new futon has arrived. Thank you so much for your review and for your suggestion! Hope to see you soon.
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Above All Roofing Newport

  • 5 of 5

Changing Tides Cottages rock! The cottage that we stayed in was 5 yards from Boca Ciega Bay and we had the best view from our living room and bedroom. It was so relaxing to go to sleep and to wake up each morning to the pretty water view. You really don't even need to go to the beach to enjoy to the water and the beach feel. Kathy, the owner, and Jane, Kathy's helper, are both very personable and give great recommendations. Also, the actual cottage compound is pet-friendly and is great b/c it's enclosed and our dogs were able to run around or hang out outside our cottage. The cottages are also located within walking distance to the shops at John's Pass. If you choose to visit, also go to Walt's for dinner (at John's Pass) or to Dockside Dave's and get the Grouper sandwich and fries. They are awesome! • • •

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lisa's Cafe
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary

Deep water docks along the sea wall in front of the cottage. Complimentary kayaks and fishing. One block to white sand beach and two blocks to John's Pass with shops/restaurants/fishing or cruising charters on the Gulf of Mexico. See dolphins, manatees, and Florida seabirds while fishing or relaxing in your front yard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $25

Check-in is 2:00 pm or later
Check-out is 10:00 am or earlier

We do not do Calendar Month reservations of 30 days. We reserve either by the week or by 4-week blocks. The monthly fee listed is actually for our 4-week block of 28 days -- not 30 days.

Tax is 13%.

Cleaning fee is $25.00 for less than two weeks, or $50 for two weeks or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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