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The Sunshine Cottage. Walk To Beach, Shops, Dining & Water Sports

Madeira Beach, FL, USA
  • Cottage484 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 adults comfortably, Close to the Beach

These quaint, authentic (built in 1940's)Key West 'Old Florida' cottages are cozy and very clean, and have been completely renovated along with a saltwater pool, jacuzzi, 2 outdoor bar/grills with seating on the fenced back yard compound (5000 sq. ft.). This tiny cottage sleeps 2 adults comfortably. There is a queen sofa bed for an overnight guest. Very small fenced back yard with each cottage..perfect for Fido. Romantic screened porch. Very quiet, dog friendly neighborhood. Plenty of parking on the compound. Each cottage has 2 bikes, 2 beach chairs, umbrella, beach buggy. It is a very short walk to the beach, dining, shopping and water activities. The world-famous John's Pass Village and Boardwalk close by gives you an oasis from the ordinary. This cozy fishing village has tempting restaurants and unusual shopping. You will find quaint shops that offer antiques, arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry.

The world-famous John's Pass Village and Boardwalk is a short 5-10 walk away and gives you an oasis from the ordinary. This cozy fishing village has tempting restaurants and unusual shopping. You will find quaint shops that offer antiques, arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry.

Certification and/or License:

Florida Department of Revenue-Cert. # 62-8016364231-4

Pinellas County Tourist Development Tax #11231

Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation-License #DWE6215820

City of Madeira Beach-Business Tax #2634



Judy Tagert

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
Why Judy Tagert chose Saint Petersburg

These little neglected cottages needed TLC. The buildings are very authentic but needed updating and major renovation to preserve. The compound was big enough to put a 5000 sq foot back yard with pool, etc.

What makes this Cottage unique

These little cottages are so charming and quaint. The cottages were in very poor condition when i purchased this property. I worked with the City of Madeira Beach to make this compound a much better place in this little neighborhood. The cozy screened porches are a favorite. The compound has plenty of room for everyone and ample parking. Guests love being able to walk to John's Pass Village.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • New king-size bed with premium cotton linens. 40' Smart TV.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • All new tiled walk-in shower. Superior quality towels.

      Location Type

        • Village
          Madeira Beach is home to the world-famous John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. This cozy fishing village has tempting restaurants and unusual shopping.


            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      Premium anti-bed bug protectors on mattress and pillows
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Cards, Scrabble, Monopoly
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  50' Smart TV in the living area with DVD, internet, etc
                                • Video Games


                                    • Bicycles
                                      2 adult bikes
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Outside only. $250 fee for smoking inside or on the screened porch.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Saltwater jacuzzi
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Saltwater pool for 4 cottages


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 2 beach folding chairs, small umbrella, small ice chest, all fit on the beach buggy for stroll to the beach

                                                                  29 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Sunshine Cottage, Madeira Beach

                                                                  BRIAN M.Baldwinsville, NY

                                                                  My wife & I thought it was perfect! Nice size for a couple, very clean, up to date and well maintained. Pool and hot tub were great to hangout in. The location was close to Johns Pass so you could walk over and leave the car parked. A very safe location, everyone we encountered was friendly. The other couples that were staying in the additional cottages were very nice. We talked with the owner a number of times, she was great.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you very much for the for the thoughtful review. Very much appreciated.

                                                                  See you in 2019.

                                                                  Stay in touch, judy

                                                                  Beautiful place!

                                                                  Blair W.

                                                                  Judy takes great care to provide the best stay possible.

                                                                  Our 2nd time returning and we were not disappointed

                                                                  Lyn L.

                                                                  Excellent, quiet, very well equipped with everything you need!

                                                                  Felt like home!

                                                                  Traci M.

                                                                  The property was wonderful! It was clean and updated. The pool area was private and relaxing. Location is great! Within walking distance to the beach and John's Pass.

                                                                  Simply amazing!!

                                                                  Marie R.

                                                                  I'd like to give Judy's tropical Cottages 10 stars! It was the best vacation experience we ever had. The cottages are beautiful, immaculate, everything you could need or want. Comfy beds and awesome pillows, top of the line cookware, The BBQ grills, the outdoor fridges, the doggy bowls for water, The cozy lounges, the outdoor sofa and chairs, the multi huge umbrellas. I could go on and on. I loved the peacefulness of the screened porch with the comfy sofa like area with pillows, the table and chairs. The nights were so serene, I was lost in thoughts of my return. We originally booked for 4 weeks, and extended an additional week and still hated to leave. The people we met were all so nice and friendly and we are all talking of returning at the same time next year. Judy and Drake are wonderful hosts who make sure everyone is happy. They were so kind, they brought us pineapple one day and an awesome desert one evening. Our little girl "Maggie" enjoyed her vacation as well, met so many furry friends at the local dog parks, and the people who live there are also friendly. I'll miss my furry pal Packer, who I saw every morning between 8 and 8:30 am. It is your own little private oasis, and I would recommend it to anyone, but 1 week is not enough..you won't want to leave. Everyone we met wished they could have stayed longer, one extended a few days, but due to her job wished she could stay much longer. We have already put our deposit down for next year and we will stay 5-6 weeks again. Thank you Judy and Drake for the slice of heaven you created!

                                                                  Beautiful Place to Relax and have Fun!

                                                                  Amanda E.Asheville, NC

                                                                  We love Judy and The Sunshine Cottage! My husband and I, with our two girls (pups) stayed here this summer (2017) and last summer (2016). The property is absolutely beautiful and everything we had hoped for (and more!). When you arrive, you find your vacation home even more beautiful than the photographs show. The cottage itself is clean and stocked with many items needed during a vacation get away. I love the decor! The bed is super comfortable as is the living room. Parking is very convenient, right beside the cottage. The kitchen is neatly stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and many other items someone would need during their stay. I love the shared common area between a second cottage with large table and nice grill. It's also nice to find a place that includes a washer/dryer.

                                                                  Outside, the landscaping is beautiful! The pool is clean and fantastic, very relaxing and the pool area includes floats, umbrella, chairs, and grills! Judy goes out of her way to make her property perfect for guests. She even offers beach items such as umbrella, towels, toys, cart, and bikes!

                                                                  When you visit this property, you feel at home. Judy is caring and takes great care of her guests. She definitely makes you feel like family! Thank you Judy for going above and beyond! We can't wait to see you again soon!

                                                                  ❤️The Edwards Family

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Amanda so much for the really great review. So happy you and Charles are relaxed and feel at home.

                                                                  I love having a returning traveler as we know one another and also you know the cottages and what to expect.

                                                                  See you again next year.



                                                                  Madeira Beach, FL, USA


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