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

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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


More Details

Judy Tagert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

Why Judy Tagert chose Madeira Beach

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.


Madeira Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All new tiled walk-in shower. Superior quality towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • New king-size bed with premium cotton linens. 40' Smart TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • 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


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(27 traveler reviews)

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The Sunshine Cottage. Walk To Beach, Shops, Dining & Water Sports
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Asheville, NC

Beautiful Place to Relax and have Fun!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Judy
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Our 2nd time returning and we were not disappointed

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

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 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!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful !!! I'm coming back next year 😊

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottages are all updated and sqeeky clean. Judy and Drake are wonderful people. So helpful and friendly. They keep the cottages running smoothly by checking on them daily. We will be coming back for our vacations in the future. We had privacy when we wanted it or we could go to he beautiful pool and socialize with our neighbors. You will not be disappointed coming here. It is minutes from the beach and John's Pass. Judy has everything you need for your vacation including towels, beach chairs, beach buggy and a cooler. Not the cheap stuff either. We had the best vacation ever!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerry and Kathy for the fabulous review. Stay in touch. So happy you both enjoyed your stay in the Sunshine cottage. Hope to see you again. Judy
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Madeira Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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