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Renovated Cottage! Downtown N.P.R. Close to beaches and Tampa!

Bedrooms 2
Space 880 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bed/ 1 Bath/ Sleeps 6/ Fully Remodeled House next to newly renovated park!

(We now have two more properties listed on this site at #706176 and #891072).

This cozy 2BR/1BA Key West style cottage nestled in historical New Port Richey, Florida is sure to quickly become your 'home away from home' getaway! This home is fully furnished with brand new appliances and gorgeous Floridian decor. It is newly renovated and features an enclosed, front Florida room, full eat-in kitchen with microwave, living room with cable television, WiFi 50/50 speed, full bath room with shower and tub, (2) bedrooms with pillow top mattresses, and a spacious laundry room. We have also included a medium size (up to 45 lb.), dog crate for your use with bed, bowls, and leash.

Unlike other vacation properties, this home provides a spacious, fully enclosed back yard and has ample off street parking for your RV or boat. This home is situated within walking distance of several downtown New Port Richey merchants and restaurants as well as scenic Orange Lake, which is a great place to walk your dog! Also within walking distance, is Sims Park along Main Street and the Pithlachascotee River that includes: a newly renovated, 3 million dollar playground, park, and amphi-theatre! Sims Park is also host to several outdoor festivities throughout the year and outdoor movies!

New Port Richey is 'rich' in history, and in 1926 it seemed possible that New Port Richey would become another Hollywood or at least a winter getaway for Hollywood stars. Famous celebrities from all over the world have purchased property in New Port Richey including Thomas Meighan, Irving Berlin, Gene Sarazan, Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Johnny Cash, and Shirley Temple's aunt and uncle, whom she would visit every summer. The Hacienda Hotel, (now closed), was once the scene of many social events attended by some of the most famous celebrities of stage and screen. It is currently under renovation.

The downtown area is host to many events such as The Chasco Street Parade, (March) The Chasco Boat Parade, (March), The Christmas Street Parade and boat Parade, (December), Night in the Tropics, St. Patrick's Day, (Fitzgerald's- 3 day event), outdoor movies, concerts, outdoor markets, etc.

There is also a public boat ramp located right up the street at Main Street and River Road.

More Details

Heather Schneider
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Heather Schneider

I've lived in New Port Richey for 39 years. I also live in the same area as this rental house. I am close by in case you have any questions or need anything!

Heather Schneider purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Heather Schneider chose New Port Richey

We specifically chose to buy and renovate this property due to the home's location. It is within walking distance to Sims Park, the library, the river, the public boat ramp, a large children's playground, and many local shops and restaurants right in the historical downtown area. We tell all of our friends that we are living in a vacationer's paradise. So, we not share it? We have put a lot of time and careful planning into renovating this home. I would say that 90% of what you see is brand new right down to the furnishings. We filled the backyard with sea shells to give it that 'beachy' feel. We also fenced in the backyard for privacy. This house comes equipped with two cruiser bicycles for sight seeing. All of the appliances, cabinets, and floors in the kitchen are new as well as the bathroom. There are hardwood floors in the living room, master bedroom, and Florida room, which have all been renovated too. This property also has two new sofas. One sofa slides out into a double bed. Six people can sleep comfortably in this home. There is also a large Florida room with 24 windows located in the front of the house. It is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and just relax! This home also has a large laundry room with a washer and a dryer. There are also smoke detectors in each room. We will have current issues of popular magazines for you to read such as People and US magazines. This rental is located a few houses away from the local library, and is about a half mile from the local hospital.

What makes this cottage unique

The great thing about this house is that you can walk to the restaurants, park, lake, rec center, through the historical area, the historical museum, and along the river.


New Port Richey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Completely renovated bathroom in 2014.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom
  • Fully renovated bedrooms as of 2014.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Renovated Cottage! Downtown N.P.R. Close to beaches and Tampa!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Cottage Living

  • 4 of 5

The cottage met all needs. Anything and everything was available.

The inside has been fixed up with special touches. New Port Richey is a nice little town just far enough removed from the hub-bub to feel small.

Rees and Starkey Parks are very nice, as well as Sims Park, which is only 2 blocks from the Cottage.

I had a good month there.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated, quaint cottage perfect for our family of 3 plus our furry friend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this property! Heather has the cottage well stocked. We had everything we needed at our fingertips. The welcome basket was a great touch, since we did forget a few things. The fenced in back yard was great for our dog. It is in a quiet area downtown and within walking distance to many restaurants. This home was within our budget which made our vacation possible. Thank you Heather!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robyn! Please come back anytime!
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Such a cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the cutest, cleanest cottages you will ever see! Great location. Walking distance to so many eating establishments and to Sims Park. Everything that I had hoped for and even more. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Quiet Comfy and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO and we were a bit hesitant about using this service but Heather was absolutely the best. She answered all of our questions promptly and provided excellent service before, during and after our stay. The house was just the right size for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids). New Port Richey is a great town with access to many of the major attractions in the area. The restaurants were great, especially Culvers. We noticed the quiet neighborhood and realized that the house is directly behind the police station so we felt very safe. There is a great park in walking distance and a beach area a few miles away.

I highly recommend booking with Heather if you are you looking nice, quiet comfy and cozy spot for a getaway to the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a neat, CLEAN and so well stocked home.

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located within a friendly community with a close park and neighborhood store within walking distance and beaches. The fenced in yard provided privacy and the home is stocked so well , we felt safe and truly enjoyed our vacation in this home. The owner provided movies both recorded and DVDs, a house phone and more! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two dogs stayed April 2017 for the month. It worked out really well. Great price, great location, clean, welcoming, just a perfect little place. The backyard is fully fenced so the dogs had a grand time. It is very close to Hwy 19 so easy to get everywhere. Heather is very helpful, responds immediately and had left lots of welcoming gifts which were much appreciated. Definitely book again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

All rent must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival.
If you have to cancel within 30 days of arrival or during your stay I can only give you a refund if I am able to re-rent the house. I can only refund the portion that I can rent out. Please note ***we are charged an approximate fee of $120.00 per credit card transaction. We cannot refund that amount if you cancel and have paid by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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