About the property
- Bungalow1010 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 bedroom, 1 Bath - 1 block from Beach Blvd. and 1 block from the Gulfport Pier!
Completely Renovated and new to the rental market! This home has all new furniture and appliances throughout! There's plenty of living space - between two furnished seating areas outside, a large living room and an extra bonus room separated by french doors (makes for the perfect reading spot or nap!). There are 2 queen size bedrooms along with a queen sofa to accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably. The double private lot provides plenty of room if you vacation with a boat and need a place to park it - perfect location with the public boat launch less than a mile away!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Melissa Zodda
I am a landscape designer for the last 20 years from Buffalo, New York (originally from NJ). I decided to move to Gulfport after many years of visiting. I traded the snow for four seasons of sailing and sunshine. I currently enjoy sailing my 23' Compac sailboat, kayaking, fishing off the Skyway Pier and snorkeling off Fort DeSoto State Park coastline (among many, many other awesome places).
Melissa Zodda purchased this Bungalow in 2015
Why Melissa Zodda chose Saint Petersburg
At first the location is what I loved about this property. Then it was the house's rich history that really sold me! While not having much architectural details left to preserve, I am able to at least continue its story for many years to come. In 1921, a hurricane had demolished the Gulfport Casino. From that lumber, my house was constructed and known as 'The White House'. There were very few houses at this time. The builder was the Mayor, Nathan McKinney, who built it as a wedding gift for his daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and Leander White. Leander's mother was the daughter of the very first settlers of Gulfport, the Barnett Family). With great appreciation for the volunteers at the Gulfport Historical Society (well worth a visit), I was able to find original photographs of the house which I have kept to its integrity as best I can.
What makes this Bungalow unique
There's not a bad seat in the house! The views of tropical shrubs and palms, sweet smells of orange blossoms along with the sound of the many birds that enjoy the area (especially the parrots!) - entertain the senses. The bay breeze carries the smell of Stella's getting ready for the brunch crowd. In the morning, you can sit in the front shady garden at the bistro and enjoy your coffee and the friendly faces walking by. Then you can choose to sit in the large private backyard later in the day and enjoy the winding paths of mature tropicals, cactus, birds and plentiful fruit trees. The early part of the year is best for pink grapefruit picking along with the two kinds of oranges. The location couldn't be better! All the exciting life of Gulfport, but also the peaceful setting. Its the kind of place that you just don't feel like getting in the car - its a real vacation.
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Melissa’s cute cottage was just what we needed for our stay near St. Pete for my college graduation. It was very comfortable and clean. We loved how close the restaurants and shops in Gulfport were to the house! Melissa even had a pack-n-play for our young son and it was nice to have 2 bedrooms for his early bedtime. I really appreciated how available and friendly Melissa was when I had any questions. I would definitely recommend staying here for a nice, relaxing stay near St.Pete. Thanks again for a great stay! We hope to be back!
Awesome bungalow, great location
The house was decorated so cute and had everything we needed. Just a block or 2 from all the action. Loved having access to the bikes to check out the area and to get some exercise.
Great little vacation spot!
Nice, clean, cozy home in a lovely spot! We were close to great restaurants, beaches, and everything we needed for a great family getaway! We would definitely recommend this great spot! Owner was very responsive and helpful!
A truly beautiful, welcoming home in an idyllic location!
We couldn't have been more impressed with the attentiveness of the owners. They demonstrated such care. The house was immaculate and just perfect for 2 folks who just yearned to get away from it all for a few days. It was terrific to just stay in Gulfport, but also wonderful exploring the city and beaches, which are just so close. The location was TRULY perfect! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Great house in great location!
Such a charming, very clean and comfortable place to stay. Felt more like staying at a friend's house rather than a rental. So many thoughtful extra touches. Location was so close to the shops and restaurants. Absolutely love Gulfport. We had such a good time and highly recommend Melissa's bungalow. It was a pleasure!
Comfy and clean home close to everything. Lots to see and do. Will visit again.
Located one block from Gulfport's finest in dining, galleries, shops, bars and fishing pier on Boca Ciega Bay. Two blocks away is Gulfport's Historic Casino, recreation center and public beach. No car is needed for this vacation - all you need is just steps away! And if you don't feel like walking, bikes are available free to use or you can kayak the bay for a real nature adventure! For those who want to venture a bit further, Fort DeSoto is just minutes by car and a definite must-see with it's pristine natural beaches, excellent wildlife and snorkeling, along with a beautiful bike/ hike path. Downtown St. Petersburg is located just minutes as well, for a different type of day - fabulous eats, antiquing, museums and theater.
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