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!
- 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!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 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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Nice house and great location!
Our family really enjoyed our time in Melissa's bungalow and Pinellas county.
The house was cute, clean and there was everything needed for our stay.
Gulfport beach and restaurants only a short walk away.
Thank you so much Heikki!
I so appreciate the wonderful condition that you left my home. I also really appreciated the chocolate bar from Finland! I am so glad that the bungalow suited you and your family for wrapping up your holiday trip. Thank you so much for booking with me!
Perfect Gulfport getaway cottage!!
GYPSY LANDING exceeded our expectations!! Wonderful cozy cottage with updated furnishings. Great location!! Our dogs loved the tropical backyard area fully fenced in!!
Beautiful house. Extremely well maintained.
Great property. Walk to downtown area. Short drive to all local beaches.
It was a cute little cottage in a great location everything we could possibly need was in the house we enjoyed our stay very much
Perfect Bungalow in the Perfect Location
Melissa Made it feel like our home.
Our Pups enjoyed the walks to the Beach and visiting the Dog Park.
Great place. Close to my daughter’s College so we will be back so she can see her pups. Can’t wait to come back
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!
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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