About the property
- Cottage420 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Beautiful well appointed beach getaway with private tropical rear deck
Historic Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) (Pet Friendly)
Perfectly formed Key West style cottage (Duplex), steps to the uncrowded pristine sands of Sunset Beach. Her identical twin sister (VRBO 809032) next door is also available & both cottages can be rented together.
A unique 1930’s historic one bedroom beach cottage with approximately 420sqft (39sqm) of recently updated living space just minutes (barefoot) stroll to the beautiful white sands and crystal clear warm azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico... paradise found!
This historic cottage, located on a friendly quiet side road between the beach and the Intracoastal waterway, includes a compact and functional Kitchen, cozy living room with satellite television and free WiFi, a spacious bedroom with a very comfortable Queen size bed and Duvet. The recently updated bathroom is compact (shower stall no tub) and comes complete with plenty of fluffy towels. Fresh linens and beach towels are also supplied.
The cottage has a spacious and private decked rear yard (something of a rarity on Sunset Beach), and is furnished with table and chairs, Grill, lush tropical planting and outdoor lighting making it the perfect place to grill, eat, drink and relax. The sunny front deck has two chairs and is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee, chat with friendly dog walkers and watch the world go by.
There is a shared laundry room (only shared with one other unit) with free use of the washing machine and dryer.
The cottage is well equipped for a very comfortable stay. The living room is tastefully furnished with a comfy three-seater sofa, side chair, unique artwork, café style dining table and stools, 28’' flat screen TV, DVD player and free WiFi. The kitchen has saucepans, pots and cooking utensils, microwave, stove, oven, toaster, coffee maker, and a refrigerator/freezer.
A great bonus is the keyless touch pad entry system ... no need to worry about losing your keys on the beach!
Great care has been taken with recent renovations and updates, in order to retain it’s quirky beach cottage character. There is new wood effect flooring throughout. The cottage has air conditioning, ceiling fans, and heating should you need it.
A simply fantastic location ... There is a private off street parking pad/car port for one compact car, there is also ample on street car parking should you need it. The cottage is just a short stroll to all that Sunset Beach has to offer, including Bars and restaurants (Caddy’s on the beach, Ka'Tiki - both great places to enjoy a cocktail and watch the famous sunsets!), restaurants, both established & new (including Sea Dog Brewing Co. & Taco Bus) and of course one of the best beaches in the USA!
There are so many activities and attractions nearby including: Boat rentals, biking, watersports, shopping and dining (Fine and Casual). Within 20 minutes drive you will discover exciting Downtown St. Petersburg with its world-class Museums and culture, including the fabulous Dali Museum, Concert and theater, sporting venues, Dining, unique shopping opportunities and a burgeoning ‘European style café culture’ waterfront. Slightly further afield is the city of Tampa with it’s well connected international airport, designer shopping and theme parks.
Suitability: Longer term renters welcome, Minimum age limited for renters, pets considered, No smoking inside, we are sorry the property is not wheelchair accessible.
David Ninnis and Barry Goodman
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About David Ninnis and Barry Goodman
Originally hailing from London, UK, we had spent numerous holidays in this area & we fell in love with it's charms. We continue to be mesmerized by what the locale has to offer-scenically & culturally. There is abundant exotic wildlife & always another side of Florida just waiting to be discovered. We both love to travel and wanted to create a space that we would be happy to stay in. During our travels, we have always found it much more rewarding staying in apartments, houses, & rental units, as opposed to soul less hotels. It's great to be able to immerse yourself in a place and live as the locals do!
David Ninnis and Barry Goodman purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why David Ninnis and Barry Goodman chose Saint Petersburg
We always fantasized about owning a beach cottage & fell in love with this area. Although initially in need of some TLC, we could immediately see the potential of this 'old Florida' property, and did not hesitate in purchasing it. We really enjoyed renovating it and spending time here. We lived here for a time, enjoying the private garden & loved just wandering around taking in the atmosphere of the local area, which has a wonderfully laid back vibe, definitely unique in this day and age. We have stayed in a number of vacation rentals over the years and we loved the idea of owning a property in a `real' neighborhood.
What makes this Cottage unique
A quintessential laid-back beach location within easy walking distance to the beach, bars, restaurants and convenience store. A private garden for chilling, and a front porch for watching the world go by.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is a clean and comfortable cottage.
This cottage is located one block from the Gulf of Mexico and in the heart of the Sunset Beach community. Everything you need is provided with the cottage; just walk in, sit down, and enjoy. You will also love the private backyard setting with table/chairs, outdoor grill, and plenty of space to relax or meet with friends. The owners go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible and their knowledge of the area (restaurants, museums, entertainment, etc.) is invaluable. Furthermore, you are within a short drive of St. Petersburg--a treasure in itself with numerous opportunities for educational tours, outdoor activities, art galleries, outdoor markets, shopping, dining, and entertainment. In addition, I found having onsite laundry facilities a bonus. Some of my friends who rent in the area are envious that I found this vacation rental before they did. I give this cozy cottage my highest recommendation, and don't forget to walk that one block down to the Gulf to watch the sunsets and look for the elusive "green flash."
This cottage is located minutes from an amazing beach! The cottage is equipped with every amenity one could ever need on vacation. The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood amd yet within walking distance you can find restaurants with live music just about every night of the week. Great small beach town vibe in Sunset Beach!
Thank you, thank you! We are glad you were comfortable & enjoyed the cottage & the area. We hope to see you back at Sunset Beach!
Perfect little cottage for a relaxing vacation
We had everything we needed in this cottage to have a relaxing vacation. The beach was a short walk. We also enjoyed Paws (the local cat) who greeted us each morning. Thank you David and Barry for sharing this cottage.
You are most welcome! We appreciate your comments & hope to see you again.
Excellent place to stay.
The cottage was beyond cute and well equipped. Treasure Island was wonderful. David and Barry were excellent about helping with anything we possibly needed.Thank You for a wonderful stay.
Hi & you're very welcome! It's always great to see travelers having a fantastic time! It was a pleasure to meet you & we hope you will return.
Amazin getaway !
Me and my husband wanted to go away for the holidays and we are so happy we found this property . Location: Beautiful quiet and relaxing . Beach is literary a minute away , quiet streets and very friendly neighbors . The town itself is small and very picturesque . People are friendly and in general the atmosphere is very laid back . The house is lovely and comfortable . Clean and very accommodating . The minute you step into the house you feel like you are home away from home .
Our dog Gizmo enjoyed the backyard , we took him for nice walks around the neighborhood . Owners Barry and David are very friendly and very nice people . They will give you all good tips on where to go , where to take your furry friend (there is a dog beach 20 minutes away ) . One day we drove to Saint Petersburg to Morean Art center where you can find amazing glass work, photography exhibits and many other things to your liking . Weather was beautiful and we went to the beach almost every day . The sunsets is a must see ! Oh what a beautiful place it is .
If you feel like spending couple of nights in the house instead of going out the backyard is beautiful . There is a lot of privacy and the backyard gets lit up with little lights that are wrapped around palm trees. We spent a lot of time in the backyard -we had breakfast there , lunch and we also grilled a lot. What can be better than a glass of wine and tasty grilled meal ! Joy! David and Barry are so far the best owners we have ever met. Thank you David and Barry for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage ! We miss Treasure Island ! We will be back !
Thanks so much for your compliments, as well as taking the time to feedback regarding your experience. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time & thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. It's also fantastic to hear that you loved the area, which has so much to offer. It was great to meet you & we look forward to your return! Thank you!
Such a sweet, peaceful getaway!
We had a great time on Treasure Island and specifically David & Barry's beach cottage. Even sweeter in person, the decor was fun and tasteful, and the place was so clean!!! The back patio is WONDERFUL! So secluded, we greatly enjoyed coffee and and drinks out there throughout the day. You can walk over to the beach or the two super fun beach bars in about 60 seconds. Ka'tikis was our fave for local flair and live music! But you can't beat the food and ocean view of Caddy's. The neighbors are super friendly and you feel so safe and welcomed at this little cottage! The owners were wonderful with communication and recommendations! .. you're minutes from st Pete for more restaurants and shopping.. but being on Treasure Island was preferred for us than the main strip on st Pete beach. Much more quaint and quiet stay.
I would have loved a tub to soak in or even better a spa on the back deck! ;) And a TV in the bedroom would be great to have more room to sprawl out and watch a movie.. (however, this is coming from parents with three babes under two and we were more or less looking to relax than be on the go) Overall, the trip could not have been better and the best part was retreating to our adorable little home away from home! Thank you, David and Barry
(p.s. The locals were an absolute hoot! We made some great new friends!)
We are very glad you enjoyed yourselves, along with our friendly neighborhood, & local establishments...you caught the Sunset Beach vibe & we hope to welcome you back!
The local expression `Living on Island Time' describes this area perfectly...it's a classic laid-back beach community with a stunning, pristine beach. You can ditch your shoes & the car, & do as locals do wandering bare foot around the island. What's not to love? Should you wish to venture further afield, there is also the Suncoast Beach Trolley travels with stops between St Pete Beach & Clearwater. The nearest stop is close by.
Rates & Availability
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Our historic cottage has a number of steps, uneven floor surfaces and uneven head heights throughout the property, including the exterior decks. Please contact owners regarding our pet policy. No smoking or candles inside the property. Smoking is permitted outside. Please respect our lovely neighbors, keeping noise to a minimum after 10pm, but please enjoy yourself! Pet fee is $25 per week plus an additional $150 refundable Damage Deposit for your stay.