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Beautiful cottage with private decks, grill & free Wifi just steps to the beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Wonderfully located tropical beach getaway, just a short stroll to everything...

Beautifully renovated historic beach Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) (Pet Friendly)

Perfectly formed Key West style cottage (Duplex), just steps to the stunning uncrowded pristine sands of Sunset Beach. Her identical twin sister (VRBO 798931) next door is also available & both cottages can be rented together.

A unique ‘old Florida’ 1930’s historic one bedroom beach cottage with approx 420 sq ft (39 sq m) 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!

Our historic cottage is located on a quiet side road in a very friendly neighborhood between the beach and the intracoastal waterway.The cottage includes a compact full 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 (Shower Stall) comes complete with plenty of fluffy towels. Fresh linens and beach towels are also provided. The cottage has a very private rear deck (something of a rarity on Sunset Beach), and is furnished with table & chairs, two Adirondack chairs, outside shower and grill. The beautiful lush tropical planting and outdoor lighting make it the perfect place to grill your local catch, eat, drink and relax. The sunny front deck comes complete with Adirondack chairs, and is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee, chat to the friendly dog walkers and watch the world go by.

There is a shared laundry room (shared with one other unit) with free use of the Washing Machine and Dryer.

The cottage is very well equipped for a very comfortable stay. The Living Room is tastefully furnished with a comfy three-seater sofa, unique artwork, breakfast bar with cafe style seating, two-seater dining table and flat screen 28'' TV, DVD player plus free Wifi. The Kitchen is well equipped with saucepans, pots and cooking utensils, Microwave, integrated ceramic hotplates, wall oven, toaster, coffee maker, & refrigerator/freezer.

A great bonus is the key-less touch pad entry, no need to worry about losing your keys on the beach!

Great care has gone into the recent renovation of the cottage, in order to retain it’s ‘quirky beach cottage’ character, with wood effect flooring in all rooms, and slate flooring in the kitchen. The cottage is equipped with a Euro split Eco-Breeze air conditioning unit, 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, and ample free on street parking should you need it. The cottage is just a short stroll to all that Sunset Beach has to offer, Bars (Caddy’s on the beach, Ka Tiki - both great places to enjoy a cocktail, enjoy live music, meet new friends and watch the legendary sunsets!). New & established restaurants include Taco Bus & Sea Dog Brewing Co. There is also,of course one of the finest beaches in the USA!

There are so many activities and attractions nearby including: Boat rentals, biking, water sports, shopping and dining (Fine and Casual). Within 30 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, sorry, wheelchair inaccessible.

***Please watch the video shot & donated by 2 of our lovely Canadian guests, Malcolm & Sandra. The video was filmed during their stay. Big thanks to you both!***

More Details

David Ninnis and Barry Goodman
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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 Sunset Beach

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 decked area for chilling, and a front porch for watching the world go by.


Sunset Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please respect our neighbor's peaceful enjoyment-particularly between the hours of 10pm - 8am.
  • Maximum occupancy of 2.
  • We want you to kick back & have a fabulous stay at beautiful Sunset Beach!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Compact bathroom with shower stall, toilet and vanity unit
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, 2 bedside cabinets/lamps, ottoman, luggage rack, side chair, tall chest of drawers, ceiling fan and closet with sliding mirror doors. Sliding patio door access to the tropical private rear deck.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A wonderfully relaxed, cozy 'Old Florida' style beach cottage, with a laid back coastal vibe. The very private and spacious tropical rear deck is a delight, complete with lo lights and grill.


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Beautiful cottage with private decks, grill & free Wifi just steps to the beach
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Great vintage beach cottage, updated & adorable!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations. beautifully restored and modernized.

Close to the beach, great bars & restaurants, all walkable. Thanks David & Barry- we’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi to you both & what a pleasure to meet you. We are thrilled that your expectations were exceeded with respect to the cottage & the area. We hope you will return!
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Ithaca NY

The Perfect Beach Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage is fantastic! Clean , bright and airy ...private back deck is so quiet and enjoyable to read or take a little nap ..

Front Deck so inviting to sit and enjoy your coffee..or say hi to the friendly neighbors.

David and Barry are so helpful with suggestions on places to eat and things to do. I had the pleasure of meeting them both and they are truly warm and genuine. You can tell how much hard work was put into this Cottage!

Everything you could need is there for you beach towels and chairs , maps of the area , all your kitchen needs, keyless entry is awesome! I will absolutely be coming back. By far the best Vrbo rental Or any rental I have stayed in ! Be sure to check out Barry’s beautiful work on the walls.

Thank you both for an unforgettable vacation🌴�.... Kristin

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! It was fantastic to meet you. We love to see people having a great time & are so glad that you had everything you needed. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Cottage was cozy and clean. Everything was provided and the location was great.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the area. Beaches are great. Locals are helpful and friendly. Plenty to do and the location is ideal.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks very much for your comments & we hope to see you again!
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Just as pictured

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as pictured, cute, clean and well maintained. The owners, David and Barry, were so accommodating and super friendly. I asked if they had a cooler at the cottage so I knew whether or not to pack a small soft-side into my suitcase. They went and bought us one to use for our stay. They checked to make sure we had everything we needed several times throughout our trip. Even left a bottle of wine for us to enjoy while there. Unfortunately, we missed meeting them on two occasions, but we will be back for another visit. The cottage has everything you need for your stay. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! Thanks to you for your comments. It is always great to have feedback from our guests. Sorry that we didn't get to meet you, but we look forward to your next visit.
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was perfect for the 2 of us. Had everything we needed. It was a good location. Spent one day with family at Disney. Enjoyed the beach, just a short 5 or 6 minute walk

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent, we are glad to hear that. It was great to meet you & we hope you will return.
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Everything we could imagine needing or wanting was here when we arrived.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is furnished nicely and everything is comfortable. It is such a nice space that our impression was we could easily live with less square footage if it was arranged as sensibly as this.

The neighborhood is great. The neighbors are fantastic. Even our dog Chuck has made new friends.

The beach is less than 5 minutes away by foot. Caddy's and Ka Tiki are about the same distance. Publix is maybe a 5 minute drive. It is a perfect location.

David and Barry, the owners, made sure that we had everything we needed, and made sure we were happy here. Truly wonderful guys!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great to hear & we appreciate your comments. We're very pleased that you were comfortable during your extended stay at the beach; it was a pleasure to accommodate you!
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Nearest Airport
18.8 Miles
St Petersburg Clearwater International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ka Tiki
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Treasure Bay Golf
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Port Tampa
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
i-275 South
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Caddy's on the Beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: not necessary

The cottage is located on a quiet and friendly residential road with a quintessential `old Florida', laid-back, beach vibe.There are many amenities nearby ,including the fabulous beach of course, but it is much quieter than the northern part of Treasure Island ... a true hidden gem in a real beach community. It's an easy walk to bars, restaurants and a local 7-11 convenience store. A car would not be essential, but it would make it easier to venture further afield. Nearby St Petersburg offers a wealth of culture, arts, fine restaurants, sporting events and shopping opportunities.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Our historic cottage has a number of steps, uneven floor surfaces and uneven head heights throughout the property, including the exterior decks. Please contact the owners regarding our pet policy. No smoking or candles inside the property. Smoking is permitted outside. If you have a pet that you would like to bring, please contact owners, and abide by the Pet Rules. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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