Newly remodeled cottage a block from the bayou. Comfortably sleeps 2. Kitchen/living room are well appointed with microwave, full-size refrigerator, French press, hot plate, cooking utensils, dinnerware. The french doors open to a private patio with a BBQ for al fresco dining. Located a block from the bayou, an easy stroll to downtown Tarpon and close to the historic Sponge Docks. Towels and linens provided.
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 nights
1 Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 16, 2018
About Margo Barnard
Margo and Scott Barnard
Margo Barnard purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Margo Barnard chose Tarpon Springs
We wanted a home with character that was in an area that is considered a destination. The charm of this Craftsman style home and it's unique living arrangements attracted us to it as a home we could enjoy with our family as well as make a comfortable vacation rental.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The cottage is very nice and the hosts are very accommodating, in a great part of town as well.
Close to everything but lacking
PERKS. Close to everything. Owner responded quickly and attempted to fix the air condition problem
Cons. Roll out air conditioner cannot keep up with the cooling and very noisy ( ran the whole time I was there ) I didn't check in the first daydue to family issues. The second day when I checked in it was so hot I left after I was sitting on the couch sweating after a shower The owners son came by and tweaked it so it cooled off better later that evening I couldn't get the password on the TV to work I didn't bother calling anybody wasn't a big deal to me but still paid to have it
Could be a great place if the add-ons for this rental didn't add more to price
it would be OK to stay but the add-ons make it to high i.e. damage contract, cleaning fee which I could clean the whole place in 10 minutes and I believe there is something else to put my three day rental Pretty high. It's off-season I would shop around or stay in one of the many hotels if you're on a budget read the fine print there is no stove just a hot plate and there is an old coffeemaker make sure you bring coffee my fault for not reading that. I like to cook but not on a hot plate
Guests are always encouraged to read about the amenities available on all VRBO properties. The cottage has an AC unit in the cottage. We had it serviced so that it cools the cottage off. There is also a ceiling fan which helps to keep the cool air circulating.
We offer guests a refrigerator, dishes, serving platters, cooking equipment, microwave, hotplate and French press coffee maker (which is not an old coffeemaker, rather one that makes a great, fresh cup of coffee). There is a BBQ located on the patio next to the cottage that is dedicated for use by cottage guests only. This is a pleasant alternative for cooking, rather than heating up the cottage. There are BBQ utensils for guests to use.
We offer the cottage at a very reasonable rate, particularly for its convenient location - a block from quaint downtown Tarpon Springs, close to the bayou and a mile to the Spongedocks.
VRBO requires additional fees that are set by them, not adjustable my property owners. The cottage is professionally cleaned between guests. Service and cleaning fees are a customary charge for all vacation rental properties.
Very nice location, close to the sights. Very clean and cozy.
We liked the location and the cottage was very nice and quiet. We suggest: tv antenna, better air conditioning and better bed. Manager was great answering our questions.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the coziness of the cottage. I understand your remark about the tv antenna, however we offer internet tv. The size of the cottage allows for a European style sofa bed. A separate bed would make the cottage very crowded.
Great little cottage! Perfect location!
Located right by Spring Bayou and has everything you could need! Owners were very accommodating and responsive.
This was a good place for us. A great location for a short stay; we spent 4 days. This had all the necessities and was in walking distances to the sponge docks and other restaurants. The owner was easy to work with.
Jim and Judy
Private and quiet cottage.
The Cottage was very adequate and worked for us. The sofa bed was very comfortable and we actually left it as a bed the whole 24 day stay. No need to revert to sofa because we were outside every day and visiting beaches, friends and relatives. We improvised a way to hang clothes on hangers from the rafters because there was no closet. Large kitchen counter and sink and well stocked. Disappointed that the grill did not work. The patio was a nice place to sit with coffee in the morning. Will definitely book it again.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We apologize it didn't work. We have replaced the BBQ with a new one. So guests can enjoy their own BBQ out on the patio.
A block from the Spring Bayou where there are tennis courts, boat launch, walking/running trail, playground and manatee and dolphin sightings.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
This is a No smoking, including E cigarettes, property. No pets allowed. Maximum occupancy is 2 people.