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Charming and Upscale Downtown Cottage for Short and Long Term Stays

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

One Bedroom One Bath Downtown Cottage with Fireplace and Original Wooden Floors

Welcome to La Petite Maison (Cottage) on 5th! Coincidentally, it's our fifth cottage in this lovely town!

This adorable renovated (2016) private cottage from 1922 is located one block from Main Street with all it's shops, restaurants, various bars and salons. The cottage sits on an over-sized lot with live oak trees with great outdoor space with both sunny and shaded areas.

It boasts a one bedroom one bath set up with large living space and full kitchen including dishwasher. The living room/dining room is spacious and the entire cottage was newly decorated in the summer of 2016. It does a come with a fireplace and original restored wood flooring throughout. In addition it has a tiny house in the back (La Maison Minuscule) that accommodates two guests.

Decorated with all new upscale furnishings including a new Sealy posturepedic mattress graced with 1200 thread count linens. The bedroom has a walk in closet and dresser for ample storage. In the living room you'll find an LG 48" Smart TV with mostly HD channels. The bedroom has an en suite bathroom that has a tub/shower combo as well as large vanity and washer/dryer.

Literally around the corner you'll find three of our favorite restaurants. Green Springs, Parts of Paris (oh la la), Pizzeria Gregario! and Sandwich on Main. Make sure to stop by Tupelos , a cute store right around the corner from you. The Gazebo on Main is one block over and used for entertainment as well as weddings.

The Safety Harbor Spa is located within a 10 minute walk.

Safety Harbor has many special events throughout the year including Third Friday's, music, art and food festivals.

For a list of events please see .

The town is centrally located within Tampa Bay and locally called "the Gem of the Bay" for it's quaint character and small town feel. Come experience for yourself!

We look forward to welcoming you.

To see all our properties in the area visit "see other listings" under owner.

Thank you,

Philippe & Vangie

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More Details

Property Manager
Philippe Eversdijk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Philippe Eversdijk

I am a Florida native from Tallahassee and have been an avid beach fan my entire life. During the day I work with children that are hearing impaired. Fortunately, I met my husband Philippe who hales from Amsterdam, Netherlands. He has had an illustrious career in the Resort industry and has moved around a lot. We both have a love for travel, great food and creating new memories with family & friends. We have been long time residents of this well kept secret called Safety Harbor and we both look forward to welcome you to La Petite Maison on 5th!

Philippe Eversdijk purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Philippe Eversdijk chose Fifth Av Villas

We both fell in love with Safety Harbor due to it's perfect location within Tampa Bay. You are within 20 minutes of anywhere Tampa. It's small town charm with very friendly residents and lastly due to being attached to Old Tampa Bay! We not only have vacation rentals in town we also live here. We love the monthly festivals most of the year as well as Third Friday when Main Street closes and various vendors and entertainers show up. Pretty much most of Safety Harbor comes out and enjoy the festivities and libations & food. Very family and dog friendly. Cottage is located one block from Main Street.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is unique in that it dates back to 1938 and has a rich history. It sits on an oversized lot. It is the original wooden structure and has the original floors which were recently refinished. We fell in love it's historical charm and it's awesome location and proximity to Main Street, Marina and Pier. We were compelled by the bones of this house. It is a true cottage with unique touches from mid-century which we have improved upon as a labor of love, top to bottom. After meeting all of our wonderful and encouraging neighbors we were immediately connected to this home from the beginning. For now we are excited to share it with you!


Fifth Av Villas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Amenities include bathrobes, shampoo/conditioner/body wash
  • Elegantly appointed large bathroom. Shower/tub combo. Large vanity. Ample Hotel quality towels available as well as shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Washer/ dryer included in this space. Starter supply of Tide pods and wash softener included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Elegantly appointed with 1200 thread count linens
  • Elegantly appointed bedroom with luxury linens. Bathroom en suite. Dimmable lighting to select the right mood. Walk in closet with additional dresser for storage.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your favorite libations as well as assortment of cheese & crackers. Please feel free to reach out to us about area information. Consider us your personal concierge during your stay.


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Charming and Upscale Downtown Cottage for Short and Long Term Stays
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Nice Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a ten day while our house being worked on. It is a nice, well-maintained, very clean property, very close to downtown Safety Harbor and all the wonderful restaurants. There is plenty of off-street parking in the back of the property, either in a small carport or in the yard. We were very happy with our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gene & Angie, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate you staying with us!
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Another perfect Safety Harbor stay!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, perfectly sized for us and our pup. Most fabulous hosts had our favorite drinks and snacks awaiting our arrival. Everything is pristinely clean, beautifully renovated and all set in the most convenient walkable location. The properties offered by Phillipe and Vangie are first class and never disappoint. Highly recommend for short or long-term stays.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Regan, You are too kind! Thank you for staying with us again. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage being so close to all that Safety Harbor has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again and again. 😉 Philippe & Vangie
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Delightful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Safety Harbor is a quiet peaceful place with friendly people. It is truly relaxing. The cottage was just right for the 2 of us. It is located right off Main Street so several restaurants are a short walk away. Also it is a brief walk to Bayshore Blvd for walkers and a park with nice swings. It is easy to get to US 19 to check out Pinellas County and Highway 60 to go into Tampa. We recommend Safety Harbor and this cottage.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Charlie, Thank you so much for taking the time and share your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Looking forward to welcoming you back this Summer. Thanks again, Philippe
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The images are just as this perfect cottage actually is. It was in the most amazing location, walking distance to any shop, eatery, and even the spa. The owners were more than accommodating, going above and beyond to ensure our getaway was fantastic! We will save this gem's information and will return!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Jill! We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to hosting you again soon.
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Excellent location for exploring the west of Tampa

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage, clean, well provisioned and in a great community. Very safe and friendly. Thanks to Phillippe for the use of the bikes so we could explore! The Wifi and television worked very well. Also appreciated laundry supplies for the few loads we did.

Driving to golf was very straight forward as was visiting venues for ball games both in Tampa and Dunedin.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. So glad to hear that you had a nice stay with us! We really appreciate it! If future travels include Tampa Bay again we'd be honored to host you again. Tot ziens
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully renovated cottage. Philippe & Vangie were perfect hosts and thought of everything, from laundry supplies to toiletries, everything was provided. The cottage is super clean and cozy. It is also within walking distance to many great shops and restaurants. We fell in love with the neighborhood and will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for taking such great care of the cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to your return visit!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
St. Pete Clearwater & Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Parts Of Paris
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downtown Tampa
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Parts of Paris / Green Springs Bistro
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: recommended

Our La Petite Maison on 5th Ave is a renovated historic cottage (1938) and located one block from Main Street, Safety Harbor. Ideal location in the center of town where you'll find shops, nail salons and antiquing and great restaurant options just around the corner. Literally one block over there are two restaurants. Green Springs Bistro and Parts of Paris (one of our favorites). You are just a short stroll from the Safety Harbor Spa, Marina and Pier. You can't go wrong with Sandwich on Main or Southern Fresh, two other favorites. Throughout the year many music and food festivals are held in town. See complete calendar at Welcome to quaint Safety Harbor also called "the gem of Tampa Bay". We look forward to hosting you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please reach out if you need to book a particular period of time. For month long stays a 60 day cancellation is in effect. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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