Charming apt (front unit of duplex) with hardwood floors, AND enormous backyard with semi-private beach on Boca Ciega Bay (not the Gulf of Mexico), shared with guests of other unit when booked!! Enjoy the peace of sand and sea, shore birds and sea life, AND restaurants, shops, live music, Art Walks, farmer's market just steps away.
This family-friendly 2 bedroom historic home features a king bed in one BR and a double and twin in the second BR. It is adjacent to a large public park and pier in the quaint town of Gulfport. Perfect for walking to great restaurants, fishing from the beach or off the Pier, bird watching, sunning and relaxing! Truly feels like a retreat just steps from town.
Please also check our discounted weekly and monthly rates.
Washer and Dryer in garage and Private Beach is available for your use. Both are shared with guests in back 1 BR and Studio.
Beach is ideal for bird watching and full of sea life - crabs of many kinds, fish, crown conch, etc. Swimming is perhaps more enjoyable for adults and older kids at the Gulfport public beach (5 minute walk) or St Pete Beach (15 minutes by car).
Our beach is good for younger children to wade and look at sea life as there is ample shade and the water stays shallow for at least 100 feet. Also great for fishing, as is the public pier next door to the house. Please wear water shoes as there are sharp shells that wash up and rocks and a bed of oysters to left as you look out to water.
We and our assistants are available if need be, and are sometimes on the grounds for maintenance.
There is no direct water view from apt. - This space overlooks expansive park to West- see photos. There is another 1BR apt. in rear, available on Airbnb. For larger parties, the spaces can be rented together to sleep a total of 8 in beds.
There is a medium-sized, simple, portable charcoal grill for your use - it is guest maintained.
Because the Boca Ciega Bay is vibrant with sea life, seaweed washes up on the beach. We rake and groom the beach every 1-2 weeks, but things do wash up with each tide, including, sadly, plastic bottle tops and bottles. Our cleaners do tidy up but it is often hours between the time they are at the beach and guests arrive, so mother nature does occasionally leave unexpected items there.
No smoking anywhere on the property.
Additional fee applies for events and parties.
We sometimes accept pets with an additional fee, usually $50 if you wish to inquire. We do have certain restrictions and requirements, but Gulfport is a very dog-friendly town with some restaurants that allow pups in their patio seating areas, and some shops that offer water or treats.
We are celebrating one year with Airbnb in March 2015, and excited to offer our apt. to travelers. While our photo shows my husband, myself and my son, I, Lisa, am the one handling the details of your visit. My background is in film & TV and I work as a consultant, coach and producer to assist people in amplifying their prosperity by using media on the web. My husband is a metal artist (you can see his public art pieces in Gulfport - the Pelicans at Gulfport Beach behind the Casino and the Arch at the Art Village).
I am a 5 Rhythms dancer and I also enjoy practicing yoga at Yoga Moves in St. Petersburg.