Tucked neatly into the NE corner of our property, sun-drenched Pelican Cottage offers everything you'll need for a private, relaxing, quiet getaway. Pelican Cottage is well equipped with secure WIFI, a Smart TV and a charging station for all of your devices. It is within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of the Sponge Docks, manatee and dolphin watching at Spring Bayou, downtown shops and restaurants on Tarpon Avenue & more in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida.
The 528 sq. ft. cottage offers an open living room/dining room/kitchen with flat screened smart television and basic cable (with access to your Netflix, Hulu, etc.) The kitchen is equipped with a 2-burner induction cook-top, a microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, under-counter fridge (and a full sized fridge and freezer in the garage) and a combination drip pot and/or pod coffee pot. Also included are dishes, pots and pans, flatware, -
-anything you might need while you are here. And, if Pelican Cottage doesn't have it, we might and are happy to share our stuff.
The large, master bedroom includes an amazingly comfy queen bed and a dresser. There are french doors leading from the master bedroom to a small and very private backyard area with a deck. There is a dog door leading from the master bedroom to the deck to make your pups' visit comfortable as well. (The dog door can be sealed completely when not in use.)
Off the master, you will find a full-sized, front loading, stacked washer and dryer.
There is also an additional smaller BEDroom, through the master bedroom and next to the laundry area. The full-sized bed is wall-to-wall-to-wall on three sides. You must walk through the master to get to the smaller bedroom. (See floor plan in photos.)
Behind the kitchen is the bathroom with separate shower room. There is a step up to the shower room. The shower is wonderful! It has never-ending hot water with lots of water pressure. It is heavenly.
There is wireless Internet included and, if you prefer hardwire, we have one hardline in the master bedroom. We provide a charging station in the main living area.
There are 3 smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher.
To help lighten your packing load, and should you need them, just let us know and we will provide beach towels, beach chairs, beach bag, cooler, etc. for your days of fun in the sun.
There is a baby's port-a-crib stored in the laundry room.
Pelican Cottage is a small, cute and cozy cottage built behind and attached to our garage. It is part of a residential property in a residential neighborhood. You share the driveway parking with us. Our back yard is on the other side of the fence. It is private and quiet and most times you will not even see us. However, it is our home and occasionally, you may find us working in the yard or mowing grass. We are not a commercial conglomerate. We offer Pelican Cottage as a comfortable, homey alternative to the less private and limited facilities of hotel or motel rooms.
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Driveway parking for two cars (one behind another.) Street parking for more. Brick walkway leading to Pelican Cottage. Private, small fenced backyard with deck. We have a small table, comfortable outdoor chairs and a grill for your use.
To assist us in being better hosts, prior to your arrival Please let us know the following things:
--Names and ages of all guests.
--Names, breeds and ages of any dogs.
--How you plan to arrive. (Will you be flying and renting a car, or driving from home or taking public transportation?)
--What time you think you will arrive.
We are available for anything our guests may need, but both Jerry and Kerrie respect their guests holiday time as their own.
We have 2 dogs, Lily, a 9-year old basset hound and Brinkley, a rambunctious Labrador Retriever born January 20, 2016. They are very friendly and have no access to the cottage. You may be greeted at our back yard gate when you arrive (if they aren't sleeping) but they are house dogs most of the time and when outside, will definitely stay on their side of the fence. Our dogs never go into the cottage.
Our minimum stay is 3 nights. Check-in is 3 p.m., check-out is 11:00 a.m.
Pelican Cottage is a NON-SMOKING facility. There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the property.
Guests are expected to maintain the property better than their own home.
We provide sheets, blankets, and both bath and beach towels. Guests are responsible for laundering linens during their stay.
Upon checkout, we expect guests to leave Pelican Cottage as they found it at check-in.
There is a one-time cleaning fee of $60.00 required.
In order for us to give you our best, please provide the following information prior to check-in:
1. Your full names and ages
2. Number of guests coming
3. Where you are coming from
4. How you plan to get here (plane/rental car/taxi, own vehicle. public transportation, etc.)
5. When you think you will be arriving.
6. If you are interested in certain things to do, let us know and we will do our best to have information in the Cottage when you get here.
Dogs considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact owners providing the following information: Breed, sex, age, size and pet's name. Due to allergies, unfortunately, cats are not permitted. Pet owners are responsible for their pet's waste cleanup. We provide waste bags and a separate trash can.