Welcome to the Old Florida lifestyle. Two Waves Cottage is a comfortable bungalow ideally located in Gulfport's waterfront district. This colourful Key West style cottage has a spacious back patio and a large fully fenced pet friendly backyard. Inside you'll find all the comforts of home with an ample living room and a bright fully equipped kitchen. The spacious sun-filled dining/great room faces out onto the garden, with an extra sofa for relaxing that converts to a single bed. The two bedrooms, decorated in sea hues, have extra comfy queen and double memory foam mattresses.
You'll find everything within walking distance including a variety of excellent shops & restaurants, a beautiful beach, dog park, tennis courts, and a nature reserve. Choose to just relax at the cottage, or use it as a base for your Florida adventures. The spectacular Gulf Coast beaches are a 5-minute drive away, downtown St. Petersburg is about 15 minutes, and Orlando with all its attractions is an easy 90-minute drive.
|Address: Gulfport, Florida|
|Zip Code: 33707|
|Nearest Airport||St Petersburg Clearwater||12 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Little Tommies Tiki||0.7 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Gulfport Beach||0.5 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Twin Brooks Golf Course||2 miles|
|Nearest Grocery Store||Neighborhood Fresh Market||0.2 miles|
|Nearest Highway||275||2.3 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Mano's Italian Grill||0.2 miles|
Gulfport is an artsy seaside town with plenty of Old Florida charm. It has a small town feel with shops, restaurants, and amenities all within easy walking distance, yet it's right next door to many Florida attractions like Busch Gardens, Fort De Soto (voted America's #1 beach), the Dali Museum, outlet malls, and the spectacular Gulf Coast beaches. You can walk a few blocks to the local Gulfport beach on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay, wander over to Clam Bayou nature reserve and kayak through the mangroves, or join in on one of the many dance events that take place at the Gulfport Casino dance hall with its beautiful location facing onto the bay. Gulfport is known for its colorful old Florida houses and artsy atmosphere, as well as its numerous festivals and events like Art Walk, GeckoFest, Tuesday Fresh Market, Antiques in the Park, and many others throughout the year.
Two Bedrooms. First bedroom has one queen bed. Second bedroom has one double bed and one child's bed. Foldout single bed in back dining/great room.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||-||$800 - $1,000||$2,300 - $3,300||7 Nights||-|
|01-Jul-2020 - 31-Oct-2020||-||-||$800||$2,300||7 Nights||-|
Walking through the door of the Two Waves Cottage in Gulfport, I was transported back to childhood; the freedom of summer vacation, with just your shorts and flip flops, and every day a chance to play on the beach. In fact, the local beach is just a short walk from the house. Along the way, I passed wonderful shops and restaurants that gave a feel of a sophisticated city neighbourhood, yet with the casual beach feel that told you, this is truly Florida. My visit was in April 2010, when tourists still came to the town, but they didn't overwhelm, and you had a chance to meet the "locals" with every walk to town. The cottage was a true home, with cool, comfy rooms and the handiness of a full kitchen, living room, and bathroom that make you feel so much more at home than at any hotel. Internet too! Sandi and Graham are friendly and helpful, and keen to point out the great parts of the town. I was lucky enough to be there for "Art walk"; artisans selling everything from hand-made jewelry to works of art, and I even bought a hand-made sun dress, with a tie-dye hoodie for those odd cool nights. Small town charm, with an eye on the outside - the legendary beaches of St Pete are a few minutes away by car. I have no complaints; perhaps it's not the place for someone interested in high-octane theme parks. Then again, with a car, those kind of attractions are a short drive away. Then you'll be "home" again, ready for a cool drink in the yard, then a walk to town for a satisfying meal, and a chance to see the sun set on a classic Florida beach. I'll be back, with friends in tow. And if I can't make it, I'll send someone; it is a truly relaxing and remarkable experience.
Stayed April, 2010