Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island

Cottage in Central West FL, Treasure Island
5/5 ( 9 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedroom(s)
    2
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half

Description

Beach cottage charm and the flavor of Old Florida. A stellar location 1,000 feet from a stroll-worthy Gulf beach. A bright, vintage-inspired escape for 5 guests. Our unassuming property names—“The Shack” and “The Flunky”—are code for one truly special place on Treasure Island.

This standalone, single-family cottage and separate guest cottage welcome your group with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and one spectacular outdoor area: Our backyard is a vibrantly painted, palm-shaded paradise complete with outdoor sofas, a grilling station with a sink, and a big table (handmade by the owner, Andy) that’s perfect for digging into a seafood feast together.

A DAY AT THE SHACK AND THE FLUNKY

Wake up in one of two bright, thoughtfully designed bedrooms. The first, in the main house (The Shack), features a queen-size bed and plenty of closet space for your luggage. An elevated aerobed sleeps two more, and a full bath in The Shack features a tub/shower combo.

The second bedroom is its own cottage (The Flunky) with another queen bed, as well as its own bath with a walk-in shower.

Make your way to the open, sun-drenched kitchen for coffee at the vintage breakfast bar. The adjacent living area features sofas and chairs, a TV with cable, free WiFi throughout, and kick-off-your-flip-flops comfort.

When you’re ready to explore Treasure Island, make use of the provided cruiser bicycles. Or walk just 1,000 feet (about 3 minutes) to the Gulf and Treasure Island Beach. Cross the street to the intracoastal waterway (about 5 blocks) and the fishing pier.

In our location, you get easy beach access without beach congestion. Get around easily by car: you have access to on-street parking, plus room in the private driveway for one larger vehicle or two smaller cars. Or forget the car: the beach, restaurants, and ice cream are just a stroll away.

If you have luck on the water, bring your day’s catch back to the backyard grilling and cleaning station. Prepping dinner can be a family affair out here, with plush outdoor furniture and several bar/seating areas for gathering before the meal.

When the sun sinks, shake up a cocktail at the Surfboard Bar or the Boat Bar and light a fire in the double firepit. Then illuminate your private paradise with a string of Christmas lights and a chandelier over the dining table. The indoor-outdoor living is easy here!

HISTORY OF THE SHACK

The Shack is a former pilot’s cottage—in fact, it’s one of the last original cottages from a time before Treasure Island was accessible by bridge. (And it’s had the same name, ”The Shack,” since the 1940s.)

Your hosts, Andy and Carol, fell in love with The Shack at first sight—first online, and then in person after flying out right away to see it. They have spent the last 8 years creating a truly original hideaway here. Vintage finds, colorful design schemes, handmade items and and reclaimed goodies give The Shack and The Flunky their one-of-a-kind personalities.

Treasure Island is located on the Pinellas Beaches. There are many fine restaurants located nearby as well as fun little restaurants. Parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, motor boat rentals, sail boat rentals as well as bikes and mopeds are all available on the beach. Golf courses abound in the area. Major shopping malls < 20 minutes away. The drive from Tampa Airport is about 30-40 minutes. Orlando is 2 hours and Sarasota about an hour. Downtown St. Pete has wonderful shops, movie complexes, and art museums.

AC and Heat. Washer/dryer. Bicycles with signed waiver.

OWNER/MANAGER

Location

Address: 117 120th Ave
Zip Code: 33707
Nearest AirportTampa International Airport25 miles
Nearest BarGator's Cafe & Saloon2 minutes
Nearest BeachSunshine Beach500 feet
Nearest GolfTwin Brooks Golf Course16 minutes
Nearest Grocery StorePublix4 minutes
Nearest RestaurantShake Shop2 minutes

Additional Location Information

Treasure Island, across from The Shake Shop.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Cottage, 1,100 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
2 Bedroom(s), 5 Sleeps
Full: 1
Queen: 1
Bathroom(s)
2 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Outdoor Shower: 1
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
Near The Ocean
Vacation Types
Budget Friendly
Family Friendly
Historic
Snowbird - Monthly Only
Access & Parking
Parking Off Street
Entertainment
DVD Player
Satellite / Cable
Stereo
Television
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Ice Maker
Keyless Entry System
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Alarm Clock
Blender
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dining Area
Dishes & Utensils
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Beach Chairs
Beach Umbrellas
Bicycles
Courtyard
Fire Pit
Fish Cleaning Table
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Activities & Adventure
Beachcombing
Bird Watching
Boating
Cycling
Deep Sea Fishing
Diving
Eco Tourism
Fly Fishing
Golf
Horseshoes
Kayaking
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shopping
Parasailing
Pier Fishing
Roller Blading
Sailing
Shelling
Shopping
Shuffleboard
Sight Seeing
Snorkeling
Surfing
Swimming
Tennis
Walking

Availability

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $175 - $276 $1,100 - $1,713 $4,200 - $6,405 2 Nights -
August - November 01-Aug-2019 - 30-Nov-2019$175 -$1,100 -3 Nights-

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning fee with taxRequired $141.25One time
Refundable security depositInfo $250One time
Sales and tourist development taxRequired 13%One time

Policies

Check in: 04:00 / Check out: 10:00
Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Checks
Policies
Pet Policy: Pets with prior approval only and with payment of pet cleaning fee.

We will need names of all adults who will have access to the home and be staying overnight.

We do not have an automatic refund policy for hurricanes or tropical storms. If you are traveling during hurricane season (June 1 - November 30th) you should consider the purchase of trip/travel insurance.

Refundable security deposit of $250 OR a $49 nonrefundable damage deposit is required in addition to the rent, taxes, any applicable pet fees, any applicable pet cleaning and departure cleaning.

Minimum age requirements: We will rent to persons under the age of 25. The person paying must be at least 18, pay with their own card, provide proof of a valid ID and complete a full rental agreement. No persons under 18 permitted unless staying with a parent or guardian.

This home is not suitable for parties or weddings or "events" of any kind.

You are allocated one off-street parking with this home. Limited parking is available on the street and does not require a permit.

Pet allergies: All homes are pet-friendly. This means that a pet has been in the home at some time. If you have pet allergies and do not take medication for them, you should not rent our homes. This does not mean that the home has not been cleaned, it simply means that we will not refund your money if you rent a "pet-friendly" home and find it aggravates your allergies.

Allergies to cleaning products: We generally make environmentally-friendly cleaning products available in our homes, including Mrs. Meyers and Honest Company products. However, our homes are cleaned by a professional cleaning company and we do not guarantee that some portion of the home has not been cleaned with a more "traditional" cleaning product.
Cancellation Policy
Two seasons: High and Standard

High Season: If your reservation includes ANY dates between December 1st and April 30th, your reservation is in the High Season and you are covered by the High Season deposit policy and the High Season cancellation policy.

High Season Deposit Policy and Cancellation Policy: If your reservation includes ANY dates between December 1st and April 30th you are covered by the “High Season” cancellation policy. For High Season reservations, you must pay an initial payment of $500 to reserve it. This payment is nonrefundable if you cancel at any time. Your next payment is due 90 days prior to arrival and this payment too is nonrefundable once paid, regardless of your reason for cancellation. For these stays then, if you cancel more than ninety (90) days prior to the start of your lease term, you will lose your initial $500 payment. If you cancel ninety (90) days prior to the start of the lease term or less, you will NOT receive a refund. For these winter rentals, cleaning fees and pet charges will be refunded if they have been paid (i.e., if you have made the second payment.) If you book online, please know that our booking engine applies the Standard cancellation and deposit schedule by default. You will be required to complete a rental agreement applying the High Season cancellation and deposit policy prior to confirmation.

Standard Season Deposit Policy and Cancellation Policy : All other reservations (those with ALL stay dates outside of December 1 to April 30th) are covered by our Standard cancellation policy. If you cancel your occupancy more than sixty (60) days before the lease term begins, there is a $200 cancellation fee. Also for these reservations, if you cancel within sixty (60) days of the start of the scheduled arrival date/lease term, you will NOT receive a refund of any amounts other than the refundable security deposit, pet fees and the cleaning fee, IF THOSE HAVE BEEN PAID. The cleaning fee and pet fees are not paid until the final payment is due and the security deposit is not considered paid until 2-3 weeks prior to arrival. agree to pay the total amount due, including rents and other fees in advance to the Manager and to comply with all terms of the agreement
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Some pets, please inquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
A Wonderful Stay at The Shack

We had an absolutely wonderful time at The Shack. Although the weather was not the best, we still had fun. The outside seating/eating area was just great for grilling and entertaining. The walk to the beach is not even 5 minutes, grocery and drug stores right around the corner. Fish market nearby as well. The management company was a pleasure to work with-we had absolutely no problems. We would love to return to this property again very soon!!

Stayed May, 2018

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
Cozy house close to the beach

With a terrific backyard.

We really enjoyed our long weekend!

Stayed September, 2017

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
We loved the Shack and the Flunky

It was a super relaxing place to hang out just a block from the beach. It had everything we needed and was super comfortable. We spent long hours in the outdoor space. We grilled and lazed around. The outdoor shower is perfect, we all loved it. We left reguivinated and refreshed. We would be delighted to come back!

Stayed August, 2017

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
Stay Cation

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Wow - with so many hotel options, the property is unique and amazing. I will definitely be bqck!

Stayed August, 2017

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
The Shack

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

this was a great rental for us - we love the Bahamas and this reminded us of rentals there - clean and close enough to walk to things so no driving or hunting for parking. I would stay here again

Stayed June, 2017

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
What a great place!!!

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My daughter and I stayed there for a vacation last week. The shack and the funky are every bit as awesome as the photos look. You will absolutely love hanging out in the private courtyard area. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable. Kitchen was well supplied and everything was extremely well maintained and clean. The wonderfully unique decorations at this place will keep you smiling the entire time! We will definitely return to the shack and the flunky!!

Stayed June, 2017

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
May 17 - 21

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The Shack is exactly like the pictures. Very clean and well equipped. The outdoor living area is very nice and comfortable. The only problem with the property is bedrooms. The one in the shack is only as wide as the bed and you had to crawl in the bed from the foot. The Flunky does not have AC only a very small fan. So it was a good thing there was only 2 us because it would of been very uncomfortable sleeping. This was not stated in the description. Overall the property is great. In the winter AC would not be a factor.

Stayed May, 2017

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
Our stay at the shack

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our stay at the Shack was fabulous. It was an extremely welcoming, relaxing environment. The property was just as it looked in the pictures. It was very well maintained, clean and was very well stocked with all the necessities we would need for our stay. We had great weather and enjoyed lots of fishing during our stay. Very quick walk to the beach was a definite plus.

Stayed October, 2016

Meet The Shack and The Flunky: Bold 1940s Cottages on Treasure Island
A delightful and inviting Beach getaway!

We can't sing enough praises for this quaint and delightful place! It's like your own private little island on the street. The cozy and comfortable accommodations are enhanced by the artistic decor of your surroundings inside and out. It is such a refreshing difference compared to the ordinary condo rental. The owner made sure we had everything we needed and more. We loved the quick access to the beach and restaurants close by! We love this little shack so much we are returning next week-:)

Stayed July, 2016

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