Just like the town of Gulfport itself, Palm Cottage blends the beloved charm of Old Florida with modern comfort and convenience. Follow the brick pathway past lush gardens and palms to the front porch of this 2BR, 1BA rental—a vintage-inspired hideaway complete with original pecan wood floors and floods of natural light.
Come discover a lush haven within walking distance of the beach, where mature palms and large oak trees shade a grassy yard and tropical shrubs and flowers add a splash of color.
Palm Cottage is one of three rentals on this property, but you’ll never feel crowded by your neighbors. Bring your four-legged family member along—pups are welcomed and well-loved at our retreat.
A DAY AT PALM COTTAGE
Sunlight and seashore spirit will greet you when you awake. An ocean-hued master suite features a queen-size bed and flat-screen TV, plus a closet, chest of drawers and dressing table to keep you looking your best throughout your stay. The adjacent palm tree-themed guest bedroom has a full-size bed and armoire.
Steps away from both is the recently remodeled bathroom. Refresh with a walk-in shower with pristine subway tile, and get ready for the day ahead at a large granite vanity.
Take your morning cup of coffee to the enclosed sun porch, where you can gaze across the hedges and lawn to a sleepy street. Or flip pancakes and crack eggs in the kitchen—featuring a full suite of new stainless steel appliances and all the cookware and silverware you’ll need—then feast at an elegant wooden dining space for four.
The open design of our gathering space makes it ideal for intimate get-togethers. Serve snacks on the kitchen bar while the group sips wine in a comfortable living room with charming rattan furniture and bold, Floridian patterns. Or set up dessert in the dining room while enjoying your favorite flick on the flat-screen TV in the living space.
A string-lit patio with gas BBQ sets the scene for memorable dinners at home. Grill up your favorites and savor them at the shaded table for four, surrounded by tropical fauna.
LIFE ON THE WATER
Gulfport’s Waterfront District is something special, and at Palm Cottage, you’re in the heart of it. Just three houses away from the beach, you’ll feel the breezes and see the 4th of July fireworks right from our front yard. No busy streets stand between your front door and the warm sands.
There’s almost always something happening in this charming old school community—from art walks to farmers’ markets, sailing regatta to sandcastle contests. And when there’s not, a vibrant dining scene and easy access to the 38-mile Pinellas bike trail lets you create your own excitement.
We make it easy to see the sights with complimentary bike rentals. Just sign a waiver and get exploring.
Yard is not completely fenced.
2/1 Bungalow - Palm Cottage
2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 800 Sq. Ft., Sleeps 6
Queen-1, Sleeper Sofa-1, Full/Double-1
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Stayed 6 days in September, 2017
The cottage was just as described. Very clean and comfortable. The small screened 8n porch was perfect for our morning coffee. The neighbor Hood was very quiet. We were w/i walking distance to a beach on the bayou and the small quaint downtown with shops restaurants and live music. There was even live music at the beach park. Beth was great at returning my calls and emails. Would definitely stay there again<br/>
Stayed 4 days in August, 2017
The cottage is very well decorated and stocked. Location is perfect. Walkinf distance toball of the restaurants and shops on Gulfport and less than a block to the water!
Stayed 9 days in August, 2017
Spent 9 days at Palm Cottage and loved every minute of it. My daughter recently relocated to the area so we planned a family get together here with family coming from Ohio, New York and North Carolina. Cottage was just as described. Great location. Beth was easy to work with and responsive to any questions we had. We Kayak'd at Clam Bayou, rented at electric boat from Simply Sailing in St. Petersburg Marina (ate at Fresco's here too!)ate at Gulfport's Omaddy's and Pia Trattoria and all were delicious. THe Greek Salad from Omaddy's was so good one sister had it 4 nights out of our 9 day stay lol! Will definitely be using Splashy Ventures for future stays!
Stayed 3 days in July, 2017
We decided as a family of 5 to spend 3 nights in Gulfport before heading off to the more traditional Florida locations, and were very glad we did this as it was a great, low key, friendly place to stay. The property is in an excellent peaceful location, with many restaurants (excellent eating) and the waterfront nearby, just five minutes walk away. Property in excellent condition and very well kitted out with kitchen equipment, TV etc, with all our needs well catered for. Property was also well located for easy trips (by car) to St Petersburg (e.g. for Dali), St Pete Beach and magnificent beaches at Fort de Soto park. Elizabeth and SplashyVentures easy to deal with, with clear instructions and tips for guests. The Gulfport tourist office is less than five minutes walk away too. Great, low key place to stay.<br/>
Stayed 3 days in June, 2017
We loved the home in Gulfport until the ac went out. The home owner worked with us and immediately got us in another home in Treasure Island. What was a stressful event turned into a great stay at both locations.
Stayed 4 days in July, 2017
My friends and I stayed here for a long weekend and we had a really good experience. Plenty of kitchen utensils so we didn't have to eat out and only a 15 drive to st Pete beach which was awesome!
Stayed 3 days in July, 2017
Excellent property, communication and experience!! Lovely home in a terrific location! Will rent again!
Stayed 5 days in June, 2017
The house was clean and exactly as pictured. It was in a location central to many areas that we visited in StPetersburg and nearby beaches. The bay/beach area a block away was very nice and quiet. Beth was great to work with too.
Stayed 4 days in June, 2017
Great right from the start, Beth was amazing answering any questions I had. The arrival there was very easy with the directions they suggested. Upon arrival everything was very clean and neat, the kitchen and restrooms had everything we needed. The neighborhood itself very friendly and quiet for relaxing and kid friendly as well. Stores for groceries were just down street. Walking distance from the beach and down the street from very delicious places to dine out. No more than 15-20 minutes from the St. Pete Beach or from Madeira Beach and Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk.
Stayed 8 days in May, 2017
This little cottage was perfect for or stay. It was very well equipped. Everything we could possibly need.
Stayed 3 days in May, 2017
So glad we found this sweet cottage on our recent weekend in Gulfport. We were in town for a family reunion and this place was perfect for us. The beds were very comfortable and over all convenient. We would stay again for sure.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>
Stayed 7 days in April, 2017
met our expectations - enjoyed the artsy,shabby chique atmosphere of Gulfport - excellent walking trails, restaurants and shopping - great proximity to Tropicana Field for baseball fans
Stayed 28 days in February, 2017
The cottage itself was great as usual. However, the road construction for the entire time really affected our stay. It was noisy, dirty and dusty, We were unable to park on the property and the workers were constantly flooding the streets. We realize that this was not the fault of the owner as she was as surprised as we were. It was just unfortunate timing. Loved the new appliances and bedroom decor.
Stayed 3 days in January, 2017
We stayed three nights with our dog. Very clean and welcoming. Everything you could need in the kitchen. Very friendly area, one block from town, and great walks along the water. Dog friendly town too. Nice art fair in town on Tuesdays. Nice to be away from all the traffic and simply walk.
Stayed 14 days in January, 2017
We couldn't have been happier with our accommodations. Palm Cottage is cozy and inviting. It also is perfectly located, being only one block away from the bay and another block to great restaurants. The owner answered our questions quickly.
Stayed 3 days in December, 2016
The Palm Cottage is a wonderful home in which to spend a weekend or a few months. It's nicely decorated, updated, has beautiful old wood floors and is 1 block from the bay and all the restaurants/shops in the awesome, quaint beach town of Gulfport.
Stayed 7 days in November, 2016
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 6) absolutely loved the Palm Cottage. It was cozy, quaint and well laid out. The screened in front room/porch became our hang-out spot. The landscaping was totally FL, including palm trees and a beautiful walkway. The location was perfect, as it's only about 2 blocks away to the water, the pier, a playground and little downtown Gulfport. Gulfport itself is perfectly walkable, and includes several amazing restaurants, shops, coffee shops, and bars, as well as practical businesses like a dog groomer, hair salon and mini-mart.
Stayed 3 days in September, 2016
It was great
Stayed 5 days in July, 2016
We were very happy with Palm Cottage. The house was very clean, and had everything we could need to stay for the week. We would recommend this for anyone, and will book again in the future.
Stayed 5 days in June, 2016
This rental was perfect. It was spacious and the furniture and beds were very comfortable. It was really clean and yet had no bleach or cleaner smell at all, which we loved. The location was ideal, just a little walk down the block to the water, and then we were delighted to find a huge farmer's market down the street on Tuesday! Everything was provided for and the entire stay was wonderful. There was even HBO for entertainment. Thank you, Beth, for your professionalism and sharing this beautiful, little home with us for the week.
Stayed 7 days in June, 2016
We had a very enjoyable time at this cottage. Despite terrible weather (tropical storm Colin hit during our visit,) the house kept us dry and safe and was a great place for storm watching! The house did lose power for a while, but that is to be expected with these storms in Florida. We loved how close the cottage was to downtown Gulfport, with lots of cute shops and restaurants. The bay beach, only a block away was a good place for walking, but we headed to the gulf (only a 10 min drive) for better sun bathing and swimming. I love to cook and this home had all my needs. Thanks! We would definitely consider visiting again.
Stayed 6 days in May, 2016
This was our first stay at Palm Cottage, and we were very pleased. We have previously stayed happily at Fish Camp,another Splashy Ventures property, and find the manager, Beth, fair, responsive, and pleasant to work with. It's hard to beat Palm Cottage's location in a pleasant neighborhood within easy walking distance of the Gulfport waterfront and downtown with it's shops and terrific restaurants. Palm Cottage itself is attractive, neat, well-maintained, well-appointed, and has a great shower - very comfortable living. We will definitely recommend Palm Cottage and Splashy Ventures to our friends.
Stayed 5 days in April, 2016
Charming beach cottage, one block from sand. Very attractive property in ideal location in artsy Gulfport. Kitchen is well-equipped for cooking; grill and patio are outside. Bath is modern with good shower. I love the location because you can walk everywhere in town--the library, the sand, or any of the restaurants and shops--but your cottage is on a quiet residential street. Exterior is "old school" and interior has a modern fix with colorful artwork and photographs. Very pretty. Landscaped nicely, too, with brick paths and tall palms and a giant oak and roses. The front screened porch is a good place for morning coffee. There are two small vacation apartments that share the backside of the large lot. Never was an issue at all for us. Gulfport, itself, is an ideal location for proximity to the Gulf beaches. Small town feel, walk everywhere, but St Pete and Pass a Grille beaches are only a 15 minute drive. Property owners are great and quickly respond to any questions--or even concerns, though we had none. I highly recommend staying here.
Stayed 7 days in March, 2016
We loved the location of the cottage and have rented from Beth before and find her great to work with. The one thing we found was the living space was very dark. The windows had awnings and the screened in porch (which I loved) contribute to that so I don't know if much could be done about it. The bedrooms were not a problem. We enjoyed our time there very much. The bathroom has been updated and was very nice and clean with a great shower. We would definitely stay there again. Gulfport is a small community but we personally like it because of that and I feel comfortable there. The restaurants are good and cute shops. I found a fabulous quilt shop this visit.
Stayed 29 days in February, 2016
As repeat clients, we truly enjoy the house and the location.
Stayed 14 days in January, 2016
The cottage was adorable and was very well stocked for a vacation rental.Everything was imaculate. The location was great for walking to shops and restaurants. Easy check in and out. We loved Gulport and will definitely stay at the Palm again.
Stayed 7 days in December, 2015
Lovely Headquarters for a stimulating week in Gulfport, the beaches, and civilized St. Pete. Awfully nice for our morning walks along the bay and evening strolls to Beach Blvd.
Stayed 7 days in October, 2015
Palm Cottage is located in a great neighborhood a block away from the beach and a park with a playground. It is in walking distance of great restaurants and shops. The landscaping is beautiful and you can see the water from the screened front porch.
Stayed 7 days in October, 2015
My family really enjoyed our week at your home. The water was right there. You could walk to the restaurants and shopping. Nice quiet neighborhood, lots of people walking their dogs, bike riding and enjoying the area.
Stayed 4 days in September, 2015
Everything went really well. The only thing was we needed beach towels, chairs & umbrella and they weren't there when we arrived. We also thought Gulfport was a beach area and it didn't come close to Clearwater or Maderia beaches which were much better.
Stayed 7 days in August, 2015
Lovely little cottage, everything was in good working order and nice and clean. Any questions were answered promptly.
Stayed 6 days in August, 2015
This was a very cute house-clean and the town of Gulfport was cute.The only thing about the location is it may be nice to note that the house is second row back from water access--but it is not a swimming beach, it is more of a bay. Also, it would be great if the outside of the front door entrance to Palm Cottage had better exterior lighting. My husband fell and rolled his ankle as he could not see the stairs very well at night :( <br/><br/>Overall, we had a great family vacation and the 'bay' access forced us to get out and explore other beaches close by--Madeira, Reddington, Pass-A-Grille and all were great! Great Explorations Children Museum in St. Pete was a fun way to keep our little girl entertained on our only rainy day there.
Stayed 3 days in June, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Palm Cottage at Gulfport. The instructions for access, use of premises, and check out were clear and easy to follow. The place was as described. Great location. Will stay there again on our next trip to Gulfport.
Stayed 3 days in May, 2015
The house is very Cute, perfect for two couples sharing the house. Very close walk to restaurants, and the beach. Very quiet neighborhood. Able to park and not move the entire stay!
Stayed 4 days in April, 2015
Loved the location and the quiet the home was very cozy and comfortable we will tell our friends and family about this home for there future vacations.
Stayed 5 days in April, 2015
We loved our stay in Gulfport at the Palm Cottage! The town of Gulfport is quiet and perfect for our young girls. The bay provided a safe place for them to play in the water and Fort Desoto Park was close enough for a more "beachy" experience. We loved walking the town, exploring the Tuesday Fresh Market, playing at the playground, and eating at Tommie's Tiki. The house was the perfect size for us -- the girls shared a bedroom, the kitche was well stocked and easy to cookin, and the front yard and side porch were wonderful places to relax. We will definitely be back!
Stayed 3 days in April, 2015
Palm cottage is a great place to sTay and is exactly as advertised. Close to a small beach overlooking the bay and st. Pete's beach. Restaurants and bars all in walking distance. Place is well stocked and clean. Will hopefully visit again soon.
Stayed 10 days in February, 2015
Palm cottage was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. The location is ideal
Stayed 5 days in January, 2015
Cottage was very comfoetable and clean. Equipped with everything your require<br/>Just a small suggestion the lounge was quite dark so more righting needed we notice a bulb missing in the main light tried to replace it with a new one but it still didn't work. We brought n. A table lamp from one of the bedrooms which was fine then.but this is just a suggestin . we really had a lovely time<br/>time in Gulfport very friendly town.
Stayed 14 days in January, 2015
Gulfport is a wonderful place to rejuvenate with the old Florida look.
Stayed 14 days in December, 2014
This was our second time at Palm Cottage and unless we buy a home in Florida this year, it won't be the last time. Lovely owner, extremely convenient, adorable cottage. Great pricing. 5 Stars always.
Stayed 3 days in August, 2014
We absolutely loved Palm Cottage! It was easy to rent and exactly as was stated in the description. It's well decorated, well appointed and in a great location. It was also immaculately clean. The neighborhood is eclectic, with artists, retirees, and just people making a living. The restaurants and shops in the neighborhood are great, everyone is friendly, and there are dogs everywhere. Gulfport has it's own beach (just a couple of blocks away) and there are lots of popular beaches and attractions nearby. We had a great experience and will definitely stay there again.
Stayed 7 days in June, 2014
Everything we needed or wanted was there! Great area, everyone so friendly, especially the lady that retrieved my sister and I from the pouring rain. Our cottage was spotless, with all we needed! My favorite was the french restraunt , all were in walking distance! Thanks sally(manager) for all your help! See you next summer
Stayed 19 days in May, 2014
The property is a charming little bungalow that is a very close to the beach / main street of Gulfport. Although the property is older, it is well maitained, clean and offers all the comforts of home. The property managers were very responsive and even brought over some beach toys to play with for our 4 year old. Gulfport itself is a vibrant and quirky area of St. Pete. This was our second time staying here and would strongly recommend it. Gulfport is not as touristy as the main Gulf beaches, and has a distinct charm all its own. The local restaurants are fantastic. We would certainly stay here again.
Stayed 3 days in May, 2014
Property general condition was satisfied, the area was nice, near to a lot of shopping, restaurant and entertainment. The only think I did not like was the reach itself, beach area very nice, but the beach itself was not a beach but a bay, that was the only thing I did not like ,beach water was dirty. Everything else I recommended/ We rent the place because beach was walking distance and it was, but the water was not nice.
Stayed 3 days in May, 2014
Working on-line can be nervous sometimes but there was never a question the owner failed to clarify right away. Very competent and kind. We upheld our end to leave the place clean and our security deposit was promptly refunded. Definitely would use again and recommend to friends!
Stayed 4 days in April, 2014
The management company was very easy to work with and the property was exactly as described. We loved the town of Gulfport and felt right at home in all the local establishments. Everything was within walking distance and the beach was wonderful with beautiful sand volleyball courts, playgrounds and even a fishing pier. We will definitely return in the future and stay at Palm Cottage again.
Stayed 10 days in August, 2013
Great location, well equipped cottage and very helpful management. Will definitely go back there. We all wished our stay had been longer!