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.
"We want to express our many delights during our stay. It was as if we were on a tropical island on the street. The decor and amenities you have shone were refreshing, colorful, artsy and "oh so comfortable". I took so many pics to remember our stay. We appreciated staying somewhere that is different than the average, ordinary condo on the beach. Thanks a million for your hospitality away from home. P.S. To anyone reading this, you will find this a wonderful get-a-way!" 7/16
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The Shack - Treasure Island
Treasure Island, FL
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,100 Sq. Ft., Sleeps 5
Treasure Island, FL
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Stayed 3 days in August, 2017
Wow - with so many hotel options, the property is unique and amazing. I will definitely be bqck!
Stayed 3 days in June, 2017
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 4 days in June, 2017
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 3 days in May, 2017
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 7 days in October, 2016
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 3 days in August, 2016
My friend and I had a wonderful weekend.<br/>For the price it was exceeding all our expectations.<br/>It was right next to the beach with an incredible cosy garden.
Stayed 5 days in August, 2016
The Shack was the perfect getaway for 2! The house was decorated beautifully, and the backyard was a completely secluded oasis. The beach is located right across the street, along with a delicious ice cream shop. This is a gem we will be coming back to!
Stayed 3 days in June, 2016
Was a very fun place to stay! Did not even want to leave! Was so beachy and ecletic! Nice backyard for dogs to romp in the sand. A hose to rinse off as well as a great big sink for cleaning your catch of the day or your sandy little one. In my case s chiuahua.. plenty of seating outside if you want guests. Overall great place to dtsy. Close to everything 1 block to beach!