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Blue Arbor Guest Cottage

26 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Welcome to Gulfport and to your cozy Blue Arbor Guest Cottage. Gulfport is a neighborly little town of 13,000 nestled on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay in the Tampa Bay/central Gulf Coast area of Florida. Blue Arbor is a quiet little spot just around the corner from everything that's happening in Gulfport. And believe us, a LOT is happening in Gulfport. Your hosts are Jeff Moore and Michael O'Toole, and your guest cottage is an intimate, private, 350-square-foot one-room structure built five years ago specifically as guest quarters for friends and family. Its main room features hardwood floors, oriental rugs, a king size bed, ceiling fan, some of our extensive art collection, and three windows overlooking the large, bountiful yard. You'll also find a comfortable upholstered chair in the cor...Welcome to Gulfport and to your cozy Blue Arbor Guest Cottage. Gulfport is a neighborly little town of 13,000 nestled on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay in the Tampa Bay/central Gulf Coast area of Florida. Blue Arbor is a quiet little spot just around the corner from everything that's happening in Gulfport. And believe us, a LOT is happening in Gulfport. Your hosts are Jeff Moore and Michael O'Toole, and your guest cottage is an intimate, private, 350-square-foot one-room structure built five years ago specifically as guest quarters for friends and family. Its main room features hardwood floors, oriental rugs, a king size bed, ceiling fan, some of our extensive art collection, and three windows overlooking the large, bountiful yard. You'll also find a comfortable upholstered chair in the corner for reading/relaxing and a desk/work table under a big window for writing and/or working on your computer (if you must). There is also a roomy closet, full bath with large, walk-in tile shower, and a food area that features a coffee maker, a toaster, a microwave, a cook top, and a small refrigerator. And yes, the cottage has wi-fi and cable TV. Outside your front door is a private, protected little front porch—a great place to drink your morning coffee, sit and watch the world go by, talk on your phone or even smoke. And you can watch the squirrels, the birds, the lizards and all the other creatures inhabiting a yard that sometimes resembles a habitat. Then, when you're ready, you'll find Beach Boulevard right around the corner. That would be our four-block-long-plus main street featuring all the shops, restaurants, music venues and watering holes you could ever want. They're too numerous to mention, but come on down and we'll tell you our favorites. Then there's the First Friday Art Walk, the Third Saturday Art Walk, the Tuesday Fresh Market and bazaar, Spring Festival, GeckoFest (September) and, well, more—lots more. And, oh yes, our beach. Okay, if you MUST leave Gulfport, the Gulf beaches are just minutes away, or try St. Petersburg next door: top notch live theater at American Stage and freeFall Theater, or the world famous Salvador Dali Museum, housed in its stunning new building, and old favorite Sunken Gardens, to name just a few. Or cross the bay to Tampa for the Straz Performing Arts Center, or Ybor City, the historic Cuban community that is now club central, or Busch Gardens. And Disney World is just an hour and a half away. But when you're finished, be sure to come back to Gulfport and to your cozy accommodations at Blue Arbor. There's no place like home. More
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About the Owner
Michael/ Jeff O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

4 days to visit a new town and find a place to live. I have faith in my instincts, so when I opened up TripAdvisor, I saw Blue Arbor Guest Cottage and said "Yes!" And I was not wrong! Blue Arbor was everything I could...More

Date of stay: April 2018
2  Thank cactuscathy
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Spent 2 weeks here and had a great time in Gulfport and the surrounding areas. The cottage itself was quaint and pretty small but we knew that going in. We made do and actually turned out to be a great stay. Loved having coffee every...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank michael y
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Great location near everything that Gulfport has to offer. Michael was prompt with correspondence, friendly, and great with tips on the local scene. Great place for couples wanting a place to stay while relaxing in the slow pace of Gulfport. We will definitely come back...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank dieselninja
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I spent the entire month of March at the Blue Arbor Guest Cottage in wonderful Gulfport. I never had a problem with the cottage; it's delightful. It has everything you need and is very comfortable. It's very private. The owner is there only if you...More

Date of stay: March 2017
4  Thank JoannieC850
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

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Date of stay: September 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Shared Garden
Microwave
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
For transportation to or from Tampa International Airport, we recommend Super Shuttle (727-572-1111 or 800-258-3826) Cost is $27 one way per person, $12 additional people. Cabs are available at TIA but they are expensive ($71 one way to Gulfport). If driving from your home or renting a car at the airport, parking is available on both sides of our street (28th Ave. S. and no meters in Gulfport).
How to get there
Many guests ask about the Gulf of Mexico beaches. The two best are actually near us... Pass-A-Grille and Ft Desoto. Both are written up yearly as two of the best. The city of St Pete Beach is 6 miles long. The cottage is midway between the two bridges from the mainland, each 15-20 minutes away depending on traffic. Pass-A-Grille is on St Pete Beach at it's far southern tip. Ft Desoto is on Tierra Verde, which is an offshoot of the Bayway and bridge to the southern end of St Pete Beach. We do have a couple of 'Walmart' beach chairs and umbrella for use, altho they are not the formal 'resort' issue. So hope this helps identify our location a little better.
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