About the Property
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 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
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
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Live Music within walking distan
Wine & bottle opener
Plates & bowls
Pots & Pans
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 01 2020 - Sep 30 2020
Oct 01 2020 - Oct 14 2020
Apr 22 2021 - May 31 2021
Jun 01 2021 - Jun 24 2021
Jun 25 2021 - Jul 05 2021
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning fee with taxes: $249
Pet fee with taxes: $113
Tax Rate: 13%
We realize that cleanliness is top of mind for many of you right now. Accordingly, we are now following enhanced cleaning protocols through our use of professional cleaning companies who use EPA-approved products, follow CDC-recommendations to protect the safety of guests and all of our service partners. In addition these professionals give extra attention to high-touch surfaces and end the cleaning with a sanitization spray process that helps wrap around surfaces that normal cleaning will not reach. If you would like more specific information, please feel free to ask!
Pet Policy: Pets with prior approval and payment of fee.
Refundable security deposit of $250 OR a $49 nonrefundable damage deposit is required
Payment schedule: Rentals with any dates in the period December 1 to April 20 are in high season. For these rentals, $750 is required to book if booking more than 3 months in advance. If booking less than 3 months in advance the total is due. All other rentals require $300 up-front to book if booking more than 60 days prior to arrival. If booking less than 60 days prior to arrival, the total is due.
Cancellations. Non-payment will result in cancellation of the reservation and a cancellation fee in the amount of the forfeited deposit. There are no refunds for unmet expectations resulting from weather, natural disasters, personal or other related reasons, including those listed herein, with an exception for government-issued mandatory evacuations. Reservations can be rescheduled, but not refunded, when required by law due to legally-defined impracticality, impossibility. or frustration of purpose. Mgt. Co. reserves the right to cancel reservations and refuse service to anyone, to the extent permitted by law. Travel Insurance is recommended.
Cancellation and Changes. There are no refunds for cancellations.
Last updated on September 21, 2020
Calendar last updated: September 21, 2020
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Greatest vacations ever! Great for kids!
We loved this house, is very pretty, with many funny and curious ornaments, kids were amazed with all the colors and details. On top of that, is fully equipped with everything you may need in the kitchen and everywhere. Plenty of space to hang out in the backyard, breakfast outside on the Florida wonderful mornings, with a lot of shade, and plenty space for beach stuff. And the most amazing sand playground, kids were playing there all day with beach toys, like in a beach but no water, when they got hot, a quick refresh in the outside shower, and back to play. My kids were between 1 and 7 years, and they were amazed with that sand playground. We spend the whole day in the house and they were quite playing at the sand, and then when it was not so hot, around 5 pm, we headed the beach. Beach is at literally two blocks, it's very very beautiful, sand is like dust, and the most beautiful sunsets. We did not hang around too much, went to the little snakes and crocodiles museum in Madeira, and hang out a little bit on Madeira on the pretty downtown, but because of Coronavirus we did not explore or expose too much. Beth was totally nice and helpful. We want to go back next year, loved it!!!
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 29, 2020