Gulf Gardens Resort

Gulf Gardens Resort

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Pool area & covered veranda/bbq area with lots of table space for outdoor eating.
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St. Petersburg Beach Sunset
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#7 of 13 hotels in Madeira Beach
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Gulf Garden Cottages are individually owned cottages and vary in size and offering. Located directly across from the beach and within walking distance to John's Pass and grocery facilities. Free trolley available at the street. To book please call the onsite manager at the number listed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

14141 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2234
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 63 out of 100
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KKWALTERS wrote a review Oct 2012
Winchester, Kentucky, United States1 contribution9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had a week stay at Gulf Gardens (unit 5), the whole resort was just amazing. Clean, comfortable, great pool and a very short walk across the street from the beach. I swear it has taken me longer to get to the beach when staying at a high rise beachfront property. If you are looking for something unique and reminesent of "old Florida" this is for you! Imre and Maria (caretakers) are amazing, and answer any questions quickly. I look forward to many more vacations at Gulf Gardens Resort. I also think it would be a great group or family trip utilizing multiple units. There is a wonderful poolside covered large eating area with gas grill for end of the day get togethers! Love it! p.s. parking is right at your front door!
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Date of stay: October 2012
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen C wrote a review Nov 2012
Walton, Kentucky2 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Gulf Gardens after my daughter found their listing on the Internet. I rented a room for a week, and was so impressed with the cottage I stayed in, and the overall ambiance of the area. The landscaping is simply beautiful, the pool was very inviting ... and right across Gulf Boulevard there's the beach. The best of all worlds ... staying in a great establishment with a pool and across the road from the beach. Imre and Maria make you feel very at home, always have a smile on their faces and are a very kind, sweet couple. I will definitely stay at Gulf Gardens again.
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Date of stay: October 2012
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3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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TOAdventureGirl wrote a review Oct 2010
Burlington, Canada90 contributions35 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed at Gulf Gardens (Unit 2) at the end of September. We had a fabulous week and are already trying to figure out when we can make it back. We booked through VRBO.com and were very pleased with that process. The resort is very modest, but extremely quaint, and CLEAN.

Gulf Gardens: We were looking for a cottage-type getaway where we could relax and unwind, but still cook our own meals and we got exactly that. I felt I relaxed more on this trip than any of our all-inclusive trips. Our unit's kitchen was stocked with every supply you will need for your stay. The complex has a BBQ that you can use as well as a shared outside eating area. We didn't use these amenities but will try to take advantage next time. The pool is extremely clean and quiet. When we were there there weren't any other guests really using the pool. The beach is right across the street, so we spent most of our time there. In the mornings we'd brew our coffee and bring them across the street to enjoy as we walked along the beach. Madeira Beach is one of the cleanest beaches I have been to. We walked a couple miles north, and as soon as you crossed into Redington, the sand was much less groomed than what it is in Madeira.

Let me also mention that the property managers Imre & Maria are extremely warm and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure you were comfortable and happy with your stay...I even got a hug when we left!

Location: Within walking distance is a great little ice cream shop, a few convenience stores, and a little further up (walkable if you like long walks) is John's Pass to the south, and to the north the CVS & Wynn Dixie are not far either. Everything is right there. Madeira Beach being between Clearwater and St. Petersburg makes it a great home base for your stay. There is lots to do close by.

When we went it was after Labour Day, so it was VERY quiet. We loved it though. It felt at times like we had the beach to ourselves, and we never had to wait for a table at the restaurants. I would go back at this time of year again.

Great value!! If you're looking for an all-amenities resort, go to one of the resorts in Clearwater and pay big bucks. But if you're looking for a more affordable, do-it-yourself type getaway where you will feel at home, I would HIGHLY recommend Gulf Gardens. The value cannot be beat...you will be very happy with your choice. I can't wait to go back :)
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Date of stay: September 2010
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rk09f wrote a review Jul 2012
1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always clean, managers are wonderful. Couldn't have asked for more! Gazebo area is kept up and grilling options available. Plants and trees well kept, pool area always clean. We loved Imre and Maria. Just a walk across the street to get to the beach and johns pass is a nice place to browse for shopping.
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Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Tim_JanAshville_NY wrote a review Apr 2012
Ashville125 contributions108 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the occasion to visit the Gulf Garden Resort recently while visiting friends staying there for 2 months. This beautifully situated resort on Gulf Blvd, directly across the street from the Gulf is a very well kept property. A beautiful pool area, covered pavillion with tables and gas grill, plenty of parking and best if all, beautiful Florida weather. We were told their is a waiting list for longer term rentals so check it out early to see if there are any openings for the time you'd like to stay in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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snorkelmama wrote a review Jul 2010
Harrisburg, PA131 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been coming to Madeira Beach many years, just found this charming place this year, our new vacation destination. Perfect! Incredibly clean, maintained gardens, crystal clear pool, across street from beach, and lovely resident managers. Home away from home. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2010
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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925violetta wrote a review Sep 2016
Chantilly, Virginia5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the cottages is centrally located, with the beach directly across the street! These are quiet and cozy cottages to stay in. They are managed by the friendliest and most accommodating couple! If we had any questions about our stay they responded with in minutes. the weather, and beach was lovely, but because of the well maintained, clean cottages and the management at these cottages, we can't wait to come back and stay here!! HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend!!
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from OwnerCottage3, Owner at Gulf Gardens Resort
Responded Sep 29, 2016
It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed Gulf Gardens. We agree it is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach and all that is close by. Please do join us again soon!
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iekdak wrote a review May 2013
Eau Claire35 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just got back from a week at the gulf. Have never been here before so I only knew what I was able to find out on the internet and guest reviews. This place is a perfect spot. Right across from beach access. So of course that was a daily visit. Our cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The pool was wonderful and always clean. Great location to get anywhere and off street parking. The managers were so kind and helpful. Greeted us everyday with a smile. Couldnt of asked for more.
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Date of stay: May 2013
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We rented in may cause it is considered off season and the rate was much lower.
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slicknwhitey wrote a review May 2013
Owensboro, Kentucky42 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had stayed in Redington last year. We took a trip while there down to Madeira and Johns Pass and liked it so well we decided to stay in Madeira this year. We searched online and found a quaint rental cottage called the Charming Beach Cottage. (#5) It was available for the week we planned to visit so we contacted the owner to book it, sent in our deposit to secure it, then waited for 3 long months until it was time to begin our adventure down to sunny Florida. First let me say that Kelly (Owner) was such a pleasure to work with when making our reservations. The cute, cozy, and comfy little cottage was exactly as she described and more. We arrived and was greeted by the sweetest and most accommodating resort manager. It was more like coming home to family than staying at a vacation rental. Imre and Maria (managers) made our stay here so special and memorable. The cottage was stocked with anything and everything you could need. We didn't have to go out and purchase anything except food of course. The grounds are so amazingly clean and well kept, as well as the cottage. The bed was so comfy and we slept so well every night. There was only one thing that was a wee bit uncomfortable and that being a small bathroom but everything else more than made up for that. We loved it here and know that anyone who chooses to make this rental unit theirs for a week or longer will be very happy with it. I could go on and on but sadly we have to pack up and get ready to go home tomorrow. We will definitely return to this very Charming Beach Cottage! Thank you Kelly & Dan for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. Thank you Imre & Maria for your hospitality and making us feel so welcome. We will not forget you!
---- Billy & Mary Davis
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Date of stay: May 2013
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JAKROZ wrote a review Apr 2010
Ontario3 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
J&R 2010

Every April our highlight is to spend quality time with our family at Gulf Gardens. The complex is managed by a wonderful couple, (Imre & Maria) whom put their heart & soul into ensuring people have a fantastic experience. Their apartments, gardens, pool, patio and parking lot are impeccable! It is a rarity to find complex managers like them!
Gulf Gardens is an affordable Madeira Beach Oasis located across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and a stones throw away from John’s Pass and all amenities. You are guaranteed a great time. The residents are always friendly and inviting. If you love to socialize this is the place for you. A surefire thing is that you will leave with life-long friendships!
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Date of stay: April 2010
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Margaret S asked a question Jan 2020
Halifax, Canada5 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi Are Imre & Marie still the property Mangers (Jan 2020)
Answer from Fly_CALM
5 contributions21 helpful votes
Thanks for your question. As you know, most of the units are quite small. 350-400sf You walk in to the living room from the front door, the bedroom is off of the living as well as the kitchen. I am an owner of another unit and I believe this is the layout of 17. Please call the office if you need more information and Imre can answer for you. ‭+1 (727) 392-1248‬
susanfl0wers asked a question Feb 2018
Mishawaka, Indiana2 contributions
Who do we call to talk about renting and prices?
Answer from OwnerCottage6
Madeira Beach, Florida
You can call the property manager at +1 (727) 392-1248. Please leave a message if he doesn't pick up. Thanks!
Answer from OwnerCottage6
Madeira Beach, Florida
Unfortunately pets are not allowed.
mrshoneylady wrote a tip Oct 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee40 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take note of the square footage and whether there is a bedroom"
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happytravelers52017 wrote a tip Feb 2017
New York City, New York10 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for the 2 bedroom"
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William C wrote a tip Jul 2016
Palm Harbor, Florida56 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in 23, was perfect!"
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bjjjmom4 wrote a tip Aug 2015
SW Virginia59 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I love the balcony rooms"
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Karen C wrote a tip Jun 2015
Central Florida, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"this is a cottage resort"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gulf Gardens Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Gulf Gardens Resort?
Nearby attractions include Candy Kitchen (0.4 km), Bula on the Beach (0.4 km), and Mad Beach Ink (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gulf Gardens Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gulf Gardens Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Gulf Gardens Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gulf Gardens Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet Brewnette, Candy Kitchen, and Dockside Dave's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gulf Gardens Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gulf Gardens Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Gulf Gardens Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pinellas County Heritage Village (10.0 km).
Is Gulf Gardens Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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