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“Great Old Florida ambiance at a bargain rate”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Seahorse Cottages

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Seahorse Cottages
Orlando, Florida
1 review
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“Great Old Florida ambiance at a bargain rate”
Reviewed 28 September 2010

My husband and I are Central Florida residents, and we occasionally take last minute
trips to the beach when we need that beach fix. We do not seek out the chains, luxury condos or the like, but love small, old-fashioned, "smack-on-the-beach" places. We happened on Seahorse Cottages after a friend had mentioned going there years ago. I looked them up and saw the pictures of the beach cabins, and decided to give them a try. We loved it!

The cabins are rustic, but clean and well-appointed with basics. You walk out your door onto sand and stroll down to the gorgeous beach with protected intact dunes and wonderful shells and sunsets. Publix (supermarket) is a quick walk across the street, very convenient. There are tons of good restaurants in the area also.

We talked to another visitor at the Cottages who used to come there years ago with their family. It's that kind of place, with a history and memories of happy guests over the years. The Cottages have been recently taken over by Vicinity Vacation Rentals, who are in the process of doing renovations and repairs -giving the place a fresher look. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

My ratings are based on what we personally value in our beach stays. This is not a place for those looking to be pampered, or for luxury surroundings but a great beach experience.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

My three friends and I stayed at the Seahorse Cottages on Treasure Island from Sept. 17th - 24th, 2010 and we could not have been more pleased with the location and value and comfort of this quaint cottage. As soon as we arrived, we were pleasantly suprised by the accomodations, especially for the exceptional value. The cottages are going through a renovation, and our unit had 3 new air conditioners, new tile flooring, and new mattresses, etc. The bathroom, although small, was clean, and the shower had incredible water pressure. We spent each morning on the beach drinking coffee and looking at the breathtaking view from our "backyard". We were given anything we asked for promptly, fresh towels, beach chairs, etc. Having a full kitchen and the grocery store right across the street made it easy to prepare some meals and go out for others. I would highly recommend the Seahorse Cottages to anyone would inquire.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2010

Ok so we showed up to cottage number one. And When we went in all that was in there was a stove and a sink. No bed no couch no nothing!!!! And in the shower was a nasty garbage can filled with water! They came and moved us to cottage four and that bed was covered in dry white stuff!!! It was so nasty. So now I had to find another place to stay.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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MikeMadBch, Manager at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review, 1 September 2010
I am saddened to see this review. Our company has recently (last 45 days) taken over the management of these cottages, and due to a mixup with our reservation system, a reservation was made for them in a unit that was not ready for occupancy. When the mixup was brought to our attention, we apologized to the guest and brought them keys to the correct unit. Our guest services coordinator was on site when they entered the unit, and at no time was any type of "white stuff" noticed on the bedding. We contract with a professional cleaning company to assure our rental units are clean and sanitary. Any items that a guest feels are not up to their standards should be brought to our attention, and will be immediately rectified. Had this guest let us know that there was something amiss with the bedding, we would have dispatched someone to strip the bed and replace all the linens. It is unfortunate that someone who received a very good deal due to their special circumstances surrounding their stay would not allow us the opportunity to fix what they perceived as not satisfactory.

The entering of the wrong unit was a simple clerical error and had ZERO effect on their stay, other than a 5 minute wait for us to grant them entry into the correct rental unit.

We hope that these 'snipe' type reviews will be giving the credence they deserve and that our potential guests will also read the reviews that have been entered by satisfied guests, after taking over of the management responsibilities.

Thank you,

Vicinity Vacation Rentals
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Eustis, Florida
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

We have stayed at Seahorse Cottages for 5 summers now. We look forward to going every year. If you are looking for fancy or like to get waited on or to have your bed made everyday.. this is not for you. It's perfect however if you love privacy. We don't stay for the amenities.. it's a place for our 'stuff' while we are hanging out all day on the beautiful beach.. A place to clean up and just relax outside or cookout on the grill.. and to sleep. They have a full kitchen with microwave.. and also have cable for those who like to watch tv. For us it really is more like home than a hotel.. and we don't care that it has no pool. Publix right across the road is super handy. When you want to venture out.. great restaurants are nearby.. and our week would not be complete without a trip to Johns Pass right down the road.

These cottages are little gems that just need some TLC.. and now thanks to the new owners and Vicinity Vacation Rentals they are getting that. The cottages have new air conditioners and also all carpets have been removed for tile. They are professionally cleaned now also.. and we could definitely tell. Anything you need is just a phone call away to Vicinity.

We are planning our trip already for next year.. and we are excited about the improvements to our favorite little getaway spot!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2010

This was our first vacation in Florida for my family. We had a fantastic time and Kevin gave us some great advise on the area attractions. Watching sunsets from our dining room table was priceless.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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toronto
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2010

We traveled with 2 small kids . The cottage was clean, bedding clean, Kevin was wonderful and helpful with info for traveling we did . If you need something a extra blanket or a heater you just need to ask. the beach front is to die for . My kids had a blast . This cottage is a must . Everything was great. Oh and the reveiw on the dog is a lie his name is moses and he visits once in a while . And knows not to poop in public Its against the law . LOL

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Worcester
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Reviewed 27 December 2009

I don't like writing bad reviews, but our experience was awful. Maybe if it hadn't been summer.... the A/C was totally inadequate. The place got into the high 90s with the A/C running full blast. By 3 or 4 in the morning it was tolerable again, but once the sun started beating down again it was intolerable again by mid-morning. The Gulf was so warm that you couldn't even cool off by going swimming. Other than that it was a quaint, dumpy place in a fantastic location. Unless they have since updated the A/C, this is no place to go in the summer.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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MikeMadBch, Manager at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review, 15 June 2010
This response is to let you know that Seahorse Cottages is now being professionally managed by Vicinity Vacation Rentals. The entire property will be going through a thorough renovation (new roofs, appliances, flooring, furniture, air conditioners, landscaping, etc.). We will take care to provide all the necessities for our guests. We hope you will consider another visit to Seahorse Cottages in the future. You can reach us at 727-397-0891.
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Property: Seahorse Cottages
Address: 10356 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4813
Region: United States > Florida > Treasure Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Treasure Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nothing better for your budget on the beach. Kayak, paddleboard, bikes, grills, firepit. Enjoy Old Florida as you did as a child. Not a resort, but a retreat to the good ole days. ... more   less 
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Seahorse Cottages Hotel Treasure Island
Seahorse Cottages Treasure Island, Florida

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