It took a long while for me to write a review for this fantastic place (life got in the way), but I feel it's important for fellow travelers to know about little gems, especially places that welcome you AND your dog with open arms!
Kathy, the owner, was by far one of the most charming, welcoming, and friendly people I dealt with (my husband and I travel A LOT!). Both my husband and I, as well as our dog - German Shepherd, Pyper, felt at home pretty much as soon as we entered the property.
The cottages are adorable! Very cozy, full of character and charm. No, they're not Hilton residences, but if that's what you're after, you're in a wrong town. We enjoyed our stay so much, that we actually stayed 2 extra nights.
I would recommend Changing Tides in a heartbeat (in fact I already have :) This is a place were you go when you want some peace and quiet, when you want great recommendations for all things local, when you want a little escape from the tedious, busy, business life. The cottage had everything we needed to set up a temporary and comfortable home for a week. And all that while staying with a LARGE dog! Believe me, that is very rare!
Thank you so much, Kathy, for making our vacation a complete success. Pyper sends special thanks for letting her enjoy the grounds leash-free :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Changing Tides Cottages of Tampa Bay's Madeira Beach, a family and pet-friendly cottage resort, nestled on a small peninsula in Boca Ciega Harbor, beside the Gulf Beaches. The charming complex is comprised of one and two bedroom cottages, fully furnished, nestled along one hundred and eighty feet of a secluded inlet off Boca Ciega Bay, with boat docks and a water-front deck right next to the water. Changing Tides is located two blocks from the shops and boardwalks of John's Pass. It is also one block from an uncrowded sugar-sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Changing Tides Cottages Hotel Madeira Beach
- Changing Tides Hotel
- Changing Tides Resort
- Changing Tides Cottages Madeira Beach, Florida