We live in the lower Florida Keys and were going to St Pete to look at a boat. Good friends had recently stayed at the Changing Tides with their two dogs and loved it. We were traveling with our Shih Tzu and as dog owners know a lot of hotels will take dogs now, but they are just that, hotel rooms & usually not as "friendly" as you would hope.
The moment we got there we were greeting by the owner, Kathy, who showed us around & immediately made us feel at home. She made us aware that our pet's comfort was as important as ours! The cottages are quaint & comfy and dog friendly. There are clean & neat covers on the couches that they can change out & wash after you leave if your dog is of the mind to make itself at home. The little resort is totally fenced in and she encourages you to have your dog off leash. Only friendly well balanced dogs may stay & my little 9 pound 11 year old was very relaxed as soon as he got there. It's as if they know it's a safe place to be! There is a nice grassy area (well lit) to the side of the cottages to "relieve" your dog, with a "poopbag" dispenser & trash can.
The area is lovely and Kathy was a wealth of information; were to go, eat, get groceries & bait. We were within 2 blocks of John's Pass & Boardwalk & across the street from the white sandy beach. Beautiful sunsets, fishing charters of every kind, dolphins in the water right off the docks!
We will definitely be back!! Oh, by the way, we bought the boat!
- 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