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Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach
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Kingston
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A comfortable and relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed December 31, 2009

This is our second stay at Island Paradise Madeira Beach, and it will not be our last! Bill and June are wonderful hosts, who provide welcoming, cosy cottages that provide a welcome home close to the beach, but far enough from the busy areas.

You can relax and enjoy the comforts of the pool and your cottage. In a short walk, you can be in John's Pass, a busy tourist area. Cross the road, and you're at a long sandy beach with a beautiful sunset, and gentle waves.

A short drive to St. Petersburg and the many attractions there, about 1 hour to Busch Gardens theme park, a short drive to Clearwater, close to shopping and conveniences, this is truly a quiet oasis that is also really close to everything you might want.

We've stayed here at the same time as young couples, retirees, and other families, all are pleased with the accommodation, the area, and the quiet refuge we have here at Island Paradise.

This is the first time we have ever travelled with our dog (a service dog for our son) and this is a dog friendly accommodation in a very dog friendly area.

Our children (12 & 14) love the pool and hot tub, and we enjoy relaxing and watching them.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Enfield, NH
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Reviewed November 30, 2009

Thank you June and Bill!

Great location to John's Pass and Madeira Beach.
We rented the Skyview Villa my husband and pup Piipin and loved it. Very clean, quite and relaxing. We took advantage of the Tiki hut and cooked on the grill a couple of times during our stay. We also order delivery in which was also nice. Kitchen was well equipped with supplies. We did bring our own spices as we like to cook.
The bed was very comfortable (June gave me a sheet to put on the bed over the comforter for the pup to sleep with us), the was bathroom clean and very nice linens.
The courtyard was well groomed and landscaped.

We would recommend this place to our friends and family.

Rob, Kathy and Pippin -- NH

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Austin
1 review
Reviewed December 30, 2008

I stayed with Island Paradise Cottages in November 2008. I stayed by myself, which I have not done for some time. (I have two young children.) I was amazed at all the details that the owners/hosts put into the cottage!

There were robes in the closet to wrap yourself in, the linens were white and soft, the bed waaaay more comfortable than mine at home, the atmosphere was inviting, the kitchen well-equipped (pans, dishes, microwave, full-size refrigerator, etc), and the entire cottage was amazingly clean -- the owners clearly put a lot of thought and effort into the place.

The grounds are beautiful -- the owners named the place aptly. There are nice places to relax on the property -- the tiki hut is really cool -- and the beach is a short walk away. (As is a convenience store and some good eateries.)

It was simply an amazing experience, the best away-from-home time I've had in a very long time! I would recommend Island Paradise Cottages to anyone. I particularly think that couples would love a week-long romantic getaway here (I know I would!) and anyone needing to recoup from a stressful life would be able to do so here (I did!).

  • Liked — Comfort, relaxing atmosphere
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed June 16, 2008

June 17, 2008

We stayed at Island Paradise in late May. We found the cottages to be just as displayed on their website. We loved the Tropic Sun. It was a home away from home. The grounds are lovely. We liked the small resort so much that we actually dined in the majority of the time, taking advantage of the great facilities, especially the Tiki Hut. June and Bill are great hosts. The property is well located only a block from the gulf and two blocks from the famed John's Pass.
It was a great find. It is nice to know that we have a great Florida vacation spot that we can return to year after year.
Donna H.
Baltimore, MD.

  • Liked — The beautiful cottages and lovely landscaping.
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed April 12, 2008

My family and I stayed here in April/May 2006 and we rented 3 separate cottages. This was one of the best vacations I have ever had and we are planning on visiting Island Paradise again in May 2009! If you want to stay in a beautiful, cozy and extremely clean cottage with ammenties close to Johns Pass then this is the place to stay! It is truly a home away from home!

  • Liked — The Owners were so accomodating and it felt like my home away from hom!
  • Disliked — NOTHING!
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with family
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Maryland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2008

My Mother and stayed at Island paradise for a week and had a wonderful time. June and Bill have created a lovely vacation spot. They both are very kind and friendly . The Villa paradiso was very clean and decorated very nice. It was a plus to have supplies as (soap ,paper towels, foil ect ) if you were in your own home. The cottage location was perfect and located in a nice quite spot. Overall I would say the only thing that was missing was an exta week stay. Thank you June and Bill. I look forward to my next stay!!!

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2008

We stayed here over the Christmas holiday and had a great time. The owners are really nice and acommidating. We stayed in the Skyview Villa and enjoyed having a birds eye view of the small property. Decorated very sweetly and central to Clearwater and St. Petes. The only thing I would recommend to the owners is to stay a few nights in the very uncomfortable bed. It is written up as having luxury linens that we found to be very ordinary, as well as, both my husband and I having sore backs each morning. The bed is very small and stiff. The pool area is only good for kids since it is very small also. Nevertheless, we had fun and went to Fort DeSoto everyday and enjoyed that. We probably will not stay again due to small and uncomfortable bed, but the overall experience was great.

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  • Disliked — the bed
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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IslandP, Owner at Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach, responded to this review, March 16, 2008
As owners of Island Paradise Cottages, we appreciate the input from 'scarolinalily', an active couple who stayed with their doggie at our property -- and enjoyed bicycling daily at Ft. DeSoto Park.

Their feedback concerning their bed is welcomed. We only regret that they did not tell us this so we could have done something to make their sleep more restful!

The 'small bed' is a Standard Queen Size bed. In the information we provide to guests, we always provide the Size of the bed -- so the criticism about the size is puzzling - ?

We have Never had a complaint about this firm, pillow-top mattress in SkyView Villa. (We did find that this is not the only bed that ‘scarolinalily’ had found to be a problem in reviews they have written up on TripAdvisor™.)

We do believe that bed comfort is very important, and for that reason, we upgraded our beds around the first of 2008 (after ‘scarolinalily’ stayed with us) with deep foam memory toppers with a ‘cool sleep’ comfort layer -- to ensure the most comfortable sleeping possible. A guest this week told us the problem with our beds is ‘they are too comfortable, and that doesn’t want to get out of them’!

We are a small, quiet, authentic Florida property with a beautiful, tropical award-winning setting that includes a tiki hut and 30’ contoured swimming pool with spa.

We provide lovely, high quality cotton linens, including cotton bathrobes and thirsty cotton beach towels. Our all-cotton bed linens are 250 - 500 thread count - from high-end brand manufacturers -- and not hotel supply houses. We are regarded by the industry to be a ‘boutique’ property, because of our distinctive, quality furnishings and amenities from ‘high-end’ companies.

Most of our guests return to stay with us, year after year, because they love our personalized accommodations with unique, memorable touches… and the fact that they can bring along a well-behaved family dog.

Our property is a labor of love for us. We want our guests to have a wonderful, relaxing vacation experience -- and we believe that this report does not reflect a ‘typical’ viewpoint.

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Property: Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach
Address: 13215 2nd St E, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2459
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Location: United States > Florida > Madeira Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Madeira Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Island Paradise Cottages is the Real Florida! Classic 1 & 2 bedroom Florida beach cottages, villas, apartments... Lovingly renovated, distinctively decorated and designed to relax and rejuvenate you. Amenities include fine linens, bathrobes and more! Thoroughly outfitted kitchens. Sparkling pool with heated spa. Grill dinner at the tiki hut for true island fun! Walk to beach, shopping, dining. Perfect for romance weekends, family reunions, small wedding parties. Dogs with advance notice. 3 Night minimum. ... more   less 
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