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“Real beach experience!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seahorse Cottages

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Seahorse Cottages
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3 reviews
“Real beach experience!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very great place to stay for couples or families. It's right on the beach! Walk outside and your in sand. Yes the cottage is rustic & dusty! It's sets in sand. What do you expect! Lots of fun & great fun on the beach & around the fire pit. Has two grills, lots of chairs & tables with covered seating. If you wanna be on the beach you can't go wrong here. Maintenance staff is better than some 5 star hotels. Will be back soon!!!!!

Room Tip: Don't expect 5 star service your on your own here
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moncton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

The cottage is on the main street and is a very busy spot so if you are into that, the cottage is in a good location. It also provides direct access to the beach. If you like the quiet life, this place is not for you!!!

As for the cottage, it was very dirty (kitchen and bathroom): we had to hand wash all the dishes before we could use them; the dishwasher was barely functional; we had to wipe down every surface before we would use it!!!

Consequently, we did not use the kitchen so ended up eating out, defeating the purpose of renting a cottage!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I would never stay here again. The room was so small, the floors were dirty, the bathroom was so small and old. The shower had stains In it. Soon as I turned the key I wanted my $ back. .. No refunds though. The location was great and the staff and fellow guests we're nice. They really need to renovate the whole building.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oak Ridge
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

I have been coming here for many years. I first visited The Seahorse Cottages with my parents and my sisters and my grandmother when I was about 8-9 years old. I am now 43! We have seen the cottages in their glory, and also as they are now, a little tired. Many years had passed, and not much was done in the form of repairs. Time took a little toll on the cottages, on the structures themselves as well as the furniture. They are a work in progress, as Ron is doing a wonderful job at fixing and restoring the buildings. The beachfront location is amazing. My parents, both my sisters, myself and our husbands and children love the cabins. We all get to be neighbors for a week. We also look forward to seeing the repairs that take place before we return again next year. The wi-fi worked fine. Fire pit was awesome. Love the addition of all the seating. I have to give a thumbs down to the location of the shed. It completely obstructs the ocean view from one cabin and partially obstructs a view from another. Considering we didn't use any of the items in there, it was rather annoying. The publix across the street was very handy, we visited it daily. We really enjoyed having BBQ dinners on the (2) grills (1 gas & 1 propane) that were provided for our use. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you for keeping this little piece of paradise alive for my family and others to enjoy! :)

Room Tip: There isn't a swimming pool. I hit the button by accident and am not able to clear the selection...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have stayed at the Seahorse Cottages multiple times growing up. This year was a pleasant surprise with all the upgrades :) Granted the place isn't perfect but they are Cottages! If you want the fancy hotel treatment this isn't the place for you. But if you want a quiet and relaxing vacation on the beach then you will get it here. The cottages are old but very clean with a kitchen stocked with plates, glasses and pans - if you don't want to eat out. Which leads to everything is within walking distance....Grocery store, restaurants and other shopping stores. The management was very helpful. The wi-fi, firepit and kayaks are nice touches added to the property. I was a little bummed that the room we got was right next to the road but other than that everything went well and we enjoyed our stay. Definitely will be back again.

Room Tip: Room 8 is a little noisy due to it being right by the road.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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OCala
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice little inexpensive place to stay right on the beach. Convenient to everything. The only thing was the hard beds. Very uncomfortable next time we are bringing our own blowup mattress. We will be back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

We paid for the use of the available equipment and met up with numerous problems. The access code for the key was incorrect. The lock box was not working.

Internet access was very poor. Wi Fi access was only available in one area of our room.

The on site attendant was very friendly and helpful. He was able to help us with many of the problems we faced. His efforts were much appreciated.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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TeemingVR, General Manager at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
We apologize for any inconvenience with the technology. We have lockboxes set up for all recreational equipment. The batteries went dead and where replaced as fast as possible. This has been the only issue we have had with them to date and we replaced all batteries with Duracell 10 Year shelf life batteries. The codes can include an asterisk (*) and some people do not use that as part of the code and it will not work. But, these are easily taken care of with a phone call, text, email or seeing Ron on site. I am not sure if these were the specifics of this guest or not but these are some issues we have encountered.
The internet was an issue to the point we had Bright House (ISP) out almost everyday for a week. The system was finally replaced and all has been working good since that time with no complaints.
We appreciate your feedback as we continue to strive to provide a wonderful "old Florida" vacation experience for all our guests.
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Additional Information about Seahorse Cottages

Property: Seahorse Cottages
Address: 10356 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706-4813
Location: 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 #4 of 13 Specialty 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 
Also Known As:
Seahorse Cottages Hotel Treasure Island
Seahorse Cottages Treasure Island, Florida

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