The Historic Gingerbread House has the honor of being one of Safety Harbor’s oldest and most historic homes. This unique, truly-one-of-a-kind upscale property was completely restored and updated in 2018.


The GingerSnap Cottage was also completely repainted inside in 2021, and features a stunning and spacious open floor plan.

Featuring Two Options for Short-Term Guests:

The Gingerbread Historic House

2 bedroom 2 bathroom, accommodates 6 guests

The GingerSnap Cottage

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom property, accommodates 3 guests

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Seadog Cottages strives to pull the eclectic charm of Safety Harbor into each of our guest cottages. Driftwood tile floors, upscale comfortable furnishings and coastal artwork add to our whimsical retro vibe.


Featuring Three Options for Long-Term Guests:

Genny’s Dock, Main House

3 bedroom 4 full bathrooms with pool, accommodates 8 guests 

Genny’s Dock, with Truman’s Suite

4 bedroom 5 full bathrooms with pool, accommodates 10 guests


Original Seadog Cottage

2 bedroom 2 bathroom, accommodates 4 guests


Schooner’s Place

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, accommodates 3 guests

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Welcome To SeaDog Cottages

Whether Short-Term or Long-Term,An Unforgettable Stay Awaits in the Heart of Safety Harbor, Florida!

Choose Your Favorite of Our Two Charming Vacation Rentals with Five Convenient Options to Accomodate Your Needs!

Dog Cottages in Safety Harbor, FL


Your very own Florida paradise awaits on the lushly-landscaped grounds of the Seadog Cottages. Featured on A & E’s Sweet Retreats with Rene Syler, the Seadog Cottage is a luxurious and stylish vacation rental that is reminiscent of “Coastal Living.” Each cottage has all the modern comforts: flat-screen TVs, WiFi, deluxe bedroom and bath amenities, fully-equipped kitchens, washer and dryer.

Featured in the Safety Harbor Historical Marker Tour, The Historic Gingerbread House, The Gingerbread Cottage, and the Seadog are can’t misses if you’re a history buff, love small town charm, or just want unique upscale sanctuaries to enjoy! Fully restored original hardwood floors, shiplap walls, clawfoot tub, moldings, doors, and wood burning stove lend to the rich character of this historic gem, while modern amenities and upgrades make for a luxuriously comfortable getaway.

Both of our Tampa Bay vacation rentals are located in the heart of Safety Harbor, a laid-back coastal town with loads of history, where Main Street is still the center of activity. Couples walk their dogs or enjoy a sandwich and a Café au lait at an outdoor cafe. We are pleased to offer both long and short-term vacation rental options for anyone wanting to explore our beautiful town. The Historic Gingerbread House is available for those seeking a short-term option, while the eclectic Seadog Cottages are available for monthly rental.


Private Patios & Porches

Your very own Florida paradise awaits on the lushly-landscaped grounds of The Gingerbread House & Seadog Cottages.

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Locally Owned Properties

Both of these vacation rentals are locally owned! The owners live in Safety Harbor and love their quaint community!

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Get Your Own Damn Breakfast

That’s right, we don’t offer breakfast, but Safety Harbor has plenty of breakfast options.

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We Love Dogs.

The Seadog Cottages are dog-friendly. In fact,some of our cottages were named after dogs: Genny and Schooner.

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Historic Properties

The Historic Gingerbread House, The Gingerbread Cottage, and the Seadog Cottages are all featured in the Safety Harbor Historical Marker Tour.

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Fully-Stocked Kitchen

Updates and upgrades abound, including appliances and utensils – down to the party platters and martini glasses.

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“My husband and I stayed at the Seadog Cottage while waiting to close on our house. It was absolutely perfect! Great location! Great setup to work! Loved walking the area and could easily grab a meal on Main Street. We loved the landscaping and back patio area! Very comfortable and had everything we needed! Very well stocked kitchen and just loved the decor in this place. We felt at home from the second we arrived and check in was a breeze!!! You won’t be disappointed!!” – Paula


“Great location, whether you’re staying in Safety Harbor, or going into Clearwater, St. Pete, or even Tampa! The cottage was very clean and well organized, fully stocked with everything you could possibly need in a very quiet location. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean. ” – Ethelia


“Beautiful place! Quiet and secluded, yet only 2 blocks from main street and downtown Safety Harbor.” – Brad


“Wonderful Cottage! Very comfortable and only blocks away from Main St. Everything within walking distance! Has its own little fenced in backyard great to hang out in and let dogs play. Will definitely book again my next time in Safety Harbor!” – Carli


“This suite is the best home away from home for your next vacation. The location in Safety Harbor is right off Main Street and a quick walk to local restaurants/bars/pier. It’s also perfectly placed between Tampa/Dunedin and Clearwater beach – no more than a 30 minute drive to all the best this area has to offer. The suite itself comes with everything you need to make meals, perfect spots to relax between activities in either the balcony or private patio, and the roomy and comfy bed will allow to sleep so well.” – Shannon


“This property was amazing! It was bright, well-furnished, fully-stocked, and extremely clean. Ashley met us and walked us through the property, was super responsive, and very sweet. We will be back! Don’t miss out on this property!” – Suzanne


For Nature Lovers

Take a bike ride through Safety Harbor for shopping, dining, sightseeing, and more! Head to the City Marina for kayaking. Take some time for quiet reflection at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park. Enjoy a picnic and fishing at Philippe Park with its Indian Mound which is listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks.


In town, Safety Harbor boutiques offer one-of-a-kind finds from clothing to furnishings. We’re also an easy drive to the International Mall for premier shopping with the likes of Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Apple, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.


Safety Harbor boasts some of the most eclectic dining options in all of Tampa Bay, Florida! From three craft breweries to a wine bar, a fun unique movie theater with its own restaurant to romantic fine French dining, a bakery, three coffee cafes, and several pizza parlors, your appetite will surely be satiated!

Art Galleries

Safety Harbor has several art galleries and museums. We are also an easy drive to many of Florida’s finest museums and renowned galleries including: The Dali Museum, The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, the Leepa-Rattner Museum in Tarpon Springs, the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, and more.

Major League Sports

The Tampa Bay area has three major league sports teams:

NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, and

NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.

Area MLB Spring Training teams include:

Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees.


Many of the businesses in Safety Harbor, Florida are dog friendly, and many of the shops and restaurants even place water bowls outside for our furry besties. There are two unique dog-friendly beaches within an easy drive of Seadog Cottages and The Gingerbread House: Fort DeSoto Dog Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin.

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Genny’s Dock

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Genny’s Dock with Truman’s Suite

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The Historic Gingerbread House

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GingerSnap Cottage

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The Original Sea Dog Cottage

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Schooner’s Retreat

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