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Map pinPensacola · Florida
5.0 · 
Verified Host

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Experience the Magic of a Cottage Garden
Prices include fees and taxes in USD1 Night
approx. $193
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Experience the Magic of a Cottage Garden


Timeless Beauty: Historic MTR Cottage Garden, Seville Square Neighborhood

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Entire home/apt

Enjoy the best of downtown living In Seville. Easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, and parks, & quick access to the beach. Close for convenience, but far enough away for relaxation. MTR Cottage is a historic and charming hideaway located in the Seville Historic District of Downtown Pensacola. The place honors Mary Turner Rule, a remarkable leader and preservationist. Experience convenience & a much-needed respite in one place. THE SPACE: This 4-room, 1840s pre-Civil War-era building has been lovingly restored and features Blu Dot and other high-end design amenities to create a casual and comfortable atmosphere. With 640 square feet of space, the MTR Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, a solo retreat, or a business trip (if you're into that sort of thing). Step inside this single-family residence and be transported back in time as you gaze at the walls adorned with newspaper stories and photos celebrating the accomplishments of Mary Turner Rule, a true preservationist and advocate for the Seville Historic District. The cottage features one bedroom, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable bedroom, and a cozy living area. Get ready to sink into luxurious comfort with our low-profile sofas! They're made with first-quality materials and craftsmanship, so you can feel fancy while you Netflix and chill. (If you have mobility issues or struggle with getting up from lower-height furniture, this sofa may not be the best fit for you.) But the real magic of the MTR Cottage lies outside, where you can relax on the front porch rockers and catch a bay breeze, or unwind on the rear porch overlooking the brick courtyard with its bubbling fountain and small orchard of Seville orange trees. The smell of orange blossoms fills the air in the springtime, and you can use the sour Seville oranges to add a zesty twist to your drinks. Camera Security: At the front and back of the cottage, you will find state-of-the-art Ring cameras to provide added security and peace of mind for our guests. These cameras are designed to monitor the property and ensure your stay is safe and secure. Your health and well-being are a top priority at the MTR Cottage, which is why you'll have access to purified water from the reverse osmosis system under the kitchen sink. And when it comes to cleanliness, you can trust that we go above and beyond to ensure that the cottage is spotless. With over 100 guest stays and an average cleaning review score of 5 stars, you can rest easy knowing that you're in good hands. If you're the type who can't sit still on vacation, have no fear! You'll have free reign at the nearby Anytime Fitness gym, where you can pump iron or hop on the cardio machines. And because we love you, we'll even throw in some Keurig coffee pods, tea, and condiments to make your stay extra enjoyable. Plus, there'll be cleaning products and dishwasher detergent pods on hand just to make your life easier. So whether you're just passing through or planning a long stay, the MTR Cottage has got you covered for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Enjoy your stay, and visit the many sites and attractions afforded to you in this Historic Neighborhood. Below are just a few of the Amenities you will find at MTR Cottage. • Open Living/Dining/Kitchen Areas with Decorative Fireplace • Modern Design Furnishings Predominate with a Few Antiques Too • High-Speed WIFI (Up to 500 Mbps download) • USB/Electrical outlets/Charging Stations in Bedrooms & Living Area • Cable Television (75+ channels) • Complete Kitchen for cooking* • Refrigerator and Freezer • Reverse Osmosis (Double filtration system for quality drinking water) • Coffee/Tea Station (Keurig System) • French Press, Electric Kettle, Microwave, Toaster, Blender • Firm Memory Foam Mattresses • Luggage Racks • Egyptian Cotton Bed Linens (1200 Count) • Turkish Cotton Bath Towels • Linen Duvet and Down Comforter • Outdoor Sitting Areas on Front & Back Porch • Wireless LED Lamps • Street Parking Only (Free) • Anytime Fitness Gym Access (Free) • Honeywell air purifier for maintaining healthy air quality *Kitchen Item Details: Complete Kitchen for cooking: Pots & Pans, Oven Mitts, Cutting Boards, silverware, knives & utensils, dishes/bowls/plates, spatula, ladle, whisk, tongs, serving bowls, mixing bowls, strainers, wine/bottle opener, vegetable peeler, measuring cups, drying rack. Guest have use of the entire cottage, garden and courtyard. ACCESS is by keypad Code is sent out before arrival----- "I live nearby and am readily accessible for any assistance you may need during your stay. The best method to reach me is through text and I will always try to respond immediately if possible. My co-host Gloria may assist you in my absence. I am focused on my guests and their well-being. My job is done well when my guests enjoy a terrific experience." - Chuck Presti, Owner NEIGHBORHOOD: We are located in the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Seville Square, located in the heart of Downtown Pensacola. This lively area is home to a variety of events, including the Greater Gulfcoast Arts Festival, the Pensacola Jazz Fest, and the Pensacola Seafood Festival, drawing thousands of visitors each year. MTR Cottage sits in a residential neighborhood, and everyday backdrop sounds such as construction activity and barking dogs may be present during your stay. But Seville Square is more than just a place for festivals and events. Located just steps from museums, parks, dining, breweries, and retail, there's always something to do in this neighborhood. And with its convenient location just 8 miles north of Pensacola Beach and a short drive to Bruce Beach on Pensacola Bay, you'll have easy access to all the best that the area has to offer. As a history buff, you'll love the rich history of this neighborhood. Seville Square was originally an 1752 outpost known as San Miguel, and when the British took control of Pensacola, it was laid out as a public square by Elias Dunford in 1764. When the Spanish regained control in 1813, it was designated a public plaza and named for Seville, Spain. Today, the Seville Square Historic District spans more than 100 acres in the urban core of downtown, with a mix of housing types and a focus on beauty and a sense of place. So if you're looking for a short term cottage rental in a vibrant and historic neighborhood with plenty to see and do, look no further than Seville Square. AND THERE'S MORE... Welcome to the MTR Cottage and gardens, a historic and charming hideaway that's basically the best place to be in the Seville Historic District of Downtown Pensacola (we may be slightly biased). Experience the best of downtown living at MTR Cottage - we're within easy walking distance of all the top restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, and parks - close enough to the happenings for convenience but far enough away for a much-needed respite. Plus, quick and convenient access to the beach. Feeling outdoorsy? Step onto the back porch and courtyard. Surrounded by a small orchard of orange trees and a serene fountain, you'll feel like you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The place is in honor of Mary Turner Rule, a remarkable leader, visionary and local preservationist. We are committed to offering a private experience for guests. You get the whole cottage and yard to yourself, with no one else to cramp your style. You'll be just a quick stroll from Seville Square, museums, parks, and breweries, but if you'd rather kick back at home, the back porch is perfect for outdoor dining and enjoying the view of the courtyard and fountain. The cottage gardens provide a tranquil oasis for weary travelers to relax, recharge, and replenish. It's the best of both worlds - close to all the hot spots in town, but also a peaceful hideaway. The cottage has a simple, graceful design, with all the comforts you need for a restful stay. It's ideal for executives, professionals, and wedding-related stays, providing a luxurious "getting ready" space for bridal parties. A private bedroom separate from the living spaces makes the house a great place to entertain company. Extended stay travelers! You're in luck because we've got some special deals just for you. We want you to feel right at home, so we're offering discounted rates to make your trip more affordable. Don't be shy, stay a while! Stay at the MTR Cottage, and experience the history and charm of downtown Pensacola for yourself. TRANSIT: If you feel like stretching your legs, MTR Cottage is in a neighborhood where you can walk to all the hot spots. But if you're feeling wild, there are all sorts of rentals available, like bikes (including e-bikes and e-scooters) and Segways to add some excitement to your travels. Or, if you're feeling daring, you can try out the less-than-user-friendly public buses. Or you can always just call an Uber or Lyft and let someone else do the driving. • Rental Customer must be 25 years of age or older • All overnight guests must be registered. Please provide Names, Age, Phone Numbers and Emails of ALL overnight guests. • Absolute Check-out time is no later than 10 AM. Please ensure you check out by the specified time, as the cleaning team will arrive shortly after. • Cottage is not suitable for infants, children/minors* • No Smoking • No Pets *As much as we would love to welcome families with children to our cottage rental, we feel that it is important to let you know that our property is not suitable for young ones. We embrace and welcome all. We respect all forms of diversity, backgrounds, and experiences, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith tradition, veteran status, ability status, and economic status. We will make every effort that your stay is the best possible. "I am focused on my guests and their well-being. My job is well done when my guests enjoy a terrific experience at MTR Cottage." -Chuck Presti And for shared vacations, check out our sister cottages close by in the Seville Historic District: Church Street Cottage (across from Christ Church in Seville Square). ----------------- PEACE OF MIND: Every Direct booking and through VRBO + Booking Dot Com has protection with SAFELY* ($10/day), a vacation rental insurance company for comprehensive guest/host protection for damages/accidents. This replaces a damage deposit. More information about this below: *SAFELY: TRUST AND SAFETY: The SafelyStay, Inc. Trust and Safety Fee includes up to $1,500 of accidental coverage for contents damage and up to $100,000 coverage for accidental property damage and bodily injury. Complete terms regarding the Trust and Safety coverage are available by request. The Trust and Safety Fee is refundable only if the reservation is canceled in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the arrival date. Any deductible or minimum claim amount will be the responsibility of the Guest, and the homeowner will process using the form of payment on file for the Guest.


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5.0 · 52 reviews
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Map pinPensacola · Florida

House rules

  • Check-in from: 4 PM
  • Check-out before: 10 AM
  • No children (3-12 years)
  • No infants (0-2 years)
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No smoking
  • No events or parties

About the host

Chuck Presti
Verified Host
Thank you for considering staying with us during your visit to Pensacola. Whether you are coming for business, pleasure, or visiting family, we think you will enjoy all of our cottages and neighborhoods located in the Seville Historic District of Downtown Pensacola: Caroline Cottage (2BR, 1 BA); MTR Cottage (1BR, 1 BA) and our newest short-term rental, Church Street Cottage ( (1 BR, 1.5 BA). We have been managing vacation rentals for over 20 years and our priority is the comfort and safety of our guests while they experience a quality stay. We are a family who long ago were Pensacola Beach lovers—drawn to the beauty of the white sands and the emerald waters. Then, just like that, Hurricane Opal landed, destroying our home and way of life. Afterward, we found refuge in downtown Pensacola's Seville Historic District. It wasn't long before we fell in love with the area—a peaceful and charming neighborhood. Walkable to restaurants, theater, museums, and the vitality of Palafox St. There are many reasons we are rooted here. Most importantly, the warmth of the people in our community makes this our home. A fantastic place to live and a romantic hideaway for visitors to explore. Chuck Presti, Owner Pensacola Cottages.
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