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Lake Maggiore Bed & Breakfast

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Property Details

Updated: Dec 12, 2016
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps

This beautiful Mediteranean duplex was built in 1925, and is about 4,000sf. The huge livingroom is decorated with African artifacts and has 3 sleep sofas. The separate dining room has eleven chairs, and is decorated with items from Latin and South America. One bedroom has a king size bed, the second has 2 full sized beds, and the third has 2 twin beds. I live in a cottage at the rear of the rental.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Gwendolyn S Fields
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Swahili
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2016

About Gwendolyn S Fields

I retired from the federal government in Washington, D.C., where I worked as a librarian. I moved to Florida in 2004, and I'm very happy to be here!

Gwendolyn S Fields purchased this house in 1998

Why Gwendolyn S Fields chose St Petersburg

It was built in 1925, and has a very unique Mediterranean architectural style.

7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)


In town for daughter's wedding - needed a place for family to stay and more...

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place that would accommodate 9 including family and members of bridal party. House had good reviews and was close to the venue. Was immediately greeted by owner, Gwen, who lives in a cottage behind the house. Common rooms were spacious and were awesome for a bridal shower with 20 guests. Bedrooms are small but very adequate. The entire place was very clean. Other reviewers have commented of a slightly musty odor - please, you have to remember that this is a 90 year old house IN FLORIDA, folks - think of humidity!!! Had a problem when we arrived with connecting to WiFi - told Gwen and it was fixed IMMEDIATELY. She was vigilant and caring - calling twice when we had left the car door open. If you are looking for Beverly Hills or the Ritz - go elsewhere. If you are looking for a homey atmosphere, with amazing and interesting decor and a wonderful homeowner, then choose this. The only downside is that the three bathrooms are within the three bedrooms, so the shower guests had to use a private bath (just meant I had to make the bed, LOL) Having everyone together for the wedding week really made the event even more meaningful and we thank Gwen for being gracious and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size for large group

  • 4 of 5

For a house that can sleep 12--the price was right!! Gwen was easy to get in contact with and promptly responded to inquiries.

Warning-the house is not in the greatest area - but if you're renting a house this size-there are probably tons of you traveling!

The "rules" seem a bit much but it's not a hotel and there isn't a maid - so don't leave dishes etc.

The shower in the King room had no lights and it was dark green tile-so unless you wanna shower in the dark-don't shower at night.

There isn't a bathroom that's not in a bedroom so while it's great that there are 3 pullout couches-those people have to go through someone else's room.

Loved that there was plenty of seating for everyone to eat dinner together.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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St.Albert, Alberta, Canada

Great location, plenty of space

  • 4 of 5

Our party of four enjoyed the space in this house. It was great that each bedroom had its own bathroom. We were visiting St. Pete for baseball games at Tropicana Field and it was a handy location to the ballpark. Also convenient to the city center and beaches. When the wifi did not work, Gwen got it fixed right away. Check in and check out were made easy!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Gwen was a great host and the house was perfect for our needs. The house has a ton of character and everyone staying there loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint with much character

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a St Petersburg wedding. It was very clean, and the perfect place for my husband , myself & our 3 adult kids. We had a great time, it was very comfortable and so roomy. We enjoyed our stay very much and recommend it to anyone needing to stay in St. Pete's! 5 stars!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It was built in 1925, and has a very unique Mediterranean architectural style.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa International at 14 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ferg's at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Twin Brooks at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Tampa, FL at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chattaway's at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : St Pete Beach at 5 Miles Car: recommended

1. One and a half blocks from Lake Maggiore, the largest lake in St. Petersburg

2. Across the lake from Boyd Hill Nature Center

3. Minutes from beaches, including Fort DeSoto Park

3. Minutes from golf courses

4. Minutes from Tropicana Field

5. Minutes from tennis courts

Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Weekly Rate: $875 - $875

Monthly Rate: $875 - $875

2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Updated: Dec 12, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Romantic


  • Dining Area


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • In the front is a courtyard with a pond. In the back there is a botanical garden with exotic plants, fruit trees, and a fountain. There is a library with non-fiction books, dvds, and videos on the premises.

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