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.
In town for daughter's wedding - needed a place for family to stay and more...In town for daughter's wedding - needed a place for family to stay and more...
About the Owner
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!
(7 traveler reviews)
In town for daughter's wedding - needed a place for family to stay and more...
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.
Perfect size for large group
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.
Great location, plenty of space
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!
Had a Great Time!
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.
Great place to stay we loved it!
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!!!
From the Owner
“It was built in 1925, and has a very unique Mediterranean architectural style.”
Activity and Interests
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
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Nightly Rate: $125 - $125
Weekly Rate: $875 - $875
Monthly Rate: $875 - $875
2 night minimum stay
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Dining Area
- pets not allowed
- Lake View
- coin laundry
- recreation center
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- water skiing
- 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.