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Lake Maggiore Bed & Breakfast

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


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.


Lake Maggiore Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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
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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Lake Maggiore Bed & Breakfast
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Unique place

  • 4 of 5

This was one of the more unique places we have stayed. We called it 5 nights at the Museum. Gwen has artifacts from many of her travels decorating the house. Fun, but this would not be a kid friendly place as I would be too worried about an accident breaking something. Gwen knew a little about the history of this house but I would have enjoyed even more. This is not a new house and does not have updates, but was very clean. The outside garden area could be great but seems to have gotten away from Gwen. But Gwen quickly cleaned off the outside table so we could eat outside. As mentioned in other reviews, to access all the bathrooms you must go through a bedroom. One review was unsure of the neighborhood. We were unsure at first but in the end felt the neighborhood was fine. In question would be the neighborhoods between Lake Maggiore and downtown St. Pete. We wanted to be close to downtown St. Pete and this was a great location. 5 - 8 min drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: March 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: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gwendolyn S Fields
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Swahili
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

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 Lake Maggiore Shore

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


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Twin Brooks
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Tampa, FL
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
St Pete Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beaches.

* Golf.

* Tennis...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Fort DeSoto Park.

* St. Pete Beach.

* Clearwater Beach...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fort DeSoto Park.

* Boyd Hill Nature Center.

* Clearwater Aquarian.

* Busch Gardens..

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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.