We have finally returned home after a slow, meandering drive.
We spent three months in the upstairs apartment. There were some initial problems due to their lack of experience in the rental business. A quick call to the owner and everything was put right. This is an old house in a neighborhood of old houses so it does not have a "rental" feel. I would not recommend it for families with small children.
Lucy, though new to the job as property manager, was delightful and we will miss her cheery "good mornings".
The biggest selling point of this apartment was it's location. We walked to the post office and library. Down the street was the trolley to all the beaches. The trolley goes all the way to The Pier in St. Petersburg! We are outdoors types and spent most of our time on nature trails and in public gardens. But there is an equal amount of nightlife nearby. The nightly Pier 60 sunset party was great fun as was the Blues Festival, which we walked to. The choice of beautiful beaches is endless.
So, if you are looking for a affordable, quiet spot near everything I would recommend this location.