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Winnie Howell

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Winnie Howell

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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St Petersburg, FL Vacation Rentals

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


St Petersburg Apartment Rental Photos and Description

5 - 1B\1B fully remodeled and smartly appointed apartment units

Charming Old Florida/Key West/NewOrleans style buildings with down home, cozy reconfigured and remodeled apartments within walking distance of revitalized booming downtown St. Petersburg.

Each unit nicely furnished with new appliances, furniture, linens and housewares. Decor in each unit is chosen with care.

Porches for watching the world go by or reading a good book. Delightful courtyard with grill and outside seating. Nicely landscaped with native plantings. Our neighbors are new condos and apartments so the surrounding area is well kept and friendly.

Units are 1st floor except #4 which is located upstairs in the main building.

Located conveniently at the edge of downtown this area is outstanding for vacationing, long term winter getaways, internships or traveling medical providers.

We are not a 'beach condo' setting. Many guests prefer the beach by day and relaxed quieter setting downtown for dinner and night life.

We offer a comfortable property with all amenities not found elsewhere in this perfect location.Trolley and bus service to the Gulf Beaches. Walking distance to Rays MLB Tropicana Field. St Petersburg is a very active Arts Community both professional and amateur. Many museums including the Salvadore Dali, Chihuly Glass, Museum of Fine Arts, Holocaust Museum, Florida Orchestra is at home at the Mahaffey Theater. Many performing Arts theaters including theStudio@620, Palladium, American Stage, freeFall theater, St Petersburg Opera and great Jazz all offering a delightful balance of events. Colleges include USF-St Petersburg Campus, (growing and expanding into a beautiful campus and superb education), Eckerd College, St Petersburg College expanding into a theatrical education, Stetson Law School.

Ideal location for visiting Professors, and guests at USF, Actors, Artists, Medical Professionals, various Internships. Perfect location for traveling nurses.

Apartments all within walking distance to All Chidren's Hospital and Bayfront Medical Center, Beautiful new Sundial shopping venue with great restaurants, shops and movies.

Beautiful downtown parks on Old Tampa Bay. Easy access to I-275 north to Tampa, East to Orlando and south to Bradenton/Sarsota.. Huge Saturday Morning Market, First Friday Fun Night, Kahwa Coffee house. New Year's Eve Family First Night. 4th of July celebration, Festival of States, Gasparilla Invasion of Tampa, Florida State Fair and many many more things to do.

A delightful Central Ave trolley is available to take you to the Gulf Beaches with stops along the way to disembark for shopping or food. It's a great and affordable way to see the sights without parking. .

The Arts District is at your door - The Studio@620 where you will find Art Exhibits, Photography, Theater, Film, Dance, Book Signings, Old Time Radio productions as well as reception space for your events, Morean Arts Center, American Stage, The Palladium, Museums and more!!

You can even fly your private airplane into the Albert Whitted Airport.

Unpack in our delightful apartments and enjoy the sights and sounds of booming St Petersburg.

Coin laundry on site.

Pet Info: $100 non refundable fee per pet with prior approval. We reserve the right to add an additional charge if damage is found (excessive hair, odor or damage) . Pets bed and furniture covers must be used. Pooper scooper laws are enforced.

Weekly and monthly rates available. 5 day minimum stay with weekly rate. Monthly rentals are requested for January, February and March. Exceptions may be considered upon your request. Because we have multiple units on the same property the calendar is not updated until all 5 are rented at the same time. Please email inquiries and we will respond ASAP.

Local hands on landlord/owner always available and often on site. We take pride in our property and hope you will do the same.

Thank you,

Jim & Winnie

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Winnie Howell (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Winnie Howell

We are a mother/son team operating a 'home away from home' comfortable vacation property. Just as nice as your own home. Natives of the Central NY region now residing in St Petersburg for nearly 40 years.

Winnie Howell purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Winnie Howell chose St Petersburg

We have owned this property 30+ years and have remodeled all of these Vacation Rental units. We love St. Petersburg and all of the exciting things happening here.

What makes this apartment unique

Location Location Location

In the city center at the edge of downtown within walking distance to Downtown St. Petersburg, restaurants, night life, museums, Arts District, All Childrens and Bayfront Hospitals, USFSP, Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, Parks and endless entertainment opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We4 had a great time in St Pete. We stayed for four weeks and t his place feels like home to us already. We have enjoyed the beaches, (mostly Pass a Grille) nuseuns, restaurants and a trip to Disney for the kids. Our apartment provided us with everything we needed. Thanks for the hospitality. Hope to see you again one day.
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 22 traveler reviews

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St Petersburg, FL Vacation Rentals
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 31 reviews
Indiana, PA

Economical, Convenient, and Clean

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed with our chocolate lab during the last week of 2014.

We found the property to fit our needs and the owners to be easy to work with.

Close enough to walk to downtown attractions and convenient to drive to area beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in #1 and everything was wonderful. The unit was very clean and updated. Loved the front porch and how easy it was to walk to everything. The kitchen is small but very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Tualatin Oregon.

Wonderful cottage! Walking distance to downtown

  • 5 of 5

I got to stay in a newly renovated one bed room apartment. The décor was lovely and it was obvious that all furnishings were chosen with care. Retro kitchen with red highlights was perfect. Front porch for sipping coffee and lovely back yard for sipping wine. Winnie and Jim are perfect hosts and truly make one feel at home. I love the location! 2 blocks from groceries, drug store, and hair salon! 4 blocks to the amazing downtown that is the heart of St. Pete and the Dali Museum. This is the second time I've stayed in these apartments/cottages, and as I said in my first review--I will never stay anywhere else in St. Petersburg. Because it was brand new rental there were a couple of small glitches that were solved immediately. A suggestion: please have instructions for remote control. I was generally mystified by it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. That makes our hard work worth it. The TV and Internet had us mystified also. Brighthouse came out and guess whwt? The box was faulty. He repalced it with a new one and voila!! Works great.
Jacksonville, FL

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Apt. 5 for 10 days while in town for our daughter's surgery and recovery and couldn't have chosen a better place! The apt. is charming, clean and well-maintained and was perfect for our needs and we loved the location. We walked to many places - the Farmer's Market, Central Arts District Art Walk, grocery store, doctor's appointments, coffee shop, restaurants, etc. We had a fabulous dinner at Rococo's (Jim's recommendation and boy was it great!), a restaurant on the next block, and were also delighted to discover Haslam's Book Store.

We expect to return to St. Petersburg many times over the next couple of years and hope to stay here for as many visits as possible!

Thank you, Winnie and Jim, for your hospitality and for a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. It's great to be appreciated. Our pleasure. Winnie

Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

I really loved my 1 bedroom apartment, I stayed in #5 and it was very clean when I arrived. It's really comfortable and the location is great! I would definitely stay here again! Feels like home.

Mrs Winnie was very pleasant and easy to talk to.

Thank You Belinda

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Belinda. Jim goes through the apartments with a white glove. I'm sorry I didn't get to see you more on a personal basis. i was a little under the weather. I did see your husband as he was packing up the day before and I thought he was going to cry. He didn't wnat to leave. . Thank you for leaving the apartment in such good condition,. You are more than welcome to return!! Winnie
Tallahassee, FL, USA

Comfy place, Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in St. Pete, and this apartment couldn't have been a better choice. The location is perfect - you can walk to museums, galleries, great restaurants, stores, waterfront. The apartment is small but just the right size for a couple. Everything was very clean and well-stocked when we arrived. There are porches in the front and back for a relaxed cup of coffee or evening cocktail. Jim and Winnie were very nice and respectful of our needs. Can't say enough favorable about this property!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rob for your kind words. The unit, #6, that you were in is the smallest of the three offered. Jim has refurbished it, as well as the other 3, from stem to stern with the space he had to work with in a darling apartment just right for 2. The whole property was rescued by him and saved from the wrecking bar years ago and it's just begiinning to come into it's own with upgrades and upgrooms and beginning to shine brightly. We are proud of what we have to offer to vacation renters as well as full time in downtown St Pete that is so different than what people expect. Just good old Yankee converts with a down home style in the middle of a booming city. Having a great time doing iit. :O)


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa is 30 mins. St Pete/Clearwater is 20 mins
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
4 miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Spa Beach downtown or Pass a Grille on the Gulf.
Car: not necessary

St. Petersburg is located in West Central FL between Tampa and Sarasota situated on Old Tampa Bay. These apartments are within walking distance of downtown, shopping, the arts. theater, beach, beautiful parks, restaurants. bus line, trolley line, easy access to I-275 and St. Petersburg Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. The Pinellas Trail is easy access with miles of biking trails. There are bike lanes over most of the downtown area as well as outlying areas. A car is not necessary for St Petersburg proper but is necessary to go to DisneyWorld and other attractions. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Golf: There are numerous 18 hole and 9 hole par 3 golf courses close by. Deep sea fishing is a favorite. Plus flats fishing and we recommend Greg Dougherty.


Rates & Availability

From $57 Per night

St Petersburg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2015/16
Sep 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes WEEKLY RATE IS $500 plus $60 12% tax + $50 Cleaning fee for a total of $610 Monthly rates start at $1700. Pet fee is $100 if approved. Single days added to a 7 day rental are $90 per day. Less than 5 day rental is $95 per day. Payment is accepted in USD only by credit card or PayPal. Renter is responsible for Euro currency exchange.
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St Petersburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , #5/6 & 1A walk in showers. #1& #4 claw foot tub/ shower
  • Antique claw foot tub with shower in #1 & # 4.,
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Garbage dumpster is located in the alley behind the property. Any items that you are unable to take with you may be left for incoming tenants. New tenants are always pleased to have staples available such as spices,ketcup, mustard, laundry detergent etc. Check the cupboards before the trip to Publix.

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