|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Imagine a tropical sanctuary that embraces your every vision on a palette of perpetual sunshine, romance and adventure. An enchanting oasis where you can download your tensions as well as your computer. A private Family Boutique Resort and Marina on one of the most beautiful barrier islands in the world. A virtual compound where family, friends and business associates can bask in an environment of warm breezes, picture post card sunsets and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunrises here are as beautiful as the sunsets; just different. The porpoise are bountiful in the lagoon. The water on their dorsal fins as they break the surface sparkles like diamonds in the morning sun. The start of a day here is truly the beginning of an adventure.
Across the street is the natural landscape of wind-sculpted dunes, sea oats and the private sugar-white sand beaches of Pass-A-Grille Beach. Towering pillow-white clouds painted in cerulean blue skies gently touch the horizon of the colorful and calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The only sounds are the seagulls singing their symphony of joy and the soft lapping of the waves on the sun drenched sands of this quiet little village. A full sail on the horizon hails a navigators dream and in the distance the silhouette of a person can be seen walking the beach at water’s edge.
“The Birds of Paradise” is a licensed waterfront Boutique Resort located on the barrier island of St. Petersburg at Pass-A-Grille Beach, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This quaint and historic little village has been a favored destination of visitors from every walk of life and from every corner of the globe for almost 200 years. Pass- A-Grille enjoys a National Historic Designation and “The Birds of Paradise Boutique Resort” is located in the center of this oasis of history and beauty. The Estate spans the length of a city block and directly fronts the deep and protected waters of “Little McPherson Bayou,” with immediate boating access to the Gulf of Mexico.
This majestic landmark is graced by its premier waterfront, freeform pool and richly landscaped grounds and overlooks its own private marina. This pristine 220 foot wharf can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet and nine more slips can easily moor vessels from 40 to 70 feet. This incomparable moorage comprises the largest private deep water dockage and covered boat house in the Southeast. Additional marine equipment includes an electronic 15,000 lb. boat lift and an adjacent lift for twin personal water-craft. This enviable marina has six individually illuminated marine power stations with electricity, water and cable. Beautifully landscaped and illuminated planters and trees grace this expansive and incomparable moorage.
“The Birds of Paradise Boutique Resort,” formerly the Estate of Anheuser-Busch International has for over fifty years been nestled in the cradle of Pass-A-Grille, one of Florida’s most pristine Beach communities. Sparkling brilliantly as a finely cut gem this tropical oasis has been a timeless way point of rest and rejuvenation for countless guests and friends from all points of the globe. For almost six decades Presidents of The United States, British Royalty, international dignitaries, corporate executives, politicians, gangsters, sports giants, moguls of business, millionaires, billionaires and the famous of television, stage and screen such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Farrah Fawcet and Walter Cronkite have all been hypnotized by the soft kiss of tropical sunshine and the warm island breezes of this incomparable ambassador to beauty. Certainly this is an heirloom property that has nationally made a statement as a premier waterfront resort for over half a century. Perpetually holding its dignity and value, this elegant Estate is a vivid and spectacular detour from what is ordinary.
The Estate sets on one parcel of land and consists of three beautifully pointed waterfront homes offering over 7,000 square feet of living space. Each home expresses its own individual character, evident with spacious living rooms, gracious dining rooms, full service kitchens, and nine (9) plentiful bedrooms and baths. The interiors are furnished in Caribbean style with a rich combination of vaulted and recessed ceilings trimmed with crown moldings. Elegant hardwood floors, tile and vintage terrazzo with beautiful area rugs grace the pathways through the rooms of this true period example of Florida architecture. The homes are tropical, yet elegant and are richly enhanced by the ambiance of this little historic village on the Gulf of Mexico. It is truly one of the most valuable and desirable properties in the United States.
This incredible “only one of its kind” Boutique Resort and Marina has successfully served its owners for decades in every phase of their lives. It has been the destination nucleus around which entire families have safely gathered to love, prosper and embrace each other throughout the years. Shared holidays, vacations, family functions and solid business associations are the alloys that galvanize a family and forge a dynasty. The generations of memories born from a lifetime of dreams will always be the legacy of the “The Birds of Paradise.” A new page of history is being turned on this nationally renowned Estate and nothing is written on it. Will you author a chapter of its future and enjoy the history of its past?
Keywords: Three Home Estate
My name is John De Silva and I so much appreciate those rare gems of vintage and historical properties. The very essence and breath of American architecture in all the grand periods will always be most admired and enjoyed long after the ordinary has been forgotten. We sincerely hope you will experience the same joy and peace that embraced many of the world's most noted people over the last six decades as well as our family and close friends here at 'The Birds of Paradise Boutique Resort.'
John DeSilva purchased this estate in 1996
'The Birds of Paradise Boutique Resort' is literally the most stunning and unique property on the west coast of Florida. To our knowledge this most gracious monument to tropical exclusivity hosts the largest private dockage and covered boat house in The United States. Spanning an entire city block this estate offers three separate, self contained, beautiful and exclusively private homes with an unparalleled accent on history, style, tropical elegance and the type of ambiance that everyone seeks and few ever find.
Each year we try to gather in all of our 6 offspring +a nephew & their crews for Grannie (that's me) Camp at our place in N.GA. Honestly, it's hard to accomplish w/ everyone's busy schedule. This year my oldest son wanted to take his crew to Disney World. So, okay. I'll find someplace in FL, Gulf side (because it is so beautiful). I needed a big place. WOW!!! Birds of Paradise (BoP) so exceeded the pics. 9 beds & 9 baths & plenty of space for littles (air mattresses & a pull out sofa in the middle house). NO, it is not as pristine as the photos. (the spa doesn't work: but who cares? the ocean calls!!) But, at its heart, it is SO very fantastic/magical. What memories we made! The 3 houses are in a line on the marina. Not in a U as the pics would lead you to think. Stuff we did:Hired a boat to pick up some us off the dock for cruising!!! BIG dock. Parasailing. Walking the beach bar crawling! BoP features multiple gathering places for late night owls and early morning larks. There is a great blue heron that visits every morning. Babies & Granddaddy could nap during the day:no problem. Others could party the sun up. Fishing off the dock. The pool is wonderful. Shallow enough for the littles and then the deep end for the tweens/teens. I swear I heard "Marco Polo" 12 zillion times!! A dozen+ poolside tables & umbrella! And when it comes to the ocean, the white sand beach is a short block walk away to the west and then a troop through the dunes. Sunset watching EVERY night. Our family likes to cook so the kitchen in the big house was a dream: double stove tops, double ovens, double microwaves, BIG subzero fridge & freezer PLUS a big-out-the-wazoo cooler & freezer off the kitchen w/ 2 double industrial sized washer & dryers. The big house is so spacious. We played bingo and Cranium and cards/coloring stuff strewn all over those wonderful rugs. And, yes, the piano was played, along w/ some guitar sing alongs. While I think BoP is more often used as a party site, it is the PERFECT place for a family party. It is so spread out w/ so many gathering places. The beds are comfy. There are grocery stores & bottle shops close by. The property manager set up us w/ a local photographer to take a group photo. Wonderful!! I brought an extra fold out table (there were a lot of us!) and I wish I had brought my favorite paring knife. Other than that, BoP provides paper towels, TP, garbage bags (pick up 2x a week) and a multitude of pots&pans in the big house. 5 stars
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5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $250 per night, per additional guest|
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