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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde

Joe Piacenza

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Joe Piacenza

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

St Petersburg House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8), Hot Tub, Fenced Backyard, 5 min. From Beach

***Summer SPECIAL** Rent at least 3 nights and get one night free! OR **Rent at least 5 nights and get two nights free!! (08/01 - 10/31)

--Please feel free to read all of our wonderful reviews!!

--Check out our video for more home features :)

--Bikes now available for guests (see pictures for details)

--We have a Pack 'n' Play and highchair for your little ones!

Welcome to Casa Verde Florida! This vintage house in historic St. Petersburg is not a typical rental property. This is our home that we have worked tirelessly to modernize and restore to the tropical oasis you see. For now, our careers are taking us to Corvallis, Oregon for a few years to complete graduate school. Please come and enjoy our home – the way we have – while we’re gone!

Features include two newly designed and custom- built bathrooms, the main with Italian travertine and cedar, and the guest bathroom with Indian slate tile. The kitchen was remodeled in spring 2010 with new fridge, stove, tile, and paint. Two main furnished bedrooms include new paint and window treatments. Front and rear living areas are “Florida tropical” themed with new paint and lighting. The bonus room is a versatile space, with a queen size bed, workstation, hi-speed internet access, extra sleeping space, and room for indoor games and play time on those (rare!) rainy days.

Recycling and composting stations are available for the eco-minded traveler.

The highlight of the house is the outside living space. The spacious patio area, which includes a private hot tub surrounded by tropical foliage, is the idyllic way to relax. This area makes for perfect dining al fresco.

Our home is located minutes from beautiful downtown, waterfront, and the historic St. Petersburg Pier. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are nearby with outside seating and waterfront views. Daytime activities such as shopping, movies, and museums are all available downtown. Local beach access at North Shore Park is a perfect swim spot for children or leisurely stroll for couples. Coffee Pot Bayou Park is a great place to take kids, launch a boat, and watch wildlife. St Petersburg Beach, with sugary sand and turquoise-blue water, is just fifteen minutes away. Restaurants, bars, and a coffee shop are all within walking distance from our home.

Please feel free to email or call us with any questions about the home or surrounding area.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joe Piacenza (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Joe Piacenza

We bought this house after meeting during graduate school at the University of South Florida. Susie is a marine biologist, and if she could, would spend every day in or near the water. Joe is a mechanical engineer, with a penchant for vintage car restoration. Despite our disparate career interests, we both have loved working on this house since the day we moved in. This house has been our retreat from workaday stress and the starting point for many day trips.

Our favorite activity is riding our bikes from the house, along Coffee Pot Bayou, and into the downtown area. Here, we’ll stop for dinner or meet friends for drinks. We also love to bring a picnic dinner out to Pass-a-Grille Beach, swim in the warm tranquil water, and watch the sunset.

Joe Piacenza purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Piacenza chose St Petersburg

This is not a typical rental. This property was purchased as our home and we have treated it as such. We wanted something close to the water with easy access to the beach, shopping, and entertainment. It has a lush tropical back yard, fenced in for privacy. This is perfect for relaxing in the hot tub or having fun with the kids.

What makes this house unique

Renting a house is very practical if you are traveling with a large family. With laundry facilities, new appliances, two bathrooms, private hot tub, and sleeping for 8, it makes for a comfortable stay that is much more affordable than a hotel suite. In addition, it is a short walk to several restaurants and coffee shops such as Starbucks, Applebees, Red Mesa (authentic Mexican), PDQ, and World of Beer.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 53 traveler reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews
5

Spacious house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 (6 adults and 5 children) enjoyed our stay in this home. The layout of the house made it possible for all of us to hang out, but not feel crowded. Joe was very accommodating and quick to respond to all of our emails. We will definitely rent this house again the next time we visit St. Petersburg.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Pawtucket, RI
4

Cozy, quiet, and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Joe and Susie were kind enough to accept our large family for a week's getaway. We were in town for our children's swim competition at the Northshore Pool which is a great local community facility open to the public and just 3 miles away from the property. The property had plenty of sleeping quarters to accommodate all of us. Having two bathrooms was very convenient as well. We also visited Madeira Beach during the day, St. Pete's beach at sunset and a quick visit to Fort De Soto Park which could have been made into a day trip if well planned. Also made a visit to see Winter and Hope @ Clearwater Aquarium! This property was centrally located to all these sights and the main highway was close by. Regarding the property - there was a little issue that occurred with a water hose in the kitchen which made most of our stay a little challenging HOWEVER once Joe realized the severity of the problem it was taken care of the same day. As a large family we took full advantage of this property - meaning we cooked all meals and never went out to eat. That was our intention. For us the kitchen was a little small and the seating area could only fit two people comfortably. The description of the property is pretty much accurate so this was to be expected. Although eating outside could be utilized as well. Keep in mind that if travelers plan on eating out most of the time this won't be an issue. One other suggestion would be to have kid friendly dishes available for use - such as plastic cups and plates. An inventory of bowls and dishware should also be made - I'm sure over time things break or disappear :-). Again these are friendly suggestions to help accommodate the next renters if they choose to take advantage of this great property and what it has to offer. Would we suggest this property to friends or family - absolutely! The customer service received by the property owners is reason enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the suggestions Michelle, we are always trying to continually improve Casa Verde! Also, thank you for letting us know about the broken ice maker water line, that could have done major damaged if left unattended. Our handy man is always available when these (rare) problems arrive during a guest's stay. We're glad you had a good time, and hope to see you again!! Joe and Susie
Atlanta
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. Plenty of room for 4 adults and three children. Four generations, we had a great time. We enjoyed sitting out on the back patio in the evenings. We weren't expecting the high chair that worked out perfectly for our granddaughter. Kitchen was well maintained with everything you would need to cook a meal. We found a family owned seafood restaurant called Mid Peninsula Seafood that had great fresh seafood. Nothing fancy. Just great. food. We were 20 mins from St. Pete beach and 40 mins from Busch gardens. All in all we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much guys!! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Having extra items like a high chair and pack "n" play are always useful for our guests with small children. Thanks again! Joe and Susie
Atlanta
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. Plenty of room for 4 adults and three children. Four generations, we had a great time. We enjoyed sitting out on the back patio in the evenings. We weren't expecting the high chair that worked out perfectly for our granddaughter. Kitchen was well maintained with everything you would need to cook a meal. We found a family owned seafood restaurant called Mid Peninsula Seafood that had great fresh seafood. Nothing fancy. Just great. food. We were 20 mins from St. Pete beach and 40 mins from Busch gardens. All in all we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Atlanta
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. Plenty of room for 4 adults and three children. Four generations, we had a great time. We enjoyed sitting out on the back patio in the evenings. We weren't expecting the high chair that worked out perfectly for our granddaughter. Kitchen was well maintained with everything you would need to cook a meal. We found a family owned seafood restaurant called Mid Peninsula Seafood that had great fresh seafood. Nothing fancy. Just great. food. We were 20 mins from St. Pete beach and 40 mins from Busch gardens. All in all we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Carefree Casa Verde

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Joe was very helpful both before our arrival, and when we had questions. The local manager, Mike, was also accessible and pleasant.

As others have noted, the location is great. It took us about 25 minutes to get to Madeira Beach, our favorite. Also a fairly close dogpark for our pup.

Red Mesa rocks--and they do carryout.

We will be back next March.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellen, we are glad you had a great time! Susie and I love walking to Red Mesa for a drink or dinner. Madeira beach is one of our favorites too! We'll be happy to have you back again next year! Joe and Susie

Map

Salvador Dali Museum
Sunken Gardens
"Beautiful gardens minutes from Casa Verde Florida."
Central Arts District
Vinoy Park
"Great family park on the Tampa Bay waterfront."
Red Mesa Cantina
Taco Bus St Pete
The Moon Under Water
North Straub Park
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Ferg's Sports Bar
Z Grille
Paciugo
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Renaissance Vinoy Gulf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Mesa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
North Shore Park
Car: recommended

St. Petersburg, Historic Old Northeast

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Raquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

St Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
$699
$2,100
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$99
$599
$1,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$105
$690
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$899
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower/bathtub with travertine tile, toilet, and pedestal sink Bathroom 2 has a shower stall with Indian slate tile, toilet, and a vessel sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), and a Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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