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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:
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 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

***SPRING SPECIAL** Rent at least 3 nights and get one night free! OR **Rent at least 5 nights and get two nights free!! (04/01 - 05/31)

--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)

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:
March 28, 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 47 traveler reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
5

Great location in a nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five - a couple with three little children. We live in Germany.

It was our first journey to the USA and we decided us for St.Pete, as we found "Casa Verde", a charming property, perfect for our holidays. It was close to the shoppingcenter Publix and downtown and near the St. Pete's Beach with a fantastic beach and clear water. We vistited Disneyworld and Sea World in Orlando - this is only one hour and a half drive from there. "Casa Verde" was very inviting and the kitchen was well equipped with all, what you need and there are many towels in the bathroom. The house is very spacious and there were enough place to relax for all of us. My three years old daugther loved it to playing in the backyard and we found it great, that it was a fenced backyard. My toddler liked it to crawl on the floor in the wide rooms. Daily, we used the WIFI - that was great. So we schedulded the trips of the next day. Joe and his family were very pleasant to deal with and allways they helped us and answered our questions. We were so glad to stay here on this great place in St. Pete by Joe's property. We would definitely recommend it to friends and relatives. Thank you very much Joe and Susi. We felt like home. Best regards.

Torsten, Jana and our three girls (11y, 3y and 1y)

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

Super house in super location

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde is truly a home away from home and in a great location! You can also walk the neighborhood safely and get to many eateries along 4th St. Hot tub is an added plus and the tropical back yard is perfect for catching some Florida sunshine or enjoying a drink with friends and family. I'll definitely be considering a return trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick, we're glad you had a great visit! We also love all the local restaurants minutes from the house. Susie and I would be happy to have to you back again. Thanks! Joe
5

Perfect "time to unwind" spot

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter recently moved to St Pete area. We needed a place to stay while we visited her. I was very excited when I found the Casa Verde. It was conveniently located to everything, especially our daughter's place. Joe was easy to contact and work out the details. The house is charming/cozy. Loved the hot tub, the back porch and backyard. We really felt right at home during our stay. We enjoyed coming "home" each evening, driving down a different street so we could see the other cute houses in the neighborhood. We are hoping the house will be available for us to stay on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa, we're glad everyone had a great time and would be happy to have you and your family back again. We do our best to ensure the "home away from home" feeling for all of our guests. In addition, we also love spending time relaxing in the backyard, either eating dinner or soaking in the spa.
Missoula
5

EXCELLENT SERVICE

  • 5 of 5

When I found the Casa Verde online, I was so excited! It would be my first time in St Pete and the place looked perfect. I wrote Joe and asked if there was any way he would consider letting me stay for a shorter period at the weekly rate. He called right away and was very generous in his offer for a reduced rate. In the end I had to cancel but the next time I'm in St Pete I will definitely being calling Joe again!

Jan K from Montana

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jan! I know things come up, and sometime guests have to cancel. We try to be as flexible as possible. Please feel free to contact us in the future! -Joe and Susie
Where do you live?
5

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great space for us. There were 7 of us adults and because of how the house is arranged we never got in each other's way. When some got up earlier than others, we could have our coffee on the back patio or set in the hot tub. Marvelous. In fact we are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We are some locals that needed a little "getaway" while our house was having some work done. Casa Verde was a great choice, and is such a lovely, cozy home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliment Natalia! Because of our central location between Downtown and the Beaches, we often have St. Pete locals stay during home renovations. -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 $75 Per night

St Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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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
$75
$499
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$899
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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