CLASSIC FLORIDA BUNGALOW-LUSH YARD-HOT TUB-NEAR BEACH & DOWNTOWN 'CASA VERDE'

Joe Piacenza

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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CLASSIC FLORIDA BUNGALOW-LUSH YARD-HOT TUB-NEAR BEACH & DOWNTOWN 'CASA VERDE'

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3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

***FALL SPECIAL***Rent at least 3 nights and get one night free! (08/01 - 10/30)

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

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--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 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Joe Piacenza

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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

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.

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. In addition, a free day Rod and Reel rental from the Pier Bait Shop is included with your reservation.

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362869
+1 727 687-1966
St Petersburg St Petersburg Area
5

Cozy and great location

  • 5 of 5
Well located and cozy house that was great for our weekend getaway. We had a great time and hope we can come back soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we'd be happy to have you back anytime!

Joe and Susie
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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362869
+1 727 687-1966
St Petersburg St Petersburg Area
5

Casa Verde - St. Petersburg, FL

  • 5 of 5
Casa Verde was the ideal place for us to stay while in St. Petersburg for our niece's wedding. The house was neat and clean when we arrived. It is much roomier inside that it looks from pictures or as you would think driving up to it. The description was very accurate. Joe, the owner, was very pleasant to deal with and answered any questions we had. Casa Verde was close to all the wedding venues. Our grandkids, who were there only a short time, had fun playing in the back yard and jumping on the stone path. It was only an hour and a half drive to Disney World where we spent a day. It was close enough that we could visit other relatives in another city who were not involved with the wedding. Also, Bay Pines National Cemetery was close, so we were able to pay our respects to relatives who are at rest there. Some of the restaurants we went to and enjoyed were the Alfred Whitted Airport Restaurant;The Moon Under Water, and 400 Beach Restaurant. They were all great and in the area. The Publix grocery store was close, too. The palm tree in the front yard could probably be trimmed to make parking a car easier. Directions for using the thermostat could be posted next to it -- for people who are not familiar with digital thermostats. Also, a suction cup soap dish or a shower caddy in the small shower would be helpful. The last 3 items are just suggestions. We managed just fine the way things were. It was a great place to stay and we would stay there again. We would recommend it to family and friends as well.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362869
+1 727 687-1966
St Petersburg St Petersburg Area
5

Second stay and still fantastic

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Casa Verde and we loved it again. We have family in St. Pete and this is the perfect way to visit and still be on vacation at the same time. The house is comfortable, clean, spacious, and well-equipped for cooking, eating, and of course hot tubbing at the end of long days with family! The backyard space is also great, very full of life and green.

The location is also part of what seals it for us -- very close to the lively downtown scene, a short drive to ft de soto our favourite beach, and right on the 4th street corridor with so many good food options. Most especially Red Mesa, which is only a 5-minute walk from the house (all the better to enjoy the sangria!).

Altogether another great experience -- and also very easygoing and efficient communications with the owner both times we've stayed. I'm confident we'll be back again.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments Jason! We always welcome repeat guests, and hope you both will return soon.

Best,
Joe and Susie
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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
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+1 727 687-1966
St Petersburg St Petersburg Area
4

Wonderful place to stay! Felt like home!

  • 4 of 5
Casa Verde was a wonderful place to stay. It's located in a quiet neighborhood not far from downtown or the beach. If you're looking to stay somewhere that feels more like home than a hotel, this is a great option!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Megan! I'm glad Casa Verde worked out for your two month visit to St. Pete.
business
Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362869
+1 727 687-1966
St Petersburg St Petersburg Area
5

Roomy and comfortable, great location!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I came for my daughter's graduation this past May, and were looking for a little room to spread out over the long weekend. We had found a spot close to the campus, but the owner cancelled on us the week before! Thankfully, Joe and Susie were very accommodating, and offered us their lovely home, which happened to be available. We enjoyed the location so much -- walking distance to Red Mesa and Starbucks, interesting neighborhood to walk around in, close enough to Eckerd College for our purposes. The house was much larger than we were expecting, which was such a gift for our family. It was clean and inviting, and I loved reading comments in the guest book from people who'd gotten to stay longer. Thanks Joe and Susie for your Florida hospitality! We'll remember this.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362869
+1 727 687-1966
St Petersburg St Petersburg Area
Borden, IN
5

Great family home to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5
We just arrived home and had such a wonderful time. It was easy to find, and very close to the grocery, restaurants, and shopping of all kinds. We were close to the beach and it was a very quiet neighborhood with plenty of privacy. The house was quite a bit larger than it appears in pictures, and it was clean and beautiful on the inside. We are a family of five, and had plenty of room to spread out and relax. I would highly recommend this to any family group. There were two TV's and a DVD player to entertain, and plenty of reading material in case of rain. We really felt this home added to our relaxing vacation, and would recommend it without reservations. Joe and his family were very easy to work with, and we hope to rent the home again next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-275
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
North Shore Park
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Renaissance Vinoy Gulf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Mesa
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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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$75
$499
$1,950
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
$799
$2,200
 
 
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 $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

St Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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