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

Joe Piacenza

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

Joe Piacenza

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2014
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CLASSIC FLORIDA BUNGALOW-LUSH YARD-HOT TUB-NEAR BEACH & DOWNTOWN 'CASA VERDE'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

St Petersburg House Rental Photos and Description

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

***Holiday SPECIAL***Rent at least 3 nights and get one night free! OR **Rent at least 5 nights and get two nights free!! (12/01 - 12/31)

--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 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)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 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
Ohio
5

Perfect "time to unwind" spot

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
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
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
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
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
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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

  • 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
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

Nice house in a convenient neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Verde for a few days while helping my daughter move into a condo near Eckerd College. This house had everything that we needed and it was very clean and comfortable. Since this was my first attempt to book a place through VRBO, I wasn't sure how the process worked but the owners walked me through all the steps and everything worked out perfectly. The house was comfortable and clean and near all kinds of restaurants. The kitchen was fully stocked and there is a very nice grocery store down the street. This will definitely be the first place I choose to stay at next time I head down to St. Petersburg. Thank you for a fabulous visit!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much guys, we're glad it worked out! Since we also spend part of the year at Casa Verde, we like to keep everything well stocked both in the kitchen, and the rest of the house (e.g., dishes, small appliances, linens). Let us know the next time you're visiting St. Pete, since we offer discounts to repeat guests. Thanks again!!
-Joe and Susie
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

The property was very clean and comfy,

  • 5 of 5
The property was very charming. It was clean and comfortable. We were close to shopping and restaurants and the beach. I would definitely recommend it to friends and relatives, We went to lots of seafood restaurants near the beach so we drove a little to find those places. My son was just moving to the area so we weren't able to enjoy sight seeing as much as we wanted. Overall it was a very pleasant visit.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments guys, we do our best to keep our home very clean for each guest! We also love visiting all of the delicious restaurants near by. Don't hesitate to contact us for your next visit to St. Pete :)
-Joe and Susie

Map

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

Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

St Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$105
$690
$1,900
 
 
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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
One time cleaning 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

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:
  • 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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