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

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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

St Petersburg House Rental Photos and Description

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

***SPRING SPECIAL***Rent at least 3 nights and get one night free! (05/01 - 06/30)

--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.

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

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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Property Reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow-Lush Yard-Hot Tub-Near Beach & Downtown 'Casa Verde'
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 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

Roomy and comfortable, great location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
Borden, IN
5

Great family home to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Monee, IL
5

Great, relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This property was a wonderful venue for our family for a few days, in town for a wedding. Plenty of room to spread out and relax. Close to shopping and resturants, the bikes were a HUGE plus. I highly recommend the German bakery, Cafe Mozart, located about a mile north.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Doug, I'm glad you enjoyed the bikes! Visiting all of the local shops and restaurants is one of the things we like best about our area of St. Pete. We hope you come stay at Casa Verde for your next visit! -Joe and Susie
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

just right

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We are frequent visitors to St. Pete and Casa Verde will be our first choice for future stays. Really a great bungalow in every way -- comfortable, clean, decorated but not too much, restful, great and green backyard area, hot tub for relaxing in the evenings. There is a kind of double-Florida sun room thanks to renovation that makes it feel very spacious too.

The location was also just right for us. Very close to downtown which is full of great food, easy drive to Fort Desoto or over to Tampa, and easy to jump on the east-west avenues to get across town quickly. Also just a two minute drive to Rollin' Oats, the organic co-op where we buy groceries. And only a two-minute walk to Red Mesa -- the best Mexican food we've found in Florida (and we're from New Mexico).

The neighborhood is also very pleasant, tree-lined and with people on their porches and in their yards, and of course a couple of houses here and there with those curious adventures in topiary that to me are a staple of Florida living. There are sidewalks for a good morning or evening walk.

In all, it was probably the most "at home", easy, place that we have stayed when visiting St. Pete -- felt like a home we could easily live in. The owners also were the most relaxed we have encountered on vrbo -- everything very easy and laidback, easy access even though it was late, a simple checklist for leaving, available for help if needed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jason, thank you so much, that was a nice review! Susie and I also love walking from the house to Red Mesa, for dinner or just a drink. We would be happy to have you back for your next visit, and as always, offer a discount to repeat guests. Thanks again!! -Joe
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Orlando, FL
5

Wonderful Stay at Casa Verde

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My husband, 15 month old and I needed a quick getaway and Casa Verde was the answer! A hotel room did not allow the space a toddler needs. Casa Verde is budget friendly, in a great location and the hot tub is a great way to end the day. Joe and his Dad were prompt to answer any questions we had. We were so pleased with our choice to stay here we did not read the posting on the fridge. Everything you need to know about wi-if, the hot tub and etc. is located on the fridge. We are looking forward to visiting Casa Verde again. The Taco Bus and Fray's Doughnuts are to die for! Again you cannot beat the location. Casa Verde is close to everything!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tracie, we love the Taco Bus too!! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd welcome you back anytime! -Joe
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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

St Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
May 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$120
$699
$2,100
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$75
$499
$1,950
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$125
$799
$2,200
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$140
$899
$2,800
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $75.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Pet Fee $50.00 + 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
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:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), and a Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing

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

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