3/2 WITH SPACE FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & PETS; HUGE FENCED YARD; NEAR BEACHES!

Helen

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Helen

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3/2 WITH SPACE FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & PETS; HUGE FENCED YARD; NEAR BEACHES!

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Also available starting at $150/night, $825/week; call owner at 802 999 7224

The Orange Blossom House is a 3-bed, 2-bath Gulfport gem in a quiet, walkable neighborhood one block from the prestigious Stetson University College of Law (housed in a stunning former 1920s hotel). Gulfport’s funky beach and arts district is only 2 miles away, St. Pete Beach, 3 miles, and Treasure Island, 5. You’ll have it all – a quiet, laid-back, family-oriented neighborhood great for long strolls plus easy access to the Gulf Coast’s bustling beach communities. St. Petersburg is right there too, with its many restaurants, antique stores, museums, Tropicana Field, and top-notch medical and educational institutions.

The house, built in 1948, was gutted and renovated in 2013. It's decorated with tropical greens, blues and whites, original artwork, and cool tile floors. It has an open floor plan, lots of windows and a lovely sun room overlooking a huge, fenced-in back yard with citrus trees and mature vegetation where children and pets can play safely. Two bedrooms have queen beds and one has two twins. Sofa beds can accommodate two other guests. The house is on an enormous double lot, set back far from the street and neighboring homes. There's even room to park a small boat or camper inside the fence. The landscaping is a work in progress, but is getting there :)

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Helen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Show Phone Number
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Speaks spanish, english

About Helen

I was born in Louisiana, grew up in Puerto Rico, went to high school in New Hampshire and attended college in Colorado. After college I did a stint in the Peace Corps in South Korea and traveled before going back to school to earn a master's in journalism. I worked as a reporter and editor for about 25 years and continue to do freelance editing at my home. In July 2014 I moved to Gulfport from Vermont after several years of planning.

Helen purchased this house in 2013

Guestbook comments from the owner

"thanks Helen. you have a very nice vacation rental in our favorite little Florida town. you have everything anyone could want or need. It was a perfect place to stay while we conducted our search. we did find a condo and they accepted our offer. So we will soon become Florida residents and no longer snowbirds. Our dogs really liked the back yard and playing with Maximus. He would come to the back door and want them to come out and play."
May 2014
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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3/2 with space for your family, friends & pets; huge fenced yard; near beaches!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
business
3/2 with space for your family, friends & pets; huge fenced yard; near beaches!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3672046
+1 8029997224
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
5

Cozy, pet friendly home!

  • 5 of 5
Have been staying in this lovely little house the last three months while waiting to close on our own home. It is clean, comfortable and quiet. Helen, the owner has been very flexible and accommodating. Property has a great fenced yard for our dogs and is only one block from Stetson law school. I can avoid the heat and walk my dogs late at night on the well lit, security patrolled campus. The beach is just down the road and has cute little shops and restaurants. They have had several celebrations downtown since we've been here. Very friendly town and a nice family atmosphere. Loads of things to do within the St. Pete and Tampa area: the zoo, Busch gardens, Sunken Gardens, etc. A great place for a family vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
3/2 with space for your family, friends & pets; huge fenced yard; near beaches!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3672046
+1 8029997224
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Baltimore, Maryland
5

Stayed here for two months and really like it.

  • 5 of 5
This was a very pleasant house rental. The pictures are accurate and it's true: "What you see is what you get." The house is recently renovated and very nice!.The place has a huge fenced-in yard with plenty of room for my dog to wear himself out chasing his ball. The house is just a block away from the Stetson University Law School which has a beautiful campus that neighbors are welcome to stroll. The school even offers biodegradable dog waste bags in case you forget yours. You'll see Stetson Security riding by the house in their golf carts at all hours. Gulfport is a nice little town with its own beach and "downtown" area. Lots of shops and restaurants with outside dining. The City of Gulfport issues "dog dining permits" to bars and restaurants that offer sidewalk, patio, or open-air facilities. (http://gulfportflorida.us/) The house is a short ride to St. Pete Beach and downtown St. Petersburg. There's a Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Walmart Marketplace supermarkets on three corners of an intersection just five minutes away. Helen has a handyman who comes right out to tend to any little problem that might pop up.

I liked the place so much, I'm moving to Gulfport just a block and a half away from Helen's Orange Blossom House. I have a chocolate Lab named Maximus. Say "Hi" if you are out walking and see us!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
3/2 with space for your family, friends & pets; huge fenced yard; near beaches!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3672046
+1 8029997224
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
Baltimore, Maryland
5

Stayed here for two months and really like it.

  • 5 of 5
This was a very pleasant house rental. The pictures are accurate and it's true: "What you see is what you get." The house is recently renovated and very nice!.The place has a huge fenced-in yard with plenty of room for my dog to wear himself out chasing his ball. The house is just a block away from the Stetson University Law School which has a beautiful campus that neighbors are welcome to stroll. The school even offers biodegradable dog waste bags in case you forget yours. You'll see Stetson Security riding by the house in their golf carts at all hours. Gulfport is a nice little town with its own beach and "downtown" area. Lots of shops and restaurants with outside dining. The City of Gulfport issues "dog dining permits" to bars and restaurants that offer sidewalk, patio, or open-air facilities. (http://gulfportflorida.us/) The house is a short ride to St. Pete Beach and downtown St. Petersburg. There's a Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Walmart Marketplace supermarkets on three corners of an intersection just five minutes away. Helen has a handyman who comes right out to tend to any little problem that might pop up.

I liked the place so much, I'm moving to Gulfport just a block and a half away from Helen's Orange Blossom House. I have a chocolate Lab named Maximus. Say "Hi" if you are out walking and see us!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
3/2 with space for your family, friends & pets; huge fenced yard; near beaches!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3672046
+1 8029997224
Gulfport St Petersburg Area
4

Nice Location, Close to the beaches

  • 4 of 5
We had a nice stay at this property, which is located close to the beaches and grocery store/restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL. We travel with German Shepherds and it can be difficult to find owners willing to accommodate to our large breed, but Helen was wonderful and accepting of our needs. What you see is what you get and Helen is available for any of your needs. I recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Gulfport Beach and waterfront complex
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gulfport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard rate
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
30 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Peak season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

refundable pet deposit $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Please contact owner for rentals of less than a month.
Damage deposit is returned within two weeks of guests' departure.
Cancellation policy: No refunds for rent and sales tax; cleaning fees and damage and pet deposits will be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand-new bathroom with beautiful step-in shower
  • The larger bathroom was just built in 2013 and has a step-in shower. The smaller bathroom has shower and tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The house has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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