|Minimum Stay||4 - 14 nights|
Drive up to this beautiful acre+ property and immediately feel the privacy behind the 8 foot high hedges. Swaying palm trees, tropical landscaping, and two bench swings enable you to relax sipping your morning coffee while watching the Florida birds dry their wings on the dock of this lakefront hideaway. Depending on the season, enjoy the scent of blooming jasmine or heady fragrant gardenias, pick a grapefruit from the tree or marvel at the huge, snaking roots of the giant ficus tree.
Or, simply jump into the refreshing pool or the warming hot tub after a fun and sun filled day at the gorgeous white sand beaches of St. Petersburg just minutes away. Sip your favorite cocktail prepared at the wet bar in the family room, bring your friends, and enjoy!
What defines this property is the spacious, cool indoors made all the more enjoyable by the privacy and quiet of the neighborhood.
This gorgeous three bedroom house with en suite bathrooms, a den with an additional bathroom, and a family room with wet bar is what you are looking for to recharge your batteries and have fun!
As you drive up, a gurgling fountain greets you, and the spacious dining room and sunken living room are light filled and airy with hardwood and tile floors, cathedral ceilings and french doors throughout leading to the pool deck, or the second lanai off the family room.
Sleeps up to 9 in 3 bedrooms and the den off the Master Bedroom (one King, 2 Queens, 1 full, 1 single). Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and the fourth bathroom off the den doubles as a pool bathroom with entrances from the pool, the lake front or the house. It even has a huge double entry shower and skylights!
Cook in the spacious kitchen open to the family room while chatting with your friends or feeding the children at the bar. New kitchen tile in 2012 and an outdoor grill and patio furniture make outdoor entertaining even easier. Every room has a ceiling fan to cool you even without the AC, each bedroom has bahama shutters and the master bedroom opens to both the pool deck and the lake front via the Den. The master bedroom has 4 huge closets, built in shelves and cupboards with fantastic tropical murals by a South Beach artist! Weekly landscaping, security system, wifi, and pool service included. Several new additions since summer 2012: new couch and oversized matching chair, patio set for 6, gas grill, couch, dining chairs, master bed frame, and new kitchen tile.
This house also has a FANTASTIC location! You are less than 3 miles from St. Pete Beach where the magnificent historic hotel, the Don Cesar, presides over endless white sand beaches. Your choice of two Publix supermarkets is within a mile and downtown St. Petersburg is less than 10 minutes away. St Petersburg is like a little Riviera town: great restaurants, shops, art galleries and boats bobbing in the marina and another turn of the century historic hotel, the Renaissance Vinoy. Impressive collections at the Museum Of Fine Arts, The Salvador Dali Museum, the St. Pete Museum Of History and the Chihuly Gallery provide cultural options for those interested. Numerous golf courses are also available!
Available after November 6, 2013, email to check availability and price.
We loved living in our house before moving to the DC metro area where Lisa runs a health research non profit organization. Richard is in consulting and our twins are 12 years old. Lisa grew up all over the world since her Dad was in the diplomatic corps - France, Nigeria, Vietnam, Ireland, Australia. Richard grew up in Toledo, Ohio and also worked on international issues. This house is our annual hide-away and our future retirement home! So we take very good care of it.
Lisa Simpson purchased this estate in 2003
When we moved to Florida for Lisa's work, we immediately fell in love with this property. It was everything we imagined a Florida house to be - full of light, windows, tropical plantings, and minutes from the beach. We love coming back every year and find that the stress and hubbub of every day life just melts away. We also have lots of friends and have had so many great dinner parties. It is a perfect entertainment home!
We love our property for its location and setting in a golf course community and on a private lake. We are only 10 minutes away from downtown. Lisa used to work at All Children's Hospital and her door to door commute was 8 minutes! And downtown Beach Drive is just wonderful for an evening out with many restaurants to choose from and strolling in the waterfront park. We are also only 10 minutes from the beach where we love to have sunset drinks at the Don Cesar!
We rented the "Peacock Estate" for a week in October 2014. We selected this property since it would accommodate all seven people in our party and was large enough to allow us to host 50 people to a rehearsal dinner for our son.
The house is in a quiet neighborhood about 10 minutes from the Don Cesar and St. Pete Beach, 15 minutes or less to downtown St. Petersburg, and 35 minutes from the Tampa airport. The location is very convenient to everything in the area.
The house is very room and features a very large screened in pool/hot tub. The screened in area is great for BBQ's and there is enough area under the roof that the occasional passing rain shower doesn't prevent you from eating outdoors.
The rooms were large and the den is usable as an extra bedroom. Each bedroom has a private bath (the den uses the pool house restroom). We found the beds surprisingly comfortable.
The kitchen is adequate for cooking for a family and reasonably supplies with plates, etc.
Our big event at the house was the rehearsal diner with 50 guests. There was more than adequate parking in the spacious driveway which is shielded from the road by a nice hedge. By renting some folding tables and chairs for the pool area we were able to easily accommodate this group in a private and comfortable setting.
We had a minor maintenance issue during our stay and contacted the owners. They had the problem fixed the same day and were very responsive to us.
The house is centrally located and we found a lot of great places to eat (Mazzaro's Italian Market, Neptune Grill, The Moon Under Water and the Sunday brunch at the Don Cesar were all very good).
You'd have to look hard to find as nice a rental within 10 minutes of the beach.
We had a great time at this home. Our adult children spent time there with us and there was plenty of room for everyone in this spacious home. Our grandson had a ball and spent a lot of time in the pool and hot tub. The pool area was fantastic. A large portion of our time was spent there. Not just swimming, but coffee in the morning, visiting with friends, grilling and eating, or just enjoying a beautiful evening. It was a wonderful three weeks, a perfect place to get family or friends together.
We stayed in this very private and spacious home over Christmas last year. We had a wonderful time visiting with family and entertaining. We especially enjoyed the fireplace as the weather was quite cold a few days. The home is convenient to everything and the owners were very nice and accomodating. Hope to be able to rent again in the future.
We have rented this lovely home for the past 3 years( we were the owners first renters 3 yrs. ago) during the winter months and found it to be just what we needed. The owners have updated many things during this period! They are also very responsive when anything arises mechanically with the house! The home is centrally located to the beach, downtown area, restaurants and all the attractions! Loved watching the wildlife that surrounds the area! Hot tub is a plus! Great house for large and small families!
Enjoyed this beautiful home in residential area. Very quiet, private, spacious. Great house for entertaining. Rooms and kitchen are well furnished and comfortable. Enjoyed hot tub and watchinig birds on the water. Close car ride to everything including downtown St. Pete and St. Pete Beach... 5-10 min!
this house is ideal for you and your family, excellent location to everything, 15 minutes to Fort Desoto the best beach in the country, 10 minutes to St Petersburg the hidden gem on the gulf with fabulous resteraunts like Moon Under Water, and loads of entertainment. It is a wonderfully spacious house with great pool and jaccuzi for relaxing by in the evenings. The owners are very considerate and helpful in fixing any problems so you can enjoy your stay. Thanksgiving for our family was great being able to be together and cook a traditional dinner for 8 with ease in the spacious kitchen. Can recommend this place for a relaxing vacation or exhaustion relief hideaway from the hectic beach fun.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Jan 4
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee & Deposit||$350 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.