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LUXURY and Historic WATERFRONT House w/Dock, Hottub, KAYAKS, BIKES!

Jennifer Hoffman

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Jennifer Hoffman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015
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LUXURY and Historic WATERFRONT House w/Dock, Hottub, KAYAKS, BIKES!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


St Pete Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House w/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 360 degree panoramic from 3rd floor, WATERFRONT



From the moment you step inside this tranquil, waterfront home, you will feel relaxed, comfortable, and ready to start your vacation! This historic house will offer beach living at its best!

This original house was built in 1925, and was the first house on St. Pete Beach. Even then they recognized its perfect location! Upon entry, you will look up to 25-foot vaulted, wood-planked ceilings and original hard-wood floors. Straight ahead, past the living room and out the kitchen window, you will notice there is a wide water view. The breathtaking long view of the McPherson Bayou will intrigue you, and draw you into the kitchen, to fully experience the entire water view of the beautiful Bayou. But first, as you enter the living room, you will see a gorgeous 5 foot long salt water aquarium on your left, that has been built into the wall, and will surely put a smile on your face upon arrival. On your right, a 52' flat screen TV for your enjoyment, along with a stereo and surround sound. There you will see stairs leading to the balcony that overlooks the main living area and a door that leads to the 2nd Floor bedroom. Once you enter the 2nd Floor Bedroom, you will see another staircase, leading to the 3rd Floor.

The 3rd floor provides a 360 degree panoramic view from a great spot right on St Pete Beach! This is a great place to watch the sunset or firework shows. The Gulf and McPherson Bayou are a sight to see from this view! This is truly the most unique room of the house...just open the windows and feel the sea breeze!!

Back downstairs, the dining room is open to the kitchen, overlooking the water view of McPherson Bayou. The dining room table is salvaged-wood seating 8, and with the addition of 2 leaves, the table seats 12 people. Two gorgeous Maritime lights hang over this table.

We have seen Dolphins at play, and a Manatee couple who have been visiting us for 3 years now! If you see them, they love to drink fresh water from the hose, and love to eat greens such as spinach and greens! It is such a privilege for us to see these animals appear to us in their natural habitat! This waterway is also a 10-15 minute boat ride into the open Gulf waters.

This large 2400 sq. ft home has all the luxurious amenities and upgrades such as stainless steel appliances, including a gas range (natural gas) Wolf Stove and griddle in the middle; top-of-the-line Electrolux Refrigerator, Dishwasher and Front Load Washer/Dryer. Furnishings from Tommy Bahama, Restoration Hardware, and antiques accent this home throughout.

The property has been renovated and restored. The bedrooms have plush, comfortable bedding, plenty of closet space or dressers, lamps, fans, and each with it's own flat-screen television! We've even provided a Full and Queen size air mattress. The Master Bedroom has access to a deck just outside doors that lead to the backyard, and an attached bathroom with a heated jacuzzi tub, double shower heads, double sinks, and even speakers with its own volume control, so you can enjoy listening to music as you are getting ready. The Mother-in-Law Suite is equipped with a full bathroom and kitchenette, including a fridge and microwave for your convenience. The 4th bedroom can easily access the full bathroom near the front entry.

The Laundry Room is newly built and with ultimate convenience in mind, including Electrolux Front Load Washer/Dryer and separate wash sink.

Outside in the front of the property, you will find a 60X40 yard surrounded with beautiful, tropical landscaping. Aligning the fence is bamboo, royal palms, fox tail and fish tail trees, jasmine, birds of paradise, and a variety of other plants. The yard alone is large enough to park about 5 cars if needed. The driveway can fit an additional 3 cars.

In the backyard area there is a 6 person hot-tub complete with an overhead cold shower and misting nozzles unseen anywhere else! On the waterfront side of the hot tub, there is a table with seating for 4, next to the original wood-burning fireplace. There is a hammock between two tall palms and beyond the gate, a huge dock with a fish table and shower, and plenty of room to pull your boat up!

We have equipped the home with two kayaks and four beach cruiser bikes for your complete beach experience! There is also WiFi, DVD players, Iron, Hairdryer, Linens, Towels, Kitchen Utensils, Laundry Detergent, Drier Sheets, Household Cleaners, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Guest Napkins, and everything you would expect of a true luxury vacation home!

****All products used are organic & biodegradable****

There are speakers throughout the main living area, Master Bedroom & bathroom, kitchen, 3rd floor where there is another volume control, front yard and left side of backyard (near hot tub), which plays music of your choice, to enhance your mood.

LOCATION! LOCATION! This home is situated in the heart of St. Pete Beach, directly behind La Casa del Pane and Gigi's Italian Restaurant, and a 24-hour Walgreens is located right across the street. Pass-A-Grille, the Historic Don Cesar, Corey Avenue, a variety of bars, restaurants, and shopping are just a walk or beach cruiser ride away!

Also, there is a Free Transportation Service on the beach - Information for this service will be provided upon arrival.

Best of all: BRING YOUR PETS! We are pet lovers and welcome your furry friends! Lido Park & Kid Playground is just 1 block away! It is not gated, but is dog & kid friendly, and is well maintained. There is doggy disposable bags there, but sometimes the box is empty. There are new exercise bars that have been installed in the park, and new kids play ground equipment as well.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer Hoffman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Jennifer Hoffman chose St Pete Beach

We have visited many beaches throughout the world and St. Pete Beach, being voted one of the best beaches, grabbed our hearts immediately. St. Pete Beach offers a calm, tranquil atmosphere, where the Gulf waters are always warm, and the pristine white sands along the coast are always beautiful. This relaxed, small-town atmosphere provides a setting for a great life! This house was first built on St. Pete Beach in 1925, 2 years before the Historic Don Cesar was built. The property was originally built by a land developer who used the 3rd story lookout to show prospective buyers a birds-eye view of the cow pastures that would some day become 'Bella Vista'. It has been said that a short time after, a local celebrity, Silas Dent, had used the house when he moved his dairy farm to Bella Vista. It had even been used as a stable at that time!

There are many stories about the house we have gathered from a variety of people...some say it was a market, used as a post office, firehouse, dairy farm, and others say it had a realtor's office in the back. It then changed hands and stayed in a local family for decades.

We eventually found it, thought it was charming and extremely unique and couldn't believe how perfect the house was for us. After a few years of turning this house into the perfect home on the beach, we then decided it would be a great place to have others experience this magical house and create their own memories while on vacation here.

You will truly enjoy this house and its central location to everything you could see on St. Pete Beach. We know you will have an unforgettable vacation!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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LUXURY and Historic WATERFRONT House w/Dock, Hottub, KAYAKS, BIKES!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
st louis, mo

Wonderful ammenities

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time in this house and we love it there. I was there for 10 days. The first 5 were with children, 6 year olds, who loved the upstairs room, hot tub, and patio with lots of birds to watch. The second part was with adults who also loved the patio, hot tub, wildlife, use of kayaks, (we found ourselves very close to a group of dolphins in Boga Ciega Bay), kitchen, sound system for music etc. The owners were very responsive to my request to do some minor repair. We recommend visiting the Mote Research Lab in Sarasota where you will find lots of interesting marine life which all ages enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this house with my family during the week of my wedding. From the moment we landed, we were in love with the house and everything that it had to offer. There was so much space inside for the whole family, amazing living/kitchen area & particularly loved the main bedroom/bathroom. It really added to the excitement of the week and being so close to the beach, hotels, bars and publix made everything about the stay so easy - we all loved the lock system on the front door too! Jennifer & Jamie were great from the beginning, they are fast to reply to emails and any questions that I had. This has had everything and more then we could have wanted, all we are trying to decide now is when we can get back!!

Everything is spotless, the outside tub and decking is awesome - we had many a picnic out there and watched the different fish in the water. Incredible rental and location - A MUST DO!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spokane WA

The best VRBO we have been to

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could have hoped for was there, including wonderful weather. We loved bike riding, fishing and Kayaking the bay. I hope we can use it again. Plenty of space, great furnishings and convenient to airport and shopping. I highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hilton Head Island

A Baby Shower Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my girlfriends and I, who traveled from Hilton Head Island to throw a surprise baby shower for our friend who lives in Clearwater. The back patio is gorgeous and is completely enclosed which was great for us because we traveled with a Bernese Mountain dog. We took advantage of the kayaks and fished off of the dock the last day. The weather was pretty rainy, but the house is so spacious, no one felt on top of each other when we had to retreat indoors. I highly recommend this property and Jennifer is awesome to work with. Would definitely rent this house again!!!! Thanks Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you all enjoyed your stay, and the baby shower was a success! You are welcome back any time. Thanks again!

Perfect Location for Extended Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My in-laws said, "This was the best vacation we've ever taken." That said it all to me. My husband and I visited with his family in July, and I cannot thank Jamie and Jennifer enough for hosting us! Our party included 6 adults, 2 teens, and a preteen, and the accommodations were absolutely perfect for us! The dock was especially handy for my father-in-law who sleeps very little and loves to fish! The rest of us enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful beach which was literally a 5 minute walk (or less) to the water. The home itself was full of rustic charm with beautifully modernized amenities. We enjoyed everything, including the kayaks and bikes! If we had shopped for enough food during our first trip to Publix, we may have never left! This is a "must" place to visit if you have never visited the beautiful beaches of central Florida.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Crestline, OH

Wedding week

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying in this historic beach house. Jamie and Jennifer were so accommodating and promptly answered any questions and dealt quickly with any concerns. The house is beautiful and we all enjoyed watching for dolphins, manatees and stingrays. Even my husband complimented me on the choice of house that I found on VRBO. The house worked perfectly as the spot to get ready for our daughter's beach wedding and it held 10 comfortably. I definitely would love to come back and I hated to go!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Undertow Beach Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Gigi's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Steps away!
Car: not necessary

This beautiful beach house is located directly across the street (Gulf Blvd) to St. Pete Beach...just steps away! There is 24-hour Walgreens, conveniently located on the northeast corner of Gulf Blvd. & 44th Avenue. By far the best Italian Cafe & Bakery called 'La Casa del Pane' recently moved from their old location (adjacent to Gigi's), just up Gulf Blvd at 7110 - Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Many people travel from across Tampa Bay to indulge in La Casa del Pane's freshly brewed Italian Roasts, Daily Baked Bread, & Much more. You will certainly enjoy your experience there!

Pass-a-Grille is a short bike ride away and renowned Fort-De-Soto is a few miles away. Stroll across the street for some beach volleyball, or many of the beaches restaurants and bars.

Tampa's International Airport and 2 Mall's are about 30 minutes away, and Busch Gardens is approximately a 45-50 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

St Pete Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Beginning of Winter
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter High Season
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Spring High Season
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
End of Spring Season
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

C/C Processing $30.00
Cleaning Fee $175.00
Pet Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Special Events and Holidays are subject to additional fees and restrictions. Please ask and I'm sure we can accomodate you!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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St Pete Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) 2 bedrooms have a King bed, Queen size Beds (1) 1 bedroom has a queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in 2nd floor bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Simple White Couch on 3rd Floor
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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