|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Enjoy your next Florida family vacation at ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’ (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing) in our beautiful rental home in lovely Bahama Shores in St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch beautiful sunrises less than a two minute walk away, in the quiet neighbourhood that was the location for the movie ‘Cocoon’. From the oak lined brick boulevard, past the huge, incredible banyan trees to the waterfront park, this small, quiet community on Tampa Bay offers a wonderful getaway location for your family.
Relax on the patio and in the pool in or drive 8 miles to the sun and sands of St. Pete Beach, just one of the beautiful beaches in the area. 12 miles away, experience nature and quiet beaches at Fort DeSoto Park, ‘Travelers’ Choice 2013 Winner’ for beaches. Drive 5 miles to downtown St. Petersburg for dining, night life and sightseeing at museums and galleries including the incredible Dali Museum and Chihuly blown glass exhibit. And in March, experience the roar of the engines through the downtown streets during the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. In under an hour’s drive, you will find yourself in Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota where you can enjoy shopping, dining, culture and more beaches!
Newly renovated in 2103, our open floor plan 3 bedroom, 2 full baths home comfortably sleeps 6. Fresh paint in great colours accent the new bamboo floors throughout. A mix of modern and vintage, this eclectic home features original art and modern decor in a relaxing setting. Close the 3 pocket doors to ensure privacy and quiet or open them for easy flow through the house.
Retire or relax in the nautical themed master suite with a king bed, full ensuite bath and large walk-in closet. On the other side of the living area are 2 more bedrooms separated by another full bathroom. One features a tropical decor with a queen bed while the other has an ocean decor with twin beds, which can be converted to another king, if requested. Each bedroom features a ceiling fan, new flat screen television with cable and DVD player and duvets in fresh, clean covers for every guest! All bedrooms are tastefully decorated in coastal themes and furnished with lovely mid-century furnishings. New modern cabinets and lighting accent both bathrooms. All linens, towels and beach towels are here.
Enjoy movie night on sleek leather furniture in the living room, in front of a 55” Smart TV with Blu-ray, cable with DVR, HBO and Netflix. Keep in touch with wireless internet and a phone with free long distance and calls to Canada. Prepare meals in the brand new, bright, fully equipped modern kitchen overlooking the pool, with stunning grey cabinets, colourful pendant lights and granite countertops. Grab a quick bite or serve at the kitchen peninsula. Dine at the gorgeous mid-century Danish teak table that comfortably seats at least 6. Eat breakfast, play games, do puzzles or catch up on work (if you must!) in the game room.
Outside, enjoy your morning coffee on the front patio by the garden, under large Live Oak trees. Go for a walk or bike ride in this quiet family neighbourhood and see beautiful native birds, geckos and other wildlife enjoying the day as well. Two patio doors lead to the back patio in the large fenced private yard. Relax by the screen enclosed inground pool on comfortable lounge furniture or grill outside and dine at the outdoor table for 6. No worries if it’s raining – you’ll be protected from rain or sun under the overhang, cooled by lighted fans. Inside the double car garage you’ll find a washer and dryer and if you want to bring your RV or boat there is a large, secure parking area inside the fence. Launch your boat at any of several public areas nearby and enjoy a day in the Gulf fishing, relaxing or looking for dolphins! The nearby activities available are endless; fishing, golf, sporting events and more. Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas are minutes away.
Then, if you are tired from all this activity come back to your ‘home away from home’, and enjoy ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’!
We (Tom & Janna) moved from the Toronto area in Canada to New Jersey in 1990, where we raised our family. In 2011 we purchased our first home in St. Petersburg where we spend our winters, returning to New Jersey in the summer to spend time with our kids and 6 grandchildren. Our visitors were so impressed with this area of St. Petersburg we wanted to provide a location for others to enjoy. We have always enjoyed home renovation and decor so in 2013 we decided to create a home here with quality and style and look forward to meeting new visitors.
Janna Stephan purchased this house in 2013
We wanted a pool home with good bones, in a great neighbourhood, in need of a facelift, that would lend itself to a Mid-Century modern feeling and decor. We we lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase in beautiful Bahama Shores, a very lovely family area close to the water. Quiet and private but close to fun, food and activities! It's 5 minutes from our home for convenience of care of home and guests.
Divided floor plan with Master bedroom separated from other bedrooms. Pocket doors allow privacy and quiet or open flow. The back patio seating area is covered, with lighted fans. Love it for keeping cool on sunny days or enjoy the outside even in the rain! Nice sized yard with lots of parking and separate pad at side of house, with electrical hookup, for RV or boat.
I looked long & hard for a vacation home that was similar in style with our current home & would be accommodating for young kids -- this place fit perfectly! The owners were so helpful & made it so easy on us. They provided: a pack & play, a high chair, & pool toys all for the kids. Not to mention, once they found out I was a beach diva & needed a chair & umbrella for the beach -- they provided those too! The house was fully furnished & so comfortable, it was like coming to our home in FL. It was perfect, amazing, incredible...I could go on. I already want to go back!
This place was amazing! Everything about it was top-notch: the decor, the landscaping ,the pool and lanai. There is nothing you could want for in this beautiful space, from martini glasses to beach toys to every tv channel, including Netflix. The owners have gone above and beyond to provide a home away from home. We had a lot of company when we were here but we were never uncomfortable. There is enough seating, 4 tvs, and the kitchen has enough counter space to cook up a feast. We had a wonderful stay here and we can't thank Tom and Janna enough.
Thank you for the opportunity of our family enjoying our 6 week vacation in your beautiful home. This home allowed for many evenings of celebration, totally relaxation, morning breakfast to brunch and gatherings with our new granddaughter and niece. Pool area was amazing for breakfast and dinner meals. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. Everything you could need was right there also close access to highway and shopping areas. Extremely comfortable home. We look forward to staying here again.
Our family headed down to St. Pete for Thanksgiving week and could not have asked for a better home to stay in! Every amenity, gadget, cookware, pool item, and linen we could have asked for or needed was readily at hand. We cooked and hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 10 easily in the home. My young daughters loved the backyard and pool; we couldn't get them to come in, even in the rain! The owners are meticulous when it comes to cleanliness and accommodating all their visitors may need. We can't wait to head back next fall!
I can't wait to stay again, this had everything we could ask for. From the immaculate home, beautiful decor, screened in pool,great location,and awesome homeowners. We wished we would have stayed an extra week, no one was ready to leave. Anything we needed was already there. Even the garage was immaculate and had beach chairs,toys,umbrellas and even bikes for us. I really appreciated having a washer and dryer. Great beaches are within a few miles, I recommend De Soto beach ( the north shore), Saint Petersburg Beach, and the stretch that continues along down by Treasure Island. Tom and Janna are so considerate! Thank you for the best vacation ever! I loved my first trip to Florida, and can't wait for our next!!!!
Myself and 4 other ladies stay at this wonderful home during our girls holiday in Oct. 2014. Everything was perfect. Each of the three bedrooms had very comfortable beds with high quality linens. The kitchen was well equipped and the outside area with the heated pool was perfect for early breakfasts and late night dinners. The location is great as we were only about 20 minutes from the Ellenton Outlet and about 10 minutes from the beach. I would recommend this place to anyone. I will certainly be keeping this location on my must return list.
St. Petersburg is listed by the New York times as one of the top cities, worldwide, to visit in 2014! So much to do and see in this growing world class small city.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Low Season 2015
May 3 2015 - Oct 31 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Nov 1 2015 - May 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning||$135 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$200 + Tax|
Contact owner for accurate total, payment options and cancellation policies
Pets allowed on a per case basis-$200 non refundable fee
Cleaning fee Weekly-$135 Monthly-$175*
Refundable security deposit-Weekly $500 Monthly $1000
Pool heat available at additional charge of $125/week $425/month
Daily rental ($185/night) not available in High Season
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.