Built in 2004, our home is located in a quiet residential area of the city of St Petersburg. This attractive city is a revelation to first-time visitors, with its upmarket, spacious centre the home to many museums, restaurants and attractions. With the best beaches in the state only 15 minutes away by car, and the major theme parks just over an hour's drive, St Pete offers a genuine Florida experience without the tourists! However, with high speed internet, a PlayStation, large gardens and a private swimming pool, you won't be bored if you never leave its four walls. We have welcomed numerous families to the house in the past few years and have yet to have anything other than glowing feedback.
We are a family of four from Hertfordshire who bought the house off plan in 2003, and have visited every year since. We had never intended to holiday there every year, but our two young children have no inclination to go anywhere else!
If there's anything you would like to know about the house, get in touch and we'll be more than happy to tell you whatever we can.
NEIL & YVONNE CHAPPELL purchased this house in 2003
We bought in St Petersburg because the opportunity presented itself in the form of a friend who develops property in the area. Some other trusted friends said the city was the best in Florida. We agree!
The house is situated in a quiet suburban area, and really feels like a home from home. There are no other tourists nearby, at least not Europeans, and we love the sense of community. Our neighbours are lovely and we are always made to feel welcome by the people we have got to know in the area. We never cycle or jog at home; here it's part of the routine.
Proximity to the airport is important, although the superb beaches and warm Gulf waters more so. And we'll never tire of watching the dolphins and manatees as we stroll along Coffee Pot Boulevard on a calm, warm sunny morning.
We have received many glowing testimonials from guests who have stayed at the property. We'll post these just as soon as we can copy them from our visitors book!
Fantastic stay in St Pete! The house is extremely nice, with a nice layout and in great conditions! We live in Orlando and rent houses in Florida on a regular basis. This is one is of our favorites! Enjoyed the pool and the fact that it is fenced gave us peace of mind with our little ones. The interior is tasty decorated and all the furnitures are in great condition.
House is conveniently located to downtown St Pete and St Pete Beach and there is a lot to explore in the area.
Neil has been fantastic, answering all our questions, being very patient and flexible with us. He even accommodated a last minute date change when we realized we had book tickets for an event at the same dates as our rentals.
Highly recommend this house if you are considering a vacation in the St Pete's area.
Hi Neil and Yvonne,
My compliments again on your nice vacation home. Very spacious for our family of 5. It had everything we needed. Close to downtown St. Pete and the Gulf beaches. Kitchen/grill were great for doing almost all our own cooking. Of course the pool was relaxing on the hot afternoons. Had never been to Ft. Desoto Park during previous trips...5 star. Would recommend the home to anyone who is going to St.Pete area.
The beautiful beaches at Fort de Soto and Caladesi are a 20 to 25 minute drive away and must be seen. St Pete Beach, with its miles of sand, is separate from the city but is also worth visiting: turn left at the famous Don Cesar hotel for good food and peace and quiet; right for the 'strip' and the tourist hub of John's Pass, from where we recommend you visit Don's Dock if you wish to hire a fishing boat.
Tampa International Airport is only a 25 minute to half hour drive. Fly direct from Gatwick on BA, hire a car and you can be walking through the front door an hour or so after landing. It's ideal after the 9 hour flight.
The city of St Petersburg is a five minute drive from the house, but beautiful Coffee Pot Boulevard with its manatees, dolphins and amazing birds is a short bike ride or jog away. Then stroll along the bayou into the city, past the city beach, huge municipal swimming pool and tennis courts, and you'll never want to go to Orlando again. But if theme parks are your thing, Busch Gardens, with shorter queues and better rides than Disney, is 35 minutes from the house.
There are many supermarkets just a couple of minutes from the house, including a couple of huge Publix and a Winn Dixie at the end of the road. All of the main local streets are lined with the usual suspects - McDonalds, Starbucks etc - but it's the smaller specialist restaurants that we prefer. A particular highlight in the city is the Saturday morning market in the shadow of Al Lang Field, which features local produce and art and is the perfect way to sample the slightly bohemian heart of St Pete's. With its parks, peaceful centre and harbour, it is a most unusual American city. There's a large cinema and you can often find surprisingly high profile bands and artists playing at the small, outdoor Jannus Landing. If you love sport, the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball in St Petersburg's Tropicana Field, with the Yankees and Red Sox frequent visitors. In nearby Tampa, the Buccaneers play football and the Lightning play ice hockey. We often find ourselves in one of the many local parks, playing football (of either kind) and baseball. Tampa boasts great shopping at International Plaza, where the wealthy and beautiful congregate. There are several other local malls and a popular outlet centre in Ellenton. Tampa has a reputation of something of a good time town, with Ybor City a unique Cuban-flavoured party district. If it's nightlife you're after, St Petersburg has some great bars, but Tampa is the place to be if your nights, not days are the priority.
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Jan 5 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pound) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.