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Patricia Black (Pat)

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow

33 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

St Pete Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Delightful renovated cottage 3 bedroom /2 bath + large cozy loft

Relax and get lost in yourself by lounging in the hammock on the front deck of this whimsical Key West style waterfront bungalow, situated in the heart of Pass-a-grille's historic district.

The comfortable cottage and cozy loft has everything you could possibly need for your vacation. Just bring a toothbrush!

Pass-a-grille is a charming Florida Community of days past. We are perfectly located in the heart of Pass-a-grille, right next to 8th Ave. which is the 'hub' of this quiet spot.

We take great care to make sure you have all the comforts needed to make a vacation a memorable experience. We're fortunate enough to have acquired many repeat guests, we're starting to feel like a huge extended family!

Continually being updated, the cottage has 2 decks - one that looks at Boca Ciega Bay and a second intimate, secluded, covered porch between home and the garage (loft). A privacy fence surrounds the home. A red aluminum roof makes the cottage quickly identifiable! Original wood floors, a totally remodeled and updated kitchen, romantic fireplace, ceiling fans, central air, cabana striped awnings, bright tropical artwork and furnishings complete the charm of old Florida living with contemporary amenities. This is our personal guest house for our friends and family when they come visit, so we make sure it never starts looking 'tired'.

Our improvement for 2012 was a complete kitchen remodel. The 2013 improvement was adding Hardie Board siding and a color change! Our 2014/15 project is adding Pass-a-Grille's Sunset Charmer 3bdr /2ba and Pass-a-grille's Mini Charmer 1bdr /1ba to the mix.

Because we are one of the original Pass-a-grille Cottages we have a bit of a rambling, add-on, footprint. The cottage sleeps 5, 1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin. It is 2 bdroom/2 bath and a small Florida room, with 1 twin bed, which can be closed off from the rest of the cottage. Additionally, the loft sleeps 4. It is an upstairs/downstairs with kitchenette configuration. 2 twins on top level, 1 full bed on bottom floor.

Keywords: Cottage/Bungalow

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Patricia Black (Pat) (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Patricia Black (Pat)

Tom and I love to travel, our preferred way to lodge is at VRBO properties. We still like B &B's, Inns and fancy hotels! For some reason it always seems like we land on an island. We have 2 labs (a silver lab and a charcoal lab) that we adore.

Empty nesters with 4 adult children living from Tampa to NYC to LA AND 4 grandchildren who we can't see often enough.

Tom is considering retirement and I just love a new project!

Patricia Black (Pat) purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Patricia Black (Pat) chose St Pete Beach

The Waterfront Charmer is located in the perfect spot, next to 4th Avenue, with the

few businesses and restaurants right on the same square block. They Merry Pier is fascinating at any hour of the day, there is always something going on over there. Pass-a-grille is a step back in time, hidden in a bustling area. It is a true old school neighborhood. The beaches are pristine.

What makes this cottage unique

So incredibly close to the beach! We can watch the happenings at the Merry Pier across the street, watch the pelicans groom themselves on the old pilings, watch dolphin, birds and fishermen from our lifeguard chairs on the front deck. Pass-a-grille is the greatest place to walk your dogs or just to take a walk. After the beach gets boring the sights along the sidewalk are entertaining; old homes, renovated homes and new ones. We are right next to 8th Ave, the historic street, with fun beachy shopping, not the typical tourist stuff. Action, but not too much. Nice place to relax and slow the pace. When you want action, go north of the Loew's Don CeSar Hotel and the action begins!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had an awesome time at this adorable cottage! Great view and great location. We spent WAY too much time at the ice cream shop too!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful place with us!!!
Jul 2015
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Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow
average rating of 4.939394 based on 147 reviews
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Our Favorite Place

  • 4 of 5

This is our third year at the Waterfront Charmer with our grandson who loves to fish from the Merry Pier right in front of the cottage. We love the location and charm of the cottage! Last year we went on the Miss Pass a Grill for deep sea fishing and this year we went on the Offshore Hustler. On both occasions we took our catch to our favorite restaurant Sea Critters where they prepared our fish for us. Pat is so gracious and accommodating and sees to your every need. Thanks again for a lovely visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent the most amazing week at the waterfront charmer. My wife and I have been coming to the St Pete beach area for years and had always stayed in the Don Caesar beach suites. Last year we rented a house in pass a grille on 12th Ave it was very nice . This year we wanted to share this great beach community with our adult children ages 20-24 . We have used vrbo from coast to coast and searched for a house that would accommodate 5 Big kids and two parents. We settled on the waterfront charmer. Having been familiar with the area I had a few small concerns such as the house is in a more public area . This turned out to be completely unfounded I was worried that the front porch ( the main outdoor area) wouldn't be private enough . The porch is pretty much hidden from the street with beautiful palm trees and Florida foliage . I wasn't sure about the lifeguard chairs either which turned out to be my favorite spot you can see the bay perfectly and they are super comfortable complete with drink holders. The kids loved the hammock there was always someone swinging and chilling . There is a restaurant and store on either side which also turned out to be a plus, the restaurant is breakfast and lunch so that crowd ends early and the kids said the food was great the little store sells unique beach items so it's very chill. We never had to worry about being loud or having people keeping us awake. The house it's self was set up perfectly for our needs. We took the master which is street side there is another room that opens to a little courtyard . The loft area is actually like its own apartment this is where we stuck the two boys both over 6 feet . You can totally standup in the loft and the ac worked great. My daughter used the daybed and closed of that room at night. The kids could hangout in the courtyard at night and we never heard them. As I said in the beginning we have rented a lot of homes across the country but I have never had a house so fully equipped Pat has thought of everything from spices to aloe lotion great knives silverware ect ect. The house was also decorated beautifully in Florida beach theme everyday I would notice some cool little thing I hadn't seen before. It was the most comfortable home without being gaudy or over decorated. The best part of the house is the location come out the front door and watch the sunrise out the back door and you are maybe 100 yards to the beach for ocean fun and sunsets. Thanks for a great week Pat !!!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you Steve and Kim! What a nice review! I like your review better than the VRBO BEAR STAYED HERE review! Please come back you guys were having' just too much fun.
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Great property, great location.

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and comfortable for the 6 of us. Location is great. Will consider this property if we return.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience here - Pat is an excellent, attentive and caring host. The house is well-equipped with everything you might need for a day at the beach, an afternoon reading in the hammock, a movie on the couch, a good night's sleep, a bbq with friends, or a game night with the family. The location is perfect - if you don't know Pass-a-Grille, you must! It's a quiet, non-commercialized town with interesting shops and a great vegan eatery (there's a pizza place, too). The town is very walk-able, and the cottage is perfectly situated between two beautiful stretches of water. I have no complaints about our stay, and will return at the first opportunity I get.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home across from the water. Beautifully decorated in key west decor. The owner was wonderful. Lots or room. We love this area and walked every day along the beach and walked to all the great local restaurants. Thank you Pat!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happily returned for my 2nd visit!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage makes for a great place to stay while vacationing in Pass-A-Grille. It is comfortable, spacious, convenient in location to beach, bay, restaurants and shops and equipped with just about anything I could ever want.

Pat, the property owner, was very welcoming and made sure I had all I needed to have a wonderful stay.

The Waterfront Charmer is a place to come back to, again and again-like I did!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Caddy's on the Beach
Middle Grounds Grill
Pass A Grille Beach
"We have an amazingly beautiful beach."
Jackie's on Corey Bistro & Catering
Basil Leaf
Merry Pier
"We look out over Merry Pier and are entertained with the activity. Especially on a full m..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International and St Pete Clearwater airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shadracks Harley Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
to Shell Key now one to Downtown St Petersburg
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isla Del Sol
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Seahorse Restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Waterski - Boca Ciega Bay
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pass-a-grille close to Ft Desoto Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pass-a-grille's 8th Street - Historic Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Black Palm Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Seahorse Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Merry Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
St Pete Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Lowe's Don CeSar
Car: recommended

The loft consists of a top floor and bottom floor. It has a partial kitchen, sink, microwave, cupboards. The bathroom for loft is 3 giant steps though back covered porch to cottage bath entrance. The loft has 2 twin beds, 1 TV on top floor and 1 full bed on bottom floor. It is all open with no division between sleeping spaces.

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Rates & Availability

St Pete Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
$4,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 16/Spring 17
Nov 2 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017/18
Nov 2 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Security Deposit $200
1 time cleaning $140
Tax Rate 14.0%

Animals are welcome if they are well behaved and on flea and tick medications. 2 animals max. Prior owner approval. Non refundable deposit for each animal is 150.00.

Preferred check in day is Saturday.
Additional $70.00 upcharge for cleaners when checking out on Sunday.
Any reservation for one month or longer will require a 175.00 cleaning charge instead of 140.00

Max number of persons in home is 9 people. After 7 people you will be additionally charged 25.00/night per person.

If cancellations are made after you have used the "Book it now" feature and paid through Homeaway /VRBO, I will deduct the processing fee (charged to me from Homeaway/VRBO) for that payment from your returned monies. (2.5%)
You will also be charged 2.5% credit card processing fee from VRBO/Homeaway at your end.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

St Pete Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washer dryer in this bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV and DVD, looks out on Boca Ciega Bay
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , french doors lead to interior, private deck
    Florida room - 1 twin/ single , this room is attached to 2nd bathroom and can be closed off
    Loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , upstairs 2 twins and TV/DVD, downstairs 1 full bed
  • bedrooms 1 and 2, have total privacy. Florida room less so, but can be shut off from rest of home. Loft is an upstairs and downstairs with no privacy. New high thread count bed linens, RL and/or fine linens, towels, beach towels and pillows. Pillows, euro pillows, some blankets and or comfortors are all down.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide you with a bottle of wine/or beer to drink upon your arrival. We also stock you up for your first breakfast. Coffee and a tea assortment, orange juice, muffins, breakfast bread & butter. If that's not enough, you can go next door to the Seahorse Restaurant! (open for breakfast and lunch only) The property is priced for 7 overnight guests, add'l 25.00/night pp up to the maximum of 9 overnight guests. Sunday arrivals must pay an additional cleaning cost of $70.00. (time and a half)

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