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Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Whimsical Florida Bungalow

Pass-a-grille, Saint Pete Beach, FL, USA
  • Cottage1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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

Key West style waterfront bungalow, situated in the heart of Pass-a-grille's historic district. Across from the Merry Pier and next to the Seahorse Restaurant.

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. Located on the southernmost tip of St Pete Beach. Near Tampa, St Petersburg, Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key. The Waterfront Charmer is 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!

A red aluminum roof makes the cottage quickly identifiable! The cabana striped awnings, bright tropical artwork and furnishings complete the charm of old Florida living with contemporary amenities. 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. Old oak wood floors, a totally remodeled and updated kitchen, romantic fireplace, ceiling fans, central air, This is our personal guest house for our friends and family when they come visit, so we make sure it never starts looking 'tired'.

Late 2017 we completed a large remodel of both bathrooms, they still have the old cottage look but are totally new! The laundry area is now located in the bottom floor of loft with full sized stacked front load washer and dryer,

Since 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. The loft is a upstairs/downstairs with a remodeled laundry center on bottom floor and 2 twins on top level, 1 full bed on bottom floor.


Patricia Black (Pat)

Member Since 2008
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About Patricia Black (Pat)

Tom and I love to travel, our preferred way to lodge is at VRBO properties. We have 2 labs (a silver lab and a charcoal lab) that we adore. Empty nesters with 4 adult children living from Tampa to JAX to the FL Keys and LA. We have 4 grandchildren who we can't see often enough.

Patricia Black (Pat) purchased this Cottage in 2001

Why Patricia Black (Pat) chose Saint Petersburg

The Waterfront Charmer is located in the perfect spot, next to the two block long 8th Ave. Historical Shopping District. Boutiques and restaurants right on the same square block. Immediately across the street, the Merry Pier is fascinating at any hour of the day - there is always something going on. Pass-a-grille is a step back in time, one of Florida's best kept secrets. The beaches are pristine.

What makes this Cottage unique

The WaterfrontCharmer is so incredibly close to the beach! The Gulf of Mexico is a short 2 blocks from our back door. Sit on the front deck in the lifeguard chairs and watch the happenings at the Merry Pier across the street, watch the pelicans groom themselves on the old pilings, watch dolphin, birds and fishermen. This southern end of Pass-a-grille is the best 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 Don CeSar Hotel and the action begins!! The best place EVER to walk you dog.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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, New laundry center added to bottom floor Dec2017.Beautiful!
      • Queen sized bed in private bedroom at front of home overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Full sized bed in private bedroom french doors off inner porch area. One twin daybed in the Florida room, which can be shut off from rest of home. The Loft consists of an upstairs and downstairs both with no privacy. Upper floor of loft has 2 twin mattresses and lower loft has a full sized bed. 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. The home has a sound machine, clocks, and a hotel safe for your valuables.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Remodeled bath finished in December 2017. New everything!
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Remodeled in late 2017, new everything!
      • Black and white bathroom is a full bath with tub, shower, sink and toilet. Renovation finished 12/2017. New everything! Shampoo & conditioner, bar and liquid soaps, nice towels, bug spray and some sunscreen. Bathroom (off Florida Room) has a shower, pedestal sink, euro style tankless toilet, tall cabinets. Brand new renovation finished 12/2017!

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Bay view. Property looks out on Boca Ciega Bay.
        • Downtown
          In the small designated Historic District of Pass-a-grille. In the 1940s, Ripley's Believe it or Not deemed Eighth Avenue the smallest main street in America.
        • Near The Ocean
          2 short block-from the Gulf of Mexico. A short, easy to walk down 8th Ave -the Historic Street-with a few boutiques, restaurants and stores. We are located in the heart of this quiet community.
        • Waterfront
          We are located on Boca Ciega Bay, a street, sidewalk and seawall are between the home and the water. 1 block from the beach. View directly off front deck is Boca Ciega Bay and the Merry Pier.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      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, featherbed on daybed.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air/heat in Cottage, loft has a large wall unit.Both heating and cooling.
                    • Fireplace
                      Newly cleaned and serviced
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      2 bicycles
                    • Garage
                      1 car size, mostly for holding beach toys, Weber charcoal Grill, 2 bicycles, etc.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Both heating and cooling.
                    • Internet
                      Locked internet password provided upon check in
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New full-sized 2017 Samsung front load Washer and Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      2 parking places on property in rear of home off the back alley.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      2 "D" parking passes are available. (We no longer can obtain more than 2.) Please give me a heads up
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      Landline. Free use of 727 and 813 area codes.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bathing towels and beach towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New 2017 full sized Samsung front load Washer and Dryer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      instructions at the home.


                        • Microwave
                          New 12/2017
                        • Coffee Maker
                          French Press Keurig 2.0 K200 I'll have a start up of K-Cups for you. ALSO Cuisinart 10 cup regular coffee maker & Krups mini espresso machine
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          kitchen is loaded with everything you could need. If you can't find it tell me and I'll get it for you! Dishes for at least 8-12 people.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Galley kitchen with all the cooking utensils you could possibly need. Remodeled in 2012.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything you could possibly need and more in the kitchen.
                        • Oven
                          full sized
                        • Pantry Items
                          Condiments and spices left by previous renters.
                        • Refrigerator
                          1 refrigerator with top freezer in kitchen
                        • Stove
                          full sized ceramic top
                        • Toaster
                          toaster oven (in loft area) New Dualit Toaster in cottage kitchen


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Seating for 8 people. It's tough to squeeze more than 6 people around the table. Highchair is available just give me a heads up.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Stereo
                                  You can play CD music on the DVD
                                • Books
                                  Beach book reading. Lots of Carl Haissan.
                                • Games
                                  Lots of board games and puzzles.
                                • Music Library
                                  CD's - Jimmy Buffet compilation and then classical.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Spectrum Cable. 'Basic' package
                                • DVD Player
                                  TV in living room has SMART DVD player
                                • Television
                                  3 TV's all with cable. 50' flat screen Samsung TV in living area, Sony 32" in master bedroom, Sony SMART 40" TV in upstairs loft area.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys - a big bucket full of beach toys, noodles, umbrella, beach chairs, beach towels, usually 2 big blow up lifesavers to 'bob' in the water. Wagon to cart it all to the beach.
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library
                                  many 35+ DVDs


                                    • Bicycles
                                      2 beach bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                      Rentals available in Tierra Verde
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Front deck overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Outdoor table with umbrella and 4 outdoor chairs provided, additional outdoor umbrella, a hammock, 2 lifeguard chairs and 2 regular wooden adiorndak chairs
                                    • Golf
                                      Isla Del Sol on Tierra Verde
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals for above on beach in front of the Sunset Grille along with paddle boarding rentals and instructions.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Covered porch off bedroom and between garage/loft area has additional outdoor table and 4 chairs with overhead fan, outdoor string lights and plants. Beautiful spot for private outdoor dinner.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Our plantings around the home are mulched. The rest of the "lawn" is crushed shell.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber charcoal grill with BBQ tools. Start up of charcoal is provided.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts about 10 blocks away. More on Vina Del Mar at the Park.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • museums
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • 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

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • 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, a few K-Cups and a tea assortment, orange juice, muffin or 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)

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              48 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Cutest Beach House Ever

                                                              susan s.

                                                              We love staying at the Waterfront Charmer. The house is darling and comfortable with

                                                              everything you need and more. The front porch is so relaxing with a nice breeze and the view of the water and boats and birds. The Merry Pier is just across the street with boat rentals and fishing and fresh fish to buy.

                                                              The walk to the best beach in the area is easy and quick.

                                                              We love riding the bikes provided all over wonderful Pass a Grille

                                                              Loved eating at Grace down the street.


                                                              Ideal location, great owner, house updated and thoughfully stocked

                                                              Holly F.Walla Walla, Washington

                                                              My kids and I had a beautiful Spring break experience here. We loved being so centrally located in the Pass-a-Grille community and it was very convenient to have a dedicated parking space behind the house. We walked easily to the beach, restaurants, fishing, ice cream, sunsets and shopping. The house was well stocked with floats, buckets and beach towels. The owner was very friendly, helpful and responsive.

                                                              Waterfront Charmer- A Perfect Name

                                                              Donna G.

                                                              The Waterfront Charmer is just what the name implies! From the great central location to every need being met, we couldn't have been happier with our trip. Pat has done an outstanding job turning this beach cottage into a relaxing (and charming of course!) destination.

                                                              Wonderful Vacation

                                                              Elizabeth B.

                                                              We had a fabulous vacation in Pass A Grille!

                                                              Pat was an amazing host- she thought of everything we might possibly need.

                                                              Such a lovely home, and the weather was a welcome respite from home.

                                                              We have already rebooked for next year!!!

                                                              Fabulous Sunset Charmer and Treehouse Charmer

                                                              Dianne H.

                                                              Just completed our Girls’ Beach Trip to St. Pete Beach and Pass-A-Grille. The house and extra mother-in-Law suite were the perfect accommodations for our group of 5. Plenty of bedrooms and baths for us. Having a private dipping pool and large partially covered patio made this the best ever place ever!! The owner provided every thing you could possibly need during our stay. The properties were beautifully furnished and squeaky clean. Just a half block walk to the pristine beach. Restaurants, stores and grocery close by. You can’t go wrong making this your destination.

                                                              Waterfront Charmer was the perfect get-a-way!!!

                                                              Pam S.

                                                              We had 6 people in our group and the house was perfect!!!! It has everything you would need and is in the perfect location!! Pat Black is awesome and so accommodating! We would definitely rent from her again!


                                                              Pass-a-grille, Saint Pete Beach, FL, USA

                                                              The loft consists of a top floor and bottom floor. We have renovated the laundry center and relocated it to the bottom floor of the loft. The bathroom for loft is 3 giant steps though back covered porch to cottage bath. 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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              48 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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