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St Petersburg, FL - Downtown - City Center - Arts, Culture, Theatre and Dining

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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St. Petersburg Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1B\1B unit remodeled and smartly appointed.

St Petersburg, Florida is situated on Old Tampa Bay. We are a family owned and operated property with a St Petersburg resident/owner often on site for maintenance and renovation. Always willing to get to know our guests and forge new friendships. Your pleasure = our goal.

Featured is a 1B/1B apartment unit having been remodeled by owner with vaulted ceilings, new fixtures, appliances, furniture, fans, A/C, Internet, WiFi, TV, nice linens, iron, hair dryer, dishes, house wares, utensils, flatware, 2 bicycles for your use. Everything needed to set up house keeping and enjoy your vacation home away from home. Bring some groceries and your personal items. Unit has a porch and opens into the courtyard that is fenced.

Unit #4 which is located in the Main house and faces 3rd Ave S. This unit is shotgun style with main entry at the front of the house and rear entry onto porches and into the Courtyard. Featured are comfortable living areas with sofa sleepers, TV, WiFi and comfortable furniture and bedding. Full kitchens for your convenience and pleasure.

Our property features an "Old Florida" style Courtyard. Fully fenced with access from every unit. Intended to be a gathering and relaxation area for our guests and tenants. Seating, BBQ grill and beautiful native plantings make this a special place to relax and unwind. Ample and well placed lighting allows evening and nighttime enjoyment of this unique area.

$600 per week (5 day minimum) or $1900 per month, plus $100 cleaning fee and required taxes. We accept credit card, other than American Express, PayPal or check/cash after first deposit.

Street parking and nearby public spaces are available. Please be aware of the city parking rules. Approved official disabled placards are honored..

We will consider pets with strict requirements and expectations. One of few properties still willing to offer this option, it is mandatory that guests with pets follow the rules for other guests comfort and peace of mind. All pets (regardless of type) will require an additional $150 fee added to your rental total to defray additional cleaning expenses. No exceptions. Still a bargain rather than boarding.

With it's City Center location the property is perfectly situated for your access to everything St. Petersburg and South Florida has to offer. Walk to markets, restaurants, theaters and much more right from your front door. With venues such as; The Studio@620, The Palladium Theatre, The Dali Museum, The Holocaust Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts all within easy walking distance you will delight in your "home away from home". Other wonderful facilities of varied ART and Culture abound in the fringes and periphery of this lively city and beyond. Exploring these opportunities is all the fun of it. Restaurants and Night Life is varied and aplenty. Walk to Central Avenue and the heart of Downtown for its many and diverse dining options including but not limited to. . . The Sundial which features Sea Salt, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Locale Market. Beach Drive is bustling with Fine Dining and family dining interspersed with shopping and entertainment. Within minutes you are immersed in the wide cultural diversity and entertainment venues of this vibrant city. Trolley, Bus lines and other forms of mass transit are easily accessed as well.

Sporting events are always happening. The Rays & MLB Spring Training, The Rowdies MLS Soccer, USF Athletics as well as multiple other amateur and professional level groups play in and around the city.

Also nearby are many of the finest Medical and Care facilities available. With John Hopkins/ All Children'\, Bayfront Medical, Northside Heart Institute to name just a few. If you need temporary housing for internships, traveling nurses and medical professionals or a relaxing environment for visiting or recovering patients we can provide you with a perfect housing solution.

University of South Florida (USF), St Petersburg College, Eckerd College, Stetson University are all within your reach. Alfred Whitted Airport for your private air travel and sight seeing desires also features car rental and The Hangar Restaurant. Shopping, biking, parks, Tampa Bay, Arts and Culture it's all here for you to enjoy. Gulf beaches (Pass-a Grille, St Pete Beach, Fort DeSoto and many more) are only 15 minutes away so you can do the (beach thing) by day and enjoy a relaxed "non-beach" evening. It goes on and on. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .

Easy access via I-75 to I-275, Tampa International Airport (TPA), St Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE) and others

More Details
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About The Owner

We are a family owned and operated small business. A 'home away from home' comfortable vacation property. Natives of the Central NY region now residing in St Petersburg for nearly 40 years.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1984

Why The Owner chose Florida

We have owned this property 30+ years and have rebuilt all of these Vacation Rental units. We love St. Petersburg and all of the exciting things happening here.

What makes this apartment unique

Location - Location

City center at the edge of downtown within walking distance to Downtown St. Petersburg, restaurants, night life, museums, Arts District, John Hopkins/All Children's and Bayfront Hospitals, USFSP, Tropicana Field, Rowdies Soccer, Tampa Bay waterfront, Parks and endless entertainment opportunities.

The Piper Clinic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 131 2nd Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 823-3220 recommends our property for its healing ambiance and location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Winnie

Well we are back home in the UK after a fantastic holiday.

We loved staying in #4 apartment and you and Jim were so helpful. It was great to have your local knowledge of beaches, restaurants etc. and we thought the area had everything we needed to make our stay complete.

Hopefully we will be able to rent again in the future.

Kind Regards
Mar 2016
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St Petersburg, FL - Downtown - City Center - Arts, Culture, Theatre and Dining
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 36 reviews

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We stayed in a 1Br/1Ba and it was perfect. It was within walking distance of the waterfront, shops and restaurants, grocery store, drugstore, The unit had everything we needed and was very nicely updated. Comfortable bed, big shower, access to washer/dryer, and very good wi-fi. There were even a couple of bicycles we could use. Winnie and Jim are super nice, very responsive to anything we needed and just all around great hosts. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our pleasure. It's always a pleasure to have such wonderful guests stay with us who appreciate the effort. Good luck with your healing and come again when you don't have a Dr to see or even if you do. Our best to you.
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Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

We travelled from the UK and stayed in apartment #4, a lovely one bed apartment with everything provided to make our stay very comfortable. In a great location with walking distance to restaurants, bars and supermarket. The Dali museum is well worth a look and there are lots of lovely walks around the bay. We loved Pass a Grille beach a short drive from the apartment. All as recommended by Winnie and Jim, the owners. Thank you Winnie and Jim for a fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indiana, PA

Economical, Convenient, and Clean

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed with our chocolate lab during the last week of 2014.

We found the property to fit our needs and the owners to be easy to work with.

Close enough to walk to downtown attractions and convenient to drive to area beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in #1 and everything was wonderful. The unit was very clean and updated. Loved the front porch and how easy it was to walk to everything. The kitchen is small but very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tualatin Oregon.

Wonderful cottage! Walking distance to downtown

  • 5 of 5

I got to stay in a newly renovated one bed room apartment. The décor was lovely and it was obvious that all furnishings were chosen with care. Retro kitchen with red highlights was perfect. Front porch for sipping coffee and lovely back yard for sipping wine. Winnie and Jim are perfect hosts and truly make one feel at home. I love the location! 2 blocks from groceries, drug store, and hair salon! 4 blocks to the amazing downtown that is the heart of St. Pete and the Dali Museum. This is the second time I've stayed in these apartments/cottages, and as I said in my first review--I will never stay anywhere else in St. Petersburg. Because it was brand new rental there were a couple of small glitches that were solved immediately. A suggestion: please have instructions for remote control. I was generally mystified by it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. That makes our hard work worth it. The TV and Internet had us mystified also. Brighthouse came out and guess whwt? The box was faulty. He repalced it with a new one and voila!! Works great.
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Jacksonville, FL

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Apt. 5 for 10 days while in town for our daughter's surgery and recovery and couldn't have chosen a better place! The apt. is charming, clean and well-maintained and was perfect for our needs and we loved the location. We walked to many places - the Farmer's Market, Central Arts District Art Walk, grocery store, doctor's appointments, coffee shop, restaurants, etc. We had a fabulous dinner at Rococo's (Jim's recommendation and boy was it great!), a restaurant on the next block, and were also delighted to discover Haslam's Book Store.

We expect to return to St. Petersburg many times over the next couple of years and hope to stay here for as many visits as possible!

Thank you, Winnie and Jim, for your hospitality and for a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. It's great to be appreciated. Our pleasure. Winnie
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Pier, The
"The Pier has been demolished to make way for a new version."
Great Explorations
Sundial St. Pete
Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop
Lassing Park
"Unspoiled so far. One of the few 'natural' shorelines and green space. Illegally used as do..."
Saint Petersburg
"WOW! Look at us grow. "
Engine No. 9
The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge
"5 stars"
Morean Arts Center
Morean Arts Center for Clay
"Classes. Art shows. Glass instruction"
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Fourth Street Shrimp Store
Green Bench Brewing Company
Parkshore Grill
St. Petersburg Museum Of History
Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill
Bob Evans
The Studio @ 620
Craftsman house, St petersburg, florida
Albert Whitted Municipal Airport
Kahwa Coffee
9 Bangkok Restaurant
The Edge Lounge and Tapas -- CLOSED
Stillwaters Tavern
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa (TIA) or St Pete/Clearwater (PIE)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
4 miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Gulf Beaches (St Pete, Fort DeSoto, Pass A Grille)
Car: not necessary

St. Petersburg is located in West Central FL between Tampa and Sarasota situated on Old Tampa Bay. St. Petersburg

With a celebrated museum devoted to Salvador Dalí. Admire the exterior "enigma," a bubble protruding from the building made up of 1,062 triangular pieces of glass, and then head inside to see the museum's 96 oil paintings and other works.

Enjoy a revamped downtown that's home to multiple craft breweries, an excellent array of dining opportunities and a nightlife that is varied for everyone's enjoyment. The community of St Petersburg is boasting a younger energy that's giving this Florida city a totally new vibe. The focal point is Central Avenue. Take yourself on a brewery tour by wandering down this street and its side avenues until you hit the Tampa Bay waterfront. Check out Green Bench Brewing Company, Cycle Brewery, and St Petersburg Brewing Company, as well as others.

Our property is within walking distance of downtown for all amenities, shopping, the arts, theater, beautiful parks and restaurants. Downtown the Sun Dial Shopping district features boutique shops and great restaurants including Sea Salt, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Locale Market.

Bus and trolley will transport you to most venues including the beaches.

Easy access via I-75 to I-275 North to Tampa or South to Sarasota/Bradenton.

The Pinellas Trail is easily accessed with miles of biking and hiking trails.

There are bike lanes over most of the downtown area as well as outlying areas.

A car is not necessary for St Petersburg proper but is necessary to go to DisneyWorld, Busch Gardens. and other attractions. Car rental office located at Albert Witted airport downtown.

We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world in our "back yard" just a short distance from downtown. Pass A Grille is our favorite. Fort DeSoto Park is a must go to. Gulfport is a favorite unique artsy town on the Intracoastal with lots to see and good restaurants. There are numerous 18 hole and 9 hole par 3 golf courses close by. Check out the locations on google or Chamber of Commerce. We are a 5 minute walk from JohnsHopkins All Children's and Bayfront Hospitals. 10 minute drive to St Anthony's Hospital. Ideal location for traveling nurses and other medical professionals.

Deep sea fishing is a favorite and for flats fishing we recommend Greg Dougherty Fishing Charters.


Rates & Availability

St. Petersburg Apartment Rental Rates

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2016 rates
Jan 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%
Stay tax 13.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

WEEKLY RATE = $600 plus required 13% tax + $100 cleaning fee. MONTHLY RATE = $1900 plus taxes and fees. Pet fee is $150 upon owner approval. Single days added to a 7 day rental are $100 per day.. Payment is accepted in USD only by credit card (other than American Express) or PayPal. Renter is responsible for Euro currency exchange. Less than 7 day rental is considered a weekly rate of $600 as we do not rent by the day as a motel or hotel unless it is a consideration to a guest.and we happen to have a day or two open or a guest wants to add on a day or two. First payment rental deposit is by credit card only. Balance may be paid by check of cash. . .

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St. Petersburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Claw foot tub / shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
St Petersburg requires recycling where possible. Containers are near each unit and curbside containers are near courtyard gate. Other Trash is to be deposited in dumpsters in alley behind garage. Please adhere to the rules of what to recycle.

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