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Mediterranean Style Mansion With Pool And Close To Beaches

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,523 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Home With 4 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms – Pool - Close To Beaches - Sleeps Up To 16

This Mediterranean style mansion is a modernized 3523 square foot home which features a large screened in pool and just minutes to the beaches, shopping, and dining. It is spacious and professionally decorated. Your family will love the large remodeled kitchen which adjoins the spacious great room that overlooks the pool threw sliding glass doors which opens the whole wall up. It has four bedrooms, four baths, formal dining room, formal living room, great room, and kitchen. The large master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and bidet.

This gorgeous, very large, private home is located Gulfport within a few miles from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It is located on a double lot giving it a large fenced in yard for privacy and great for pets!

Enjoy the ambiance, privacy, and economy of a private home with hotel amenities close at hand! The Tampa International Airport is just 30 minutes away and the airport limo will drop you at the door.

With 3523 square feet of heated and cooled space spread out over two stories, this house is especially well suited for large families or multiple couples. It is set up such that you can easily find a retreat from the others when you need your own space.

More Details

Property Manager
Donna and James
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Donna and James

Donna is originally from Alabama and Jim is originally from Minnesota. We have been hosting vacationers at our properties since 2007 and have owned other rental property for much longer. Donna is a citified interior decorator and loves adding all those special touches to the vacation properties.

Donna and James purchased this estate in 1996

Why Donna and James chose St Petersburg Area

This house was a former residence of ours which was only sold to an LLC and converted to a vacation rental early in 2011. The house is beautiful on its and has been personally decorated by Donna, who is a certified interior decorator. We hope you can come and enjoy this house as much as we had.

Amenities

Gulfport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3523 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , Queen hidabead in formal living room
    Inflatable mattresses - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (5) Each bedroom has a single queen size bed. Sleeper sofa in formal bedroom makes into a queen size bed. House also equipped with a tall queen size inflatable mattress, a twin size inflatable mattress, and two single size inflatable mattresses. $25 per night per person additional charged for more than 6 people of age 10 and older., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request. Must specify at time of booking.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Food, transportation, and housekeeping services are available. These extra services are tailored to fit your needs and priced accordingly.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Mediterranean Style Mansion With Pool And Close To Beaches
average rating of 4.478261 based on 23 reviews
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WARNING!!!! This house wasn't anything like the pictures.

  • 1 of 5

This property is not anything like the pictures or description. We had our first extended family vacation planned and it was ruined because of the terrible conditions. Part of our party left and had to rent a hotel room because they couldn't stand to sleep in their bed. Not only was it dirty, but they had springs actually coming through the mattress. The furniture in the house wasn't anything like the pictures. The patio furniture was old and crappy. The screen around the pool was held together with fishing line. After a night of rain, it all fell apart. The pool was OK except for the pool railing the was not anchored into the cement leaving a sharp, exposed, metal edge. Hazzard!! We could barely open the patio doors leading out to the pool. Not sure if it was because of all the crud on the track or if they were just old and worn out. The gazebo had a hot tub in it that, of course, didn't work. Along side of that was a "pond", with no water. The grill was filthy. And there was a old boat and vehicles in the back yard that looked like they belonged in a junk yard. Let's move inside the house. One of the beds had a footboard that looked like a German Shepard had used it for a chew toy. That same bed had stains on the sheets and the bedspread. Another bed had black hair all over the pillow. My niece refused to sleep under the covers. In the beautifully remodeled kitchen, the cupboards were falling away from the ceiling. The pots and pans and utensils needed some serious updating. The floors were dirty. We actually bought cleaning supplies to clean. The bathrooms had serious issues too. One had a hole in the ceiling, while another had wallpaper peeling off. The upstairs bathroom had a serious ant problem, as well as the kitchen. However, the maintenance guy did bring some ant traps over for us. We have rented from VRBO before and have never had any issues. The owner of this property was not honest with there pictures or description. It could be a very nice rental with a little updating and basic care.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WARNING! .. VERY disapointed .. FALSE ADVERTIZING!

  • 1 of 5

WARNING! Don't sign the non disparagement agreement! .. or owners will threaten to charge you $500 for each honest review/complaint! Home-away did not properly vet (time stamp) the Pictures used or description of the rental property advertised .. To be fair, this place was likely nice 10 to 15 years ago. NOT ANYMORE! There is no working hot tub! .. as WAS advertised! There was NOT 4 Queen size beds. One of our group (a school principal) had to sleep on couch for the week! .. Inside we had to put pots and towels down, the night it rained. Due to the place having old non repaired leaks .. Water every where! At 2am in the morning! The advertised bicycles had flat tires, even after the owner fixed them! Tires were flat on these old rusty junks before owner left the yard! Be prepared for one junk non working hot tub to look at! .. It was filled with 2" of moldy frog water, leaves and sticks. GROSS! Then there is another junk hot tub literally on its side out back .. along with a old bent up BBQ grille .. along with old mold covered junk chairs .. along with a huge old junk boat! Kind of like the SS minnow! If you like a hording yard, you will like the place! Screen over pool is all ripped up .. not like picture! There is no (or little) grass lawn .. Many bushes are dead or gone compared to advertised pictures! Little or none of the furniture is the same inside and outside compared to ad pictures! I suspect twenty of the 5 star reviews are fake! I don't know how any one could not mention the conditions! Even after his 2 person bed maker staff cleaned, our bare feet were black, walking across the tile floors! The sliding glass doors are dangerous .. Only the men were strong enough to open glass doors, due to being old and run down. The bath downstairs has a ceiling section missing! You will wait at least 3 minutes for toilet to slowly refill! ... and it will take 2 or 3 tries to finally watch your poop solid go down! OLD PLUMBING EVERYWHERE! Owner said "Oh you can't use the downstairs shower .. IT LEAKS!" .. We made the best of it .. but I asked several of our group, on second day .. what they rate the place? .. One said "minus 3!" .. Nobody over 1! Two of our group are business owners .. One an interior decorator .. and the other owns a construction company. They know what they are talking about, when they say "STAY AWAY FROM THIS FALSE ADVERTISED PLACE! ... Go ahead and call Home-Away and ask for CURRENT pictures that we sent! .. Ask for case number #01657165.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came down for two weeks at the end of September for a conference/ family vacation, and this house suited our needs perfectly. We also brought my Mother In Law, and there was plenty of room for all of us to spread out. The fenced back yard was a treat for my two little dogs and the kids were in the pool every day! The owner provided us bikes to use as well, and they were also used every day.

The house is almost a hundred years old, and it shows it's age in a few things, but it truly felt like home!

St. Petersburg is an active, vibrant city. If you get a chance, visit Grattzi's Italian restaurant downtown and order the Bada Bing. It's truly a show! And the Pier Dolphin Cruises at the Marina is amazing. I wish I could post the video here of the dolphins we saw leaping out of the water for us!

James is a very responsive Owner and made things very easy to understand. Thank you very much for that! You made our Florida vacation wonderful!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you and your family had a great time. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks Donna and James Hansen
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5

Great place for a wedding reception

  • 5 of 5

We have really enjoyed the house. It's been a perfect size for our group of seven, and the kids have had a lot of fun in the pool.

I've especially enjoyed the wood floors and fixtures upstairs - they remind me of my grandparents' home. And the AC is nice and cold, and much appreciated.

I have a couple of thoughts about a few things you could do to improve the experience for your guests:

We've really had a nice stay here, and we love the layout of the house - there are plenty of spaces for us to be together, and (also important) plenty of spaces for us to be apart! Thank you so much for your hospitality!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Brenda

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and yes, this is a great house for a wedding reception. Hope you can come back when you can relax. Give me a call as I would like to hear your ideas. Thanks Donna and James
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Epic

  • 5 of 5

The weekend that my family and I stayed at this beautiful house was priceless. The house had everything we needed and more. It is located in the best area. Close to awesome restaurants, the beach, and other fun activities. The house was very clean. The whole experience was exactly what I wanted. I wanted that tropical pool home feel and the house is wonderfully decorated to follow the experience that you want from a pool home getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time and plan to come back soon!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely ,nicely decorated , luxurious linens and pretty colors. Overall very warm and inviting.. Great direct view of the pool from the kitchen and living room. The location is perfect.. Close to wonderful restaurants and the beach.. Our family really loved this vacation and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
St Pete Beach
Car: recommended

This gorgeous, very large, private home is located Gulfport within a few miles from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It is located on a double lot giving it a large fenced in yard for privacy and great for pets.

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Rates & Availability

Gulfport Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Post Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$363
$1,815
$7,623
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$238
$1,188
$3,564
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$319
$1,595
$4,081
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$249
$1,247
$3,741
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$998
$2,994
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$327
$1,635
$4,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$258
$1,292
$3,876
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Winter
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$327
$1,635
$4,905
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$363
$1,997
$8,786
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$479
$2,396
$9,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Spring
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$399
$1,997
$7,988
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 5 2018 - Jun 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
$261
$1,307
$3,921
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$351
$1,755
$4,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$274
$1,372
$4,116
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$48
$333
$2,994
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
cleaning, maint, admin $175
Tax Rate 13.0%

- The cost for a month covers 4 weeks regardless of the calendar. - $25 per night per person additional charged for more than 6 people of age 10 and older.
- Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Note: We are only able to offer a limited number of one week rentals, call or email for availability. Unless we have less than seven nights available between dates, our minimum rental charge is one week. Short term rates included for adding time to that minimum.

Specials:
2/3 off weekly rates for any opening booked within 3 days of arrival.
50% off weekly rates for any opening booked within 1 Weeks of arrival.
25% off regular rates for any opening booked within 2 Weeks of arrival.
Discounts not applicable during US national holidays.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Additional:
• Well-behaved pets welcome, $15 per pet per day fee, not to exceed $315 per pet. (Pre-approval required) No cats.
• Reservation Deposit: 10% of lodging fee ($350 minimum) required to hold all reservations, of which half is refundable upon cancellation up to 120 days in advance of scheduled check in date. A total of 50% of the lodging fee is required 90 days in advance of check in. (This would be an additional 40% of the lodging fee assuming the initial 10% was previously paid).
• All fees, taxes and balance of lodging fee its due 7 days prior to check in.
• 13% Local lodgings tax (6% for Rentals of one month or more)
• $175 Cleaning fee
• Wireless internet available, $60 per week or $98 a month, pre-notification required.
• $700/Month Security Deposit ($700 minimum, up to $3,100 maximum) required if reservations is not secured with a credit card.
• Check-in 4PM, Check-out 10AM (unless otherwise prearranged and confirmed in writing)
• 5% service fee charged on all credit card payments made after initial payment.

Call us when you are ready to secure your dates. For your security we accept credit card information by phone so you don’t have to send the data across the internet. We accept Visa and MasterCard. We charge the down payment, which is usually only $350, to secures your dates and A contract is then sent for your review and signature. The majority of the cost is not due 7 days prior to arrival.

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