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Historic & Famous Pass-a-grille Home on Beach, Optional Boat Dock & Pool Access

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One of only a couple houses that are right on the beach! Beach and gulf views!

Enjoy the amazingly located Historic and Famous vacation home nestled in its own private tropical paradise on St .Pete beach on the Gulf of Mexico in historic Pass-A-Grille Florida. The former home of August A. Busch, the founder of Anheiser Busch and Budweiser!

This unique beachfront home is one of only a few that is actually on the beach! It has something for everyone. Its private, on the sand, a secluded setting and extensive list of amenities that offers excitement, activities and is presented in a peaceful quiet spot for a relaxing get away. The layout and décor provide the perfect setting for entertaining… a few steps to the waters edge via your own private walkout.

The sound of the surf beckons you to enjoy various activities on the white powdery sands, long walks and talks, Dolphin spotting, Pelicans diving, jogging, sunbathing, water sports, paddle boarding, wind surfing, kayaking, fishing and swimming in the warm emerald waters of the Gulf.

The house itself is beach-level and is offered with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for 8 guests and a pull out queen couch in the family room for a maximum occupancy of 10 guests. Parking for you and your guests up to 5 vehicles onsite in our large covered brick paver carport, an outdoor large heated hot tub, two outdoor showers on the north and south sides of the house, along with a foot bath at the beginning of the sugary sand private beach path, BBQ gas grill, a large private patio surrounded by tropical plantings, outdoor speakers, patios & decks with lounge chairs for sunbathing or snoozing, tables for outdoor dining shaded by Sea Grape & Pepper Trees. 3 Bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, bath towels, beach towels, soaps, shampoos, and linens are all included.

The property is surrounded by tall tropical foliage, providing a perfect combination of shade and sunlight during the day. The landscaping is highlighted at night by beautiful accent lighting

Access via a quiet, 9’ wide palm tree lined private lane with no thru traffic. Walk or bike the private lane and greet our friendly neighbors, all without the buzz of busy roads.

Interior Accommodations

This is a true beach house with plenty of extras!

A Gulf side queen bedroom and ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi flat screen tv and his and hers sinks, flat screen tv with smart bluray player in master bedroom and just outside the french doors is a private deck with a table for four.

A second Gulf side bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom , with flat screen tv, smart bluray player and just outside the french doors is the deck and hot tub.

A third bedroom with queen bed, stereo, and ensuite Jack n Jill bathroom connects with a twin bedroom with childrens toys and school desk.

There is a full bathroom in the hallway for guests using the pullout queen couch.

A large sky lighted vaulted great-room with open floor plan provides a central place in the house for all to gather to watch the sunsets, sip wine and enjoy the cable TV offerings and indoor/outdoor bluetooth stereo.

A brick floored family room with a 55' smart TV for sports, movies and Netflix . Blutooth Stereo, bluray player, and many board games provides a casual area for reveling, reading and relaxing.

The house is marsh mellow colored highlighted with white brick and light sun bleached drift wood and skylights.

The centrally-located gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and bar seating, with easy access to the BBQ grill and outdoor counters.

For dining and entertaining there are 2 different options inside the house. The large dining room can accommodate up to 12 in style, or for a more intimate group, dining in front of the fireplace that seats up to 6 people comfortably or 4 for a game of bridge. There are several tables and chairs on the patio for outside dining.

The sky lights and floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors throughout the home provide natural lighting and views of the sapphire blue Florida skies and spectacular, picture-perfect Gulf Coast sunsets.

Shut off the central air conditioning,…open the windows, listen to waves crashing, relax in the sea breezes rushing thru the house, and turn on the ceiling fans at night when the breeze quiets.

The separate laundry area has new front loaders, perfect for the large beach towels etc.

Beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas are available within the unit.

The DON CESAR Hotel… “The Pink Lady” the town’s largest building and historic landmark were home to Al Capone, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe and other rich and famous including The Yankees. It’s a 10 minute walk up the beach. This 4-star luxury hotel offers a beach side bar, casual & fine dining, and for a guest fee, use of their health club, yoga and palates classes, Enjoy the World Class Spa and drop off the kids in the adjacent game room while you are being pampered.

***Take advantage of our optional Pool and Boat Dock package!!!***

The Birds of Paradise Resort is merely one block away on the bay, for Boat docking the fee is $45 a day. Use of the amenities which include pool, expansive sunning deck with lounge chairs and tables, outdoor grilling kitchen , flat screen TV and seating is $10 per day per person. Take in the views and relax bayside by the pool, or choose to walk down your private sandy path to the beach. Please inquire at the time of booking, Thank you.

For excitement rent paddle boards and wave runners. There is parasailing and volleyball on the beach. The pools and hot tub are available to non-guests Monday-Thursday, depending on hotel occupancy, by purchasing a day pass.

Eclectic Pass-A-Grille is only a 15 minute walk south, with restaurants, snack bars, funky gift shops and pier offering chartered fishing excursions on the Gulf.

Sunset cruises, dolphin watching, on a beautiful 40 foot sailboat or 90' Cruiser for dinner and full bar and snacks.

Golf and tennis is available at Isla Del Sol, a 5 minute ride over the causeway.

A 15 minute trip to Fort De Soto Park and their beautiful private beaches, reported to be one of the 15 finest beaches in the world. Rollerblading, biking, picnic facilities and fishing pier available..

A 15 minute trip to downtown St. Petersburg offers sidewalk dining at the many restaurants on Beach Ave. Museums, , highlighted by the new Dali museum and the Chihuly Glass Museum, will satisfy your artistic pallet, and those of your guests.

Orlando's Disney is about 1and 1/2 hours by car Busch gardens about 1 hour. Great fun!

St. Pete Beach, voted #4 best beach in the USA for 2016!

Please know that there is a 7% Florida sales tax, 6% county tax, and 4% credit/debit card transaction fee added to all reservations.

If you are using a check there is no transaction fee and an e-check there is a $1.00 transaction fee.

I also accept Chase Quick Pay and There is a 4% transaction fee for using

For all units there is a fully refundable security deposit due at the time of booking and the deposit goes back automatically 10-14 business days after you checked out.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Rental Property Manager - Brandon Dean
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Vacation Rental Property Manager - Brandon Dean

Hello, I am Brandon Dean, the property manager for this beautiful, historic, and famous beach home. The Owner's family settled here in the early 40's his Grandpa decided that It was too cold up north. 25 other family members now live here all year and the other 50 or so are snow birds from all over the USA. They get together several times a year, here and being the favorite place of all.

I want to be as transparent as possible to ensure you have a terrific experience to please know that there is a 7% Florida sales tax, 6% county tax, and 4% credit/debit card transaction fee added to all reservations.

If you are using a check there is no transaction fee and an e-check there is a $1.00 transaction fee.

I also accept Chase Quick Pay and There is a 4% transaction fee for using

For all units there is a fully refundable security deposit due at the time of booking and the deposit goes back automatically 10-14 business days after you checked out.

Why Vacation Rental Property Manager - Brandon Dean chose St Pete Beach

The Owner's family loves the water, the beach and all the related activities it offers to the adults, the kids and now the grandchildren. It doesn't get any better! They did the hotel thing, the condo units. Nothing is better than your own beach house and the serenity it offers.

What makes this house unique

ON THE BEACH! location, location location. Private and Quiet and the sand couldn't be any finer. Now with the interstate, the city of St. Pete with all it's charm and restaurants is only a 15 minute drive. Orlando, Disney, Busch gardens, Lego land and in and out of Tampa International is one of the easiest airports to access and only 25 minutes away.


Pass-a-Grille Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Historic & Famous Pass-a-grille Home on Beach, Optional Boat Dock & Pool Access
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Very nice and comfortable house. The location and beach access are outstanding. Brandon was very accommodating. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place is amazing with a caveat! However, communicating with the Property Manager is very poor!!!

  • 2 of 5

This place is amazing with a few caveats! Your backyard is literally the beach which is the best part of the house. Charming place that we took care of the house as if it was our own.

HOWEVER, there were some problems. They never mentioned that there is an adjacent room above the house where possible guests can rent. We were just surprised when another car was occupying the driveway and people we don't know cross our backyard from the second floor. We didnt' know if it's safe to leave things at the backyard after that incident. We thought we have the whole house to ourselves, obviously, we didn't.

In regards to the property manager (PM), we never heard from him or even got a call to say "Welcome" or even see if we have any questions or want to know details especially when they've just charged our credit card. The PM just assumed that we are computer savvy and all correspondence will be on the VRBO/Home away site which was incomplete on the first place. We thought at first that we were scammed because the Ad didn't provide the address, only the GPS coordinates. I had to call VRBO/Home Away customer support to provide us the name and number of the PM. He provided us with the address only after I left him an e-mail. The VRBO site did not provide us with Check-in or Driving directions. It just mention "We informed the owner that you are interested on that information and will provide it shortly." I was very worried.

The day before the rental, I email the PM as a courtesy to let him know I'll be arriving early in St. Pete's. Wanted to get instructions on entering the house. Note, we only got the e-mail instructions of the door code the day before rental. Usually, from previous rentals, we get these instructions the week before to make sure we don't worry. Didn't even get the check-in time was at 4pm.

Here's the clincher. I just noticed when I came back from this trip that the PM sent out a bunch of Youtube videos of instructions of how to operate the house THE DAY OF the rental. How would you expect the customer to know all these instructions the day of the rental? He also assumed we have Youtube available while we are on vacation or on route to the house.

Even with the problems, we were happy at the end, until the PM changed his tone saying we never followed his check-in and check out instructions. That really put a kink on our vacation experience. Last time I'm dealing with this PM or any properties he is associated with

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In my 4 years of being a vacation rental manager renting this beautiful beach home this was the worst renter I have ever had. This property has only ever gotten 5 out of 5 stars from all prior guests, I really should not need to say more, but because he lied I will make everyone wanting to book and or return to this amazing historic and famous beach home be at ease about booking. The renter showed up at 8am to check in when he was told he could not check in until 4pm. He got in because my housekeeper was there and when he got in he wouldnt leave even though the housekeeper asked him, my assistant, and also myself asked him to come back. He also would not check out until 6pm when check out was told to him in advance it was 11am. This was Memorial Day weekend so we were very busy and his lack of respect for the rules and the staff caused major scheduling conflicts. He recieved several emails, texts, and phone calls with the address location, keyless code, wifi, and a half dozen video tutorials on directions, checking in, amenities, tour of the home, outdoor amenities, how to check out, down to where the garbage bins outside are located. He didnt follow any of them or watch them. It clearly shows on the website listing and the emails I send and that Homeaway/Vrbo emails to the guest all the information the guest will need to check in and have a great vacation. I also told him about the mother in law apartment upstairs to the north east of the property. He was well aware of that when he booked. The apartment was vacant during his stay. The person the guest saw going around to the back of the property and out the gate was my lawn care, hot tub, handymen, and assistant. He checked in at 8am, so yes, you are going to see staff on site working around the property to have it ready for a normal 4pm check in. Am I flexible on check in and check out requests? Yes, But not last minute or in this case he just arrived at 8am even though I told him the night before that he could not. Same goes for when he wouldnt check out until 6pm. Yes my staff is going to come to the house to inspect it after normal check out time. This is all common sense and normal procedures. The only vehicles that park in the large 5 vehicle carport are the guest's of the house. If any other vehicle is there its myself or my staff answering a call or request from the guest. The guest informed me after his stay this was his first time using Homeaway/Vrbo, that maybe a reason for all the problems.
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Very nice, a very warm and inviting place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We had nearly everything we needed in this property upon arrival. They've thought of so much that makes it a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It was clean, furniture was comfortable, and there were so surprises from the description. The details that you can't normally see when you're searching...good mattresses, TV's in bedrooms, WiFi, ceiling fans, beach towels, beach chairs, well laid out space, even in bathrooms, etc, made a big difference.

Our representative did a superb job giving us the instructions we needed for turning on the electronics, using the grill, where all the supplies were, directions to get there, how to get on the wifi, how to use the hot tub....he was great!

We would definitely stay there again. Because we love to cook I found myself wishing there were more and better pots and pans, and minimizing the number of small appliances on the counter so there was more counter space, but we still cooked all the meals we wanted with ease.

Our family will go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, well-maintained house on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I went to St. Pete Beach for a long weekend recently and stayed here. Brandon was quick to respond to my emails and texts and greeted us when we arrive and showed us around. It's a big house and the location is fantastic, there's a 2 minute walk over to the beach and the house has a hot tub and roof deck with amazing sunset views. Rooms were big and the house was very clean. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

The property was great; better than we imagined. The grill and large dining table came in really handy when cooking and serving up the feast we brought back from our fishing trip. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful - Right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and adult children booked this home last minute for a long weekend and it exceeded our expectations. The home is simply beautiful! Brandon, the property manager, was so great to work with and provided us with a tour upon arrival so we would feel comfortable knowing where everything was located. The view from the rooftop deck was amazing, and we were only steps from the beach - which wasn't crowded at all. The property itself has quite a historic past - it was interesting to read about the home's history and all the celebrities who had stayed there in the past. Kitchen had everything we needed, beds were comfortable and all had premium bedding. Three separate A/C controls so you could adjust to your liking. They had touring bikes for our enjoyment, Wi-fi and a 6 person hot tub which we used every night. So much room - could have easily fit another 4-6 people and still been comfortable in this home. Very close to the Don Cesar to the north and Pass-a-grille district to the south.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
Sea Critters and The Warf just 4 blocks away
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Merry Pier
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
St. Petersburg Trolley Bus just one block away
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
State Highway 275
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Critters/The Warf, and Geovani's 5 blocks away
Nearest Beach
On St. Pete Beach / Pass-a-Grille beach
Car: recommended

Historic Pass-A-Grille downtown is just a mile down the road, full of restaurants, bars, shops, yearly festivals, bike, boat, and paddleboard rentals.

Please know that there is a 7% Florida sales tax, 6% county tax, and 4% credit/debit card transaction fee added to all reservations.

If you are using a check there is no transaction fee and an e-check there is a $1.00 transaction fee.

I also accept Chase Quick Pay and There is a 4% transaction fee for using

For all units there is a fully refundable security deposit due at the time of booking and the deposit goes back automatically 10-14 business days after you checked out, 90 day cancellation policy


Rates & Availability

Pass-a-Grille Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter peak
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
winter peak
Feb 3 2018 - May 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,401
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 13.0%

Regarding Early Check in and Late Check out:

If you wish to guarantee early check-in or late check-out, you would need to reserve the night prior for early check-in or night of departure for late check-out at the time of your original booking. As we are a private residence booking company with a constant influx of guests arriving and departing it is necessary to adhere to check in times of 4 pm and check out times of 11 am in order to prepare the residence for the next guests arriving. When possible we will try to accommodate your request, however there is no guarantee. Thank you for your understanding,


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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