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Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Quiet lush poolside suite 1 1/2 blocks to the Gulf of Mexico

**SUMMERTIME SPECIALS - SEND INQUIRY TODAY**Voted #3 Top Beach in US by TripAdvisor for 2017 Relaxing Bungalow-5 Minute Walk To The White Sands Of Stunning St Pete Beach** Quiet 1 bed/1 bath poolside suite, private entrance at a family home (owner on premises) Serenity Bungalow Suite, is located 1 1/2 blocks from beautiful St Pete Beach, is an ideal location for any season whether you are looking for winter sun or a summer seaside escape. Relax in this clean, quiet and relaxing cottage in a convenient location, with easy access to the area's wonderful activities. Serenity Bungalow is just steps from the sparkling Gulf of Mexico water of St Pete Beach with secluded access to lovely Upham Beach, an area tucked away from the rest of busy St Pete Beach. No need to cross a busy street to get to the beach either !

Lose yourself inside the coziness of Serenity Bungalow- a comfortable suite with the master suite, dining nook, kitchen and living area, with direct view and access to semi-private backyard pool and lush patio, with outdoor shower, front porch with breezes year round….. all the while knowing that beach heaven is just steps away on glorious St Pete Beach, just 1 ½ blocks away. My favorite day is getting out to the beach early in the morning, enjoying a delicious breakfast seaside at the beachfront Paradise Grillle with the locals and a few seagulls, then setting up shop right on the beach with the all-day gazebo. I can enjoy the beautiful, quiet Upham Beach all day, and walk back for a mid-day siesta, maybe a quick lunch. Paradise Grille is also perfect for lunch or snacks! Then, heading back to the all-day gazebo for more fun-in-the-sun, swimming, walking along the beach until its time to sit back and relax to wait for another one of those beautiful sunsets St Pete Beach is so famous for !

But if excitement is what you desire, a short walk or drive gives you a choice of several other award-winning beaches, including Pass-A-Grille, Indian Rocks and Madeira Beach; Clearwater Beach and Ft DeSoto are about a 30 minute car ride away each. No car is needed in the immediate area though.

A charming retreat near the sea, Serenity Bungalow is comfortable, well-equipped and in a perfect location.

CONTACT OWNER FOR SPECIALS-City of St Pete Beach requires minimum 30 days bookings - please contact owner for specials and dates available ** INQUIRE TODAY FOR 30 OR MORE DAYS SPECIALS **

More Details

Maria Teresa Rodriguez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Maria Teresa Rodriguez

I am a native Tampan (very rare in these parts). Enjoying my own beach home is a dream-come-true for me, as my parents owned a beach cottage for many years in nearby beautiful Clearwater Beach. My parents entertained hundreds of friends and family over the 20 years they owned their home, and now I look forward to doing the same with my beach home. I invite you to share in our memories and begin to make your own here, in my lovely beach bungalow. I live here at the home as well, in a separate part of my own paradise. Your stay at Serenity Bungalow will be quiet and private.

Maria Teresa Rodriguez purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Maria Teresa Rodriguez chose Saint Pete Beach

Cozy Bungalow will make your tropical vacation dreams come true ! Nothing is missing, and I continually strive to make sure everything is included to make your stay perfect! Everything is steps away, including countless ice cream shops - our favorite after-dinner delight. From street fairs to fishing at the shore, there is something to delight everyone! Come and enjoy this quaint island town and all it has to offer !! Also, look on these websites to find fun things to do during your visit here ! There's Beach Beacon (, The Island Reporter ( and BeachLife (

What makes this apartment unique

You will feel at home as soon as you enter Cozy Bungalow! My goal is to have you breathe a deep sigh of relaxation as soon as you step in! As soon as you step in, I hope you feel as though you traveled to your own island resort paradise. Why do I say resort? Its as if 'everything is included' in our area - beaches, bars, countless restaurant, pubs, seafood shantys, ice cream shops, gift shops, bait shop at the corner steps away, fast-food restaurants steps is almost everthing you could possibly need a short walk or bike ride away. Unless you want groceries at a short 3 minutes car-ride away, or do some beautiful area sight-seeing, there is literally no need for a car - its your own resort home!


Saint Pete Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Serenity Cottage Cozy Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Try it once, and you may not shower anywhere else !
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Fully stocked with towels, all with charming beach cottage appeal.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Serenity Bungalow Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin sleeper sofa for approved guest. Full bath in suite
  • Wake up every morning overlooking your pool ! Linens and towels available. Your Bungalow Suite is bright and sunny, awaiting you for your days adventure !
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
My main house rule is quiet and privacy, for all of us. And for my neighbors. I live and work from home, so this is very much appreciated. This is not to say, of course, that if you should need me for anything, I am simply a phone call, text or knock on the door away. I want you to feel like family, comfortable and relaxed.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Nicely decorated suite, clean, nice showers- inside and outside, private

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Serenity Bungalow! We had a peaceful and tranquil stay. Our trip went way too fast but we felt relaxed after a day at the beautiful beaches and other area attractions. Thank you Teresa! It was nice meeting and talking to you; we hope to come back again!! 😀?

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy and AJ ! It was a pleasure meeting you both and your lovely family. I'm very happy you enjoyed your time in our beach town! I would love to see you back anytime!!
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Elkhart Lake, WI

Great week in the Serentity Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the cutest units we've ever been in. Very comfortable and roomy. Location is fantastic. We were within a few blocks of numerous restaurants and only a 5 minute walk from the beach. At the beach there are public bathrooms along with a small, outdoor café. We road our bikes a number of times if we wanted to travel further than walking distance. Oh, I can't forget the most important part, the beach is phenomenal!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Clean and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Location is very nice, a short walk to the beach. Many restaurants and things to do close by. The owner Teresa is a very nice person and very attentive to your needs! Private and quiet, a nice find.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again! I would love to earn my 5 stars from you !! You both were a pleasure to meet! Safe travels and enjoy your Easter with your family! Take care, Teresa
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Wonderful place !

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay which flew by so quick. Quiet, comfortable, pretty, and private. Everything one needs is here. Loads to do in this beautiful area. Would love to come back. Teresa is terrific. A lovely hostess. Thank you so much Teresa for you hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you both! Thank you for your kind words, and I very much look forward to seeing you again! Safe travels !! Come back anytime!
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Westfield, IL. 62474

Nice neat and comfortable!! Teresa was real friendly and nice!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean and quiet. Close to the beach

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you and Glenna and would love to host you again anytime!! Thanks for the review!
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Clean, removed, quiet and perfect for beach stay!

  • 5 of 5

Best beach property we've ever stayed in. Short walk to the beach. Clean and private space. All we could ask for in an awesome city.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it makes me very happy to know you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again and thank you for the great review !
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
St Pete Beach
Car: recommended

Local museums include the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History and Great Explorations Hands On Museum. The St. Petersburg/Tampa area is home to several professional teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and Tampa Bay Lightening (NHL). Other St Petersburg sports events include MLB spring training, PGA tournaments, thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs, greyhound racing at Derby Lane, as well as yacht and powerboat races.




Additional information about rental rates

non-refundable cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Arrival (check-in) typically 3-5PM EST and Departure (check-out) typically is 11 AM (times may vary) - owners will accompany guests upon arrival and departure to provide access/keys, and to ensure your satisfaction before, during and after your paradise vacation. Stays less than the minimum required will be considered upon request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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