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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8), Hot Tub, Fenced Backyard, 5 min. From Beach

***HOLIDAY SPECIAL** Book any available days in December 2017 or January 2018 and take 20% off the regular price!! Inquire online or call for details!

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--We have a Pack 'n' Play and highchair for your little ones!

--Note: Our home is listing #362869 on Home Away, and #313134 on VRBO.

Welcome to Casa Verde Florida! This vintage house in historic St. Petersburg is not a typical rental property. This is our home that we have worked tirelessly to modernize and restore to the tropical oasis you see. For now, our careers are taking us to Corvallis, Oregon for a few years to complete graduate school. Please come and enjoy our home – the way we have – while we’re gone!

Features include two newly designed and custom- built bathrooms, the main with Italian travertine and cedar, and the guest bathroom with Indian slate tile. The kitchen was recently remodeled with new fridge, stove, tile, and paint. Two main furnished bedrooms include new paint and window treatments. Front and rear living areas are “Florida tropical” themed with new paint and lighting. The bonus room is a versatile space, with a queen size bed, workstation, hi-speed internet access, extra sleeping space, and room for indoor games and play time on those (rare!) rainy days.

Recycling and composting stations are available for the eco-minded traveler.

The highlight of the house is the outside living space. The spacious patio area, which includes a private hot tub surrounded by tropical foliage, is the idyllic way to relax. This area makes for perfect dining al fresco.

Our home is located minutes from beautiful downtown, waterfront, and the historic St. Petersburg Pier. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are nearby with outside seating and waterfront views. Daytime activities such as shopping, movies, and museums are all available downtown. Local beach access at North Shore Park is a perfect swim spot for children or leisurely stroll for couples. Coffee Pot Bayou Park is a great place to take kids, launch a boat, and watch wildlife. St Petersburg Beach, with sugary sand and turquoise-blue water, is just fifteen minutes away. Restaurants, bars, and a coffee shop are all within walking distance from our home.

Please feel free to email or call us with any questions about the home or surrounding area.

More Details

Owner
Joe Piacenza
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Joe Piacenza

We bought this house after meeting during graduate school at the University of South Florida. Susie is a marine biologist, and if she could, would spend every day in or near the water. Joe is a mechanical engineer, with a penchant for vintage car restoration. Despite our disparate career interests, we both have loved working on this house since the day we moved in. This house has been our retreat from workaday stress and the starting point for many day trips.

Our favorite activity is riding our bikes from the house, along Coffee Pot Bayou, and into the downtown area. Here, we’ll stop for dinner or meet friends for drinks. We also love to bring a picnic dinner out to Pass-a-Grille Beach, swim in the warm tranquil water, and watch the sunset.

Joe Piacenza purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Piacenza chose Saint Petersburg

This is not a typical rental. This property was purchased as our home and we have treated it as such. We wanted something close to the water with easy access to the beach, shopping, and entertainment. It has a lush tropical back yard, fenced in for privacy. This is perfect for relaxing in the hot tub or having fun with the kids.

What makes this house unique

Renting a house is very practical if you are traveling with a large family. With laundry facilities, new appliances, two bathrooms, private hot tub, and sleeping for 8, it makes for a comfortable stay that is much more affordable than a hotel suite. In addition, it is a short walk to several restaurants and coffee shops such as Starbucks, Applebees, Red Mesa (authentic Mexican), PDQ, and World of Beer.

Amenities

Saint Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please only park up to two vehicles on the street across from our home.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower/bathtub with travertine tile, toilet, and pedestal sink Bathroom 2 has a shower stall with Indian slate tile, toilet, and a vessel sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), and a Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde
average rating of 4.8305087 based on 118 reviews
Crawfordville, FL
5

Truly a Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good 4 day stay at this adorable little house. Which actually has quite a bit more room than what you get on the first impression. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 living rooms and a small eat in kitchen... it was just perfect for the four of us. Each of our children had their own bedroom which they immediately felt at home in and quickly "decorated" with their bring along necessities :-) it was great that we had our own bedroom separate from the kids. Each child was able to go to bed at their standard night time schedule and we got to hit the hay when we wanted to. I did cook a few meals in the more than adequate small kitchen which was very nice and remodeled. The main bathroom was very nice and spacious and remodeled. The entire house was nice. It actually reminded me very much of my grandparent's home in the Florida Keys. The neighborhood is very nice and it is certainly within walking distance or a short drive to any place you need to buy food or you would like to eat. The neighbors next door were very pleasant and we spoke with them several times. We basically carried on our home life in this house. It was very nice to keep our family schedule, walking around the block in the morning and before bedtime it just made vacationing that much better. We will definitely Reserve this house again if we find our way down to the st. Pete area again. We did go to Busch Gardens and the Tampa Bay Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. We also bought the Tampa Bay CityPASS which haa discounted entrance to all of those destinations as well as several more. It's definitely worth looking into if you're coming down here. I highly recommend this place to people I don't know as well as my family and friends that ask how our stay was. Definitely an overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such nice comments Teresa! We do our best to make our 3 bed / 2 bath home spacious and practical. Both the neighborhood and our neighbors are nice, so evening walks for dinner and drinks are always fun. We'd be happy to have you and your family back! -Joe and Susie
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Duncan, OK
5

St Pete House

  • 5 of 5

Property was very very nice. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Would not hesitate to book this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Clean and quiet. Great place to stay. The owner was very friendly and professional.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice house

  • 5 of 5

The house was just the right size for 5 adults, had no problems, conveinant to alot of places

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Verde over Labor Day 2017. The pictures are accurate (other than the VW, which was not in residence for our visit); the kitchen feels bigger than the pictures but be prepared - the front two bedrooms are comfortable but quite small. The third bedroom in the back is much larger, but has the room a/c and has many windows (plus a frosted window from a bathroom) so is much less private (there were just two of us, so we only used this room while packing & unpacking).

The central A/C and room A/C worked very well, in fact the house felt cold when we arrived and we had to turn the A/C down. We really enjoyed having the extra space of the two living rooms (usually spending time in the front room as it was cooler). The house is located just north of downtown St Petersburg, and is convenient to both 4th & 9th (MLK) streets. This trip included a few side trips to Disney, roughly 75-80 minutes away.

The bathrooms make the most of the small size; water pressure was an issue on the kitchen faucet (the owner is aware and fixing). Speaking of the owner, Joe was fantastic - helping with a glitch in getting in when we arrived (the lockbox was cranky - pretty sure we fixed it though so shouldn't be an ongoing issue) and then again when we were chased out a day early by Hurricane Irma. The neighbors were friendly and outgoing (including a neighborhood cat who visited the front lawn). Parking is on the street across from the house, which is not my favorite but is very common to this area; we did not have any issues finding a space out of the way of others. We did not make use of the hot tub.

All told we had a wonderful visit (minus the hurricane) and would not hesitate to stay at Casa Verde again (and will since my mother and sister live right down the road!)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family visiting for Wedding.

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice property and the owner was very helpful and kind. I rented the place to host my family who came from Arizona for my wedding. The backyard is beautiful and the accommodations are top notch. We will definitely rent again. For the next family visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Salvador Dali Museum
Sunken Gardens
"Beautiful gardens minutes from Casa Verde Florida."
Central Arts District
Vinoy Park
"Great family park on the Tampa Bay waterfront."
Red Mesa Cantina
Taco Bus
Moon Under Water
North Straub Park
Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill
Z Grille
Paciugo
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Renaissance Vinoy Gulf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Mesa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
North Shore Park
Car: recommended

St. Petersburg, Historic Old Northeast

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Raquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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