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Joe Piacenza

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

85 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

St Petersburg Area House Rental Photos and Description

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

***Spontaneous Traveler SPECIAL** If you book less than 14 days of your arrival take 20% off the regular price!!

--Please feel free to read all of our wonderful reviews!!

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joe Piacenza (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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 St Petersburg Area

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 85 traveler reviews

Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde
average rating of 4.847059 based on 85 reviews
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Home away feel and clean.

  • 4 of 5

We had to find a place to accommodate 4 adults and 3 young children while in Florida for a wedding. This cozy and charming bungalow was perfect. The seperate living areas were perfect for my husband and I and my grandparents. The kids loved the toys and books that are provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nice house but has only off street parking

  • 4 of 5

We had to make a quick trip down to Florida due to a family emergency. They were very accommodating with the down payment (since this was last minute). My only big issue was with the check in process. We were given all the information ahead of time but when we entered the code on the lock-box it opened with no key. This did get me very anxious and nervous. We had been in the car for 17 hours and we were all very tired. I called with no answer and texted with no answer... then called again and texted again. As we waited for a call back we looked around the backyard and found a spare key. I did get a call about a half hour later and told her our issue. She was very apologetic and after this we had no other problems. Very cute home with A LOT of space for everyone (4 adults and 1 teen). There were a lot of places nearby (grocery and restaurants). Highly recommend El Cap.... the chef was very friendly. Applebee's is within walking distance. As stated above, you do have to park on the street, which is a pain. But we had no issues parking right in front of the home.. Thank you again for helping us have a place to stay on such short notice.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy bungalow get away!!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I needed a place to stay for my daughter and son-n-laws wedding. We found Joe Piacenza's home here in St. Petersburg and thought it would fit our needs perfectly. It is nicely located, and close to everything. It was a nice neighborhood as well, very quiet and peaceful. What few problems we did encounter with the home, Joe was quick to get it worked out and our stay over all was wonderful. The home is the perfect layout for families. The property was clean and well kept. My daughter took me sky diving at Jump Florida Skydiving, I had a blast and would highly recommend this company to anyone, they were great, and what better way to see Florida than from 14,000 feet in the air, jumping out of a plane. We highly recommend Frenchys Rockaway grill, the grouper sandwich is to die for. Its a bit of a drive but we eat at that restaurant every time we come. Go in the evening so you can watch the beautiful sunsets. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to vacation in the area, and am sure we will consider it again should we look at needing another place in the future. Thanks Joe for helping to make our daughters wedding a very memorable time.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Verde. The street is quiet while still being relatively close to stores and restaurants. My favorite things about Casa Verde is definitely the backyard with its hot tub and beautiful landscaping. The house is spacious and accommodated us and our dog Vinnie perfectly. Joe was friendly and accommodating. My experience in booking with Joe went smoothly and I definitely would like to return to Casa Verde again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great place! Convenient and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Cases Verde was just what we were hoping for-convenient and clean, and Joe was very helpful throughout. It was perfect for our family of 7!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice and clean, easily accommodated all 7 of us! We were down for a graduation and Joe approved an early check-in for us since we arrived early in the morning. All was wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

St Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$120
$699
$2,100
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$89
$599
$1,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$105
$690
$1,900
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$899
$2,800
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$699
$2,100
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$89
$599
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$899
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Petersburg Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
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
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
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

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