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Walk to Water & Downtown from Historic Old North East Cottage in St. Petersburg

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Super clean and extremely comfortable cottage with outdoor space to enjoy!

Please inquire for all seasonal rates.

Walk everywhere from this 1 king sized bedroom adorable cottage!

Just 6 short blocks from Downtown and 5 short blocks from the Waterfront!

Come relax for a week or longer in our 750 Sq. ft. cottage. With its’ tastefully chosen coastal décor you are sure to enjoy a pleasurable vacation. This cottage features a king size bed with a high quality and comfortable mattress and luxury 100% cotton linens, a full size pull out sofa in the living room and a large eat in kitchen fully equipped to prepare meals at home. The bathroom features a tub/shower. It has hardwood and tile floors throughout plus a full size washer and dryer. It has central heat/AC. There are 2 flat screen TV's (one in living room and one in bedroom) with cable and WiFi also included. For outdoor living space you will enjoy an enclosed courtyard, a porch and a patio providing ample seating. There is a grill for your use.

Downtown St. Petersburg is a vibrant waterfront city with a lot to offer for all ages! This is a perfect location for people who want a large choice of activities all within walking distance of their accommodations. There is 7 miles of waterfront parks, a small sandy white beach, a few playgrounds and a Marina, perfect for walking, biking, jogging, lounging, boating, kayaking and dolphin watching. You can rent a boat or kayak at the Vinoy Yacht Basin. You will also find many concerts and festivals during the year throughout the waterfront parks.

A short walk to downtown, or catch the Downtown Looper Trolley at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Hotel, and enjoy an array of fun including shopping, dining and nightlife. Shopping is very diverse, appealing to varying tastes, from specialty shops on trendy Beach Drive to eclectic vintage and antique shops on Central Ave. in the Grand Central District. Restaurants are just as diverse offering upscale and outside patio dining on Beach Dr., with a European feel, to innovative cafes, also including patio dining, along Central Ave. and throughout the city. Nightlife includes live music & concerts, swanky lounges & posh nightclubs, plus a large selection of pubs specializing in craft beers. Or enjoy sitting in one of the many espresso and chocolate bars. There’s also a large farmer's market, Tropicana Field (home of the Ray's Major League Baseball Team), live performances at Mahaffey Theatre, movies (19 plus IMAX), museums and art galleries including the Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, just to name a few. Also within walking distance is the North Shore Aquatic Complex and tennis courts. A public golf course is 4 miles away or choose the private Vinoy Golf Course up the street. Segway rentals and horse drawn carriages are other fun options to explore this amazing city!

There’s always something happening in downtown St. Pete. All year long, St. Petersburg hosts hundreds of events in its' downtown facilities and waterfront parks, ranging from food festivals to street concerts and art festivals to the action packed Firestone Grand Prix. Gulf Beaches are a short drive or Trolley ride away, including top rated in the U.S, 600-acre Fort DeSoto Park. Bush Gardens and Adventure Island are about 40 minutes and Disney World is less than an hour and a half away.

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Jennifer & Brian
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Jennifer & Brian

Hi! We've lived in Florida for the past 16 years having moved here from Newport, RI. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's of Science in Consumer Affairs. I've worked in Real Estate, Social Services and Staffing/Recruiting. I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, reading, cooking and going to the beach! My husband, Brian, is a Mechanical Engineer. He graduated from the University of South Florida. He enjoys bike riding, boating, ping pong, all things related to cars & working on his inventions!

Jennifer & Brian purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jennifer & Brian chose St Petersburg

My husband and I bought this property because we love the 'old world' charm of the neighborhood with its' brick streets and architecture. The neighborhood is filled with Craftsman style homes as well as Tudors, Mediterranean Revivals, Colonials, American Four Squares and others. We love that we can walk to our favorite restaurants, shops and entertainment! This neighborhood is like a New England town with Palm Trees and without the cold weather!

What makes this cottage unique

This is a single level cottage so there won't be any stairs to navigate except 2 steps onto the front porch. There is a private parking spot behind the cottage. It has central AC/Heat (no window shakers)! Easy walk to downtown and the waterfront with it's own small beach! You'll also enjoy a private washer/dryer right in the cottage. A horse drawn carriage can pick you up right at the cottage door (a unique benefit to this neighborhood) and tour you around the neighborhood and/or take you downtown and drop you off at dinner! So fun!


Historic Old Northeast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large bedroom with plenty of storage to include a full sized closet, a good sized dresser and 2 bedside tables with drawers for storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Walk to Water & Downtown from Historic Old North East Cottage in St. Petersburg
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Great Host! Very clean and comfortable and cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, quiet eighborhood and close to all beautiful St. Pete has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, It was nice meeting you! Good luck with your new plans. Thank you for picking our cottage for your stay this time. Sincerely, Jennifer
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Quaint and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 8-year old corgi mix and I enjoyed 10 days at Jennifer and Brian's charming cottage in Historic Old Northeast. The cottage was ideal for us to walk to Downtown (10 minutes), the many parks (7 minutes) and the waterfront (8 minutes). We could sightsee all day and return home to relax on the front porch while grilling out and savoring the peaceful setting. The neighborhood is very quiet, safe, friendly and easy walking. It is a great location to walk your dog to the dog park or around the neighborhood. The cottage is well equipped (we cooked in many times), the bed is very comfortable and the wifi/tv/electronics work great. I would highly recommend staying here. I think the hosts have thought of everything to make people comfortable. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristin & Fred, Thank you for choosing our cottage for your vacation. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. I appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. The cottage was in such great shape after your stay so thank you for that as well! I wouldn't have even known you had a dog! Also, loved your write up in the guest book. Lots of great ideas for future guests. I think you also gave us an idea or two. So much to do here! You are all welcome back anytime! Sincerely, Jennifer
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Repeat Guests

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay with Jennifer and Brian. Great hosts and great location! You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you booking with us again and hope to see you next year!
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Perfect, private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this one-bedroom cottage in St. Petersburg's NE area. It is perfectly located, totally quiet and private. Jennifer and Brian are warm hosts who have gone to get lengths to make sure their guests are totally provided for. The cottage has everything you need for a wonderful stay. No need to worry about the accommodation's when staying here. The water, parks, walking paths, downtown, trolley, restaurants, and nightlife are a few blocks away. We loved walking to the Black Crow Coffee house each morning to start our day. Can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lise & Robert, Thanks so much for choosing our cottage. I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you your first day. I'm glad to hear you had a great time. Please come see us again sometime! Sincerely, Jennifer
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Waldorf, MD

A nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay when visiting downtown St. Pete and the surrounding beaches, very close to everything and within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops downtown. Clean, cozy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, Thanks for booking with us and taking the time to write a review! Sorry I missed meeting you. Good luck with your move! Sincerely, Jennifer
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Hartford, CT

Quiet Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable enjoyable stay. The cottage was as billed. While fairly small, you do not feel cramped and there was plenty of room for the two of us. Everything was clean, plenty of everything we needed. Kitchen was fully stocked for the two of us and while not large, enough space to prepare meals and eat in. Bed was comfortable, and bedroom had plenty of storage space for us. While a little of a walk (8-9 blocks) to the restaurants and shops of downtown, it was pleasant, and you always feel safe in this great neighborhood. My wife really appreciated the central AC! Jennifer was great. I call it northern hospitality in the south. Always friendly and available if we needed, but never in your face. Nice. Waterfront and city parks 3-4 blocks away make great places for walks, runs or biking day or night.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our cottage for your stay. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. Also, thank you for running the laundry prior to your departure although that is never required! I hope your trip home was well and you are settling back in. Just to clarify, downtown starts 6 blocks from our street on 5th Ave/Beach Dr. Although if you head east first towards the water and then head south to town it certainly could add up to 8-9 blocks. I'm glad you mentioned this so I can highlight the shortest route for future guests in the welcome book. Please come stay with us again sometime! Kind regards, Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Northeast Tavern
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Vine Basin takes you to Tampa
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mangrove Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Amtrak at Union Station in Tampa
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
North Shore Beach

St. Petersburg is the largest city in Pinellas County offering the most diverse attractions out of the entire area. The Historic Old Northeast is a quiet neighborhood to enjoy after a full day and night of non stop fun just 6 blocks away in downtown St. Petersburg! When you are ready to take a day off to relax at the cottage, you will enjoy the fully enclosed private courtyard with plenty of patio furniture and a grill. The best restaurants in the area are in Downtown St. Petersburg. The city also offers many museums, a couple of live theaters, 2 small beaches, tons of independent shops, a huge art scene, the best nightlife in the area, and a ton of sport options from Professional Baseball games and Soccer games to lawn bowling and volleyball! To top it off St. Petersburg offers countless festivals, live free concerts (Florida orchestra), movies in the park, segway tours, horse and carriage tours, ghost tours, the largest Farmer's Market in the State. There's a new ferry downtown that takes you to Tampa. We also have a bike share program with 300 bikes at 30 hubs available. The list goes on and on.


Rates & Availability

Historic Old Northeast Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016/2017
Dec 11 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017/2018
Dec 17 2017 - May 19 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

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