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Jennifer & Brian

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Quaint Downtown Cottage With Courtyard In Historic Old Northeast St. Petersburg

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer & Brian (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Jennifer & Brian

Hi! We've lived in Florida for the past 15 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 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)
Quaint Downtown Cottage With Courtyard In Historic Old Northeast St. Petersburg
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Fantastic little cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as described and more!

We were there three nights and it felt like home immediately. Clean and attractively furnished with neat little touches here and there. The owners really want guests to want for nothing and it shows!

The owners were wonderful! Happy to make dining or activity suggestions so that we could enjoy their beautiful neighborhood and city. We are frequent visitors to the area and loved how accessible everything is from the cottage. The beach, shops, restaurants and museums are all within walking distance.

We cannot wait until our next trip back to St. Petersburg so that we can stay in the cottage. Thanks, Brian and Jennifer! :)

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your time here and everything met your expectations. We enjoy making it available for others to enjoy. We look forward to having you back in December!
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Everything was done with great care to give their guests a happy experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cottage in March 2016. It was exceptionally clean and had a lovely cozy décor that made

us feel right at home. We loved the king sized bed! The cottage is close to everything and we enjoyed our walks

around the friendly neighborhood. It was nice meeting Jennifer & Brian - they were eager to help. They had thought

of everything including the little porch light that welcomed us when we returned to the cottage each evening. We

hope to stay there again. All the best, David & Marcia

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David & Marcia, It was a pleasure meeting you both! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here and I was disappointed I didn't have dates left for your trip here next year! I will certainly call you if someone cancels. Sincerely, Jennifer & Brian
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  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, manicured, overly well stocked for any/all contingency needs, & perfect location for Bayside St Pete access to everything. Super cozy high-grade bungalow that split the travel distance between grand-kids Tampa & US Olympic Rowing trials & friends in Sarasota. The "ultra-cozy MEGABED" (about which EVERYONE comments/raves!!) deserves to be rented on its own merit & clearly defines the quality of entire cottage. Can't wait to return for a week-long stay next year!! "Check-in" Robin was awesome & neighbor Stacy was such a gem!! J&B, thanks for taking such good care of us, sincerely Rick & Amy.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rick & Amy, I'm sorry I wasn't around to meet you in person but enjoyed speaking with you both on the phone! Hope to meet you next time you are here. So glad you were happy with the accommodations! We aim to please! Have a great summer! Warm regards, Jen & Brian
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Perfect in everyway!!

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer and Brians cottage is the perfect place for a getaway. My daughter, her friend and I stayed for 4 nights during Spring Break and we loved it! We decided it is our new favorite vacation spot and cannot wait to return. The location was perfect! Very close to the amazing downtown St. Pete area where there is an abundance of things to do. WE definitely did not have enough time to enjoy everything available in the area. Amazing restaurants, shopping, beaches and museums. Just a perfect getaway. I would highly recommend visiting the Sundial Shopping area in downtown and you must visit Locale at least once while in St. Pete. Jennifer was wonderful about recommending things to do, places to see and places to eat.

The cottage itself is lovely. The perfect place to relax and enjoy! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tami, I'm so glad you and the girls had a great time! I'm looking forward to having you back and being able to meet you in person. Sorry I missed you this visit! Warm regards, Jennifer
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Cozy Cottage, Calming, Convenient and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The review title really says it all - Cozy Cottage, Calming, Convenient and Clean. All things that a vacationing family desires.

The cottage is located in backyard of the owner's home - in this area this is common. However the way the property and yard are designed there is not a privacy issue. There is a patio table with umbrella just outside the small front porch. When you walk in the cottage the first thing I noticed was the color of the walls - such a calm shade of blue. They have great taste in furniture and decor. The bed was comfortable. Cable TV. We went to the beach by the bay a couple of blocks away and the property owner let us use their beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. We walked to the downtown area every day. The time away was wonderful and the accommodations added to the trip. Thank you Jennifer and Bryan for providing such a wonderful retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome! It was nice to meet you both. I appreciate you commenting on the privacy afforded to you. We are very cognizant of that. We are often away from the property or hanging out on the patio all the way in the front of the property. We like to make ourselves available for any questions but err on the side of privacy for our guests. Thanks for choosing our cottage for your vacation.
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A Gem in St Petersburg!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in St. Petersburg, this cottage fits the bill. From the minute we arrived, Jennifer and Brian made us feel welcome and right at home. The home was immaculate, well equipped with everything we needed, and in the perfect location! We were busy the entire time, with so much to see and do within walking distance or a short drive. When Jennifer and Brian heard we were going out for a beach day, they generously offered chairs, umbrella and a cooler. This was our first visit to St. Pete so they were also helpful with information about the best local happenings and their favorite restaurants. We can't wait to go back, it truly felt like a home away from home. Thanks Jennifer and Brian!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome. Brian and I enjoyed chatting with you both and learning about the city you reside in! You sure were busy during your stay. Hope to see you again so you can enjoy the things you were unable to get to on your vacation. There's plenty to do and see here and impossible to do on one trip. Have a great spring and summer!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Northeast Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mangrove Bay Golf Course
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. The list goes on and on.


Rates & Availability

Historic Old Northeast Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
May 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2016/2017
Dec 11 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Historic Old Northeast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
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

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