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Delightful, Historic Spanish Triplex: Steps From Pass-a-grille Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Middle, two story apartment in the lovely Spanish Triplex

This is your fantastic beach getaway!

Our lovely pink Spanish stucco tri-plex is on quiet residential street that ends in one block at the beautiful sands of Pass-a-Grille beach. Enter through the arched courtyard past hibiscus, jasmine and tropical flowers. Inside, the 1920's Floridian beach decor has been tastefully updated with new fabrics & paint. There are of course modern updates: Cable Internet (wired & WiFi), cable connected flat screen TVs w/Blu Ray, optional phone w/free US & Canada calls, washer, dryer, and dishwasher. Towels and sheets are constantly upgraded, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and toys are provided. Out back, each unit has a private garden patio with gas grill, table & chairs, and wicker lounge. At night the gardens are tastefully lite by strings of white and colored lights.

One block away are 3 restaurants, a great deli, a bar w/music & a grocery store; convenient, yet still peaceful and quiet. A ten-minute walk down the beach in one direction brings you to the Don Cesar Hotel and in the other, the downtown area of Pass-a-Grille. Yet you are away from all the high-rise noise and bustle of St Pete Beach.

The tri-plex is made up of three units, middle and two end apartments:

Inside the middle unit, the top floor is one large bedroom and tiled bath with a shower, a balcony, and French doors on both ends. There is a small alcove with a twin bed separated by curtains from the main room. The bedroom is tastefully decorated with attractive coverings for the king-sized bed and has a bright and open feeling with views of the tropical landscaping. A washer and dryer are also on this floor.

The downstairs consists of a front room which can be made into a private bedroom with a state of the art foam sofa bed, a newly remodeled, gorgeous kitchen with tile counters and walls, a living room with a pull-out queen-size sofa, bathroom with shower, and dining area which seats four. The floors are all Mexican tile with Oriental carpets. French doors lead to an amazing garden of banana, bird of paradise, jasmine and bamboo plants surrounding the paved patio with large decorative wicker table and chairs and a gas grill.

We are known as pass-a-grillerentals com where we have much more information, our most up to date calendar, and many more pictures.

More Details

Property Manager
Leslie Hollweg
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Leslie Hollweg

Years ago our parents came to the St. Pete area to enjoy the Floridian respite from the Wisconsin Winters. Over the years, as each of us started spending more and more time in the area, we started looking for places of our own to stay.

We have found interesting properties that offer a quiet and relaxing pace. Each of our properties has been our own vacation home. They are all unique. Most reflect the cozy and relaxed beach atmosphere of the 1920's - 1940's.

Over the years we have gradually upgraded them while maintaining their historic nature. Of course with a family that includes an architect (dad), interior designers, gardeners, and, most importantly, handymen, we have upgraded our places and continue to maintain them ourselves with pride. Our emphasis has been to preserve the feel and historic aspects of the properties while modernizing the inside facilities.

Reflecting our interests in tropical fruits and spices, our gardens tend to be more out of the ordinary. We have exotic tropical and subtropical fruits, spices, and flowers. Look around and you may find our vanilla orchids, lychees, longans, lemon grass, cinnamon, passion fruit, pomegranate, kaffir lime, and macadamia along more traditional citrus and bananas. For flowering trees we have ylang ylang, michela alba, jacaranda, and royal poinciana along with the more usual fragipani, hisbiscus, jasmine, gardinas, oleanders, bird-of-paradise, and bougainvilla. Consequently, our gardens are not the trimmed and manicured standard of fancy Floridian estates.

Leslie Hollweg purchased this house in 1996

Why Leslie Hollweg chose St Pete Beach

Come stay with us and you will know why we have picked this lovely Spanish style home/

What makes this house unique

As we explore and sample the area, we learn about those special places to enjoy and visit. We also learn what NOT to do and where NOT to eat. Each of our units has a guidebook that we have personally developed over the years with maps, restaurant menus and recommendations, and places to fish, shop, bird watch, walk, bike, and explore. We are constantly adding and updating the guidebooks. We welcome and appreciate our guests suggestions and contributions to these guidebooks. Great fun. It gives us a great excuse to go out to eat!

We hope you enjoy our cottages. We're looking forward to meeting you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Leslie, it was a lovely stay! The unit was very clean and comfortable, patio lush and private, and just steps to a gorgeous beach with spectacular sunsets. I rented a bike for the week and rode around the quaint Pass-a-Grille streets, north to John's Pass, and south a couple of times to the absolutely stunning beaches of Fort Desoto Park. Bike routes were good, generally flat with dedicated lanes and off road trails to get you where you were going. I look forward to staying and exploring again in the near future!

PS. Feel free to use as a recommendation.
Jun 2014
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Pass-a-Grille Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled 2nd Floor, Master bath with washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New downstairs bathroom with European shower
  • The new bathroom near the main entrance has an open European style accessible shower with tiles and modern fixtures. The upstairs bathroom has an interesting design and tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The pull out high-end foam sofa bed is amazingly comfortable
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin bed is under the eaves in a small alcove off bedroom
  • The access to the second floor bedroom is via a new staircase with 2 landings. This second floor grand bedroom has views on all 4 sides with French doors on either end. A king size bed give you plenty of space to stretch out. The master bath is bright with beautiful tiles and a shower. There is a deck off the bedroom with views of the jungle canopy and beyond. An overhead fan reduces the need for the central AC. The bedroom has huge closets, modern furniture, and a beach motif to enjoy when not watching the TV. A sleeper sofa with a new memory foam mattress in the front living room downstairs can provide extra sleeping space. Of course fine linens and plush towels are provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Delightful, Historic Spanish Triplex: Steps From Pass-a-grille Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews
Merrimac, MA

Wonderful spot to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Leslie has everything perfectly arranged at the Spanish triplex. The house clean and inviting and very comfortable! My husband and two (teenage) kids just loved the place; there was every home comfort waiting for us. Just a stones throw from the beach it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gorgeous spot that Pass-a-grille is!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time in Pass a Grille

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in 2 of the units during the past week. Leslie , Allison and Christine are delightful to work with and very helpful. We have stayed at Leslie's house many times and it is always perfect. The location, proximity to beach and Shaners deli is excellent. The beach is only steps away.The house is always being updated and in excellent condition. Thank you Leslie for always being so Gracious! Mike McF.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Quaint

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the centre unit suitable for 5 people and it was perfect in every way.

The location is amazing just minutes from the sea shore.

The home had everything imaginable to be comfortable so all you need are your clothes and some food and you are ready to go.

Christine who cleans and takes care of the house does an excellent job and makes the place spotless.

The house has literally everything your home would have. Washer and dryer, all of the cleaning elements including laundry and dish detergent,

The cupboards are equipped with spices and every cooking utensil.

We all wished we could hace stayed for a much longer time and will certainly do so in the future..

There is a lovely grocery store only 1 block away that has fresh meats, fish, vegetables and everything you could want on a holiday.

Thank you to the owners for being so thoughtful in providing such a welcoming home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Christine said you went out of your way to start the laundry which was a great help to her. We really appreciate that considerate action. We would love to have you back! Regards, Leslie
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Great little beach house to experience Pass-A-Grille...........

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Leslie was terrific to work with. Met us at the house, gave us a tour and provided lots of suggestions on area restaurants and activities. Use of the beach umbrella, chairs and kids toys were a huge plus for us. Less than a block's walk right down to great stretch of beach. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Proximity to the ocean is great. Probably a 1 minute walk.

  • 3 of 5

The property was very clean and well maintained. I will admit that I somehow envisioned the home to be more updated than it is. While it was not an issue for myself and the wife, if you plan on cooking meals in the house, there is no dishwasher (I knew that beforehand). We always ate our meals out, so I found no need to cook. The air conditioning was very sufficient for some very warm and humid days. This property is a good size for two or maybe three guests tops.

I was concerned about parking, but that was unfounded. The owner provides a parking pass which allows you to leave your car on the street. I thought that the street would load up with parking, but it did not.

The quick walk to the ocean reveals a fantastic beach. Water was warm and a seashell collectors dream.

Nothing related to the property, but potential renters should note that Pass a Grill beach is pretty much deserted and commercially undeveloped. Great if you want the beach to yourself (like I do), not so good if you're looking for beach bars with live music, shopping, restaurants, happy hours etc. There are some local eateries close by, but the "big" resorts with the serious amenities are a mile or two north of Pass a Grill on St Petes Beach. We found ourselves driving to this area to dine, shop and drink adult beverages. There is very little of this activity on Pass a Grill.

The other good news is that the street where this property is located is a one way street that dead ends at the beach, so there is virtually no street traffic. It's quiet and well located. There was quite a bit of road construction on the main street, but I never heard it. The queen bed is firm and comfortable. The property also has all the beach toys like umbrellas, boogie boards, beach chairs provided.

There is one really cool old-style Italian eatery about 2 minutes away. I think it's called Gennaros? Where we live, very little authentic Italian food available. There is also a little deli/2 aisle grocery next door which makes excellent sandwiches to go

called Shaners. If you plan on grilling, this property has a gas grill available, and Shaners has a great selection of butcher quality chicken, beef and pork.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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97422 Schweinfurt, Deutschland

Relaxing Pass-a-grille vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved the closeness to the beach and the quiet neighborhood.

The appartment had everything we needed, and sitting outside under those palm tress was magnificient.

Leslie, the owner, was very sweet and caring. She even brought us a fishing rod.

I would have prefered wooden floors in the bedroom, but if we would come back to Florida, we definetely would stay in this Tri-plex again - no matter what.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Middle Grounds Grill
Caddy's on the Beach
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Tampa or St Petersburg/Clearwater
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Sea Critters, The Warfe
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Ft DeSoto Ferry to Eggmont Key
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Isla De Sol
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pinellas Bayway
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Gennaro's Italian Rest, Sea Critters, The Warfe
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Pass-a-Grille Beach
Car: not necessary

Pass-a-Grille, a barrier island community that lies on the southern tip of St. Pete Beach, is bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by Boca Ciega Bay. A charming, historic town that was one of the earliest settlements on the coast started as a fishing village. Some say the name came from the sight of fishermen grilling their catch on the beach as boats passed by.

Pass-a-Grille still maintains the pleasant laid-back feel of the beach communities developed in the early 1900's. Strict zoning has avoided the intrusion of the high rise beach condos that plague the rest of the Gulf Coast.

Its quaint downtown and brightly colored cottages are reminiscent of artist's colonies. Today, its galleries, restaurants and B & B's draw Floridians and visitors from all over the world.

Considered one of the most pleasing beaches in the area, Pass-a-Grille has fine white sand and shells backed by waving dunes of sea oats and palms protecting the colorful cottages from nature's fury. The gradual drop-off of the firm sand into the low waves makes for safe swimming for kids and miles of excellent walking or jogging at sunrise or sunset.

A fifteen minute walk up the beach is the great Don Cesar Hotel with its old time elegance and its coral wedding cake architecture. It's great destination for a thirst quenching drink or an elegant lunch. A ten minute walk south is the historic 8th Avenue with small elegant shops, boats for fishing, shelling and trips around the area. A highlight is the beach front cafe with casual food and music at sunset.

As the evening approaches, join the quiet migration down to the beach to reflect on the day and watch the sun set on over the Gulf, perchance to catch the green flash.

The beach access walkway is just a block down the street. One block away in the other direction is the bay and the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club.


Rates & Availability

Pass-a-Grille Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 16 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.

1 Parking pass for street parking is provided. It must be returned for the use of the next guest. Additional parking may be available on the bay end of the street.. This is normally a quiet neighborhood. Loud music and noises should be kept to a minimum. Quiet time should begin by 9:30PM to respect the neighbors.

Additional daytime guests are limited to 4 people. If the number of guests exceeds the number agreed upon
in the reservation, the renter will be asked to vacate the property immediately without any refund.

Either or both of the end units can be rented simultaneously. See pagrentcom for availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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