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Lisa M Charest

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Redone House- Wifi, cable & 2 personal bikes -patio view of water-Steps to beach

15 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Overview

Pass-a-Grille Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Queen Bed New Kitchen and Bath just steps to 8 miles of white powder white beach

Completely redone bright, airy, clean and updated home that includes new furniture & a great breakfast bar with stools a kitchen table. It has brand new appliances and new Kitchen and Bath, with new tiled floors and pebble floor shower, inviting paint and trim with modern furnishings with craftsman style charm.

Palm trees abound on this property with your a patio area, Weber gas grill and outside shower for your use! There is peace of mind in a restful setting complete with soothing sunsets, shells and birds galore!

I try my best to make the vacation great for you. Your stay means a lot to me I want to make it as perfect as it can be! This house also sleeps only up to 3 people- its best for 2 but will work with 4 there just wont be a lot of walking room when the pull-out bed is down so you would want to put it up each morning.

TIP: watch the video to get an idea of the neighborhood.

Patio porch is equipped with a BBQ & sitting area with outside fan to keep you cool. Two personal cruiser adult bikes are just for your use anytime- with a basket and a bike lock!

((**Please only request days that are available in the Calendar of this house. Also, I do have a 5 night minimum for dates greater than 30 days away. Three weeks from current date, I do discount open days- but please request that I am unable to alter the price for short term openings in VRBO/Vacation Rentals. Also if you are looking to fill dates between two bookings I may be able to offer a discount for that as well so please ask. It is a quiet area meant for relaxing and not meant for parties or gatherings so I typically will not allow weddings etc unless the whole property is booked*)).

There are awesome restaurants are just a few walking blocks away and Shaner's (voted best on the beaches for years!) Gourmet Deli has freshly caught fish, marinated meat, steaks, rubs for fish, poultry and veggies to get all your groceries & its within walking distance! It is the perfect place to relax have a great BBQ or go fishing just off the seawall at the end of the street..

Please call me if you have questions. The bedroom features a queen bed with plenty of drawer space and in the living-room the couch is a comfortable sleeper Queen.

Refund Policy:

If notified 6 weeks prior to arrival then full refund less $100 in administrative fees

If notified after the 6 weeks prior to arrival period then refund on any time rented less $100 in administrative fees. The VRBO service fee, which is paid in the initial payment, is not refundable. (Refund checks to be sent after the new tenant stay has been completed)

Blocks away- Rent a boat, go shelling on the beach, Water sports, fishing, nearby golf and tennis. Minutes from shopping, Museums, entertainment and nightlife for a satisfying St Petersburg Beach vacation

Local museums include the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History and Great Explorations Hands On Museum.

Many local galleries and performing arts centers. Admire the works at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery or the Arts Center. Catch a performance by the Florida Orchestra, a Broadway play or contemporary performances at the Mahaffey Theater for Performing Arts. Other productions can be seen at American Stage, Little Theater, Palladium Theater, and the Coliseum.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa M Charest (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Lisa M Charest

I practice industrial/organizational psychology, work as a mediator and teach Psychology at a local college. I have a wonderful daughter who helps me when she has time from her studies. I take pride in decorating and trying to make the house perfect for you. I know how important a vacation is and really do my best to make sure you can have a great time! I have hand selected (with my daughters help in many cases) all of the items in the house and hope you enjoy the tasteful decorating and smooth layout!

Lisa M Charest purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Lisa M Charest chose St Pete Beach

This property was where I grew up! It has been annual rentals then I began updating the property and making it for vacationers! This area is paradise and it is wonderful to own a small part of an island!

What makes this cottage unique

Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Tampa Bay, Pass-a -Grille Beach is a gem with water and white sand beach everywhere in an underdeveloped little island. There are ten restaurants that are enticing, yummy and only a few blocks away. Cute shops and boutiques run along 8th Ave, the smallest downtown in the US which is perfect for strolling. Pass a Grille Beach is mostly a residential beach- It is perfect for a life made for walking, relaxing, cycling or swimming. The beach house is only a few steps from our beach trolley stop and the trolley can take you to wherever you want to go.. or you can just stay, enjoy the water, the sea grapes and the local restaurants as they entice all who come to this area and above all enjoy the sunset that has made St Pete Beach & Pass a Grille the 'sunset capital of FL'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A GoodBye note- We will miss our beautiful beach house and beautiful Pass-a- Grille! Already we are looking forward to next year; thanks for everything. Lisa, you are an amazing landlord.
Jan 2013
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Reviews

4.5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Redone House- Wifi, cable & 2 personal bikes -patio view of water-Steps to beach
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 16 reviews
5

Quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

It was so close to the beach and what a clean beautiful beach it was perfect. The place was clean, comfortable and quiet. My husband and I had everything we needed. Thanks Lisa for your hospitality. We look forward to comming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location, clean and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We love the Starfish! It's small but there are just the two of us. We have stayed in various of Lisa's properties and each one is unique, beautiful and fun. My husband and I start jonesing for Pass a Grille every year right after Christmas and treasure our time there. We were missing our beach towels this year and a wonderful and sweet helper showed up right away with beach towels and bulbs to change a light. When we arrived there were some supplies to get us started and we had a great time. The kitchen has everything that we needed to prepare simple meals although we tend to eat out - some of our favorites include the Sea Horse for breakfast, Brass Monkey for the sunsets and the Bleu Steak Salads, in Tampa: Ulele and the Columbia both owned by the Gonzmarts, in Cortez The Star Fish Company (a little bit of a drive but worth it), Cassis in St. Petersburg, Carino's by Treasure Island, The Pearl in St. Petersburg and the Black Palm over in Pasadena - all delicious - there are many restaurants in Pass a Grille, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area - find your own favorites. The beach is steps away and we enjoy our walks in the morning. The beach is clean and because of limited parking it doesn't seem to get crowded. This year I took advantage of a 6 mile running loop around Pass a Grille and into Vina del Mar on the other side of the bridge while my husband rode around on the bike provided. We feel very safe in the community walking around at any time. The sunsets are beautiful every day - truly treasures. Although we always rent a car we can see how it's possible to do without one since everything is readily available and there are trolleys to leave Pass a Grille itself to go exploring. We love going to Pass a Grille and staying with Lisa - we will be returning next year barring any unforeseen circumstances - Thanks Lisa!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute house steps from the water!

  • 5 of 5

StarFish house was beautifully decorated and steps to the beach. The shared patio was perfect for coffee and to see the bay (intercoastal?) in the morning as the sun rose. The beach was just a short walk away to the west, easy to go for a bit and then come back for a nap before heading back out to enjoy it more before the sun set off to the west. Lisa has made it homey and comfortable, a wonderful blend of history and modern conveniences. She gave a lot of great info to help start the visit well. It was perfect for two and we will be back, maybe to stay in the larger house next door with family!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good for folks with children only-don't expect peace and quiet

  • 2 of 5

The location of this property is excellent, it's situated steps from the beach. It's a cheap rental, you will get what you pay for. It's clean, and has basic amenities. It's basically a mother in law suite that is part of what feels like a communal rental. So expect other renters to be very much in your personal space, coming and going at all hours of the night, triggering the very bright lights right outside of the suite. All the other renters had very loud, very poorly behaved children at the time of our rental (which of course does not reflect on our landlady), but just be aware that this is NOT a place to really relax. A couple of absurdly uncomfortable beach chairs were included with the rental, so if you stay here, try to bring your own. Also, bring change, because apparently since this is such a cheap rental, you have to use the coin operated washer/dryer behind the suite if you need to do some laundry. We, personally, would not stay here again. The location is not worth the noise.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review has taken me by surprise; I was never made aware of any issues, Out of 13 reviews on this site and numerous other positive ones on other sites there is bound one bad review; (as much as it pains me to read it). Had I known I would have been able to immediately solve all of these issue. 1.The lights can be turned off with a switch on the wall. 2. The beach chairs I supply are quality brand 3 or 5 position chairs-that run about $50 per chair RIO style or similar brand 3. I simply would have talked with the childrens parents about the noise The house is a simple small one bedroom original beach bungalow house it is not a Lowes, Omni , or Mandarin Oriental. I try my best to make it perfect. Everything is done with a lot of thought, care & heart I have personally hand picked the items in this house as well as designed it. Certainly all others who have stayed here have had some great experiences. NOTE- this is not typically a kids location (because there is no pool- on-sight) so as much as I love kids the normal renters are typically singles or couples. Noise from children could happen anywhere- if I had known there were issues I would have been able to handle the problems immediately. I wish this renter the best of luck in the future finding her special place.
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4

Very good.

  • 4 of 5

A charming property ideally located close to all amenities. We enjoyed the common areas to,meet other guests. Interior was very clean, with a comfortable bed. Everything worked. Had good meals in every local restaurant. Will recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

This is the first time we stayed at the Starfish. It was very clean and newly decorated. It seemed as though it was really thought out on the things you need but forgot to get. I love Pass a Grille I grew up here. It looked the same as it did long ago. Lisa prepared a nice information book. Well organized, to catch up on the area's restaurants, attractions, We did not get a chance to use the bikes nor the grill as visiting family in the area took us away, all was available. My wife and I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
PIE or TPA
Nearest Barpub
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Nearest Train
20 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
275
Nearest Restaurant
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Nearest Beach
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Pass-a-Grille Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Getaway
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
$99
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$649
 
 
November Special
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$120
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$695
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
December Special
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
$120
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$695
$2,500
 
 
Winter Sunshine
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$190
From
$380
Fri,Sat
$925
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$130
From
$260
Fri,Sat
$775
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Discounts are built into the rates after a booking of 6 nights. Additional discounts can be had for open nights within three weeks from current date. Holidays are a day off for me so please no arrivals or departures on a holiday. ********This house is only booking for weekly rentals during the Winter Sunshine Season********
Thank you.

Refund Policy:
If notified 6 weeks prior to arrival then full refund less $100 in administrative fees
If notified after the 6 weeks prior to arrival period then refund on any time rented less $100 in administrative fees once the new tenant stay has been completed.

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Amenities

Pass-a-Grille Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , outside shower perfect for a rinse after a day at the beach!
  • pebble shower floor, pedestal sink with storage room above and large mirror beautiful spa like room with sea colors and large spa towels for added comfort
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand new queen bed in bedroom
  • One Bedroom house with a pull out sleeper couch in the living room. The bedroom contains a brand new queen bed with plenty for drawers space below.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
SPORTS: Boat Racing, Spring Training, Golf and More The St. Petersburg/Tampa area is home to several professional teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and Tampa Bay Lightening (NHL). Other St Petersburg sports events include MLB spring training, PGA tournaments, Thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs, greyhound racing at Derby Lane, as well as yacht and powerboat races.

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