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Barbara Marshall

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Executive Style Studio.walk To Theaters, Restaurants, Museums, Waterfront Parks

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Ideal Location, Whether For Business Or Leisure. Lovely Guest Studio Retreat

Palm Suite Retreat boasts beautifully-appointed and spacious (540 square feet) living and sleeping space for two adults comfortably (3rd on futon). It includes a private entrance to the second floor studio that has light-filled cathedral ceilings with ceiling fans for those times when not using the central ac/heat; queen size luxury bed, and full-size futon; a fully equipped and stylish kitchen, walk-in shower, private parking pad right outside your entry door (for vehicle not larger than an SUV), TV and cable and free WiFi are offered. Kitchen and bath and closet are stocked with quality ware and goods and appliances. We even stock the frig with water and an awaiting bottle of wine. Coffee and tea and seasonings are provided. With a private coin-operated washer and dryer within 25 feet of the Palm Suite Retreat, we provide $5.00 in quarters to get you started while we take care of your towels and sheets! You don't even have to bring a hair blower. At the end of your day, enjoy access at any time to a professionally-landscaped, private home backyard and it's grill. Backdrop sounds can be a custom designed wall fountain and piped in music. Our guests have even brought guests for a patio gathering before heading to downtown theater, museums, restaurants, nightlife, waterfront parks and shopping.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Marshall (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Barbara Marshall

Jay and I moved from Washington DC in 2006 to St. Petersburg to be near aging family members. Jay is a retired military officer; we both come from long-time careers from both overseas and in Washington DC. We now own and operate our own business as senior move managers where we help the elder population relocate. We've both served on our neighborhood association board--Jay most recently as the association president. We are very active in the St. Petersburg community; are members of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Women's Chamber of Commerce, the downtown Episcopal Cathedral, and enjoy all that St. Petersburg has to offer.

Barbara Marshall purchased this studio in 2007

Why Barbara Marshall chose St Petersburg

We chose Historic Old Northeast in 2007 to live because of its eclectic charm and history and location to so many great places all within walking distance--marinas, boat ramps, live theater, yacht club, the renown Vinoy Hotel and Resort, Saturday morning market, many restaurants and nightlife venues, and museums, and sports venues like Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays play. This neighborhood is neighbor-friendly and family-friendly. It's very active and social. Downtown St. Petersburg has its 'First Friday' which is a free outdoor concert gathering. There are many concerts held in the nearby parks to include live musicians, food and art festivals and so many more.

What makes this studio unique

We bought our home in 2007 because of its old historic charm (1925) with its front porch swing, brick patio, and the detached guest studio which was recently converted (October 2013) from private use to a vacation home to travelers and business professionals to St. Petersburg. The Palm Suite Retreat is immaculate, nicely furnished with great comfort and quality in mind. The kitchen offers a large size wall mounted microwave, 4 burner stove, large refrigerator, new kitchenware chosen to match the Palm Suite Retreat theme of the studio. The owners live in the main house on the property and can provide any information needed about activities and events in St. Petersburg.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Executive Style Studio.walk To Theaters, Restaurants, Museums, Waterfront Parks
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Truckee, CA

Great St Pete location

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay - walking distance to downtown and Tampa bay. Historic neighborhood with brick roads, well maintained homes and friendly people. The studio is appointed nicely with anything you will need to be comfortable and convenient. Barbara is ready to help with anything else you need. When I told her we would BBQ dinner, she had it set up perfectly- lighting,music water fountain and BBQ tools ready to go. We used the futon for my college student and it was perfect. Everything is close, but you feel secluded in this perfect location.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old NE St Pete - Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Palm Suite Retreat was a fantastic place to stay. Walking distance to the parks on Tampa Bay, and all the great shops and restaurants in downtown St. Pete.

Jay and Barb are very accommodating and helpful. The Suite was just the right size and great interior design for my family.

Will definitely be back!!

Thanks Jay and Barb.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with Katy and AJ at our Palm Suite Retreat, LoriAnn. Now that Katy is a local student here in St. Pete, we welcome your visit any time! barbara and Jay
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Farmington Hills, MI

Quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a cozy and comfortable space located in the lovely historic northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg. The airy upper apartment included all amenities for our extended stay. Our hosts, Barbara and Jay were warm and welcoming, and had great suggestions for the local restaurants and events. Both the downtown and the waterfront were easy to get to via a pleasant stroll gazing at all the great architectural vernacular of Floridian homes. My husband and I spent relaxing mornings sipping our coffee in the private garden. We will definitely revisit this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stan and Chia, so glad you were our guests! As architects, you gave some wonderful insight about the VRBO Palm Suite Retreat! Thank you! We enjoyed having you as guests.....we'd love for you to return....barbara and jay
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  • 5 of 5

This property is as advertised. We really valued the proximity to downtown and the ability to walk a short distance to the waterfront, the parks and the restaurants and all that Beach Drive and Central Avenue offer. Thank you Barbara and Jay for being welcoming and helpful with your recommendations too.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim, for your review! We were delighted to host your stay! Barbara and Jay
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Sault Ste. Marie

A Perfect Fit!

  • 5 of 5

Amen to all of the positive comments in other reviews. We enjoyed the quiet, private setting, and still it was convenient to everything we were looking for. Biking on quiet streets with well marked bike paths, walks in nearby parkland by the bay or through the convenient city center and 1.5 miles from an active Tai Chi club, all contributed to 'the perfect fit'. The private patio was a great addition to our living space. Everything worked as expected in the spacious, well provisioned, very clean apartment. Since we were new to that part of Florida, Barbara and Jay were most helpful in offering good advice to help us familiarize. Having visited other parts of Florida in years past, we are satisfied that Saint Petersburg is an ideal sized city, with everything we are looking for, including more favourable weather than we have experienced in other locations. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi J&K, we were so happy to have you as guests. And new found friends! Out of all of the accommodations which you could have chosen with your worldly travels, you found and chose the Palm Suite Retreat! We look forward to your return in early 2016! barbara and jay
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Convenient, modern and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this studio for 12 days in early January 2015. It was perfect! The studio is very modern with a lovely little kitchenette - all very clean. It is incredibly convenient to the waterfront, museums and restaurants. I was able to walk everywhere I needed to go. There is also a pool and a delightful garden area. I would definitely stay here again. GM

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: GM--we were delighted to host your stay; glad you enjoyed our Palm Suite Retreat and all of its amenities! Please return! barbara and jay
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Minutes from your door--whether walking, biking, driving or taking a horse-drawn carriage--the country's only Salvador Dali Museum, The Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, the Mahaffey Theater where nationally known artists perform live, along with The Florida Orchestra. The famous Downtown Trolley even offers service to the Gulf of Mexico beachfront, just 15 minutes away. The residence is located in an award-winning neighborhood--tree lined, cobbled streets.


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30 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $55
Tax Rate 12.0%

25% deposit when reservation is made. Personal or online echecks accepted for deposit to reserve. If using echeck, final payment is due 14 days in advance in order to give enough time for processing by VRBO. If using personal check, can be provided on date of arrival. If using credit card, payment schedule is same as echeck payment schedule. Damage deposit ($100) refundable at end of stay. Rental agreement provided. Full refund if cancelled 30 days in advance. if resv. is cancelled, and echeck is form of payment, will take 10 days before owner can initiate a refund based on VRBO processing procedure. If using credit card, owner can effect refund immediately per VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic Old Northeast Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toiletries provided to include hair dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • luxury queen size mattress with quality bedding.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a washer/dryer available to our guests about 20 feet from the guest studio located in a neighbor's historic home. It's coin operated, in a cozy room, safe and easy access.

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