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MARCH NOW AVAILABLE!!! Modern Pool Home in Lovely Family Neighborhood!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

3 Bdrm 2 Bath, sleeps 6 1595 Sq. Ft home with pool steps to Tampa Bay

MARCH NOW AVAILABLE - MINIMUM 28 DAY RENTAL. PLEASE ASK OWNER FOR ACCURATE QUOTE BEFORE BOOKING. Instant quotes are often calculated incorrectly and vary depending on length of stay. 7 day minimum stay with Saturday or Sunday check in standard, depending on availability. Please contact us about other options.

Enjoy your next Florida family vacation at ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’ (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing) in our beautiful rental home in lovely Bahama Shores in St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch beautiful sunrises less than a two minute walk away, in the quiet neighbourhood that was the location for the movie ‘Cocoon’. From the oak lined brick boulevard, past the huge, incredible banyan trees to the waterfront park, this small, quiet community on Tampa Bay offers a wonderful getaway location for your family.

Relax on the patio and in the pool in or drive 8 miles to the sun and sands of St. Pete Beach, just one of the beautiful beaches in the area. 12 miles away, experience nature and quiet beaches at Fort DeSoto Park, ‘Travelers’ Choice 2013 Winner’ for beaches. Drive 5 miles to downtown St. Petersburg for dining, night life and sightseeing at museums and galleries including the incredible Dali Museum and Chihuly blown glass exhibit. And in March, experience the roar of the engines through the downtown streets during the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. In under an hour’s drive, you will find yourself in Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota where you can enjoy shopping, dining, culture and more beaches!

Newly renovated in 2103, our open floor plan 3 bedroom, 2 full baths home comfortably sleeps 6. Fresh paint in great colours accent the new bamboo floors throughout. A mix of modern and vintage, this eclectic home features original art and modern decor in a relaxing setting. Close the 3 pocket doors to ensure privacy and quiet or open them for easy flow through the house.

Retire or relax in the nautical themed master suite with a king bed, full ensuite bath and large walk-in closet. On the other side of the living area are 2 more bedrooms separated by another full bathroom. One features a tropical decor with a queen bed while the other has an ocean decor with twin beds, which can be converted to another king, if requested. Each bedroom features a ceiling fan, new flat screen television with cable and DVD player and duvets in fresh, clean covers for every guest! All bedrooms are tastefully decorated in coastal themes and furnished with lovely mid-century furnishings. New modern cabinets and lighting accent both bathrooms. All linens, towels and beach towels are here.

Enjoy movie night on sleek leather furniture in the living room, in front of a 55” Smart TV with Blu-ray, cable with DVR, HBO and Netflix. Keep in touch with wireless internet and a phone with free long distance and calls to Canada. Prepare meals in the brand new, bright, fully equipped modern kitchen overlooking the pool, with stunning grey cabinets, colourful pendant lights and granite countertops. Grab a quick bite or serve at the kitchen peninsula. Dine at the gorgeous mid-century Danish teak table that comfortably seats at least 6. Eat breakfast, play games, do puzzles or catch up on work (if you must!) in the game room.

Outside, enjoy your morning coffee on the front patio by the garden, under large Live Oak trees. Go for a walk or bike ride in this quiet family neighbourhood and see beautiful native birds, geckos and other wildlife enjoying the day as well. Two patio doors lead to the back patio in the large fenced private yard. Relax by the screen enclosed inground pool on comfortable lounge furniture or grill outside and dine at the outdoor table for 6. No worries if it’s raining – you’ll be protected from rain or sun under the overhang, cooled by lighted fans. Inside the double car garage you’ll find a washer and dryer and if you want to bring your RV or boat there is a large, secure parking area inside the fence. Launch your boat at any of several public areas nearby and enjoy a day in the Gulf fishing, relaxing or looking for dolphins! The nearby activities available are endless; fishing, golf, sporting events and more. Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas are minutes away.

Then, if you are tired from all this activity come back to your ‘home away from home’, and enjoy ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’!

Please view our other rental home, a beautiful Mid Century modern in the historic Pink Streets.

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Janna Stephan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017

About Janna Stephan

We (Tom & Janna) moved from the Toronto area in Canada to New Jersey in 1990, where we raised our family. In 2011 we purchased our first home in St. Petersburg where we spend our winters, returning to New Jersey in the summer to spend time with our kids and 6 grandchildren. Our visitors were so impressed with this area of St. Petersburg we wanted to provide a location for others to enjoy. We have always enjoyed home renovation and decor so in 2013 we decided to create a home here with quality and style and look forward to meeting new visitors.

Janna Stephan purchased this house in 2013

Why Janna Stephan chose St Petersburg

We wanted a pool home with good bones, in a great neighbourhood, in need of a facelift, that would lend itself to a Mid-Century modern feeling and decor. We we lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase in beautiful Bahama Shores, a very lovely family area close to the water. Quiet and private but close to fun, food and activities! It's 5 minutes from our home for convenience of care of home and guests.

What makes this house unique

Divided floor plan with Master bedroom separated from other bedrooms. Pocket doors allow privacy and quiet or open flow. The back patio seating area is covered, with lighted fans. Love it for keeping cool on sunny days or enjoy the outside even in the rain! Nice sized yard with lots of parking and separate pad at side of house, with electrical hookup, for RV or boat.


Bahama Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private, new double sinks and vanity
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , New sink and vanity, located between 2 guest bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , King bed, walk-in closet, tv, cable, Blu-Ray
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser, closet, TV, cable, DVD player
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds (or 1 king), 2 closets, dressers, TV, cable, DVD
  • Master bedroom is separated from other 2 by living areas. 2 twin beds can be combined to make another king, upon request. All beds have clean duvet covers for all new guests. Lots of closet and dresser space.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
St. Petersburg is an amazing vacation destination for all ages. The opportunities for fun and relaxation are endless. Beautiful beaches, nature, fishing, boating, golf. Easy to get around, downtown has fine restaurants, sidewalk dining, bars, markets, art, music and museums, including the renowned Dali Museum. Baseball with the Rays at Tropicana Field, downtown. Hockey with the Lightning in Tampa. There's something for everyone.


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MARCH NOW AVAILABLE!!! Modern Pool Home in Lovely Family Neighborhood!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Fairplay, MD

Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after our long drive to this beautiful home and we instantly relaxed. The long drive was over and the kids were ready for the pool. It is so quiet here and felt like our own home for the week. Janna and Tom were not far away if we had any issues or questions. We didn't have anything more we needed, so no need! The house is decorated well and very clean. Not far from everything you need and a minutes walk to the bay. We didn't want to leave but knew it was time for our long drive home. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rapid City, South Dakota

Second vacation just as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Tom & Janna's place, and it was absolutely fantastic.

Everything was meticulously clean and organized. The pool was perfectly clean and the temperature was awesome. The surrounding shrubbery and landscaping just really made everything perfect.

Once again the kids enjoyed having their own rooms with TVs, though most of their time was spent in the pool.

We had a few family members over as guests and they couldn't get over how well decorated the house was and how well maintained it was on both the inside and out. We really can't recommend this property highly enough.

We look forward to another stay here next year. Thanks Tom & Janna for a wonderful experience once again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Real Deal

  • 5 of 5

We came down to escape the cold of Maryland while spending Thanksgiving with family in St. Petersburg, FL. We had 4 generations in the house for a whole week and enjoyed every minute of it. The house was beautiful and well maintained. The picture lovers found many spots to take selfies. It was close enough to local attractions that the young adults could go sight seeing. The house was comfortable and inviting for the senior citizens to relax and enjoy all the young people.

The beds were comfortable. It was enough room for us to spread out when needed and then to come together to eat. The children enjoyed the basketball court and the bikes. And even endured the cool water of the pool.

Janna is very pleasant to work with. The pictures and reviews are accurate and true. This home would be an excellent choice for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gina! I'm happy you and your family had a great week. I hope you'll be down again soon for another family trip!
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

We have travelled extensively throughout the USA and Europe and stayed in many wonderful properties but we can honestly say that Tom and Janna's house is the best of the best. The house is extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable and the pool area a great space to relax in. We loved the neighborhood - there was a good choice of restaurants nearby also supermarkets if we wanted to eat in making use of the superb kitchen or barbecue which we did a few times. Even although Tom and Janna were on holiday hundreds of miles away, any minor queries we had were answered by email within a couple of hours. We will certainly recommend this house to our friends and family and if ever we find ourselves needing accommodation in this area again, we won't have to think twice of returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in St Pete and in our home. We really appreciate your patience with the start up problem with the pool heater. I hope you will be back and that next time we can meet you in person!
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

The property is as pictured on the inter-web. Janna and Tom were amazing hosts, they were on hand for any questions and made sure our stay was fun. My family enjoyed the house especially the pool, the house is well kept and immaculate. The host provided bicycles for adults and children to enjoy the neighborhood, umbrellas, toys, cooler, and beach towels for beach excursions. The bedrooms were very roomy and comfortable with plenty of natural light. I loved the interior design that went with the house contemporary yet chic and comfortable. A PLUS was the enclosed pool and patio great for just lounging around. The property also has a side yard that has a duel purpose extra parking/basket ball court. Coming here for the first time....Janna suggested great places to visit, dine at, and shop. We had an amazing trip because of the beautiful property and having such accommodating hosts. Thank you Tom and Janna. Looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dena, for your great review! I'm happy you had a great vacation and hopefully you will visit us again!
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  • 5 of 5

This home couldn't have been any better! A great vacation home for any group. What you see is exactly what you get! The home is spacious and has a lot to offer. My group could not believe how well stocked the house was. Anything you could possibly think about is at your fingertips. The renters, Tom and Janna, have gone over and beyond to ensure a perfect vacation getaway. They checked in to make sure we arrived safely and Tom even came by before we left to make sure that we had a great stay. I am looking forward to coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen! I'm glad you had a great vacation. I hope we see you again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
St. Pete Beach
Car: recommended

St. Petersburg is listed by the New York times as one of the top cities, worldwide, to visit in 2014! So much to do and see in this growing world class small city.


Rates & Availability

Bahama Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Dec 31 2016 - May 20 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 21 2017 - May 20 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Contact owner for accurate total, payment options and cancellation policies
Pets allowed on a per case basis-$200 non refundable fee
Cleaning fee Weekly-$160 Monthly-$200
Bi-weekly cleaning required on stays longer than 2 weeks at additional charge.
Refundable security deposit-Weekly $500 Monthly $1000
Pool heat available at additional charge of $125/week $425/month
Daily rental ($200/night) not available in High Season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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