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Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Pete Beach cottage description

Relax and get lost in yourself by lounging in the hammock on the front deck of this whimsical Key West style waterfront bungalow, situated in the heart of Pass-a-grille's historic district.

The comfortable cottage and cozy loft has everything you could possibly need for your vacation. Just bring a toothbrush!
NOTE: We've done it again! Look for our 'Sunset Charmer' and Mini Sunset Charmer coming in the fall of 2014! We are making it every bit as wonderful as the 'Waterfront Charmer'. More to come.


Pass-a-grille is a charming Florida Community of days past. We are perfectly located in the heart of Pass-a-grille, right next to 8th Ave. which is the 'hub' of this quiet spot.

We take great care to make sure you have all the comforts needed to make a vacation a memorable experience. We're fortunate enough to have acquired many repeat guests, we're starting to feel like a huge extended family!

Continually being updated, the cottage has 2 decks - one that looks at Boca Ciega Bay and a second intimate, secluded, covered porch between home and the garage (loft). A privacy fence surrounds the home. A red aluminum roof makes the cottage quickly identifiable! Original wood floors, a totally remodeled and updated kitchen, romantic fireplace, ceiling fans, central air, cabana striped awnings, bright tropical artwork and furnishings complete the charm of old Florida living with contemporary amenities. This is our personal guest house for our friends and family when they come visit, so we make sure it never starts looking 'tired'.

Our improvement for 2012 was a complete kitchen remodel. The 2013 improvement was adding Hardie Board siding and a color change! Our 2014
project is adding another old 2/2 Pass-a-grille bungalow and 1bdr apartment to the
business. We're havin some fun now!!

Because we are one of the original Pass-a-grille Cottages we have a bit of a rambling, add-on, footprint. The cottage sleeps 5, 1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin. It is 2 bdroom/2 bath and a small Florida room, with 1 twin bed, which can be closed off from the rest of the cottage. Additionally, the loft sleeps 4. It is an upstairs/downstairs with kitchenette configuration. 2 twins on top level, 1 full bed on bottom floor.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Beach toys, a Radio Flyer red wagon, ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            2 pets per rental. All pets to be on flea and tic medications. Prior approval from owner....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            TV and DVD, looks out on Boca Ciega Bay...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            french doors lead to interior, private deck...moreless

          • Florida room: 1 twin/ single

            this room is attached to 2nd bathroom and can be closed off...moreless

          • Loft : 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            upstairs 2 twins and TV/DVD, downstairs 1 full bed...moreless

          • bedrooms 1 and 2, have total privacy. Florida room less so, but can be shut off from rest of home. Loft is an upstairs and downstairs with no privacy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            washer dryer in this bath...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We provide you with a bottle of wine to drink upon your arrival. We also stock you up for your first breakfast. Coffee and a tea assortment, orange juice, muffins, butter, fruit. If that's not enough, you can go next door to the Seahorse Restaurant! (open for breakfast and lunch only)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Beach book reading. Lots of Carl Haissan....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                All TV's have DVD players, ...moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of board games and puzzles. ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                CD's - Jimmy Buffet compilation and then classical. Really tho just bring your IPod!...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Brighthouse Cable. package is more than just 'Basic' but NO premium channels. (HBO/SHOWTIME)...moreless

              • Stereo:

                You can play CD music on the DVD or there is 1 iphone/ipod stereo...moreless

              • Television:

                3 TV's all with cable, one 50' flat screen TV with 2 additional TV's...moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach toys - 2 big buckets full, 3 basketballs, usually 2-3 big blow up lifesavers to 'bob' in the water. Radio flyer. ...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Game Console:

                OLD Nintendo ...moreless

              • Video Games:

                OLD Nintendo games...moreless

              • Video Library:

                HUGE DVD, small VHS libraries...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                In the small designated Historic District of Pass-a-grille...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                We are located on Boca Ciega Bay, a street, sidewalk and seawall are between the home and the water. 1 block from the beach....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Highchair is available just give me a heads up....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air in Cottage, loft has large wall unit Both heating and cooling....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                new 2013 washer/dryer in bathroom...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Newly updated....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                2 bicycles provided by Christianne, a frequent guest at the Charmer. Thank you Christianne!...moreless

              • Garage:

                1 car size, mostly for holding beach toys, Webber Grill, 2 bicycles, etc....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Nice high thread count bed linens provided along with thick bath towels and beach towels for the beach....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                2 parking places on property in rear of home off the back alley....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                We can obtain parking passes if requested....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Free use of 727 and 813 area codes....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bathing towels and beach towels provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer/Dryer in bathroom....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                instructions at the home....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart 10 cup and a Krups mini espresso machine...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you could possibly need and more in the kitchen. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                It has everything you could need. If you don't have it tell me and I'll get it!...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave:

                2 one in loft mini kitchen one in cottage kitchen...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                1 refrigerator with top freezer in kitchen ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                toaster oven (in loft area) Cuisinart toaster in cottage kitchen...moreless

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                2 bicycles left at the house thanks to Christianne!...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Front deck overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Outdoor table and 4 chairs provided, 2 outdoor umbrellas, a hammock, 2 lifeguard chairs and 2 reg adiorndak chairs...moreless

              • Golf:

                Isla Del Sol on Tierra Verdi...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals for above on beach along with paddle boarding rentals and instructions....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                covered porch off bedroom and between garage/loft area. Additional outdoor table and chairs overhead fan and plants. table provided....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,200 $5,500

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              May
              May 1 - May 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,000 $5,500

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              low season (Summer)
              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,800 $4,750

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,800

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Sunday cleaning surcharg $62 + tax
              • Security Deposit $200
              • Cleaning 1X $125
              • Pet Fee $150
              • Tax Rate 13%

              Notes:

              Animals are welcome if they are well behaved and on flea and tick medications. 2 animals max. Prior owner approval. Non refundable deposit for each animal is 150.00.

              Preferred check in day is Saturday.

              Additional $62.00 upcharge for cleaners when checking out on Sunday.

              Any reservation for one month or longer will require a 175.00 cleaning charge instead of 125.00


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/13/2014
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              Location

              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Tampa International and St Pete Clearwater airport
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Shadracks Harley Bar
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              to Shell Key now one to Downtown St Petersburg
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Isla Del Sol
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I 275
              0.01 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Seahorse Restaurant
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Waterski - Boca Ciega Bay
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Pass-a-grille close to Ft Desoto Beach

              Car: Recommended

              The loft consists of a top floor and bottom floor. It has a partial kitchen, sink, microwave, cupboards. The bathroom for loft is 3 giant steps though back covered porch to cottage bath entrance. The loft has 2 twin beds and TV on

              top floor and 1 full bed on bottom floor. It is all open with not division between sleeping spaces.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: Tom and I love to travel, our preferred way to lodge is at VRBO properties. We still like B &B's, Inns and nice hotels! For some reason it always seems like we land on an island. We have 2 big labs that we adore. Empty nesters with 4 adult children living from NYC to LA. AND 3 grandchildren who we can't get enough of!! Tom is considering retirement and I just love a new project!

              Why the Owner Chose St. Pete Beach:
              Pass-a-grille is a step back in time, hidden in a bustling area. It is a true old school neighborhood.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              So incredibly close to the beach! We can watch the happenings at the Merry Pier across the street, watch the dolphin, birds and fishermen from our lifeguard chairs on the front deck. Pass-a-grille is the greatest place to walk your dogs or just to take a walk. After the beach gets boring the sights along the sidewalk are entertaining; old homes, renovated homes and new ones. We are right next to 8th Ave, the historic street, with fun beachy shopping, not the typical tourist stuff. Action, but not too much. Nice place to relax and slow the pace. When you want action, go north of the Don Cesar Hotel and the action begins!!


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Family room plenty of seating.

                Family room plenty of seating.

              • Kitchen remodel done in 2012.  All new appliances, new cabinets.  Kitchen fully equipped.

                Kitchen remodel done in 2012. All new appliances, new cabinets. Kitchen fully equipped.

              • Florida room looking towards little bathroom.  Pink daybed behind, to the right is the dining room table.

                Florida room looking towards little bathroom. Pink daybed behind, to the right is the dining room table.

              • Outside eating area between garage loft and guest bedroom.

                Outside eating area between garage loft and guest bedroom.

              • Looking down from the loft with twin beds.

                Looking down from the loft with twin beds.

              • Through the front door and into home, dining room table and 6 chairs.  Can squeeze in two more.

                Through the front door and into home, dining room table and 6 chairs. Can squeeze in two more.

              • Master, queen sized bed.

                Master, queen sized bed.

              • Different view....we've kept the pineapples.

                Different view....we've kept the pineapples.

              • Pink daybed in Florida Room, Serta twin mattress.

                Pink daybed in Florida Room, Serta twin mattress.

              • Loft with 2 twin beds.  TV, DVD player, (a few old VHS tapes), great for teens or young adults.

                Loft with 2 twin beds. TV, DVD player, (a few old VHS tapes), great for teens or young adults.

              • Just a little slice of paradise.

                Just a little slice of paradise.

              VRBO #163627

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $1,800 - $2,200 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

              View calendar: Updated 12/13/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/13/2014
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