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Perfect Home for Family & Pets in Quiet, Central Area by Nature Park

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The master bedroom of this classic Florida home has a private patio and bath.

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

St. Petersburg house description

This is a Florida classic perfect for nature lovers and pet owners! The Yellow Hibiscus House is an immaculately kept 1960s home with a nature-oriented theme, soothing colors, and lots of nooks for people of all ages to relax. It’s in a beautiful, tree-filled neighborhood built around the St. Petersburg Country Club that's great for walking, running and bike riding. The entrance to the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, a 240-acre wilderness, is only four blocks away. Although the area is quiet and tranquil, it's only 10 minutes by car from St. Pete’s vibrant downtown -- with its stunning waterfront, museums, trendy restaurants, antique stores, Tropicana Field and the like -- and only 15 minutes from some of the top-rated beaches in the United States, including Ft. Desoto (with an award-winning dog park!), St. Pete Beach, Pass-A-Grille and Treasure Island. The 47-mile-long Pinellas bicycling and recreation trail is only 4 miles away; Eckerd College and the Poynter Institute are less than 10 minutes by car. There's also a bus route only a few blocks from the house. The back yard is completely fenced in, allowing children or dogs to play safely. A discount is available in the non-peak season (May 1-Oct. 31) for families visiting the area for medical treatment.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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              • Lovely master bedroom with queen bed, private patio accessible via sliding glass doors, bath, tv, and plenty of storage space. The other two bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with a single) also have lots of built-in storage. Two more people can sleep on the futon in the conversation area and one person can sleep on the roll-away bed set up in the TV area, for a total house capacity of 8....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • A comfortable hammock and gazebo swing are available, as is a two-person sit-on-top kayak that guests are welcome to use (at their own risk)....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean:

                        There are several small beaches within 5 mins of the house, like Maximo Park and Lassing Park. Nationally acclaimed beaches at Ft. De Soto, Pass-A-Grille and St. Pete Beach are 15 mins away...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Beach Umbrellas
                      • Fully Fenced Property
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Yard

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak season
                          Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                          3 night min stay
                          $150
                          $865 $2,750
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $130
                          $795 $1,975
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • refundable pet deposit $100
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • cleaning fee $125
                          • Tax Rate 12%

                          Notes:

                          Cancellation policy: No refunds for rent and sales tax; cleaning fees and damage and pet deposits will be refunded.

                          There is a $50-$100 surcharge for rentals during major holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

                          Credit card payments carry a 2.5% surcharge.

                          Damage deposit is returned within two weeks of guests' departure.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                          Location

                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Tampa International Airport
                          4.75 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          TwinBrooks Golf Course
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-275
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Maximo Park

                          Car: Recommended

                          The city of St. Pete's official website (stpete.org) has great information under the Visitors tab that includes a list of 50 local attractions as well as information about the city's 141 parks, its marinas, beaches, trolleys and other public transportation, etc.To learn about the neighborhood the Yellow Hibiscus House is located in, visit the website of the Lakewood Estates Civic Association (lakewoodstpete.com) and go to the Contact/About Us page. To learn about dog parks and other canine attractions visit http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/city/saint_petersburg_fl_us/. To learn about the Pinellas Trail and other county parks and preserves visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/trailgd/default.htm

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: I was born in Louisiana, grew up in Puerto Rico, went to high school in New Hampshire and attended college in Colorado. I did a stint in the Peace Corps in South Korea and traveled before going back to school to earn a master's degree in journalism. I worked as a reporter and editor for about 25 years. In July 2014, I moved to Gulfport, Fl. after spending 20 years in Vermont working and raising a family. I'm having a wonderful time managing my properties in Florida and enjoying the many things this area has to offer.

                          Why the Owner Chose St. Petersburg:
                          I bought the Yellow Hibiscus House in March 2011 from an older gentleman who lovingly maintained it for 40 years as his second residence. The first year I owned it I expanded it, landscaped the grounds, and painted the outside the cheerful yellow that gives the property its name today. I got to know St. Pete by driving around buying art, furniture and other items to make the house and property exactly as I would want it for myself.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Believe it or not I signed the contract to buy the Yellow Hibiscus House without seeing it in person. I fell in love with it from the photos on the MLS and it did not disappoint when I actually got to walk in the door. The house was in pristine condition. I love the light, the privacy, the open floor plan, the vintage design and the original tiles in the bathrooms. The minute I go inside I feel relaxed. Even though the house is very cozy, there's plenty of room for six or eight people to do their own thing. And the neighborhood is terrific. Being by the golf course and nature preserve provides many opportunities to be outdoors enjoying the weather and the wildlife.


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

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                          Photos

                          • The master bedroom of this classic Florida home has a  private patio and bath.

                            The master bedroom of this classic Florida home has a private patio and bath.

                          • Master and door to bathroom

                            Master and door to bathroom

                          • Master bathroom with pocket door for privacy

                            Master bathroom with pocket door for privacy

                          • Guest room

                            Guest room

                          • Guest room with day bed and trundle

                            Guest room with day bed and trundle

                          • House tv area (doors leading to guest bedroom and bathroom are in rear)

                            House tv area (doors leading to guest bedroom and bathroom are in rear)

                          • Conversation area with view toward master bedroom and kitchen

                            Conversation area with view toward master bedroom and kitchen

                          • Laundry room

                            Laundry room

                          • Guest bathroom in house (with vertical bar to increase accessibility)

                            Guest bathroom in house (with vertical bar to increase accessibility)

                          • Entrance patio to house with relaxing glider for morning paper and java

                            Entrance patio to house with relaxing glider for morning paper and java

                          • Fenced-in back yard.

                            Fenced-in back yard.

                          • Downtown beach about 10 minutes away

                            Downtown beach about 10 minutes away

                          • Master with patio

                            Master with patio

                          • Patio off master bedroom for private coffee or wine

                            Patio off master bedroom for private coffee or wine

                          • Guest room with queen bed

                            Guest room with queen bed

                          • Guest room has built-in closet with lots of storage

                            Guest room has built-in closet with lots of storage

                          • Guest room with day bed has built-in closet with plenty of storage

                            Guest room with day bed has built-in closet with plenty of storage

                          • Conversation area, screened patio and back yard. Full futon sleeps two.

                            Conversation area, screened patio and back yard. Full futon sleeps two.

                          • Spacious kitchen in house has everything you need to prepare and serve meals

                            Spacious kitchen in house has everything you need to prepare and serve meals

                          • House work station, if you must. BYOLP (bring your own lap top)

                            House work station, if you must. BYOLP (bring your own lap top)

                          • Property from the parking area; house entrance is at the left rear

                            Property from the parking area; house entrance is at the left rear

                          • View of parking and driveway from the patio outside the front door of the house

                            View of parking and driveway from the patio outside the front door of the house

                          • Screened-in patio in house for enjoying bird song and the yard without any bugs

                            Screened-in patio in house for enjoying bird song and the yard without any bugs

                          • Splash playground at Dell Holmes Park three miles away; open May 1-Oct. 31, free

                            Splash playground at Dell Holmes Park three miles away; open May 1-Oct. 31, free

                          $130 - $150 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                          Member since: 2012
                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 100%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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