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Beachfront Historic Bell Bungalow in Quaint Pass-a-Grille

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Last updated: 08/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This fun island-themed beachfront bungalow, a relaxing getaway from the daily grind of the real world, has unbelievable views of the Gulf of Mexico. Located on Gulf Way in the timeless Pass-a-Grille historic district of St. Pete Beach, our cheerful 1908 beach home features 10 ft. high ceilings, delightful front and back porches, hard wood flooring, and a hidden New Orleans-style courtyard ideal for entertaining guests. In the home there are 2 bedrooms and two baths. For your viewing pleasure there is a 50 inch flat screen wall mounted t.v. in the living room with a Blue Ray disc player, streaming Netfilx and Universal control. There is also a wall mounted 40" flatscreen TV with streaming Netlix in the master bedroom. We also have a detached garage and street parking is easily available for parking additional cars.

You won't be able to miss the cool gulf breezes and unbelievable Florida sunsets in this home. While preparing meals in the kitchen, look out the sliding glass doors and witness the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico right outside your home! Walk a couple of blocks and discover fun island-themed restaurants and shops along 10th, 9th and 8th Avenues or karaoke all day long outdoors under an umbrella right on our exquisite beach at the The Seaside Grill restaurant. On 10th Avenue, directly across the street from the Seaside Grill and beach supply store, is the highly popular three-story Hurricane restaurant, one of the premier beach restaurants on St. Pete Beach. After a long day enjoying the sand and water, catch breathtaking sunsets from the Hurricane's rooftop deck while enjoying a cocktail and listening to live music.

Pass-a-Grille beach is a wide sandy beach that stretches several miles along the Gulf directly in front of the bungalow. If you walk south you will hit the rock jetty on Pass-A-Grille Pass where the Gulf meets the Intercoastal. If you head north about a mile along the beach you will be at the infamous pink Don Cesar Hotel where you can enjoy your favorite drink by the pool or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the Don's world-class restaurants.

Although you have easy access to local entertainment, this is a surprisingly private home, with a glorious location in the heart of Pass-a-Grille. The community features include tennis courts, a community center, shuffleboard, the trolley line, beachfront, intercoastal, playgrounds, basketball courts, and parks.

Catch the Suncoast Beach trolley 1/2 block from the house to access all of the Gulf Beaches, including Clearwater Beach. The trolley runs every 20 to 30 minutes from 5am to 10 pm 7 days a week and until midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings. The trolley is well air-conditioned, has highly tinted windows, and you can even bring your bike! If you want to go to downtown St. Pete the trolley also connects to various bus routes which can take you there. Besides its regular stops, every few blocks there are bus stop signs where you can catch the trolley as well. The fare is $1.50 and the all day fare card is $3.50.

Some notable attractions in St. Petersburg:
Fort DeSoto Park (voted Best Beach in America 2008 and 2009)
Edgemont Key
St. Pete Pier
Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
Jannus Landing
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Grey Hound Dog Track
Pinellas Trail
Sunken Gardens
Salvador Dali Museum
Holocaust Museum
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Some Notable Attractions in Tampa:
Busch Gardens
Adventure Island
Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa Children's Museum
St. Pete Times Forum (home of Tampa Bay Lightning)
Raymond James Stadium (home of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
George Steinbrenner Legends Field (spring training camp of NY Yankees)
Ybor City
Hyde Park Village
Florida Aquarium
Port of Tampa
Hard Rock Seminole Casino
Ford Amphitheater
Museum of Science and Industry
Henry B. Plant Museum (University of Tampa)

Keywords: Beachfront, Historic, Romantic, Charming, Cozy

Please see my other beachfront (Madeira Beach), VRBO listing # 430054


Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Also has small bamboo settee...moreless

  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Pac & Play (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 50 inch flat screen wall mounted t.v. in living room with Blu Ray disc player and Universal control....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $229 Nightly

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  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 12%


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    The Seahorse Restaurant View on map

    800 Pass-A-Grille-Way St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)360-1734 The Sea Horse Restaurant is one of the oldest established restaurants in Pass-a-Grille. The Seahorse Restaurant is one of the oldest surviving restaurants on the Suncoast. Established in the Thirties, this waterfront eatery caters to tourists and locals providing tasty breakfasts until noon. Nothing fancy here -- just wholesome goodness cooked right. Lunch items include burgers, sandwiches, select seafood dishes, beans & rice and more. Dine inside or outside and watch the pelicans and the boats. The restaurant is very crowded on Sunday mornings. Closed Tuesday.

  • B

    Black Palm Restaurant View on map

    109 8th Avenue Pass-a-Grille, FL (727)360-5000 South American and Carribean Cuisine with Indoor and Outdoor Dining. Live entertainment on certain nights.

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    The Hurricane Restaurant View on map

    809 Gulf Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)360-9558 The Hurricane is the premiere beach front restaurant on St. Pete Beach. Enjoy Florida sunsets from The Hurricane Watch rooftop deck after a great meal.Enjoy Level 2 at The Hurricane for dining and gulf views. Sunsets, seafood and Florida's great beaches. We've got it all! LIVE ROOF TOP MUSIC 6 PM-10 PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SUNDAY 4:30 PM - 8:30PM MONDAY 4:30 PM - 8:3PM

  • D

    Wharf Seafood Restaurant and Waterfront Bar View on map

    2001 Pass A Grille Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)367-9469 The Wharf is a local treasure, tucked away off the street in Pass A Grille. If you find it, head toward the back. Or if you're arriving by boat, it's your' first two rows of tables by the dock. There the blue waters of the interacoastal provide the perfect backdrop for a lazy lunch or dinner after a day out at the beach. The back porch is always crowded, so be prepared for a wait, even when the entire indoor dining area is empty. They used to offer a "you hook 'em, we cook 'em" special- that is until the health department heard about it. But if you prefer to let the reel (get it, reel) fishermen do the work,

  • E

    Sea Critters Cafe View on map

    2007 Pass A Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)360-3706 Unique to Sea Critters Caf� is the abundance of catfish that tend to swim around off the outside dock where patrons dine. The fish appear just after sunset and are amusing to watch. The walls are covered in a nautical theme, giving the atmosphere a casual feel. Sea Critters is a mixture of casual outside dining with fine foods and atmosphere. The menu includes such delicacies as lobster rolls, house smoked ribs and blue crab cakes. The menu also features more casual meals such as a pulled pork sandwich or chicken quesadillas for those looking for a lighter meal.

  • F

    Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center on the Merry Pier View on map

    801 Pass-A-Grille Way (727)367-9833 Owned by the City of St Pete Beach and operated by Dolphin Landings, Merry Pier is a community minded historical landmark, named after Captain Kenneth B. Merry. During the 1920’s & 30’s, Captain Merry entertained famous movie stars, celebrities, and dignitaries staying just down the street at Florida’s legendary “Pink Palace”- The Don CeSar. Nestled in one of Florida’s most picturesque beach towns, Pass-A-Grille is revered internationally for its sprawling sugar white beaches and old world style. A wide range of boat trips are available from this dock including Party Boat Fishing like Miss Pass-A-Grille, Private Sport Fishing Charters, Back Bay Fishing & Tropical Island Excursi

  • G

    Shell Key Shuttle View on map

    801 Pass-A-Grille Way St. Pete Beach, Fl 33706 (727)360-1348 Superb shelling, sunbathing, swimming, bird & dolphin watching ... or just loafing. Some of the best shelling & birding on the Gulf Coast, comparable to Sanibel & Captiva. We provide (free) beach umbrellas, masks & snorkels and shell bags. Bring your own cooler & other beach supplies (chairs etc). Weather permitting and reservations accepted but not necessary. Offers Private Charters and Sunset Cruises.

  • H

    The Paradise Grille & Beach Gear and Gifts shop View on map

    900 Gulf Way Pass-a-Grille, FL (727)367-1495 Come, take your place anywhere on the spacious beach surrounding our public access dining patio. Whatever you need... we're just a few steps away to make your day convenient, care-free and fun. We have beach lounge chair cabanas! Relax in the shade between dips in the warm gulf water. Read a book, sip an ice tea, or just doze a bit in comfort. Then come up to the patio for lunch or a snack and if you like, something from the beach bar. (Bar opens at 11:00am). Check out our beer of the month! Always a great brew, at a discounted price.Forget something? No worries! Just step up to our Beach Gear and Gifts shop for all your be

  • I

    The Brass Monkey Restaurant View on map

    709 Gulf Way, Suite 200 St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706 727-367-7620 Welcome to the Brass Monkey and We hope that you enjoy your visit. Drawing on 18 years restaurant experience in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay area, Kelly and her husband Barry have worked to achieve uncompromised and superior food quality, service, value and consistency in a classy, yet casual dining atmosphere. All of our menu items are prepared in-house with the highest quality ingredients and painstaking attention to detail and freshness, all offered at a reasonable price. We are proud to say: "We overlook nothing but the Gulf!"

  • J

    Shadrack's Bar View on map

    114 8th Avenue St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4316 (727)360-8279 This bar features bikers, beach bums and billiards. Throw in a bartender who knows how to entertain and it all adds up to a quaint local hideaway. Here is a chance to get off the beaten path and away from the glitz to enjoy the local flavor and a cold beer. Do not expect to eat, however, as this saloon does not serve food. The music is loud and the crowd louder, so this is not a place for children or the faint of heart, but it is lots of fun for everyone else.

  • K

    A Little Room For Art View on map

    111 8th Avenue St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4315 (727) 360-8572 Quaint little art shop with eclectic merchandise.

  • L

    Miss Pass-A-Grille View on map

    801 Pass-A-Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)367-9833 Miss Pass-A-Grille is a 51' Twin Diesel with an A/C cabin for everyone. We fish for Red Grouper, Gag Grouper,Triggerfish, Sea Bass, Mangrove Snapper, and Gray Snapper. We supply the Rod, Reel, Bait, Tackle and Fishing License. Parking Passes are available inside the bait shop. Call and reserve the entire boat for your next company party, church outing, or family reunion.

  • M

    Merry Pier Dockmaster View on map

    801 Pass-A-Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)360-1400 Offering public fishing straight off the dock, Merry Pier also serves as a local information spot to help folks find whatever they need. Dock services include rod & reel rentals, live & frozen bait, fishing tackle, ice cold refreshments, soft drinks, beer, ice cream, sandwiches and snacks. Our ship store also offers tropical gifts, postcards and beachwear so you can show everyone where you’ve been!

  • N

    Offshore Huster Deep Sea Fishing Charters View on map

    801 Pass-A-Grille Way (800)350-5001 If you're ready for a rod bending, reel screaming, adrenaline pumping good time, then get on board for the ultimate offshore experience! Offshore Hustler specializes in light tackle and heavy tackle fishing charters that cater to all skill levels, from the novice to the advanced angler. Departing from St. Pete & Clearwater, FL. Get on board and experience the finest Deep Sea Fishing the Gulf of Mexico has to offer! Fishing its reefs, wrecks, hard bottom, ledges, springs, and weed lines in depths from 60-250 ft plus, for grouper to barracuda! We don't just take you fishing, we teach you fishing. From beginner to pro your skills will improve as an offshore angler!

  • O

    Pass-a-Grille Marina View on map

    1901 Pass a Grille Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)360-0100

  • P

    Shaner's Land and Sea Market View on map

    2000 Pass a Grille Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4150 (727) 367-4292 Great market with some of the best steak and seafood we've ever eaten! A MUST for making a delicious home-cooked meal!

  • Q

    Genarro’s Italian Restaurant View on map

    2004 Pass-A-Grill Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727) 360-0563 If you are ever in the mood for a delicious pizza, here's the place to go!

  • R

    Circle K View on map

    2006 Pass a Grille Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4150 (727) 360-9079

  • S

    Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club View on map

    2301 Pass a Grille Way St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4199 (727) 360-1646‎ Private Yacht Club with restaurant, bar, and docks. Reciprocity with other Yacht Club memberships.

  • T

    Don Cesar Beach Resort "The Pink Palace" View on map

    3400 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015 (727) 360-1881 Listed On The National Register Of Historic Places, retains its original 1920S Jazz Age Style. Crystal chandeliers and a spiral staircase lend grandeur to the reception area. The Lobby Bar hosts live piano entertainment 5 days a week. Outfitters adjacent to the resort rent water sport equipment. Spa Oceana houses a hair and beauty salon, steam and sauna rooms, 16 massage treatment tooms and vichy showers. Supervised programs for children ages 4 to 12 include arts and crafts, movies and beach activities. The Don's Shop offers swimwear, golf apparel and Don Cesar logo clothing.

  • U

    The Maritana Grille at the Don Cesar View on map

    3400 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015 (727) 360-1881 or (800)282-1116 Fine Dining voted one of the Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the United States by Gayot Guide and for the past 14 yrs has received AAA’s 4 diamond rating and offers guests a festive experience featuring New American Cuisine with Floribbean accents in an intimate setting graced by numerous salt water aquariums. Award-winning cuisine and an extensive wine list are complemented by world-class service. Jackets not required. Resort casual. The nautically themed Maritana Grille, specializes in FL Caribbean cuisine and houses saltwater aquariums stocked with indigenous fish. Walls of windows open onto the surrounding beach.

  • V

    Evander Preston Contemporary View on map

    106 8th Avenue St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4316 (727) 367-7894‎ Jewelry Shop features distinctive and unique jewelry designed by local Evander Preston.

  • W

    The Chef's Table at the Don Cesar View on map

    3400 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015 (727) 360-1881 or toll-free (800) 282-1116 Set off on a culinary adventure that begins in the kitchen of The Maritana Grille. Each dinner is presented as a five-course tasting menu specially chosen for the table by the chef. Deliciously rewarding, this intimate atmosphere adds unique flavor to important events. Reservations for the Chef's Table can only be made via telephone and must be made 24 hours in advance.

  • X

    The Sea Porch Cafe at the Don Cesar View on map

    Lounge over lunch in a tropical paradise. With a beachfront location offering both indoor and alfresco seating in a lush, garden-like setting, the Sea Porch Cafe appeals to all the senses. Conversation blooms over white wicker furniture, beneath murals of greenhouse scenes. Fresh dishes cater to all appetites. Breakfast 7am - 11am Lunch 11:30am - 4pm (Closed between 4 - 5pm) Dinner 5pm - 10pm

  • Y

    The Sea Porch Cafe at the Don Cesar View on map

    3400 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015 (727) 360-1881 Lounge over lunch in a tropical paradise. With a beachfront location offering both indoor and alfresco seating in a lush, garden-like setting, the Sea Porch Cafe appeals to all the senses. Conversation blooms over white wicker furniture, beneath murals of greenhouse scenes. Fresh dishes cater to all appetites. Breakfast 7am - 11am Lunch 11:30am - 4pm (Closed between 4 - 5pm) Dinner 5pm - 10pm

  • Z

    The Beachcomber Bar & Grill at the Don Cesar View on map

    3400 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015 (727) 360-1881 Enjoy your favorite cocktail, including exotic frozen drinks on our beautiful beachside patio. Serving you the freshest of your favorite salads, sandwiches and burgers. Open daily – 11am to sunset


Owner info

About the owner: I'm a Florida native who grew up in Miami during the 50's and 60's, and my husband and I have been Tampa residents since 1982. For years I have longed for a place that was reminiscent of the old Miami that I grew up in, undeveloped and unspoiled, and I've finally found it!! Our beloved 'Bell Bungalow' is located on Gulf Way, in quaint Pass-a-Grille. It provides that old Florida small town feeling right on beautiful St. Pete beach!! My husband and I look forward to sharing with you the joy of coastal living by opening up our beach retreat to you and your family. We have two grown identical twin daughters and have just been blessed with the birth of our first grandchild. In addition, we have two rescued pets -a white Maltese and a lively Siamese cat.

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  • The Bell Bungalow

    The Bell Bungalow

  • Enclosed Front Porch

    Enclosed Front Porch

  • Beach in front of house- Don Cesar in background

    Beach in front of house- Don Cesar in background

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Pass-a-Grille Sunset

    Pass-a-Grille Sunset

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