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Relaxing Serenity Cottage, a spacious family home, is located 1 1/2 blocks from beautiful St Pete Beach, is an ideal location for any season whether you are looking for winter sun or a summer seaside escape. Relax in this clean, quiet and relaxing cottage in a convenient location, with easy access to the area's wonderful activities. Serenity Cottage is just steps from the sparkling Gulf of Mexico water of St Pete Beach with secluded access to lovely Upham Beach, an area tucked away from the rest of busy St Pete Beach. No need to cross a busy street to get to the beach either !
Lose yourself inside the coziness of Serenity Cottage- 3 comfortable bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, plus an outdoor shower, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace in the master suite, 2 spacious family rooms, backyard pool and patio, fully equipped kitchen, front porch with breezes year round….. all the while knowing that beach heaven is just steps away on glorious St Pete Beach, just 1 ½ blocks away. Our favorite day is getting out to the beach early in the morning, enjoying a delicious breakfast seaside at the beachfront Paradise Grillle with the locals and a few seagulls, then setting up shop right on the beach with our all-day gazebo. We can enjoy the beautiful, quiet Upham Beach all day, and walk back to the Cottage for a mid-day siesta, maybe a quick lunch. Paradise Grille is also perfect for lunch or snacks! Then, heading back to the all-day gazebo for more fun-in-the-sun, swimming, walking along the beach until its time to sit back and relax to wait for another one of those beautiful sunsets St Pete Beach is so famous for !
But if excitement is what you desire, a short walk or drive gives you a choice of several other award-winning beaches, including Pass-A-Grille, Indian Rocks and Madeira Beach; Clearwater Beach and Ft DeSoto are about a 30 minute car ride away each. No car is needed in the immediate area though.
A charming retreat near the sea, Serenity Cottage is comfortable, well-equipped and in a perfect location
Spacious guest suite with 2 beds and child's 'pack 'n play'...moreless
Serenity Cottage Master Bedroom: 1 queen
Peaceful master bedroom suite with wood-burning fireplace ...moreless
All of the beautifully decorated bedrooms in Serenity Cottage have spacious closets and dressers. Linens and towels available in each bedroom. Family Room has 1 queen size sofa bed, and the Living Room has a full size sofa bed ...moreless
No beach cottage would be complete without good old fashioned board games - we have them!...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Home is equipped with Surround-Sound Stereo System for entertaining inside and poolside...moreless
Each bedroom suite includes cable TV, family room has large TV...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
We have 2 dining rooms - one dining area right off the kitchen overlooking the plus full dining room located off the other side of kitchen which seats at least 4, PLUS countertop seating for 5 !!...moreless
Seating for 12 people
Wood-burning fireplace in Serenity Cottage Master Bedroom Suite...moreless
Home includes WIFI for all your gadget needs...moreless
Iron & Board
We actually have 2 living rooms - sitting area next to Master Bedroom and the large family room with TV, mini-library, full bath and 2 sofa beds (sleeps 4) ...moreless
Serenity Cottage's driveway has room for 2 cars, street parking is also allowed...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Fully stocked dishes, utensils, serving plates, plastic storage containers - you name it, its there for you...moreless
Fully equipped large galley kitchen will easily handle 2 chefs in the kitchen (if you're cooking while on vacation!). And there's comfy guest seating for 5 on the spacious kitchen island counter!...moreless
Kitchen stocked with basic spices, sweeteners, and bottled water dispenser in Beach Room...moreless
Full size refrigerator side-by-side with full size freezer - stocking your frig and freezer with all your favorite delights is easy! Plus additional full refrigerator in Beach Room for extra goodies...moreless
Whether you want to enjoy the back patio poolside or want to watch beachgoers walk by from the front patio, surrounded by lush greenery and grapefruit tree ! If in season, they're yours to enjoy...moreless
Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa
A very private cozy dipping pool surrounded by lush Florida greenery; pool is unheated and approximately 15 x 11...moreless
Preferred Annual Rental Mar 1 - Mar 1, 2016 60 night min stay
My Standard Rate 30 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
non-refundable cleaning fee$250 + tax
Property Damage Protection$99
Arrival (check-in) typically 10 AM and Departure (check-out) typically is 12 PM (times may vary) - owners will accompany guests upon arrival and departure to provide access/keys, and to ensure your satisfaction before, during and after your paradise vacation. Stays less than the minimum required of 7 days will be considered upon request, nightly fee to be determined.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Local museums include the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History and Great Explorations Hands On Museum. The St. Petersburg/Tampa area is home to several professional teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and Tampa Bay Lightening (NHL). Other St Petersburg sports events include MLB spring training, PGA tournaments, thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs, greyhound racing at Derby Lane, as well as yacht and powerboat races.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: My husband and I live nearby in Tampa, Florida. I am a native Tampan (very rare in these parts) and my husband is a tranplanted New Yorker. We both enjoy so many of the same things - family, friends and our beautiful Florida weather and everything that comes with it. Buying our own beach home last year was a dream-come-true for me, as my parents owned a beach cottage for many years in nearby beautiful Clearwater Beach. My parents entertained hundreds of friends and family over the 20 years they owned their home, and now my husband and I look forward to doing the same with our beach home. We invite you to share in our memories and begin to make your own here, in our lovely beach cottage.
Why the Owner Chose St. Pete Beach: Serenity Cottage will make your tropical vacation dreams come true ! Nothing is missing, and we continually strive to make sure everything is included to make your stay perfect! Serenity Cottage even has monitored ADT alarm system for your comfort. Everything is steps away, including countless ice cream shops - our favorite after-dinner delight. From street fairs to fishing at the shore, there is something for everyone in your family. Welcome to ours !
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: You will feel at home as soon as you enter Serenity Cottage! Our goal is to have you breathe a deep sigh of relaxation as soon as you step in! We use it ourselves on available weekends, and although we only travel 30 minutes from our full-time home in Tampa, as soon as we step in, we feel as though we traveled to our own island resort paradise. Why do I say resort? Its as if 'everything is included' in our area - beaches, bars, countless restaurant, pubs, seafood shantys, ice cream shops, gift shops, bait shop at the corner steps away, fast-food restaurants steps away.....there is almost everthing you could possibly need a short walk or bike ride away. Unless you want groceries at a short 3 minutes car-ride away, or do some beautiful area sight-seeing, there is literally no need for a car - its our own resort home, and would like to make it yours as well !