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Relax in this 1924 charming remodeled two room studio apt, located in downtown St. Petersburg's National Historic District, 2 blocks from the white sandy shores of Tampa Bay. It has an attached brick patio, under an 80 year old oak tree, with a 5 ft. tall stone and tile fountain, a mosaic tile table for outside dining. It is within walking distance to: a sparkling white sand beach, the City Pier, several marinas, boat ramps, live theater, tennis courts, a 20 multiplex movie theater, Sat. morning outdoor market, over 50 bars & restaurants, and several museums. (Salvador Dali Museum, Florida International, Museum of Fine Arts) and Tropicana Field, home of baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. It is near the Mahaffey Performing Arts Center. Activities nearby include golf, fishing, snorkeling/ diving, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, dolphin, manatee watching and swimming. A trolley connects the downtown areas, to St Pete Beach, Treasure Island and Pass-a-Grille on the Gulf of Mexico. 2 Bikes.
Sports & Culture, Arts and Theater, farmers market: We have many top sports franchises like the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and The Lightning Ice Hockey Team. In St Petersburg. We enjoy First Friday which is a free open air concert downtown every First Friday of the month where you can hang out with the locals and get a taste of living in the City while at the same time getting a taste for the local restaurant scene which has many cultural influences. The largest farmers market in the state of FL occurs every Saturday and is within walking distance.
Our city is also very Arts focused. Our city was voted the number 1 for the arts od all mid sized cities in the US by Style magazine.
CULTURAL EVENTS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
We have the all new Dali Museum which is the largest collection of Salvador Dali in the world opening on Jan, 11, 2011.Also: The Chuliy Museum,The Museum of Fine Arts, The Natural History Museum, Fl International Museum and the Pointer Institute for Media Studies, The American Stage Company, The Mahaffee Theater, The Studio at 620, Great Explorations, the Hands on Museum, The Morean Art Center, Fl Craftsmans Gallery, The Holocaust Museum, the Pallidium Theater. At last count, nearly 30 art galleries are located in the downtown St. Petersburg area including the state headquarters for the Florida Craftsmen Association. The Downtown Arts Association features a Monthly Gallery Walk in St. Petersburg. Visitors start at Gallery Central (on Central Avenue between 4th and 8th Streets) and travel from there to the Waterfront, the Dome and SoHo Art Districts and then on to 4th and 9th Streets North. Tours are given from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ABOUT: St. Petersburg often turns tourists into potential residents, attracted by the beautiful, sunny climate, well-preserved natural areas and excellent cultural institutions. The beachfront condos have endless appeal for Northerners looking to say goodbye to big-city life or just to retire in a warm, friendly city. St. Petersburg´s fine educational institutions, the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College and Eckerd College, bring students from all over the country to this “City of Sunshine”, and it´s plain to see why many of them stay! With the beautiful setting, the abundance of things to see and do, the fabulous selection of restaurants and the vivacious nightlife scene,
Light and airy, the living area is and L shaped room which contains a new double bed , 2 comfortable chairs and a kitchen table which seats 4 people. The apt. is designed with a tropical Mexican theme complete with Saltillo tile floors. The living area contains cable flat screen TV, a DVD player, a Stereo system complete with a tuner, and CD player . It contains many CD's and DVD films. The glass door and windows look out to the fountain as you can see in the
Linens, umbrellas, flash lights, beach chairs and towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully furnished with a 4 burner range and gas oven, a toaster oven, microwave, coffee pot and kitchenware. Photos of the kitchen can be emailed to you.
Bicycles are provided and we are next to many bike paths and the 34 mile long Pinellas Trail....moreless
Please refer to the 4th photo.The sink is alabaster and walls and shower are lined with stone like tile. Stand up shower with glass enclosure. Towels for the beach & bath provided....moreless
The washer and dryer is shared with us the owners at no charge. Parking is on the street. You can see the water, the park, and the Vinoy Resort from the street.
The owners, live in a 1924 bungalow in front of the studio apt, which we call the Casita.
The Casita also has a stove top expresso maker in addition to the regular drip coffee maker.
Eckerd College, the University of South FL, St. Petersburg College and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies are all nearby, plus numerous cafes, clubs, parks, museums and restuarants.
More photos can be emailed to you upon request....moreless
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Moon under Water, Birchw Vinoy, Bella Brava, Tryst
Port of St Petersburg
Old NE Tavern, Vinoy, 400 Beach Drive, Tryst, C
Water Ski Tampa Bay
Car: Not Necessary
NO CAR NEEDED. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, 20 miles from Tampa Int. Airport, 12 miles from St. Pete/ Clw Airport with easy access to I 275. It is two blocks from the nearest beach, surrounded by public parks and gardens. Trolly lines connect downtown to the the gulf beaches, the DALI MUSEUM, OPENING JAN. 11- 2011 !
Fort DeSoto Park is located 20 minutes from your house on the Gulf of Mexico. This all-natural isolated island park was named nationally in 2005 as “America’s BEST Beach” for it’s outstanding beauty and natural habitat. The fort on the island is from World War 1.
Tourist attractions within driving distance include the Ringling Museum, Bush Gardens and Amusement Park, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sunken Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, the # 2 rated Zoo in the US, and Adventure Island Water Park. Disney World is 90 minutes away.Explore by car, central FL has, 7 of the 10 largest springs in the world.
Your apt sits 1/2 block from the 4 Star Renaissance Vinoy Resor
Other Activities: baseball, kayaking, live music, fishing, bird watching
Golf: Many private and public courses nearby.
Year Purchased: 1990
About: I am an artist by profession. My spouse is a design build contractor and remodelers. We are big time foodies, love outdoor activities and are avid readers.
Why St. Petersburg: Because it is in a national historic district,full of brick streets and it has a variety of architectural styles. We can see the water from our front yard and are surrounded by park land, yet right in the Heart of downtown. We can walk to museums, over 60 restaurants, and 20 movie theaters. It is Very safe and we are owner occupied.
The Unique Benefits at this Guest House: The attached terrace and fountain with a barbi and table and chairs next to the fountain. You can eat inside and out. Next. To our house in front, we have a gas firepit. The Casita is tastefully designed. The memory foam bed is brand new. Cozy!