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3,500 Sq Ft of Light, Peace, and Privacy

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Lap pool looking out over lawn and private lake.

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Last updated: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Petersburg estate description

Drive up to this beautiful acre+ property and immediately feel the privacy behind the 8 foot high hedges. Swaying palm trees, tropical landscaping, and two bench swings enable you to relax sipping your morning coffee while watching the Florida birds dry their wings on the dock of this lakefront hideaway. Depending on the season, enjoy the scent of blooming jasmine or heady fragrant gardenias, pick a grapefruit from the tree or marvel at the huge, snaking roots of the giant ficus tree.

Or, simply jump into the refreshing pool or the warming hot tub after a fun and sun filled day at the gorgeous white sand beaches of St. Petersburg just minutes away. Sip your favorite cocktail prepared at the wet bar in the family room, bring your friends, and enjoy!

What defines this property is the spacious, cool indoors made all the more enjoyable by the privacy and quiet of the neighborhood.

This gorgeous three bedroom house with en suite bathrooms, a den with an additional bathroom, and a family room with wet bar is what you are looking for to recharge your batteries and have fun!

As you drive up, a gurgling fountain greets you, and the spacious dining room and sunken living room are light filled and airy with hardwood and tile floors, cathedral ceilings and french doors throughout leading to the pool deck, or the second lanai off the family room.

Sleeps up to 9 in 3 bedrooms and the den off the Master Bedroom (one King, 2 Queens, 1 full, 1 single). Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and the fourth bathroom off the den doubles as a pool bathroom with entrances from the pool, the lake front or the house. It even has a huge double entry shower and skylights!

Cook in the spacious kitchen open to the family room while chatting with your friends or feeding the children at the bar. New kitchen tile in 2012 and an outdoor grill and patio furniture make outdoor entertaining even easier. Every room has a ceiling fan to cool you even without the AC, each bedroom has bahama shutters and the master bedroom opens to both the pool deck and the lake front via the Den. The master bedroom has 4 huge closets, built in shelves and cupboards with fantastic tropical murals by a South Beach artist! Weekly landscaping, security system, wifi, and pool service included. Several new additions since summer 2012: new couch and oversized matching chair, patio set for 6, gas grill, couch, dining chairs, master bed frame, and new kitchen tile.

This house also has a FANTASTIC location! You are less than 3 miles from St. Pete Beach where the magnificent historic hotel, the Don Cesar, presides over endless white sand beaches. Your choice of two Publix supermarkets is within a mile and downtown St. Petersburg is less than 10 minutes away. St Petersburg is like a little Riviera town: great restaurants, shops, art galleries and boats bobbing in the marina and another turn of the century historic hotel, the Renaissance Vinoy. Impressive collections at the Museum Of Fine Arts, The Salvador Dali Museum, the St. Pete Museum Of History and the Chihuly Gallery provide cultural options for those interested. Numerous golf courses are also available!

Available after November 6, 2013, email to check availability and price.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Large pool with pool fence if needed; fenced back yard to lake; small playground structure with slide and swing....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                This house caters to families and adults. Please, minimum age 25 years....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                on a case by case basis - pet deposit required....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                en suite bathroom, large closet, bahama shutters...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                En suite dressing room, walk in closet, and bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                Master bedroom w 4 closets, numerous built in drawers...moreless

              • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Off master bedroom, opens to lake and bathroom....moreless

              • King size beds (1) European pillow top in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In the second bedroom, Double Beds (1) In the first bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) in the second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) In the den, double size....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                en-suite to first bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                off dressing room of 2nd bedroom, also walk in closet...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                en suite to Master BDR, separate toilet stall...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                En suite to Den, exit to pool, double entry shower...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Tons of counter space with bar open into family room - great for cooking while being part of the party! Two wall ovens for large dinner parties, one with cooksmart to speed up roasting times! Well equipped to cook....moreless

              • Oven:

                two stainless steel Thermador ovens, convection & 'cooksmart' options...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All necessary for cooking up delicious food! We LOVE to cook....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large stainless steel with bottom freezer....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                This is in the family room and burns beautifully for those winter Florida nights with a little nip in the air!...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Large driveway (we call it a parking lot!) can hold up to 10 cars, or your RV!...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                three door garage, but one holds our vacation car. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Large 'parking lot' great for parties!...moreless

              • Parking:

                Huge driveway can fit at least 8 cars...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                sheets and tablecloths/cloth napkins....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                many bath towel sets, 8 beach towels...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                two sector control...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Garage
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Three in the house: 42 inches HDTV in living room, 24 inches in the master bedroom, and small one in second bedroom....moreless

              • Books

              Communications

              • Internet:

                wifi in main living areas and first two bedrooms....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                So relaxing, sits up to 6, 4 lounging. On the pool terrace which is accessible from the living room, hallway or master bedroom....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Large pool (48 feet), great for morning laps in a caged enclosure. Float and look up at the ficus and pines....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                In addition to the main pool enclosure we have another patio, enclosed off the family room. A removable pool fence is available for families with young children....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                About an acre, half fenced in with lakefront...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    one of a dozen homes on this small private lake....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Zoo
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Wind-Surfing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Break
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4
                  4 night min stay
                  $350
                  $1,750
                  My Standard Rate
                  6 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,400 $3,750
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee & Deposit $350 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12%

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                  Last updated: 06/30/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We loved living in our house before moving to the DC metro area where Lisa runs a health research non profit organization. Richard is in consulting and our twins are 12 years old. Lisa grew up all over the world since her Dad was in the diplomatic corps - France, Nigeria, Vietnam, Ireland, Australia. Richard grew up in Toledo, Ohio and also worked on international issues. This house is our annual hide-away and our future retirement home! So we take very good care of it.

                  Why the Owner Chose St. Petersburg:
                  When we moved to Florida for Lisa's work, we immediately fell in love with this property. It was everything we imagined a Florida house to be - full of light, windows, tropical plantings, and minutes from the beach. We love coming back every year and find that the stress and hubbub of every day life just melts away. We also have lots of friends and have had so many great dinner parties. It is a perfect entertainment home!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  We love our property for its location and setting in a golf course community and on a private lake. We are only 10 minutes away from downtown. Lisa used to work at All Children's Hospital and her door to door commute was 8 minutes! And downtown Beach Drive is just wonderful for an evening out with many restaurants to choose from and strolling in the waterfront park. We are also only 10 minutes from the beach where we love to have sunset drinks at the Don Cesar!


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Lap pool looking out over lawn and private lake.

                    Lap pool looking out over lawn and private lake.

                  • Entrance/Dining Room View with Living Room in the background.

                    Entrance/Dining Room View with Living Room in the background.

                  • View to family room from Living Room, second terrace, and kitchen in background

                    View to family room from Living Room, second terrace, and kitchen in background

                  • Living room nook

                    Living room nook

                  • View from wet bar back to 'massive' fireplace with kitchen in background.

                    View from wet bar back to 'massive' fireplace with kitchen in background.

                  • Kitchen with all stainless appliances, door to pantry and laundry room.

                    Kitchen with all stainless appliances, door to pantry and laundry room.

                  • Four closets in Master bedroom painted by noted Florida artist.

                    Four closets in Master bedroom painted by noted Florida artist.

                  • Master bath with separate toilet stall.

                    Master bath with separate toilet stall.

                  • Walk in closet, dressing area with mirror & built ins next to en-suite bathroom

                    Walk in closet, dressing area with mirror & built ins next to en-suite bathroom

                  • Beautifully crafted double doors open to a world of peace and comfort!

                    Beautifully crafted double doors open to a world of peace and comfort!

                  • Living room view from dining room with family room to the left.

                    Living room view from dining room with family room to the left.

                  • View from Dining Room to Living Room and Family Room on left.

                    View from Dining Room to Living Room and Family Room on left.

                  • View from kitchen of family room with wet bar.

                    View from kitchen of family room with wet bar.

                  • Kitchen with deep double sink and opening to family room.

                    Kitchen with deep double sink and opening to family room.

                  • Long hallway opens to 2 bedrooms on Rt, expansive linen closets, & master on Lt.

                    Long hallway opens to 2 bedrooms on Rt, expansive linen closets, & master on Lt.

                  • Numerous built ins for your all your holiday clothes!

                    Numerous built ins for your all your holiday clothes!

                  • View of pool bathroom (two left doors), master bedroom behind hot tub, and hall.

                    View of pool bathroom (two left doors), master bedroom behind hot tub, and hall.

                  • First bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

                    First bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

                  VRBO #426458

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $250 - $350 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 06/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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