Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Modern Pool Home-Available January 18-25, 2014

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 12/22/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Petersburg house description

Enjoy your next Florida family vacation at ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’ (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing) in our beautiful rental home in lovely Bahama Shores in St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch beautiful sunrises less than a two minute walk away, in the quiet neighbourhood that was the location for the movie ‘Cocoon’. From the oak lined brick boulevard, past the huge, incredible banyan trees to the waterfront park, this small, quiet community on Tampa Bay offers a wonderful getaway location for your family.
Relax on the patio and in the pool in or drive 8 miles to the sun and sands of St. Pete Beach, just one of the beautiful beaches in the area. 12 miles away, experience nature and quiet beaches at Fort DeSoto Park, ‘Travelers’ Choice 2013 Winner’ for beaches. Drive 5 miles to downtown St. Petersburg for dining, night life and sightseeing at museums and galleries including the incredible Dali Museum and Chihuly blown glass exhibit. And in March, experience the roar of the engines through the downtown streets during the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. In under an hour’s drive, you will find yourself in Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota where you can enjoy shopping, dining, culture and more beaches!
Newly renovated in 2103, our open floor plan 3 bedroom, 2 full baths home comfortably sleeps 6. Fresh paint in great colours accent the new bamboo floors throughout. A mix of modern and vintage, this eclectic home features original art and modern decor in a relaxing setting. Close the 3 pocket doors to ensure privacy and quiet or open them for easy flow through the house.
Retire or relax in the nautical themed master suite with a king bed, full ensuite bath and large walk-in closet. On the other side of the living area are 2 more bedrooms separated by another full bathroom. One features a tropical decor with a queen bed while the other has an ocean decor with twin beds, which can be converted to another king, if requested. Each bedroom features a ceiling fan, new flat screen television with cable and DVD player and duvets in fresh, clean covers for every guest! All bedrooms are tastefully decorated in coastal themes and furnished with lovely mid-century furnishings. New modern cabinets and lighting accent both bathrooms. All linens, towels and beach towels are here.
Enjoy movie night on sleek leather furniture in the living room, in front of a 55” Smart TV with Blu-ray, cable with DVR, HBO and Netflix. Keep in touch with wireless internet and a phone with free long distance and calls to Canada. Prepare meals in the brand new, bright, fully equipped modern kitchen overlooking the pool, with stunning grey cabinets, colourful pendant lights and granite countertops. Grab a quick bite or serve at the kitchen peninsula. Dine at the gorgeous mid-century Danish teak table that comfortably seats at least 6. Eat breakfast, play games, do puzzles or catch up on work (if you must!) in the game room.
Outside, enjoy your morning coffee on the front patio by the garden, under large Live Oak trees. Go for a walk or bike ride in this quiet family neighbourhood and see beautiful native birds, geckos and other wildlife enjoying the day as well. Two patio doors lead to the back patio in the large fenced private yard. Relax by the screen enclosed inground pool on comfortable lounge furniture or grill outside and dine at the outdoor table for 6. No worries if it’s raining – you’ll be protected from rain or sun under the overhang, cooled by lighted fans. Inside the double car garage you’ll find a washer and dryer and if you want to bring your RV or boat there is a large, secure parking area inside the fence. Launch your boat at any of several public areas nearby and enjoy a day in the Gulf fishing, relaxing or looking for dolphins! The nearby activities available are endless; fishing, golf, sporting events and more. Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas are minutes away.
Then, if you are tired from all this activity come back to your ‘home away from home’, and enjoy ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’!

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House
  • 1550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Pack 'n Play, inflatable toddler bed and high chair available. ...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed outside only...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

            King bed, walk-in closet, tv, cable, Blu-Ray...moreless

          • Guest Bedroom #1: 1 queen

            Queen bed, dresser, closet, TV, cable, DVD player...moreless

          • Guest Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single

            2 twin beds (or 1 king), 2 closets, dressers, TV, cable, DVD...moreless

          • Master bedroom is separated from other 2 by living areas. 2 twin beds can be combined to make another king, upon request. All beds have clean duvet covers for all new guests. Lots of closet and dresser space....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private, new double sinks and vanity...moreless

          • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            New sink and vanity, located between 2 guest bedrooms...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • St. Petersburg is an amazing vacation destination for all ages. The opportunities for fun and relaxation are endless. Beautiful beaches, nature, fishing, boating, golf. Easy to get around, downtown has fine restaurants, sidewalk dining, bars, markets, art, music and museums, including the renowned Dali Museum. Baseball with the Rays at Tropicana Field, downtown. Hockey with the Lightning in Tampa. There's something for everyone. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player:

                Livingroom & Master - Blu-Ray Guest rooms - DVD player...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Round table and 4 chairs with sliders to pool area. Can be used for breakfast or computer area as well....moreless

              • Games:

                Cards, chess, checkers, board games...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Assorted cd's. Brighthouse offers a variety of music channels. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Livingroom and Master -Brighthouse cable with DVR , HBO. Netflix. Guest rooms - Basic cable...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Connect ipod or music player through tv or portable speaker...moreless

              • Television:

                Livingroom - LG 55' LED Smart TV hardwired to internet for Netflix and streaming Master- 42' LED Guest rooms- 32' LED...moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach and pool toys...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Assorted DVD's and Blu-Rays. Children's movies...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Water View:

                    Walk 1 minute to park on Tampa Bay. Sunrise over water can be seen from front yard....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Spacious. Overlooks pool area through sliding doors. Vintage teak extension table with 6 chairs. 2 more chairs available in bedrooms if needed. Linens, placemats provided in buffet....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central AC...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Located in garage...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Double with access to yard and house. Garage door opener. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Electric forced air...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Brighthouse wifi. TV in livingroom hardwired for best streaming from Netflix. Password provided on arrival. ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All beds freshly made and 1 extra set of sheets provided. Extra pillows. Clean duvet covers for each new guest. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    New, comfortable modern leather sofa, loveseat & chair. Glass coffee table. Large front window. Entertainment center. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking for several cars in divided driveway. Large concrete pad, secured behind fence for RV or boat. (Electric hookup available) 2 car garage....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free calls to US, Canada and Mexico...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Located in garage...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Service for 8. Bowls, platters, etc. All cooking and serving utensils. Pots & pans, baking pans, mixer, blender...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New, stainless...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped, new, modern cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances. Lots of lights. Overlooks pool. ...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    New, stainless...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Electric...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Renters provide own food. Salt, pepper and 1st morning coffee supplies provided. Some condiments left by previous guest may be available but not guaranteed....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Stainless side-by-side with through the door ice and water...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Stainless, smooth surface glass top, electric...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Back patio by pool in screened lanai, covered seating area with fans. Shady front patio area....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Over pool and back patio...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large private fenced yard, lovely garden area, live oaks, palms, bananas. On-going landscaping project....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Inground, heat available, in lanai. Shallow and deep areas. Steps and seat. Serviced weekly. Sliding doors equipped with child-proof safety bar....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season 2015
                  Nov 2 - May 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,125 $3,750

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Low Season 2015
                  May 3 - Oct 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,000 $3,200

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  High Season 2016
                  Nov 1 - May 7, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200 $3,975
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $120 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Contact owner for accurate total, payment options and cancellation policies

                  Pets allowed on a per case basis-$200 non refundable fee

                  Cleaning fee Weekly-$130 Monthly-$170*

                  Refundable security deposit-Weekly $500 Monthly $1000

                  Pool heat available at additional charge of $115/week $375/month*

                  Daily rental ($185/night) not available in High Season*

                  *Increases on reservations after 10/31/2015


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


                  Please wait... Pay with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/22/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tampa International
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Downtown
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-275
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  St. Pete Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  St. Petersburg is listed by the New York times as one of the top cities, worldwide, to visit in 2014! So much to do and see in this growing world class small city.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About the owner: We (Tom & Janna) moved from the Toronto area in Canada to New Jersey in 1990, where we raised our family. In 2011 we purchased our first home in St. Petersburg where we spend our winters, returning to New Jersey in the summer to spend time with our kids and 6 grandchildren. Our visitors were so impressed with this area of St. Petersburg we wanted to provide a location for others to enjoy. We have always enjoyed home renovation and decor so in 2013 we decided to create a home here with quality and style and look forward to meeting new visitors.

                  Why the Owner Chose St. Petersburg:
                  We wanted a pool home with good bones, in a great neighbourhood, in need of a facelift, that would lend itself to a Mid-Century modern feeling and decor. We we lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase in beautiful Bahama Shores, a very lovely family area close to the water. Quiet and private but close to fun, food and activities! It's 5 minutes from our home for convenience of care of home and guests.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Divided floor plan with Master bedroom separated from other bedrooms. Pocket doors allow privacy and quiet or open flow. The back patio seating area is covered, with lighted fans. Love it for keeping cool on sunny days or enjoy the outside even in the rain! Nice sized yard with lots of parking and separate pad at side of house, with electrical hookup, for RV or boat.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to Il Dolce Far Niente!

                    Welcome to Il Dolce Far Niente!

                  • View from back of house.

                    View from back of house.

                  • Large teak Mid-Century table with view of patio and pool

                    Large teak Mid-Century table with view of patio and pool

                  • View of dining peninsula and kitchen

                    View of dining peninsula and kitchen

                  • View of dining room through kitchen

                    View of dining room through kitchen

                  • Mid-Century dresser with LED tv with Blu-Ray player and cable

                    Mid-Century dresser with LED tv with Blu-Ray player and cable

                  • Vintage teak furnishings, LED tv and DVD player

                    Vintage teak furnishings, LED tv and DVD player

                  • Ocean theme retro bedroom with 2 twin beds or combine for another king

                    Ocean theme retro bedroom with 2 twin beds or combine for another king

                  • Relax in the sun by the pool

                    Relax in the sun by the pool

                  • Enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced back yard

                    Enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced back yard

                  • Sit and chat in fun and colourful chairs

                    Sit and chat in fun and colourful chairs

                  • Relax in the living room with 55' Smart TV with DVR, HBO, Netflix and BluRay

                    Relax in the living room with 55' Smart TV with DVR, HBO, Netflix and BluRay

                  • Game table looking through kitchen to dining room

                    Game table looking through kitchen to dining room

                  • View of kitchen from dining room

                    View of kitchen from dining room

                  • View of modern kitchen with granite counters

                    View of modern kitchen with granite counters

                  • Large private master bedroom with king bed decorated in nautical decor

                    Large private master bedroom with king bed decorated in nautical decor

                  • Tropical bedroom with queen bed

                    Tropical bedroom with queen bed

                  • Main bathroom with shower and tub

                    Main bathroom with shower and tub

                  • Large, sunny room with Mid-Century furnishings, LED TV, cable and DVD player

                    Large, sunny room with Mid-Century furnishings, LED TV, cable and DVD player

                  • Enjoy the covered patio seating in sun and rain

                    Enjoy the covered patio seating in sun and rain

                  • Walk a minute to the quiet park on Tampa Bay

                    Walk a minute to the quiet park on Tampa Bay

                  VRBO #557809

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                  $1,000 - $1,200 per week (USD)
                  14

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2014
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
                  Email owner

                  9083100542

                  Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property via Email

                  Modern Pool Home-Available January 18-25, 2014

                  St. Petersburg #557809

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.