Modern Newly Renovated Pool Home in Great Neighborhood Near Water
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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, Tripadvisor’s ‘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’!
- 1550 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Iron & Board
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- 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
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Pool & Spa
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- Heated Pool
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Tubing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
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This house had everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Our children loved the pool right out the back door and we felt very safe with all the safety features in place. The location was great, lots of places to go and great restaurants all around. This house had all the amenities of your own home. We can't wait for our next visit!
- Guest Atkis (Ontario,Canada )
- Date of stay 12/26/13
- Review Submitted 02/15/14
Recommended for: People with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: We couldn't have asked for better first guests than Julie & Adam and their great kids! It was such a pleasure meeting you and spending time with your family. We feel like we made new friends and hope to see you here again. Thank you for the great review and thank you for our awesome new guestbook!
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Feb 9 - May 4, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
May 5 - Nov 2, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact owner for accurate total, payment options and cancellation policies
Pets allowed on a per case basis with $200 non refundable fee
Cleaning fee Weekly-$120 Monthly-$150
Refundable security deposit-Weekly $500 Monthly $1000
Pool heat available at additional charge of $110/week $375/month
Daily rental not available in High Season
Full season rental based on availability
- Cleaning: $120
- Pet Fee: $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 12%
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Tampa International at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-275 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: St. Pete Beach at 8 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Downtown at 4 Miles
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.
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Welcome to Il Dolce Far Niente!
View from back of house.
Game table looking through kitchen to dining room
View of dining room from kitchen
View of dining peninsula and kitchen
View of dining room through kitchen
Mid-Century dresser with LED tv with Blu-Ray player and cable
Tropical bedroom with queen bed
Main bathroom with shower and tub
Large, sunny room with Mid-Century furnishings, LED TV, cable and DVD player
Enjoy the covered patio seating in sun and rain
Sit and chat in fun and colourful chairs
Relax in the living room with 55' Smart TV with DVR, HBO, Netflix and BluRay
Large teak Mid-Century table with view of patio and pool
View of kitchen from dining room
View of modern kitchen with granite counters
Large private master bedroom with king bed decorated in nautical decor
Ensuite master bathroom with double sinks, tub and shower
Vintage teak furnishings, LED tv and DVD player
Ocean theme retro bedroom with 2 twin beds or combine for another king
Relax in the sun by the pool
Enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced back yard
Walk a minute to the quiet park on Tampa Bay
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