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Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow

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Front porch looks at Boca Ciega Bay and the Merry Pier.

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

Spring 2017 available due to cancellation. Book soon!
Relax and get lost in yourself by lounging in the hammock on the front deck of this whimsical Key West style waterfront bungalow, situated in the heart of Pass-a-grille's historic district.

The comfortable cottage and cozy loft has everything you could possibly need for your vacation. Just bring a toothbrush!

Pass-a-grille is a charming Florida Community of days past. We are perfectly located in the heart of Pass-a-grille, right next to 8th Ave. which is the 'hub' of this quiet spot.

We take great care to make sure you have all the comforts needed to make a vacation a memorable experience. We're fortunate enough to have acquired many repeat guests, we're starting to feel like a huge extended family!

Continually being updated, the cottage has 2 decks - one that looks at Boca Ciega Bay and a second intimate, secluded, covered porch between home and the garage (loft). A privacy fence surrounds the home. A red aluminum roof makes the cottage quickly identifiable! Original wood floors, a totally remodeled and updated kitchen, romantic fireplace, ceiling fans, central air, cabana striped awnings, bright tropical artwork and furnishings complete the charm of old Florida living with contemporary amenities. This is our personal guest house for our friends and family when they come visit, so we make sure it never starts looking 'tired'.

Our improvement for 2012 was a complete kitchen remodel. The 2013 improvement was adding Hardie Board siding and a color change! Our 2014/15 project is adding Pass-a-Grille's Sunset Charmer 3bdr /2ba and Pass-a-grille's Mini Charmer 1bdr /1ba to the mix.

Because we are one of the original Pass-a-grille Cottages we have a bit of a rambling, add-on, footprint. The cottage sleeps 5, 1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin. It is 2 bdroom/2 bath and a small Florida room, with 1 twin bed, which can be closed off from the rest of the cottage. Additionally, the loft sleeps 4. It is an upstairs/downstairs with kitchenette configuration. 2 twins on top level, 1 full bed on bottom floor.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Beach toys, a Radio Flyer red wagon, ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking indoors, smoking outdoors is fine as long as you pick up your butts. (non smokers just despise those yellow butts!)...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    max 2 pets per rental. All pets to be on flea and tick medications. Prior approval from owner. Additional cost for pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    TV and DVD, looks out on Boca Ciega Bay...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    french doors lead to interior, private deck...moreless

  • Florida room: 1 twin/ single

    this room is attached to 2nd bathroom and can be closed off...moreless

  • Loft : 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    upstairs 2 twins and TV/DVD, downstairs 1 full bed...moreless

  • Queen sized bed in private bedroom at front of home overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Full sized bed in private bedroom french doors off inner porch area. Twin daybed in the Florida room, which can be shut off from rest of home. The Loft consists of an upstairs and downstairs both with no privacy. Upper loft has 2 New twin mattresses and lower loft has a full sized bed, also with a new mattress. New high thread count bed linens, RL and/or fine linens, towels, beach towels and pillows. Pillows, euro pillows, some blankets and or comfortors are all down. The home has a sound machine, clocks, and a hotel safe for your valuables. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    washer dryer in this bath...moreless

  • Black and white bathroom is a full bath with tub, shower, sink and toilet. Shampoo& conditioner, bar and liquid soaps, nice towels, bug spray and some sunscreen. Smaller green bathroom (off Florida Room) has a small shower, sink, toilet and stacked laundry. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide you with a bottle of wine/or beer to drink upon your arrival. We also stock you up for your first breakfast. Coffee and a tea assortment, orange juice, muffins, breakfast bread & butter. If that's not enough, you can go next door to the Seahorse Restaurant! (open for breakfast and lunch only) The property is priced for 7 overnight guests, add'l 25.00/night pp up to the maximum of 9 overnight guests. Sunday arrivals must pay an additional cleaning cost of $70.00. (time and a half)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Beach book reading. Lots of Carl Haissan....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    TV in living room has DVD player ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's - Jimmy Buffet compilation and then classical. Really tho just bring your IPod!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brighthouse Cable. package is more than just 'Basic' but NO premium channels. (HBO/SHOWTIME) Some sports - got you covered for Masters, Final Four, etc...moreless

  • Stereo:

    You can play CD music on the DVD or there is 1 iphone/ipod stereo...moreless

  • Television:

    3 TV's all with cable, 50' flat screen TV in living area, new s Sony 32 ' in master bedroom, 1 OLD TV with built in. old VHS & DVD in loft. Guests get a kick out of the VHS! (no Smart TV's)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys - a big bucket full of beach toys, usually 2 big blow up lifesavers to 'bob' in the water. Wagon to cart it all to the beach....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    OLD Nintendo ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    OLD Nintendo games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    many 35+ DVDs, and a small VHS library in the loft...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the small designated Historic District of Pass-a-grille...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are located on Boca Ciega Bay, a street, sidewalk and seawall are between the home and the water. 1 block from the beach. View directly off front deck is Boca Ciega Bay and the Merry Pier. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 8 people. It's tough to squeeze more than 6 people around the table. Highchair is available just give me a heads up....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air in Cottage, loft has a new large wall unit Both heating and cooling....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    new 2015 washer/dryer in bathroom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Newly cleaned and serviced...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    2 bicycles provided by Christianne, a frequent guest at the Charmer. Thank you Christianne!...moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car size, mostly for holding beach toys, Weber charcoal Grill, 2 bicycles, etc....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Both heating and cooling....moreless

  • Internet:

    Locked internet password provided upon check in...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New high thread count bed linens, RL and/or fine linens, towels, beach towels and pillows. Pillows, euro pillows, some blankets and or comfortors are all down, featherbed on daybed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 parking places on property in rear of home off the back alley....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    As of 2015, we can obtain max of 2 extra "D" parking passes if requested. Please give me a heads up...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Landline. Free use of 727 and 813 area codes....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathing towels and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New 2015 Stacked GE Spacemaker Washer/Dryer in bathroom....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    instructions at the home....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart 10 cup regular coffee maker Krups mini espresso machine French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could possibly need and more in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    kitchen is loaded with everything you could need. If you don't have it tell me and I'll get it! Dishes for at least 8-12 people. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new in 2012...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New appliances and kitchen in 2012. Galley kitchen with all the cooking utensils you could possibly need. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    2 - one in loft mini kitchen one in cottage kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    new in 2012...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments and spices left by previous renters....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 refrigerator with top freezer in kitchen ...moreless

  • Stove:

    new in 2012...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven (in loft area) New Dualit Toaster in cottage kitchen...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 bicycles left at the house thanks to Christianne!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals available in Tierra Verde...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Outdoor table with umbrella and 4 outdoor chairs provided, additional outdoor umbrella, a hammock, 2 lifeguard chairs and 2 regular wooden adiorndak chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Isla Del Sol on Tierra Verde...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals for above on beach along with paddle boarding rentals and instructions....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered porch off bedroom and between garage/loft area has additional outdoor table and 4 chairs with overhead fan, outdoor string lights and plants. Beautiful spot for private outdoor dinner....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our plantings around the home are mulched. The rest of the "lawn" is crushed shell. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill with BBQ tools. Start up of charcoal is provided....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts about 10 blocks away. More on Vina Del Mar at the Park....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 33 traveler reviews
A relaxing place to stay while enjoying St. Pete Beach!! 12/15/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:


What a delightful stay at St. Pete Beach! I can’t think of a better way to describe this house than “charming.” The owner was extremely responsive, quick, and accommodating throughout the entire process and we had a wonderful vacation. When we arrived, she was there to meet us personally and show us around. There was a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge plus some muffins for breakfast, and other goodies to help us enjoy our stay. The house itself is very warm and cute, with more than enough space to live and sleep, and some DVDs to watch when we needed a break. Both of my kids were able to have their own beds which was great! There is an entirely separate garage loft that has 3 beds and a kitchen sink that my friends used as their “guest cottage.” It was the perfect amount of communion and privacy if you have multiple couples/families staying. There are two porches, a more private back porch where we ate and were able to enjoy the sunny December weather. There is also a front porch with chairs and a lovely hammock where we watched the meteor shower at night. Extremely relaxing! We felt very secluded with foliage blocking the street and sidewalk out front. The neighborhood has a lovely beach vibe, with beach shops, ice cream parlors, and a beachfront cafe (for breakfast) with live music on Sunday mornings. Perfect for enjoying some food, coffee, music, and letting the kids run on the beach. There are plenty of lunch places to eat, and even, surprisingly, a delicious raw food cafe if you’re wanting to balance your fish and shrimp consumption. The beach is exquisite, we enjoyed walking on the soft white sand. Swimming in December was a little chilly but we did it anyway and had a blast. We were rewarded by finding many sea creatures. The calm sea was perfect for the kids to play in. When we were done swimming, we used the many beach balls, Frisbees, sand buckets, and comfortable beach chairs included in the garage of the rental. There are even a few bikes to use as well. I couldn’t have asked for more or a more beautiful and welcoming place to spend our long weekend. Thanks Pass-a-grille!

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall 2016
Jun 1 - Nov 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,900 $4,750

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2016/17
Nov 2 - Jan 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400 $5,500
Spring 2017
Feb 1 - Apr 1, 2017
28 night min stay

$2,400 $5,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Late spring
Apr 2 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400 $5,500
May 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200 $5,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall 2017
Jun 1 - Nov 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000 $5,000

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017/18
Nov 2 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,400 $5,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

$1,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security Deposit $200
  • 1 time cleaning $140
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Animals are welcome if they are well behaved and on flea and tick medications. 2 animals max. Prior owner approval. Non refundable deposit for each animal is 150.00.

Preferred check in day is Saturday.

Additional $70.00 upcharge for cleaners when checking out on Sunday.

Any reservation for one month or longer will require a 175.00 cleaning charge instead of 140.00

Max number of persons in home is 9 people. After 7 people you will be additionally charged 25.00/night per person.

If cancellations are made after you have used the "Book it now" feature and paid through Homeaway /VRBO, I will deduct the processing fee (charged to me from Homeaway/VRBO) for that payment from your returned monies. (2.5%)

You will also be charged 2.5% credit card processing fee from VRBO/Homeaway at your end.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International and St Pete Clearwater airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shadracks Harley Bar
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
to Shell Key now one to Downtown St Petersburg
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isla Del Sol
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 275
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seahorse Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Waterski - Boca Ciega Bay
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pass-a-grille close to Ft Desoto Beach

Car: Recommended

The loft consists of a top floor and bottom floor. It has a partial kitchen, sink, microwave, cupboards. The bathroom for loft is 3 giant steps though back covered porch to cottage bath entrance. The loft has 2 twin beds, 1 TV on top floor and 1 full bed on bottom floor. It is all open with no division between sleeping spaces.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Tom and I love to travel, our preferred way to lodge is at VRBO properties. We still like B &B's, Inns and fancy hotels! For some reason it always seems like we land on an island. We have 2 labs (a silver lab and a charcoal lab) that we adore. Empty nesters with 4 adult children living from Tampa to JAX to LA AND 4 grandchildren who we can't see often enough. Tom is considering retirement and I just love a new project!

Why the Owner Chose Pass-a-Grille Beach, Saint Pete Beach, FL, USA:
The Waterfront Charmer is located in the perfect spot, next to 8th Avenue, with the few businesses and restaurants right on the same square block. The Merry Pier is fascinating at any hour of the day since there is always something going on. Pass-a-grille is a step back in time, hidden in a bustling area. It is a true old school neighborhood. The beaches are pristine.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The WaterfrontCharmer is so incredibly close to the beach! We can watch the happenings at the Merry Pier across the street, watch the pelicans groom themselves on the old pilings, watch dolphin, birds and fishermen from our lifeguard chairs on the front deck. The Gulf of Mexico is a short 2 blocks from our back door. Pass-a-grille is the greatest place to walk your dogs or just to take a walk. After the beach gets boring the sights along the sidewalk are entertaining; old homes, renovated homes and new ones. We are right next to 8th Ave, the historic street, with fun beachy shopping, not the typical tourist stuff. Action, but not too much. Nice place to relax and slow the pace. When you want action, go north of the Loew's Don CeSar Hotel and the action begins!!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Front porch looks at Boca Ciega Bay and the Merry Pier.

    Front porch looks at Boca Ciega Bay and the Merry Pier.

  • This is the view if you were the TV.

    This is the view if you were the TV.

  • Family room plenty of seating.

    Family room plenty of seating.

  • New Sony TV behind the brown bifold doors

    New Sony TV behind the brown bifold doors

  • View from French Doors. 
Room size is about 11' x 13'

    View from French Doors. Room size is about 11' x 13'

  • Kitchen remodel done in 2012.  All new appliances, new cabinets.  Kitchen fully equipped.

    Kitchen remodel done in 2012. All new appliances, new cabinets. Kitchen fully equipped.

  • Need a new pic - have a new Crate and Barrel daybed with new pink bedding.

    Need a new pic - have a new Crate and Barrel daybed with new pink bedding.

  • Florida room looking towards little bathroom.  Pink daybed behind, to the right is the dining room table.

    Florida room looking towards little bathroom. Pink daybed behind, to the right is the dining room table.

  • Outside eating area between garage loft and guest bedroom.

    Outside eating area between garage loft and guest bedroom.

  • Looking down from the loft with twin beds.

    Looking down from the loft with twin beds.

  • Just a little slice of paradise.

    Just a little slice of paradise.

  • Pass-a-grille's Mini Charmer.   1 bdr/1 ba  Mother in law apartment.
VRBO 652704

    Pass-a-grille's Mini Charmer. 1 bdr/1 ba Mother in law apartment. VRBO 652704

  • Through the front door and into home, dining area- table and 6 chairs.  Can squeeze in two more

    Through the front door and into home, dining area- table and 6 chairs. Can squeeze in two more

  • It looks tight but isn't

    It looks tight but isn't

  • Master, queen sized bed.
room is about 13' x 13'

    Master, queen sized bed. room is about 13' x 13'

  • Second Bdr with full bed. 
To the left are french doors leading to inner deck.

    Second Bdr with full bed. To the left are french doors leading to inner deck.

  • Narrow bath but it has everything you need.

    Narrow bath but it has everything you need.

  • Different view....we've kept the pineapples.

    Different view....we've kept the pineapples.

  • Nice Serta twin mattress, 
french doors to left can be shut to close off this rm

    Nice Serta twin mattress, french doors to left can be shut to close off this rm

  • 2nd Bath, Shower, no tub, sink, toilet & stacked NEW GE Spacemaker washer/dryer

    2nd Bath, Shower, no tub, sink, toilet & stacked NEW GE Spacemaker washer/dryer

  • Loft with 2 twin beds.  TV, DVD player, (a few old VHS tapes), great for teens or young adults.

    Loft with 2 twin beds. TV, DVD player, (a few old VHS tapes), great for teens or young adults.

  • Full bed in loft under steps on bottom floor.  No privacy from twin beds above

    Full bed in loft under steps on bottom floor. No privacy from twin beds above

  • Pass-a-grille's Sunset Charmer.  3 bdr/2 ba with pool. 
VRBO 651022.

    Pass-a-grille's Sunset Charmer. 3 bdr/2 ba with pool. VRBO 651022.

  • Side view

    Side view

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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