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4 BR/3 BA Gorgeous Deep Waterfront Home on Tampa Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

Located on a quiet cul-du-sac just a few minutes from downtown St Petersburg, and an even shorter drive to the Dali Museum, Tropicana (Tampa Bay Rays) Stadium, Bayfront and All Childrens Hospitals, and other area landmarks, Tropical Shores is a quaint deep water boating community that many feel has still yet to be discovered.

Our home is on 90 feet of boatable deep water with both a large slip that can accommodate up to a 50 ft yacht and a newer boat lift for 23 ft and smaller fishing boats. Our 48 foot dock has a large 12 x 20 head with benches and rails for viewing sunsets (all year around) and dolphins and manatee who often visit our area. Our large back porch (15 ft X 35 ft) includes a pottery barn lounge set and teak dining table for 8, as well as a fire pit w/lounge chairs and a large hammock.....all under cover in case a summer rain passes through.

We are minimalists at heart and redesigned our house with a very open and expansive mindset. Walk into our panoramic great room greeting you from the moment you enter the home. A gourmet kitchen and integrated living and dining area makes for a wonderful entertainment space. Expansive water views through floor to ceiling sliders make this an unforgetable experience from dawn to sunset.

With all of the things to do around St Pete, we find that we don't leave often when visiting our home.


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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About The Owner

Our rental house wasn't initially meant to be a vacation rental property, but our family's house to reside full time. When our son Lucas was diagnosed with autism, we were faced with a decision that required us to move to a location in South Florida that has premier treatment facilities. The costs to treat autism are high and we felt compelled to share our St Petersburg home with vacationers who can truly appreciate the beauty the area while we work through this transitional period. As time goes by and Lucas' schooling allows us to move back to our house, it will be solely for us to enjoy again, but the memories of the many families who stayed here and enjoyed our little taste of paradise will always be present.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Tropical Shores

We purchased our house for many reasons. Our area, Tropical Shores, is one of the better kept secrets in St Pete. We are minutes from downtown, the Salvador Dali museum, and the restaurant/theatre district, and a twenty minute drive to the beaches and Tampa. We also get full patio/dock sunsets year around. We love deep water (there are many houses in ST Pete where you can dock a boat, but VERY FEW where you can dock boats 30 feet and larger). Our area has deep water and we can accomodate a vessal up to 50ft in length. We always found the neighbors to be warm, the area great for exercising, and always pleasant to come home to.

What makes this house unique

Our area is typically very quiet and relaxing. There is not a lot of external noise except for the ocassional boat or plane passing by. Most months of the year we experience an exceptional breeze in our neighborhood which is both pleasant and reduces the mosquito population in our area. Although Florida has a reputation of being hot and humid in the summer, we find that the breeze is frequent and consistent enough to keep our patio and dock cool......not just when we are relaxing at home, but also when taking lengthy evening walks, long bike rides on the miles of nearby trails and morning/evening jogs throughout our neighborhood with awesome views of Tampa Bay. We enjoy being very close to downtown St Pete, Tropicana Stadium to watch the Tampa Bay Rays, the Beaches, Clearwater,and Tampa.....and when we are in the mood for a longer drive, we visit Tarpon Springs which has a wonderful waterfront Greek community that sells merchandise identical to what we brought home from Athens after our honeymoon cruise years ago (if we knew that before departing we could have saved 20 lbs of luggage!).


Tropical Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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4 BR/3 BA Gorgeous Deep Waterfront Home on Tampa Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful waterfront property!

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible property. The house is very well maintained, beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable. All appliances were in great working order and the internet was easy to connect to. This was an extended stay of 30+ days and it was just as comfortable as being at home. The outdoor living space, where we spent most of our days is amazing and is complete with hot tub, fire pit and gas grill. Paul is incredibly gracious and always available, getting back to me quickly if I had any questions. The location of the house is ideal, being just minutes from downtown but also a very quiet and friendly neighborhood. Plan on viewing dolphins and manatees. It is a great home and great location for all ages. I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Honestly the photos are great but the reality of this property is absolutely beautiful. Paul and his family have an incredibly well appointed home. Spacious yet private when needed, the kitchen is something that will make you jealous! The outdoor living area is where we spent the majority of our time, very spacious. Watching dolphins every morning and enjoying the views and the quietness. There were seven of us and not once were we in each others way. This home is just that - A Home!

Paul was easy to communicate with and very helpful. All my family members were completely impressed and WE definitely will be back (hopefully available) very soon.

Thank you Paul for sharing your incredible home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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grasonville, md

Amazing Waterfront Home

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I rented this beautiful home for a long weekend to celebrate our brother's wedding in St. Pete. There were 6 of us and we couldn't have been more comfortable in this lovely waterfront home. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces were amazing with: high grade stainless appliances, very stylish and comfortable furnishings, four nice sized bedrooms, and a lovely well groomed patio with several areas to relax in. The house is situated in a lovely neighborhood with just a few minutes drive from downtown St. Pete. The owner, Paul, was extremely pleasant and was available by phone or email for any questions that we had. I highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a wonderful place in a quiet neighborhood - you will definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gorgeous Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My family of seven booked Paul's home to celebrate my son's graduation from UT. We wanted to be out of the Tampa traffic and close to Tropicana Field. His home exceeded our expectations. The outdoor living area was

incredibly large and so peaceful. My husband enjoyed fishing from the dock while the rest of us loved the hot tub and the comfortable sitting area. The sleeping areas were private and comfortable. The kitchen was amazing with the most updated appliances I have ever seen.

While in the area, my family and I wanted to visit housing developments in the Sarasota and Mt. Dora areas. None of the homes we visited were like Paul's. We ended up walking his neighborhood looking at the houses for sale. The community was a gem and we wanted to stay forever. We definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great find in the St. Petes area! This rental exceeding all of our expectations!

We booked this house to film documentary interviews in for a docu-drama series. Paul was extremely helpful and accommodating to the needs of our film crew and check in was impossibly easy. Our crew came home with incredible things to say about this property and all wished we had let them stay there!

A perfect paradise in St. Petes!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maplewood, NJ.


  • 5 of 5

This rental would be very difficult to top. Three phrases come to mind: elegantly furnished, intelligently organized and spaciously laid out. The seven page guide answered almost every question that came to mind and manuals for the high-tech appliances were accessible and totally helpful. The open space could easily become intimate because of the layout of furniture - four chairs and a table under a flower draped pergola, four chairs around a fire pit, an outdoor picnic table with seating for six, an indoor formal table with seating for six. an outdoor jacuzzi for 2 - 6, the list goes on. My family and friends were totally enamored.

What a glorious setting for the meeting and greeting of my youngest grandchild.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Salvadore Dali Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Lassing Park Wind/Kite Surfing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

additional people (>2) $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
additional pets $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

PLEASE READ THIS NOTE ABOUT RATES: These are "starting at" rates FOR 2 GUESTS and will be adjusted based on # in party, time of year, holidays, pets, boat dockage, requested onsite events, etc. Please email owner for exact rate quote.

THESE ARE BASE RATES for a party of two non holiday time periods. For an exact quote please email owner directly who will respond to you promptly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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