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Perfect Home for Family & Pets in Quiet, Central Area by Nature Park

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Welcome! Entrance patio to house with relaxing glider for morning paper and java

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Last updated: 07/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a Florida classic perfect for nature lovers and pet owners! The Yellow Hibiscus House is an immaculately kept 1960s home with a nature-oriented theme, soothing colors, and lots of nooks for people of all ages to relax. It’s in a beautiful, tree-filled neighborhood built around the St. Petersburg Country Club that's great for walking, running and bike riding. The entrance to the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, a 240-acre wilderness, is only four blocks away. Although the area is quiet and tranquil, it's only 10 minutes by car from St. Pete’s vibrant downtown -- with its stunning waterfront, museums, trendy restaurants, antique stores, Tropicana Field and the like -- and only 15 minutes from some of the top-rated beaches in the United States, including Ft. Desoto (with an award-winning dog park!), St. Pete Beach, Pass-A-Grille and Treasure Island. The 47-mile-long Pinellas bicycling and recreation trail is only 4 miles away; Eckerd College and the Poynter Institute are less than 10 minutes by car. There's also a bus route only a few blocks from the house. The back yard is completely fenced in, allowing children or dogs to play safely. A discount is available in the non-peak season (May 1-Oct. 31) for families visiting the area for medical treatment.
If you can’t accommodate all your friends and family in the Yellow Hibiscus House, its sister property, the Shady Oak Manor, is only a mile away in the same Lakewood Estates neighborhood. It also has three bedrooms and two baths and can be viewed at HomeAway.com listing #4113344.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Twin bed and a trundle; best for 1 adult or 2 children...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Lovely master bedroom with queen bed, private patio accessible via sliding glass doors, bath, and plenty of storage space. The other two bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with a single and a trundle) also have lots of built-in storage. One or two more people can sleep on the futon in the conversation area and one person can sleep on the roll-away bed set up in the TV area, for a total house capacity of 8....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A comfortable hammock is available, as is a two-person sit-on-top kayak that guests are welcome to use (at their own risk)....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    There are several small beaches within 5 mins of the house, like Maximo Park and Lassing Park. Nationally acclaimed beaches at Ft. De Soto, Pass-A-Grille and St. Pete Beach are 15 mins away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter season 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,000
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$2,400
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$2,200
* 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 $125
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Cancellation policy: No refunds for rent and sales tax; cleaning and pet fees and damage deposits will be refunded.

For guests with pets, there is an extra $25 cleaning fee per pet.

There is a $25 surcharge for rentals during major holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Damage deposit is returned within two weeks of guests' departure.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport
4.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
TwinBrooks Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-275
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Maximo Park

Car: Recommended

The city of St. Pete's official website (stpete.org) has great information under the Visitors tab that includes a list of 50 local attractions as well as information about the city's 141 parks, its marinas, beaches, trolleys and other public transportation, etc.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I was born in Louisiana, grew up in Puerto Rico, went to high school in New Hampshire and attended college in Colorado. I did a stint in the Peace Corps in South Korea and traveled before going back to school to earn a master's degree in journalism. I worked as a reporter and editor for about 25 years. In 2011, I bought my first vacation rental in St. Petersburg, the Yellow Hibiscus House, and managed it from Vermont, where I spent 20 years, working and raising a family. I was finally able to move down to Florida in 2014. I'm having a wonderful time managing my properties and enjoying the many things this area has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Lakewood Estates, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA:
I bought the Yellow Hibiscus House in March 2011 from an older gentleman who lovingly maintained it for 40 years as his second residence. The first year I owned it I expanded it, landscaped the grounds, and painted the outside the cheerful yellow that gives the property its name today. I got to know St. Pete by driving around buying art, furniture and other items to make the house and property exactly as I would want it for myself.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Believe it or not I signed the contract to buy the Yellow Hibiscus House without seeing it in person. I fell in love with it from the photos on the MLS and it did not disappoint when I actually got to walk in the door. The house was in pristine condition. I love the light, the privacy, the open floor plan, the vintage design and the original tiles in the bathrooms. The minute I go inside I feel relaxed. Even though the house is very cozy, there's plenty of room for six or eight people to do their own thing. And the neighborhood is terrific. Being by the golf course and nature preserve provides many opportunities to be outdoors enjoying the weather and the wildlife.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Welcome! Entrance patio to house with relaxing glider for morning paper and java

    Welcome! Entrance patio to house with relaxing glider for morning paper and java

  • TV-viewing area, with two bedrooms and bathroom at right rear. TV is in cabinet

    TV-viewing area, with two bedrooms and bathroom at right rear. TV is in cabinet

  • Dining area leading to kitchen and laundry

    Dining area leading to kitchen and laundry

  • Kitchen has all you need for preparing and serving meals. Door leads to laundry

    Kitchen has all you need for preparing and serving meals. Door leads to laundry

  • Desk for working -- if you must. BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

    Desk for working -- if you must. BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

  • Back yard fully enclosed by privacy fence, with lanai at left rear

    Back yard fully enclosed by privacy fence, with lanai at left rear

  • The master bedroom  has a  private patio and bath.

    The master bedroom has a private patio and bath.

  • Door to master bathroom; slider to private patio

    Door to master bathroom; slider to private patio

  • Guest room has a  queen bed and plenty of storage

    Guest room has a queen bed and plenty of storage

  • Small guest room with day bed and trundle sleeps two

    Small guest room with day bed and trundle sleeps two

  • Classic Florida guest bathroom with vertical grab bar for better accessibility

    Classic Florida guest bathroom with vertical grab bar for better accessibility

  • Sitting area of this classic home overlooks lanai and yard. Futon sleeps two

    Sitting area of this classic home overlooks lanai and yard. Futon sleeps two

  • Dining nook

    Dining nook

  • Kitchen has lots of light and counter space

    Kitchen has lots of light and counter space

  • Open floor plan, with lots of light.

    Open floor plan, with lots of light.

  • Lanai off conversation area for enjoying bird song and the yard without any bugs

    Lanai off conversation area for enjoying bird song and the yard without any bugs

  • View from the hammock :)

    View from the hammock :)

  • Lounge in the queen bed and enjoy view of the patio, with a table and 2 chairs

    Lounge in the queen bed and enjoy view of the patio, with a table and 2 chairs

  • Master bathroom with pocket door for privacy

    Master bathroom with pocket door for privacy

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Small guest room; storage closet contains roll-out single bed for use in TV area

    Small guest room; storage closet contains roll-out single bed for use in TV area

  • Looking out the front door

    Looking out the front door

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish
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