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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8), Hot Tub, Fenced Backyard, 5 min. From Beach

***Spontaneous Traveler SPECIAL** If you book less than 14 days of your arrival take 20% off the regular price!!

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--We have a Pack 'n' Play and highchair for your little ones!

--Note: Our home is listing #362869 on Home Away, and #313134 on VRBO.

Welcome to Casa Verde Florida! This vintage house in historic St. Petersburg is not a typical rental property. This is our home that we have worked tirelessly to modernize and restore to the tropical oasis you see. For now, our careers are taking us to Corvallis, Oregon for a few years to complete graduate school. Please come and enjoy our home – the way we have – while we’re gone!

Features include two newly designed and custom- built bathrooms, the main with Italian travertine and cedar, and the guest bathroom with Indian slate tile. The kitchen was recently remodeled with new fridge, stove, tile, and paint. Two main furnished bedrooms include new paint and window treatments. Front and rear living areas are “Florida tropical” themed with new paint and lighting. The bonus room is a versatile space, with a queen size bed, workstation, hi-speed internet access, extra sleeping space, and room for indoor games and play time on those (rare!) rainy days.

Recycling and composting stations are available for the eco-minded traveler.

The highlight of the house is the outside living space. The spacious patio area, which includes a private hot tub surrounded by tropical foliage, is the idyllic way to relax. This area makes for perfect dining al fresco.

Our home is located minutes from beautiful downtown, waterfront, and the historic St. Petersburg Pier. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are nearby with outside seating and waterfront views. Daytime activities such as shopping, movies, and museums are all available downtown. Local beach access at North Shore Park is a perfect swim spot for children or leisurely stroll for couples. Coffee Pot Bayou Park is a great place to take kids, launch a boat, and watch wildlife. St Petersburg Beach, with sugary sand and turquoise-blue water, is just fifteen minutes away. Restaurants, bars, and a coffee shop are all within walking distance from our home.

Please feel free to email or call us with any questions about the home or surrounding area.

More Details

Owner
Joe Piacenza
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Joe Piacenza

We bought this house after meeting during graduate school at the University of South Florida. Susie is a marine biologist, and if she could, would spend every day in or near the water. Joe is a mechanical engineer, with a penchant for vintage car restoration. Despite our disparate career interests, we both have loved working on this house since the day we moved in. This house has been our retreat from workaday stress and the starting point for many day trips.

Our favorite activity is riding our bikes from the house, along Coffee Pot Bayou, and into the downtown area. Here, we’ll stop for dinner or meet friends for drinks. We also love to bring a picnic dinner out to Pass-a-Grille Beach, swim in the warm tranquil water, and watch the sunset.

Joe Piacenza purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Piacenza chose Florida Central West

This is not a typical rental. This property was purchased as our home and we have treated it as such. We wanted something close to the water with easy access to the beach, shopping, and entertainment. It has a lush tropical back yard, fenced in for privacy. This is perfect for relaxing in the hot tub or having fun with the kids.

What makes this house unique

Renting a house is very practical if you are traveling with a large family. With laundry facilities, new appliances, two bathrooms, private hot tub, and sleeping for 8, it makes for a comfortable stay that is much more affordable than a hotel suite. In addition, it is a short walk to several restaurants and coffee shops such as Starbucks, Applebees, Red Mesa (authentic Mexican), PDQ, and World of Beer.

Amenities

St Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please only park up to two vehicles on the street across from our home.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower/bathtub with travertine tile, toilet, and pedestal sink Bathroom 2 has a shower stall with Indian slate tile, toilet, and a vessel sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), and a Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde
average rating of 4.818182 based on 110 reviews
Crawfordville, FL
5

Truly a Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good 4 day stay at this adorable little house. Which actually has quite a bit more room than what you get on the first impression. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 living rooms and a small eat in kitchen... it was just perfect for the four of us. Each of our children had their own bedroom which they immediately felt at home in and quickly "decorated" with their bring along necessities :-) it was great that we had our own bedroom separate from the kids. Each child was able to go to bed at their standard night time schedule and we got to hit the hay when we wanted to. I did cook a few meals in the more than adequate small kitchen which was very nice and remodeled. The main bathroom was very nice and spacious and remodeled. The entire house was nice. It actually reminded me very much of my grandparent's home in the Florida Keys. The neighborhood is very nice and it is certainly within walking distance or a short drive to any place you need to buy food or you would like to eat. The neighbors next door were very pleasant and we spoke with them several times. We basically carried on our home life in this house. It was very nice to keep our family schedule, walking around the block in the morning and before bedtime it just made vacationing that much better. We will definitely Reserve this house again if we find our way down to the st. Pete area again. We did go to Busch Gardens and the Tampa Bay Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. We also bought the Tampa Bay CityPASS which haa discounted entrance to all of those destinations as well as several more. It's definitely worth looking into if you're coming down here. I highly recommend this place to people I don't know as well as my family and friends that ask how our stay was. Definitely an overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such nice comments Teresa! We do our best to make our 3 bed / 2 bath home spacious and practical. Both the neighborhood and our neighbors are nice, so evening walks for dinner and drinks are always fun. We'd be happy to have you and your family back! -Joe and Susie
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5

Very clean and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and offered a lot of space. Additionally, we were only minutes away from the beach and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We all had a great time. Was exactly like the pics!

  • 5 of 5

Check in and out was super easy. Neighbors are a little nosey and didn't really care for the parking situation. The property was like pictures. It was comfy. Definitely home away from home. Price was awesome. We all enjoyed this property very much! We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Well equipped property with everything required to enjoy a home from home visit

  • 4 of 5

Spacious property with room to spread out, relax and enjoy a break.

We appreciated plenty of towels and a washer dryer room to refresh our clothes. The kitchen was a great space and we often ate in, well breakfast at least.

Location ideal for trips to various beach locations.

Shops close by including a Starbucks within walker my distance and with a huge choice of resturants.

We often went to the cinema and took a stroll down by the waterfront.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Palm Beach
5

Great Place to Stay in St. Pete

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde was a great place to stay for our trip with family and friends. The house was conveniently located with lots of restaurants and grocery stores nearby. The house was very comfortable (even with 8 people), and we loved the homey appeal. The kitchen was well equipped - we did buy additional coffee filters. We would definitely visit Casa Verde Again.

Notes:

The added on bedroom is not private (you can see through the drapes on the french doors) and light from the bathroom shines in. It would be best for children.

The hot tub is small - don't expect to fit the whole family inside.

Parking is on the street only, but we never had a problem parking close to the house.

**Must Do

Visit the Salvador Dali Museum

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville KY
4

Roomy Bungalow Just Right for Our Family

  • 4 of 5

House was nice and roomy for our family of four. Soaked in the hot tub while doing laundry in the outdoor utility room with washer/dryer. We enjoyed the close proximity to the beautiful beaches of St. Pete Beach, Passe Grille and the kayak launch spots at the base of the Gandy bridge. We loved Fort DeSoto park's fabulous beach and the fishing and kayaking access within the area. Down 4th St. N (10-15 mins away) Pepo's Cuban Cafe was a gem, we visited twice for their amazing pulled pork and cafe cubanos. We could walk to Starbuck's and Red Mesa restaurant. The Publix Grocery at 38th & 4th was the best!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Renaissance Vinoy Gulf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Mesa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
North Shore Park
Car: recommended

St. Petersburg, Historic Old Northeast

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Raquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

St Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$89
$599
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$899
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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