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Beautiful 4BD/2BA Waterfront Pool Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4BR, 2 BA, Spacious and great for families- near downtown, local owners

Bring the whole family and enjoy the Florida sun! Sunny, fully fenced yard, heated pool, amazing shorebirds- paddleboards and kayaks too!

This home, updated in 2014, is fully equipped to provide a fun and carefree vacation experience for families of all ages.

Soak in the Florida sun while the kids and pets play in the private and fully fenced yard. Corner waterfront lot offers a tropical paradise and the heated pool ensures year round use (optional pool baby gate gives added peace of mind).

The 20 ft dock, on the confluence of two saltwater canals, is great for fishing or watching for dolphins, manatees and pelicans. There are 3 families of nesting Blue Herons that provide great entertainment at dusk each night. We have paddleboards and a kayak available for use

The house was entirely redecorated in 2014 to provide a neutral/coastal living vibe. Linen service is included in the cleaning fee.

Younger kids will love the well stocked toy collection. We have baby items too! For your convenience the home is also equipped with wireless internet and satellite TV ( no additional cost)

Owners are local and less than 5 minutes away, enabling us to make sure all of your vacation needs are met.

This house is really designed to make life as easy and worry free as possible! With over 20 sets of happy visitors, we know you will enjoy it as much as we have.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming vacation!

Features:

Clean, Modern, Neutral interior

Waterfront

Heated Pool with child safety fencing (removable if desired)

Fully Fenced Yard- Back and Front Courtyard controls water access for kids/dogs

Dock

Professional Linen Service and Cleaning

Pack-n-play and highchair/booster chair

Washer/Dryer

Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal

Propane Grill/BBQ

Wii

Toys (2-4 yr age approprate)

Enjoy all the great restaurants and entertainment that Downtown St. Pete/the Pier has to offer (7 min drive)and the sugar sand beaches of St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach(~20 min drive). Shopping plaza and restaurants less than 5 minute drive. There are 3 parks and playgrounds within a 5-10 minute walk from the house.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Topping
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Dennis Topping

We have lived in Saint Petersburg for 30 years. We enjoy the fun, friendly, active vibe that St. Pete has to offer!

Dennis Topping purchased this house in 2005

Why Dennis Topping chose St. Petersburg

Location, location, location!

Walkable to EVERYTHING! Morning waterfront walks and parks, coffee shop next door, Weekend downtown festivals, every great restaurant!

Easy in/out of this 4-Bdrm waterfront pool home, and beats the experience in all the neighboring multi-million dollar high-rises (my opinion)

What makes this house unique

It's so refreshing to not have to get into the car all weekend long. The friendly neighbors in this community are always a delight. We've met so many interesting people in our time here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are through the first week of a one month stay and really love this house. First of all, everything works! We have had no trouble with any feature, fixture or appliance, save a couple of burned out light bulbs. There is plenty of room (more than we need, but we are expecting a visitor for one week) and the house is bright, modern and clean.



The yards are both tightly fenced, so we have no worries leaving the dogs on their own if we come in for a refreshment or to make a meal.



The grounds are very well maintained by a local company -- perfectly groomed lawns and shrubs make you feel like you are in a villa at a resort -- expect there is no one to bring fresh ice on command! Having a heated pool has been good, since the weather has cooled down since we arrived. The yard is peaceful and there is very little activity on the canal, so extremely private. Grocery shopping, pizza joints and other local amenities are fairly close, as is the downtown which we have visited several times for movies, the Saturday Market and just to walk the dogs along the bay front. There is public tennis at the park east of the pier. Not having a telephone is a bit of a problem, but since we knew it in advance, we bought a TracFone when we got into the USA and are using that as our everyday telephone. My wife made all the arrangements with the owners and she found them easy to get along with and very helpful with information, access to the house when we first arrived and last minute details. We still have 3 weeks t go, but I expect that we will remain totally satisfied. I would recommend this to anyone with pets or children who want a good location, pleasant property and good renting experience.

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

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Amenities

Shore Acres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), (1) Pack and Play upon request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 4BD/2BA Waterfront Pool Home
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 23 reviews
5

Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! Really great place with plenty of space, nice updates, and beautiful canal views. There were 5 adults and 2 kids in our party so it was great that we were all able to have our own rooms. The pool was nice and we loved the big dock overlooking the canal - we did tons of fishing! Kayaking on the canal was amazing. My only suggestion regarding the kayaks would be to add steps by the dock that would allow safe access in and out of the water. Climbing up and down the rocky bank was a bit difficult. I'd also suggest adding more plates, bowls, cups, and towels to accommodate a larger number of people. Overall, though, we loved our stay and would definitely recommend this place. Dennis was very accommodating and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our visit

  • 5 of 5

The owner notified us that the washer broke the morning we were to check in. When we said we really needed it with 2 little ones he replaced it the next day. He had a pack and play for the littlest to sleep in and a high chair. It is a lovely home and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FANTASTIC property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came to St. Pete fro My NC to have a nice, relaxing, low key vacation and we got exactly that with this house! Clean, spacious, well stocked, convenient location. The pool was a blast and being right on the canal was awesome! We did a lot of stand up paddle boarding with the gear provided by the house. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this home during a family vacation. It is like a home away from home. The owners are very pleasant and accommodating. The backyard and pool area were definitely our favorite part of the home. 😊?

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax and enjoy with family

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week with our children, their spouses and our 3 grandchildren (7, 4 and 4). The house was very roomy and clean and has everything you could ask for. All the basic spices etc. in the kitchen. Lots of towels so you don’t need to pack that for the flight. The child safety fence around the pool was great with our grandchildren there. Very easy to remove and reinstall a section of the fence, which we did doing the day when adults were outside. There are life vests and floating devices and some toys for children. A couple of bicycles for a ride in a very nice neighborhood. Dennis is very helpful and quick to respond. We would definitely stay here again if our travel brings our family back to the St. Pete area.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

Loved our time in St. Pete. The house had everything we needed and was very close to downtown, groceries and restaurants. Loved the outdoor space and watching all the birds. The only downside was that the kayaks and paddle boards weren't able to be put into the water, but he owner is working on a lift so that should be resolved.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mangrove Bay- Public Course
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
St Pete Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Vinoy Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunken Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Explorations Children's Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Mangrove Bay Golf Course
Car: recommended

We live locally, so we can offer personal recommendations or experience for just about anything you would need. Just let us know!

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Rates & Availability

Shore Acres House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$4,000
 
 
2018 Peak Season
Nov 19 2017 - Mar 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$5,300
 
 
2019 Peak Season
Jan 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
6 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$5,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$260
$1,820
$4,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change.

No Smoking.

Must be at least 25 years of age to rent.

To ensure accuracy, please contact owner for a detailed rate quote.

No events or functions.

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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