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Beautiful 4BD/2BA Waterfront Pool Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 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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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!

Amenities

Shore Acres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • 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

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Beautiful 4BD/2BA Waterfront Pool Home
average rating of 4.869565 based on 28 reviews
Madison, GA
5

Love love loved it

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Much bigger than I was expecting. Nice pool. Used canal for kayaking (brought my own but also used house provided ones). Owners were easy to work with even during Hurricane Irma event. Definitely want to consider this rental again

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, well equipped home to have a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this home. Very comfortable and relaxing accommodations. The owner lived close by and was readily available to answer any questions we had . We are hoping to go back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

The house is centrally located, so getting around St. Petersburg was a breeze. But it is private! The house is boarded by a canal on two sides and thick vegetation on the other. You would never know you had neighbors. The pool is heated so

In the morning, noontime or evening it's the same warm inviting temperature. I'm not much of an inside kind of guy, but the house is very nice. Lots of tvs, (I try not to watch tv on vacation), 4 bedrooms, huge dinning room table. Kitchen up dated and has every convenience. Makes for the perfect family get away. I highly recommend the house and the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a very nice home the only two things that we thought needed to be took care of was more coo

  • 3 of 5

There was there was only two things that we didn't like about the home not enough cooking pots and pans and the pool was not maintained properly the last couple of days the Water started turning colors

The house is a very nice home and we did enjoy our stay there thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene, Thank you for your feedback. I only wish you had given me the opportunity to address your concerns during your stay rather than waiting until after you checked out. As local owner/managers, just minutes away, my wife and I pride ourselves on making sure our guests have everything they need for a five star experience. The kitchen is fully stocked, but when we spoke two days after your check-in, you did not mention you needed additional cookware. Had I known, I would have happily brought you whatever it was you needed. Regarding the pool, it is professionally maintained weekly. If you had told me about this during your stay, I could have addressed it with the pool service or possibly with a chlorine tab or two. Nonetheless, I am happy you enjoyed your stay.
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This property is 1st class all the way, the house is absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful home in Saint Pete.

Everything was perfect from arrival till checkout.

Everything you needed was there from Bikes, Paddle Boards,Kayaks,Fishing Poles,Pool Toys and Floats.

The fishing dock was perfect for our needs and we caught a nice array of fish through out the week.

The pool and pool deck were the best part of our afternoons swimming and grilling out.

We will be back to stay with Dennis again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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