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Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Quiet lush poolside suite 1 1/2 blocks to the Gulf of Mexico

Voted #3 Top Beach in US by TripAdvisor for 2017 Relaxing Bungalow-5 Minute Walk To The White Sands Of Stunning St Pete Beach** Quiet 1 bed/1 bath poolside suite, private entrance at a family home (owner on premises) Serenity Bungalow Suite, is located 1 1/2 blocks from beautiful St Pete Beach, is an ideal location for any season whether you are looking for winter sun or a summer seaside escape. Relax in this clean, quiet and relaxing cottage in a convenient location, with easy access to the area's wonderful activities. Serenity Bungalow is just steps from the sparkling Gulf of Mexico water of St Pete Beach with secluded access to lovely Upham Beach, an area tucked away from the rest of busy St Pete Beach. No need to cross a busy street to get to the beach either !

Lose yourself inside the coziness of Serenity Bungalow- a comfortable suite with the master suite, dining nook, kitchen and living area, with direct view and access to semi-private backyard pool and lush patio, with outdoor shower, front porch with breezes year round….. all the while knowing that beach heaven is just steps away on glorious St Pete Beach, just 1 ½ blocks away. My favorite day is getting out to the beach early in the morning, enjoying a delicious breakfast seaside at the beachfront Paradise Grillle with the locals and a few seagulls, then setting up shop right on the beach with the all-day gazebo. I can enjoy the beautiful, quiet Upham Beach all day, and walk back for a mid-day siesta, maybe a quick lunch. Paradise Grille is also perfect for lunch or snacks! Then, heading back to the all-day gazebo for more fun-in-the-sun, swimming, walking along the beach until its time to sit back and relax to wait for another one of those beautiful sunsets St Pete Beach is so famous for !

But if excitement is what you desire, a short walk or drive gives you a choice of several other award-winning beaches, including Pass-A-Grille, Indian Rocks and Madeira Beach; Clearwater Beach and Ft DeSoto are about a 30 minute car ride away each. No car is needed in the immediate area though.

A charming retreat near the sea, Serenity Bungalow is comfortable, well-equipped and in a perfect location.

CONTACT OWNER FOR SPECIALS-City of St Pete Beach requires minimum 30 days bookings - please contact owner for specials and dates available ** INQUIRE TODAY FOR 30 OR MORE DAYS SPECIALS **

More Details

Maria Teresa Rodriguez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Maria Teresa Rodriguez

I am a native Tampan (very rare in these parts). Enjoying my own beach home is a dream-come-true for me, as my parents owned a beach cottage for many years in nearby beautiful Clearwater Beach. My parents entertained hundreds of friends and family over the 20 years they owned their home, and now I look forward to doing the same with my beach home. I invite you to share in our memories and begin to make your own here, in my lovely beach bungalow. I live here at the home as well, in a separate part of my own paradise. Your stay at Serenity Bungalow will be quiet and private.

Maria Teresa Rodriguez purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Maria Teresa Rodriguez chose St Pete Beach

Serenity Bungalow will make your tropical vacation dreams come true ! Nothing is missing, and I continually strive to make sure everything is included to make your stay perfect! Everything is steps away, including countless ice cream shops - our favorite after-dinner delight. From street fairs to fishing at the shore, there is something to delight everyone! Come and enjoy this quaint island town and all it has to offer !! Also, look on these websites to find fun things to do during your visit here ! There's Beach Beacon (, The Island Reporter ( and BeachLife (

What makes this bungalow unique

You will feel at home as soon as you enter Serenity Bungalow! My goal is to have you breathe a deep sigh of relaxation as soon as you step in! As soon as you step in, I hope you feel as though you traveled to your own island resort paradise. Why do I say resort? Its as if 'everything is included' in our area - beaches, bars, countless restaurant, pubs, seafood shantys, ice cream shops, gift shops, bait shop at the corner steps away, fast-food restaurants steps is almost everthing you could possibly need a short walk or bike ride away. Unless you want groceries at a short 3 minutes car-ride away, or do some beautiful area sight-seeing, there is literally no need for a car - its your own resort home!


St Pete Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Serenity Bungalow Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin sleeper sofa for approved guest. Full bath in suite
  • Wake up every morning overlooking your pool ! Linens and towels available. Your Bungalow Suite is bright and sunny, awaiting you for your days adventure !
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
My main house rule is quiet and privacy, for all of us. And for my neighbors. I live and work from home, so this is very much appreciated. This is not to say, of course, that if you should need me for anything, I am simply a phone call, text or knock on the door away. I want you to feel like family, comfortable and relaxed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Wonderful place !

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay which flew by so quick. Quiet, comfortable, pretty, and private. Everything one needs is here. Loads to do in this beautiful area. Would love to come back. Teresa is terrific. A lovely hostess. Thank you so much Teresa for you hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westfield, IL. 62474

Nice neat and comfortable!! Teresa was real friendly and nice!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean and quiet. Close to the beach

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you and Glenna and would love to host you again anytime!! Thanks for the review!
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Clean, removed, quiet and perfect for beach stay!

  • 5 of 5

Best beach property we've ever stayed in. Short walk to the beach. Clean and private space. All we could ask for in an awesome city.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it makes me very happy to know you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again and thank you for the great review !
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Charming bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Great location!! Close to the beach and restaurants. 10 minutes from downtown St. Pete's. Teresa the owner was fabulous and so sweet!! She has everything you need for the beach, plus bikes. We had an awesome time and will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori! I so enjoyed having you both stay here and I'll glad you enjoyed your vacation! That makes me so happy! I hope to see you again soon!!
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Wonderful beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation here! We could easily walk to beach which we did almost every day! The house is beautiful with lots of space. It was well stocked and the owners were friendly and accommodating. It was easy access to almost anything you might need, you could walk to almost anything. We had a great family vacation and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay ! See us again soon
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Perfect Family Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6, including 3 teens and an 11-year-old, had a great vacation here! Unfortunately, the weather wasn't as perfect as we would have liked, but the house allowed us to enjoy ourselves despite the wind and rain. We were close enough to go to the beach for a little while and return when sprinkles started to fall. The house has wifi, televisions and books which kept everyone happy when we couldn't be outside. When the waves kicked up at the beach, we took the boogie boards from the house to do some body surfing. The owners supply ample beach towels, bath towels, linens, and dishes. We were walking distance from some great restaurants (everything from fast food to a fancy tapas place!) and beach shops. When we wanted to eat in, we found the grill was in good condition, and there were plenty of pots and pans for cooking indoors.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay even if our Florida weather wasn't very sparkling!
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Sloppy Joe's Treasure Island
Caddy's on the Beach
Woody's Waterfront
"Best seafood shanty in the area - very casual and laid back !"
Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish
"Great place - featured by Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - one of his favorite spots !"
Snappers Sea Grill
"We definitely enjoy Snappers for a little bit upscale outing while out at the Cottage - grea..."
Taco Bus
"Another area landmark - gotta try it !"
Sloppy Pelican -- CLOSED
"Awesome casual waterfront dining within walking distance of Serenity Cottage !!"
Ricky T's
"another beach gem - again, walking distance to Serenity Cottage"
Silas Dent's Steakhouse
"we've enjoyed many good steak dinners here - about 5 minute drive down Gulf Blvd"
Steam - sharing common grounds
"great coffeehouse !! 3 minute walk from Serenity Cottage !!"
Cafe Luna -- CLOSED
"fresh Italian fare - reservations reccommended"
Vito & Michael's Pizzeria
"don't let first impressions fool you - it may look like a 'hole-in-the-wall' but they serve ..."
"what's NOT to love about this place, except that its not within very close walking distance ..."
Busch Gardens
Raymond James Stadium
Fort DeSoto Park
Clearwater Beach
The Don CeSar
"beautiful for sightseeing, and maybe if you want to book a spa day !!"
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Glazer Childrens Museum
Kid City, The Children's Museum of Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa
"worth the trip to Tampa for a little gambling, music and great dining !!"
International Plaza and Bay Street
"just on the other side of Tampa International Airport, it has some of the area's best shops ..."
Westfield Countryside
"if you want some mall shopping !!"
Pass-a-grille Beach, St Pete, FL
"if you want to try a little different area of St Pete Beach"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
St Pete Beach
Car: recommended

Local museums include the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History and Great Explorations Hands On Museum. The St. Petersburg/Tampa area is home to several professional teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and Tampa Bay Lightening (NHL). Other St Petersburg sports events include MLB spring training, PGA tournaments, thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs, greyhound racing at Derby Lane, as well as yacht and powerboat races.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
non-refundable cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Arrival (check-in) typically 3-5PM EST and Departure (check-out) typically is 11 AM (times may vary) - owners will accompany guests upon arrival and departure to provide access/keys, and to ensure your satisfaction before, during and after your paradise vacation. Stays less than the minimum required will be considered upon request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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