Middle, two story apartment in the lovely Spanish Triplex
About Leslie Hollweg
Years ago our parents came to the St. Pete area to enjoy the Floridian respite from the Wisconsin Winters. Over the years, as each of us started spending more and more time in the area, we started looking for places of our own to stay. We have found interesting properties that offer a quiet and relaxing pace. Each of our properties has been our own vacation home. They are all unique. Most reflect the cozy and relaxed beach atmosphere of the 1920's - 1940's. Over the years we have gradually upgraded them while maintaining their historic nature. Of course with a family that includes an architect (dad), interior designers, gardeners, and, most importantly, handymen, we have upgraded our places and continue to maintain them ourselves with pride. Our emphasis has been to preserve the feel and historic aspects of the properties while modernizing the inside facilities. Reflecting our interests in tropical fruits and spices, our gardens tend to be more out of the ordinary. We have exotic tropical and subtropical fruits, spices, and flowers. Look around and you may find our vanilla orchids, lychees, longans, lemon grass, cinnamon, passion fruit, pomegranate, kaffir lime, and macadamia along more traditional citrus and bananas. For flowering trees we have ylang ylang, michela alba, jacaranda, and royal poinciana along with the more usual fragipani, hisbiscus, jasmine, gardinas, oleanders, bird-of-paradise, and bougainvilla. Consequently, our gardens are not the trimmed and manicured standard of fancy Floridian estates.
Leslie Hollweg purchased this House in 1996
Why Leslie Hollweg chose Pass-a-grille
Come stay with us and you will know why we have picked this lovely Spanish style home/
What makes this House unique
As we explore and sample the area, we learn about those special places to enjoy and visit. We also learn what NOT to do and where NOT to eat. Each of our units has a guidebook that we have personally developed over the years with maps, restaurant menus and recommendations, and places to fish, shop, bird watch, walk, bike, and explore. We are constantly adding and updating the guidebooks. We welcome and appreciate our guests suggestions and contributions to these guidebooks. Great fun. It gives us a great excuse to go out to eat! We hope you enjoy our cottages. We're looking forward to meeting you.
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We had a great experience at this rental!
An absolute fantastic find! Thoroughly enjoyed our very short time in this unit. Looking forward to a longer stay next time. Thank you so much
Relaxing at it’s finest!
This historic house in PAG did not disappoint us. We loved the easy access to St. Pete Beach. The sleeping arrangements were wonderful. It had everything needed for a relaxing vacation. We will be booking this property again in the future!
Nice beach get away!
We enjoyed our stay! Loved the house! Close to the beach! Highly recommend!
Cozy little place
This little place is really neat! It was a short 2 minute walk to the beach which was really convenient. The owner has beach chairs & umbrellas to take to the beach. The back patio is so nice & peaceful with all the beautiful plants. The living quarters are smaller than I expected but it worked out fine for the 4 of us.
If you are looking for a great beach experience, this is your place.
This was our second time staying at the Spanish Triplex and it was just as great as the first time! Love this place and the location. The owner thinks of every little detail that you might need, when staying here. The kitchen is fully stocked with lovely dishes and cooking utensils, the baths with luxury towels, the list goes on. The bungalow is also beautifully decorated and comfortable. The location can't be beat, just 2 minutes to the beach! So glad we found this gem and we cannot wait to return!
Pass-a-Grille, a barrier island community that lies on the southern tip of St. Pete Beach, is bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by Boca Ciega Bay. A charming, historic town that was one of the earliest settlements on the coast started as a fishing village. Some say the name came from the sight of fishermen grilling their catch on the beach as boats passed by.
Pass-a-Grille still maintains the pleasant laid-back feel of the beach communities developed in the early 1900's. Strict zoning has avoided the intrusion of the high rise beach condos that plague the rest of the Gulf Coast.
Its quaint downtown and brightly colored cottages are reminiscent of artist's colonies. Today, its galleries, restaurants and B & B's draw Floridians and visitors from all over the world.
Considered one of the most pleasing beaches in the area, Pass-a-Grille has fine white sand and shells backed by waving dunes of sea oats and palms protecting the colorful cottages from nature's fury. The gradual drop-off of the firm sand into the low waves makes for safe swimming for kids and miles of excellent walking or jogging at sunrise or sunset.
A fifteen minute walk up the beach is the great Don Cesar Hotel with its old time elegance and its coral wedding cake architecture. It's great destination for a thirst quenching drink or an elegant lunch. A ten minute walk south is the historic 8th Avenue with small elegant shops, boats for fishing, shelling and trips around the area. A highlight is the beach front cafe with casual food and music at sunset.
As the evening approaches, join the quiet migration down to the beach to reflect on the day and watch the sun set on over the Gulf, perchance to catch the green flash.
The beach access walkway is just a block down the street. One block away in the other direction is the bay and the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club.