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Big & Small Dog-Friendly, 21+ only, No Children/Babies, Near Beach, Restaurants

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

21+ only, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

21+ ONLY!! Recently updated, clean, 1-bed, 1-bath, dog-friendly vacation rental in St. Pete Beach. 21+ ONLY, NO CHILDREN/BABIES. Walk to gulf beaches, shops, restaurants, bars, grocery/drug store. 24/7 laundry facilities near-by. Fully-furnished/applianced, new electric stove, refrigerator and built-in A/C. King size bed. Cable TV, Wireless Internet, DVD player. In-ground pool outside your backdoor and gas grill. Parking (private driveway on your side of the house). MIN 2 WEEKS during peak season, if less than 2 weeks there will be an add'l cleaning fee for the short term. Shared backyard with owners (we live on other side of duplex).

Keywords: near beach, pool, walk to restaurants, 1 bedroom, dog friendly, close to everything

More Details

Anne Grandel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Anne Grandel


As a couple, we traveled throughout the US with our 110lb. Blue Great Dane (the 'Kai' in Mona Kai) and always had trouble finding just the right place that would (a) take a pet/dog and (b) take a 110lb. dog at that!

After our battle with that housing situation, we figured there MUST be other people in the same situation.

So, we purchased a duplex in St. Pete Beach, FL and decided to live in one side while renting out the other.

Anne Grandel purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Anne Grandel chose Florida Central West

We envisioned a vacation rental that would allow dogs, have a pool and be close to the beach, restaurants, laundry, etc. And so, Mona Kai was established. We would love to have you stay here!

What makes this apartment unique

This is a pet friendly property. Only well-behaved, no separation anxiety dogs. Large dogs welcome. NO CHILDREN, NO BABIES. Close to the beach (an 8 min walk), minutes to Treasure Island (Sunset Beach), take Jimmy Free Rides (free local taxi) from Pass-a-grille to John's Pass with only a tip for them! UBER and LYFT pick up here so getting to downtown St. Pete is easy. So many good restaurants and beach bars. Shared backyard with owners.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Cannot express what a GREAT place this was to stay with our 2 dogs! We enjoyed it so much. I hope we can get back here again. Many thanks to Anne, Demetrius and Kai for being such great hosts and sharing your beautiful backyard area with not only us & our dogs, but also with my family one night who were also in St. Pete @ Ft. DeSoto.”

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Dec 2016
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Saint Pete Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk out of your bedroom to pool. Private driveway. Walk to beach, restaurants, shops. Located on some-what busy road, mainly only during peak season/snowbird season. Hasn't been too much of an issue for renters. Backyard area is quiet.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Big & Small Dog-Friendly, 21+ only, No Children/Babies, Near Beach, Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Erie, PA

Best place that we have stayed

  • 5 of 5

This has been the best stay since we have been coming to the Tampa Bay area. Everything was convenient to what we wanted to do. The duplex was comfortable and well stocked with all the conveniences of home. The fenced in yard was a plus for our dog, Skipper. The pool was nice as well. Thanks to Anne and D. We are definitely coming back the same time next year.

Have a good year. Do you ever get to Erie?

Sue, Dom, and Skipper

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again guys for your review. Posted to Facebook and it's on VRBO for others to see. Glad you are coming back next year! -Anne and D
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Dan G

  • 5 of 5

This duplex was very clean and close to everything! Our dog loved laying in the fenced in backyard.

The owners are so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys! Thanks so much for the review. We look forward to having you stay again next year. -Thx, Anne & Demetrius
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Great place and located close to everything. Ann was wonderful. Would recommend to our friends

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home is located close to the beaches and many great restaurants. Scout ( our puppy ) really enjoyed the backyard and laying by the pool. We highly recommend Mona Kai to anyone coming to the St. Pete area.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, Thanks so much for the nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future :-) -Anne
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Just like home for us and our poodle

  • 5 of 5

Mona Kai is a hidden tropical paradise. We truly enjoyed the hospitality of Anne & Demetrius .The unit was very clean, the pool and the lovely fenced backyard make it a great place to stay. We would recommend this unit especially with it's proximity to the beach and restaurants. Fido will also feel at home at Mona Kai as did Daisy our standard poodle.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for your review of our property. We appreciate it and glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you guys again! -Anne, Demetrius and Kai
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Beautiful Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Mona Kai was simply lovely, from the minute we arrived to our little vacation home until the day we left I wanted more of this serene and tropical paradise. We enjoyed the beautifully decorated and landscaped fenced in backyard, the relaxing swimming pool, the outdoor lights in the evening and the beautiful changing color pool light. I really needed a vacation I would never forget and this backyard did it for me. Our two golden retrievers loved the yard and taking walks in the neighborhood, and walking to the ice cream parlors, there are 3 to visit. The location is perfect, we walked to Corey Avenue for shopping and entertainment, the beach, PJ's almost every day for a dozen fresh oysters, The Blue Parrot for entertainment and cocktails. This has everything I ever wanted in a vacation palace and location, location, location!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marylou for your great review! I am sorry you guys cannot come back next year. Keep in touch so I can know how things are going. Regards, Anne, D and Kai
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Tarpon Springs, Fl

Home away from home for us and our pup!

  • 5 of 5

Mona Kai is an absolutely perfect property. The owners put so much care and thought into all of the details and maintenance. Everything you could need for your vacation is there, and if it's not already there, they'll get it for you. The pool area is so beautiful and relaxing and everything inside was clean and fresh. I am so happy this place exists. Its hard enough finding a vacation spot that allows dogs, its even harder to find a comfortable and gorgeous one.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon! Looking forward to seeing you guys again! Kai misses her friend :-)
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
St. Pete Beach
Car: not necessary

21+ ONLY adult only property. Big dog friendly. NO BABIES. NO CHILDREN. 21+ ONLY.


Rates & Availability

Saint Pete Beach Apartment Rental Rates

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FL Peak Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Price includes pet fee, cleaning fee, taxes.

Due to the seasonal nature of our business, there will be no refunds for cancellations. Payment is due per agreement. In the event of “acts of God”, refunds will be made only in the event of a mandatory evacuation by governmental authorities. Refunds will be granted for the period of the issuance of the mandatory evacuation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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