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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 30 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:
April 19, 2018

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 Saint Pete Beach

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We allow all breeds, however, owner must be in control of any dogs that need more attention.
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.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 30 reviews
Cobourg, Ontario Canada

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Mona Kai. The owner was attentive to our every need. The place was spotless and the pool magnificent. We’ll be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys! Thanks so much for the great review. Looking forward to seeing you guys again in the near future!
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Erie, PA

We can't say enough. Sue, Dom, and Skipper

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much again, Anne and D. We love your place and our second home. Skipper even was more comfortable this time. He went out in the yard more and enjoyed the shade. He still is freaked out by the pool, but we love it. We love the convenience of everything. See you in February. Be well. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Anne and D are great! The property is beautiful and the location is fabulous! Easy walk to beach and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! We appreciate you and glad that we could help you during the move down here from Atlanta :-)
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Florida relaxation

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mona Kai. Hosts are very kind & friendly. It is very quiet. Everything was very clean, neat & comfortable. Only a short walk to the gulf where you can enjoy the water, walk on the beach & catch a beautiful sunset. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bob! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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The most beautiful vacation rental we have ever been to. Beautiful backyard and pool.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our trip to St. Petersburg, Florida and the biggest reason why was the incredible vacation rental we had this summer. We got there and it was just beautiful. The living room and kitchen and. Edroom and bathroom were all decorated in a beach theme and very cozy, clean and the accomadation were perfect. Anything you needed they had for you to use. From the kitchen to the bathroom they thought of it all. Comfortable and cool with the air conditioning and then the best part, you walk out the. Ack door to the most beautiful pool and landscaped private fenced in backyard. The perfect oasis for relaxation. To be honest we arrived Saturday night and did NOT leave or see any sites, even the ocean (which was like a 5 min walk) until the next Friday!!! We grilled all our food outback and just enjoyed the pool and backyard day and night. We could even swim at 4 am. It was that warm and private and the night lights to illuminate the pool were gorgeous. The owner treated us and our 2 very large and energetic pitbulls, yes I said pitbulls they too are allowed to stay at this beautiful place, no discrimination to any breed, they were treated like family. Thank you Anne for loving our babies while you visited with us and them too. They LOVED YOU!!! I can not say enough how wonderful our stay was. Perfect location to everything. Restaurants and the beach and stores. We were able to eat at agave, ricks reef and larrys ice cream all within a 5 min walk. They were all fabulous too by the way. We were able to rent a DVD at the 7 eleven right down the street and there is a Dunkin' Donuts and a Winn Dixie and Walgreens and laundry Matt right around the corners. Everything was easy to find and so convenient. They give you recommendations and they are spot on perfect. Are dogs were comfortable the entire time and none of us wanted to leave!!!! Thank you Anne for being n amazing host and your hospitality was wonderful. I truly can not say enough about how wonderful are two week stay was with you. We wish we could live there permanently!!!! If anyone is looking for a tranquil getaway with or without dogs and especially big dogs please look into this beautiful vacation rental. It is extremely affordable and worth every penny. I would highly recommend it over ANY hotel or vacation rental we have ever stayed at. As beautiful as St. Petersburg is to visit, as I said this little slice of heaven had us at day one and we never wanted to leave it❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Connie & fam! We are glad to have you back next year!
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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: March 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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (week or less) $100

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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