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

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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

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Anne Grandel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Big & Small Dog-Friendly, 21+ only, No Children/Babies, Near Beach, Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

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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Great Escape from the North

  • 5 of 5

Mona Kai is a great place to unwind and enjoy the warm weather of Florida. We stayed for most of March which in Maine is a most depressing month. Our little dog quickly made himself to home. Kai was many time taller but they sniffed each other and got along fine. Our host and hostess made us feel very comfortable. The pool and yard just outside our bedroom door was really nice. A good collection of tropical plants and trees and of course the wood sculpture made this a special place. Cooked several good meals in the kitchen - it has most everything needed. Thank you to our host and hostess and Kai for a relaxing month.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! Hope Maine isn't too cold now :-) Hope to see you guys again!
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The Best Dog-Friendly Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came down with our Great Dane and English Setter a few days after Christmas for a couple of weeks and were just blown away by the beauty, warmth, and cozy charm of this wonderful place. We loved the private back yard (shared with the owners) with the pool - I was able to swim laps on most days. Our dogs hung out with us in the comfy beach lounges/chairs and played with the owners' Great Dane, Kai. We cooked a few dinners outside on their big gas grill, and sat out, enjoying the sunlight and moonlight. I found the place very peaceful and quite; we slept like stones every night. It was a treat to be able to simply open our bedroom door to let the dogs out to do their business. Anne provided a book with lots of helpful info: best restaurants, attractions, excursions, grocery shopping, etc. This area of St. Pete is extremely walkable so I was able to exercise our dogs frequently. There are also several dog-friendly, outdoor dining patios where we could dine and our "boys" could join us. Area felt very safe, lots to do on Corey Avenue, great shopping and sightseeing. Anne and D were very accommodating and kind, answering questions and providing good information. The house/yard/pool area were SO very clean and well tended. The pictures do not do this property justice -- everything exceeded our expectations! Our favorite beach was the public beach on Pass-a-Grille, a short drive from the VRBO. Sugar sand beaches - with the weather so unseasonably warm for January, we were able to swim comfortably in the ocean (but bear in mind we're hardy Michiganders and used to cooler water). Fort DeSoto, also a short drive away if fun for a day excursion (there are dog-friendly areas there). I can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you all back again. Kai would love it!
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Dade City, FL, USA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend getaway at Mona Kai. My normally shy boxer Marley greeted Anne & Kai like she had known them her whole life & she took over guard duty of the backyard like she planned to stay permanently. Everything you need is in walking distance. We had a seafood dinner at Sea Critters Cafe, it was beyond excellent, on Friday night, a Saturday morning at the beach, an 8 minute walk away, and Saturday night dinner at Sandra's German Restarantula again excellent. (You need reservations here). The pool and backyard are amazing and the room feels like you went on vacation to your own home it's so comfortable & cozy!! My husband & I loved and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for a great review! We look forward to having you back!
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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

St 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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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St Pete Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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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