Both bedrooms are delightfully decorated with tasteful coastal artwork and funky personal objects the owner has collected. A bright multi-colored kite hangs between the two beds in the smaller bedroom. Both bedrooms have closets with mahogany John Lewis closet systems. Quality wicker furniture provides drawer space for all your shorts and tee shirts and bright pillows add punches of color throughout. The owner was careful to not fill the spaces with knick knacks. So there is plenty of room for your stuff and also a mahogany luggage rack for your suitcase. You will feel like you are at home.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Many decorative items. Parents must supervise. Many decorative items. Parents must supervise.
Pets allowed - Well behaved dogs, cats allowed. Must have shots.Well behaved dogs, cats allowed. Must have shots.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
About Ann Goldman
Hi there, As a young girl, I have fond memories of visiting my grandmothers' bungalows in the South. I was especially intrigued by the porch swings. My brothers were, too. We had many squabbles over that swing and the front porch glider. Be sure, Catherine's Cottage has its own porch swing. In fact, all nine of my properties have porch swings. My own home has two! That is why I call my collection of rental homes "Porch Swing Boutique Home Rentals". Five of them are now fully furnished for vacation travelers. I have a signature shabby-chic, eclectic style with a hint of coastal. Previous guests sometimes ask me to help them furnish their own homes in that style. As the former art director of a media research company, I really enjoy adding color, and texture to my rooms. I see them as three-dimensional layouts. I also like adding antiques and quirky pieces from salvage yards and consignment shops. My homes are like collections of unique pieces, but still leaving lots of space for my quests to spread out and feel at home. I rent both short term (7-30 days) and long term (6 months and more). I rent my bungalows in Old Northeast to sophisticated renters who appreciate tasteful vintage homes with lots of charm and character. I take special interest in the yards, adding fountains and gardens. People have different rental needs. Some are just ready to escape dismal northern winters. Some are on extended stay business trips. Some visit family and friends here. Some are searching for a home to buy and want to live here a few months to check out the area. Then when the home they want comes on the market, they are ready to put down the first contract. Recently, I had a couple find their forever home by doing just this.
Ann Goldman purchased this house in 2013
Why Ann Goldman chose Historic Old Northeast
This property, Catherine's Cottage, was named after my mother who loved to garden. It is unusual to find a bungalow that has been so meticulously cared for over the years. It is almost 100 years old! There are many original features; coquina stone (made from shell) covers the outside porch wall surfaces. The original teal and gold tiles grace the floor of the porch. The fireplace is flanked by two deco light fixtures and the home has the original varnished mahogany doors with glass doorknobs. There are many arches throughout the home. The door off the living room is even arched. And the old drop down ironing board is still in the kitchen. Just in case you need to iron a shirt!
What makes this house unique
Catherine's Cottage is on a quiet residential street, but yet close enough to walk to town. It is the perfect size for a couple or two couples. When you rent, you rent the entire house and yard. The big front porch (with swing) is a perfect spot to relax. The lush backyard is a great oasis to sun bathe. Keep your car in the convenient carport. We even have a garage. St. Petersburg, Florida keeps getting better. People used to think there was nothing to do in St. Petersburg but sit on the green benches downtown. But now, it is a vibrant, growing city and an exciting tourist destination with lots of charming bungalows! You don't even have to own a place here. I may just have one when you are ready to come.