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March Now Available!!! Modern Pool Home in Lovely Family Neighborhood!

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Last updated: 02/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bdrm 2 Bath, sleeps 6 1595 Sq. Ft home with pool steps to Tampa Bay

MARCH NOW AVAILABLE - MINIMUM 28 DAY RENTAL. PLEASE ASK OWNER FOR ACCURATE QUOTE BEFORE BOOKING. Instant quotes are often calculated incorrectly and vary depending on length of stay. 7 day minimum stay with Saturday or Sunday check in standard, depending on availability. Please contact us about other options.

Enjoy your next Florida family vacation at ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’ (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing) in our beautiful rental home in lovely Bahama Shores in St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch beautiful sunrises less than a two minute walk away, in the quiet neighbourhood that was the location for the movie ‘Cocoon’. From the oak lined brick boulevard, past the huge, incredible banyan trees to the waterfront park, this small, quiet community on Tampa Bay offers a wonderful getaway location for your family.
Relax on the patio and in the pool in or drive 8 miles to the sun and sands of St. Pete Beach, just one of the beautiful beaches in the area. 12 miles away, experience nature and quiet beaches at Fort DeSoto Park, ‘Travelers’ Choice 2013 Winner’ for beaches. Drive 5 miles to downtown St. Petersburg for dining, night life and sightseeing at museums and galleries including the incredible Dali Museum and Chihuly blown glass exhibit. And in March, experience the roar of the engines through the downtown streets during the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. In under an hour’s drive, you will find yourself in Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota where you can enjoy shopping, dining, culture and more beaches!
Newly renovated in 2103, our open floor plan 3 bedroom, 2 full baths home comfortably sleeps 6. Fresh paint in great colours accent the new bamboo floors throughout. A mix of modern and vintage, this eclectic home features original art and modern decor in a relaxing setting. Close the 3 pocket doors to ensure privacy and quiet or open them for easy flow through the house.
Retire or relax in the nautical themed master suite with a king bed, full ensuite bath and large walk-in closet. On the other side of the living area are 2 more bedrooms separated by another full bathroom. One features a tropical decor with a queen bed while the other has an ocean decor with twin beds, which can be converted to another king, if requested. Each bedroom features a ceiling fan, new flat screen television with cable and DVD player and duvets in fresh, clean covers for every guest! All bedrooms are tastefully decorated in coastal themes and furnished with lovely mid-century furnishings. New modern cabinets and lighting accent both bathrooms. All linens, towels and beach towels are here.
Enjoy movie night on sleek leather furniture in the living room, in front of a 55” Smart TV with Blu-ray, cable with DVR, HBO and Netflix. Keep in touch with wireless internet and a phone with free long distance and calls to Canada. Prepare meals in the brand new, bright, fully equipped modern kitchen overlooking the pool, with stunning grey cabinets, colourful pendant lights and granite countertops. Grab a quick bite or serve at the kitchen peninsula. Dine at the gorgeous mid-century Danish teak table that comfortably seats at least 6. Eat breakfast, play games, do puzzles or catch up on work (if you must!) in the game room.
Outside, enjoy your morning coffee on the front patio by the garden, under large Live Oak trees. Go for a walk or bike ride in this quiet family neighbourhood and see beautiful native birds, geckos and other wildlife enjoying the day as well. Two patio doors lead to the back patio in the large fenced private yard. Relax by the screen enclosed inground pool on comfortable lounge furniture or grill outside and dine at the outdoor table for 6. No worries if it’s raining – you’ll be protected from rain or sun under the overhang, cooled by lighted fans. Inside the double car garage you’ll find a washer and dryer and if you want to bring your RV or boat there is a large, secure parking area inside the fence. Launch your boat at any of several public areas nearby and enjoy a day in the Gulf fishing, relaxing or looking for dolphins! The nearby activities available are endless; fishing, golf, sporting events and more. Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas are minutes away.
Then, if you are tired from all this activity come back to your ‘home away from home’, and enjoy ‘Il Dolce Far Niente’!
Please view our other rental home, a beautiful Mid Century modern in the historic Pink Streets.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/02/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Pack 'n Play, inflatable toddler bed and high chair available. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside only...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    King bed, walk-in closet, tv, cable, Blu-Ray...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #1: 1 queen

    Queen bed, dresser, closet, TV, cable, DVD player...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single

    2 twin beds (or 1 king), 2 closets, dressers, TV, cable, DVD...moreless

  • Master bedroom is separated from other 2 by living areas. 2 twin beds can be combined to make another king, upon request. All beds have clean duvet covers for all new guests. Lots of closet and dresser space....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private, new double sinks and vanity...moreless

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    New sink and vanity, located between 2 guest bedrooms...moreless

Other Amenities

  • St. Petersburg is an amazing vacation destination for all ages. The opportunities for fun and relaxation are endless. Beautiful beaches, nature, fishing, boating, golf. Easy to get around, downtown has fine restaurants, sidewalk dining, bars, markets, art, music and museums, including the renowned Dali Museum. Baseball with the Rays at Tropicana Field, downtown. Hockey with the Lightning in Tampa. There's something for everyone. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Livingroom & Master - Blu-Ray Guest rooms - DVD player...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Round table and 4 chairs with sliders to pool area. Can be used for breakfast or computer area as well....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, chess, checkers, board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Assorted cd's. Brighthouse offers a variety of music channels. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Livingroom and Master -Brighthouse cable with DVR , HBO. Netflix. Guest rooms - Basic cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Connect ipod or music player through tv or portable speaker...moreless

  • Television:

    Livingroom - LG 55' LED Smart TV hardwired to internet for Netflix and streaming Master- 42' LED Guest rooms- 32' LED...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach and pool toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assorted DVD's and Blu-Rays. Children's movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Walk 1 minute to park on Tampa Bay. Sunrise over water can be seen from front yard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Spacious. Overlooks pool area through sliding doors. Vintage teak extension table with 6 chairs. 2 more chairs available in bedrooms if needed. Linens, placemats provided in buffet....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in garage...moreless

  • Garage:

    Double with access to yard and house. Garage door opener. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Brighthouse wifi. TV in livingroom hardwired for best streaming from Netflix. Password provided on arrival. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds freshly made and 1 extra set of sheets provided. Extra pillows. Clean duvet covers for each new guest. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New, comfortable modern leather sofa, loveseat & chair. Glass coffee table. Large front window. Entertainment center. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for several cars in divided driveway. Large concrete pad, secured behind fence for RV or boat. (Electric hookup available) 2 car garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free calls to US, Canada and Mexico...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in garage...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8. Bowls, platters, etc. All cooking and serving utensils. Pots & pans, baking pans, mixer, blender...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, stainless...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, new, modern cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances. Lots of lights. Overlooks pool. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, stainless...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Renters provide own food. Salt, pepper and 1st morning coffee supplies provided. Some condiments left by previous guest may be available but not guaranteed....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless side-by-side with through the door ice and water...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless, smooth surface glass top, electric...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Back patio by pool in screened lanai, covered seating area with fans. Shady front patio area....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Over pool and back patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large private fenced yard, lovely garden area, live oaks, palms, bananas. On-going landscaping project....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Inground, heat available, in lanai. Shallow and deep areas. Steps and seat. Serviced weekly. Sliding doors equipped with child-proof safety bar....moreless



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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Dec 31 - May 20, 2017
30 night min stay

May 21 - May 20, 2018
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $160 + tax
  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13%


Contact owner for accurate total, payment options and cancellation policies

Pets allowed on a per case basis-$200 non refundable fee

Cleaning fee Weekly-$160 Monthly-$200

Bi-weekly cleaning required on stays longer than 2 weeks at additional charge.

Refundable security deposit-Weekly $500 Monthly $1000

Pool heat available at additional charge of $125/week $425/month

Daily rental ($200/night) not available in High Season

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/02/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
St. Pete Beach

Car: Recommended

St. Petersburg is listed by the New York times as one of the top cities, worldwide, to visit in 2014! So much to do and see in this growing world class small city.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We (Tom & Janna) moved from the Toronto area in Canada to New Jersey in 1990, where we raised our family. In 2011 we purchased our first home in St. Petersburg where we spend our winters, returning to New Jersey in the summer to spend time with our kids and 6 grandchildren. Our visitors were so impressed with this area of St. Petersburg we wanted to provide a location for others to enjoy. We have always enjoyed home renovation and decor so in 2013 we decided to create a home here with quality and style and look forward to meeting new visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Bahama Shores, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA:
We wanted a pool home with good bones, in a great neighbourhood, in need of a facelift, that would lend itself to a Mid-Century modern feeling and decor. We we lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase in beautiful Bahama Shores, a very lovely family area close to the water. Quiet and private but close to fun, food and activities! It's 5 minutes from our home for convenience of care of home and guests.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Divided floor plan with Master bedroom separated from other bedrooms. Pocket doors allow privacy and quiet or open flow. The back patio seating area is covered, with lighted fans. Love it for keeping cool on sunny days or enjoy the outside even in the rain! Nice sized yard with lots of parking and separate pad at side of house, with electrical hookup, for RV or boat.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/02/2017

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  • Welcome to Il Dolce Far Niente!

    Welcome to Il Dolce Far Niente!

  • Comfortable, sunny livingroom

    Comfortable, sunny livingroom

  • Mid Century Modern teak, spacious dining room

    Mid Century Modern teak, spacious dining room

  • View of modern kitchen with granite counters

    View of modern kitchen with granite counters

  • Large private master bedroom with king bed decorated in nautical decor

    Large private master bedroom with king bed decorated in nautical decor

  • Full ensuite master bathroom

    Full ensuite master bathroom

  • Sunny tropical bedroom with queen bed and vintage teak furnishings

    Sunny tropical bedroom with queen bed and vintage teak furnishings

  • Main bathroom with shower and tub

    Main bathroom with shower and tub

  • Heated pool in screened lanai

    Heated pool in screened lanai

  • Enjoy the covered patio seating in sun and rain

    Enjoy the covered patio seating in sun and rain

  • Beautiful tropical landscaping

    Beautiful tropical landscaping

  • 2 minute walk to neighborhood park on Tampa Bay

    2 minute walk to neighborhood park on Tampa Bay

  • Relax in the living room with 55' Smart TV with DVR, HBO, Netflix and BluRay

    Relax in the living room with 55' Smart TV with DVR, HBO, Netflix and BluRay

  • Enjoy the games and puzzles or work at the game table

    Enjoy the games and puzzles or work at the game table

  • View from dining room to kitchen and patio

    View from dining room to kitchen and patio

  • View of kitchen from dining room

    View of kitchen from dining room

  • Spacious master bedroom with king bed

    Spacious master bedroom with king bed

  • Ensuite master bathroom

    Ensuite master bathroom

  • Vintage teak furnishings. Tvs in every bedroom

    Vintage teak furnishings. Tvs in every bedroom

  • Ocean theme retro bedroom with 2 twin beds

    Ocean theme retro bedroom with 2 twin beds

  • For the serious sun worshippers!

    For the serious sun worshippers!

  • Quiet family neighborhood with tree lined boulevard

    Quiet family neighborhood with tree lined boulevard

  • Beautiful sunset downtown St Petersburg

    Beautiful sunset downtown St Petersburg

VRBO #557809

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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