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Historic Butlerhouse Condominium Pass-A-Grille, Gulffront.

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

A HOME WHERE THE HEART STAYS!!! Charming 100 year old Butlerhouse Condominium. This historic building has only 9 residences and sits directly on the dunes in Pass-a-Grille. Unusually airy and bright corner unit with private entrance. Special features include private awning-covered porch, modern open well-fitted kitchen w/gas cooktop, high ceilings, heart of pine flooring, storm/wind resistant windows/doors, Grecian tub plus separate walk-in shower, Sautilla Tile in kitchen and bath, ample closets and ceiling fans, central a/c, beautifully appointed and attractively furnished, new on-site front loading electronic laundry, covered portico and barbque grills, hammock, yard, dunes, daisies, sand, surf and sunsets.. Parking by front of unit. Guest parking available.

(No smoking, no pets please. 5 steps up to porch/deck or main building entrance.) Residential owner occupied area very close to historic Don Cesar Hotel. Relatively private section of beachfront, walk to shopping and restaurants, trolley and 'Free Beach Ride.' 25 minutes toTampa Airport. 45 minutes/one hour to Sarasota. 10 minutes to Ft. Desoto Park. 10 minutes to lovely downtown St. Petersburg on Tampa Bay, with myriad cultural and sports venues, music, theatre, galleries, shopping, European-style cafes and parks. All outdoor recreational activities you can imagine.... golf, boating, tennis, etc. ...are in the neighborhood. BUTLERHOSUE IS THE CENTER OF PARADISE, PASS-A-GRILLE! .

Weekly/weekends available throughout year. Plus 12%Tax if less than 6 mos. Included in Rent: Utilities, cable, USA land line phone, wifi.

Owner resides in building.

More Details

Joan Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, some Italian, French/Friends speak other languages
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Joan Walker

I've been blessed to live in Pass-a-Grille, in the Butlerhouse amid a ten block residential area of lovely homes and relatively private beachfront. I moved here from NYC many years ago. I work nearby at Frank Hurley Associates, Inc., Realtors. This is a village community, a haven from which you can explore the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida and enjoy myriad venues, visit theme parks, villages, shopping, museums, galleries, theatre, orchestra, sports, cafes along Tampa Bay and parks, recreation...and the most beautiful beach in the world. It's a mix of village and luxury, artists and attorneys, a unique community, a place that's very hard to leave. I can tell you.....I finally came to visit in 1982 and essentially, I never left..

Why Joan Walker chose Pass-a-grille

This property sits on the dunes amid a ten block section of relatively private beachfront in a historic residential beach community. It is still a secret, perched on teh beachfront just 9 blocks south of the historic Don Cesar Hotel, but a half mile from the Bayway and direct access to I-275. Besides enjoying a lively historic community with our own main street Pass-a-Grille, one can go to dinner and a concert in Clearwater, Tampa, or Sarasota and be home by midnight. Explore the beautiful communities and beaches and river cafes along the Gulf coast of Florida.

What makes this condo unique

This is a haven that's so easy to get to, and very, very hard to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our pleasure Joan!! Your place made our stay that much better…it was perfect!! If this business deal gets bigger, you’ll be the first person I call for my stays.

Thanks again!!!

Apr 2014
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Pass-a-grille Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Deep Grecian soaker tub plus separate walk in shower off hallway between living area and bedroom. Large linen closet along hallway.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 twins in BR or 1 large king + single daybed in Living room
  • Dresser, Dressing table, bedside table, twin beds (separate or joined to make large king) Full length pedestal mirror, artwork.... Walk-in closet British Colonial Daybed in living room sleeps one.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Butlerhouse has a long and colorful history in the community, has been the home of legends and legendary visitors like Jimmy Buffett . It was once part of the original Pass-a-Grille Hotel around 1915. There was once an owner named Butler and the name stuck, but it also likely housed hotel staff and traveler companions for the original Pass-a-Grille hotel guests. It is full of kind spirits, aging hippies, professional people, artists, whimsy, computer geek, and happy memories.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Butlerhouse Condominium Pass-A-Grille, Gulffront.
average rating of 4.864865 based on 39 reviews

Superb Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This was more charming than we imagined. Quiet and comfortable, easy to access, far away enough to remain private, but close enough to everything you need, including great restaurants, shopping, Museums, The Don CeSar and Saint Petersburg. One really cool attribute is how this house -and all the other homes in ten block stretch- are on the beach, so no public parking. That means semi-private beaches with private beach access. The beach sand is as soft as confectioners’ sugar. Exploring the gulf you'll find live conch, see fish swimming at your feet, watch the dolphins and sea birds feed, and catch the most amazing sunset anywhere. To top it all is Joan, who is just wonderful. You cannot go wrong renting this place, and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to experience it. Thank you Joan.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lester....thank you!!! I'm so pleased you came, had lots of fun and even a little time to relax and enjoy Butlerhouse. It was fun for me, too, to see you and your family smiling through every day you were here by me. I will enjoy the sunsets more because of you, be more grateful for every day. I wish you many joyful times ahead. Be well. my best wishes to you and all your family. joan
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Wonderful accomodation and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband I recently stayed in Joan's lovely 1 bedroom unit and enjoyed every moment of our visit. Joan is a wonderful owner, very helpful and kind. Butler House is located right on the beach.

We walked out our door in the morning for our long walk on the beach and enjoyed marvelous sunsets each evening on the beach.

We will certainly be returning. Susan and Gordon

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan and Gordon.... Oh my, you are back in Canada already! Thank you thinking of me, and for your kind words. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels, but wish I could have kept you here by me, the Butlerhouse, and the sea. Please come back as soon as you can! joan
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A Perfect Beach Respite

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were fortunate to have some time and opportunity for a stay at Pass-a-Grille Beach recently. Both of us having been born and raised in the St. Pete, the area, and the property itself have been familiar to us all of our lives.

We loved the apartment, the property, and its location. It was clean, well set up, and perfect for our time there. And not only were we comfortable having a "home away from home", the best part is that we have made a great friend in Joan, the property owner. She went out of her way to ensure our comfort and enjoyment of our stay.

We will miss the brilliant white sand beach and warm waters. Watching the drift of the squalls across the broad Gulf horizon. Anticipating what the sunset and sky may paint for us on any given evening. The stars as they slowly show, marking the arrival of night over the final remains of another perfect day.

But we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Mike and Cindy.... When it's time for folks like you to go away, there is always part of you that stays by me at Butlerhouse. I will miss you a lot at sunsets, don't stay away too long. love from joan
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  • 5 of 5

lovely old house turned into private condos.... lovely owners

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rick and Faye.... Thank you...lovely guests who bring us joy on a cloudy day. Thank you! please come back soon joan
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Just one problem...

  • 5 of 5

...our visit was too short! What a wonderful property this is. My husband and I, along with our teenaged daughter, had plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The condo is so quaint and comfy. We loved how Joan had the home decorated. Because it was a shorter stay, we did not do any cooking but the kitchen seemed to be more than adequately stocked with anything you would need to cook. The beds were super comfy and there are plenty of towels and blankets right in the condo. Joan was great at answering any questions we had and stopped by a couple times to make sure we had everything we needed. That was a nice touch. It gave us a chance to get to know her, but she also wasn't hovering around. She gets it that people want to relax and have some privacy. Her neighbor, Tim, is very nice and usually around, too, if you need something. The beach is just steps away down a beautiful little path. And I can't say enough good things about the beach! For any of you that like taking long walks on the beach, this is the place for you. Wide open and flat, unlike some that you have to walk at an angle, which for me is hard on my hips. The neighborhood is quaint and quiet yet plenty of restaurants nearby. We will be back without a doubt! Thanks, Joan!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara..... I'm pleased you and Mike and your daughter, Meredith, enjoyed your Butlerhouse visit, and I'm grateful for your kind and thoughtful review. Most of all though, I want to thank you for your warm embrace of this special place. Makes me happy, more than i can say, to know you felt the magic here. I'll look for you soon again. And hope you can be here long, and often. joan
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Quaint, comfortable, relaxing and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our host was responsive, the condo was awesome and the beach was perfect. Literally a 2 minute walk from our front door to the white powder sand and aquamarine gulf. Joan has made a relaxing and homey environment with eclectic furniture, unique art and everything you need to hide away. We walked everywhere and slept well in our comfy bed. Don't miss this little slice of heavenly retreat!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Mary Ellen ... You were so excited to come, now I'm more than pleased to know you were not disappointed. Thank you for your thoughtful note and review... Happy summer, kind wishes to you both, please keep in touch. joan
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Car: not necessary

beautiful waterfront parks, museums, galleries, theatres, orchestra.....sports venues: baseball, hockey, football. Busch Gardens (45 min.), Disney (2 hours), zoo (45 min.), shopping, cafes, recreational, golf, boating, watersports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.