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Historic Butlerhouse Condominium Pass-A-Grille, Gulffront.

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 60 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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Historic Butlerhouse Condominium Pass-A-Grille, Gulffront.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 53 reviews

Our wonderland ...

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic find! This is such a wonderful place to stay - the condo is super sweet and delightfully chic, full of character with delightful artefacts and decor ... and the neighbourhood and location! Wow! - so quiet and right on the beach, and a beach stretch that was “far from the madding crowd”. And then there’s Joan ... such a warm, vibrant and lovely host who made us feel like family, and then welcomed us into the ‘community’ as we shared incredible nightly sunsets and conversations with her, Tim (what a great guy too!) and some of the other residents. It was our wonderland for 4 nights, and they passed far too quickly, but we’ll be back! Thank you Joan.

Rich and Mandy (over from the UK)

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard and Mandy... you were our two bright lights travelling among us, smiles abounding, so short a time, yet so lasting. I am so grateful you came this way. Simply... some people get it, and some do not. Stay hearty and well dear friends. Thank you. Love joan
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo is lovely. This was the second time my husband and I stayed there with our daughter, and we cannot say enough about the condo's location and its charm! Joan is a very caring person, and it shows in the ways she takes care of her guests and the condo itself. We love older buildings with a history, like this one, but it is not easy to keep them clean. However, Joan has an amazing cleaning crew. We always find the floors and surfaces (tables, counters, all bathroom surfaces,...) spotless and completely dust-free when we move in. That is a feat in itself. The kitchen is beautiful and well equipped (love the gas stove!). The furniture has so much character compared to the average rental, and all the personal touches really make you feel at home. More than anything, we love the peace and quiet we always find here, as well as the sense of community in this building and neighborhood. We really enjoy the sunsets there for that reason :) It is such a luxury to be so close to the beach! Thank you Joan for making our stay special once again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth, Aaron... and Aleesha... Oh I hope I have not misspelled my favorite turtle watcher's name! It makes me very happy to know you enjoyed your stay here at Butlerhouse... again! Seeing a family like yours play and relax here by me is a joy for me. You are beautiful people who grace our home. Thank you for every kindness you showed me. Warm regards and hugs, joan
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Butler House is very special and Joan's unit is unique. You feel as if you are staying in a well kept 1940's beach bungalow. Restaurants and shops are well within walking distance. The beach is the best! I will be back...

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Cathy.... Thank you!....I know you enjoy the Butlerhouse, and it was good to have you here with us. I look forward to your next visit, your sister Rebecca, too. Stay well, stay in touch! Best regards, joan
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Charming beach house in Pass-a-Grille

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect. Tucked into a quiet corner, gorgeous, and only a minute walk over the dunes to the beach. We enjoyed sunset every night with our host, Joan, and her neighbors. The condo has everything you need for that home away from home feel, and if you need anything, Joan has it! She was quick to respond to our questions and so sweet. We came as renters and left as friends!

If you’re looking for the “real” experience and not the tourist one, this is the place. Only a 15 minute walk into downtown PAG as well.

Thank you, Joan! Can’t wait to see you again someday <3

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen, Callie... I guess you arrived back in Colorado easier than you got here! I am more than glad you found us here at Butlerhouse.... There is nothing better for me and those who live here than to be around people like you....We know we are very fortunate where we live, but you remind us every moment you are with us ..... Thank you! I'll be happy to hear from you any time, happier to know you're on your way. Keep smiling, both of you, always like I saw you both. Sincerely, joan
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The condo was just a few hundred feet from the beach. It was awesome staying so close. The unit itself was perfectly clean and had everything we needed - great a/c, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, and washer/dryer in the shared basement.

Joan was very friendly and cared deeply about keeping us happy. I was on the fence about whether to give 4 stars or 5. The reason for my dilemma - the beds. We're guessing they are toddler matresses and are ultra firm. They weren't anymore comfortable than laying on carpet. I had a hard time sleeping more than 2 hours without waking up.

I really really REALLY wanted to rate it 5 stars because we loved our vacation here, but we honestly dreaded going to sleep.

It's far enough away from the touristy areas that you feel like a true local, but close enough that you have grocery stores and a good number of restaurants nearby. We walked to Sea Critters Cafe and were very impressed with it.

The neighborhood is exceptional and 100% safe.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh dear... thank you Eric for all your kind words and for taking the time to write...and don't worry. I admit I tend to prefer firm mattresses... I've had 2 spine surgeries and find firm preferable.. No one has ever complained about the mattresses before!....but you've given me a good idea....I'm going to look into buying a couple mattress toppers for folks who like something softer. I don't know what I could have done during your short visit but I certainly would have tried to make you more comfortable sleeping had I known.. Please visit again, you and your lovely family... Warm regards, joan
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Perfect little beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to grab this charming little cottage for Memorial Day weekend in St. Pete's beach. We were visiting from Southern California for a family reunion. It was the perfect set up for our family of three. The bedroom was a decent size with a walk in closet and very comfy king size bed. Our 10 year old son slept in the living room on "captian's bed" which was essentially a full size mattress set up in the living room as a daybed - it was great and he loved it! The living room is a decent size with lots of seating - leather couch, two large sized leather seats, ottoman and bar stools. We had about 8 people over one afternoon for cocktails and it worked out great. There is also a full kitchen and refrigerator. The bathroom had both a shower and tub, but we only used the shower and the water pressure was good. Joan, the owner, had plenty of towels, blankets and extra shampoo, lotion, etc in the hall closet. It was a pleasant surprise, especially when I realized I forgot soap for the shower. The unit also has air conditioning and a couple ceiling fans that kept things nice and cool. Parking is a big issue in this little beach town, so it was so nice to have a convenient spot right in front of the cottage b/c it rained most of the weekend we visited. Oh and they have wifi! The beach access is just a few steps away although we didn't get there very much b/c of the weather. All in all this was a great location and fun cottage for our family. We would definitely book it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ashleigh and family..I'm deeply touched by your kind review, your caring, and the time it took to write a review like this for me. Thank you. And I would say, after meeting some of you and your family, I imagine happiness always travels with you. Please come back here by us, so good to have you. 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

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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.

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