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Super-cute 1-bdrm on Intracoastal waterway! Priced for minimum 1-month stay

Bedrooms 1
Space 435 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 21 - 27 nights


About the property

Old Florida charm on Boca Ciega, 5-min bike ride to Gulf beaches.

Hints of the 1950's still echo in this fully updated 1-bed/1-bath efficiency that sits on the shore of the Intracoastal Waterway, 1/2-mile from the Gulf Beach at St Pete Beach. We specialize in seasonal rental to international snowbirds and pricing reflects a 1-month minimum stay.

Great care was taken in this remodel project to maintain the character and style of mid-century design. Compact European appliances with clean-line cabinetry makes this space very live-able.

Very close to Corey Avenue Historical District with dozens of shops, restaurants, and bars within easy walking distance. Bus line and beach trolley stop is 1/2 block away. Beach is about 15-min walk away. Older boat slip fits up to a 25-footer (additional $95/mo for slip - no electricity to slip).

Isle of the Bay was built in the mid 1950's and caters mostly to snowbirds and early retirees. It's quiet and sunny. Perfect for active folks with a sense of nostalgia for vintage character and style in a new remodel. No hand-me-down furniture in this VRBO!

Includes use of 2 beach-cruiser bikes (one-speed, coaster brakes - use at your own risk).

Strictly no-smoking even in the common areas. Sorry no pets.

NOTE - 1-month minimum, please.

More Details

Peter P
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Peter P

We moved to Florida from San Francisco several years ago. We love travel, discovery, and adventure: Florida has fed our thirst for all. We live near downtown St Petersburg and enjoy sharing the area with friends and family.

I guess we are nostalgic at heart and appreciate the character that comes with a vintage patina - some things just seem to get better with age!

Peter P purchased this condo in 2013

Why Peter P chose Corey Ave

I have to confess, the boat slip. Cheryll likes to tell people 'Pete bought a slip with a condo attached to it.' True, but we both fell in love with this complex - the light that streams into the windows is amazing; the neighborhood is so very convenient; and our neighbors (including many seasonal guests from around the world) are really nice. It's a quaint place that really tugs at our nostalgic hearts.

We had a great time renovating the property, and tried to honor the period in which it was built. While working on the remodel, I often thought of my long-passed grandfather who, starting in the 1960's, traveled from his New Jersey home to Florida where he loved walking, being outside, and fishing (he would have loved the fishing pier this place has).

For us, vintage places just seem to build memories with more depth and emotion. We find ourselves smiling frequently when we're at this apartment and we hope this 'Old Florida efficiency' condo evokes a similar emotion with you.

What makes this condo unique

Nearby shopping, restaurants, and bars. Grocery store is less than a block away - no need for a car every day. Corey Avenue, the down-town of St Pete Beach, is about 2-1/2 blocks away where you'll find shopping and a weekly street-market (farmers market and craft market).


Corey Ave Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 435 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled with upgraded fittings and tile. Nice!!
  • Compact bath that has been fully remodeled with Italian porcelain tile, custom made vanity; concrete counter tops; and a glass shower enclosure.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be setup as Twin Beds (adult-length) with notice
  • Large bedroom with small walk-in closet with a custom, maple closet organizer that makes excellent use of the space. Bed is a king, but can be separate into two twins (extra long length). Great light and breeze through large window. 42' LED TV
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Quiet complex of about 24-units, mostly early retirees/snowbirds.


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Super-cute 1-bdrm on Intracoastal waterway! Priced for minimum 1-month stay
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Relax and Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for us to have stayed in. It was decorated very nicely with comfy sofa, seats, and bed. Owners and neighbors were super nice, helpful, fun to chat with, and very respectful. The location is fantastic with easy access to many beaches and restaurants in the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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comfy, cozy, well located and overall charming condo rental

  • 5 of 5

Once again I am enjoying my stay at this St. Pete Beach condo so much. Peter and Cheryll are friendly and caring owners. The condo is equipped with everything a solo vacationer or couple needs for a happy stay. The pool is just across the street with a scenic view of the canal. The building is quiet, the neighbors are friendly, there are laundry machines on the premises, and I am so glad to have found this particular rental. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tastefully furnished, comfortable, well situated condo just right for one or two people

  • 5 of 5

I've rented condos up and down the beaches from Pass a Grille to Indian Rocks Beach, and this is hands down my favorite rental. It's on the 2nd floor, located near the inland waterway with a lovely pool and dock for fishing, is adjacent to a community center with lots of fun exercise classes, half a block from a large grocery store, a block from a pharmacy and two blocks from Corey Avenue and its shops and restaurants. There is easy access to the Sun Coast Trolley to take you up and down the beach or to downtown St. Petersburg. The unit is thoughtfully furnished with coffees and toiletries to get you started. I am so glad I chose to stay and will return very soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! Like yourself, we enjoy travel and have tried to create a relaxing experience. We look forward to your return!
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Spotlessly clean! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we walked in, we were relaxed: this is an adorable efficiency apartment that is very nicely furnished and very clean. We stayed for a month and had a great time. Condo is well laid-out for a couple and was very comfortable. Building is older-style Florida, and is also well taken care of with a nice mix of neighbors. We enjoy walking so took advantage of having several nearby places to eat and shop. Very thoughtful and gracious owners - will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. And we look forward to your return next year. The building is about to remodel the pool area so it should be even nicer!
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Cute, warm, modern and clean A++++

  • 5 of 5

My parents spent over two months in Peter and Cheryll's condo in St. Pete beach. They found the place very comfortable and clean. It's close to everything and Peter and Cheryll take great care of this property. Highly recommend this cute condo and my parents will definitely return.

Thank you for your hospitality Peter and Cheryll. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! We understand your parents enjoyed the pool. Our condo association is working to remodel the pool for next year so it should be even nicer. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world - thanks for letting us put a pin in our globe for Albania :)
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Our return visit!

  • 5 of 5

The thorough remodelling of this property has paid off, we were the first rentals for Peter and Cheryl and when we returned nearly 18 months later we were delighted to find no signs of 'wear and tear' and everything in good working order. On arriving from the UK we much appreciated the fresh soaps and toiletries to freshen up, without having to unpack a suitcase and could relax comfortably straight away. The weather at the beginning of our stay allowed us to open the windows all round and have a cooling breeze blowing through which was great. The Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella were put to good use, as we could arrive at a beach and spend the day comfortably! We enjoyed cooking out on the Barbeque which is down by the dock, there is always something to watch on the water. Boca Ciega Drive is a lovely quiet location, we like the quirkiness of this 1950's building and all it has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return - our regret - not using the bikes!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great to have you back, and glad you enjoyed your stay. April is a surprisingly good month in Florida - the humidity is low and the sunshine almost constant. We hope to see you again soon! Peter & Cheryll
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Caddy's on the Beach
Middle Grounds Grill
Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish
Ricky T's
Walt'z Fish Shak
Verducci's Pizzeria Trattoria
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa (TPA); St Pete/Clearwater via Allegiant Air
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several within 1/2-miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Many within 10-miles (see LINKS page for map)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
St Pete Beach

12-miles to Clearwater Beach (2013 best-beach)

15-miles to Ft Desoto Beach State Park (2005 #1 beach)

45-miles to Busch Gardens

80-miles to Legoland

90-miles to Disney World

100-miles to Universal Studios


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

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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