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White sand, blue water and orange sunsets!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Just steps to beautiful St. Pete Beach from this gulf front home

ADULTS ONLY RENTAL. Charming one story home located directly on St. Pete Beach just steps away from the beautiful white sand beach and clear blue water. Located in a quiet neighborhood a block from the famous pink Don CeSar Resort Hotel this open floor plan home features terrazzo floors, big windows, and plenty of space for relaxing while enjoying your beach vacation. Two parking spots are provided with the house. (Parking on the street is not allowed and is strictly enforced).The house comes with a fully equipped kitchen if you like to cook while on vacation or if you prefer to eat out there are many restaurants in the area from high end to budget friendly offering seafood, Mexican, Thai, steak, as well as hamburgers and pizza. If shopping is your thing you will find many local souvenir shops down the street and high end shopping malls just 20 minutes away. There are several resort spas, golf courses and water activities in the area. And of course there are miles and miles of gorgeous beach to walk and explore. Please email for rental inquiries.

Shannon Thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

What makes this house unique

Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Walking distance to several resort hotels and restaurants as well as plenty of water activities in the area. This is a quiet stretch of beach with beautiful sunsets.


Don Cesar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is a 3rd full bathroom off of the kitchen. It is also accessible from the outside so you can come in directly from the beach to wash off the sand and salt water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 has a king bed and looks out to the beach. There are 2 closets, a flat screen tv, ceiling fan, and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, flat screen tv, closet, and ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 has two twin beds, a closet, ceiling fan and flat screen tv. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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White sand, blue water and orange sunsets!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
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  • 1 of 5

We stayed 7 weeks at this beautiful residence on St. Pete Beach beach with great views of the sunsets! Unfortunately, our vacation was marred first by the ‪8AM-6PM‬, 6 days a week, major construction going on next door. While we had been made aware that “renovations” were going on next door the extent of the work; jack hammers, tile cutting...., was not made clear even when we inquired prior to renting. We also have learned that a major, up to 18 months, Public Works project involving El Centro Street, the street in front of this residence, is scheduled for the upcoming year. This will most assuredly mean jack hammering, pounding ......

The 2nd and more disturbing issue, one that will cause us not to return, was to learn that the owner was using her closed circuit home security system to monitor our outside activities: dinners, entertaining, relaxing on the patio and morning coffee, and sunset cocktails on the rooftop deck. We felt a sense of violation of privacy. This, aside from the morning to evening noise, would stop us from recommending this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dont want to delete this review because i would like to show potential renters how things turn out when they don't listen to homeowners communication BEFORE they rent and violate homeowners contract policies. Yes, i communicated there was construction going on next door. I told this couple i had no idea of how extensive it would be nor how long it was to completion. I have no control over such things. They still chose to rent! As for the security system is there for just There is security anywhere you go in a hotel, grocery store, bank or mall. I dont have the time or desire to monitor my guests. How silly! These guests deided to have friends stay that had a dog with them. I have a no pets policy. Neighbors alerted me & i saw the dog on the securtiy camera. They got caught violating my contract....plain and simple. I guess their revenge is to leave a negative review. How sad.
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The icing on the cake!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family wedding and never dreamed the house would be as fabulous as it . The owner told me you only need to bring your toothbrush, and she was right. The home is beautifully appointed and so comfortable. Its the perfect place to land after wedding preparations, dinners and festivities. Nothing was missing, trip to the beach towels, chairs, tent etc. If you have a chance to experience this property do it! It is a beautiful sanctuary.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience. House exactly as described and better. Shannon was great to work with

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this property to all! Everything and more!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on St. Pete Beach largely due to our terrific accommodations. This beach house is everything described by the HO and more! We rented this home to attend a family wedding in April. It is comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and nicely furnished. The quiet surroundings and proximity to the beach exceeded our expectations. The HO has provided a notebook of information to guide renters in choosing restaurants, carry out and we found the grocery store - Publix - to be close by and very efficient and economical. Each day we used the wagon that was provided to take chairs and towels back and forth to the beach. This made things easy and convenient. The washer / dryer were a welcome plus. Two decks provided shade and quiet relaxation. Definitely 6 stars - 5 are not enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much Tom and Vickie for your generous review. It is a little slice of paradise and I hope if you plan to visit St. Petersburg Beach again you will stay at the Thompson Retreat.
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Beutiful house in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

First inpression was good. All very clean and beutifully decorated. Also nice to be welcomed by the owner.

We enjoyed our stay in the house. The beds were good. The kitcen very well equipped and the garage filled with everything that we needed for the beach.

We can for sure recommend this property to all.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well done! Comfortable, cozy & relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The decor is lovely yet comfortable with ample space for our group of five. Shannon has thought of every detail to make guests comfortable from towels and flip flops for the beach to kitchen supplies and place settings for having a meal in or snacks up on the roof. Everything was cleaned and looked very well cared for. We felt wanted and welcome and as comfortable as at home.

The Don Cesar is just a short walk down the beach--great place for drinks and appetizers at sunset. Several other places to eat and shop are nearby, yet it was still quiet at the house.

If we are in the area again, we will stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie I'm glad you and your college friends had a relaxing visit in St. Pete Beach. Hope to see you again! Shannon
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hotel Zamora and Don CeSar Resort
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Isal Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Don CeSar Resort Hotel
Nearest Beach
St. Petersburg Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

This home is an adults only rental (no children). Homeowners do not want parties, events or weddings at this home. There is parking for 2 cars only. No pets allowed. This home is not wheel chair accessible. No smoking allowed inside the home. House keeping service is available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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