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Professional cottage on 1/2 acre lot in quiet country setting

Pinellas Park, FL, USA
  • Cottage1050 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

This is a newly renovated, cozy, yet professional cottage situated on a 1/2 acre lot in a quiet, safe neighborhood. It is centrally located with great access to downtown St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, & Tampa. Tampa International Airport is 17 miles away, & the beaches of Clearwater & St. Petersburg are even closer than that!

This cottage is fully furnished with a leather sofa, love-seat, futon, & chairs. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed. The 2 bathrooms have showers & one has a bathtub. The kitchen is fully furnished with a full refrigerator & freezer, electric stove with oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster, blender, pots, & even Lenox china. There is a tea box with teas & coffee from Hawaii (Lion Coffee). Central air & heat as well as ceiling fans create a comfortable environment regardless of the outside temperature.

The full-size stackable washer & dryer is in the back of the cottage so laundry can easily be done (if needed) while relaxing, cooking, or doing desk work.

The den has a 55 inch Roku TV, & a professional desk where one can comfortably perform work duties while enjoying TV or Pandora music, & of course there is high speed WiFi included as well as a dedicated phone.

Between the detached garage & the cottage is a large patio area where one can rest in tranquility near a garden area with cane reeds which provide privacy from the neighbors. A large patio table with 6 chairs is set up in this sunny area. If you prefer, there is a small sitting area under the front porch.


Gigi Lefebvre

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Gigi Lefebvre

I am a Family Practice physician who came to the St. Petersburg area in 1987 from Louisiana to do my residency training. I have lived at my home (which is the second house to the east of the rental cottage) since 1991, & I thoroughly enjoy the area which is unique in that the neighborhood has a rural feel yet it is located in the middle of Pinellas County which is certainly no longer rural. The county has a population of 900,000+, & its county seat is Clearwater, yet St. Petersburg is it's largest city., When my neighbors decided to relocate to New York in 2015, I chose to purchase & renovate their home so I could share this unique property with professionals & visitors in general who might not know that acreage still exists in the St. Pete area!

Gigi Lefebvre purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Gigi Lefebvre chose Saint Petersburg

I work with many professionals in the medical industry, & often times they travel to our area for business which can last from 1 to 5 days. Most times they stay in a hotel, which lacks the feel of home. Chalet le Bon Temps is a newly renovated 2BR/2 bath cottage which is fully furnished to make the traveler feel he is at "home." Things like a recliner, a full kitchen, windows with top down-bottom up blinds, & an actual yard with birds & squirrels create a sense of familiarity & relaxation not commonly found at our local hotels or condos.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Master bedroom & smaller guest bedroom each has a queen bed with dresser drawer & bedside table.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower


          • Guests provide their own meals


              • Iron & Board
              • Air Conditioning
                New central AC unit with new duct work, plus ceiling fans in bedrooms, living room, & study.
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
                Bowflex machine.
              • Garage
                Garage is NOT included in the rental as it is private storage.
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
                Central air & heat.
              • Internet
                High-speed WiFi by Spectrum.
              • Clothes Dryer
                Full-size stackable washer & dryer.
              • Linens Provided
                Sheets, pillow-cases, quilts, & blankets.
              • Living Room
                Leather sofa with dual recliners, leather love seat, coffee table (lift top), end table with lamp. Sunken den with leather futon, 2 leather chairs with foot stools, & fireplace with candles.
              • Parking
                Driveway in front of garage, with short walk to front door. Driveway can accommodate a trailer with boat or camper.
              • Telephone
                (727)-914-3771 land-line in the cottage.
              • Towels Provided
                Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, kitchen towels, & beach towels.
              • Washing Machine
                Full-size stackable washer & dryer, as well as detergent.


                  • Coffee Maker
                    Drip coffee-maker with filters.
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                    Lenox China. Cuisinart utensils. Many kitchen utensils, pots, & pans.
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                    Fully stocked with all appliances, Lenox china, pots, & miscellaneous dishes, as well as coffee & tea from Hawaii (Lion Coffee).
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                    Coffee & tea from Lion Coffee in Hawaii, along with sugar & cream. A few snacks, including popcorn.
                  • Refrigerator
                    Side-by-side refrigerator freezer with in-door ice & water dispenser.
                  • Stove
                    Electric stove with oven.
                  • Toaster
                    "Bagel" toaster.


                      • Dining
                        The glass bar seats 2 and the coffee table accommodates 2 people. There is also a set of folding snack trays which can be used inside or outside the home.
                      • Dining Area
                      • comfy seating for 4 people


                          • Games
                            Adult coloring books, 2 decks of playing cards, & Barrels Of Monkeys.
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            Cable (Spectrum).
                          • Stereo
                            Pandora music via Roku TV.
                          • Television
                            55 inch Roku television, which will also play Pandora music.


                              • Deck / Patio
                                Large picnic table with 6 chairs outside on patio between cottage & garage.
                              • Lawn / Garden
                                1/2 acre lot, with very private feel.


                                  • wheelchair inaccessible


                                      • churches
                                      • cinemas
                                      • festivals
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • marina
                                      • museums
                                      • playground
                                      • restaurants
                                      • synagogues

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • beachcombing
                                          • boating
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • walking

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • racquetball


                                                      • Please let me know if there is something that would make your stay special, as I will try hard to accommodate you!

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        19 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Like being home!

                                                        Manuel M.

                                                        The owner Gigi goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. Nice quiet residential location and seems like it's minutes away from everywhere. Also a comfort to know the owner lives in the area. Highly recommend!

                                                        Great Stay in a Great Home

                                                        Robin S.Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA

                                                        Gigi's house is very clean, well-equipped, and in a convenient location for visiting all of the surrounding beaches. We came down from Michigan for a swim meet at the North Shore Aquatics Center. We visited Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Treasure Island Beach. All were short drives. We couldn't have been happier with our VRBO choice. We even drove to Disney for the day!

                                                        We loved it!

                                                        tracy l.

                                                        We spent a week here and we loved it. Gigi was very nice and answered whatever questions we’ve had almost immediately. She was very pleasant to deal with. The cottage itself was super cute and located in a very quiet and nice neighborhood. It was also convenience to drive to everywhere. We would definitely rent again.

                                                        Very nice indeed

                                                        Dirk and Julie A.

                                                        Loved the accommodations! Nicely placed between St. Petersburg and Clearwater on a nice quiet street. Nice neighborhood as well. I'll stay here again, especially having kids in the area.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you so much! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay & I look forward to your next visit😊�!


                                                        Lisa G.

                                                        My parents and I traveled to Tampa to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday with family who live minutes away. I chose this house for its convenient location and great reviews. I was not dissapointed. First, the house had a well-stocked kitchen with yummy treats, very comfortable beds and living room sofas and 2 bathrooms with extras in case you forgot anything. Next, the location is great. We felt safe in this neighborhood as we arrived home after dark each night and I jogged mornings. We took day trips to Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg and St. Pete's. They are all less than 1/2 hour away by car. Finally, Gigi was a delight to work with throughout the rental process. She answered questions in a timely manner, let us know when the house was ready at arrival and offered a late checkout. To top it all off, Gigi delivered a beautifully wrapped box of sea salt caramel truffles (they were delicious too) and a card to my dad for his birthday which made his day! Gigi, we truly enjoyed our stay - thank you!

                                                        Beautiful! Impeccably clean and organized

                                                        Jane C.

                                                        The owner, Gigi, could not be more lovely and accommodating. This house has anything one might need for a stay. It’s a really lovely place to rent

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        You & your family were lovely yourselves! I am happy you enjoyed the cottage, & I hope to see you again if you return to the area!



                                                        Pinellas Park, FL, USA

                                                        Chalet le Bon Temps is centrally located with easy access to downtown St. Petersburg, as well as Clearwater & nearby beaches including beautiful Sand Key. Many other cities & local attractions are in close proximity as well. St. Petersburg has a lovely downtown with superb outdoor dining & nightlife, as well as the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Museum, & Tropicana Stadium where you can watch major league baseball in a climate-controlled arena. Clearwater is home to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where you can visit Winter the dolphin, who is the star of 2 movies... Dolphin Tale & Dolphin Tale 2. Nearby Clearwater Beach has beautiful white sand & was recently named the Number 1 beach in the country by TripAdvisor in 2016. Sand Key Beach is just south of Clearwater Beach & is a local favorite with lovely sand but smaller crowds than Clearwater Beach. The city of Dunedin is just north of Clearwater, & it is home to several beaches, including Honeymoon Island & Caladesi Island State Park. Downtown Dunedin is a walking community with quaint shops & excellent restaurants as well as several microbreweries, including Dunedin Brewery which is Florida's oldest microbrewery. The Toronto Blue Jays hold spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium which is just south of downtown Dunedin. The cottage is actually located in Pinellas Park, which is the 4th largest city in Pinellas County. Despite this distinction, Pinellas Park remains quiet & rural in feel, & there is a large equestrian population which hosts equestrian events. There are 2 microbreweries located very close to the cottage. It is obvious from a map that Pinellas Park sits right in the middle of the Tampa Bay area, thus providing a central location for all the local attractions!

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