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Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Delightful renovated cottage 3 bedroom /2 bath + large cozy loft

Bookings for late spring and summer 2017.

Relax, and get lost in yourself when lounging in the hammock on the front deck of this whimsical Key West style waterfront bungalow, situated in the heart of Pass-a-grille's historic district.

The comfortable cottage and cozy loft has everything you could possibly need for your vacation. Just bring a toothbrush!

Pass-a-grille is a charming Florida Community of days past. We are perfectly located in the heart of Pass-a-grille, right next to 8th Ave. which is the 'hub' of this quiet spot.

We take great care to make sure you have all the comforts needed to make a vacation a memorable experience. We're fortunate enough to have acquired many repeat guests, we're starting to feel like a huge extended family!

Continually being updated, the cottage has 2 decks - one that looks at Boca Ciega Bay and a second intimate, secluded, covered porch between home and the garage (loft). A privacy fence surrounds the home. A red aluminum roof makes the cottage quickly identifiable! Original wood floors, a totally remodeled and updated kitchen, romantic fireplace, ceiling fans, central air, cabana striped awnings, bright tropical artwork and furnishings complete the charm of old Florida living with contemporary amenities. This is our personal guest house for our friends and family when they come visit, so we make sure it never starts looking 'tired'.

Since we are one of the original Pass-a-grille Cottages, we have a bit of a rambling, add-on, footprint. The cottage sleeps 5, 1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin. It is 2 bdroom/2 bath and a small Florida room, with 1 twin bed, which can be closed off from the rest of the cottage. Additionally, the loft sleeps 4. The loft is a upstairs/downstairs with kitchenette configuration. 2 twins on top level, 1 full bed on bottom floor.

Keywords: Cottage/Bungalow

More Details

Patricia Black (Pat)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Patricia Black (Pat)

Tom and I love to travel, our preferred way to lodge is at VRBO properties. We still like B &B's, Inns and fancy hotels! For some reason it always seems like we land on an island. We have 2 labs (a silver lab and a charcoal lab) that we adore.

Empty nesters with 4 adult children living from Tampa to JAX to LA AND 4 grandchildren who we can't see often enough.

Tom is considering retirement and I just love a new project!

Patricia Black (Pat) purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Patricia Black (Pat) chose Florida

The Waterfront Charmer is located in the perfect spot, next to 8th Avenue, with the few businesses and restaurants right on the same square block. The Merry Pier is fascinating at any hour of the day since there is always something going on. Pass-a-grille is a step back in time, hidden in a bustling area. It is a true old school neighborhood. The beaches are pristine.

What makes this cottage unique

The WaterfrontCharmer is so incredibly close to the beach! We can watch the happenings at the Merry Pier across the street, watch the pelicans groom themselves on the old pilings, watch dolphin, birds and fishermen from our lifeguard chairs on the front deck. The Gulf of Mexico is a short 2 blocks from our back door. Pass-a-grille is the greatest place to walk your dogs or just to take a walk. After the beach gets boring the sights along the sidewalk are entertaining; old homes, renovated homes and new ones. We are right next to 8th Ave, the historic street, with fun beachy shopping, not the typical tourist stuff. Action, but not too much. Nice place to relax and slow the pace. When you want action, go north of the Don CeSar Hotel and the action begins!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our tenth summer visit to the charmer was ever better than each of the others. How can you possibly make this place more charming and comfortable?! We'll find out next year!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pass-a-grille in St. Pete Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washer dryer in this bath
  • Black and white bathroom is a full bath with tub, shower, sink and toilet. Shampoo & conditioner, bar and liquid soaps, nice towels, bug spray and some sunscreen. Smaller green bathroom (off Florida Room) has a small shower, sink, toilet and stacked laundry.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , TV and DVD, looks out on Boca Ciega Bay
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , french doors lead to interior, private deck
    Florida room - 1 Single Bed , this room is attached to 2nd bathroom and can be closed off
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , upstairs 2 twins and TV/DVD, downstairs 1 full bed
  • Queen sized bed in private bedroom at front of home overlooks Boca Ciega Bay. Full sized bed in private bedroom french doors off inner porch area. One twin daybed in the Florida room, which can be shut off from rest of home. The Loft consists of an upstairs and downstairs both with no privacy. Upper floor of loft has 2 twin mattresses and lower loft has a full sized bed. New high thread count bed linens, RL and/or fine linens, towels, beach towels and pillows. Pillows, euro pillows, some blankets and or comfortors are all down. The home has a sound machine, clocks, and a hotel safe for your valuables.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We provide you with a bottle of wine/or beer to drink upon your arrival. We also stock you up for your first breakfast. Coffee, a few K-Cups and a tea assortment, orange juice, muffin or breakfast bread & butter. If that's not enough, you can go next door to the Seahorse Restaurant! (open for breakfast and lunch only) The property is priced for 7 overnight guests, add'l 25.00/night pp up to the maximum of 9 overnight guests. Sunday arrivals must pay an additional cleaning cost of $70.00. (time and a half)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 163 reviews

Very Clean! Steps from the beach! Helpful and friendly owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the waterfront charmer! It was the perfect vacation house right near the beach, shops and merry pier! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location-great owners--perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage for the family-perfect location and stocked with everything we needed

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cute, beachy cottage across from the beautiful bay in "downtown" Pass-a-grille! Great for people watching and relaxing. Though the cottage is next door to a breakfast/lunch cafe and a gift shop, both are small and residential and had absolutely zero impact on the enjoyment of our stay. Except for the yummy breakfasts we enjoyed!

The sleeping arrangements are a bit different, being in two locations (house and adjacent garage apt), but we knew that from the owner's great description and photos of the property. We used every bed, and all we heard were reports of a good night's rest. Bed linens are superior quality!

ALL amenities for days at the beach (a very short walk!) are available, and inside and out the house is well equipped for cooking and relaxing with family and friends. We especially loved the lifeguard chairs and hammock on the front porch!

A great time was had by all on this trip. Thanks, Pat, for thinking of everything. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying here. The location was perfect and an easy walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. I already miss sitting on the front porch reading and watching the water or just laying in the hammock.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Place

  • 4 of 5

This is our third year at the Waterfront Charmer with our grandson who loves to fish from the Merry Pier right in front of the cottage. We love the location and charm of the cottage! Last year we went on the Miss Pass a Grill for deep sea fishing and this year we went on the Offshore Hustler. On both occasions we took our catch to our favorite restaurant Sea Critters where they prepared our fish for us. Pat is so gracious and accommodating and sees to your every need. Thanks again for a lovely visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family just spent the most amazing week at the waterfront charmer. My wife and I have been coming to the St Pete beach area for years and had always stayed in the Don Caesar beach suites. Last year we rented a house in pass a grille on 12th Ave it was very nice . This year we wanted to share this great beach community with our adult children ages 20-24 . We have used vrbo from coast to coast and searched for a house that would accommodate 5 Big kids and two parents. We settled on the waterfront charmer. Having been familiar with the area I had a few small concerns such as the house is in a more public area . This turned out to be completely unfounded I was worried that the front porch ( the main outdoor area) wouldn't be private enough . The porch is pretty much hidden from the street with beautiful palm trees and Florida foliage . I wasn't sure about the lifeguard chairs either which turned out to be my favorite spot you can see the bay perfectly and they are super comfortable complete with drink holders. The kids loved the hammock there was always someone swinging and chilling . There is a restaurant and store on either side which also turned out to be a plus, the restaurant is breakfast and lunch so that crowd ends early and the kids said the food was great the little store sells unique beach items so it's very chill. We never had to worry about being loud or having people keeping us awake. The house it's self was set up perfectly for our needs. We took the master which is street side there is another room that opens to a little courtyard . The loft area is actually like its own apartment this is where we stuck the two boys both over 6 feet . You can totally standup in the loft and the ac worked great. My daughter used the daybed and closed of that room at night. The kids could hangout in the courtyard at night and we never heard them. As I said in the beginning we have rented a lot of homes across the country but I have never had a house so fully equipped Pat has thought of everything from spices to aloe lotion great knives silverware ect ect. The house was also decorated beautifully in Florida beach theme everyday I would notice some cool little thing I hadn't seen before. It was the most comfortable home without being gaudy or over decorated. The best part of the house is the location come out the front door and watch the sunrise out the back door and you are maybe 100 yards to the beach for ocean fun and sunsets. Thanks for a great week Pat !!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you Steve and Kim! What a nice review! I like your review better than the VRBO BEAR STAYED HERE review! Please come back you guys were having' just too much fun.
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Caddy's on the Beach
Middle Grounds Grill
Pass-a-grille Beach, St Pete, FL
"We have an amazingly beautiful beach."
Jackie's on Corey Bistro & Catering
Basil Leaf
Merry Pier
"We look out over Merry Pier and are entertained with the activity. Especially on a full m..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International and St Pete Clearwater airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shadracks Harley Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
to Shell Key now one to Downtown St Petersburg
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isla Del Sol
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 275
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Seahorse Restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Waterski - Boca Ciega Bay
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pass-a-grille close to Ft Desoto Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pass-a-grille's 8th Street - Historic Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Hurricane Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Black Palm Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Seahorse Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Merry Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
St Pete Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Lowe's Don CeSar
Car: recommended

The loft consists of a top floor and bottom floor. It has a partial kitchen, sink, microwave, cupboards. The bathroom for loft is 3 giant steps though back covered porch to cottage bath entrance. The loft has 2 twin beds, 1 TV on top floor and 1 full bed on bottom floor. It is all open with no division between sleeping spaces.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pass-a-grille, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late spring
2 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Summer/Fall 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017/18
2 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Summer /Fall 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

1 time cleaning £108.62
Security Deposit £155.17
Pet Fee £116.38
Tax Rate 14.0%

Animals are welcome if they are well behaved and on flea and tick medications. 2 animals max. Prior owner approval. Non refundable deposit for each animal is 150.00.

Preferred check in day is Saturday.
Additional $70.00 upcharge for cleaners when checking out on Sunday.
Any reservation for one month or longer will require a 175.00 cleaning charge instead of 140.00

Max number of persons in home is 9 people. After 7 people you will be additionally charged 25.00/night per person.

If cancellations are made after you have used the "Book it now" feature and paid through Homeaway /VRBO, I will deduct the processing fee (charged to me from Homeaway/VRBO) for that payment from your returned monies. (2.5%)
You will also be charged 2.5% credit card processing fee from VRBO/Homeaway at your end.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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