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

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Fall of 2017 : We are undergoing another renovation. The property will be ready in November 2017 for renting.

Check out our other rental(s) Pass-a-grille's Sunset Charmer and Pass-A-Grille's Treehouse Charmer.

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

Owner
Patricia Black (Pat)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 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 the Keys and LA. We have 4 grandchildren who we can't see often enough.

Patricia Black (Pat) purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Patricia Black (Pat) chose St Pete Beach

The Waterfront Charmer is located in the perfect spot, next to the two block long 8th Ave. shopping "district". Boutiques 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, one of Florida's best kept secrets. 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pass-a-grille in Saint Pete Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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)

Reviews

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Pass-a-Grille's Waterfront Charmer, Key West Style Bungalow
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 169 reviews
5

Waterfront Charmer was the perfect get-a-way!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 people in our group and the house was perfect!!!! It has everything you would need and is in the perfect location!! Pat Black is awesome and so accommodating! We would definitely rent from her again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Beachside Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

The Waterfront Charmer was very cute and had everything we needed. I especially loved the plethora of beach towels. There was an issue with the air conditioning, but the owners came by and had it fixed right away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Family Beach Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a total of 8 staying at Waterfront Charmer for over a week and were very comfortable. Super convenient location -- a very short walk to the beach, shopping, fishing pier and many restaurants. We could have parked our car for the whole week and walked everywhere. The house came fully stocked with everything we needed. The sunsets were incredible and being able to sit on the front porch to enjoy them every night with the water view was an extra bonus.

Having taken many family beach vacations over the years, this easily ranks as the number one rental ever for us. Pat, the owner, has thought of everything to make it stress free and very enjoyable. We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love everything about this Cottage and the Owner!

  • 5 of 5

Great Cottage with nice accomodations. A step up from the normal condo's and home rentals on the island. The owner Pat was wonderful, she went out of her way to make sure we were pleased with the Cottage. This place has everything you could need and much much more for a beach vacation, bike's, floats, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys, fishing poles and even a tackle box. The cottage was very clean and conveniently located at the heart of Pass a Grille. Everything is a short walk away! The sunrise from the front porch was a bonus every morning. I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

excellent location, well stocked and owner was very accomodating and helpful. we would return

  • 5 of 5

home was perfect for 7 people. We had two couples stay in the main house and three teenagers/young adults who stayed in the "over the garage unit". Loved the front porch overlooking water.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home and location.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean, well stocked, comfortable, and close to everything. Fantastic front porch with beautiful view of bay and sunrise.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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. We have renovated the laundry center and relocated it to the bottom floor of the loft. The bathroom for loft is 3 giant steps though back covered porch to cottage bath. 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pass-a-grille, St Petersburg Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2017/18
2 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,419
for 7 nights
£2,419
£5,012
 
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
£2,246
for 7 nights
£2,246
£5,012
 
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
£2,419
for 7 nights
£2,419
£5,012
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018/2019
2 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,505
for 7 nights
£2,505
£5,012
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£504
for 1 night
From
£246
£2,203
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Security Deposit £151.64
1 time cleaning £106.15
Pet Fee £113.73
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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