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Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde

93 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in St. Petersburg - Casa Verde Florida

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8), Hot Tub, Fenced Backyard, 5 min. From Beach

***Spontaneous Traveler SPECIAL** If you book less than 14 days of your arrival take 20% off the regular price!!

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--We have a Pack 'n' Play and highchair for your little ones!

--Note: Our home is listing #362869 on Home Away, and #313134 on VRBO.

Welcome to Casa Verde Florida! This vintage house in historic St. Petersburg is not a typical rental property. This is our home that we have worked tirelessly to modernize and restore to the tropical oasis you see. For now, our careers are taking us to Corvallis, Oregon for a few years to complete graduate school. Please come and enjoy our home – the way we have – while we’re gone!

Features include two newly designed and custom- built bathrooms, the main with Italian travertine and cedar, and the guest bathroom with Indian slate tile. The kitchen was recently remodeled with new fridge, stove, tile, and paint. Two main furnished bedrooms include new paint and window treatments. Front and rear living areas are “Florida tropical” themed with new paint and lighting. The bonus room is a versatile space, with a queen size bed, workstation, hi-speed internet access, extra sleeping space, and room for indoor games and play time on those (rare!) rainy days.

Recycling and composting stations are available for the eco-minded traveler.

The highlight of the house is the outside living space. The spacious patio area, which includes a private hot tub surrounded by tropical foliage, is the idyllic way to relax. This area makes for perfect dining al fresco.

Our home is located minutes from beautiful downtown, waterfront, and the historic St. Petersburg Pier. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are nearby with outside seating and waterfront views. Daytime activities such as shopping, movies, and museums are all available downtown. Local beach access at North Shore Park is a perfect swim spot for children or leisurely stroll for couples. Coffee Pot Bayou Park is a great place to take kids, launch a boat, and watch wildlife. St Petersburg Beach, with sugary sand and turquoise-blue water, is just fifteen minutes away. Restaurants, bars, and a coffee shop are all within walking distance from our home.

Please feel free to email or call us with any questions about the home or surrounding area.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Joe Piacenza
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Joe Piacenza

We bought this house after meeting during graduate school at the University of South Florida. Susie is a marine biologist, and if she could, would spend every day in or near the water. Joe is a mechanical engineer, with a penchant for vintage car restoration. Despite our disparate career interests, we both have loved working on this house since the day we moved in. This house has been our retreat from workaday stress and the starting point for many day trips.

Our favorite activity is riding our bikes from the house, along Coffee Pot Bayou, and into the downtown area. Here, we’ll stop for dinner or meet friends for drinks. We also love to bring a picnic dinner out to Pass-a-Grille Beach, swim in the warm tranquil water, and watch the sunset.

Joe Piacenza purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Piacenza chose Florida

This is not a typical rental. This property was purchased as our home and we have treated it as such. We wanted something close to the water with easy access to the beach, shopping, and entertainment. It has a lush tropical back yard, fenced in for privacy. This is perfect for relaxing in the hot tub or having fun with the kids.

What makes this house unique

Renting a house is very practical if you are traveling with a large family. With laundry facilities, new appliances, two bathrooms, private hot tub, and sleeping for 8, it makes for a comfortable stay that is much more affordable than a hotel suite. In addition, it is a short walk to several restaurants and coffee shops such as Starbucks, Applebees, Red Mesa (authentic Mexican), PDQ, and World of Beer.


based on 93 holidaymaker reviews

Classic Florida Bungalow, Hot Tub, Near Beach & Downtown, Lush Fenced Yard, Casa Verde
average rating of 4.83871 based on 93 reviews

Quaint and CoZy Home in St Petersburg, Florida

  • 5 of 5

I arrived to a clean cozy get away. The house is equipped with all the features and appliances you would expect in a house. The masterbed was comfy and offered a good night's sleep. My favorite spot was the backyard with use of the hot-tub. I cooked on the grill and enjoyed all the conveniences the location had to offer. My wife and I walked to many of the local restaurants for a bite. CVS and Target are very close as well. There is a nice Park/Beach area closer than Madiera Beach. Make right on 4 St N and a left on 10 Ave N and keep straight through side streets until you see the water. Would recommend to any family as I had no complaints. Any issue I had was remedied within 24 hours.

Give it try in Casa Verde.

The Harvey Family/NJ

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Bungalow was awesome. This was our first time in Florida for our family vacation. I loved it so much we are looking to move to the St. Petersburg area. The house was very nice, well -maintained, and close to everything. Awesome customer service from the owners.

We want to thank Joe and his wife for sharing their beautiful home with us. Will definitely stay again if we don't move by next year, :).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Flexibility

  • 5 of 5

We ended up having to cancel our reservation. Joe's flexibility was great. If we ever have another reason to visit St Pete, we will definitely be staying at Casa Verde.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Casey! We know schedules can change at the last minute, and we do our be to accommodate. Please let me know the next time you can make it back down to St. Petersburg. Thanks again! Joe and Susie
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This place was AMAZING!!!!! The house was very clean and comfortable. Very spacious and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

Anytime I had a question, Joe was always available for questions or concerns. Joe, Thank you for your making Florida a GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME!!!! This was my first time, but will not be my last!!!! My fiance is raving about your place. This place is AWESOME!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks Beatrice!! We're glad you both had a great time, and welcome you back any time. Thanks again! Joe and Susie
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Crawfordville, FL

Truly a Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good 4 day stay at this adorable little house. Which actually has quite a bit more room than what you get on the first impression. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 living rooms and a small eat in kitchen... it was just perfect for the four of us. Each of our children had their own bedroom which they immediately felt at home in and quickly "decorated" with their bring along necessities :-) it was great that we had our own bedroom separate from the kids. Each child was able to go to bed at their standard night time schedule and we got to hit the hay when we wanted to. I did cook a few meals in the more than adequate small kitchen which was very nice and remodeled. The main bathroom was very nice and spacious and remodeled. The entire house was nice. It actually reminded me very much of my grandparent's home in the Florida Keys. The neighborhood is very nice and it is certainly within walking distance or a short drive to any place you need to buy food or you would like to eat. The neighbors next door were very pleasant and we spoke with them several times. We basically carried on our home life in this house. It was very nice to keep our family schedule, walking around the block in the morning and before bedtime it just made vacationing that much better. We will definitely Reserve this house again if we find our way down to the st. Pete area again. We did go to Busch Gardens and the Tampa Bay Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. We also bought the Tampa Bay CityPASS which haa discounted entrance to all of those destinations as well as several more. It's definitely worth looking into if you're coming down here. I highly recommend this place to people I don't know as well as my family and friends that ask how our stay was. Definitely an overall great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such nice comments Teresa! We do our best to make our 3 bed / 2 bath home spacious and practical. Both the neighborhood and our neighbors are nice, so evening walks for dinner and drinks are always fun. We'd be happy to have you and your family back! -Joe and Susie
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Belleville, Illinois

Amazing and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Was extremely well kept and clean. Very comfortable and plenty of space for our family of four. Very close to restaurants and beaches. Owners were very accommodating to changes in our itinerary. Loved every minute of our stay in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Johnna! We try hard to keep Casa Verde in tip top shape, and very clean. Also we do our best to be accommodating to schedule changes, since it happens to everyone (including us). We'd be happy to have you back! -Joe and Susie
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Renaissance Vinoy Gulf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Mesa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
North Shore Park
Car: recommended

St. Petersburg, Historic Old Northeast

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Raquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St. Petersburg, St Petersburg Area

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1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee £69 + Tax
Pet Fee £61 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £163
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St. Petersburg, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower/bathtub with travertine tile, toilet, and pedestal sink Bathroom 2 has a shower stall with Indian slate tile, toilet, and a vessel sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), and a Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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