About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8), Hot Tub, Fenced Backyard, 5 min. From Beach
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--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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Saint Petersburg
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Truly a Home away from home!
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.
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
Great location. Easy access to everything, restaurants, beaches, highways. Loved Coffee Pot Park for early morning runs. Enjoyed day trips to Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Soho, Ybor, Clearwater Beach, Treasure Island, Honeymoon Beach, Busch Gardens, Sunkin Gardens, Crystal River swim with Manatee, Fort DeSoto Will be back ❤️❤️❤️
Nice clean house in quite area close to restoran .
Nice house in quite area. Close to the beaches and Tampa parks .
Exactly as described, great location!
We had a great stay at Casa Verde! House was exactly as described, clean and well stocked with all essentials. Decor is eclectic and quirky...loved it!
Had a very nice stay at Casa Verde. Comfortable and quiet, nice neighborhood and neighbors.
Enjoyed our stay at Casa Verde. It was a nice quiet neighborhood. Daily walks throughout the neighborhood were enjoyable. Location was good. We were able to make some day trips around the area and still enjoy a backyard barbecue. Perfect weather made our stay even better
St Pete House
Property was very very nice. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Would not hesitate to book this property again.
St. Petersburg, Historic Old Northeast
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Raquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf