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Super Nice, Nestled in the Mango Trees

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful second story apartment. EVERYTHING redone in 2013. Nestled amongst mango, avocado, palms and pine trees, in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from everything in the St Petersburg and Gulfport area. 15 minutes away is Fort Desoto State Park with one of the 'number one beach in America' designations. St Pete beach is less than 10 minutes away by car. Grand Central district is only a few blocks to the east. The Pinellas trail is 3 blocks south for 38 miles of running, walking or biking.

The apartment has one bedroom with a queen size bed and a futon in the living room that turns into a full size bed. It is perfect for two people but it can fit a family of 4, even thou it could be a little tight.

My husband and I live in the main house and if you need anything I would be very happy to help.

For parking, please use the backyard.

We accept guests who want to bring their puppy, who has to be house trained and no more than 30 pounds. There is a pet fee of $ 30 per stay. Please, no pets allowed in the beds or sofa.

Thank you! ❤️ looking forward to hearing from you :)

More Details

Pilar Leon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Pilar Leon

Hi there! My name is Pilar, I am an artist and painter. I work locally as a real estate agent. I am originally from Ecuador and I love to visit new places and meet people. I have lived in different countries: Ecuador, USA (Cambridge,MD and Orlando) ,Mexico D.F., and Italy. When I first came to Saint Petersburg, I just fell in love with the city. The old houses, big old oak trees with Spanish moss, the beaches, Gulfport and the little restaurants and art shows, farmer markets and that Key West- like charm. Everybody is so relaxed and friendly!!! I had to move here!!! So, I found this cute little and very old house (1924) with a huge Oak in the front!! and have spent this last year remodeling it. My husband Terry and I live in the front house and the 2 apartments are in the back. We love to sail in Terry's boat and we would be so happy to have you as our guests!! :)

Pilar Leon purchased this apartment in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have asked for much more in this lovely rental. Pilar is the sweetest, and the location is perfect for our needs. Close to Tangelo's, close to the beach, and just a hop to Dali. Pilar has made it very easy to feel comfortable here. Full kitchen, a/c, wifi. I'll be back soon! mk
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Petersburg in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is one bedroom with a queen size bed. There is a futon in the living room that turns into a full size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Super Nice, Nestled in the Mango Trees
average rating of 4.6 based on 12 reviews

Very comfortable and so neat and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! As first time VRBO people, this was a new experience fo us! We knew as soon as we opened the door, we made the best decision ! So much better than a hotel!! The owner has some of her artwork on the walls, which we really enjoyed. We felt we were in close proximity to the beaches ie; Indian Rock, Clearwater, Madeira and also Johns Pass. Wish we were staying longer!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your kind review and for your stay!! I am so glad to know that you had a great time in beautiful Saint Pete! You are always welcome back! I wish you the best! Pilar
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The parking is awful. You must chain and padlock a gate and then park in a dirt yard.

  • 3 of 5

The owner did not speak to me until after I fell to the floor from a broken chair. Lots of noise due to the fact that the owner moved a RV into the dingy yard for renovation. Pilar is very unprofessional. She contacted me after I left to complain that it took her three hours to clean and do laundry after I left. Doesn’t she always clean between guests? Apparently not.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to respond to this review but first, I would like to tell the future guests that read this, that I have been renting my apartment for over 4 years and never had any issues like this. Please read my other reviews. The guest stayed in the apartment for 14 nights with her 2 dogs and we had several conversations, we met in the yard and I always asked how was her stay and if she needs something. She seemed to be very pleased and enjoyed the yard. The dogs had a nice safe and huge yard to play. She did have a problem with one chair in the dining room. The leg got unscrewed and came off. She called me and I came right away, she told me she didn't get hurt, and I fixed the chair. When she left, I noticed a big bag of dog poop that she left for me to take care off, The apartment was so dirty that I could not believe it. There was dog hair everywhere. They had been sleeping in the futon and the cover was so dirty, that I had to wash it two times. The pillows in the futon were covered in dog hair and smelled so bad! I had to throw away some of the towels from the bathroom because they were stained and moldy. Seems like the guest was using them to wash the dogs and left them wet for a long time. I did't want to ask for the deposit,( now I regret it), because I already saw how she reacted when I texted her about the place being trashed like that. She told me if I contact her again, she will consider it a harassment, so I just did nothing else. This has been a very unfortunate event, which has me thinking about removing the "dog friendly" remark on my listing. I have pride on the work I do, I keep my property nice and clean. All my guests feel comfortable and safe. I obviously clean thoroughly every time the guests leave. The fact that they have a place to park in the back yard is a plus. You don't have to leave it in the street and yes, you have to open and close the gate. It is obviously not a 5 star hotel, but it is clean, is safe, comfortable and affordable. .
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Clean cozy well maintained and secure

  • 4 of 5

I had a wonderful stay by myself a little small but great for one. It reminded me of a costal cabin. It was well furnished with everything you need. I'll definitely stay there again when back in town.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay Angelia, I wish you all the best and I hope to be able to host you again. You are welcome anytime. :)
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Very comfortable and clean provided everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!!! This place was exactly what we were looking for. We picked it because we have a young golden retriever and the yard was perfect! When we were there we were able to always be outside with her and it was absolutely beautiful and so relaxing to hang out in, from hammocks to seating area, could spend all day and night out there.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pamela for your kind review and thank you for your stay! We would love to have you back any time you are in town. Best wishes, Pilar
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Great vrbo and location

  • 5 of 5

The rental was very clean and in a great location. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinellas Park

Great location, clean place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time here. The apartment is very clean and in a great location, close to everything. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the bathroom is super tiny and there are no curtains on the windows, so if you like being up at the crack of dawn, this won't be an issue. The owner, Maria was very nice & accommodating. We stayed here while our house was tented, we live 10 minutes away. Our dogs loved the big private fenced in yard and my daughters loved the hammocks hanging from the trees. Thanks again to Maria for allowing us to stay. :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jodee for your review. The apartment now has curtains in the bedroom! :) Thanks for the suggestion! Best wishes! Pilar
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Salvador Dali Museum
Pass-a-grille Beach, St Pete, FL
Mazzaro Italian Market
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rae Rae's
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Petersburg, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Season July -Sep
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £21.31
Refundable Damage Deposit £35.51
Pet Fee £21.31
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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