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Near Downtown-Carriage House nestled in a Secret Garden-Perfect for a Couple

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Air Conditioned,1 bedroom,2 baths with full kitchen and dishwater, washer/dryer

Our new 2 story guest house sleeps 2 people comfortably. It offers a full kitchen, 2 bathroom and a washer/dryer. Digital TV and Wi-Fi also available. The Twin sleep sofa rolls out to accommodate 2 additional guests. Our cozy back yard has a hot tub, grill and comfortable seating under our Grapefruit trees. A hammock is available as well.There is parking in rear for 2 cars. You are a short walk to all St. Petersburg has to offer. There are great restaurants, theaters, museums, and festivals happening all the time.

Tim Burns
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Tim Burns

I'm outgoing and like a good joke. I have a Boston accent but don't hold that against me. I'm semi retired. I've been married to my wife Jeannie since 1998. I love working outside, playing golf, and taking walks in the Historic downtown. We have 2 indoor cats that keep us company. We are avid movie-goers and walk to the local movieplex every week. The best coffee in St. Petersburg in located around the corner at Kawak Coffee Shop. You'll find me there every day.

Tim Burns purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Tim Burns chose Historic Old Northeast

Transferred from Boston in 1980 by my company. I moved around quite a bit. I eventually found myself in the best place on the West coast-St. Petersburg. The downtown was going through a a renaissance and I was lucky to find this bungalow located in the Historic district known as the Old Northeast in 2000. We renovated the main house and we later added a carriage house in the back. We love our secret garden and would like to share this secret with you.

What makes this cottage unique

This is one of the closest guest houses to the downtown you'll find. Your day starts with morning coffee on the upstairs balcony. You could reach out and pluck a grapefruit from our citrus trees. You'll be serenaded by morning doves and Mockingbirds. You then head out on a slow walk to everything you would desire. I'm blessed by being so close to the downtown where everything is a short walk away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Historic Old Northeast in Saint Petersburg

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Near Downtown-Carriage House nestled in a Secret Garden-Perfect for a Couple
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Wimberley, TX

Very convenient to downtown St Pete

  • 4 of 5

The 2 story carriage house location is a short walk to downtown St Pete marina, shops, restaurants, and movie theater. The downstairs is a den, kitchen and half bath, with the bedroom and full bath upstairs. The wifi signal was good, and my stay comfortable. Tim, the owner, was very responsive to any issues that arose. There is a washer/dryer in the unit, which was helpful. The outside, fenced courtyard was a pleasant place to sit and read a book

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis of Old Northeast/Downtown

  • 4 of 5

The Downtown Carriage House is an excellent choice for those that want to park your car and walk to everything available in the Downtown Area of St Pete. If you are budget conscious and want an excellent functional private place then Tim Burns has the place for you. He was very friendly and available for your every request if needed. My wife and I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 10 days. We enjoyed the place very much. We were out and about most of the time but we did have breakfast each morning and cooked dinner one evening-the fish we caught on a fishing trip! It's close to everything! It was easy to walk to all of the restaurants and shops on Beach Drive. Or we would walk to the Vinnoy to get on the Looper. We would definitely book this place again!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newbury NH

Very cozy and comfy! Even the pull out sofa was good for my guests.The kitchen was well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

I loved this cottage. So convenient to downtown restaurants, shops, movies, parks...always something going on! Yet only a 15 minute drive to St Petersburg Beach. And dog friendly as well.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great quiet location in old St Pete

  • 5 of 5

The description and pictures on line are accurate and Tim is a good host. There were two of us in town for the boat show so the location was terrific. We appreciated the quiet setting and off street parking since we were working everyday at the show. There were plenty of good restaurants close by, although we chose to bring in take-out or do light cooking ourselves. Although the kitchen is small, there is enough there to make meals if you bring in food, spices, your chefs knife, etc. like we do. The upstairs bedroom is great if someone wants to sleep later than the other person. Thank you Tim for sharing your carriage house with us; just wish we had found the time to use the hot tub!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Hope you can visit us for next year's Boat Show
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Location was perfect for all the downtown St. Pete locations. House was great and it was awesome having a fenced in yard for my dogs. I highly recommended this location. Owners are very nice and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northeast Tavern
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mangrove CC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Drive Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North Shore Beach
Car: not necessary

Our guest house is located in the Historic Northest section of St. Petersburg one block from the Downtown. We are a very short walk to the downtown. We boast the largest number of waterfront parks in the South. There are several restaurants of every description. The 5 star Historic Vinoy Hotel can be viewed from the Carriage House balcony. We are almost next door to the Palladium Concert Hall which has all forms of live music every night. Live theater is downtown at the American Stage and there is a 20 movie theater complex located in our new Sundial Center. As for museums, we have several. To name a few- the Museum of Fine Arts has the largest art collection in the South. Others located in the downtown include the Salvatore Dali Art Museum, Chihuly Glass Museum and the Holocaust Museum. Many don't realize but we are the home to commercial aviation. Our Museum of History traces that along with other details of about the city. And no visit would be complete if you didn't take the last look at St. Pete's icon -The Pier. It's slated to be torn down and replaced with an even better one by 2017. We have it all... Sun-Fun and Relaxation


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £71.77
Damage Deposit £71.77

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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