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Historic Butlerhouse Condominium Pass-A-Grille, Gulffront.

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Pass-a-Grille Beach - Butlerhouse Condominium

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

A HOME WHERE THE HEART STAYS!!! Charming 100 year old Butlerhouse Condominium. This historic building has only 9 residences and sits directly on the dunes in Pass-a-Grille. Unusually airy and bright corner unit with private entrance. Special features include private awning-covered porch, modern open well-fitted kitchen w/gas cooktop, high ceilings, heart of pine flooring, storm/wind resistant windows/doors, Grecian tub plus separate walk-in shower, Sautilla Tile in kitchen and bath, ample closets and ceiling fans, central a/c, beautifully appointed and attractively furnished, new on-site front loading electronic laundry, covered portico and barbque grills, hammock, yard, dunes, daisies, sand, surf and sunsets.. Parking by front of unit. Guest parking available.

(No smoking, no pets please. 5 steps up to porch/deck or main building entrance.) Residential owner occupied area very close to historic Don Cesar Hotel. Relatively private section of beachfront, walk to shopping and restaurants, trolley and 'Free Beach Ride.' 25 minutes toTampa Airport. 45 minutes/one hour to Sarasota. 10 minutes to Ft. Desoto Park. 10 minutes to lovely downtown St. Petersburg on Tampa Bay, with myriad cultural and sports venues, music, theatre, galleries, shopping, European-style cafes and parks. All outdoor recreational activities you can imagine.... golf, boating, tennis, etc. ...are in the neighborhood. BUTLERHOSUE IS THE CENTER OF PARADISE, PASS-A-GRILLE! .

Weekly/weekends available throughout year. Plus 12%Tax if less than 6 mos. Included in Rent: Utilities, cable, USA land line phone, wifi.

Owner resides in building.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joan Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, some Italian, French/Friends speak other languages
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Joan Walker

I've been blessed to live in Pass-a-Grille, in the Butlerhouse amid a ten block residential area of lovely homes and relatively private beachfront. I moved here from NYC many years ago. I work nearby at Frank Hurley Associates, Inc., Realtors. This is a village community, a haven from which you can explore the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida and enjoy myriad venues, visit theme parks, villages, shopping, museums, galleries, theatre, orchestra, sports, cafes along Tampa Bay and parks, recreation...and the most beautiful beach in the world. It's a mix of village and luxury, artists and attorneys, a unique community, a place that's very hard to leave. I can tell you.....I finally came to visit in 1982 and essentially, I never left..

Why Joan Walker chose St Pete Beach

This property sits on the dunes amid a ten block section of relatively private beachfront in a historic residential beach community. It is still a secret, perched on teh beachfront just 9 blocks south of the historic Don Cesar Hotel, but a half mile from the Bayway and direct access to I-275. Besides enjoying a lively historic community with our own main street Pass-a-Grille, one can go to dinner and a concert in Clearwater, Tampa, or Sarasota and be home by midnight. Explore the beautiful communities and beaches and river cafes along the Gulf coast of Florida.

What makes this condo unique

This is a haven that's so easy to get to, and very, very hard to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our pleasure Joan!! Your place made our stay that much better…it was perfect!! If this business deal gets bigger, you’ll be the first person I call for my stays.

Thanks again!!!

Apr 2014
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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Butlerhouse Condominium Pass-A-Grille, Gulffront.
average rating of 4.96 based on 27 reviews

Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Joan was very hospitable & provided everything we needed! The location was great; you just take a short pathway right to the beach. Beach was amazing-clear water & beautiful sand, AMAZING sunsets! Great restaurants & ice cream shop in town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura....Nick.... thank you for your review....I know you've hardly walked in your door at home after leaving here this morning!...It's especially thoughtful of you to write this so quickly. Teresa my friend and cleaning crew just enjoyed the rest of your key lime pie and she asks me to Thank You, too! It was fun to have you here, and to see you both enjoying the Butlerhouse and our beach. Warm regards, joan
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Lutz, FL/USA

Beach, Joan the best local realtor and Butler House = Winning combination

  • 5 of 5

This quaint 1/1 always delivers a quiet get-a-way, steps from the beautiful beach of Passagrille. The owner, Joan has been a local for many years and can assist you with a real estate purchase, if you fall in love with the area, like we continue to do! Pack little and just plan to book now as she has it equipped with blender, coffeemaker, TV etc!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy.... You are a breeze that lifts the spirit, and your kind spirit, and your family's, lingers in our hallways. Come back soon! Love joan
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salina ks

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The best spot ever. Beach was amazing, restaurants and convenient store within walking distance. All the neighbours were wonderful including Vincent the nightly kitty cat visitor! Perfect! Thank you so much Joan! !

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Mandie... It was a delight for me to see you guys so immersed in the beauty here, to see people enjoying every minute of their stay helps me feel grateful every day, like we all should. Thank you, stay well, come again soon! joan
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Bellefonte, PA

Making Special Memories Together

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my husband and I stepped into our adorable little suite, we knew we were going to have a very special week in Pass-a-Grille. Joan has put so much love and attention into every detail, you feel right at home from the very beginning. We had so many long walks on the beach, finding pretty seashells, walking to the restaurants and shops; and we didn't feel bad at all eating all the good food because we were getting so much exercise. Sea Critters restaurant was one of our favorites.. One of the highlights for us was watching the amazing sunsets that we were so fortunate to see. I video taped many of them on my iPad and I plan to rewatch them over and over when we get back home. We especially like the small hometown feel of PAG compared to the crowds and craziness of the other beaches nearby. We have stayed in many other areas of Florida over the years, and we both agree this is our favorite place to be. Joan gave us our own space, but was always close by if there was anything we needed. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to us, and we hope to return again sometime.

Thank you Tim for telling me about Route 10. We used it going back home and it truly made a big difference in our travels. We'll definitely remember that for future trips.

I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone looking for a clean and cozy little beach retreat. Joan as included so many little extra touches, and I loved the large walk in closet that we were able to put to good use. Believe me you won't be disappointed.

P.S. If anyone finds one silver hoop earring, could you please keep it for me till I come back. Thanks. 😎

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Connie, Carl.... Hard to believe you two are gone. It was a short stay really, but seemed as if I'd known you both for a long time. So easy...sometimes it's like that, people and places and times all coincide when they should. Thank you for this review, and for leaving me that kind note when you drove off so early. I'm looking for you to visit again before too long and if I can travel your way I'll be in touch...right away. Sending you both big hugs, thank you for letting me know you have arrived back to your home safe.. joan
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New Friends!

  • 5 of 5

I have only wonderful things to say about our recent stay at Joan's lovely condo. The entire community is really neat and such friendly people; we left having made new friends in Joan and her awesome neighbor, Tim! If we ever make it back to the area, it's a beautiful thing to be able to say we have friends to visit.

In terms of the condo, it was so clean and the decor is very eclectic, which is me and my husband's taste, so it was great! It was also very comfortable; being able to open the windows to feel the breeze was really nice for us since we came down from bitter cold Chicago! And, the best part, the beach is truly steps away down a quaint little path. I enjoyed my yoga practice on the beach each morning. Our two year old son enjoyed running around the beach every day. The weather was gorgeous, especially for the time we were there, late December! We used the well-equipped kitchen for almost every meal. If we ever make it back to Pass A Grille, this will be our first choice for accommodations... it was truly "home" all week.

Joan, thanks again for having us. You and your community are so special.

Karen, Mike, & Liam

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Mike and Liam... It was a joy for me, a beautiful young family who wanted to know me, a special New Year gift to have you next to me for this time, and to welcome 2016 with you. I wish you joy in your teaching and your work and the transitions you embrace Stay well, please all of you come back to visit me ...we will keep in touch. Love joan.
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Exceptionally well managed property

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in quite a few VRBO's. Usually I don't review but in this case I have to take the time to put up a positive review. WE LOVED IT. The onsite management showed a really exceptional level of concern for our stay. Place was very clean, very nicely furnished, very comfortable. I've stayed in PAG twice before and really like this location Just over the dune to the beach. Just a few blocks from town or to The Don, Sea Critters, Shaners, etc. Usually we never stay at the same place twice but we both would like to come back to Butler House!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janine and Steve...Good Morning and greetings from the Butlerhouse and me!......and Happy New Year!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review especially amid your travels and the holidays. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay by me, and you felt happy and comfortable. This is a good place to recharge and to feel grateful. You are delightful guests and I sincerely hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, joan
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Car: not necessary

beautiful waterfront parks, museums, galleries, theatres, orchestra.....sports venues: baseball, hockey, football. Busch Gardens (45 min.), Disney (2 hours), zoo (45 min.), shopping, cafes, recreational sports...tennis, golf, boating, watersports.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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Tax Rate 13.0%


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Pass-a-Grille Beach in St Petersburg Area

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Deep Grecian soaker tub plus separate walk in shower off hallway between living area and bedroom. Large linen closet along hallway.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 twins in BR or 1 large king + single daybed in Living room
  • Dresser, Dressing table, bedside table, twin beds (separate or joined to make large king) Full length pedestal mirror, artwork.... Walk-in closet British Colonial Daybed in living room sleeps one.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Butlerhouse has a long and colorful history in the community, has been the home of legends and legendary visitors like Jimmy Buffett . It was once part of the original Pass-a-Grille Hotel around 1915. There was once an owner named Butler and the name stuck, but it also likely housed hotel staff and traveler companions for the original Pass-a-Grille hotel guests. It is full of kind spirits, aging hippies, professional people, artists, whimsy, computer geek, and happy memories.

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