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The Wave House...A Sunny Retreat Where The Beach, Bay And City Culture Meet

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Historic Old Northeast - The Wave House

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Bayside Residence In Fantastic Central Location

Welcome to St. Petersburg, Florida the land of Sun, Sand and Sailing!

(Please Note: We welcome long term renters so please e-mail me to inquire about monthly rates.)

Our Bayside retreat is located in one of St. Petersburg's most desirable neighborhoods, 'The Old Northeast', and is ideally situated just a few blocks from The Tampa Bay waterfront, restaurants and bars, shopping, sailing, The Dali museum, the Muvico Theatre complex, live music venues, beautiful North Shore Park, vintage markets, the historic Vinoy hotel and a continuous string of green parks that wind along the seven-mile waterfront and is home to many special events and festivals throughout the year.

The 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence is warm and welcoming and situated in family friendly 'Historic Old Northeast', a neighborhood of charming brick streets, palm trees, historic homes and the waterfront. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed and provides a tranquil night’s sleep - simple and uncluttered - while the second serene bedroom is bathed in lots of natural light during the day, has a full-sized futon bed, a basket of books for kids and adults and a desk area. Both bedrooms are located upstairs.

The kitchen is compact but with all necessary equipment including a dishwasher, oven and stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and all the kitchen essentials needed to make your stay comfortable.

Your home away from home is just steps from St. Petersburg's Beach Drive which anchors downtown shopping, dining and entertainment districts that include outdoor cafes and restaurants, world class museums and an array of shops, galleries, and businesses that line the city’s pedestrian-friendly streets.

We are only a 15-20 minute drive from The Gulf of Mexico and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With an average temperature of 73.6 degrees, St. Petersburg records 361 sunny days which means you can enjoy the beach almost anytime of the year.

Our lovely apartment offers an authentic taste of the city right outside your door.


* located in family friendly historic neighborhood

* walking and cycling distance to shops,

restaurants, cafe's, museums, sailing center and green


* quiet at night

* air-conditioning and central heating

* Cathedral ceilings adds to a sense of spaciousness upstairs

* washer and dryer inside home (downstairs)

* recently updated patio area

* recently painted exterior

* ceiling fans in all the rooms

* private entrance off of the alley way

* flat-screen t.v. with cable; wi-fi throughout home

* bikes available to use during your stay

* residence includes steps that lead to upstairs-

young children and crawling babies will need a

careful eye. A baby gate is provided for you. Just let us

know and we will have it in the apt. for you.

* parking is provided-one designated


* Approx. 20 minute car/taxi ride to Tampa

International Airport

* 15-20 minute drive to beautiful St. Pete


FAMILIES WITH BABIES/TODDLERS: Here are a couple of online resources where you can rent baby gear which will be delivered/picked-up...

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. (local eastern time)

Check-out: 11:00 a.m. (local eastern time)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tania Welch
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016

About Tania Welch

Live simply, live lovely this has always been my motto and St. Petersburg offers just this lifestyle! Our family loves spending time together to enjoy the things we love with the people we love. We recently made St. Petersburg our home to do just that. We hope you will find your time here in St. Pete full of simple pleasures and wonderful experiences.

Tania Welch purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Tania Welch chose Florida

If you believe in serendipity you'll love this story! We stayed at the Vinoy Hotel a couple of years ago and fell in love with this area, in particular our neighborhood, The Old Northeast. The laid back lifestyle, the stunning waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Tampa Bay Waterfront, and the sense of community are just a few of the qualities that we love in our new city. Last Summer we decided to rent a home to see if we could really live here. We knew almost immediately we would make St. Pete our home sooner than later. A few months after returning home to Orlando, we enlisted the help of a wonderful realtor. We told her we wanted a small home, with outdoor space, and a garage apartment. The hard part was that we had fallen in love with the location of the home we had rented that Summer. The proximity to every place we loved was ideal for our family. We basically gave our realtor a very small area in which to find us a home. As fate would have it, we ended up purchasing the home right next door to the home we had rented in the Summer. Perfect home in a perfect location!

What makes this cottage unique

We love our home and the garage apartment. Not only are they both lovely and charming but nothing beats walking out of your door and being able to walk everywhere. Walking outside the door and down the street and seeing a view of the Bay is priceless. We are most certainly 'HOME' and we are sure you will feel the same way during your stay!


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

The Wave House...A Sunny Retreat Where The Beach, Bay And City Culture Meet
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
North Hampton NH

Fabulous location, thoughtful decor.

  • 5 of 5

The Wave House offer easy access to all things downtown St. Pete. Lovely stroll to the restaurants and parks. A clean smartly decorated home had all we needed within the house. We did rent a car to go to the St Pete beach,. We would either go back for a shower, and restaurants, or straight to the gardens for a post beach stroll. Either way, The Wave House made everything convenient. Our sincere thanks to the owners, they were very nice and available if needed.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I used this service. From day one I knew I made a great move. Everything I needed was there. The place was clean, and we enjoyed the outside patio. I will stay here anytime I come to St Petersburg. I would highly recommend this location

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience. We will return!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful experience! Great property and very clean. We had a fabulous experience. Tania was very available if needed. Very spacious for my adult daughter and 2 little boys and me. Accessible walking distance to do many attractions. Nearby parks, restaurants, stores. We will absolutely return. Well-priced as well.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tania's Wave House from Feb. 6th to Mar. 19th, 2016 and made this apartment our home away from home for 6 weeks. We knew from the photos on VRBO what to expect and we weren't disappointed. Ben and Tania were very easy to contact with anything we should need. This apartment was well within an easy walk to the many parks, restaurants and shops located in the downtown area of St. Petersburg and a short car ride to beaches and parks in the St. Petersburg area. We entered the property to a quaint, private, brick floored patio area that led to the front door. On the main floor was a living room with a couch and large screen TV, large storage closet, one full bathroom and separate laundry area with high efficiency washer and dryer. A staircase led to the second floor which offered a galley kitchen with refrigerator, stove and oven,dishwasher, microwave oven and garburator. A small dining area was by the kitchen which connected to a sitting area, 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized captain's bed and one with a futon that folded down to a double bed, and a second full bathroom which included a jetted bathtub/ shower. We added a memory foam topper that make the futon more comfortable. We were very comfortable at the Wave House and found the apartment very clean and well maintained. We would highly recommend the Wave House to our friends and family and would not hesitate to book this property again with Tania Welsh. I hope this helps in your decision of choosing this property. Sincerely Jamie and Sandra Gibson, Grande-Digue, N.B. Canada

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location; easy walking distance to all St. Pete offers as well as easy access to highways.

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described and my wife was extremely comfortable staying there for our vacation week. The location is in a charming and quiet section of St. Pete where you will feel comfortable walking at any time day or night. Easy parking and access to highways that lead to The beach, airport, Tampa and Sarasota. As mentioned in previous reviews, the master bedroom bed will seem smaller if u are used to a king like we are, so u will just have to cuddle with your partner 😉򒐮 The owners are responsive, and assure ur privacy unless you need or ask for something.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and your wife.
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Rio de Janeiro

Bem melhor que hotel

  • 5 of 5

O apartamento fica localizado atras da casa dos proprietários

E simples, mas muito limpo e tem todas as comodidades ,da para sentir que os donos se preocupam em proporcionar uma boa estadia a seus hospedes

O piso e de madeira, o que para nos e muito importante,já que somos alérgicos e não suportamos carpetes .

O unico porem e a cama que e pequena e não fica confortável para um casal grande...Talvez eles pudessem colocar uma cama larga no outro quarto.

Se voltassemos a St Peterburg , ficaríamos novamente lá


  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Historic Old Northeast, St Petersburg Area

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Summer Season
1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Pet Fee £62

CANCELLATION POLICY:For a full refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.
PET FEE: $75 (applies for each pet)

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Historic Old Northeast, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is located downstairs.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is located upstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size futon|| twin-sized air mattress is also available
  • Sleeps 3-Please Note Sleeping accommodations: 2 people can sleep comfortably in the Queen sized bed. 1 Person can sleep comfortably on the full-sized futon. We have a twin-sized air mattress to accommodate a 4th guest but this is best for a child.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This residence is a charming home located above our garage with it's own private entrance off of the alleyway. Our main home is also located on the premises with the backyard separating the main house from the garage home. We are very respectful of your privacy, however ,we are available if you need anything or have any questions. Also note that we do have two dogs. Although friendly, they will bark if they see or hear strangers. They will not be able to approach you because of the fence. We will make sure to be respectful of the dogs barking during your stay. This is a strictly no smoking home anywhere on premises including the patio area. Thank you.

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