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Acorn Cottage - Casual Elegance, Ideal for 1 or 2 People, Sleeps Up To 5

Bedrooms 2
Space 620 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

2 bedroom plus size sofa bed (sleeps up to 5), full bath & shower, full kitchen


$1250/month for 3 months or more



We are flexible on start and end dates of rentals. Rates are for up to two people. Extra charges for more than two people.

We have no cleaning fee, security deposit, etc. that get added to the price you see. Taxes and fees by VRBO/HOMEAWAY are the only additional add-ons.

The Acorn Cottage is a large two-bedroom apartment above a three-car garage (Angie's studio now). The full bath and kitchen make it ideal for long visits. Laundry facilities are available under the apartment. It has most of the daily necessities and conveniences. The apartment has an on-demand tankless water heater. That means you never run out of hot water. There's eight nice beaches within 30 minutes of us.

Angie and I are both retired USAF. We got to sample lodging across the U.S. and in several countries. When we started the Acorn Cottage we wanted to provide travelers with something more like a home instead of a furnished box. In other words, somewhere that WE would want to stay! We clean and maintain the Acorn Cottage ourselves so we KNOW what condition it is in before you arrive. We live in a separate building on the property and will be your neighbors if you come visit! That means any problems or questions come directly to us, the owners.

Check In - 3pm..............................................Check Out - 11am

Private Entrance.............................................Off Street Parking

Patio Area.......................................................Wireless Internet

Convection Oven................................................Gas Range Top


Dishwasher...................................................Various Appliances

42' HD TV.......................................Expanded Cable/DVD & VCR

Minutes from Downtown...................................Bus Stop Nearby

No Pets......................................No Children Under 12 Years Old

Laundry facilities included.................No Smoking inside apartment


- Kenwood Historic District

- Short distance from restaurants, shopping, and downtown.

- Near the Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District.

- Neighbors include lawyers, nurses and real estate agents.

- Never more than five miles from the water while in St Petersburg.

- More than eight beaches within 30 minutes of us.


- Interstate access and U.S. Route 19 are both less than 1/2 mile away.

- Bus and trolleys cover most of the local area attractions.

- Bus stop less than a block away.


- Feel free to use what you find in the cabinets, closets, etc. It's there for your convenience.

- No pets.

- No children under 12 years old

- No large/loud parties.

- No smoking! It will force us into excessive cleaning and laundering by Florida laws covering No Smoking rentals. A $250.00 fee will be collected for evidence of smoking.

More Details

Richard Knowles
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Richard Knowles

Angie and I were both career USAF and are now self-employed and semi-retired. Our daughter is active duty US Army. Angie lived less than a mile from here during high school and college before she entered the USAF. She knows the area very well and gives great directions!. She does fabric art, slipcovers for furniture, screen printing and other activities that are enjoyable and sometimes profitable.

We both have a variety of interests and there is normally one or more on-going projects around our house. It's normal to see us covered with things like thread, sawdust or paint. After the USAF we both did some work in the Home Décor industry as custom fabricators, so we have some interesting skill sets.

Richard Knowles purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Richard Knowles chose St Petersburg

We bought a 3-car garage with an attached apartment and a bungalow! The garage was a big factor in our decision. We are self employed and the garage has become our studio. We live in the bungalow and our daughter used to live in the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The Acorn Cottage is more like a home than a vacation rental. It is very private even though we're near downtown. All of our guests love the amenities like a well equipped kitchen, cooler, beach towels, a small DVD library, tourist pamphlets, off-street parking, etc. Guests also appreciate being near downtown and the nearby interstate access. Everyone loves the quaint decor and furnishings.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Historic Kenwood in St Petersburg

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The master bedroom has the apartment's full bath & shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has it's own full bath & shower. Also has a walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa sleeper
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed. It also has the apartment's full bath & shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Acorn Cottage - Casual Elegance, Ideal for 1 or 2 People, Sleeps Up To 5
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, peaceful accommodations. Easy to get to many different points of interest, very close to major highways. Allowed us to save money over local hotels and allowed us to cook meals, saving us even more money. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

The Acorn Cottage is located in the historic Kenwood section of St Petersburg, and within blocks of the Grand Central District. it is also about half a mile to the freeway, and a 15 minute drive to St Pete beach. The place was very clean, and Richard and Angie where very friendly and accomodating. We appreciated the very affordable cost, plus no cleaning fee. All appliances worked well, and there was coffee and other items to supplement our cooking in the cupboards and full size fridge. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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March 12 -26th - Acorn Cottage is an Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend the Acorn Cottage. A clean, comfortable apartment in a good, convenient location. Lovely neighbourhood for morning and evening walks.

Rick was a charming and interesting host. Unfortunately, we did not have the pleasure of meeting Angie as she was away.

We are looking forward to next March. Even though the neighbours did not seem to notice the roosters at 4:30 a.m., we did.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas and his wife were great guests. They stayed with us for two weeks and were no trouble at all. They had a great time seeing the sites and enjoying themselves. They left the Acorn Cottage clean and neat when they left and it was greatly appreciated. We'd be happy to see them come back and stay with us again.
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The Acoorn Cottage is like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Ideal location, so clean and comfortable. Thank you, Rick and Angie. We recommend this little home away from home and look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie and her hubby were perfect guests, they were hardly ever here! We did get to spend a little time visiting with them. They came down for the annual kiln firing at the nearby Morean Center for Clay which kept them busy. They were here for a week and left the Acorn Cottage in great shape when they left. We'd be more than happy to have them come visit again sometime.
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Great owners of a nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in St Pete and the Acorn Cottage was perfect spot for us. There's a full fridge, small kitchen, nice television, and WiFi. While we did not stay in the house for too long, we certainly could have comfortably. The downtown area and beaches were a very short drive. We'll certainly book this property if we're in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Historic Kenwood, St Petersburg Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

- We live on the premises and someone is normally available 24 hours a day.
- We will greet you and hand you the keys.
- The $15 per night additional guest charge is for short stays, the fee is negotiable for stays a week or longer.
- No pets.
- No Children Under 12 Years Old.
- We have one small dog that's good with guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Both Clearwater and Tampa
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several possibilities
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-275 and U.S. 19 are both within 1/2 mile
Car: recommended

You'll be just west of downtown St Petersburg in a residential area bordering the business district. The apartment is above a 3-car garage (Angie's studio) like a little penthouse. It has a great view of the area. You can see your car in our driveway from the living room and bedroom windows too. It's also very private and makes a perfect little get-away place.

The neighborhood is full of the old Craftsman Style homes and is pleasant to stroll in. There's a small park, art galleries and food within walking distance.

Downtown has been recognized by Southern Living and Forbes Travel Magazines as 'A New Destination!' They praised the wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and availability of bistros & restaurants. There's also art galleries, music, plays, museums... and don't forget the new & improved Salvador Dali Museum! Our downtown is known for it's wide choice of the arts.

We are not on the downtown beaches, but you probably won't want to swim in the downtown beaches anyway! We ARE within thirty minutes of six or more popular SWIMMING beaches. The interstate is just down the street and provides access to all the regional attractions, theme parks, etc.


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