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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 nights


About the property

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

- Casual Elegance, Spacious, Centrally Located

- Private Entrance

- Feels Like a Small House

- Ideal for One or Two People

- Can Sleep Up To Five People (extra charges for more than two people)

- Dependable WiFi



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 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


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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

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 Kenwood

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 Kenwood in Saint Petersburg

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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


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Acorn Cottage - Casual Elegance, Ideal for 1 or 2 People, Sleeps Up To 5
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

super place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Acorn Cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable and well-located. Everything we needed was easily accessible, including lots of great reading material as well as brochures to local attractions. Rick and Angie were great hosts. We hope to be able to come here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred and Julie were great visitors. They were pleasant, friendly and looked like they were having a great time. They Acorn Cottage barely looked like anyone had been staying there. We appreciate that! We'd happily have them back again! Rick & Angie
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Great Location and Great Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place! Checking our daughter into Eckerd, and it turned out to be the perfect location. Only a ten minute drive to campus with lots of places to get school supplies in between. Very close to St. Pete - only a five minute drive. Discovered the Grand Central district, literally blocks down the road with lots of art and unique restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A nice place

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at the Acorn Cottage. It was immaculate. The owners were so friendly & helpful. One of the best things about staying at this cozy apartment was the convenient location. The cottage sits in the Kenwood Historic District- a beautiful area of St. Petersburg with many cobblestone streets. Central Avenue is just a few blocks over & downtown is a few more. The beaches are 12-20 minutes, depending on which you choose & traffic.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy and her party were great guests. They were no problem to have around and the Acorn Cottage barely looked like anyone had been in it even though they stayed for a week. We'd be happy to have them come back for another visit!
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  • 5 of 5

The acorn cottage was perfect. It was comfortable, clean, and spacious. The location was ideal for exploring the area. Amazing hosts!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming cottage. Rick and Angie are the most incredible hosts . It is truly like being a guest in their own home! The cottage is beautifully furnished with antiques and Angie's own lovely creations ( she is a very talented seamstress and designer). So comfortable. We didn't want to leave. Great location in a wonderful historic neighborhood . We highly recommend it and easily give it five stars !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Both Tampa (TPA) and St. Pete–Clearwater (PIE)
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 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. 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 within thirty minutes of six or more popular beaches. The interstate is just down the street and provides access to all the regional attractions, theme parks, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kenwood, St Petersburg Area

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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