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Pass-A-Grille's Sunset Charmer with pool Key West Style

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath And 'Dipping' Swimming Pool, 1 Block From The Gulf Of Mexico

The Sunset Charmer has just been completely renovated, It has all the Old Florida charm with new upgrades. One of the original 1938 Pass-a-grille Beach bungalows with tongue in groove paneling throughout, a working fireplace, granite countertops, rooms are all painted tropical colors, with whimsical artwork. A newly paved courtyard with small pool, private covered seating area and an outdoor dinner table and 4 chairs is between the home and the 1+ car garage. An outdoor shower/foot shower on the side of the home.

Sunset Charmer rental is a 3/2 cottage.

The cottage has:

2 bedrooms each with a queen bed

1 small twin daybed with Sterns and Foster mattress in living room, for a small framed person

1 full bath is in the cottage

The 3rd bedroom is detached from the home - next to the pool - it has 1 twin bed and 1 trundle twin, 1 bath is attached to this poolside room. (shower no tub).

The new kitchen with new cupboards, appliances, lighting, has plenty of storage and is more than adequately supplied, Cusinart coffee pot, blender, toaster, crock pot, pots and pans, plenty of plates, glasses, wine glasses and lots more. High thread count sheets, down pillows, good mattresses, fluffy bath towels and beach towels are all included. Hair dryers, Weber charcoal grill, 4 beach chairs, little children beach toys, 2 brand new beach cruiser bicycles, umbrellas and lots more.

We provide a complementary bottle of wine and some water bottles, so you can enjoy the space when you arrive. We also offer you your first breakfast of muffins, butter and coffee. We have information in notebooks about the home and the area, along with menus of local and favorite restaurants.

The pool is smallish. 3,000 gallons of chlorinated water, size of pool is 16' long and 7 feet wide. It is 3.5' - 4' deep.

There is a newly renovated 1/1 full upstairs garage apartment named Pass-a-grille's Treehouse Charmer, VRBO 652704 (apartment is additional - it can be rented with the home or not).

*rental of 3/2 home and 1/1 apartment can be separate or together.

*parking is at a minimum

* Quiet spot in residential area.

We have another property Pass-A-Grille's Waterfront Charmer VRBO 163627 which we have been renting for about 10 years. We love Pass-A-Grille and hope you will too.

More Details

Patricia Black (Pat)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Patricia Black (Pat)

Tom and I purchased this, our 2nd Pass-a-grille property, at the end of 2014. We have been renting out our Pass-a-grille's Waterfront Charmer, also in Pass-a-grille, for 10 years. We love the area, live in the area which makes it very easy to monitor and manage the rentals.

Patricia Black (Pat) purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Patricia Black (Pat) chose St Pete Beach

This home was a mess when we purchased but it had great bones!!! We have been diligently dealing with contractors and getting the property up to CODE and to the beauty it can be. (i.e. 'shoveling money' into it ...please don't ask for a discount!!!) It is located in a quiet neighborhood, amongst people who live here year around.

What makes this cottage unique

The newly paved courtyard area has seating and beautiful foliage, with a small 'dipping' pool. The beach is a 2.5 minute walk from the back door. This part of Pass-a-grille Beach is hardly used since parking is a pickle, and it is beautiful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous oasis at Pass-a-grille! This place - with it's cool decor, the little beach house , the pool that's the perfect size, the location - have all been the perfect place for our family vacation. Thanks for such great attention to detail - I hope we can come back again and again.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pass-a-Grille Beach in Saint Pete Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 bathrooms in total plus an outside shower. Cottage has one full bath with tub, shower, sink and toilet. Hairdryer, shampoo & conditioner, bar and pump soaps, nice towels, a start up of paper products. Some bug spray and sunscreen. First aid kit. Pool room bathroom has a SMALL footprint with a shower, sink and toilet, outdoor shower is located on side of the home.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pool room bedroom - 2 Single Bed , The 2nd bath and this room are detached from cottage
  • Queen, at front of home, in private bedroom. Queen overlooking the pool, in private bedroom. All beds are high quality Macy's mattresses and are new. 2 twins a normal sized daybed with pull out trundle in Pool Room bedroom. FYI: With trundle rolled out, there isn't any room width wise to move around. BUT just roll it back in! note: New high thread count bed linens, RL and/or fine linens, towels, beach towels and pillows. Pillows, euro pillows, some blankets and or comfortors are all down. A sound machine, clock and hotel sized safe for your valuables.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Sunset Charmer is located in Pass-a-grille. It is on a quiet residential street, south of the Loew's Don CeSar Hotel and north of 21st Ave where the Circle K is. Quiet but active area. Many bicyclists, dog walkers and runners. Easily walkable up to the Don CeSar and down to 8th Ave, the historical street. There are many Trolly stops are along Pass-a-grille Way. The property is listed for a maximum of 6 overnight guests. Sunday arrivals must pay a cleaning upcharge of $67.50 for cleaning.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Pass-A-Grille's Sunset Charmer with pool Key West Style
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 19 reviews

Charming home, relaxing, quiet and friendly neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Pat has created an oasis of old charm Florida in her home. I can't say enough starting with the pleasure of meeting Pat through all the comforts provided to make our stay the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation. We hope to return many times in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver BC

Lovely beach compound!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this apt together with the garage apt for a family Christmas, and it was perfect for us. We had the right amount of togetherness and separation. The units are plain jane on the outside but both very well equipped and decorated and very comfortable. The small poolside bedroom with single trundles is a bit narrow, but perfect for teens and tweens to have their own hangout space. It is a separate building from the other bedrooms, so would not be appropriate for young children. The owner, Pat, was great to deal with. She even brought over a trike for our youngest to use. You'll have all the beach gear you need and two cruiser bikes. The large patio is a perfect gathering spot and the pool, although tiny, was great for the kids, even in December. (A guy came to clean it, but It could use some equipment available on site for us to vacuum up all the leaves that drop into the bottom of the pool every night). Rentals in PAG aren't cheap, but the pristine beach and general quiet retro appeal of PAG make it one of my favorites. Unfortunately, many of the modest, retro beach cottages are being torn down for McManions with very entitled occupants. The only downside of our stay was some unpleasant interactions with a couple of these crabby neighbors, who did their best to make use feel unwelcome. But other than that, this was a lovely stay for us!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming, beautifully outfitted cottage in Pass-a-Grille which is in the most delightful community around St. Pete. The cottage is extremely comfortable with all the amenities one would want and Pass-a-Grille is the most historic, well preserved community without all the honky tonk that is the rest of the island. Convenient to St. Petersburg via the Bay Way, close to the Don Cesar ( the most wonderful restored original Florida hotel), steps from the most beautiful beach with white sand like velvet and the wonderful Suntan Art Center where one can do a drop in art class, who could ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch, CO

Perfect Beach House Get-a-way!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at this property. Owner provided every amenity we could think of. House was very cute-very beachy decor. Owner was extremely helpful and friendly. This is great spot for a stay on St. Petersburg beach, close enough to walk or bike to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

In a word: AWESOME. This home is beautifully decorated and so well-thought out. Every possible need has been covered-- bath robes, sunscreen, bikes, shaded patio with comfy furniture, ceiling fans, TV's in every room, music box outside around the pool, beach chairs and umbrella, etc. etc etc. It is a short and gorgeous walk to the beach. I have rented a lot of homes and this is definitely one of the best!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great facility!

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO worked out really well for our family's reunion!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pass-a-Grille Beach, St Petersburg Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016/17
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer/Fall 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £159
cleaning £107
Tax Rate 14.0%

Reminder that parking is tight on this street. Side street parking is available. No smoking property. No animals.
Max number of guests for property is 7 people.

If cancellations are made after you have used the "Book it now" feature and paid through Homeaway /VRBO, I will deduct the processing fee (charged to me from Homeaway/VRBO) for that payment from your returned monies. (2.5%)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International and St Pete Clearwater airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Loew's Don CeSar Hotel
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Island Ferry that goes to Downtown St Petersburg
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Loew's Don CeSar Hotel
Nearest Beach
Pass-a-grille Beach
Car: recommended

The Sunset Charmer is located in a quiet residential area in the heart of Pass-a-grille just one block from the Gulf of Mexico. Though the back gate is lush foliage a dipping pool and a large newly paved patio area, some of area is is covered but most is open to the sunshine. Lounge chairs, an eating area, Restoration Hardware outdoor wicker chair/ottoman/loveseat make the area special. Outdoor fans help with creating a breeze in the hot weather. An outdoor shower - open to all- is in the pool area too.

Through the back door you are in the dining room, seats 6-8 with additional leaves for table.

New kitchen with new appliances, totally loaded with utensils.

Living area has flat screen HDTV with DVD player. 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed (good mattresses - from Macy's) are decorated in green and pool blue. Between the bedrooms is a full bath. Our 3rd bedroom with a twin and ensuite shower/toilet/sink is located next to the covered pool area (next to garage)

High thread count sheets, nice pillows, good mattresses, fluffy bath towels and beach towels are all included. Hair dryers, Webber grill, 6 beach chairs are all for your use.

We provide a complementary bottle of wine so you can enjoy the space when you arrive. We also provide you with your first breakfast of muffins, butter, jam, coffee, and OJ.

Pass-a-grille Beach -in this location- is pristine and not crowded because public parking is at a minimum. You will have access to the garage for parking. 2 mid sized cars fit in the garage, or if larger vehicles, one in garage and one parallel to garage. Parking passes are available for street parking but I will need advance notice.

We purchased the home and the apartment in May 2014, and did some major renovating. We have another property Waterfront Charmer VRBO 163627 which we have been renting for about 12 years. We love vacationers and hope you have a great visit.We are one block from the beach. As a bird flies the cottage is directly behind a large Gulf Front home.

Note: available but at an additional cost

Cottage has a full 1/1 mother-in-law apartment that can be rented with the cottage, or have guests while you are in cottage. They have a private entrance, the are 2 windows (in kitchen and corner dining room) look out at the back of the pool. They cannot see into the pool.


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