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Old Northeast-Modern Studio - Designer Kitchen, Walkable-Downtown-Beach-Shops

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Incredible location to spend a heavenly vacation. St. Petersburg has it all!

You will be enjoying your stay in our Palm Arbor Suite in the charming Historic Old Northeast, St. Petersburg PREMIER neighborhood on Tampa Bay......just adjacent to downtown. This immaculately clean Modern Studio Apt. is a perfect place to unwind. This Studio consists of a beautifully designed contemporary kitchen with new granite and stainless appliances, a living room that transforms into a bedroom furnished with a luxurious Murphy Bed, a small dressing room and a lovely full bath. The Suite is Located in a quiet triplex building, this unit is at ground level. There are no stairs except for a step up into your private bath.

You will have a private driveway adjacent to your Suite for one vehicle and ample street parking. Guests can also park on street.

You enter your Suite with your private keyless electronic door locks. Entry code will be furnished to you prior to your arrival.

You have a front private covered patio for people watching or relaxing. You will also enjoy a bonus of a Tropical Garden Patio behind your Arbor gated entry and additional access thru your side kitchen door. Yes you will feel pampered!

The Palm Arbor Suite is equipped with a full designer, modern kitchen with new granite counter tops and all new stainless appliances. The soothing grey tones will give you a contemporary feel of serenity. Sleek contemporary lighting and also undercabinet lighting for your cooking pleasure. Your kitchen is equipped with all your necessities for dining. Pots, pans, food chopper, dishes, glassware, coffee maker, martini glasses and shaker, toaster, sugar, sweetener, salt, pepper, blender, cooking utensils and anything else you may need.

Your Studio Suite is furnished with a HD Flat Screen TV with premium cable channels and lightening speed WIFI. You can adjust the TVs tilt as it is on a pull out adjustable support bracket for perfect viewing locations. For those guests that work remotely with WIFI Internet, I wish to tell you the WIFI services only your suite. The modem is in your suite, is secure, and works either inside the suite or on either of your two private patios with great strength and reception.

You can rest on your new lounging sofa or sit in your comfy swivel chair to read and relax.

When your ready to sleep or read in bed you simply pull down your upscale designed Murphy Bed with its Plush Queen Size Mattress. You also have overhead lighting with the beds light bridge for reading in bed with no eye strain.

Every detail has been considered in designing this intimate small space into an incredibly functional and comfortable living quarters.

Please note that if your desired dates are not available on our Palm Arbor Suite, please see our brand new larger One Bedroom Palm Arbor Deluxe Suite. Simply type in the listing number 747901. This immaculate new one bedroom apartment suite is directly adjacent and both beautifully and tastefully designed.

The Neighborhood

The Palm Arbor Suite is situated in the fabulous and Historic Old Northeast. The ONE as some call it. It is but a few blocks and a few minutes walk from eateries, cafes, taverns, cinema, Sundial shopping center, tampa bay beach, waterfront parks, bayside municipal pool, the Vinoy and the eclectic vibe of downtown St. Pete.

Most residents are on a high living in the Old Northeast, loving the community and its close proximity to our thriving downtown.

The New York Times says, 'This quiet residential neighborhood stuffed with old houses is the opposite of the happening downtown scene, which might just be its appeal. Those discovering this area, largely through word of mouth, say they love its sense of community while relishing the easy access to downtown. With its eclectic architecture, brick streets, picket fences and lush foliage, the neighborhood offers an odd blend of New England style and tropical sensibility. Despite its residential nature, it is just north of St. Petersburg’s downtown, making it convenient to the city’s booming cultural and entertainment scene. It also offers easy access for out-of-towners, since it is just 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport.

Guest Access

Check in time 2:pm and Check Out time 10:30 am. Guests will have access to private off street parking, private patios, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and use of free washer and dryer in laundry room.

This suite in general is a self sufficient apartment furnished with cleaning products, broom, mop, and vacuum.

Cleaning services are available for an additional fee for stays over 1 week upon request.

Interaction with Guests

I live in a charming Bungalow home next door. I will be happy to meet you upon arrival to assist in your getting settled in or check in on you the next day to ensure all is right with your accomodations. I am also only a phone call away for assistance. I will be happy to advise on directions, local sights, and restaurant choices. I am a social person who wants my guests needs met. Any other personal interaction between myself and our guests is taken by your lead. This is your Vacation Getaway and as such it also deserves your own personal privacy and personal space.

Getting around

Quaint open-air trolleys and buses are available and within walking distance.

Bus services are available and can be accessed just a few blocks away.

Palm Arbor Suite is a twenty minute drive from Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, and walking distance from Albert Whitted Airport.

It is 6 blocks from the interstate and a thirty minute drive to world famous beach destinations: Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach, and Fort de Soto.

Bike rentals nearby.

Other Things to Note

St. Petersburg

St. Pete named a 'Top Place to Go in 2014' by The New York Times

Home of the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and other galleries

Enjoy outdoor dining along Beach Drives

Downtown St. Petersburg's beautiful waterfront.

The city of St. Petersburg has long been known for its scenic bayfront and renowned art museums. In recent years, St. Pete has also emerged as a hot spot for shopping, art museums, dining, nightlife and entertainment. With 361 days of sunshine a year, a lively downtown area, and a full spectrum of things to see and do, it's no surprise that The New York Times named it a 'Top Place To Go' in 2014.

Downtown St. Petersburg: Arts, Culture & Entertainment

A hub for art and culture, downtown St. Pete is home to many notable fine art museums and galleries. The iconic Dali Museum displays artwork by the influential 20th-century surrealist Salvador Dali in a stunning building with a flowing geodesic dome known as the “Enigma.” Just down the street, the Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center features some of the most brilliant and intricate creations of famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. The collections in the Museum of Fine Arts showcase works by Monet, Gauguin, Renoir, O’Keeffe and many other beloved 18th- and 19th-century painters. Galleries lining the Central Avenue corridor include the Craftsman House Gallery, Crislip Arcade, ARTpool and the Morean Arts Center.

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Mahaffey Theater hosts major shows and entertainers. Built in 1925, the Palladium Theater is a performing arts venue that is, at once, intimate and majestic. The theater’s 880-seat Hough Concert Hall boasts a full-sized Skinner pipe organ. In addition, the American Stage Theatre Company, Freefall Theatre Company and Florida Orchestra are all located in downtown St. Pete. The St. Pete area is brimming with culture of all sorts. To read more, click (website hidden). Pete Dining and Nightlife

Downtown St. Pete offers a diverse range of restaurants, from the upscale, award-winning Marchand's Bar and Grill to the casually trendy and innovative Red Mesa Cantina. Dine outside on the scenic Beach Drive promenade at Cassis American Brasserie, Bella Brava New World Trattoria,Moon Under Water or 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House.


Travel + Leisure U.S. Summer Trip Ideas


These United States are diverse, imminently explore-able. With so many places to choose from, we’ve pulled together our picks and tricks for the ultimate American summer vacation

Destination: St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida

If your ideal summer getaway includes reading your favorite travel mag and a lot of R&R by the beach, then look no further than the beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida. With an abundance of arts, food and culture, St. Pete has got it all.

St. Petersburg, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, often goes overlooked in favor of its flashier neighbors like Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Clearwater Beach boasts a slower summer season making this one of the most desirable summer getaways.

What to Do:

There’s a lot to see in St. Petersburg and there’s no better time or place to experience some true local color than by visiting the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. One of the oldest and largest of its kind in the world, every Friday “The St. Pete Shuffle” is a free event complete with shuffleboard, live music, and food trucks.

Home to the largest, most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali’s work in America, The Dali Museum has partnered with The Walt Disney Family Museum to announce “Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination.”

Where to Eat:

St. Petersburg’s rapidly growing foodie scene goes well beyond seafood. The Gulf Coast’s Locale Market measures a whopping 20,000 square feet, while Brick & Mortar, a farm to fork restaurant with a rustic setting, and Frenchy’s, sited on the beach, are other must-visits.

In the heart of St. Petersburg, The Canopy comes complete with private cabanas and fire pits. Enjoy the surrounding views of Tampa Bay while sipping on one of their seasonal cocktails. If craft beer is more your style try one of the many local breweries along the St Pete Beer Trail, and Green Bench Brewery.

More Details

Richard Miller
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Richard Miller

Welcome to about me.

I was born, raised and educated in New York and have resided in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of always dealing with the public.

With a new college degree in horticulture in hand , I opened and owned a chain of three Florist / Garden Centers for 11 years. I have always loved the earth and the bounty of beauty it provides in nature.

Entering the airline travel business, I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States for 20 years. As a travel professional, I had the opportunity in meeting people from all over the globe and assisting them with any number of requests and needs.

After discovering St. Petersburg over 35 years ago, I witnessed many wonderful changes. Now I am thrilled to call the city of St. Petersburg my home. My spouse and I over several years have acquired, improved and beautified some rental properties. I do hope to have the opportunity of having you as our Guest and to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible.

You will find everything you need in our Suite. Every attention to detail has been taken to ensure your stay is above and beyond the rest.


Richard Miller purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Richard Miller chose St Petersburg

We fell in love with this property due to its charm and close proximity to the beaches and downtown. The Old Northeast is a lovely area of older Bungalows and estates. Next to my architecturally sweet craftsman bungalow, sits my triplex building where the Palm Arbor Suite is housed. Both buildings either have porches, balconies or front patios which is in keeping to our neighborhood, where you can spend time reading, people watching or chatting with neighbors and friends. The buildings have been renovated extensively but they have kept their original charm I fell in love with.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking distance to downtown and all which St. Petersburg has to offer. A designer kitchen you won't find in any other rental at this price. An ideal location for everything the area has to offer. Having patios and off street parking is a pleasure for our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The perfect place for a quiet getaway. Richard has thought of everything his guests may need while staying in the suite. From beach accessories (towels and chairs) to a lunch bag if you need to keep something cool on the go, its there for you. The suite was exceptionally clean and well maintained. The private patio sitting area is great if you want to spend some time outside along or with friends. And you can't beat your own driveway just for your suite. If you into cooking there are cabinets full of pots, pans, cutting boards, cutlery, silverware, glass wear, plates, cups, a blender; anything you need for your stay. The neighborhood is quaint and quiet, no noise from neighbors at all. There were zero negatives to my month long stay in the suite, it was truly awesome. Finally, Richard is all about making sure his guests are happy, he met me when I arrive and I enjoyed a few messages from him during my stay to ensure everything was OK and that there were no problems. He also gave me some tips and local places to check out while I was in town. A great host!
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Historic Old Northeast in St Petersburg

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bathroom is equipped with tub/shower and of course sink. Towels are provided along with basics to start you off on your stay. Soap, shampoo, and toilet tissue. You will also find a spare toothbrush just in case you forget yours. Bath also features wall mounted European style wall heater for those who prefer a more toasty bathroom on a cooler St. Pete morning...
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Murphy Bed in Studio Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Custom Designed Murphy Bed with Plush Queen Size Mattress.
  • When your ready to sleep or read in bed you simply pull down your upscale designed Murphy Bed with its Plush Queen Size Mattress. You also have overhead lighting.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
St. Pete named a Top Place to Go in 2014 by The New York Times Home of the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and other galleries Enjoy outdoor dining along Beach Drives Downtown St. Petersburg's beautiful waterfront. The city of St. Petersburg has long been known for its scenic bayfront and renowned art museums. In recent years, St. Pete has also emerged as a hot spot for shopping, art museums, dining, nightlife and entertainment. With 361 days of sunshine a year, a lively downtown area, and a full spectrum of things to see and do, it's no surprise that The New York Times named it a Top Place To Go in 2014.


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(28 traveller reviews)

Old Northeast-Modern Studio - Designer Kitchen, Walkable-Downtown-Beach-Shops
average rating of 4.964286 based on 32 reviews

Second year at Palm Arbor Suites

  • 5 of 5

You can't find a better place to stay-This is our second stay at Palm Arbor Suites and it won't be our last. Richard and Tom do an amazing job on EVERY detail-from decorating to making sure everything is perfect. The Christmas decorations were beautiful-thank you for another great stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Always a pleasure having you as our guests. Looking forward to you returning again. Thanks also for leaving the Suite so clean and tidy.
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Clean and very nice decoration and landscaping.

  • 5 of 5

Attention paid to detail and any requests.

It is a short, pleasant walk to parks, beaches, and the lively, active Beach Drive.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Fabulous Place!

  • 5 of 5

July 13 –Aug 31

My stay at Palm Arbor Suites was amazing! It is a studio apartment with everything you need and want for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. The laid out made it feel so much roomier and the decorations were beautiful and tastefully done, Great job Richard!

The small yard was a nice place to sit and have a glass of wine or cup of coffee in the morning. My dogs loved sunning there when the weather permitted it. The area was great to! It was quiet and peaceful which allowed for a good restful sleep after a long day at the beach. Everything was close by the restaurants, park, pool, café and downtown just a car or bus ride away.

Richard, is a remarkable host, he went out of his way to make sure our stay at Palm Arbor was the best, he even greeted us with a bottle of wine and doggy treats for my dogs. He was always available to answer any question or fix any problem that may arise at a timely manner.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone who plans to visit St Petersburg area. I will definitely be staying here again when I do return to St Petersburg. Thank you once again for a wonderful stay, hope to be back soon. Magda & Shana & coco & Saki

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was a pleasure meeting you Magda and your daughter. So glad to hear you enjoyed your extended stay. I know you had a taste of quite a bit of rain. Normally wihout the downpours the beach, restaurants and shops downtown are but a short walk away. If you dont have a car it is great to have close by public transit.Thanks for being a fabulous guest. I Hope to see you again.
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Just what I needed.....

  • 4 of 5

From the time the reservation was made, Richard was responsive in answering all my questions. The studio is exactly what you see! You have everything at your disposal that you could ever want or need for a vacation. Plenty to do and see in St. Petersburg and the beaches are absolutely lovely! I'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Richard made our stay very accommodating by providing everything we needed for fun days at the beach as well as ideas of things to do and places to check out. We had the best time and really loved the place we stayed at. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Island, NY

A perfect stay for your getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with every detail of the suite and the entire experience of staying here at Palm Arbor. We felt right at ease from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The condo is beautifully decorated, well-maintained and with all of the amenities you could think of and more. It was the perfect amount of space as well. We could have easily moved right in! In addition, the location is lovely as you are walking distance to the beautiful Bay, where we enjoyed meandering along the paths and catching an array of wildlife both on land and along the beachfront. It is situated in a quiet neighborhood yet close enough for an leisurely walk to town where we enjoyed a number of fantastic restaurants and night life. Richard was incredibly accommodating, ultra responsive and the true definition of hospitality. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay and would stay there again in a heartbeat. We highly recommend-- 5 stars!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fine review. I also would like to say it was an absolute pleasure corresponding before your arrival and during your stay. So great to have a couple stay from my own old home town on Long Island. Glad your stay was memorable. I get the impression that St Pete will see you again. When that happens I hope you give us the pleasure of once again staying at Palm Arbor Suites. Thankyou again for taking the time from your busy schedule to write the review. All the best Richard
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Nearest Airport
1.2 Miles
Albert Whitted Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Old Northeast Tavern
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
A ferry to Tampa & to St. Petersburg
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
ONE Tavern, Greek, Italian, The Melting Pot & more
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
North Shore Park and Beach
Car: not necessary

Local North Shore Community pool offers guests to swim in the delightful pool on the beach for a minimal charge. Tennis courts, dog parks and shuffle board courts are also right there or nearby. Just a few blocks walk brings you to Downtown and the new Sundial shopping arena with Muvico theaters, CVS, Paneras, Outback, Carrabas, Sunken Gardens, and 4th St with it's bountiful array of restaurants, shopping, Food Markets. We even have a new Trader Joes. You definantly will be centrally located.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
2 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £116.86
Cleaning Fee £38.95 + Tax
Pet Fee £46.74 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check In 2pm
Check Out 11:00am

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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