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Light and Airy Contemporary Home across from Maderia Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3300 s.f. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, private home w/ Gulf views a balcony and back porch

This is a 3 story open concept home with 2 car garage and 3 parking spaces in front of the garage for your convenience. It can accommodate 8 people. The main living areas are on the top two floors. 2 rooms have queen beds, 2 rooms have 2 twin beds each. One queen and one of the twin bdrm have a jack and jill bath, the other queen has a private en suite bath, and the other twin bdrm bath is across the hall. There is a wet bar on the third floor and a terrace w/ water views. Our home is manual wheelchair accessible w/ an elevator that services all 3 floors. Very comfortable furnishings with a TV in the living area that is a Smart TV for streaming movies. The home has internet access (wifi) and the code is in the Casa de Luz book so everyone can be connected no matter what floor you're on.There are good cooking supplies and utensils provided (silverware, dishes, serving dishes, etc.) The kitchen has a large bar area that seats 6, full size refrigerator, Microwave, oven, cook top, toaster, coffee pot, and blender. The dining room table seats 8 comfortably. We have a beach buggy to take all your toys to the beach. There are beach chairs, a cooler, and some toys provided. Our back porch has table, chairs, charcoal grill and outdoors shower. There is a full size laundry room in the main living area w/ a separate entrance.

Carrie Stapleton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

Why Carrie Stapleton chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We bought this property because we wanted to be close to the beach and really liked the safe area of Madeira Beach and the proximity to restaurants and shops. It is 1.1 miles from John's Pass too!

What makes this house unique

Two car garage, elevator to all 3 floors, open floor plan, giant windows, terrace to people watch and see the surf. The bones of the house are top notch and the light-filled living areas have a great aura.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Madeira Beach in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are 3 full bathrooms one on the 2nd floor and 2 on the 3rd floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 Bedrooms come w/ sheets and towels and ample storage and closet space. There is a hide a bed on the 2nd floor in the sun room.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Light and Airy Contemporary Home across from Maderia Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy that we found this home on HomeAway. Our family loved the spaciousness of the living room, kitchen and dining room. The beds were comfortable and all the bathrooms had lots of towels. Kitchen had everything and more. Lots of extras in the pantry, like salt pepper and other spices. I loved all the dishes, pots and pans, and small appliances. The owner supplied loads of toilet paper, paper towels and coffee filters. A must with a large family.

The owner was awesome. She was always available for us when we had questions. She answered us promptly.

We loved the deck on the third floor where we watched great sunsets and sat our for hours jenjoying the warm evenings.

I definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a spacious and comfortable home away from home!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rent a lot of homes when we travel with our family of 8. This was a favorite! The location was awesome. Very clean! You can see the sun set from the 3rd floor deck. I did my workouts up there too. Beach Access was close and easy and you walk right out to chair, umbrella and paddle board rentals. So convenient! Owner was very accommodating with all the necessities readily available. Very spacious and open. Owner was very responsive and helped us check in early after learning that I had messed up my booking plans. We hope to Come back to this home again in the future. Thanks so much for a memorable vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and well prepared

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at the home our group of 8 people were very pleased with the whole house.

Particularly impressed with the elevator for my 84 year old Mom.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great house

  • 5 of 5

The home was comfortable, clean and welcoming. right across the street from the beach and in walking distance to great restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pebble Beach

Great home for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 5 days the week following Christmas 2016 for a family get-together (8 adults and a toddler). The house is well furnished, attractive, and comfortable. The main floor (it’s really the second floor of the 3 story house) has a large master bedroom with large en suite bath, a laundry room, and the rest of the floor has an open plan with the kitchen and a large main living/dining area (L-shaped around the kitchen). The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs on the third floor. Two share a bathroom and there’s third bathroom across the hall from the fourth bedroom. There’s a balcony off the third floor overlooking Gulf Boulevard. We were able to see fireworks (seemingly in all directions) from that balcony at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

It’s a short walk from the house to a pedestrian crossing to the beach side of Gulf Boulevard. The beach was delightful. You can rent chairs and paddleboards right there, and the gulf water in late December was warm enough that my sons and I rented a couple of paddleboards for our first attempt at that sport. In the 2-car garage on the first floor you will find beach toys, umbrellas, and a little cart to use for hauling your belongings to the beach. There’s also a back porch that we didn’t have a chance to use. And there’s an elevator that is useful for transporting your luggage to the other floors.

This house was very welcoming for our family gathering. It is light and airy, a pleasant place to hang out and a good base from which to launch day trips to local attractions. Carrie, the owner, was responsive to my questions and prompt with refunding our security deposit. Tip for seafood lovers, I recommend that you visit Madeira Beach Seafood, a few blocks down Gulf Boulevard. They get their fish right off the boats that come there to unload, so it’s very fresh. They also have beautiful frozen Key West Pink shrimp.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, Fl

TP Mayhem at Casa de Luz

  • 2 of 5

My family and I spent a few days during the December 2016 Holiday. We live in sunny South Florida but wanted to spend the holidays away from home without leaving the state.


First off the house looks just like the pictures posted. There are 3 floors with garage and main entrance on the 1st, bedroom and kitchen on the 2nd, and 3 bedrooms on the 3rd. There is an elevator which came in very helpful getting my grandmother between floors.


To begin I received a “Check-in/ Check-out” list via email from the owner/co-owner prior to our arrival of things we should and should not do while staying at the property. Ex. Take out the trash, place garbage container in front of the garage, start laundry, leave fans on, do dishes, cleaning stove, and put furniture back to exact spots if moved. The list was very off-putting and not a good way to begin our vacation. It made us feel like we were earning our stay. The refrigerator was smelly and contained expired condiments. The icemaker was disgusting and could not be used. None of the bathrooms had toilet paper so we had to scramble to find as stores were closed due to Christmas day. I tried contacting the owner the night before we were to leave, and no one responded until 9:30am the following day… keep in mind that our check-out time was 10:00am as listed on the “Check-in/check-out list”.


I think the property has potential due to the size and location; however a walk through should be done prior to every guest arrival to ensure that bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned with cleaning products, linens are clean and there is adequate toiletry provided. A welcome email or text would also help to make your guests feel welcomed.

In reading the past reviews posted for this property I expected a better experience. I would not do this again. For the money spent, my family and I would have had a better time staying at a hotel where we would not need to be up at the crack of dawn to: start laundry, clean, do dishes, take out garbage and make sure we are checked out by 10am sharp!! Believe me the owners were at the property at 10am prompt.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, we had just hired new housekeepers after the others were not keeping our home to our standards. We did not do a walk through before and should have, you are right. As to the check in and out, we have frequently had tenants who just leave the trash and never put it out. We have some tenants who have time to start the towels and some that don't have time. It states "if you have time" in our check out. We never ask anyone clean the stove except the housekeepers. The check in/out evolves as our guests do. You arrived on a Thursday, you were provided w/ my cell before you arrived. If there were issues before, why did you chose to email Christmas night? You were leaving the next day. You wanted to know why I didn't call you to see how your stay was going. In the 2 years we have been doing this you are the first one to be upset about that. We give people their privacy, that's what VRBO is all about. Maybe a hotel would have been better for your group of 8 but it would have cost you much more. Thanks for keeping us on our toes, it's important to provide the best experience we can for our guests now and into the future. Carrie
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Our house is located about a mile from John's Pass w/ multiple shops and restaurants. There are also many beachy restaurants and bars on both sides of the Gulf Blvd to check out in either direction from the house. A convenience store is 1 door down and the Publix grocery is located in Maderia Shopping Center 1 1/2 miles away. Menus are provided to some restaurants within walking distance and also food delivery places are furnished in our owners book for you to review. St. Petersburg downtown area is alive w/ activities and events. Some of the highlights would be the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection of magnificent of glass. There is the St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts, countless galleries and eateries and bars.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Madeira Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £195.58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £782.34
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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