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Stunning waterfront on Tampa Bay, family-friendly and close to downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Begin your day with a beautiful view !!

You will be amazed when you take your first step into our dream home situated directly on Tampa Bay.

From the sunroom of this amazing waterfront home you will enjoy an expansive view, alive with sailboats, dolphins, manatees and birds.. Enjoy every day sunrise from our tropical yard, and grill a wonderful steak at sunset.

This home is located in a very quaint neighborhood called “Tropical Shores”, just 15 minutes away from the pristine white beaches of St Pete Beach, Pass-a-grille or Fort Desoto and 30 minutes from Tampa Airport. Few minutes drives to downtown St Pete which has everything as restaurants, movies, theatres, shopping center “Sundial” and the well-known Dali Museum.

This one story luxury home has been completely remodeled in 2015. Three bedrooms (1 King and 2 Queens) + 2 sleepers and three bathrooms altogether, AC, TV Cable, wifi throughout the home, washer and dryer and a charcoal grill. All what you need to spend your dream vacation in the sunny Florida.

The property is furnished and includes

- 3 bedrooms (1 King, 2 Queens)

- 2 Queen sleepers in living room

- 2 cabled TV

- 3 bathroom (1 bath, 3 showers)

- 1 fully equipped kitchen

- 1 wash machine and dryer

- Indoor and outdoor furniture

- Bedsets for 10 guests altogether

- Towels (3 per person)

- 2 cars closed garage

- 2 cars outside parking facility (driveway)

- Free wifi available throughout the house

- Safe box

This is a family friendly house. This is not a party house. We respect our neighbors and require your compliance. Thanks for your understanding.

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Stanchak
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Tom Stanchak

We came first time to Florida in 2011. We loved it so much that we keep coming back since that time with our children and friends. Willing to share more what we consider as the place where we want to live, we bought that house to rent it to additonal visitors and we hope they will love this place as much as we do.

Tom Stanchak purchased this house in 2014

Why Tom Stanchak chose St Petersburg

This property is unique. It is a single family home, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a wonderful kitchen and eating room directly facing the water, as well as an extra large living room and sunroom. The yard in front of the house is gorgeous and there is place for you to grill and relax while enjoying the dolphins and manatees swimming a few feet away of you.

What makes this house unique

- waterfront

- single family house

- fully newly renovated

- dolphins and manatees in front of you

- quiet and safe area

- nice neighborhood

- close to downtown St Pete

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of 6 enjoyed the Dolphin House very much. The home is in a quiet neighborhood, has wonderful bay views and has been nicely updated, especially the kitchen. Could not ask for more.

The photos of the home are not deceptive at all. What you see is what you get.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tropical Shores in St Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms newly renovated
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Masterbedroom with ensuite bathroom and walking closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with closet
  • Additional 2 queens sofa sleepers in the living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Stunning waterfront on Tampa Bay, family-friendly and close to downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Best Rental Experience Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 month stay at the Dolphin House was all we could ask for and more! Perfect location right on the water, 2 1/2 miles to downtown venues, restaurants and shopping and 3 miles to Walmart for that type of shopping. The house sits in a very quiet "old Florida" neighborhood, the neighbors were friendly and were often out walking their dogs or just walking themselves. We had 2 small dogs and this house was perfect for them. The yard is completely enclosed and since our dogs are not attracted to water we had no concern letting them be outside.

The house itself has everything anyone would ever need. As one who likes to cook I was concerned with how the kitchen was stocked. I can assure you everything you could need (and then some) is there. There are plenty of linens and towels as well as games and some books. There is a nice Weber grill, but not being a charcoal person I wished there was a gas grill. I did manage though. The house is quite large and the furnishings are very nice, they appear to be fairly new. My only suggestion is the house could use some more furniture pieces to fill the large rooms.

Tom was most gracious in assuring we got settled in and that everything was in order and to our satisfaction. Any requests we made he handled immediately and replied to text messages within the hour. Reporting a slow shower drain to him on Sunday night resulted a person over 1st thing Monday morning to snake it clean.

We have rented other houses in Florida and though nice they did not come close to this property. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property, we loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Weather was windy/rainy, but we were there for a family wedding, not beach time. Never saw any dolphins, I'm sure it was the weather. The bay was wild, even splashing water onto the windows each night. Luckily we found window cleaning squeegee in the garage and cleaned up the windows each morning so we could see the great view. Since we cooked in the house, I made a list of things I couldn't find; sharp knife (the knives were all serrated), microwaveable pyrex dish, tongs, rubber spatula, teaspoons, bowls for cereal/ice cream, measuring cups, tea/water glasses, coffee scoop and hot pad (only found one). There were plenty of dishes.

Also there are only 4 outside chairs, a few more folding chairs would be nice for this size house. I only mentioned the above items because you asked, we did manage without them. We all loved the house and will rent again if in the area. Thanks. Tom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this fantastic home. The location on the bay, amenities, close to downtown for shops and restaurants, all make it the perfect place to stay. Tom the manager is top notch and makes everything seamless. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was top notch! Great location (quick ride to downtown St Pete) and and an all around great house, amenities included. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in this beautiful home. It is everything the pictures show - the Bay is right in the backyard. We loved watching the Bay change from calm and peaceful to windy and wavy; we saw dolphins, rays, fish, pelicans, even an Osprey camped out on the neighbors tree diving for food. The house is well equipped and comfortable - great towels and sheets, huge fridge, amazing closets, wifi. We drove 20 minutes to St Pete Beach where there is public parking, drove to St Pete for sightseeing, even Uber-ed in the evenings for $6.00. Tom is readily available for questions. It was fun pretending that this was our house in Paradise for a while!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very attentive, house was clean, views from the backyard were excellent! Dolphin and Manatees were swimming by all week (which the dog loved). The Chattaway just down the street was a great spot for a burger and drink. Neighborhood people were very friendly, definitely had an "old Florida" vibe that you can't get everywhere. Bait and tackle store nearby (Mastry's) had great deals on fresh gulf seafood, and Old Southeast Market had great sandwiches. Everything (including downtown St. Pete) is biking distance. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa Intl Airport (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
St. Petersburg Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Gallo Grande (fine mexican dishes)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary

St Petersburg is an amazing vacation area, where everyone, children and adults, will find its pleasure and satisfaction.

In St Pete, you will like walking on Central avenue or on the Bay front, discover the marina and the numerous restaurants and bars. You will enjoy running into a lot of various small shops along the streets or visit the newly renovated Sundial open mall.

For those who love art, you will visit the Dali museum and its largest US Dali collection. Visit also the Chihuly collection and the museum of art.

Half an hour away from St Petersburg, you will reach Tampa and the Bushgarden theme park as well as its famous Zoo. The whole family will have a blast.

St Petersburg is also well known for its beaches with white sand. Take the morning or the afternoon to go to Fort de Soto or to Pass-a-Grille.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tropical Shores, St Petersburg Area

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £80
Pet Fee £81 + Tax
Cleaning fee £177 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £403
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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