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Immaculate Family Holiday Home With Pool In Ideal Location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in St Petersburg, Florida, USA

Built in 2004, our beautiful family home is located in a quiet residential area of the wonderful city of St Petersburg. The best beaches in the state are only 15 minutes away by car, with many fantastic restaurants and attractions within easy driving distance. Our house, with its large gardens and private swimming pool, is the ideal base for a family Florida vacation. Take a look at the reviews from previous guests to see what we mean!

We can accommodate family groups of 8.

Also please note that we accept payment in dollars and pounds. We will consider long lets and shorter stays. Please contact us for more details.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


We are a family of four from Hertfordshire who bought the house off plan in 2003, and have visited every year since.

If there's anything you would like to know about the house, get in touch and we'll be more than happy to tell you whatever we can.

NEIL & YVONNE CHAPPELL purchased this house in 2003

Why NEIL & YVONNE CHAPPELL chose Magnolia Heights

We bought in St Petersburg because the opportunity presented itself in the form of a friend who develops property in the area. Some other trusted friends said the city was the best in Florida. We agree!

What makes this house unique

The house is situated in a quiet suburban area, and really feels like a home from home. There are few other tourists nearby, and we love the sense of community. Our neighbours are lovely and we are always made to feel welcome by the people we have got to know in the area. We rarely cycle or jog at home; here it's part of the routine.

Proximity to the airport is important, although the superb beaches and warm Gulf waters more so. And we'll never tire of watching the dolphins and manatees as we stroll along Coffee Pot Boulevard on a calm, warm sunny morning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have received many glowing testimonials from guests who have stayed at the property. We'll post these just as soon as we can copy them from our visitors book!
Oct 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Magnolia Heights in Saint Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with huge shower and large Jacuzzi bath, two basins, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc. Upstairs bathroom with bath/shower, wc. Downstairs wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 inc. children. Max 6 adults. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: master bedroom with super kingsize double bed. Bedroom 2: double bed. Bedroom 3: twin beds. Bedroom 4: double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: Please note that we do not permit smoking inside the property. House parties are also not allowed. Outside: The garden includes a private swimming pool. The pool is a dipping pool rather than lap pool but was created with children in mind and has a 4ft shallow end and wide steps. There are spa jets and underwater lighting. The house is usually accessed via the long driveway and double garage. Adult and child bicycles are provided as are a variety of balls, swimming accessories and lilos. There is a large deck adjacent to the house for sunbathing, table and chairs for dining and a number of sun beds. There is a gas barbecue, and enough space to kick or throw a football and baseball if you are so inclined. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included. The property is cleaned between guests.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Morton Grove, Illinois

Comfortable, Stylish Base for Your Visit to St. Petersburg

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Neil and Yvonne's home was a delight, especially after a very early morning departure and some travel mix-ups. The home is spacious, beautifully decorated, conveniently located and the backyard pool was really enjoyable. Their neighbor is their very capable caretaker, who was there when we needed him to be, and otherwise was just a pleasant neighbor.

Everything worked well for our family during the trip. Of particular note were the very complete kitchen, the gas BBQ that can be easily rolled out of the garage, the large capacity washer and dryer that were especially handy for damp beach/swim items, the (very clean) coolers in the garage (we may have taken some adult beverages to the beach), the open plan living and dining areas from which we happily watched a few World Cup games at night, and the beautiful Master BR and BA upstairs. We were very happy and impressed with this home and Neil's/Yvonne's communications, and will try to stay there again when next in St. Petersburg.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, well equipped, modern and comfortable. Location is great, quiet neighborhood .

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 adults thoroughly enjoyed 10 days at this beautiful property. The hosts thought of everything, beach towels, plenty of loungers and pool floaties to enjoy our time in the Florida sunshine. While we had no issues, the next door neighbor popped by briefly to see if he could help with anything. We loved the pool and used it daily (as well as a few nights). We had initially booked a different property from another website and our hosts cancelled 3 weeks prior to our departure! We were so lucky this place was still available, I may message the first host and thank them! I strongly recommend this place to enjoy your stay in St Petersburg, you won't be disappointed 😁?

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great home exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay we had in Florida at this home. It was a very comfortable stay. The owners are very responsive and easy to work with. The home is well furnished and close to everything. Nice quiet neighborhood. We will for sure stay here again if we are in St Petersburg again. Totally recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and was ideal to explore the local area from. Kids loved the pool. We used this house as a relaxation stop after spending 2 weeks in Disney and it did the job! Thankyou x

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Beautiful home with great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and beautiful home! Our family stayed during Thanksgiving week. Home was very well supplied with all the basics and had wonderful amenities including the heated pool.

It was a pleasure working with the owners Neil and Yvonne. Close to downtown St. Pete, airport, beaches, grocery stores. Very spacious and great floor plan. Would definitely rent again.

Thanks Neil and Yvonne,

The Lanza family from Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Great owner!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay in St Pete! The house is extremely nice, with a nice layout and in great conditions! We live in Orlando and rent houses in Florida on a regular basis. This is one is of our favorites! Enjoyed the pool and the fact that it is fenced gave us peace of mind with our little ones. The interior is tasty decorated and all the furnitures are in great condition.

House is conveniently located to downtown St Pete and St Pete Beach and there is a lot to explore in the area.

Neil has been fantastic, answering all our questions, being very patient and flexible with us. He even accommodated a last minute date change when we realized we had book tickets for an event at the same dates as our rentals.

Highly recommend this house if you are considering a vacation in the St Pete's area.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Casual Clam
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
St Pete Beach
Car: recommended

The beautiful beaches at Fort de Soto and Caladesi are a 20 to 25 minute drive away and must be seen. St Pete Beach, with its miles of sand, is separate from the city but is also worth visiting: turn left at the famous Don Cesar hotel for good food and peace and quiet; right for the 'strip' and the tourist hub of John's Pass, from where we recommend you visit Don's Dock if you wish to hire a fishing boat.


Tampa International Airport is only a 25 minute to half hour drive. Fly direct from Gatwick on BA, hire a car and you can be walking through the front door an hour or so after landing. It's ideal after the 9 hour flight.


The city of St Petersburg is a five minute drive from the house, but beautiful Coffee Pot Boulevard with its manatees, dolphins and amazing birds is a short bike ride or jog away. Then stroll along the bayou into the city, past the city beach, huge municipal swimming pool and tennis courts, and you'll never want to go to Orlando again. But if theme parks are your thing, Busch Gardens, with shorter queues and better rides than Disney, is 35 minutes from the house.

Further Details:

There are many supermarkets just a couple of minutes from the house, including a couple of huge Publix and a Winn Dixie at the end of the road. All of the main local streets are lined with the usual suspects - McDonalds, Starbucks etc - but it's the smaller specialist restaurants that we prefer. A particular highlight in the city is the Saturday morning market in the shadow of Al Lang Field, which features local produce and art and is the perfect way to sample the slightly bohemian heart of St Pete's. With its parks, peaceful centre and harbour, it is a most unusual American city. There's a large cinema and you can often find surprisingly high profile bands and artists playing at the small, outdoor Jannus Landing. If you love sport, the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball in St Petersburg's Tropicana Field, with the Yankees and Red Sox frequent visitors. In nearby Tampa, the Buccaneers play football and the Lightning play ice hockey. We often find ourselves in one of the many local parks, playing football (of either kind) and baseball. Tampa boasts great shopping at International Plaza, where the wealthy and beautiful congregate. There are several other local malls and a popular outlet centre in Ellenton. Tampa has a reputation of something of a good time town, with Ybor City a unique Cuban-flavoured party district. If it's nightlife you're after, St Petersburg has some great bars, but Tampa is the place to be if your nights, not days are the priority.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Magnolia Heights, St Petersburg Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.74

We do not accept bookings for more than 6 adults. Up to 3 small children can be accommodated in the children's bedroom.

Minimum length of stay is four days but shorter breaks can be requested. There is a minimum charge of $1000/ £650.

Our prices are all inclusive - there are no pool heating supplements etc.

We are usually flexible with regards to arrival and changeover, although during school holiday periods this may change.

We offer discounts for long lets. Please call for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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