About this listing
Your own suite in our beautiful home within walking distance of all the amenities that downtown St. Pete has to offer: gorgeous waterfront parks that run for miles, great restaurants, museums, entertainment and shopping. Great breakfast provided!
Nestled in the beautiful Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg, this large guest room, in a private home with its own bath and seating area, is one block from the third largest waterfront park system in North America where bike and walking trails surround the Bay.
There is no other neighborhood like this one, featured in "This Old House" as one of the top ten historic bungalow neighborhoods in the USA.
We are a short walk to restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs and more. Saint Petersburg has been voted the #1 medium sized art town in the US three years in a row. It is home to the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Art Glass Museum, the Holocaust Museum and a Museum of Fine Arts.
Don't miss the wonderful Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete with great food, local organic produce, art and craft vendors and live music. (Labor Day thru Memorial Day, 9:00-2:00) You can walk there right along the bay! Summer too...in a shady park a few blocks away.
Suitable for one person or a couple. Guests are welcome to share the whole house. This sweet bungalow has front and back porches for outdoor living and easy free parking. We have two kayaks and two bicycles available for your use.
Traveling with a little one? We have a pack & play for your use and thick comfy sleeping bags if you need them. Juice boxes are in the fridge!
A gourmet, full breakfast is available on Sunday, continental on Saturday and weekdays. There is a small fridge in your room stocked with drinks.
Special occasion? Talk to me about catering and having guests.
We are located 30 minutes from the Tampa Airport, and close to Busch Gardens, Ybor City and International Mall. Take a day trip to Disney World, Sea World or Universal Studios, just 90 minutes away.
There is a large public pool and and a public "Bay" beach just three blocks away. Gulf Beaches are a short 15 minute drive or dedicated trolley ride away. These are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
We have two, well behaved cocker spaniels that love company. We would consider a medium to small dog as a guest.
Note: The bed is a full size, not a queen. If you require one, we have a good quality queen air mattress but a queen is only 6 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full size.
Note: When you inquire, could you please help me get to know you by describing yourself and your trip? Thank you.
Access to the whole home and grounds with the exclusion of the second floor master suite.
Interaction with Guests
We are at home when you visit and welcome conversation and pleasant exchanges. Your privacy is important to us and your room is secluded enough to offer you as much privacy as you need.
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."
There is a local bus system as well as a downtown trolley that goes to the large Gulf beaches and the major shopping areas downtown and along Central Avenue.
Check in and check out: We do not have any set times and can decide on an individual basis but we would like a ballpark time and clear communication. We would appreciate a call if anything changes such as a delay.
Feel free to share the whole house: all we ask is that you treat this home as you would your own, with respect and courtesy.
The EXTRA person fee is for a whole separate room and is the same fee as the nightly room rate. We can accommodate a larger group or family occasionally with another room on the same floor. The bathroom would be shared. This room has a queen size sleeper sofa that is actually comfortable. If you are interested please send a message with your reservation request.
Living room, dining room, porches, kitchens, den with TV are all fine.
Upstairs is private.
Complimentary, continental breakfast is available on weekdays and Saturday from 7:30-10:00.
Full breakfast is available Sunday morning. Ask me what’s available and please let me know if you are a vegetarian or have any dietary issues.
Bring a laptop, tablet, IPAD? Wireless internet is available throughout the house.
I can print boarding passes, directions and site information for you.
Sand and Shoes and Wet Stuff
Sand is really hard on the floors. If you are just back from the beach please try to brush it off outside. We have an outdoor shower.
Please try to check your shoes for sand before coming in.
Please put wet stuff on the tiled bathroom floor, not the wood floor or bed.
My first Airbnb experience was with Linda and Warren and it was great! I booked on very short notice, and they were more than accommodating. The house is beautiful, the room is cozy, the dogs are friendly, and the fruit, bread, and Sunday breakfast were amazing. The location is just a short distance to the beach and an easy walk downtown. More than anything, I truly appreciated their hospitality and generosity. The bike ride through the city and use of kayaks were definitely a treat, as were the restaurant recommendations and easy conversation. Highly recommend staying in this beautifully renovated home with truly great people.
We had a great time at the Alessi's lovely home which is filled with art pieces and aesthetic decor. Linda prepared incredible gourmet breakfasts. Warren dug up flowering gingers to take home to plant. Cocker spaniels Max and Kevin provided their sweet companionship. We were a couple of blocks from the beach and spent a day lounging there. They are also close to the Vinoy Hotel where we attended a wedding. Next time we will take them up on the offer to use bikes and kayaks. Thanks, Linda and Warren!
I had two lovely days at Linda and Warrens place! they're both very open hearted people and were very uncomplicated. They did take me out for their favourite ice cream, invited me to eat dinner with them, that was delicious by the way Linda is a great cook. I could use their bicycles without any problem and move around like I wanted to. You will live near the beautiful riverwalk and the city but also have your peace and can relax in a very nice neighboorhood. I loved to talk to them and hear about their interestimg lives as artists, parents and couple. Many thanks!!
If you're planning a getaway in St. Pete, look no further than Linda and Warren's home where you'll be welcomed like a member of the family. We loved everything about our stay: The home itself is a feast for the eyes with original artwork everywhere you look. The room for guests is comfy and spacious ... and everything is sparkling clean, including the bathroom.
The back yard is a private mini-paradise with gorgeous plantings, a beautiful patio and an outdoor shower. Linda is a gourmet cook and her Sunday breakfast was better than one would find in many restaurants. We also enjoyed her continental breakfast of homemade bread, wonderful jams and fresh fruit on Saturday morning.
The home is located in a well-kept neighborhood that is lush with tropical foliage, only a couple of blocks to the bay, and a mile to downtown.
Everything about our stay was fabulous: the home, the hosts, the location, the room, the food. Highly recommended.
The hosts were great! Very accomodating and welcoming when we arrived! They gave us plenty of information about things to do/places to see in the neighbourhood!
Sorry for the little delay, but as written in the guest book at your house, we enjoyed it very much to stay with you and at your place. We can definitely recommend everybody do so too. Best regards to Warren and "The Boys" :)
We had a lovely 2 night stay at Linda and Warren's beautiful home. The house is a feast for the eyes being filled with original art and craft, the photos cannot do it justice. The location is perfect, the house is on a quiet, leafy street but just a few minutes from restaurants, galleries etc.
Linda's gourmet Sunday breakfast was unbelievable.
Both Linda and Warren were welcoming and helpful..... a really interesting couple. We would absolutely return.
About the Host, Linda
Warren and I are both artists and our home reflects both our love of art and our love of older homes.
We moved to St. Petersburg in 2010 so that I could teach at St. Petersburg College. The bonus is that St. Pete and particularly where we live, in the Old NE neighborhood, is paradise. There is always, and I mean always, something going on and everything is accessible and affordable.
My biggest pleasure is to cook healthy, gourmet meals for friends and family and now, I hope, guests. Warren's biggest pleasure is to have company and make sure they have a great time.