About This Listing
Attractive, comfortable, private oasis in a residential area a block from one of the best beaches on earth. A perfect place to relax after sunning, shopping & sight-seeing only 3 blocks from Johns Pass w/shops, bars and restaurants.
Apt is 1BR/1BA w/a single attached carport (a rare commodity at the beach), utility room with washer/dryer and a small fenced private back yard. It is beautifully furnished including lots of inspiring coastal artwork. The LR has ample seating for you and guests as well as a bistro dining set that seats 4. Also in the LR is a 32” Samsung LED flat screen and DirectTV w/DVR, a DVD player and WiFi. The kitchen is very well equipped with all necessities and many extras. The bath has a tub/shower combo w/a hand held Waterpik showerhead. There is a very comfy queen bed and ample closet/storage space in the BR. The fenced rear yard has a gas grill, umbrella table and chairs and a chaise for your comfort. There is also a queen inflatable mattress for occasional overnight guests. It is half a duplex with owner, Jan and dachshunds Graham & Greta, living next door.
Guests are welcome to use/consume anything they find in the refrigerator/pantry. I do try to leave a few "goodies" like pastries, a few eggs, a small container of milk, staples, etc. to get visitors started so they don't feel they need to run to the grocery store right away. There are also clean linens and a couple of beach towels in the hall linen closet. Basically, everything in the apartment is there to make the guest more comfortable. All I ask is that you treat everything with respect to ensure it is in good condition for the next guests. Visitors will also have complete access to the fenced in area around the apartment that contains outdoor furniture and a gas gas grill. The single carport in front of the unit is designated parking for guests.
Interaction with Guests
Since I live in the other half of the duplex, I will be available to guests most evenings and weekends. I do still work during the week.
My neighborhood is a residential mixture of single family year round residents, seasonal rentals and multi-family dwellings that are well maintained. Residents are friendly and respectful of others' privacy. It is ~1 block to our gorgeous Gulf beach, ~3 blocks to Johns Pass with many restaurants, shops, bars & some of the best "homemade" ice cream you've ever eaten in easy walking distance.
Beach Trolley stop is 1 block away on Gulf Blvd and goes from Pass-A-Grille to Clearwater
Guests are asked to be respectful of neighbors' privacy keeping in mind that some of them keep working and school hours during the week. Smoking is prohibited in the apartment. Pets will be considered on a one-on-one basis.
I highly recommend Jan's listing. The photos are accurate - and don't even do Jan's great bungalow apartment justice! The kitchen and bathroom are perfect sizes for a vacation, the queen bed was very comfortable, the AC and ceiling fans made the apartment a comfortable cool temperature despite the heat outside, the backyard patio/table/grill were a wonderful additional surprise that we used every day. The apartment was fully equipped - including the kitchen, plentiful linens, even some pantry and fridge items to get you started. Jan was welcoming and was available when we needed her. The neighborhood is residential and quiet despite being only a block from the main road and a few blocks from John's Pass shops. The beach is beautiful and is a very short walk, one block away. Jan had everything we needed for the beach - including towels, chairs, an umbrella and cooler. Overall, we were very happy with our choice and very comfortable during our stay...I highly recommend that you go and see for yourself! Two quick recommendations: we rented bikes from Gulf Coast Baby, Beach & Bike Rentals - they delivered and picked up the bikes directly to our door. Also, the best meal we had on our trip was at The Columbia about twelve miles north in Clearwater - cannot recommend that enough!
This is my first experience booking with Airbnb, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Jan is a welcoming host who is thoughtful and attentive, but lets you do your own thing while staying there. The unit is a block from the beach, and within walking distance to a nice shopping and entertainment district. The duplex is seriously adorable-it is decorated with calming, beachy, décor and is clean and well kept. Seriously, everything you could need for the trip is there. The kitchen is fully stocked with cups, plates, pots and pans, and Jan even provides a few basic staples in the fridge so you don't have to run right out to the store after arriving. Forgot to bring beach chairs or towels? No problem! There are some in the outside storage closet. Want to grill out in the back patio? You can do that too with both a full size propane grill and small charcoal grill. A Place in the Sun was truly a home away from home, and Jan was a wonderful host. When checkout time came, I wanted to ask how much it would cost to just stay forever! I highly recommend staying here if you're in the St. Petersburg beach area.
Staying at Jan's was wonderful, it exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect size for my husband and I. It was incredibly clean and the bed was very comfortable. I love how hospitable Jan is. She said to help ourselves to anything in the cabinets and was nice enough to leave us with some things to get us started. The beach was so close and we really enjoyed being able to walk to John's Pass. The only negative thing I can say is that we couldn't stay longer! We loved it! And we will definitely try to come stay again soon! Thanks Jan!!!
Jan was very warm and accommodating and her home met the expectations. We enjoyed a nice, relaxing time in Madeira Beach with all the comforts of home. The beach was right across the street, and there are plenty of restaurants right around the corner. The home was extremely clean and welcoming! Thank you, Jan for a nice visit!
Jan's rental was a great little place with everything we needed, she's put thought into a lot of details of what one might need during their stay. Rental is a nice location just 2 blocks from the beach and there are restaurants within 2 blocks as well, we didn't need to use our car very much. The rental is just one street off the main road on a quiet residential street. There is a nice private patio with table and chairs in the backyard and a carport in the front for parking. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'd need for cooking and Jan provided a few extra snacks which was great too!! Bed was comfortable, I had no problems sleeping there and the apartment is inviting, lots of cute decorations. Coffee maker, hair dryer, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, pretty much everything you need is provided. We spoke to Jan just briefly at the beginning and end of our stay and she was very nice and friendly. She's also very quick to respond to messages which I really appreciated. I'd recommend visiting Shell Key down by St. Pete during your stay via the Shell Key Shuttle ($25/person), we had a great time on this little island beach, not very many people there at all and collected some amazing shells. The water was so pretty there, very peaceful. Thanks Jan for an enjoyable stay.
Perfect place to stay for a couple. Only a short walk to Johns Pass, beach access, restaurants, etc. everything was immaculately clean when we arrived and Jan provided us with towels (and beach towels), a cooler, and some goodies in the fridge. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone else! Gorgeous area too.
We had a great experience in Madeira Beach! Great location with close walking distance to the beach and the boardwalk for shops and restaurants. Very clean, quiet, and nice place to stay. Would definitely go back! Jan is a fantastic host and very accommodating!
About the Host, Jan
I cannot live without my pups, family and friends, books, beach, warm weather and sunshine.
NYC is one of my favorite travel destinations.
I still work full time and as long as I do, my motto is "I work to live, I don't live to work."
Shopping, restaurants and bars
Very good seafood - awesome onion rings
Full service grocery
Good eats and live music
Full service grocery