About This Listing
International Guest house has a wave of Hispanic colors with plans to keep making the house welcoming, inviting and sustainable...
We have kayaks, bicycles and fishing poles for use....
Space to Camp or room for rent
We have a colorful space that I would say is Mexican themed since my wife is from Mexico, personality to our home. We also have plans to but we would like to make it more international. My hope is each guest will add a little of there make the house more green and sustainable, so if you have any experience with that we would love the assistance.
Access to Kitchen & Bathroom and community spaceAccess to all common areas and fully prepared kitchen, where you can wow us with your cooking skills. My wife and I are always up for trying new food!!! :)
Access and use of:
Also feel free to bring your creative energy and add your personal touch to the property, which could entail drawing, painting,etc....
Interaction with Guests
My wife and I are both in our late 20's & early 30's and two years ago we traveled through central and south America. We enjoy meeting people from other places and we plan to interact with our guests as much as they would like.
Our house is 4 blocks away from Tampa Bay and Lassing Park which has a nice little beach. Plus when the tide goes out you can walk a fair distance into the water.
Our neighborhood is very artsy and eccentric. A lot of our neighbors have chickens and gardens and each house is very unique.
Close to Dali Museum, University of South Florida- St. Petersburg, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Downtown St. Petersburg
There is a bus stop on 4th street & 19th ave and this is about 1 block from my house. This route can take you all over the county or connect you with other routes and it this is route 4.
Greyhound bus station downtown St. Petersburg, 5 min. from the house
Clearwater & Tampa International Airport about 20min. from my house
At this time we do not allow pets inside the house
Guests are responsible for cleaning up after themselves and we would encourage you to follow the rule of leaving things better then you found them.
We take pride in recycling and composting.
He made us feel welcome.
What a wonderful experience it was to stay at The International Guest House! It really is a place where you find community and make many friends. Chris was so welcoming and helpful with great tips. The highlight of my stay was a potluck birthday bash he organized - it was truly a magical experience of celebrating friendship with people from around the world. Thank you soooo much for the unforgettable stay! I miss you all already!
Great experience! I was here for 2 weeks for work. It was quiet enough for me to prepare presentations. Chris is a great person and quick to help with what is good to experience while in St Pete. Really enjoyed staying here and would do it again!
First airbnb experience...was AMAZING! I was a little nervous about how it would work out. I was there for a med school interview, so I wanted to make sure I could sleep well and get to the school on time, etc...Turned out perfect! The experience started with a text from Chris during my layover confirming my arrival and offering to have Joni, the house manager, pick me up from the airport. Very considerate! I had already booked a shuttle so I took that. House is only 20 minutes from Tampa airport--convenient! Chris greeted me with a smile and tour of the place, showed me how to use the kayaks and kindly answered my many questions about the area. Also recommended Uber for getting around, which worked great. My room was enormous! A very comfortable bed, sofa, desk, and clean bathroom. Moreover, Chris and Joni create a vibe that welcomes everyone as family! Joni was so helpful and such a beautiful, fascinating woman. Her kids are very sweet, and it was fun making a family dinner with the gang! St. Petersburg is an awesome town, too. It has something for everyone--art museums, parks, marina, downtown shops, fancy restaurants, fun pubs, vacation beaches, the list goes on. I enjoyed using the bikes to get downtown-only a 7 min ride! After just 3 nights, I felt at home in Chris' house and St. Pete, and was very sad to leave. I give my utmost recommendation!!
Chris is absolutely awesome!!! Very warm and welcoming. The space was clean and provided all basic needs. The property is located on a peaceful block not far from Down Town Saint Pete (aka: The Burg). I would stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a safe and friendly place.
Mi amiga y yo lo pasamos muy bien. Chris y Joni son estupendos y te hacen sentir como en casa.
El resto de la gente hospedada era también muy maja.
La casa esta bien situada, puedes ir andando al centro y a 4 manzanas hay un parque con una playa.
Chris tiene bicicletas y kayaks que se pueden usar
Chris was absolutely amazing and welcoming after my long travel from Trinidad. He helped me bring in my bags and was very accommodating for all of my needs from the beginning of the trip to the very last day. It was quite refreshing to be treated so nicely since I was traveling alone, his company was well appreciated.
The other guests around were also very welcoming and when I saw the interactions with Chris and some of the children, I originally thought they were his own because of his sweet demeanor towards them, but it was just another adventurous family lucky to find this pearl of a place to stay so very close to the beach and with so many different things to enjoy.
Chris has many suggestions for fun activities you can participate in upon your stay. It can be like a loving family environment, or you can have your privacy respected if needed. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay, even a convenient wine bottle opener. It has a full kitchen and I like the brightly colored walls all around. Be careful, you may turn into Salvador Dali while you are here and find your inner artist ☆♡☆.
There is a fire pit that I was sorry not to have the time to use, but maybe I'll get the chance for my next trip because I would surely like to return.
I was very hungry upon my arrival and he directed me to an eclectic place only 2 blocks walking distance. There are bicycles available to ride around and it ia very flat so it ia an wasy ride. The beautiful bay is only a few blocks as well.
The adventurous day kayaking with his company was exactly what I needed for my Florida retreat. He was an amazing guide and I truly enjoyed listening to his fascinating stories of his trips around the world. It is rare for me to find someone that has such a passion for life to travel and it was quite refreshing.
Although I missed the event of apending time with another guest and Chris talking about adventures in Africa, another night in Downtown St. Petersburg was the best time of my entire vacation. Chris was the perfect host and great company to join me for a wonderful night of Latin fusion live music walking along the many venues that this quaint place has to offer. Beware, he has some amazing hidden talent for dancing... Chris is a wonderful host who attends to the needs of his guests. He listens to what his guests are interested in and is most accommodating and considerate.
I slept very well all the nights of my stay, especially the last one. I very much look forward to my next stay.
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About the Host, Chris
I am from the United States (Wisconsin), & Blanca, Chiapas Mexico, we enjoy traveling, camping, snorkeling, & learning about the world. At the moment we are living in St. Petersburg, Florida. We have done a lot of traveling and now we are trying to regroup and figure out what we want. We love meeting new people and we like to help those on the trail. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories!! Life is an adventure!!
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