Pool outside of my condoFront of The Wave
Attractive Shared Condo, 4 mi. to St. Pete Beach!
Attractive Shared Condo, 4 mi. to St. Pete Beach!


Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Message me before booking if you'll be arriving after 11 p.m. Share this clean, affordable 2/2 condo with owner, 2 pet cats. Private bathroom/bedroom with queen bed; kitchen, dining, living areas; huge pool, fitness center, laundry room; free guest parking. Great location by 7-mile Skyway Bridge, I-275--minutes from St. Pete Beach, Ft. Desoto Park, Eckerd College, downtown, and Tropicana Field. Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Bradenton, Sarasota, and Tampa are about 30 minutes from here.

The space

Hi, I'm Maria, the on-site property manager who lives in this attractive 2/2 condo with my 2 dear cats, Mitzy and Don. I'm a friendly, polite, optimistic, and flexible person who works hard to make sure guests have a pleasant, positive experience. If you click on my profile photo, you'll see the 5 private condos in this building that my partners and I also manage. Please contact me about long-term pricing since it's different from the daily rate.

The retro Wave building is of historic, 1960s art deco architecture. It's not the Trump Tower or Ritz Carlton, but it has historic relevance and its unique design wave design is unrivaled in the U.S. Various renovations have been made in recent years such as enhanced landscaping with more scheduled for future years such as new windows and balconies, so balconies are decorative only until the HOA decides what to do with them in the next 2-3 years.

The building is minutes from the warm, turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Fort DeSoto Park, and St. Pete Beach which was chosen by "Dr. Beach" as one of America's top beaches.

This tastefully furnished, 1/1 private and highly affordable condo will suit your budget. It'll be your home away from home because it's equipped with all the comforts and conveniences needed for a memorable Florida vacation. Numerous activities are available nearby--enjoy the area's walking and biking trails, fishing, swimming, golfing, boating, sight-seeing trips, nightlife, casino cruises, sunset cruises, watercraft rentals, and more. Hop on board the Suncoast Beach Trolley at the Don Cesar, the famous "Pink Palace" on St. Pete Beach recently named "American's Best Historic Hotel," and spend the day exploring and touring Florida's Gulf beaches. Enjoy the "catch of the day" at one of the many beachfront restaurants or take a break from the sun and sand and meander through the unique shops and many tourist attractions up and down our beautiful coastline such as St. John's Pass. If you desire theme park adventures, Busch Gardens is a 45 minute drive east while Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios are less than 2 hours away. Shop, dine, and explore downtown St. Petersburg during your stay. Sundial, the city’s newest architectural wonder in the heart of downtown, will mesmerize you with its unique collection of shops, restaurants, spas, nightlife, and entertainment. The place “to be” in downtown St. Pete is Beach Drive. Overflowing culture and arts, the unrivaled Chihuly Collection is just one of many diverse galleries along Beach Drive. The excellent dining at one of the many upscale restaurants is a must. St. Pete’s picturesque waterfront is also home to the world-class Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Mahaffey Theater, Florida Orchestra, and over 1,000 special events and festivals each year. For visiting sports fans, the choices abound--Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is a 15 minute drive. Just north on Interstate 275 is Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Tampa Bay area is also home to the Rowdies of the North American Soccer League, minor league baseball, and MLB Spring Training. So, pack your bags because it's vacation time which around here means fun in the sun!

No smokers or other pets here, please. Guests get a beautiful, tropical-style private bedroom with a queen bed, and they have access to the rest of the condo including modern kitchen, living/dining areas, bathroom, and all condo building amenities. If you don't want to share your living space with me, check out the private condos we manage in the building by clicking on my profile photo. I look forward to meeting you and making your stay here very pleasant.

This condo is attractively furnished, clean, bright, upscale, and elegant. It's ideal for 1-2 guests at a reasonable price. It has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave oven, stainless steel refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee machine, granite countertops, all dishes/utensils/pots and pans. Living room has leather sofa, coffee table, end tables, entertainment unit with electric fireplace, 42" LED TV with cable and wifi through Bright House Networks, and elegant paintings and decor throughout. From the living room and guest bedroom, you get a pool view and of tropical landscaping, picnic/BBQ area, sand volleyball court, and a lush palm and pine forest. The lovely dining room has a slate tile/oak dining table with crystal chandelier above. One airy, modern, Florida tropical-themed guest bedroom has a queen bed and contemporary matching bedroom set consisting of a dresser with mirror, two bedside tables with lamps, ceiling fan, chest of drawers, attractive tropical décor, light oak laminate flooring, and a Florida/tropical color scheme of blue and light green. The entire condo is airy and bright with plantation shutters on all windows. There's whitish tile throughout the unit except bedroom which is oak laminate. The guest bathroom is clean, nicely decorated, and fully functional with a tub and shower.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire condo's interior. Also, they can use the two laundry rooms downstairs, large oval pool, fitness center, picnic and barbecue areas, and volleyball court. Free guest parking is available around the building as well as on the street in front of the building.

Interaction with guests

Hi, I'm Maria, the property manager for several condos in this building and your host. I'm very friendly with extensive overseas travel experiences, so I will assist as much as possible to make guests feel comfortable and give them a quality vacation. I was a European tour guide based in Germany for two years. Having been born in southern Slovakia, I still speak Hungarian and Slovakian pretty well in addition to English. Places I've visited include most of Europe, parts of Russia, East Africa, most of the Caribbean, and parts of Central and South Africa. More adventures are planned for the future! My hobbies include reading, writing, cycling, walking on the beach, learning new things, fitness and healthy living, my pets, spending time with friends, and traveling.

Other things to note

Free guest parking outside of the condo building is available for visitors with a car. You can also park for free on the street in front of the building if all guest spots in the parking lot are occupied.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 150
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

If you need to arrive after 11 p.m., please message me before booking to confirm that I will be available to accommodate late arrivals. Guests are expected to be respectfully quiet for residents in the building which means no loud parties or noises at any time--people live here year-round and go to work and send their kids to school. Please tidy up condo and throw out garbage regularly. Please wash all your used dishes, pots, and pans. When not in the condo, please turn off lights and ceiling fans and turn up the AC to conserve electricity. Condo to be used only for legal purposes. Do not bring strangers or extra guests into the condo who have not been disclosed to me and Airbnb prior to booking for security reasons.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

186 Reviews


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Rick User Profile
June 2017
Maria was a good host and the room was fine. I am glad that I followed her suggestion to visit downtown St Petersburg and its waterfront, which is about a 15 minute drive east. Her place is conveniently 15 minutes from St Pete's Beach (drive west).
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
I'm glad you got out to visit the St. Pete Gulf coast and downtown despite challenging rainy weather!
June 2017

Casey User Profile
May 2017
Great stay, recommend to solo traveler or couple...
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you--may you have St. Petersburg wedding memories for a lifetime!
May 2017

Savanah User Profile
May 2017
Maria was a great host, very detailed and great with instructions and gave us great recommendations! I enjoyed my visit, but if you do not like the smell of cats then this is not the place for you.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Why mention the cats? I clearly post that two cats live here. Do not book here to save money and then slam my family members. I don't douse them with perfume!
May 2017

Marc User Profile
May 2017
Really enjoyed staying at Maria's place. It was extremely close by where I needed to go. I was only there overnight, but I could see staying there longer term. Maria was extremely friendly and we had a nice chat the morning I was leaving. It was very quiet in the room and her cats were no trouble at all. Could hardly tell they were there--I am not sensitive to cats and have one at home. Will be returning to stay with Maria in August when I am back in St. Pete.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you, Marc! The location is unrivaled for fast access to nearby colleges, numerous nature preserves, Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico beaches, downtown, large supermarkets...these are all minutes away by car or even walking distance. You're welcome back at my casa or in one of the private ones we have in the building. See you in August!
May 2017

Ivar User Profile
May 2017
Cheap and adequate accomodation, Maria is helpfull host
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Yes, it's a very affordable price for sharing this lovely condo which has been a place of relaxation and pleasure for me. Too bad you didn't have time to swim in the huge oval pool or use the fitness center which most guests enjoy as two benefits of being here instead of a small, private shared home without any amenities.
May 2017

Phyllis User Profile
May 2017
Maria is a gracious and respectful host. The private bath is very clean and the bedroom is quite comfortable and has a large closet. I did not use the living room or the kitchen but they appeared to be equally well furnished and equipped. A longer stay would surely be no problem. The outdoor swimming pool looked inviting and was being actively enjoyed by several families.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
You're welcome back and if in this area again with family members, you may consider one of our five private condos, all poolside, that we have in this building if the location is convenient for you. Best wishes!
May 2017

Kathy User Profile
May 2017
Very convenient to St Pete beaches & whatever you may need. Cool building that I hope remains !
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thanks, Kathy! I love the unique, historic architecture as well--it's unrivaled and suits me because I don't care for homogenous, cookie-cutter style dwellings--boring! The more unique, the more memorable.
May 2017

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Maria User Profile

Hello, I'm Maria, your on-site property manager since I live in this building too and can assist you as needed. I'm an optimistic, cheerful, flexible, easy-going, helpful person with a positive life outlook who prefers guests with the same attitude. Pessimistic perfectionists who are impossible to please because they search for negatives are not welcome in any of the six condos we manage in this building.

My partners and I work very hard to give guests a friendly, memorable experience at reasonable, affordable prices. This unique building overlooks lush woods for a secluded resort feel. It is a circa 1962 structure called The Wave of Brazilian art deco architecture. The building has been well renovated with attractive landscaping, fitness center, pool area, picnic area, and other amenities in recent years.

I speak Hungarian and Slovakian fairly well. I grew up mainly in Michigan and later, lived and worked in Kuwait and Germany for several years. I've visited most of Europe and parts of Central and South America, Africa, and many Caribbean islands. In addition to traveling abroad, I enjoy meeting people from other nations and cultures. My hobbies are reading, writing, traveling, cycling, kayaking, hiking, being outdoors in beautiful nature, and spending time with close friends and of course, with my dear pets. I live an interesting, happy life in beautiful St. Petersburg which I call home for the time being. I look forward to meeting you!

Languages: English, Magyar, Čeština
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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