New, super-clean, no pets, no smoke. Your own bath, and Tempurpedic comfy bed(s). A few blocks from the water and everything downtown. Trolley can take you to and from the beach. Tons of great restaurants, museums and nightlife in walking distance.
Private guest room. Twin beds join together to make a king. Memory foam mattress is amazingly comfortable.
Lovely, clean space with high ceilings, fans, laundry. Ultra-comfortable memory-foam twin beds can be pushed together to make a king at your request. You should be able to sleep very well!
Access to refrigerator and pantry for drinks and snacks. No cooking unless we are eating together.
Interaction with Guests
Je parle Francais y hablo Espanol. I'm friendly and easy-going. I work from home, so I can be very accessible. Certainly would love to grab dinner out and make you breakfast if schedules permit. You don't have to be hyper-social but I prefer guests who enjoy meeting new people.
Downtown, well lit, just four blocks from Central Avenue. Tons of great restaurants (cheap or expensive), museums, and nightlife in walking distance. Only a few blocks from the water (Tampa Bay) and there are wonderful running paths along the water. There's even a small city beach if you'd prefer not to trolley or drive to our to Gulf Beaches (just 10 miles away.)
Attractions within one mile: Dali Museum, Chilhuly Museum, Holocaust Museum, Waterfront, Central Avenue, Vinoy & Straub Park, American Stage, Sundial (shopping), Beach Drive, Mahaffey Theater, Al Lang (soccer/baseball) Stadium, and much more.
** Note **
This is downtown in a booming city - there is construction and nightlife. Fri/Sat nights you can hear music from the nightclub down the street until about 2am, and weekdays there is construction noise during the day. No guests have complained.
We do not have a robust system in St. Petersburg, which is why it is so nice to be downtown where you can walk to everything. There's a trolley that goes to the beach, and one that circulates downtown. Cheap and easy to (website hidden). Petersburg airport is closer, but Tampa International (TPA), 35 minutes away, is most commonly used in this area.
It's possible I could pick you up at the airport for $20 and save you some money.
Other Things to Note
I'm a singer-songwriter and web-entrepreneur, and tend to be awake from 8am to midnight. Most of the day there is non-mainstream music playing and no television. I drink wine, and often love to share a few glasses with new friends.
Prefer non-smoking guests. No drugs, no pets, no kids under 18. Drinking for flavor and enjoyment is fine, getting excessively drunk is not.
Fran was a wonderful host...extremely nice and helpful with suggestions for places to go for music, good food, etc. His place was very clean and comfortable. The space had its privacy and his balcony has a lovely view of the waterfront. We were able to park the car in front of his building and didn't use the car again because everything is within walking distance.
Great! Very convenient location to downtown St. Pete. Apartment is sparely furnished but is comfortable, clean and safe. Fran was flexible meeting me when my travel plans changes. He was also helpful in suggesting a place to run and grab some quick food. He plays the guitar well too! Would stay here again if I come back to St. Pete anytime soon.
I have had a fantastic experience with Fran. The apartment is very clean. Safety is supported with entry tiles Fran supplies. The bed and pillows are excellent. I felt welcome and comfortable. Fran was helpful with details of events,transportation,location and eating. The recommendation for gelato was right on. Omg! Do not miss! I can only tell u that as a single traveler, spending days at a conference I could not have made better choice.
The location is convenient to the waterfront, children's hospital and stadium. I was exactly 1 mile from renaissance vinoy resort and golf club. It was an easy walk through great shopping or the waterfront whichever u prefer.
Thank you so much Fran for looking out for me and updating me on local events and helping me get where I needed to be when I needed to be there! Your the best!
Fran was a most welcoming host and went out of his way to make my stay pleasant. The location in downtown St Petersburg is perfect for the Chuhilly, Dali and other museums. The Trolley is available although I was very comfortable walking everywhere.
We were unable to stay with Fran after all - however I have to say that he was extremely responsive and helpful in the time that we were planning our trip to stay. We will look at Fran's as an option the next time we are in the area.
Fran had a great place to stay. The bed was very comfortable. I enjoyed our discussions. I would recommend friends place to anyone.
Fran was very welcoming to my girlfriend and me. We were there for only the one day and he helped recommend delicious restaurants and good nightlife. His space was immaculate and the beds very comfortable. The location is very conveniently located downtown, minutes away from shops, restaurants, and the water. I would highly recommend Fran's place for future trips
Singer-songwriter, and founder of (website hidden)
I'm an easy-to-please guest, I love meeting and hosting people, and love to travel.
I'm in the music business and love to inspire people to connect more deeply with the arts.
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