About this listing
This 1920's cottage was originally a Model-T garage. It is a fresh, cozy space with a tropical, outdoor living area. It is nestled in the quiet, Old Northeast neighborhood just steps away from a vibrant downtown. Park your car onsite and walk!
This is a comfortable guest house located in the charming Old Northeast neighborhood. You will enter the newly-renovated 1920's cottage through a shared, gated courtyard. The courtyard is a tropical outdoor living space with a beautiful sectional sofa and table / chairs for outdoor dining. As you enter the cottage through the french doors you will notice it is a cozy, clean and fresh space decorated in traditional 1920's styling with wood floors, subway tile and stained glass. The first floor has a fully-furnished living area complete with a kitchenette and full bathroom. The upstairs loft includes a queen bed and a twin bed for additional guests or a quiet space to read a book.
This space was built in 1920 for the original owner's Model-T Ford. As such, the cottage is a compact space, but well-planned for a comfortable stay. Both floors are approximately 220 square feet. The stairs to the loft bedroom are narrow and the ceiling is low in a portion of the upstairs loft.
The kitchenette is fully equipped with a Keurig coffee maker, bottles of water, soda, starbucks coffee, microwave oven, refrigerator, blender, toaster, dishes, glasses, cutlery, corkscrew, can opener, paper towels, dishtowels and dish soap.
The bathroom is crisp and clean with hotel amenities including luxury linens, a hair dryer and bath products. An additional vanity area is located in the upstairs loft bedroom with a makeup mirror and electrical outlets.
Also provided are extra linens, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, beach bags, coolers, hair dryer and dvd player.
The cottage is next to the main house with both homes having french door access to the courtyard. The gate and outdoor courtyard will be private for your use during your stay. Parking is in the driveway in front of the cottage and is free.
Also available is secure wifi, cable TV and a Smart surround sound system.
A Laundromat and CVS is located two blocks from the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
I am at home when you visit and welcome conversation and any questions you may have for exploring the area.
The New York Times says, "The Old Northeast neighborhood is just north of St. Petersburg's downtown, making it walking-distance to the city's booming cultural and entertainment scene."
This home is located in the perfect place to really enjoy the city. Walk to downtown, the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel (which hosts outdoor events almost every weekend), Beach Drive, the marina, waterfront parks, bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, art galleries, Sundial Plaza, Muvico 20, community swimming pool and tennis courts.
Attend a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field or the Rowdies soccer at Al Lang Stadium.
Visit the Saturday Morning Market, shop at the vast retro / vintage stores or beautiful boutiques along Central Avenue. Also visit the vintage markets and antique shops throughout downtown for the most fantastic finds.
This city is full of cultural destinations: Salvador Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, The Chihuly Collection, Florida's Holocaust Museum, The Palladium and The Mahaffey Theatre.
The cottage is also within a few blocks / miles from Publix, Winn-Dixie, Rolling Oats, Fresh Market, CVS and Walgreens.
The cottage is walking or biking distance from everything. A trolley stop is two blocks down the street in front of the Vinoy (for $.50) and will take you through the city, as well as, to St. Pete Beach.
It is a 30-minute drive from Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. It is walking distance from the Albert Whitted Airport.
It is a few blocks from the interstate and just a 30-minute drive to world-famous beaches: St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, Fort de Soto.
Other Things to Note
The owners live on site and have two cats that mainly stay in the house. Sometimes they will venture outside, so you may see them meandering around the property. They do not have access to the cottage.
Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage. However, smoking is allowed outside in the courtyard and ashtrays are provided.
Pets are not allowed. This is a residential neighborhood, so a noise curfew from 10pm - 8am is enforced. The maximum number of guests is limited to 3 people. The apartment is ideal for mature couples / friends.
The homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others they invite to use the premises.
Guests shall allow homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. This right shall be exercised in a reasonable manner.
This is the gated courtyard. The cottage is on the left and the main house is on the right as you enter this gate.
I stayed here for 2 nights and highly recommend staying here! Great location, nicely appointed and very comfortable.
This was my second time to stay at Julie's, and it was just as pleasant as the first time. I also got to meet Julie on this trip as well. She is the perfect hostess!
The cottage was very nice! It's in a great location, 5 minute walk from the beach, in a very nice and quiet neighborhood. Julie had the cottage cleaned and ready for arrival and welcomed with beverages in the refrigerator. I would highly recommend staying here!
I have been traveling to the Tampa area regularly for the past year and staying at a hotel each time. Julie's place is such a breath of fresh air and cure for my hotel burnout. Her place is updated, clean, and feels like a home away from home. Additionally, you cannot beat the location, which is 2 blocks away from a bustling downtown area of restaurants and shops.
Julie is an incredible host, who really goes the extra mile to ensure your stay is pleasant. Knowing that it was my first time to use AirBnB, Julie even let me come check out the place ahead of time before my first stay. I'm looking forward to many more stays at Julie's home.
I didn't get to meet Julie, but the location and cottage were perfect! I really liked that there was an a/c both downstairs and upstairs. This is important in Florida. It was super clean and nice. The neighborhood was absolutely beautiful and is within easy walking distance to the bay and a lot of cool restaurants and bars. I will definitely stay here again.
Julie has left no stone unturned in making her guests feel welcomed and comfortable! Upon arrival we found a complete "manual" for way-finding inside the cottage as well as the surrounding area. Because she knew our stay was brief, Julie also printed a 24-hour guide to St. Petersburg and added personal notes about her favorite city highlights including restaurants, shopping and site seeing. We found ourselves adding many of her suggestions to our "to do" list and were very pleased we did as well as happy to have a local perspective for our explorations.
Everything we needed (or perhaps forgot) to make for an enjoyable stay was provided - bottled water, coffee, half-n-half, soda, orange juice, sunblock, beach towels, beach bag, q-tips, razors, hair dryer, toiletries...you name it! Not to mention, she most graciously loaned us her beach chairs for our afternoon excursions!
The cottage was super-clean, very comfortable, and private despite having a shared courtyard with the main house. The courtyard had a wonderful seating area with lots of tropical plants - creating a unique oasis and alternative to the standard porch or balcony.
The neighborhood was also beautiful, quiet, walkable and conveniently located close to many shops, restaurants and museums. Additionally, the cottage is located only 15-20 minutes from some of Florida's most beautiful beaches, including Pass-a-Grille!
Because of Julie, we had a wonderful experience in St. Petersburg and definitely plan to stay at her charming, old cottage again soon!
Julie is a wonderful, thoughtful hostess. The cottage is delightful and perfectly located ..quiet at night, but in easy walking distance to the restaurants and shops along Beach Drive.
Julie's binder explaining the cottage workings, stores, beaches, restaurants was
About the Host, Julie
I am a working professional that enjoys sharing my guest cottage with new friends. It is a such a joy to live in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood only a few blocks from a thriving downtown full of great restaurants, art destinations and an exciting nightlife.