Modern Home in Lush Florida Garden

House - Private room · 20th Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33713, United States
Rose Marie

My clean home with modern decor is conveniently located close to the freeway and St Pete's exciting downtown with fun shops, restaurants, museums and an outdoor market in the wintertime. It's also close to a beach and Tropicana where the Rays play.

Your host, Rose Marie
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My clean home with modern decor is conveniently located close to the freeway and St Pete's exciting downtown with fun shops, restaurants, museums and an outdoor market in the wintertime. It's also close to a beach and Tropicana where the Rays play.

The Space

My art-filled North St Petersburg home, furnished with vintage mid century modern finds, is in a luxuriant tropical garden setting. It's conveniently located near downtown and within a few minutes of Tampa Bay and the North Beach outdoor swimming pool and it is a 15 to 20 minute drive to the Gulf Beaches. The Sunken Gardens, Tropicana Sports Field and several museums are nearby, including the new Salvador Dali Museum. It is also within walking distance of a small shopping center with a popular sushi restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, a convenience store and the bus stop. The freeway entrance is a few blocks away (but not so close as to be disturbed by freeway traffic). There are two parks within walking distance--Crescent Lake and Booker Creek--and there are several nature parks within a few miles including Boyd Hill Nature Park and Sawgrass Lake.

My 1,100’ house is an open plan with a light-filled great room (living room, dining room, kitchen and office) with hardwood floors in the living room area and the bedrooms and tiles everywhere else. French doors lead onto a huge wooden deck and a small, exotic garden beyond. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and was completely renovated a few years ago. It has central air conditioning, high speed internet connection and a separate air conditioned studio with washer and dryer. There is plenty of parking on the street as well as off-street parking.

The entire house is available to rent when I am out-of-town (I do charge a premium for the entire house). When I am home the bright and sunny guest bedroom (just over 11 by 14 feet), with a very comfortable sofa bed (it has a foam mattress that conforms to your body shape) and a new, private bathroom, is available.

I try to maintain a green household: there are water barrels to collect rainwater in the garden, and I reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible. I encourage my guests to do the same.

Guest Access

When I am out-of-town on trips my guests have access to the entire house and deck although my artist's studio is off limits except to access the washer and dryer located there. When I am home guests have access to the great room (which includes living room and kitchen) and the deck.

Interaction with Guests

I come and go a lot. But occasionally, when I'm home, I enjoy sharing a meal with my guests in the kitchen or on the back deck. I've taken a few guests to yoga classes with me and to the beach for a swim or stroll.

The Neighborhood

I love the convenience of my neighborhood--it's close to so many amenities, including two restaurants, a dollar store, a deli, and two parks. All are within walking distance. It's quiet here and my neighbors are friendly.

Getting around

There's a bus stop on the corner and buses run regularly throughout the day (but not at night). Guests are welcome to borrow my bicycle. The freeway entrance is a few blocks from my house and North Beach and public swimming pool are a short drive away, as are the local health food store and a great Italian deli.

Other Things to Note

St Pete is becoming an art destination! It's not just about beautiful beaches (although we have plenty of those as well). There are many museums and galleries to visit both here and in Tampa and Sarasota.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $975 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 6:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We felt so fortunate to have found Rose Marie's beautiful home in which to stay during our recent visit to St Petersburg. Her house is immaculate, the guest room and bathroom are private and quiet, and the sofa bed is amazingly comfortable. Rose Marie is a considerate hostess, and went out of her way to ensure that we had everything we needed. Having our morning coffee and breakfast on the deck every morning, surrounded by her lovely garden, made our visit especially memorable. I highly recommend her house as a place to stay.

    April 2014
  • I booked Rose Marie's room for a friend that was visiting St. Petersburg from Boston. While I didn't stay there, I found communication to be very easy, including picking up the key in advance for a very late night arrival. My friend reports a good night's sleep in an immaculate envirnoment. Rose Marie gave them her master bedroom and even kept the cat out prior to the visit because of allergies,

    March 2014
  • My family was fortunate to find Rose Marie's modern home to serve as our home-away-from-home during our 10-day stay in St. Pete for our daughter's wedding. The neighborhood is safe and quiet, while being centrally located - easy access to I-275 and downtown. We had no problems with parking our rental minivan on the street across from the house - it was too long a vehicle to park behind the house off the alley. Access to a washer and dryer was a huge plus. SInce we rented the whole house while Rose Marie was out of town, we did not have the pleasure of meeting her in person, but her communication with us at all levels was outstanding. She even went above and beyond when I let her know that I had lost my iPhone somewhere between her home and the Tampa airport as we were leaving for our trip home. She took the time to search her house, yard, and even the street where we parked, and called me back promptly - I truly appreciated that extra effort!

    The potential guest must realize that you are staying in someone's home where they "live". As such, one cannot expect it to be outfitted like a 5-star hotel. Furnishings are not new, linens are well used, things will show some wear and tear from everyday use, and there might be a stray dust bunny or two. That's how most of us live. We found Rose Marie's house to be comfortably home-like. We were able to relax, and our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter had space to play. That's what we were looking for - and the little yellow house with the amazing bougainvillea arch over the front entry provided it, for a very budget friendly price. Thank you, Rose Marie (and Ms. Tigger).

    March 2014
  • Rose Marie is warm and welcoming. Her house is full of light and immaculately clean and the yard is an oasis in the city. Guests without cars should be aware that the buses in this neighbourhood stop running around 6 p.m.

    February 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Rose Marie's beautiful home. It was clean and delightful. Her art graces the walls and the rooms are light and airy.I was so in love with the garden and the cat Miss Tigs. Thank you Rose Marie for all your wonderful knowledge of St Petes. Rose Marie is a great host and I hope we cross paths (website hidden) husband and I have beautiful memories to help us through the rest of Ohios winter.

    February 2014
  • This was the perfect stay for me in St Petersburg, as I travel often and I prefer to avoid noisy, impersonal, and inexpressive hotel rooms.
    Rosie Marie is a superb BNB hostess. Her home is very clean and elegant. The guest room and bed are comfortable, and you feel surrounded by good taste, attention to detail, and the sensation of well being.
    I highly recommend Rose Marie's home for BNB guests. I will stay there again this year.

    January 2014
    Rose Marie
    Response from Rose Marie:

    Your stay here was extra special for me, Cilon, because of our shared interest in yogic philosophies and practices. I also enjoyed your your sense of humor and your easy-going approach to life--a demonstration of how your spiritual practices are manifested day in and day out. You're invited back any time.

    January 2014
  • Rose's place is located at a residential area in St. Petersburg, which is very quite and convenient. (I had a rental car so I drove to Tampa and Sarasota, very convenient.)
    As an artist, Rose has great taste of furniture and decorations in the house, which made my private room very pretty and comfy. I really appreciate having my own bathroom. Even the bed is sofabed, it has no difference with real bed.
    Rose gave me very good advices of what to do and where to go, we even went to yoga class together! In a word, Rose made my first experience with Airbnb quite awesome! Thanks a lot!

    December 2013
    Rose Marie
    Response from Rose Marie:

    Safe travels, Lizzie, and good luck with your studies. I hope our paths cross again sometime. You were a great guest--know that you're welcome back any time!

    December 2013
  • Working at Largo Medical Center for a month, I wanted temporary housing with my own room and bathroom in a nice location. This was exactly it. Rose Marie is a kind host with a bungalow that's very impressively decorated with art everywhere. I had my privacy when I needed it, and sometime Rose Marie would offer her cooking as well. Also, if there was any problem, (i.e. problems with the internet) Rose Marie would get right on and fix it. Be cautious if you have a cat allergy since she owns a cat that comes in and out of the house. However, the cat is very friendly. Wifi is definitely fast - which is all I really need. There's no TV if you're looking for that. Otherwise, it has everything you need to live comfortably.

    December 2013
  • Rose is a very efficient and seasoned woman who keeps a very clean and quiet household. I appreciated her tolerance of allowing me to speak on my cell phone after 11 pm at night.

    July 2013
  • We had a really great stay at Rose Marie's house! She made us feel like being at home! Everything was really perfect! Our room, the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, the possibility for laundry...everything!
    We would always come back!!! Thank you so much!

    March 2013
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Goddard College, San Francisco Art Institute, Union Institute and University, Ph.D.
Eckerd College
I am an artist and I teach painting at Eckerd College and at the Morean Arts Center. My hobbies are yoga, walking, gardening and swimming. There's a bird feeder in my garden and I love to watch the birds through the window when I'm sitting in my home office.
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