My airy 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 close to parks beach & Tropicana where the Rays play.
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 as well as a wall unit in the guest bedroom so guests can adjust the temperature to their liking, 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.
NOTE: 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 new bed, new mattress and bed sheets plus a memory foam mattress that conforms to one's body shape and a new, private bathroom en suite, 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.
When I am out-of-town on trips my guests have access to the entire house and deck although my art 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 for light cooking) and the expansive 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/dining room or, in cooler weather, on the back deck. I've taken a few guests to yoga classes and social events with me and to the beach for a swim or stroll.
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.
During Florida's season, December 1 through April 30, only the daily and weekly rates apply. The rest of the year the monthly rate is available.
No smoking or drug use
Quiet after 11 p.m. and before 7 a.m.
Guests may use the kitchen for light meal preparation but are expected to clean up after themselves (there is a dishwasher so clean-up is easy).
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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.