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Modern Home in Lush Florida Garden

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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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.

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 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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking or drug use
No pets
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).


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Brandon User Profile
September 2017
Rose Marie is awesome. She was extremely flexible making sure i had a place to stay(Post Hurricane Irma). Her house is clean, minimal, modern. Perfect. Great neighborhood. She pretty much offered me everything she could to make me feel welcome. Would definitely stay with her again!

Eion User Profile
September 2017
Rose is an awesome host! The location is great to head downtown or drive to the beach! I couldn't recommend her place more.
Rose Marie User ProfileRose Marie is a superhost.
Response from Rose Marie:
Thanks, Eion! Good luck in your new home town.
September 2017

Christina User Profile
August 2017
My stay here was amazing. I felt like I was right at home. I needed a place to stay until my apartment was ready and Rose Marie really helped with my transition to St Petersburg. Her home is clean and very relaxing I really enjoyed my stay with her I cannot stress that enough. She's very friendly and holds great conversation but she does give you your space if that's what you want. I really enjoyed conversing with her, she is intelligent and a real joy to be around. I probably would not have had the same peace of mind and comfort if I had stayed with anyone else. I would highly recommend her to anyone who visits St. Pete. As a matter of fact if she were willing to take on a roommate indefinitely I might have been willing to live with her. That's just how comfortable and welcomed I felt in her home. 5 stars!
Rose Marie User ProfileRose Marie is a superhost.
Response from Rose Marie:
I hope you and your family survived Irma without too much trauma and that we'll get to meet up sometime!
August 2017

Kate User Profile
June 2017
Rose Marie and her home are very warm and welcoming.

Jane User Profile
May 2017
This is one of the most nicely decorated places I've stayed in. Seriously, Rose Marie's interior decorating looks like it could be in an architectural digest zine. She definitely gives you personal space, but is also open to conversation if the moment permits. Her cat is a talkative Bengal who amused us endlessly. And Rose Marie herself is a pleasure to talk to. As for the room, it is as decorative as the rest of the home (art deco meets modern/contemporary meets tribal) and she prepared the guest bed for my boyfriend and I into a "queen" sized layout. The bathroom is quite cozy, but so pretty, and I think fitting for a guest bathroom. It's also well stocked with amenities (soaps, washclothes, etc). Oh, I could write another paragraph about the art deco light fixtures in there too, but I won't. She also has a lovely garden which may be a bit too hot to hang out during the summer but it was nice to look out of anyway. I recommend this place to solo or couple travellers looking to spend a little more for an aesthetically stimulating experience.
Rose Marie User ProfileRose Marie is a superhost.
Response from Rose Marie:
Thanks Jane, for your kind words. If you ever get tired of your current job you have the skills to become a travel writer! I look forward to hosting you both again sometime in the near future.
May 2017

Gabriel User Profile
May 2017
Great place, very central. Rose is very kind and helpful. The stay was comfortable and relaxing. Will definitely recommend to others.
Rose Marie User ProfileRose Marie is a superhost.
Response from Rose Marie:
I hope to host you both again sometime! meanwhile, good luck with all your future plans.
May 2017

Iris User Profile
May 2017
Rosemary was a generous hostess and attended to every detail. Her place was very clean and comfortable. She really made me feel at home. Would come back in a heartbeat!
Rose Marie User ProfileRose Marie is a superhost.
Response from Rose Marie:
Thanks Iris. You'd be welcome back any time!
May 2017

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Florida, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Rose Marie User ProfileRose Marie is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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