About this listing
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 also close to a beach and 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, 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 new bed, new mattress and bed sheets plus a 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. I will be out-of-town from October 16 to 26, 2015, so the entire house will be available then. When I am home guests have access to the great room (which includes living room and kitchen) 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.
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 a working class neighborhood, not at all gentrified, but it's quiet here and my neighbors are friendly.
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, Trader Joe's 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.
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 are welcome to use the kitchen but are expected to clean up after themselves (there is a dishwasher so clean-up is easy).
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
My stay in Rose Marie's modern home in St. Petersburg was perfect. The accommodations were excellent and just as they are described on Air bnb website. I had everything that I wanted while I was there and the location to the downtown area is excellent. Rose Marie is available, very pleasant and hospitable. I would highly recommend Rose Marie and her lovely house to all who are venturing to the St. Petersburg area.
Once again I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Rose Marie's home in St. Petersburg FL. The room was extremely clean and accommodating. The bed was very comfortable and I slept great each night!
We had a great time. My fiancé and I visited Tampa/St. Petersburg for the first time. Rose Marie suggested we go to the Dali Musuem, and we were son pleased with the suggestion. The room was clean and the bathroom in the room made it easy to get ready in the morning. Great visit!
We spent two nights at Rose Marie's house and we had a great stay. Everything was perfect and she was here to give all the information we needed.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Rose Marie at her lovely home in St Pete. The room, bed, bathroom, etc were pristine upon my arrival and I found myself within a quick walk or drive to many of the sites and scenes St. Pete has to offer. I would recommend and I plan to visit again!
Beautiful home. Very welcoming and homely. The art is amazing. Everything felt very african yet modern and clean. Rose is a nice lady. She helped me get settled in and provided me with everything I needed to feel at home. The location is great. The store at the corner comes in handy. Oh and Tiggers is the best cat ever.
Rose Marie's home is clean and elegant, exactly as the listing describes. Staying with her was a treat and I would be glad to do it again some time.
About the Host, Rose Marie
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.