About This Listing
Consistently Rated St. Pete's TOP 20! We sell out quickly. Reserve today. Thank you for our SUPER HOST award! Thanks for positive review: Tampa Bay Times Newspaper 6/28/14. So happy to live near exciting downtown. Welcome baseball fans!
PRIVACY, QUALITY and VALUE for the holiday or business traveler. Reserve today!
SPARKLING HEART OF COFFEE POT BAYOU. Thanks to our many satisfied guests, we are consistently rated in TOP 20 out of 1000+ listings in the Tampa Bay area! Yay! Super Host Award Winner. We sell out quickly. Reserve today.
FREE: WI-FI, Parking, Laundry, Tea and Coffee.
THANK YOU satisfied prior guests for our SUPERIOR REVIEWS & REFERENCES! Thanks for booking again for your 2nd and 3rd visit. Our guests come every year. That's a complement!
PRICED COMPETITIVELY! Only $59 - Location and quality of house means I could charge more -- but I want your business!
SUITABLE FOR ONE PERSON OR A COUPLE.
Just steps from the Tampa Bay waterfront, 5 minutes by car to exciting downtown St. Petersburg cafes, restaurants, shopping, Dali Museum, music and clubs. 20 minutes waterfront walk to downtown St. Pete.
20 Minutes drive to #1 beaches. 20 minutes drive to Tampa International Airport.
Bright and Sunny Private Master Bedroom with NEW Queen-sized bed and half bath. Your Large Master Bedroom = 12' x 13' (156 sq. ft.) in 1200 sq. ft. home.
YOU'LL ENJOY the convenience of your private half-bath with toilet & sink. Guests and host share use of Full Bath tub and shower. Share use of living areas, complete kitchen and laundry. Comfortable, Private, Clean and Quiet. Relax in the house and enjoy private large, master bedroom with new queen-size mattress, freshly cleaned carpet, NETFLIX, WI-Fi, Printer for boarding passes.
IMPORTANT: See our #1 HOUSE RULE below.
WHY STAY at the SPARKLING HEART of Coffee Pot Bayou? Good Price! GOOD REVIEWS! Clean and clutter-free home. No pets. Wi Fi Wireless Internet. Netflix. Fresh, new linens, pillows and towels. Freshly steam-cleaned carpets! Enjoy personal coffee set-up. Free toiletries. Share use of use of house, kitchen and laundry. Large cedar closet and 6-drawer dresser to store your belongings for longer stays. Safe, lighted parking.
We respect your PRIVACY. After you check-in, come and go as you please. See our reviews and references.
EASY LIVING. Just steps from waterfront multi-million dollar homes in our desirable Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood named "Best in Florida" by "This Old House" TV show. The 'Burg' also made the New York Times' 2014 list of 52 places you should go Rated #1 Mid- Sized City Arts Destination for 3rd Year!
SPARKLING HEART is walking distance - 2 miles-or a short drive by car to all the action! BUS Transportation is easy too. Bus Route #4 stop at end of street. Bus service every 30 minutes weekdays. Affordable Beach Trolley from downtown St. Pete to beaches.
ENJOY A COMFORTABLE, CONVENIENT HOME BASE AND YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Fresh Market gourmet food store & deli 1/2 block away! Grocery stores, health food store with deli, and breakfast restaurants - an easy walk. Trader Joe's only 2 blocks away. Enjoy a popular waterfront walk to shopping, downtown nightlife, bars, cafes, restaurants and art district including including Dali Museum, Chihuly Art Glass Museum and local galleries, Arts Festivals, Music Festivals...
FOODIE? Fresh Market (on the corner) offers a tempting selection of gourmet food, desserts, produce - and deli. Easy walk to Gourmet Restaurants, Health Food Stores, Trader Joe's, Yogurtology and Home-made Ice Cream. Flagship new Publix grocery store 7 blocks away. Enjoy live music and fresh food at the Saturday Morning Farmers' Market 5 minutes by car or 2 mile waterfront walk.
BUSINESS FRIENDLY Wi-Fi in home, Office Depot 7 blocks away. 5 minutes from downtown St. Pete, 25 minutes to Tampa. Easy Airport access. University of South Florida: 5 minutes by car/30 minutes walk. Eckerd College: 20 minutes by car. 3 Hospitals within 5 (website hidden). Anthony's, All Childrens' and Bayfront Hospital.
ART LOVER? Dali Museum, Chihuly Art Glass Museum and local galleries- a beautiful 2 mile waterfront walk or 5 minutes by car. We're awarded Mid-sized City Arts Destination - again! Sparkling Heart is walking distance/5 minute drive from all the Arts events and galleries.
MUSIC FAN? Easy waterfront walk to outdoor music festivals and concerts. Hot bars and club venues nearby. Enjoy live music and fresh food at nearby Saturday Morning Farmers' Market.
SHOPPING?! Oh Yeah! Ellenton Outlet Mall, International Mall an easy 35 minute drive. Top brands. Boutiques & unique art wear around the corner.
VACATION HOT SPOTS Easy 30-minute access to Tampa, Busch Gardens, Florida's best sugar-sand Beaches, Ybor City, Only 50 minutes to Sarasota and only 90 minutes to Orlando.
LOVE NATURE? See manatees, dolphins & Rosy Spoonbills daily-just steps from home. Enjoy #1 USA Beach Ft. Desoto or sugar sand Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach - an easy 25 minute drive.
ATHLETE or SPORTS FAN?
Easy access to Tampa Bay Buccaneers games, Gran Prix Auto Racing, Triathlons and more. Sparkling Heart is a favorite, convenient pre-race home-base for triathletes! Rest up and train along Tampa Bay (end of street.).
Swim with Olympians at nearby North Shore pool and run on our 1/2 million-dollar waterfront trail. Enjoy hot, stand-up paddle or aerial yoga - right around the corner.
MEET ME -- Listen to Interview with Mary on NPR National Public Radio’s Studio 360 (5 minutes total. Mary sings the last 2 minutes) search for Lee Ann Womack Studio 360 October 2013.
IMPORTANT: CHECK IN TIME-- Usual check in time is 5 p.m. For an alternate time, PLEASE make arrangements with me In Advance. I work other jobs and in order to meet you I need to CONFIRM your expected check-in time. Communication for check-in later than 8 pm is REQUIRED.
Perfect for the Single or Couple Business or Holiday traveler.
Note re: Guests enjoy sharing full use of the home. I live in the home. Guests share the living rooms, kitchen, full bath with myself, the homeowner.
Important: re sharing the home's living rooms. I work as a voice coach. On occasion, I teach students in the home. We use the front living room and music room with piano. I do not teach in the home every day. Coaching sessions may occur from 3-5 p.m. on a weekday. Use of living room may be limited during a 1 hour lesson. Thank you for your understanding.
IMPORTANT: OUR #1 HOUSE RULE for ALL guests, Non negotiable. No drug or alcohol use or storage in the home. Thanks!
Note: When you inquire, please help me get to know you by describing yourself and your trip. Thank you.
FREE: WI-FI, PARKING, LAUNDRY, COFFEE.
PLEASE SEE OUR REVIEWS AND REFERENCES! Being consistently rated in St. Pete's TOP 20 means we sell out. Reserve today.
Perfect for the Single or Couple Business or Holiday traveler.
GUIDELINES for EASY LIVING.
1.Absolutely NO drug or alcohol use or storage in the house.
2.ALWAYS close & lock all windows and doors when you leave.
(website hidden) Smoking.
4.Please turn OFF lights at end of night or when not in room/house.
5.Power = Money - AC runs best at 78F Heat/Cool.
6.Bath & Shower: Take a shower whenever you want. Available anytime.
Towels: Please use the new towels in your bathroom. They’re for you.
Please place used towels in laundry basket. I will replace every 3 days. (See closet for basket.)
7. FREE mini-toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
8.Kitchen: Available anytime.
Feel free to use cookware, dishes, etc. Please store your food in refrigerator and pantry.
FREE Coffee and Tea: Enjoy your personal Coffee set up. Please help yourself. Please enjoy half & half creamer/almond milk.
Enjoy filtered water and ice.
Please clean up after yourself. Wash dishes nightly. Please NO cooking of Fish. I am allergic.
9.FREE Laundry: Washer & Dryer in the garage. Soap on shelf. Help yourself.
10.FREE WI-FI – secured connection, Password provided.
11. Printer: YES - I can print your airplane boarding pass.
12. FREE Parking: Safe parking on street under street light.
12.SAFETY: 2 fire extinguishers cans 1. kitchen 2. bedroom.
13.FIRST AID: 2 First aid kits 1. Your bathroom medicine cabinet. 2. Main bath closet.
14.CHECK IN & OUT: Usual check-IN time: 5 pm. Check- OUT time: 11:00 a.m.
15. Note re: Guests Enjoy Full Use of the Home.
I work as a voice coach. On occasion, I teach students in the home. We use the front living room and music room with piano. I do not teach in the home every day. Coaching sessions may occur from 3-5 p.m. Use of living room may be limted on occasion for a 1 hour lesson. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Your comfort is my priority. Please TELL ME if there are any problems. Please ASK ME for anything you need. Thanks for staying @ Sparkling Heart.
Mary was a kind, welcoming, and communicative host. She made sure that I had everything I needed both before and during my stay. Her lovely home is located conveniently in a residential area with lots of shopping, dining, etc. nearby and within walking distance! It is also very close to downtown St. Petersburg, and the street parking was an added plus. Mary was so wonderful in making sure I had a comfortable stay that suited my needs for privacy, a quiet, safe place, and the amenities of a home.
Mary was a great host. She was flexible with our changing check-in time and responded very quickly. The location was perfect for us. Mary was kind enough to provide coffee for us as well. All in all, we didn't get a chance to interact with Mary much as it was mid-week, but the accommodations we're perfect for what we needed.
Mary's home was very clean and the location was perfect. It was close to all beaches. The room with private bath qaa very clean and a comfy bed!
We will definitely come back.
Mary was the perfect host! Her communication was excellent- I knew where to go and how to navigate everything very easily. The house was super clean, comfortable, and matched the 'Florida' experience I was looking for. Mary was full of suggestions, and made sure I went to the "right" beaches :). If I'm ever in the area, I am definitely staying with her again!
Mary, her description and the neighbourhood were all perfect. Mary is an excellent host and the minute you walk into her home you feel right at home. The area is great for getting downtown but is charming in it's own right. Great supermarket - the best we've found in Florida plus good restauranrts and lovely walk bybthe water.
Everything was nice and clean and as in the pictures. Mary is a friendlY host!
About the Host, Mary
I am a fortunate native of St. Petersburg, Florida- the jewel of Florida's West Coast. This week, I swam in the warm emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, walked #1 rated beach Ft. Desoto's sugar sands and rode my bike at Sunset along beautiful Coffee Pot Bayou...only steps from my home. Come visit us on holiday or business. You'll enjoy privacy, convenience and value.
My work as a teacher, singer and sound therapist allows me more flexibility to meet you for check-in.
I enjoy a healthy lifestyle and can connect you to the yoga and dance community. As a native, I can refer you to the best authentic restaurants, cafes, clubs, nature and sightseeing.
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