About This Listing
Consistently Rated St. Pete's TOP 5%! We sell out quickly. Reserve today. Thank you for our SUPER HOST award! Come stay near exciting downtown. Discover first hand what the 'buzz about the 'burg' is all about. Yes it is hot here! So hit the beach!
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 5% 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 or 2 mile beautiful waterfront walk to exciting downtown St. Petersburg cafes, restaurants, shopping, Dali Museum, music and clubs.
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.
Especially for you….please review.
Sparkling Heart of Coffee Pot Bayou
For your safety and comfort:
1.Absolutely NO drug or alcohol use or storage in the house.
2.ALWAYS close and lock all windows and doors when you leave.
Please check to assure windows and doors are locked.
(website hidden) Smoking.
4.Please turn OFF lights at end of night or when not in room/house.
Notice rheostat controls “click” when turned off/to the left.
5.Power = Money - AC runs best at 78F Heat/Cool.
If you require more power, we can discuss a daily additional $ fee.
6.Bath & Shower: Take a shower whenever you want.
Towels: Please use the new towels in your bathroom. They’re for you.
Used towels: please place in laundry basket. (see closet) I will replace every 3 days.
7.Please use any mini-toiletries you like (shampoo, conditioner, etc. main bathroom top drawer.)
Extra Toilet Paper: in mirrored medicine cabinet above sink in your bathroom.
8.Kitchen: NO cooking of Fish. I am allergic .
Please use cookware, dishes, etc.
Please store your food in refrigerator and pantry.
FREE Coffee: Enjoy your personal coffee set up. Please help yourself and enjoy half & half creamer and almond milk.
Enjoy filtered water and ice.
NOTE: Please clean up after yourself.
Dishes need to be washed nightly. Dishwasher does not work. I put dishes in it to dry.
NO cooking of Fish. I am allergic.
9.Laundry: Washer and dryer in the garage. Soap on shelf. Help yourself.
10.Enjoy 24 hour WI-FI – secured (website hidden). Pete is known as the lightning capital of the world. During summer storm season, power surges are frequent. NOTE: Do not leave laptops or phones charging. Host not responsible for damages.
12.Parking: Safe parking on street under street light.
13.SAFETY: 2 fire extinguisher cans 1. kitchen 2. bedroom.
14.FIRST AID: 2 First aid kits 1. Your bathroom medicine cabinet. 2. Main bath closet.
15. 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. You are welcome to be in home. However, use of living room may be limited during a 1- hour lesson. I'll give you as much advance notice as possible. Thanks for understanding.
16.CHECK OUT: Usual check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
NOTE: Please leave key/s on kitchen counter. Lock doorknob. Thanks for staying! Please ASK ME for anything you need. Please TELL ME if there are any problems. Mary – (phone number hidden) I’m glad you’re here. rev. 6-24-15
This was my first airbnb experience and I loved it ! Mary was very nice and I'm looking forward to staying here next time I'm in St. Petersburg. Her home is lovely and so clean . thank you Mary!
We had a good time at Mary's house! The neighborhood is safe, parking is no problem and grocery stores are only some minutes by foot. The house is spacious and clean. The room was very nice and the own bathroom is really handy. Mary is a very friendly person! If you stay in St. Pete, Mary is a good choice to stay!
Mary and her home were absolutely amazing. I grew up in the town and my boyfriend and I were in town for a wedding. She provided a great experience we were able to be in a central location to all the restaurants we wanted to go to and also near to the events of the weekend. The room is lovely and the whole home is very inviting. We both had a great experience and plan on staying with Mary on our future visits!
Mary is a lovely person, welcoming us in a warm and friendly manner in every communication from first inquiry to our personal meeting to our goodbyes. She has a very comfortable and inviting home in a beautiful neighborhood.
Thanks Pat - you recommendation is awesome! What Pat loved about your listing:
Every aspect of our stay was perfect, our hostess, her home, and the neighborhood. Mary made us feel comfortable and welcome with her gentleness and grace in a home with all the conveniences of our home. Everything was sparkling clean and lovely to look at.
What Pat thought you could improve about the experience:
There is not one way that I can think of for her to improve our experience. This was our first AirBnB visit and we absolutely recommend it to others.
Great place to play and stay! Walking distance to restaurants (recommend the Triple T diner), groceries and (most important) the water, with Coffee Pot Bayou at the end of the street, along with a multi mile waterfront walk that can take you downtown, to the Dali museum, etc.
Mary is welcoming, has a wealth of local info available to guests (both in writing, including a big notebook of restaurants she has put together, and in her head, which she is glad to share.
Her place is very clean, comfortable and as pictured, and she provides coffee, filtered water and other goodies, including chocolates.
Thanks, Mary! You helped make St Pete and Tampa a great palce to visit.
Our stay with Mary was wonderful! It was our first stay through AirBNB and it was a great experience. Lovely house, comfortable, perfectly clean. Mary was a lovely host, even though we didn't see very much of her.
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.
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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