Sparkling Heart of Coffee Pot Bayou

House - Private room · 30th Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33704, United States

Baseball Fans...come see your team play the Rays. 5 minutes away. See our sparkling reviews!

Your host, Mary
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Baseball Fans...come see your team play the Rays. 5 minutes away. See our sparkling reviews!

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PRIVACY, QUALITY & VALUE for the holiday or business traveler. Reserve today!
SPARKLING HEART OF COFFEE POT BAYOU We are consistently Rated in TOP 10 of Tampa Bay area!

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!

Just steps from the Tampa Bay waterfront, 5 minutes by car to exciting downtown St. Petersburg cafes, restaurants, shopping, music and clubs. 20 minutes waterfront walk to downtown St. Pete.
20 Minutes drive to #1 beaches. 20 minutes drive to Tampa International Airport.

PRICED COMPETITIVELY! Only $54 - Location and quality of house means I could charge more --but I want your business!
SUITABLE FOR ONE PERSON OR A COUPLE. 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 and you can share Full Bath/Shower with host. Complete Kitchen and Laundry. Comfortable, Private, Clean and Quiet. Relax in the house and enjoy private Master Bedroom. Freshly Cleaned Carpet, NETFLIX, WI-FI.
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; personal coffee set-up. Free toiletries. Full 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' list of 52 places you should go in (website hidden). Pete #1 Mid- Sized City Arts Destination for 3rd Year!

SPARKLING HEART is walking distance or a short drive by car to all the action!

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 Joes under construction - 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, Yogurtology and Home-made Ice Cream. Publix grocery store 7 blocks away. Enjoy live music and fresh food at the Saturday Morning Farmers' Market 5 minutes by car or 25 minute 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-within walking distance. We're #1 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 25 minute drive. Top brands. Boutiques & unique art wear around the corner.
VACATION HOT SPOTS Easy 20-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 20 minute drive.

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. We need to CONFIRM your expected check-in time. Communication for check-in later than 8 pm is REQUIRED.
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.
PLEASE SEE OUR REVIEWS AND REFERENCES! Being consistently rated in St. Pete's TOP 15 means we sell out. Reserve today.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Lovely home. Very clean and quiet. Private. Close to Interstate and shops, water and park very close at end of the road. Mary is very considerate and thoughtful. Friendly warm welcome.

    June 2014
  • My experience at Mary's place was just an overall positive and great experience. The place is in a very safe and quiet area and very close to beaches, and is also incredibly clean and nice on the inside. But it was especially nice to have such a friendly host. We didn't get to talk too much, but she really went out of her way to make you feel welcome, which isn't always the case. I would definitely recommend it.

    June 2014
  • Thanks again Mary!
    I highly recommend staying at Marie, she will help you and tell everything! I detained luggage for 3 days, she helped me find it!
    Wonderful house! All loved it! Nearby there is a playground!

    June 2014
  • Mary and her home were a welcome sight at the end of a long drive. She went out of the way to make me feel comfortable, and even suggested a great festival in St Pete happening that evening. The house is "sparkling" clean as the title suggests. Her particular expectations are reasonable and upfront. If I am ever in St Pete again, I won't hesitate to stay here.

    May 2014
  • Great location near one of the prettiest neighborhoods I've ever seen.

    Mary is the perfect host. She's transformed her home into a B&B with clever details that delight at every turn, from the breakfast coffee display to elegant toiletries.

    She's a delight to be around, and knows a ton of inside stuff about the area.

    She's also very mindful of privacy, all the while making sure things like air conditioning and WiFi are working smoothly and your stay in general is hassle-free.

    April 2014
  • This was my first stay with airbnb and it was fantastic. Mary is a welcoming hostess who has taken the time to add little touches that make a stay with her exceptional, rather than good, like toiletries, personal coffee service, and binder of local restaurants and attractions. The room was spotless, comfortable, and just as pictured. I highly recommend a stay here.

    April 2014
    Response from Mary:

    Wow! Thanks - it makes my efforts worth it to hear you appreciate those extra touches. Thanks Jennifer. Hope to host you again.

    April 2014
  • Mary's place is an adorable cottage in a superb location. A two minute walk to scenic Coffee Pot Drive and less than a ten minute drive to downtown St Pete. Mary was accommodating and the place was very clean. For any single ladies traveling alone and concerned for safety, this location is great. I felt extremely comfortable in this neighborhood. I would highly recommend staying with Mary!

    April 2014
  • Mary ist eine sehr angenehme Gastgeberin. Iht apparment ist immer sehr aufgeräumt und sauber. Man hat ebenfalls ein seperates wc. Es liegt sehr zentral downtown. Kann es jedem nur empfehlen.
    Liebe grüße und danke für die Gastfreundschaft

    April 2014
    Response from Mary:

    Thanks! Love (website hidden) Translate-- here's the above reference in English!
    Mary is a very pleasant hostess. The apartment is always very tidy and clean. It has also a separate wc. It is located downtown very central. Can only recommend it. Love greetings and thanks for the hospitality

    April 2014
  • Excellent: clean, neat and orderly plus made to feel very welcome. Privacy respected, but friendly, close to the water, also could walk to Fresh Market. Close to great historic district, gorgeous real estate and wonderful location. Use of frig and private coffee maker a plus, stocked with little samples of everything for the bath; plus much info from tourist publications at your disposal. Will be back and I hope sooner than later.

    April 2014
  • Nice clean house, relaxed host, great location.

    April 2014
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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, musician 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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