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SPARKLING HEART OF COFFEE POT BAYOU is 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 $49 - 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 carpets, WI-FI, Digital Cable multiple channels including Sports, ESPN.(Through March 30. For Full TV Cable after 3/30 /2014 please request -- reservations needed in advance. Thanks!)
WHY STAY at the SPARKLING HEART of Coffee Pot Bayou? Good Price! Clean and clutter-free home. No pets. Wireless Internet. Fresh, new linens. pillows and towels; personal coffee set-up; New Pots & Pans. 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. Waterfront multi-million dollar homes in our desirable Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood named "Best in Florida" by "This Old House" TV (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!
THANK YOU 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!
ENJOY A COMFORTABLE, CONVENIENT HOME BASE AND YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Close to all the action. Fresh Market gourmet food store 1/2 block away! Grocery stores, health food and breakfast restaurants - an easy walk. 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. Two Publix grocery stores 7 blocks away. 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? Ringside Cafe, Janus Landing, Mahaffey Theatre and other hot bars and club venues nearby. Waterfront Walk to outdoor music festivals and concerts.
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.
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.
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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.
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Note: When you inquire, please help me get to know you by describing yourself and your trip. Thank you.
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Mary's home was just as described on Airbnb. Very convenient location for both I275 and all kinds of shops. I would stay there again/so should you.
Mary's place was in a beautiful neighborhood just down the street from the water. Her hospitality was gracious and the accommodations are very clean and comfortable. I recommend her place to others and would love to come back there and stay again
Mary is a great host. Provided clean, neat, and comfortable accommodations, helpful suggestions where to go or eat, and delightful personality. This stay was my Airbnb intro and a positive one for sure.
I was looking for a trustworthy and quiet place to stay while visiting my grand parents in Saint Petersburg, and I was glad I chose this place! Mary had great communication leading up to the stay. Her place is very clean and comfortable, and Mary was a warm host--available and willing to answer questions. There was much peace and quiet and a beautiful walk down to the bayou. Very close to stores and restaurants, this would be a great place to stay to enjoy biking, walking, or skating.
We had a great time enjoying our stay at Mary's home sweet home . Talking around a tea and home made brownies , we immediately felt very comfortable.
The very detailed description is truly accurate, from what we could experience in a short span of time .
Thank you Mary , we hope to see you again !
Fred & Zahra
Mary is a delightful, sparkling personality. Very welcoming and engaging without being "too engaging," meaning a nice balance for a solo traveler like me. The room is sunny and clean with a private half bath. Bed was comfortable. Would enjoy getting to know Mary better if I stay there again. She offered use of kitchen freely.
Is was the second time we stayed with Mary. She is a wonderful person. You are free to use everything, there is always coffee, tea, water etc. The house is in a very quiet and convenient area of St. Petersburg. We highly recommend Mary's place and will always come back to stay with her.
We loved staying at Marys house. She is the best host ever. We recommend everybody to stay with her at the house with the sparkling heart.
Mary made us feel at home in two seconds and she is really good and easy to communicate with, so the booking also went extremely smooth.
The room is nice, and the little bathroom too. The house is very "Florida "and cute, as well as Mary herself.
It is five minutes walk from the boardwalk that takes you down to St Petersburg in a beautiful 40 min walk.
We even extended our stay, and the we came back for two additional nights after a couple of nights in another city. And then it felt like coming home.
When we left it felt like we had known each other for years....
We wish you a great stay.
// Mia and Thess
Mary was a nice host. Everything was perfect. Pleasant, clean and quiet place. Always to recommend, well situated. Mary gave us good hints for places to go. Thank you so much. Very positive was the quick answer from Mary when were applying for the accommodation.
Enjoyed staying at Mary's place. Good location, with easy walking for various food options. Bed was comfortable and Mary was very accommodating in letting me use the one shower in the house.