Full use of home. Comfortable Living Room - Make yourself at home. Bright, Sunny, Comfortable, Clean, Large master bedroom.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A bargain! Quality + Value. Guaranteed. 300+ 5 Star reviews = happy, satisfied guests. Convenient, centrally located Downtown St. Pete, Beaches, Airport. Look no further. We sell out. Easy Instant Book. Reserve today.
We could charge more - but we want your business.
Super Host! Enjoy a convenient home base with full kitchen. Downtown St. Pete only 5 minutes by car. Beaches 25 min, airport 30 min. On bus route to downtown and beaches. Early check-in may be OK on your date. Please ask me.

The space

PRIVACY, QUALITY and VALUE for the holiday or business traveler. Reserve today! 5 minutes by car to DTSP. Downtown St. Pete.
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: Secure WI-FI, safe 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!
EASY 24-Hour Self-check-in at your convenience. See more info below.
PRICED COMPETITIVELY! From Only $64 plus tax. Location and quality of house means I could charge more -- but I want your business!
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 (non rush hour).

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. Freshly cleaned carpets!
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, WI-Fi.
IMPORTANT: See our #1 HOUSE RULE below. Alcohol-free home. Party all you desire in 'da burg, AKA St. Petersburg. My home is alcohol-free.

WHY STAY at the SPARKLING HEART of Coffee Pot Bayou? Good Price! GOOD REVIEWS! Clean and clutter-free home. No pets. Secure WI-FI Fresh, clean linens, pillows and towels. Freshly cleaned carpets.
Enjoy personal coffee set-up. Free toiletries. SHARE use of use of house, kitchen and laundry. In your master bedroom, enjoy a large cedar closet and 6-drawer dresser to store your belongings for longer stays. Safe, lighted parking.
We respect your PRIVACY. 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: Walk to Trader Joes and Fresh Market gourmet food store & deli 1/2 block away! Grocery stores, health food store with deli, 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, 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 Secure 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 minutes. St. 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 park 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.

Easy access to Tampa Bay Buccaneers games, Tampa Bay Rays, 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.). PLEASE NOTE: To watch your team on television -- Sports Bars are right around corner. This home has No TV. NO Cable. YES WI-FI.
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-- I offer convenient 24-hour self check in with a key code box. I will provide you with key code for easy self check in.
Usual check in time is 3 p.m. you may check in anytime after 3 p.m.. For an alternate time, PLEASE make arrangements with me In Advance. I work other jobs and in order to prepare your room for your arrival, I need to CONFIRM your expected check-in time.

Note re: Guests enjoy sharing full use of the home. I live in the home. This is my 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. You will be given advance notice of any scheduled lesson during your reservation period. 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!

PLEASE SEE OUR REVIEWS AND REFERENCES! Being consistently rated in St. Pete's TOP 20 means we sell out. Reserve today.

Guest access

Guests share home with host. Guests enjoy complete use of home, kitchen, deck and Free laundry. Free coffee. Free parking. Guest room with queen-size bed has attached private 1/2 bath with toilet and sink. Guests and host share full bath with shower & tub. Make yourself at home. Please note: No TV. No Cable. Yes WiFi.

Interaction with guests

I respect your PRIVACY. Come and go as you please, I'm not your mama. See our reviews and references.
I"m busy! You'll often have the house to yourself. I'm happy to share my home with you. I live in this home. You are renting a room and you may use the entire home. Make yourself at home and feel comfortable enjoying your vacation.
When I say "I'm not your Mama," I mean it. I'll stay out of your business; because I have my own to attend to. This equals privacy and convenience for you. Easy, stress-free living. Note: guests share home with host.

Other things to note

Reserve today - we sell out. It is the "little things" that make a Super Host and a good value. 5 Star Rating.
NOTE: No TV. No Cable. Yes WI-FI.
Please read my guests' reviews 95% of guests Love Sparkling Heart!
I wash and change the mattress pad after every guest.
The house is free from clutter. No pets. Sparkling Heart is conveniently located, value priced, comfortable and clean.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Weekend Price: $69 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

1.Alcohol-free home. Party all you want outside of the home. Note: My home is alcohol-free. Violation of this rule will result in cancellation of reservation.
2. No Smoking.
3. Power = Money - AC runs best at 78F Heat/Cool.
If you require more power, an additional $$ fee will be assessed.
Florida is hot. Temperatures rise to 85-95F. Setting AC to 78F in the home is cool.
4. Bath & Shower: Private toilet and sink in your master bedroom. Full access to shared bath with shower/tub down the hall. The home is 1.5 baths. Guests have own private toilet and sink. Both Guests and myself the homeowner will share the second complete bathroom with tub and shower.
5. Towels and linens provided. Plenty of fresh towels in your bathroom. Beach towels in your closet.
6. Shampoo: Please use any mini-toiletries you like (shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion.)
7. Kitchen: NO cooking of Fish. I am allergic .
Please use cookware, dishes, etc.
Please store your food in refrigerator and pantry.
FREE Coffee/Tea: 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. Thank you for washing your dishes and utensils.
Dishes need to be washed nightly.
NO cooking of Fish. I am allergic.
8. FREE Laundry: Washer and dryer in the garage. Soap on shelf. Help yourself. What a SAVINGS for you!
9. Enjoy FREE Secure WI-FI.
10. Parking: FREE, safe parking on street under street light - in sight of your room.
11. SAFETY: 2 fire extinguisher cans 1. kitchen 2. bedroom.
12. FIRST AID: 2 First aid kits 1. Your bathroom medicine cabinet. 2. Main bath closet.
13. 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.
14. CHECK OUT: Usual check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
NOTE: Please lock deadbolt and leave key/s in mailbox.

Thanks for staying! Please ASK ME for anything you need. Please TELL ME if there are any problems. Mary
I'm glad you're here. Information updated 3-19-16 mfm



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

325 Reviews

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Autumn User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay! The neighborhood is lovely and the house was very comfortable. The room had everything we needed and more. Very friendly host!

Mary's place was lovely. Her attention to the details to ensure you have a great stay are very thoughtful. Stay here!
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
High praise from a fellow host. Thanks Shawna, it is the "little things" that make Airbnb stays special.
June 2017

Aditya User Profile
June 2017
Nice Place!

Gail User Profile
June 2017
Mary is so sweet! We didn't get to spend much time together, but my stay was so peaceful. The place is very clean and is close to the downtown area. AND there is a beautiful park within walking distance!

Tim User Profile
June 2017
Mary was super nice. She was very responsive with emails and treated me like i was family. Has has been one of the best hosts Ive had so far. I actually signed up for another week because the house is really nice. Very close to grocery stores and restaurants. She gets an A+ in my book!
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks for staying two times -- that's the best referral.
June 2017

Tomica User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful stay with a great host. Easy to communicate and would stay again.

Rafael User Profile
June 2017
We had a very nice stay. The place was nice and cozy and the host super friendly. The room is really quiet and that makes sleeping easy. And if you want some good places to eat there are many in the vicinity.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Peace and quiet. Plus a good deal. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
June 2017

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States · Joined in June 2012
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.

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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Response time: within an hour
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