Totally furnished with linens, kitchen package, cable TV and wi-fi. Three bedrooms, two baths, gas fireplace, large gourmet kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, chef’s level gas range, big walk-in pantry, master walk-in closet, laundry room with washer/dryer and counter space, family room with fold out queen bed couch that sleeps two. Delightfully furnished. Many unique pieces including an old carousel horse, shell chandelier and victorian foot tub. Charming gardens with fountain, big garage . . . plus a porch swing.
Need a fabulous guest house? This one is perfect. Thanksgiving dinner? Family reunion? Traveling with another couple? Bringing the kids? This spacious home has a front wing (with two bedrooms and bath) and a back wing (with master bedroom and bath). Kitchen is central. Lots of privacy.
The Winnie Belle sits on a quiet brick street in the heart of historic Old Northeast. Not so little at 1,785 square feet. The large one and a half car garage is attached to the house. Lots of room for things you might use at the beach . . bikes, tubes, paddle boards. Plus, there is ample parking on both sides of the street.
Faux white-washed shiplap planks in living and dining room. Fireplace surround refinished in light drift wood tones. Hand painted ceiling medallions rich with color give the bungalow an elegant beach cottage feel. Fireplace is gas (in case the weather gets cool). No need to haul in wood. Just flick the button.
Suspended from the living room ceiling is a child-sized authentic carousel horse from Balboa Park in San Diego. A shell chandelier hangs over the custom farm house table in the dining area nearby. The living room has its own TV. The second bigger one is in the family room.
Two bedrooms are off the living room. The smaller one has many useful built-ins including the twin bed. It also doubles as an office with printer. (Bring your own laptop.) The French doors in the other bedroom open onto the front porch to let in light and breezes. Between the two bedrooms is the bath. Recently rehabbed, back to the original vintage look. Glass tiles in shades of blue, white bead board walls and a tiffany-style light fixture give it that coastal look. The old claw foot tub is not old. It is even better. Pedestal sink has ample room for towels and bathroom stuff.
Kitchen is large enough for a cooking demo. Plenty of storage in cabinets with a peninsula that can be used for cooking, eating or a grand buffet. Stainless gas range with cooktop is impressive. Chef quality. A varnished old gate from Chicago makes a good spot for a quick snack. Nearby is a separate walk-in pantry with dishes and many sundry items that can come in handy.
With an open floor plan, kitchen looks into the family room. Very sunny with a row of windows. The large couch faces a 55” TV. At night it can unfold into a queen size bed for two.
Couch and upholstered chairs seat five. Great place to watch the game or a movie. Have more people? Drag in extra chairs from the kitchen and dining room.
Tucked in the corner sits a antique victorian foot tub. Many have never seen one of these. They were used in the late 1800’s as a ladies foot bath. The forerunner of the modern pedicure? We declined to hook up the plumbing and instead filled it with assorted throws and covers. The quilts were made by my girlfriend’s grandmother. Take one to the couch for an afternoon nap.
The master bedroom has an ensuite bath and two closets. One a walk in closet. Two sinks in bathroom separated by tall cabinetry allow two to use the bathroom at once. Master shower has extra controls and pressure adjustments. The French doors off the master bedroom open onto a small private deck enhanced by a unique collection of Florida plants. Ever see the 8” blossom of a dutchman’s pipe vine? Good place for a cup of coffee in the morning.
This home has a full laundry room with cabinets. Extra counter space, too.
Ground orchids in purple and yellow thrive in the front yard as well as pink tea roses. Not a big backyard, but big enough for a love seat and chairs and coffee table. Six foot fence covered with fragrant jasmine vine gives extra privacy. The gurgling fountain drowns out city noises. And the backyard is easily accessed from the family room.
For a bungalow, this one is big, but on the outside it retains the charming cottage look. Great location. It is a nice walk to town. Stroll through a neighborhood of craftsman and Mediterranean homes or walk along the waterfront path leading to town.
Impeccably furnished in our signature whimsical style this large three bedroom is a delightful place to stay. Nice safe residential area and close to town . . . a winning combination.
Perfect vacation package
for a short term rental
Fully furnished home.
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It is a large comfortable beautifully furnished
house. The small
backyard is surrounded
by wonderful large plantings and palms. It
is a paradise of quiet. Highly recommend.
Very clean and well equipped for everything
you would want. It is furnished as in the
pictures so no surprises.
My month’s stay was
very enjoyable. The
house is full equipped
and the lovely “secret garden” in the back
added to the enjoyment
We really enjoyed our
time in St. Pete...
mainly because of the
lovely house. Coffee on
the front porch was a