5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Vacation Home with Heated Pool, Dock. Perfect for Family Fun!
Bill and Gwen Mann
About Bill and Gwen Mann
Gwen and Bill: We live in downtown St. Petersburg and love the area. Being nearby, we are available to assist when needed. We love boating (sorry, boats not included in rental) and biking, and keep a couple of bikes in the garage for guests. We have had this second home for 16 years, and moved our primary residence recently from Gainesville, Florida, 160 miles North, to a condo in downtown St. Petersburg. We have two adult daughters and families (total 5 grandchildren) and the Bayhouse is where we gather. Eleven of us, and we feel very comfortable in this home.
Bill and Gwen Mann purchased this House in 2002
Why Bill and Gwen Mann chose Broadwater
We are on a beautiful bay in a quiet neighborhood. Downtown St. Petersburg is less than 15 minutes from the Bayhouse and is vibrant with restaurants, shops, museums, music venues and more. The beach (our favorite is Pass-a-grille) is just a 15 minute ride away.
What makes this House unique
Faces directly out on Boca Ciega Bay Heated pool Dock...and you can catch your dinner - trout, snook, redfish and more Quiet relaxing location Well equipped kitchen if you choose to cook Very comfortable mattresses on all beds Home has the feel of a waterfront vacation home Owner has separate closets so you feel the home is your own - no owners items in the way in closets or chests Short -15 minute - ride to beaches, park and downtown St. Petersburg Comfortable, well appointed home, also serves as owners vacation home. Excellent restaurants and unique waterfront in downtown St.Petersburg Co-sleeper and pack and play for our very youngest guests Incredible sunsets over the bay in backyard, and sunrises in the front yard Green year round, with lots of flowers and plants, and citrus trees We have never had a disappointed guest - in 14 years of renting!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Overtime a great place, million dollar view
Plenty of inside/outside space, clean but beds and sheets leave a little to be desired.
Perfect vacation spot!
My family had a wonderful time. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool and fishing off the dock. Every day we saw dolphins and manatee. The view was absolutely breathtaking and the breeze coming off the bay was most enjoyable. The house was beautiful and well stocked with everything we could possibly need. We will certainly be back.
The miller s
From the first step in
Big pool two steps from patio slider
We used outside covered grill area a lot to sit together and relax or play games
Utensils Over abundance
Washer dryer Convenient
We love this property !!! The house is lovely but the outside is fabulous... gorgeous lanai and pool
Centrally located house close to lots of amenities...Bill is wonderful. The property is spectacular.... lovely house with lots of room but the outside is fantastic... with huge pool and new lanai area .. a gorgeous place to relax and take a break from the sun and enjoy the breathtaking view of Boca Ceiga Bay ... watching the Dophins and beautiful sunsets !!!
We had a wonderful time. Our favorite things were the outdoor kitchen and seating area and the dock. The view is completely amazing! The house is very well supplied with all the extras that make a vacation amazing. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Mann.
14 days of rest an relaxng
We love the Bay House, everything was so well thought out and handy Most of the items in the house were new, it was like living in a brand new house. The main house that opened to the Bay was all glass. You could get up of a morning and watch all the activity on the Bay even if it was cool outside. The kids liked watching the sail boats and motor boats of a morning. Lots of good restaurants and shopping areas. We"ll be back.
Wonderful guests! Thank you for the review, and hope to see you again!
This waterfront home is located in a residential area on the Boca Ciega Bay. While the St. Petersburg airport is nearby, Tampa International Airport offers many convenient options.
Beautiful beaches are a short drive with Pass A Grille Beach located 6.5 miles away and Fort De Soto Park located 9.6 miles away.
Vibrant downtown St. Petersburg is 6.5 miles away, with too many attractions to name - a few of our favorites are the Dali Museum, Chihuly Musuem, Tropicana Field, Museum of Fine Arts and Mahaffey Theater. There are outstanding dining options in St. Pete including Bella Brava, 400 Beach, Parkshore Grille and the Birchwood.
There is an abundance of family activities including the Great Explorations Childrens Museum (8 mi.), Sunken Gardens, miniature golf, and of course theme parks in Tampa and Orlando. Busch Gardens is 35 miles and is truly fun for the whole family with botanical gardens, free roaming animal habitats, exciting rides and...Anheuser Busch beer.
There is a Publix grocery store just a few blocks away, as well as restaurants, pharmacies, etc.
We are new to VRBO (January 2016) but have rented the bayhouse for over 12 years through a property manager. Our guest book provides a way for vacationers to leave comments about their stay and about our home. Comments are universally positive. Here are comments from past guests:
October, 2015: David, Jill and Maret from UK (this is their 5th annual stay at our home: "We know we are repeating ourselves, but how else can we say thank you for the privilege of being able to stay in your beautiful home - for the fifth time. We are already looking forward to 2016. The serenity of the area is just magical. Many thanks again."
February 1015: The M....s from Alberta Canada and the D....s from Ontario Canada: "Had a wonderful time at your lovely home. Our daughter really enjoyed spending time in the pool. It was a wonderful place for a family get together."
October, 2014: David Jill and Margaret from UK (4th visit): "Another perfect holiday. We have enjoyed every minute, relaxing and being thoroughly lazy! We had a fantastic acrobatic display from the dolphins - part of the pleasure of being here. Many thanks."
March, 2014 Tom, Pam, TJ, Mackinder, Cheri & Gerry from Michigan: "Your home is beautiful and the sunsets are memories that will help us get through the rest of the winter in Michigan. We enjoyed the pool, the beaches in St. Pete and Clearwater, and 'Tigers" games in Tampa and Lakeland. Thank you for sharing your home with us, as we believe this was an enjoyable accommodation for our "family" vacation."
October 2013 our guests 3rd visit from UK: "A fantastic two weeks in your ever beautiful home, relaxing and "recharging our batteries." Hopefully we will be able to come again in 2014. Returning home fit and well - ready for the ice and snow in England."
July/August 2013 Scott and family, Derby England: This was our second stay at your beautiful home - our first was 4 years ago. the improvements you have made are fantastic - the extra bedroom and the garden landscaping near front entrance. When we are here we feel like we are home. Once again we have had the most wonderful holiday - we love this spot on Boca Ciega Bay and can't wait to come back!!"
September/October 2012 - Our guests from England, 2nd visit: "Another wonderful holiday in your home. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy dolphins, birds & the stunning sunsets. We all feel very relaxed and refreshed - ready to face an English Winter! Many, many thanks."
August, 2012, Donna and Family from Italy: "Thank you for everything. We really enjoyed your hospitality. We had a lot of fun. We hope we can see you soon in Italy."
December, 2011 Joe and family from West Virginia: "Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the sunsets and view once again. We used to live on this street years ago and were good friends with the neighbors across the street. This was like "coming home." We wanted to come back and look at the water and enjoy the sunsets. Your home is lovely and well-equipped."
October, 2011: Our UK guest first of 5 visits: "Thank you for your champagne welcome. We have had a very relaxing holiday in your lovely home. the stunning sunsets, the dolphins, and the wildlife have been thoroughly appreciated. We have been coming to this area for 20 years, and this is our best location yet - so good in fact we have made a reservation for 2012. Many thanks from all of us."
May 2011 Sue and family from near Bath England: "A great two weeks relaxing for all the family - all 7 of us. The manatee, dolphin, rays, and fishing were just breathtaking. Sunsets were just glorious - not enough words to describe our pleasure. Thank you...Thank you."
April, 2011 Toby and family, from Sweden: "The six of us are all so very thankful for the past 7 days of relaxing by the pool, cooking lovely family means and watching the sun set with a Margarita in hand. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."