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Catherine's Cottage The Winnie Belle The Emma Lou Genes Carriage House Gene's Loft West Gene's Loft East The Jane Ann
Rent a home in downtown St. Petersburg
St Petersburg Home Rentals

Rent a Home in Downtown St. Petersburg

Whether you’re looking for a short term or long term rental, Porch Swing Rentals has a home for you. Our charming 1920 bungalows in the old Northeast section of St. Petersburg were selected for their charm and authenticity and are perfect second homes, temporary homes or vacation homes. We even have two studio rentals, great for extended stay business trips.

We rent furnished and unfurnished vintage bungalows, all with modern appliances and delightful gardens. Our furnished rentals are styled in a coastal, shabby chic decor. Our cottages are clean, welcoming and homey. They are near downtown parks, shops, restaurants, bars and museums. Small town charm within walking distance of an exciting city!

Whether you are a vacationer, relocating business executive, snowbird couple, or local family in transition, our goal is to provide you with a second home without a second headache.

Our Home Rental Collection

These properties are available as short or long term rentals.

Click the home picture to see more photos, or click CHECK DATES TO BOOK to go to HomeAway and book your rental.

Catherine’s Cottage

Catherine's Cottage: 2 bed, 2 bath


The Winnie Belle

The Winnie Belle: 3 bed, 2 bath


Gene’s Loft West

Gene’s Loft West: 1 bed, 1 bath


Gene's Loft East

Gene's Loft East: 1 bed, 1 bath


Little Pearl

Little Pearl: Studio layout, 1 bath


Short Term Rentals

To book for 1-6 months, click the button CHECK DATES TO BOOK.
You will go to the HomeAway website.
Put in your dates and click BOOK NOW.

Long Term Rentals

To book for 6 months to a year, contact us for special rates.

Sorry, our 3 properties below are currently not in the rental pool.

The Emma Lou home rental is located close to downtown St. Petersburg

Emma Lou

Gene's Carriage house is a historic bungalow rental

Gene's Carriage House

The Jane Ann is a 2/2 bungalow rental in historic Kenwood

The Jane Ann

What our
Guests Say

We are very proud to say that our Old Northeast home rentals are top rated by our many guests from around the world.
Read their reviews!

  • LOFT
    Gem of an apartment.

    Cute place, ideal location, wonderful host. Ann, the host has superb taste in decor and furnishings.
    Guest from New York

    Easy walk to downtown.

    Shops, museums, restaurants and Straub Park. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the loft and highly recommend this place to anyone planning a visit to downtown, Old Northeast and the area.
    Guest from Colorado

    Delightful stay.

    Thank-you for sharing your beautiful home. We had nice dinners in the charm of the house. I’m in love with the bungalow!
    Guest from Venezuela

    Colorful, quirky
    and comfortable!

    We were welcomed with fresh flowers and a nice bottle of wine. We were worried about the size for our longer stay vacation. But found it just right.
    Guest from Ohio

    Classy little place..

    Ann was a great host! the place was clean, nicely decorated and stocked with everything we needed. Centrally located. Walk to water and downtown.
    Guest from Nebraska

    Great place to stay!

    Beautifully decorated and centrally located. We were able to walk everywhere. Would stay there again.
    Guest from New York

  • LOFT
    All the comforts
    of home.

    When we stepped into the bright, cheery loft we knew our stay was going to be perfect. The fresh tulips, bottle of wine and dark chocolates said “welcome home”.
    Guest from Wisconsin

    Truly a gem.

    Vintage touches, beautiful hardwood floors. In a very desirable peaceful area close to everything.
    Guest from Venezuela

    Style and vision.

    Ann’s place lets you sink into the neighborhood as if you were a local. Go for the personality and beauty and enjoy St. Pete from this great little loft.
    Guest from California

    In the best
    of all worlds.

    Historic neighborhood, near bank, CVS, Starbucks. 10 minute walk to the aquatic complex and movies. Only drawback, and it is minor, the parking in the garage is tighter than a tic.
    Guest from New York

    Great walking

    I could walk everywhere; restaurants, bars, museums. The loft is decorated in an adorable "shabby chic" style. I will definitely come back!
    Guest from Georgia

    We love the loft!

    Arrived and settled in. How did you know Pinot Noir is one of our favorites?
    Guest from Wisconsin

    Great job restoring home.

    From mornings on the patio to evenings on the front porch this historic home was enchanting. An outstanding find in Old Northeast.
    Guest from Massachusetts

    Warm and homey.

    Charming home in the fabulous Old Northeast! The owner is responsive and made our visit seamless. Highly recommend!
    Guest from Washington, DC

    Decorated in quite
    a charming manner.

    Love the beachy theme and decor of this clean coachhouse apartment. Porch dining for 2!
    Guest from Missouri

    An excellent host.

    We stayed 5 weeks while we renovated a condo in downtown St. Pete. Highly recommend Ann’s place. She even extended our stay.
    Guest from New York

    Close to downtown.

    Great neighborhood, close to bay front. Clean, fully appointed and very relaxing.
    Guest from Michigan

    Everything is wonderful!

    The pictures on the site are dead on but don’t really do justice to the light and airy space. I could not be happier with the loft.
    Guest from Ohio

    Thanks a lot to you!

    It was a lovely vacation and we really appreciated your company. Hope we will meet again!
    Guest from Italy

  • LOFT
    Location, comfort,

    Very pleased with our stay here. In a great location of historic NE neighborhood and walking distance to downtown.
    Guest from New Jersey

    Awesome stay,
    will return.

    Our stay at Ann's was perfect! We made good use of the large screened in balcony, enjoying many of our meals there.
    Guest from Michigan

    Sunny, bright loft
    by downtown.

    I had a great stay at Gene's Loft! The owner provided every colorful amenity available for any need during my stay.
    Guest from Colorado

    Great location.

    We biked all around . . . to the beach, downtown, lunch, the marina, museums and strolled through all parts of the Old Northeast.
    Guest from Washington State

    Location is great.

    It is easy to walk to everything you need. The garage was a terrific perk since we rented a car to drive to a few beaches. Would definitely stay here again.
    Guest from Michigan

    Welcoming home.

    This is a charming, beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood. Ann has a great sense of decor and style that makes it very comfortable.
    Guest from Venezuela