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Gene's Carriage Loft Rental in St Petersburg
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Second floor apartment with screened porch that welcomes the morning sun.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Bright living room and bedroom get western sun.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    New 40" Smart TV over antique trunk. French doors add privacy to bedroom beyond.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Convenient breakfast table under painting. Full kitchen is just to the right.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Bedroom with western light dappling bathroom walls. Double pillow top queen bed.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Bathroom is a short hop from the bedroom. Lots of fluffy white towels!
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Convenient stack washer/dryer is behind the shabby chic double doors.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Original old medicine cabinet in bath. Claw foot tub/shower behind curtain.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Compact kitchen has original farm sink and white tile counters with oak edge.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Herringbone subway tiles for backsplash. Shabby chic cabinet on right.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Pantry door on left is captain's door from old ship. Drop down cutting board.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Enjoy sunshine, flowers and breezes on your private screened porch.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Shared upstairs foyer. Lots of vintage character here! Lofts on either side.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    Old oak stairs lead to loft. Stained glass panel and chandelier in foyer.
  • Gene’s Carriage Loft West St Pete Rental
    At night the Carriage House gives off a warm glow with the interior and exterior lighting.


Second floor loft apartment with screened porch. Bright sunny western exposure. Living room, bedroom, bath, charming kitchen. Washer/dryer. Delightfully furnished. Private garage. Compact and well designed. Lower foyer, upper foyer . . . and a porch swing.

Quick walk to town

Just a few blocks from downtown sits an authentic old carriage house . . . about 100 years old. You can recognize it by the hanging flower baskets. It is in a slightly urban area, but still quieter than right downtown. Minutes away is the historic pink Vinoy Hotel. The front porch is a great place for a drink. Or grab your suit and head for the North Shore Aquatic Complex. It is just 15 minutes away. All on foot.


A wonderful merger of old and new

On one side of the carriage house is Gene’s Loft West and on the other is Gene’s Loft East. They are both totally private and separated by a set of old oak stairs and a central foyer with our signature porch swing. Each unit is the same size and both units have their own private sunny screened porch. They each also have their own private garage below. That is how you enter.

The lofts are 500 square feet and include porch, living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Well designed to maximize space and light. Everyone says they look bigger.


Packed with character and charm

Mounted above an old oriental chest in the living room is a new 40" smart TV. Teal French doors separate the living room from bedroom and give added privacy. Lots of windows on the west side capture late evening sun. Look through slatted shutters to the grassy lot below. Great place to walk a dog.

New queen size bed has a pillow top mattress. Beach watercolor over bed coordinates with the multicolor pinstripe duvet on the bed. Lots of pillows.

A short hop from the bedroom is the bathroom. Behind the paisley shower curtain is the original claw foot tub (with shower). Old medicine cabinet is from another era. Above is a double school house light fixture for maximum illumination. We added a few extra wire baskets for storage. White towels are stacked in a nearby shabby chic cabinet. Washer/dryer sits behind multi-panel faux finished doors. Larger closet in living room makes the perfect wardrobe. Breakfast table is just off the kitchen with additional eating area on the screen porch.


Kitchen is functional and bright

Under counter lighting and ceiling fan add to the ambiance of the kitchen. Yellow knobs give an extra whimsical touch. Kitchen is complete with range, microwave, refrigerator and even a dishwasher. White square tile on the kitchen counters is trimmed with oak. Herringbone subway pattern on wall. Farmhouse sink is the real thing. Wine glasses hang from holders to leave maximum storage for dishes. Fold down butcher block cutting board.

There is a small pantry too, behind the wooden door with the bamboo shade. The door is from the captain’s quarters of an old ship. The captain carved his name in the wood. Not what you would expect! Check it out.


Live on the screen porch

Who can resist the charm of a screen porch? It can be sunny. It can be breezy. The glider makes a relaxing spot for a glass of wine at dusk. And an old leaded glass door adds extra class. Enjoy breakfast or dinner on the ornate bistro table. Or take your laptop out and check out the web.

This is a fun retreat for two people. A little quirky . . . but with everything you need. Plus, it puts you right in town.

Loft West
Home Rental

14 Night
Minimum Rental

Perfect vacation package
for a short term rental
Fully furnished home.
     Add 13% to this price
for sales/tourist tax:

Weekly Rental Rates
14 nights minimum

May-Dec: $686
Jan-April: $910

Long Term Rental

Six months or more
Rent from owner.
No booking fee!
13% sales/tourist
tax not required!

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owner 727-744-1837 for
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review stars5

  • Lovely screened

    Beautifully appointed,
    thoughtful features,
    kitchen well supplied
    Easy living. Perfect
    location - short walk to
    downtown St. Pete. Nice
    privacy, responsive
    owner. A delightful stay.

    Guest from Pennsylvania
  • Cheerful decor.

    Love the sunlight
    shining through the loft
    in late afternoon. It is
    particularly welcoming
    to those of us getting
    away from a dreary, cold
    northern winter.

    A personal favorite
    is the claw-foot tub-so
    relaxing. After a good night’s sleep in the
    comfy queen bed we explore St. Petersburg
    on foot or bike. (We
    bring our own bikes, but they are easy to rent.)

    It is a very friendly
    city with plenty to do.
    The beaches are just a
    20-minute drive away.
    We are extremely happy with our little gem.

    Guest from Wisconsin
  • A repeat resident.

    We were thrilled to find
    a framed photo of our beloved pet on the bed stand when we arrived
    this year for our second stay! Ann thinks of everything and is intent
    on making her rentals
    your home.

    Guest from Wisconsin