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Gene's Loft Rental in St Petersburg
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Second floor apartment with screened porch that welcomes the morning sun.
  • Gene's East Loft St Pete Rental
    New 40" Smart TV in living room. French doors lead to the bedroom.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    New rug with beachy stripes over living room wooden floor.
  • Gene's Loft east St Pete Rental
    More shelves in the bedroom. Good place for collections. A few seashell perhaps?
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Crazy octopus painting over the bed by a Key West artist.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Bath with clawfoot tub/shower and washer/dryer just off bedroom.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Original bath with old medicine cabinet.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Breakfast table is just off the kitchen. Additional eating space on porch.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Efficient little kitchen, white tile counter tops, pinwheel cabinet knobs.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Subway tile in herringbone pattern for backsplash. Shabby chic cabinet at left.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Original farm sink. We hung the coffee mugs and wine glasses to save space.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Enjoy sunshine, flowers and breezes on your private screened porch.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Shared upstairs foyer. Lots of vintage character here! Lofts on either side.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    Old oak stairs lead to loft. Stained glass panel and chandelier in foyer.
  • Gene's Loft East St Pete Rental
    At night the Carriage House gives off a warm glow with the interior and exterior lighting.


Totally furnished with linens, kitchen package, wi-fi and cable TV. Second floor loft apartment with screened porch. Faces east with morning sun. Living room, bedroom, bath, charming kitchen. Washer/dryer. Delightfully furnished. Compact and well designed. Small private garage. 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

Yellow French doors separate living room from bedroom. Book cases in the wall provide lots of space for collections. Maybe a few seashells from Fort DeSoto beach? New 40" Smart TV is mounted over a wicker chest.

The queen size bed, with shiplap headboard and footboard, has a pillow top mattress. Crazy octopus artwork at the head is original painting from a local Key West artist. Yellow shelves give the bedroom an extra pop of color.

It is a short hop from the bedroom to the bathroom. Behind the paisley shower curtain sits 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 packed in a nearby cabinet. Washer/dryer sits behind faux finished doors in the bedroom. 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. White square tile on the kitchen counters is trimmed with oak. Herringbone subway pattern on wall. Farmhouse sink is the real thing. Shabby chic cupboard over head. Coffee cups and wine glasses hang from hooks and holders to give maximum storage for dishes and food. Fold down butcher block cutting board. Glass door on pantry was from at a local antique market. We found some funky blue and white pinwheel knobs for an extra whimsical touch. Kitchen is complete with range, microwave, refrigerator and even a dishwasher.


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. Enjoy breakfast or dinner on the bistro table. Or take your laptop out and cruise 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 East
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 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