My husband, dog and I enjoyed our stay so much. This was our first visit to St. Petersburg and we will be back next year. Maria was a fantastic host; her cottage is set up to anticipate your every need. There was beer and water in the fridge and Pantene products in the bathroom. There's a fenced in back yard where you can sit on the back deck. Her street is quiet, with lots of take out joints right down the street. I especially enjoyed the funky postmodern decor and the extremely comfortable couch. I felt safe and got to see several different neighborhoods. St. Petersburg is a wonderful vacation destination and this cottage was close enough to the action, but far enough to enable you to relax between adventures.