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The Mint House in St. Petersburg, FL: A Fresh Vacation Rental Option for LGBTQ+ Travelers

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Discover the perfect vacation rental experience where historic charm and modern comfort harmoniously come together at Mint House St. Petersburg, FL in the vibrant Edge District. Whether one is a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking relaxation, this central city location offers something for everyone.

Mint House St. Petersburg – Your Home Away from Home

At Mint House St. Petersburg, the comfort of guests is a top priority. The property, originally designed as a modern apartment building, has been converted to offer hotel style relaxation with vacation rental convenience. Whether you are staying for a night, a long weekend to celebrate St. Pete Pride, a week for the Shine St. Petersburg Mural Festival, or snowbird living, you’ll find all of the amenities needed for a comfortable stay of any length. 

Suites are equipped with a private balcony or patio, a fully equipped kitchenette, an in-unit washer/dryer, free WiFi, a comfortable bed, and a spacious living area, perfect for relaxation, entertainment, and remote working. The property’s outdoor space, with its refreshing pool and lounge chairs, offers a resort-style experience in the hub of the city. And if you’re staying for a while, take advantage of the grocery pre-stocking service that allows guests to order groceries prior to their arrival.

One of the highlights of Mint House St. Petersburg is the warm hospitality of the local LGBTQ+ community and staff, allowing you to relax so you focus on more important things like creating cherished memories.

Which is a good thing, because there is a lot to do in Downtown St Petersburg!

The Beautiful Edge District

Nestled in the heart of St. Petersburg, the Edge District is a trendy and culturally rich neighborhood. Its unique combination of historic architecture and contemporary art galleries makes it a fascinating place to explore. Strolling through the streets, you’ll find beautiful murals, quaint shops, and an array of dining options that will tantalize your taste buds.

St. Petersburg is steeped in history, and the Edge District is no exception. Take a short walk from your Mint House rental, and you’ll discover some of the city’s most captivating historical sites. Hop on a bicycle rental or take a ride on the trolley towards the St. Pete Pier. There, you can explore the St. Petersburg Museum of History, which offers a captivating journey back in time. Discover the city’s past, from the earliest Native American inhabitants to the fascinating stories of pioneers, and get a glimpse into the rich heritage of the region.

Cuisine to Savor

Within mere steps of your Mint House studio, dining enthusiasts can experience a variety of culinary offerings catering to all taste and personality preferences. Whether you crave the flavors of a local Cuban sandwich from Bodega, the eclectic choices at the EDGE Eatery, the Asian fusion cuisine at Pin On Cafe, Italian favorites at Italy Bottega, or an sweet indulgence at the Bacon Bitch, your taste buds are in for a delightful dance of flavors.

Conveniently located just downstairs and across the street from your Mint House studio rental, Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails awaits you. During the day, indulge in their refreshing cold brews and irresistibly flaky croissants. As the sun sets, this versatile spot transforms into a lively craft cocktail bar, hosting theme nights and other exciting events to ensure your evenings are filled with fun and enjoyment.

Lively Nightlife

If you’re looking for nightlife, step out of your Mint House rental and venture into the vibrant neighborhood that transforms into a bustling hub of entertainment, offering an array of options to cater to every social craving. For dance enthusiasts, the night comes alive at Enigma, a popular LGBTQ+ nightclub known for its energetic ambiance, lively music, and talented DJs. This bar caters mainly to men, although it welcomes all.

For more LGBTQ+ nightlife, head to the Grand Central District to Cocktail and the Wet Spot. This section of St Pete is known as the “gayborhood” of the region. Nearby you will also find popular queer spots like The Garage, Mixers, and Salty Nun (popular for the ladies).

For a touch of magic and wonder, head to the Zubrick Magic Theatre, an intimate venue where talented magicians will leave you spellbound with mind-bending illusions and captivating performances. Question reality as you witness their mesmerizing tricks, and embrace the sense of awe that fills the air. No matter your preference, the Edge District caters to all, promising an unforgettable and dynamic nightlife experience. 

Vibrant Art Scene

You will love the kaleidoscopic display of public art surrounding the Mint House St. Petersburg. The EDGE District is known as one of St. Pete’s trendiest and most happening spots. Its cool factor extends to the mesmerizing murals that grace its streets, including the mural on the walls of the Mint House, painted by lesbian muralist Mel Posner.

Just a few blocks away, you’ll find the Central Arts District adorned with its own captivating murals. This artistic haven is also home to the esteemed Morean Arts Center, showcasing the iconic Chihuly Collection—a breathtaking 20-foot glass sculpture crafted exclusively for this extraordinary location. You will be immersed in a world of artistic wonder and inspiration.

Unwind In Nearby Nature

Nature lovers will find Mint House to be a true haven. Although the building itself is located in the hub of the city, it is also conveniently situated near several parks, bike trails, and green spaces. One of the most charming spots nearby is Mirror Lake, a serene oasis right within the city for a delightful retreat, perfect for a peaceful afternoon or a leisurely morning walk.

For those seeking even more opportunities to connect with nature, head down to the bay, where an array of parks await in downtown St. Pete. These parks provide the perfect backdrop for picnics, outdoor activities, and simply basking in the fresh air.

Additionally, being within an easy walking distance of the SunRunner, St. Pete’s “beach to ‘burg” rapid transit, adds to the convenience of exploring the city’s natural wonders. This efficient transportation option allows you to effortlessly reach nearby coastal areas, allowing you to venture to the stunning beaches and coastal parks that St. Petersburg is famous for. 

Modern Comfort And Charm At Mint House St. Petersburg

Mint House St. Petersburg, FL, Vacation Rentals in the Edge District, offers a perfect blend of history, art, nature, and relaxation. Whether you’re seeking adventure or just want to unwind, this delightful vacation destination has it all. So pack your bags and get ready to create cherished memories at Mint House St. Petersburg!


**Disclaimer: There is a good chance that this post contains affiliate or sponsor links. If you make a purchase through them, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (for which we are extremely grateful).

Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

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