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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa Sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach Walk Down Town

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Cardinals is a 2 story, single family home in historic Old Palm Harbor, one of the best areas along this coastline. Set away from the tourist areas you are a short walk from the Gulf at St. Josephs sound with it's park, boardwalks and fishing pier.
The Downtown area of Old Palm Harbor is also a short walk from our home and is very much 'traditional' Florida with its antique shops, good restaurants, Historic cracker houses and laid back atmosphere. Here there are monthly street parties for everyone to enjoy.

The Pinellas Cycle/walking trail can be picked up from close by, and runs for miles both north & south, going past some of the coastline and many of the attractions. (Cycle rentals available there).

All within 5 minutes drive are some of the best beaches, lakes, and state parks in the county.
Honeymoon & Caladesi islands ( voted # 1 beach in the whole of the USA )and offer all the family the most wonderful escape from it all.
Caladesi beaches are constantly voted in the top 10 in the USA, Number ONE beach in the whole of the USA last year
Crystal Beach with its quaint little harbor is also a short drive. Lake Tarpon is world known for its fishing and is lined with some beautiful state parks, with trails, BBQ areas, boating and viewing towers.

The 'Greek' sponge docks of Tarpon Springs and the lovely marinas of Dunedin are also very close by.
For those coming for golf, Palm Harbor has the championship course of Innisbrook and numerous other great courses close by.
For sporting fans, the area now has the Phillies spring training ground within a few minutes drive.
For those seeking 'more to do' Clearwater Beach is just a 10 minute drive away.Legoland is also a reasonable drive away

Our home is spacious and elegantly furnished with over 2200sq. ft. of living space and 800 sq. ft. of different level sun decks.
It has 3 bedrooms.Two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and the Master bedroom en-suite downstairs. All have ample linens and closet space. We supply a babies crib ,high chair and stroller, beach chairs and umbrellas, games and pool toys. Beds are as follows- 2 queens, 2 twins, 1 Queen sofa bed
The kitchen is fully equipped for a family, with a breakfast area and good appliances, leading to a laundry room with washer/dryer and ironing facilities.
The Family/Dining room has a large bed sofa and 2nd T.V.
Our galleried living room has all the comforts of home with a large screen T.V, DVD/ Video,CD player and video library.Free Wifi
Our large screen room has a wet bar, Large Hot tub, and an outside shower area. Down a step takes you to our pool which is screened all around by tropical plants and is totally secluded. Enjoy picking fresh grapefruit from the garden.

Top things to do on a budget
Watch the Sunset on Honeymoon Island
Take a stroll around the Greek Sponge docks
Walk up the viewing tower in Wall Park, overlooking the Gulf
Join in the street parties Downtown
Watch old Movies free in the local park

Top things to do with a family
Spend the day on Caladesi island
Kayaking on St Josephs sound
Cycle on the Pinellas trail
A trip to Big cat sanctuary
Hire a pontoon on Lake tarpon

Paul & Gaye, owners

Keywords: private heated pool,close to beaches,3 bedrooms,sleeps8, hot tub/spa ,private yard,garage and driveway,Gulf of Mexico,spacious,luxury, safe. private and quiet

Keywords: private heated pool,close to beaches,3 bedrooms,sleeps8, hot tub/spa ,private yard,garage and driveway,Gulf of Mexico,spacious,luxury, safe. private and quiet


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • HEATED POOL Fireplace, Baby's Cot, Upper-Level Sun Deck, Screened Florida Room, Wet Bar, Outside Shower, Gardens...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer season
May 30 - Aug 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,495 $3,950
Late summer
Aug 9 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,450 $3,500
Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,600 $3,995
Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay

Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included


Pool heating extra if required. Security deposit taken

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa and Clearwater
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Peggy O'Neils Irish Pub
1 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Thirsty Marlins
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

We now can arrange DISCOUNTED fishing / boating trips,suggested weekly agendas of local places,Golf

Our homes are all under a 5 minute drive to the beaches on Caladisi & Honeymoon

islands,Caladsi is rated number 2 beach in the whole of the USA !


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: We are an English family who chose this part of Florida,over all the rest that we traveled to over the years. To live and work here is like being on vacation all year!

Why the Owner Chose Palm Harbor:
We fell in love with this area in the 80's. It is so perect for everybody in the family to enjoy, having something for all age groups. The beaches are the best you can get, the number one voted beach in the whole of the USA in Caladesi island is just 5 minutes drive away. It is truly paradise here. You can also walk to restaurants,cafes, shops etc, which is quite rare in Florida. The lakes, parks, sporting venues are all around us too. The Jolly Trolly stops close by taking you south to Clearwater and Dunedin and north to Tarpon Springs

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We started to look for a vacation home along the Gulf coast nearly 20 years ago and had very tough search criteria. We wanted the perfect location to suit every bodies needs, plus a lot more. Not just for families or couples, but for everybody wanting that perfect vacation. In finding this beautiful quaint little town, we found it. After 20 years and buying another 3 homes, all within walking distance of each other. We never thought about buying else where, we had found the perfect location. The area is friendly, safe to walk at night and central to everything

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Speaks: english

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