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Charming, Deceptively Spacious Original Fisherman's Cottage with Private Pool

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crystal Beach cottage description

This is an original 1915 Fisherman's Cottage that has been tastefully extended and renovated to provide all the modern comforts but retain it's old world charm with many original features including the wood floors, cabinetry, beamed ceiling and knob & tube wiring (for show only you will be pleased to read). The original front door leads directly into a spacious living area and from there into the large dining area and kitchen. The huge master bedroom with ensuite bathroom is located at the back of the cottage and gives direct access to the pool area. There is a spare bedroom off the master. The two remaining bedrooms share a separate bathroom with tub & shower. Located in Crystal Beach, originally a fishing village developed in 1912, this area has remained unspoiled and has been compared to Key West with it's feel and charm of a seaside community. Enjoy the park setting & shell pathway fish from the pier or visit nearby Honeymoon Island & take a ferry to nearby Caladesi Island.

Local Restaurants: There are lots of great restaurants all within a five minute car ride of the villa. The Thirsty Marlin in Palm Harbor, Molly Goodheads in Ozona & Rusty Bellies waterfront in Tarpon Springs are just three to mention. Great steaks and seafood served in a laid back atmosphere where shorts and a t shirt are considered formal wear. You can eat out at different restaurants for fourteen nights straight and never go to a bad one. Bon Appetit.

Local Beaches: Crystal beach, sunset beach and Howard state park beach all host live music most Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings to accompany the sunsets. Drive over the causeway to Honeymoon island and walk the beach for miles up to the pass overlooking Three Rooker bar-a deserted sandbar popular with local boaters and dolphins. Catch the ferry from Honeymoon island to Caladesi state park with it's award winning beach. There are wildlife walks round the island where you can come across armadillos, racoons, giant tortoises and signs that say 'beware of rattlesnakes'' or, if you go through the week you can be a castaway with the beach to yourself. All these beaches are very close to the villa but away from the main tourist area, easily accessible and with great facilities. There's a beach here for everyone and they all share the same crystal clear warm waters of the gulf.

Enjoying the Cottage: A lot of our guests are happy to chill out after a hectic week in Orlando. The back garden is a sun trap, great for topping up that tan and when it gets too hot you can slip into the pool then sit under the palms sipping on chilled white wine or a frosty beer out of the fridge. It is very quiet and peaceful except for the hum of the occasional golf cart that is the preferred mode of transport for the locals. You can watch the ospreys heading back from the gulf with their next meal still wriggling in their talons, hand feed the resident egret with cold hot dogs, once he gets to know you and occasionally stroll down to the beach and watch the fish leaping as the giant pelicans glide by. Its not compulsory but cocktails on the beach at sunset confers on you the title of 'local' for the duration of your stay. Cheers.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Double Sink...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Other Amenities

              • Pool heating if required is an additional $90 per week


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library


                  • Away From It All


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Live Theater

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people


                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Sunbed
                      • Parking
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided


                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave


                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Heated Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached


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                          from 3 traveler reviews
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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Aug 14 - Dec 15, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          May 1 - Dec 15, 2015
                          5 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included


                          We require a $500 or 300 pounds sterling security deposit at time of booking.

                          Price does not include 12% taxes and $120 cleaning fee

                          Pool heating if required is $99 per week

                          $500 security deposit at time of booking and full amount 40 days prior to arrival

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                          Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Tampa International
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Alt US 19 - beautiful drive all along the coast
                          150 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Crystal Beach
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Peggy O'Niells, New England Ale House & more
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Rusty Bellies, Ozona Blue, Island Outpost & more

                          Car: Necessary

                          Our villa is situated on a quiet shady lane exactly 150 yards from the small, sandy public beach and community pier. This is a self contained area of real Florida where everybody says hello and the locals drive around on golf carts. The beauty of it is that you can easily trade the peace and tranquility of your own private pool & spa for the razz matazz of more conventional holiday destinations like Clearwater Beach a twenty minute drive away or the wild rides at Disney and Busch Gardens ninety minutes away. Whatever you feel like doing, there is something here for all ages.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: We only live 5 minutes away from Crystal Beach and supervise every changeover personally. We do not use a management company as we like to make sure that everything is perfect for our guests

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Relax on the front porch

                            Relax on the front porch

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Kitchen showing breakfast nook

                            Kitchen showing breakfast nook

                          • Breakfast nook

                            Breakfast nook

                          • Queen bedroom

                            Queen bedroom

                          • Master bath

                            Master bath

                          • Pool area

                            Pool area

                          • From front of Bungalow looking down to pier

                            From front of Bungalow looking down to pier

                          • Caladesi Island

                            Caladesi Island

                          • Quiet Waterfront

                            Quiet Waterfront

                          • Sunset off Crystal Beach

                            Sunset off Crystal Beach

                          • Secluded pool at rear

                            Secluded pool at rear

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Dining area

                            Dining area

                          • Dining area

                            Dining area

                          • Kitchen counter service

                            Kitchen counter service

                          • Huge Master bedroom

                            Huge Master bedroom

                          • Queen bedroom

                            Queen bedroom

                          • Plenty of room to get a tan

                            Plenty of room to get a tan

                          • Master bedroom opens to pool

                            Master bedroom opens to pool

                          • Crystal Beach

                            Crystal Beach

                          • Howard Park Beach

                            Howard Park Beach

                          • Crystal Beach Promenade on a busy day

                            Crystal Beach Promenade on a busy day

                          $171 - $200 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 09/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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