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Mary Jo's Sunshine Home with Citrus Trees in Senior Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Dear Friends,

As most of you already know, we inherited mom’s place in the Senior Park in Clearwater, Florida. You may also know that we decided to keep it instead of selling.

We would like to share our vacation place with family and friends throughout the year. We came up with the best plan and shared responsibilities for handling the property, and we wanted to let you know, and invite you to stay there as well.

The home is in a quiet, senior mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida called Embassy Park. The majority of residents in this park are over 55, retired. Mom's is the creme de la creme there - a bright, pretty double-wide surrounded by the best neighbors! It has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room and sun porch. It is hugged by lemon, grapefruit and orange trees and framed by Florida palms. Fully furnished, including appliances, kitchen gadgets, cookware & tableware, you have all the creature comforts of home in a tropical setting! The beach is a quick drive, or you can lounge at the park’s swimming pool & tool around the park on the trike. You can walk or trike to the shopping plaza which includes a grocery store, movie theater, several restaurants & chain stores.

Embassy Park is a mature, quiet community and as such, we ask that our family and friends respect the park and our mom’s home by adhering to the following rules: no smoking inside the mobile home or the lanai (front porch okay as long as you use an ashtray and have the doors/windows closed so the smoke doesn’t go inside). No loud music, late night shenanigans or otherwise disruptive behavior. In other words, the park itself is not a spring break-type location & the closest hot action will be grandpa hitting the shuffleboard court. But if you would like to get away to a quiet vacation rental near the beach, this is your spot! Please leave the home as you find it.

If you would like to rent, please make arrangements with Marla as soon as possible.

Please note:

A "WEEK" is Saturday - Saturday (Check-in after 3pm, Check-out by 11 am)

A "MONTH" is 4 weeks, starting with the 1st Saturday of the month.

Keywords: Double-Wide Mobile Home

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016

About The Owner

Dear Friends, As many of you already know, we lost mom last year to cancer. We inherited her "sunshine home" in Florida, and we were not able to bring ourselves to part with it. Although now fully grown, we are still Mary Jo's three "kids": Jeff, Wendy and Marla. This photo is from the mid 1970's, in Pennsylvania, taken by Mary Jo, our mom. It's important to us to keep mom's place and each be able to visit from time to time each year. But none of us can afford to live there year-round. So we are sharing it with you, in hopes that you will treat it with the same care and respect we do. We have split up responsibilities of the property: Jeff is all things physical, Wendy is all things financial, and Marla is all things marketing.

The Owner purchased this mobile home in 2004

Why The Owner chose Florida Central West

Our mom loved Florida for years, and when she got this property, it was hard to get her back to Pennsylvania, even for visits! The property is in a Senior Park, so it's quiet and fenced from the rest of the town, which gives you more peace and privacy than other areas of Clearwater. The park has a community pool, shuffleboard court & rec center. Most residents choose to drive the trike from their homes to the nearby shopping plaza, which contains a movie theater, grocery store, restaurants, post office, etc. The home is a quick 20 minute drive to the beach or you can walk to catch public transportation.

What makes this mobile home unique

This property has orange trees, grapefruit trees and a lemon tree all on the property. It has a sunroom and carport. The living room has comfy lazy-boy chairs and beautiful blinds to let in the gorgeous Florida sunshine. The area is safe, the neighbors are friendly and we keep all our things in nice condition.


Clearwater Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen Bed located in Master bedroom with walk-in closet. Queen Bed located in Second bedroom. Couch in living room not a fold-out - sleeps 1.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Orange, Grapefruit and Lemon trees on property. The best neighbors in the park!


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Mary Jo's Sunshine Home with Citrus Trees in Senior Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Ottawa, Canada

Happy Snowbird from Canada

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful winter in Mary Jo's Sunshine Home from December 2012 to mid-April 2013. Centrally located on Hwy. 19 with easy access to get from south Clearwater to St. Pete's, Tampa, Sarasota and not that far from Orlando, and an easy drive to miles and miles of beaches. Nicely maintained double-wide mobile home in a park with many friendly and caring neighbours, lots of park activities, grocery store mall nearby and lots of local eateries/restaurants. I would recommend Mary Jo's to anyone who asks and is looking for a warm, peaceful winter away from the snow and ice, but I hope to spend more winters there in the future so I'm hoping they won't ask and I'll have the place all to myself!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belwood, ON Canada

Carolyn & Byron

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mary-Jo's Sunshine Home in Clearwater for 3 months in 2011 and had a wonderful time. We met some great neighbors and made a lot of new friends. This mobile in very comfortable and nicely decorated. The park is quiet and all the people we met were very friendly. There is lots of shopping nearby as well as many great eating places such as, Applebee's, Chilis, Fat Cat Tavern etc. We enjoyed a great afternoon and evening on St. Patrick's day at the Fat Cat Tavern and plan on returning for another year. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to 2012 for another 3 month stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kittanning, PA

Fun in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Mary Jo's several times, at least 4 or more, and enjoyed it each time. It is as described: clean and comfortable, some recent remodeling, quiet, friendly, convenient to shopping and beach.

On the map that shows the Tri-City Plaza, the mobile home park is just behind it, so it is very close to Publix (a great grocery store), a hardware store, shops and several places to eat.

We went to Clearwater Beach's beautiful white sand and calm Gulf water. We took day trips to Sunken Gardens, Tarpon Springs, and Homosassa Springs (to see the Manatees). And there is much more in the area around Tampa & St. Petersburg as well.

One of our friends flew into small Clearwater airport, another into Tampa. Loved picking & eating the delicious pink and white grapefruit in Feb-Mar. Definitely would recommend Mary Jo's Sunshine Home as a moderately priced vacation home. Sincerely, Ginny

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind feedback! We have been lucky to have good, honest people renting Mom's place and I'm grateful you recognized so much of the warmth and care put into her home.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Tri-City Plaza

Visit the Murielle Winery, check out Spring Training at the Bright House field, Pier 60 and the Boardwalk, Clearwater Beach, Sand Key Park, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, take a Classic Cruise or visit the Clearwater Beach Spa! Go to a show at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre, hit the Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course or go diving in the Clearwater Reefs. Go crazy at the Tampa Bay Grand Prix or relax at the Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Go deep sea fishing or any of the usual water activities in the nearby, warm-water Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Clearwater Mobile Home Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

BACKGROUND CHK(required) $100

Rates vary seasonally, above rate is for prime season (Nov thru May)

Above rate includes gas, water, electric. Telephone, cable, and internet are the responsibility
of the tenant, and must be purchased by tenant.

Discount rate available for multiple month stays

Minimum stay is 4 weeks. This is a requirement of Embassy Park, and is not subject to change
by the owners of Mary Jo's Sunshine Home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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