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

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1(king) is en suite and bedroom 4 is off bedroom 1. Bedroom 2 (Queen) & Bedroom 3 (Queen) have shared bathroom in between them....moreless

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


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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


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


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


  • Golf:

    Numerous golf clubs conveniently located nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available close by ...moreless

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 - Dec 16, 2016
5 night min stay

Dec 17 - May 1, 2017
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax * 13%

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.


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: 12/02/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Peggy O'Niells, New England Ale House & more
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Alt US 19 - beautiful drive all along the coast
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rusty Bellies, Ozona Blue, Island Outpost & more
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach

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 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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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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

  • Howard Park Beach

    Howard Park Beach

  • Crystal Beach Promenade on a busy day

    Crystal Beach Promenade on a busy day

  • 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

  • Sunset off Crystal Beach

    Sunset off Crystal Beach

  • Off the beaten path

    Off the beaten path

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