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Footsteps To The Bay - Perfect While Vacationing, Relocating or Remodeling

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,180 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Enjoy The Charm Of Safety Harbor Just Footsteps To The Bay.

Enjoy the charm of Safety Harbor. This vacation rental home is just 5 houses from the bay and within walking distance of Phillippe Park, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa and Safety Harbor's many great little restaurants and shops.

Centrally located to beaches (12 miles to spectacular Clearwater Beach), the two area airports (14 miles to Tampa International Airport or 10 miles to St Pete/Clearwater Airport) and Busch Gardens (22 miles).

Walk 7 short blocks along Tampa Bay to the Safety Harbor Spa, fishing pier, marina and Main Street. With all the wonderful new places to eat, there is now something for everyone. If you happen to be here on the 3rd Friday of the month, you can enjoy Safety Harbor's 3rd Friday outdoor street festival with live music at the gazebo and street vendors (food and arts/crafts)

Walk 3 short blocks north along Tampa Bay to the south entrance of Phillippe Park (walking, biking, picnic areas, small beach area, boat ramp, Indian burial grounds and Count Phillippe's grave).

If you can live without a dishwasher, this clean cozy home should have just about everything else you might need to make your stay comfortable.

This home sleeps up to 6 people (two bedrooms plus sleeper sofa in the family room).

More Details

Lori Heffner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Lori Heffner

I moved to Safety Harbor with the purchase of this home in 1996. I fell in love with Safety Harbor and made Safety Harbor my home for 18 years. My neighbors became my family here. I love being outdoors and the weather in Florida and the beaches make an outdoor lifestyle unbeatable. When I'm not working, you can most likely find me on the tennis courts.

Lori Heffner purchased this house in 1996

Why Lori Heffner chose Safety Harbor

Safety Harbor is a unique blend of small town with easy access to airports, downtown Tampa and the beaches. What a great little corner of the world this is.

What makes this house unique

This home is tucked away in a little neighborhood just 5 houses from the bay. I have loved being able to walk north along Bayshore to Phillippe Park, or south to the Safety Harbor Spa, the fishing pier (where you can often see Manatees) and the marina as well as any of the many restaurants and bars that have cropped up on Main Street.


Safety Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No burning of candles due to the potential fire hazard.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY FOR 28 DAYS OR MORE - Full refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival and owner is able to rebook the full timeframe.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fairly recently remodeled, this bathroom has a tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom has a TV and a King with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom has a Queen size bed with memory foam topper
  • There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms. There is a pack 'n play port-a-crib as well as a crib available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Footsteps To The Bay - Perfect While Vacationing, Relocating or Remodeling
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews

This little "peach" was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location; close to water, parks, and great biking trails. The home was super clean and had everything my husband and I needed for a fantastic month in beautiful Safety Harbor. The owner was extremely accommodating and very pleasant to work with. We would definitely recommend the little peach house to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was a pleasure hosting you.
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No frills, but clean and great location.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great little house in a great location. House was clean and had everything we needed. If we were to stay longer, a dishwasher would be nice but wasn't necessary for us. Yard could use some TLC, but wasn't bad.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the location worked out well for your son’s swim competition. Yes, this is a BYODW (bring your own dish washer) home 😁. The grass loves all this summer rain but it does make it challenging for the lawn people. Lori
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We were only here for a few days, but we enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect and the location was nice. We could walk down to the bay and bike ride into the town of Safety Harbor to grab something to eat. Lori was extremely easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed. We even had a blip with our second payment and Lori was patient and helpful in us getting it straightened out. She was very accommodating with our late check-in after our flight was delayed, also. We would definitely stay again if we visited Safety Harbor again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorrie, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as my guests and I'm glad that everything worked out. I look forward to having your back again. Lori
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Great owner makes everything

  • 5 of 5

Very simple and streamlined process. Organized owner and nice home in a good area.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear it was easy on your end and happy that you enjoyed your getaway weekend.
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Perfect Place to stay in Safety Harbor!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed this home! It was super clean, had all the essentials, WIFI, Washer/Dryer, etc. Also, Lori is a rock star and responds quickly to any inquiries. Definitely a great place to stay and very close to everything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy when I hear that someone has enjoyed my vacation home. Thank you so much for letting me know and taking the time to write such a nice review. Looking forward to having you back.
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Cute home in lovely town

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our month long stay at Lori's house near the bay. We love Safety Harbor and this home is a little less than a mile walk along the bay from the town center. It was clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable. I love a light, bright home and the living room was dark for me because of the shutters covering the windows, but we really enjoyed our many times sitting on the screened porch with coffee or cocktails! We have already reserved a month for next spring, which says a lot!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay and our special little corner of the world. I agree, the screened lanai was always my favorite place to hang out to enjoy morning coffee and/or evening cocktails.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
St Pete/Clearwater Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bar Fly Saltwater Grill
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bar Fly Saltwater Grill
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Clearwater Beach

Farmer's Market:

Fresh produce, fresh flowers, and other healthy foods fill the gazebo in John Wilson Park every Thursday from October to May.

Thursdays, 10/18/13 - 5/30/14


John Wilson Park (by the Gazebo)

3rd Friday (3rd Friday of every month) - Street festival (Main Street) live music and vendors (food and other)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

FOR BOOKINGS OF 28 DAYS OR MORE - Full refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date and the owner is able to rebook the full timeframe; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was rebooked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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