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Luxury Retreat w/Two Masters! Pool. Walk to Beach. Private Deck. Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Modern Family Retreat w Great Room, Stroll to Beach, Pool, 4B/4Bath. Renovated!

Kayak with dolphins at our neighborhood beach or just view them from the Crystal Beach Pier. If you are lucky, you might see a manatee.

Just minutes from Innisbrook PGA golf course and Honeymoon Island State Park Beach, Crystal Beach is the very best location in Pinellas County with over 30 acres of private community parks nearby (community beach, public pier, paved biking/walking trails, lighted tennis courts, basketball hoops, and playgrounds).

Crystal Beach is a wonderful eclectic community where mansion dwellers, starving artists, and families all feel at home, have community meet ups, and hide from stress in the private back yards. Your Florida escape begins in this totally renovated luxurious home. You'll want to come 'home' to Crystal Beach year after year.

We have 3000 square feet of very open living space indoors (perfect for a family get-away), but you won't be indoors much with the huge deck, brand new pool, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pinellas Trail just a short walk away, and the nation's top rated beaches just down the road.

GREAT LOCATION: Home is directly across the street from the gulf. Nearby neighborhood beach, community park and fishing pier are just a two minute walk. Situated between Clearwater Beach and the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, this is a rare community that still has a real old Florida feel. Ozona and Dunedin are two amazing folksy communities nearby with art shows, farmer's markets, amazing food, and antique shops.

JUST RENOVATED: Super modern and clean with granite and stainless throughout. Almost everything in the house is brand new. Stunning tile through out entire home. Even the swimming pool is new! ALL ON ONE LEVEL!

TWO MASTER SUITES: Two outstanding and spacious master suites each with a beautiful master bath. Hobby or office room attached to one of the master suites. Both master's have queen beds and a ton of space for a crib or play pen.

Third bedroom has two twins, 4th bedroom has a full-sized bed. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms share a restroom (shower).

RECHARGE HERE: Huge deck area surrounding the pool for gatherings. Famous pinellas 35 mile trail perfect for the walker, runner and cyclist is less than a five minute walk in this quiet neighborhood to the trail head. Public boat launch and several marinas are less than a five minute drive.

ABOUT OUR BEACH: Crystal Beach 'beach' is a small neighborhood beach where the community gathers to watch sunsets and let dogs and kids play in the water. Some Fridays there are jam sessions and music meet ups. This is a mixed community of all ages with an 'old Florida' feel. Many residents live here year-round. There is a community center and a teen activity center.

Home has high-speed Internet.

NEARBY: Clearwater beach is within 30 minutes and Honeymoon Island State Park is even closer. Both are top rated beaches in the nation. 45 minutes from Busch Gardens. If you like pro sports we have a major league baseball team, pro football team, pro hockey team, pro soccer team and an annual PGA golf tournament.

Shopping mall, grocery, restaurants, worship and entertainment are all nearby.

Good area for seafood lovers, Gluten free, vegetarians, and bb-q lovers.

Check out Allegiant Airlines really cheap flights to 'PIE' or Southwest Airlines to 'TPA.' There are some very good deals for summer flights right now.

WILDLIFE: Dolphins, Manatees, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, Bald Eagle, Alligators, Owls, Great Birding Areas, etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Betsy Banks Saul
Member since: 2014
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Why Betsy Banks Saul chose Palm Harbor

This property is across the street from our home. Shortly after moving to Crystal Beach, it became clear that we needed more space. Our entire extended family began visiting us in this darling Old Florida community and some of them fell in love as much as we did.

It is more and more rare to find one-level homes with a gulf feel, so we purchased it and have renovated it for our parents (hence the two master bedrooms). Very different people from very different places (Joplin, MO and Braintree, MA) our folks appreciate many of the same things this home offers: a great deck, easy access to kayaking and the beach, walking the dogs or biking on the trail, endless opportunity to read a great book with a gulf breeze wafting over you, meeting the colorful personalities you find only in FL, and a great game table for playing cards in the evening.

Our folks spend Jan - March here but the home is too special to not share it with others. So please come join us in this little slice of heaven.

What makes this house unique

This house has two TRUE Master Suites! Also, it is great for accessibility: This home was renovated with mobility in mind for our parents, who spend some of the winter in FL. One of the master showers is curbless. There is one short step up into the home (we have a wheelchair ramp, if needed) and one step inside the home between the laundry/garage and main house.

There is a bike rental shop nearby. Paddle board rentals are nearby as well. Excellent area for kayaking. My mother loves to bird watch nearby at a local santuary.


Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We supply towels and there is a washer / dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This room has a view of the gulf across the street
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Suitable for elderly or infirm. Low allergen environment.


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Luxury Retreat w/Two Masters! Pool. Walk to Beach. Private Deck. Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Great house!

  • 4 of 5

The house was amazing! Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the split floor plan and the extra bathrooms. Plenty of space for everyone. The locations was great not far away from all the fun things to do in Clearwater and Tampa. The a/c worked well and the house stayed cool. The pool was refreshing for the kids to play in after the beach. I will note that there was no beach access for the kids to play on within walking distance. We fished on the pier some bur we had to drive to actually find a beach for the kids to enjoy. The best one we found was in a Clear Water. Honeymoon Island was nice but no waves and a lot of seaweed. We could absolutely stay in the house again now that we know our way around. The only things I think could be improved on at the house is one bathroom with the very low pressure shower head and the back yard and pool definitely needs a screen. No matter how much bug spray we put on the mosquitoes were a nightmare in this area! Definitely stock up and bring some big candles.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, nice location

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in Palm Harbor. The home was beautiful. We had everything we needed for our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great area

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous clean house close to spectacular beaches and Busch gardens.

The pool and house are great.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

the house and swimming pool were fanastic - disappointed with community beach - i would stay there again - most likely book again next year

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

The best stocked rental I have had on VRBO. It is the perfect location and the pool was great. We had a wonderful time and will def be back next time all of us are in town. Betsy was so nice, Debbie stopped by to take out recycling and really made everything perfect for our arrival

Quick request though- can you log us out of the netflix account though? We forgot to do that before we left!

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The exterior does not pay justice to the interior.

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely a beautiful spacious home and most importantly, very clean. Would definately like to rent it again when we come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
TPA -Tampa, PIE - St. Pete, closest -Allegiant
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Amazing Bars and Fun Music in Old Palm Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Caledisi Island - Best beach - NO CARS!:)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
8 Public and Semi Private Golf Courses Nearby
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us Hwy 19 and Alt 19
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
So many! Walk to Emily's for breakfast or lunch
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Ski Or Wakeboard the Gulf.public Boat Launch 1mile
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach's community beach is 4 houses down
Car: recommended

Crystal Beach is a fabulous Florida West Coast destination.

Local beaches and waterways are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Sunning, boating, fishing, kayaking or just simple relaxation all nearby.Local sporting events to attend include Pro Football, Pro hockey , Pro Baseball and Pro Soccer teams depending on the time of your visit.The famous Pinellas 35 mile trail is just a few minute walk from the vacation home where you can bike or walk this scenic trail all day. Several outstanding restaurants as well as Mom & Pop diners all nearby. A variety of Churches and Synagogue's within 10 minutes. Several large retailers and shopping malls close by. Crystal Beach is a wonderful golf cart pet friendly community of families with all the amenities you would hope for nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $150 + Tax

Pet fees are $150 plus $25 for each additional pet.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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