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Enjoy the Lake View from This Spacious 2nd Floor Condo

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View from living room window.Southern exposure.

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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:60 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Enjoy The Pond View From This Spacious 2nd Floor Gem

Palm Harbor is located between Clearwater to the south and Tarpon Springs to the north. Our condo is in the desirable East Lake section and more specifically, in the deeded community of Tarpon Woods. It offers 1,333 square feet of living space, but we measured it, multiplied length by width and came out to about 1,480 square feet in total. The point being, it's pretty big. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.There is a shower stall in the master bedroom , along with newly replaced double sinks, faucets and Silestone vanity top. The 2nd bathroom has a tub / shower combination and the sink, faucets and vanity top have also been replaced.

It is nicely furnished, very clean, with wall to wall carpeting in both bedrooms, the dining area, and the living room, with the really nice view of the pond, through the picture window. At the other end of the condo, there are no other condos in our complex. Instead, you get to watch the comings and goings of the folks in the very nice gated community next door. There is ceramic tile in both bathrooms, the kitchen, the hallway and the utility room. There is a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom.

We looked at least 20 condo complexes in the Clearwater / Palm Harbor area and this is one of two condos where we actually went in. There was a lot of WOW factor, so we bought it.

Tarpon Woods is a very stable community, and my Home Owners Association (HOA) is in keeping with that point of view. Hence, the $ 165 application fee for background checks and the three month minimum stay. The good news is I include $125 worth of actual electrical usage, a 50 inch flat screen with HBO and Cinemax, good WiFi and jacks for the plug-in type of computers. The washer and dryer are right off the kitchen, which has plenty of space for two or more cooks.The breakfast nook is part of the dining area and the kitchen, takes full advantage of the 1,333 square feet of living space.

If you have a school-aged child, he or she can attend the highly rated schools assigned to this neighborhood. There is a school bus stop directly opposite the driveway closest to the condo.

Please feel free to call us for additional info on cleaning, length of stay, payment terms or anything else. 1 631 665-5743.

Longer term guests preferred.Nice people required!

Best wishes, and please read my reviews and the notes. The notes can be found out the very bottom of the tab marked "rates." I am more familiar with the VRBO site than I am with the HomeAway or Vacation Rentals web sites. If you would like to contact me, please use VRBO or just give me a call.
Ken Barratt. 1 (631) 665-5743.


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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1333 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we love them too, but we just can't have them there....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Second bathroom has a bathtub and shower. There is also a hand rail for safety. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Busch Gardens and the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. The beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. The sponge docks in Tarpon Springs. John Chestnut Park. Professional sports. Live music shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Available in the clubhouse. ...moreless

  • Games:

    I saw a sign in the clubhouse looking for Bridge players. Me? I'm more of a 7 card stud guy....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV. Includes HBO and Cinemax. Pay per view not included....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The Bose radio has terrific sound!...moreless

  • Television:

    New in 2013. 50 inch flat screen High Definition. Great picture and also energy efficient....moreless

Theme

  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Replaced in 2013. Energy efficient and maintained as scheduled. Would you mind changing the filters as needed? I keep them in the hall closet and it's easy to do. Thank you!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No, but there is the pool and the condo complex is a beautiful and safe place to walk....moreless

  • Garage:

    One covered carport per condo....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Replaced in 2013. Energy efficient and maintained as scheduled....moreless

  • Internet:

    Plug it in or use the Wi /Fi. Included in rent...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    At least two sets for each bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    One recliner, one swiveling rocking chair with an ottoman to put your feet on and of course the comfy couch and the pretty pond view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Visitor spaces are available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Sorry, there isn't one. Bring your cell phone!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes. Bath and beach Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New, energy efficient. Requires detergent labeled H.E. There was plenty of it last time I was there....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And a tea kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Yes and probably more than you'll need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2014. Energy efficient....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Plenty of pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes. Owner's manuals for most all appliances are in the night stand in the 2nd bedroom....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size electric ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    I left cleaning products, hand and bath soap, paper towels etc. I would appreciate it if you could replace these things for the next person. Thank you....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size, electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slices at a time....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    They are allowed to be locked to the support beams of your carport or carefully brought inside the condo. I'm not aware of any limit....moreless

  • Golf:

    Definitely! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally maintained by the Home Owners Association....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Unlikely! ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated in cold weather months....moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 8 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
60 night min stay

$1,450
September
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2017
60 night min stay

$1,550
January - February
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
60 night min stay

$2,650
April - August
Apr 1 - Aug 31, 2018
60 night min stay

$1,450
September - December
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2018
60 night min stay

$1,650
My Standard Rate
60 night min stay

$1,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning optional $0
  • $125 electric included $0
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

My Home Owners Association requires a three month stay.It does not need to start or end on the first or last day of any given month.If you are planning on staying in Palm Harbor for a little less time, I can contact the HOA and find out if they will be flexible. The worst they can do is say "No." The cleaning is on the honor system. You can do it yourself including doing the laundry, making the beds, etc. or I can have it done for about $75. Check out time is 11:00 AM, check in time is 4:00 PM to allow for cleaning. As far as that goes, with the cooperation of incoming and departing guests, these times are not written in stone.

I can lower the monthly prices by $50 if you don't want HBO and Cinemax. I include $125 of actual electricity usage. By that I mean it costs me X amount of dollars to have the service. That's on me. If you just make believe that you're paying for it, it won't be a problem. You know, if you're going out for a while, close the blinds to keep out the sun, set the thermostat to 76-80 degrees and weather permitting, open up the windows and let the winds blow! The A/C unit works very well, was replaced in 2012 and is being properly maintained. Very energy efficient.

There is a $165 application fee for the HOA's management company. They do a criminal background check, so if you have any outstanding warrants, I would advise that you do not fill out that form.

We don't ask for a security deposit but the insurance policy offered by HomeAway/ VRBO/ Vacationrentals.com is part of the package. At the time of this writing, it costs $59 for the duration of your stay, up six months.

Thank you for reading my listing! It has literally taken me days to write this.

Ken Barratt 631 665-5743


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tarpon Woods ( Public Course)

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

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Photos

  • View from living room window.Southern exposure.

    View from living room window.Southern exposure.

  • Dining area and breakfast bar.

    Dining area and breakfast bar.

  • Fully equipped kitchen. New dishwasher, full size electric range,microwave.

    Fully equipped kitchen. New dishwasher, full size electric range,microwave.

  • Kitchen and utility room.

    Kitchen and utility room.

  • Master bedroom, King size bed.

    Master bedroom, King size bed.

  • Walk in closet master bedroom.

    Walk in closet master bedroom.

  • 2nd bedroom walk in closet. 2 beach chairs.

    2nd bedroom walk in closet. 2 beach chairs.

  • Nicely landscaped.

    Nicely landscaped.

  • Living room picture window, southern exposure. 50 inch HD TV.

    Living room picture window, southern exposure. 50 inch HD TV.

  • Comfy couch.

    Comfy couch.

  • Kitchen/breakfast bar. Lots of cabinet space.

    Kitchen/breakfast bar. Lots of cabinet space.

  • New high efficiency washer and dryer in utility room off kitchen.

    New high efficiency washer and dryer in utility room off kitchen.

  • 2nd bedroom, queen size bed.

    2nd bedroom, queen size bed.

  • Entry. Foyer/hall. Photo appears too yellow.

    Entry. Foyer/hall. Photo appears too yellow.

  • Pool, heated in winter months, club house and hot tub.

    Pool, heated in winter months, club house and hot tub.

VRBO #615466

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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