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#!WALK TO BEACH New#!1/2 Price, Escape BITTER COLD & SNOW Avail JAN 1 2018 on!!*

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Bay Area Beaches, Warm Sunny beach days and Blue Skies almost constantly. Available for The Winter from JANUARY 1ST 2018 onward. As of now January, February, March 2018 is available. I had a repeat seasonal guest cancellation for a serious health issue. Want to 'Escape from the bitter cold and Relax’, then this house would be ideal to ‘Just Let Go’. Once you try it, you may never stay in a hotel or condo again. This is a home away from home without 'Honey to do’ chores. Come down here, Decompress & Get Revitalized. PRICED VERY LOW TO GET GUESTS & REVIEWS. Available for Short/Long Term ##Walk to The Beach New#1/2 Price NEW. Guests so far have expressed that it is more than they expected.

Hospitality, guest comfort & making your vacation memorable are a top priority for me. In winter, the demand for fully furnished vacation rentals, more so near the beaches is overwhelming, with little or none available. Mostly the snowbirds Escaping the Cold & Snow from Up North, Canada & Europe. Most of the better places like this are booked a year before or more.

The getaway from the brutal cold, winds & snow to this beach area, starts about mid-October every year. I AM REALLY AT HALF PRICE. TRY THIS PLACE. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.

The price for this place with all the amenities is much below all other comparable vacation rentals available around here. Please email irwinsal hotmail com if your reservation request is anytime in the next two weeks or for any reservation inquiries & for any other specific information or needs

Found countless travelers DON’T LIKE FILING CABINET TYPE REGULAR RECTANGULAR HOTEL ROOMS. This place is not a concrete jungle multi-floored unit on stilts, like the condos up & down these Bay Area beaches. No late-night drunks either. Here you have green grass, plants, flowers, trees & freshwater & Considered Water Front. Water on one side & other is blue water again from the large pool. The unit Has Ice Cold or Heated dedicated remote-control. Mini Split Air AC system. No allergy prone duct air. Remote & Wifi app. Too many benefits to list

As described it is 1.3 miles from the Main entrance to the beach. 1.6 miles from the house. WALK to the Quiet Beaches- Private wing of an appealing house in a newer subdivision. It has a Private Entrance with a Vinyl High Fenced yard. The Entrance has an Electronic Lock for security & keyed door on the unit. No other guests. Unlike a Condo or an Apartment, there is no occupied area on any of the six sides of this rental. One unused area south side. It is similar to a duplex. No shared areas like appartments. The unit has a kitchenette & an additional half bath (pool bath). Enjoy the Jacuzzi & Large pool or Sunbathe, all with unhindered privacy & no sharing. It is like your own pool.

VRBO/Homeaway listed in 'GET IN SOME POOL TIME ANYTIME' 'whether you’re into laps or lying out, nothing says vacation like the pool. Skip crowded hotel scenes and book a house with your very own watering hole instead. You’ll love the freedom and never be having to hunt for an open lounge chair again. AND IF YOU PICK A PLACE WITH AN OUTDOOR GRILL, YOU’LL HAVE ATTAINED VACATION PERFECTION.' This is the sunshine state. Catch fish, buy steaks, pork chops, lamb, ribs, chicken, sea food & it is cooked in seconds.

A full Wood Floor in bedroom & large Walk-in- Closet. w Shelves, chest of drawers for Luggage etc., Queen Bed Set, Sealy Posturepedic Mattress, Leather Lounger with Ottoman, Desk. Wall mounted (extendable and multi-directional bracket) 32” Hi-Def TV (With USB and HDMI inputs for your computer tablets, laptops, stream UTube exercise routines & other video devices, cable, (sometimes PPV & Premium channels are Free). Use Streaming Services Full high-speed 100Mbs internet/Wi-Fi & more. Use AirPlay or Screen Mirroring on your Apple or Android phones, laptops or devices. Building has 5 windows looking at water. Enjoy the greenery & escape to a peaceful, beautiful neighborhood.

The rental is comparable to finer hotel, accommodation. Bath has a relaxing Tub or unwind in an outdoor Large Jacuzzi (heat is extra), almost lap size pool, Large Sunning Deck & a Large Covered Deck with Outdoor Table for six. Some with ottomans. All 6 chairs with arms, convert to Lie Flat Lounger with Cushions. Another table with four chairs & an umbrella options.

The kitchen/kitchenette has a Jenn-Air. Downdraft Electric, 4 burners with 2 coils interchangeable to a barbecue. The counter top oven is large enough for cooking a lamb shank. Fun thing to do on a vacation & benefit of barbecuing. Coffeemaker, Toaster, Pots, Pans, Cutlery, Plates, Wine Glasses etc. Lighted Microwave with Turntable & a 2 door Lighted Refrigerator. The freezer can take Pizza & full-size Ice cream containers & doors can hold large2-liter soda bottles & Wine bottles, unlike very limited size refrigerators found in resorts. Three sides of Kitchenette are Walled and the fourth open towards the pool. For the most part, guests are delighted they don't have to cook in or adjacent to a bed area and stink up the beds. Those are generally mediocre quality accommodations. Enjoy Al Fresco Dining which is always hard to find at cafes, bistros & restaurants. There is even a white tablecloth and candles available.

Plenty of parking FREE PARKING- with 2 off-road spots. Minimum Rental: 6 nights (Even if you choose to stay less). Hospitality is an imperative requirement for all the rental websites I post, advertise or list on and none of them are cheap. Extra charges $12 per day apply and for short stay guests beyond 2, including small kids.

NEW LISTING TO VRBO. I HAD A CONDO-VACATION RENTAL ON THE BEACH. I have traveled to over 125 countries on work & vacation and stayed in the smallest of Pensiones & homes from Brazil to Australia & know what I takes to host. Must be 35 years or older, give or take a few years. A By-law Requirement Rates do vary, usually only $10 to $18 according to demand. Weekend rates may apply for events. FEES, OFTEN ZERO. Varies by the number of occupant’s & holidays. Weekend rates apply only to guests for less than a month stay. I Give Discounts for Longer Stays & Single Occupation. You will see fees in the Quote THAT DO NOT APPLY TO YOU. All fees need to be declared even a fee that is remotely possible. There are legal consequences or a guest can claim that they were asked for more money than quoted or posted

For the season, all payments are due at time of booking, (even if it is booked the end of previous season). The demand for rentals is overwhelming in winter, with little or none available. If a renter cancels I lose badly in the peak season and it could remain vacant. There are actually small margins in these rentals. The winter season is the only time we get in the black (money wise) for the year. Not wheelchair Accessible & Not suitable for Assistive Walking Devices or Walkers. TRIP INTERRUPTION & CANCELLATION INSURANCE is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED especially during the peak months, for any change of plans.

Short walk or drive to the beaches with fairly good & free parking. Subdivision - Collins Estates, with relatively luxurious newer houses. People biking, walking, jogging, skateboarding, and non-nosy or noisy neighbors. Nearby by entertainment, including restaurants, bars, pubs, a lounge & a night club. Close proximity to drug stores, gas stations, groceries (with a bakery), banks, five fast food with drive-throughs (All walking distance approximately), Starbucks, Five Guys, Jimmy John’s, Subway, 2 gyms, Pizza, Chinese and more. Grub hub delivery and better still is Otto's Beach Delivery (food from any beach/off beach restaurant), Largo Public Golf Course – 2 miles. Uber Eats, Bitesquad deliver food from many restaurants. Take-out Menus, sightseeing, activities brochure & website links are all provided in room desk.

Perfect location for sight-seeing, live music, golfing, biking/jogging trails, shopping, boating and all water activities including Paragliding, Boat & Jet Ski rentals.

World Drive in Orlando to Disney's Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Animal Kingdom is 64 miles from Tampa & another 20+ Tampa to Bay Area beaches the location of this house is. Most people staying here, drive up morning to Orlando & come back in the night. You could stay here instead of Orlando, for your entire visit & save a bundle

Close to most major attractions: 1.75 miles to bike path and city park. 3 min. drive to great shops, numerous restaurants, outdoor bars/pubs, restaurants 15 mins. to Clearwater Beach (many awards) & Aquarium 25 mins. to quaint town of Dunedin *40 mins. to St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach *40 mins. from Tampa, Int'l Airport *50 mins. to Bush Gardens *55 mins to Sarasota *90 mins to Disney/SeaWorld/Universal (Orlando has many theme parks), day boat trips for fishing/dolphin watching & lunch/evening dining.

PSTA mini terminal (1.3 Miles), nearby takes you all smaller cities between the larger St, Petersburg, and Clearwater.

A Beach Trolley (stop is 1.6 Miles), runs through several beaches from Pass-A-Grille/St. Pete Beach to Clearwater Beach. Beach cabs do come here and charge $5 for 2.5 miles. That will take you to Indian Rocks, Indian Shores, Redington & Belleair Beach. $10 will get you to Madeira, John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. Treasure Island. Use UBER or LYFT Served by 2 international airports and Amtrak.

VRBO/Homeaway offers Property Damage Protection or a refundable damage deposit of $350 is required. An additional Deposit of $125when accompanied by a pet or child, which is fully refundable. This deposit is waived at owner’s discretion, references or repeat guests



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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

Why irwin chose Collins Estates

NEW LISTING TO VRBO. I HAD A CONDO - VACATION RENTAL ON THE BEACH. TRY OUT THIS UNIT AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID. I have travelled to over a 100 countries on work & vacation and stayed in the smallest of Pensiones & homes from Brazil to Australia & know what It takes to host..

What makes this house unique

Found many travelers DON’T LIKE FILING CABINET TYPE REGULAR RECTANGULAR HOTELS. ROOMS. This is not a concrete jungle, like the condos up & down these Bay Area beaches. Here you have green grass, plants, flowers, trees and a fresh water & considered waterfront. Water on one side & look out from the opposite window is blue water again from the large pool. VRBO/Homeaway offers Property Damage Protection. Guests need to have this or a refundable damage deposit of $350. This deposit is waived at owner’s discretion. The refundable deposit or damage insurance is mandatory when accompanied by a pet or child under 10. One benefit is that the Minimum Age for Renters is 30 Years - Association Requirement - only exception Children and grandchildren 10 years or younger are permitted.

The price for this place with all the amenities is much below all other comparable vacation rentals available around here. All guests so far have expressed that it is more than they expected and have referred their family & friends, and I am really at 1/2 price. With 2 people occupying for this price around the beaches, each works out to 1/4 of what others charge as some prices are sneakily listed as per person like the cruises.


Collins Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Any smoking indoors will result in the loss of deposit and a minimum of $700 for replacement
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I do not have any hidden fees. As posted on all websites the only fee is $34 check/cash cleaning fee that goes directly to the agency. They check the room for any damages, inventory & bring it back to the condition owner rented it. Costs me $60, but I have to keep it competitive.VRBO offers insurance for Property Damage Protection or a refundable damage deposit of $350 is needed. This deposit is waived at owners discretion. Pets $4.50/night/per pet, reduced to $3.50 for monthly rentals. Long Weekend Holidays $8 to $18 Extra (for 3 days before to 2 days after). Fees are not applicable in most cases. If applicable, vary by the number of occupant’s and holidays. Weekend rates apply only to guests for less than a month stay. Depending on demand all owners adjust their rates. Once booked or reserved with a STRA (Short Term Rental Agreement), no owner can adjust rates. So please book & lock in early. Travel worry-free with travel insurance & strongly recommended in case you have to cancel


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#!WALK TO BEACH New#!1/2 Price, Escape BITTER COLD & SNOW Avail JAN 1 2018 on!!*
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Perfect Little Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect little apartment for our week long stay in the area. The owner was very accommodating and helpful to our needs. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone interested.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the privacy of the property. Owner was easy to work with. Would have preferred private heating and cooling controls and a full kitchen.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Johnathon, You can now control your own AC in the unit.I installed a new state of the art, dedicated pure air Mini Split Air AC/Heat system wall unit. Remote & Wifi app. No duct air for people with allergies. Many more benefits to list. I am glad you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your vacation/working vacation here. Hospitality, guest comfort, and making your vacation memorable are a top priority for me. You were about the best guest I’ve had this season and I sincerely thank you for choosing my vacation rental. Please come back anytime Thanks
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Being experienced cyclist we loved this home located close to the Pinellas Trail and proximity to Walsingham, Boce Ciega and Taylor Parks plus the Gulf Beaches. A great Host Family wanting to accommodate a comfortable and enjoyable winter stay. Our suite was decorative,clean,spacious with lots of storage, quiet and comfortable..

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your vacation here. You company for all 3 months of your stay was enjoyable too. Thanks for stitching & repairing the blinds. I sincerely thank you for choosing my vacation rental
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Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
MAKOS ON THE ROCKS Lounge & Night Club
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Largo Golf Course 1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
US Interstate I 275
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Car: not necessary

Groceries, Drug store, Gym, shipping stores, restaurants, fast food, immediate care (In lieu of expensive ER's), wine stores, dry cleaners, hair, nail salon, golf course etc within 2 miles range


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Friday & Sat extra/day $8 + Tax
Cleaning fee for entire $34
Property Damage Protection $59
$18/D long holiday Wknds $18 + Tax
Pet/day Reduced after 30 $3.5 + Tax
Pet Fee $4.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Maximum 3 occupants. There is a $4.50 a day for a child (Under age 10) & a $11 a day charge per adult beyond 2 occupants for a sundry of reasons. There is a refundable (once the cleaning service has checked) deposit of $300 if accompanied by a pet & a fee of $4.50 a day per pet- Maximum Two. (Liability Insurance, monitoring etc.). These fees are still below what other owners charge. I take no refundable deposit for the pet as long as I get a previous home/Apt owner (or vacation rental company) that you can provide as a reference. Deposit are often waived for guests at discretion of owners & references. Pet fee could we waived after a month. Some Weekends for Thurs, Fri, Sat Extra $11 a day. Will be waived for longer rentals except for long holiday weekends which is an extra $18 a night
Priced to get my foot into the door with these rental web sites. The price for this place with all the amenities is much below all other comparable fully furnished accommodation available around here. All guests so far have expressed that it is more than they expected and have referred their family & friends. Minimum Age Limit for Renters is 35 Years - Association Requirement - Children and grandchildren 13 years or younger are permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund