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Lovely Waterfront Vacation Home with Pool on Gulf Coast

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy Gulf Coast Florida living at Casa Caladesi, a lovely vacation rental home right on the water graced by palm trees and sunsets. The house has all the water and sun you need from the organic shaped pool, the six person outdoor jacuzzi, the deep-water canal complete with boat dock right outside your door and of course the turquoise blue of the Gulf of Mexico. Please note, the City of Dunedin requires a minimum 90 day occupancy. Please check directly with me for more details.


Your home away from home includes three lovely sunny bedrooms, each with distinctly different character. The Camino Room has terrazzo floors and a luxurious king sleigh bed perfect for lazy mornings or afternoon naps after a swim. It is light and airy has a view of the jacuzzi and pool area. The Havana Room has a tropical flair with a deep luxurious hardwood queen sleigh bed and terrazo floors. The Palm Room enjoys direct access to the back patio and deck, with views to the pool, palm trees, and Gulf water, as well as the jacuzzi. All three rooms have overhead ceiling fans to circulate the cool canal breezes.

The spacious living area can easily accommodate a large group with five couches and tile floors in a chic modern setting.

The open floor plan allows you to flow from the living room to the dining room and full kitchen in one gracious open space. Light flows through the space all day and you never lose the view of the water.

The formal dining room boasts a direct view of the pool, canal, and Gulf waters, framed by floor to ceiling windows and an extra wide sliding glass door with luxurious velvet curtains. It is formal enough for romantic candlelight dinners yet retains that indoor/outdoor feel perfect for Sunday brunch by the pool.

Should you feel like cooking, the full kitchen adjoins the dining room and by a counter/bar for more informal dining and so that you are not separated from the fun and the sun!

Outside is the pool and jacuzzi surrounded by rustling palms and tropical plants. All through the day pelicans, ospreys, white ibis and egrets fly by, sometimes even stopping for a visit to take a peek from the edge of the boat dock. Fish, even dolphins and manatees, splash around in the canal on their way to the Gulf. It’s the perfect place for a swim or an al fresco meal at sunset. If you bring your jet skis or kayaks you can paddle on out to the Gulf in two minutes. It takes five minutes by jet ski to get to Honeymoon Island. The nearby boat club will rent all sorts of boats and jet skis.

There is an easy access pull-up dock if you need to tie up your boat or personal water-craft. The boat lift is not available for guests.

Keywords: Waterfront Vacation Home

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2016


Dunedin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
ON-SITE AMENITIES, Furnished 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom - all with King or Queen beds. Pool and 6 person outdoor Jacuzzi spa-tub, expansive pool deck and green material sun deck - plenty of room to relax outside in shade or sun as you prefer. Tropical landscaped gardens, with night time illumination. Boat dock on deep-water canal leading right to Gulf of Mexico. Terrazo and tile floors to keep your feet cool, and there is a breezy open floor plan, perfect for the modern lifestyle. Fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, Direct TV satellite television.


3.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lovely Waterfront Vacation Home with Pool on Gulf Coast
average rating of 3.375 based on 8 reviews

Northampton, England

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. We took a vacation in the week leading up to Christmas and everything was perfect. It was sunny all week and the kids even used the pool (something impossible in the UK during December!!). We thought the accommodation was excellent. The rooms were large and clean with excellent kitchen facilities. We ate in a couple of times and made the most of the portable bar-b-que. The neighborhood was quiet and you felt safe making it perfect for the kids. I would recommend this apartment to anyone and definitely take in Honeymoon Island whilst you are there. Look out for the dolphins that swim past the apartment!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alliston Ontario Canada

worst ever experience!!

  • 1 of 5

cold messy pool - smelly dryer - glued on handle on the microwave - full garbage - dirty floor - something all over the cupboards that the realtor called "discolouration" and which came off when I wiped it - hairs and mess in the bathroom drawers etc. etc. You get the idea! Realtor said it was perfectly clean and we could still go back in after we refused to stay there so we went back to see that some changes had been made which was an admission that changes needed to be made - but the cupboards were still filthy etc. and we had no desire whatsoever to even be there. We have pics to prove the condition of this home - and the owner has refused to return our money for rental (other than the deposit and the cleaning cost). Soooo disappointing as we were really looking forward to this week. Had to go to a hotel and returned home early!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house was rented by lovely people just the week before (see their review) and cleaned after they left. There is some other agenda here! Perhaps they double booked another place? The house was checked: clean, spic & span! Light palm debris in pool was from storm the day before - pool service is on call for any needs. The stainless steel fridge, stove & dishwasher are new, the microwave, and W/D are older, but clean & functioning. Replacement this year though. See the photos, what you see is what you get!
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London, England

Beautiful house right by the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the house in early 2013. The place is spacious and airy – perfect for relaxing on your holiday. The bedrooms were really comfortable, not to mention the huge sofas in the lounge area! We really enjoyed the modern open plan kitchen/dining. The doors open out on to the patio and pool area, which make the space feel even bigger. The views from the back yard are beautiful. We especially loved being so close to the water – we even managed to spot some dolphins come up the canal to fish!

The location is awesome if want to go off and explore the area. We went over to Busch Gardens and did a bit of island hopping. It’s great if you’re into your watersports. Downtown Dunedin is really lovely too, with some really great bars and shops - particularly good for antiquing!

It was just of the two of us this time but the house is so open and spacious that it’s perfect for a group of friends. In fact, we’re already thinking of going again and bringing our friends along with us. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Breeze

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely vacation during our stay at this vacation home. The house was clean and welcoming. It has very nice outdoor views and interior traffic. The pool was a plus and well kept. Comfortable outdoors for large groups of people. Easy access to Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands by water or by land.

The neighbors next door were friendly, welcoming and very helpful and informative.

I have no hesitation to stay in this delightful property in the future. Dealing with the property management was very smooth and quick to respond. I give this property a 5 out 5.

If there something I would recommend is to add a second TV to one of the bedrooms and to allow responsible dog owners to bring their dog :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the informative review, and your suggestion to add a second TV. I will explore that with Direct TV, and also to let you know that a new larger TV for the living room is in plan for later this year! I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Long Island NY

Exceptional rental experience in Dunedin FLA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with family and friends at this property and found it fabulous! It was clean and a very relaxed welcoming environment. It is located in a quiet, friendly neighborhood. A well maintained pool & hot tub were greatly enjoyed. The waterfront view is gorgeous. It is close to a great bike & walking/running trail that goes thru the entire county. The beach and a great State Park called Honeymoon Island is right around the corner. There are multiple outstanding restaurants and dining close by. It's all right there!. The description and amenities were accurate. The owner was very timely in all responses on our inquiries. We have highly recommended the property to our friends, family and co-workers. We've stayed at many VRBO properties before, and by far this was one of our most pleasant stays. Do not take serious note to the negative post on this property!. If you want a exceptional tropical vacation and great retreat, this is the place! We are looking forward to a future return with our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visitors from UK

  • 4 of 5

We have visited this property 4 times over a period of 6 years, on each occasion for 2 weeks, and between late February and early April. We intend to come again. Given the time of year, the main attraction is the open design of the property, and the lovely views of the canal and surrounding waterways, always populated by an active and changing bird life. Access to the water is both safe and easy, and the journeys within the barrier islands exhilarating. Facilities within the property are entirely adequate, and it is set out for a relaxing stay both day and night time. It is spacious and comfortable inside and attractive outside. The surrounding amenities are all but a short journey away, supermarkets, eating places, golf and tennis facilities. Do hire a bike on the Pinellas Trail, do visit Honeymoon Island, do try the Sand Bar, and the local pizza house, all within 5 to 10 minutes. We love it there.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa TPA
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Frenchy's Causeway
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Honeymoon Island - Caledesi Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
St. Andrews
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Honeymoon Island & Causeway
Car: recommended

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS, 3 minutes by jet-ski to Honeymoon Island nature preserve and Caladesi island beaches! World class golf, Boating and Jet-skiing, Busch Gardens in Tampa, Walk the Pinellas Trail, 34 miles of uninterrupted walking trails, Restaurants, Cafes and Antiquing, in pedestrian friendly downtown Dunedin, Salvador Dali & other fine Museums and antique shopping in St Petersburg, 2 hour drive to Disney world in Orlando, 1 hr to Sarasota, Baseball Spring Training - Blue Jays right in Dunedin, Phillies in Clearwater, & Yankees in Tampa.


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30 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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