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Newly Renovated, Walk To Bay And Park, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 60 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Enjoy your home away from home in this newly renovated condo. Savor fresh coffee or your favorite meal on the private linai. Take a short walk for a beautiful stroll along the bay. Conveniently located less than one mile from Main Street Safety Harbor, where you will find a beautiful palm lined streets with restaurants and shops. You'll enjoy strolling down the Safety Harbor pier and watching for manatees. Continue your exploration by taking the convenient trolley around Safety Harbor and connect to the other local trolley lines. On the third Friday of each month Safety Harbor Maine Street is closed to vehicle traffic and converted to a community pedestrian event for vendors , food and entertainment.

Mark and Kathy Hodge
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Mark and Kathy Hodge

I, Kathy, grew up in Pinellas County not far from Safety Harbor, but moved away as an adult. When my husband, Mark, and I started looking for a place to relax and enjoy small town charm but close to beaches and attractions we kept returning to the charm of Safety Harbor. We love this place, its quiet setting, and convenient location.

Mark and Kathy Hodge purchased this condo in 2014

Why Mark and Kathy Hodge chose Bay Towne East

We're of the opinion that vacationing should not be cluttered with hustle and bustle. Time away should be a time of focusing on each other, the beauty of your surroundings, and enjoying leisure time at your disposal. Safety Harbor resonates with this same philosophy, yet sports numerous 'big city' conveniences and attractions just minutes away.

What makes this condo unique

This quiet residential setting will captivate your heart the same as it did ours.


Bay Towne East Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tiled shower and granite vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master features new king-sized pillow-top mattress, double dressers, a large walk-in closet, and a second LCD television. Second bedroom has new queen bed and large closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Newly Renovated, Walk To Bay And Park, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Highly recommended and great location

  • 5 of 5

In our search for a nice place to stay in the Safety Harbour area, we consider ourselves fortunate to have found this gem of a condo. From the moment we made contact through VRBO with the owners, it was a simple, efficient and professional experience. The owners were friendly, helpful, and responded promptly throughout the process.

The photos on VRBO were a true representation of the condo, and we were very pleased to find the condo was actually much more spacious and well laid out than the pictures do it justice. It has all the conveniences and was the next best thing to being home. The kitchen was well-equipped, and there is plenty of room for two people to prepare meals etc. The bed is SUPER comfortable, which is critical to us, as we have experienced many uncomfortable nights in other rental properties with poor mattresses etc. The condo is in excellent condition, well-maintained, nicely decorated, and most importantly--CLEAN! The neighborhood is very quiet, and the neighbors are warm and welcoming. We hope to return to Safety Harbor, and would seek to stay in this location again, if available. We are in our late forties, physically active, and enjoy walking, like peace and quiet, and found this an ideal location for our daily activities. There is a large mall only a few miles away as well, with plenty of restaurants and shopping. The location is PERFECT and a short walk into the town of Safety Harbor and the pier where we saw manatees at play in their natural habitat. We highly recommend this condo and was a pleasure dealing with the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It indeed warms our heart when renters fall in love with Safety Harbor to the same degree that we have. Glad you enjoyed the area, the condo, and the neighbors and made it your "second home" for a season.
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Neat area and neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet quiet area. House very clean and well maintained. Well appointed kitchen.

Fantastic trails and boardwalks nearby. We enjoyed the house and the area very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeds Expectations in All Regards!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy was a pleasure to work with, the location was ideal, and don't get me started on how much I love the accessibility & organization lol!! The pictures are on point, it's all freshly remodeled. While it can be unnerving to commit to staying somewhere sight unseen, this one truly aims to please. When we arrived, I breathed a sigh of relief because it was better than I had imagined. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Highly Recommended :)

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emilio Perez

  • 4 of 5



  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience overall

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for 2 consecutive months and were very pleased with the cleanliness and updating that had been done, pride of ownership was evident throughout. My husband and I are pretty particular about the places we stay. The beds were comfortable, the neighborhood was safe and neighbors were friendly. The pool and the grounds were also well kept up. We loved that we could walk downtown in about 15 minutes. The owners were very responsive and easy to get along with when we contacted them. The condo was nicely equipped with everything you need. The kitchen had all the utensils and dishware you need and it is a plus to have a washer and dryer. We also enjoyed the screened in lanai many evenings, even in the summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your experience and the condo. Safety Harbor lives up to it's claim as the "hidden jewel" of Tampa Bay. Thank you for your business and your feedback. Let us know if you ever vacation in the area again :-)
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Worst rental experience- bed bugs, smells of urine

  • 1 of 5

I rented this condo based on the positive reviews i read.

Those reviews have to be fake. The condo is disgusting, it smells like urine and i believe there are bed bugs.

The owners let other people into the unit when you are not there. I had my laptop stolen.

The location is fantastic and its an updated property, but I would NOT STAY THERE, not with the smell and the strangers intruding whenever they want! They all have keys!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the location, we agree...Safety Harbor is great. Thanks for your positive review of our updates. We are truly honored and humbled by all the positive reviews we have received on our property. Every review (except this one) can be matched up with a receipt from individuals who stayed 30-90+ days, enjoying the property and the surroundings. Several of those renters have already pre-booked for return stays. I guess they fell in love with not only the area, but our condo as well :-) Yes, we do have a local property manager (with a key). When you contacted us during stay, the manager entered to verify that the recently completed professional carpet cleaning had not left a residual odor. So, only one person with one strangers. Entry was in response to contact from renter. Our renter's privacy is always respected. We wish you all the best and hope you will again return to enjoy the tranquil beauty of Safety Harbor.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Countyside Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
11.4 Miles
Clearwater Beach

At the head of Old Tampa Bay lies the City of Safety Harbor, a secret little hideaway, neighbored by the major cities of Tampa and Clearwater. This quaint, picturesque community boast a famous resort, distinctive shops, award winning restaurants and plenty of family fun. There is certainly something for everyone, from beautiful parks laden with historical significance and nature's artwork to cultural venues for the cosmopolitain visitor.

Downtown Safety Harbor sets the mood for the community. With its palm tree thoroughfare, canopied sidewalks and brick lined streets, Main Street offers you the opportunity to succumb to your curiosity while pursuing captivating shops, sampling new cuisine and rediscovering a love of art displaying in one of the area's finest galleries. The foot traffic up & down the main thoroughfare creates a carefree energy that radiates outward from the heart of Downtown Safety Harbor and captures a certain 'live in the moment' attitude.

From Main Street you can head to Safety Harbor Pier, a favorite destination of residents and visitors. Enjoy the distraction of sail jigs jutting against the blue sky and the sparkle of lapping waters at the town's marina.

A short, shaded walk from the condo lies Phillipe Park, which boasts a mile of shoreline. Majestic shade trees welcome visitors to this oldest park in Pinellas County. The gentle surf of the Bay will temp day visitors to kick off their shoes and wade knee deep into the water, dig for clams, or chase the frolicking fiddler crabs. Enjoy picnicking, fishing and historical points of interest. Kids will love the playground, a rock climbing park, ball field and open spaces to roam.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pet instructions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.