Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning place of peace, tranquility, happiness. I know you will find that here.
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Have a large group? Rent both units in this tri-plex. Be sure to visit VRBO listing #1173381.
This is a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 king bed, 2 queen bed (including a sleeper sofa), 1,220 sqft unit. It is one of three units in a 3000 sq ft home that I bought last fall as I moved down from Atlanta. I have had a VRBO property in Panama City Beach for the past 5 years so I am an experienced vacation rental host. See my reviews from my prior (sold) VRBO listing 436019.
You get a 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit with kitchen and washer/dryer for less than 2 rooms at a hotel! A $75 cleaning fee is also charged. The required 13% tourist tax is also additional. As of last January VRBO, copying ABB, has started charging guests a fee with their reservation as well. I do accept a full PayPal payment to waive this fee.
My home is on a quiet street in Largo, FL in a neighborhood comprised mostly of retirees. Out of respect for my neighbors I don't allow any loud parties on the property. For those with asthma or respiratory allergies the house is far enough from the beach that you can avoid the irritating air from the occasional red tide blooms. In addition, there is an air filtration unit in the apartment.
This is a 100% smoke free property, inside and out. High speed wifi is provided for free. This unit feels like a detached home. It has been renovated with a new kitchen, beautiful grey barn wood look tile floors, a new ac/heater, and is comfortably furnished. There is a large outside patio off the driveway that is fenced off from the street for privacy with a dinette, lounge chairs and fire pit.
Why my home??
The house is on the Pinellas Trail -- so bring your bikes! (I do provide a few old ones.)
On the other side of the Trail is a pleasant walk, or bike ride, around John Taylor Park where a small lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
You are two blocks from a small "executive" Par 3 public golf course.
A mile from a mall with an amazing theater with reclining seats, good restaurants including an Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Panera, and lots of shops.
There are 20 other restaurants and two Publix markets within 3 miles.
Up the road is a neighborhood with antique/2nd hand shops.
Oh, let's not forget you are 4 miles from the nearest beach and centrally located between Tarpon Springs and St Petersburg.
There is a comfortable new queen sleeper sectional couch with an upgraded mattress. The kitchen has a newer LG washer and dryer, an ice-maker/water dispenser in the fridge door, as well as lots of small appliances and baking pans, should you like to cook. Two bedrooms have the amazingly comfortable "bed in a box" king platform beds while the 3rd has an equally comfortable queen bed; with 100% cotton sheets and bedding. All of the bedrooms have dressers, desks, closets and TVs.
There are three parking spaces for you in the drive way, one car behind the other in one space, and one on the grass in front of the house. (On street parking is not recommended.)
Policy for Young Children:
I have hosted lots of families with young children. However, I have a lot of nice furniture. Unlike a hotel, I don't have a spare furniture inventory to resupply if damage occurs. (My sleeper sectional alone was $1,800 and took six weeks to deliver.) I want to be sure that all of the furniture is pristine for your visit. Therefore I require families with children to commit to not letting them eat in the living room or bed rooms. I also have covers to put on the couch should your children be rowdy. VRBO keeps the damage deposit money in an escrow account and returns it in 7 days unless I ask for a withholding. (In 6 years of vacation rentals I've been fortunate to have great guests and have only kept a total of $350 in deposits.)
I am a licensed realtor so be sure to let me know if you are looking for a home or investment in the area! Please visit my blog, http://www.howtodovacationrentals.com for more information.