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Tropical Spectacular Gulf Front 6 bedroom w/ private heated pool/hot tub

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 6 bdrm 4 bth with htd pool hot and shore right out the back door!

***Truly a gulf front family vacation destination with own private heated pool and hot tub and Gulf right out the back door! ***** This wonderful vacation home is located in a Gulf front town called Crystal Beach approx 10 miles N. of Clearwater Beach, away from all the hustle and condos, yet we are close to all the bigger beachy beaches, and close to Tampa International Airport 35 mins away. Very close to other beautiful beaches within biking distance, very close to Busch Gardens 30 mins away, Orlando 1 hr and 30 mins away where there are tons of theme parks, Universal, Sea World, Islands of Adventure, and stop by Dinosaur world on the way. We also are close to Pier 60 down on Clear water Beach 15 mins away with its night life board walk. Or visit Historic Tarpon Springs Greek Culture 10 mins away, or just kayak right from the vacation home out to local spoil islands to have your own island for the day. **We are not on a beacy beach**, though its on the gulf of Mexico

Nearby Attractions: We are located in between Clearwater beach and Tarpon Springs, an area of Multi million dollar homes, very Centrally Located, we are a very unspoiled community with its own little pier, park, Nondenominational Church by the Sea, close to golf courses, more beaches and all the attractions like para sailing, jet skiing, swimming with manatees, etc. There are plenty of gourmet and family dining and FUN restaurants and lots and lots of shopping!! Fun places for night life in famous Ybor City. You can paddle out to Honeymoon Island or local spoil islands with their gorgeous beach and also three Rooker Bar and along the way you’ll see dolphins swim by!! Also Caladesi Island, and Clearwater Beach, are within bike riding distance, which are two of the Nation’s top five beaches. Walking distance to the Pinellas Trail - or you can use our bikes! Not to mention Disney, Bush Gardens, Sea World, Universal and MGM Studios within 1 hour 50 minutes.

*****There is a daily maid service available for an hourly rate

*****Also a personal chef available upon request. Just need to give advance notice

***If guests have a longer stay than 1 week, then an additional cleaning fee of $200 per week will be assessed

****If requested, the home can be stocked with food items of your choice before arrival for a fee. Must inquire 2 weeks before arrival.

****We also have a personal masseuse available to come to the vacation home to give massages either out by the pool or your choice of location in the home. Also, there is a Gulf front bonfire pit that is right there near shore that everyone enjoys, especially making smores during sunset while either swimming in the pool or lounging in the hot tub or just relaxing in the comfortable lanai area while enjoying the evening with your family or friends..

More Details

DeeDee Thorp
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • One of the bathrooms is wheel chair accessible.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master 1 - 1 queen
    Master 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Suite 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The rate is for occupancy of 16 guests, there is an additional charge of $100/week per person up to 20. We have a few bedrooms that would accommodate a wheelchair. The main living area and all but 2 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor of the home, so is it very accommodating to guest with disabilities.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Rate is for guest occupancy of 16, additional $100/week per person up to a total of 20 guests.


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Tropical Spectacular Gulf Front 6 bedroom w/ private heated pool/hot tub
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Really enjoyed our stay, perfect place for the family! Looking forward to coming back!

  • 4 of 5

Looking forward to returning with the family, perfect for the kids and our older family members. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wyandotte, Michigan

Our family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the home . We spent most of our days in the pool until hurricane Irma chased us out. We had our parents, Kids, and grandkids total of 11 and had plenty of room. Wish we could have stayed longer . Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the home and location and the Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing and really enjoyed the pool and the sunsets. The home was comfortable for all 14 of us and had plenty room for a couple more! The home was centrally located to acitivites and close to everything that we needed, even though it seemed like we didn't even want to leave the home! Would definitely stay here again!

Rebecca Carbough

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Location, Poor Communication

  • 2 of 5

While the house and location were everything we wanted, the business part was NOT satisfactory.

Once the money was received by the owner, there was NO further contact, emails bounced back and phone calls went to voice mail. 2 days before arrival I was finally able to make contact and receive confirmation.Unacceptable.

Once we got there, the water was shut off for 1 hour the first morning we were there. It was water softener maintenance, scheduled during our rental. Inconsiderate.

To top it off I had to contact the owner twice in order to get the security deposit back. I finally received it one month after we rented. Frustrating.

Many people in our group would love to return to this great location, however I would not want to do business with them again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sincerely apologize the inconvenience you felt. At the time of your stay, I was out of the country with limited phone service and thought that I had made that clear, and gave instructions to contact my caretaker for any issues. I am sorry, but the water softener was not planned to be broken the day of your arrival and had to be fixed, I like to keep things in working order for everyone, to include yourselves. It was a short 1 hour service call and had them rush which cost me more money. The deposit return policy, which you signed on the guest agreement stated the deposit would be returned 30 days from your departure. Since then, the deposit return dated has been updated to return after 7 days of departure. I promise you, that if there was an emergency, you would have not had any problems on getting them taken care of. You always had a contact person available 24 hours. Again, I sincerely apologize that you felt that you had lack of communication, I was in no control of my cellular and internet service, and you had all the information, instructions, address, access information that you needed to have a lovely time at one my Florida vacation homes. I appreciate your feedback, but wish you would have communitated with my caretaker more, who is fully competent and is very helpful and would go out of her way to make your stay more comfortable and answer all the questions which a personal concierge would have done. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience . DeeDee
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fantastic Beach home right on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 15 had a wonderful time at this beautiful home right on the ocean. Fantastic views, lots of amenities included with the rental. Our kids and grandkids love the pool and hot tub but also tried the ocean and kayaking. We were very satisfied and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed our Florida vacation home! It is my children's favorite place to stay. It is our special place that is perfect to spend time together, with plenty to do. Thank you for your comment, I am thrilled that your family enjoyed it and made some wonderful family memories.
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great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all. My family of 8 adults and 6 children had a blast. The pool was by far our favorite and the view at the pool was wonderful. Our week there went by much to fast. Eleanor was very corteous and handle the only problems we had in a very timely manner (lights in pool fixed within an hour of call, breaker kicked in one of the rooms, and the squirrel that got into the transformer and took down power to the whole house) . The location of the house is excellent, close enough for a short drive to any of the near by beaches, towns and still far enough away so you still get peace and quiet when you need it. I would strongly recommend going into dunedin and having a meal at flannigans irish pub and riding your bike up to dairy rich on the corner for one of there banana splits. The house has about everything you need, bikes, kayaks, etc. I just cant say enough about this house and the people who run it. Just wait tuntil you see the view from the master bedroom, pictures dont do it justice. We saw dolphins three times swimming through the bay and large cranes right on the back porch early in the morning. I hope this place is still available the next time I visit the area. It makes the 14 hour drive well worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dustin! Yes, we love it there as well and is one of our favorite places in the world. It really is a little slice of heaven. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and got to experience the daily dolphin parade! It really does mean a lot that you had a great time! I try to make it a wonderful experience for my guests, it makes me so happy to share our home to other's so that they might experience what we have been blessed with. Hope you come back soon! ~DeeDee
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa Intern'l and Clearwater/St Pete Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Larger beaches with 1 mile
Car: recommended

We are only 10 miles North of Clearwater Beach in a Gulf front town called Crystal Beach. This vacation home is located in one of the oldest little towns in Florida and truly what old Florida was like and will easily and comfortably accommodate several families. Watch the million dollar sunsets while relaxing in the Gulf-front heated pool or spa (in the winter and spring of course). Catch trophy Red

Fish, Snook, or Speckled Trout from you own dock, where dolphins

swim by. We have a karaoke machine, and games, and plenty of outdoor living space.Centrally Located, we are a very unspoiled community with its own little pier, park, Nondenominational Church by the Sea, close to

golf courses, more beaches and all the attractions like para sailing, jet skiing, swimming with manatees, etc..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Standard cleaning fee $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

$1000 deposit for security. Half of total balance is required for reservation, the remaining balance is due 60 days before check-in. Check-in is 4:00 pm/ check-out is 10:00 a.m. 13% tax and $300 cleaning fee.
Full refund up to 60 days before arrival. We accept credit card payment through PayPal. All international funds wired or sent via US Funds. Each Add'l guest $100 per/week over 14 guests.

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.

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