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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 4 - 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.

More Details

DeeDee Thorp
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017


Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 14 guests, there is an additional charge of $100/week per person up to 18. 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • 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
  • 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 14, additional $100/week per person up to a total of 18 guests.


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Tropical Spectacular Gulf Front 6 bedroom w/ private heated pool/hot tub
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Feb 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: Jul 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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Bonita Springs, Florida

Wonderful Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house with some friends from our college days. In total we had 6 adults and 5 children. This house was excellent for that many people. Plenty of room for even more than that. We never had to leave the house with all there is to do. The sunsets were spectacular from the dock. The children had such a nice time between fishing, swinging from the tree, playing in the pool, etc. The kitchen was roomy and had everything we needed to keep everyone fed. We would absolutely stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and surely will welcome your return! We love it there as well and it is our childrens favorite place to visit as well.
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Newbury Berkshire UK

A Family Treat

  • 5 of 5

My family (10 Adults and 3 Children) stayed in this property for two weeks in April. Our ages ranged from 18months to 67 years and everyone had a wonderful time.

The sunsets watched from the boat dock were spectacular as were the Ospreys, Pelicans, and Blue Heron. Having coffee on the boat dock in the mornings we could watch for dolphins as well as seeing all the fish.

Everyone enjoyed the heated pool and the youngsters had great fun on the climbing frame and in the sandpit.

The house was well equipped and the owner was very quick to respond to any queries we had concerning the property.

I would just like to say that one of the bedrooms with two double beds is on the first floor and the staircase (cross between a wooden staircase and a ladder) is steep and not suitable for the young or elderly.

There is lots to do in the area with Clearwater Beach, Busch Gardens, and many other attractions within easy reach. Shopping Malls and Food Supermarkets within in a 5 - 10 minute drive. Orlando is just over an hour away but can take longer with all the traffic hold ups in Orlando around the Theme Parks.

It was a special holiday and all our memories are of a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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

Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.

Half of the payment is due at reservation and remaining balance is due 60 days before arrival along with the separate payment for security

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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