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BEST AREA TROPICAL PARADISE BEAUTIFUL HEATED POOL & SPA NEAR #1 VOTED BEACH

Paul & Gaye Vogel

Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Paul & Gaye Vogel

Advertiser since: 2000
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014
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BEST AREA TROPICAL PARADISE BEAUTIFUL HEATED POOL & SPA NEAR #1 VOTED BEACH

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Palm Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

- 3 Bed, 2+ Bath, Sleeps 8

The Cardinals is a 2 story, single family home in historic Old Palm Harbor, one of the best areas along this coastline. Set away from the tourist areas you are a short walk from the Gulf at St. Josephs sound with it's park, boardwalks and fishing pier. The downtown area of Old Palm Harbor is also a short walk from our home and is very much 'traditional' Florida with its antique shops, good restaurants, historic cracker houses and laid back atmosphere. Here there are monthly street parties for everyone to enjoy. The Pinellas cycle/walking trail can be picked up from close by, and runs for miles both north & south, going past some of the coastline and many of the attractions. (Cycle rentals available there).

All within 5 minutes drive are some of the best beaches, lakes, and state parks in the county.

Honeymoon & Caladesi islands ( voted # 1 beach in the whole of the USA )and offer all the family the most wonderful escape from it all.

Caladesi beaches are constantly voted in the top 10 in the USA, Number ONE beach in the whole of the USA last year

Crystal Beach with its quaint little harbor is also a short drive. Lake Tarpon is world known for its fishing and is lined with some beautiful state parks, with trails, BBQ areas, boating and viewing towers.

The 'Greek' sponge docks of Tarpon Springs and the lovely marinas of Dunedin are also very close by.

For those coming for golf, Palm Harbor has the championship course of Innisbrook and numerous other great courses close by.

For sporting fans, the area now has the Phillies spring training ground within a few minutes drive.

For those seeking 'more to do' Clearwater Beach is just a 10 minute drive away.

Our home is spacious and elegantly furnished with over 2200sq. ft. of living space and 800 sq. ft. of different level sun decks.

It has 3 bedrooms.Two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and the Master bedroom en-suite downstairs. All have ample linens and closet space. We supply a babies crib ,high chair and stroller, beach chairs and umbrellas, games and pool toys. Beds are as follows- 2 queens, 2 twins, 1 Queen sofa bed

The kitchen is fully equipped for a family, with a breakfast area , leading to a laundry room with washer/dryer and ironing facilities.

The Family/Dining room has a large bed sofa and 2nd T.V.

Our galleried living room has all the comforts of home with a large screen T.V, DVD/ Video,CD player and video library.

Free Wifi

Our large screen room has a wet bar, Large Hot tub, and an outside shower area. Down a step takes you to our pool which is screened all around by tropical plants and is totally secluded. Enjoy picking fresh grapefruit from the garden.

The Downtown area of Old Palm Harbor is also a short walk from our home and is very much 'traditional' Florida, with its antique shops, good restaurants, historic cracker houses and laid back atmosphere. Here there are monthly street parties for everyone to enjoy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Paul & Gaye Vogel (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2000
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014

About Paul & Gaye Vogel

We are an English family who chose this part of Florida,over all the rest that we traveled to over the years.

To live and work here is like being on vacation all year!

Paul & Gaye Vogel purchased this house in 1995

Why Paul & Gaye Vogel chose Palm Harbor

We fell in love with this area in the 80's. It is so perfect for everybody in the family to enjoy, having something for all age groups.

The beaches are the best you can get, the number one voted beach in the whole of the USA in Caladesi island is just 5 minutes drive away.

A short walk takes you to our little Downtown area. The Jolly Trolly stops close by, taking you south to Clearwater and Dunedin and north to Tarpon Springs

What makes this house unique

We started to look for a vacation home along the Gulf coast nearly 20 years ago and had very tough search criteria.

We wanted the perfect location to suit every bodies needs, plus a lot more.

Not just for families or couples, but for everybody wanting that perfect vacation.

In finding this beautiful quaint little town, we found it.

After 20 years and buying another 3 homes, all within walking distance of each other.

We never thought about buying else where, we had found the perfect location.

The area is friendly, safe to walk at night and central to everything

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay but would be hesitant to consider a repeat visit unless the $30.00 which has been stopped from our security deposit,due to us braking an item in the house and leaving extra cleaning in the house was returned to us.

Until then I have to give this a negative

John B.
Aug 2005
  • 1 of 6

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 44 traveler reviews

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Best Area Tropical Paradise Beautiful heated pool & Spa Near #1 Voted Beach
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Best Area Tropical Paradise Beautiful heated pool & Spa Near #1 Voted Beach
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Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
San Francisco CA
5

AAA+++

  • 5 of 5
An absolute great experience. Gaye and Paul live in a wonderful area. The Cardinals house has all of the comforts of home PLUS a pool and spa. Palm Harbor is a neat little town located near a lot of awesome areas. Some of our favorites were downtown Dunedin, Clearwater, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island etc. All a very short ride away. You are also not far from Treasure Island, St Pete’s, Ybor City at approx. ½ hour by car. Shopping, restaurants, and all amenities are walking distance or a very short car ride. I wish we could have stayed longer. This experience was better than we could have imagined. AAA+++.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Paradise Beautiful heated pool & Spa Near #1 Voted Beach
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-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house. It is in a quiet location but close to everything and a short walk to restaurants etc. The location was perfect and the house very comfortable, clean and well maintained.
We will come back and rent it again next year
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Paradise Beautiful heated pool & Spa Near #1 Voted Beach
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Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Paterson NJ
5

Adorable house

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful Wonderful home in a great family location
Everything needed here to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable
GO !
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Paradise Beautiful heated pool & Spa Near #1 Voted Beach
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Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Mississauga On
5

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5
Paul,
Thank you for the rental. It was very spacious and suited our needs nicely. I also wanted to thank you for the recommendation of the cricketers pub, the food (fish and chips) were great, and the staff was awesome (we even spoke to the owners) .Perfect home, Perfect location
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Paradise Beautiful heated pool & Spa Near #1 Voted Beach
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Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Fredericksburg Virginia
5

Really Nice Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Paul & Gaye,

We wanted you to know that we enjoyed our stay in Palm Harbor very much. Thanks so much for the wine! We spent a day a Caladesi Island beach and a day at Honeymoon Island Beach. Also enjoyed some afternoons justing sitting by your pool. Lastly, we enjoyed a very nice dinner at Armani's in the Hyatt.

Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to return real soon.

Thanks again,
John & Sandra Taylor
Virginia
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Mansfield OH
5

Wonderful stay, even with a storm !

  • 5 of 5
Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying at this home this month! It was great to have such a beautiful home to stay in as a family. Although a storm was threatening (Debbie?), my grandsons and I would watch for the winds to die down and then run out to enjoy a few minutes of swimming throughout the day. It was the perfect amount for little boys; combined with the fact that the pool was equipped with shallow steps and pool noodles!

We all sat around the dining room table for games in the evenings (brought quite a few of our own too ) and watched movies on the TV.! We visited two different aquariums during the storms. By the time the weather cleared we were ready to enjoy the nature preserves and Island beaches. It was a perfect vacation!

Ken found both gas cans for the grill empty. He took one to be exchanged for a full tank. We also made sure the pool remained clear of debris throughout the storm. We did enjoy the wildlife… but didn’t get to see a snake! L

We left some basic supplies in the cupboards~ paper and cleaning supplies.
I did leave an unopened container of ham in the refrigerator hoping that the cleaners could enjoy it (rather than throwing it away). I hope that wasn’t an issue!

Thank you again for allowing us to use your home! We sent the wine home with our one son and daughter-in-law who just moved to Maitland and are settling in. Thank you for that as well!

Sincerely,
Lisa Starkey
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa
So pleased you enjoyed the area, even with a storm.
The area does have lots of things the family can do when our normal Florida weather deserts us !
Our cleaners are always grateful if you leave unopened food stuff for them.
We should have had a spare gas tank in the garage.

Hope you can come back again another year.

Kind Regards
Gaye & Paul

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa & Clearwater
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Peggys Irish pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Innisbrook
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19 / Nebraska Ave
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Thirsty Marlin
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dunedin, Crystal, Honeymoon Island
Car: not necessary

The Downtown area of Old Palm Harbor is also a short walk from our home and is very much 'traditional' Florida, with its antique shops, good restaurants, historic cracker houses and laid back atmosphere. Here there are monthly street parties for everyone to enjoy.

The Jolly trolly stops close by, which takes you north and south along the coast

The Pinellas cycle/walking trail can be picked up from close by, and runs for miles both north and south, going past some of the coastline and many of the attractions. (cycle rentals available there)

All within a 5 minute drive are some of the best beaches, lakes, and state parks in the county. Honeymoon and Caladesi islands are both nature reserves, totally unspoiled and offer all the family the most wonderful escape from it all. Caladesi beaches are constantly voted in the top 10 in the USA, being number one in 2008. Crystal Beach with its quaint little harbor is also a short drive.

Lake Tarpon is world known for its fishing and is lined with some beautiful state parks, with trails, BBQ areas, boating etc

Golf: We have numerous fantastic Golf courses all around our area. You can enjoy playing on a different course every day, whilst taking in the wonderful park like settings that this part of Florida is famous for.

Lansbrook, Tarpon Woods, Eagles, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin - To name but a few.

For a real treat, the world famous Innisbrook championship course is on our doorstep

More info and photos www.florida-holidayrentals.com

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Rates & Availability

From $1,750 Per week

Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Jan
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
High season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

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Amenities

Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen Sofa bed in enclosed Dining room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
2 queens, 2 twins, 1 queen sleeper sofa. Enclosed Heated pool, outside shower, wet bar, screen room upper level sundeck.

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