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Charming, Historic Carriage House Old Florida setting on Tampa Bay

Dawn Pendola

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Dawn Pendola

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Charming, Historic Carriage House Old Florida setting on Tampa Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Overview

Safety Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bath, sleeps 4

The Carriage House is nestled in Old Town Safety Harbor. In 3 minutes you walk to the Pier on Tamps Bay, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, the Post Office and Starbucks. There are seven Restaurants within a 10 minute walk including the 'Almost Famous' Whistle Stop Grill where you will find outdoor seating , a laid back atmosphere and live music at least 3 nights per week..

The Carriage House' unique architecture and fenced back yard will make you feel like you stepped back in time..to a slower pace. ..Built in 1925 the Carriage House was originally just that- 'a carriage house 'not far from Green Springs Resort. It is the oldest wooden structure in Safety Harbor.

Step out on the brick patio for breakfast and have a drink on the wood deck at night. The bedroom is a second floor large loft with a large window to view the Bay about 100 yds away.

There is a working fireplace, TV and DVD, and a full kitchen.

Guest Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your charming cottage. We felt transported to another place in time. So relaxing & peaceful. The cottage is decorated so lovely and the grounds are beautiful.

You and your husband are wonderful hosts ,looking after every detail.

Marley seems to know his role as the the 'darling dog' of The Carriage House.

Thank you for our gift dinner at your awesome restaurant Whistle Stop Grill. We loved the place so much, we found ourselves back there 3 more times!!

We look forward toour return in April 2010

Guest Comment: We had a great time at The Carriage House.

We felt so away from it all..but yet very close to everything. The back patio was our sanctuary. And within minutes we could be on Main St. downtown . The Whistle Stop Dinner was a highlight..thank you very much.

We enjoyed the bikes & Kyacks you provided and all of your great suggestions of what to do & see in the area.

We hope to come back soon.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dawn Pendola (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been wintering at The Carriage House for the past 5 years. We absolutely adore being there. It is so quaint & comfortable. It feels as though you stepped back in time & life slows down. Yet it has all the amenities of today and is close to everything.

You can walk the Safety Harbor Spa, The Marina , Philippe Park and downtown.

Downtown has many good restaurant and bars and a few cool shops. Clearwater Beach is 10 miles west & Tampa is 10 miles East.

The hosts, of the Carriage House Dawn & Patrick ,own The Whistle Stop that is in downtown Safety Harbor. It is an Old Florida restaurant & bar with great food & live music. They always give a gift card to come down to the restaurant as their guest. Dawn & Patrick have owned both the Carriage House & the Whistle Stop for 16 years. They are wonderful hosts.

We are looking forward to goig back next year..we already booked.
Jan 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Charming, Historic Carriage House Old Florida setting on Tampa Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
5

Beautiful historic home and garden

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home is even better than the photos show it. It's filled with charm, character and history and is only a short walk from the bay, Main Street and the Safety Harbor Spa. Well stocked kitchen and plenty of games, books and DVDs. It's in a lovely quiet neighborhood, complete with friendly neighbors. It's perfect for singles, couples and families. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Characterful and peaceful 'home from home'

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most wonderful holiday in The Old Carriage House last week and didnt want to leave! Our previous Florida vacations have always been in hotels or vacation villas around Orlando and this was SUCH a refreshing change. I dont believe the photos do it justice! Full of nooks and crannies and charming decor throughout. Being a keen gardener i also enjoyed our 'private' garden with ample seating and a recliner and took some great photos of an Osprey munching on a fish in the huge old oak tree! Couldnt quite act fast enough to capture the squabbling Jays on film though. Everything we needed was there with the exception of a kettle and Dawn soon put that right (we Brits DO like our tea!!) In fact the owners were quietly attentive without being obtrusive. The two bikes were put to regular use and we would recommend their use to see a bit more of the locality with easy cycle paths in both directions through pleasant parks including one that takes you within a couple of miles of Clearwater! A VERY short walk away is Main St with a host of restaurants and cafes, galleries and antique shops. We enjoyed meals at the Paradise Cafe and The Sandwich bar and not forgetting the owner's own Whistle Stop Grill (where i sampled fried green tomatoes for the first time) A little further afield but easily driveable is the lovely Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and of course, Clearwater Beach and St Petes! We loved the House and believe that anyone who lives in the town is very lucky indeed but If you want pristine and new then this isnt for you HOWEVER if you want some home from home comfort, character and history then book the "oldest wooden building in Safety Harbor"!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Best Kept Secret in Sunny Fl

  • 5 of 5

This place is even more beautiful than the pictures portray. The cottage is spotless, beautifully decorated and in a fantastic location! The cute little town of Safety Harbor is a short walk around the corner. There are many things to do nearby without even driving your car.

You feel like you are in your "home away from home" the minute you walk in. The cottage has so much character, yet it provides all of today's amenities. The owners are friendly and helpful . If you are looking for a one of kind get away, not your run of the mill lodging , and want something to write home about...I highly recommend this place! We love it and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Pikesville, Maryland
4

cottage by the Bay

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much, house was clean and nicely decorated. Owners are very friendly as was their dog (Marley) who payed us many visits. Safety Harbor is one of our favorite little towns, looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hosting wonderful people in our cottage by the sea! Safety Harbor is a friendly, fun' Mayberry' kinda town with lots of cool places to shop & eat & drink. We also invite our guests to come to our own restaurant here in Safety Harbor, The Whistle Stop! Thank you, Dawn & Patrick

Map

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
"Best pizza anywhere and it's right here in Safety Harbor!"
Starbucks
"3 min walk from Carriage House"
Whistle Stop Grill and Bar
"Old Florida/ New Vibe Great Food & Drink Music 4 nites a week. Always a good time and a go..."
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Bright House Field
Lenny's Restaurant
"Closest eating establishment to a Jersery Diner! Good!"
Parts of Paris
"Very nice fine dining"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whistle Stop Grill & Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Caladesi Island
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Clearwater
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 275 and 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whistle Stop Grill & Bar
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended

The Carriage House is 100 yards from north Tampa Bay, centrally located for the Airport, St Pete Museums, Mall shopping , Clearwater Beach and the quaint town of Safety Harbor itself. The Clearwater Jazz Festival in October is 15 minutes and the renowned Dali museum is 30 minutes. Safety Harbor is home to many artists whose work you will notice in different forms all over town. Don't miss the 'Bowling Ball House'Art Works & Enjoy eating & drinking at 'Whistle Stop Grill (since 1959!) Fried Green Tomatoes & Other Great food..live music.

Bike or Walk through Beauiful Phillipe Park on the Tampa Bay. Kyack or Canoe on The Tamapa Bay. Watch the Manatees from the Safety Harbor Pier.. Indulge in yourself at the Safety Harbor Spa .and more ..

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Rates & Availability

From $103 Per night

Safety Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Feb 1 2015 - May 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Spring/Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
$2,350
 
 
Fall?Winter
Sep 1 2015 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$850
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes Payment:
An advanced payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required upon booking unit. The advanced payment will be applied toward the rent. The balance is due within 30 days of check in.
Cancellation:
The full amount is non-refundable for cancellations made within 45 days of arrival. Cancellations made 45 days or more to arrival will be refunded less a$50 cancellation fee.

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Amenities

Safety Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , vey small sink and toilet w/vanity
  • Full bath & shower is located on second floor. Ground Floor bath has a toilet & sink only.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Loft bedroom requires using one flight of stairs, sleeps two. Main bathroom off bedroom. Half bath on ground floor. Ground floor sleeps two on queen size pull-out couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Safety Harbor Spa is very nearby (3 min walk) . There is a pool, fitness rooms, tennis. guest memberships and day visits are available. The local Chamber of Commerce is a two minute walk away. Safety Harbor Regional Museum is located right next door to cottage. Phillipe Park is 1.2 miles walk down the green way along the Tampa Bay Tandem sit -on top kayak available for guests to use on bay. Mantee watching at marina..5 min walk from cottage .Fishing off pier Main St. Safety Harbor & side streets has several shops & restaurants in a 9 block radius. Very walkable. The Whistle Stop Grill dubbed 'Cheers of Safety Harbor,' is located on Main St. It is a landmark 'Old Florida' restaurant. Serves Beer & Wine and great food..Fried Green Tomatoes & so much more. Old Fashion Ice Cream treats. Music 3-4 nights a week. The Famous Bowling Ball House (seen on T.V ..and travel shows) is also in walking distance. Syd Entel Art Gallery on Main St.

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