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Luxury Vacation Pool Home for 1 or 2 Families

Brian McGonagill

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Luxury Vacation Pool Home for 1 or 2 Families

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Palm Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2-1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)


With it's spacious, open floor plan, this home was recently remodeled and tastefully furnished with your comfort and relaxation in mind. It's a four bedroom “get away” conveniently located on a quiet culdesac in Palm Harbor, an upscale residential neighborhood of Clearwater, perfect for executives and families.

Enjoying nearly 365 days of sunshine, this home is an ENTERTAINER'S DREAM with 4 spacious bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, vaulted ceilings and a spacious, open floor plan that spills onto a covered lanai and private, heated pool. It is freshly painted with new tile flooring throughout, decorated exquisitely with the most discerning guests in mind.

You will enjoy the fully equipped GRANITE KITCHEN with 'eat in bistro dining', or if you prefer, a formal dining room that opens up to seat 12 comfortably. The kitchen opens to the pool area with a barbeque and comfortable patio furniture for more dining choices.

Walls of sliding glass doors from kitchen, dining room and master suite open to invite you outdoors to relax or entertain in a lushly landscaped tropical retreat with screened lanai and large, sparkling pool. Pool toys are provided and a child protection safety fence can be installed upon request.

The office offers a place to work or stay in touch through the Internet with free WIFI.

The MASTER BEDROOM RETREAT is located away from the rest of the house for you to enjoy your down time. It opens up to the lanai, has a walk-in closet, and luxurious master bath with a garden tub.

The beds and linens, throughout the house, are brand-new and sooooooo comfortable. There are 2 kings, a queen and 2 sets of bunk beds. The family room sofa opens up to another queen size bed. Altogether, 10-12 people are easily accommodated.

The living area boasts a HDTV with a BluRay DVD-CD player, digital cable package with over 200 channels. The bunk bed room has a smaller TV/VCR with 50-75 children', movies.

There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer, a 2-car garage and parking for up to 4 cars.

You are conveniently located to many famous attractions on the Gulf Coast of Florida. It is minutes to eight world-class beaches including Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island rated one of the top 10 beaches in America. Nearby year around attractions such as Innisbrook Golf Club, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and Busch Gardens Theme Parks are popular. In every season you can buy tickets for Tampa Bay sporting events: spring, major league baseball training camps; summer, Devil Rays baseball games; fall, Buccaneers football team; and winter, Lightning hockey team. For day trips, drive only 90 minutes to Orlando Sea World, Universal Studios, and Disney World!

Truly a wonderful place to stay, play, and simply relax!


This beautiful home is located close to some of the best golfing in Florida, including Copperhead, Lost Oaks and N. Highlands at Innisbrook (home of the PGA Tour), Cove Cay, Belleair Country Club, Bardmoor, Largo Golf Course, Lansbrook, Bayhead/Lake at Countryside, Wentworth and Tarpons Springs Golf Course.


Honeymoon Island Beach - 5 minutes (#1 beach in America. Voted better than Hawaii's Hanalei Beach)


Caladesi Island State Park Beach - 5 minutes + short ferryboat ride from Honeymoon Island

Clearwater Beach - 15 minutes

Sand Key Beach - 25 minutes

St. Petersburg Beaches - 40 minutes

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Spring Training Facilities:

-Toronto Blue Jays- 10 minutes

-Philadelphia Phillies - 20 minutes

-New York Yankees - 30 minutes

-Tampa Bay Rays - 45 minutes

-Pittsburgh Pirates - 60 minutes

-Cincinnati Reds - 70 minutes

-Detroit Tigers - 1-1/2 hrs

-Cleveland Indians - 1-1/2 hrs

-Atlanta Braves - 2 hrs

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003 Super Bowl Champions)

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning (2004 Stanley Cup Champions)


-Pinellas Trail - Biking, jogging and walking- 3 minutes

-Florida Botanical Gardens - 30 minutes

-Busch Gardens Africa - 35 minutes

-Adventure Island Water Park - 35 minutes

-Living Sea Sponge Docks - 15 minutes

-Walt Disney World - 1-1/2 hrs

-Sea World - 1-3/4 hrs

-Swim with the Manatees at Crystal River - 2 hrs


-Countryside Mall - 10 minutes

-Tampa International Mall - 45 minutes

-Lots more!


-Live Theater/Concerts - Ruth Eckerd Hall, St. Pete Times Forum, Mahaffey Theater, Straz Center

-Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico- World Class Tarpon fishing

-Tennis - indoor and outdoor courts available

-Basketball courts - outdoor within walking distance

-Fabulous Restaurants and Nightlife Dancing with Caribbean Flair!!

-Cruise Ships embarking from Tampa Bay


Conveniently located near Tampa International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Brian McGonagill (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Brian McGonagill

My wife and I live in Kalispell, Montana where I work as a physician. Our passions are for family and friends, flying, gardening, good wine and food, music and art. We rehabilitate eagles in our back yard.

Brian McGonagill purchased this house in 2010

Why Brian McGonagill chose Palm Harbor

We have children and grandchildren nearby, so we bought and furnished this home with family in mind.

We love this area for the sunshine, warm weather and its closeness to the water. The cultural and recreational opportunities are endless with something for everyone nearby.

Big name sports and entertainment venues abound. Ten Major league Baseball teams hold spring training camps within minutes of the house.

World class golf and tennis are available year around.

Amazing deep-sea fishing, boating, shell hunting are easily accessible.

Luxury cruise boats leave from nearby Tampa. Also, there are plenty of private airports and fantastic recreational flying destinations.

There are miles of scenic bike/jogging trails at hand.

Wonderful restaurants, theatres, grocery stores and shopping are just down the street.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy that, while we are close to all the fun and recreational activities, our vacation home is in a very nice, quiet, private neighborhood that lets us feel the tranquility and relaxation of truly being 'at home.' It's so relaxing to sit on the lanai, or be taking a swim in the pool, while watching a tropical sunset...with no crowds or hustle. Our home has a large backyard that is ideal for badminton, croquet or horseshoes. I like to sit on the porch swing and look down the long open greenbelt behind the house.

We furnished the home for ourselves, with brand new, top of the line mattresses and linens. I love to cook and just bought a new infrared gas grill that takes barbeque to a new level.

Colorful art by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Van Gogh and LeWitt lend fun and atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a wonderful time at your lovely home. It seemed there was nothing you forgot to make our stay comfortable. Our little ones loved the library of movies and managed to swim in the pool a lot. We were on the go while here and attended New Years eve and day events in St. Petersburg. We also went to the aquarium in Tampa. For plane enthusiasts, don't miss the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City. We are now headed back to Missouri, but wish we could stay here in Florida. Thanks for everything!
Jan 2014
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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based on 12 traveler reviews

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Luxury Vacation Pool Home for 1 or 2 Families
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 32 reviews
Kansas City, Missouri

It was ok....but not great!

  • 2 of 5

Even for June the Pool was cold. I understand that he was out of town and couldn't get over to the house to see what the problem was. We had to go purchase a propane tank since the one on the grill was empty and no spare. He never offered to reimburse us for that...I think that should of been included. The house doesn't have 3 bathrooms...It has 2 and half. With 6 adults and 4 children this was some times difficult to manage. The pool situation was the main problem....And maybe he has fixed that but I wouldn't rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We deeply regret that our home did not meet your expectations. We have been renting this home to vacation travelers for five years now and this is our first unfavorable review. We try to be very attentive and accommodating to our guest and apologize that we were not able to satisfy your needs. We provide a spare propane tank in the garage for guests in the event the propane tank runs out. We have the pool set at 86 degrees year round for our guests comfort. However, sometimes heavy rains during the summer can cool it off a few degrees. Funny thing is some guests prefer it cooler and some prefer it hotter, but we have found that somewhere between 84-86 usually is suffice for everyone. We are usually available to adjust it if a traveler contacts us. We have updated our site to clarify that only two bathrooms have showers and the other one is a half bathroom. We again apologize that our home did not provide all the comforts you were expecting. A large part of our business is returning visitors who really appreciate the tremendous value our home offers compared to the traditional hotel or condo. We hope you will give us another opportunity to make your vacation a memorable experience.
St. Petersburg, FL

Wonderful place for family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Pine Warbler house during Christmas week and we could not have chosen a better place. Brian had even setup a nice Christmas tree so we didn't have to worry about making the place festive. We had 6 adults and 4 kids and the sleeping arrangements worked perfectly. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, even an electric mixer. The kids were probably in the pool more than they were in the house. The solar heated pool was surprisingly warm, even on the chillier days we were there. We really appreciated the little things that were thought of for the house, like the booster seat and step stool for toddlers, beach chairs and beach toys, the collapsible laundry basket, and the nice selection of movies in the master bedroom closet. During our visit, we used the free Honeymoon Island passes for a day at the beach. If you have kids between 3-12 yo, definitely watch the Dolphin Tale movie and consider visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to visit Winter, the tail-less dolphin. Its not your typical aquarium with dolphin shows, but they do a really good job about educating the public about dangers to marine animals. Winter is also a great time for snow crabs so be on the look out for them. We found them at a fruit stand on old-19. The only drawback to the house is the main bathroom, which is a little dated. It would have been nice if it had been bigger and more updated since a lot of us had to share it. Other than that, everything was perfect. Thank you, Brian!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time in the area and enjoyed our home with all of its amenities. We are are delighted that you enjoyed the heated pool (it is actually not a solar heated pool but electrically heated) which is why it was so warm for your stay during winter. We try and make the home as close to your own home when staying with us. The movies, spices, fully stocked kitchen, beach toys, high chairs, etc are items we are happy to share with travelers because it makes a vacation so much easier and enjoyable. Thank you so much for staying with us. We hope to see you again. Brian and Cadie
Atlanta, GA

Beautifil Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect home away from home getaway. The layout is perfect for big families. The house was clean and came with everything we needed. The pool was great and we made good use of the grill. The area was very quit. It was worth every penny and I would absolutely recommend to anyone I know to try and stay with you guys if they are ever in the Tampa area. We will come again. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway

Perfect for Vacation with Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us (a toddler, teens, parents, grandparents) stayed at this home for 5 days in April while in the area for a family reunion. The house was spacious, clean and comfortable. In addition to allowing us all to be together, we appreciated all of the extras (thick beach towels, children's DVD library, free WiFi, child-safe pool, well-stocked kitchen, washer and dryer) that we would not have found at a hotel. The home is a short drive to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Like a previous reviewer, we echo the sentiment that the Clearwater Aquarium was not worth the price of admission. For anyone traveling with small children who do not want to try tackling Busch Gardens, we recommend the Lowry Park Zoo.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kerry, Glad to hear that your vacation experience was excellent and our home met all your needs! We really appreciate your choosing our home for your stay, as we know you have many choices. We strive to make our vacation rental the best possible and are always adding little things to make it that much better. We look forward to seeing you next year. Thanks again, Brian and Cadie
New Jersey

Even Better in Person

  • 5 of 5

This house was even more beautiful in person. The description does not do it justice. I have rented houses on vrbo before but this one surpasses all others. The house was stocked with all that we needed. Everything was so clean. We swam in the pool, fished off the dock (and caught fish!), sat on the deck in the sun. We even used the free admission pass and went to Honeymoon Beach. At night, we would go out to dinner to the local restaurants. I would recommend the Tasty Marlin. It was delicious. We had a wonderful time and will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ann Arbor, MI

Lovely home- met all our needs

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home for our extended family vacation this year and we were not dissappointed. The home had everything we could have wanted. We spent most days out exploring the area and evenings by the pool watching the kids swim. Some of our party visited Busch Gardens one day, we all visited the Clearwater Aquarium another day (we were quite dissappointed with this- the name 'aquarium' is a misnomer, we were used to other aquariums like Oregon Coast Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium and others- this is NOT an Aquarium but more of a marine hospital. If you approach it like that, you shouldn't be dissappointed. I think they have gotten alot of attention due to Dophin Tale and literally threw together a tourist trap. It was $20 to get in, no real bathrooms other than porta-potties and no real food either. However, the dolphin show was fantastic because it wasn't very crowded. The kids can get right next to the water and get splashed- worth $20 in my opinion).

We visited Honeymoon State Park and took the ferry to Caledesi another day (saw dolphins in the bay during our trip). The complementary day pass was wonderful and saved us some $. On one of our last days we went to Clearwater beach and that was quite nice. For $20 you can rent a cabana. There are lots of shops and restaraunts along the way. We did eat out one night in Palm Harbor and it was very nice. The house is close to grocery stores and everything else. There was also a little farmers market nearby that we went to on Sunday and stocked up on fruit and vegis for the next week.

Overall, a very wonderful experience!!! We would absolutely recomend this home to others!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber, Thank you so much for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we try very hard to make every guests vacation experience the best possible. We look forward to having you again soon. Thank You, Brian and Cadie



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Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $500 Deposit applied to balance to secure reservation and balance paid 60 days prior to the stay.
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Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Pack n Play (1) Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in Family room converts to queen sized bed, Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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