|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
SUTHERLAND MANOR is a tropical paradise, conveniently located on a quiet street in Old Palm Harbor, a charming coastal community of Clearwater, Florida. Waterfront views and sunsets sparkle from almost every room. Enjoying nearly 365 days of sunshine, this home is a FAMILY GETAWAY with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a large bonus room. Large rooms with vaulted ceilings spill onto 2 decks that look over the tropical landscape, heated pool and out onto the bay. The home is NEWLY REMODELED, BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED and ALLERGY FRIENDLY with fresh paint and new tile throughout. This is our “second home” and we furnished it with the same attention to quality and detail that we appreciate for ourselves. We hope you do too!
We provide kayaks for enjoying the bay, but be sure to wear water shoes to protect your feet from the sharp oyster beds! Boats are also available for rent locally. This is the best way to get to the more secluded beaches and the Gulf,
Sunset Cruises on the pontoon boat may be chartered with the property manager.
The fully equipped QUARTZ KITCHEN has everything you will need to prepare and serve meals. Choose between casual, bistro style dining or a formal dining room that opens up to seat 12 comfortably. A barbeque and comfortable patio furniture offer more dining choices on both levels.
The GREAT ROOM has comfortable furniture, a 50' HDTV with a BluRay DVD-CD player, digital cable package with over 200 channels.
The romantic MASTER RETREAT occupies the entire third floor and has its own private balcony overlooking the grounds and the bay beyond. Its plush, deep purple carpet feels great on tired feet! It has a king sized bed, a chaise lounge and club chairs with a 50” HDTV and BluRay DVD player. The large master bathroom enjoys two walk-in closets, a two person shower and a garden tub for relaxation.
The playfully decorated CHILDREN’S ROOM has two sets of bunk beds and its own flat screen TV with cable and DVD player.
The MANATEE ROOM (west bedroom) has a water views and sliding doors to the deck on the main level. It has a queen bed. The PARROT ROOM (east bedroom) looks over the grounds and has a king bed and a flat screen HDTV with BluRay DVD player.
Note: The beds and linens, throughout the house, are brand-new, top of the line and sooooooo comfortable! We want everyone to wake up thinking they just had the best sleep of their lives!
The huge BONUS ROOM is on the first level and has sliding glass doors that open to the pool. It has its own bathroom/shower, dining area with a “mini-kitchen” (microwave, sink and refrigerator) so people don’t have to go upstairs for popcorn or cold drinks, etc. The sofa opens up to a comfortable queen bed. There is an HDTV with satellite, BluRay and a Wii console with several childrens and sports games.
The Washer and Dryer are near the kitchen. Ironing boards, hair dryers, shampoo, beach towels and pool toys are provided.
A child protection safety fence for the swimming pool is available upon request.
CAUTION: THIS PROPERTY HAS LOTS OF STAIRS AND IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE!
Old Palm Harbor, itself, is a small, charming coastal community with delicious restaurants, boutiques and shopping nearby. Check it out online!
In addition, you are conveniently located near many famous attractions on the Gulf Coast of Florida, including no less than eight world-class beaches only minutes away!
Truly a wonderful place to stay, play, and simply relax!
Honeymoon Island Beach *FREE DAY PASSES WITH YOUR RESERVATION!!- 5 minutes (#1 beach in America. Voted better than Hawaii's Hanalei Beach)
Caladesi Island State Park Beach - Rated one of the top 10 beaches in America. 5 minutes + short ferryboat ride from Honeymoon Island
Clearwater Beach - 15 minutes
Sand Key Beach - 25 minutes
St. Petersburg Beaches - 40 minutes
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.
DEEP SEA FISHING in the Gulf of Mexico- WORLD CLASS TARPON FISHING! World class fun fishing right off the dock!
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- just 1 minute away!!
-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
(although they are often seen right in your back yard!!)
-Live Theater & Concerts Year Around
-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
-Two supermarkets and Super Wal-Mart – less than 10 minutes drive
-Countryside Mall - 10 minutes drive
-Tampa International Mall - 45 minutes
-Sponge Docks - 10 minutes
Conveniently located near Tampa International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports
Keywords: DOLPHINS & MANATEES play outside your back door in this 3 story Key West style manor with a heated pool. Fish, boat or play on your own private dock on the bay just minutes boat (or car) ride to the Gulf of Mexico! Plenty of room for one or two families, small weddings and business meetings. Perfect for MLB Spring Training vacations or as an alternate to a hotel while you are at a busy convention.
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 2011
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.
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.
We had an amazing time at the house. We used it to get ready for our wedding and then it was our honeymoon. We can not wait to use the house in the future! Thanks for everything and for allowing us to relax. We really enjoyed the guided boat tour also. The Coleys, St Petersburg, FL.
We love staying at this house. We bring all of the adult kids and have plenty of room for our brood. It's a great location for getting to the beach, a ball game, or even Disney. I have to admit it's tempting just to hang around and enjoy the pool. Thanks again Brian. We hope to be back soon.
We had a really good time at this house, and especially enjoyed watching the birds that liked resting and drying their wings on the dock. Brian was responsive, going as far as to come out to fix a bike chain for us because we are mechanically clueless. Plus, the house has a lot of amenities: bikes, kayaks, a safety fence around the pool. It was also well stocked--spices, for example--and even bike helmets and life jackets were provided.
As far as location goes, the street is really quiet, but traffic all around, especially at rush hour, was way more intense than we expected. Driving into Tampa for the aquarium, etc., took closer than an hour than to 30 minutes. This is a good base if you just want to go to the beach, though, and the passes Brian provides are awesome.
The appliances in the house have seen better days. They all worked, but some were very very loud / creaky. The house was clean, but the appliances (dryer, dishwasher) could have used wiping down, which my mother ended up doing because, you know, she couldn't help it. The other thing is that the three bedrooms on the main floor all share one bathroom, which consists of a bath and sink separated from the toilet by a sliding door that didn't shut all the way. We found ourselves going down to the ground floor if we wanted privacy. I think this setup would be awkward if you weren't all in the same family.
This is a tough place to be with a toddler in that we were afraid for him to be out in the yard because there was nothing keeping him from going out on the dock / falling into the bay--but that's the price you pay for the view, which again, was wonderful.
So would we come back? I think so, mainly for the amenities and Brian's responsiveness and... say it with me... the view. But if we had to do it again, we'd just stick around Palm Harbor and vicinity, and we might wait until our kids were a bit older / more obedient / less clumsy too.
This was without a doubt the nicest home that I have ever stayed in while on vacation! I was there with my brother, sister-in-law, niece, great niece and great great nephew. We each had our own bedroom (mine was the Parrot Room) and it was wonderful. The home is not only gorgeous but well furnished and maintained. I enjoyed the view tremendously, the pool and all the area attractions. The owner was quick to meet us and give us a tour of the home and its features. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.
One of the best vacations ever. Three families, 9 people in total, and there was still plenty of room. All of the amenities were first rate. The house was comfortable and well cared for. Kayaking, biking, beach, fishing, lounging in pool, stones throw from baseball games... all add up to a great time. Thank you very much.
Seven family members from four generations (ages 1 to 85) gathered here for a winter getaway. The house was immaculate, the beds were comfy, and the kitchen had everything any cook could want. The pool was lovely and we were in it daily. We plan to come back so we can spend more time exploring in the kayaks and on the bikes. We got to know the egrets and the pelicans that "hung out" around the dock and when we had dolphins visit us, the 17 month old was ecstatic. The whole back of the house is glass so that even when you are inside, you feel like you are outside. I could go on and on about the TVs and wii and baby equipment but I will sum it up by saying that I cannot imagine a lovelier home than this one.
The 3 story house over looking the bay was a perfect place to ready for our beach wedding on Valentine's Day! The house and property provided space for private talks, as well as socializing with family and dear friend as gomes, wii, big screen TVs, bikes and kayaks were graciously provided for our pleaseure. The heated pool also was a big splash for those demanding the Florida sun, as well as the decks and patio. The total back side of the three stories was glassed-in, inviting us to enjoy the dolphins, pelicans, cranes and other water creatures, along with the evening sunsets. The house was fully equipped with dishes, crock pot, grill, towels, linnens, washer/dryer, etc. The house became a home as it was comfortable for families and nicely decorated. The home and location is perfect for families with divers interests. We would highly recommend the home to others and would love to visit again!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 14 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
5 night minimum stay
|Notes||$500 deposit applied towards balance to secure the reservation and balance paid 60 days prior to stay.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.