CHARMING, DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS ORIGINAL FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE POOL

Sheila Jamieson

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CHARMING, DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS ORIGINAL FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE POOL

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Renovated 4 bedroom Fisherman's Cottage across from Gulf of Mexico

This is an original 1915 Fisherman's Cottage that has been tastefully extended and renovated to provide all the modern comforts but retain it's old world charm with many original features including the wood floors, cabinetry, beamed ceiling and knob & tube wiring (for show only you will be pleased to read). The original front door leads directly into a spacious living area and from there into the large dining area and kitchen. The huge master bedroom with ensuite bathroom is located at the back of the cottage and gives direct access to the pool area. There is a spare bedroom off the master. The two remaining bedrooms share a separate bathroom with tub & shower. Located in Crystal Beach, originally a fishing village developed in 1912, this area has remained unspoiled and has been compared to Key West with it's feel and charm of a seaside community. Enjoy the park setting & shell pathway fish from the pier or visit nearby Honeymoon Island & take a ferry to nearby Caladesi Island.

Local Restaurants: There are lots of great restaurants all within a five minute car ride of the villa. The Thirsty Marlin in Palm Harbor, Molly Goodheads in Ozona & Rusty Bellies waterfront in Tarpon Springs are just three to mention. Great steaks and seafood served in a laid back atmosphere where shorts and a t shirt are considered formal wear. You can eat out at different restaurants for fourteen nights straight and never go to a bad one. Bon Appetit.

Local Beaches: Crystal beach, sunset beach and Howard state park beach all host live music most Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings to accompany the sunsets. Drive over the causeway to Honeymoon island and walk the beach for miles up to the pass overlooking Three Rooker bar-a deserted sandbar popular with local boaters and dolphins. Catch the ferry from Honeymoon island to Caladesi state park with it's award winning beach. There are wildlife walks round the island where you can come across armadillos, racoons, giant tortoises and signs that say 'beware of rattlesnakes'' or, if you go through the week you can be a castaway with the beach to yourself. All these beaches are very close to the villa but away from the main tourist area, easily accessible and with great facilities. There's a beach here for everyone and they all share the same crystal clear warm waters of the gulf.

Enjoying the Cottage: A lot of our guests are happy to chill out after a hectic week in Orlando. The back garden is a sun trap, great for topping up that tan and when it gets too hot you can slip into the pool then sit under the palms sipping on chilled white wine or a frosty beer out of the fridge. It is very quiet and peaceful except for the hum of the occasional golf cart that is the preferred mode of transport for the locals. You can watch the ospreys heading back from the gulf with their next meal still wriggling in their talons, hand feed the resident egret with cold hot dogs, once he gets to know you and occasionally stroll down to the beach and watch the fish leaping as the giant pelicans glide by. Its not compulsory but cocktails on the beach at sunset confers on you the title of 'local' for the duration of your stay. Cheers.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Sheila Jamieson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Sheila Jamieson

We only live 5 minutes away from Crystal Beach and supervise every changeover personally. We do not use a management company as we like to make sure that everything is perfect for our guests

Sheila Jamieson purchased this cottage in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a very good week in your house. We liked the pool area and were very impressed with how nice everything was decorated. Also everything was so clean. Thank you for this week!!
Aug 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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5
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Charming, Deceptively Spacious Original Fisherman's Cottage with private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Crystal Beach Clearwater Area
5

Real Florida Living

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to experience a slice of real Florida living and fortunately for us this was the perfect choice. The locals are so friendly and within a day or two we really felt part of the community. One of the neighbours told us that the house is one of the original Crystal Beach homes and somewhat famous in the area so I guess we were grandfathered in!! I'm sure they must have had a professional do the interior décor because it matches the house perfectly and makes you feel right at home. All the bedrooms are lovely but if you go as two families like we did, and there is plenty of room, make sure to bag the master bedroom. It is VERY spacious and opens directly onto the pool. We felt very relaxed the week we spent there because it was like home from home, so well equipped with everything we needed including a fishing pier at the end of the street that my husband made good use of.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crystal Beach is a very special location that gives our guests the opportunity to experience all the great tourist attractions in the area while staying in an "old" Florida setting. It is this unique combination that makes the place so popular
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Crystal Beach Clearwater Area
Rochester Hills, Michigan
5

Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from staying at this property and have nothing but wonderful things to report. The owner, Kevin, could not have been more helpful. First the home was beautiful, an older home very well decorated and renovated. We loved the cottage look, the quiet neighborhood, and of course having the pool. The kitchen was well stocked, everything you should need. Even the pool toys were available for the kids. Directly down the road is a dock for fishing or watching sunsets. The people in the neighborhood were so friendly and helpful giving restaurant suggestions and ideas of things to do. We've rented through this site many times and I'm pleased to say this home was one of our best choices.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Charming, Deceptively Spacious Original Fisherman's Cottage with private Pool
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Crystal Beach Clearwater Area
5

Cute, relaxing bungalow

  • 5 of 5
Really cute house in a quiet area. This house was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet neighborhood but close enough to nice beaches and other activities. Rooms are good sizes, especially the master. Pool is very nice. Good for our two small children. House is clean and well maintained for its age. Only minor quibble would be the the kitchen could have benefited from the addition of a few more basics, i.e. cutting boards, sharp knives, draining board. Overall, recommend highly.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always delighted to hear when our guests have enjoyed the house and the surrounding area. Because we manage the house ourselves and live close by we feel even more personally responsible for the enjoyment of our visitors. We can certainly arrange for some sharp knives and a cutting board.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alt US 19 - beautiful drive all along the coast
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Crystal Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peggy O'Niells, New England Ale House & more
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Innisbrooke
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rusty Bellies, Ozona Blue, Island Outpost & more
Car: necessary

Our villa is situated on a quiet shady lane exactly 150 yards from the small, sandy public beach and community pier. This is a self contained area of real Florida where everybody says hello and the locals drive around on golf carts. The beauty of it is that you can easily trade the peace and tranquility of your own private pool & spa for the razz matazz of more conventional holiday destinations like Clearwater Beach a twenty minute drive away or the wild rides at Disney and Busch Gardens ninety minutes away. Whatever you feel like doing, there is something here for all ages.

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Availability & Rates

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Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
Aug 14 2014 - Dec 15 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Winter
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes We require a $500 or 300 pounds sterling security deposit at time of booking.
Price does not include 12% taxes and $120 cleaning fee
Pool heating if required is $99 per week
$500 security deposit at time of booking and full amount 40 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunks
  • Bedroom 1 is en suite and bedroom 4 is off bedroom 1. Bedroom 2 & Bedroom 3 have shared bathroom in between them.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
Pool heating if required is an additional $90 per week
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