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COASTAL LIVING BEACH COTTAGE WITH GORGEOUS NATURAL POND POOL

Jeff Sterns

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Jeff Sterns

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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COASTAL LIVING BEACH COTTAGE WITH GORGEOUS NATURAL POND POOL

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Palm Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

See porpoises jump from most beautiful pool, setting and location in the area

Coastal Living Beach Cottage is an 'Old Florida' paradise, conveniently located on an 'enclave' dead end street Old Palm Harbor, a charming coastal suburb of Clearwater, Florida. Impossibly beautiful waterfront views and sunsets are seen from almost every room. With sunshine nearly every day of the year, this home is a FAMILY, LOVER, REUNION, WEDDING or just relaxing getaway with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a large bonus area. Living room and kitchen opens to a 13' elevated 28' wide porch with safety gate and a lower large screened porch. All looking over the most beautiful 'natural pond' heated saltwater pool in the area. It is lined for privacy by over 20 palm trees of different species...and out onto the bayou. The home has NEWLY REMODELED DOUBLE OVEN KITCHEN. Fresh paint and oak and pine floors throughout. This is our home, we built it and, we furnished it for ourselves. As semi-empty nesters, it got large and instead of selling it, we decided to allow guests to enjoy it as we and our guests have for years.

GREAT FOR KIDS!

Swim in pool, off dock, basketball hoop over our driveway (that the vacation house guests next door like to use too so, your kids will seldom be bored :) ) and a fun playground out back next to the sea wall.

WATER FUN!!

We can provide a kayak for enjoying the bay. Boats and bicycles are also available for RENT locally.

The fully equipped CHEF'S KITCHEN has everything you will need to prepare and serve meals. A 'REAL' charcoal or wood barbecue and Adirondack patio furniture offer more dining or relaxing choices on both levels.

The GREAT ROOM has comfortable, leather furniture, a a 50' HDTV with a DVD-CD player, digital cable package with over 200 channels.

The romantic Master suite occupies the entire third floor and has a stunning towering view through the recently upgraded casement windows. Large walk in closet. The master also has a large sitting area with TV. The large master bathroom a two person travertine stone shower and a jacuzzi tub for relaxation.

The playfully decorated CHILDREN’S ROOM has two sets of bunk beds. Image shows lower bunks but we have the upper upper beds put on.

The east bedroom has a water views. It has a full - bed.

Note: The beds and linens, throughout the house, are brand-new.

The recently updated front loading Washer and Dryer are near the kitchen. Ironing boards, hair dryers, shampoo, beach towels and pool toys are provided.

THERE IS NO child protection safety fence for the swimming pool is available. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN! We can provide a safety net that covers the pool at your advance request.

FYI: THIS PROPERTY HAS LOTS OF STAIRS AND IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Walking distance to Downtown Palm Harbor, with 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!

BEACHES:

Honeymoon Island Beach - 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

GOLF:

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)

OTHER ATTRACTIONS:

-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

SHOPPING

-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

-Lots more!

TRANSPORTATION

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff Sterns (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Jeff Sterns

Hi I'm Jeff. They say I should run the local chamber of commerce, I know this area so well and love it so much.

I built this house in 1987. I have had literally hundreds of people over the years say that it is the most beautiful and relaxing setting they've experienced. We lucked out! When I built, what is now known as the Pinellas Bike Trail was an active rail-road that woke us at 4am! But we were young and near the water and still loved it. The area only got better and better. Our family now does not need all the space and I can't make myself sell it. PLUS I still need to keep the boat on the dock behind it!

My sons Max and Jackson are happy to tell your kids what to do around here.

Jeff Sterns purchased this house in 1987

Why Jeff Sterns chose Palm Harbor

The house and it's view itself makes your stress disappear and your mood elevate but the owner and family really care....you are literally a guest in their own home! Feels very warm, relaxed and not uptight. Go ahead and put your feet on the coffee table.

What makes this house unique

This house has the most relaxed, laid back feel to it and the most beautiful pool in town. It is walking distance to the 70 mile long bike, roller blade and running trail. No streets to cross getting to it and a few blocks from Pop Stansell Park with a beautiful fishing pier, kids play area and picnic shelters.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Book with confidence
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Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492867vb
-727-638-0069
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Merion Station, PA, USA
5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have 5 children (ranging from 6 months to 15 years old!) and this house was just right for us. It was our home away from home for 7 great days. The older kids had their privacy in the two bedrooms on the main floor with easy access to the sofa and TV in the living room while my wife and I had privacy on the 3rd floor in a very spacious master bedroom and nicely appointed bathroom. We even took advantage by putting our 2 year old to sleep in her pack'n'play in the walk-in closet a few feet from our bed (don't cringe, there was a baby monitor and we really are good parents!). The highlight for our older kids was definitely the amazing pool and the zip line (brilliant idea Jeff!). Sunsets over the backyard dock were beautiful and relaxing. Location is great...secluded and yet nicely situated to shopping and beaches. Owner is ultra accommodating and a great resource for out-of-towners. He stays out of your way unless you need him of course. This house has something for everyone. We would definitely come again and when our parents saw our pictures they were jealous!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Seeing how your family all worked together was a pleasure and I enjoyed our few conversations. See you next time! Jeff
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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492867vb
-727-638-0069
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
San Jose, CA
5

Fun for all!

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as it looks in the pictures. Pool was amazing. Jeff the owner was easy going and made sure we had everything we needed. Deposit was returned the next day. Thanks Jeff we had a relaxing vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Heather, I'm happy that it went as you described. Sometimes I'm self conscious living in the little apartment underneath and never want to cramp a guest's style!! I think I need to forget all that after I read these reviews!!! Thank you and see you next time!!
business
Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492867vb
-727-638-0069
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Orlando
5

Great relaxing family location

  • 5 of 5
We took our teenage boys and wanted some space for them and a couple of friends, as well as giving us space as a couple of relax and unwind - this place was perfect for that. Great views and the house is well designed and the decor is relaxing and inviting. The kayak and pool and zip line out front were big bonuses.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Your family was a delight and the boys very respectful. I loved seeing them in their hammocks between the palms!
business
Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492867vb
-727-638-0069
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
5

40th Birthday

  • 5 of 5
We're driving back to Orlando from our trip to palm harbor and feel the need to write this wonderful review of Jeff's house. You will feel so grateful to have stayed here! The house was very accommodating, indescribably gorgeous, and from Day1 Jeff´s lifelong friend, Tom, was inviting, helpful and generous. He was willing to go the extra mile for our family's comfort.
We plan on making this place an annual family tradition. We fished, kayaked, paddle boarded and relaxed in the pool/jaccuzee. The setting was magical and the house impeccable. We had a terrific weekend and strong bonds and memories were certainly created here.

If there was one thing we could change it would be to have the opportunity to meet Jeff and thank him in person.
Once again...THANK YOU from the Martinez Family!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello from Europe! How pleasant to wake up and check my email here to see that it was so great for you! Tom is a great buddy and he welcomed the next family from UK the same day that you left. I get a big charge out of knowing that my house is part of peoples memories and photo albums! See you next time!
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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492867vb
-727-638-0069
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Youngsville, La
5

Awesome mother/daughters time!

  • 5 of 5
This home is centrally located and an easy drive to Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin. (Must go to all of these...skip the Clearwater Aquarium, it was not impressive at all!) there are plenty of places to eat, plenty of grocery stores to buy groceries at. The home was comfortable and the pool was such a bonus on those blistering hot days. It was sunny and inviting when we arrived, but with the sun came the heat. We closed all the shutters to allow the house time to cool off, it did and all was well. The owner Jeff lives on the 1st level but that didn't bother us. We didn't use the bedroom with the 5 single beds, which is awesome for kids, not so much if you are 3 couples looking to each have a bedroom. The property is clean and the neighborhood quiet. I loved the look of the claw foot tub in the 2nd bathroom, but found it not to be very convenient. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you will need. Washer/dryer such a plus as going from one beach to another, towels, bathing suits...the dirty clothes accumulate. Jeff, the owner is gracious and friendly.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the "graciousness" compliment!
You and your daughters were a pleasure and i am happy that you had your mother-daughter reunion here. Thank you for the input on the tub. I need to give better orientation on the 3 way faucet (tub, shower or hand sprayer). Thank you for the home-made pot pie and the shape you left the house in!
business
Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492867vb
-727-638-0069
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
5

Awesome for families!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying in Palm Harbor at this house.

Pros: Plenty of room for 2 adults and 4 kids, nice kitchen to cook in, kids LOVED the pool, safe location, two blocks from Pinellas Trail, easy access to all the surrounding areas, very useful laundry, stand up paddle was fun, Jeff was great to work with

Cons: Nothing major.

I would recommend this location without any hesitation!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Loved having you guys!!

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
St Pete / Clearwater and Tampa International
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Caladesi
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Innisbrook, Dunedin CC
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
'Jolley Trolley' Bus stop
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casa Ludovico
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Dunedin, Honeymoon, Caladesi, Cleawater
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/ Spring
Nov 15 2014 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,195
$7,495
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 17 2015
1 night minimum stay
$325
$1,695
$5,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,795
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Maid $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Antique Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Claw foot tub, stamped tin ceiling and raised tank toilet with pull chain.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Items in garage (bikes, paddle board are for owner's private use. Not for guests, please)

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