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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool

Jeff Sterns

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

Jeff Sterns

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

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
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Northville, Michigan
5

Loved it, and we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Coastal Living Beach Cottage (with GORGEOUS Natural Pond Pool!!) really is a perfect discription of this gem of a spot in Palm Harbor! (Okay, it's not on a beach). The tropical landscaping nestled all around the house immediately immerses you in a natural beauty that is the best of Florida. The quiet calm of the bayou puts you right on the water with views (including sunsets) that are hard to take your eyes off of. We've stayed in houses in St. Pete and Treasure Island further South, but we all agreed that we preferred this more relaxed, authentic area that is still reachable to favorite haunts down the road, while also being convenient to the nature coast just to the North. Jeff is so accommodating, the house has a comfortable lived in feel rather than a bare bones for renters feel, and it actually did sleep all 11 of us! A family of 5 in the bunk room (my daughter was happy to have her own bed for a change, no kids traipsing down the hall wanting to climb in bed), a couple (us for the week) in the other main floor bedroom, and another family with a teenager on a provided airbed and a toddler in a provided pack n play in the huge top floor master suite. Let me say it again, Jeff is so accomodating!! Having him down on the ground floor (completely separate and private entrances) was a real asset. We could hear that there was someone down there once in a while, but he was never intrusive. And, by the way, he's a very nice, congenial guy! We were there for more than a month, and have already signed up for five weeks next year! Oh, and about that pool? The zipline was THE hit of the vacation! (Also loved nearby Sunset Beach, parking and entrance FREE!)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northville, Michigan
5

Loved it, and we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Coastal Living Beach Cottage (with GORGEOUS Natural Pond Pool!!) really is a perfect discription of this gem of a spot in Palm Harbor! (Okay, it's not on a beach). The tropical landscaping nestled all around the house immediately immerses you in a natural beauty that is the best of Florida. The quiet calm of the bayou puts you right on the water with views (including sunsets) that are hard to take your eyes off of. We've stayed in houses in St. Pete and Treasure Island further South, but we all agreed that we preferred this more relaxed, authentic area that is still reachable to favorite haunts down the road, while also being convenient to the nature coast just to the North. Jeff is so accommodating, the house has a comfortable lived in feel rather than a bare bones for renters feel, and it actually did sleep all 11 of us! A family of 5 in the bunk room (my daughter was happy to have her own bed for a change, no kids traipsing down the hall wanting to climb in bed), a couple (us for the week) in the other main floor bedroom, and another family with a teenager on a provided airbed and a toddler in a provided pack n play in the huge top floor master suite. Let me say it again, Jeff is so accomodating!! Having him down on the ground floor (completely separate and private entrances) was a real asset. We could hear that there was someone down there once in a while, but he was never intrusive. And, by the way, he's a very nice, congenial guy! We were there for more than a month, and have already signed up for five weeks next year! Oh, and about that pool? The zipline was THE hit of the vacation! (Also loved nearby Sunset Beach, parking and entrance FREE!)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Germany
5

Our vacation dream

  • 5 of 5

We are a family from Germany and spent one week with our 4 year old daughter at this wonderful place. We were really sad that we had to leave.

Our daughter loved the pool, the playground and - of course - Jeff, the owner, who is always there if you need him and more if you like! We really had a wonderful vacation with a look at beautiful sunsets.

Thank you Jeff for everything! We will hopefully be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Miami beach
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

One word, "amazing"!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

PERFECT REUNION GETAWAY SPOT

  • 5 of 5

The pictures portray exactly what you'll get -- a cozy, comfortable and clean home with plenty of space and a wonderful waterfront! We love the non-touristy parts of Florida best, with Dunedin being one of our faves -- we met a cool musician one night at the wine bar and were able to hire him to play HERE at the vacation home the next day for our private party! Special memories. Excellent location for a large family or a few couples. Big bonus is having the host living downstairs, readily accessible for quick questions. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hope you become a regular!
5

Best Vibe In Florida!!! Romantic weekend + kids (??) :)

  • 5 of 5

When I saw the photos, this is why i booked this amazing house. Honestly, the photos did not do this house justice! It is meticulously clean, the view of nothing but water is jaw-dropping when you walk in. The house is designed as very beach cottage, laid back comfortable but there is a lot of room and private space too in the master bedroom (entire floor) with a ridiculous view and a spa tub (with a window that you also look at while showering). Also the hot tub (I swear it would sit 12)...which is all we heated (it was cool out for although the amazing owner , host (lives below) offered to heat the entire pool for us (really just ask him for anything....never remind him...he finds out or gets it done....very concerned and fun guy...he adds to the visit...not cramp, intrude or make you self-conscious). The hot tub is very private behind a wall (from neighbor) of tropical plants (feels like Fern Grotto, Hawaii) and far from the house, near the sea wall).

The house was FULLY EQUIPPED ....we never wished for something that wasn't there (especially towels, bedding and (gorgeous) kitchen!) .

What more to say? Amazing area, walk to 80 mile long bike/run/ walking trail without crossing a street, friendly (residential) neighbors (who obviously like how Jeff handles all of us :) ) , amazing downtown Palm harbor (Cool Side Gelato!!!), Ozona (Ozona Pizza (thin crust!) ROCKS!), Tarpon Springs (Jeff correctly recommended "Mykonos" for Greek), Kellys in Dunedin and Frenchy's on Dunedin Causeway. The house is perfect and Jeff is a bonus. Nothing to think about next time and we are now an esteemed "regular" already booked for next year. YAY!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you are now a regular!!! :)

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:
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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
$1,895
$5,995
 
 
Fall
Aug 18 2015 - Nov 14 2015
1 night minimum stay
$325
$1,495
$4,995
 
 
Winter 2015/ Spring 2016
Nov 15 2015 - May 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,195
$7,995
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
$349
$1,995
$6,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,795
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation Policy

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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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