Palm Harbor house rental - Sutherland Manor from the bay.
Sutherland Manor from the bay.
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 5 nights
 

Palm Harbor House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

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!

WATER FUN!!

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 state of the art, infrared barbeque and comfortable patio furniture offer more dining choices on both levels.

The GREAT ROOM has comfortable, reclining leather furniture, a fireplace, 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!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

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!

BEACHES:

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

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

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.

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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.

21 Reviews of Property 379615 in Palm Harbor, Florida

Luxury Waterfront Home for 1 - 2 Families + Pool and Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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5

2nd visit

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glen,
We really enjoyed having your family stay with us again and appreciate the repeat business. The fact that we are getting more and more repeat visitors who come back year after year is very encouraging. We strive to make Sutherland Manor a special place and very accommodating for families like yours. We are so happy that you had a great time and enjoyed the sights and the wonderful heated pool!

Thank You once again and look forward to seeing you next year!

Brian and Cadie
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5

Can't beat the view

Can't beat the view
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a wonderful time at Sutherland Manor and enjoyed the many amenities and spectacular view. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the appliances. We agree the dryer has gotten a little loud and is being replaced with a brand new one. We strive to provide a first class experience for all our guests and are continually improving and updating the property. Sutherland Manor is a special place and many memories have been shared by our guests. We want to thank you for staying with us and posting a follow up review.
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Amazing Time

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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.
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This Place is Beautiful

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The view is amazing and we even saw dolphins and manatees in the bay. The kids had a blast and did not even complain that we were not at Disney anymore. We loved it! Perfect vacation! Perfect weather! I'm sure we will come back soon. The Arents family.
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Time With My Family

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We had a wonderful time. Saw dolphins and caught some fish. Saw some baseball games and did a little golfing. Restaurants in the area were spectacular, especially Peggy O'Neil's and Casa Ludovico. The best part of the week was spending time with my family and not working. Will do it again next year. The Hashers and Maley's.
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Family Wedding

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Many thanks for everything. We were in town for a wedding, but our stay here made it a true holiday. Really appreciate all of the extra touches and the well stocked kitchen was great for entertaining. Highly recommend Steve's Produce and JJ Gandy's Key Lime Pies. Massages at Essentials Spa were excellent. Definitely will be back! The Jansons and Williams/Lewise's
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Swimming and Dolphins

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Had a great time! Kids had a blast swimming and even seen dolphins in the bay. That was pretty cool. We really appreciate Brian taking us out to see the crab traps during Stone Crab season. Our son will have something fun to share at school. Hope to come back soon. Thanks for everything. The Andersons and Stenslands, Minnesota.
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Friends From Russia

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Thank you very much for your hospitality and we hope you have a good year. Your visitors from Russia. The home was just spectacular and we had a great time! Family Pilipenko, Family Suvorov, Family Mikhailovy.
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Wonderful Christmas

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Thank You so much for providing our family a wonderful home in which to have Christmas. We enjoyed every minute. Dowd family, Linden, TX Tillman family Lutz, FL, Abilene, TX, Ft. Worth, TX.
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Home Away from Home

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Thank You for sharing your wonderful home with us. The week was fantastic and the view is amazing. The layout and amenities were terrific and the thoughtfulness of making this place truly a home during ones stay was sincerely appreciated. Providing so many of the little things really does make a difference. The house is spacious, comfortable and a destination in itself. You don't ever have to leave the property if you don't want to and you would still have a great time. Thanks so much! The Bragg family. Ft Lauderdale, FL.