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Charming downtown bungalow, 'The Blue Heron'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) with attached manager quarters

Our cozy Spa home sits under shady Florida live oaks and is only a few blocks to main street Safety Harbor.

A hidden gem within walking distance to all of Safety Harbor's shops, restaurants and beautiful Tampa Bay.

An inviting front patio deck entrance serves as a special spot to entertain or relax. Interior designed with Ethan Allen furniture.

Included with rental are, limited Safety Harbor Resort & Spa passes.

The spa offers a variety of classes including yoga, stretching, water aerobics, weight room, dance classes and fitness classes. The three heated pools provide an opportunity for laps, leisure and or water aerobics . The spa also is within walking distance to the house and provides a unique daily retreat.

The spa is known for: “where healing waters flow” tm

Rejuvenate yourself with spa visits, golf, nature walks and sunsets.

Centrally located 15-30 minutes to airports, beautiful gulf beaches and golf.

More Details

Owner
Melissa
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2017

About Melissa

Steve and Melissa are business owners. Steve's company is in the entertainment industry and Melissa owns a equipment leasing corporation.

Melissa purchased this house in 2006

Why Melissa chose Clearwater Area

Our home is 20 minutes to Tampa International, yet centrally located to the beach, golf, biking and baseball. Safety Harbor is the hidden gem of 'old Florida' If you are looking for just R&R at the Spa or all the activities you can manage,our home provides easy access to all.

What makes this house unique

Never having to leave Safety Harbor. You have it all! Needing a peaceful hideaway to recover from the stress of our daily lives.

Make time for yourself. Golf, fish, hike, bike or just to nothing. Or if your wish take a walk to the Spa to enjoy all the amenities and classes.

Enjoy the Florida outdoors Kayaking Tampa Bay among the manatees.

Relaxing under the live oaks and hanging Spanish moss and enjoying entertaining in a friendly outdoor setting.

Amenities

Safety Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The house include a water softener system.
  • All towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom queen size bed, designer furniture, quality linens. Flat screen television with Ruko and access to Netflix and Amazon Prime. 2nd bedroom: standard bed an computer workstation
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pool, Jacuzzi, steam & sauna limited spa guess passes., Home includes newly refinished hardwood floors and Anderson windows.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Charming downtown bungalow, 'The Blue Heron'
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

It was truly a month in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time walking thru the quaint neiborhood and going to the pier to see a vast array of birds and sea life. We also enjoyed time in this beautiful home firnished with the best of everything. My husband and I would recommend this place very highly and hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Month

  • 5 of 5

Our February in Safety Harbor exceeded our expectations. Everything starting with the Blue Heron and including the Town, the Spa, the restaurants, the parks, the weather, the neighborhood and the people we met was great.

In early February the Boston Globe published an article titled “Safety Harbor – a Foodie Town”. The article mentioned a number of places and taking the Globe’s lead, we tried many of them. We enjoyed the Spa for lunch, Gregario’s pizzeria, Green Springs, Southern Fresh, Bar Fly, and Joey Biscotti’s.

When we come back next year we will revisit all of them.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our January stay in this lovely, well-furnished, very clean and very comfortable home - Melissa and Steve have made every effort to assure your stay will be enjoyable! The aspect I appreciated most was the very well-equipped kitchen and high quality appliances - it made cooking a real pleasure. Also,this home is just a few short blocks to Main Street in Safety Harbor where you can enjoy both casual and upscale dining as well as the activities offered by the world-class Spa at Safety Harbor (passes are included in the rental!) and a few blocks in the other direction to the biking/hiking trail and public pier on the shoreline of Tampa Bay. All in all, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harvard
5

Vacation Gem

  • 5 of 5

We consider ourselves fortunate to have found this vacation gem in the quaint town of Safety Harbor! From the inviting patio in the front of the house to the beautifully renovated kitchen the cottage is exceptionally inviting. The owners make every effort to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. With the spa passes we were able to enjoy the wonderful Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. You won't be disappointed when you rent this enjoyable vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central New York
5

A Great Place To Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly excellent experience. The house was wonderful. Steve and Melissa were amazing hosts. As soon as we walked in the door, we knew we had found a gem of a vacation home. Steve called Shortly after we arrived to make sure we could take advantage of all 'The Blue Heron' had to offer. The quiet neighborhood was a short walk from Downtown Safety Harbor and all it has to offer. We enjoyed walking along South Bayshore Blvd and in the Safety Harbor Marina area. One morning a manatee greeted us as we walked the pier. We loved 'The Blue Heron' and certainly would go back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio USA
5

Ideal vacation setting

  • 5 of 5

Our Tampa Bay vacation in S.H. was notably enriched by this fantastic Blue Herron Cottage. It is within walking

distance of Main St. in the center of town with several restaurants and shops. The newly outfitted kitchen would

please any chef du jour with all the best amenities. The cheery bedrooms and seating areas have comfortable

furniture and the front patio is spacious and relaxing. Come as you are and you will fall in love with this inviting property and delightful town.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Ruth Eckerd Hall
"Ruth Eckerd Hall is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to presenting the finest..."
Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks
Lenny's Restaurant
Brady's Backyard Barbecue
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
"At Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, the healing waters flow and mind and body unite in complete..."
Philippe Park
"Great 122 acre park shaded by large oaks. The park sits on Old Tampa Bay and has 1 mile of s..."
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
"20 minutes via car or taxi"
Raymond James Stadium
"Raymond James Stadium, often referred as the crown jewel of the NFL by league insiders, is h..."
Sand Key Park
George M. Steinbrenner Field
Caladesi Island State Park
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Bright House Networks Field
Safety Harbor Public Library
Green Springs Bistro
"A very cute converted bungalow serving "Gulf Coast cookin and them some" www.greenspringsbi..."
Bonefish Grill-Safety Harbor
Tampa Bay Downs
"Tampa Bay Downs is the only thoroughbred race track on the west coast of Florida."
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"Busch Gardens is the bay area s No. 1 tourist destination, where wildlife and wild rides com..."
Big Cat Rescue
"Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a p..."
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
8th Ave Pub
"Great Live music weekends and 3rd Fridays!!"
Southern Fresh
"Great southern comfort food.Try the fried chicken"
Ibis Bed & Breakfast
"If you need a close spot for a few more visitors."
Syd Entel Galleries
"World class art gallery. Melissa has picked up a few babbles also."
Safety Harbor Chamber-Commerce
Safety Harbor City Marina
"Watch for the manatees mornings at the pier."
Safety Harbor Museum-History
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
International Plaza and Bay Street
Downtown Ybor City
Bar Fly
8th Avenue Pub
Sandpearl Resort
"A wonderful Sunday brunch."
Starbucks
Athen's Restaurant
Parts of Paris
Tapping The Vine
Dunedin
Tarpon Springs
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa International airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Safety Harbor Spa & Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Phillpe Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Raymond James Stadium
Nearest Point of Interest
Sand Key Beach & Park
Nearest Point of Interest
George Steinbrenner Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Caladesi Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bright House Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Safety Harbor Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Whistle Stop Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Springs Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack & poker room
Nearest Point of Interest
Busch Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Cat Rescue
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Bird Sanctuary
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

All within 30 to45 minutes:

Spring training for:

New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays

link :springtrainingonline.com

Rated # 1 & 2 beaches in US: Fort Desoto Park & Caladesi Island State Park

Link: floridasbeach.com

Parks include:

Philippe Park/Fred Howard Park/Fort Desoto park

link :pinellascounty.org/park/locations.htm

Numerous Public and semi-private golf courses.

Link: http://www.floridagolferguide.com

Tarpon Springs Greek community & Sponge docks,

Pinellas trail for biking / blading

link: pinellascounty.org/trailgd/default.htm,

Historic Ybor City. (old cigar factories)

link: ybor.org

Other activities close by include:rutheckerdhall.com,

Tampa Ray Downs,

salvadordalimuseum.org

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Rates & Availability

Safety Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
$800
$3,000
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
$700
$2,600
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Refundable pet security $250
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 13.0%

Management apartment on site.

Cancellation policy:
Full refund if cancelled at least 60 days in advance and the owner is able to re-book the full time-frame; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was re-booked.

Full refund if cancelled at least 90 days in advance and the owner is able to re-book the full time-frame; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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