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PALM HARBOR; Beautiful Ground Level 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Villa

12 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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Beautiful Design 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ground Floor Sunshine Villa

This beautiful Florida vacation villa rental is Decorated and stocked for your comfort and pleasure. Located 2 1/2 miles from the beach. Situated within a quiet villa community with lush green grass and trees, but close enough to all the eating, drinking, and shopping experiences you could ever imagine. This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath, ground floor villa has a front screened in patio and a rear Glassed in sun room that then leads to a 10x11' outdoor ground level concrete patio. There are 2 beautiful pools within the community that both take 4 min. to walk to and all the conveniences you could ask for.

The home has a 26 inch TV, full size washer and dryer, and a single size role away bed for that extra guest that spends the night. You are near gulf beaches, public golf courses, a 20 AMC movie theater, great restaurants, shopping malls, Busch Gardens and it's only a 90 minute trip to Disney and a 20 minute ride to Tampa airport.

Florida Beaches: The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the safest and nicest in the world. These include the following: 1. Clearwater Beach 2. Anclote Key 3. Fred Howard Park 4. Honeymoon Island 5. Caladesi Island 6. Treasure Island 7. St Pete Beach 8. Fort De Soto Park The string of beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the South covers 36 miles and has some of the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii. These beaches range from isolated, undeveloped tropical islands accessible only by boat (Anclote Key, Caladesi Island) to packed tourist beaches with all the souvenir shops, grouper sandwich shops and nightclubs. The people that rank beaches, place Caladesi Island State Park, Anclote Key State Park, and Fort De Soto park in the top ten beaches in the United States, with most of the other top ten beaches being in Hawaii.

Clearwater Beach is the most famous of the beaches that are on the barrier islands. On an island all its own, Clearwater Beach is the major 'tourist beach' on the Fl Sun Coast. Every type of beach oriented activity can be found here. There are many great grouper sandwich shop where you can enjoy lunch relax with a cool beverage. With its many shops and miles of beach, the entire family can have fun here. The gentle slope of the beaches into the water & the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make all the beaches on the Florida Sun Coast very different from the Atlantic ocean beaches on the east coast of Florida where large waves crash onto the beach. Anclote Key State Preserve, more than 1,000 years ago, this island was pushed up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to rest on a limestone platform. It is still slowly growing today & its size has increased by more than 25% since 1956. This 4 mile long island is one of the few truly unspoiled and undeveloped islands left along the FL Coast

Lighthouse: Anclote Lighthouse, the abandoned lighthouse on the southern end of this remote island adds to the islands fragile beauty and character. It was built in the 1880's and served almost 100 years to protect the mariners in the Gulf of Mexico. With the advent of more modern navigational tools such as the Long Range Navigation System (LORAN) and later the Global Position System (GPS) it became obsolete. It was decommissioned in 1984 and for the last 16 years has been abandoned. Fred Howard Park was first opened in 1966 and is located at the end of a mile long causeway west of Florida Ave. in Tarpon Springs, this is a beautiful beach area. The swimming and sunbathing is excellent. The facilities include very nice sheltered picnic areas, playgrounds for the kids, restrooms, BBQ grills and beach showers. Bring your fishing poles and your wind surfers. This is a very popular park with the local Floridians and over 2 million people visit the park annually.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

PALM HARBOR; Beautiful Ground Level 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Villa
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Rochester NY USA
5

A perfect place for a Sunshine Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great Place, Great location, Great owners, what more can we say. This will be our 2nd year returning as a retired couple. December is a great time in Florida. This property has many new amenities within. The content looks brand new. The accommodations are very very clean, bright, and has all the amenities needed for a great stay. Even 2 swimming pools. Don makes for a great owner. A class act for a rental property, better service than we would get at any hotel, thats for sure. His property manager is very friendly and full of great ideas. They make it easy to rent, stay, and play. Would highly recommend to anyone. Enjoy your stay, we did!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cait & John, I appreciate your kind words. It was my pleasure to offer you great folks our villa for your visit to sunny Florida. It is my pleasure to serve each and every customer the same way. With respect and dignity. I like to treat my customers the same way that I can only hope to be treated. I do know that my property manager does take great pride in everything he does. He is a great asset for my villa and tenants. Thank you and call us if we can serve you again! Don
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5

Clean gulf coast villa

  • 5 of 5

Four of us needed a place to stay for a week in Palm Harbor, not far from my brother’s place for a family reunion. We were two couples, and we found the to be a perfect fit. We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations, the location, and the friendliness of the owner’s father, who live locally and can address any issues that come up. The house is in a quiet neighborhood but within a few minutes’ drive to Publix, Target, US Highway 19, and plenty of restaurants (e.g., Carrabba’s, Marathon Grill, Lucky Dill Deli). The villa has a small, very private, nicely appointed yard for afternoon sunning. The kitchen was fairly well supplied with dishes and utensils and comfortable to work in (we all like to cook); some basic foodstuffs, such as vinegar and spices, were also on hand. It is obvious that this house is very well cared for; everything was orderly, in good condition, and spotlessly clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hendersonville, TN
5

Snowbird retreat

  • 5 of 5

This villa rental is exceptional and has everything you would need for both a short or long term stay. In addition to the amazing amenities; this property provides privacy, easy access to the community and entertainment options for the entire family. Don was very attentive to any need or question we had and was accessible and very timely with communication during the reservation process.

My wife was very pleased with the cleanliness of the villa right from the time we entered the home. Additionally, the owner worked with me to meet specific requests I had based on my situation. This rental villa is highly recommended over any comparable cost hotel/rental in the area! My wife and I had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Review of Rental 305286

  • 3 of 5

The villa was spacious and the neighborhood was very quiet. We enjoyed our stay; however, the TV and appliances were very old and require updating. Also, there was only one TV and no DVD. The owner responded immediately to any problems encountered.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet and Beverly, Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughtful feelings. We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to maybe serving you again some day. We take our reviews very seriously and have already made a few upgrades to our villa to address your points to better serve or future customers. We just installed a brand new flat screen TV with a DVD player. Because your not the first person to ask about a 2nd TV we have put an additional TV in the master bedroom as well. In addition we have installed a new furnace/ air conditioning system as well. We look forward to hearing from you again real soon. Thank you Don
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4

Quiet, friendly, family community in Palm Harbor

  • 4 of 5

Hi Don I was very happy to find your villa to be exactly as shown & described in your listing. Great service from your Manager. I would certainly try to rent your villa again when I can.

RJ

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, as always we greatly appreciate your business and look forward to you staying with us again some day. Reach out if I can be of any assistance. Thank you.
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5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at this Villa for the past two years and look forward to staying there again in 2013. It was exactly as adveritsed and then some. It was very clean with all appliances in working order and fully furnished with all that is required to feel at home. The owners representative lives in the community and is available and proved to be of help with knowledge of the area. We have been going to Florida for over thirty years and find this area to be the most enjoyable. We are active seniors and enjoy the beaches in the area including Clearwater and our favorites at Indian Shores. Fishing is great and there are many activities within a 1/2 hour to 45-minute drive: racetrack, casino, theatre, museums and local craft shows. It is very close to all major stores and restaurants, for variou budgets. The owner Don is a pleasure to work with and, for the price, has an exceptional Villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's customers like these that make our villa business a great success. As Ed has indicated, Cleanliness and attention to detail is what we take most pride in and we find our customers to appreciate it the most. It's our female customers that recognize these things and appreciate it. Very important note: Our property manager is our key success when catering to the needs of our customers. He to is a senior and has been living in florida for the past 30 yrs. He knows all the best places to dine, golf, shop and find that quiet beach location. Just ask. The kind words are greatly appreciated and we look forward to serving many more great people in the future. Thanks Don
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route Highway 19
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fort Howard Park Beach
Car: necessary

The Greek heritage of this area makes it truly unique in the entire United States. The Greeks first settled this area around the turn of the century and started the Sponge Diving Industry. This is the only place in the US where sponge diving is actively pursued as an industry. The colorful traditions and atmosphere introduced to this area by the Greek sponge divers has continued today with sponge auctions, sponge diving exhibitions, and the largest Epiphany celebration in the United States. Visitors can enjoy the authentic Greek food in the more than 20 restaurants, shop in the sponge and souvenir stores, and board cruise boats for half day or day trips for casino gambling or fishing. The Sponge Docks are listed in the National Historic Districts register. Along with the sponge docks are more than 140 art gallery/studios, antique shops, boutiques and restaurants. There is also a Performing Arts Center and Cultural Center which host several annual events and festivals.

Golf: Anclote Activities: The main activities on the island are swimming in the shallow Gulf waters that are as warm as a bathtub in the summers. The gradual slope of the beaches makes it easy for oldsters as well as youngsters to enjoy the clear warm waters, which are said by some to provide solstice for the soul as well as the body. Shelling is also a favorite activity. Several species of shells can be collected. Sand dollars can also be found by digging your toes into the sand in about 2 or 3 feet of water and feeling the sand dollars under the surface of the sand. The sand dollars vary in size from 1 to 6 inches across. Tarpon Springs is hidden just north of Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs is one of the oldest cities on the Florida West Coast.

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Rates & Availability

Fox Chase Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall rates
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$625
$1,650
 
 
Winter rates
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$725
$1,750
 
 
Spring 2017 rates
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$750
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rental property accommodates 4 people if 5th person is present a roll away bed is available.

50% of total amount is due at time of signing rental agreement. Remaining 50% is due 1 month prior to arrival. Bank draft or certified checks excepted. Credit card is excepted with a 4% fee

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Amenities

Fox Chase Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink/vanity area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink/vanity area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , w/ own bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Air-Conditioning, Heating, Screened in front Porch, Screened in sun room with concrete patio in backyard, 2 community in ground pools with showers and cabana areas, Outdoor portable BBQ, Eat-in Kitchen with all pots, pans, and utensils, Dining room, Dishwasher, Microwave, Parking at your front step, Coffee-Maker, TV + Cable, Washer/Dryer, Bath-Linens, Bed-Linens, Golf courses, Bicycle / walking path. For the discriminating person that needs Clean! You have found it!!

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