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Sutherland Manor Luxury Waterfront Home for 1 - 2 Families + Pool and Dock

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Palm Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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!


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 barbeque and comfortable patio furniture offer more dining choices on both levels.

The GREAT ROOM has comfortable furniture, 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.



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!


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


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)


-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


-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!


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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Brian McGonagill
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Brian McGonagill

We are Brian and Cadie McGonagill, founders of home of the Best Price Guarantee and, together, with our wonderful daughters Alexandra and Ashley make up Florida Sun Vacation Rentals. We are a close knit family who love this area and simply enjoy the vacation rental business. Our mission statement is to “provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience in our exquisite vacation rental properties while promoting the sights and businesses of the greater Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs area.” We pride ourselves in setting the stage for families and individuals to have a memorable, safe vacation experience.

Brian McGonagill purchased this house in 2011

Why Brian McGonagill chose Clearwater Area

We love this area for the sunshine, warm weather and close proximity to the water and beaches. 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 home. 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, theaters, grocery stores and shopping are just down the street.

What makes this house unique

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.

The home is furnished with brand new, top of the line mattresses and linens. All our properties have been decorated with your comfort in mind and are continually receiving updates and extra amenities. Colorful art by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Van Gogh and LeWitt lend fun and atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
May 2013
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Sutherland Manor Luxury Waterfront Home for 1 - 2 Families + Pool and Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Arlington Heights, IL

Perfect house for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families (4 adults and 6 children) at this house and it was perfect! We loved all the extras like the kayaks, bikes, fishing poles, and fun things for the pool. The pool was perfect for the kids, and we enjoyed being able to grill and hang around the house. I would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay. We really enjoyed having your family stay with us and especially enjoyed meeting you all for the sunset cruise. We look forward to your stay next year with us! Brian and Cadie Florida Sun Vacation Rentals
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place to unwind and enjoy great family time. The owners of this house pay attention to details to make your stay more enjoyable. Several bikes that vary in size and variety with surrounding area with great trails very near the home. Kayaks were a great bonus, fishing dock was great also. Palm Harbor is small town hidden with fabulous restaurants, brewery's and many eccentric little shops.

The pass to the state honeymooners beach is gorgeous. Make sure you visit a near by Jupiter donut company, homemade doughnuts,apple fritters, and much more made daily. Go early when the baskets are empty they are done for the day. Fabulous House and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding reception & honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our wedding reception and honeymoon week. We were looking for something on the water, with a pool, enough room for 50 or so guests and a bathroom on the bottom floor for family that's was unable to climb stairs. And this place had it all! We were able to kayak out to the gulf and spend the day in the sun watching the wildlife all around. This is truly a beautiful location with plenty of fun to be had!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crystal, We really enjoyed having you stay with us and are delighted that we could share the property with you for your wedding and honeymoon. Sutherland Manor is a special place and a great location for weddings. We are glad you chose our home and look forward to seeing you soon. Brian and Cadie
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House for an active family.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for an active family like mine. We enjoyed the swimming, biking on the Pinellas Trail, kayaking, fishing from the dock, going to Honeymoon Island and relaxing on the balcony. We enjoyed having all of the sand toys for the pool and beach as well as chairs for the beach. It had lots of sleeping areas that helped to separate the youngest (6mo) member from the oldest (me at 71). The child guard pool fence helped to assure us that the 3 young children were safe when they were outside. The large dining room was great for our Thanksgiving dinner because it seated 12 people.I definitely would recommend this house for a large family gathering like we had in Palm Harbor.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, We are delighted that you had such a great time and our home was the setting for your family to have a great Thanksgiving. We are also glad that you enjoyed all the pool toys, kayaks, bicycles, games, and movies we provide. We try hard to make everyone's vacation experience special and safe. This area is very beautiful and we always enjoy sharing it with families. Thanks again for choosing our home and we look forward to having you stay with us again next year! Warmly, Brian and Cadie
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

I spent summer vacations with my family in this house and we had a great time. Very comfortable, well equiped and well deserved recipient of the phrase southern hospitality. Excellent distribution of space, plenty of room and cozy enviroment.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Edgard, We really enjoyed having your group stay with us. We are especially grateful that you found the home to be so accommodating for your group. Sutherland Manor is a wonderful spot to enjoy time with family and friends surrounded by the bay, grounds and wildlife. We look forward to having you stay with us soon! Thanks Again, Brian and Cadie
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay fit all of us perfectly. Brian was the best property owner giving us a grand tour of the property. The pool was the highlight of the stay for everyone. There were 10 of us that stayed for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your vacation. We really look forward to your next stay with us. Thank You, Brian and Cadie
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Rates & Availability

Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Booking Fee $39 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates and minimum stays are general for the time periods and can change at owners discretion. We prefer Saturday to Saturday rentals. For shorter stays guests should try to either start or end on a Saturday as a general rule. On a case by case basis we will consider check in and check out on other days and for shorter stays, mostly in off season, whenever possible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bath Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pool Side Bath Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Manatee Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Parrot Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk Bed Room
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull Out Queen Sofa Room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Pack N Play (1) Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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