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Family Friendly , Walking Distance to Ocean with kayaks and Canoe available

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Cottage with Gulf 1 Block away

Welcome to my Seaside Studio where you can come to paint, photograph birds, play golf and other outdoor activities...OR relax under the Oak trees all year round. This two bedroom, one bath studio has a screened porch with a swing and a patio garden area that is located one block away from the beautiful sunset at Crystal Beach. Surrounded by Moss draped Live Oaks is a park where people gather every afternoon for cocktails and a walk on the pier. Also fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking available hopefully to catch some snapper or see dolphins and manatees. You are a a half a block from the Famous Pinellas Trail, which runs from Tarpon Springs and down to St. Petersburg. This trail is wonderful for cycling, biking, rollerblading or just a nice walk. We are located 5miles just down the street from Dunedin causeway to the beautiful Honeymoon Island and Caladisi beaches which are listed on the Best Beaches List. You can be to the Studio from Tampa International Airport in a little over 40 minutes. Bring your bikes to buzz around the neighborhood and local tourist spots.Or rentals are available for bikes and golf carts through local companies. All sports and scuba equipment and watercraft are available to be rented by local shops. PGA golf course Copperhead at Innisbrook home to the Valspar championship is located 2 miles away open to public has tennis and spa facilities and excellent dining options. Grocery stores, state parks, dry clean & laundry services, CVS, Craft beer breweries, ice cream shops and other attractions very near.

More Details

Property Manager
julie gibbs whittle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About julie gibbs whittle

My name is Julie and I have lived in Crystal Beach 15 years. I am an artist and interior decorator and paint for the local shops and commissions. I love to have my walks in the Park, see the sunsets hear the church bell rings and walk down on the pier in the mornings. I have a paddle board and kayak the I like to enjoy the alm waters of St. Joseph sound. My family enjoys the outdoors so we are often out in the area making new friends with locals and visitors alike. We are avid football fans and we like to see the Toronto Bluejays and Philadelphia Phillies play in the spring and the Tampa Buccaneers in the Fall. I am always trying to make my guest stay an enjoyable experience so they will return again some other time in the future.

julie gibbs whittle purchased this apartment in 2009

Why julie gibbs whittle chose Crystal Beach

Because I love it and want to share it...It is a quaint little neighborhood perfect for raising children and retiring as well. The demographics are multi-generational and non assuming. There is progress all around yet you get a sense of back in time when your here. The apartment is comfortable, beautiful, warm and inviting that is-situated in the heart of the little community of Crystal Beach and I want my friends, family and visitors to have a beautiful peaceful stay while visiting our part of Florida...

What makes this apartment unique

This studio is street level first floor with a car port. It is located right in the middle of the cute sleepy town of Crystal Beach easy to access from the US Highway Alt19. It has lovely screened in porch and open concept. Great, quite, safe, family and dog friendly neighborhood. It will sleep a couple on the Queen size bed and another 2 guest on the trundle bed. A welcome basket of goodies and water, wine & cheese and Orange juice will meet you when you arrive. If you want take a souvenir post card or leave one before you go....


Crystal Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has hairdryer, all travel amenities needed...including sewing kits, band-aids, toothbrush, razors etc....
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Trundle Bed under twin..Closet with hangars and storage
  • Bedrooms have 4 pillows, 2 blankets, extra set of sheets, dresser, closet with hangars, laundry basket & luggage rack.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly , Walking Distance to Ocean with kayaks and Canoe available
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely bungalow close to the trail and the water.

  • 5 of 5

We had a comfortable stay at this little bungalow. It was ideal for our needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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my retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is so adorable. There was everything I needed. Close to everywhere I wanted to go. Close to the beach, shopping. Easy to get to and was quiet and rewarding.The apartment was clean, comfortable and charming. Very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Very cozy apartment, in a very friendly and charming neighbourhood, close to the Gulf coast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay in Crystal Beach, Palm Harbor. The cottage/apartment was perfect for us; 2 bedrooms, nice screened porch, clean and decorated very nicely. The beds were very comfortable. The owner was super nice, she even let us use her bicycles for the month. The neighbourhood was great to walk or bike around, everyone was very friendly, always said hello. Very close to everything you need, and steps away from the Pinellas trail. Would definitely recommend this little gem!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much I appreciate that review. You guys were wonderful and you're always welcome to come back to Crystal Beach, I will always put the welcome mat out for you! Take care see you next winter.
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Cold, half was clean half was not

  • 1 of 5

The kitchen was not the cleanest, I didn't want to put my food in the cabinets, mold in the coffee maker. The remote for the a/c was filthy, I wouldn't touch it. The bedrooms were clean and the bathroom was clean. I was not comfortable there. The owner offered a refund of the "cleaning and sanitizing" fee. I packed and left, and took a gaffing, was refunded 50% of my one week reservation. Part of the problem with renting sight unseen. Take a look at the photos again. It is not a waterfront property.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fairway Pizza
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Innisbrook Golf Club/Dunedin Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Alt 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Emilys/Chattabox/Fairway Pizza/Gyro King
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Studio is located very close to the Crystal Beach Post Office and the Pinellas Trail in a quite Seaside Community close to everything. You are able to walk to the Water or go Bike riding and out for lunch and fish from the pier all at the same day. If you are interested in more recreations you can find it in this area. Golf cart, Motor scooters and bike rentals available around the area.Best golf courses Innisbrook, Dunedin CC and Lansbrook to name a few. Spring training for Yankees, Phillies and BlueJays as well as other teams and home of the Rays..Minutes from the Bucs home games. Crystal Springs and River and 1 hour north Fort Desoto and other beaches 45 minutes south. University of Tampa, USF, UCF, FSU and University of Florida are short day trips away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Kayaks $25 per/per day $25
Pet Fee $125
Refridgerator / Oven $50
Cleaning/Santazing fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

-Please Call me prior to sending in credit card payment if you prefer a different payment method. My number is 727-204-9664. Also use this number to call 30 minutes prior to check-in/arrival so key arrangements can be made as there is no manager on duty at property. Our home is 5 minutes from studio location.
-Reminder check-in is 3:00 pm and Checkout is by 11:00 am. If you have additional guest(s) for a week or more there will be a $25.00 fee -
-Kayak rentals including life jacket is $25.00 per day per equipment
-Important information....if your PET leaves excessive hair on rugs, bedding and furniture or I find stains or accidents spots I will document the damage and exercise my right for additional cleaning fees from your damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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