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Pool home in FL close to everything you want to see!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful large family home awaits you in our centrally located Florida retreat. You will enjoy living in this recently rennovated and professionally decorated 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home with large, well-equipped kitchen and open concept great room. The living room couch is large and comfortable, with a pull out, lean back chair and it opens to a queen size bed. The master boasts a King size bed and and a private luxury bathroom, the secondary has a queen sized bed and the third bedroom has 2 twin-sized beds. Need privacy? Enjoy the downstairs retreat. complete with desk, couch, table and chairs for games and puzzles and a half bath.

Oversized 2 1/2 car garage will keep your vehicles cool and dry.

Move the fun outside to the large caged pool complete with basketball hoop and lots of room to soak up the sun. Barbeque and enjoy meals pool side. Romp in the oversized fenced yard. The neighborhood boat ramp offers you the chance to launch your own boat or kayak. You are minutes away from shopping and waterfront dining.

We will provide you with brochures and menus and of course, internet to keep you as busy as you want to be. Or just relax and enjoy the sun and beautiful house! Your Florida vacation opportunities are endless with this convenient location.

More Details

Debra Starr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Debra Starr

We are a very active couple with grown kids. We live close to the vacation rental and are enthusiastically available to help you and your family plan the best Florida vacation possible.

Why Debra Starr chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

If you want a large house to spread out and make yourself home in, than this is the vacation rental for you. If you want to be able to jump in the pool, day or night, barbeque poolside, cook in a large, well-appointed kitchen, sleep in luxury, then this is the rental for you. And if you want to have the option to pop into Tamps, visit Busch Gardens, LegoL Museums, St. Petersburg, DIsney, and the beach --- it is all within easy driving distance.

What makes this house unique

Professionally decorated with an emphasis on comfort and practical needs, you will love spending time at 'home.' A few blocks away, you can launch kayaks or a boat from the neighborhood boat ramp and explore the bay, use the dog park or just enjoy the sunsets. Enjoy waterfront dining at any of the 3 waterfront restaurants all within just 3 miles of the house.


Palmetto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Extra bed available if needed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Pool home in FL close to everything you want to see!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our spring break here, and Debra's house is by far the most well-stocked home we have ever rented. The house is clean, well-maintained, comfortable, and Debra has thought of every detail a family may need during their stay. Every time I needed something I only had to look through a cabinet or two, and I found what I was looking for. The pool was a huge hit with our family, and the location is convenient for trying out several different beaches north and south. Our favorites were Pass-a-Grille beach to the north and Anna Maria Island to the south. We also brought our dog, and she enjoyed sitting by the pool and playing in the fenced in yard (with a very friendly cat next door). Debra was incredibly accommodating, and we made a lot of great memories during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder Stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was just as advertised, wonderful stay. The host was very accommodating. Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing and we are happy everyone enjoyed the property.
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Great house, great people!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was in the process of relocating to Florida from Ohio and needed a rental until we could close on our house. Debra was wonderful to work with and was very responsive and kind. The house was perfect for what we needed. The rooms were roomy and all was quite clean. The area isn't right in the middle of the tourist areas but close enough to take a quick trip to the beach! The pool was huge and our kids loved playing in it!

A definite must-rent if you are looking! Great house and great people to work with!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater, FL

Dog Friendly & Close to Bakers Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Debra's house during our wedding weekend, because it was close to our venue (Bakers Ranch) and we were able to bring our dog. The yard was fantastic. Our dog was delighted with all the room she had to run around in the yard! While we were out, I was able to keep her in the downstairs area, which provided enough room (a sitting room, dining room and bathroom) for her to feel comfortable, without us worrying that she would resort to chewing on fabric (we did remove the rugs and pillows from the rooms, just to be safe!) Turned out, the kids stayed with their grandparents so we only used one half of the upstairs, but it was comfortable and had everything we needed (lots of ice in the ice-maker, extra room and outlets in the kitchen for our Keurig, and even a spare toothbrush (there was a pack of them in the bathroom drawer!) Debra thought of everything. Very happy with our stay. Thanks Debra!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miami, Florida USA

The place was very nice And confortable. Very clean also. The house does need a little maintenhance.

  • 4 of 5

The place was very nice And confortable. Very clean also. The house does need a little maintenhance. The hallway bathroom the tiles on the bathtub needs to be replaced the are falling off and have mold around that area, water is leaking to the bottom room and will creat a problem in the long run. I urge you to fix it ASAP to avoid water damage and extensive mold on The wals. Also the bottom room needs to have an AC even if it is a wall unit. It's pretty hot down there in summer even with the fans. Everything else was great and the owner are extremely nice letting my whole family stay for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your stay was comfortable. I do urge all travelers to communicate maintenance problems when they notice them so repairs can be made. Because we do not live in the rental house, we have no other way to know. The bathroom problem will be fixed this week between renters. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words.
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Photos don't do justice!

  • 5 of 5

This home is very nice. This is the first time using home away and we are very happy. The home was very clean, comfortable and cozy for our family of 6. The pool is crystal clear and so warm. We miss it already. The location is close to many beaches. Our favorite by far was Siesta Keys. I can't say enough about how wonderful Debra was during our stay. She was in a different Country and made sure any thing we wanted or needed was done that day or a day after. Thank you Debra. We will definitely stay if we go back to Florida. You will definitely be happy in their home.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home is in a quiet residential area where residents enjoy their own private boat ramp. You will have an'at home' feeling while enjoying the convenience of a central location. We are near to Sarasota which abounds with activities but primary are the beaches--an easy 17-20 mile drive for miles of white sandy beaches with no parking fees including the #1 beach in the U.S.--Siesta Key Beach. Sarasota has theater, museums, historical sites, restaurants, festivals and events of all kinds. Sarasota was recently named #1 arts destination for a city of its size by American Style Magazine and Bradenton #2. St. Petersburg was named #1 for its size and is right over the Skyway Bridge. During the winter season you can enjoy opera, ballet, the symphony and polo. There are golf couses all over in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Boats, kayaks or jet skis can be rented or book a sunset cruise on the Manatee River, just 5 minutes away. You can shop at a nearby outlet mall or upscale St. Armand's Circle or the boutiques in downtown Sarasota and Bradenton. St. Petersburg has the spectacular Dali Museum and shops, restaurants and other museums. Tampa has Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens amusement park and Adventure Island water park. Disney World west gate is just 1 hour 45 minutes away. Legoland and its new waterpark are just 1 hour 35 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Palmetto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017-2018
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

We welcome pets and property has large, fenced yard. No extras fees. 100% refund if cancellation within 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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