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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
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See porpoises jump from most beautiful pool, setting and location in the area

Coastal Living Beach Cottage is an 'Old Florida' paradise, conveniently located on an 'enclave' dead end street Old Palm Harbor, a charming coastal suburb of Clearwater, Florida. Impossibly beautiful waterfront views and sunsets are seen from almost every room. With sunshine nearly every day of the year, this home is a FAMILY, LOVER, REUNION, WEDDING or just relaxing getaway with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a large bonus area. Living room and kitchen opens to a 13' elevated 28' wide porch with safety gate . All looking over the most beautiful 'natural pond' heated saltwater pool in the area. It is lined for privacy by over 20 palm trees of different species...and out onto the bayou. The home has NEWLY REMODELED DOUBLE OVEN KITCHEN. Fresh paint and oak and pine floors throughout. This is our home, we built it and, we furnished it for ourselves. As semi-empty nesters, it got large and instead of selling it, we decided to allow guests to enjoy it as we and our guests have for years.


Swim in pool, off dock and a fun playground out back next to the sea wall.


We can provide a kayak for enjoying the bay. Boats and bicycles are also available for RENT locally.

The fully equipped CHEF'S KITCHEN has everything you will need to prepare and serve meals. A 'REAL' charcoal or wood barbecue and Adirondack patio furniture offer more dining or relaxing choices on both levels.

The GREAT ROOM has comfortable, leather furniture, a a 50' HDTV with a DVD-CD player, digital cable package with over 200 channels.

The romantic Master suite occupies the entire third floor and has a stunning towering view through the recently upgraded casement windows. Large walk in closet. The master also has a large sitting area with TV. The large master bathroom a two person travertine stone shower and a jacuzzi tub for relaxation.

The playfully decorated CHILDREN’S ROOM has two sets of bunk beds. Image shows lower bunks but we have the upper upper beds put on.

The east bedroom has no water views. It has a queen - bed.

Note: The beds and linens, throughout the house, are brand-new.

The recently updated front loading Washer and Dryer are near the kitchen. Ironing boards, hair dryers, shampoo, beach towels and pool toys are provided.

THERE IS NO child protection safety fence for the swimming pool is available. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN! We can provide a safety net that covers the pool at your advance request.



Walking distance to Downtown Palm Harbor, with 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!


Honeymoon Island Beach - 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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jeff Sterns
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Jeff Sterns

Hi I'm Jeff. They say I should run the local chamber of commerce, I know this area so well and love it so much.

I built this house in 1987. I have had literally hundreds of people over the years say that it is the most beautiful and relaxing setting they've experienced. We lucked out! When I built, what is now known as the Pinellas Bike Trail was an active rail-road that woke us at 4am! But we were young and near the water and still loved it. The area only got better and better. Our family now does not need all the space and I can't make myself sell it. PLUS I still need to keep the boat on the dock behind it!

My sons Max and Jackson are happy to tell your kids what to do around here.

Jeff Sterns purchased this house in 1987

Why Jeff Sterns chose Clearwater Area

The house and it's view itself makes your stress disappear and your mood elevate but the owner and family really are literally a guest in their own home! Feels very warm, relaxed and not uptight. Go ahead and put your feet on the coffee table.

What makes this house unique

This house has the most relaxed, laid back feel to it and the most beautiful pool in town. It is walking distance to the 70 mile long bike, roller blade and running trail. No streets to cross getting to it and a few blocks from Pop Stansell Park with a beautiful fishing pier, kids play area and picnic shelters.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri


  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful with our rental. Jeff was very accommodating and the house is beautiful. The pool is is fabulous with wonderful views and it was great to come back in the afternoons and relax there after a hot round of golf. Close to Clearwater but far enough away to be out of the congestion! Be sure and ask Jeff for restaurant suggestions, he knows good food!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha my rule: I'll suggest places to eat ONLY if you order what I suggest !!! :)
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Really nice property.

  • 5 of 5

Great view from every place (kitchen, master bedroom and from the pool). Kayaking was great there. Gracias Jeff.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What an awesomely beautiful home! The backyard is breathtaking and the zip line in the pool was amazing!! We had our ceremony, reception, and honeymoon here and will definitely be back. Jeff was a gracious host who helped with lights, light bulbs, and even the TV.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House, Pool & View

  • 5 of 5

Jeff - We had a great time at your beautiful house. The view from the porch was amazing. We loved watching the sunset over the water. The master suite upstairs was beautiful and all the beds were very comfy. My daughter thought the highlight was the zip line & the bunk beds! The kitchen was well stocked and there were plenty of pool towels and toys. The location was great too. We could easily get to the beach and to all our family that lives in the area. I would highly recommend your home to anyone looking for a house in Palm Harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while we attended a conference at the Inverness golf resort, which is only a few minutes away. We were able to host several lunches and dinners with the well stocked kitchen and use of the charcoal grill outside. The neighborhood is peaceful and the pool and view in the back are gorgeous. Jeffrey is very nice and accomodating. Some highlights for us included using the zip line over the pool, using the hot tub, getting up close views of manatees grazing in the waters near the dock, and watching beautiful sunrise and sunsets over the water.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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two thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5

would recommend to anyone. awesome time great location great people!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
St Pete / Clearwater and Tampa International
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Innisbrook, Dunedin CC
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
'Jolley Trolley' Bus stop
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casa Ludovico
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Dunedin, Honeymoon, Caladesi, Cleawater
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter/ Spring 2017
Nov 15 2017 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maid $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY- DON’T BOOK UNLESS YOU’RE SURE THAT YOU WANT THE HOUSE! No refund of $1000 deposit under any circumstances (owner will work with you on a discount on a future rental date). Balance of rental cost is REFUNDABLE if cancellation occurs more than 90 days prior to check-in date. Balance of rental cost is NON-REFUNDABLE if cancellation occurs 90 days or less prior to check-in date. 50% refund of balance of rental cost if cancellation occurs between 61 and 90 days prior to check in date. NO REFUNDS for no show. Owner recommends travelers insurance. Security deposit will be returned 3 days after check out barring damage, excessive dirt or any smoking inside.

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Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Antique Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Claw foot tub, stamped tin ceiling and raised tank toilet with pull chain.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also a fold out chair and a half and a queen air mattress wi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 5 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
Items in garage (bikes, paddle board are for owner's private use. Not for guests, please) basket ball is gone

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