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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

See porpoises jump from most beautiful pool, setting and location in the area

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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.

GREAT FOR KIDS!

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

WATER FUN!!

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.

FYI: THIS PROPERTY HAS LOTS OF STAIRS AND IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

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!

BEACHES:

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

GOLF:

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)

OTHER ATTRACTIONS:

-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

SHOPPING

-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!

TRANSPORTATION

Conveniently located near Tampa International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports

More Details

Owner
Jeff Sterns
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

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.

We live in an apartment beneath the home, separate entrance and are here if you need us and happy to be invisible when you don't :) Don't worry about disturbing us, we love hosting and get it.

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 care....you 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.

Amenities

Palm Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Items in garage (bikes, paddle board are for owner's private use. Not for guests, please) basket ball is gone

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Coastal Living Beach Cottage With Gorgeous Natural Pond Pool
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
Detroit, Michigan
5

Don't try to buy it.

  • 5 of 5

I made an offer to buy the place and even offered to let Jeff stay in his apartment if we can have it! He is not a very nice guy...he won't sell it!! How selfish!!! This may be the nicest spot on Earth. The pace, the mood, the feeling of safety (we never locked and the door was just open when we arrived). Great little eating and ice cream places, the "Jolly Trolley" and...THE VIEW. Priceless. See ya next year!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hahaha...that was a real offer??? See you next year! :)
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5

Great host, great house, great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 staying at Jeff's place for a Bachelor Party. While most hosts might have been apprehensive to take us in, Jeff could not have been more welcoming to his home. His house is fully stocked with kitchen supplies, towels, games & furniture. Whenever we had a question about the house or the area with regards to recommendations for food or activities, Jeff was not only helpful--his recommendations were spot on! We hope to stay here again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

For Mother’s Day weekend I had both my daughters and their family’s stay at this beautiful house - lots of space (6 adults and 5 children). The house is extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and fully stocked. Jeff the owner helped my grandkids get started on the kayak and paddle board off the dock. We all took a turn and had a blast….the pool and hot tub are wonderful - amazing sunsets - very relaxing. Love this place....

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for our three generation family. It has such a beautiful view over the water and the house is just as charming as it looks in the photos. This was our third time staying here, we are so happy with it. We appreciate the quiet neighborhood, the ecclectic mix of restaurants and shops in Palm Harbor and Ozona and the nearby small towns of Dunedin and Tarpon Springs, plus great beaches a short drive away. Jeff, the owner who lives down below in private quarters, is congenial and good humored, and very helpful, though we rarely actually see him. The arrangement works for us. When we do need anything, he is very responsive. For example, I sent him a text in the morning before we went out to breakfast that the TV picture had died in front of our eyes. By the time we got back from breakfast, there was a new TV waiting to be installed! It's a comfortable house, whether it's just the two of us or filled with family. I think it's really a good value for the money, as well, given the space, amenities and location right on the water. For us, it's a special place and I'm happy to know we will be returning again next year! Thanks Jeff!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation stay

  • 2 of 5

This property is lovely with an amazing view. We were a large group traveling for a birthday and everyone enjoyed the water activities including the jacuzzi. We wish the advertisement would have mentioned that the owner lives on the 1st floor of the property and we only had part of the home. We were also caught off guard when we were asked if we were Hispanic which meant we would be playing loud music. This made everyone feel extremely uncomfortable and as if we were intruding in someone's home while he and his family were there. We made the best of our stay as we were there to celebrate. Lesson learned and ask if you are renting the entire home or only partial.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel bad for this traveler :( As a host it is never my goal to make anyone uncomfortable - I enjoy hosting and seeing families relax and enjoy very much. This is part of the pleasure for me. This was a beautiful family. Was horrified to see that there was something said that hurt or offended. I take responsibility and will learn from this review. I called and texted this guest as routine follow up and no reply. I hope that they see this and call me. I'm not trying to fix a review- I wish to apologize to them as a human and do whatever makes a proper amends to them. About my presence on the property- I do have a built out apartment beneath the 2 guest use floors of this stilt house. I have a separate entrance and share no space in the house that the guests occupy. I have a screened porch 'buffer zone' that I enclose with curtains when guests are here to ensure privacy and mental boundaries. All prior reviews are based on this this situation. It says this it in the ad, in the pre-written reply that goes with my price quote, mentioned in reviews and also in my lease agreement /attachment. I am deeply sorry that this was a shock for the family. Truly.
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5

Just like the pictures! (If not better)

  • 5 of 5

Jeff is a great host. Very quick to respond and answer any questions!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luc, you and your family had a wonderful holiday vibe and put me in a good mood every time we spoke. Hope to see you back again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
St Pete / Clearwater and Tampa International
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Caladesi
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

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Rates & Availability

Palm Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,895
$11,995
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,195
$6,995
 
 
Winter 2017/ Spring 2018
Nov 15 2017 - Mar 13 2018
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,495
$8,495
 
 
Nightly Rate
Mar 14 2018 - Apr 18 2018
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,495
$8,495
 
 
Winter 2017/ Spring 2018
Apr 19 2018 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$395
$2,495
$8,495
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$425
$2,495
$7,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$425
$2,895
$11,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maid $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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.

Owner lives in an apartment built out beneath the house, separate entrance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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