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Chris Ford

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Golfers Paradise overlooking Dunedin Golf Club!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights

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Dunedin House Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular home providing resort like environment!

Direct golf course living. Spacious open floor plan with sparkling terrazzo tile and hardwood floors. Thirty feet of glass sliding doors open on to pool and patio which overlook the first hole of the golf course. Private master bedroom suite with patio door to pool. Guest room has private bath with tub. State of the art kitchen. Highest quality furnishings throughout. Due to local ordinance minimum stay is 90 days.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chris Ford (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Chris Ford

I purchased this as a second home in 2003. As a recent widower I now spend more time with my children and grandchildren and have decided to make this available for the first time as a vacational rental to others on a part time basis

Chris Ford purchased this house in 2003

Why Chris Ford chose Dunedin

I love to golf and had already joined Dunedin Golf Club. When this home became available directly on the golf course I convinced my wife that it was the place for us. I love being able to step out my back door and just tee it up. particularly during the sunset hours when one can have the course virtually to themselves.

What makes this house unique

Living at the Dunedin Golf Club has many benefits. You do not have to be a member to play (although you must pay greens fees) and the restaurant is available to all. Also we love being so close to 'Delightful Downtown Dunedin' with its regular events and fantastic restaurants as well as to Palm Harbor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful house, in a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We relaxed outside our bedroom door, near the hot tub and overlooking the golf course. Very peaceful and quiet. Five minute walk to a renowned designer golf club that is open to the public. There are several other courses nearby that are also open to the public. This is an ideal location for a golf vacation. There is also a large pool (unheated) which will be ideal in warmer weather.

The house was well equipped, beautifully furnished and spotless. A high quality cable TV, a Bose Sound System with an iPad and Pandora. Stainless/granite kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker and all the cookware and utensils. Bicycles were available – there is a terrific bike path near by—as were an assortment of golf clubs for use by the guests.

In the evenings we sat and enjoyed the fire. And there is an outdoor grille available, although we didn’t use it. There are a number of great restaurants in nearby downdown Dunedin. And there are a number of beaches and state and county parks within a short driving distance.

Our host was gracious, helpful and informative.

Although there were only two of us, this house would be ideal for two couples.
Jan 2014
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Golfers Paradise overlooking Dunedin Golf Club!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 8 reviews

Terrific house and terrific owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house while our home was being renovated. Large and comfortable home in quiet neighborhood. Fantastic location with plenty of activities. Minutes from delightful downtown Dunedin. Owner was responsive and easy to work with throughout our stay. Wonderful place to call home.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winthrop, ME

Winter getaway from Maineo

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with plenty of room. View out to pool and golf course is outstanding; just like the pictures show. Nicely furnished with ample supplies. March is start of pollen season so expect a lot of leaves in pool even with weekly pool care. Owner very cooperative and responded quickly to our questions and requests. We would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home. You were most pleasant guests and I certainly enjoyed the few days that I had a chance to meet and talk with you. I hope you will plan on coming back in future years. Thanks, Chris
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alamogordo, new mexico, usa

wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

the house was a very wonderful experience. I would do it again in a second.

the pool and the hot tub were in beautiful condition and we used them every day.

the ipod and the wifi that were provided were very helpful.

the bicycles got used every day also.

I cant think of any way the house could have been any better.

my wife and I had our sons and daughter in law and our baby grandson, and the washer and dryer came in very handy, as well as the baby seat,wagon and stroller.

the owner even left a state park pass for us to use, which we did 3 times. everything about the experience was fantastic and I would recommend it very highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Glad to hear that you had a positive experience and that you were able to make good use of everything including the baby stroller (I actually forgot that we had one there!), etc. Hope you will be able to return someday. Chris
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Chadds Ford, Pa

June 2014

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay, house was clean, well maintained, very relaxing sitting by the pool. We would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope that you will be able to return at a future date. Chris
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Dunedin Golf Club House

  • 5 of 5

I went to Dunedin with my Mother and Father in law, my wife and my two and a half year old daughter. We absolutely loved everything this property had to offer. The house was well stocked with everything we needed and was very close to the Dunedin causeway, Honeymoon and Caladesi island. It's also conveniently located close to the grocery stores and most everything else you could want. The pool was FANTASTIC and was our favorite thing about the trip. The whole back of the house opens up to a nice patio to the pool and hot tub and both face one of the fairways on the beautiful golf course. The pool has a safety screen that is easily installed so you don't have to worry about your children around the pool. The inside has two very nice bedrooms with a bathroom in each. It also has a very nice kitchen that is nicely equipped. This place is everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. We really hope to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam, Thank you for your positive response. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Chris
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of vacationing in this lovely home in January. I had never spent much time in this area but found that it has something for everyone

The home lends itself to easy and relaxed living. The kitchen which is upgrades with granite and stainless steel opens to a big room complete with capable TV and a Bose sound system. This then opens to another living area which includes a dining table and sitting area with a fireplace. This all overlooks a beautiful pool area complete. With table, chairs, lounge chairs and a hot tub. Beyond this is a view of the golf course. All is accessible thru a series of glass sliders which brings the outside in.

If you're a golfer the course is open to you. If you're a walker, jogger or would prefer to ride a bicycle (which are in the garage) there is a lovely path which brings you downtown once there you have many options for dining and shopping within driving distance are great restaurants with water views, movie theaters and more shopping. Take in Tampa Bay and Honeymoon Island for beautiful beaches and sunsets.

I would recommend this property to family and friends the owner is gracious and full of ideas and information to add to your vacation experience.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Island State Park
"Reachable by bike or car: fantastic beach with spectacular sunsets"
Caladesi Island State Park
"Rated one of the top beaches in the U.S. Reachable by ferry from Honeymoon Island."
Ozona Blue
"Best seafood and waterfront atmosphere and only one mile from our home!"
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa international
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Dunedin Golf Club
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Dunedin Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ozona Blue
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Honeymoon island
Car: recommended

While Dunedin Florida (pronounced DONE-EE-DIN) has a small town image, it is actually a bustling city of 37,000 residents. One of the oldest towns on the West Coast of Florida, it has a wooded and subtropical setting with almost four miles of picturesque waterfront, a relaxed lifestyle, and activities for all likes and ages, making Dunedin a truly delightful place to live or visit.

Dunedin offers something for everyone. A quaint and active downtown, beautiful parks, recreational activities for all ages, history, culture, educational opportunities, a wide range of housing choices, and much more. Begin your exploration with a visit to the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, located at the west end of downtown, 301 Main Street, in its beautiful, historic building, for the information you’ll need to discover Dunedin.

The Dunedin area enjoys near perfect weather, with an average summer high of 80 degrees and a winter low of 62 degrees. Average rainfall is 50 inches per year with the usual summertime afternoon showers.

Our Beaches in dunedin, Fl

Voted #1 Beach In America

Just off the coast of Dunedin, the community is able to boast of two of its most unique assets, Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands. Honeymoon Island State Park is less than a five-minute drive from the mainland, and offers a natural getaway for boating, swimming, fishing, picnics, and nature exploration. Caladesi Island State Park, accessible to the public by ferry from Honeymoon Island or by private boat, has consistently been named one of Florida’s top ten beaches. This year Caladesi Island took the coveted #1 spot for the best beach in America according to Dr. Beach. Along the Dunedin Causeway to Honeymoon Island, within the protected waters of St. Joseph Sound, you will find all the sun and fun activities such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, or just relaxing and listening to the surf.

Dunedin, Fl MarinaThe City of Dunedin also has one of the finest municipal marinas on the West Coast of Florida, offering safe harbor for sail and power crafts with dockside conveniences of water and electricity.

Dunedin is easy to get to from all points in the Tampa Bay area. Highways serving the area include U.S. 19, making easy trips to Tarpon Springs to the North and Clearwater and St. Petersburg to the South. The community is easily accessible from major airports such as Tampa International, just 18 miles away, and nearby St. Petersburg/Clearwater International, serviced by some domestic and many charter flights.

Dunedin’s economy is firmly rooted in the service industry, tourism, retail, financial institutions and services, health care, real estate and some light manufacturing.

Delightful Dunedin, with its rich Scottish heritage, is home to the Annual Highland Games and many other community festivals, making it one of the most popular places to live, work and play.

This information comes from the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce website

which contains detailed information about activities and resources in Dunedin.


Rates & Availability

Dunedin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
90 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
90 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

In addition to the house that is described the property also contains a one bedroom "owners unit" which is "locked off" from the main house. This unit is used to store the owners personal possessions and is also available for the owners use when he is in Dunedin. This private unit has a separate entrance for the owner's use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing

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