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Footsteps To The Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Enjoy The Charm Of Safety Harbor Just Footsteps To The Bay.

Enjoy the charm of Safety Harbor. This recently furnished vacation rental home is just 5 houses from the bay and within walking distance of Safety Harbor's great restaurants and shops.

Centrally located to beaches (12 miles to spectacular Clearwater Beach), the two area airports (15 miles to Tampa International Airport or 10 miles to St Pete/Clearwater Airport) and Busch Gardens (22 miles).

Walk 7 short blocks along Tampa Bay to the Safety Harbor Spa, fishing pier, marina and Main Street. With all the wonderful new places to eat, there is now something for everyone. If you happen to be here on the 3rd Friday of the month, you can enjoy Safety Harbor's 3rd Friday outdoor street festival with live music at the gazebo and street vendors (food and arts/crafts)

Walk 3 short blocks north along Tampa Bay to the south entrance of Phillippe Park (walking, biking, picnic areas, small beach area, boat ramp, Indian burial grounds and Count Phillippe's grave).

If you can live without a dishwasher, this cozy clean home should have just about everything else you might need to make your stay comfortable.

This home sleeps up to 6 people (two bedrooms plus sleeper sofa in the family room).

More Details

Lori Heffner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Lori Heffner

I moved to Safety Harbor with the purchase of this home in 1996. I fell in love with Safety Harbor and between this home and another home one block away, I made Safety Harbor my home for 18 years. My neighbors became my family here. I love being outdoors and the weather in Florida and the beaches make an outdoor lifestyle unbeatable. When I'm not working, you can most likely find me on the tennis courts. I have since moved closer to my tennis courts. Once I can't play tennis anymore, I'll be back in Safety Harbor.

Lori Heffner purchased this house in 1996

Why Lori Heffner chose Clearwater Area

Safety Harbor is a unique blend of small town with easy access to airports, downtown Tampa and the beaches. What a great little corner of the world this is.

What makes this house unique

This home is tucked away in a little neighborhood just 5 houses from the bay. I have loved being able to walk along Bayshore to Phillippe Park, the Safety Harbor Spa, the fishing pier (where you can often see Manatees) and the marina or any of the restaurants and bars that have cropped up on Main Street.


Safety Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly renovated, this bathroom has a tub and shower, new vanity, new toilet and new fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom has a TV and a King with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom has a Queen size bed with memory foam topper
  • There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms. There is a pack 'n play port-a-crib as well as a crib available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Footsteps To The Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Saint Paul, mn

We have loved our time here

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for us. We love walking to the park or along the bay to the pier and downtown restaurants. This is a nice quiet neighborhood and Safety Harbor is a fun little town with enough going on without being too busy. Lori is a very accommodating owner. We are already looking forward to our stay next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO experience and it will not be my last. This cozy 2BR house was perfectly prepared for our stay and conveniently located in the quiet town of Safety Harbor. A short walk to the bay or a quick ride to everything the area has to offer. Located on a quiet street made sleeping easy. Rooms were nice sized and comfortable. Lori, our host, had everything we needed. Great communication!!! The entire house is very clean and comfortable. Thank you Lori!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little house! Cute porch and comfortable. Very well stocked kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Our only regret was that we could not stay longer. Safety Harbor is unique and fun to explore. Lori was very accessible, if we needed her, but we found everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Florida for the football national championship. It was wonderful being in Safety Harbor where we were close to the action, but not in the middle of it!

Loved the house and the surrounding neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morton Grove, IL

Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Lori's house is on a beautiful street close to everything. The house was the perfect size for our family. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Lori was very helpful and accommodating and had great communication throughout our stay. The house is in a perfect location close to several shops and dining places in Safety Harbor and just a short ride to Clearwater Beach. We really enjoyed going down to the pier at the marina that is right up the road and seeing the manatees in the evenings. We hope to stay again for our vacation next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
St Pete/Clearwater Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many choices on/off Main Street
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many choices on/off Main Street
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Clearwater Beach

Farmer's Market:

Fresh produce, fresh flowers, and other healthy foods fill the gazebo in John Wilson Park every Thursday from October to May.

Thursdays, 10/18/13 - 5/30/14


John Wilson Park (by the Gazebo)

3rd Friday (3rd Friday of every month) - Street festival (Main Street) live music and vendors (food and other)


Rates & Availability

Safety Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Apr 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May - Sep 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct - Dec 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
Feb 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
27 night minimum stay
Mar 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Taxes starting in 2016 are 13%

For bookings of 7 days or less - Full refund if cancelled at least 30 days in advance.
For bookings of 8 days up to 29 days - Full refund if cancelled at least 60 days in advance and the owner is able to rebook the full timeframe; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was rebooked.
For bookings of 30 days or more - Full refund if cancelled at least 90 days in advance and the owner is able to rebook the full timeframe; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was rebooked.

Owner'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.
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