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Footsteps To The Bay - Perfect While Vacationing, Relocating or Remodeling

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,180 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

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

Enjoy the charm of Safety Harbor. This vacation rental home is just 5 houses from the bay and within walking distance of Phillippe Park, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa and Safety Harbor's many great little restaurants and shops.

Centrally located to beaches (12 miles to spectacular Clearwater Beach), the two area airports (14 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 clean cozy 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).

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Safety Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No burning of candles due to the potential fire hazard.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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


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Footsteps To The Bay - Perfect While Vacationing, Relocating or Remodeling
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

This little "peach" was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location; close to water, parks, and great biking trails. The home was super clean and had everything my husband and I needed for a fantastic month in beautiful Safety Harbor. The owner was extremely accommodating and very pleasant to work with. We would definitely recommend the little peach house to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was a pleasure hosting you.
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Safety Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and neat. The only negative was both skillets were not good, so we decided not to cook breakfast. The area was easy to get around and we were able to find what we needed. Went to 2 beaches and went to Johns Pass and did a little shopping.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww. You should have texted me, I could have brought you one.
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Great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

A very quiet neighborhood, close to the bay and to Main st in Safety Harbor. We biked to the park, the bay and around town. Had a nice barbeque one evening, there were plenty of spices in pantry to cook with.

The owner made sure to check if we needed anything. We will stay here again if we are in town.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Love the location and short walk to the water

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was super clean and the owner was very nice. I couldnt be happier with my stay the location was fantastic just steps from the ocean.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

What does one look for when looking for a place to stay? A clean and maintained house, complete inventory, a safe and quiet neighborhood, and an affordable rate. Look no further.

We (couple from The Netherlands, Europe) stayed at Lori's place for 11 nights, during July and August 2017. So, a hot (and wet) time of year. The AC worked great! The house was clean and provided all we needed (a dishwasher would have made things a tad easier though). The bedrooms and beds were good, as was the bathroom. The kitchen can be a little small to manoeuvre in. Pretty large fridge. Ample parking space. We didn't see Lori during our time in Safety Harbor, but communication through text and WhatsApp was fast and smooth. We felt very at home. We would definitely stay again and we recommend prospects to seriously consider staying at this lovely little gem.

The neighborhood is very quiet, and Safety Harbor has a small but charming Main Street, with a GREAT sushi restaurant, by the way.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lori Heffner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Lori Heffner

I moved to Safety Harbor with the purchase of this home in 1996. I fell in love with Safety Harbor and 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.

Lori Heffner purchased this house in 1996

Why Lori Heffner chose Safety Harbor

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 north along Bayshore to Phillippe Park, or south to the Safety Harbor Spa, the fishing pier (where you can often see Manatees) and the marina as well as any of the many restaurants and bars that have cropped up on Main Street.


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
St Pete/Clearwater Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bar Fly Saltwater Grill
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bar Fly Saltwater Grill
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $90 + Tax
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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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