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Footsteps To The Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,180 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 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 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 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:
  • 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.
  • No smoking inside the house or in the screened lanai.
  • 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
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 38 reviews

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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Nice cosy house. Great location! Very quiet

  • 4 of 5

The peach house is very nice and cosy.

Everything is clean.

Convenient location close to Safety Harbor town center, close to the intercoastal shore and Felippe Park

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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solid place to stay in Safety Harbor

  • 5 of 5

just a stone's throw from Philippe pkwy, which is a fantastic walking trail, boardwalk, and city park all in one. It's on the bay side of Pinellas, which is a really nice escape from the craziness of clearwater beach. However, you have all the access you want to beautiful views, and the daytrip out to clearwater or honeymoon island is super simple. So great to spend days out there and come "home" to peach and tranquility in this really really nice part of safety harbor. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was clean and the location perfect. We found the house to be comfortable and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

The location with steps to the bay and walking distance to the shops and restaurants was ideal. We had everything we needed in the home. It was very clean. We appreciated our time and plan on booking again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage accommodations

  • 4 of 5

Adequate and clean accomodations.

Had everything we needed.

Close to many places. Very convenient.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.