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Relax Under The Oaks 3 Houses From The Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

3 BR/2BA Home Located 3 Houses From The Bay

Relax under the oaks and enjoy the charm of Safety Harbor. This vacation home is located 3 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 8 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 2 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).

This vacation home features a roomy eat in kitchen with island cooktop and eat at bar with 4 bar stools. There are 3 bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), 2 full bathrooms (one with shower/tub and one with walk-in shower), an indoor laundry room with full size washer and dryer. The master is furnished with a king bed, the 2nd bedroom is furnished with a full size bed and the 3rd bedroom is furnished with a queen bed.

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Lori Heffner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Lori Heffner

I moved to this home in Safety Harbor in 1999 from one block away because I loved Safety Harbor and this neighborhood so much. I made this place 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've since moved closer to my tennis facility, but when I can't play tennis anymore, I'll be back in Safety Harbor.

Lori Heffner purchased this house in 1999

Why Lori Heffner chose Safety Harbor

This home is tucked away in a neighborhood just 3 houses from the bay under the canopy of the oaks. 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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Bay Towne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed with memory foam topper.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed with a feather bed topper.
  • Sleeps up to 6 in beds/bedrooms - ceiling fans in all bedrooms. There is a pack 'n play port-a-crib as well as a crib available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Ceiling fans in all rooms including kitchen and living room


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Relax Under The Oaks 3 Houses From The Bay
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for us, a family of six adults! Spacious kitchen, dining, and living area on a quiet street. Owner was very responsive to questions. We'll stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home! Lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Safety Harbor! The home is in a beautiful neighborhood and the ease of walking around the area is fantastic. The owners have everything labeled and left little extras so you didn't start out your vacation buying a bunch of items to cook with or clean with. I've learned to pack extra trash bags and dishwasher tabs. We didn't have any problems, instructions were clear prior to arrival, with a helpful notebook with additional information. We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

This house was spacious and very clean. The location was great (quiet but near the downtown area, and walking distance from a beautiful park.)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location - quiet with large living space

  • 5 of 5

We loved walking along the bay every evening. Safety Harbor has lots of great restaurants. The house is in such an ideal, quiet and safe residential location. It's also close to the beaches and St. Pete. It's also a great set up for dogs and we enjoyed the HDTV and great internet connection. The street is very shaded and the landscaping further covers the house but we enjoyed it and we didn't have any problems during our stay - not even from Hurricane Matthew. Lori is a patient and responsive owner and we wouldn't hesitate to rent again. Try the Whistle Stop café and the pizza place in downtown Safety Harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable home. We liked the bedrooms separated with two separate bathrooms. The kitchen is quite large, and great for hanging out. Only one block from the shore, so it made it easy to go for walks along the shore or into Phillippe Park.

Great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very large home, clean and near shopping, restaurants and Phillipe Park.

  • 4 of 5

The picture of the house we saw before renting this property is completely different from when we arrived. You could not see the front of the house and the landscaping left it much to be desired. Coming home at night left us very uncomfortable as the bushes, etc. could hide prowlers or animals and made us feel unsafe. We would have liked keyed deadbolts because every entrance door had a window which also made us feel unsafe at night. Once inside, there were red ants in the front room and there were ants in the kitchen (specifically in the sugar bowl but also around the counter top) and in the second bathroom vanity which my daughter found not only on the vanity but in her make up bag and this we had to deal with throughout our stay. Although the kitchen was very well supplied with pots, pans and utensils, there was no toaster, which for breakfast was a must. Also, the grill was in disrepair.

But overall, with the 3 bedrooms, huge living room, 2 baths, it met all our needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, I'm so sorry to hear that your stay was not up to your expectations. You had mentioned the ants, when you were leaving, so I scheduled for my pest control company to come out and treat. If I had known sooner, I could have gotten them out to treat sooner. I have the bushes trimmed in the fall once it cools off a bit for my handyman. We have had quite a lot of rain this summer which has caused everything to grow incredibly fast. The recent tropical storm rain likely caused the ant situation since I've not experienced that before. There is security/hurricane film on all the windows as well as the windows on the two exterior doors. I lived there by myself, so I had the same concerns. I opted for a toaster oven rather than a toaster since it seemed a little more versatile. I wish I had known about the grill. I have another one you could have used. I would have been happy to bring it over. I appreciate all your feedback. I just wish I had had an opportunity to resolve while you were there.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International (TPA) & St Pete/Clearwater
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Clearwater Beach

Located 3 houses from Tampa Bay and walking distance to Phillippe Park, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa and Main Street Safety Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Bay Towne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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 Fee $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning Fee for 2018 is $130

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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