|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Leave nothing to chance.
“Duval House,” a new-construction, two-bedroom, two-bath get-away, is a Seadog Cottages property, meaning it sets a standard all its own.
With open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, custom furnishings, four flat-screen televisions, designer ceiling fans, covered parking and private backyard screen-porch and outdoor living, Duval House offers exceptional style to seasonal visitors, vacationers, job relocations, corporate housing or anyone displaced by home renovations or insurance repairs.
Located in the heart of charming downtown Safety Harbor, Fla., on old Tampa Bay, the Seadog Cottages complex is two blocks off Main Street and steps from famous Safety Harbor Spa, Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery, quaint bungalow restaurants, shopping boutiques, wine bars, local hangouts and sunrise walks to the City Marina and fishing pier.
Seadog Cottages is not an investment property furnished with left-over furniture and kitchenware, then rented periodically to offset expenses. Seadog Cottages -- the 2/2 Duval House, 2/2 Seadog and 1/1 Schooner’s Place -- is professionally managed and maintained with fulltime focus on amenities, details and creating memorable guest experiences.
Duval House delivers a “wow factor” with bright colors, plush and eclectic furnishings, original artwork, 50-inch living-area flat screen television, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable beds and pure livability.
The master bedroom features a king-size bed, 1,000-count sheets, private bathroom, step-in closet, ceiling fan and 42-inch television. A queen-size mattress, flat screen and ceiling fan grace the guest room.
Outdoor living is every bit as impressive, featuring a 300-plus square foot screen lanai with comfortable furniture, 42-inch television and secondary dining area, plus an outdoor patio with loungers, outdoor table and chairs, and grilling area. Surrounded by palm trees, colorful, exotic plants and water feature, there is no mistaking you are in a Florida paradise.
Nothing was overlooked in design and preparation of this vacation home and 'go the extra mile' was Rule One for construction and design decisions. This is a must-see getaway site for those with discriminating taste.
And don’t overlook the convenient location.
Beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, upscale shopping, food stores, golf courses, fishing, attractions and Tampa International Airport and the upscale Westshore shopping/business district are all within easy driving distance. Major League Baseball spring training games and minor league teams -- Phillies, Blue Jays and Yankees -- are minutes away.
Also, we are dog friendly.
Seadog Cottages: Sit. Stay. Relax.
After 25 years living in South Tampa we were ready to experience our love for Key West living and found it in Safety Harbor. Mick (retired sports writer) and Desanya (Desi) working commercial property manger look forward to welcoming guests in this new- construction home. Our family includes rescued Border Collies Truman, Mallory & Fausto with Golden Doodle Louie. We are living our dream in downtown Safety Harbor, walking to the marina every morning to see the sunrise and be able to walk to wonderful restaurants and bars. As the locals like to say, 'It's Mayberry on the Bay!'
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2013
We wanted and found a small-town waterfront-village with the benefits of a metropolitan area. Just 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 20 minutes from white sandy beaches, and upscale shopping.
After ten days and nearly 1,000 miles, the beauty of Safety Harbor, the kindness of Desi and Mick, and the luxury of The Duval House are still with us.
Let's start first with Safety Harbor. What a quaint, clean, friendly, and non-touristy town! It is a dog friendly community with dog bowls in front of shops and water fountains designed to accommodate dogs. If you love nature, this is the place. The live oaks -especially the 300-500 year old beauty in the town's center - are incredible. We saw manatees and dolphins right off the pier, and spotted parrots flying overhead. Safety Harbor is 15 minutes from Dunedin and Clearwater, so you can venture out easily enough. And, wow... Honeymoon Island was exquisite.
Next, the Duval House. This place is a true gem. We are travelers, and we can say with certainty that we have never stayed in a more perfect place. The interior is lovely, decorated with quality furniture, stocked with all the glassware, pots and pans, powder room supplies you could ever need or imagine, and those bed linens! I took a daily nap so I could crawl into the sheets and snuggle up to those pillows two times a day. The outdoor areas were even better than the interior, if that's possible. The lanai had comfortable furniture and a large screen TV; the brick patio, where we spent most of our time, had nice, comfortable lawn furniture, a trickling water fountain, and lush landscaping with total privacy.
And finally, Desi and Mick. We had a family emergency and they were so understanding and helpful in our rescheduling. Upon arrival, we found a welcome basket filled to the brim with goodies, and I mean GOODies! They provided us with bikes and an admission card to Honeymoon Island, saving us money. They recommended great restaurants and pubs and places to visit. We just enjoyed their company. They have two other properties and they are adorable, too.
We are returning next year. We have already made a deposit, so we are not worried about you reading this review, making a reservation, and filling the calendar of bookings to the Sea Dog Cottages.
The cottage was adorableand extremely clean. The pictures don't do it justice. The home has very high ceiling and feels so spacious. There is a great screened patio with an outdoor TV, couch and dining table. Beyond the porch is a tropical fully fenced back yard with a water feature. It was so tranquil and relaxing to sit in the back yard with our two small dogs and listen to the sound of the birds and water fountain. The location is great too...a block from downtown Saftey Harbor. The owners are wonderful and thought of everything in this home, they had a welcome basket upon arrival with breakfast bread, snacks and biscuits for our dogs. They also had bottled water and coffee cream already in the refrigerator. We've rented many vacation by owner homes and none have been stocked like this home. It was a great experience and we will be back.
Three very best friends met at the cottage for a special holiday. It was the perfect place in a lovely small town and we had a wonderful visit. Southern hospitality from our hosts made it even nicer. It's the perfect getaway if you ever need some down time and want to just enjoy yourself in lovely surroundings. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did! We'll be back!
What great owners, town and cottage. Couldn't say enough good things about it. The accommodations are extremely first class, comfortable and has everything you need and want and the environment of Safety Harbor is so serene and stress less, just a great get-away to relax. Desanya and Mick are great and we hope to come back again soon. Check it out, you will love it.
The Fishers (humans and canines)
We could not have anticipated how great the Duvall House would be! So glad Desanya and Mick understand the need for great places to stay when they travel with their Furkids! (and don't mind the big ones...Great Dane - Gus, and labs Tank & Dozer) This was by far the best place we have ever stayed. They truly thought of everything. Thank You, Both so much for welcoming us into your town and wonderful house! It was such a pleasure meeting you!
This is our third year renting in the winter months at Sea Dog Cottages. My son purchased a home in Safety Harbor and when I searched for a dog-friendly place to stay and saw these charming cottages and I am so happy that we were able to secure the Schooner Cottage the first year!
This year we decided to stay at the Duvall house! It is the most beautifully decorated vacation property that I have ever seen. The house has a beach theme with lots of blues and gorgeous flooring, an open kitchen and living room area and incredibly high ceilings! You can tell how much love has gone into decorating this place! The lanai was a favorite place to gather with friends and family! The landscape is lush and tropical!
All of the Sea Dog Cottages are so well stocked, there is nothing lacking! When you arrive you are greeted with a beautiful welcome basket that even includes treats for you canine family members. Desi and Mic haven’t missed a thing when making visitors feel at home and as comfortable as possible.
Safety Harbor in itself has so much to offer! We love that you can walk out the door and in minutes you are at the pier watching the manatees swim, at the World Renown Safety Harbor Spa, or at wonderful restaurants and boutiques. Desi and Mic also provide bicycles and Phillipe Park is a beautiful place to ride! Take the Jolly Trolley to other locations such as Clearwater Beach! Rent a kayak and explore the wildlife in the Mangroves! There are days when I never get in my Jeep, everything is so convenient!
Sea Dog Cottages are immaculate and so well maintained. It is definitely a plus having Desi and Mic close by if you need anything, but most importantly they have become such good friends and often times we connect with other renters who we make lasting connections with. If you have the opportunity to stay at Sea Dog, lucky you!!
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
We accept dogs with $100 pet fee. Rates are subject to change without notice. If you need to stay and have questions about a time that is not posted, please contact us directly.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.