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Waterfront Home on Saltwater- Pool, Great Amentities, Central Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront home, 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths, Sleeps 6. Spacious and Open Architecture

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* Simply a peaceful, private, modern salt waterfront home and an escape from your crazy life. Yet very close to all when you want- beaches, shopping, amusement parks, sports stadiums, flea market, aquarium, night clubs and restuarants. Perfect location for a business stay also

* Complete interior & exterior renovation- gorgeous. Gourmet kitchen. Open floor plan, Modern interior-decor but with Florida comfort and retreat feel. Great place to decompress!

* 3 BR, 2 Bath, south sun facing pool, 2 car garage, 2100 sf (198 sm) house on lovely salt water canal 200 yards to North Tampa Bay and the Gulf.

* Fully furnished, clean/well maintained home. Italian Travertine tile throughout, uncluttered rooms. (2) Premium Queen beds, (2) twins, fold out Euro sleeper lounger.

* Completely new and modern gourmet kitchen that is Wow, professional stainless appliances, professional SS cookware, breakfast bar and DR. All new Italian granite counter tops in kitchen and baths. Convenient, secure keyless locks with no hassle access.

* Pool (salt water, renovated, not heated) facing south sun, high, overlooking salt water canal. Rent a nearby kayak to explore mangrove preserve, the Bay and causeway beaches. Fish off two private docks

* Wrap around tinted windows in Lanai at waters edge to enjoy the manatees, stingrays & dolphins in your backyard. Rear rooms with water views. Privacy fence surrounds, open rear to salt water & pool area

* Enjoy the view from two high & low docks; fish, kayak, daydream with morning coffe or evening drinks, while you watch the world wake or retire, manatees appear

* 7 mins from TPA airport but no noise. Publix grocery, Walmart, Walgreens, Starbucks, Restaurants, Bait shops- all 5-10 mins distance

* Clean Clean Home. Professionally cleaned prior to every stay. We employ a Maintenance and cleaning staff.


More Details

Bill & Susan Hallett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Bill & Susan Hallett

Reviews Tell Our Story! Bill & Susan are proud owners and professionally manage all aspects- this is a full time business vs. most part-time owners with little experience or knowledge. We are very disciplined about maintenance, clean freaks AND available if needed. We stay in vacation homes and know the value of a hassle free stay. We have professional cleaning and maintenance staff.

Bill & Susan Hallett purchased this house in 2009

Why Bill & Susan Hallett chose Florida

Being central to the Tampa/Clearwater/St Pete area was why we searched this area for a vacation home. Being on the salt water with quick boat or kayak access to north Tampa Bay was a must. Our Bayhouse meets those requirements as well as only 7 minutes from the airport.

The added benefits include weekly manatee, dolphin and other fish sightings off our docks and being in a very Safe, friendly neighborhood.

We completely renovated the interior with open architecture and modern furnishings and a very modern kitchen that guests absolutely love. The grounds have been landscaped and fenced in for privacy.

What makes this house unique

Impressive views of salt water from the floor to ceiling tinted glass Lanai and view from two of the three BR's. There is a gorgeous salt water pool directly overlooks the water, with a completely rebuilt pool patio and wood deck. The two docks (one high, one low) are great for fishing from and watching many manatee swim by. Your vacation will in fact all be in the wonderfully tropic back pool area.

We have direct access to north Tampa Bay & Mangrove preserve for kayaking and boating. There is even an RV parking driveway separate from the 2 car drive!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Susan & Bill:

We were so happy with your Bayhouse. Glad we were able to book next year before we even left- we found our return spot! Your pictures do not do it justice and it was great value compared to years at other disappointing houses. We did see a couple of manatee and stingrays off the dock, it was easy to Clearwater and Tampa beaches and it was only 1+hr or so to Orlando- a day trip. Great décor and remodel job and the kitchen! Roomy and water views! Already looking forward to next year!

via email
Feb 2015
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Bay Crest Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bath
  • Completely remodeled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BR 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , BR 3
  • MBR & BR 2 are premium queens (2), BR3 twins (2) Air mattress available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Included- Linens, bath & beach towels, hairdryers, liquid hand soap, dish and laundry detergent, general cleaning products, initial paper products (TP, paper towels, coffee filters), new LG washer/dryer, dishwasher * All kitchen dining and cooking gear, coffee maker. All appliances are Energy Star. Large BBQ grill on pool deck for great outdoor gatherings * Dual central AC. All utilities and WIFI, HD Cable, Plasma & LCD TV's, DVD/CD players * Private, lighted Pool area overlooking salt water, (2) hi and low docks (up to 35 foot boat), rear patio & wood sun deck, adirondack chairs. * Seperate RV or trailer parking on property. Two car garage.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Home on Saltwater- Pool, Great Amentities, Central Location
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 62 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were some strange noises in the house. Some creaks in the front sitting area that were kind of loud. Also in the master bedroom at night. Other than that, it was amazing!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we are on salt water Bay, with occasional wind, the bath exhaust vent sometimes opens/closes- fixed. The LR fan was slightly off center- fixed. If we'd known, our maintenance guy could have adjusted immediately. Glad the rest was 5 stars as you said.
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clean, equipped, near attractions

  • 5 of 5

Bayhouse had all that was needed to provide a most enjoyable vacation for our family. The set-up was perfect to have our family (of the area) as guests for dinner, fishing and enjoying the nice weather. We even has a visit from a couple of dolphins in the canal! The welcome packet contained all of the advice to fill our needs and take advantage of the attractions in the nearby area, such as boating on the ICW and beachcombing/trailwalking on the islands. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Many thanks to the owners for an organized and attentive process!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud to have guests that enjoy and appreciate all the details we offer at our Bayhouse. Your family really enjoyed how close we are to all entertainment in the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area.
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit at bay house and were not disappointed!! Great owners, clean, well maintained. Quiet street location and close to everything. Enjoyed watching the manatee and the fish jumping in the canal. We were also visited by 2 dolphins. Tried to photograph but they were too fast! We will be renting again next year:) The Turners

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having your family as guests as you enjoy the pool/dock/saltwater area in the rear and love exploring TPA/St Pete/Clearwater area. See you again and thanks
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Great location for Raymond James Stadium!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and newly remodeled! Owner was very accommodating! This property made our stay for the National Championship game a fabulous one! (Go Tigers!) We would definitely recommend to a friend and stay again if ever back in the area!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are indeed close to everything Tampa-St Pete-Clearwater and so happy you enjoyed the Bayhouse amenities, water and location!
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Outstanding home and owners

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed at the Bayhouse on business for 2 weeks and all we can say is WOW! Beautiful home and grounds, pool overlooking the canal was phenomenal in the morning and evenings and close to everything we wanted to do and to downtown. Hi-speed WIFI made working from there seamless. The owners were excellent communicators, responsive and clearly maintain the place with passion. We are sending others from our company next month.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We get many business travelers, some bring their families. And all enjoy the amenities and location like you folks. So glad and that is why we take great pride in having a place people rave about.
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Truly exceptional property.

  • 5 of 5

This property met all of our expectations and beyond. Everything that the owners promised would be there for us was there and in perfect order. We had a pool cleaner visit while we were there and the owners had someone over to repair our BBQ as soon as we made the request. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT WE WILL RETURN; thank you so much Bill and Susan; it was totally awesome!!!!!! We would (and already have) recommended this property to anyone who asks us about our stay.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves in creating a comfortable home away form home and tropical environment that EXCEEDS guest expectations of vacation home renting. We rent vacation homes and know the realities- many are not as promised. We welcome you back!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Memorial HIghway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Causeway Beach (Courtney Campbell & Clearwater
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Busch Gardens.

* Lowery Park Zoo.

* Nighclubs-Dining.

* Golf & Gambling (horse, dog, casino).

* Professional Sports Events.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beaches.

* Kayak.

* Fish off docks, charter fishing.

* Bike (BYOB).

* TECO Manatee Center.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Busch Gardens & Disney.

* Fishing, Birding, Wildlife Viewing.

* Zoo & Aquariums.

* Boat & Jetski rentals.

* Tarpon Springs.

* TPA Int'l Airport: 7 minutes away, easy in/out. Perfect for business stays

* Kayak the Mangrove Preserve or TPA Bay just 2 minutes away- wildlife, channel cuts, secluded coves, fishing and access to North Tampa Bay's open water. Dock & water access

* UNIVERSITIES- USF and UTampa, various colleges 10 mins away for sports & events.

* Many local golf courses. Causeway beaches within 5 min and St. Petersburg/Clearwater beaches (20 min). Disneyland (75 min), Aquariums, Lowry Park Zoo & Bush Gardens (20 min), all Sports stadiums (20 mins), downtown Tampa & Ybor City (10 min), TECO Winter Manatee sanctuary (40 min) . Casino, Horse & Dog racing, Hard Rock Casino, Tarpon Springs Greek fishing village (10-30 mins). Nightlife abounds in Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Oldsmar.

* SPORTS- Hey Baseball fans- see spring training 15 minutes from door. Ten major league baseball teams practice within area


Rates & Availability

Bay Crest Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
OFF SEASON- Extended Stays
Apr 16 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year Weeks
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Site Payment Processing $60
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum 7 nights. Saturday-Saturday preferred rates. Holidays higher.
* Rates & Availability vary by season and holidays. Maximum 6 people, extra guest fee
* Other Costs: Cleaning- per stay or month
* Refundable security deposit required
* RESERVING DATES: U$ funds. 1) Check- Deposit check and balance check prior to arrival day, 2) Credit card/bank- PayPal verified secure, 3) Bank Wire Transfer 4) Rental site online booking. NOTE: Fees to renters acct
* Cancellation: 30 days prior to arrival, full refund. Within 30, only if rented for same dates & rate

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.
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