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Spring Deal- Waterfront Oasis on Tampa Bay- Minutes to Beaches, Central to All

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Summer & Extended Stays Available // Furnished/Utilities- bring clothes & toothbrush! More Reviews that 95% of Tampa rentals.

* FAMILIES/Groups- we accommodate events, business travel, holidays.

* A single family water front home, exceptionally managed. Our many US & International Reviews tell our story.

* Clean Clean Villas. We are fanatics on cleanliness and maintenance. Professionally cleaned

* 3 BR, 2 Bath, Salt water pool, 2 car garage, 2100 sf (198 sm) house on lovely salt water canal, 200 yards to North Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Great fishing off docks!

* A peaceful, remodeled waterfront home with water views from most rooms. Truly 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 restaurants. Perfect location for business stays, central location, close to downtown

* Interior/Exterior renovation-- as you enter you will note the attention to detail and comfort, its open architecture, modern, water views from most rooms. Gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, modern decor but with tropical comfort and retreat feel. (2) Central air systems. Great place to decompress!

* Gourmet Kitchen is completely new and modern- simply Wow. Professional stainless appliances and SS cookware. Kitchen, DR, LR and Lanai all with salt water views. All Italian granite counter tops in kitchen and baths.

* Pool (salt water, renovated, not heated) facing south sun all day, one-of-a-kind elevated pool overlooking salt water canal. Rent a nearby kayak to explore mangrove preserve, the Bay and causeway beaches. Fish off two private docks. BBQ with views!

* Fully furnished, Clean/Well Maintained. Italian Travertine tile throughout, uncluttered rooms. (2) Premium Queen beds, (2) twins, fold out Euro sleeper lounger in Lanai.

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

* Two docks to enjoy the view and tie your boat to; fish, kayak, daydream with morning coffee or evening drinks, while you watch the world wake or retire

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

* Clean Clean Home. Professionally cleaned prior to every stay.

* Convenient, Secure with no hassle access.

* RV parking driveway is separate from the 2 car drive!


More Details

Bill & Susan Hallett
Member since: 2011
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 around the world 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 Bay Crest Park

Perfect location, central to the Tampa/Clearwater/St Pete area made our decision. Being on 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. Additionally, the neighborhood is very Safe, friendly and up & coming

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 out the floor to ceiling tinted glass Lanai and from two of the three BR's. The gorgeous salt water pool directly overlooks the water, completely rebuilt with new 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 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1) No SMOKING- No PETS 2) Maximum 6 guests. Permission required for any temporary guest and nightly fee will apply
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath convenient for all, updated and gorgeous
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master Bath completely updated, dual sinks, large shower
  • Bathrooms all Completely remodeled, modern
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , roomy Master BR with ensuite is comfortable, well appointed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BR 2 has a great view looking over pool/pation to salt water
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , BR 3- (2) twins, pool/salt water view
  • MBR & BR 2 are premium queens (2), BR3 has twins (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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.


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Spring Deal- Waterfront Oasis on Tampa Bay- Minutes to Beaches, Central to All
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 67 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Tampa

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place comfortable enough for my wife and I to feel like we were at home while we were in Florida waiting on the birth of grand-baby #3. We also needed a place big enough to hold our other 3 children, son-in-law, and first two grandchildren for Christmas. This place was perfect. The deck was used every day. It was perfect for hanging out and getting caught up, early morning workouts, grilling, and taking in the night sky! It was also the perfect spot to watch the annual Bay Crest Christmas Boat Parade and the New Year's Eve Fireworks from all around the neighborhood. Beds were comfortable. Appliances were nice. And my wife's number one concern, everything was CLEAN! And the garage held both of our cars... that was a serious bonus!

Bill and Susan are great hosts! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a delight to host your entire family. You made the place a vacation in and of itself which is how we designed the place. Considerate of our property, thoroughly enjoyed the house, waterfront and pool area- you are absolutely welcomed back!
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Cute Home

  • 5 of 5

Open floor plan. Spacious.

Everything updated. Back oasis.

Great place for family!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your family had such a great time and will be back. Thanks for the text updates. The Bayhouse really is an oasis.
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Spacious rooms and great back patio for fishing!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy your family had such a great time in the Bayhouse and the area. You took great advantage of our location to all. Thanks for the referrals.
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A Great Family Destination!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a full week at this great property. It has a large "great room" with plenty of seating, the kitchen is completely new and so are both bathrooms. They are very nice. We felt that this property was actually nicer and more appealing in person than it was in the advertised pictures. The pool was modest in size, but very nice and so convenient to just walk out the back door and enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great we exceeded your expectations and to hear your family enjoyed the Bayhouse. We pride ourselves in great guest experiences, especially the interior layout, pool/dock areas and water view.
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  • 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: April 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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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Memorial & Hillsborough Highways
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. NO noise. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Site Payment Processing $60
Cleaning Fee $200

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

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