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Charming downtown bungalow, 'The Blue Heron'

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) with attached manager quarters

Our cozy Spa home sits under shady Florida live oaks and is only a few blocks to main street Safety Harbor.

A hidden gem within walking distance to all of Safety Harbor's shops, restaurants and beautiful Tampa Bay.

An inviting front patio deck entrance serves as a special spot to entertain or relax. Interior designed with Ethan Allen furniture.

Included with rental are, limited Safety Harbor Resort & Spa passes.

The spa offers a variety of classes including yoga, stretching, water aerobics, weight room, dance classes and fitness classes. The three heated pools provide an opportunity for laps, leisure and or water aerobics . The spa also is within walking distance to the house and provides a unique daily retreat.

The spa is known for: “where healing waters flow” tm

Rejuvenate yourself with spa visits, golf, nature walks and sunsets.

Centrally located 15-30 minutes to airports, beautiful gulf beaches and golf.

More Details

Melissa & Steve
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Melissa & Steve

Steve and Melissa are business owners. Steve's company is in the entertainment industry and Melissa owns a equipment leasing corporation.

Melissa & Steve purchased this house in 2006

Why Melissa & Steve chose Safety Harbor

Our home is 20 minutes to Tampa International, yet centrally located to the beach, golf, biking and baseball. Safety Harbor is the hidden gem of 'old Florida' If you are looking for just R&R at the Spa or all the activities you can manage,our home provides easy access to all.

What makes this house unique

Never having to leave Safety Harbor. You have it all! Needing a peaceful hideaway to recover from the stress of our daily lives.

Make time for yourself. Golf, fish, hike, bike or just to nothing. Or if your wish take a walk to the Spa to enjoy all the amenities and classes.

Enjoy the Florida outdoors Kayaking Tampa Bay among the manatees.

Relaxing under the live oaks and hanging Spanish moss and enjoying entertaining in a friendly outdoor setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Safety Harbor in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The house include a water softener system.
  • All towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom queen size bed, designer furniture, quality linens. Flat screen television with Ruko and access to Netflix and Amazon Prime. 2nd bedroom: standard bed an computer workstation
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool, Jacuzzi, steam & sauna limited spa guess passes., Home includes newly refinished hardwood floors and Anderson windows.


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Charming downtown bungalow, 'The Blue Heron'
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Safety Harbor happiness!

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed our stay. We were very impressed with the quality of the appliances, dishware, etc. The town is super cute and very low key and relaxing - but plenty of things to do in the Tampa area. Highly recommend staying here - would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. Location is great, especially if you like to walk to town and along the water. The house is beautiful, especially the gourmet kitchen. Steve (the host) was super helpful. This really felt like a home, not an anonymous rental. A++

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the house. We look forward to hosting you next year.
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Great location and great time

  • 5 of 5

This was a great time! We has family in town and could walk to see them everyday from DT Safety Harbor. The hosts were very open and accomodating. This was not thier first rodeo! They have gotten hosting down to a science.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a great location. Just a short walk to quaint Downtown Safety Harbor restaurants and fantastic running/walking paths. The owners are fantastic with communication and provide everything needed to enjoy your time in the home. Outside patio is charming and comfortable, kitchen with everything needed and comfortable beds. Decor is charming and bright. I will home to visit again. Definitely felt like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was truly a month in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time walking thru the quaint neiborhood and going to the pier to see a vast array of birds and sea life. We also enjoyed time in this beautiful home firnished with the best of everything. My husband and I would recommend this place very highly and hope to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Month

  • 5 of 5

Our February in Safety Harbor exceeded our expectations. Everything starting with the Blue Heron and including the Town, the Spa, the restaurants, the parks, the weather, the neighborhood and the people we met was great.

In early February the Boston Globe published an article titled “Safety Harbor – a Foodie Town”. The article mentioned a number of places and taking the Globe’s lead, we tried many of them. We enjoyed the Spa for lunch, Gregario’s pizzeria, Green Springs, Southern Fresh, Bar Fly, and Joey Biscotti’s.

When we come back next year we will revisit all of them.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raymond James Stadium
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Sand Key County Park
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George M. Steinbrenner Field
Caladesi Island State Park
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Bright House Networks Field
Safety Harbor Public Library
Green Springs Bistro
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Busch Gardens
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Big Cat Rescue
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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
8th Ave Pub
Great Live music weekends and 3rd Fridays!!
Southern Fresh
Great southern comfort food.Try the fried chicken
Ibis Bed & Breakfast
If you need a close spot for a few more visitors.
Syd Entel Galleries
World class art gallery. Melissa has picked up a few babbles also.
Safety Harbor Chamber-Commerce
Safety Harbor City Marina
Watch for the manatees mornings at the pier.
Safety Harbor Museum-History
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
International Plaza and Bay Street
Ybor City Visitor Center
Bar Fly
great taco Tuesdays
8th Avenue Pub
Sandpearl Resort
A wonderful Sunday brunch.
Athen's Restaurant
Basis breakfast
Parts of Paris
Tapping The Vine
Local spot to shop to & dine
Tarpon Springs
Home of the "sponge docks"
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill
Paradise Restaurant
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The Sandwich on Main
Great sandwiches! Nice portion sizes & top quality.
Crooked Thumb Brewery
Our own local Brewery!!!!! Great artisan beers
Crabby Bill's
An easy stop for a cold brew & a little grub. Wet bathing allowed on the outside deck.
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa International airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
8th Ave pub
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 19
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Safety Harbor Spa & Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Phillpe Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Raymond James Stadium
Nearest Point of Interest
Sand Key Beach & Park
Nearest Point of Interest
George Steinbrenner Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Caladesi Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bright House Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Safety Harbor Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Whistle Stop Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Springs Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack & poker room
Nearest Point of Interest
Busch Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Cat Rescue
Nearest Point of Interest
Sun Bird Sanctuary
Car: recommended

All within 30 to45 minutes:

Spring training for:

New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays

link :springtrainingonline.com

Rated # 1 & 2 beaches in US: Fort Desoto Park & Caladesi Island State Park

Link: floridasbeach.com

Parks include:

Philippe Park/Fred Howard Park/Fort Desoto park

link :pinellascounty.org/park/locations.htm

Numerous Public and semi-private golf courses.

Link: http://www.floridagolferguide.com

Tarpon Springs Greek community & Sponge docks,

Pinellas trail for biking / blading

link: pinellascounty.org/trailgd/default.htm,

Historic Ybor City. (old cigar factories)

link: ybor.org

Other activities close by include:rutheckerdhall.com,

Tampa Ray Downs,



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Safety Harbor, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Shoulder Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.2
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.82
Pet Fee £71.53
Cleaning fee £89.41
Tax Rate 13.0%

Management apartment on site.

Cancellation policy:
Full refund if cancelled at least 60 days in advance and the owner is able to re-book the full time-frame; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was re-booked.

Full refund if cancelled at least 90 days in advance and the owner is able to re-book the full time-frame; otherwise a partial refund will be provided for the period that was re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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