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Charming, Historic Carriage House Old Florida setting on Tampa Bay"

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bath, sleeps 4

The Carriage House is nestled in Old Town Safety Harbor. In 3 minutes you walk to the Pier on Tamps Bay, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, the Post Office and Starbucks. There are seven Restaurants within a 10 minute walk including the 'Almost Famous' Whistle Stop Grill where you will find outdoor seating , a laid back atmosphere and live music at least 3 nights per week..

The Carriage House' unique architecture and fenced back yard will make you feel like you stepped back in time..to a slower pace. ..Built in 1925 the Carriage House was originally just that- 'a carriage house 'not far from Green Springs Resort. It is the oldest wooden structure in Safety Harbor.

Step out on the brick patio for breakfast and have a drink on the wood deck at night. The bedroom is a second floor large loft with a large window to view the Bay about 100 yds away.

There is a working fireplace, TV and DVD, and a full kitchen.

Guest Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your charming cottage. We felt transported to another place in time. So relaxing & peaceful. The cottage is decorated so lovely and the grounds are beautiful.

You and your husband are wonderful hosts ,looking after every detail.

Marley seems to know his role as the the 'darling dog' of The Carriage House.

Thank you for our gift dinner at your awesome restaurant Whistle Stop Grill. We loved the place so much, we found ourselves back there 3 more times!!

We look forward toour return in April 2010

Guest Comment: We had a great time at The Carriage House.

We felt so away from it all..but yet very close to everything. The back patio was our sanctuary. And within minutes we could be on Main St. downtown . The Whistle Stop Dinner was a highlight..thank you very much.

We enjoyed the bikes & Kyacks you provided and all of your great suggestions of what to do & see in the area.

We hope to come back soon.

More Details

Dawn Pendola
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been wintering at The Carriage House for the past 5 years. We absolutely adore being there. It is so quaint & comfortable. It feels as though you stepped back in time & life slows down. Yet it has all the amenities of today and is close to everything.

You can walk the Safety Harbor Spa, The Marina , Philippe Park and downtown.

Downtown has many good restaurant and bars and a few cool shops. Clearwater Beach is 10 miles west & Tampa is 10 miles East.

The hosts, of the Carriage House Dawn & Patrick ,own The Whistle Stop that is in downtown Safety Harbor. It is an Old Florida restaurant & bar with great food & live music. They always give a gift card to come down to the restaurant as their guest. Dawn & Patrick have owned both the Carriage House & the Whistle Stop for 16 years. They are wonderful hosts.

We are looking forward to goig back next year..we already booked.
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Safety Harbor in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , vey small sink and toilet w/vanity
  • Full bath & shower is located on second floor. Ground Floor bath has a toilet & sink only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Loft bedroom requires using one flight of stairs, sleeps two. Main bathroom off bedroom. Half bath on ground floor. Ground floor sleeps two on queen size pull-out sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Safety Harbor Spa is very nearby (3 min walk) . There is a pool, fitness rooms, tennis. guest memberships and day visits are available. The local Chamber of Commerce is a two minute walk away. Safety Harbor Regional Museum is located right next door to cottage. Phillipe Park is 1.2 miles walk down the green way along the Tampa Bay Tandem sit -on top kayak available for guests to use on bay. Mantee watching at marina..5 min walk from cottage .Fishing off pier Main St. Safety Harbor & side streets has several shops & restaurants in a 9 block radius. Very walkable. The Whistle Stop Grill dubbed 'Cheers of Safety Harbor,' is located on Main St. It is a landmark 'Old Florida' restaurant. Serves Beer & Wine and great food..Fried Green Tomatoes & so much more. Old Fashion Ice Cream treats. Music 3-4 nights a week. The Famous Bowling Ball House (seen on T.V ..and travel shows) is also in walking distance. Syd Entel Art Gallery on Main St.


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Charming, Historic Carriage House Old Florida setting on Tampa Bay
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay and Dawn & Patrick were so accommodating. The home is a block away from Main St with fabulous restaurants and shops. The home itself is so charming and decorated beautifully and fully stocked. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone. So nice to meet you both!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed you stay in our Carriage House. Thank you for leaving the cottage in such immaculate condition! We wish you all the best with your beautiful new baby girl! We hope to see you and your girls again sometime soon. Dawn & Patrick
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The House is a Gem, the Town is a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have traveled to quite a few Homeaway properties over the years. Our view is that the quality of the accommodations is critical, but so are the immediate area around the property and the property owner. This place scores five stars on all three. The carriage house is charming and roomy. It was immaculately clean and had all the amenities you need. We never knew about the town of Safety Harbor, but it was chock full of nice parks/walkways and great restaurants (including the Whistle Stop, owned by our host :-)). Finally, Dawn, our host, was attentive and helpful; she was a quick text away from being there to answer any questions. Just as a heads up, there is some new construction going next door. Dawn was concerned it would be bothersome to us, but it never entered the picture. The workers never started before we were awake and they were finished by 5:00. Overall, a great experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay and booked the Carriage House last minute. Dawn and Patrick were very accommodating and pleasant. The Carriage house is so interesting and unique. We felt at home here. Plus the garden is beautiful and a perfect place to enjoy the sun and read or relax. The house is a block from the water and the town. Excellent location. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy & Jack. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay . It was nice chatting with you that one afternoon on the patio. You were absolutely lovely guests in every way. Hope to see you again. Best Dawn
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This historic carriage house was like stepping back in time with modern conveniences!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here. The beautifully landscaped courtyard has a view of the bay and is perfect for relaxing outside. The carriage house itself is very tastefully decorated to match its history and has many very beautiful and unique architectural details. The location is within walking distance to the downtown shops - and the mattresses are so comfy!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in THe Carriage House. You were perfect guests and we hope you will stay with us again when you are in this area. Best Dawn & Patrick
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Charming, comfortable and very convenient!

  • 4 of 5

This carriage house is absolutely charming. It had everything I needed and was conveniently located. I was able to walk to everything in town. The owners were wonderful and able to take care of anything I needed immediately. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to read that you enjoyed y0ur stay in The Carriage House. If your travels bring you back this way, we hope you will stay with us again. Thank you, Dawn & Patrick
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Best weekend ever

  • 5 of 5

This carriage house was perfect in every way. Well maintained, roomy and an ideal location. We are three sisters who had a weekend getaway and we definitely will be going back. There's a queen bed upstairs in the loft and queen sleeper sofa in the living room but we also brought a queen air mattress which set up comfortably in the living room. The setting is beautiful and you have everything you need to feel at home. It's walking distance to the adorable Main Street of safety harbor and a short drive to just about anything else you want to do. Unfortunately we didn't meet Dawn, we just kept missing each other but we did touch base a few times by phone and she will make herself available to meet and address any wants or needs you may have. Highly recommend the carriage house.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your sisters stay in the Carriage House. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope you will all return. Next time we will meet in person for sure! Thank you for the nice review.
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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Best pizza anywhere and it's right here in Safety Harbor!
3 min walk from Carriage House
Whistle Stop Grill & Bar
Old Florida/ New Vibe Great Food & Drink Music 4 nites a week. Always a good time and a go...
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Bright House Networks Field
Lenny's Restaurant
Closest eating establishment to a Jersery Diner! Good!
Parts of Paris
Very nice fine dining
Philippe Park
Absolutely Beautiful Park on Tampa Bay. Small beach areas, covered picnic areas, Indian Moun...
Safety Harbor City Marina
Safety Harbor Museum-History
Interesting museum for local history &Tocobaga Indians
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
Great Spa with all the amenities. Pool & Tiki Bar open to public
Whistle Stop Grill & Bar
Old Florida/ New Vibe Great Food & Drink Music 4 nites a week. Always a good time and a go...
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whistle Stop Grill & Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Caladesi Island
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 275 and 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whistle Stop Grill & Bar
Car: recommended

The Carriage House is 100 yards from north Tampa Bay, centrally located for the Airport, St Pete Museums, Mall shopping , Clearwater Beach and the quaint town of Safety Harbor itself. The Clearwater Jazz Festival in October is 15 minutes and the renowned Dali museum is 30 minutes. Safety Harbor is home to many artists whose work you will notice in different forms all over town. Don't miss the 'Bowling Ball House'Art Works & Enjoy eating & drinking at 'Whistle Stop Grill (since 1959!) Fried Green Tomatoes & Other Great food..live music.

Bike or Walk through Beauiful Phillipe Park on the Tampa Bay. Kyack or Canoe on The Tamapa Bay. Watch the Manatees from the Safety Harbor Pier.. Indulge in yourself at the Safety Harbor Spa .and more ..


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Cleaning Fee £54.16

An advanced payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required upon booking unit. The advanced payment will be applied toward the rent. The balance is due within 30 days of check in.
The full amount is non-refundable for cancellations made within 45 days of arrival. Cancellations made 45 days or more to arrival will be refunded less a$50 cancellation fee.

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