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Casa Bella - An Architectural Beachfront Masterpiece with Pool and Spa

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 5,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 gulf front master suites, 2 bedrooms, guest room, 2 master baths, 2 1/2 baths

This massive concrete/stucco architecturally significant beachfront villa occupies over 1/3 acre on the Gulf of Mexico in an exclusive area of Redington on Tampa Bay areas barrier islands. With waves lapping on shore less than 100 feet away, the sights, the sounds, and the ambience of the sea are omnipresent. Staggering views from the wrap around balcony/terrace paralyze. Formal entertaining from the gulf side living room complete with wet bar and access to the kitchen grill is as smooth as a gulf breeze. Stunning vistas from the huge pool side patio overwhelm yet the casual comes forth from a poolside barbecue serviced from a butlers kitchen and den wet bar. An elevator allows for complete ADA accessibility. First floor master bath with whirlpool & steam/shower and second floor master bath with sauna. Full computer station in the office/guest room, along with fax and wireless connect. Two car garage. Street side terrace offers inland/sunrise views.The sunsets are spectacular!

Local Attractions: The Redington area offers a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment very accessible. Children and teens can ride the area trolley from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater and to Tyrone Mall for a minimal daily fee. The Clearwater Aquarium, Indian Shores Wild Bird Sanctuary, Dolphin Watch and of course Smugglers Reef Miniature Golf are just a few of the attractions luring kids (adults) of all ages. St. Petersberg has weekly concerts, art shows and events for all to enjoy along with the most complete Salvidor Dali Museum in North America. Major theme parks, Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World, are only 1 hour and 30 minutes and Bush Gardens is only 45 minutes. But the beach, 'One of the Top Ten Beaches in Florida,' is just out the back door and once you get you toes in the sand, you may find it difficult to pull away. Yet, everyone should try to stop at least once at Madeira Beach's world famous 'Candy Kitchen.' It is worth the wait!

The Beach: The reason for the 'Ten Best Beaches in Florida,' classification is immediately apparent to the first time visitor. Daytime from 'Casa Bella' offers splendid dolphin shows, great heron, sandpiper and seagull watching, and, of course, the exhilaration customary in the grand pelican fishing forays. A peaceful stroll at waters edge reveals one of the great shelling beaches on Floridas Gulf Coast. This special beach has plenty of flat terraced sand space for beach volleyball (provided), football, softball, or whatever while others sunbath. The gradual sloping waterfront is ideal for infants and youngsters (supervised) while offering adults a plethora of water sports from snorkeling to skim boarding. When sand & surf is too much, a refreshing dip in the pool rejuvenates. Yet, awe inspiring vistas seem to explode on the horizon at the end of the day. Punctuating this view, coconut palms and a beautiful private pier add splendor and depth to the horizon. It is simply spectacular!

More Details

Owner
Heidi Bess
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for the nice card you sent recently. We liked seeing what seems to be the original architect's drawing of the house, with a structure, now gone, {owner note: new stucco makes a formerly sided feature disappear} beside the driveway and different siding on the facade.

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even including a couple of cold, blustery days. I think that the beach was quite a bit larger when we left, with a lot of sand brought in by the surf. While we were there, Florida Dept. of Geology came to measure erosion, and it seemed to us that, actually, a new sand bar was starting to form just off the edge of the beach, a little like what happened to Tigertail Beach on Marco, where a new island was formed in the shallows. Time will tell, of course, but I hope your beach will not be effected, since it is just about PERFECT!

{sic}...Chris and Jane couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. {sic} entire staff was a plesure to deal with.

Thank you again for a wonderful vacation, and a perfect place to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday. It was nice of you to offer Casa Bella to us again next year, but at our age we don't plan too far ahead. Its a great idea, though, and I won't forget it"
Mar 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Redington Beach in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Both master baths have double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Guest room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Casa Bella - An Architectural Beachfront Masterpiece with Pool and Spa
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews
Chicago
5

Beautiful Spacious and interesting vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely and large home for all of us to share and be together with the family. Very comfortable and beautiful details. Wonderful history of the house was shared. This house had the most awesome pool, hot tub and view of the ocean and the sunset. It was incredible.

We all had a wonderful time and can't wait to return to the beautiful Casa Bella.

So happy we found this lovely home!!! Also noted, Dawn and Chris were more than helpful with everything that was needed. Thank you from Mr. and Mrs. Hofgesang

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to share Casa Bella with such a wonderful family. Even though we were out of town, our on the spot staff, Dawn and Chris, couldn't have been more complimentary about Mr and Mrs. Hofgesang and their entire family. Not only would our family and staff be well served on their return to Casa Bella, but further, any owner could look forward to accepting a reservation from this quality family. Very much looking forward to their return to Casa Bella. With great respect, Heidi and Art
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5

Great house & awesome beach!

  • 5 of 5

No issues from start to finish. Looking forward to booking again someday.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan and family were wonderful guests. Their requirements were simple; a beach house, a pool, a beach and some time to enjoy as a family. A perfect fit for Casa Bella.
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south lyon, michigan
5

girls trip

  • 5 of 5

OMG!! The house was perfect, and then some. It was our 17th annual girls trip. The house was amazing. It had everything we needed. Kitchens were fully stocked, the pool area was fantastic. We would return again in a heartbeat. Dawn the manager, and Art the owner, are the nicest people. This home will not disappoint

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and her friends were just the perfect guests. A really fun and sweet group. We would recommend them as guests to anyone, but selfishly we would love to have them back first! It was Dawn's (home manager), Chris's (home engineer) and my honor to get to meet and know them all.
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5

Family Reunion Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Four couples shared the home. Fantastic location and amenities. Decor somewhat dated but that did not detract from the overall experience. Everything provided-towels, linens dishes, silverware, standard cleaning supplies, condiments,beach and pool equipment etc. The property manager, Dawn, was very helpful. Check in and check out were seamless. The property owners were accessible and accommodating. Hope to repeat the experience.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most fortunate to have guests like Bruce and his group of friends. It makes our job most pleasurable, and our home manager's, Dawn's, day stress free and enjoyable. And we are always pleased to hear we are supplying amenities guests really use and truly appreciate. A complete and fulfilling vacation for our guests continues to be our goal. Heidi and Art
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Casa Bella for our annual family vacation (6 adults and 3 small children). The home is comfortable and spacious. We spent hours in the very large beachfront pool. There is an abundance of outdoor seating whether you prefer sun or shade. The homes on the beach are close together but the beautiful landscaping at Casa Bella provides excellent privacy. Although the home is on a public beach, there were very few people in the area of the house. Sitting on balcony was one of our favorite pastimes. Incredible views any time of the day but especially at sunset. Thank you Art and Heidi for making your home available; Dawn (property manager) for the tour of the house and the tips you gave us and Chris (handyman) for the timely response to a couple of small repairs.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's with great humility we accept such wonderful reports from our guests regarding their family vacation at Casa Bella. We, including our fantastic staff of Dawn and Chris, truly endeavor for our guest's stay to exceed their expectations for a memorable family vacation. Indeed, we do take pleasure receiving comments from our guests that indicate success in that regard while realizing we must continually strive to make the wonderment and magic of Casa Bella appear for each new and returning family. Respectfully, Heidi and Art.
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5

Wonderful Location, Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a family vacation at Casa Bella and absolutely loved it! This is a very spacious, beautiful and unique home. We spent every day relaxing in the oceanfront pool, the hot tub and walking on the beach. The location could not be better!! The reservation process went smoothly. We talked to the owners, Art and Heidi, on the phone and by e-mail and they were at Casa Bella when we arrived! They took us on a tour of the home and answered any questions we had. It was a pleasure meeting them and they could not have been more gracious and welcoming. Look forward to a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi and I felt honored to welcome J and S and their nice family to Casa Bella. Although the weather did not fully cooperate, they obviously took the time to take in the full beach experience. From their thoughtful comments, we realize our efforts to provide a comfortable home at a fantastic location for a family vacation is again proving up. It's always pleasing to know another family has had the opportunity to enjoy the wonderment of Casa Bella.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Snack Shack
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gulf Blvd./Park Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Conch Republic
Car: recommended

Casa Bella is one mile from North Redington Beach's Bird Sanctuary, a rehabilitation and wild bird habitat. Ever popular Clearwater Aquarium with the Dolphin Quest exhibit starring the dolphin, "Winter." A little over a mile south is John's Pass, a popular tourist attraction with numerous shops and quality restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Redington Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Spring
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,870
for 7 nights
£4,870
£14,542
 
 
Summer
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,131
for 7 nights
£6,131
£20,429
 
 
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,263
for 4 nights
From
£753
£5,290
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 4 nights
From
£631
£4,449
£12,860
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,290
for 7 nights
£5,290
 
 
Late Fall
25 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,604
for 4 nights
From
£588
£3,608
 
 
Winter Holiday
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£6,131
for 7 nights
£6,131
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,029
for 7 nights
£4,029
£13,701
 
 
Spring
2 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£6,131
for 7 nights
£6,131
£20,429
 
 
Late Spring
28 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,870
for 7 nights
£4,870
£14,542
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £223.29 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £744.3

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