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Family Friendly , Walking Distance to Ocean with kayaks and Canoe available

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Cottage with Gulf 1 Block away

Welcome to my Beach Bungalow where you can come to kayak, paint, photograph birds, play golf and other outdoor activities...OR relax under the Oak trees all year round. This two bedroom, one bath studio has a screened porch with a swing and a patio garden area that is located one block away from the beautiful sunset at Crystal Beach. Surrounded by Moss draped Live Oaks is a park where people gather every afternoon for cocktails and a walk on the pier. Also fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking available hopefully to catch some snapper or see dolphins and manatees. You are a a half a block from the Famous Pinellas Trail, which runs from Tarpon Springs and down to Clearwater/St. Pete Beach. This trail is wonderful for cycling, biking, rollerblading or just a nice walk. We are located 5 miles just down the street from Dunedin causeway to the beautiful Honeymoon Island and Caladisi beaches which are listed on the Best Beaches List. You can be to the Bungalow from Tampa International Airport in a little over 40 minutes. Bring your bikes to buzz around the neighborhood and local tourist spots.Or rentals are available for bikes and golf carts through local companies. All sports and scuba equipment and watercraft are available to be rented by local shops. PGA golf course Copperhead at Innisbrook home to the Valspar championship in March is located 2 miles away open to public. Innisbrook has spa facilities and excellent dining options. Grocery stores, state parks, dry clean & laundry services, CVS, Craft beer breweries, Tiki Bars and Wood Burning Pizza, ice cream shops and other attractions very near.

More Details

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Crystal Beach in Palm Harbor

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom has hairdryer, all travel amenities needed...including sewing kits, band-aids, toothbrush, razors etc....
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Trundle Bed under twin..Closet with hangars and storage
  • Bedrooms have 4 pillows, 2 blankets, extra set of sheets, dresser, closet with hangars, laundry basket & luggage rack.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

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Family Friendly , Walking Distance to Ocean with kayaks and Canoe available
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
Asheville
5

Lovely bungalow close to the trail and the water.

  • 5 of 5

We had a comfortable stay at this little bungalow. It was ideal for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

my retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is so adorable. There was everything I needed. Close to everywhere I wanted to go. Close to the beach, shopping. Easy to get to and was quiet and rewarding.The apartment was clean, comfortable and charming. Very satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
5

Very cozy apartment, in a very friendly and charming neighbourhood, close to the Gulf coast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay in Crystal Beach, Palm Harbor. The cottage/apartment was perfect for us; 2 bedrooms, nice screened porch, clean and decorated very nicely. The beds were very comfortable. The owner was super nice, she even let us use her bicycles for the month. The neighbourhood was great to walk or bike around, everyone was very friendly, always said hello. Very close to everything you need, and steps away from the Pinellas trail. Would definitely recommend this little gem!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much I appreciate that review. You guys were wonderful and you're always welcome to come back to Crystal Beach, I will always put the welcome mat out for you! Take care see you next winter.
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Cold, half was clean half was not

  • 1 of 5

The kitchen was not the cleanest, I didn't want to put my food in the cabinets, mold in the coffee maker. The remote for the a/c was filthy, I wouldn't touch it. The bedrooms were clean and the bathroom was clean. I was not comfortable there. The owner offered a refund of the "cleaning and sanitizing" fee. I packed and left, and took a gaffing, was refunded 50% of my one week reservation. Part of the problem with renting sight unseen. Take a look at the photos again. It is not a waterfront property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

julie gibbs whittle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2018

About julie gibbs whittle

My name is Julie and I have lived in Crystal Beach 15 years. I am an artist and interior decorator and paint for the local shops and commissions. I love to have my walks in the Park, see the sunsets hear the church bell rings and walk down on the pier in the mornings. I have a paddle board and kayak to use to enjoy the am waters of St. Joseph sound. My family enjoys the outdoors so we are often out in the area making new friends with locals and visitors alike. We are avid football fans and we like to see the Toronto Blue jays and Philadelphia Phillies play in the spring and the Tampa Buccaneers in the Fall. I am always trying to make my guest stay an enjoyable experience so they will return again some other time in the future.

julie gibbs whittle purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why julie gibbs whittle chose Crystal Beach

Because I love it and want to share it...It is a quaint little neighborhood perfect for raising children and retiring as well. The demographics are multi-generational and non assuming. There is progress all around yet you get a sense of back in time when your here. The Bungalow is comfortable, beautiful, warm and inviting that is-situated in the heart of the little community of Crystal Beach and I want my friends, family and visitors to have a beautiful peaceful stay while visiting our part of Florida...

What makes this bungalow unique

This Bungalow is street level first floor with a car port. It is located right in the middle of the cute sleepy town of Crystal Beach easy to access from the US Highway Alt 19. It has lovely screened in porch and open concept. Great, quite, safe, family and dog friendly neighborhood. It will sleep a couple on the Queen size bed and another 2 guest on the trundle bed. A welcome basket of goodies and water, wine & cheese and Orange juice will meet you when you arrive. If you want take a souvenir post card or leave one before you go....

Location

Honeymoon Island State Park
"Wonderful beach 4 miles away with restrooms, restaurants and dog beach. Easy access by walki..."
Caladesi Island State Park
"Same state park area as Honeymoon Island however, to reach this area you must ride a ferry $..."
Ozona Blue
"Great al fresco dining or inside restuant options. Multiple bars, has public swimming pool ..."
Toronto Blue Jays
"Located in the heart of Dunedin just 6 miles away from house. Outdoor facility small arena w..."
Thirsty Marlin
"Key West and Bahama bar and restaurant with outdoor dining and Tiki bar. Located 1 mile in H..."
Frenchy's Outpost
"Several locations around Clearwater Beach or the closest to us is on the Dunedin causeway 3 ..."
Tarpon Springs
"Historic Sponge Docks and Greek Lifestyle just a short 4 miles away Entertainment, Restauran..."
Casa Ludovico
"Superb Italian Fine Dining and excellent wine list. Stand alone historic house located on Al..."
Florida Auto Exchange Stadium
"baseball"
Wall Springs Park
The Plum Tomato
"yummy"
Ozona Pig
"BBQ"
Strachan’s Homemade Ice Cream And Desserts
"ice cream"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fairway Pizza and Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Caladesi State Park
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Innisbrook Golf Club/Dunedin Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Alt 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Emilys/Chattabox/Fairway Pizza/Gyro King
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honeymoon Island State Park
Car: recommended

Our Beach Bungalow is steps away from the shoreline of Crystal Beach. A quaint fishing village at one time with original Post Office and the Pinellas Trail running right through it now a quite Seaside Community close to everything. You are able to walk to the water, go bike riding and out for lunch or fish from the pier all within a square block. If you are interested in more recreations, you will find it in this area they are a drive away....Golf cart, Motor scooters and bike rentals are available at local renters. The best golf courses close by are Innisbrook, Dunedin CC and Lansbrook to name a few. Feb-March Vacationers will enjoy Spring training for Yankees, Phillies and Blue Jays as well as other teams and home of the Rays..In the Fall you are 45 minutes from the Bucs home games. Crystal Springs and Tubing the Lazy River one hour north, Fort Desoto and other beaches 45 minutes south. University of Tampa, USF, UCF, FSU and University of Florida are short day trips away. The Beach Bungalow is located just North of Dunedin a fun tourist ,shopping and dining town AND 7 miles south of the Historic Sponge Docks and the largest greek community outside of Greece. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach are 45 minutes away while St. Petersburg home of the Rays, Dali Museum and the Historic Vinoy Hotel are just 45 South on 275 heading toward Sarasota and Naples.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Crystal Beach, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Valspar/PGA Golf Tournament
4 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
8 night minimum stay
£195
 
 
Spring Training
15 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
14 night minimum stay
£195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£299
for 3 nights
From
£64
£551
£1,642
 

Additional pricing information

Refridgerator / Oven £35.74
Pet Fee £89.34
Cleaning/Santazing fee £53.6
Kayaks $25 per/per day £17.87
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.68
Tax Rate 13.0%

-Please Call me prior to sending in credit card payment if you prefer a different payment method. My number is 727-204-9664. Also use this number to call 30 minutes prior to check-in/arrival so key arrangements can be made as there is no manager on duty at property. Our home is 5 minutes from studio location.
-Reminder check-in is 3:00 pm and Checkout is by 11:00 am. If you have additional guest(s) for a week or more there will be a $25.00 fee -
-Kayak rentals including life jacket is $25.00 per day per equipment
-Important information....if your PET leaves excessive hair on rugs, bedding and furniture or I find stains or accidents spots I will document the damage and exercise my right for additional cleaning fees from your damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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