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Corp Housing, Relo's, Extended Stay, Vacation with Seadog Cottages-Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Seadog Cottages: Coastal Living In Downtown Safety Harbor, Florida

Leave nothing to chance.

“Duval House,” a new-construction, two-bedroom, two-bath get-away, is a Seadog Cottages property, meaning it sets a standard all its own.

With open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, custom furnishings, four flat-screen televisions, designer ceiling fans, covered parking and private backyard screen-porch and outdoor living, Duval House offers exceptional style to seasonal visitors, vacationers, job relocations, corporate housing or anyone displaced by home renovations or insurance repairs.

Located in the heart of charming downtown Safety Harbor, Fla., on old Tampa Bay, the Seadog Cottages complex is two blocks off Main Street and steps from famous Safety Harbor Spa, Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery, quaint bungalow restaurants, shopping boutiques, wine bars, local hangouts and sunrise walks to the City Marina and fishing pier.

Seadog Cottages is not an investment property furnished with left-over furniture and kitchenware, then rented periodically to offset expenses. Seadog Cottages -- the 2/2 Duval House, 2/2 Seadog and 1/1 Schooner’s Place -- is professionally managed and maintained with fulltime focus on amenities, details and creating memorable guest experiences.

Duval House delivers a “wow factor” with bright colors, plush and eclectic furnishings, original artwork, 50-inch living-area flat screen television, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable beds and pure livability.

The master bedroom features a king-size bed, 1,000-count sheets, private bathroom, step-in closet, ceiling fan and 42-inch television. A queen-size mattress, flat screen and ceiling fan grace the guest room.

Outdoor living is every bit as impressive, featuring a 300-plus square foot screen lanai with comfortable furniture, 42-inch television and secondary dining area, plus an outdoor patio with loungers, outdoor table and chairs, and grilling area. Surrounded by palm trees, colorful, exotic plants and water feature, there is no mistaking you are in a Florida paradise.

Nothing was overlooked in design and preparation of this vacation home and 'go the extra mile' was Rule One for construction and design decisions. This is a must-see getaway site for those with discriminating taste.

And don’t overlook the convenient location.

Beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, upscale shopping, food stores, golf courses, fishing, attractions and Tampa International Airport and the upscale Westshore shopping/business district are all within easy driving distance. Major League Baseball spring training games and minor league teams -- Phillies, Blue Jays and Yankees -- are minutes away.

Also, we are dog friendly.

Seadog Cottages: Sit. Stay. Relax.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About The Owner

After 25 years living in South Tampa we were ready to experience our love for Key West living and found it in Safety Harbor. Mick (retired sports writer) and Desanya (Desi) working commercial property manger look forward to welcoming guests in this new- construction home. Our family includes rescued Border Collies Truman, Mallory & Fausto with Golden Doodle Louie. We are living our dream in downtown Safety Harbor, walking to the marina every morning to see the sunrise and be able to walk to wonderful restaurants and bars. As the locals like to say, 'It's Mayberry on the Bay!'

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2013

Why The Owner chose Clearwater Area

We wanted and found a small-town waterfront-village with the benefits of a metropolitan area. Just 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 20 minutes from white sandy beaches, and upscale shopping.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Can access from guest bedroom and living area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1,000 count sheets
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1,000 count sheets
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Corp Housing, Relo's, Extended Stay, Vacation with Seadog Cottages-Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Richmond, VA

PERFECT House in the heart of a really cute town.

  • 5 of 5

Great Location - SHORT walks to many local restaurants, shave ice, Starbucks, etc.

Great House - Feels like your home, not a rental, back patio and porch are both heavenly, comfy beds

Great Owners - Incredibly hospitable, above and beyond yet completely out of your hair if that is your desire

Honeymoon Beach is beautiful

Safety Harbor is a great little town - safe and quiet but plenty to do. Beautiful park within walking distance to house. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, Ky. USA


  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. Seadog Cottages are in a very safe area, where it's a pleasant, easy walk to restaurants, boutiques, and the water.

We were charmed by Safety Harbor and surprised by how close this quaint town is to Clearwater and the Tampa Airport!

I've never seen a property so well equipped. Duval House is light, cheerful, open, and yet private.

Mick and Desi are delightful. You can't do better than Seadog Cottages.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the Duval House and Safety Harbor! Thank you and we hope to see you back real soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Duval House was one way beyond our expectations. Desi and Mick have done an amazing job with the decor inside and out. The house is so well equipped with everything and anything one would ever need for every day as well as entertaining. Our stay was relaxing, enjoyable and pleasant-a vacation we will never forget. We have wonderful memories and wish we could have stayed longer!!!! Desi and Mick also offer a pass for Honeymoon Island - white sands, pretty beach not far from the house.

The canvas" welcome bag" filled with goodies etc. is a nice "greeting". We understand they leave treats for dog(s) if you bring your dog(s). We did not bring our dogs and missed them terribly, but seeing Desi and Mick walking their beautiful dogs gave us our "doggie fix" until we got home.

Another plus of The Duval House is the convenient location to beautiful downtown Safety Harbor. A great walk anytime of day or night. Also it is a quick drive to nearby grocery stores, etc.

Our only regret is it is not available next year :-(

Thank you, Desi and Mick for making our very first month long stay in Florida one we will always treasure. The Duval House is top of the line.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! And you are on the list should anyone cancel next year. And being your dog next time!! Thank you again for leaving the Duval House is such good condition! You are awesome guest and welcome back anytime!
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NOT like home... BETTER!

  • 5 of 5

After ten days and nearly 1,000 miles, the beauty of Safety Harbor, the kindness of Desi and Mick, and the luxury of The Duval House are still with us.

Let's start first with Safety Harbor. What a quaint, clean, friendly, and non-touristy town! It is a dog friendly community with dog bowls in front of shops and water fountains designed to accommodate dogs. If you love nature, this is the place. The live oaks -especially the 300-500 year old beauty in the town's center - are incredible. We saw manatees and dolphins right off the pier, and spotted parrots flying overhead. Safety Harbor is 15 minutes from Dunedin and Clearwater, so you can venture out easily enough. And, wow... Honeymoon Island was exquisite.

Next, the Duval House. This place is a true gem. We are travelers, and we can say with certainty that we have never stayed in a more perfect place. The interior is lovely, decorated with quality furniture, stocked with all the glassware, pots and pans, powder room supplies you could ever need or imagine, and those bed linens! I took a daily nap so I could crawl into the sheets and snuggle up to those pillows two times a day. The outdoor areas were even better than the interior, if that's possible. The lanai had comfortable furniture and a large screen TV; the brick patio, where we spent most of our time, had nice, comfortable lawn furniture, a trickling water fountain, and lush landscaping with total privacy.

And finally, Desi and Mick. We had a family emergency and they were so understanding and helpful in our rescheduling. Upon arrival, we found a welcome basket filled to the brim with goodies, and I mean GOODies! They provided us with bikes and an admission card to Honeymoon Island, saving us money. They recommended great restaurants and pubs and places to visit. We just enjoyed their company. They have two other properties and they are adorable, too.

We are returning next year. We have already made a deposit, so we are not worried about you reading this review, making a reservation, and filling the calendar of bookings to the Sea Dog Cottages.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. We know how much you have gone thru this past year and knowing you enjoyed your stay, the beach and Safety Harbor really does make us happy! Thank you again and we will see you next year! Safe Travels. Cheers!
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was adorableand extremely clean. The pictures don't do it justice. The home has very high ceiling and feels so spacious. There is a great screened patio with an outdoor TV, couch and dining table. Beyond the porch is a tropical fully fenced back yard with a water feature. It was so tranquil and relaxing to sit in the back yard with our two small dogs and listen to the sound of the birds and water fountain. The location is great too...a block from downtown Saftey Harbor. The owners are wonderful and thought of everything in this home, they had a welcome basket upon arrival with breakfast bread, snacks and biscuits for our dogs. They also had bottled water and coffee cream already in the refrigerator. We've rented many vacation by owner homes and none have been stocked like this home. It was a great experience and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting you both and we are so happy your enjoyed the Duval House. Please keep in touch about the cottages. Boat days are promising! Happy New Year!
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Enchanted Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Three very best friends met at the cottage for a special holiday. It was the perfect place in a lovely small town and we had a wonderful visit. Southern hospitality from our hosts made it even nicer. It's the perfect getaway if you ever need some down time and want to just enjoy yourself in lovely surroundings. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your friends enjoyed the Duval House. Please come back again for a visit before your next HS reunion!
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Nearest Airport
15 Metres
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Honeymoon Island
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
Jan-April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May-Oct 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov-Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jan-April 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May-Oct 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov-Dec 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.9
Cleaning £97.37 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We accept dogs with $100 pet fee. Rates are subject to change without notice. If you need to stay and have questions about a time that is not posted, please contact us directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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