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One-level Gulf View with 2 Masters! Community Beach, Pier & Trail.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Crystal Beach - Like New! 2 Masters; Gulf View

Modern Family Retreat w Great Room, 1 Block to Beach, Pool, 4B/4Bath ALL NEW

Kayak with dolphins at our neighborhood beach or just view them from the Crystal Beach Pier. If you are lucky, you might see a manatee.

Just 5 minutes from Innisbrook PGA golf course, Crystal Beach is the very best location in Pinellas County with over 30 acres of private community parks nearby (community beach, public pier, paved biking/walking trails, lighted tennis courts, basketball hoops, and playgrounds).

Crystal Beach is a wonderful eclectic community where mansion dwellers, starving artists, and families all feel at home, have community meet ups, and hide from stress in the private back yards. Your Florida escape begins in this totally renovated luxurious home. You'll want to come 'home' to Crystal Beach year after year.

We have 3000 square feet of very open living space indoors (perfect for a family get-away), but you won't be indoors much with the huge deck, brand new pool, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pinellas Trail just a short walk away, and the nation's top rated beaches just down the road.

GREAT LOCATION: Home is directly across the street from the gulf. Nearby neighborhood beach, community park and fishing pier are just a two minute walk. Situated between Clearwater Beach and the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, this is a rare community that still has a real old Florida feel. Ozona and Dunedin are two amazing folksy communities nearby with art shows, farmer's markets, amazing food, and antique shops.

JUST RENOVATED: Super modern and clean with granite and stainless throughout. Almost everything in the house is brand new. Stunning tile through out entire home. Even the swimming pool is new! ALL ON ONE LEVEL!

TWO MASTER SUITES: Two outstanding and spacious master suites each with a beautiful master bath. Hobby or office room attached to one of the master suites. Both master's have queen beds and a ton of space for a crib or play pen.

Third bedroom has two twins, 4th bedroom has a full-sized bed. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms share a restroom (shower).

RECHARGE HERE: Huge deck area surrounding the pool for gatherings. Famous pinellas 35 mile trail perfect for the walker, runner and cyclist is less than a five minute walk in this quiet neighborhood to the trail head. Public boat launch and several marinas are less than a five minute drive.

ABOUT OUR BEACH: Crystal Beach 'beach' is a small neighborhood beach where the community gathers to watch sunsets and let dogs and kids play in the water. Some Fridays there are jam sessions and music meet ups. This is a mixed community of all ages with an 'old Florida' feel. Many residents live here year-round. There is a community center and a teen activity center.

Home has high-speed Internet.

NEARBY: Clearwater beach is within 30 minutes and Honeymoon Island State Park is even closer. Both are top rated beaches in the nation. 45 minutes from Busch Gardens. If you like pro sports we have a major league baseball team, pro football team, pro hockey team, pro soccer team and an annual PGA golf tournament.

Shopping mall, grocery, restaurants, worship and entertainment are all nearby.

Good area for seafood lovers, Gluten free, vegetarians, and bb-q lovers.

Check out Allegiant Airlines really cheap flights to 'PIE' or Southwest Airlines to 'TPA.' There are some very good deals for summer flights right now.

WILDLIFE: Dolphins, Manatees, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, Bald Eagle, Alligators, Owls, Great Birding Areas, etc.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Betsy Banks Saul
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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Why Betsy Banks Saul chose Clearwater Area

This property is across the street from our home. Shortly after moving to Crystal Beach, it became clear that we needed more space. Our entire extended family began visiting us in this darling Old Florida community and some of them fell in love as much as we did.

It is more and more rare to find one-level homes with a gulf feel, so we purchased it and have renovated it for our parents (hence the two master bedrooms). Very different people from very different places (Joplin, MO and Braintree, MA) our folks appreciate many of the same things this home offers: a great deck, easy access to kayaking and the beach, walking the dogs or biking on the trail, endless opportunity to read a great book with a gulf breeze wafting over you, meeting the colorful personalities you find only in FL, and a great game table for playing cards in the evening.

Our folks spend Jan - March here but the home is too special to not share it with others. So please come join us in this little slice of heaven.

What makes this house unique

This house has two TRUE Master Suites! Also, it is great for accessibility: This home was renovated with mobility in mind for our parents, who spend some of the winter in FL. One of the master showers is curbless. There is one short step up into the home (we can get a ramp if needed) and one step inside the home between the laundry/garage and main house.

There is a bike rental shop nearby. Paddle board rentals are nearby as well. Excellent area for kayaking. My mother loves to bird watch nearby at a local santuary.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

One-level Gulf View with 2 Masters! Community Beach, Pier & Trail.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures online were nice of this house; but, it is even that much more wonderful in person! After driving 20 long hours with three children, it was such a nice surprise to arrive and find coffee, tea, sugar, and little things like that to relax for a few hours before rushing to the grocery store to start your vacation. Most houses that I have rented have nothing in the cabinets or fridge and this house had condiments and spices; things you need; but, hate to go spend a lot of money on for one week.

The house was in a wonderful neighborhood and was set up perfect for our 2 families with 5 small children. I cannot say enough about Crystal Beach. If you want to relax, this is the place for you. The community pier, the wonderful trees that my kids climbed and played on, and crab hunting on the beach(and watching dolphins)! On the Friday night, all the locals and visitors, bring their dogs to the community beach and it was like a community get together. Everyone made us feel so welcome.

The only thing I would suggest is a solar cover for the pool. On the cool days, it was quite cool. But, on the sunny days it was very nice and refreshing!

The owner was very helpful with all my questions before our trip! Wonderful house, neighborhood, town- just a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. The house is spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are really nice. The two masters gave my parents their own space in the other side of the house.

We loved walking to the pier in the mornings.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

the rental was lovely, everything we needed but located in a calm serene neighbourhood. We walked to the local peir and watched the sunsets in the evenings, and sat on the deck by the pool while colourful birds fed from the bird feeders during the day.

It is still close to great beaches that met all expectations, with Honeymoon State Park, Clearwater and St Petes beaches within easy travelling distances.

The rental was lovely and clean on our arrival, with everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable, and the rental in a nice quiet location, which was great in helping our recovery from the journey from, and time difference in the UK.

We would highly recommend this rental for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for rating our rental! --Betsy
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  • 5 of 5

I've used VRBO quite a few times to rent homes for my family, and this is the first time that I've felt compelled to write a review. This home was PERFECT for us! We're always very concerned about the cleanliness of these rentals, our expectations might be higher than other renters, but this house definitely met and exceeded our expectations. Amazing, especially for a FL house near the water. The layout and décor is perfect for a rental. We had 2 families (5 members of each family - 6 young kids) staying there for multiple days, and it never felt too chaotic or crowded. The location was also perfect for us. We were there over the holidays, and it was easy for us to see family in Tarpon Springs, and friends in Dunedin and Clearwater. Airport access is a pretty easy, straight shot down Tampa Road. The Pinellas trail is nearby, where you can jump on for a run or bike. Marinas are very close by, if you want to boat/fish. Grocery store is just around the corner. Fun restaurants are nearby (Greek restaurants in Tarpon Springs, and Florida style seafood and other types of restaurants to the south and in in Ozona and Dunedin). The owner was very responsive when I had questions, and she has a property manager that is also able to help. Overall, a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, J.B.! You were the perfect guests!
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Joplin, MO


  • 5 of 5

I love the house because it's spacious and contemporary -- all newly redecorated. Not only that but the split floor plan, with one master on one side and another master on the other side of the house, there was lots of privacy for each of our families who were there at the same time. And they let my dog be there, too! There's so much to do in this area We loved doing to Dunedin to the farmer's market and the art gallery. The Clearwater Aquarium where we saw Winter, the star of A Dolphin's Tale, is a short drive. We also went to the Hillsoborough River for canoeing where we saw alligators and lots of birds we've never seen before -- and they were up close and pretty personal. Tarpon Springs is close by, too, with its sponge docks. The Pinellas Trail is a block or so away, as is the public pier. Saw dolphins daily. So it's a good central point for lots of things to do and see.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Braintree, MA

Something for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

This really is easy living. The large open area makes it ideal to interact with family. It is low maintenance making for very little upkeep on a daily basis. The kitchen area is very compact but roomy enough for people to work together easily. Has a great deck and pool area and was impressed with the safety fence around the pool which would make it impossible for a child to open. There are so many things to do in this area. We particularly liked the bike/walking trail close by. Just a short distance away are restaurants and shopping malls galore. Clearwater Beach, famous as one of the most beautiful beaches, is only 15-20 minutes away by car. I can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
TPA -Tampa, PIE - St. Pete, closest -Allegiant
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Amazing Bars and Fun Music in Old Palm Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Caledisi Island - Best beach - NO CARS!:)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
8 Public and Semi Private Golf Courses Nearby
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us Hwy 19 and Alt 19
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
So many! Walk to Emily's for breakfast or lunch
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Ski Or Wakeboard the Gulf.public Boat Launch 1mile
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach's community beach is 4 houses down
Car: recommended

Crystal Beach is a fabulous Florida West Coast destination.

Local beaches and waterways are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Sunning,boating, fishing,kayaking or just simple relaxation all nearby.Local sporting events to attend include Pro Football, Pro hockey , Pro Baseball and Pro Soccer teams depending on the time of your visit.The famous Pinellas 35 mile trail is just a few minute walk from the vacation home where you can bike or walk this scenic trail all day. Several outstanding restaurants as well as Mom & Pop diners all nearby. A variety of Churches and Synagogue's within 10 minutes. Several large retailers and shopping malls close by. Crystal Beach is a wonderful golf cart pet friendly community of families with all the amenities you would hope for nearby.


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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £123
Property Damage Protection £65
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pet fees are $150 plus $25 for each additional pet.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • We supply towels and there is a washer / dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This room has a view of the gulf across the street
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Suitable for elderly or infirm. Low allergen environment.

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