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Sophisticated and Upscale Mid-Century Modern Home is just like a Boutique Hotel

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Palm Harbor - Palm Harbor - Bee Pond

Modern 2 Bedrm, 2 Full Bath, High-end Furnishings and Upscale Interior Finishes

This vacation rental property does not allow pets.

New Listing!

Pride of ownership sparkles with this sophisticated home, which is situated on a prime spot partially overlooking an Innisbrook golf course. Artistically done, this single-family home has recently been lovingly restored and transformed into a mid-century modern gem by it's current owners. This dazzling fully furnished home has gleaming terrazzo floors, a sleek kitchen with stainless steel appliances, high-end furniture, upscale interior finishes, and a stunning chandelier in the dining room. The polished kitchen, baths, bedrooms, and closets have all undergone elegant modern updates while retaining their mid-century modern elements. The meticuluous revamp offers an updated and refined space while still keeping the original charms of the home intact.

Mature oak, tropical, and palm trees populate this lush plot. Just under an acre, this sizable parcel offers you the maximum privacy and outdoor space you are looking for. The entire property is surrounded by mature trees and manicured tropical vegetation. Professional lawn maintenance and irrigation are included. The private backyard is fully fenced and includes a chic stone fire pit with firewood to burn. See the 360 virtual tours of the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property at the youtube links shown at the bottom of this listing near the photo section.

Blissfully secluded, the home's rear facade is lined with slate walls and a paver terrace. This very private terrace provides a large granite outdoor dining table which offers a gracious space for alfresco dining and entertaining. This private backyard retreat is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and magnificent trees.

With the harmonious floor plan, two separate living rooms are provided in this spacious one-story home. Both living rooms have ample seating with new contemporary sofas and large screen HD televisions. HD cable television is included. Beachy accents warm the interiors' clean lines and sleek surfaces.

The home has a separate office space with picture windows on all three sides. This fresh and appealing space has a large U-shaped desk and wireless internet is included.

You'll marvel at the renovated modern kitchen. Sleek, glossy, and contemporary, it is a chef's delight. All new stainless steel appliances are polished and ready for you to prepare a gourmet meal. Your guests can sit at the brand new shiny pub table and leather barstools while you organize your creation. The kitchen has gleaming terrazzo floors and a brilliant skylight that floods the kitchen with captivating sunlight.

The warm and inviting dining room has a granite dining table, new modern chairs, and a spectacular capiz shell chandelier. Everyone raves about the striking chandelier!

Both well-appointed bedrooms come with new King size beds. The first bedroom is a stylish grey and lavender retreat with glamorous mirrored furniture. The second bedroom is a graceful, bright and cheery yellow oasis, which strikes a tone both beachy and refined.

Both bathrooms in the home have been updated and renovated. New fixtures, lighting, toilets, and windows offer a polished fresh look to these modern bathrooms.

With a wall of windows, the sunlit Florida room offers a vista of the large open space of the tropical backyard. This light and bright room captivates everyone who enters with lots of natural light. This radiant room has a new sofa sleeper, an HD television, and a large table with barstools to accommodate entertaining. Because this sunny Florida room is at the back of the house, it boasts a seamless transition from the home into the private tropical backyard, paver terrace patios, and fire pit area.

Also adjacent to the Florida room is a screened-in porch enclosure. This pleasant room is hospitable even in colder months thanks to the seasonal windows, which is a perfect spot for enjoying the lush tropical landscaping.

The laundry room offers a new high efficiency washer and dryer, along with an iron and ironing board, for your use during your stay.

Smoking is not allowed inside of the home, although there are plenty of spaces outside of the home for smoking. The one-story home is equipped with a safety information card, smoke alarms, and three fire extinguishers. This vacation rental property does not allow pets.

This vacation rental property is near the coastline and close to beaches, parks, boat ramps, and fishing. Salt and fresh water fishing is nearby in the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Tarpon. The closest beach is Crystal Beach 1 mile away. Dont forget to visit the Causeway Beaches that are nearby like Honeymoon Island, Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Fred Howard, and Sunset beaches. For sports enthusiasts, there are a plethora of activities like the Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a few minor league baseball teams and spring training venues. This home is located near the Pinellas Trail, which is a 42-mile long dedicated path for walking, jogging, bicycling, and roller blading.

The Bee Pond vacation rental property is located in Palm Harbor which is situated in between historic areas such as Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Dunedin. At this handsome home, a Welcome Packet and Local Guide Book, prepared by the owners, are awaiting you with lots of information on best restaurants, area attractions, local beaches, sporting events, local festivals, and golf courses.

See the 360 virtual tours of the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property at the youtube links shown at the bottom of this listing near the photo section.

Sure beats staying at a Hotel, even a Boutique Hotel !

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mike Ottoson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016

About Mike Ottoson

Mike and Jennifer are working professionals who enjoy traveling and fine dining. With no children in tow, they enjoy traveling the country which allows guests to enjoy their home while they are away.

Mike Ottoson purchased this house in 2007

Why Mike Ottoson chose Clearwater Area

Mike and Jennifer grew up in this area and chose this specific location on Bee Pond as their favorite place to buy a home. They've spent 8 years renovating and updating the home, which is now a fabulous mid-century modern gem.

This home is locally managed with a representative that is able to respond to requests for help and will seek to resolve any problems. This property provides pre- and post-inspections after each guest's stay to ensure the quality for each and every new guest.

What makes this house unique

This one-story home is situated in quiet and peaceful surroundings. The large backyard with it's lush tropical landscaping and multiple terraces and patios create a private outdoor setting underneath the mature trees. Although this elegant oasis is nestled in the energy of an urban location, this secluded privacy provides tranquility and solitude to our guests. The modern high-end furniture and upscale interior finishes offer a sophisticated element to this well-appointed home.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Sophisticated and Upscale Mid-Century Modern Home is just like a Boutique Hotel
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and near playground, beach and super market. Had everything we could want in "starter kit".

Had to use one king bed for 2 kids, but the children were small and cooperative. If your kids are curious and active,

plan to hide the lovely objects d'art and watch the kids so they don't climb the glass shelving.

Tiny problem with an allergy...there were five powerful air fresheners emitting perfume, but

once we relocated them into the back closet all was fine.

The relatives were impressed and very happy with their stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and 5-star review. We look forward to having your family again at the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property. Mike and Jennifer Ottoson
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The Bee Pond home was exactly as described – clean, updated, and convenient to everything in the Tampa area. The yard looks exactly the same as the pictures. It was a little chilly and rainy the week we were there in Feb 2016 so we didn’t get to enjoy it as much as we wanted. This is definitely the best place I have ever stayed at through VRBO. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a quiet getaway but also being close to so many things to do.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and 5-star review! We loved having you at the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property and we can't wait to have you again on your next vacation to Florida.
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A lovely visit in a lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

The Bee Pond home was exactly as described, we couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay for our getaway. The house was clean and had all the amenities listed. Jennifer and Mike provided ample recommendations and instructions for everything we needed, and checked in to make sure all our questions were answered. The yard was beautiful and could be fantastic in warmer months. The only suggestion I had was to have brighter lighting available in the dining area, the chandelier is beautiful but we had a little trouble seeing our card games with older eyes.

I would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting a quiet, central location to stay in while getting around the Clearwater and Tampa areas. We went to Busch Gardens, Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caledesi State Park, the Primate Sanctuary, Ybor City, and several trips to Dunedin (great food). All attractions were quick and easy to get to without a lot of fuss.

The Rusty Bellies restaurant was well worth the wait! Yum!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're right, there is so much to see and do in this area of Florida. The fabulous beaches are so close and there are several area attractions and parks to enjoy while staying at the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property. Thank you for the five-star review. It means we are taking special care of our guests and doing it right!
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Bee Pond Vacation Propery

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bee Pond Road property for a week in mid November. The property is well kept, nicely furnished, and very comfortable beds. The location is in a quite neighborhood, and is very convient to local resturants and a number of beaches and local attractions within a short drive.

The back yard is huge which gives you a very private area to enjoy, a yard of this size is unique for this area.

We enjoyed out stay and will consider the Bee Pond Vacation property for future visits.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the beds are new and oh so comfy! One firm and one soft to please our individual guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property. Can't wait to have you again during your next vacation to Florida.
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EXCELLENT vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely Bee Pond Road property for a week in April. We all loved this home. It is well appointed with all updated appliances/ TV/ Cable/Internet. Excellent furniture, comfortable beds, newly updated kitchen, great back yard. It is all on a safe, friendly, private street next to a golf course. Perfect location... close to everything. We enjoyed the walking/running trail just a short distance away. We went to Clearwater Beach..it's an easy 15 minute drive. With traffic and the busy beach crowd, we thought the distance was just right as it provided a quiet, private vacation home far away from the beach crowd but close enough for us to enjoy a day at the beach. The property manager is kind and most helpful. We are sort of vacation snobs...and this place was great....you will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, which illustrates our property's great amenities. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Florida vacation. The Pinellas Trail is an easy walk from the vacation house and offers a safe environment to walk, bike, and jog on a paved pathway. Our guests really enjoy the Pinellas Trail with it's shade trees and abundant vegetation. We have several great beaches that are nearby the vacation property, which are quick and easy to get to. Glad to see you enjoyed them!
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Snow vs Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bee Pond Road for two weeks in March after suffering an extremely long winter in Maine. We loved this house. Situated on a quiet road in a town where anything you need is right near by, especially the beaches! The house has updated appliances, TV/Cable/Internet, great furnishings and a great back yard to relax and have a cookout. There are several restaurants nearby and the grocery is only a mile away. We spent most every day somewhere on a beach, there are several close by but our favorite was Caladesi Island. Lots of shells to collect and a wonderful beach to swim at. The manager made us feel right at home upon arrival and answered all our questions. The owner contacted us throughout our stay to make sure that everything was going okay for us and to see if we needed anything. This is a great area to vacation at as there are several towns close by that have all sorts of interesting things to do, if you can pull yourself off the beach that is. Will definitely keep this on the list to return to.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Bee Pond vacation rental property! You're right, it is a quiet and relaxing place to escape the winter weather and enjoy bountiful sunshine. The nearby beaches, restaurants, and towns offer plenty of things to do when you are ready to adventure and explore. Can't wait to have you back again when you visit Florida!
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Caladesi Island State Park
"For the adventurous; take a ferry leaving from Honeymoon Island Park over to Caladesi Island..."
Ozona Blue
"steak and seafood restaurant; good bar areas; outside and inside dining"
Westfield Countryside
""The Mall", a large indoor shopping mall with JCPenney, Dillards, Macy's, Sears , an ice ska..."
Strachan’s Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts
Island Outpost Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Renamed this restaurant to Frenchy's Outpost"
Cafe Alfresco
Honeymoon Island State Park
"state park with white beaches; lots of parking available; food and drink available at a smal..."
Lucky Dill Burger Grill
"Wildly popular restaurant so it is super busy most of the time. Known for large portions of ..."
Ozona Pig
"Small BBQ joint with kitschy decor. Fantastic food! We like the pulled pork sandwich, the BB..."
The Plum Tomato
"Great pizza delivery to the vacation rental property. Mmmmmm, try the pizza with gyro meat ..."
Mike's Sushi and Sake Bar
"small place but the sushi is great"
Sakura Sushi
"really great sushi and great service.Our favorites are the Hurricane roll, 1960 Roll, and Cr..."
Emily's Family Restaurant
"good for breakfast"
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill
"fresh seafood restaurant; indoor and outdoor seating; they have their own fishing boats and ..."
Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dinning
"white table cloths and fine dining with an excellent chef; one of our favorite restaurants"
Hellas Restaurant
"the bakery is enormous! the Napolean's are our favorite; Located at the Tarpon Springs Spon..."
Positano's Ristorante
Crystal Beach
"very close to the vacation rental property - great to watch the sunset; actual photo taken f..."
Sunset Beach
"small beach but great to watch the sunset"
Clearwater Beach
"most popular beach area; can be quite busy during the day; sugar sand white beaches with lot..."
A.L. Anderson Park
"public park on a freshwater lake"
John Chesnut Sr. Park
"public park on a freshwater lake"
Pinellas Trail
"nearby the vacation rental property; easy to get to; park your car at Wall Springs Park; it ..."
Tarpon Springs
"nearby; authentic greek community with easy walkable shopping and local greek food; touristy..."
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"large amusement park in Tampa; a really large zoo and some rollercoasters"
"nearby, cute downtown area with walkable amount of shopping and restaurants"
Dunedin Stadium - Toronto Blue Jays Florida
"spring training for baseball"
Dunedin Golf Club
"public golf course"
Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
"public golf courses and a spa; the golf course across the street from the vacation rental pr..."
Mystic Fish Seafood Grill
"very fresh seafood"
Springs Wellness
"massage therapy. Ask for Christine Saris"
Pensare Italian Bistro -- CLOSED
"Great italian food. white table cloths and fine dining"
Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
"Teppanyaki style restaurant. map shown is not the correct location. It is located on US 19 i..."
Wall Springs Park
"public park very close to the vacation rental property, maybe 1/4 mile away. attached map is..."
Fred Howard Park
"nice beach and public park on the water"
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
New England Ale House
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Honeymoon Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Innisbrook Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
U.S. Alternate 19
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

This home is right near the coast and is adjacent to beaches, boat ramps, parks, and area attractions. See the virtual tours of the Bee Pond Vacation Rental Property at the youtube links shown at the bottom of this listing near the photo section.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Palm Harbor, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £106 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 16.0%

This property has many special features, new furniture, sophisticated decor, freshly remodeled, attention to detail, hypoallergenic, a safe and fenced private backyard, and lots of privacy on a quiet street. We meticulously clean it and inspect it prior to and after each guest's stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palm Harbor in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main bathroom in the home
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom attached to the Florida Room
  • Both bathrooms in the house have been renovated and updated with modern finishes. With all new toilets, fixtures, and windows these polished bathrooms will please even the most discerning guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size plush mattress with captivating mirrored furniture
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size plush firm mattress with well-appointed details
    Florida Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa sleeper (new)
  • First bedroom is an elegant retreat with glamorous mirrored furniture and a King size plush bed. This grey and lavender bedroom has upscale interior finishes and a large closet with plenty of space for your clothing and shoes. Second bedroom is a bright and cheerful yellow retreat. This well-appointed bedroom has a brand new King size firm mattress. The closet is large and is ready for all your belongings. The Florida Room has a brand new sofa sleeper (Queen size). This sunny room has the largest closet in the home and an en-suite bathroom with a newly remodeled glass shower enclosure. The Florida room boasts a mix of original details and modern amenities.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home is locally managed with a representative that is able to respond to requests for help and will seek to resolve any problems. See the virtual tour links shown below near the photo section of this listing.

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