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Waterfront Oasis on Tampa Bay- Minutes to Beaches, Central Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront home, 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths, Sleeps 6. Pool and Open Architecture

High Reviews tell our story. We provide a comfortable, guest focused escape in a tropical setting....

* A peaceful, remodeled waterfront home with water views from most rooms. Truly an escape from your crazy life. Yet very close to all when you want- beaches, shopping, amusement parks, sports stadiums, flea market, aquarium, night clubs and restaurants. Perfect location for business stays, central location, close to downtown

* Interior/Exterior renovation-- as you enter you will note the attention to detail and comfort, its open architecture, modern, water views from most rooms. Gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, modern decor but with tropical comfort and retreat feel. (2) Central air systems. Great place to decompress!

* 3 BR, 2 Bath, Salt water pool, 2 car garage, 2100 sf (198 sm) house on lovely salt water canal, 200 yards to North Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Great fishing off docks!

* Gourmet Kitchen is completely new and modern- simply Wow. Professional stainless appliances and SS cookware. Kitchen, DR, LR and Lanai all with salt water views. All Italian granite counter tops in kitchen and baths.

* Pool (salt water, renovated, not heated) facing south sun all day, one-of-a-kind elevated pool overlooking salt water canal. Rent a nearby kayak to explore mangrove preserve, the Bay and causeway beaches. Fish off two private docks. BBQ with views!

* Fully furnished, Clean/Well Maintained. Italian Travertine tile throughout, uncluttered rooms. (2) Premium Queen beds, (2) twins, fold out Euro sleeper lounger in Lanai.

* Wrap around tinted windows in Lanai at waters edge; enjoy manatees, stingrays & dolphins in your backyard. Privacy fence surrounds, open in rear to salt water & pool area

* Two docks to enjoy the view and tie your boat to; fish, kayak, daydream with morning coffee or evening drinks, while you watch the world wake or retire

* Location Easy- 7 mins from TPA airport but no noise. Publix grocery, Walmart, Walgreens, Starbucks, Restaurants, Bait shops- all 5-10 mins away

* Clean Clean Home. Professionally cleaned prior to every stay.

* Convenient, Secure with no hassle access.

* RV parking driveway is separate from the 2 car drive!


More Details

Bill & Susan Hallett
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Bill & Susan Hallett

Reviews Tell Our Story! Bill & Susan are proud owners and professionally manage all aspects- this is a full time business vs. most part-time owners with little experience or knowledge. We are very disciplined about maintenance, clean freaks AND available if needed. We stay in vacation homes around the world and know the value of a hassle free stay. We have professional cleaning and maintenance staff.

Bill & Susan Hallett purchased this house in 2009

Why Bill & Susan Hallett chose Bay Crest Park

Perfect location, central to the Tampa/Clearwater/St Pete area made our decision. Being on salt water with quick boat or kayak access to north Tampa Bay was a must. Our Bayhouse meets those requirements as well as only 7 minutes from the airport.

The added benefits include weekly manatee, dolphin and other fish sightings off our docks. Additionally, the neighborhood is very Safe, friendly and up & coming

We completely renovated the interior with open architecture and modern furnishings and a very modern kitchen that guests absolutely love. The grounds have been landscaped and fenced in for privacy.

What makes this house unique

* Impressive views of salt water out the floor to ceiling tinted glass Lanai and from two of the three BR's. The gorgeous salt water pool directly overlooks the water, completely rebuilt with new patio and wood deck. The two docks (one high, one low) are great for fishing from and watching many manatee swim by. Your vacation will in fact all be in the wonderfully tropic back pool area.

* We have direct access to north Tampa Bay & Mangrove preserve for kayaking and boating. There is an RV parking driveway separate from the 2 car drive!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Susan & Bill:

We were so happy with your Bayhouse. Glad we were able to book next year before we even left- we found our return spot! Your pictures do not do it justice and it was great value compared to years at other disappointing houses. We did see a couple of manatee and stingrays off the dock, it was easy to Clearwater and Tampa beaches and it was only 1+hr or so to Orlando- a day trip. Great décor and remodel job and the kitchen! Roomy and water views! Already looking forward to next year!

via email
Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Memorial & Hillsborough Highways
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Causeway Beach (Courtney Campbell & Clearwater
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Busch Gardens.

* Lowery Park Zoo.

* Nighclubs-Dining.

* Golf & Gambling (horse, dog, casino).

* Professional Sports Events.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beaches.

* Kayak.

* Fish off docks, charter fishing.

* Bike (BYOB).

* TECO Manatee Center.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Busch Gardens & Disney.

* Fishing, Birding, Wildlife Viewing.

* Zoo & Aquariums.

* Boat & Jetski rentals.

* Tarpon Springs.

* TPA Int'l Airport: 7 minutes away, easy in/out. NO noise. Perfect for business stays

* Kayak the Mangrove Preserve or TPA Bay just 2 minutes away- wildlife, channel cuts, secluded coves, fishing and access to North Tampa Bay's open water. Dock & water access

* UNIVERSITIES- USF and UTampa, various colleges 10 mins away for sports & events.

* Many local golf courses. Causeway beaches within 5 min and St. Petersburg/Clearwater beaches (20 min). Disneyland (75 min), Aquariums, Lowry Park Zoo & Bush Gardens (20 min), all Sports stadiums (20 mins), downtown Tampa & Ybor City (10 min), TECO Winter Manatee sanctuary (40 min) . Casino, Horse & Dog racing, Hard Rock Casino, Tarpon Springs Greek fishing village (10-30 mins). Nightlife abounds in Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Oldsmar.

* SPORTS- Hey Baseball fans- see spring training 15 minutes from door. Ten major league baseball teams practice within area


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bay Crest Park in Town 'n' Country

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1) No SMOKING- No PETS 2) Maximum 6 guests. Permission required for any temporary guest and nightly fee will apply
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest Bath convenient for all, updated and gorgeous
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath completely updated, dual sinks, large shower
  • Bathrooms all Completely remodeled, modern
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , roomy Master BR with ensuite is comfortable, well appointed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR 2 has a great view looking over pool/pation to salt water
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , BR 3- (2) twins, pool/salt water view
  • MBR & BR 2 are premium queens (2), BR3 has twins (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Included- Linens, bath & beach towels, hairdryers, liquid hand soap, dish and laundry detergent, general cleaning products, initial paper products (TP, paper towels, coffee filters), new LG washer/dryer, dishwasher * All kitchen dining and cooking gear, coffee maker. All appliances are Energy Star. Large BBQ grill on pool deck for great outdoor gatherings * Dual central AC. All utilities and WIFI, HD Cable, Plasma & LCD TV's, DVD/CD players * Private, lighted Pool area overlooking salt water, (2) hi and low docks (up to 35 foot boat), rear patio & wood sun deck, adirondack chairs. * Seperate RV or trailer parking on property. Two car garage.


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Waterfront Oasis on Tampa Bay- Minutes to Beaches, Central Location
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 65 reviews

Cute Home

  • 5 of 5

Open floor plan. Spacious.

Everything updated. Back oasis.

Great place for family!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your family had such a great time and will be back. Thanks for the text updates. The Bayhouse really is an oasis.
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Spacious rooms and great back patio for fishing!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy your family had such a great time in the Bayhouse and the area. You took great advantage of our location to all. Thanks for the referrals.
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A Great Family Destination!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a full week at this great property. It has a large "great room" with plenty of seating, the kitchen is completely new and so are both bathrooms. They are very nice. We felt that this property was actually nicer and more appealing in person than it was in the advertised pictures. The pool was modest in size, but very nice and so convenient to just walk out the back door and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great we exceeded your expectations and to hear your family enjoyed the Bayhouse. We pride ourselves in great guest experiences, especially the interior layout, pool/dock areas and water view.
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  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were some strange noises in the house. Some creaks in the front sitting area that were kind of loud. Also in the master bedroom at night. Other than that, it was amazing!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we are on salt water Bay, with occasional wind, the bath exhaust vent sometimes opens/closes- fixed. The LR fan was slightly off center- fixed. If we'd known, our maintenance guy could have adjusted immediately. Glad the rest was 5 stars as you said.
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clean, equipped, near attractions

  • 5 of 5

Bayhouse had all that was needed to provide a most enjoyable vacation for our family. The set-up was perfect to have our family (of the area) as guests for dinner, fishing and enjoying the nice weather. We even has a visit from a couple of dolphins in the canal! The welcome packet contained all of the advice to fill our needs and take advantage of the attractions in the nearby area, such as boating on the ICW and beachcombing/trailwalking on the islands. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Many thanks to the owners for an organized and attentive process!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud to have guests that enjoy and appreciate all the details we offer at our Bayhouse. Your family really enjoyed how close we are to all entertainment in the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area.
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit at bay house and were not disappointed!! Great owners, clean, well maintained. Quiet street location and close to everything. Enjoyed watching the manatee and the fish jumping in the canal. We were also visited by 2 dolphins. Tried to photograph but they were too fast! We will be renting again next year:) The Turners

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having your family as guests as you enjoy the pool/dock/saltwater area in the rear and love exploring TPA/St Pete/Clearwater area. See you again and thanks
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bay Crest Park, USA

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 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Feb 2018
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
SPRING-SUMMER & Extended Stay
22 Apr 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £637.93
Site Payment Processing £45.03

Minimum 7 nights. Saturday-Saturday preferred rates. Holidays higher.
* Rates & Availability vary by season and holidays. Maximum 6 people, extra guest fee
* Other Costs: Cleaning- per stay or month
* Refundable security deposit required
* RESERVING DATES: U$ funds. 1) Check- Deposit check and balance check prior to arrival day, 2) Credit card/bank- PayPal verified secure, 3) Bank Wire Transfer 4) Rental site online booking. NOTE: Fees to renters acct
* Cancellation: Within 30, only if rented for same dates & rate

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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