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DEAL- Last Week: Waterfront/Pool Oasis on Tampa Bay- Minutes to All Beaches

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

Escape! Just bring clothes & toothbrush! Top Tier in Reviews, THE central location.

* We cater to singles, couples, families & business travelers. Our many US & International Reviews tell our story.

* A remodeled single family 3 BR, 2 Bath with salt water pool, 2 car garage, 2100 sf (198 sm) on a lovely salt water canal, 200 yards to the Bay. Great fishing off docks!

* Our Bayhouse is exceptionally cared for, great neighborhood. Clean Clean Home. We are fanatics on cleanliness and maintenance.

* 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!

* 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.

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

* Security: available 2 Exterior camera's at front & rear entries (rear(10pm-6am)


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 guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

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 and watching manatee/dolphins swim by. You will want to spend your time in the wonderful tropic pool area.

* We have direct access to north Tampa Bay & Mangrove preserve for kayaking and boating. We have a seperate RV parking driveway (& a 2 car garage)!

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Bay Crest Park around the Tampa

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 , Large MBR with ensuite, , well appointed, 42" LED HD TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR 2 has a great view looking over pool/patio & salt water
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , BR 3- (2) twin beds, patio door to 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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average rating of 4.909091 based on 74 reviews

Clean, comfortable house in a great setting. It was the perfect home away from home for our family.

  • 5 of 5

The location was great. Easy drives to Clearwater Beach, Tropicana Park, Ybor City, Busch Gardens, Yuengling brewery, St. Petersburg and downtown Tampa. Nothing was more than a 30 minute drive. The home is in a nice neighborhood. Folks were friendly and it was peaceful at night. Only takes a couple of minutes to get gas, groceries, and take-out. We would stay here again without a second thought. The home was spotless, very nicely furnished, and outfitted with what you need to prepare meals. There were no problems at all. Our family was happy, comfortable, and totally satisfied with the home. The owners were very responsive to emails and text messages. It was a 100% A+ experience!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When our guests are happy, we are thrilled. We have pride of ownership and feedback such as this drives our desire to improve the experience and reinvest even more. We are exacting on cleanliness and maintenance so thanks for the confirmation. The location IS perfectly in the middle of all a family wants to do.
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Very quiet and peaceful house! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this Bay House! It was so quiet and peaceful. Fully equiped with all you need. With dolphins swimming by and ducks visiting outside the dock, the atmosphere were magical! We will absolutely recomemend this property.

Birgitte and family from Norway

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A long way from Norway so we are glad you were very happy with the amenities, our location and accommodations. The pool area overlooking salt water is an idyllic setting to relax and enjoy the day. And we are very proud you will be back with us again!
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Roanoke, VA

Comfortable, relaxing and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We were only able to stay five days, but our time at Bayhouse was just what we needed. Everything about the house was good. The owners paid attention to detail which made our stay comfortable and seamless. Location was great. Close to shopping, restaurants, airport, sporting venues and only 11 miles from the town center. We would definitely recommend Bayhouse for a stay in Tampa. It would be a perfect rental for an extended stay in Tampa, Florida

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. We are proud of the Bayhouse and its offerings. So glad you enjoyed the amenities, great rear pool and water view tranquility. And the convenient location to all!
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Family Vacation at Bay Crest 2018

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at the Bay Crest property was absolutely amazing! When we first walked in the door from the garage the first thing my husband and I said to each other was "Wow!" The layout of the home has an open floor plan and the kitchen is upgraded with new cabinetry and appliances. The kitchen was stocked with every item we needed to cook breakfast and/or meals. The furnishings in the home were comfortable and welcoming. Nice design. Our favorite place to gather was the enclosed lanai. Looking out at the pool and the canal from the lanai was so relaxing. The pool on the property was very clean and we spent many hours enjoying the water. Sitting by the pool, looking down the canal, was also relaxing. Many ducks, birds, and even a manatee sighting was special. The location of the property was also excellent. The grocery store was close by, and it was quite easy to get to the beach, the Tampa Zoo, and the Aquarium. The property is very clean and well maintained. The owner texted us periodically during our stay to see if we needed anything, and his willingness to make our stay comfortable made us even more comfortable! We would definitely recommend the property to a friend or relative who may want to visit the Tampa area. Beautiful home, clean and well maintained, very competent and friendly owners, and located near to many attractions that folks come to Tampa Bay for. Lots of fun memories were made at the Bay Crest property. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with others!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a real thrill to us when we know guests have enjoyed the Bayhouse as we do (when we can get in!). Glad you were able to spot a manatee and dolphins. We have added a shade sail so guests can stay longer at the pool and tinted water/sun facing windows for cool yet beautiful water views.
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great house at a great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was nicely furnished, clean, and spacious (for 3 adults). Very close to shopping and central Tampa, yet very quiet location. Loved the back deck and pool. Would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Bayhouse and you felt all the amenities were like a home away. Indeed the location is perfect to explore or escape. Will email to ask how we could have gotten a 5/5 given no issues. Happy we will see you again.
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at the bay house. Again it is a wonderful home to vacation at. Everything is as you would expect, clean, comfortable and owners are quick to respond with any concerns or questions that you may have. Close to grocery, pharmacies and attractions. We especially enjoy Tarpon Springs area. Greek town area is especially fun! Even has a 'husband sitting service" for all you ladies that want to go shopping! Just drop off your 'hubby' and they have cocktails, snacks. TV, even live music! We are planning to stay at the bay house next year! The Turner's

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud of our many (50%+) returning guests like your family. A pleasure knowing you love the pool overlooking salt water, the gourmet kitchen and the nearby beaches. An occasional manatee and dolphin swimming by to excite everyone is always a treat!
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Bay Crest Park,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Thanksgiving Escape
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JAN 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
FEB 2019
2 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
MAR-APR Spring Brk 2019
3 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.72
Site Payment Processing £45.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £753.6

* Maximum occupancy- 2 people
* Departure Clean fee included. Extended stay cleaning every 2 weeks at cost, additional
* NO Pets. NO Smoking
* Cancellation: Within 60 days, 100% 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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