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Tiki Bar, Heated Pool/ Spa, ON the Pinellas Trail!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Tropical Tiki Oasis, Gorgeously Finished, Private Heated Pool/ Spa,

Gorgeously Furnished, Artistic Beach House, Featuring a Tropical, Tiki-bar Oasis...

*Our calendar is updated on a daily basis. Please check it for availability before contacting us:)

Sitting directly on the Pinellas Trail, this home features a new salt water swimming pool and spa, heated to your comfort zone. Three comfortably appointed queen bedrooms, all with new mattresses, high-count bed linens, fluffy white towels and sophistically rustic, eclectic, furniture pieces. Shabby-chic meets luxurious comfort! With handmade, Mexican Saltillo tile throughout, super fast Wi-fi and cable television, this gem of a vacation home will make you sad to leave!

Dunedin‘s main drag, an artsy, sociable and trendsetting region, is an easy 10-minute bike ‘stroll’ away. The amazing Pinellas Trail, a 48mi bike trail going to downtown Dunedin, and the beaches, is directly behind the house! You will Jump on one of our six beach cruisers, wheel it out the back yard gate and you’re off! Fancy a day at the beach? Load up our ‘Happy-Hour Wagon’ to one of the bikes, add a cooler, couple of chairs…and you’re off! Into bird watching? Wildlife? Strolling though tropical parkland? Take a left out of the gate, head 500ft down the Pinellas Trail, and enter the amazing Hammock Park! There's so much to do you'll probably never fit it all in...so you'll just have to come back and stay again:)

*For the benefit of our guests with children, we have installed a removable pool fence with a gate.

**Please note, for the benefit of all our guests, the entire premises, including garden and pool enclosure, is STRICTLY non-smoking.

More Details

Owner
Sharon Gonzalez
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, A little spanish:)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Sharon Gonzalez

Hello and thank you for your interest!

We are a large, blended family, with a crazy passion for traveling! Between the two of us - a British expat former public school teacher, and a retired Captain of the YFD, we've logged a lot of traveling mileage! From the Island of Borneo, to the South of France and all the way up through the Highlands of Mexico..we've lost count at this point! We found our home after an exploratory trip along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Driving though Dunedin on our way to the airport (Atlanta airport, we were a bit off track...exploring:)), we followed main street as it veered off through town. Loving the look of the town - beautifully kept and creative shop/restaurant fronts, we detoured along a couple of residential streets. The lack of high-rises that hog so much of the scenery in other Floridan coastal towns was an instant appeal...Dunedin seemed to embody a vibe we'd been looking for our entire trip - that "Old Floridan" feel that has become so elusive. Recently, on a trip down with our teens, we spent our last evening bike cruising around town. At one end of main street, playing on a huge inflatable screen, Gene Kelly in 'Singing in the Rain' crooned to locals and popcorn vendors sitting on blankets beneath gigantic live oaks covered with moss. Five blocks down, outside Skips Bar, members of the high school bagpipe band wailed out a few tunes. Further down a Jazz singer was singing her heart out at Kelly's, and beyond that, a firework display was going off. The atmosphere was alive, exciting and bustling...and this was all on an ordinary friday in April. It was pure magic.

Sharon Gonzalez purchased this house in 2014

Why Sharon Gonzalez chose Clearwater Area

At the bottom of our property sits a gate opening onto the Pinellas Trail. It's a ten foot wide bike/pedestrian pathway to local bars, shops and the beaches. We ride our bike everywhere! Why? Because it's easy, fun and we need the exercise! The house sits on a quiet, residential street, lined with 50's style Floridan ranches - each a different color and each different. The road was formed with hand laid house bricks in a herringbone pattern over sixty years ago...and is as cute as a button. This is an unpretentious neighborhood populated with outdoorsy, dog-walking friendly people. It's like stepping back 50 years and we find that very appealing! The house itself has been completely remodeled, is very comfortable, quiet and is quite literally a private, tropical oasis! We've landscaped both rear and front areas around the property with banana, pineapple and fruit trees, crushed shell and solar lighting.

What makes this house unique

Everywhere is within biking distance! Whether you fancy art classes at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center (ask us about it!!), Honeymoon island for an early morning walk, or breakfast at Brenda's on the Causeway, or The Covered Bridge...it's all very, very close!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunedin in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Tiki Bar, Heated Pool/ Spa, ON the Pinellas Trail!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
5

Absolutely Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay here was perfect. The house is truly wonderful, the pictures don't do it justice. Our family of five stayed for a week and it was the perfect size. We had all of our meals at the large outdoor table, spent hours relaxing poolside and on the outdoor couches and chairs, and loved the heated pool and hot tub. If the weather is chilly the pool will be a little cool for swimming, but our kids never had an issue and the hot tub was always a great option. Everything is decorated perfectly for a beach getaway, including the lit tiki bar. The bike trail is so convenient for a trip into town, which has some nice restaurants and bars. I must mention that the ice cream place in town-Strachan's- is the best ice cream my family has ever had, a must try. Overall, it is a wonderful place and well worth the price. So glad we found it. Also, the owners are extremely helpful and respond immediately to any of your needs. Can't get better than that.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A True Gem

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid house is one of the best we have stayed in. Everything was perfect for the entire month. The home was immaculate when we arrived. There is a coded lock on the front door so you don’t have to worry about forgetting keys and being locked out. There is an instruction book with very clear and illustrated instructions for operating the TV, pool, and hot tub. There are also suggestions for activities and restaurants, and a family pass for Honeymoon Beach (beautiful beach and somewhat costly if not for the pass). The furnishings are beautiful, and the towels and linens are of much higher quality than found in most rentals. They are even organized in bins in the closet. The kitchen is well equipped with both ceramic and glass for inside and quality non-breakable dishes and glassware for use by the pool. A lot of care and thought has been put into this home to make it a great experience for renters. The backyard has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Pictures do not do it justice. The heated pool is set at 86 and the spa to 96. The professional plantings around the pool and in the yard behind reminded me of being in Hawaii. The Pinellas trail is just outside the gate, and there were seven bikes available in a shed and the garage. Dunedin is a beautiful place and is centrally located for a short trip to Clearwater, Tampa, and St. Pete. Any questions are directed to the owners via email or text and answered almost immediately. We are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

It was Our second visit to The Mermaid House.that alone says something.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location,Pool and spa were wonderful.

After 2 visits there ,we might visit again next year.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I loved the house it was cozy, had everything I needed close to Dunedin , golf and the beaches.

  • 5 of 5

Property, pool area were fabulous and so are Sharon and Tom- terrific rental !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really Cute House!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my boyfriend. The house is so cute and comfortable, we did not want to leave! The guest bikes were a great touch and we used them every morning to go get breakfast. The pool is crazy fun and we loved the Tiki bar! Hated to leave, but we will come back to Mermaid House. (Oh, and I want the owner to paint me one of her mermaid paintings!).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Mermaid house for nearly 2 weeks with our daughter, son in law and 14 month old granddaughter.

It suited us very well, there was enough room for everyone. Enough seating for relaxing and eating indoors, 2 full baths worked well in our case too. The tiled floor throughout always pleases me. It was decorated in a relaxed, distressed comfortable style indoors. The back yard with the pool, loungers, tiki hut, comfortable patio furniture and table for outdoor dining was perfect. Outside is like a tropical paradise! Not to mention the shed with 4 cruising bikes to ride the trail which is literally right out the back gate! The Pennelis trail is amazing... we have ridden to Tarpon Springs, all around Dunedin and of course to Main Street for a coffee or cocktail! The front is pretty with chairs for relaxing too. Landscape is done very well.

Sharon was so good to deal with, I had a few questions, every message was answered right away.

I don't think the cleaners do a great job cleaning and the kitchen is dated but that aside I would still recommend the Mermaid House to a friend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely, detailed review... we very much appreciate it. We chose putting in a pool/landscaping/tiki bar over remodeling the kitchen ...priorities lol . But, yes, it does need to be updated when we can:) This is a new cleaning service...so we DEFINITELY appreciate that feedback! You were wonderful to work with and we'd love for you to come back:) All the best, Sharon & Tom
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Location

Dunedin Fine Art Center
Honeymoon Island State Park
Clearwater Beach
Caladesi Island State Park
Ozona Blue
Dunedin Stadium - Toronto Blue Jays Florida
Strachan’s Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts
The Living Room on Main
Casa Tina
Honeymoon Island State Park
Dunedin Brewery
Cafe Alfresco
Kelly's
Covered Bridge
Pier Dunedin
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thirsty Marlin
Caladesi Island State Park
Florida Aquarium
"AMAZING!! Look for a groupon deal!"
Hammock Park
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TPA/Saint Petes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marker 8 Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Caladesi Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dunedin Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Azteca
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Honeymoon Island
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunedin, 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
 
Winter
18 Nov 2017 - 19 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,328
for 7 nights
£1,328
£4,272
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£982
for 7 nights
£982
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Pet Fee £115.95
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note:

*SERVICE FEE attached to your quote has nothing to do with us. It is a recent 'roll out' by VRBO, going solely TO VRBO, and, is something we have no control over!!!
*Your rates include all utility expenses...including heating the pool and spa. We're not big fans of cold water:)
*Our home is suitable for 6 guests only. This is a quiet residential neighborhood, please keep outdoor fun noise down to a minimum after 9pm:)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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