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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Tiki Bar, Heated Pool/ Spa, ON the Pinellas Trail!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
5

Absolutely Loved This House, Beautiful!! Can I Buy it Please??

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say, gorgeous house with everything and more that you need to stay here. Loved everything about it! Cosy, cool, rustic, convenient, absolutely fantastic. Location was great too. Bikes and the trail at the back amazing. Outdoor shower was lovely. And pool was just awesome. Tiki bar so cute! BBQ and all beach items all contained. Didn't have to buy a thing. Thank you so much for letting us stay. I haven't stopped thinking about this place since we arrived back in the UK. Thanks again and we will return. Kind Regards Kim and Mark Hale

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the pool. Great location for anything you'd like to do on vacation. We will return again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and adorable home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 4 week stay. The home was well stocked and in a great location. The pool and patio were clean and inviting. Owners were very responsive to messages. We fell in love with Honeymoon Island and the Dunedin area. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mesmerising Mermaid House

  • 5 of 5

As we walked through the front door we knew we would love staying in this quirky home, and that's how we felt, at home. It's relaxing aura of calm was like being on our own tropical island with birds singing and a cold beer in the hand. Our visiting family, Florida locals, all thought the same.

Just as well it was so relaxing with temps in the 90's for 3 weeks sitting around the pool was the coolest place to be.

Dunedin has some great eateries, couldn't try them all but there's always next time.

Sharon & Tom were a delight & could.not have been more helpful, thanks both it was a pleasure dealing with you.

Ann & Alan

Worthing West Sussex England

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Relax, Relax and Relax some more

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid House deserves all the rave revues that it gets.

This was our second time staying here and to say it was the most relaxing vacation we ever had would be an understatement. You have to experience the " backyard beach " to fully appreciate it. While our grown kids went off and did their own thing the wife and I never moved from there for 4 straight days. Did ride bikes quite a bit. Road in to town numerous times. Did make it to Honeymoon Island but found that with no small children and having our kayaks that hanging out on the causeway was really great and it's FREE. Couple of restaurants we might recommend. Phoden right on the bike trail heading in to town and Hog Island Fish Camp on Broadway just before you get in to town. Neither is high on ambiance but the food is " to die for ". Phoden has a limited Vietnamese menu and Hog Island has some very eclectic seafood offerings. My wife loved the shrimp and grits. The outside shower is a real bonus along with the total privacy that the back yard offers. Sharon and Tom have done a tremendous job with landscaping and other improvements and are a dream to work with. While we were there we felt " right at home. "

WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN !!!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,335
for 7 nights
£1,335
£4,293
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£987
for 7 nights
£987
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52
Pet Fee £116.52
Damage Deposit £388.4

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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