|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
On a large tropical lot, this two-story, air-conditioned, stylish, bright immaculate home boasts brand new furniture and furnishings, and a gorgeous screened pool. Brand new kitchen with granite and European cabinets. Just a short stroll to the Gulf of Mexico and the community fishing pier, from which to watch the wonderful sunsets.
Hardwood floors with terracotta tiles, together with an abundance of windows and a high vaulted ceiling create a bright, sun-drenched great room on the second floor. It is furnished in a modern, uncluttered European style. The great room has TV & hi-fi, and leads out onto the upper floor deck amongst the treetops, which has grill/BBQ, chairs and a table. Free WiFi!
On the first floor there is a large comfortable family room with Digital Cable TV, DVD/VHS and plenty of space, leading out through french doors to the patio and freeform pool.
The kitchen is brand new, with granite countertops and European cabinets. All stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher) and large refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. You will find everything you need should you want to cook - full range of pans, utensils; also provided are microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender and electric plug-in kettle.
There are three bedrooms, two are upstairs, one of which has a queen bed, the other has two twins. The third bedroom is on the lower floor and has two twin beds. There are two full bathrooms; one has a full-size tub with overhead shower, the other has a large shower cubicle. (There is also an outside shower for use when returning from the beach).
The house sits in the centre of its lush tropical gardens in which you will find the fabulous screened free-form pool.
Crystal Beach is a wonderful safe community with friendly neighbors and a timeless charm. Its beaches and community fishing pier and park are just a 5-minute stroll away. At sunset it is traditional for the residents of Crystal Beach to drift towards the fishing pier and watch the sun go down together! (Often with a glass of wine, too)
Innisbrook PGA Championship is just 5 minutes from the door!
The beautiful beaches of Honeymoon and Caladesi islands are a 10-minute drive away. Just one minute from the Pinellas Trail, you can enjoy biking, rollerblading, jogging or simply strolling every day. Or, if you prefer, relax in your own backyard by the screened pool or on the upper level wooden deck.
Loads of space to relax or play - every comfort has been provided in this individual home for you to enjoy your vacation at any time of year - whatever your age!
We had a glorious week in this beautiful beachside property. The house itself is very spacious, clean and fitted to the highest standards. The pool is gorgeous and well-maintained with a very private feel. We had breakfast on the balcony every day, looking out onto the gorgeous Floridian flora. Probably sensible to have a car with you but everything you need is nearby: lovely beaches, good restaurants (the owners have left a very handy guide to the best eateries in the house), fantastic walks (check out the Pinellas Trail!) and great shopping outlets! It exceeded our expectations in every way - would not hesitate to recommend after an extremely relaxing break.
First of all the good points. This is an attractive, spacious house in a really nice residential area. It was clean and the furnishings were nice.
However it really does have several negative points as far as we are concerned. We stayed in 10 properties on this particular trip (a road trip) and this one was the worst in regards to customer service. We had problems with the letting agent before we even left the UK in regards to the amounts of money they were charging us to send and receive money back from them. I organised with my bank that I would pay all bank charges (including theirs) but they still took money away from me in bank charges and would not provide any proof that their own bank had made these charges to them.
No toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel etc were provided in the house (even basic hotels offer this!) and one of the hand soaps had been very watered down! I didn't even know single ply toilet paper existed until I stayed at this place! 'Luxury' homes should be providing proper toilet paper and a few basic bathroom items. Many places we stayed offered nice welcome packs such as fruit, coffee etc but no such things to make a guest feel welcome here! Also it was the only place we stayed where we had instructions not to turn the air conditioning below a certain number. It was hot and we were uncomfortable at times with this restriction. The plastic waterproof mattress covers were also hot and uncomfortable and totally unnecessary for two adults and two teenagers.
The gardens were attractive but unfortunately a couple of the trees block a lot of light from the pool and hence the pool water was cold and not very inviting to swim in. As I said this is a nice house that has the potential to be a 'luxury' rental but the owner/letting agents need to do more to make it feel that way from a guest's point of view. Their competitors are offering far more based on our experience.
I've stayed at this house twice now over the last few summers and I couldn't ask for more...clean, beautiful- great location and at a price that's suitable for your average family...awesome
As the main living area is on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool and eye to eye with the tree tops, this modern, well decorated vacation home is truly "over the top." With two floors and 3 bedrooms, it is more like home than away, perfect for families of any size. Jan and I were happy that we could spread out and pursue our own interests without intruding on each other's space. The house is convenient to everything one wants while on vacation: beaches, shopping, golf, boating, fishing, long walks and sunsets. The home contains every convenience and the furniture is tasteful and attractive. If you're looking for something really nice, look no further. It's bigger and better than the pictures! One caution: it is not handicap accessible and the stairs are unavoidable.
A vacation to suit all ages! Crystal Beach is a wonderful, peaceful place for your time together, while nearby are all kinds of things to do.The world class white beaches of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands are just ten minutes' drive away, as is the quaint town of Dunedin with its delightful downtown antique shops and restaurants. Tarpon Springs with its famous sponge docks and wonderful quayside restaurants is also just ten minutes' drive to the north, and Busch Gardens is less than an hour away.
Ride bikes on our wonderful Pinellas Trail, or enjoy a day's Deep Sea Fishing with one of our local captains.
Innisbrook PGA Championship Course is just 5 minutes away from our door!
Kayak down-river at Weeki-Wachee or just enjoy a stroll down to the community pier to watch a wonderful Crystal Beach sunset.
A variety of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes can be found nearby. Plus bars, supermarkets, all kinds of shopping and plenty of adventures to be had.
|Cleaning Fee||£142 + Tax|
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