Very Good

5 reviews

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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
16
Type:
Chalet
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Crystal Beach Hideaway - This 4-story A-frame ultimate "Wow Factor" vacation property stands out in quaint Crystal Beach. The property is directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico in beautiful Crystal Beach. With a unique design, this Chalet house stands tall, showcasing panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico capturing cool ocean breezes coming in over the water and featuring stunning panoramic Crystal Beach Sunsets. The exterior features a towering 4 story stone fireplace, large covered balconies (3) including your very own roof top observation deck where you may enjoy your favorite beverage while witnessing some of the best sunsets you will ever see. You will also literally have a birds eye view of an Osprey's nest so you can watch them hunt and raise their young. The professionally landscaped yard includes 3 large Koi ponds connected by running water streams featuring 5 waterfalls and lush topical landscaping. The resort-like private heated pool with built in hot tub features wall to wall stone pavers. The pools contains rock tables and surround water seating which is perfect for relaxing and lounging the day away. Enjoy the serene sounds of the waterfalls cascading into the pool. This unbelievable entertaining spot is complete with barbecue area and build in rock seating, layout chairs, and multiple hammocks. Explore the grounds, sit in the Zen garden, or practice your yoga next to a pond with running water stream and waterfalls. The evening takes on a magical light with over 60 landscape and pond lights which provide an ambiance which will make you forget about the outside world. This property is completely private providing you with your very own secured remote controlled gate.

Step inside and immediately fall in love with 4 bedrooms plus loft that sleeps 14. Over 3,500 sq. ft. of professionally decorated comfort & style -- recently remodeled with $30,000 in updates. The kitchen shines with new high-end granite counter tops, tumbled marble backsplash, wood cabinetry, built-in wine chiller, soda dispenser, double ovens and island with cooktop -- a true entertainer's delight. If cooking is not your thing, a personal chef can be arranged, please inquire for customized details and pricing. The house also has natural wood floors, soaring vaulted ceilings with skylights and all new lighting fixtures & fans.

MASTER SUITE: The outstanding and spacious master suite has its own dedicated floor with a King size bed, a beautiful master bath including a one of a kind walk in rock waterfall shower with surround shower heads creating a rainfall experience. The master suite also contains your very own indoor 6 person hot tub utilizing all natural spa minerals leaving your skin soft and natural. The suite also features large walk in California closets. Walk out the doors overlooking the pool area and enjoy your private deck with hammock, rocking chairs, and ocean breezes. From this deck you will have access to your roof top observation deck to enjoy the magnificent Crystal Beach sunsets.

Two additional bedrooms on the main level have queen beds and one of the bedrooms lead out to one of the three decks and access to a full bathroom with its own Jacuzzi tub. The 4th bedroom is conveniently situated downstairs and has two full beds and one queen. This floor also has a game room for family enjoyment. Each floor has its own private bathroom. Front loader washer and dryer located on the bottom floor.

Please enjoy your provided kayaks, bicycles, and golf cart. There is a beautiful park with magnificent Live Oaks, and a place to drop your kayaks into the water. Kayak with dolphins at our neighborhood beach with dolphin sightings almost daily or just view them from the Crystal Beach Pier. Kayak though miles of mangroves at nearby Wall Spring Park to view unspoiled nature and old Florida. If you are lucky, you might see a manatee, or a mermaid.

Because Crystal Beach is a golf cart community, you may enjoy riding up to Emily's restaurant for breakfast or lunch, Sweet Treats to grab a ice cream, Fairway pizza to listen to live music or order one of the best pizza's you will ever have. This is an angler's paradise for inshore and offshore fishing including Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Kingfish, etc. We can make arrangements for a personal boat captain for a spectacular half day or full day adventure to the many beautiful barrier islands including Honeymoon & Caladesi Island which have been voted two of the Nation's top five beaches. Tours are customized for you. Options include touring the local waters including Clearwater, Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs. You can explore Anclote Key which features a working light house; sit with your chair in the sand watching the Kite Surfers skim across the crystal blue water or listen to the birds as they return home to Three Rooker Island. Float, snorkel, go shelling or just sit back, relax, and rejuvenate.

MORE DETAILS: Nearby

Disney, Sea World, Universal and MGM Studios within one hour 50 minutes.

Busch Gardens is 45 minutes away. Clearwater Aquarium home to Winter the Dolphin is less than 20 minutes away.

Famous Pinellas 35 mile bike trail perfect for the walker, runner and cyclist is less than a five minute walk to the trail head.

Public boat launch and several marinas are less than a five minute drive.

If sports are your thing catch a game at Raymond James Stadium home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Tampa Bay Lighting all within a 30 minute drive. Catch a Spring Training game to root on the Toronto Blue Jays or the Philadelphia Phillies less than 10 minutes away.

***Special packages add-ons are all customized to your wishes. We can be your personal concierge to assist you in planning and executing the perfect vacation.

The Romance Package

We will provide a bottle of champagne or bottle of wine upon your arrival; chocolate covered strawberries, cheese tray & rose petals. Scented candles located in your hot tub area. We can provide an in-house couples massage. We can customize as desired.

House Provisioning

Let us take care of your initial shopping needs so you can concentrate on fun and excitement.

Boat / Fishing Tours

Personalized private boat adventures; sightseeing, island, sunset cruises

Access to the best local fishing guides

Spoiler Package

Personal Chef

In house Massage

Perfect for: that special occasion, Vacations, Birthday's, Girls Weekend, Anniversary's, Engagements, Weddings, Holidays, Family reunions, or just looking for a secret rendezvous to relax and recharge. We can do something special for all occasions, no detail to small.

Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach 'beach' is a small neighborhood beach where the community gathers to watch sunsets and let dogs and kids play in the water. Some Fridays there are jam sessions and music meet ups and the last Sunday of every month is the sunset jam. This is a mixed community of all ages with an 'old Florida' feel. Many residents live here year-round. There is a community center which is available for renting for your special event as well as The Crystal Beach Community Church gulf side (perfect for a wedding) and a teen activity center.

WILDLIFE: Dolphins, Manatees, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, Bald Eagle, Alligators, Owls, Great Birding

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 4 Double Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

About the area

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION: Home is directly across the street from the gulf. A nearby neighborhood beach, community park, and fishing pier are right down the street. You may choose to watch the sunset from your private observation deck or take a golf cart ride where people gather on a nightly basis to watch the beautiful Crystal Beach sunsets. This property is situated between Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, and the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. This is a rare community that still has a real old Florida feel. Ozona and Dunedin are two amazing communities nearby with art shows, farmer's markets, amazing food, and antique shops. Just 5 minutes from Innis brook and other golf courses, Crystal Beach is the very best location in Pinellas County with over 30 acres of private community parks nearby (community beach, public pier, paved biking/walking trails, and playgrounds). Crystal Beach (Beach & large fishing pier) Many

Getting around

Jolly Trolley Golf cart (4 seater provided at the property)

Owner profile

Lora R

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna

Reviews (5)

Very Good – based on 5 reviews Very Good
5 reviews

“Family Reunion”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2016

We enjoyed the large house with many bedrooms and a nice kitchen to cook. We had a family reunion of about 20 people and had plenty of room to sit everyone and have a big meal together. Lora was very helpful to get us anything we needed. The kids enjoyed the pool and ping pong tables. The view from the top deck was spectacular. Very quiet with beautiful lighting outside around the whole grounds.

Owner's reply: Dave, It was so nice to meet you and your brother. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review!! We really appreciate it. I am so happy your reunion turned out beautifully. I hope you worked in a round of golf :) Thanks again, Best regards, Lora

“Mini Paradise”

Reviewed 2 May 2016

The house was absolutely perfect for our group. We had 14!! And we had plenty of room, even extra beds not being used. It is not close to the nice sandy beaches but it wasn't far to find them. The pier was excellent for just relaxing and watching the sun set. I met the owners / property managers and they were very easy to talk to and answered ever question we had. They helped me organize a dinner with a professional chef and also got me in touch with a local fisherman to take some of the crew out on the ocean. I wish we could do this more than once in our life time it was amazing!! And the house all lit up at night, beautiful!!

Owner's reply: Karla, it was a pleasure meeting you and working with you. I am so happy your Mom's birthday dinner turned out great! I wished you all could have stayed longer. I heard the fishing trip was a great success! Your family is great! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Lors

“Resort style accommodations!!”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2016

We recently rented this amazing house and could not have been happier. As we approached the property, we were blown away by the palm trees and coy ponds that looked more like a hotel than a house. When we pulled into the wide driveway, we were greeted by Lora who was nice enough to wait for us to land after a late flight to show us around the outside of the property, explain the inner workings of the house, and even act as a de facto concierge by providing us with tons of options for bars, restaurants, and outdoor activities (but once you see the property, you may not want to leave). The golf cart was a great way to get from place to place in the neighborhood too. The waterfalls and pool area were stunning; it was nicer than many resorts! The house was huge, slept a ton of people, and had 4 levels of decks, including two that you can watch the sun set over the gulf. Inside, the place was fantastic as well. The highlights would have to be the hot tub and grotto shower. There were many places for the entire group to gather. We will look to rent this place again for our next spring training trip!

Owner's reply: Alex, Thank you so much for the review. I am so glad you guys all had a great time!! I hope to see you next year!

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