Very Good

10 reviews

1 / 15 view of back of the house from shore

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Overview

Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
15
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Truly a Gulf front family vacation destination with the pvt heated pool and hot tub and the shore right out the back door! This wonderful, Crystal Beach/Clearwater Beach Beautiful Gulf Front 4000 plus square foot vacation home has 6 bedrooms 4 baths right on the Gulf of Mexico which is only 10 miles North of Clearwater Beach in a little gulf front town called Crystal Beach. This vacation home is truly designed for the Ultimate Vacation and will easily and comfortably accommodate 3 families.

Watch the million dollar sunsets while relaxing in the Gulf-front heated pool (in the winter and Spring of course). and watch the dolphins swim by.

Wireless internet, large screen tv, 6 burner cooktop, 2 fireplaces, 2 dishwashers, New sub zero fridge, warming oven, granite counter tops, etc... .

Even though this vacation home has its own private shore area outback off the pool area and sits right on the Gulf, it is not a big beachy beach. We do have a shore area down there for the kids to play on, to find sea life, and to explore, mostly in Winter and Spring though, it is not for running on or laying out on or large beach type activities. Out back next to shore and pool is GREAT for the kids and right out the back door because it is private with no strangers walking by behind the home.

Nearby Attractions: We are located in between Clearwater beach and Tarpon Springs, an area of Multi million dollar homes, very Centrally Located, we are a very unspoiled community with its own little pier, park, Nondenominational Church by the Sea, close to golf courses, more beaches and all the attractions like parasailing, jet skiing, swimming with manatees, etc. There are plenty of gourmet and family dining and FUN restaurants and lots and lots of shopping!! Fun places for night life in famous Ybor City. You can paddle out in one of the kayaks that are yours to use at the vacation home to a couple of close little islands to explore or local spoil islands with their gorgeous beach and along the way you ''ll see dolphins swim by!! Also Caladesi Island, is within bike riding distance, which are two of the Nation ''s top five beaches. Walking distance to the Pinellas Trail - or you can use our bikes! Not to mention Disney, Bush Gardens, Sea World, Universal and MGM Studios within one hour 50 minutes. This home being very stunning and tastefully decorated, just truly one of a kind!

During the latter part of the summer, end of July and August, sea grass sheds in the Gulf of Mexico and if there is no rain or storms, it will accumulate on the shore. But there are local beaches that service their beaches and remove it from the shores.

The pool is heated in the winter and spring. This retreat is great

for families with children who love to play and explore the shore

for fiddler crabs, horseshoe crabs, sea horse, all kinds of sea

life. This vacation retreat is located in a small Gulf front town called Crystal Beach with some homes on the Gulf that have their own private shore access

which makes it perfect for the parents to be either in the kitchen

or at the pool sipping a cocktail and you don't even had to leave

your chair while the kids are running around playing tag, roasting

marshmellows, having a bon fire right on the Gulf while the sun is

having a spectacular sunset.

Prices in United States Dollars.

Rates are from $4500 through $5500 a week

Nightly rates only between September-November and range from $750 through $950 a night

Features: Gulf front

Heated Pool from November-April(private) dock on GUlf of Mexico

Deck Patio Terrace

Lanai BBQ Grill Air Conditioning

Appliances:

DVD Player VCR Player Washer/Dryer (private)

Activities:

swimming sunset watching Hiking Boating Fishing

Scuba/Snorkel Water Skiing Horseback Riding

Theme Park Shopping/Restaurants Live Entertainment

Notes:

Policies

Payment options: Major Credit cards through paypal, traveler ''s check, cashiers/registered check,

personal/business check, money order, cash

Check-in 4:00 PM/Check-out 10:00 AM. The rental period is normally

Saturday to Saturday '' inquire for special arrangements. Rate is based on vacation occupancy of up to 14 persons -

$250 departure cleaning

12% tax.

There is a daily maid service and babysitting and a

personal chef available upon request at an additional charge.

***This home is a smoke/pet free home and will not be tolerated.

Cancellations and Refunds

Full refund up to 60 days. 50% refund 59 days till schedules arrival. Only refundable if we are able to rent out the time for the same

rate. Deposit refund 30 days after check-out.

Deposits

$1000 totally refundable deposit for security.

Half of total balance is due upon reservation.

Remaining balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Beds: 4 Queen Beds, 3 Double Beds, 1 Twin Bed, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Crib

About the area

Nearby Attractions: We are located in between Clearwater beach and Tarpon Springs, an area of Multi million dollar homes, very Centrally Located, we are a very unspoiled Old Florida town with shelled streets, great for weddings with its own little pier, park, Nondenominational Church by the Sea, close to golf courses, more beaches and all the attractions like parasailing, jet skiing, swimming with manatees, etc. There are plenty of gourmet and family dining and FUN restaurants and lots and lots of shopping!! Fun places for night life in famous Ybor City.

Owner profile

Deedee T

Amenities

Features

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

Appliances

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

Activities

  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (10)

Very Good – based on 10 reviews Very Good
10 reviews

“Very Nice & Accomodating!”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2017

This home and the owner and caretaker were very nice and accomodating for the 15 family members we had there! The home is very spacious and the decor was very nice with a tropical/beach flare running throughout. The master suite has a balcony overlooking the gulf where we enjoyed starting our day! From there as well as the backyard and dock we observed the areas "locals", aka dolphins, great blue heron, white egrets, pelicans, fish, crabs... totally awesome! We didn't feel like we had to rush out each day to do something, the something was already there. Fishing and kayaking,swimming and soaking in the hot tub, eating outside breakfast, lunch and/or dinner or just soaking up some sun around the pool or dock was very enjoyable! Even though this place has close neighbors, the neighborhood was quiet when we were there. In fact it was very nice strolling through the neighborhood in the evening to see all the Christmas lights and decor or bicycle riding during the day. There is a blacktopped path, made where train tracks once were, nearby too! The tropical foliage around the outside of the home really give it more of a secluded feel as well, not to mention just that tropical feel good feel! Hitting the surrounding areas like Tarpon Springs for its Sponge Docks, dining and shopping wasn't far at all, neither is Clearwater or the areas beaches which are beautiful!

“Great Family Vacation”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2016

Beautiful home with a great location. We had 15 in our group and we all were comfortable with the accommodations. The only suggestion we have is the house needs some general maintenance and a small refrigerator on the lower level. Overall it was a great house for a large group - everyone especially enjoyed the pool, hot tub & beach.

“Great Family Fun”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2015

Had a wonderful time at this beautiful waterfront home. Perfect for large families. Very comfortable home and family friendly. Lots to do nearby. Would definitely recommend this house.

Owner's reply: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Our Florida vacation home holds a dear place in my heart and has always been my children's favorite place in the world. It is a very magical and a comfortable welcoming home and very family friendly.

“Crystal beach vacation”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2015

We loved the house. The sunsets are incredible. The pool was perfect. We all agreed that the pictures on line don't do the place justice. The back yard faces the west so the sunsets are right there. There is a dock to go watch for birds, fish , dolphins. (We only saw dolphins twice but herons and pelicans all day long). There is a table by the pool under the tree that has 6 or 8 chairs, there is a couch and 2 chairs under the patio so you can sit outside even when it rains. There are 6 reclining poolside chairs with little side tables just in case you have a drink. Our kids played in the pool for hours. The house and tree shaded the pool until about noon, nice to not have to worry about sun the entire day. The kitchen is fully stocked and has spices and some condiments. We ate in the whole week except 2 lunches. We liked that as our group is big (12) and my SILs are incredible cooks. I get tired of eating out on vacation so this suited us perfectly. We also had 4 small kids with us. We only kayaked a little, but nice to have the option. Also nice to have bikes available, a great bike path is a short ride away and runs clear to st. Pete. We went to Clearwater beach one day. It is about a 30 minute drive, the sand is soft and the waves are not too strong. It was nice, you can rent a shade and 2 chairs for $30. Tons of people there. We saved the "sunsets at pier 60" for the last day and ended up not going because a storm came in but that sound like a lot of fun! There are tons of shells everywhere. A heron came into the patio and sat with us one afternoon.! Full disclosure, some of the furniture is older, but we preferred to not worry about fancy stuff. We spent the daytime in the back yard anyway.

“Crystal Beach Home”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2014

This home is a comfortable, accommodating home for a large family vacation. The only disappointment at the home was the hot tub and pool. The "heated" hot tub and pool never got hot or warm enough for a person to get in.

“Great Reunion”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2013

Very nice. We had a family reunion there and it worked out perfect. There were enough separate bedrooms and bathrooms for all of us. Very nice dining room with an extra table for setting out food/drinks. Nice living room with seats that reclined. We made enjoyable use of the kayaks and the swimming pool. Sitting out on the patio early in the morning or watching the evening sunset was great. We did not use the one upstairs bedroom behind the fireplace. You get to it by climbing what looks like a ladder. It might be OK for people in their teens or twenty's, but not something for people in their 50's and late 60's. All in all, we had a great time and we have placed this house at the top of our list for our next reunion.

“Wonderful week”

Reviewed 24 May 2010

We all had a wonderful week at this rental. Would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a vacation on the Gulf!!

“Quiet and Relaxing Vacation”

Reviewed 21 May 2010

We truly enjoyed our stay. The house is located directly on the Gulf on a very quiet street. The pool and hot tub are a very nice addition as there isn't a beach area directly off of the house. If you're renting the house, definitely rent the boat so you can go to the outlying islands -- the waters and beach areas on the islands are fabulous. The birds and sunsets off of the docks are quite amazing to watch in the evenings. One note on the boat... be sure to get a schedule of the tides as the water is very shallow immediately off of the dock. The master bedroom is gorgeous. The other bedrooms are nice, but the matresses are hard. The 6th bedroom is quite difficult to get to as you essentially are climbing a ladder. You definitely don't want to have elderly people or anyone who's intoxicated/not secure on their feet trying to get up and down. The appliances are modern and nice. I think previous tenants may have been rough on them, as there were some quirks with the refrigerator and oven. But any kind of dish, silverware, pots and pans that you would need for cooking are included. Some bath towels are included, but definitely plan to take or buy any beach towels you may need. Also, the hot water in the one bathroom doesn't work if the hot tub and/or pool heat are on. All in all, this is really nice house with a good location. Our entire family (aged 3 mos to 84 yrs) enjoyed ourselves.

Owner's reply: You guys were a lot of fun! Thank you for your inquiry. Wish you had mentioned about the hot water in bathroom, the hot and cold were reversed on that shower. The hot water that feeds the house has nothing to do with pool water or hot tub........?? That was mentioned in the book. So sorry. Also the 6th bedroom is the bridge and more for young adults or older kids as it has a steeper stair. Ya, no one should be intoxicated going up those stairs!!!!! And also, nothing is wrong with freezer or fridge, they are sub-zero and you are not supposed to open them right away after closing them because of the tight suction of the hot air being pulled out of the freezer/fridge space. You have to wait about 5-10 sec's because of the intense suction action...... and if you don't you will break the seal if you try to. That was also explained in the book and in greeting and key handover on check-in day.... Sorry for the confusion......

“Spring Break Getaway”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2009

We vacationed with 2 other families in this beautiful gulf front home. 6 adults and 6 teenagers had tons of room and privacy. One of the bedrooms wasn't even needed. Great location in a fun little town just minutes north of Clearwater Beach. Great to just hang out at the pool and BBQ or you could take a quick drive to your choice of several beaches. The upstairs master suite facing the ocean was incredible and huge! What a view! We also enjoyed the use of the kayaks and bicycles. Our only complaints would be that some of the beds were uncomfortable and some bedrooms didn't seem to have access to the central air system.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your inquiry! Glad you had a wonderful stay, not sure why bed was not comfortable, I know some people like a softer or harder bed, but there are different softness of mattresses, we have several bed pads that could be moved. I understand why you felt why some bedrooms didn't have a/c. There are 4 different A/C units to supply all the different sections of the home. Someone had turned one of the thermastats up for those couple bedrooms. Sorry, wish you had made a request or had mentioned it during your stay! Glad to see you are coming back!!

“GREAT PLACE TO VACATION”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2009

nice place to stay for a group of people or large family. nice location and not far from the airport. stores are not too far to do your shopping. the swimming pool was SUPER AND THE HOT TUB SUPER SUPER NICE.

Owner's reply: Thank you!!! Glad you and your family had a wonderful time! It was very nice meeting you and your huge happy family!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

This has been one of the best family vacations that we have had, with not having to leave the house while the kids enjoyed the pool and shore, very,very,very relaxing speaking as a parent that means the world!
Deb G, Michigan