House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
The Cardinals is a 2 story, single family home in historic Old Palm Harbor, one of the best areas along this coastline. Set away from the tourist areas you are a short walk from the Gulf at St. Josephs sound with it parks, boardwalks and fishing pier.
The Downtown area of Old Palm Harbor is also a short walk from our home and is very much;traditional; Florida with its antique shops, good restaurants, Historic cracker houses and laid back atmosphere. Here there are monthly street parties for everyone to enjoy. Our area is safe to walk out at night.
The Pinellas Cycle/walking trail can be picked up from close by, and runs for miles both north & south, going past some of the coastline and many of the attractions. (Cycle rentals available there).
All within 5 minutes drive are some of the best beaches, lakes, and state parks in the county.
Honeymoon & Caladesi islands ( voted # 1 beach in the whole of the USA )and offer all the family the most wonderful escape from it all.
Caladesi beaches are constantly voted in the top 10 in the USA, Number ONE beach in the whole of the USA last year
Crystal Beach with its quaint little harbor is also a short drive. Lake Tarpon is world known for its fishing and is lined with some beautiful state parks, with trails, BBQ areas, boating and viewing towers.
The ;Greek; sponge docks of Tarpon Springs and the lovely marinas of Dunedin are also very close by.
For those coming for golf, Palm Harbor has the championship course of Innisbrook and numerous other great courses close by.
For sporting fans, the area now has the Phillies spring training ground within a few minutes drive.
For those seeking ;more to do; Clearwater Beach is just a 10 minute drive away.Legoland is also a reasonable drive away
Our home is spacious and elegantly furnished with over 2200sq. ft. of living space and 800 sq. ft. of different level sun decks.
It has 3 bedrooms.Two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and the Master bedroom en-suite downstairs. All have ample linens and closet space. We supply a babies crib ,high chair and stroller, beach chairs and umbrellas, games and pool toys. Beds are as follows- 2 queens, 2 twins, 1 Queen sofa bed
The kitchen is fully equipped for a family, with a breakfast area and good appliances, leading to a laundry room with washer/dryer and ironing facilities.
The Family/Dining room has a large bed sofa and 2nd T.V.
Our galleried living room has all the comforts of home with a large screen T.V, DVD/ Video,CD player and video library.Free Wifi
Our large screen room has a wet bar, Large Hot tub, and an outside shower area. Down a step takes you to our pool which is screened all around by tropical plants and is totally secluded. Enjoy picking fresh grapefruit from the garden.
Top things to do on a budget
Watch the Sunset on Honeymoon Island
Take a stroll around the Greek Sponge docks
Walk up the viewing tower in Wall Park, overlooking the Gulf
Join in the street parties Downtown
Watch old Movies free in the local park
Top things to do with a family
Spend the day on Caladesi island
Kayaking on St Josephs sound
Cycle on the Pinellas trail
A trip to Big cat sanctuary
Hire a pontoon on Lake tarpon
Paul & Gaye, owners
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed our stay but would be hesitant to consider a repeat visit unless the $30.00 which has been stopped from our security deposit,due to us braking an item in the house and leaving extra cleaning in the house was returned to us.
Until then I have to give this a negative
4.7 based on 44 traveler reviews
We will come back and rent it again next year
Everything needed here to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable
Exactly what we wanted
Thank you for the rental. It was very spacious and suited our needs nicely. I also wanted to thank you for the recommendation of the cricketers pub, the food (fish and chips) were great, and the staff was awesome (we even spoke to the owners) .Perfect home, Perfect location
Really Nice Vacation
We wanted you to know that we enjoyed our stay in Palm Harbor very much. Thanks so much for the wine! We spent a day a Caladesi Island beach and a day at Honeymoon Island Beach. Also enjoyed some afternoons justing sitting by your pool. Lastly, we enjoyed a very nice dinner at Armani's in the Hyatt.
Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to return real soon.
John & Sandra Taylor
Wonderful stay, even with a storm !
We all sat around the dining room table for games in the evenings (brought quite a few of our own too ) and watched movies on the TV.! We visited two different aquariums during the storms. By the time the weather cleared we were ready to enjoy the nature preserves and Island beaches. It was a perfect vacation!
Ken found both gas cans for the grill empty. He took one to be exchanged for a full tank. We also made sure the pool remained clear of debris throughout the storm. We did enjoy the wildlife… but didn’t get to see a snake! L
We left some basic supplies in the cupboards~ paper and cleaning supplies.
I did leave an unopened container of ham in the refrigerator hoping that the cleaners could enjoy it (rather than throwing it away). I hope that wasn’t an issue!
Thank you again for allowing us to use your home! We sent the wine home with our one son and daughter-in-law who just moved to Maitland and are settling in. Thank you for that as well!
So pleased you enjoyed the area, even with a storm.
The area does have lots of things the family can do when our normal Florida weather deserts us !
Our cleaners are always grateful if you leave unopened food stuff for them.
We should have had a spare gas tank in the garage.
Hope you can come back again another year.
Gaye & Paul
Activity and Interests
Within a 5 minute drive are some of the best beaches, lakes, and state parks in the county. Honeymoon and Caladesi islands are both nature reserves, totally unspoiled and offer all the family the most wonderful escape from it all. Caladesi beaches are constantly voted in the top 10 in the USA, being number one in 2008. Lake Tarpon is world known for its fishing and is lined with some beautiful state parks, with trails, BBQ areas, boating and viewing towers.The "Greek" Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs and the lovely marinas of Dunedin are also very close by. Want more ? Clearwater Beach is under 30 minutes
See much more on our own site those coming for Golf, Palm Harbor has the championship course of Innisbrook and numerous other great courses close by.For sporting fans, the area now has the Phillies Spring Training Ground within a 5 minutes drive. Raymond James and Tropicana field are also within a 30 minute drive. For water sports fans and fisherman there are more activities than you can wave a stick at.
30 minutes drive from Tampa and St Pete airports and the Clearwater Aquarium, 40 minutes Busch Gardens, Easy 90 minutes drive to Orlando
We now can arrange DISCOUNTED fishing / boating trips,suggested
weekly agendas of local places,Golf and offer FREE passes to
Our homes are all under a 5 minute drive to the beaches on Caladisi
islands,Caladsi is rated number ONE beach in the whole of the USA !
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly Rate: $1400 - $1995
low season From $1400.00 per week for up to 8 persons, Inclusive
high season From $1650.00 / 1995.00 Inclusive
Specials and Deals contact owners
- Air Conditioning
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Half Bathroom
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Outdoor Grill
- Heated caged Pool,Large Hot tub, Screened Room ,Wetbar, Outside Shower Upper level sundeck, Fantastic Shaded Tropical Lot, Gas BBQ Contact us for our site address to see lots more , including more photos, more information, availability calender, location maps, Guest book reviews ( see what others have said about their stay ) and our online booking servise Free Wifi