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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town

Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town

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Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
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

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

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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

John B.
Aug 2005
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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000080
+1 -727 667 1960
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
San Francisco CA
5

AAA+++

  • 5 of 5
An absolute great experience. Gaye and Paul live in a wonderful area. The Cardinals house has all of the comforts of home PLUS a pool and spa. Palm Harbor is a neat little town located near a lot of awesome areas. Some of our favorites were downtown Dunedin, Clearwater, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island etc. All a very short ride away. You are also not far from Treasure Island, St Pete’s, Ybor City at approx. ½ hour by car. Shopping, restaurants, and all amenities are walking distance or a very short car ride. I wish we could have stayed longer. This experience was better than we could have imagined. AAA+++.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000080
+1 -727 667 1960
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house. It is in a quiet location but close to everything and a short walk to restaurants etc. The location was perfect and the house very comfortable, clean and well maintained.
We will come back and rent it again next year
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000080
+1 -727 667 1960
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Paterson NJ
5

Adorable house

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful Wonderful home in a great family location
Everything needed here to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable
GO !
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000080
+1 -727 667 1960
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Mississauga On
5

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5
Paul,
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
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000080
+1 -727 667 1960
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Fredericksburg Virginia
5

Really Nice Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Paul & Gaye,

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.

Thanks again,
John & Sandra Taylor
Virginia
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Area Tropical Private Heated Pool& Spa sleeps 8 Nr # 1 Beach walk Down town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000080
+1 -727 667 1960
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Mansfield OH
5

Wonderful stay, even with a storm !

  • 5 of 5
Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying at this home this month! It was great to have such a beautiful home to stay in as a family. Although a storm was threatening (Debbie?), my grandsons and I would watch for the winds to die down and then run out to enjoy a few minutes of swimming throughout the day. It was the perfect amount for little boys; combined with the fact that the pool was equipped with shallow steps and pool noodles!

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!

Sincerely,
Lisa Starkey
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa
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.

Kind Regards
Gaye & Paul

Location

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

Honeymoon island.

Our homes are all under a 5 minute drive to the beaches on Caladisi

& Honeymoon

islands,Caladsi is rated number ONE beach in the whole of the USA !

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Availability

From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 12 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
$3,950
 
 
Summer season
May 30 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
$3,950
 
 
Late summer
Aug 16 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,295
$3,500
 

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
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • 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

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