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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach

Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Humming Birds 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's park, 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.

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

This home is built to a unique design for Florida and is full of charm. The pool area is private and secluded and is a wonderful place to enjoy the Florida weather. The whole of the upstairs is one huge master en suite with a balcony to sit with your morning coffee.

We 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- 1 queen, 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. All rooms have ceiling fans and full Air

We have all the comforts of home with a large screen T.V, DVD player and library. Free Wifi

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

Keywords: private heated pool,close to beaches,3 bedrooms,sleeps8, hot tub/spa ,private yard,garage and driveway,Gulf of Mexico,spacious,luxury, safe. private and quiet

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

Keywords: private heated pool,close to beaches,3 bedrooms,sleeps8, hot tub/spa ,private yard,garage and driveway,Gulf of Mexico,spacious,luxury, safe. private and quiet

Keywords: private heated pool,close to beaches,sleeps 6, private yard,Gulf of Mexico,spacious,luxury, safe. private and quiet, walk restaurants and downtown

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are an English family who chose this part of Florida,over all the rest that we traveled to over the years.

To live and work here is like being on vacation all year!

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Ms. Vogel! My friend and I enjoyed our stay at The Hummingbirds very much! It was a wonderful vacation and a great place to stay.







I was writing to inquire about when the deposit will be returned. It may have already been mailed, but I just wanted to check on it.







Thank you for sharing your home!



Beth Wahler
Oct 2005
  • 1 of 7

35 Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach
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-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Manchester Center,VT
5

Relaxing hideaway

  • 5 of 5
A charming and well kept home in a quiet neighborhood. Convenient to shopping and beaches. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p38065vb
-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Denver CO
5

House is Just Blocks Away From The Best Bicycle Path In Florida

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 4 adults had a fantastic time at this clean, well-equipped house in Palm Harbor:
• We walked into the town of Palm Harbor where we ate at Lulu’s.
• We drove our car and then walked along the nearby beaches on Honeymoon Island & in Clearwater
• We shopped at the Publix supermarket, just a couple miles away.
• We washed clothes, cooked dinners, and floated in the house pool
• Communication with the owner Paul and Gaye was always prompt and courteous.
• We recommend this house to all.

We enjoyed bicycling along the wide, flat and paved Pinellas Bicycle Trail:
• First, we did about 14 miles round-trip to Tarpon Springs with lunch at The Bayou
o Consider a stop along the way at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary to see their 300 lb male orangutan
• Second, we did about 12 miles round-trip to Dunedin where we found a lovely waterfront path with beautiful Victorian beach-front houses
• We bought used bikes which needed very minor lube, brake adjustment and/or air in the tires at the local Goodwill store in Oldsmar, FL
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p38065vb
-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Burlinton Ontario
5

JUST LOVED IT

  • 5 of 5
Hi Gaye,
We had a fantastic time, loved Palm Harbor! Just loved the Home. We spent our last few days at
> Universal and finally made it home last nite. Exhausting but fun!
Thanks again, will totally recommend to our friends!
>
> Regards,
> Laura
  • Submitted: May 22, 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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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach
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-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Atlanta GA
5

AWESOME HOME AND AREA

  • 5 of 5
I don't normally do reviews, but my daughter just pointed out the last review to me and I felt compelled to now do one for the first time. What a load of dribble they wrote ! This is a really nice home that I would love as my own, nothing cheap there at all. The owners actually look as if they have put a lot of thought into how it is decorated and presented. For a rental home I think it goes way way past basic. The Air was set, but comfortable and went down at night when it is really needed. As a home owner myself I can see why this has to be done and why.We had 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom which I don't think we used all of it. If we did I would not have expected the owners to supply me with more or any other stuff. We had a great time at the house and the pool was so warm its was awesome, could not get my kids out even when food was ready !
It was 5 minutes drive to Honeymoon island which was the best place ever.The house is in a small cul-de-sac and I felt it safe for my girls to play outside and it was also only a 10 minute walk to the Downtown restaurants which we walked to even when it was dark.Okay the pool is not huge, but this is a 2 bedroom home that does not cater for large groups, so it worked well for us 5. In all great home, great area and the owners are really accommodating, they e mailed me a couple of things that were going on in the area whist we were there. Book and enjoy
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p38065vb
-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
2

Very Basic/Cheap -- Not a Warm Feeling

  • 2 of 5
Pros:
- house was reasonably clean
- not super close to the beach, but not terribly far either

Cons:
- cheap/basic décor
- Upon arrival, we found the thermostat under lock and key, making us feel like juveniles not to be trusted
- lack of basic essentials (no more than one roll of toilet paper per bathroom and one roll of paper towels) meant we had to run out to the store to buy these inexpensive essentials
- pool is very tiny
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: After 37 Great reviews, we have the person nobody can please. Our home is exactly as seen on line, and has never been called basic before ! Our Air/heat is set by our energy provider and is comfortable for most people. When this person complained about it, we actually took the cover off for him ( he did not say that ) It was only in the mid 70's, so not even hot outside yet. We supplied 2 rolls of paper in each bathroom which he did not use, so why complain again.
He also forgot to inform us of the red juice spillage that he left on the sofa, of which he did not get charged for the extra cleaning
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Great reviews Unique home Best Area Private Heated Pool Home Nr # 1 voted Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p38065vb
-+01 (727) 667-1960 (Florida)
Palm Harbor Clearwater Area
Finland
5

Stunning we loved it

  • 5 of 5
We have spent wonderful two weeks in the Bay Area and The Hummingbirds.
The House met our expectations and suited well to our family. The area is nice and more peaceful than areas closer to Tampa and St Pete. Especially route to Tampa is easy.
We recommend.

Family from Finland
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 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

Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with this area in the 80's. It is so perfect for everybody in the family to enjoy, having something for all age groups. The beaches are the best you can get, the number one voted beach in the whole of the USA in Caladesi island is just 5 minutes drive away. It is truly paradise here. You can also walk to restaurants,cafes, shops etc, which is quite rare in Florida. The Jolly Trolly stops close by which takes you south to Clearwater and Dunedin and north to Tarpon Springs

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

We now can arrange DISCOUNTED fishing / boating trips,suggested weekly agendas of local places,Golf etc

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

islands,Caladsi is rated number 2 beach in the whole of the USA !

Availability

From $225 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer season
May 23 2015 - Aug 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,375
$3,500
 
 
Late summer
Aug 9 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,295
$3,250
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

$300.00 to reserve, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival date

We take a security deposit before arrival. Pool heating extra if required

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Amenities

From the Owner

We started to look for a vacation home along the Gulf coast nearly 20 years ago and had very tough search criteria. We wanted the perfect location to suit every bodies needs, plus a lot more. Not just for families or couples, but for everybody wanting that perfect vacation. In finding this beautiful quaint little town, we found it. After 20 years and buying another 3 homes, all within walking distance of each other. We never thought about buying else where, we had found the perfect location. The area is friendly, safe to walk at night and central to everything

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • HEATED POOL, TIKI HUT

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