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Property Details

Updated: May 12, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

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* Simply a peaceful, private, modern salt waterfront home and an escape from your crazy life. Yet close to all when you want- beaches, shopping, amusement parks, sports stadiums, flea market, aquarium, night clubs and restuarants. Perfect location for a business stay also

* Complete interior & exterior renovation- gorgeous. Open floor plan, Modern interior-decor but with Florida comfort and retreat feel. Great place to decompress!

* 3 BR, 2 Bath, pool, 2 car garage, 2100 sf (198 sm) house on lovely salt water canal 200 yards to North Tampa Bay and the Gulf.

* Fully furnished, clean/well maintained home. Italian Travertine tile throughout, uncluttered rooms. (2) Premium Queen beds, (2) twins, fold out Euro sleeper lounger. Can sleep (7 total) at additional fee.

* Completely new and modern kitchen, professional stainless appliances, professional SS cookware, breakfast bar and DR. Commercial gourmet Manitowoc ice machine (great for drinks). All new Italian granite counter tops in kitchen and baths. Convenient, secure keyless locks with no hassle access.

* Pool (renovated Dec 2014, not heated) facing salt water canal with immediate access (1 min) to Tampa Bay. Rent a nearby kayak to explore mangrove preserve, the Bay and causeway beaches. Snorkel in the Bay, explore the huge mangrove preserve, fish off docks

* Wrap around tinted windows in Lanai at waters edge to enjoy the manatees, stingrays & dolphins in your backyard, wood burning fireplace. Most rooms with water views. Privacy fence around home except rear facing salt water

* Enjoy the view from the high & low docks for fishing-kayaking, daydream looking down the canal, with coffee in the morning, a drink in the evening, maybe a cigar (outisde), while you watch the world wake or retire.

* 7 mins from TPA airport but no noise. Publix grocery, Walmart, Walgreens, Starbucks, Restaurants, Bait shops- all 5-10 mins distance

* Clean Clean Home. Professionally cleaned prior to every stay. We employ a Maintenance and cleaning staff.


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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Bill & Susan are proud owners and professionally manage all aspects- this is a full time business vs. most part-time owners renting their homes with little experience or knowledge. We are very disciplined about maintenance, clean freaks AND available if needed. We stay in vacation homes and know the value of a hassle free stay. We have professional cleaning and maintenance staff. Reviews tell our story.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Susan & Bill:

We were so happy with your Bayhouse. Glad we were able to book next year before we even left- we found our return spot! Your pictures do not do it justice and it was great value compared to years at other disappointing houses. We did see a couple of manatee and stingrays off the dock, it was easy to Clearwater and Tampa beaches and it was only 1+hr or so to Orlando- a day trip. Great décor and remodel job and the kitchen! Roomy and water views! Already looking forward to next year!

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Feb 2015
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41 Reviews

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An Oasis- Waterfront Bayhouse- close to all
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Beautiful Spot!

  • 5 of 5
I was a bit hesitant to book a vacation home as we always stay at resorts but took a chance to try having our own "private escape"-and boy was I glad I did! Upon arrival we knew we would love our 9 day stay here. House was clean, nicely decorated, had all amenities we needed and the pool was lovely.
Our mornings started with all of us(family of 4) sitting on the back deck with our coffee from the local coffee shop( which is 2 mins away-but there is a keurig machine at the house if you want to use that instead) enjoying the view...later in the evening we found ourselves back there again enjoying a different beverage. It was beautiful.
We drove to Busch Gardens, (25 mins) St. Pete Beach(25 mins) and even took a trip to Kennedy Space Center.(about 2 hours) The house is in a perfect location for all the "touristy" things and also a great neighbourhood.
We were told that the washer was broken when we first got there but the caretaker ensured us it would be repaired within a few days-and it was. He left his number in case we needed to reach him-we didn't need to. Everything was perfect. Will certainly be back to visit. Definitely would recommend to friends and family!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a blast at our Bayhouse. We take pride in insuring your experience is as you expect and we describe.
An Oasis- Waterfront Bayhouse- close to all
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

A nice place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with the house on our vacation. We have 2 children and they lived the house and pool. The pictures do not do this house justice, everything looks like new and was very clean. The owners were just a phone call or text away throughout the booking process and our stay. The house is conveniently located to the airport, beaches, busch gardens, and other area attractions. We would definitely stay here again, highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we say it is an escape, you can literally not leave your entire stay. We often hear the pictures do not do it justice- after the renovation investment, it is nice to hear.
An Oasis- Waterfront Bayhouse- close to all
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Great stay

  • 4 of 5
My family had a great time at the house. Very clean. It's located in a quiet residential area. Kids loved fishing right from the backyard dock. We also saw manatees on several occasions. Overall it was a great time.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the kayak went missing prior to your arrival. Glad we met all your other expectations, the great fishing and the manatee parade.
An Oasis- Waterfront Bayhouse- close to all
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Exceeded all expectations, a vacation dream

  • 5 of 5
Outstanding home furnished with high-end, very classy furniture. Excellent location, Publix, Winn-Dixie, and WalMart within five minutes. Brass Tap brewery within ten minutes. Bait shop within five minutes. The home sits on a quiet corner with bay waterfront view. Great fishing, sheepshead, drum, croaker, a mullet mecca. Premier floor plan with comfortable entertainment and living space. The pool was the daily family hover complete with gass grill and three filled propane tanks. Boat delivered to private backyard dock for $150 a day. The fireplace was the evening event with s'mores and hot chocolate. Kitchen boasts a wine cooler appliance, ice maker, and island stove. Two-car garage provided added security. Kids can take one step out of back bedroom door and dive into the pool. Great fun had by all. Literally caught fish from our back deck, worth repeating, sheepshead, drum, croaker, and it was a mullet mecca, so bring your cast net. Bill and Susan out did themselves with the floor tiling, spectacular. Our family have already made plans to comeback in six months. This has become our new vacation spot. Oh yeah, Bush Gardens was close and awesome. And Clearwater Beach was a 25 minute drive and worth every minute. You must rent and see for your self. Best vacation ever.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy your family took advantage of all the features of our renovated Bayhouse and its location close to everything. We take great pride in meeting your expectations- cleanliness, amenities, privacy and comfort!
An Oasis- Waterfront Bayhouse- close to all
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Terrific place to stay & as good as pictured!

Terrific place to stay & as good as pictured!
  • 5 of 5
We thought the home was great. It was just as pictured and as many people said in reviews. It was clean and spacious. The owner Bill, was just fantastic about all aspects of communication. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to insure all details of booking, paying and the stay experience are better than expected- that is what we expect when we rent vacation homes. Sadly, we have learned from personal experience that many owners do not understand the importance of a well maintained and clean home. Nor communicating effectively.
An Oasis- Waterfront Bayhouse- close to all
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

GREAT get away

  • 5 of 5
Wow where to begin. This house exceeded every expectation we had. Everything in the house was immaculate when we arrived. The pool was very nice and bigger than expected. All the top line appliances in the kitchen make it great for those that like to cook like we did. We had our 18 month old and she had a BLAST. Having everything on 1 floor was great. Plenty of room in the house. For that that like to boat, this is a great set up. We had a boat for 3 days and enjoyed every minute of it. The channel in the back of the house was very easy to get in/out of to the bay. The company that brought us the boat commented on how nice the channel was for boating compared to what they else they have seen in the Tampa area. Lots to see from the water, and private beaches you can only get to by boat. VERY close the anything you ever need. Grocery, Liquor store, airport etc. VERY quiet neighborhood which was wonderful. This is a house we will be back to and recommending to anyone going to the Tampa area. When we traveled prior to kids we stayed and high end hotels. We didn’t know how this would compare, it was better. So nice having a pool just to you! Couldn’t say enough great things. Bill and Susan are GREAT to work with and ensure your stay is wonderful. Very knowledgeable with everything in the house/area.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family really took full advantage of the Bayhouse amenities and location. Especially the pool overlooking the water- where it seemed you spent all your time- you did not need to rent the house! Look forward to your return.


From the Owner

Location close to Everything. Safe, friendly neighborhood. Completely renovated with open architecture and modern furnishings and appliances

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa International Airport at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Many at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Many at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Memorial HIghway at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Causeway Beach (Courtney Campbell & Clearwater at 5 Miles Car: necessary

* TPA Int'l Airport: only 7 minutes away for easy in/out. Perfect for business stays

* Kayak the Mangrove Preserve or TPA Bay just 2 minutes away- wildlife, channel cuts, secluded coves, fishing and access to North Tampa Bay's open water. Dock & water access

* UNIVERSITIES- USF and UTampa, various colleges 10 mins away for sports & events.

* Many local golf courses. Causeway beaches within 5 min and St. Petersburg/Clearwater beaches (20 min). Disneyland (75 min), Aquariums, Lowry Park Zoo & Bush Gardens (20 min), all Sports stadiums (20 mins), downtown Tampa & Ybor City (10 min), TECO Winter Manatee sanctuary (40 min) . Casino, Horse & Dog racing, Hard Rock Casino, Tarpon Springs Greek fishing village (10-30 mins). Nightlife abounds in Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Oldsmar.

* SPORTS- Hey NY Yankee fans- see spring training 15 minutes from door. Ten major league baseball teams practice within area


From $1,400 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter II
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 23 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee per stay $175.00

Minimum 7 nights. Saturday-Saturday preferred rates. Holidays higher.
* Rates & Availability vary by season and holidays. Rates based on 6 people, extra guest fee
* Other Costs: Cleaning fee- $175/stay
* RESERVING DATES: U$ funds. 1) Check- Deposit check and balance check prior to arrival day, 2) Credit card/bank- PayPal verified secure, or 3) Bank Wire Transfer. Fees to renters acct
* Cancellation: 30 days prior to arrival, full refund. Within 30, only if rented for same dates & rate

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 12, 2015


From the Owner

Reliable & Detailed Owners. Salt water views, lanai & pool overlooking salt water, private and secluded, access to North Tampa Bay & Mangroves

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Master Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Guest Bath
  • Completely remodeled


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master BR
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, BR 2
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, BR 3
  • MBR & BR 2 are premium queens (2), BR3 twins (2) Air mattress available


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Included- Linens, bath & beach towels, hairdryers, liquid hand soap, dish and laundry detergent, general cleaning products, initial paper products (TP, paper towels, coffee filters), new LG washer/dryer, dishwasher * All kitchen dining and cooking gear, coffee maker. All appliances are Energy Star. Large BBQ grill on pool deck for great outdoor gatherings * Dual central AC. All utilities and WIFI, HD Cable, Plasma & LCD TV's, DVD/CD players * Private, lighted Pool area overlooking salt water, (2) hi and low docks (up to 35 foot boat), rear patio & wood sun deck, adirondack chairs. * Seperate RV or trailer parking on property. Two car garage.

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