Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.


Property Details

Updated: Mar 28, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

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

* Complete interior & exterior remodel. 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. Fully furnished, well maintained home. Italian Travertine tile throughout, uncluttered rooms. (2) Premium Queen beds, (2) twins, fold out Euro lounger (slps 2). Air mattress also. 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 keyless locks so secure but no hassle access.

* Pool (renovated, not heated) facing salt water canal with immediate access (1 min) to Tampa Bay. Rent a 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 dock, low dock 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 arise 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.

* NO PETS- sorry but past guests behavior have required us to eliminate this benefit.

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.

Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks:: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

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!

via email
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 8

37 Reviews

based on 37 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Tampa Bay Waterfront Bayhouse- Renovated
+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.
Tampa Bay Waterfront Bayhouse- Renovated
+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.
Tampa Bay Waterfront Bayhouse- Renovated
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

A fantastic vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We're a family of 4 with 2 teenagers and stayed at the Bayhouse for a week in August. After a fairly hectic first week travelling to New York followed by a couple of days at Universal Studios in Orlando we were really looking forward to some quality relaxation time.

So we were delighted to arrive at the Bayhouse to find it better than we imagined. It's fair to say the property is larger than it looks in the photos and there's separate areas to chill out in, one with great views overlooking the canal and the other being the TV area. A lot of Florida holiday homes tend to be decorated fairly neutral, bordering on bland. This one has character and felt more homely.

The outdoor pool area is great, again it's surprisingly roomy with a decent sized pool to cool off in.

Location wise we found it to be in a great spot. 25 minutes from Busch Gardens and a short drive to lots of restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory.

I would highly recommend the Bayhouse and hope to return in the near future.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you came all the way form Scotland and the Bayhouse exceeded your expectations! We look forward to you next stay with us and we get many repeat guests.
Tampa Bay Waterfront Bayhouse- Renovated
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Dover, Delaware

Sister Get Away

  • 5 of 5
My four sisters and I had a marvelous time at the Bayhouse. Ever since our mother passed away from Leukemia, my sisters and I try to get together at least once a year for a "sister" retreat. When we opened the door, we were all drawn to the beautiful water view and immediately proceeded to the lanai. As we looked around, we all noticed a basket of games with our mother's favorite game (Aggravation) sitting prominently on top of the basket! We all shed a tear and a laugh and knew that our mother was with us. We knew we had chosen the right rental home! The home was tastefully decorated, extremely clean, and had a cozy feeling of home. We enjoyed the water view every morning and the pool every afternoon. There was plenty of room and it was located in a great spot. We all would highly recommend renting this home. Bill and Susan were very accommodating and the rental process was a breeze. Thank you Bill and Susan for providing a wonderful home away from home! We had a fabulous time!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting your girls escape and we are happy the location on salt water and the Bayhouse amenities were so appreciated.
Tampa Bay Waterfront Bayhouse- Renovated
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Stunning Serenity

  • 5 of 5
First Impression: Wow! 2nd through 7th impression: More Wow!
Bayhouse fulfils all that is advertised and more. Spacious, open living/dining area, a dream kitchen with luxurious amenities, cozy beds in 3 spacious bedrooms, walk in closet and shower in the master suite that fit my 6 foot 6 inch giant of a son...very spa-like. We were a family group of 7 adults (age range 19 to 70) and the home met all of our needs and desires. We took full advantage by shopping locally, sharing cooked meals and barbecuing whenever we had the chance.
The canal setting is spectacular and the location very convenient. Our family took short excursions to various Tampa venues or day trips to Orlando/Kissimmee and along the gulf coast. Personally, most of my time was spent by the pool on the dock, with coffee or cocktail in hand, watching time slowly tick by while viewing the birds and flying fish, waving to passing sailors, being amused by the geckos and the greatest thrill was when the Manatees came to visit.
This was my first time organizing an extended family vacation and Bill and Susan made it easy and secure. Their pride of ownership is demonstrated by the great care they take in providing professional staff to service the property and they are exceptionally welcoming and responsive to ensure their guests enjoy their stay.
Thank you, Bill and Susan, for making a mere vacation an experience!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are indeed very proud of the Bayhouse. And very happy your family fully enjoyed the 'escape' experience of the house and salt water as well as all Tampa has to offer. Manatee's off the dock are always a wow.
Tampa Bay Waterfront Bayhouse- Renovated
+1 -920-860-0270
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Kokkola Finland

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Bayhouse for two weeks with my wife, daughter and her friend and we really loved it. House was clean and well maintaned. It was well eguipped. It was at least as good as the description. There was plenty of room for 4 people. There is enought room for at least 6 people. The neighbourhood was peacefull. It was nice and safefull to take a walk. Also the patio, deck and pool were good. The owner had provided enough information about the house and surroundings. He was also interested and asked by email if everything is ok. We can recommend this house to our friends and other tourists. Also we could think to rent this house again, if we go to Tampa. Harri and family
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: After traveling from Finland, we are very happy you enjoyed the Bayhouse, the neighborhood and we know you enjoyed Tampa! We look forward to you visit next year.


From the Owner

Location to Everything. Safe, friendly neighborhood. Completely renovated with open architecture and modern finishings

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 $1,300 Per week

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
WINTER 2016- Holidays Higher
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee per stay $175

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.
Enter dates to see total
Total estimated amount
Updated: Mar 28, 2015


From the Owner

Reliable & Detailed Owners. Salt water views, pool overlooking salt water, kayak 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)


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • 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. * Two person kayak with life preservers (3 adult, 1 child) and rigged for fishing!! * Seperate RV or trailer parking on property. Two car garage. Community boat ramp blocks away

Partner Offers

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.