Modern Family Retreat w Great Room, Stroll to Beach, Pool, 4B/4Bath. Renovated!
Betsy Banks Saul
Why Betsy Banks Saul chose Pinellas County
This property is across the street from our home. Shortly after moving to Crystal Beach, it became clear that we needed more space. Our entire extended family began visiting us in this darling Old Florida community and some of them fell in love as much as we did. It is more and more rare to find one-level homes with a gulf feel, so we purchased it and have renovated it for our parents (hence the two master bedrooms). Very different people from very different places (Joplin, MO and Braintree, MA) our folks appreciate many of the same things this home offers: a great deck, easy access to kayaking and the beach, walking the dogs or biking on the trail, endless opportunity to read a great book with a gulf breeze wafting over you, meeting the colorful personalities you find only in FL, and a great game table for playing cards in the evening. Our folks spend Jan - March here but the home is too special to not share it with others. So please come join us in this little slice of heaven.
What makes this House unique
This house has two TRUE Master Suites! Also, it is great for accessibility: This home was renovated with mobility in mind for our parents, who spend some of the winter in FL. One of the master showers is curbless. There is one short step up into the home (we have a wheelchair ramp, if needed) and one step inside the home between the laundry/garage and main house. There is a bike rental shop nearby. Paddle board rentals are nearby as well. Excellent area for kayaking. My mother loves to bird watch nearby at a local santuary.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We welcome your well behaved pet.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location. Clean, nice house. Dealing with the owner was a pleasure. I would stay there again!
Best place ever
This house is so nice and open! Great for families! It’s close to the pier and shopping and the owners are incredible to deal with
Perfect for familes
We had wonderful stay. The house had everything we needed and is so beautiful... Pictures do not do justice for this home. Perfect location not far from the beautiful Clearwater beach. Not in the hussle bussle of spring break area but close enough to enjoy it all. Thank you
Perfect house for family
Our family from Austria and Switzerland came to the home of Betsy in Crystal Beach / Palm Harbour from Dec 23 to Jan 6. The house was the perfect place for us all. With the 4 bedrooms and bathrooms / shower, everybody had enough space to also be on his own. The weather was perfect as well during our stay. It was quite hot so the little girls, 5 and 9 years old, and also adults could really enjoy the pool as well. The kitchen offered all you need for making breakfast and dinner. The close waterfront (just a couple of minutes to walk) offered perfect sunsets in the evening. Supermarket and a couple of restaurants are all close so you don't need to drive for long. We all enjoyed our stay in Crystal Beach very much and would love to return for another stay.
You were great guests. Thanks for taking to time to let us know about the various upgrade recommendations-- and for unpacking the new pot and pan set, etc. We replaced the grill, too! We cant wait to have you back!
Home provided a perfect center for our family reunion
506 Mayo is in an excellent location and spacious for our family - everyone enjoyed it. We wished there was a mop and being we're all cooks and bakers, a bit better cookware but we made it all work. We were surprised to not have a propane grill for a "luxury" retreat, especially with such a lovely patio area.
Thanks for your review! It is definitely time for better cookware -- great suggestion! We're on it! Funny you mention the grill -- I'm a charcoal fan, so all my grills are charcoal (the great divide!) You were great guests!
The house was amazing! Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the split floor plan and the extra bathrooms. Plenty of space for everyone. The locations was great not far away from all the fun things to do in Clearwater and Tampa. The a/c worked well and the house stayed cool. The pool was refreshing for the kids to play in after the beach. I will note that there was no beach access for the kids to play on within walking distance. We fished on the pier some bur we had to drive to actually find a beach for the kids to enjoy. The best one we found was in a Clear Water. Honeymoon Island was nice but no waves and a lot of seaweed. We could absolutely stay in the house again now that we know our way around. The only things I think could be improved on at the house is one bathroom with the very low pressure shower head and the back yard and pool definitely needs a screen. No matter how much bug spray we put on the mosquitoes were a nightmare in this area! Definitely stock up and bring some big candles.
Crystal Beach is a fabulous Florida West Coast destination.
Local beaches and waterways are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Sunning, boating, fishing, kayaking or just simple relaxation all nearby.Local sporting events to attend include Pro Football, Pro hockey , Pro Baseball and Pro Soccer teams depending on the time of your visit.The famous Pinellas 35 mile trail is just a few minute walk from the vacation home where you can bike or walk this scenic trail all day. Several outstanding restaurants as well as Mom & Pop diners all nearby. A variety of Churches and Synagogue's within 10 minutes. Several large retailers and shopping malls close by. Crystal Beach is a wonderful golf cart pet friendly community of families with all the amenities you would hope for nearby.