About the Property
Situated within a quiet villa community with lush green grass and trees, but close enough to all the eating, drinking, and shopping experiences you could ever imagine. This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath, ground floor villa has a front screened in patio for morning sun and a cup of coffee and a rear Glassed in sun room that then leads to a 10x11' outdoor ground level concrete patio for baking in the PM sun. There are 2 beautiful pools within the community that both take 4 min. to walk to and all the conveniences you could ask for. The home has a 42 inch TV, full size washer and dryer. You are near gulf beaches, public golf courses, a 20 AMC movie theater, great restaurants, shopping malls, Busch Gardens and it's only a 90 minute trip to Disney and a 20 minute ride to Tampa airport, or Clearwater/St Pete airport.
The Greek heritage of this area makes it truly unique in the entire United States. The Greeks first settled this area around the turn of the century and started the Sponge Diving Industry. This is the only place in the US where sponge diving is actively pursued as an industry. The colorful traditions and atmosphere introduced to this area by the Greek sponge divers has continued today with sponge auctions, sponge diving exhibitions, and the largest Epiphany celebration in the United States. Visitors can enjoy the authentic Greek food in the more than 20 restaurants, shop in the sponge and souvenir stores, and board cruise boats for half day or day trips for casino gambling or fishing. The Sponge Docks are listed in the National Historic Districts register. Along with the sponge docks are more than 140 art gallery/studios, antique shops, boutiques and restaurants. There is also a Performing Arts Center and Cultural Center which host several annual events and festivals.
Florida Beaches: The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the safest and nicest in the world. These include the following: 1. Clearwater Beach 2. Anclote Key 3. Fred Howard Park 4. Honeymoon Island 5. Caladesi Island 6. Treasure Island 7. St Pete Beach 8. Fort De Soto Park The string of beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the South covers 36 miles and has some of the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii. These beaches range from isolated, undeveloped tropical islands accessible only by boat (Anclote Key, Caladesi Island) to packed tourist beaches with all the souvenir shops, grouper sandwich shops and nightclubs. The people that rank beaches, place Caladesi Island State Park, Anclote Key State Park, and Fort De Soto park in the top ten beaches in the United States, with most of the other top ten beaches being in Hawaii. Clearwater Beach is the most famous of the beaches that are on the barrier islands. On an island all its own, Clearwater Beach is the major 'tourist beach' on the Fl Sun Coast. Every type of beach oriented activity can be found here. There are many great grouper sandwich shop where you can enjoy lunch relax with a cool beverage. With its many shops and miles of beach, the entire family can have fun here. The gentle slope of the beaches into the water & the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make all the beaches on the Florida Sun Coast very different from the Atlantic ocean beaches on the east coast of Florida where large waves crash onto the beach. Fred Howard Park was first opened in 1966 and is located at the end of a mile long causeway west of Florida Ave. in Tarpon Springs, this is a beautiful beach area. The swimming and sunbathing is excellent. The facilities include very nice sheltered picnic areas, playgrounds for the kids, restrooms, BBQ grills and beach showers. Bring your fishing poles and your wind surfers. This is a very popular park with the local Floridians and over 2 million people visit the park annually.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Pinellas County bike/ walking trail. This trail that stretches north and south within Pinellas county is a beautiful thing for the active. Its in walking distance from the villa. It travels thru different towns, villages thru out the county. A must do when in Palm Harbor.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Oct 01 2018 - Dec 31 2018
Jan 01 2019 - Jan 31 2019
Feb 01 2019 - Mar 31 2019
Apr 01 2019 - Apr 30 2019
May 01 2019 - Sep 30 2019
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Dep. Refundable: $300
Internet/ Wifi- optional: $45
Tax Rate: 13%
CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancellation is needed we require in writing your cause for canceling. No refund allowed within 30 days of arrival. Any other cancellation request we will then make your dates available on our 2 advertised web site calendar pages for re rental. If we can rent your dates or any portion of your dates we will communicate with you and gladly refund all or that portion of your money.
Additional Info Payment requirements are as follows: We require a formal rental agreement to be filled out. 50% of total amount is due at time of signing agreement to hold your dates. Remaining balance is due 2 month prior to arrival date. We except check and pay-pal credit card payment. Credit card has an additional 2.9% fee.
Last updated on October 05, 2018
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We have been catering to our guests for almost 20 yrs now. Its our goal to make them happy and comfortable always. Contact us with all your questions and we will gladly call you to discuss if you would like.
Why this property? Our reviews speak for themselves. Our guests have enjoyed their stay for the past 20 yrs. Simply put. Clean, quiet, friendly neighborhood in a well appointed location in Palm Harbor. Close to everything you could ever need.
Calendar last updated: October 05, 2018
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Four of us needed a place to stay for a week in Palm Harbor, not far from my brother’s place for a family reunion. We were two couples, and we found the to be a perfect fit. We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations, the location, and the friendliness of the owner’s father, who live locally and can address any issues that come up. The house is in a quiet neighborhood but within a few minutes’ drive to Publix, Target, US Highway 19, and plenty of restaurants (e.g., Carrabba’s, Marathon Grill, Lucky Dill Deli). The villa has a small, very private, nicely appointed yard for afternoon sunning. The kitchen was fairly well supplied with dishes and utensils and comfortable to work in (we all like to cook); some basic foodstuffs, such as vinegar and spices, were also on hand. It is obvious that this house is very well cared for; everything was orderly, in good condition, and spotlessly clean.
Have you ever bought something & realize it was worth every dime? Ditto for this villa @ , shopping, with Walmart & Publix grocery store near by. Westfield Countryside mall just down the road a few miles a 2 floor mall w/major stores, it even has a ice skating rink inside the mall. Another plus for this villa is the property manager & the owner, both are great to communicate with. The on site property manager made sure our needs wre addressed. Great place for a retied couple to spend a few months in the warm Fl. sunshine. The time spent there just went to fast. Highly recommend to everyone. Enjoy.
My wife and I rented this villa for the winter (snowbirds) and couldn't have been more pleased! The place was very clean and well stocked for all our needs. The neighborhood was quiet and well maintained and the neighbors were friendly and helpful. The location is ideal with access to all the gulf coast beaches within minutes. There is something for everyone in the area; hiking, cycling, golfing, water sports, sightseeing and excellent dining! Within easy driving distance, we had access to all of Tampa/ St. Pete activities. Tampa International is only a 25 minute drive. My wife and I would definitely rent again. Don, the owner, was exceptional. He attended to our every need and question and was easily accessible. We would recommend this villa to anyone seeking a relaxing and enjoyable short or long term stay in sunny Florida.A
Hi Don I was very happy to find your villa to be exactly as shown & described in your listing. Great service from your Manager. I would certainly try to rent your villa again when I can.
My wife and I have stayed at this Villa for the past two years and look forward to staying there again in 2013. It was exactly as advertised and then some. It was very clean with all appliances in working order and fully furnished with all that is required to feel at home. The owners representative lives in the community and is available and proved to be of help with knowledge of the area. We have been going to Florida for over thirty years and find this area to be the most enjoyable. We are active seniors and enjoy the beaches in the area including Clear-water and our favorites at Indian Shores. Fishing is great and there are many activities within a 1/2 hour to 45-minute drive: racetrack, casino, theater, museums and local craft shows. It is very close to all major stores and restaurants, for various budgets. The owner Don is a pleasure to work with and, for the price, has an exceptional Villa.
WORTH EVERY PENNY.I LOVED STAYING AT THIS VLLA. HOME AWAY FROM HOME. I STAYED FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AND ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE. IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED DOING YOUR STAY.I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS VILLA TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IF I COULD GIVE IT MORE THAN 5 STARS I WOULD BECAUSE IT WAS WELL WORTH IT. VERY NICE
Great Place, Great location, Great owners, what more can we say. This will be our 2nd year returning as a retired couple. December is a great time in Florida. This property has many new amenities within. The content looks brand new. The accommodations are very very clean, bright, and has all the amenities needed for a great stay. Even 2 swimming pools. Don makes for a great owner. A class act for a rental property, better service than we would get at any hotel, thats for sure. His property manager is very friendly and full of great ideas. They make it easy to rent, stay, and play. Would highly recommend to anyone. Enjoy your stay, we did!!
Nice quiet location, very clean, felt very safe there. Don was very helpful when we had to call him when we arrived at 4 a.m. and were not sure if we were at the right place. Pool was beautiful. would definitely be great for a long stay, as we were only there for 3 1/2 (LOL) nights. (Plane was delayed) Nice cozy place.
Wal-Mart just down the street was nice. Had everything you needed. Neighborhood was friendly and landscaping throughout community was well taken care of. Over all it was a nice place to stay with my kids, better than a hotel.