About this listing
GORGEOUS HEATED SALT NATURAL POND POOL with 10 person hot tub.
See porpoises jump from most beautiful pool, setting and location in the area.
The house and it's view itself makes your stress disappear and your mood elevate but the owner and family really care....you are literally a guest in their own home! Feels very warm, relaxed and not uptight. Go ahead and put your feet on the coffee table.
This house has the most relaxed, laid back feel to it and the most beautiful pool in town. It is walking distance to the 70 mile long bike, roller blade and running trail. No streets to cross getting to it and a few blocks from Pop Stansell Park with a beautiful fishing pier, kids play area and picnic shelters.
Sterns Beach House is an 'Old Florida' paradise, conveniently located on a quiet, tucked away street in Old Palm Harbor, a charming coastal enclave community of Clearwater, Florida. Startlingly breathtaking waterfront views and sunsets are part of the decor in almost every room. Enjoying nearly 365 days of sunshine, this home is a FAMILY GETAWAY with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a large bonus area. Open plan room opens to large 13' high elevated 28' wide observation porch and a lower large screened porch. All looking over the most beautiful 'natural pond' heated saltwater pool in the area. It is lined for privacy by over 20 palm trees of different species...and out onto the bayou. The home has NEWLY REMODELED KITCHEN, is BEAUTIFULLY and comfortably DECORATED and ALLERGY FRIENDLY with fresh paint and oak and pine floors throughout. This is our home, we built it and, we furnished it for ourselves. As semi-empty nesters, it got large and instead of selling it, we decided to allow guests to enjoy it as we and our guests have for years.
GREAT FOR KIDS!
Swim in pool, off dock and a fun playground out back next to the sea wall.
We can provide kayak for enjoying the bay, but be sure to wear water shoes to protect your feet from the sharp oyster beds! Boats and bicycles are also available for rent locally.
The fully equipped CHEF'S KITCHEN has everything you will need to prepare and serve meals. A 'REAL' charcoal or wood barbecue and Adirondack patio furniture offer more dining or relaxing choices on both levels.
The GREAT ROOM has comfortable, leather furniture, a a 50' HDTV with a BluRay DVD-CD player, digital cable package with over 200 channels.
The romantic HUGE MASTER RETREAT occupies the entire third floor and has a stunning towering view through the recently upgraded casement windows. Large walk in closet. The master also has a large sitting area with TV. The large master bathroom a two person travertine stone shower and a jacuzzi tub for relaxation.
The playfully decorated CHILDREN’S ROOM has two sets of bunk beds. Image shows lower bunks but let us know if you want the upper beds put on.
The west bedroom has a water views. It has a queen bed.
Note: The beds and linens, throughout the house, are brand-new, top of the line and so comfortable! We want everyone to wake up thinking they just had the best sleep of their lives!
The recently updated front loading Washer and Dryer are near the kitchen. Ironing boards, hair dryers, shampoo, beach towels and pool toys are provided.
THERE IS NO child protection safety fence for the swimming pool is available. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN! We can provide a safety net that covers the pool at your advance request.
FYI: THIS PROPERTY HAS LOTS OF STAIRS AND IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE!
Old Palm Harbor, itself, is a small, charming coastal community with delicious restaurants, boutiques and shopping nearby. Check it out online!
In addition, you are conveniently located near many famous attractions on the Gulf Coast of Florida, including no less than eight world-class beaches only minutes away!
Truly a wonderful place to stay, play, and simply relax!
Honeymoon Island Beach *FREE DAY PASSES WITH YOUR RESERVATION!!- 5 minutes (#1 beach in America. Voted better than Hawaii's Hanalei Beach)
Caladesi Island State Park Beach - Rated one of the top 10 beaches in America. 5 minutes + short ferryboat ride from Honeymoon Island
Clearwater Beach - 15 minutes
Sand Key Beach - 25 minutes
St. Petersburg Beaches - 40 minutes
This beautiful home is located close to some of the best golfing in Florida, including Copperhead, Lost Oaks and N. Highlands at Innisbrook (home of the PGA Tour), Cove Cay, Belleair Country Club, Bardmoor, Largo Golf Course, Lansbrook, Bayhead/Lake at Countryside, Wentworth and Tarpons Springs Golf Course.
DEEP SEA FISHING in the Gulf of Mexico- WORLD CLASS TARPON FISHING! World class fun fishing right off the dock!
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Spring Training Facilities:
-Toronto Blue Jays- 10 minutes
-Philadelphia Phillies - 20 minutes
-New York Yankees - 30 minutes
-Tampa Bay Rays - 45 minutes
-Pittsburgh Pirates - 60 minutes
-Cincinnati Reds - 70 minutes
-Detroit Tigers - 1-1/2 hrs
-Cleveland Indians - 1-1/2 hrs
-Atlanta Braves - 2 hrs
NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003 Super Bowl Champions)
NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning (2004 Stanley Cup Champions)
-Pinellas Trail - Biking, jogging and walking- just 1 minute away!!
-Florida Botanical Gardens - 30 minutes
-Busch Gardens Africa - 35 minutes
-Adventure Island Water Park - 35 minutes
-Living Sea Sponge Docks - 15 minutes
-Walt Disney World - 1-1/2 hrs
-Sea World - 1-3/4 hrs
-Swim with the Manatees at Crystal River - 2 hrs
(although they are often seen right in your back yard!!)
-Live Theater & Concerts Year Around
-Tennis - indoor and outdoor courts available
-Basketball courts - outdoor within walking distance
-Fabulous Restaurants and Nightlife Dancing with Caribbean Flair!!
-Cruise Ships embarking from Tampa Bay
-Two supermarkets and Super Wal-Mart – less than 10 minutes drive
-Countryside Mall - 10 minutes drive
-Tampa International Mall - 45 minutes
-Sponge Docks - 10 minutes
Conveniently located near Tampa International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports
Entire proper home.
Owner / property manager maintains a separate apartment beneath the stilt home with separate entrance (thru garage) and will not enter your space uninvited. Also guests have exclusive use of pool and barbecue (owner will not use while you are staying). Owner may need to be in back yard to travel to dock to use boat. Guest also has access to dock, paddle board, kayak on dock.
Please park on lower left circle of drive/ leave garage clear. If more than 2 or 3 (smaller) cars, let me know. Bad to park in street- I can show you empty public lot 2 doors down.
Interaction with guests
I live in an apartment built under the home, separate entrance. Never enter the home without permission. I have my own life and my job is an hour away so I leave early/ come home late. When you need me for something, message me and I'll arrange to meet you. Other than that you're on your own :) unless you see me on a weekend leaving the dock with our boat.
I am not cantankerous at all and can handle your fun and noise (all part of this). Just remember if partying that it's a residential neighborhood/ have mercy on neighbors please and thank you!
Close to Jolly Trolly stop (look it up!)
Other things to note
There is a bait shop that can advise of what fish to go for at what tides and what is best bait. Easy to get to if you walk thru the dead-end (approx 7 houses down) that also rents kayaks. Some guests have used paddle board to go there too :)
The sleeping arrangements are:
1 full bed (for 2). 4 twin bed bunks (for 4 total). Trundle (for 1). King bed (for 2) a pull out in the master bedroom which is a whole floor (1 or 2) and PLENTY of room for 2 queen air mattresses (1 in master, one or 2 in living room).
Pets ok with additional cleaning fee (typically add $50 for allergy clean) . Never EVER smoke inside! Smoking inside will result in loss of security deposit.
Cleaning fee is $150+ pet fee. SECURITY DEPOSIT IS $150 per night or $1000 per week. This is non refundable at time of reservation.
*Property manager lives in a separate apartment on the property (beneath the main home) Please discuss if any questions about me living there with you! (all reviews are with me living in property).*
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I am a local boy. I went to high school 5 miles away and have worked no further than 8 miles away for 27 years. I know every big and little thing and place you may need to know.
I love hospitality and have been in people businesses for my whole life.
I love this home and peoples reaction to it.