I work for an investment banking firm, and travel extensively.
My spouse and I along with one other couple stayed at Michaels place for 5 days in April 2014. We had a wonderful stay. The house looks just as it is pictured, and is incredibly spacious (could have comfortably fit 2 more couples). The house was clean and ready for our arrival. The pool was beautiful and clean and since we had great weather we did not require the heater.
The house was in a great location. About 20-30 min from everything we wanted to do in Tampa and Clearwater - Tropicana Field, the Lightning stadium, the beach, great shopping, delicious food and the airport. We went to "Rusty Bellies" for seafood dinner and it was one of our best meals! Also loved "Tiauana Flats".
Overall we had a great vacation and really enjoyed staying at Michaels place. He was a great invisible host start to end. He replied to *many* questions in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this place for a family vacation and will be coming back to Michaels place next year!! Thanks Michael!!
My family had 8 people stay in the house with plenty of room for all of us. There was plenty for us to do in the area and were close to the beach which was perfect. The house was clean and as described in the listing. We did not use the pool as we spent time at the beach instead. Michael was extremely responsive when I called and emailed with questions. I would recommend this to others and will look into it again when we travel back to the area.
We enjoyed our vacation experience in Michael’s home. Being centrally located, it afforded us the opportunity to take long walks in Philippe Park, drive to beautiful beaches along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and attend many activities and events in the Clearwater/Tampa area. Two restaurants - Rusty Bellies and Cesare’s at the Beach - and Frida’s Bakery are not to be missed!
Other notable highlights were the nice, quiet neighborhood; the proximity to everyday conveniences; flat screen TVs and a DVD player; an on-site washer and dryer; and the overall size of the home.
As the weather was unusually cold during our stay, we chose not to use the pool as the cost to heat it would have been prohibitive. This small inconvenience, however, did not negatively impact our stay.
Michael was quick to respond to our questions and concerns, and his helpful suggestions regarding things to do were very much appreciated.
I didn't plan on cleaning my first full day of vacation but the kitchen was supplied with nice cook wear.
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The house looks exactly how it is shown in the pictures; it is spacious, bright and well located. Overall it was a good stay for our family. A couple things that we would highlight are: first, the main reason why we rented this property was the pool, which we specifically asked whether it was functional. The reality was, that it was functional but instead of cool (like mentioned) it was freezing; it was so cold that it was hard for the kids to enjoy it. The other comment is around cleanness, which wasn't as good as we would have liked it. We would come back if these two details were addressed.
House was great we all had a great time, lots of places close by to eat from.
My group of 4 had a wonderful time while we stayed in safety harbor. There was plenty for us to do in the area, just minutes from the beach. The house was clean and as described in the listing. The house was very spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The host was out of town at the time but made it very easy for us to check in once we arrived to his house. We had absolutely no issues with the house, neighbors, or anything else during our stay. Every detail was as described in the listing as well as the photos provided.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone planning on staying in this area. Cozy, comfortable, and private. All tremendous qualities when going on a getaway. Michael's has all of that.
I would like to thank Michael for sharing his home with my group and making my birthday a memorable and enjoyable one.
Cozy house, plenty of room, nice neighborhood. Nice TVs, cable worked. Pool was nice, a little cold but usable.
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