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Crystal Beach Paradise (Backyard Oasis)
2200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Kristin
10 Guests . 4 Bedrooms . 2.5 Bathrooms


Located in quaint Crystal Beach, our property is a beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath pool home. The backyard feels like a resort with lush mature tropical landscaping. The property includes a salt water pool/spa, outside bar and a 1200 sq ft covered lounge area with a flat screen TV and ping pong table. Enjoy a relaxing family vacation that you will never forget! We do NOT allow any kind of parties.

The home offers stainless steel kitchen appliances, front loading Whirlpool Duet Washer/Dryer, 2 comfortable King sized beds, 2 queen beds and a queen air mattress. It’s a duplex home that is built on stilts, therefore, the living space is on the second floor. It's only 3 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, we highly recommend talking a walk down to the water to watch the sunset.

We provide all linens, bath towels, beach towels, fully stocked kitchen including pots/pans/coffee maker, pool toys, etc. The pool is heated to 80 degrees during the winter months. On the few colder nights we get here in Florida it may take a few hours in the morning to get to the 80 degree temperature. The property has full pool service and landscaping services scheduled weekly. The pool/lounge/bar area is gated and is a shared space with one other unit. The shared outside space is monitored and recorded via Nest security cameras (bar/pool/lounge/front entry).

Crystal Beach is a small coastal golf cart community. It's a quiet community not far from beautiful white sandy beaches. Crystal Beach is a place to watch sunsets and fish. It's not much of a swim beach. We recommend Clearwater Beach (25 minutes away) or Honeymoon Island (10 minutes away) for swimming or relaxing beach days. We are only 1.5 hours from Disney Parks and 45 minutes from Busch Gardens.

The Jolly Trolley is only a few blocks area. It has stops along the coast of Pinellas county. We have plenty of parking (up to 5 cars) at the property so renting a car is a great idea. Uber and Lyft are available in the area.

Local Attractions:
* Innisbrook Golf Resort- World famous PGA courses are within minutes from the property.
* Pinellas County has a Jolly Trolley available for transportation up and down the coastline.
* Honeymoon Island- 6 mile drive (approximately 10 minutes away). It's an all natural beach with no commercial buildings. It’s a great beach to relax. A small entrance fee is required as it's considered a state park.
* Clearwater Beach- 12 mile drive (approximately 25 minutes away). Voted #1 beach in the US by TripAdvisor. White Sand with lots of shops and restaurants.
* Fred Howard Park Beach/Sunset Beach- 7 mile drive, located in Tarpon Springs.
* Caladesi State Park Island- Accessed via Honeymoon Island. You must take a Ferry Boat to get to the beach.
* Crystal Beach- 3 blocks from the home. It's a great location to catch a magnificent sunset. This is not much of a swim beach.
* Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks- 5 mile drive. Most known for fantastic Greek food. Lots of shops and restaurants by the water.
* Pinellas Trail- within steps from the home, it’s a 40 mile bike/walking trail stretching from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg.

Special Notes:
We are not responsible or liable for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises. We are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables during your stay. We cannot be responsible for any items left behind.

Swimming Pool Addendum:
This Swimming Pool Addendum is considered active by booking the property and becomes a part of the Rental Agreement. The subject property has a (swimming pool) located thereon. The Licensee and/or Licensee guest (s) will use the swimming pool at their own risk. The owners or management company will not be held responsible for any injuries sustained by Licensee and/or Licensee guest (s) when using the swimming pool, and Licensee and Licensee guest (s) will indemnify the owner/management company for any actions resulting from injuries to the Licensee and Licensee guest (s). I hereby acknowledge and understand that there are dangers and risks associated with the activities described above, which have been fully explained to me. I hereby agree to abide by all rules, instructions, policies and procedures imposed by the Licensor relating to the use of the facilities or property.
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Sleeping Configuration
  • King
2Large walk in closet, sliders to the patio and a beautiful en-suite with a double shower.
Spare-King Bed
  • King
2This room has a large flat screen tv and a pack n' play for infants.
  • Queen
2this room has a 32 inch flat screen tv.
Spare with Office-Queen
  • Queen
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
We provide cards, board games and pool toys. We also have a large outdoor Jenga, ping pong table and pool basketball goal. We really enjoying hosting families and hearing about the great memories made during their stay out our beautiful property.
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Not Handicap Accessible
The living space is on the second floor.
Not Suitable for Events
We do not allow any parties including bachelor or bachelorette gatherings.
Parking Included
We have enough parking for 5 cars per reservation.

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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
We provide the first couple days of bath soap/shampoo/conditioner, a couple rolls per bathroom of toilet paper, trash bags and 2 rolls of paper towels. We also provide laundry detergent and fabric softener for guests.
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
The backyard is a tropical oasis with lots of landscaping. There is an outdoor ping pong table, Jenga, cornhole and pool toys for guests to use. The pool/lounge/bar area are shared spaces with one other unit that is currently rented on a full time basis. The backyard is a gated entry.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Game Console
We use streaming for our TV's. Live TV is available via ATTNOW (up to 3 TV's can stream live at one time). You can log into your Hulu or Netflix account.
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
The kitchen is fully stocked with pots/pans/plates/utensils, etc. Basic spices and cooking supplies are available. We have a Keurig for guests to use...Remember to bring your favorite coffee or tea pods! We suggest checking out the pantry and cooking cabinet before heading to the grocery store as you may be surprised at what we have available.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
We have Nest security camera's located outside in the lounge/bar/pool and entrance area.

Shared spaces

Shared spaces: Pool/lounge/bar area
Shared Pool
Shared Hottub


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Beach Volleyball
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Miniature Golf
Roller blading
Nature Viewing



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I am a proud mother of two children. I enjoy being a vacation rental owner and having the opportunity to interact with wonderful guests from all over the world. I'm a registered nurse who for many years operated hospice agencies. I love traveling to places where I can experience different types of cultural or beautiful tropical scenery.
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 9PM
Check Out11AM

You will be sent an electronic key-code before your arrival that is unique to your stay. The following must be completed before the code will be sent; 1. signed rental agreement 2. full payment.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
The guest making the reservation must be 25 and present at check-in. We reserve the right to request ID.
Payment Policy
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking by credit card; unless your stay is within 60 days, the full payment will be due. The balance is due in full 60 days prior to your arrival date. We accept Visa/Discover/Mastercard/American Express, Paypal or Zelle Payments. An additional 3% fee may be charged for credit card payments.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The damage deposit will be secured as an authorized amount on a credit card (not a charge). Any damages or excessive cleaning charges will be charged from the damage deposit.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations > 60 days before check-in = full refund, minus a $50 service fee.
Cancellations 60 days up to 30 days before check-in = 50% refund minus a $50 service fee.
Cancellations within 30 days of check-in will not be refunded.
We highly recommend purchasing traveling insurance to cover unexpected situations that may cause cancellations.
Please read all rules and ensure that all guests traveling with you have read and agree to the rules. Guest making the booking reservation must sign the Short Term Rental agreement within 48 hours of booking.
House Rules
**We respectfully ask that you strictly adhere to all house rules. If any rules are not followed then we reserve the right to revoke your reservation immediately.**

> Please treat our home as if it is your own.
> No SMOKING: This is a NO smoking property including inside the home or on the premises of the property (includes cigarettes, marijuana, cigars, vaping or e-cigarettes).
> NO drugs of any kind allowed on the premises of the property.
> No parties, no outside visitors: Only the guests included on the reservation are allowed on the premises of the property.
> QUIET TIME: We are firm with quiet time between 10 PM and 8 AM as this is a quiet coastal neighborhood. The pool/spa are available for use until 10 PM.
> Outside Pool/Lounge/Bar Rules: observe all posted signs; no diving, children must be supervised.
> Do not move any furniture and please return all used items to their original location before departure including, utensils, glasses, board games, pots and pans, etc.
> No Pets are allowed on the premises of the property.
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Getting around

The Jolly Trolley is only a few blocks area. It has stops along the coast of Pinellas county. We have plenty of parking for a max of 5 cars at the property. We highly recommend renting a car as there are lots of opportunities to explore the area. Uber and Lyft are available in the area.

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Crystal Beach Paradise is a Vacation Home located in Crystal Beach, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Crystal Beach Paradise has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jun 2019