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

Overview

Located in quaint Crystal Beach, our property is a beautiful 4 bed 2.5 bath home with a salt water pool. The property feels like a resort with mature lush landschaping, an outside bar, built-in grill and a 1200 sq ft outdoor lounge area that includes a TV and ping pong table for the perfect family retreat. The area is known for white sand beaches and award winning golf courses. We ask that you read the entire listing before booking and please know that we do not allow any parties.

The home has stainless steel kitchen appliances, Whirlpool Duet Washer/Dryer, 2 king beds and 2 queen beds. It comfortably sleeps 8 guests. It’s a duplex home that is built on stilts, therefore, the living space is on the second floor. The property is only 3 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico so we highly recommend walking down to the water for unbelievable sunsets and the opportunity to meet the local residents.

The pool/lounge/bar area is gated and is a shared space. The shared outside spaces are monitored and recorded via Nest security cameras (driveway, entry way, lounge area, bar/pool area). Any tampering with the security devices will result in immediate termination of the reservation without a refund.

The property has pool and landscaping services scheduled on a weekly basis. Although our property is preventively treated for pest control, the fact that it's located in Florida and close the the Gulf of Mexico it's inevitable that we will at times get bugs at the property including pesty mosquitos/noseeums. We highly recommend bug spray when outside after dusk especially during the summer months. If anything bugs are seen inside the property we ask to be notified as our pest control services are very responsive.

Frequently Asked Questions:
** What items do you supply? **
We provide linens, bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs/umbrella, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, a well stocked kitchen with utensils including pots/pans/Keurig coffee maker, basic spices, board games, pool toys, etc. We provide enough toilet paper and paper towels to get you through the first few days of your stay.
** Do you allow early check-ins or late check-outs? **
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate late check-out requests or early check-in requests. Our cleaning crew is on a schedule that is not able to accommodate late check-outs. It's extremely important that the property is fully cleaned, santized and prepped prior to each guest arrival. Please plan your trip according to our policy of a 4 PM check-in and a 10 AM check-out. There are many fun beaches and restaurants we recommend visiting if you have time to spare before the check-in time.
** Is the pool/spa heated? **
Yes, the pool is heated during the winter months to 80 degrees. It may take a few hours in the morning to heat up. Our pool system is automated with a simple touch system to turn the spa on. Pool/spa hours are 8 AM to 10 PM.
** Do you allow events/parties? **
We do NOT allow any parties or events, this includes bachelorette or bachelor parties. If we observe a party at the property then the reservation will be immediately cancelled without a refund.
** What is the Minimum age to book? **
We do not allow any 3rd party bookings. The individual booking the rental must be present at check-in and stay the entire reservation. The person making the reservation must be at least 25 years of age. We reserve the right to ask for ID.
** Do you allow outside guests to visit us at the property? **
For liability reasons, we can only allow the guests indicated on the reservation to be at the property. We don't allow any outside guests (Guests not included on the reservation are subject to an extra fee of $100 per day per guest). All guest names must be included on the reservation. The reservation must be made for the max number of people that will be on the property at any given time.
** Do you rent to local guests? **
No, we don't rent to guests within 1 hour from the property without prior approval. We require that you send a message explaining the purpose of your travel to Crystal Beach/Palm Harbor area before requesting to book.

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 with no refund. A list of the rules are also included at the property.**

-Minimum booking age is 25 years of age.
-PARTIES/VISITORS: No parties, no outside visitors, no overnight guests. Only the number of guests indicated in the booking are allowed at the property. We require a list of all guest names to be entered in the reservation. Guests not included on the reservation are subject to an extra fee of $100 per day per guest.
-SMOKING/DRUGS: No smoking inside the home or on the premises of the property. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or marijuana. A $500 fine will be assessed for any smoking inside the property. Absolutely NO drugs of any kind allowed on the premises of the property.
-QUIET HOURS: We are firm with quiet time between 10 PM and 8 AM as this is a quiet coastal neighborhood. All outside lounge/bar lights must be turned off by 10 PM.
-POOL/LOUNGE/BAR: Outside Pool/Lounge/Bar Rules (observe all posted signs). Remember this is a shared space so please clean up after each use. Children must be supervised at all times. No Diving in the pool or jumping from the spa.
-PETS: No pets allowed on the premises of the property.

We are centrally located by some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the country. Crystal Beach is a quiet coast community known for its daily sunsets by the Gulf waters, it's not a swim beach. Our property is on the Pinellas Trail, a 38 mile bike/walking trail. We are 1.5 hours from Disney and 45 minutes from Busch Gardens. If you like golfing, then check out PGA golf courses at Innisbrook Golf Resort. Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island are fantastic beaches to visit.

Fun Spots to Explore:
* Innisbrook Golf Resort
* Pinellas County has a Jolly Trolley available for transportation up and down the coastline.
* Honeymoon Island
* Clearwater Beach
* Fred Howard Park Beach/Sunset Beach
* Caladesi State Park Island
* Tarpon Springs
* Pinellas Trail
* St. Petersburg Downtown and Beaches

We highly recommend guests purchase travel insurance for their vacation investment in the event they must cancel for an unforeseen reason. It's typically inexpensive and will help cover if an emergency should arise and travel is not possible. CFAR (cancel for any reason) is typically the best option for travelers.

Our agreement includes 3 addendums; Addendum 1 (House Rules), Addendum 2 (Hurricane Season Rental
Policies) and Addendum 3 (Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement Use of Premises).
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Sleeping Configuration

Master
1 king bed
Large walk in closet, sliders to the patio and a beautiful en-suite with a double shower.
Bedroom #2 (King)
1 king bed
This room has a flat screen tv with a roku for streaming. It also has a pack n'play available for infants.
Bedroom #3 (Queen)
1 queen bed
This room has a flat screen tv with a roku for streaming. It also has a pack n' play available for infants.
Bedroom #4 (Queen)
1 queen bed

Suitability

Family/Kid Friendly
We provide cards, kids books, 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 at our beautiful property.
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
We have enough parking for 5 cars per reservation.
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
The living space is on the second floor.
Not Suitable for Events
We do not allow any parties, including bachelor or bachelorette gatherings.

Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
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 per bathroom, trash bags and 2 rolls of paper towels. We also provide laundry detergent and fabric softener for guests.
Balcony
Patio
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
The backyard is a tropical oasis with lots of landscaping. A very nice built-in Sedona Lynx grill is available for guests to use. 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 gated entry.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Game Console
Alarm
We use streaming for our TV's. Live TV is available via A&TT NOW (up to 3 TV's can stream live at one time). You can log into your Hulu or Netflix account, but please remember to log out upon departure.
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Water Purifier
Microwave
Toaster
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 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/entrance/driveway area. They record 24 hours per day. Tampering with security devices will immediately cancel the reservation.

Shared spaces

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

Activities

Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Sailing
Water skiing
Parasailing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Rafting
Kayaking
Beach Volleyball
Stand up paddle board(SUP)
Golf
Miniature Golf
Tennis
Swimming
Cycling
Fishing
Basketball
Roller blading
Walking
Bird Watching

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Reviews (119)

Excellent based on 119 Reviews

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 4 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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Host

Hi, I was born and raised in Kansas and attended Wichita State University. I graduated with a bachelors in nursing. Most of my career has been spent in the hospice field and healthcare software industry. I moved to Florida in 2009 to escape the Kansas cold winters and to experience what it's like to live by the ocean. I enjoy spending time with my children, working out and traveling. I love to travel to places where I can experience lots of cultural and beautiful tropical scenery.
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Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 9PM
Check Out10AM

You will be sent key-code information the morning of your arrival. 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 in order to check-in. We do require a copy of the booking party ID.
House Rules
** Communication: Please notify us at check-in/check-out and immediately if any issue(s) arise. We are available to answer any questions throughout your stay. For assistance after 9pm please call us. Check-out is 10AM.
** Outside Guests: Outside visitors are not allowed on the property. For liability purposes, we only allow the guests indicated on the reservation at the property.
** No Smoking/Drugs/Parties/Pets: This is a “no smoking/no drugs/no party/no pet” property. Smoking includes cigarettes, e-cigs, cigars and marijuana.
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10PM to 8AM. All outside lights need to be turned off by 10PM (pool, lounge, bar and outside lights).
** Pool/Lounge/Bar Rules (observe all posted signs): This is a shared space so please clean up after each use.
Pool/Spa hours are 8AM to 10PM.
-Children must be supervised at all times.
-No Diving in the pool. No jumping off the spa into the pool.
-No loud music-please respect our neighbors.
-No touching any of the pool equipment.
-No glass in the pool/lounge area. No hot food on the concrete bar without a hot pad.
-Please place all chairs under the covered area when not in use.
-No candles in the lounge or bar area.
-Pool use is at your own risk.
** Respect: Please treat our house with the same respect as you would your own home. We’ve put a lot of effort into making this into a lovely space to be enjoyed by our guests. Do not move any furniture and please return all items to their original location before departure (utensils, glasses, board games, pots and pans, etc). No beach sand inside the house, we prefer guests to remove shoes when entering the home.
** Environmental Conservation: Out of respect for our environment please do your best to conserve energy and water. Ensure all lights are turned off and that the AC is set to 78 degrees when you are not in the home. Nest lower limit for AC is 70.
** Accidents: We understand that accidents happen, therefore, we do ask that you please let us know immediately. Chances are we can fix them as effortlessly as possible which means a better chance of having the full security deposit returned.
** Have Fun: This is your vacation time and we hope you make the most of our home, its amenities, your opportunity to relax and visit the surrounding area. Enjoy your stay!

Special Note: The outside front entrance/bar/pool/lounge areas have recorded Nest Cameras.
We are not responsible or liable for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs 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. Thank you!
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Payment Policy
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking by credit card; unless your stay is within 60 days, then the full payment will be due. The balance is due in full 60 days prior to your arrival date. We accept Visa/Discover/Mastercard, Zelle Payments. An additional 3% fee will be charged for credit card payments. Zelle have no additional fees.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
The damage deposit will be secured as an authorized amount on a credit card (not auto charged). Any damages or excessive cleaning charges will be charged from the damage deposit. All Credit card transactions will include an additional 3% fee.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations > 60 days before check-in = full refund, minus a $50 service fee and any credit card transation fees.
Cancellations 60 days up to 30 days before check-in = 50% refund minus a $50 service fee and any credit card transation fees.
Cancellations within 30 days of check-in will not be refunded.
We highly recommend purchasing "cancel for any reason" (CFAR) travel insurance to cover unexpected situations that may cause cancellations. We stricly adhere to our cancellation policy.
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Notes
Please read all rules and ensure that all guests traveling with you have read and agree to the rules. The Guest making the booking reservation must sign the Short Term Rental agreement within 48 hours of us sending it to you fort he reservation to be fully 100% confirmed. We will send you the agreement to the email indicated on the reservation. Minimum booking age is 25.
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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 8 guests
Crystal Beach Paradise has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jun 2019

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