Crystal Beach Paradise (Family Oasis)
3200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Kristin
14 Guests . 6 Bedrooms . 3.5 Bathrooms
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Located in quaint Crystal Beach, the property is a beautiful 6 bed 3.5 bath duplex home with a salt water pool. The backyard has a resort feel 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. It's truly a perfect retreat for your family vacation! Please read the entire listing before booking, including the FAQ section. We are just 3 blocks from the Gulf, best known for beautiful sunsets!

Crystal Beach Paradise comfortably sleeps 12 guests, but can sleep 14 with the use of an air mattress. The home has stainless steel kitchen appliances, a full size Washer/Dryer, 3 king beds and 1 queen bed. 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 to watch the beautiful sunset. We are always available to assist with any recommendations for fun places to visit during your stay. Some guest choose to stay and enjoy the property amenities, while others love to explore the area. Tarpon Springs Sponge docks, downtown Dunedin, beautiful award winning beaches, top golf courses and so much more to do in the area. We have the beautiful Pinellas Trail right outside the front door (a 40 mile trail through Pinellas County). It's great for biking, walking or jogging.

The pool/lounge/bar area is gated and reserved for registered guests only. The 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:
** Do you allow early check-ins or late check-outs? **
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate late check-out or early check-in requests. Our cleaning crew is on a schedule based on our advertised times. It's extremely important that the property is fully cleaned, sanitized and prepped prior to the start of each reservation. Please plan your trip according to our policy of a 4 PM check-in and a 10 AM check-out. If the property is available before 4 PM we will notify you for an early check-in. There are fun beaches and restaurants that we recommend visiting if you have time to spare before the check-in time.
** Is the pool/spa heated? **
The pool heater is set to 75-80 degrees during the winter months. When the outside temperature is cool during the night/day then the pool most likely will not heat to the set temperature. It does take quite a few hours in the morning to heat up and depending on the local weather the pool water may be cold, however, the spa will heat when turned on via the automated push button system. During the colder months the spa is the best option as the pool may be on the colder side.
** Do you allow events/parties? **
We do NOT allow any parties or events, this includes bachelorette, bachelor or birthday parties. If there is a party/event at the property then the reservation will be immediately canceled without a refund. We are located in a quiet community, therefore, loud music is not allowed.
** What are the booking requirements? **
We do not allow any 3rd party bookings. The individual booking the property must be present at check-in and stay the entire duration of the reservation. The person making the reservation must be at least 25 years of age. We reserve the right to request ID for any guests, the guest that makes the reservation is responsible for submitting the names of all guests. We do not rent to local residents without prior approval. We request that all guests send us a message letting us know the purpose of their travel to the Crystal Beach area when requesting to book. Since we are a family oriented rental we want to ensure our property is the right fit for your vacation.
** Do you allow outside guests to visit the property? **
We are obligated to confirm and monitor the number of guests at the property. Outside visitors are not permitted on the property. We can only allow the guests indicated on the reservation at the property. Guests not included on the reservation are subject to an extra fee of $100 per day per guest. If at any time there are additional guests over our max occupancy limit at the property then the reservation will be immediately canceled with no refund. The reservation must be made for the max number of people that will be at the property at any given time. There are great areas near the property to meet friends, such as local parks, beaches or restaurants.
** What items are supplied with the rental? **
We provide linens, bath towels, beach towels, shampoo, conditioner, a stocked kitchen(s) with utensils including pots/pans/coffee maker, basic spices, board games, pool toys, etc. We provide enough laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels to get you through the first few days of your stay. We also have beach chairs, coolers, beach umbrellas and beach toys available to enjoy the beautiful Gulf beaches.
**What's the closest swim beach to the property?**
The closest swim beach is Honeymoon Island. It's approximately 6 miles, a short 10-15 minute drive. Other local beach information is included under the "location" section.

We highly recommend guests purchase CFAR travel insurance for your vacation investment in the event they must cancel for an unforeseen reason.

-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 sent to us within 24 hours before the check-in date. Guests not included on the reservation will be an extra fee of $100 per day per guest. If more guests arrive than our max occupancy (10 guests) are at the property then the reservation will be cancelled without a refund.
-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: Per Pinellas County regulation, we are firm with outdoor quiet time between 10 PM and 9 AM. The property is located in a quiet coastal neighborhood and Pinellas County requires us to follow their guidelines.
-POOL/LOUNGE/BAR: Outside Pool/Lounge/Bar Rules (observe all posted signs). We ask that pool items and chairs be placed back into their original location after each use. Children must be supervised at all times. No Diving in the pool or jumping from the spa. Outside areas are monitored and recorded via Nest security cameras.
-PETS: No pets allowed on the premises of the property.

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).

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
  • King
2Large walk in closet, sliders to the patio and a beautiful en-suite with a double shower.
Bedroom #2 (King)
  • King
2This room has a flat screen tv with a roku for streaming. It also has a pack n'play available for infants.
Bedroom #3 (Queen)
  • Queen
2This room has a flat screen tv with a roku for streaming. It also has a pack n' play available for infants.
Bedroom #4 (King with Office)
  • King
King 2/1 unit
  • King
Queen 2/1 unit
  • Queen
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
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
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 per bathroom, 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. 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
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
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 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


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
Bird Watching



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I enjoy providing a vacation home for families to enjoy. If you love beautiful sunny weather, white sand beaches, world class golfing and great seafood then you will love the Crystal Beach area. Crystal Beach is located in near Tampa Bay on the Gulf coast just north of Clearwater Beach. Our goal is to provide an experience for your family to relax and make special memories.

I'm orginally from Kansas and moved to Florida in 2009 to escape the Kansas cold winters with the goal tp experience what it's like to live by the ocean. I enjoy spending time with my children, traveling and physical exercise. I love to travel to places where I can experience lots of cultural and beautiful tropical scenery.
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 9PM
Check Out10AM

You will be sent key-code information the day 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.
Payment Policy
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking; 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, PayPal or Zelle Payments. An additional 3% fee will be charged for credit card payments. Zelle has no additional fees.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The damage deposit will be need to be paid via Zelle. After checkout if there is no damage then the amount will be paid back via Zelle within 5 business days.
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.
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.
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.

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!

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.

Guidebooks by Kristin (2)
Crystal Beach Paradise Guide Book
This includes area restaurants, grocery store information, etc.
Crystal Beach Welcome Guide
This guide gives information about the property, your stay and the local area. Please be sure all guests

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 14 guests
Crystal Beach Paradise has 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms


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