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 home with a salt water pool. The backyard feels like a resort with lush mature tropical landscaping, pool, built-in Sedona Lynx grill and an outdoor bar. The 1200 sq ft covered lounge area has a flat screen TV, ping pong table and outdoor games. The property is perfect for a relaxing family vacation! Beautiful white sand beaches and award winning golf courses near by. Please read the entire listing for details about our property. We do not allow any parties!

The home has stainless steel kitchen appliances, Whirlpool Duet Washer/Dryer, 2 King sized beds, 2 queen beds and a queen air mattress. It comfortably sleeps 8, but will sleep 10 with the use of an air mattress. Crystal Beach is a lovely 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. Every evening local residents meet by the water to watch the magnificent sunset, it's truly a relaxed coastal community.

The property has pool and landscaping services scheduled on a weekly basis. The pool/lounge/bar area are gated and is a shared space. The shared outside space is monitored and recorded via Nest security cameras (front yard, lounge area, bar/pool area). Any tampering with the security devices will result in immediate termination of the reservation.

We provide all linens, bath towels, beach towels, fully stocked kitchen including pots/pans/coffee maker, pool toys, etc. The pool is heated to 80-82 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.

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 and relaxing beach days. We are only 1.5 hours from the 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 also 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:
** What items do you supply? **
We provide all linens, bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs/umbrella, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, a fully stocked kitchen with utensils including pots/pans/Keurig coffee maker, basic spices, board games, pool toys, etc. Oh, and there's an awesome outdoor ping pong table.
** Do you allow early check-ins or late check-outs? **
We are not able to accommodate late check-out request as we only have this one unit as a vacation rental and our cleaning crew is on a schedule that can't accommodate late check-outs. It's important to us that the property is fully cleaned, santized and prepped prior to each guest check-in. Please plan your trip according to our policy of a 4 PM check-in and a 11 AM check-out. There are many fun beaches and restaurants you can visit prior to check-in.
** Do you allow events/parties? **
We do NOT allow any parties or events, this includes bachelorette or bachelor parties.
** 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 must be at least 25 years of age. We reserve the right to ask for ID.
** Do you allow outside guests? **
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 (Guest 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.
** Is the pool/spa heated? **
Yes, the pool is heated during the winter months to 80-82 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 on the spa. Pool/spa hours are 8 AM to 10 PM.

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.

We highly recommend all guests purchase travel insurance.

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Sleeping Configuration

1 king bed
Large walk in closet, sliders to the patio and a beautiful en-suite with a double shower.
Spare-King Bed
1 king bed
This room has a large flat screen tv and a pack n' play for infants.
1 queen bed
this room has a 32 inch flat screen tv.
Spare with Office-Queen
1 queen bed


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
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.


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. 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
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.
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 and entrance area. They are recorded 24 hours per day. Tampering with security devices will immediately revoke 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)
Miniature Golf
Roller blading
Nature Viewing

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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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Hi, I was born and raised in Kansas and attended Wichita State University. I graduated with a bachelors in nursing degree. 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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Crystal Beach Paradise Guide Book
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Crystal Beach Welcome Guide
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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 at check-in. We reserve the right to request ID.
House Rules
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. A list of the rules are included in the listing and also in a notebook in the kitchen.**

-Must be at least 25 years of age to book.
-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 within 48 hours of the reservation.
-No smoking inside the home or on the premises of the property. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or marijuana.
-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.
-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.
-Absolutely NO drugs of any kind allowed on the premises of the property.
-No pets allowed on the premises of the property.
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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, 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 will be charged for credit card payments. Paypal or 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.
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 traveling insurance to cover unexpected situations that may cause cancellations.
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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 us sending it to you. We will send you the agreement to the email indicated on the reservation. We recommend purchasing trip insurance.
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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.


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