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Piece of Heaven right on the Gulf of Mexico



Updated: 24-Feb-2016
Villa at Clearwater Beach, Gulf Coast, Florida, America, USA

Amazing 80ft lap pool ! The ultimate vacation awaits you at this 5* Florida lifestyle retreat, situated right on the gulf of Mexico in the secluded upper scale area of Baileys Bluff. This private executive $1.5 mi retreat has everything imaginable to make your vacation a once in a life time experience. You'll be over the moon, when you experience such spectacular sunsets, watch the dolphins swim by your own private dock while fishing, or having a margarita in the tiki hut. The 7 seater waterfall jacuzzi is separate from the lap pool, but also is right on the gulf in a tropical garden setting, where egrets, cranes and pelicans roam. Stroll the beautiful beaches, snorkel or swim in the crystal blue water, collect fossils, shells, or sponges. Bring camera, swimsuit, sunscreen! It's a Bonza day out! Also, Private Island Charters can take you right from your dock for a day of cruising the waters, seeing Dolphins and exploring the island beaches just offshore. See www.facebook.com/privateislandcharters for more pics, video's and tripadvisor reviews! A Must Do on your holiday!

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Yes we were sorry the deposit was delayed, but unfortunately we had no

control over the weather when it was mailed and with all the snow we were told mailed was held up in Chicago for well over a week.

We always do our best to meet the time frame, again sincere apologies,

we are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.


Nov 2013
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous week in Baileys Bluff!

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievably beautiful spot with sunsets you have to see to believe. Fantastic 80 ft lap pool used by all the group every day and suitable for really keen swimmers. Very spacious accommodation.

Highlight of the week must go to the TWO days we spent out with Captain Todd on his boat cruising around the sand bars, watching dolphins and just generally chilling out in the extreme.

We will go back again !

Highly recommended place to get away from the stresses of everyday life!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

the place is very quiet and relaxing. Owner very friendly and available. Great pool and spa!

Thank you Dianne

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place has it all beautiful view, great house, and great amenities. We wanted a place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and this hit the spot! The owner was very helpful. All of our expectations were exceeded. We will definitely return to "A Piece of Heaven"!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

"A Piece of Heaven" is the perfect name for this home and its location. During our stay there was fishing from the dock, frequent viewing of dolphins, quiet walks on Gulfview Dr. and nightly sunsets to watch in awe. We visited Rusty Bellies Restaurant in Tarpon Sprgs for delicious seafood cuisine. The fish market next door to Rusty's was well supplied with local fish to purchase which we did. The nature trail @ Buena Vista was serene and lovely as was the causeway walk in Dunedin. The pool was useable after a few days of 70 degree temps followed by a quick warm up in the poolside hot tub. Dianne is very personable and attends to details to make your stay as comfortable as it can be. Our stay was wonderful and we would highly recommend this home for your stay in Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We arrived here after a very busy week in Orlando with two children aged 9 and 14. Rest and relaxation was what we needed and what we got!

To begin with we were a little unsure as the villa is very personally furnished and quite quirky.However, we grew to love the place and this added to the holiday. The villa is very spacious and was clean with all amenities plus some extras! We particularly liked the hot tub and spent a lot of time in there day and evening - best place in the world to look at the most fantastic sunsets we have ever experienced!

Most days we saw dolphins and the boys spent hours fishing from the dock and swimming in the pool. Not to be missed - a trip on Todd's boat to see the wonderful un spoilt islands- good value for money and the best day out - Todd is great company.

Dianne is very friendly and made sure that everything was as we wanted. We would definitely visit again - fantastic if you like peace and tranquility.

Only gripes were that the sponge docks were a bit disappointing and the length of time it took for our deposit to be returned - over 45 days ( although this is clearly stated on the contract)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently booked a Piece of Heaven for a week-long family gathering, and it turned out to be the absolutely ideal choice. Clean, comfortable, welcoming, mellow, laid-back, close both to the wonderful Greek restaurants in Tarpon Springs and the pristine beaches of Anclote Key, this is a perfect get-away. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped, the lap pool refreshing, the beds comfortable, the gulf views enchanting--who could find fault with a tropical respite complete with Tiki Bar, a resident Great Blue Heron, delightfully retro exotic decorations, and (if you must) hi-speed wifi? To top it off, the owner, Dianne, is very helpful and has a great sense of humor and detailed knowledge of the area.

This is a terrific place, and we will certainly return at our first opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

PRIVATE CHARTER BOAT moored at the dock see website



Situated right on the Gulf of Mexico.


20 miles north of Tampa airport.

45 mins to Busch Gardens, 2.5 hrs to Disney/Orlando


15 miles north of Clearwater.

45 mins to BUSCH GARDENS

60 mins to Disney /Orlando

Further Details:

Voted Florida's 5 star luxury living experience this million $ baby with heated 80ft lap pool right on the gulf of Mexico can be your secluded vacation destination today! The ultimate vacation awaits you at this magnificent, casual retreat right on the gulf of Mexico in the secluded per scale baileys bluff area. This private executive residence offers everything to make this a once in a lifetime vacation. Pamper yourself with a massage while listening to the soft waves of the Gulf.

Watch spectacular sunsets, see the dolphins swim up to your own private dock, while you read a book or fish for snook and redfish. swim in the 80ft heated lap pool as you take in the magnificent surroundings. Relax in the seperate waterfall 7 seater jacuzzi, or enjoy a margarita, cold ale, in the tiki hut as life just passes you by. Take a ride in the boat to anclote island just 5 mins out from the house, see the 100 yr lighthouse or scuba dive, stroll the white sandy beaches and collect beautiful shells.PRIVATEISLANDCHARTERS.COM Keep in touch with the outside world with our high speed internet or let life pass you by as you get lost in paradise! bring camera to capture your memories of a lifetime!

Just 20 miles north of Tampa airport, 15 miles north of Clearwater. This secluded setting is close to Innisbrook PGA golf course and lots of local courses. free tennis and basketball courts day and night at local recreation facility just 5 mins from home. Excellent restaurants on the water, with unique gift shops, bakeries, soap shops, casual clothing/ resort wear in the beautiful boutiques at the famous greek sponge docks only 5 minutes away. stroll the docks and enjoy homemade fudge or ice cream. Daily sponge diving, shark feeding at the aquarium, free trolley takes you through the historic area with lots of antique and souvenir gift shops. No hussle or bustle here just happy faces amazed at all Tarpon has to offer! It's our best kept secret on the west coast of Florida!


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £206
Refundable Damage Deposit £822

Booking Notes:
Refundable security deposit $1000. Cleaning $200. Tax/surcharge. At certain times/summer especially, WE LOVE TO OFF SPECAILS to entice you to come stay in paradise owned by an Aussie Sheilah so please always ring or email you're sure to be 'over the moon' at this Piece of Heaven!

Changeover Day:
We can be somewhat flexible Saturday or Sunday. Always
phone to discuss your dates... we aim to please! dont' forget to ask about our new purchase at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort today Special rate!

Notes on prices:
Rates are subject to change please email the Owner Directly your specific needs. 4th July, Thanksgiving, Memorial and Labor Day, Christmas/N/Year
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Updated: 24-Feb-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • waterfront


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath & Shower. Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure. Outside - Outdoor Shower, by the pool.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed All bedrooms designed by owner who is a professional interior decorator. All bedrooms come with TV. Master suite also has video/DVD.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning, central heating, telephone This five star Florida living home is environment safe, never had pets, or smoking, feel safe and relax in clean unpolluted air. The home has high definition 60 inch television with surround sound and theatre chairs, Along with a piano for entertaining/singing. Fishing rods are provided! We also provide high speed internet should you wish to contact the outside world! Low allergen environment, non smoking only, pets not allowed, children welcome, suitable for elderly or infirm. Outside: Private 80ft lap pool. 6 high back chairs table, sun umbrella, 6 chaise lounges by pool. 4 low back chairs / 2 side tables barbecue. private parking for 4 compact vehicles. japenese garden with waterfall. Tropical front garden/lawn Utility Room: LAUNDRY WITH WASHER & DRYER Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels provided, linen provided. Other: Master en-suite shower /separate vanity room

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