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Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock

Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

If you are seeking a truly upscale Florida vacation

experience....Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Your Family Should

Consider Renting This Executive Home

1. VIRTUALLY BRAND NEW HOME. Unlike 99% of the vacation homes

in Florida, Our home is virtually brand new custom construction with

the final touches completed in January 2004. By contrast, most of

the prime Florida waterfront property was developed in the 1950’s,

1960’s and 1970s.

2. PHENOMENAL WATERFRONT GULF OF MEXICO ACCESS LOCATION. After

traveling all the way to Florida for vacation most families prefer

to spend the majority of their time enjoying themselves. This is

precisely why you will love our home because unlike the vast

majority of other rental houses where you must pack up the car and

drive to everything, from our home you can walk to almost everything

including: The World Famous Sponge Docks with its fine award

winning restaurants and specialty gift shops, deep-sea fishing

boats, sponge fishing tour boat, Dolphin Watch Island Tour Boat,

Kayak rentals, boat rentals, antique shops, a winery, and historic

district with red brick streets, exquisite victorian homes, art

galleries, day spa, hair salon, scenic Spring Bayou, Craig Park,

Library, tennis courts, a meat market and grocery store, The Scenic

Pinellas Trail (a 37 mile path that runs from Tarpon Springs to St.

Petersburg for walking, jogging, running, biking, rollerblading ),

the Tarpon Spring Trolley which tours the towns most famous

landmarks, and more. Plus, there are two fantastic beaches (Sunset

Beach and Fred Howard Park Beach) within 2 miles of the home.

3. HEATED POOL & SPA. Relax and enjoy your own private heated

Pool & Oversized Spa/Jacuzzi with a decorative brick paver deck.

4. UNIQUE PICTURESQUE, CHARMING TARPON SPRINGS. Why

vacation just anywhere in Florida when you can experience the quaint

and peaceful village of Tarpon Springs, which is listed in the

National Registry of Historic Places. Tarpon Springs is Pinellas

County’s oldest town and was incorporated in 1887. Tarpon Springs

is located in a part of Florida nicked named the Sun Coast as it

averages over 300+ days of sunshine. The town has over 51 miles of

waterfront and an average annual temperature is 72.8 degrees. There

are no highrise hotels and condos in Tarpon to crowd your family

vacation, and there are 2 public beaches and 9 parks in Tarpon

Springs alone.

5. UPSCALE FURNISHINGS. All of the home furnishings are new,

upscale and tastefully decorated in Florida and Palm Tree style.

Again many other rental homes are furnished with older furniture and

outdated décor. The bottom line is your family will feel very

comfortable and right at home.

6. FISHING. No need to drive to the harbor, purchase bait,

rent fishing poles, etc. We have a tournament winning inshore

fishing guide that guests can hire who will pick you up directly

from the dock in the back yard for a day of fishing in the beautiful

Gulf of Mexico. Alternatively, for a less personal experience, you

can spend a day on one of the deepsea charter boats in Tarpon

Springs. There are two boat rental companies in Tarpon if you would

like to try your luck on your own. Lastly, if you like you can fish

off your own private dock with fishing poles that are supplied in

the house.

7. CUSTOM BUILT HOME WITH SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES. Unlike most of

the small single story boxy block constructed homes of the 1950’s-

1960’s, this home was custom built with a Distinctive Mediterranean

style architecture featuring a tile roof, arches, and columns, high

ceilings, 20” Italian Porcelain Tile, stylish ceiling fans, modern

recessed lighting, large garden tub, two sets of double sinks in two

restrooms, walk in shower, walk-in closets, large upgrade windows

with a water view from every room in the house. The bottom line

here is that is a very upscale vacation experience.

8. BOATING. The home features an empty boat slip so you can

bring your own boat or rent one and keep it directly in your back

yard. The open Gulf of Mexico is just minutes away and nearby

Anclote Key and Caledesi Island are ranked among the top 10 beaches

in the U.S.

9. FANTASTIC KITCHEN. Instead of the small closed-in outdated

kitchens you find in most old florida ranch houses, our home

features a large open plan gourmet kitchen with 42” Cabinets with

crown molding, new GE appliances including Refrigerator, Range,

Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer, and Dryer, AND a 29 Bottle GE Wine

Chiller for cooling your wine to perfection.

10. AWESOME AMENITIES. All you need to bring is your food,

clothes, and personal items. In addition to all the normal

conveniences, our home comes with a Large Sony Flat Screen TV, 2

DVDs, a VCR, Cable TV with 70+ channels, AM/FM & CD Nutone Intercom

System throughout the Home, Security System, Weber gas grill, beach

chairs, 2 golf club sets, 7 bicycles (4 adult bikes and 3 youth

bikes), tennis racquets and balls, fishing poles, and ping pong

table and paddles. If you have small children, we will even provide

items such as a stroller, age appropriate%

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7017530
-8137895287
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
Paw Paw, MI
5

Nice Home - Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
The day before our trip to Florida my 20-month old daughter came down with the H1N1 flu. She was absolutely miserable and her doc wanted us to start the meds right away and it was apparent that we would NOT be starting our vacation the next day. Stephen and Annica were extremely understanding and they told us to "get better and come when you can!". Once my daughter was over the flu they worked with us to arrange a new vacation date, all at no additional cost. I only wish the airlines were as accomodating :)

The house is very easy to get to and is exactly as depicted in the online pictures. I'm a neat freak and the house was very clean. I loved that there was a full washer and dryer at the house. The living room and kitchen are all open so it's easy to visit with family while making dinner. My daughter enjoyed all of the toys, especially the big red car (I think we may need to buy her one now).

My husband enjoyed fishing off the dock. We caught a crab but decided to let him go. We also saw dolphins playing, a surprise I wasn't expecting.

We went in November so the weather was a bit cooler. We heated up the pool every day and it was very enjoyable. This is an excellent house, I highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Jennifer: Thank you very much for staying at our home and taking the time to post a review. We are happy that your family is feeling better and delighted that you had a pleasant stay at our home. Your family is always welcome again. all the best, stephen & annica
business
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7017530
-8137895287
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ontario, Canada
5

Great Family Holiday in Tarpon Springs!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our week long stay at the '5 Bedroom Luxury Vacation Home in Tarpon Springs'. The house was perfect for my husband and I and our two sons and their families (including 4 children ranging in age from 7 months to 13 years). The house is exactly as described on the web site...it is very well maintained and is stocked with every imaginable amenity. The house is spacious, very nicely furnished and decorated, and has lots of attractive living spaces and comfortable sleeping areas. Stephen and Anicka have gone out of their way to ensure that the house has everything needed by adults or families to make a holiday at "a home away from home" enjoyable and stress free.
There was LOTS to do in the Tarpon Springs area. Our family visited beaches...Fred Howard Park Beach ( 5 minutes from the house) and Honeymoon Island Beach (30 minutes from the house) were our favourites; went to ball games at Duneden (20 minutes from the house); enjoyed the new splash pad--especially the 3 year old (3 minutes from the house); went golfing (15 minutes from the house) and had fun exploring the Greek restaurants, Sponge Docks and shops in downtown Tarpon Springs (5 minutes from the house).
We were always VERY happy however to return to 'our' house and enjoy family time. There were also LOTS of things to do in our very picturesque back yard. The house backs onto Tarpon Bayou and our family fished, paddle boarded, canoed and kayaked making very good use of all the recreational 'toys' provided with the house. We enjoyed lots and lots of time in the pool and the hot tub as well as just hanging out on the patio around the pool. Even though the house is located on a corner lot beside a fairly busy street, the back yard is very private and allowed us to relax in our own piece of Florida paradise.
I would highly recommend this house for adult groups or families. Stephen and Anicka are terrific hosts and were great to work with to make our Florida family vacation fun and memorable!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our vacation home. We sincerely appreciate it. We really enjoyed meeting your lovely family are delighted you had such a memorable stay at our home and in the Tarpon Springs area. Your family is always welcome in the future.

warm wishes,

Annica & Stephen
business
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7017530
-8137895287
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Stay Here! Great home and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home has all you need! Equipped with pool/beach toys, toys for little ones and adults this house caters to all. We stayed in Tarpon Springs from 3/28/15-4/2/15 and were lucky to have magnificent weather the entire week. Stephen, the owner told me that this was a great time to be in the area due to the great weather and the manatee sightings. He was right! Stephen got us settled in, showing us around the home and telling us all there was to do in the area. He even checked in with us during the week to see how we were doing. The area is loaded with gorgeous beaches, we rented a boat and with Stephen's suggestion, we visited Anclote Key. It was amazing! I can't speak highly enough of this beautiful home and the great customer service we received. There were 9 of us, including my toddler and we all slept very comfortably with plenty of room. Also, this house is very close to all amenities. A great experience had by all!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our vacation home. We sincerely appreciate it.

It was a pleasure meeting your lovely family. Your son is adorable.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our home, the area, and the Florida weather. Very happy you got to rent a boat and explore Anclote Key. Your family is always welcome back in the future. We really hope to see you again sometime soon.

Annica & Stephen
business
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7017530
-8137895287
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Stay Here!! Great home and beautiful area

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home has all you need! Equipped with pool/beach toys, toys for little ones and adults this house caters to all. We stayed in Tarpon Springs from 3/28/15-4/2/15 and were lucky to have magnificent weather the entire week. Stephen, the owner told me that this was a great time to be in the area due to the great weather and the manatee sightings. He was right! Stephen got us settled in, showing us around the home and telling us all there was to do in the area. He even checked in with us during the week to see how we were doing. The area is loaded with gorgeous beaches, we rented a boat and with Stephen's suggestion, we visited Anclote Key. It was amazing! I can't speak highly enough of this beautiful home and the great customer service we received. There were 9 of us, including my toddler and we all slept very comfortably with plenty of room. Also, this house is very close to all amenities. A great experience had by all!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our vacation home. We sincerely appreciate it.

It was a pleasure meeting your lovely family. Your son is adorable.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our home, the area, and the Florida weather. Very happy you got to rent a boat and explore Anclote Key. Your family is always welcome back in the future. We really hope to see you again sometime soon.

Annica & Stephen
business
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7017530
-8137895287
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

A beautiful home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5
This waterfront home is in a beautiful location. The listing gave an accurate description of the location, amenities, and the layout of the home. Everything that a family needs is provided to make your stay comfortable. All you really need to do is pack your clothes and personal items that you want to bring. The home is in a great location. There are grocery stores, a meat market, a store to buy freshly caught fish and a bakery just a short walk or bike ride away. The beaches are so close and if you want to take a trip to Clearwater, its really not that far of a drive.

The owners provided an excellent level of customer service. They are easy to get in contact with and go out of their way to make sure that your stay is going well. They take the time to personally meet you when you arrive at the home to give you a tour, answer any questions, give you any suggestions as to fun things to do, restaurants in the area, and make sure that all your needs are met.

We would definitely recommend this property to family & friends!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We sincerely appreciate your kind words. Your family is always welcome in the future.
business
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7017530
-8137895287
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Great location, beautiful house, all you need

  • 5 of 5
This is a five Bedroom Luxury Waterfront Home that is also the family beach house. We loved the house, the location and the detail of the interior and exterior design. My family were taking a Florida road trip for two and a half weeks and we stayed in Tarpon Springs for four nights. We wished it could have been more.

Stephen and Annica (owners) welcomed us on 26 September 2013. They could not have been more helpful and generous with their time. We were given a tour of the whole property with explanations of all the facilities and lots of hints and tips. My family had not visited Florida for around 15 years, so we quickly caught up with the best location for viewing the sunset (Sunset Beach 5 minutes away and waterfront sunset from the first floor deck!), the restaurants in Tarpon (our favourite was Rusty Bellies), the best fresh fish counter (also Rusty Bellies - next to the Restaurant), the best place to hire a boat and much more.

Over the next few days we enjoyed the pool and spa, fished off the dock (all equipment provided, we just needed bait), cooked steak on the barbeque, dolphin watched, bird watched (resident Osprey on occasion but we weren't lucky and Heron) and watched the water traffic go by. We had many meals, drinks, cups of tea and Oreo cookies at the large table on the deck and also got competitive in the games room. My sun-loving niece took up residence in the hammock.

After the location, the greatest praise must be for the decor and equipment in the house. There is more than enough cooking equipment for the most serious cook, enough cutlery and plates for many meals for a large family, a well equipped laundry room and even a frozen cocktail maker. Can't think of any equipment missing.

Next time we will stay for a whole two weeks. It was our favourite house of our trip, by some distance, and on our favourite stretch of coast.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and hope to host your lovely family again the future. We are delighted that you enjoyed our home and its amenities, and benefitted from our recommendations. Congrats on getting your first daughter married and best wishes with the second. Please send us another photo when this event occurs.

Your family is always welcome in our home.

kind regards,

Stephen & Annica

Location

Activity and Interests

Beautiful Beaches (1.6 miles or 3 minutes from the home), Wonderful

Golf Courses (including PGA Tour Stop) and Tennis Courts, Scuba

diving, snorkeling, paddleboating, windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing,

fly fishing, biking, sailing, boating, water skiing, parasailing,

deep sea fishing, pier fishing, gambling, ice skating, swimming,

Canoeing, kayaking, Amusement parks, water parks, fine dining, Easy

drive to Disney World, Epcot, MGM, Animal Kingdom, Universal

Studios, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Sea World and much more.

Fantastic Shopping at one of the areas many malls including

Countryside, Citrus Park, International Plaza, Westshore, and more.

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Monthly Rate: $12000 - $18000


  • Please call or email for specific rates.
    Please enter the # of all guests, length of stay and phone #
    The rates vary based on the # of guests, length of stay, time of year, etc.
    (Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, Labor Day, Spring Break etc.)
    Rates are subject to change without any notice until the house is booked in writing. This home is in a quiet residential neighborhood so no weddings, parties, or events of any kind are permitted at this home.
    PAYMENT POLICIES: A Security Deposit $1,000.00 is due upon booking. Full payment is due on arrival with cash or cashier's check. Payment by personal check must be received two (2) weeks prior to occupancy. The Security deposit will be returned within 30 days of departure. Liability for damages is not limited to the amount of the deposit. Absolutely No Pets! (sorry the owners have a child with allergies) Absolutely No Smoking inside the home! Maximum Occupancy 10 persons, including infants and children, in or on this property at any time. You must be 30 years or older to rent this property. tarpon springs municipal codes require minimum stays of 6 months or longer for renters.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • · Sleeps up to 10 people with 1 King, 2 Queens, 2 Twin beds, a portable mattress, and a folding cot · Completely furnished with all new luxurious Florida-style furnishings just bring your food, clothes, and personal items · Fully equipped kitchen i.e. coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishes, glassware, cutlery, and silverware · 3 TVs including Large Sony Flat Screen, 2 DVDs, a VCR, Cable TV with 70+ channels · AM/FM & CD Nutone Intercom System throughout the Home · Security System · Comforts such as Weber gas grill, beach chairs, alarm clocks, ironing board and iron, 2 phones (unlimited local calls only), answering machine, 2 golf club sets, 7 bicycles (4 adult bikes and 3 child bikes), tennis racquets and balls, fishing poles, and ping pong paddles · Recreation area with Ping Pong Table · Outdoor Patio furniture including table + 6 chairs and bar area with 4 stools and pool lounger which is perfect for areas for outdoor grilling and waterside entertaining · All bath, bed, pool, and beach linens supplied · Baby stroller, high chair, baby gate, booster seat, two portable playpens, children's and adult books, videos, toys, and more · Portable Stereo Radio

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