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

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


Property Details

Updated: Mar 18, 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.


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.


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.


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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21 Reviews

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Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
Paw Paw, MI

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
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast

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.
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast

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
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast

Fantastic hospitality!

  • 5 of 5
We've just had a fantastic 10 days here! Stephen & Annica met us when we arrived & gave us a full tour of the house which made us feel so welcome & meant we knew how everything worked straight away. Its a gorgeous house with so much provided to settle you in (towels, tea, coffee, toys, bikes etc etc). Everything on the property is spotless! The pool is beautiful, you can see ray & other fish from the dock or take out the canoe & try your hand at fishing. Best of all is just to relax on the balcony & take it all in!! We loved the Tarpon Springs area too! We had stayed in Orlando on our 1st family trip to Florida & this has little town has so much more character. Our favourite places were the Spongedocks, Toula's Trailside Cafe on Sth Safford Ave just off Tarpon Ave and the delicious Dairy Rich icecream parlour a couple of miles South on 19A. Publix nearby is great for shopping & for overseas visitors like ourselves, lots of great takeaway food nearby esp Mike's Sushi & Sonny's BBQ (kids loved Papa John's pizza beside Publix). Nearly forgot the gorgeous sunsets! Its a great base for the Tampa area & an easy drive to Orlando for park visits. Stephen & Annica were wonderful hosts & we had a wonderful holiday. We would highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our home.

We sincerely enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family. We are delighted you had a memorable vacation in Tarpon Springs at our home.

Your family is always welcome and we hope our paths will cross again.

kind regards,

Stephen & Annica
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
Fort Wayne, IN

Great Vacation House/Fun Area

  • 5 of 5
Cannot recommend this house and area more for a great week! House (including furnishings, housewares, gas grill, tons of beach towels, etc.) was top-notch. Pool and hot tub were great. Views of water (including wildlife and the local Canoe Club) were outstanding. Tarpon Springs is a really cool place. Hosts Stephen and Annica go out of their way to assure that you have a good experience, including recommending restaurants (more on that later) and offering their cell numbers in the event of any issues/questions.

House is quite large, with ping pong and stereo in the basement, which kept our teenagers happy (along with pool and hot tub), large family room and adjoining kitchen/bar area for TV viewing/gathering area for adults (and XBox, again, for the teenagers). Kitchen is extremely well-equipped, including a wine refrigerator!

Beaches? Sunset Beach and beach at Howard Park are 3-5 mins away and Clearwater Beach is only 30 mins away.

Restaurants? Don't miss Mr. Souvlaki's, Hella's (save room for dessert, with adjoining bakery - unbelievable!), Rusty Bellies or Smokin Out! In other words, best of all worlds...Greek food, seafood and southern barbecue!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Vacation Like a Millionaire! Luxury Waterfront/Pool/Spa/Dock
Tarpon Springs Florida Central Gulf Coast
Flemington, New Jersey

Worth every penny

  • 5 of 5
I spent hours online looking for the right home to host my small family in a warm location. It was difficult to find a home that would be safe for my 2-year-old as well but that also had a pool, hot tub, and modern amenities. This home hit a home run on every level.

Toddler amenities: 2 baby gates, 2 high chairs, pack n play with linens provided, play kitchen, ride-in play car, beach toys, the list goes on and on

Adult Amenities: heated pool, hot tub, Weber grill, basement is also the garage so there's tons of space to play, ping pong table!, bikes for the whole family, TVs in all rooms, linens for all beds and towels provided, garbage bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, and all those annoying little things you normally have to buy are INCLUDED!

We just loved this house, the water, and the area. Tarpon Springs is a community of lovely people and great food. The beach at Howard Park is amazing. The Lowry Park Zoo was a fantastic time. Stephen and Annica gave us great recommendations and checked in on us to make sure we were having fun and didn't need anything. We can't wait to go back to the house next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate & Dave:

We are delighted that you had such a memorable stay at our vacation home in Tarpon Springs. It was a pleasure to meet you and host your family. We also thank you for treating our home with such care and respect. Lastly, we want to thank you for taking the time to write and post a review our home. You are always welcome in our home and we hope to see you again in the future. As always, we will continue to add more amenities to help ensure our guests have a fantastic vacation. Cheers!

Stephen & Annica


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.


Rental rates


  • 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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Updated: Mar 18, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


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


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


  • Outdoor Grill


  • · 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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