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Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews

Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
Private Home Gated Community 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

15 Minutes to Gulf Beaches and 2 minutes to Golf, this immaculate designer home is PERFECT for 1,2,3 or even 4 couples or a LARGE FAMILY (8 adults and 2 babies in cribs).

This home has plenty of privacy in 4 separate sleeping zones (no bedrooms share walls) .Unlike most other rentals, this home includes FREE 24 Hour on call maintainance service.

(360 degree Panoramas now available) plus 50 ADDITIONAL Pictures available, just ask!!) Spacious 3500 sq ft. 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath with 22,000 gallon SOLAR HEATED Pool, (w/removable protective baby safety fence) an outdoor lighted 8-10 person TIKI Bar with sink and beverage refrigerator, there is a crystal clear Vita-Spa Hot tub for your use, and we provide free Wi-Fi internet including a printer for your boarding passes. Brighthouse Cable with free HBO and HDTV.

This estate home is situated on over an acre of private property, and is located in a gated airport community, only 35 miles north of Tampa International Airport and 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Only 15 minutes to the BEACH on the Gulf of Mexico. We are only 20 minutes from Tarpon Springs, and the world famous Sponge Docks, a short 40 minute drive to Busch Gardens/ Adventure Island.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Originally from Maryland we have fallen in love with Florida and the incredible weather here all year. We chose this oversized home and have spent the last 15 upgrading the kitchen and all baths to granite, adding plantation shutters, all new cabinetry, new floors, plus numerous other upgrades. We rent 99% to large families. reunions, weddings, friends and family groups. Our other home is next door, so if there is ever an issue 24/7 we are close by to help.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Don't look anywhere else. This is it! Something for every age. Party or quiet getaway. Lots of room, very comfortable with a beautiful and well appointed kitchen. Good information notebook and instructions/labeling in the house was thoughtful and helpful.Private pool, luxurious beds,gated quiet neighborhood, garage,great location. Grocery, restaurants, shopping,recreation, attractions,and water nearby. Many conveniences in the house. Very nicely decorated but not fussy. Everything they advertise is true and then some. Its a warm, home atmosphere.I'm pretty sure John and Bunny have thought of everything but are very accessible if needed. We will definitely come back again. Especially fun to see the neighbors go by in their AIRPLANES! Very good value. I'm telling you; GO for it
Sep 2010
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Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews
New Port Richey Florida Central Gulf Coast
Manassas, VA


  • 5 of 5
My expectations were high for this home based on the reviews I had read. They were all true -- no exaggerations. The location was ideal for us to explore the sights and attractions of this area of Florida. The house had every comfort and convenience we could want. We ended up doing a lot more lounging around the house and pool than we had expected. And it was always a pleasure returning to the house at the end of each day.

Thanks again Bunny and John for being the perfect hosts.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to your next visit as well. It was our pleasure to meet you and yours.
Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews
New Port Richey Florida Central Gulf Coast
Wolverhampton, England

Lovely home and people

  • 5 of 5
Second visit to John & Bunny's vacation home. This was a special visit as our Daughter was getting married. John and Bunny organised the Beach wedding venue, photographer, they reccomended the florists and virtually took all the stress out of the wedding.
John officiated over the happy couple, and what a great job he did, Bunny laid out the flowers, chairs, and the floral archway etc, She did a great job, it all looked so pretty. The two photographers were superb and once again a big thank you to J&B for their help arranging them. Both photographers were first class. Overall besides a beautiful home away from home, with every amenity you could want and more. The home is 5 star. But the people behind it, John and Bunny are the best, nicest and most helpful people you could wish to meet. They truly are two uniquely nice people. If you like us are looking for a chill out holiday with all you could possibly want and more, look no further than here! You will surely be so welcomed by J&B and very happy with the whole package.
We have so many happy memories of this house, and all that was done by John and Bunny to make our Daughters day a special one. We all hope to be back soon. Thanks guys
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews
New Port Richey Florida Central Gulf Coast
New Hampshire

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This house was so great! For the first time we have found a home that has all the "bell's and whistles". We found everything we needed and then some! The beds are very comfortable and we found everything so clean and inviting! A true home away from home. Thank-you for being so kind and welcoming! We highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews
New Port Richey Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Simply excellent

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful house to spend a family vacation in, especially for families with children. All the information about the house on the Vacation Rentals website is accurate, and there are even a few pleasant surprises.

Unlike other vacation houses we've stayed in, this house has a warm, lived-in, even luxuriously comfortable feel. The furniture is well made and in good condition. The kitchen is stocked well enough to prepare a lavish meal for a large group. The decor has an attractive and whimsical beach theme..

One of our favorite aspects of the house was the fully screened-in patio area and large patio doors, which on warm days erased the distinction between inside and out. The entire patio area is marvelous, and of course there is a wonderful pool and hot tub, lovingly tended daily by owner John.

Inside, the many family photos remind guests that they are staying in someone's home, not a mere investment property. You can feel the warmth and familial happiness, which is all the more evident and striking when you meet Bunny and John.

The master bedroom is large, and the king-size bed it contains is exceptionally comfortable. The spacious master bathroom has all the luxurious features one would need. Other bedrooms and bathrooms are smaller but still comfortable. While indoors, we spent most of our time in the large kitchen or adjoining family room, with its comfy reclining chairs, HDTV, and surround-sound system. The large-capacity washer and dryer let guests spend less time doing laundry and more time enjoying the fabulous

There are plenty of good restaurants in the area. A selection of menus and tourist information is provided in a basket on the kitchen counter. A supermarket and liquor store are just five minutes away.

Owners Bunny and John could write a book on how to manage a vacation rental property. There are so many thoughtful touches -- labels on light switches, a thick binder containing instructions for operating the home's features, and drawers filled with everything you could conceivably need on a vacation. They're easily accessible during your stay if have any questions or can't find something. While we were there, I had trouble getting the barbecue to light. When I mentioned this to John, he had a working replacement brought in before the end of the day. A barbecue, he said, is a key element of the Florida lifestyle, and he wouldn't dream of having us do without one. That kind of concern and service is exemplary.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you also for your great ideas to make the home even better. We will implement the his and her terry robes, and the ideas for the fireplace are already in the works. We are updating the master once again with granite and 2 vessel bowls, coastal style cabinets and decor. We are always updating everything because we have so many return guests who look forward to the updates and additions to enhancements. You were truly wonderful guests.
Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews
New Port Richey Florida Central Gulf Coast
Chrisman IL

Wedding in December

  • 5 of 5
My (now husband!) and I decided we wanted to get married in Florida. After looking at several houses on the internet, we decided to go with John and Bunny's house because it looked beautiful in the pictures. I am so glad we did. From the moment I sent the request Bunny was available to help with all of our arrangements. Being from Illinois and trying to plan a wedding in Florida was not an easy task for me. Bunny was like my wedding planner, recommending bakeries, beaches and stylists. And John officiated our ceremony, quite beautifully, I might add. We had our three children, my husband's parents, and my best friend all stay in the house comfortably. I can not say enough about the house. The kids fell in love with the toys, pool, and spacious layout. I loved the kitchen, it had everything you could ever need. My father-in-law was a fan of the grill, which we used several times! From the moment we walked into the house, it just felt like a home. It was very clean and cozy. You can tell they take pride in this home. Everyone who came over absolutely loved the place. The decor was great. We had our reception at the house and the photographer took some amazing pictures there. The location of the house was perfect for us, it was close to the beach and shopping. Overall, we have nothing but beautiful memories of our wedding and stay in Florida. I truly believe John and Bunny's hospitality played a big part in that, not to mention their luxurious house! We are definitely coming back again. In fact, the kids have said the next time we go to Florida they want to stay in the same house! Thank you so much for everything.

Travis and Christy
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The pleasure was all ours. Thank you for this glowing guest comments. We do try our best to treat all of our guests like members of our family. We thank you, and yours for letting us enjoy this most special time with us. Hope to see all of you again soon!!
Tropical Resort Home *Htd Pool*SPA*WIFI*HBO Read Our Reviews
New Port Richey Florida Central Gulf Coast

Right out of Better Homes and Gardens!

  • 5 of 5
You will not want to leave this house. This is our second year in a row here and we are definately coming back next year. We have been to many vacation rentals and this one is way above and beyond all the rest. The hospitality that John and Bunny provide make you feel like you are at home. When you walk in this house, you would never think it was a vacation home. Everything you need is there, pack your clothes and come down. My family and I will be coming back every year as long as John and Bunny will have us!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


From the Owner

This home has everything for everyone, all ages. From the heated pool and SPA, the safety of the retractable pool fence, the toys and games, the 6 TVs, so there is never a disagreement over what shows to watch. We are located to many beaches, but everyone loves the enclosed pool cage (no bugs) and it does cut down on the sun burn. Being in a gated Airport community makes this home more than special. Our guests love to take pictures of the plane in our hangar, and others taxiing down the roads.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : both TPA Tampa Inter, & PIE St. Pete/Clearw at 34 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ruby Tuesday, Beef Obrady's, Sioux City Steakhouse at 5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Beach Island in Dunedin/Caledesi at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : River Ridge Golf and Country Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 35 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 19 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Outback, Bonefish, Carabba's, Olive Garden, others at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Many, Robert Rees, Fred Howard Island, Clearwater at 5 Miles Car: recommended

Free round of golf with elec cart, as gift from John and Bunny.

Gulf beaches are all within 10-15 minutes, we provide a book showing their locations, also an abundance of outdoor sporting opportunities are evident by the numerous public and private golf courses, tennis courts and recreation facilities. Those who enjoy the great outdoors will appreciate the many lakes, rivers, crystal clear springs and nature parks found throughout the area.

We are in an ideal neighborhood for walking, jogging and biking (Bicycles provided for Adults & children)

Orlando (1 hr.55 minutes) - Universal Studios, Walt Disney World,

Islands of Adventure, Sea World

Tampa (40 minutes) Busch Gardens/Adventure Island only 30 minutes

Lowry Park Zoo, Museum of Science & Industry, Florida Aquarium

Beaches, boat rental, camping, casino, Fishing, fishing charters, 15 minutes

Golfing (20 or more courses) within 10-30 minutes

Fitness centers

Hiking, horseback riding local- within 5 minutes

Scuba diving, dive shops


Congo River Mini-Golf - and Monster Golf

Shopping malls, Flea markets, craft fairs


From $200 Per night

Rental rates

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Mar 13 2015 - Feb 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning & all supplies $200.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $200.00

Deposit as follows: 50% of rent only due at booking, final payment due 30 days prior to stay

Minimum stay is 5 nights unless otherwise agreed upon by owners.
Note:Another home in the same

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Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

Simply put, you have all the benefits of your own home, your own kitchen, private baths, private pool and spa, no sharing with people you haven't brought along.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Resort


  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, 2 vessel sinks, separate shower room, oversized garden tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, large vanity with 2 sinks, walkin shower, large towel closet
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, outdoor pool bath has sink, walk in shower
  • Half Bathroom - toilet, pedestal sink, built in vanity, skylight


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, 1 baby crib
  • all bedrooms have TV's with cable, all have dressers, mirrors, and large closets


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 4 hair dryers, one in each bath

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