House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 9 Sleeps
This beautiful privately owned home in a small island neighborhood is perfect for couples, honeymoons, families, reunions or a girlfriend getaway. It is lavishly furnished in bright tropical hues with a Key West feel and faces northwest to experience gorgeous sunsets. The deck is brand new and spacious, equipped with a grill for barbequeing, a sparkling pool, plenty of comfy patio furniture for sunbathing, relaxing or just enjoying the view. We also have 2 kayaks here for you to use. Enjoy Al fresco dining or a cool drink in your beautiful private waterfront backyard where you have dolphins, manatee, and even a bald eagle as your neighbor! You can fish right out your back door, or pick up something to grill from one of several fresh fish markets.
This 3 Bedroom 3 Bath home with a loft is located in Tarpon Springs, one of the best-kept cultural secrets in Florida. It is one of the largest Greek communities outside of Greece and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Its yearly calendar is filled with Greek festivals, street dancing, music and events. Just a few minutes by boat will take you to the beautiful open water of the Gulf of Mexico, where you may visit Anclote Key and its famous lighthouse immortalized by singer Bertie Higgins! Here you can hike, snorkle, collect shells, visit the lighthouse or just relax on an island maintained in its pristine and natural condition. Other beaches in the area are the equally lovely Honeymoon Island, and Caledesi Island State Park, which is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.
With plenty of windows in the house and two kayaks for guest use, you will enjoy to the fullest what you came to Florida to do--enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures, which are year round. Take out a kayak and explore one of the many uninhabitied islands that dot the river where you may see herons, egrets, eagles, osprey, manatee, tarpon, dolphins, sting ray, the elusive rosette spoonbill, and much more all in their protected habitats. Sunset Beach, known for its sunset concerts, and Fred Howard Park Beach with wonderful picnic facilities, wind surfing and playground are both just a short drive away, as well as the world renown Innisbrook Golf Courses. Tarpon Springs even has its own picturesque course where you can warm up!
Please note there is no safety fence around the pool area, and no fence around the home where it backs up to the water. Therefore, the property may not be suitable for small children and nonswimmers.
The home is located in a quiet, private island neighborhood in Tarpon Springs, approximately 25 minutes from the Suncoast Parkway, approximately 40 minutes from highway 75. St. Petersburg/Clearwater is about 30 minutes south and Tampa is about 40 minutes east. Orlando and the Disney vacation land is just a quick 1 1/2 hours east.
Enjoyed it very much
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have thoroughly enjoyed the time spent here. Being able to relax and let the kids play in the pol, and being able to fish in the canal, and board our boat right at the house was great. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary while here. The location of the house was ideal being only minutes from my brother and his family. We are considering a move to Tarpon Springs! The house is lovely and gave us all plenty of room. We had a great family vacation with everyone being together. We hope to share your home again when we come back to Tarpon Springs!
4.8 based on 6 traveler reviews
nice and comfy
Enjoyed it very much
Terrific, beautiful home
Sweetheart of the Rodeo!
Bonus: The mangers of this property are excellent in all aspects. They could not have been better!
Review of house rental
with a beautiful pool that everyone enjoyed every day! The weather was wonderful!
The interior of the home was wonderful and our group never felt cramped
because of the layout of the home! My daughter did alot of cooking and loved
the kitchen. Shopping, restaurants, tours by boats are all just around the corner! My husband and I loved Capt. Jack's grouper dinner. The beaches are
great and very close! I would love to stay again in the same home. Just a piece of heaven and super customer service! I would highly recommemnd this house!
a home away from home
From the Owner
“After looking at properties throughout this area we came upon this beautiful home the day it went on the market. We fell in love it it. The open floor plan, bright surroundings and quiet neighborhood. When looking out any of the sliding doors or sitting on the deck we look over a canal that goes into Anclote River which is a short distance to the Gulf of Mexico. What we loved most was there are no homes across our canal. You look out at beautiful green trees and palm trees and see much wild life. We are from SD with wide open spaces this felt like home to us.”
Activity and Interests
If you decide to venture out from your fabulous vacation home, there are plenty of other things to do and see in Tarpon Springs.
The Coral Springs Aquarium, the Scenic Pinellas Trail for hiking, biking or jogging-bike rentals available at Tarpon Toms, Tarpon Tavern and craft beers, a winery with tour and tasting room, the antique district with its red brick streets and cafes, the historic Railroad Museum, art galleries, a day spa, Greek culture, shopping and food at the world famous Sponge Docks, beach concerts and movies at Sunset Beach, picnicing at Howard Park, restaurants featuring some of the freshest seafood around brought in daily by their own boats, Brooker Creek Nature Preserve and hiking trails, charming Victorian homes, deep sea fishing trips on the Viking Fleet, sailing and sightseeing excursions, private boat rentals at Belle Harbor Marina, scuba diving, tennis, street festivals, farmer's market, art shows, paddle board rentals, Jolly Trolly that provides service as far south as Clearwater, delectible Greek pastries, and a very busy events calendar and theater schedule. Our guest book is filled with local information, restaurant menus and savings, discounts on boat rentals, tide charts, fishing info, events calendar and much more!
We are sure that once you experience Tarpon Springs and this beautiful rental, you will want to come back again and again.
20 minutes to Brighthouse Fields Spring Training Camp for Philadelphia Phillies
1 .5 hour drive to Orlando Amusement Parks including Disney World, Epcot, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, MGM, and Sea World
45 minute drive to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Amusement Parks
50 minutes from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Ford Amphitheatre
45 minutes from Tampa International Airport
30 minutes from St. Pete/Clearwater Airport
Several Championship Golf Courses in the surrounding area
45 minute drive to Weeki Wachee Water Park home of the famous mermaid show.
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May 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable damage deposit $300
- Tax Rate 12.0%
1/2 down when booked, the other 1/2 30 days prior to arrival
If you choose to use paypal please add 3% to your total
Weekly Rate: $1300 - $1500
Monthly Rate: $4000 - $6000
Refundable deposit $300. provided property is damage-free and only normal cleaning required.
There is a -$150-200 cleaning fee, and 12% combined Florida sales/resort Tax.
Additional nights can be added to the weekly rate for $180-$250 per night depending on time of year and number of guests.
From the Owner
“We leave 2 kayaks here along with paddles and life jackets for you to use at your leasure. Best place to put them in the water is in our common area. You can also take them to Howard Park where they have beautiful Kayak trails you can go through.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- 2266 sq. ft.
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
- Deck / Patio ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- This home is truly your own private waterfront resort, featuring spectacular views and private pool with solar heater. The kitchen is newly updated with stainless appliances and granite countertops. It is fully equipped for any culinary desire or special occassion. The family room has plenty of comfortable seating for watching the large screen TV in a stunning great room layout. A breakfast nook and an additional dining room provide ample dining space for everyone. The Master Bedroom suite is luxuriously appointed with a kingsize bed, walk-in closet, elliptical trainer, and TV. The adjoining master bathroom has his and her granite sinks and a large garden tub. Two more equally beautiful bedrooms upstairs have queen beds and tropical furnishings. A lofted area with bunk sleeping for 3 more brings the sleeping total to 9. With its own TV, the loft area is perfect for teens and children who want their own space while the grownups hangout downstairs. Cable and wireless internet are included in the rental fee. There are ceiling fans throughout the home, solar heater for the pool to remove some of the chill, and romantic pool lighting for evening swims. There are even some citrus trees outside for your fresh squeezed juice! Two sea Kayaks are included with the rental and are yours to explore the gulf and inland waterways full of mangroves and manatees and all the lush tropical wildlife you can imagine. Plush outdoor living furnishings to relax and soak up the sunshine, are waiting for you on the deck when you return. All linens and towels are provided, as well as an indoor laundry room with washer and dryer. Celebrating a special occasion or a honeymoon? We have packages available that can make your time even more special--from birthdays, to anniversaries, Valentine's Day and more. Ask us about details.