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. 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.
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!
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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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
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