This luxury, six-bedroom, vacation home is located about 45 minutes from Tampa International Airport on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Local attractions include the historical Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, minutes away on the Anclote River, where you can take a sponge diver boat tour, dolphin tour, sample the best of Greek cuisine and night life with lots of shopping.
Fred Howard Park is also in Tarpon Springs with its fabulous white sand beaches. So bring a beach blanket and watch the windsurfers, parking is free and there are two playgrounds.
Crystal River is about 45 minutes north, featuring Florida Manatees. You can rent a boat from the marina and canoe up the crystal clear river or tube down river. Also, the Homosassa Wild life sanctuary allows for an up close and personal look at the rescued Manatees year round. As well as exotic bird shows, otters, alligators and more.
Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are two excellent theme parks in the Tampa area, and only 45minutes from this property. The theme parks of Orlando, Disney World, Sea World etc are less than 2 hours away and are a very comfortable day trip.
Clearwater & St.Pete beaches are south about 35 minutes and have everything from parasailing to speedboat tours and Pirate ships. Pier 60 hosts nightly evening festivals and shops, lots of live bands, and restaurants w/fresh seafood. Visit the new Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg and take a trolley to the St. Pete Pier for lunch.
The historical town of Ybor City is found in Tampa and has many great shops, bands and is the oldest cigar capitol of America. And while your in Tampa you can also visit downtown Channelside & Harbor Island featuring many restaurants and shops by Tampa Bay also the Florida Aquarium, one of the top aquariums in the world, Lowery Park Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry.
The International Mall:(the Ultimate in shopping) is located by the Tampa International Airport.
Beaches include: Anclote Key State Park and Game Preserve, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island (rated one of the top beaches in the world), Sand Key Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Maderia Beach, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and Fort DeSoto Park.
I love your house. It was set up beautifully. We could put the kids to bed and enjoy our adult time upstairs. The sky and the view was always beautiful. You had everything we could have asked for and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We went ot hte aquarium one day, to Clearwater Beach on day, to Clearwater to Church on Sunday, Bowling on the rainy day and we hung out at the pool while the boys played golf. Oh yes, and the girls went shopping several times! The grocery stores were nice. THANKS AGAIN FOR A NICE VACATION. I would like to stay in touch for I consider you a friend now since we have emailed back and forth so much. LINDA