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Tropical Waterfront Island Pool Home with Kayaks!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 210 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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. Our home has a beautiful heated pool.

More Details

Owner
Diane Underwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Diane Underwood

My husband and I grew up in Mpls. We moved to SD where he taught and coached at SDSU and I had a home based business. We are now retired and spend part of our year in SD and part in Florida. We love to travel, boating, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with our 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Diane Underwood purchased this house in 2006

Why Diane Underwood chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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 or the new Kayak ramp just up the road at the waterpark on the river.

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!
Sep 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Captain Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sponge Docks Ferrys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tarpon Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alt 19 and 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Captain Jacks
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Howard Park Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Sponge Docks.

* Shopping.

* Dining.

* Boating.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking.

* Fishing.

* Sight seeing.

* Free Parks.

* Sun Bathing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Tarpon Springs Aquarium.

* Fishing.

* Several Nature Parks.

* Beaches.

* Sight Seeing.

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 a spa, Greek culture, shopping and food at the world famous Sponge aDocks, T 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 aViking 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 aClearwater, 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.

Amenities

Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled with granite countertops and soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main floor pool bath with extra large shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has sliding door to deck and master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This home is truly your own private waterfront resort, featuring spectacular views and private heated pool. 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, heater for the pool to remove some of the chill, and romantic pool lighting for evening swims. 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tropical Waterfront Island Pool Home with Kayaks!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 20 reviews
Overland Park, Kansas
5

Great waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time back to Tarpon Springs and it was wonderful. We rented a pontoon for two days from the marina just down the road and being able to walk to the marina and drive the boat back to the house for loading was great. No more loading up the car with fishing gear, coolers ect. The pool was nice and the back yard had a very private feel to it. We stay in Tarpon because the food is amazing. This years trip did not let us down. We did drive to Clearwater twice and the drive seems shorter than it is, just because is so close to the water and its beautiful. Our trip to Busch Gardens was great as well! The beds in this home are amazing. In the past through VRBO, I have had to purchase extra pillows and other things to be comfortable. The home owners have not spared money in the bedrooms and it shows. Everyone slept so well. The kitchen had everything we needed. The pots and pans could use an upgrade however unless you are making fancy meals they work just fine. I work remote so prior to booking this home, I messaged the owner about wifi. I was nervous that I would not be able to work through my companies VPN. The wifi was as discribed and I was able to work quickly with no issues ever. This was a blessing and another reason we will book this home in the furture. Nice home, plenty of space, great sleeping and the ability to boat from home made this rental perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Nothing like being right on the water to make a vacation in florida unforgettable.
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with all the comforts of home. The private backyard was the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The view is amazing. The pool was enjoyed and we even used the poolside grill a few times to grill steaks and fresh fish. We saw dolphins several times swim by and lots of beautiful birds to watch. The beds were all very comfortable for a great nights rest. We loved the open floor plan with plenty of seating for dining or lounging around, This is a great vacation get away and we plan to stay here again. We would highly recommend this home

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

The property was wonderful, especially the back yard with the pool and being on the water..

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely, very comfortable so you could feel relaxed like at home. A quiet neighborhood and for us a short walk to the marina where we had our boat for the week. The kitchen had everything you need, to cook, I do think the pots and pans need to be updated they are quite old. Plenty of towels and beach towels for our use even though we brought beach towels we did use some at the pool , a washer and dryer always comes in handy. The pool was used mainly in the evenings after dinner since we were at the beac , on the boat or around town, the girls enjoyed getting to swim before bedtime, we would gather outside and talk while they swam. I would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family enjoyed our beautiful Florida home. I appreciate your comments on pots and pans and will replace them with new ones. Look forward to having you back again.
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Indiana PA 15701
4

Beautiful and very functional!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the property. Only suggestion, and it's a minor one - a good quality flat screen on the second floor that would accommodate multi-family units!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arvada, Colo
5

Spectacular house in the middle of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week early May--weather was windy 1st day, the great from then on. House is close to the sponge docs, the downtown area of Tarpon Springs and is nicely decorated and very comfortable for a family with 2 Bd upstairs and the master on main level (keeps kids in different part of house :) Pool was great and enjoyed almost every day there for some period of time. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dennis, so glad you and your family had a great time at our home.
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Wichita, KS
5

Relaxing Stay in Tarpon Springs

  • 5 of 5

If your destination is Tarpon Springs, this house is a great choice. We spent as much time as possible relaxing by the pool which is right off the kitchen/living area. There is also a bathroom just off the pool which is nice. The kitchen is well equipped and has just about everything you need; condiments, spices, coffee filters, etc, etc.

The house is in a quiet neighborhood but is only minutes from the sponge docks, restaurants, and all manner of tourist activities. It is also only a very short drive to great beaches. We liked them all, Fred Howard was closest, Honeymoon beach was great but our favorite was Caladesi Island...you can only get there by boat but there is a ferry from Honeymoon Island that leaves every 30 minutes. You can also kayak over, which we did, but that is a long way to go in open water!

As far as our favorite restaurants, we liked Rusty Bellies (be prepared to wait), Dimitri's (water view and excellent food and service) and The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine on Pinellas Ave. (good value/great food)

The owner was great to work with and communications were prompt and helpful. The local caretaker, Laura, quickly and cheerfully helped us with a couple of questions.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful vacation at our beautiful home. The area is full of great shopping, restaurants and beaches, and our home is the perfect place to relax, unwind and go for a dip in the pool. Hope if you are back in our area you will stay with us again. Diane - owner
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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