House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps
This luxury, 3 bedroom water front home is on the south canal, minutes from the open Gulf of Mexico, in a beach and boating community. It features a master bedroom w/ TV, private shower and walk out balcony, plus 2 queen bedrooms with their own private balcony. The master bedroom, living room and kitchen overlook the south channel to the Gulf of Mexico and boasts of all the luxuries of home. The living room has 46” flat screen TV with over 200 channels including high def, DVD player a few movies to get you started. Fish from your own private docks or rent a pontoon boat, sailboat, kayak, john boat or deep sea fishing charter a few blocks from this home. Cook out on your balcony, which is accessible from the master bedroom, kitchen and living room. The kitchen has all modern appliances and lots of space.
You will have private beach access with covered pavilions, BBQ grills, restroom facilities and showers located less than one mile from the house. Walk, drive or bicycle. Just bring your picnic basket. There are beach chairs for your use. This private beach is open from sunrise to sunset.
This 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 30 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.
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About the Owner
4.5 based on 6 traveler reviews
This is a large home with an exceptionally large back deck overlooking the water way. It is very nice to sit out on the deck at all hours as it is usually very peaceful and quiet. The garage was a pleasure to have. There are two docks to fish off of in the backyard. The property is not far from the famous sponge docks in Tarpon Springs. It has a private beach club not far from the property to enjoy. The property is not handicap accessible. It was easy to make contact with the owner, Bill, and I look forward to renting again from Bill in the future.
A wonderful way to be away
My husband and I had the pleasure to rent this property from Bill this past November. The house was much more than two people needed, but it was everything we wanted. Being able to pull in the garage on a rainy night and avoid the rain was great.
The neighborhood is quiet. The neighbors friendly. The fishing out back could not have been better. My husband caught legal size mangrove snapper and whitting. Enough for two meals.
We had plenty of room to entertain family that stopped by. To sit out on the porch and enjoy the wild life was most entertaining. We had a blue heron who came on to the porch to seek refuge during a storm.
Looking forward to return to this property this year in the fall.
Would highly recommend it to a couple up to a family of six.
Always a wonderful experience renting from this owner.
Bill and Monica Dunn
Excellent vaction home
My wife and I have vacationed in New Port Richey the previous two years and tried to get this house in 2012, but was already rented. We brought our 28 foot boat with us and was out in the gulf and went to the sandbar everyday. It was very nice to dock it right out your back door. The house was very spacious. We brought our two dogs and blocked off the whole upstairs, and had plenty of room. We grilled out everyday on the deck. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful. The beach access was a plus. The beach was very well maintained and we enjoyed the relaxing waves. The huge garage is a plus. Close to flea markets, Tarpon Springs, and not far from Tampa and Clearwater Beach. We had an absolutely great vacation and can not wait to return this year. The owner was very accommodating, and the house was very clean and was just as described.
Spacious and relaxing
House was more then we needed for the two of us but still cozy on the first floor with our bedroom off one end of the living room and the kitchen/dining area at the other end. Neighborhood is quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck that overlooks the canal. Some afternoons we imbibed a beverage while playing cards on the deck.
With the bedrooms upstairs and 3 bathrooms, a family of six or several adult couples would not feel cramped.
Access to the private beach club was a perk we did not expect, which we totally enjoyed and took advantage of almost every day during our stay. Clearwater Beach is a nice day trip as well as many golf courses in the area. Retail stores abound.
We plan to return.
Ken and Nancy from RI
P.S. Also loved the garage door opener and fishing off either of the two docks on the property without the need of a license.
What an awesome Family stay!
My wife, kids, and I decided to go to New Port Richey for a week's vacation last summer. We found this place through Vacation Rentals and there was an incredible special the week we wanted to stay. We booked it and went. Upon our arrival, we were extremely pleased. So much space, two stories plus the garage below. Three bedrooms all leading out to a terrace or balcony. Two docks out back. We were in Florida heaven. I brought my boat and tied it up to the dock. The neighbors on the other side of the canal came out at different intervals to say hello. One even offered me bait (live pinfish)on several occasions. Both of my kids have allergies and I was worried about the carpet in the place and the fact that they allow pets. The kids had no issues whatsoever and it was nice and clean with no weird smells. On the second day of our visit, we called Bill to ask for another week of stay. We loved the place. Upon checking out, we cleaned the place very well (as we found it) and were allotted our "cleaning fee" back! What a bargain. We are going back next month (July 2012) for another short visit. Here is some of the things we experienced last summer; 1. We loved taking the boat to the first island straight out in the Gulf of Mexico. It is made up of mostly sand and during the week, is free of people. During the weekend, it is a party mecca, with lots of boats and lots of people. My kids loved finding seashells and sand dollars on that beach. 2. On the 4th of July, we rode out a little bit and watched fireworks from the boat. 3. There are three gas containers that I was able to use to refill the boat when needed. 4. There was a hose available for cleaning the boat engine and rinsing it down where it was tied up on the dock. 5. The two bedrooms upstairs were great for the kids. We were able to watch cable TV downstairs while they slept quietly. 6. The private beach is cool, but small. The sand is not very soft and fun, either, but my kids didn't care. They just wanted to swim. I recommend going to Green Key beach just a short drive north. Or even Honeymoon Island to the south. But, for short beach visits, the private one is fine. 7. I caught the following fish on this trip; lots of trout, grunt, grouper, catfish :(, seabass, and shark (small ones, no bigger than 3 feet). Fishing is great here! 8. Anclotte Key was cool, too. But we preferred the small key north of it. If you are thinking of going,GO
On first impressions this property looked fine with a clean kitchen and newly vacuumed carpets. But on closer inspection we found the rest of the house to be filthy. All surfaces in the living room and bedroom were covered in a thick sticky dust. It took us the best part of four hours to clean before we could unpack. I have to say that the linens and towels were clean although our son would not use the upstairs bathroom as he found pubic hair in the bath. I have plenty of pictures of this to back up my review. We found the TV and the wifi to be as described. We could not use the gas barbecue as it had rusted through and was unsafe.
Activity and Interests
Gofl and tennis
24 fitness clubs
Close to caladesi island, tarpon springs sponge docks etc
Easy access to tampa airport
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
Weekly Rate: $650 - $800
Monthly Rate: $1800 - $2700
$650 per week from April thru December OFF SEASON
$800 per week from January thru March
$1800 per month from April thru December OFF SEASON
$2700 per month from January thru March
WE ACCEPT PAYPAL AND CREDIT CARDS
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Beach View
- recreation center
- theme parks
- water parks
- gambling casinos
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Half Bathroom
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- cable tv and high speed internet all modern appliances throughout free private beach club membership two car garage two private docks private outdoor porch accessible from master bedroom and master bath private balconies off of guest bedrooms washer and dryer WE ACCEPT PAYPAL AND CREDIT CARDS