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Beautiful waterfront island home with canoe and private heated pool/jacuzzi

Bedrooms 4
Space 204 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 9 Sleeps

Private Anclote Island only minutes from downtown Tarpon Springs, this home has it all.

This beautiful tropical private island home has gorgeous views of a protected island, a private beach at low tide, a private pool with jacuzzi, and gulf access. Anchor your boat right behind the house! Relax in this paradise home or enjoy the famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks within walking distance. Take out the canoe, fish, swim, enjoy a barbecue, or relax around the pool with a cool drink while basking in the Florida Sun. There is even a family-friendly fire ring for backyard bonfires!

This four bedroom jewel has a master suite downstairs with bay windows facing the water, a flat screen tv,a jacuzzi tub, his and her sinks, and a sliding door leading to the waterfront pool and lanai. A stunning waterview from the second story balcony compliments a bedroom upstairs with queen bed and double closets. Two other bedrooms upstairs round out the sleeping arrangements with a lofted bedroom on one end and a bedroom with twins next door for the fourth bedroom. The three upstairs bedrooms open onto a mini library with internet connection and tv area with movies--a great hang out spot for the kids. If you MUST stay connected while on vacation, there is wireless internet throughout the house. The home boasts three full bathrooms; one upstairs, and two downstairs, including a pool bath.

The formal dining room seats 8 if you want to dine formal, and both the family room and dining room are tiled in marbled ceramic.

The great room is spacious and perfect for entertaining, with cathedral ceilings, a gas fireplace, a wine and buffet area, stocked with glasses and dishware for any occasion. All first floor rooms enjoy a picturesque view of the water. Sliding doors with screens open onto the backyard where you are sure to spend most of your time. Just beyond the pool and backyard firepit, a gentle slope of land leads down to the water where you can catch crabs or fish, while watching shrimp and sponge boats glide by on their way out to sea. If your luck at fishing is bad, pop around the corner and pick up a fresh seafood dinner from one of the many restaurants or fresh seafood markets. And while you're at it, grab some freshly baked Greek pastries for dessert in the largest Greek community outside of Greece, steeped in rich culture.

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Beckie Mason
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was a wonderful place to return to, after a hard day of paddling.

Spa & pool were rejuvenating. Such relaxing breezes in the evening. Bonus to have shallow access to the water!

Henry & I enjoyed the beautiful master suite. One of the most relaxing homes that we've rented. Thank you - from Fanny & Henry & friends, Canada.
Mar 2012
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Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Beautiful newly remodeled master bath with custom seamless shower door and tile. Jacuzzi garden tub and his/her sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite with waterfront view and jacuzzi tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs queen room with waterfront balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Aloha room with twins for the kids.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon sofa bunk.
  • All linens and bedding included. Plenty of pillows! A portacrib available for the baby.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Fully furnished luxury four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances, cathedral ceiling great room, gas fireplace, formal dining room, washer and dryer, dishwasher, wine and buffet counter, in over 2100 square feet of beautiful Florida living area. Jacuzzi hot tub, canoe, fishing gear and more.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)


Great House, great location.

  • 5 of 5

My 4 sisters and I spent 5 nights at the house. It was very nice and we had lots of room. My sister brought 3 kayaks. We made good use of the canoe that was included. We explored the river, we saw a sting ray and dolphins while we were on the river. We almost made it to the gulf, we had so much fun!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the five star review, Jackie, and I am glad you had a great time. Thank you also for taking great care of my home--keeping it nice for others.
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Awesome stay at the Tarpon House.....

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in Tarpon Springs kayaking, biking, boating, swimming, shopping. Beckie and Fran were great to work with. Great house close to everything. Watched the boats go in and out of the harbour. The accommodationstore were great with no issues at all. Great quite neighborhood. Enjoyed the pool and hot tub daily. Saw dolphins and a manatee right off the back yard. Would highly recommend for a family or just adults.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!
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Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Travelled to Florida to bring together our extended families for a week in the Clearwater / Tarpon Springs area. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 3 teens and we had a very comfortable stay in terms of sleeping. My brother's family of 5 stayed elsewhere, but we were close enough to get together during the day or evenings for everyone to spend time in the house. Even with 6 adults, 3 teens, 2 kids and a baby, there was enough space in the living room/kitchen/patio area for everyone to hang out and not feel cramped together.

I'd never done anything like this before so I went over the reviews again and again. I was hoping for the best but fearing the worst. Fran was awesome to get back to me with answers to any questions and helped settle my mind. The week of the trip, everything went wonderfully. I was able to dismiss any complaints about cleanliness immediately.

We all enjoyed the pool and the area attractions. The house was clean, well furnished, and even better than described. Any small issues we had were quickly attended to. We didn't have the opportunity to use the canoe, but having that as an option is great! We never messed with the hot tub at all (Florida Summer) but the pool was fantastic!

Fran is very up front about house rules and expectations. I suggest reading and abiding by them - in particular, the schedule for trash pickup.

The sponge docks are fun but very aimed at tourists. The Greek pastry is fantastic and if I have one recommendation above any others - eat more pastry! Seriously, you'll miss it when you leave and you'll look back longingly :) Also, Sunset Beach is about a 10-minute drive. It has some of the clearest water I've ever seen and free parking as well (a rarity in Florida I came to learn).

We are hoping to have the opportunity for this to be a yearly thing for us. No regrets at all (other than that pastry thing)!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We truly appreciate your complimentary and honest review!! Beckie
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Gainesville, FL

Memorial Day Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We brought our children and grandchildren to this lovely home / community over Memorial Day and had a fabulous time. We enjoyed the canoe, spa, pool and direct access to the water. It was a lovely place and quite close to the docks. Would definitely like to return sometime. Becky was just lovely making sure we had what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

*NOTE!!* We took this vacation in early April 2015. I added this review too late to choose the right date above. REVIEW: We decided to escape the cold of Wis and head to Fla for Spring Break. We didn't schedule it with a lot of time left before spring break arrived. Beckie was the first to respond and worked with me right away to set up what times were available. Beckie was amazing to work with and the home and property were just gorgeous!!! We arrived and the property care taker was waiting for us to walk us through the house. Fantastic service! We had everything we could have hoped for in the house. The pool and hot tub were super clean and were so enjoyable to use. Being right on the water was awesome as we got to watch the boats head out to the Gulf, we took the canoe out, and just sat and relaxed on the patio to enjoy the view. The cherry on top of the vacation was the close proximity to the Belle Harbour Marina. We rented a pontoon boat for half a day (mention the Mason's and they price things just right!!) and headed out into the Gulf. That was so much fun to do. We saw dolphins on our way out as they were feeding and we stopped at the Anclote Key Preserve State Park on the island which was a blast. I can't say enough good things about this home, location, and owners!! We will be reserving it for our 2017 Spring Break and I recommend anyone thinking about heading to Fla to do the same. You will not regret it!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ithaca, NY

Lovely home on the water

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this home. It is comfortable and clean, and the pool and outdoor dining area made for many relaxing days for our family. Very close to many fun restaurants and the sponge docks of Tarpon Springs. We would highly recommend the home - thank you Becky!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Nov 17 2016 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
off season
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
high season
Nov 17 2017 - May 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Fees fully refundable outside of 30 days.
Pet deposit refundable without damage.
Ask us about last minute deals and flexible rates when available!!

Available for 6 month rentals for only $3300 per month!
Additional months, weeks and nights available.
Contact management for additional rates.

Holiday rates may apply.

Refundable Deposit $300.
Pet deposit where applicable.
Sales/resort tax of 12% required by city/state.

Cleaning fee $150-200.

Paypal or check accepted at this time. 50% down required to hold booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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