House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 2-5 max)
Hello, my name is Patrick and I have owned my Anchor's Away home since 2005. I am all about providing an exceptional experience for everyone who stays at my home. I would like my home to help create lifelong memories that are enjoyed and shared for many years to come.
Patrick purchased this House in 2005
Why Patrick chose Gulf Harbors
I was visiting a friend and just fell in love with the area. It's one of the most peaceful places to visit along with great fishing, the sandbar and great neighbors. My family and friends also love the opportunity to vacation at Anchor's Away.
What makes this House unique
Private pool and free use of Pontoon boat. Easy access to the Gulf to spend a day fishing on anchor to the sandbar. You also have access to a private beach about 1 mile from my home. Your only a short drive to Tarpon's Spring and about 30 minutes to Clearwater Beach.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic Vacation Spot!
If you are looking for a departure from the “normal“ beach vacation, if you have found it! The house was spacious and clean. Of course, we loved the boat and being able to explore areas that most people don’t get to see. We all enjoyed the pool at the end of the day. The house was well equipped for us to cook meals. We’ve recommended to friends and family!
I would definitely NOT recommend this property!!
There are many other homes in this area with a boat that would be a MUCH better choice, my advice is to pass this one up!!
Property Manager ENTERS house unannounced and without knocking!
Old man next door is taking PICTURES and/or video !
Boat looks like it's retired from a rental fleet, needed repairs before we could use it, still needed repairs even after.
Pool was not ready at first, there was no pool maintenance person so the property manager was trying to do the job himself.
Very poor communication between the owner and property manager caused most of our problems with this "vacation". We originally booked with 5 people...just myself, wife, and teenage daughters and one of their friends. My oldest daughter and her family were coming into town to spend some time with me for my birthday. I noticed at check-in that there are four beds, so I asked the property manager Mickey while checking in about them staying there and he said "sure, that was fine....Just make sure that when you go out on the boat that there are enough life jackets for each person, that's Florida law". (We were on the boat at the time). He lifted up the seat benches and counted that there were roughly a dozen lifejackets. He said "yes there are plenty here...how old are your grandsons?" I told him they are 3 and 5. He told me that Florida law required anyone 12 and under to wear lifejackets at all times, everyone else didn't have to wear one but just had to have access to one. He continued working on the boat as one of the seats had to have a brace srewed into it, the table was about to fall over... he was trying to get the gas guage to work but noticed the wires were frayed and n
Hi Bruce, it's very disappointing as an owner, to rent to a family that has no respect for my property and feels the rental agreements are for everyone else. My VRBO listing and rental agreement clearly states the property max occupant of 5 people (two-bedroom house with 3 beds). Your rental agreement was for 4 people which you had 8 adults and 2 children (10 people), which stayed at the property the full week, even after our discussion telling you that the additional people need to find another place to stay. I asked my neighbor to take a picture of the 10 people to show proof you had 10 people staying at my home.
VRBO Rental record:
Sat, 29 Jun – Sat, 6 Jul·7 nights
2 adults·2 kids
My property manager never provided approval nor had any idea you had 10 people until Monday morning when he stopped by to check the pool. (Prior Pool service company was not performing. New Company was hired and doing a great job). I have a property manager to address issues that come up like taking care of the pool if needed.
Typically, I wouldn’t have and issue with someone stopping by to visit but that wasn’t the case. The boat usage is for only the people within the rental group (4). Your family didn’t have any issues with the boat or usage until the privileges were taking away for not following the rental agreement concerning the boat usage and exceeding the number of rental occupants. The boat ran fine, until someone in your family tried starting the boat with a screw driver and damage the ignition which cost $$$ to fix. The only issue with the boat was the Bimini top was looking a little worn. It was replaced 7/2019)
The way your family left my property was disgraceful. My property has never been left this dirty.
BTW- this is the second time you rented my home. If it was that bad, why you come back? Per our conversation you admitted you had a min of 8 people the first time you rented. Obviously, you have a pattern of being dishonest on the number of occupants in your party.
My suggestion would be for you to rent a home that can occupy your family of 10.
We enjoy the fishing!
House very clean and perfect for resting. We enjoy boat and fishing. Weather was great for December. I will recomend this house for a family Vacation.
One of my best Vacations ever!!!
House was clean and updated. Pool was clean and cool. Boat was our favorite...Ran good with no issues and perfect for fishing off of. Specks where biting so the fishing was great!!! Caught some good fish in the canal also so don't rule that out....Thanks for everything Pat and Mickey and we hope to stay again....maybe buy our own place in Flor-A-Mar...what a nice quiet area!!!!
Absolutely loved it!
We had a wonderful time!! We took the boat out just about every day, caught fish, went to the sand bar, saw manatee, rays and dolphin! It was so hot, and the pool was so nice to come back to and relax after a day in the sun! The house was great too - so comfortable and had everything we needed! Patrick, Dan and Mickey were very accommodating. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Can't wait to come back!
We are located only 90 minutes from Disney World Resort and Sea World Orlando. Busch Gardens Theme Park is about a 60 minute drive. Tarpon Spring and the Sponge Docks are 15 minutes away and offer wonderful Greek food, the freshest seafood and shopping on Dodecanese Boulevard. Clearwater Beach is 45 minutes south with its sugar white beaches and a wide variety of dinning experiences.