Waterfront. Heated Pool. Dock, Fishing, Kayaks, Bikes,
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Not suitable for children. Pool not fenced.
Minimum age of primary renter:40
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great Owner poor property
Karl the owner is extremely helpful and appeared to be willing to do anything possible to make our stay enjoyable and trouble free.
Unfortunately the house was very tired, with holes in the walls electrical outlets pulling out of the walls, broken up concrete all around the back yard. In the lanai there was small 12 volt lights scotch taped to the walls as well as in the master bedroom. The house was in an older residential neighborhood were renters were not necessarily welcome. Boat dock, lift, and waterway were perfect and as described.
I think Karl is trying hard but as it sits the house just does not sustain the price charged
I live in this old nautical neighborhood house 9 months of the year and I love it and prefer it to my new house in a fancy modern neighborhood. The neighbors have all been pleasant to me. I am sorry you didn't like the holiday lights. I can't find any holes in any walls but I will keep looking. New pavers are planned for the backyard of the house. I am glad you enjoyed the floating dock, boat lift and direct access to the gulf. The newer homes in the adjacent neighborhood are a long, long way from the gulf but may be more appealing for someone that prefers a new house.
Wonderful, comfortable home!
We had a wonderful time on our spring break! The home was very comfortable and had plenty of room for 3 adults and 3 teenage girls. Everything was well stocked and the back deck was so enjoyable. We often had large birds fly up and hang out with us! It was a 20 minute drive to the beach and an hour to Clearwater. We enjoyed both and also had fun in Tarpon Springs. Karl was available for whatever we needed or any questions we had. A great place to stay!
My wife and I just returned from New Port Richey, after spending two months at this property. We loved it, and hope to return in the future. The owner, Karl Eric, lives near by, and was very accommodating. The house has all brand new appliances, as well as new central air conditioning/heating system. This is a choice location in Gulf Harbors, from the dock you can look out and see the Gulf of Mexico. My wife and I saw many types of shore birds every day, and an occasional dolphin, while sitting in the back yard. There also is a lot of boat traffic all day long going by the house, as well as a variety of fish in the canal. Our vacation here was very relaging, and close to many local parks and wild life preserves, where we enjoyed the wildlife.
Best rental around!!!
This was my second stay at the Little Mermaid house. I love this homes location. Some rental houses in the neighborhood are on the narrow side canals away from the gulf. The Little Mermaid home sits on the wide south channel canal only about 800 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. This location makes for a more scenic view, better gulf breezes, and a shorter trip to the gulf. The inside of the home was sparkling clean, with comfortable beds and all the amenities needed for an enjoyable vacation. The outside of the home is a beautiful setting with a screened lanai, large pool, expansive water frontage, long piers, and a big floating dock. I enjoyed watching the boaters of all types and sizes driving by heading out to the gulf in the morning and returning later in the evening. And almost daily the dolphins would pay a visit to corral their dinner against the seawalls. Of course the beautiful Florida egrets, herons and cormorants added to the menagerie of wildlife. What a beautiful place to unwind and relax. There are plenty of restaurants, grocery and shopping stores just outside the neighborhood. I really enjoyed the grouper and snapper at some of the local restaurants. Clearwater, Tampa and St Pete were all close by for some of my outings. I loved the Dali museum! Karl the owner, is very accommodating and answered any questions promptly. He even had recommendations for fun things to do and see in the area. I cannot wait to return again. Thanks Karl!!!
Very nice home and kept up well by Karl will definitely be back.
It is an absolute pleasure renting from someone who sincerely cares about your vacation experience. Karl Swanson makes you feel righr at hone and if you need anything he takes care of it. My entire family loved the home and the atmosphere. Thank you Karl for a much needed vacation.
Decent location needs TLC
Let me begin by saying that Karl the owner is very prompt on returning messages and answering questions.
The good, the bad & the ugly...Decent location less than an hour from major attractions. Great location for fishing & boating! This home is in a neighborhood with small lots and surrounded by other homes with just a few feet between them. If privacy is not an issue this might work for you. The home is in decent shape. There were a few issues...the ceiling fan in the master BR does not work. The toilet in the guest bath doesn't flush unless you reattach the handle and chain frequently. The home is clean and the small yard is too. The kids enjoyed the small but clean pool!
The ad stated there is a pontoon boat for rent. Unfortunately the boat was not working during our stay so we could not rent it. It is dry docked just behind the house as you can see by the picture. They were working on it during our stay and by the time we left it was still not fixed. We did however rent a pontoon boat from a boat rental place at the entrance to the neighborhood so that worked out well.
A housekeeping lady arrived on the day before our stay was over. It was a surprise to us as we didn't expect or need housekeeping services. There is a washer and a dryer just inside the garage that we used to wash our towels and clothes. The yard man also came during our stay and mowed the front yard unannounced.
This is a clean rental. Decent location and decent price. I only gave it 3 stars due to the above mentioned items not working and what seemed like constant interruptions (visits) by boat mechanics, housekeepers and yard maintenance. Fix those issues and this is a rental I might recommend. Finally, the thermostat is temperature controlled to 73 degrees minimum which was comfortable for me but my wife was hot. It was locked and couldn't go lower. She's always hot though. :)
Ceiling fan works. You have to turn on the wall switch and pull the fans chain like all ceiling fans. Toilet handle fixed. House keeper arrived on her normal cleaning day but I had made an exception and allowed renter to stay an extra day. Lawn mowing and pool cleaning is a necessary and weekly service at no charge to renters.
Boats break occasionally and mechanics are hard to find at high season.