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- Tropical Colorful Paradise - E us now

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Forest Hills

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A tropical, Key West style home awaits you and your family.

The river, with its expansive views opens to the Gulf of Mexico and Anclote Island and finding large shells. If swimming is your activity of the day, then your large solar heated pool covered by a birdcage screening and outdoor dining with a barbecue gas grill at your fingertips. Outside the screening, step onto a large deck to sun and watch the boats go by and to enjoy the palm trees and flowers.


The colorful house is very open and is overlooking the Heated pool, deck and new dock with it's own boat lift, and River. The spacious family room with large screen T.V., VCR / DVD player and a CD stereo and H.S. internet service. The complete kitchen with all electrical conveniences is ready for your favorite meal or for fruity drinks coming from your own fruit trees.


Golfing is just around the corner: Golfing is All Over The Place here. Many courses to choose from including the world famous Inisbrook. Beaches are wide with white sand and within 15 minutes. Rental boats, sky diving, parasailing, casino boats within 10 minutes, river rafting, . Loads of tourist attractions, Ringling museum , Disney, and many other parks. There is outside dinning restaurants, many with nightly music.

Fishing: Florida is a great place to visit for sun, fun, and just relaxing and enjoying yourself and family. Florida is world famous for its deep sea fishing, Tours, 1/2 and full day leave from Tarpon Springs everyday. Casino cruises leave everyday. Rent your own boat and take a ride to an island for the day.

Dining / Shopping / sightseeing: World famous Sponge docks of Tarpon Springs is only a 10 minute drive with a old town Greek flavor as well as assorted seafood and even Mexican Cuisine. This is a family outing place. Rent a pontoon boat and take a scenic ride up the river. beauty that can not be described. Shop in the local shops for the finest soaps and sponges, with great shells.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Jim / Judy Beck
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Jim / Judy Beck

WE, Judy and Jim live only a few minutes up the road and are anxious to help in any way that we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #6149908 A Little Bit of Paradise

My husband and I would recommend this beautifully decorated vacation home to families and couples. Clean, well supplied, lacking nothing. The enclosed, screened in area with pool was so comfortable. Both sun and shade provided. Quite private with the lagoon in the back of property. Close to all amenities. We visited the wonderful aquarium in Tampa. Lots of family style restaurants in area. We even tried pool in the game room. We are making our reservation for 2014.
May 2013
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based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

- Tropical Colorful Paradise - E us now
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 46 reviews
Peoria, IL


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 5 weeks at this wonderful vacation home and have already decided to return next winter. This home is beautifully decorated, super clean, has everything to make you feel at home (including a crockpot), and the owners are friendly and gracious. We really felt "at home" during our entire stay. We highly recommend this rental to others looking for a pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable time in Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you as our guests and hope to see you again next year or earlier if you can find the time. Thank you very much for your glowing review. Jim
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Peaceful, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a very peaceful, relaxing vacation for us to get away and spend some quality time together as a family.. The house was beautifully decorated with a Florida vacation vibe. Everything was very clean inside and out. Jim was a great host, if we needed anything at all he was there in a jiff. He just lives a little ways down the road. We even wanted to stay 2 extra nights and he gladly made arrangements for us to. The house had everything we needed and more. The kids really enjoyed the pool, we all did. The pool is solar heated and when we first got there the pool was like a Jacuzzi which would have been awesome in the winter time. But Jim was great, he rushed right over as soon as I asked how to turn the heat off in the pool and made the temp just right. Although we live in Florida ourselves, this was a nice quiet place just to get away from all the hustle and bustle. There are a couple of good restaurants near by like Rusty Belly's is a good seafood place in Tarpon Springs, German near by that was good but very different. Also many delivery places to order inn too. I would definitely recommend this property. Thanks Jim for everything we really enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kel' We enjoyed you staying with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Jim
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Vacation Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the house. We had 4 adults and 2 children. The house was greatly loved by the entire family. Our boys had a great time in the pool which by the way was kept immaculate by Jim. The pool table was a wonderful plus. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of linen. You could tell by the way the house was decorated that Judy put a lot of thought and energy into it. The kitchen was so well supplied with utensils and dishes I was pleasantly surprised. I can't say enough good things about our experience. We will certainly stay there the next time we go back to Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have quest that appreciate the time and energy we put into our vacation house. We want those who vacation here to experience the colors and foliage of the islands.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this house. Beautiful decor, clean with a nice outdoor area and pool. Very quiet neighborhood. Jim was nice and was over to remove the pool vacuum for us in minutes. Had a BBQ and the kids had a blast in the pool. 35 minutes drive to Clearwater Beach - One more beach off my vacation destination list. Thx Jim.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were great people as 99% of our guests are. Thanks George Jim
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Wonderful home, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

As the title says, we found this home and it's owners to be wonderful. When we first walked in the home all we could think was this is a brightly colored Florida home. You can wash dishes and look out the window at the pool and also see the river at the same time. One morning a mama manatee and her baby swam by, so exciting. The house was clean and well supplied while the pool was delightful. Jim was right there to answer any questions, in fact we tried to use the gas grill one day and it didn't work, after letting Jim know, we had a new gas grill the very next day. We would highly recommend this home to anyone especially anyone who likes to swim. Thank you to Jim and Judy for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were great guests and hope to see them back in the future.
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Quakertown PA

Spring Training Trip

  • 4 of 5

My son and I stayed here for 3 nights. It is a very comfortable, nicely decorated house.

Although we didn't use the pool, it was a nice feature.

The place was very clean. Even though it was in a housing development, it was very quiet.

Restaurants and beaches are not too far away, and one nice place is Tarpon Springs tourist area with its shops and restaurants.

I would stay here again.

Owners were close by in case they were any issues, but there weren't any.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind review. We try very hard to maintain our property to the 5 star status.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Holiday golf and country club
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Holiday golf and country club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Holiday golf and country club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

GUESTS arriving at our Holiday House don't mind if owners Jim and Judy aren't around to greet them personally, Mother Nature is happy to oblige. Outside this 1500 sq. ft. rental on the Anclote River, (five minutes north of Tarpon Springs and 35 minutes from St. Pete and Tampa Airport) seagulls soar overhead and dolphins and manatees cavort in warm waters below. Lizards and butterflies in the gardens surprising visitors with an impromptu appearance on the deck, dock or pool lanai.

Holiday House invites quests to enjoy the tropical surroundings at a deliciously relaxed pace. Judy and Jim have decorated this dream cottage for people desiring an island experience. This colorful dwelling is perched on a wide river curving west to the gulf in an undisturbed nature. The view with sun glistening on the water in the morning is only rivaled by the palm trees and fresh grapefruit juice.

A stained glass door opens to a colorful interior which features a well equipped kitchen, a living

Other Activities: Deep Sea Fishing tours, Boat / jet ski rentals, Golfing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Forest Hills, Tampa Bay

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning GBP82


  • $1,100 - $800 plus tax and cleaning / week
    $3,100 - $3,400 plus tax and cleaning / month
    Winter special please contact Jim / Judy 727 943-0057
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Forest Hills in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large walk-in shower, door to pool
  • Large vanity, drawers and under cabinet storage w/ large wall mirror 2nd bath with walk in shower, door to pool
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , +Queen upll-out
  • Bedroom# 2 has bath also connected to pool / patio area All B.R.'s have a TV Pull out queen bed in Couch
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please smoke on terrace or pool area. No steps except to dock. Solar Heated pool W/ Blanket H.S. internet hookup Walk in closets Iron and Board Pillow Top Beds EVERYTHING you could need or want to cook with. Pool Table

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