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Hemingway's Resort .

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 12

This older Florida home has it all! New Bedding, Linens and Towels. This is a seasoned vacation Rental hence the "older home" We offer Cleanliness, Working Heat, Air, and Very clean heated Pool. If imperfections bother you, this vacation rental is not for you and I would suggest you pass on this home. WE ARE A VALUE VACATION RENTAL, Best deal in the area. Enjoy sunsets from the comfort of the custom pool with. Tropical gardens and landscape surround the 3000 S.F. Home. It offers very unique extras including Wi-Fi, a bar / game room, outdoor cooking facility capable of grilling (gas or charcoal) your favorite foods.. A favorite, is fishing or hanging out on the dock over looking Tampabay. Pick a cozy spot next to one of two different woodburning fireplaces throughout the home. Several species of saltwater fish can be caught right from the dock. Each room has been meticulously decorated and well cared for. 1 Mile to: Nature Preserve / beach, 18 hole golf course, Italian, Sushi, Tiki Bars and at least 15 other options for your dining, drinking, and entertainment desires. Minimal Miles to: Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Busch Gardens, Tampa, St. Pete. Owner is a charter boat captain and offers fishing trips that make dreams come true.

Two Fireplaces: Enjoy the comfort of two wood burning fireplaces.

Local Attraction Distance And Times: Busch Gardens Tampa 22 Miles, 30 Minutes

Saint Pete Times Forum 18 Miles, 27 Minutes

Raymond James Stadium 23 Miles, 27 Minutes

Tampa Convention Center 18 Miles, 26 Minutes

University of South Florida 25 Miles, 30 Minutes

Hard Rock Casino 23 Miles, 27 Minutes

Walt Disney World 70 Miles, 1 Hour 20 Minutes

More Details

Oliver O'Riordan
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

Why Oliver O'Riordan chose Apollo Beach

Awesome Spot

Tampa Bay, Florida

What makes this house unique

Best value in Tampa


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apollo Beach in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fresh Towels, Basic toiletries
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom features a King Size pillow top bed with a side table & lamp. This bedroom also features a 20' LCD flat panel HDTV w/DVD that sits atop the bed. A matching full length dresser and chest with mirror is ready and waiting for your belongings. All beds (master and others) are outfitted with the finest linens and fabrics. Enjoy the views of the the local waterways from the luxury of your bed, or step out on the oversized balcony through beautiful french doors.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(53 traveller reviews)

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Hemingway's Resort .
average rating of 4.6792455 based on 53 reviews

Excellant Tampa Bay Vacation Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

This tampa area rental house is located in apollo beach, florida just south of tampa and located on the bay and close to sightseeing, entertainment parks, a large protected manatee sightseeing area and numerous spring traing baseball stadiums.

The nicely lit,heated pool with a waterfall, pin ball machine ,board games and videos, fishing and crabing gear, canoe ,outside screened area for gas grill cooking and patio and two floors of screened lounging areas and balconies overlooking the water and the perigone sea eagles elevated platform were all just great.

The beautifuly landscaped house easily accomadated my family of 12.the house is well protected for younger children and the entire family enjoyed the eight bikes providered by the owner and the pool floats and other sunbathing gear. The 4 bedroom/sleeping areas with 4 bathrooms and a washer and dryer along with your large very well equipped kitchen incliuding one electric and one gas fullly equipped chef stoves made visiting and cooking for a large family very easy.

I believe the whole family enjoyed the offer of the owner to allow his macaw bird stay at the house and everyone enjoyed speaking to him both while he was in his interior cage and outside in his large enclosure beside the front entrance.

Everyone appreciated the owners close followup and availability to help us with any questions about the house.

the numerous flat screen tvs,dvd players ,intercom with music both in the family room, several bedrooms and the game room and bar area was great.

The local shopping center areas including the large publix food store only 5 minutes away made it easy to purchase food ,beer and spirits if needed and other needs quite easy.

Having a costco and super walmart a short 15 minute drive handled our need to purchase a replacement for a damaged suitcase as well as gas purchases or any other needed items very convenient and least expensive. My whole family felt the rental of this beautiful home was a great decision while visiting the tampa area and since it was minutes from us route 75 it allows quick traveling around florida and only 15 to 20 minutes from the tampa airport.we very much recommend this home and the helpful owner who also captains deep sea fishing for his tenants at most reasonable rates from the several fishing boats tied up by this home.if you and your family are considering the tampa bay area this lovely, reasonably priced home is a perfect homebase for your next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed staying in this home so much. My elderly parents were able to stay in a first floor bedroom which was very conveinient. We couldn't keep the kids out if the pool. My daughter's boyfriend enjoyed fishing from the bay right from the property. I was able to capture tons of bird pictures without leaving the property also. Stores are just minutes away, so easy to get to. We also enjoyed going to the Manatee viewing center, which is minutes away. The house was older, which we loved. Loaded with charachter. Stunning views from the back of the house. The owner is very nice and so very helpful and answered any questions we had. We would definitely stay at this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, older home with lots of room and character.

  • 4 of 5

Great size home. Lots of character. Appliances need some updates such as dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker and blender. The pool is beautiful but in the shade much of the day. Great water pressure! Nice bathrooms throughout house. Fishing gear not in great shape. We went to Clearwater a few times while we were there and the traffic to the beach is Terrible! Circles Restaurant and Salty Shamrock were great places to eat in Apollo Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and a cool house. Seriously needs new linens, bedding and towels.

  • 4 of 5

The dock is so nice and the view is lovely. We saw manatees and lots of wildlife right from the house. The dock is pretty rough so be sure to wear shoes. The pool was heated and really nice. The owner is cool and easy to communicate with. It's a nice comfortable home. Could use a lady's touch.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, we have completely refitted the linens, bedding and towels.
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Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Nice home with plenty of beds. The location is beautiful and could easily tempt us back next time.

I would have loved to finish a shower with hot water, though. It never seemed to last 20 minutes, but I could have been taking one the same time as someone else. Every time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Hemingway House

  • 3 of 5

Upon first entering the house there is older, mildew-like smell; which maybe due to being so close to the bay or some leakage that maybe going on. The house was dusty, older and sticky but the owner had the housekeepers come back out to re-clean the floors and top of fridge but there is a lot of bar-like fringe and the cabinets that hasn't been cleaned for years. And there was dog hair from previous renters that we still found here and there. Pool was dirty and the waterfall didn't work but still had a great time in the pool. Owner, Oliver met us at the door and gave us a tour and stated " if you are not happy with the home there are Five thousand a week home rentals down the road for rent so if you don't like the house, I'll give you back your deposit and we can go our separate ways" but by that point it was July 4th week and we flew in from Ohio; Where else were we to go? The list of items that were listed that "came with the house" was not what was available. Owner stated "Oh that should have been changed on the website". No toliet paper, no trash bags, no dishwash soap, no products that come with a hotel or house rental. There were no bikes and our sons were upset, so the owner brought them 2 mountain bikes to use on our 4th out of 7th day renting home. There were no beach towels available, which when you fly in, don't have room for beach towels. There is a park nearby with a basketball court within 10 min walk/bike ride but there is no beach to swim in Apollo beach. Overall, you make your vacation fun no matter where you are but we wouldn't rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your likes and dislikes of our vacation rental. This review gives us a great opportunity to communicate with our potential guest considering Hemingway’s as they’re vacation rental choice . Some very important issues will be addressed in this response. The Home has a smell of cleanliness and aged cedar wood thoughout the home (photos). There is no smell due to being close to the bay and no leakages. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to allow the housekeepers to return and resolve the top of the fridge and the 3 dog hairs that were found “here and there”. I personally inspected this issue on my hands and knees. The home as advertised is an older Florida Home, we regularly deep clean the home and have the carpet professionally groomed. We absolutely were having pool problems during your stay. This guest was advised, as our pool company advised us, The water quality was 100 percent. Loose dubris in the pool did exist being an open air pool with filtering issues. I am pleased you “still had a great time in the pool”. The pool has since been updated on 7/30/17 with brand new equipment (shown in photos). Our policy for a refund deposit upon arrival, no questions asked, is extremely generous and has a purpose; to give you the opportunity to stay elsewhere if you so choose. We do not offer bikes and have not offered them in years. Bike rentals are available nearby. There are many clean towels of all different kinds available to our guests. As far as toilet paper, trash bags, etc are concerned we do provide these items, If a guest was to run out a simple text would resolve this. Our town is called Apollo Beach, however there is a nature preserve that does have sand and saltwater access. Again, Thank you. Your opinions were extremely important to us. We completely agree with this traveler “you make your vacation fun no matter where you are”!
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Car: not necessary

Welcome To Tampa Bay...If its Florida you want, Its Florida at its finest. Here a single days Itinerary might include breakfast at a seaside cafe, a visit to Busch Gardens, Then off to a broadway play or a night of fun at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe. Whether your visiting for a vacation or a convention a stay at Hemingways Waterfront Home will be a wonderful experience.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apollo Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
1 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £139.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$1900.00 Per Week, $400.00 Per Night, $6000.00 Per Month
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