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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,055 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Welcome to 'Little Fish!'

Our 2BR/2BA beach house comes equipped with every kitchen amenity to keep the most discerning chef happy. We have a stove-top Bialetti espresso maker, French press, juicer, Belgian waffle maker, blender, teapot... Tiled floors throughout this open floorplan with new carpet (2016) in the nice-sized bedrooms and generous closet space make this a vacation home you can be comfortable in yet feel like you're being pampered at the same time. We provide high-end linens, quality pots & pans, lovely décor, and your own heated, fully screened inground pool. There are 4 bicycles, 2 stand-up paddleboards, 2 kayaks, and a couple of fishing poles for you to use as well. Our newest addition, Blackbeard, our 16-ft PONTOON BOAT is yours to enjoy throughout your stay -- no extra charge. You won't be without some warm-weather activity option while vacationing at our place. There's a gas grill on the side of the house with a full tank of propane plus a spare in the shed. And if the weather doesn't cooperate, we've provided complimentary HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax, plus an eclectic selection of DVDs, books, and games!

Our home is situated on a beautiful deep-water canal that leads you right out to the Gulf of Mexico. There are ample opportunities for all kinds of fishing, snorkeling, and general exploration. Whether you're just toodling around the canals or heading out for a fun day to Durney Key, the sandbar or Anclote Island, Blackbeard will likely become your best friend during your relaxing vacation. Argh!

So, why choose Little Fish??

PRIVATE IN-GROUND, HEATED POOL for those days you don't want to be out in the sea. Heated to 85 degrees, and no, we don't charge extra for that.

FREE BICYCLES to zip around the community and ride to your private beach.

FREE STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS! Have you tried SUP-ing yet?? Nice bonus!

FREE KAYAKS! That means all four of you can venture out on the water together...2 on SUPs, 2 on kayaks.

FREE WI-FI so you can stay connected without using your data pkg.

FREE 16-FT PONTOON BOAT, you'll even get an orientation!

FREE FISHING POLES -- just walk 20 steps to your private dock and drop a line.

GAS GRILL -- with a spare tank in the shed.


DELUXE SHEETS: That's what WE would want, so you benefit, too!

WASHER/DRYER for your convenience so you can pack light.




COOLERS: We've added a couple of coolers for your trips to the beaches!

CLOSET SAFE: You can program your code for it.

CANINE GUESTS WELCOME: See our pet policy. Pet fee is $100 per pet.

EARLY CHECK-IN: NOON check-in is earlier than most, so it's convenient for you!

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Robert & Carolyn
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Robert & Carolyn

Our home-base is Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where the air smells like pine and the summers are a perfect blend of low humidity and clear skies. Winter, however... has led us to the sunny gulf coast where we fell in love with everything. So we're going to practice being snow birds and want to share our lovely little home with you. 'Little Fish' named herself almost immediately.

Robert & Carolyn purchased this house in 2015

Why Robert & Carolyn chose New Port Richey

We love the open floor plan, the tiled floors, in-ground pool, and the westerly-facing waterway at a wide intersection in the canal. Perfect evening sunsets and the pool's always in the sun.

What makes this house unique

HEATED INGROUND POOL for those days you don't want to be out in the sea.

FREE PONTOON BOAT to explore the canals or zip out to the islands.

FREE BICYCLES to zip around the community and ride to your private beach.

FREE SUPs AND FREE KAYAKS (2 of ea) That's a huge savings from renting them!

FREE WI-FI makes it convenient to use your technology without using minutes.

FREE HBO, Showtime, Cinemax (plus some obscene number of channels)

FREE GAS GRILL -- with an extra full tank in the shed.

COOLERS -- we've provided a couple to keep your excursions ice-cold.

BEACH TOWELS & CHAIRS -- we tried to think of everything you'd need!

FREE FISHING POLES -- just walk 20 steps to your private dock and drop a line.


DELUXE SHEETS: That's what WE'D want, so you benefit, too!

WASHER/DRYER for your convenience so you can pack light.


PAPER TOWELS, NAPKINS, SPICES: to make it nice for you on vacation!

CANINE GUESTS WELCOME: See my pet policy. Pet fee is $100 per pet.

EARLY CHECK-IN: NOON instead of 4PM so you can begin your vacation sooner!

Guestbook comments from the owner

There are no reviews yet because our first rental availability is May 1, 2015. We are purchasing this home from an owner with an excellent and extensive rental history on vrbo and homeaway.com. We hope you'll take a chance and give Little Fish the opportunity to provide you with a comfortable, classy, fun vacation in sunny Florida!
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Flor-a-mar in New Port Richey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1055 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Affectionately dubbed the 'Triple S' room.
  • Main bathroom offers shower/tub combo and tiled floor. Situated between the two bedrooms and just off the hallway, this will likely be your most-used bathroom. The newly-tiled second bathroom has a funky sink-before-shower-before-commode layout and is directly accessed off pool or utility room via kitchen. Perfect for pit-stops and sandy feet. (It's actually our favorite bathroom)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Main bedroom offers a King-sized bed, while the 2nd bedroom features two twin beds. Both have flat screen TVs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Busch Gardens is just 35 min. away. Orlando theme parks are 1.5 hrs away. Weeki-Wachee 'See the Mermaids' 20 miles north on Hwy 19. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks & Glass Bottom Boats: 5 mi south. Golf Courses in aplenty! Just search www.floridagolf.com. Something like 5 baseball stadiums nearby. Spring training!!


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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Hosts Robert and Carolyn didn't miss a thing as they combined energy, thought, taste, and knowledge to create an artfully designed, upgraded, comfortable, very clean home.

Though the photos of "Little Fish" are accurate, they don't capture the atmosphere of this gem under the beautiful Florida sun.

With all of the amenities at your finger tips, from the boat to the pool, to kayaks and bikes, and a private beach too, there's no details left out.

Restaurants and shopping stores are within 5-30 minutes, depending on your desire. If you're looking for more "action", Clearwater Beach is only about 40 minutes and Tarpon Springs twenty. If you enjoy cooking "at home", there's an abundance of fresh fish and the succulent, savory Florida Stone Crab claws at your beckoning.

But, the greatest attribute of "Little Fish" is her charm. Wake up in the morning to the sound of the laughing gulls. End the day listening to the loons. You can get to know the herons and egrets who walk up to the door to say hello ( and look to you for a treat to eat ). The canals are the side streets as boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and dolphins go by.

Wanna take a boat ride? Cool off in the pool? Get a tan? Drop a fishing line in the water? Grill fresh grouper and tuna? Kayak with a dolphin at your side? Sit on the beach and watch the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico?




  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is adorable and so well equipped - if Carolyn hasn't thought of it, you don't really need it. We met both Carolyn and Robert and they are terrific people. We tried to book for next year, but it's already booked for our Spring Break ☹️. That's okay, we'll try again in the future. You've got to try Rusty Bellies in Tarpon Springs - freshly caught Shrimp and grouper and the hushpuppies are yummy! Hated to leave, can't wait to return :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Fish provides Big Vacation Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four absolutely loved our vacation to Little Fish. The house was true to the photos uploaded on the site. The layout is open throughout and makes the home seem very spacious. I really liked the tasteful beach decor and that the house was not overcrowded with knickknacks. The kitchen was so nice to cook in and had every utensil/pot/pan you could hope for. The meals were complimented by the beautiful and peaceful view from the dinner table out to the canals. House is amazing, and then you add...

Our favorite things:

-SUP (stand-up paddle boards): great exercise on calm canal

-Little Scout: we took the boat on great adventures in the Gulf

-Morning coffee on the pool patio watching oodles of birds

-Morning bike rides after the morning coffee

-Game Nights: I remember how terrible I am at Trivial Pursuit

-The awesome coconut lime soap

-The pool

-Towels and bedding

-Carolyn and Robert: gave us first-class customer service from the welcome bag to delivering a new propane tank to bringing us a delicious Italian pastry

-Renee: thank you for the outstanding housekeeping

-Captain Zach: awesome young man who made our crew seafaring

We recommend Little Fish and would love to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything You'd Want!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Little Fish the week between Christmas and New Years 2016. The home was lovely and the view spectacular! Everything you could possibly want was right there - Robert and Carolyn were there to assist all along the way! I've rented many a vacation home but I've never stayed anywhere with so many amenities and so much to do. We really enjoyed boating out to the sandbar and spending a lovely afternoon in the sun but mostly, we loved just enjoying the view of the canal and the relaxation of the pool (the perfect water temperature)! I wouldn't hesitate recommending Little Fish to anyone - whether they want a fun-packed, adventure-filled vacation or a peaceful and relaxing place to de-stress! Thank you Robert and Carolyn for making our Little Fish vacation one to remember always!!! Cheryl & Hayley B.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littlefish is the property you have been looking for! Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

December 3-10, 2016

We have stayed in VRBO homes for over 20 years and this is now rated our #1 location. From the date of quote through check out, Carolyn & Robert were professional, efficient and personable. All paperwork was clear, concise providing all information needed for a smooth rental process. The location is central to many popular areas & easy to locate. Upon arrival the home was immaculately clean. Where can you go and have a chocolate on your pillow with a note from the lady who cleans with contact information if there is an issue? No where other than Littlefish! A surprise bag-w/personal note from owner and chalk board note welcoming us was a fantastic. We were fortunate that we were the first guests after the many updates and you can tell by the decor that comfort and coastal living is key to this property. The kitchen is so well stocked with every type of pan, dish, cooking utensil, paper towels and staples such as spices and even a labeled jar of sugar there's nothing you should need elsewhere.. Need tape, its in the drawer! They have taken the time to provide (again in labeled jars) your dishwasher detergent as well as laundry detergent. I just can't express enough the considerations these owners have taken for their guests. Speaking of labels, all light switches have labels. How's that for helpful? We used the grill, kayaks and fished (bait shop down the road) bucket also provided. Much time spent by & in the heated pool/outside area. Nothing like a game of pool ping pong between competitive spouses. Just wonderful after a day of family and friends. There were towels provided for beaches as well as soft fluffy shower towels. Prior to our arrival, we were in Anna Marie sleeping on a bed we thought was made from plywood, the first night in Littlefish in the king size, extremely comfortable bed, pillows and comforter made up for a week of sleepless nights. One minor issue, power went off (rainstorm) and washer didn't come back on, one phone call and Robert was there to quickly reset the GFI. The only thing that wasn't labeled! Thanks!! We had a moment to speak with him in person and again their philosophy is they would like to provide a place they would like to stay. Mission completed. We highly recommend this property and owners to any future renters. We thank these folks for providing a wonderful vacation destination and will make the opportunity to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Fish Delight

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation home i have ever stayed in.IT is in a really beautiful canal development in NEW PORT RICHEY.The property has everything you could want in a vacation rental property.It even has its own boat which we used to go out to the sandbar for a spot of snorkelling and sight seeing.Little fish itself has the best owners i ever dealt with.We had an issue with the tumble dryer and after reporting it to Carolyn the owner at 10am by 3pm we had a new dryer.

Carolyn could not be more helpful and i also must mention Captain Zach who took us out in the boat to show us how to use it,he was also helpful and patient.

We also used the kayaks to paddle round the canal and fished right off the dock at the rear of the property with fishing poles also provided with the property.To be able to eat your lunch or tea outside and then catch fish at the same spot really is special.

There are no negatives at all with this property its an absolute delight to stay in and the owners are a delight to deal with

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
River Ridge Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
2000 Miles
Aspen, CO (seriously?)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gulf Harbors
Car: recommended

Be sure to visit downtown New Port Richey, with its quaint shops & restaurants, and beautiful paved walkway that runs along the river. Tarpon Springs is about 5 miles south on easy Hwy 19, where you can enjoy any amount of Greek Food, fresh seafood at Rusty Bellies (don't pass this by), a decadent French pastry shop (several, actually), and a candy store with a fathomless licorice selection. The aquarium is worth a visit -- feed the sharks and rays! Just over the bridge to Port Richey (north) on easy Hwy 19 is 'Short Stack' BBQ on the left, with the best ribs we've ever had. Tell Pedro and Denise that Robert & Carolyn sent you! Caposey's Family Restaurant is a few lights north on Hwy 19 on the right, just before Waffle House -- best breakfasts and they serve it 'til 3pm! Trevor & Tyler will take good care of you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Flor-a-mar, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Always the same
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning fee £77.3

EASY RATES FOR EASY MATH! No high-season, low-season, happy-season, sad-season. Just $1575/week or a discounted $6000/month (Saturday-to-Saturday stays). WEEKLY STAY = 7 NIGHTS. MONTHLY STAY = 28 NIGHTS. To reserve our cottage, please forward $600 ($500 damage deposit and $100 cleaning fee) immediately, either by using Homeaway/VRBO's secure credit card processing program, e-check, or by notifying me that you'd prefer to mail me a check or money order. Your balance of $1575/week or $6000/month plus $100 nonrefundable per-pet fee is due no later than 60 days from your rental date. $500 damage deposit is refundable with confirmation of zero damage -- $100 per pet fee is non-refundable. Our monthly guests receive one complimentary cleaning mid-way through your stay. 100% refund of all fees if you cancel no less than 60 days prior to stay. 50% refund of all fees if you cancel no less than 30 days prior to stay (if you used the VRBO/HomeAway system, your returned deposit will be minus any fees they charged me.). Please be upfront with us regarding your visiting pets and number of guests to our home. Unapproved pets and additional unapproved people will result in complete loss of your $500 security deposit. (We've never had to implement this policy to date because we've always had excellent, honest guests.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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