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Caribbean-Style Island Resort on Tampa Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 460 sq ft
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Style Condo (Sleeps 2-4)

When you enter the property you will quickly feel like you just landed on a Caribbean island, stop off at the tiki bar and order a tropical drink, and enjoy the calm water views of the bay. This island resort has 2 marinas a half mile of private beach and is situated on 124 acres along the south shore of Tampa Bay, where the sunsets are breathtaking. It is conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota, and just a short distance to the white sandy beaches of Clearwater. The resort in addition to having a private beach and marinas, offers something for all including fishing pier, , 2 pools, hot tub, 5 tennis courts, a fitness center, basketball courts, on site restaurant and tiki bar, live entertainment Wednesday - Sunday, and night time bon-fires on the beach.

The Restaurant at the resort offers an excellent Varity of food with something for every pallet, for your dining experience you can choose from the waterfront restaurant, the lounge, eat out on the patio under the stars, or sit at the tiki bar, whatever your mood. Make sure you visit the Fish House down the road, it’s only open 3 days a week and it’s one of the local’s favorite spots! In the room you will find a list of local restaurants, for the times when you out golfing, going to the parks, or after long day of shopping at the Premium Outlet Mall.

In the room, you will find all the comforts of home, the kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, microwave, portable double burner stove, toaster oven & a blender, just in case you want to make a frozen concoction of your own. We also have dishes, pots, pans and utensils, everything you need to heat up your leftovers, or to make your own meal, if you would choose to do such a thing on vacation! In addition for your enjoyment, we have two Tommy Bahama beach chairs, take them to the private beach or onto the sundeck and watch the sunset with that frozen drink you just made!

Make sure while you’re here take a kayak out on the bay, but don’t be surprised when a dolphin, manatee or perhaps some stingrays appear, they are just saying hello.

Welcome to Paradise, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Keywords: Best kept secret was found nestled in Ruskin FL, Located on the Florida west coast, Little Harbour is a caribbean-style island resort surrounded by water on three sides. From Little Harbour is just a short distance to Bush Gardens, Universal Orlando, Sea World, Tampa Airport, Outlet Shopping & white sandy beaches. This is the perfect get-a-way with 3 pools, a spa, fitness center, 5 tennis courts, tiki bar, excellent restaurants, private beach, Jet Ski & boat rentals available as well as non-motorized water sports. You will find a 36 hole Champion Golf Cours just 10 minutes away.

More Details

Christine Lucenti
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Christine Lucenti

My husband and I live here in Florida and we both work, my husband owns his own business and I work as an Association Manager, we love to travel when we can, when we are not working we enjoy taking a ride on our boat, or going for long drives to place we have never been and exploring Florida and all it has to offer. We have two small dogs and we love to take them with us when the situation allows. I am a certified diver and dive every chance I get.

Why Christine Lucenti chose Ruskin

My husband and I both love the tropics, which is probably the main reason we live here. Most of our travels are to the Caribbean. We have visited places such as Costa Rica, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba just to name a few, what we love about the Little Harbour Island Resort at Mariner’s Club Bahia Beach is that it reminds us of all the things we love and enjoy about the tropical places we visit. So we decided to purchase a unit, not really for a rental property but for our use and enjoyment as our vacation home. We stay there as much as we can, but when we are not using it ourselves, we feel that we should allow other to enjoy this tropical escape. We also love going to the parks, Bush Gardens, Sea World and Universal, so its easy to drive to them from the resort. If you like tropical getaways and feeling like you’re on “Island time” we are positive that you’re going to love it here as much as we do!

What makes this hotel unique

In our condotel you will find all the amenities of home and the luxury of begin on vacation. We have two queen beds, enough room to sleep four. In the kitchen we have a two burner portable stove, as well as pots, pans dishes, etc. in addition to a microwave and toaster oven, sometimes you just want to heat up your left-overs. For those of you who like to make your own frozen concoctions, we have a blender. We have a 46' flat scree TV and Bluray player preloaded with free unlimited netflix and pandor radio, as well as cable with all the premium channels. We have for your convenience two Tommy Bahama Beach chairs, for your use when visiting, use them to sit on the sun deck and watch the sun rise in the a.m. and then go back in the evening and watch it set. There is water all around you, you can take a dip in the pool, swim at the private beach, sit in the hot tub and have all your troubles swept away. Or if you’d rather be adventuress you can go on a boat ride from the marina, or go to an amusement park, it just a short distance to Bush Gardens, and Disney. Then end your day by having drinks at the tiki bar where there is always a drink special going on then take a seat by the bonfire on the beach before you turn in for the night. You can do so much or you can do nothing at all, it's all up to you and how you wish to spend your vacation!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Ruskin in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(37 traveller reviews)

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Caribbean-Style Island Resort on Tampa Bay
average rating of 4.4054055 based on 37 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This is our 5th stay in Little Harbor, I liked not having to carry the key card for this unit, it was clean and had everything we needed including cooking facilities. The owner was only a phone call away if we needed her. I would recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I Expected

  • 5 of 5

The unit was everything I had expected and more! The kitchenette was fully stocked and functional and the room was clean upon arrival. The resort is great! We used the workout facility nearly everyday and went to the restaurant to listen to the live music every night it was provided. We enjoyed the private beach and even played basketball a couple days! Overall we had a great trip and Christine was a wonderful host. I would recommend staying here (and hopefully I’ll be back soon!)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice vacation. Great resort!

  • 4 of 5

Small but adequate lodging for a week. Appreciate being able to bring our dog on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Property was in good shape. A larger refrigerator would be great.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Nice Location Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Place is amazing .. Ruskin is very quiet and with a lot of fun things to do .. the onwer Christine is amazing.. she Had the room immaculate with everything we needed and more ... we live like the saying when you go to the beach you leave it cleaner then when you got there.. .. we did it here because We appreciated the hotel resort and room... so much we hope to return soon .. thanks again Christine ..

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our exteneded stay at Little Harbor

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a two month stay at Little Harbor. This room in particular has the amenities needed for being able to prepare your own meals instead of having to eat out all the time, which can be expensive. The large TV was also a treat. This room is located just steps away from the pool, tiki bar, patio and pub. The location of this resort is also close to Rte. 41-convenient for shopping and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.38
Damage Deposit £37.22

***Prices subject to change on holiday weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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