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Caribbean-Style Island Resort on Tampa Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

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 Florida Central Gulf Coast

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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Caribbean-Style Island Resort on Tampa Bay
average rating of 4.4814816 based on 27 reviews

Affordable and Met Our Requirements

  • 4 of 5

We came down for a week to start looking for a vacation home. The convenience was great, the Tiki Hut/Hooks Bar and Grill and The Sunset Grill were great. They were right on the property so we could walk there. We had lunch or dinner at both restaurants twice. Nice being on the water, having a pool and hot tub. The rooms are very basic, they met all our needs and very affordable. Not a fancy resort but worked out great for us. We'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Commerce, Michigan

Wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Harbor! The woman we rented from had a nicely equipped kitchen, and the rental was clean, and nicely decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and we couldn't have asked for anything more! While we basically just ate breakfast at our place, we enjoyed everything on the property. Everything was as the owner had advertised. I would love to stay here again! I have given the information to relatives already!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it, perfect little getaway ! I didn't want to leave 💕

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, perfect little getaway ! I didn't want to leave 💕, everything you need in a little hideaway but close to the drive in movies, major cities 💕

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable property.

  • 4 of 5

The property was a perfect get away weekend. Great location close to pools, and resturants. One thing to know on 2nd floor not impossible just know you carry all upstairs, ie luggage etc... Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Harbor offers more than it appears!

  • 4 of 5

After starting our vacation on Clearwater Beach we were a bit hesitant that we were going to find things to do at Little Harbor. However, that all changed as the hours went by. We met so many wonderful people as we spent time at the resort. Christina was responsive with our questions prior to leaving Minnesota for Florida. The unit was much smaller than we expected but found ourselves spending time on the balcony when we weren't exploring the rest of the property or hopping in the car to see other things. My friend had never seen a dolphin so you can imagine her enthusiasm when we spotted some in the channel, we must have watched those dolphins for over an hour! The unit was clean and well stocked with dishes, pots and pans; however it would be nice to have some Styrofoam coffee cups and kitchen towels. We didn't find a dish cloth, nor towel for cleaning up our dishes after a simple breakfast. Hooks outdoor restaurant, right on the channel, was a great hangout along with the pool right beside it. Hooks has a waitress who tends the pool area for food and beverages during the day. When that last day approached, we didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable place in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. I walked the beach every day; it was peaceful in the morning, lots of wildlife, and met a lot of nice people. The channel in back had delightful porpoises, and we heard there were manatees but never saw them.

The weather was great, especially in comparison to back home. The beds were really comfortable.

The kids watched way too much Parks and Recreation. Maybe it was an achievement.

We had drinks one night at the restaurant to listen to the band, but ate at a lot of different places. We liked the little Apollo Beach Bistro, but did everything from Sushi to the Columbia. We grilled a couple of times. I should have brought my fishing pole. Out back they were catching beautiful trout, and in the bay redfish.

Lots of great golf courses. My son beat me every time.

Thanks for the little retreat. I got warmed up enough to face the last of winter.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53
Refundable Damage Deposit £41
Tax Rate 12.0%

***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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Ruskin in Florida

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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