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Largest Townhome at Little Harbor: Encap Unit with Gorgeous Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 8

4 bed, 3 bath Townhome with water views from all 4 covered balconies! Short walk to the beach, pool, Sunset Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, and Fitness Center.

Picture yourself on one of 4 water view balconies gazing at a beautiful sunrise with your morning coffee/tea or relax watching a spectacular Tampa Bay sunset. This is exactly what you will experience when you stay in this new 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhome.

Little Harbor Beach Resort and Marina located on gorgeous South Tampa Bay in Ruskin, Florida between Tampa-St. Pete and Sarasota. Enjoy this beautiful resort with all amenities including a full service r.lestaurant, Tiki Bar, private access to Bahia Beach, heated Pool, Fitness Center, tennis courts, and children's playground.

This is the perfect place for a quiet get away with your spouse, family or friends. No worries about traffic jams, honking horns or crowds of people. You will be able to watch nature from one of your 4 covered balconies or while relaxing on the beach or taking a walk around the resort.

This luxury four bedroom, three bath non-smoking townhome sleeps up to 8 guests. The Master Bedroom boasts a King Bed with vaulted ceilings, a Master bath and a spectacular view from the private covered balcony of the causeway and one of two marinas. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and bath and it too has its own private covered balcony with a view of the bay. The third bedroom has two twin beds and has a partial view of the bay. The fourth bedroom (located next to the kitchen on the main floor) has one queen bed and views of the marina from the balcony. All of the upstairs bedrooms have flat panel TVs.

There is a fully equipped, open kitchen with corian counter tops and a great view of the water. The kitchen opens into the dining area with a table that seats 8. This area leads out to one of 4 covered balconies with patio table and 4 chairs to relax and enjoy the awesome water views. In addition to the dining area this great open space includes the living area with a sofa and love seat where you can relax in front of the big 55'' flat panel cable TV with DVD. This town home also offers FREE wireless internet, a washer and dryer.

Orlando and everything it has to offer is just an hour and fifteen minutes away. Busch Gardens theme park is located in Tampa and is just 30 minutes away.

Come, relax and stay with us for an outstanding vacation!

More Details


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath - one separate shower and a shower/tub combo
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs master with king-size bed and balcony/view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs queen bedroom with walkable balcony/view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs twin bedroom with walkable balcony/view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom with 1 queen and balcony
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(43 traveller reviews)

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Largest Townhome at Little Harbor: Encap Unit with Gorgeous Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.4651165 based on 43 reviews

Great place near Tampa

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay with a large group. There was six of us in our group and felt like we had plenty of space. The description was exactly what we experienced...The beach is a short walk from the house. The pool and hot tub that we had access to was very nice. The home was clean and well equipped for our needs. We were about 20 minutes from downtown Tampa, but good restaurants and such closer by. I would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Loved the condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the condo. Perfect size for 8 people. Well stocked kitchen very comfortable living room. Was very clean on arrival. Loved the whole complex.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The townhouse was very appropriate for our needs clean and orderly.

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was very clean. The bedrooms we're comfortable. There was one bedroom without a closet, which we missed. It was really great to have three bathrooms with showers. The kitchen was large and there was plenty of room on counters and Refrigeration space. The stove and microwave work great. Ice maker worked awesome. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. If I ever come to Ruskin I would stay here again. It was nice to have the poo, hot tub and Beach within walking distance. We did karaoke and drinks at the bar close by. Biggest thing was the owner was so accommodating and fair. I highly recommend staying at this townhouse. Security in the evening with a plus

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean, quiet townhome.

  • 5 of 5

Great town and place to stay. Great communication with property manager.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property needs attention to maintenance issues that appear to have been ignored for too long

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival we found broken & unusable blinds throughout, trash on three balconies, broken furniture with paper notes reading, "Please do not use", and an ice maker that didn't work.

While the location of this rental appeared nice, and the home itself was attractively decorated, nothing about this rental was up to the standards of our prior VRBO rentals.

The touted "private beach" was filthy with cigarette butts, bottle caps and debris on the sand. There was a black oily film near the shoreline, probably from the big ships passing by. We had 4 very young children with us, so the long walk to the beach was too much. We drove down once, but didn't stay due to the filth and foul smell. We had to drive each day, over an hour each way, to visit decent, clean beaches. Clearwater Beach was the best! Tampa Bay doesn't have a decent beach. This is not a true beach property.

We suffered through trashy blinds that were broken and missing many vertical slats. You couldn't shut them to keep out the street lights at night, nor the early morning sun. We couldn't open them fully, either.

The dining furniture was broken and in need of repairs/replacement. The broken pieces should be removed for safety of guests. It made mealtime precarious as to whether the chairs would support us. Caretaker said that this has been reported, but the owners have not followed through with repairs or replacement.

I attempted to get ice from the fridge door dispenser right after we arrived. Nothing! Notified rental agent. She sent the caretaker the next day and he pushed a button inside the freezer to start it's production. Apparently, this is shut off when not rented. A notice for renters would have helped. The freezer did make ice, but never would dispense from the door.

The community pool that we were to use was closed for refurbishing, but we were permitted to use another Little Harbor Resort pool. It was very tiny and very crowded, with only one umbrella for shade. Not a pleasant experience, so we only went once, for about an hour.

Proximity cards are provided to the renter for Little Harbor Resort pool, beach and sport facility use. There is no mention, up front, of a fee for lost cards, so guard them well. We accidently came home with one and had to mail it back or forfeit a portion from our refundable deposit.

The little town of Ruskin had adequate grocery, liquor and sundry type stores. Not much to choose from for restaurants.

VRBO you let us down with this one!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bardstown, Kentucky

Great place for a large family

  • 4 of 5

The place was just as the pictures showed. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. Everything was clean and nice. We had trouble with the wifi and the homeowner told us that the HOA is in charge of it and if it continued to cause trouble to contact her again and she would try to get them to look at it. Luckliy most of our phones have unlimited data so it wasn't that big of a deal for us. The pools were nice at the resort. Not impressed with the beach. I should have known better because it was a bay, not like being at a big beach. But we packed up and went to Anna Maria Island one day and had a great time. I would definately stay here again. It is very hard to find a place with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. I think this is a very nice place. The only other thing I wasnt happy about was the fact that the homeowner told us we couldn't turn the thermostat down below 75 degrees or it would freeze up. That was a little disturbing because even at home in Ky we like to keep our thermostat on 70 degrees. We stay hot. Thanks for letting us stay at your home.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Carrie Smoot
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 February, 2018


Nearest Airport
31.1 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Little Harbor Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
8.8 Miles
Cypress Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bahia Beach
Car: necessary

Located on the Southshore of the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay, the townhome located in luxurious Little Harbor Resort and Club has its own private white sandy beach--Bahia Beach--just a short walk for guests to enjoy. Jet skiing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed at the beach and where equipment can be rented. Tampa Bay is home to some of the best fishing in the United States, especially for snapper, grouper, tarpon, redfish, pompano and cobia and there are several places to fish along the pier. There are also several fishing guides that can be hired at the Marina, which is also a very short walk from the townhome. There is a large pool and hot tub located close to the townhome for guests to use. Other amenities within Little Harbor, include tennis courts, shuffleboard, walking trails and a basketball court. Little Harbor has a fantastic location as it is only 20 miles away from Busch Gardens one of the most exciting theme parks in the country. Also, some of the world's best beaches, such as Siesta Key are only a 30 minutes drive away. The front entrance of DisneyWorld is only 70 minute drive from the townhome, along with the many other themeparks that Orlando has to offer. The Florida Aquarium, a marvelous experience, is located 20 miles away in Tampa, along with nightlife, museums, restaurants and shopping. Additionally, the Ellenton Outlet Mall is conveniently located a short 20-minute drive from the townhome to the South, while the Brandon Town Center Mall is also a 20-minute drive to the North. If you love to golf, there are 17 golf courses located within a 15 minute drive of the townhome, including 11 in Sun City.


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £106.86
Damage Deposit £178.1

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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