No parties or large crowd unless permission grante
Small pet, no large dog.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Pluses and Minuses
On the plus side, the owner Kong Lee is a courteous and available host. The location is very nice: canal waterfront with a huge bird population, convenience to dining and shopping as well as a short 15 minute drive to the excellent public beach at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs. The appliances are quite new and in excellent condition.
On the negative side, the house is old and in need of a thorough cleaning. The waterside covered but unscreened deck/dock would be fine but you'll need to clean off a lot of bird droppings to make it comfortable. The house has a serious and previously mentioned ant problem. The BBQ was filthy upon our arrival but Kong came right out the day we called and cleaned it as best he could.
Bottom line: we adjusted to the conditions and enjoyed our time on the beach and in town/ out and about. From the photos, our expectations might have been unrealistically high.
We stayed here for spring break April 3-7 and I absolutely loved the place!!!! The home was very beautiful! The host were very wonderful and came and made sure we knew how to use the boat and told us if things in the area.. We are hoping to take another trip to Florida in a couple of months and will definitely rent again if available.
Rented for month of Jan. This house is a great size and can easily accommodate 5 plus people comfortably. With two bedrooms and baths at different ends of the home it offers great privacy as well. Very functional and great neutral location for heading to south and north attractions. Many nice state and county parks within a 20 - 30 min drive. We were not at a loss for things to do and were perfectly comfortable at the house grilling and hanging out on dock or screened lanai watching the variety of birds. Took the Jon boat out around the canal-note that we didn’t dare passage thru a culvert/bridge pass to Lake Conley. May be possible with a kayak. The paddle boat had received what looked to be storm damage, so was not available. The Jon boat sufficed. The owner had two batteries and a battery tender, so was ready to go. The home is located about a mile or so off of Hwy 19 (very busy-main drag, expect wait times at lights) but we learned alternate roads around during busy times. Was nice having it close by to jump onto if your heading north/south. You can hear traffic background noise, but the neighborhood and dock overall are quiet. Not a fancy neighborhood. Residential 70’s era homes. This home is located on a dead end street, which keeps the immediate neighborhood quaint. We had two small dogs along and appreciated the nice secured fenced backyard. The appliances were overall nice and good working order. The dishwasher sounds like it works ok and cycles fine, but is the older of appliances. After a couple times using it - I opted to hand wash. The owners were easy to work with and respond quickly to any needs. In reference to a previous review-there could be a bit more organization in the drawers and cupboards-but we were able to find anything we needed to function for the month. We had a few ants, but the owner has pest devices in place, so no issues in kitchen or food. Some would show up in bathroom every few days and die. They were really quite insignificant. I would clean with a vinegar/water mixture around baseboard and that seem to keep them at bay for a few days. This house is very clean overall and easy to keep clean with tile/laminate. I like to walk in a house and my socks stay clean-inside cupboards could use a little cleaning/organizing. There is an Aldi and Publix a mile away and some great restaurants as well. We will definitely rent this home again if staying in the area.
Best Holliday Ever
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Too cluttered. Not very clean. Needs updating. But the owners are very kind.
The place was not very clean and ants were a major problem the whole time. They were everywhere. We asked them to spray but they never did during the 2 months we were there. They have way too much junk in the house. Every drawer and cabinet was full of stuff. Some of it was useful but it was mostly just cluttered. The back yard and dock are very nice and relaxing. It's a quiet neighborhood. But I can't say I would ever come back here.
very clean, good location, would rent again