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Waterfront home, In ground heated pool with Outdoor kitchen, Private Community

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Flor-a-mar - AHOY MATES!

Totally updated and remodeled, 2300 sq.ft. 4 Bedrm,2 Bath, Minutes to the Gulf

AHOY MATES! Welcome to our beautiful updated and remodeled 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home, featuring a split plan bedroom layout with an open floor plan concept. As you make your way in through the double front entry doors and into a large foyer, you'll find yourself walking into a nice size great room displaying cathedral ceilings and a view of the water through a 12 foot opening from a pocket sliding door.

The updated kitchen has a nice size island that seats 4 comfortably and is great for gathering around for meals or a good conversation. There is also an eating area that seats 6 with water views from three sides.

The master suite boasts a walk in shower and double sinks. Enjoy walking through a patio slider leading into the pool area for a early morning dip or mid night swim.

The second bedroom has its own access leading to the main bath and has a 6 foot French style door which leads into a patio in the back yard.

Our home comfortably sleeps 8 people having queen size beds in each room. Always room for more if needed. Full laundry room is there if needed.

Enjoy the Florida sunshine in the back yard featuring an in ground heated pool and an outdoor kitchen, all enclosed with a newly install fence for safety. There is also a covered lanai for those who prefer a little less sunshine.

You have an opportunity to do some fishing off the floating dock in the yard, You may even prep your day's catch at a cleaning station on the main dock if your lucky enough. Sometime during the day you can take one of the two kayaks (provided as part of rental) for a spin around the neighboring waters.

We also supplied four bicycles for those who want to explore the neighborhood.

As far as parking goes, there is enough off street parking for up to four cars on the newly installed brick paver driveway.

As far as comfort goes, a new a/c system was installed within the last couple of years. Believe me, you will be delighted the first day you arrive and will not want to leave at the end of your stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mark Muraczewski
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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About Mark Muraczewski

My wife and I have been married for over twenty eight years. Since the day we made the decision to take the ride into the area, nothing has satisfied us more than spending time in the sunshine state.

Mark Muraczewski purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark Muraczewski chose New Port Richey

We have our dream getaway now for seven years.

It all started when my wife and I came to this area with our two sons over twenty years. It all started a year after we were married. We decided to see what all the talk was about after listening to many conversations about the sunshine state.

We made a decision to take the drive. We were nervous, but excited at the same time. It turned out to be one of our best decisions we made. Great weather and this incredible location made the perfect combination for a fantastic vacation. We were hooked. Since then, we spent every vacation in the Florida sunshine. Each time we came down, we found endless activities to enjoy and create memories from. As we look back at the day we hopped in the car to venture down here, we know that it was one of the best decisions we made, aside from having our two sons of course.

We chose our home because of the location, being close to many attractions, being five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and having great restaurants within a short drive of the house and the incredible beaches within a short drive. All this made the decision easy to settle here. So you will not be disappointed.

What makes this house unique

When we decided to start looking for our vacation getaway, I spent endless hours venturing onto different websites looking for that diamond in the rough. In the spring of 2008, I spent the entire week running around with a local realtor looking at all the places I thought would work for us. We narrowed our search down to about 35 homes to investigate. But sadly, after looking for five straight days, nothing really caught our eyes, so we were ready to call it quits. But on the day prior to going home, the realtor call and said, 'I found your home!' At that point it was not even officially for sale yet, but he heard that the listing was going on the market shortly. So we ran over to the address he gave me. We were excited when we pulled up to the house. I had a good feeling about it and at the point of walking through the entry way, I knew this was it. The realtor was right, it was going to be our home. The only dilemma was that that the house was a short sale, and if you know anything about short sales, nothing was definite about purchasing it.

After making countless phone calls and emails, it took about six months before we could call it ours. By then it was November and now the real challenge began; The remodeling process! Now... six years later, we are proud to call this adventure our home away from home. We took great pride in reconstructing our place only to enjoy it for years to come. We still have some time left before we will be here more often, so we decided to let you enjoy what we've created and hope that you will make some great memories just as we are doing every time we pull into the driveway. So welcome to our home and enjoy yourself!


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront home, In ground heated pool with Outdoor kitchen, Private Community
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at this nice home. Plenty of large rooms. Kitchen had everything you needed. Outside area was wonderful. Kayaks and bicycles were an added plus. Owners were very easy to work with. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks... and it's nice to hear you and your family had a nice time! Our time there never has a dull moment either with so many things to do. Looking forward to hearing from you on your next venture to FLorida!!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids) rented this house and were very pleased. The open concept of this house is great for a family vacation. There was plenty of space and the house looks exactly like the way the house does. The guys enjoyed fishing off the pier while the rest of us enjoyed the pool. We also used the kayaks to go thru the canal and out to the Gulf. We also had a dolphin visit the fishing dock one morning. Mark and Deb are very helpful and a pleasure to speak to. They take pride in their home and it definitely shows it. I would definitely rent this house for vacation again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Veronica for your kind thoughts. as you mentioned, Debbie and I do take pride in what we did with our home over the last several years. Thanks for the compliments. We always think it's amazing to see the dolphin visit at our dock. We're happy you were able to seem them. The kayaks are also a great way to get around the neighborhood. We have fun using them too! Thanks again for choosing our home. See you next time!
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Tyler, Tx.

Beach trip

  • 4 of 5

The house was enjoyable. Good set up! Nice to have a pool when not at the beach. Washer and dryer are always a must when traveling with family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Trisha, We agree about everything you mention, thanks for choosing our home.
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Perfect place for vacations.

  • 5 of 5

It all starts with Mark's very helpful manner. Whenever we had a question or concern, Marks answer was immediately. This builds trust and we never had the feeling to be left on our own. Just a little example: When we arrived there was a power outage. Mark immediately picked up his phone and tried to call the neighbor just to check and see what can be done about. The property itself is spacious, very well maintained and in a very quiet neighborhood. The pool with the outdoor kitchen is a perfect spot to spend hours and just enjoy the sun and the view over the canal. Lot of seating space, comfortable deckchairs. Just anything to make our vacations a great experience. Thanks to the floating dock we were able to keep the rented power boat overnight. From Mark’s house it takes only a couple of minutes and you can enjoy the open waters and within a short time you reach the white beaches of Anclote Key. I would just declare this as a must for every guest. The included access to the private beach completes the overall experience right down to the last detail.

Just in short words: Myself and all family members can fully recommend this rental. If we ever return to New Port Richey, we will definitely consider renting Mark and Debbie's property again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First off, we want to say that it was a pleasure to have you as guests at our home. We use the word "home " a lot because we feel that the word "house " just doesn't fit when we describe our place. We try to make your vacation a memorable and enjoyable one and by building trust with you, our guests and so it makes you feel like you are in your own home. As mentioned in the many reviews we've read over the past years, Daniel seemed to touch on all aspects in what to look for when vacationing such as location, quiet neighborhood, waterfront with quick access to the open Gulf, incredible yard to enjoy with its kitchen and pool. I just wanted to mention about the great restaurants in the area if you decided you wanted to dine out a couple of times during your stay. I can keep going on, but I'm sure you get the idea. So, thank you Daniel for choosing our home and saying all those kind words. Oh, one more thing, you mentioned about calling you if we're ever in Switzerland, don't be surprised if you get a phone call one day.! Thanks again, Mark and Debbie
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  • 5 of 5

It's hard to put everything in here because it would be forever long. First the owners. Mark was absolutely amazing to deal with. Anytime before my trip I had a question he always took my call or got right back to me. While we were there he did not call us or bug us. Just let us enjoy our stay and anytime I had a question he got right back to me. Now the property. Very clean and had everything we needed to start our vacation. It really is as beautiful as the pictures show. The kids loved the pool and plenty of seating to sit back and relax while the kids went swimming. After Mark's recommendation on a place to rent a boat from "Wind Song Boat Rentals" we went up up spoke with them. I was able to rent a boat for two overnights and keep it on their dock which allowed us to enjoy more time on the water than if we had to rent it and return it each day. Lot's of places to eat and shop within minutes of the house. I will be returning without a doubt and would recommend to anyone thinking about staying here to just do it and enjoy their little slice of paradise. Thanks again Mark was an awesome family vacation thanks to you and your wife!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will, First, thanks so much for all your compliments. Debbie and I work hard to make all our guest's vacation as enjoyable as possible. Second, you couldn't have described our home and activities any better. We're so happy you and your family had a great time! Looking forward to hearing from you down the road. Enjoy the rest of your summer, Mark and Debbie
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Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

Went for a girls vacation. Enjoyed the house immensely. The outside was awesome with great views, lots of sun and pool time. Nice quiet neighborhood. Owner great to work with no surprises. Definately would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patty for your thoughts. One of the reasons we chose the area was the quiet neighborhood, to get away from the rat race, but yet, if you stepped outside our development, there would be always so many things to do. Debbie and I are glad you and the girls enjoyed your stay.
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Publix Super Market at Southgate Shopping Center
"A local super market less than ten minutes from the house. "
"Great place to enjoy a meal and watch the sunset over the gulf waters. At the same time you ..."
"Enjoy a great cup of coffee (or a beverage you like) less than tens minutes away from where ..."
Cracker Barrel
"Their wings are great!"
Catches Waterfront Grille
"I real nice place to dine with the family or just your better half. It right on the water too. "
Dunkin' Donuts
"For those who are on the run, they're less then ten minutes from where your staying. "
Fred Howard Park
"If you like to lay on the beach, you'll love this destination. It's a beach on the Gulf of F..."
Orlando & Walt Disney World
"Less than a two hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"
Universal Studios Florida
"Less than a two hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"
Busch Gardens - Tampa
"About a one hour drive from Gulf Harbors for a day of family fun!"
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
"Just over an hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"
SeaWorld Orlando
"Less than a two hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Within 15 minutes of Gulf Harbor
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Innisbrook-Eagle Watch at Tarpon Springs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Within 15 minutes of Gulf Harbor
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Howard Beach
Car: necessary

Our home is located in a beautiful waterfront community on a canal five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. All major attractions are less than two hours from your door step, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, etc... you get the picture! In addition, Busch Gardens and Weekie Wachie are just over an hour. But if you decide to stay in the area, there are plenty of local events to keep you busy.

If you are the nature type family or individual, the area has a few state parks and reserves you can explore.

For those who enjoy the water, you can jump into a your boat or a boat from a local rental business and and venture out into the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, about twenty years ago, a natural island appeared out of nowhere and people have been enjoying it ever since. The locals call it 'the sand bar'. Don't be surprised if you find yourself spending the whole day on it.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Flor-a-mar, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving week
20 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas week
18 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years week
26 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Property Damage Protection £81
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payments could be made in as many as three payments, including an initial small deposit. The fees noted above is also for the following: cleaning services, insurances, utilities, upkeep of property pool, etc. Dates are flexible, please call or email to inquire for specific requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Flor-a-mar in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both baths have oversized walk in showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All rooms have newly purchased queen size beds with fresh linens changed between stays. Portable crib is available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
If you are interested in catching fish with a private charter, we highly recommend a fishing guide who I've personally used. The captain will entertain up to four people on a trip at a great rate. Details will be given out once dates of stay are booked. You will not be disappointed! VERY IMPORTANT!!! YOU NEED TO BOOK YOUR FISHING TRIP EARLY BECAUSE HIS CALENDAR FILLS UP QUICKLY!

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