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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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

Mark Muraczewski
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Flor-a-mar in New Port Richey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Waterfront home, In ground heated pool with Outdoor kitchen, Private Community
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been renting places in Florida for over ten years and this is our favorite place. We really enjoyed staying at this house. The house is actually better than the pictures. The location is perfect, located on a canal a very short distance from the Gulf. We enjoyed kayaking in the canal and the Gulf. Our family enjoyed the pool and the outdoor kitchen. One day dolphins came into the canal and provided a real show for our grand- daughter. We also took advantage of the bikes that were provided to view the beautiful neighborhood. The owners were very accommodating and cooperative. It is close to great restaurants, pharmacies, urgent care and shopping centers. We like it so much that we are going to rent it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Debbie and I continue to try and make our guests feel like they are at home in their own backyard. And with reading about all the nice things Fred and Cheryl had to say, it sounds like we accomplished it again, Thanks for staying at our home and we'll see you next year!
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Made many memories with my grandson

  • 4 of 5

This is a fun place to stay with family as you are able to swim and fish off the dock as well as use the canal and watch the boats go up and down it. The house has 4 bedrooms which allows people to spread out. Much better than going to a motel!! The owners get right back to you with questions and want your experience in their home to be a good one. My grandson commented that this was the best vacation he has been on! Our daughter and son-in-law also enjoyed their stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vicki for choosing our home. We love to hear how families create long lasting memories.You also touched on some nice benefits about our place, including the dock, pool and the accommodations. We'll be glad to hear from you again in the future. Enjoy, Mark and Debbie
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Hot Springs Village, AR

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the house. It was open, spacious and well furnished. Pool and outdoor areas were great and owner was very helpful and accomidating.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation stay. The house is just as described and had everything you need to enjoy the area. The house was clean and very well maintained. I especially appreciated the detailed instructions and follow up from Mark to ensure the stay was perfect. We will definitely book again next time we are in the Tampa / New Port Richey area!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Larry for your review. Debbie and I try to do our best making sure things are at their best for our guests. We glad your time was enjoyable. Congrats to your football team! We hope to hear from you in the future. Mark and Debbie
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I would highly reccomend this property to anyone looking to rent a home in the New Port Richey area!

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start the homeowner was very easy to communicate with. The house was extremely clean and organized as advertised. We were able to rent a boat and keep it at the dock space they provided. The pool was great and we really enjoyed the bikes that were included also! We feel the owner goes above and beyond to make your stay a good one and it worked because my family had a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for your kind thoughts. Debbie and I try to look through our guest's eyes as if we were staying at our home. Planning a vacation can be stressful enough ,so we try our best to make your experience a pleasureable one. It's so nice to hear your family had a great time with h all the amenities that were offered to you. Hope to hear from you again. Thanks, Mark and Debbie
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  • 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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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, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Peak
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4th of July Week
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Off Peak
9 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day Week
27 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving week
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas week
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
New Years week
31 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.13
Property Damage Protection £77.44
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payments are made in three installments (pending date of inquiry), including an initial small deposit. We encourage use of Echeck (no fees) rather than credit cards (which has fees). Total payments include the following: house cleaning services (pre/post stay), insurances, utilities, upkeep of property and pool, etc. Dates for arival and departure are flexible, please call or email to inquire for specific requests. Also, pool heater is optional, please read options in our listing regarding pool costs. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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