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Luxurious Tropical Sanctuary

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
30 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Tarpon Springs - Sunshine & Serenity Galore

3 Bedroom | 2 Full Bath | Large 1-Story Home | Lush Landscaping

Just minutes to the Gulf! Serenity at it's best! Peaceful, Tropical surroundings with gorgeous sunsets...This luxurious sanctuary is located just steps from the beautiful 'Sunset Beach' which connects to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Located within minutes to Fred Howard Park, Sunset Beach, library, dining, shopping centers, Pinellas Trail, The Sponge Docks, Sports complex/field and Tarpons historical downtown district; and just a short drive to Craig Park, offering a Public Boat launch on the Bayou with access to the Gulf, tennis courts, gated playground, picnic benches and fishing. Boating is easy with plenty of rentals nearby – or bring your own boat and launch it just a few blocks down the road.

No steps to climb as you relax in this large, one-story home surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Casual elegance throughout. Turn-key furnished (everything including the kitchen sink!) including flat screen TVs, surround-sound entertainment, electric fireplace, fresh linens, gourmet kitchen, dinnerware, appliances and simply all the comforts of home – just bring your toothbrush! Outdoor Patio with table & chairs PLUS a brand new 14-foot "Sunsetter" Remote-Control Retractable Awning, large fenced yard, plus, plus, plus. And when you're ready to explore our Greek Village or the local Parks, a tandem 'bicycle built for two' awaits you!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Dennis & Ali
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2016

About Dennis & Ali

We are long-time Florida (Sunshine State) residents - and our 'Tropical Retreat' is just 18 miles from our Home, which allows us to be responsive to the needs of all our wonderful guests. We take great pride in our Property. It's been been completely redecorated with brand new furnishings throughout, complimented by all of the quality amenities of home. Just bring your clothes and a toothbrush - and it's OK to leave your shoes at home!

Dennis & Ali purchased this house in 2014

Why Dennis & Ali chose Clearwater Area

It's simply a 'model' home – pristine, cozy, spacious and casual elegance throughout! From the moment we first visited this home, the 'WOW' factor caught our attention. A great 'home away from home' for us, and for all of our wonderful Guests.

What makes this house unique

Located within minutes to Fred Howard Park, Sunset Beach, library, dining, shopping centers, Pinellas Trail, The Sponge Docks, Sports complex/field and Tarpons historical downtown district; and just a short drive to Craig Park, offering a Public Boat launch on the Bayou with access to the Gulf, tennis courts, gated playground, picnic benches and fishing.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Luxurious Tropical Sanctuary
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
5

Relaxation guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and fully equipped with everything you need to make your relaxing vacation perfect! The location of this property is superb for walks or bike rides to Sunset beach. Tarpon Springs Greek community brings an abundance or authentic Greek food which is a must do, along with fresh seafood restaurants and waterside dining, perfect after a day at the beach. Very friendly area with lots of local things to do. We are looking forward to our next visit already!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From day one, our objective has been to distinguish our home from so many other "vacation rentals," by creating a clean, cozy, welcoming environment. Top quality furnishings coupled with everything needed for a "Home Sweet Home" away from Home. Great to receive such kind comments and we always look forward to welcoming our Guests (friends) back year after year!
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5

Beyond Expectation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the luxuries. Close proximity to beautiful Howard Park Beach. Bikes provided.

Everything you need to cook nice meals and a bar for entertaining. Enjoyed the fireplace and the jacuzzi tub. Dennis and Ali have thought of everything. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's heartening to receive such thoughtful comments from our Guests, as we invest a great deal of time in making our "tropical retreat" a real Home Sweet Home for everyone. Comfort, quality and responsiveness is important to us when we travel, which is why we do our very best to provide the same for all of our Guests!
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5

Tropical retreat

  • 5 of 5

We found this tropical retreat to be a very clean, spacious, fully furnished home. This home has a beautiful, large back yard. We enjoyed the short walk to Sunset Beach in the evening. We experienced local favorite venues such as: Gandi's homemade like pies, Ozona Blue's restaurant and the organic coffee shop on Pinellas Avenue with shaded outside seating. Our hosts showed a strong desire to please their guests.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always nice to hear that our efforts to ensure that our Guests enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay. The best quality furnishings coupled with a clean and welcoming atmosphere is our goal. As we live just 18 miles away, we have teh pleasure of not only meeting our wonderful Guests, but can easily respond to any and all needs.
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5

Tropical Retreat Paridise

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect. Large living room dining room combination, with a huge Master Bedroom suite. It is well appointed and located just a short distance from the beach in one of the most beautiful cities in Florida. The owners provide great service and have provided just about anything anyone would want! It is a great place to stay! We highly recommned it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As longtime annual guests and now friends, we are very pleased that Tom & Mary enjoy relaxing every January at our Tarpon Sanctuary. They are without question, the "perfect" Guests in so many respects and it is our pleasure to welcome them back time and again!
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North Wales
5

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of December in this beautiful 5 star property . This truly is a home away from home ! The property was spotlessly clean and the furnishings in first class condition. Everything needed was provided and we had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Tarpon Springs is a lovely area with many beautiful State Parks to explore and a lovely beach area nearby. Many thanks to the owners Dennis and Ali.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our thanks to Lynda and Peter for their kind words (and for being such special Guests)- all of which inspire us to continue to do our very best to make our Vacation Home a "welcome" escape for all.
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Southampton, England
5

Tropical Retreat in Tarpon Springs, Tampa

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Wow! Wow!

This villa is amazing. It is literally beautiful inside. The camera certainly doesn't lie!

Everything inside is brand new and immaculately kept. The people who own this villa really have thought of everything. It is so well equipped and very clean. You really get the 'Home from Home' feeling. I like the fact that if you had a problem, the owners only live about 18 miles away, and they encouraged you to phone no matter how small or large the issue was. I'm happy to say that we didn't need to contact them!

Everything was really close to the accommodation too.

I am looking forward to rebooking next year as the whole of the family enjoyed our stay. We have never stayed in such a lovely and comfortable villa.

We all had such a good time on the bikes that are provided for use especially the tandem bike which provided many hours of laughter!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear from Guests that our pictures tell the truth in terms of what to expect - many of whom are pleasantly surprised by just how welcoming our place is compared to their past experiences elsewhere. We take great pride in creating a fun, clean, comfortable "home sweet home" environment, allowing our Guests to simply exhale, relax and enjoy all that Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay have to offer.
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Location

Tarpon Springs
"Since 1970 Hellas Restaurant has been a proud cornerstone of the Greek Community in Tarpon S..."
Fred Howard Park
Key Vista Nature Park
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill
Aquarium Tarpon Springs
A.L. Anderson Park
Mr Souvlaki
Sponge Docks Curio
Mama's Greek Cuisine
Dolphin Deep Sea Fishing
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Captain Jacks Waterfront Grill
Crabby Bill's -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Tarpon Tavern
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Anclote Key
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Hellas Greek Restaurant & Bakery
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sunset Beach

Vacation in Florida in this spacious & elegantly decorated winter retreat! Experience Tarpon Springs, the best Mediterranean getaway in Central Florida. Tarpon Springs is not only a historic and picturesque city; it is full of lively and delightful people. Surrounded by old mansions and enriched with Mediterranean heritage, Tarpon Springs has the perfect blend of culture, entertainment and history. At the turn of the century, Greek sponge divers brought the culture that exists today. A hidden vacation gem in Central Florida's West Coast. There is plenty to do such as boating, abundant beaches, state parks, golfing, deep sea fishing,… visiting the famous Sponge Docks, fabulous dining at various restaurants, antique shopping, biking, swimming, boating and watching the sunsets from one of the many bayous that feed into the Gulf of Mexico. Library, tennis courts, a meat market and grocery store, The Scenic Pinellas Trail (a 37 mile path that runs from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg for walking, jogging, running, biking, rollerblading ), the Tarpon Spring Trolley which tours the towns most famous landmarks, and more. Plus, there are two fantastic beaches (Sunset Beach and Fred Howard Park Beach) within 2 miles of the home.

After traveling all the way to Florida, most families prefer to spend their time enjoying themselves. This is why you will love our home because unlike the vast majority of other rental houses where you must pack up the car and drive to everything, from our home you can walk to almost everything including: The World Famous Sponge Docks with its fine award winning restaurants and specialty gift shops, bakeries, deep-sea fishing boats, sponge fishing tour boat, Dolphin Watch Island Tour Boat, Kayak rentals, boat rentals, antique shops, a winery, and historic district with red brick streets, exquisite victorian homes, art galleries, day spa, hair salon, scenic Spring Bayou, Craig Park, Sunset Beach, Howard Park...

Why vacation just anywhere in Florida when you can experience the quaint and peaceful village of Tarpon Springs, which is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Tarpon Springs is Pinellas County’s oldest town and was incorporated in 1887. Tarpon Springs is located in a part of Florida nicked named the Sun Coast as it averages over 300+ days of sunshine. The town has over 51 miles of waterfront and an average annual temperature is 72.8 degrees. There are no highrise hotels and condos in Tarpon to crowd your family vacation, and there are 2 public beaches and 9 parks in Tarpon Springs alone.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
December Early Bird Special
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
30 night minimum stay
£2,258
for 30 nights
From
£70
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Peak Season
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
£2,967
for 30 nights
From
£94
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
£2,494
for 30 nights
From
£78
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

3+Guests Per Guest Night £8
Cleaning Per Stay £99
Property Damage Protection £47

Additional fees may apply:
- Premium Rate will routinely be charged for stays less than two weeks (exception to our minimum stay policy)
- Credit Card | 2% of rent if Credit Card used for Booking
- $10.00 Per Person Per Night if more than 2 Guests

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tarpon Springs in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath adjoining Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Pristine & Spacious
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Pristine
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom One - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Ensemble & Digital TV plus Memory Foam Mattress Top
    Guest Bedroom Two - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sumptuous Queen SofaBed Ensemble & Digital TV
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Ensemble & Digital TV plus 3' Memory Foam Mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Just minutes to the Gulf! Solitude at it's best! Peaceful, Tropical surroundings with gorgeous sunsets...This luxurious sanctuary is located just steps from the beautiful 'Sunset Beach' which connects to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Only one mile to Howard Park! Boating is easy with plenty of rentals nearby – or bring your own boat and launch it just a few blocks down the road. No steps to climb as you relax in this large, one-story home surrounded by lush tropical landscaping & back patio shaded by a new (2016) 14-Foot "Sunsetter" Remote-Controlled Retractable Awning. Casual elegance throughout. Turn-key furnished (everything including the kitchen sink!) including flat screen TVs, surround-sound entertainment, fresh linens, gourmet kitchen, dinnerware, appliances and simply all the comforts of home – just bring your toothbrush! And when you're ready to explore the Greek Village or the local Parks, a tandem 'bicycle built for two' awaits you!

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