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The Beach - SUNRISE over the marina with morning coffee!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Southside Rural Community - THE BEACH at Little Harbor

Fabulously! furnished 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Marina view with Beach on propery


The townhouse is part of The Resort & Club at Little Harbor located in the quiet town of Ruskin, FL. This Caribbean-style resort is set on 124 acres on the south shore of Tampa Bay. It is surrounded by 3 miles of water frontage, 1/2 mile of white sandy beach, the calm waters of the marina's canals, harbors and Tampa Bay. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful southwest Florida sunsets at the tiki bar, on the white sandy beach in one of the many loungers or in the full service 7 day restaurant. Also from these areas enjoy the amazing view of the city skylines of St. Petersburg and Tampa. After dark enjoy the nightly entertainment in the tiki bar/restaurant or just walk the tiki torch paths or enjoy the sitting areas with fire pits on the beach in the moonlight.

Beautifully furnished. Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Main bedroom has luxuries queen bed with hotel bedding, bedroom 2 has 2 extra long twin beds with hotel bedding, extra queen bed provided in the living room with a pull out couch. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer provided , living room has a chaise couch and 2 modern reclining chairs, 40 inch tv on a beautiful beach inspired console, dining room has counter height seating for 4, there are 4 bacolconies with patio furniture and a patio outback overlooking the marina. Views from the living room of the marina and you even see the dolphins and manatee in there swimming. The main bedroom has a beautiful view of the marina and the canal you can see the sunrises every morning, the second bedroom you can see the Gulf and watch the cruise ships leave. There is so much to do on this property with the beach located on the property and the 2 restaurants and bar and even a tiki bar to see the most beautiful sunsets. We even have a bbq to grill your favourite meals. Bicycles are available to discover all that is around.

The resort and residential village offers:

-Two restaurants overlooking the beach.

-A beach side tiki bar with live entertainment

-36 holes of championship golf at Cypress Creek 8 miles away in Ruskin

-2 golf courses all within 15 mins away in Sun City

-250 ft fishing pier

-2 deep water marina's with total of 330 boat slips, fuel dock, bait & tackle store, ramp, parking for trailer.

- heated pools, a canal side pool with a spa

-Jet skis, kayaks and fishing boats are available to rent.

-Meeting rooms and special event rooms for 200 people.

-3tennis courts one night lit with gallery seating, horseshoes, shuffleboard, volleyball

-Fitness gym

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

elaine corris
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, ASL American Sign Language
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Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2016
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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

The Beach - SUNRISE over the marina with morning coffee!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Spectacular Waterfront Property with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully comfy condo with everything you might need when away from home. Beds are very comfortable and a washer/dryer is inside the unit. Kitchen was well equipped. We cooked several meals in it and found everything we needed to be there. Lots of balcony's, with two of them overlooking the marina with table and chairs to sit and relax and watch the boats and wildlife. The amenities around the property are great also. Plenty of places to eat, swim, and take a stroll. You've got to eat at the Fish House just up the street on Shell Point Drive. Fried Shrimp, Scallops, and Clams are excellent. We would have eaten there daily, but they are only open Thur-Sat. Almost every night we would walk down to the edge of the bay and out on to the pier to see the sun set and check out all the fish and other creatures in the water. You can dock your boat in the marina behind the condo and walk to it. Just between us if you rent a slip in the marina by the month it's cheaper than renting for one week, by almost half. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to be near the water in a small hometown setting. We stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great you enjoyed this area and you told advantage of all it has to offer. We hope you will come back and stay with us again!
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A beautiful five star condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at 'The Beach.' This beautiful townhouse condo is not done enough justice by its pictures. It is absolutely lovely in every aspect. Immaculately clean, it contained every creature comfort we could ever need or want during our stay. The views from the rear balconies were peaceful and relaxing, as we watched the fishing boats cruise up and down the waterway. We even witnessed dolphins playing in the water on a couple of evenings. The entire community is secluded, clean and within walking distance to the beach and pools. It truly is an ideal getaway setting to just unwind, away from the crowds and traffic. My husband and I were completely happy with every aspect of this property. Directions were clear, everything in the unit is clearly marked, in working order and clean, clean, clean!!! I highly recommend a stay in this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make your vacation a relaxing one and worry free! I am so glad you saw the dolphins it is very entertaining. Come back again. Thanks for being such great guests. Elaine The Beach
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great Location Great condition. Little touches like bikes and beach cart make a big difference.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed all that our townhouse has to offer. We want our guests to feel like they are at home but having fun on vacation! Keep us in mind for your next vacation.
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lil harbor

  • 5 of 5

I thought the property was very attractively done and very clean. It has many decks to sit and relax and enjoy beautiful views both in front and in back. It's location offers many things to do and see very close by without the need of a car. Neighbors are very friendly. It was ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you stay with us. I know you have stayed at Little Harbor before and know you will stay with us again. I appreciate your kind words I decorated it myself and tried to appeal to a variety of guests. We look forward to to seeing you again. Thanks for being such great guests!
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  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent two weeks at Elaine's townhouse. It is supplied with everything we needed, very well-maintained, and in a lovely resort. The bikes were easy to use and available, the wi fi and television worked well, except for a brief period after a storm. (Elaine was quick to intervene and provide advice...everything was okay within a couple of hours.) All appliances in good working order, including washer-driver, dishwasher, toaster, electric teapot, microwave, etc. This is a very nice location, with a sunrise window and a beautiful view of Tampa Bay across the street that is spectacular in the evening. We made many trips into St. Pete for plays, museums, and meals, though the restaurants on the resort were fine. We did a good bit of cooking and grocery stores are nearby. Newspaper available most mornings, if you get up by 8:30....Good walking, swimming pools, shuffleboard, etc. It was a little cool for water activities in January, but boats, kayaks, and fishing available. Luckily we were able to extend a couple of days because of snow in the mid-Atlantic, and Elain was very flexible.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am so glad that you had a good time and you felt that the townhouse was equipped with everything you needed. I agree the views from the back with the Osprey and sunrises , beautiful. It is just an added bonus to see the sunset from the front overlooking Tampa bay. I was happy to accomadate the extra days as well! Keep in touch and hope to have you back next year.
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Great Hideaway retreat.

  • 5 of 5

My family has just gotten back from staying at THE BEACH in Little harbor. We loved watching the boats going in and out of both marinas. The manatees swimming by the docks putting on a show. We could see the dolphins chasing the fish and playing from the balcony. We did have a car and it was located out of the busy areas but still very close to all of the attractions. It was a great choice for our vacation we will be back again. This place was amazing! Thank you for a great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the views and what we have to offer at The Beach in Little Harbor. We look forward to your return. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us.
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Southside Rural Community, Florida Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter getaway 2017
11 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summertime special
4 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee applies £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We require you sign a rental agreement at time of booking.
NO pets or NO smoking allowed inside the property. You must be over 21 years of age to qualify for renting this property.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Southside Rural Community in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Hotel bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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