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Florida Gulf Coast Waterfront home with dock.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 full Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This is a cozy waterfront home, water is in the backyard, that has recently been completely renovated with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and a laundry room. This is an open floorplan home that has room to sleep 6. There are several Championship Golf Courses (Innisbrook Golf Course) in very close proximity to the home. The Pinellas Trail is less than a mile away which runs 34 paved miles for walking, jogging, bicycling/roller blading etc. that you can use with no fees. There are 2 beaches that are within 2 miles, Fred Howard Park and Sunset Beach. The sponge docks are a great sightseeing tour with many historic sites and an awesome night life, excellent restaurants, cultural classes and workshops, St. Michael's shrine, Safford House Museum, Historic Antique district and much more. Stroll through the Greek village and visit over 100 unique shops. All of the theme parks from Tampa to Orlando are within reach. This is much more than just a Florida vacation. Reclaim your sanity and enjoy serenity with your loved ones. Kayak and Canoe down the Anclote River in calm peaceful waters where St. Petersburg College trains all their students. The location could not be better to enjoy all of the surrounding area amenities.

Some of the best fishing we have experienced has been right off the sea wall in the back yard. Anything from Reds, Amber Jack, Red Bellied Snapper, all from the comfort of the property. Catch your bait in the back yard and cast away from the sea wall or dock. You can't go wrong with our outstanding vacation home.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Chris

My wife and I met about 10 miles south of this property when we were just 13 years old in Dunedin, Fl. Little did we know when we met that we would spend the rest of our lives together. Recently, we decided that we wanted to purchase a home that we could retire in this area on the water. After several visits looking at different property, the perfect property hit us in the head. We knew when we first pulled up that this was the property. Our family is still young enough that we can share this property with our kids and afford to share it with you also. We lead very busy lives but absolutely love our time on the East coast of Fl. My wifes family lives all around the area and this makes for the perfect vacation home.

Chris purchased this house in 2011

Why Chris chose Tarpon Springs

We know with the time and money we have put into this home, you will enjoy it just as much as we do. Every amenity of a Florida vacation home is within minutes of the property. The most gorgeous view you could ask for is sitting on the back deck of the home. The old Florida Oak Trees with Spanish moss just add the perfect touch. You will not find another property like this. This is paradise!!

What makes this house unique

The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and theme parks that every family will enjoy. Whether you have children or not, this home is perfect for a tropical paradise you and your loved ones will enjoy. The pictures do not do this home justice. It is definitely more beautiful in person!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris and Teresa,

We want to thank you for the time we were able to spend at your home. This place is peaceful and we loved fishing. This is such a beautiful area and the breeze is excellent even in the dead of the summer. We will remember this trip for a long time. We wish for you and your family many years here. This is a paradise.

Thank you,

C and J
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • This spacious shower has both a regular Moen Shower head and a Rain head. It makes for an excellent relaxing experience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master has a flat screen TV with Direct TV.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a dock and a slip for 2 jet skis if you have them.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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Florida Gulf Coast Waterfront home with dock.
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Great location

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a great location. The kitchen is very well equipped with a new appliances. The bathroom is also new, but not large. A few extra towel bars would help.The house in general is fine, but there were only 2 chairs for the lovely patio, neither of which was very functional. We purchased two chairs for the patio as a gift to the house. It is too bad to have such a lovely patio on the bayou and not be able to sit and enjoy it. Chris was very helpful with information before we arrived. All in all, a very pleasant experience!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Our two-week stay in Tarpon Springs was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well-appointed, good beds, great kitchen, clean, and an unbelievable 180 degree water view. Chris was very kind and efficient answering questions and securing the accommodation. We rented bikes for a week from a shop downtown and had fun exploring the Sponge Docks and the town which is full of antique stores and good restaurants. The 35-mile bike path is safe, flat and easy for us old folks! (We did not ride the whole length!) We were hoping for warmer weather in January, but there's no controlling Mother Nature!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond BC

J & D Richmond BC

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your clean, comfortable home with all amenities. Location is very convenient to shopping & Sponge Docks. Lots of good Greek restaurants to enjoy. We rented bikes from Tarpon Tom's for a couple of weeks. Hopefully we get to kayak on our next trip. It was a short bike ride to Sunset Beach & Howard Park, lovely beaches!

Hubby enjoyed fishing off the dock, our pet heron always waiting for dinner. A great place to relax, would highly recommend. Nice quiet area & great neighbors. Gorgeous view from any window or deck.

A big thanks to the owner & his wife for sharing their home, also to Patti for all she did for us.

See you in 2015, Joyce & Don

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location and property in Tarpon Springs !

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house on the perfect land in the perfect location with the perfect owner to deal with!

This house is so cool! So cozy. Super views. The lot is amazing with a mammoth live oak and a half circle sea wall with tons of water frontage a dock. It is near a bridge which i was neutral on but it is actually fun to sit and watch the cars and people biking over it and boats going under. I would call it a feature!

Very near the trail for biking and blading and the sponge docs.

Decorated and perfect for relaxing and the owners are super to deal with! See ya next year!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prescott, Az

Can't Wait to Return !

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on this property was for 7 nights and we chose it due to its close proximity to family members we were visiting in Tarpon Springs. The home is in a quiet and peaceful cul de sac and was beautifully decorated, super cozy, clean and comfortable with a homey feel. The kitchen is state of the art, fully equipped and there is a bbq on the deck for use as well. The couch in the sunroom was the perfect spot to relax while taking in the fabulous view out the windows. We spent a lot of time on the deck watching the boats and kayaks go by and my grandson enjoying the swing. We were visited by a Blue Heron, White Ibis, an Egret and watched a Bald Eagle fly low over the water in front of the house. With so much to do in the surrounding areas, I wish we had more time to spend relaxing at the house, but it was the perfect home to return to after a long day out. This property is within walking or kayaking distance to the Sponge Docks. It is very close to Sunset Beach and Fred Howard Park and plenty of restaurants a short distance away. It is only a 30 minute drive to Clearwater with plenty of tourist places to see and a beautiful beach. The Aquarium was a hit with my grandson as he got a chance to see Winter the star of Dolphin Tale. I would highly recommend this vacation rental to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely, comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 2 wks in March: one week with a group of paddling friends (& my husband) and the 2nd week with one other friend. It was wonderful to have such a clean, comfortable,lovely home to return to, after paddling. Although weather was a bit chilly when we visited, we managed to enjoy lunch on the deck on a couple of days. We had a heron come up to the deck on a couple of mornings. to visit us. It's in an excellent location: I could paddle in the bayous or follow the channel out towards the Sponge Docks or towards the bay. The owner provided wonderful customer service, promptly arranging to have a kitchen knife set and tea kettle available to us, when we asked. A bonus was meeting the next door neighbour, a very kind and friendly gentleman.

It would have been handy to have another bathroom, but the 6 of us coped very well in that first week. I would definitely recommend this property, for a quiet peaceful stay or as a focal point for other activities in and around Tarpon Springs.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tarpon Springs
Fred Howard Park
Hellas Restaurant
Best Lamb Chops I've ever eaten!!
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill
Captain Jacks Waterfront Grill
Dolphin Deep Sea Fishing
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
Aquarium Tarpon Springs
Currents Restaurant
My moms favorite restaurant!
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Awesome Greek Atmosphere within the greek established town of Tarpon Springs.
Tarpon Springs City Marina
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sawgrass Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Windsong Sailing Charters
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Restaurant & many others
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fred Howard Park
Car: recommended

Busch Gardens - 26 miles

Ybor City - 30 miles

LegoLand - 87 miles

Lowry Park Zoo - 28 miles

Adventure Island Water Park - 26 miles

Tampa Bay Aquarium - 30 miles

Hyde Park Village - 27 miles

Countryside Mall - 11 miles

Canoe Escape - 36 miles

Sea World Orlando - 104 miles

Universal Studios - 108 miles

Universal Islands of Adventure - 108 miles

Disney's MGM Studios - 101 miles

Disney's Epcot Center - 101 miles

Disney's Animal Kingdom - 101 miles

Disney's Magic Kingdom - 101 miles

St. Pete Pier - 31 miles

Salvador's Dali Museum - 31 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tarpon Springs, 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
Peak Season
2 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £142.86
Property Damage Protection £42.14
Tax Rate 13.0%

No Pets allowed as my son and I are highly allergic to dogs and cats. 6 week minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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