Here’s why you will enjoy dealing with Stephen & Annica. First, they are well educated. Stephen has a bachelors and master’s degree. Annica, who is originally from Sweden, also has a college degree. Second they are experienced with over 14 years managing rental properties. Because we are local, we can quickly address and resolve any issue that may arise vs. an absentee owner or home that is managed by a third party property manager. In addition, we can tell you where to get the best Greek food, tastiest ice cream, most delicious baked goods, or to-die-for pizza and gelato. The couple is committed to continuously improving the rental experience so they collect feedback from each visitor to make the home better for the next guest. They have been adding amenities for over 10 years so every guest experience is 5 stars (please see the reviews). Stephen has the local expertise of 30 years so he can help you make the most of your time in the area. The couple provides each guest with a personal tour of the home so they can get comfortable with their surroundings. The couple is easy going and are not high pressure sales types. If you think our home is a good fit for you, terrific, if not, no worries. There are many lovely destinations and homes so find the one that is right for your family. Stephen & Annica invite you to consider many homes and if our luxury home is a good fit for you, we will do everything we can to make your stay pleasant and memorable. Finally, you can trust us. Once you confirm your booking, it is a done deal. They do not play games by trying to rent the home for more money to another guest. The couple owns two other businesses in the area and has an impeccable reputation for integrity.
Stephen Annica purchased this house in 2003
Stephen’s family moved to Tarpon Springs in the early 1970s. Tarpon Springs has many unique aspects including:
- Tarpon Springs is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places
- Tarpon Spring is Pinellas County’s oldest town (incorporated in 1887)
- Tarpon Springs is located in area of Florida nicknamed 'The Sun Coast'- the area averages over 350+ days of sunshine. In fact, The sun coast area is even listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for the record number of consecutive days of sunshine at 768.
- Tarpon Springs has 51 miles of waterfront to explore (and was once regarded as the Venice of America)
- The average annual temperature is a comfortable 72.8 degrees
- There are No high rise hotels, condos, and beachfront commercial activities like you have in crowded destinations.
- There are 9 free public parks in Tarpon Springs alone
- There are 2 public Gulf of Mexico beaches
- Perhaps the biggest draw to Tarpon Springs is its famous Sponge Docks area with shops, restaurants, bars, boat tours, aquarium, bakeries, and more.
What really separates this home is that it has every amenity conceivable so you can have a truly memorable stay. How did we do it….We began asking guests what if any item do you wish the home had to make your stay more fun, enjoyable, and memorable, and we have been adding amenities ever since. Please make sure you view the slideshow of photos that depict some of the amenities. There are too many to list, but here's a quick example. Say you like a good cup of coffee…You are in luck as we have: 1. A traditional drip coffee pot. 2. A Keurig single cup brewing system. 3. A Nespresso expresso system. Or, if you don't want to make your own, there a numerous local coffee shops nearby including Starbucks. And Don't worry Brits, we have a tea pot.
You will enjoy your own PRIVATE heated pool and hot tub (an amenity not available at the finest hotel)
Food & Drink
If you enjoy eat and drink, then you will love our home as it is walking distance to 50+ restaurants, bakeries, and bars. The famous sponge docks area is just a short walk and has many fantastic dining options and we will make sure you know the local favorites. Also, if you prefer to make your own food or have a cookout. we have a grill and all the pots, pans, dining ware, and utensils.
Florida is famous for fishing and many world records are caught in our waters. If you like to fish, you can try your luck 24/7 on your own private dock. My parents moved to this street when I was 11 and I have fished here for 30+ years. I have caught probably 100 species of fish and crabs over the years just from the dock. We provide fishing poles so it's easy to give your luck a try.
If you are a wildlife fan, you are in luck. Our home is directly on the water, so you never know what you will see each day. Guests have seen dolphins, manatees, sting rays, crabs, many types of fish, ospreys, pelicans, egrets, cranes, herons, gulls, and many additional birds