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'Paradise Living' / 2bed 2 bath with 19' Boat

Paul or Karen

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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'Paradise Living' / 2bed 2 bath with 19' Boat

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Palm Harbor Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6

This is beautiful 'Lake Tarpon Villa's' Condominiums. This fully

furnished condominium is located in a lagoon like setting on Lake Tarpon, ten minutes east of some of the most popular sandy white gulf beaches and sunsets in the world.

This lovely complex is surrounded by water and boardwalks, a notable feature for peace and tranquility!

This second floor condo comes with a shared heated pool & 6 person jacuzzi. The condo's rear patio overlooks the pool area and boat docks where your own 2006 19 foot pontoon boat

awaits your arrival!

The master bedroom is spacious and has an additional patio which has a spiral staircase leading up to a private sundeck for sunbathing. The second bedroom has a queen bed for family or guests. The living room has a sofa bed for additional guests as well.

Laundry center and workout room is located next to the pool. Do all your laundry at once while taking a relaxing dip in the pool.

Lake Tarpon is approximately five miles long and three miles wide. Lake Tarpon is one of the best bass fishing lakes in the state. This condo is secluded from the busy Gulf beaches and traffic, yet close to shopping, restaurants & Disney Resorts.

Information on the Pontoon Boat: The condo rental pricing is based on the condo alone. The boat is not figured into the rental of the unit, rather it is an extra amenity for our guests to use after a orientation and check ride by the owner or their associates. The 2006 pontoon boat has scheduled maintenance times during the year depending on its usage. Boat usage is is limited to daytime use only. No skiing or tubing is permitted.

Dinner & Sightseeing Cruises: Guests that stay with us have special rates on cruising and sightseeing events. Request information if you are interested.

Helicopter Rides: Guests that stay with us have the opportunity to fly the area via helicopter. For a true adventure , inquire during your stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul or Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Paul or Karen

Both Karen and I have been in the public services industry (Public Safety and Insurance) for over 30 years. Karen has a unique talent in cooking, decorating and Social Planning for small to large scale events. We take pride in offering a 'home away from home' place for guests from all over the world. We provide amenities that few vacation rentals offer and at a reasonable price.

Paul or Karen purchased this condo in 1997

Why Paul or Karen chose Palm Harbor

If you enjoy superb weather all year round, water activities which include both the Gulf of Mexico and a scenic lakeside country like setting, our place is just what your looking for! The best rated beaches in the world are minutes from our home. The best in bass fishing is out you back door on Lake Tarpon. If Theme Parks are on your schedule, Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studio's about 1 1/2 hours away. Fine Dining and Shopping are minutes away. Come see the famous 'Winter the Dalphin' from the movie Dalphin Tale. Winter is located near by at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

What makes this condo unique

The Pinellas Suncoast has something to offer for everyone young or old.. Your own 19' pontoon boat awaits your arrival with lessons on how to operate and navigate her safely for you and your guests. Our condo is perfectly located. You have the option to fish and swim on the lake off your pontoon boat, or drive a few minutes to the beach and swim or fish in the Gulf of Mexico!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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'Paradise Living' / 2bed 2 bath with 19' Boat
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two weeks at this condo in 10/09 and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The condo was sparkling clean and had many extras that made our visit enjoyable - beach toys, beach towels, hair dryers, etc. The pool was great as was the hot tub. The pontoon that came with the condo was a lot of fun and the little alligator that lived in the canal was fun to watch.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time. Karen and I strive to make our vacation home the best place, the way we would like to have a place if we were away from our home. You are welcome to come back and visit any time:) Paul & Karen

Fantastic rental, would rent here again

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rental unit! Karen did a great job on the interior decorating, very warm and homey. Felt right at home as soon as we walked thru the front door. Paul came over upon arrival and gave us the boating walk thru. The place was very well stocked with just about anything you could possibly need or want. Had a great time on the boat and had friends come over from Largo and McDill AFB for a cruise on the lake, everyone had a great time and were very impressed with our accommodations. If coming back to this area of Florida would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect for a small group of 4 or less

  • 5 of 5

I rented for ten days to spend a week with my best friends who I meet with every year at a rental property usually on or very near the water. This condo was perfect for the three of us and then also when the friends left and my daughter and son-in-law for the Memorial Day weekend. The condo is not large but it is VERY well equipped, comes with a wonderful pontoon boat for the easily qualified boater, and is well maintained and true to the photos. One word of advice: unless you work for a professional cleaning company, don't bother trying to clean the unit at your departure to redeem the $150 cleaning fee. I tried and did what I thought was required only to be disappointed. Treat the cost of the cleaning fee as part of the rental and save the time for enjoying the local restaurants, pool or boat. I would also not recommend swimming in Lake Tarpon as it not only home to many snowbirds but also alligators. I was told it was safe to swim in the middle or deepest part of lake...the pool was fine! friends and I not only found that everything we needed was already provided to start the vacation: toilet paper, towels, soaps, coffee, seasonings, a fully-equipped kitchen, dvd's, cd's, plastic bags, etc, etc. There are even unopened bottles of wine in the kitchen which we did not partake (we actually left a bottle od Zin) because we did not know if they are there for use gratis or if we would be dinged from our remaining deposit. We had brought our own wines, but it would be helpful to let renters know.

We did visit several restaurants including Rusty Bellies, Costa's, Berns (Tampa)for our steaks, Cody's Roadhouse on 19 (ask for Melissa's station and tip her well!) and a cute Hawaiian breakfast/lunch place on Orange St at the west end of Tampa Rd. It's great for vegetarians and also if you have a pet along (though renters are not permitted to bring pets to the condo). We left their menu with the others in the condo. If you are looking for really inexpensive, good Italian food there is a place at the beginning of the Sponge Docks across the street from the first boat tour yellow ticket hut (on the right) and at the back of the parking lot. We took takeout meatball and eggplant parm heroes with us on the boat and for $6.95 ea. they were great as was that boat tour company. They have the highest rating and deservingly so.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks William for submitting a review on our vacation rental. Karen and I take great pride in providing our guests with a memorable experience. The condo is in a prime location to do anything you desire as you have addressed in your review. The complimentary wine is placed on the counter for our guests to have. We are sorry that you were upset about not receiving your full deposit back. The cleaning guideline in several places inside the unit. It addresses what you need to do to receive your full deposit back. No professional cleaning service is needed if you take the time to clean the unit. We return 98% of our deposits where our guests take the time to clean. You will find that most vacation rentals take a cleaning fee without the option to self-clean. We give our guests that option to safe them money. Thanks for staying with us and have a great summer! Paul & Karen
Stratford, CT

Excellent vacation property

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend staying at this condo--very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The covered deck has a pleasant view--true to the pictures--and we enjoyed our happy hours there each day. We had the pleasure of meeting Paul and taking a nice boat ride on the beautiful lake. Our visit included going to the Sponge Docks village a few miles away--great place to spend an afternoon browsing the many shops, taking a harbor cruise and eating at one of the many Greek restaurants--our favorites being Costas and Rusty Bellies. Location is great for many FL attractions. Hope to visit again and stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Rental Condo Villa as good as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found the Tarpon Villa condo just as described

in Pauls advertisement. This condo is in a great location for

visiting such unique cities such as Dunedin, Palm Harbor,

Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar and New Port Richey. You also can fish or take a leisurely ride

in the pontoon on Tarpon Lake. We had several requests for

Paul and he handled them quickly and professionally. I would

definitely recommend this condo to any of my family and friends.

Dan & Sue Keliher

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan & Sue, It was a pleasure having you both at our place. We hope you can find your way back down to visit what Pinellas County has to offer, relaxation, fine dining, great nightlife, wonderful beaches and some of the best weather in the country. That is why all of us call it the Suncoast of Florida! Karen and I wish you well and have a great summer! Paul & Karen
dallas pa usa

2 month stay 1/1/11 thru 2/28/11

  • 2 of 5

Owner appears friendly. Was difficult to get in touch. Seems he was out of area for most of time. Unit is attractive, but had problems w/cockroaches first 2 weeks. I had to spray every day for 2 weeks. Talked to other unit renters/owners and they had no problem. Also boat was included in rental but was not available for use until after 2/15/11. Thought I should have gotten a small refund but just got email asking if we wanted to rent the following year! Location is great and neighbors very friendly. Would rent in this area again but not from these owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Karen & I do everything possible to see that all concerns & needs are meet in a timely fashion. I am not sure why the late response since you did stay with us at the beginning of the year but I reviewed our email trail and all of them were responded to the same day. The boat was made available to you right away and I have one dated 1/22 from you stating that "the boat was running GREAT” So I am not sure where the 2/15 date comes from. I believe the problem was with the battery, I am not sure if something was left on that drained it but it was handled via cell phone while I was out of the area from 1/17-21st. I had someone come out and change out the battery. Mechanical breakdown is something we have no control over and there is no extra charge for the boat. As far as the palmetto bugs NOT cockroaches. We regularly spay and keep the unit very clean as you can see from past reviews, although we have no control over how things are kept when we have long term guests. Florida's climate is subtropical and palmetto bugs, love bugs, mosquitoes, Lizards, snakes, no-see-ems & alligators can be a nuisance but they come hand ands hand with our BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL WARM SUNNY CLIMATE. Karen and I having been running this unit as a vacation rental since 2003 providing countless wonderful family vacations for people all over the world. We are truly sorry yours was not one of them and we hope that you are able to find a place that meets your expectations next winter. Sincerely, Paul & Karen Proud owners of Lake Tarpon Villas unit 4-204


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tampa or St Petersburg Airports
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Dockside Bar & Grille
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Innisbrook Golf & Tennis Resort
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tampa, FL
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Dockside Bar & Grille
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs
Car: recommended

Palm Harbor is the next city North of Clearwater and Dunedin. The city of Tarpon Springs is next city North of Palm Harbor. Palm Harbor is located in Pinellas county sun coast.

Other Activities: Private Dinner Cruises and Helicopter tours available

Golf: Numerous PGA championship golf courses are nearby. Innisbrook Golf Club is 3 blocks south of the unit.


Rates & Availability

From $131 Per night

Palm Harbor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring / Summer Season
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Special
Aug 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Please send requests..
NOTE: Winter Season - Weekly Rentals Only in November & December.
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LAPTOP USERS! Free High Speed WiFi Internet Service and long distance calling available.
All utilities and amenities are included.
Boat usage determined after a boat orientation and check-ride. The only extra costs is the fuel you use.
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Palm Harbor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 bedrooms, one king in master bedroom, 1queen in second bedroom. Also the couch in living room makes into a queen.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your laptop computer! High Speed WiFi is available. Everything is included in this luxury condo! Just bring your toothbrush !

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