A tropical, Key West style home awaits you and your family.
The river, with its expansive views opens to the Gulf of Mexico and Anclote Island and finding large shells. If swimming is your activity of the day, then your large solar heated pool covered by a birdcage screening and outdoor dining with a barbecue gas grill at your fingertips. Outside the screening, step onto a large deck to sun and watch the boats go by and to enjoy the palm trees and flowers.
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The colorful house is very open and is overlooking the Heated pool, deck and new dock with it's own boat lift, and River. The spacious family room with large screen T.V., VCR / DVD player and a CD stereo and H.S. internet service. The complete kitchen with all electrical conveniences is ready for your favorite meal or for fruity drinks coming from your own fruit trees.
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Golfing is just around the corner: Golfing is All Over The Place here. Many courses to choose from including the world famous Inisbrook. Beaches are wide with white sand and within 15 minutes. Rental boats, sky diving, parasailing, casino boats within 10 minutes, river rafting, . Loads of tourist attractions, Ringling museum , Disney, and many other parks. There is outside dinning restaurants, many with nightly music.
Fishing: Florida is a great place to visit for sun, fun, and just relaxing and enjoying yourself and family. Florida is world famous for its deep sea fishing, Tours, 1/2 and full day leave from Tarpon Springs everyday. Casino cruises leave everyday. Rent your own boat and take a ride to an island for the day.
Dining / Shopping / sightseeing: World famous Sponge docks of Tarpon Springs is only a 10 minute drive with a old town Greek flavor as well as assorted seafood and even Mexican Cuisine. This is a family outing place. Rent a pontoon boat and take a scenic ride up the river. beauty that can not be described. Shop in the local shops for the finest soaps and sponges, with great shells.
WE, Judy and Jim live only a few minutes up the road and are anxious to help in any way that we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible
Review #6149908 A Little Bit of Paradise
My husband and I would recommend this beautifully decorated vacation home to families and couples. Clean, well supplied, lacking nothing. The enclosed, screened in area with pool was so comfortable. Both sun and shade provided. Quite private with the lagoon in the back of property. Close to all amenities. We visited the wonderful aquarium in Tampa. Lots of family style restaurants in area. We even tried pool in the game room. We are making our reservation for 2014.
We just returned from 5 weeks at this wonderful vacation home and have already decided to return next winter. This home is beautifully decorated, super clean, has everything to make you feel at home (including a crockpot), and the owners are friendly and gracious. We really felt "at home" during our entire stay. We highly recommend this rental to others looking for a pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable time in Florida.
This Holiday, Florida house is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped for a long-term stay. That said, some of the plumbing and furniture accessories need to be renewed. The kitchen has almost everything and the owner will be happy to provide anything that might be missing. The amount of dish ware works well for two people but it could use a bit of topping up for four or more people. We used the BBQ quite a bit and the flat-screen TV was set up to receive many TV channels. The pool was clean and it was fun to sit and read or eat lunch outside in the lanai while it was snowing back home! We did not find the house to be as clean as it should be. One of us was beset by allergies due to the lack of cleanliness of the indoor carpeting. The other was inflicted with numerous insect bites every night, as experienced by another reviewer. The waterway setting is very nice and also quiet, being almost at the end of the canal’s cul-de-sac. The neighbourhood is quiet, but not overly interesting so it does not inspire walking. Tarpon Springs has pleasant walks and is a short drive away. Overall, based on our experience in this home and compared to our stays at other VRBOs and also timeshares, this is not a five-star VRBO, but it can provide a comfortable and extended stay to get away from winter at home.
We stayed in this wonderful house for 9 days. The house was very well maintained, comfortable, and clean. We traveled with two teenagers and made full use of the pool, pool table and fishing right off the dock. The decor and flowers are lovely; the pictures here really don't do it justice and the sunrises over the river are breathtaking. Jim was extremely easy to work with and even called to check on us when we were running late at check in and when the weather got bad.
We found it convenient to shopping and eating out. The neighborhood was quiet and we were completely comfortable our entire visit. We will definitely stay here again if we return next year. Thank you!
We stayed in this lovely home for 9 days while we were in town for a church retreat. The house was clean and comfortable, well maintained, and stocked with everything we needed. Jim even called to check on us a couple of times :) The pool and pool table were used by all and really enjoyed. We traveled with two teenagers and everyone had their own space and had a great time. We also enjoyed fishing right off the dock. The neighborhood is quiet and we were very happy there. Also it was convenient to shopping and eating out. If we return next year we will definitely rent again. Jennifer Head
This house was perfect! For just a little more than what a hotel in the area would have cost, my son and I were able to each have our own room and bathroom, cook our own meals (saved so much money that way), and enjoy a quiet environment. The pool area was gorgeous, we used it multiple times a day (although one word of warning: As Jim will tell you, the "noseeems" get through the screens and bite...do everything and anything you can to avoid getting bitten by those things: Read up on the particular insect repellents that will be effective before you travel). We got eaten alive and I'm still suffering from the bites, I must have gotten at least 100! Anyway, the BBQ was great too; one evening we invited our friends who live in the area over for a pool party, and it was so nice to be able to "play host" (something you wouldn't be able to do at a hotel of course). The house itself was immaculate, and all the amenities were perfect. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything one would need to make a meal. Jim was great, so kind and helpful. I had to contact him a couple of times with random questions, and he was quick to answer my e-mails/calls. We feel so lucky to have found this place, highly recommended! We'll be back next year!
what a wonderful home, we as a family could not have been happier with the amenties provided. The home was decorated beautifully, stocked with every thing one would need. The pool and patio area was perfect for a family. So many wonderful things to enjoy close by ...This is an awesome vacation home.
GUESTS arriving at our Holiday House don't mind if owners Jim and Judy aren't around to greet them personally, Mother Nature is happy to oblige. Outside this 1500 sq. ft. rental on the Anclote River, (five minutes north of Tarpon Springs and 35 minutes from St. Pete and Tampa Airport) seagulls soar overhead and dolphins and manatees cavort in warm waters below. Lizards and butterflies in the gardens surprising visitors with an impromptu appearance on the deck, dock or pool lanai.
Holiday House invites quests to enjoy the tropical surroundings at a deliciously relaxed pace. Judy and Jim have decorated this dream cottage for people desiring an island experience. This colorful dwelling is perched on a wide river curving west to the gulf in an undisturbed nature. The view with sun glistening on the water in the morning is only rivaled by the palm trees and fresh grapefruit juice.
A stained glass door opens to a colorful interior which features a well equipped kitchen, a living
Other Activities: Deep Sea Fishing tours, Boat / jet ski rentals, Golfing