Submitted: June 5, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
My family of three and our border collie spent 8 nights at this property and had a wonderful stay. The house is very spacious and the location is incredible. The home is situated on the gulf end of a deep water canal with ample waterfront, lovely decking, and a pool and spa. We had daily family pool tournaments downstairs. We watched dolphin, stingrays, and a great variety of birds daily and saw manatees right in front of the dock on two occasions. While the house itself is not yet in pristine condition (work is still in progress by the owners), the house has a lovely decor and had a clean and fresh smell and appearance as we entered. The bedding and bathroom linens were of good quality and the owners seem eager to do anything within reason to make your stay enjoyable. The owners also live in the neighborhood. The internet access was somewhat unreliable, which could have been related to our son's gaming computer and an additional laptop overwhelming the router. The neighborhood is very quiet except for the occasional visitors on the vacant lot across the canal and occasional noise from one house down the canal. There are good restaurants within 1-2 miles of the house. Brian's Place is definitely worthy of multiple visits (a real hidden gem with a creative chef). Leslie's also serves breakfast all day. There is no sandy beachfront in this area, but we did not even miss it. Tarpon Springs is definitely worth a visit and the drive to Tampa is not bad as well. I am a very discriminating traveler, desiring luxury rentals, and I was comfortable and very much enjoyed the stay, despite the few imperfections of the property. My family and I would definitely be interested in staying at this rental again since we enjoyed ultimate relaxation and were awed by our ability to see wildlife in their natural environment on a daily basis. (We even saw an alligator cross the street as we stood on the bridge at ?Jenkins Park).
Helpful votes: 4/4
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