MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE WITH 200' OF CANAL FRONT-ONE BLOCK FROM GULF

Patty Deremer

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE WITH 200' OF CANAL FRONT-ONE BLOCK FROM GULF

Gulf Harbors House Rental Photos and Description

Fish from your own backyard paradise-boat to the islands

This 4 Bedroom 3 bath resort like home boasts 200' of deep water canal frontage. Enjoy your own private paradise with your own Marina backyard. Dock has 4 floating boat slips that can accommodate up to four 50' yachts or sail boats, one 10,000 lb boat lift that fits up to a 30' boat, and one jet ski ride on dock. Water and electric hook-ups available. Sit pool side or canal side and enjoy long canal views. The Majestic queen palms always sway to the sea breeze. There is hardly ever a still day. Beautiful lush tropical landscaping surrounds you. Watch butterflies, parrots, ospreys and eagles from the pool, multiple dock seating areas, under the gazebo, on the hammock, or up on the 500' sq ft roof top deck that give a 360 degree panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico and the private beach located right across the street. You can see for 20 miles in all directions with Anclote Key and its historic light house clearly visible 5 miles due West. See amazing sunsets and storms roll in off the Gulf. Visit the local boating barrier islands with Clearwater Beach only an hour south by boat (faster than by car) or head north to Homosassa Springs or Crystal river and dive and swim with the Manatees. Great fishing from the dock or by boat. We also own and rent the house next door, VRBO#618147 if you are looking at a week already booked at this property or if you have a large party such as a family reunion or are planning a corporate retreat.

If you are looking for something in the Orlando area and would like to enjoy some of your stay in two locations visit our other VRBO listing #389940. Located on Lake Tohopekalega (Toho) in Kissimmee, FL.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Patty Deremer

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We custom built this home with entertaining in mind. We are outdoor people who love to boat and live by the water. We wanted to create our own tropical paradise. The yard is very lush as we love to work in the yard and enjoy flowering plants. Bougenvilla, orchids, ginger, and bird of paradise are almost always in bloom.

Patty Deremer purchased this house in 1999

You can do all Florida has to offer by the way of sun, boating and fishing. Go see the pro's play football, baseball or hockey! Visit the Theme Parks! Swim with Manatees. All this only minutes from your front or backyard depending on how you are traveling-boat or car?

Too many to list. Deep water dockage, grouper off the dock, private islands 4 miles away by boat, Tampa only a 40 minute drive. What's not perfect about all that?

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.8
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Mediterranean Paradise with 200' of Canal Front-One Block From Gulf
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
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Mediterranean Paradise with 200' of Canal Front-One Block From Gulf
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Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Just booked 8/14-8/24 upcoming trip

  • 5 of 5
I will be writing a review after my stay with plenty of detail. So far I want to say Patty the owner has been incredible to work with and on helping with all the details about the activities we want to do and information about the area. We are arriving very late and she has made this a worry free process. We are so excited about our upcoming stay and easy this owner has been to work with!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
Minnesota
3

5 Star Home with 3 Star Accommodations

  • 3 of 5
First and foremost, this is a beautiful and private property at the end of the canal stream on the gulf. We appreciate its expansive patio and deck area. The rooftop deck was our favorite hangout spot after the sun sets. The home is also in a gated block, but can be accessible and has a port large enough for two cars on the side of the property (outside of the gate) should you have guests not necessarily in need of the gate code. Our party also made use of the available kayaks, bikes, fishing gear, and pool.

Here are a few things that we feel should be improved on, based on our many years of experience renting vacation homes across the nation for our company workshops and retreats:

- This home really only sleeps 8 comfortably, and should be advertised as such. The airbeds supplied were old and leaked. The unfortunate guests in our group that slept on the airbeds had to refill the beds 3-4 times a night.

- We arrived and were welcome to the home with fumes of floor finisher. I don't know about you, but if I was expecting guests in my vacation home that day, I'd probably make sure I get the home aired out beforehand (especially if my guests didn't check in until after 5pm).

- Although there were linens in the home, it didn't have simple toiletries like kleenex or toilet paper. Mind, there are three bathrooms, and I supposed I'm just not used to having to go buy toilet paper upon arrival at a vacation home.

- Unless there was a special trick to the bathroom locks that we weren't informed of, they do not lock. There are locks, but doors can still be opened from the outside. We had to enforce a rule on our party that if the bathroom door is closed, make sure you knock. So if there WAS a secret to properly locking those doors, please provide instructions on how to do so.

- WiFi does not work, but we didn't go there expecting WiFi connection as we brought our own hot spot devices.

- AC didn't work entirely for first 1.5 days. The owner did see to the problem right away and had the air conditioner working within hours.

- Unfortunately, to only add more to this list -- Whoever the cleaner was did a poor job cleaning the home prior to our arrival. The dining table was dirty and oily upon arrival. The rooms and linens were dusty. The oven was crusty and dirty! We had to sweep the kitchen floors.

Perhaps our hospitality standard was set high from our previous VRBO/Homeaway 5* experiences?
Nonetheless, we had a great time. Thanks.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your many compliments about the home as to expansive patios, decks and amenities and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. My property is advertised as sleeping 8 comfortably and air beds for the rest.

I would like to address a few of your complaints as some I was not even aware of.

First and foremost, when you arrived at the house the flooring people had just finished polishing all of the floors 2 hours prior to your arrival. The a/c in the house was working perfectly and was 75 degrees. Due to the fact that there were fumes and you expressed your complaint about this upon your arrival, the windows and doors were opened to air out the home. When the air was turned back on by someone in your party set it to 60 degrees which caused the a/c to freeze and burn up upon trying to continually run. This caused damage to my a/c . Secondly by opening all the windows in the house this does allow dust and pollen to come in. As for the dining room table being oily, we polish the wood with lemon oil. My apologies about the oven having some crumbs on the bottom, this was an oversight by the cleaning crew. My air beds are only a little over a year old and they have motorized pumps that keep them inflated all night. I have not had any other tenants complain about them as they get used all the time. The wifi password is on the refrigerator and you never informed me that you could not login. The bathroom locks have a little peg that gets pushed in, there is no turning lock on the handle it's off the the side and gets pushed in. Since I do live right next door, if you had informed me of the locks and the wifi it could have been resolved in seconds.

I'm very sorry that you didn't find my home up to your standards. Unfortunately with my home being rented most of the time, I have to schedule maintenance when there are available breaks. I do like to keep my home to high standards which is why I had the marble floors refinished (due to scratches from heavy traffic) and also the wood floors and kitchen floors. They were perfectly spotless upon your arrival, as were all the linens. I think my track record with all my other tenants and reviews speak for itself and hope you have a better experience next time at one of your other retreats.

Regards,
Patty
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Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
Philadelphia, PA
5

This home is a must see and worth every penny!!!

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect home for a family vacation. The owners are so nice and are willing to help with anything you need. The deck area and pool area are like nothing you have ever seen and the house is sooo beautiful. The beach is 1 block from the home and it is private.
It is worth every penny! Thanks Patty for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mediterranean Paradise with 200' of Canal Front-One Block From Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421098vb
727-243-5157
Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
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paradise

  • 4 of 5
We loved this home!! We had 11 people age range between 53-7 and there is a spot for everyone to relax and enjoy their vacation!! The owners were very accommodating and helpful in recommending things to do as they live right next door!! The outdoor landscaping is breath taking!! Thank you for the time allowed to escape the hustle and bustle of life!!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mediterranean Paradise with 200' of Canal Front-One Block From Gulf
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Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
Michigan
5

Beautiful and private

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house is immaculate and very well stocked. It was very private with lots of beautiful landscaping and amazing view from the roof top. We rented a pontoon and took quite a few trips, sightseeing and fishing the 2 weeks we were here. We were lucky enough one day to see a pod of dolphins, 15-20 of them. 3 of them spent quite a bit of time checking us out up close. I would recommend this house if you are seeking relaxation and fun, lots to do close by. If you like Mexican food the Golden Tequila on Hwy 19 is excellent, not fancy on the outside but best Mexican food i've had in a long time.
Thanks to Patty, very helpful with any questions or requests
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
Canton, OH
5

Regular Florida visitor

  • 5 of 5
As the title says, I love Florida!!! I must be honest, there were a couple items that I wish were different. First, I was expecting to watch storms roll in off the gulf, but we had good weather all week. Go figure. (I love to watch Mother Nature. I suffered with beautiful sunsets EVERY day) Second, the entertainment system was a little advanced for my archaic skills, and it required help from my 14 year old son. After that, it was awesome!! (I apologize to the neighbors who unwillingly were forced to listen to the movie Tooth Fairy over the outdoor speakers!) Yes, we were out of "our element" while staying here, but you would never guess that by the way everybody treated us while we were there. For example, a late arriving guest unknowingly locked us out of the house one morning, but without question, it was handled for us very quickly and painlessly. We enjoyed the home/pool so much, we never even bothered hitting the local beach the entire week. My kids used to love the Keys, Disney, etc, but not any more. All I have been hearing non-stop since we returned home was when can we return? I'll admit, their excitement has prompted me to write this. Normally, I wouldn't bother because I never know which ones are true or honest. Believe me, it is every bit as good as the pictures and better. Don't miss this one!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Hills Golf & Country
"Good Burgers in the Club House. Golf Course is okay, cheap green fees."
Cracker Barrel Old Country Str
"Good homestyle cooking, good price, quick service."
Grille One Nine (19)
"Great Sushi menu, high quality. Also has other oriental cooked dishes."
Grille 54
Grille 54
"Amazing Food, upscale dining at a reasonable price. Full Sushi bar american and italian di..."
Chili's Grill & Bar
"It's chili's...cheap drinks (all day 2 for's) decent food"
Chili's Grill & Bar
Outback Steakhouse
Bonefish Grill
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
"Great Tourist stop, lots of restaurants, gift shops, sponges, hand-made olive oil soap shops..."
Hellas Restaurant & Bakery
"Best Greek Food in Tarpon!"
Paul's Shrimp House
"Hit or miss...sometimes good food sometimes not. Same with services-prices too much to be h..."
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Restaurant
"Great seafood fresh off their own boats. Seafood Market next door if you want to cook your own"
INN ON THE GULF Restaurant
"Great, fresh seafood at a good price"
Gulf View Square Mall
"This mall has a Dillard's, Macy's (small) and Penny's, TJ Maxx, Hollister, American Eagle, B..."
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 18 Movie Theater
Stop N Play
"indoor miniature golf, video games, ski-ball, air hockey, kiddie rides and small food shop"
Congo River
Hudson Beach Park
"Not much of a beach and water is not great to swim in. Inn on the Gulf restaurant is a grea..."
Green Key Beach
"Nice quite place to sit in the sun"
Clearwater Beach
Honeymoon Island State Park
Caladesi Island State Park
"Really nice park."
Anclote Key Preserve State Park
"Must have a boat or rent one or go out on several guided tours out of New Port Richey or Tar..."
Fred Howard Park
"nice beach and causeway"
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
"great hiking and bike trails. See a lot of nature-birds, snakes, deer, "
Pappas Ranch - Odessa/Trinity
"Awesome BBQ and greek salad from the original owners of Pappas Restaurant in Tarpon Springs"
Target
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
"Sports Bar"
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Zim Zari
"amazing gourmet style taco's, burritos with a california flair. Surf decor, Amazing food, ..."
Steak 'n Shake
Steak 'n Shake
McDonald's
McDonald's
McDonald's
Publix Super Market at Southgate Shopping Center
"large store, clean friendly staff"
Weeki Wachee
"Small water park natural springs supplied water (72* year round) float down the river"
Crystal River Preserve State Park
"Swim with the manatee's"
Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak
"enjoy a lazy day tubing down the river. no motorboats or disposable food/beverage items allo..."
KP Hole Park - Rainbow River
"Start point on your tubing adventure...rentals available. get there early"
meadow oaks golf hudson fl
meadow oaks golf and country club hudson fl
"nice wide fairways and greens- great green fees $20"
Westfield Countryside
"Great stores and ice skating!"
Shops at Wiregrass
International Plaza
"Super high end- bring lots of $$"
Westshore Plaza
"high end $$$"
Raymond James Stadium
"Buccaneer's games and concert venue"
Tropicana Field
"Ray's Games and other events"
Channelside Cinemas 10
St. Pete Times Forum
"Watch the Bolts or a concert"
Straz Center for the Performing Arts formerly Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
"theater"
St Pete Beach
Pass A Grille Beach
Redington Beach
Hooter's
"The original Hooter's and the only one on the water that you can dock your boat at."
Windsong Boat and Kayak Rentals
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Tampa International Airport or Clearwater/ St.Pete
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Naples to Key West
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 19
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf Harbors
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Karl Reef, Bourbon Street
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Innisbrook
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cracker Barrel, Grille 19, Mezzaluna's
Car: necessary

Beautiful Mediterranean Canal Front Home located 1 block from the Gulf of Mexico and Private Beach. Located in the greater Tampa Bay area, 40 minutes to Tampa International Airport, Or Clearwater/ St. Pete Airport. World Renowned Beaches minutes away. Major Sports Venues all 45 minutes away..watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays, Or Lightning...spring training sites also only 30 minutes. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, Dali Museum, The Tampa Bay Aquarium and the Hard Rock Casino all less than an hour drive. Legoland 1.5 hours, Disney and Orlando-2 Hours. Weeki Wachee and the mermaids are only 30 minutes north. Swim with the Manatees at Homosassa Springs or Crystal River. Float down the Weeki Wachee (45 mins) or Rainbow River 1(1.5 Hours) Tons to Do and See! Sun Cruz Casino leaves right up the road 3 times a day from The Pithalachascotee River in Port Richey (10 Minutes)

Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bays Barrier Islands right from your backyard. Hop on your boat and go for a float, islands start 5 miles offshore due west. 5 minutes to open water and only 30 minutes to the first Island. Enjoy Anclote Key with its lighthouse at the mouth of the Anclote River or Park your boat at the Sandbar and enjoy lazy days with fellow boating enthusiasts. Great Seashelling and bay and off shore fishing. Catch Snook, Trout, Sea Bass, Grouper, Red Drum, Redfish, Permit, Amber Jacks, Sheepshead, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, And Kingfish to name a few.

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4 night minimum stay
$600
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$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
$12,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

pool heat (optional) $500 + Tax
cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes For parties greater than 8 an additional $100 per person will be added to grand total .

Example:
Party of 12 for 7 days. $3500 (weekly rate) + $400 for additional persons=
$3900 plus tax and $89 damage protection policy.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Harbors House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bath - toilet , shower
    master - toilet , shower , bidet , jetted tub , 9 spray heads in master shower for full body
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    First Floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle that can be a King or 2 twins
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Daybed with trundle-Pops up to form a King or sleep separate on the twins. 4 Queen air mattresses for additional guests-set up in living room, rec room, and media room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
200' boat dock with 4 slips available for boats up to 40' in length. Jet-ski dock Gulf Access Private beach right across the street cruise to your own private island-only a 4 mile boat ride and 30 minutes of the sun on your skin and the breeze thru your hair.
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