Kim Calkins

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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2 bedroom, 2 bath plus finished and well-appointed Florida room. Nothing spared.

The Pelican is perfectly located on a small, private cul-de-sac with friendly neighbors and really nice homes.

Just up the street is a beautiful private, white sand beach with cute cabanas, outdoor grills and bathroom facilities. As our guest, you will receive a free pass to utilize the beach during your entire stay with us.

The home has been completely remodeled and is second to none in decor. It is so comfortable and there's so much to look at and appreciate.

The canal is beautiful. And the dock is great for sunning and fishing (we provide the rods - you catch the fish). Dolphin, cranes, egrets, ibis, and herons are frequent visitors in our back yard.

The Pelican is an open concept home with a fitted chef's kitchen. Range/oven with built-in microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker/purified water, and includes everything we could think of to include - coffee maker, four-slice toaster, griddle, blender, slow cooker, baking dishes, mixing bowls, cookie sheet, pie plate, pots, pans, upscale silverware, knife set, and gadgets and stuff and stuff. The dishes are all hand-blown glass. The kitchen also features beautiful granite counters and a breakfast bar with 4 bar chairs.

The entire home is equipped with a reverse osmosis water system so you will actually enjoy the water, for consumption as well as for bathing.

The master suite features a huge king size bed with brand new mattress and box springs, Egyptian cotton sheets and beautiful light weight bedding. The room is beautifully furnished with a sitting/reading nook, as well.

The second bedroom features a queen bed, also with brand new mattress/box springs and beautiful bedding. There is ample closet space in both bedrooms and they are appointed with original artwork and accent pieces, just like home.

There are two full baths, one with a deep tub and shower combination. The 2nd bath has a huge shower, vanity and toilet. They both feature designer tiled vanities. The larger bath also has a piggyback washer/dryer unit which is more than ample capacity for your laundry needs. We provide bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and beach towels for your convenience.

The living room is furnished in Coral Bay furnishings - beautiful butter-colored sofa, two overstuffed chairs and a comfy recliner. The media center accommodates a 40 inch Toshiba television and a DVD player.

We offer our guests free Wireless Wifi. There is a land line phone in the home (with no voice mail feature) and we encourage our guests to make free long distance phone calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. We also offer a movie package that should satisfy various tastes in television viewing.

The dining area seats 6 comfortably. We hope you love our solid maple 1940's dining table, chairs and hutch as much as we do. It was a surprise find at Lions Head Antique Store in Port Richey.

The Florida Room is completely finished, secure and charming. This bonus room is such an important addition to the entire scheme of the home. The day bed with trundle offers additional sleeping for two. We offer our guests a good book selection from our small library of books there. There is also additional seating for 4 in the Florida Room at a dining/game table. We have a number of games for children and adults on top of the game table as well as inside the dining room hutch.

The best part of the house is being able to stand in the kitchen, dining room and Florida room and see the beautiful canal out back. What a way to start a day and end a day. The western sky turns pink at day’s end. The view is so lovely.

The property, for the most part, is xeri-scaped. We have some beautiful palms in the front of the home and some small ones on the canal side. Blooming Salvia and some bushes that we have yet to identify, are nice to look at and provide some sweet nectar for birds and other little flower-loving critters.

Our paver-paved circular driveway will accommodate four cars and our garage will accommodate one small car.

The property has been completely remodeled from stem to stern and we take so much pleasure in being able to offer it to visiting guests to enjoy it as much as we do.

It's a love of a home.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Kim Calkins (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Kim Calkins

My husband and I live in Ohio. As you may know, it was a brutal winter up north this winter. We were home bound for nearly 5 months. We live in the country surrounded by acres upon acres of woods. We spent most of our winter days taking photos of the deer, our resident fox, bunnies, wild turkey and other critters who find a safe sanctuary on our property up north. When my son announced that he and his family would not be making it up north for their summer vacation, we decided to come south, to be closer to them and to stay warm through some of the winter months. Hence, our purchase of this beautiful canal home in New Port Richey. We travel with our dog, 'HeyBoy' and know how difficult it is to find 'nice' accommodations whist traveling, so we decided it would be only fitting to become a 'pet friendly' property. So, we welcome your well-behaved pet.

Kim Calkins purchased this house in 2014

Why Kim Calkins chose Gulf Harbors

Years ago my husband and I lived in Wimberley, Texas. We would often take our little getaway trips to the Gulf Coast of Texas and so enjoyed our time there. We often wondered if we would ever return to the Gulf Coast. We received our answer when we started talking about being nearer to our grandchildren who live in Gainesville, Florida. Once we arrived in New Port we knew it was a fit for us. The people are just so darn friendly here, we felt as though we were already home. Even if you enter a grocery store for the first time, everyone treats you as if you are already part of their New Port Richey family. And we've already made some good friends here, which we're really wowed about. We hope you get to experience this too. You will love it.

What makes this house unique

When I made the trip south to Florida to look at homes with my buyer agent, Wendy Dong, we were a little ragged at day's end having looked at 8 or so properties in one day. This home was the last home we viewed. It was cute from the outside, but what we found when we entered absolutely WOWED us. When we walked in, our eyes just bulged out of their sockets. I said, 'Wendy, this is IT! This is IT!' Wendy said, 'What about your husband?' 'He will love it,' I said, and we wrote up a contract. You know, when something hits you right, you just have to go with it.

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Canal-Front Home w/Dock, Private Beach, Beautifully Furnished, Wifi, Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Canal-Front Home w/Dock, Private Beach, Beautifully Furnished, Wifi, Fishing
Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
Riva, MD

Outstanding, Amazing, Comfortable, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was simpily outstanding! The home was beautifully decorated with relaxation built into the theme and perfect for my family of 3, thought the home could sleep 6. From the marble countertops, top end appliances and furniture, just add food & wine and let the relaxation begin! Everything you need is here, just bring your-selves and food, there was nothing missed. My family and I felt as if we were home, almost too comfortable LOL. My personal favorite spot was the enclosed florida room, since our stay was in July, I was able to setup my office in this room, open a blind to watch the canal, which had my boat at the floating doc with fishing rods set. Fishing is perfect 25 steps from your door, there are plenty of Red Fish/Drum and Sheep's and lunch was always fresh! Another bonus is the house faces west, you get a great sunset every evening from the florida room, outside padio or the dock, its your pick! The neighbors/community are very friendly and the area is well kept. If you like to soak in the sun, hit the private white sandy beaches, grills, facilities, just bring a snorkel and check out the sea life. The location is perfect as within 15 minutes south, your in Tarpon Springs speaking Greek and buying sponges and eating a Gyro or 2! If you into adventure, go north to Homosass FL and take a day tubing adventure, swim with manatee's or take a air boat ride through the northern everglades. Go a bit further to the north and hit Cedar Key and get those clams and enjoy what this small town has to offer. End result is here "IM COMING BACK"!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Canal-Front Home w/Dock, Private Beach, Beautifully Furnished, Wifi, Fishing
Gulf Harbors Florida Central Gulf Coast
Gainesville, Fl

New Port Richey Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 plus 1 stayed in this home in May. We must have the best luck in the world. This vacation home was so much more than we expected. It is really nice and we even got to bring our dog. We couldn’t believe how nice the furnishings were. My little girl (age 11) loves to paint and she especially liked all the artwork.
We have already made a reservation for a little earlier next spring. The owners are installing a swimming pool and spa in the fall and the kids will LOVE the swimming pool. My wife and I will spend every spare moment in the spa. We can hardly wait. We highly recommend this vacation home. I think it’s the nicest vacation home we’ve ever rented.
We slept so good in the king size bed. I don’t know what type of mattress was on the bed, but it was the best sleep my wife and I have had in a long, long time. Our kids slept in the Florida room with our dog. They loved it. We especially liked waking in the morning to the view of the canal in the backyard. You can see the canal for almost every room in the house. The owners also have fishing rods, so we all got to do a little fishing, too. They also have games, too, that we all enjoyed.
My wife loved the kitchen - she wants one just like it at home. She loved the granite countertops. There was everything in the kitchen she wanted and then some. We really appreciated the big pancake griddle because we love to make pancakes on the weekends at home. But we had pancakes almost every day.
We took the kids to the private beach up the street one day just to check it out, early on in our stay. We couldn’t believe how clean and well-maintained it was. It was one of the nicest beaches we’ve ever been to. We planned on just checking it out, but the kids wouldn’t leave, so we stayed the entire day. We got the cutest photos of our daughter burying our son in the sand. But that wasn’t all the fun we had. There had to have been 4 or 5 pods of Dolphin swimming only about 30 feet beyond where the kids were swimming. That was a thrill for the entire family. It is a beautiful beach and it wasn’t crowded at all. We returned several times and cooked out there, too. That beach really made our stay special. And it’s free. The owners have a pass they give you for using the beach.
We took the kids to Tarpon Springs. They had a great time. We would recommend one of their boat trips. And while the aquarium is small, the kids really enjoyed it. We had a late lunch at one of the lo
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of our vacation home. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and doubly happy that you and your family are returning. Thanks, too, for leaving our home so nice and clean. Have a wonderful summer. Kim & Dave
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Publix Super Market at Southgate Shopping Center
"Super Super Market. Large selection of organic fruits, vegetables, dried and canned goods"
James E. Grey Preserve
Gulf Harbors Beach Club Inc
Key Vista Nature Park
Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Zim Zari
"A short drive, but the food is amazing. Try the firehouse shrimp tacos and don't forget Tac..."
Thai Bistro
"Delightful little Thai restaurant with good food in the Historical District of New Port Richey."
Gulf Harbors Yacht Club Inc
Catches Waterfront Grille
Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US State HWY 19
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Gulf Harbor Private Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gulf Harbors Woodlands
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sassy O'Shea's
Car: recommended

Quiet Gulf Harbor Cul-de-Sac with canal front and dock. Watch the Dolphins and fish from our floating dock. Or feed the sea gulls. It's a hoot. The Gulf Harbor Beach, only .5 miles up our street, is second to none. Pristine quarter mile white sand beach with cabanas, grills and great swimming. Clean bathrooms and shower facilities, too. Tampa International AP is only 34 miles southeast. Tarpon Springs, sponge capitol and home to authentic Greek food is only 8 miles south & a real attraction featuring Dolphin tours, shops galore, restaurants, & the Tarpon Springs aquarium. Dunedin is only 18 miles south of New Port Richey and offers something for everyone. A quaint and active downtown, beautiful parks, recreational activities for all ages, history, culture, educational opportunities, and much more. It's not only historic, but has a rich and varied artist community. The Cotee River is just up the road and has wonderful riverfront areas for picnicking and walking your dog. South of the bridge on Hwy 19 N is the Sunset Landing Marina and the beautiful Pithlachacotee River. The Market-off-Main is nearby for lunch, dessert and good company. They also have a small produce market and it's adorable.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Gulf Harbors House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
30 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Gulf Harbors House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large custom tiled vanity and features a washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bath is large. You will enjoy the custom tiled vanity and extra-large shower. The bath also has a piggy back washer/dryer which is of a large enough capacity to handle all your laundry needs. We furnish towels, beach towels, hand towels and wash cloths. The second bath is small but ample with the same custom cabinetry, deep tub and shower combination, and custom tiled vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large dresser with mirror, reading nook and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Matching dresser with mirror, nightstand, lamp, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Our adorable Florida room features a day bed with trundle
  • The master bedroom is quite spacious with a huge king size bed with brand new mattress and box springs, Egyptian cotton linens and beautiful light-weight quilt. The dresser and mirror is large and spacious. A cozy sitting/reading area is quite nice and the artwork is lovely. The second bedroom is bright and airy featuring a queen bed with new mattress & box springs, Egyptian cotton linens, light-weight quilt, matching dresser with mirror, night stand and pewter lamp. There is ample closet space.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
One of the most enjoyable activities IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD is the private, white sand beach just up our road. It's pristine and well kept featuring cabanas, grills, and clean bathrooms. It's beautiful and well run and maintained. New Port Richey and Port Richey are diverse. On almost every corner, there are restaurants, activities and shopping. Tarpon Springs (sponge docks) is nearby as is Clearwater and Dunedin. A gambling casino boat and boat/kayak rentals are available in the neighborhood and nearby.
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