|Minimum Stay||1 - 14 nights|
A unique opportunity to rent a quality property in a Waterfront Community with all the comforts of home plus 1 minute drive or short walk for access to a heated community pool, private tennis courts and a quiet relaxing restful time. Lots of sun loungers and tables & chairs together with a covered picnic area which overlooks the water Channel to the Gulf of Mexico.
We have a large Lanai for evening meals or quiet tranquil resting - attached to a large right angle get which gets the sun all day
N.B. MINIMUM STAY OF 14 NIGHTS - EXTRA DAYS PRO-RATA - THIS INCLUDES GUEST ACCESS TO OUR PRIVATE BEACH AND GULF HARBORS WOODLANDS RESIDENTS POOL & TENNIS - POOL IS HEATED IN WINTER AS LONG AS AMBIENT TEMPERATURE DOES NOT FALL BELOW 55 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT WHEN THE HEATERS SWITCH OFF AUTOMATICALLY
Toilets and showers are newly renovated and as the pool is non-commercal being exclusively for Residents & Guests.
It is normally peaceful and tranquil most times and is located right on the Gulf of Mexico at the end of a long water channel on the other side to our home on Dewey Drive.
The Private beach is at the other side of the Gulf Channel along Floramar Terrace (5 minute drive ) which runs parallel to Dewey Drive where our home is
Our home has large Cathedral ceilings featuring in built sparkle which catches your eye as you sit and relax on our seven piece Italian leather furniture.
The central lounge leads out onto our large sundeck via two patio doors at the side of the fireplace and the deck gets the Sun all day as it moves around our home to often finish with a beautiful Sunset over our inclusive Private Beach.
Residents Pool access is only one third of a mile away and is right on the Gulf water channel out into the Gulf of Mexico and having walked the route I can tell you it is about 900 steps
This is an ideal spot to sit and relax in a nice area with showers and toilets and lots of sun loungers for all with access by electronic key fob which we provide
A non-commercial facility for use by Residents and their Guests which is rarely busy and we find is particularly nice in the afternoons for a restful time before preparing dinner or going out to a local restaurant.
Also features nice private tennis courts just where you enter with the special electronic key fob which we provide as mentioned above.
Gulf Harbors Woodlands is a very nice Deed Restricted community with high standards, nice roads and lovely people who will make you welcome.
It is a cul-de-sac 369 home location so through traffic is at a
minimum for this reason with the added benefit of random
patrols by the local sheriff to which deters any bad guys ?
Green Key Beach is only a short drive away and as well as having a Sunset viewing platform, features a nature reserve with elevated boardwalk access.
Toilets, showers, nice small beach and a playground area for children in addition to covered and open picnic tables.
Peaceful and quiet and looking out over many angles this is an ideal spot to watch the often glorious sunsets or just site and read at the picnic tables
Don't forget our private beach of course where you can park
right at beachside and step onto the sand as our invited guest
If you feel energetic, rent a boat at the start of Marine Parkway
at the Marina behind the Magnuson Hotel and visit uninhabited
Anclote Island which you should be able to see on Google Earth
using New Port Richey and Zip Code 34652
Feel free to ask any questions !
This is us with Eleonore's Mum and we are regular Snowbird visitors to the Sunshine State where we go to enjoy the warm winter sun while we do the Annual Maintenance to make sure you enjoy your visit to our Home in the Sun.
We also have a Private Island for you to visit - Anclote Island is within easy reach by boat which you can rent from the local Marina behind the Hotel at the start of Marine Parkway and U.S Highway 19
Waters are clear warm and wonderful in Florida Summertime - Quite a lot cooler in Winter but Europeans will find invigorating.
N.B ALTHOUGH WE LOVE ANIMALS, OUR HOME IS PET FREE IN THE GENERAL INTERESTS OF ALL OUR GUESTS
AND VISITORS - THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING !
Eleonore & Terence Hart purchased this villa in 2013
Great location - quiet yet within reach of great shopping, restaurants, beaches and attractions. Best of all is sitting on the sunny deck around 5pm with cocktail in hand and enjoying dinner in the early evening sun OR enjoyaing a peaceful walk around our quiet secluded and somewhat exclusive neighborhood.
Enjoy the setting sun down at the dock beside Gulf Harbors Woodlands Residents Pool.
Only 369 homes in this lovely community and Deed Restrictions keep standards high !
Go to our quiet exclusive Private Beach as our invited guest and enjoy the most spectacular unrestricted Sunset viewing as the Sun drops into the Sea !
Try and get that or a nice sea breeze in Orlando !
Once the sun goes down we retire to the 25 x 14 foot screened lanai, light the citronella candles and enjoy the peace and quiiet.
If it is too hot, we have two powerful floor fans for you to
use or simply retire to the Air-Conditioned comfort of the
Central Lounge and switch on the 55 inch LG flatscreen with
high resolution Blu-ray DVD player.
Sink into the top quality Italian leather furniture, switch on the Remote Controlled ceiling Fan and enjoy the TV or high resolution DVD movies.
Key Fob access to Residents Heated Pool and tennis courts located right on the Gulf of Mexico and directly on a wide Water channel all the way back down to U.S Highway 19
Not to mention Guest access to the Private Beach - a short drive away down Floramar Terrace which runs parallel to Marine Parkway/Dewey Drive
369 Home cul-de-sac community off U.S. Highway 19 at Southgate Shopping Mall
5 Miles from Gulf View Mall with Sears, JC Penney, Best Buy, T.J Maxx Macys, Dillards etc + Sports Authority, Ross's, Bells across from the Mall.
Nearby we have Burlington Coat Factory & Home Depot et al !
Take a look at Starkey Wilderness Park on the Internet when you have time
and also Homosassa Springs and Weeki-Wachee.
Tarpon Springs Greek Fishing Village is only 8 miles South with the Famous
Fred Howard Memorial Park Beach well worth a visit.
Viewed from satellite you will see it is mushroom shaped with the drive up being
formed by the stem of the mushroom !
Caladesi Island and Treasure Island are worth looking up, not to mention the
World famous - Clearwater Beach with its many attractions and water sports.
Tampa's Harbor Island is good for shopping and there is also Countryside Mall which is well worth a visit.
You can hire a canoe up at Weeki Wachee as well as see the Mermaids from the
underwater viewing area with crystal clear water at an all year round temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Anclote State Park is close by....accessed by turning right and heading towards Tarpon by the little used country road right at the Coast.
Play tennis on our Private Courts or fish in the nearby Gulf Channel or visit Green Key Beach to see the sun go down on the special viewing platform.
Has toilets and barbecues as well as covered tables and a small beach and childrens play area !
This was our second stay at this property in 3 years and just like the first visit we were not disappointed. The house is very clean, and beautifully kept. The large pool was a big hit with kids and adults alike with ample space to sun bathe if required. Another big plus is the free access to the private beach just a few minutes drive away. We have encountered dolphins and manatees during some of the mornings at the beach to the delight of our kids. The whole booking process from start to finish was a pleasure and although not required Angela is based just a few miles away if anything goes wrong during your stay. This is a beautiful part of the world in what is a very quiet welcoming estate with friendly neighbours. Local amenities are fantastic with various supermarkets just a few minutes away and too many delicious restaurants close at hand. The only downside is we should have stayed longer!! But we will be back for our third visit soon.
We enjoyed very much our stay and would reccomend it to anyone. To begin with, Terry and Eleonore were very accomodating and thorough in their explanations so much so that, on arrival, there were no surprises. Everything was just as we expected. The kitchen was very well equiped, living room comfortable and spacious and of course, the lanai where we had most of our meals was super. The worst part was that the length of our stay was much too short!
Thanks Terry and Eleanore
Bill and Carol Bourque
When we walked through the front door, we walked into the spacious, beautiful living room that was situated in the center of the home with the master bedroom/bath on one side and the kitchen and two guest bedrooms and a bath on the other side. The home was well equipped, and had a beautiful screened in lanai. The community pool was large and situated on a canal lined with boats; just a short walk away as described. The private beach was very nice and had several pavilions with picnic tables so you could easily spend the whole day there if you wanted. Terry Hart was so helpful and provided us with a list of restaurants, and places to sightsee, along with directions to and from his home. If there was a need to contact Terry, he was just an email away and responds promptly. We loved the neighborhood where the property was located.....just like home! The only complaint I have is that there were not a lot of attractions close by; it was at least a 45 minute or more drive to various places of interest; thus the reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5. All in all, we loved our stay and would highly recommend others to book this property.
We felt this home was so warm and welcoming. We have rented several homes in the past and this one felt like home. It is well maintained, very clean with a wonderful layout for guests.
All of our visitors loved the home, it was convenient to the community pool and the short drive to the private beach was amazing for the sunsets.
It was a great community and loved the new enlarged deck and ate many meals on the lanai.
We will return next year, the owners are very friendly, we felt we have know them for years.
Beautiful house, exactly how it was described on the Internet. Well-kept and clean with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your stay. Loved the lanai and if there had been a shade on the east-facing side to block some of the hot sun, we probably would've spent the majority of our time out there. As it was, with the heat, we tended to stay inside during the day--when we weren't out enjoying ourselves--but we spent the evenings on the lanai when it cool.
Only problem was we were without an Internet connection for the first three days (not a good thing for an author who's busy promoting her book!) but the owners took care of it as quickly as they could.
Would definitely recommend!
We were exceedingly impressed with the accommodations and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The home is immaculate, and the neighborhood quiet, relaxing place to enjoy some time in Florida. There was a problem with our access to the private beach (we were allowed in one time, but not after that), but we personally preferred traveling to one of the larger beaches a short drive away anyways. And the large, heated pool was a great place for us, as there were never more than 4 or 5 others there.
PET FREE HOME - BRAND NEW LEATHER FURNITURE -RESIDENTS POOL ONE THIRD OF A MILE FROM HOME IS HEATED IN WINTER AS LONG AS AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 55 F - HIRE A BOAT TO GO TO UNINHABITED ANCLOTE ISLAND AND LAND ON THE BEACH - WOW!
PLAY TENNIS WITH THE LOCALS ON OUR PRIVATE COURTS - GUEST WELCOME MONDAYS, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAYS 8.30 AM
VISIT OUR PRIVATE BEACH AND ENJOY THE SUNSETS, BEACH HUTS, TOILETS SHOWERS AND BARBECUE FACILITIES - PARK RIGHT AT THE BEACH AND STEP ONTO THE WHITE SAND
VISIT WEEKI-WACHEE THEME PARK OR BUCCANEER BAY WATER PARK WHERE THE CLEAR WATER IS 72 DEGREES ALL YEAR ROUND.
VISIT FRED HOWARD BEACH AND GO WIND SAILING OR ENJOY THE WOODED CONSERVATION AREA.
GO CYCLING FOR MILES AND MILES IN THE WILDERNESS AREA CALLED STARKEY PARK AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO LOOK UP ALL THESE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND MORE ON GOOGLE EARTH SATELLITE VIEWING BY TYPING NEW PORT RICHEY+34652 AND TAKING A GOOD LOOK ROUND NOT FORGETTING TO ZOOM IN ON OUR HOME ON DEWEY DRIVE AND SEE HOW CLOSE THE RESIDENTS POOL IS IN REAL TERMS - PEACEFUL & LOVELY
55 INCH FLAT SCREEN LG LCD TELEVISION + 32 INCH TV IN MASTER BEDROOM - LARGE 33 FEET X 14 FEET SUN DECK AND SCREENED LANAI FOR OUTDOOR EATING AND SUNBATHING AT OUR PEACEFUL AND QUIET QUALITY HOME WHICH SITS ON A LARGE CORNER LOT WITH ELEVATED DRIVEWAY.
AS CAN BE SEEN FROM THE SATELLITE VIEWS, WE ARE LOCATED VERY CLOSE TO THE PRIVATE RESIDENTS & GUEST LARGE SWIMMING POOL (Heated in Winter) TOGETHER WITH PRIVATE TENNIS COURTS RIGHT ON THE GULF OF MEXICO AT THE END OF THE GULF CHANNEL WATERWAY
Located in Gulf Harbors Woodlands - Waterfront Community right on the Gulf of Mexico, our guests have inclusive access to the Residents Heated Swimming Pool (Heated in Winter) which also has Private Tennis Courts, Right on the Gulf of Mexico
There are many Sun Loungers, Umbrella covered tables and chairs around the large deep swimming pool (55,000 Gallons) and a covered Picnic area if the sun gets too much which completes the picture.
Access by written invitation only from an Owner and entry by electronic key fob which we provide this is quiet peaceful non-commercial area with recently renovated Showers and Toilets.
Our Private Beach is opposite the Residents Pool but is separated by a Water Channel, so one has to drive to
the Beach, unless you have a boat or a jet-ski ?
Gulf Harbors Beach is fully equipped with Cabana Picnic facilities in the form of large open sided Huts which have Restrooms, Beachside Showers and BBQ grilles.
IT IS JUST GREAT BEING ABLE TO PARK RIGHT BESIDE YOUR HUT ON TARMAC AND STEP ONTO THE WHITE SAND
Close by up and down the coast are many other public beaches, the nearest being Green Key Public Beach which has a Childrens Playpark and Sunset Viewing Platform. The Beach is supervised by Park Rangers, has Cabana Picnic Tables, BBQ Grilles, Restrooms and adjacent parking for only $2 per vehicle.
South of our home at Tarpon Springs is Fred Howard beach which when viewed from Google Earth shows the beach as shaped like a mushroom with the stem being the access road.
This area is popular with Windsurfers, Paragliders, Jet Skiers etc. and makes for very interesting viewing. A short drive further south is the the world famous Clearwater Beach with many pleasure cruise and fishing attractions and good eating restaurants.
Don't forget Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Treasure island St Johns Pass or even head North to Hernando Beach if you like it more peaceful and secuded.
Hire a boat or Jet-Ski from beside the Ramada Inn and take a picnic trip out to uninhabited Anclote Island, opposite the Private Beach - Sunsets here are spectacular so don't forget your camera !!.
If you head down U.S 19 and turn right at Trouble Creek Road you can enjoy a Coastal Drive down to Tarpon Springs passing Anclote Park - A Country Park right on the water with fishing by permit allowed oFf the long wooden Pier.
Starkey Wilderness Park - an old style ranch is definitely worth a visit as it has wonderful trails and wilderness areas which you can drive into an explore.
Enjoy the miles and miles of tarmac walking area with vehicles not allowed for your safety and enjoyment.
At night go for dinner at Carrabas and enjoy real Italian food cooked as you watch and enjoy your cocktail. Go early and have the two for one drinks while you WAIT for your table.
Don't rush, it's worth it !!
We highly recommend Cody's restaurant 8 miles south on the right on U.S 19 and featuring free peanuts, happy hour and the best steaks we have ever had !
Steak Specials are on Thursday so look for the 10 ounce Sirloin for only $13 or $14 which include a super salad and 2 side dishes
Hudson Beach is 15 minutes North and Sams Bar is right on the water with lots of other eateries close by,
Spectacular Sunsets and very cold beer - What more could you want ?
Lots more to do and see so we may add more to this later !
Terry & Eleonore Hart
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 31 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
FLAT RATE OF $115 NIGHT APPLIES MULTIPLIED BY NUMBER OF NIGHTS OF STAY - NO OTHER RATES ARE APPLICABLE
DESPITE WHAT IT MAY STATE ON THE WEBSITE CALCULATION PAGE
$400 Refundable Security Deposit required to confirm booking - Guest access to Private Beach and Residents Heated Pool is included as are all services such as Water, Electricity, Garbage Collection etc
THERE ARE NO EXTRA CHARGES AND THIS IS THE FINAL PRICE INCLUDING TAXES
2016 - 2017 FLAT RATE OF $110 PER NIGHT APPLIES TO ALL RENTALS & Final payment is requested 8 weeks before your arrival date at our property - We then send our 'Welcome to your home in Florida' information pack which contains Guest Introduction form for the Private Beach and the Residents Pool and Tennis + everything necessary for your stay !