|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
This luxury, waterfront home is situated in an upscale community, complete with private beach. The home faces West for excellent sunset views. The canal is perfect for fishing or watching dolphins swim by and offers fantastic opportunities for kayaking through the Wildlife Perserve. Pontoon boat, sailboat, kayak, john boat or deep sea fishing charters are a few blocks from this home.
You will have private beach access with covered pavillions, BBQ grills, restroom facilities and showers. You will also have access to the clubhouse w/ping pong table & foosball, tennis courts and the clubhouse's heated pool, jetted spa, sauna, picnic area and gas grill.
Just Bring Your Suitcase and Beach Towel!
This vacation home is centrally located and situated about 35 minutes from Clearwater Beach and Tampa International Airport. The historical Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks are minutes away on the Anclote River, where you can take a sponge diver boat tour, dolphin tour, sample the best of Greek cuisine and night life with lots of shopping.
Clearwater & St.Pete beaches are south about 35 minutes and have everything from parasailing to speed boat tours and Pirate ships. Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach hosts nightly evening festivals and shops, lots of live bands, and restaurants w/fresh seafood. Visit the new Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
Weeki Wachee is about 45 minutes north, featuring our Florida Manatees. You can rent a boat from the marina and canoe up the crystal clear river or tube down river.
Homosassa Springs is 45 minutes north: Manatees, exotic bird shows, otters, alligators and more.
Ybor City is found in Tampa and has many great shops, bands and is the oldest cigar capitol of America. While your in Tampa you can also visit downtown Channelside & Harbor Island featuring many restaurants and shops. Also the Florida Aquarium, one of the top aquariums in the world, Lowery Park Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry and Hard Rock Casino next to the Ampitheatre.
Busch Gardens & Adventure Island in Tampa. LegoLand in Winter Haven. Sea World, Aquatica, Disney World, Islands of Adventure & Universal Studios are 1:45 minutes away in Orlando.
White sand beaches include: Gulf Harbors Beach Club, Anclote Key State Park and Wildlife Preserve, Fred Howard Park/Tarpon Springs, Honeymoon Island/Dunedin, Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island, Sand Key Beach, Treasure Island, Maderia Beach, St. Pete Beach & Fort Desoto Park.
We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful vacation home and enjoy having the opportunity to share it with others.
Heather Dubay purchased this house in 2005
Gulf Harbors is such a beautiful waterfront community with so many amenities and is centrally located to everything. The local beaches and Anclote Island just off the coast are truly paradise. Plus the Innisbrook PGA course is just minutes away.
The private beach and clubhouse grounds are well maintained plus having the boat ramps and boat rentals so close to this home makes Gulf access easy. Shopping and restaurants are in walking distance.
Good Afternoon Heather
I spent a week in your beautiful spacious house this summer in Port Richie. I have back problems but did well on this vacation. I was wondering if maybe sleeping on a good mattress helped me out. I slept in the bedroom downstairs that has the big bed. Would you be able to tell me what kind of mattress is on that bed. I would like to purchase one for my home in hopes that it helps my back. Any information would be appreciated.
The house is amazing. The pictures don't justify how beautiful it really is. The beds are comfortable. We had 10 in our group and there is plenty of space to have room to be comfortable.
The pictures of this home do not do it justice! Absolutely beautiful and very large. I wish the private beach was closer to the rental but we were able to enjoy the boat dock and swimming pool just as well. Hoping this place will be open for our next vacation! Thank you Heather!
Booked this property on VBRO from the photos it looked great but unfortunately the property was a little disappointing it has everything you need but it's very tired it needs a professional cleaning some new bath towels and a fresh coat of paint ( some re investment)
We have stayed in this house several times. It is perfect for our family. The canal is ideal for my husband to fish with his grandchildren and the pool is very refreshing. The owners are very friendly and address any concerns we may have promptly. The location is ideal too. The neighborhood is clean and close to restaurants and shopping. It's like being at home but on vacation.
The home itself it nice and roomy but worn. Overall a nice stay. However, the first night we noticed that the ceiling under the master shower was leaking. There were two points leaking about 3 feet apart. We contacted the owner regarding this issue. She sent someone to look at it then informed us that they would have to "tear into the ceiling" and would need a day to fix it. We told her we did not want someone tearing into the ceiling for a day while we were renting the home. We were not able to use the master shower the entire time due to this issue. With several children, this was very inconvenient for us. She was unwilling to offer any refund for the issue that was of no fault of our own. We had rented the home based on the amenities that we were now not able to fully use. This is an updated review that I had previously posted. In reply to my original review, the owner stated that she informed us that it would only be a 12" x 12" opening in the ceiling and take a only 2 hours. This is not true. She also stated that she would be there for the repair if we could not be. If this was true, she also did not tell us that at any time. She also emailed asked us to change our review. She emailed us asking the following: "I hope you will find it in your heart to reconsider posting such a negative review on my vacation rental home. I'm a single mom that is struggling as it is. If it doesn't rent, then I will lose my home. I didn't keep any of your deposit for the broken chair." (The chair she mentions was a flimsy plastic poolside chair that collapsed when one of us tried to get out of it. We are lucky someone was not hurt.) When we refused to change the review as she requested (since it was truthful) her tone changed in her email responses and she became very hard to deal with when she did not get what she wanted. Even though she initiated the email conversation, she accused us of "harassment" for responding and not agreeing with her. Because of our dealings with her and the false statements in her response to our previous review we would not recommend this property.
The house is amazing and plenty of space. There was 9 of us and the only time we were altogether was at meal time. Loved the double patios. Plenty of room to spread out. Beds are very comfortable. We would definitely rent this house again.
This home is located in the Gulf Harbors Community of Gulf Landings / Sea Colony
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years week run $1695/week.
Please contact owner directly for last minute rates.
Method of Payments Include: Credit Cards w/ PayPal, Personal Check, Money Order, Travelers Check or Wire Transfer