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Waterfront Townhome-Little Harbor Resort with Private Beach

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Ruskin Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 5)

The Resort & Club at Little Harbor:

On the undiscovered island of Bahia Beach along the South Shore of Tampa Bay lies a waterfront retreat that feels a world apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This secluded and serene locale features 3 deep water marinas, a private white sandy beach, 2 pools, spa, playground, 5 tennis courts, offers the best of land and sea.

While you're there make sure to:

Dine at Little Harbor Resort Sunset Grille:

The perfect combination of great food and glorious sunsets are found in the waterfront Sunset Grille where you can enjoy Caribbean infused cuisine as you gaze at the natural beauty of the bay.

Watch the sunset while enjoying drinks at the Resort Tiki Bar:

Nothing says 'Florida' more than sinking your toes in the sand and reveling in a brilliant sunset while enjoying great spirits and good company.

Charter a fishing guide or enjoy water sports

From the pier, on Tampa Bay or into the Gulf of Mexico, you can indulge in one of Florida's The Resort & Club at Little Harbor has fishing charters and experienced captains waiting to take you on a day long adventure by sea. Along with fishing, you'll find Calm waters for skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and some of the finest flats fishing is just moments from the marina. Deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving are all readily accessible in the Gulf of Mexico.

Just Relax on the beach

The crescent shape of Bahia Beach on Tampa Bay cradles sunbathers in white sandy beaches while the warm waters of Tampa Bay gently beckon the bathers on shore. Enjoy umbrellas, chaise lounges, two sand volleyball courts and the glorious sunset shimmering off of the Tampa and St. Petersburg skylines in the distance.

Additional Fees: $85 Cleaning Fee per stay

$200 Security Deposit

Additional Notes: Sorry, No Pets

Internet Search:

'Little Harbor' and 'Resort and Club at Little Harbor' for additional information and photos

Keywords: Tampa, Beach, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Pool, Tennis, Spa, Boating, Recreation, Kayak, Waterfront

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Brent Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

Why Brent Smith chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Modern Construction in a secluded location to make us feel like we are on a Caribbean Island!


based on 33 traveler reviews

Waterfront Townhome-Little Harbor Resort with Private Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews

Perfect location and ample size

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay a Little Harbor and this rental was far superior than the first. Mr. Smith was very prompt in responding to my comment of available supplies ie paper towels, trash bags etc and I would definitely rent his home again without question. We received our information on directions and instructions immediately after the final payment and received our deposit back within 2 days after we left. There was lots of room, plenty of bathrooms and beds and I'm not sure how many outside balconies there were (I think 4 or 5?) with chairs and tables for relaxing in the evening. Thank you for your hospitality and attentiveness while renting your townhome. It was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

I had anticipated needing extra space for my family, but I stayed alone for the trip. There was plenty of space for 3 adults and two children. The condo was safe and conveniently located to the exit at Little Harbor. There is quite a bit of shopping for any needs, and there's a brewery less than 3 miles away :)

Although I didn't care for the two flights of stairs to go from the car to the bedroom (and I'm forgetful, so I was up and down them a lot!), the setup of the rental was otherwise fantastic. I loved that every room has its own balcony on each floor. There is a canal in the back with lots of fish and dragonflies, and I found it to be peaceful. The washer/dryer was very useful. Although I did not use the resort's amenities, the small restaurant within walking distance was cute and the people there were very friendly. Having a full kitchen saved me money, and I didn't need to eat junk food every night.

I did have some trouble with the speed of the wifi. For the first portion of my stay, I had trouble reaching the internet and loading pages after successfully connecting to the wifi. This improved after a few days on the trip. I wonder if they reset the modem at some point. I had a few times where I could not connect to work, and I had to use my personal hotspot instead.

If i ever needed to travel to that area again with extended family, I would likely try to book this unit again, and I would recommend it to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accommodations in Ruskin

  • 4 of 5

This is a comfortable townhouse in the nicest community in Ruskin. It was exactly as advertised. It was well stocked with dishes and linens and a refrigerator with working ice maker. It is the farthest building from the public areas (pool, beach, and restaurants) but still an easy walk. Being farther away makes for more quiet and privacy than the main resort buildings. It could use a few updates and the vertical blinds all seemed to be missing a few slats but I would definitely recommend it for someone looking for a nice place off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on the waterfront townhouse in Little Harbor.

LIttle Harbor is a great place to vacation. I have stayed at Little Harbor in the past and was really looking forward to this month long visit. The area is well maintained, beautiful pools, good restaurant and a fun outside bar. My disappointment was with the townhouse I rented. This unit is not well maintained. The carpet is dirty, the tile floors have ground in dirt , the furniure is old and needs a thorough cleaning. Sliding screen doors do not work and there are holes in the screens. The shower in the master bedroom has mold growing in it! The unit appears to have an infestation of "no see ums". My sister and I woke each morning with fresh bug bites. We did not leave the sliding glass doors open because of the poor condition of the screens. We had to buy cleaning supplies to clean the unit ourselves so we could have guests visit.

I will return to Little Harbor, but I will not rent this unit and I will not recommend it to my family or friends.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about your stay. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered. We consistently maintain our townhouse on a regular basis however it was indeed in need for for deep cleaning after a very busy peak season of consistent booking. Unfortunately I did take notice after your check out and prior to your review and had the floors and unit deep cleaned last week. To address the "no-see-um" concern; Little Harbor and the Ruskin area is prone to "no see-ums" during the spring season and are highly active outside during the dawn and dusk hours and are similar to mosquitoes. We have received many comments about these and are common in Florida for those who are unaware. The best method to avoid being bit is to use a mosquito repellent during these hours or to stay inside during dusk/dawn. Thank you for your review, and I hope to see you again on your next trip.
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Home Holiday

  • 4 of 5

It was just like we had moved our home from winter to summer, Thunder Bay to Little Harbour, Ruskin. It was very comfy, had everything & more for our holiday. Great location, beautiful resort that has everything, ocean, beach, marina, wildlife. And easy to find shopping, baseball, fruit/veggie stands, orange groves, walking trails, so much to see & do.

Townhouse had every luxury, bathroom on main floor and ensuite for each bedroom upstairs. Four balconies, great views. Free long distance to home was a bonus & washer/dryer on main floor.

Couldn't ask for more. Only very minor issues, tv on main floor needs to be replaced, some channels screech. Had to replace light bulbs in living room fan/light ($5). Beach is farther away than I realized (15 minute walk) but really easy to drive down with all our stuff.

Called the owner Brent once and he responded in minutes.

We had company for Easter dinner & everyone was very impressed (& jealous)

Our deposit refund was issued within 48 hours.

All in all I would give this townhouse 98%, we truly felt like we were home for our 18 days, and we would highly recommend this townhouse.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy, comforts of home, plus an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this comfortable property for a week in March and loved our time there. Everything was as advertised. We found the condo was perfectly situated to explore Tampa (Aquarium, Amalie Arena, Busch Gdns), St. Petes (Fort De Soto, beach), and head south to Sarasota and Siesta Key. The kitchen had all the tools to cook if you wanted to (I would suggest adding an electric kettle for those tea drinking guests!). The master bedroom had lots of room, with a very comfy bed. It was just the two of us, but the condo had plenty of living space for a whole family - with three bathrooms and three balconies. Lots of nice white towels and good linens. We hope to return. We loved walking down to the harbour and beach for sunset. Also, the nearby Fish House had fabulous fish and chips. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court


Rates & Availability

Ruskin Townhome Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ruskin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Living area 1/2 bath
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located in Little Harbor Resort Community with all amenities of Resort included! On-site restaurants, Tiki Bar, Beach, Pier, FREE Wi-Fi

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