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Ann and Michael Maher

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Private Pool House w/spa-quiet area-mins. from Sponge Docks-Beaches-Golf-Fishing

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Tarpon Springs House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath pool house mins. from downtown historic Tarpon Springs

Experience all the Gulf Coast of Florida has to offer from your private pool house located in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from historic downtown Tarpon Springs--- an old Florida, Greek-American community.

As your home base, this newly purchased, decorated and furnished house provides the comforts and conveniences of home, promising a relaxed and rejuvenating experience. The spacious L-shaped classic Florida design places the bedrooms on opposite sides of the premise, ensuring privacy and solitude while providing ample common space in between for all.

Centrally located, the modern, fully equipped kitchen provides plenty of room to join (or watch) the 'chef of the day'. Hang out at the breakfast bar or enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage at the pub table in the kitchen nook. In addition, the open, adjoining dining room easily seats eight for meals or for a family evening of board games and socializing.

Moving into the living room, decorated with artwork in vibrant hues from local artists, cozy up on the two couches for an ideal escape in front of the large 48' LED Smart TV with your favorite program on cable, Netflix or Blu-Ray DVD. To the side, unwind to read, play cards, compete at Scrabble or simply draw these two over-stuffed chairs up to the TV area to join the crowd.

Calm colors in each bedroom encourage restful sleep. On one side of the house, the quest bedroom, equipped with a 32' LED flat screen TV, has a new queen size bed with a memory foam mattress for your comfort. The en suite has a large stall shower. On the other side of the house, the master bedroom also has a 32' cable TV and a new king size memory foam mattress on the bed. The en suite has double sinks and a shower/tub combination. The third bedroom---great for kids---has two love seats which convert to twin beds and shares the master bath. If not needed as a bedroom, curl up with a good book, set up your laptop (using the full house WiFi), or just get away to watch a different channel. The premise if fully air-conditioned, and ceiling fans are liberally placed throughout.

On a hot Florida day, there's nothing better than a screen-enclosed lanai and pool, surrounded by towering tropical plants. Relax with a sherbert---or drink--- in hand on the lanai. Take a leisurely dip, play Marco Polo with the kids, or get a workout with laps in the pool. There are stairs and a shallow end for the little ones---or for some of us 'older ones' who really want to enter slowly! The attached, heated spa is perfect for stiff muscles, cooler evenings or just warm-ups between swims. It's totally worth it if you're looking to unwind. Use the new, large, gas grill if going out to dinner is just not in the plans.

A double car garage and a laundry room are available for your needs.

This destination offers everything for every type of traveler---from the adventurous to those with no real destination or time frame in mind. Go deep sea fishing on a charter boat or kayak quietly through coves on Lake Tarpon. Stroll the downtown area of Tarpon Springs, a slow-paced fishing village-- a blend of Greek traditions, colorful canary yellow, deep salmon or enchanting turquoise shops, markets and restaurants. Walk across the street to the nationally known Sponge Docks and charter a boat or buy tickets for a dolphin cruise or an evening dinner and sunset cruise or even a gambling cruise out on the Gulf. Take a day trip to Busch Gardens or over to Orlando to Disney World, Sea World, or Universal Studios. Take a few minutes drive to Fred Howard Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, throw down your towels or beach chairs and relax in understated tropical comfort where its super-fine white sand and crystal-clear, calm waters await you to bask on an ever-sunny beach and then stay for the breathtaking sunset over the Gulf. Golf the world class PGA course at Innisbrook or blend in with the local golfers at the Tarpon Springs course in town or any of the other numerous courses in the area.

And the food! Enjoy the presentation of numerous traditional Greek restaurants for a culinary adventure or sample the ocean-to-table seafood of this area intricately tied to sea. After a day of wandering one of the best treasures of the old, cobbled stone sections of town perusing antique and gift stores, be sure to head back to dockside to the Greek bakeries for evening desserts--- incredibly scrumptious and, of course, low calorie!

A memorable trip occurs when the unexpected happens, when you truly get lost in a good way. Tarpon Springs offers you a little-discovered alternative to the crowds with easy access to all possibilities.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann and Michael Maher (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Ann and Michael Maher

My husband, Michael, and I live in Binghamton, New York, where we grew up, raised our two children, and retired from our careers as teachers. Our son, Jonathan, still lives in NY, but Alison, our daughter, has forsaken the winters of the Northeast for the Sunshine State of Florida. She refuses to move back, hence our need to consider a second home in Florida!

Ann and Michael Maher purchased this house in 2013

Why Ann and Michael Maher chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We have visited our daughter a number of times since her move south and always enjoyed the varied and numerous activities so different from home. However, we never considered purchasing until she moved from the Tampa area to Tarpon Springs. We love this area---a fishing village with old Florida charm. Eventually, we'll leave the Northeast, too, and settle here-----just not yet!

What makes this house unique

Well, OUR unique benefit with this house is that Alison lives right down the street-----close enough to watch the house, mow the lawn and clean the pool! She's our Property Manager and is committed to taking care of any of your needs.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Private Pool House w/spa-quiet area-mins. from Sponge Docks-Beaches-Golf-Fishing
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
5

Simply sublime!

  • 5 of 5

I was in the area on a "working vacation" and brought my dad and dog. The house is beautifully laid out and decorated. My dad had his own bathroom and his bedroom overlooked the pool. He loved the angle of the morning sun and spent every afternoon poolside reading or dangling his feet in the pool. There were some hiccups in my work plans so I got to hang out at the house a little more than planned and I just loved it! Owner Ann and her daughter were wonderfully accommodating and so warm and friendly. We had a great email exchange going and I loved chatting with her. We really enjoyed the lovely welcome basket after driving for 3 days, it was nice to have some food waiting. Bridie the Wonder Dog loved the dog run and had a blast chasing lizards. You don't need to bring anything but your bathing suit and maybe a couple of nice outfits for on the town fun. Anything you need is provided. Ann even put together a beautiful binder outlining how to use the house and the pool features, pamphlets for day excursions, restaurants and other fun places to go. Fantastic location, near everything, and we had a wonderful time. I am so glad we chose this home, it was perfect!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

A wonderful stay with better owners

  • 5 of 5

The house is very open and has a nice vibe to it. The pool area is also large and open. I would highly recommend this to anyone staying in the Tampa/Clearwater area. And to top it off the owners are amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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4

Wonderful vacation

  • 4 of 5

The pool and home were wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house and fantastic location. Will for sure be returning in the future and encourage my friends and family to do the same.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Clean, central location, great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week as a girlfriend getaway. The house was beautiful and the pool was secluded and well-used by us! Local beaches are just a short drive away. It is central to many wonderful restaurants and sights to see. We enjoyed it thoroughly! Ann and Mike were great with their recommendations and it lived up to our expectations and then some! We hope to come back again next spring as we could not possibly visit everything we wanted. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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4

The perfect home in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

A clean, well designed home in a pleasant neighborhood minutes away from several dog parks, great restaurants and the 30 mile bike trail to Clearwater. It is also located an hour away from several MLB spring training camps. The owners were a phone call away in responding to any request and provide a catelog of resources for 1st time visitors to the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25.24 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.61 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8.43 Miles
Caladesi Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Nearest Train
2.61 Miles
Jolley Trolley--from Tarpons Springs to Clearwater
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 19N
Nearest Restaurant
2.77 Miles
Ballyhoo's
Nearest Beach
4.09 Miles
Fred Howard Park
Car: necessary

GOLF---You may want to challenge yourself locally to the PGA course at Innisbrook (1.1 miles) or other area courses---Tarpon Springs Golf Course (1.22 m) or Crescent Oaks Country Club (6.93 m) or Cypress Run Golf Club (4.89 m). MANY other courses are available in the immediate area.

BEACHES--Fred Howard Park (4.09 m) in Tarpon Springs is the closest of the world class beaches stretching down the Gulf of Mexico. Venture south to Dunedin and take the Causeway to Honeymoon Island State Park (8.43 m) OR take the ferry from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island (a #1 pick on Dr. Beach's List). Just a little further south is Clearwater Beach (14.6m).

SPECTATOR SPORTS--Baseball Spring Training--(within 60ish miles)--Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin--8.78 m), Philadelphia Phillies (Clearwater--12.15 m), New York Yankees (Tampa--21.14 m), Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton--51.73), Detroit Tigers (Lakeland--60.11m) and Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota--62.38 m).

Regular season---You have a choice of Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Tampa Bay Rays games on home rinks, fields or courts.

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Rates & Availability

Tarpon Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$975
$2,650
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Weekly rates from $975 to $1,400

Monthly rates from 2,650 to $3,800

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Amenities

Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1735 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , outdoor bathroom near the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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