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Private Pool House-quiet area-minutes from Sponge Docks-Beaches-Golf-Fishing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,735 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Ann and Michael Maher
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

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 Tarpon Springs

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.


Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1735 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , outdoor bathroom near the pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • 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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Private Pool House-quiet area-minutes from Sponge Docks-Beaches-Golf-Fishing
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
athens, tn


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our vacation. 4 adults and 4 children and we had a blast. The house is very roomy and met all of our needs. Everyone enjoyed the pool and hot tub, and the quiet neighborhood. Coffee by the pool each morning was nice. The location is good, close to shopping, restaurants and the beaches. All in all we had a great week, the house had everything we needed and I can highly recommend it. Part of our group flew in, and the house is only about 30 to 35 minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Very clean and comfortable setting. A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location for a VRBO that is close to a large variety of attractions...Downtown Tarpon Springs, several local beaches, Clearwater, Tampa, etc. You will definitely find yourself spending most of your time enjoying the pool when at the house. We've used it for our family vacation 3 years in a row now.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

An absolutely wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have used HomeAway on many occasions and have always had positive experiences. I have to say that this, probably, was the best we've had. Ann responded to any questions I had prior to our arrival and was right there, electronically, to quickly respond to anything after our arrival. This has to be the most well-stocked house ever! Plenty of towels, pool towels, wine glasses (!) and kitchen basics ever! In addition, the starter basket was a lovely welcome gift for those persons arriving later and not having the energy to stop at the grocery in advance! And, just a side note - you can establish a free account and shop for your groceries online, which will be delivered to you same-day from Publix! You will want for nothing upon your arrival at this house. And, as if that sounds like the most important, it is not. The house is wonderful. It is laid out perfect. Huge kitchen with more-than-ample seating with a dining table, pub table and kitchen bar counter. The pool was wonderful, and as mechanically-challenged as I am, I am glad my daughter was able to speak with Alison immediately to make certain that we were operating the spa correctly. Had we not been able to work through it on the phone with Alison (owner's daughter who lives a few doors down), she offered to stop at the house and personally assist us, if we needed her to do so. Luckily, my daughter was able to follow Alison's directions without a hitch! The house is in a neighborhood, but the foliage surrounding the pool enclosure gives the area absolute privacy without sacrificing plenty of sun time! I love that! Moreover, I cannot say enough about the spaciousness of the house; one full bedroom and full bath being removed from the others for privacy; as well as Ann and her family's hospitality. Thank you, Ann, for a great experience! We will, definitely, return since this is one of our favorite areas in Florida.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Holland, Michigan

Warm, roomy, comfortable home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 months and enjoyed every minute - so much so that we've booked it for 2 months next year.

Pool is lovely, large lanai completely private.

Owner and property manager are delightful, easy to reach and immediately responsive.

Neighborhood is quiet, walkable and dog-friendly. Also 10-15 minutes away from great county parks for great dog- (and people-) walks.

The house is beautifully decorated and very roomy with a guest bedroom/bathroom "wing".

Great location between Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor: great restaurants, sponge docks and boat rides in Tarpon Springs. Also near Dunedin where there is Honeymoon State Park, grapefruit league baseball (Toronto Blue Jays) and the best quilt shop in Florida.

We've rented houses in Florida for several years - this is absolutely the best ever!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most relaxing location I could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

During the holidays while also dealing with a family illness situation, I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay with my family and a more dedicated and attentive homeowner. Ann made sure that we had everything that we could possibly need and went above and beyond to assist my family during a very difficult time. If I could give more than 5 stars, I most definitely would!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nashville, TN

Highly recommended! Great home, wonderful pool and spa, comfortable, and clean in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home for your family vacation. We would definitely rent it again next time we come to the area.

We felt welcome and at home from the beginning. Ann is a very nice accommodating person. We even had some literally last minute changes to our plan and she was very gracious and helpful. I am so thankful for her making the change no big deal. The house is very homey, comfortable, clean and well stocked which really helps to relax and enjoy your vacation time. The pool and spa were so nice, that I could barely get my family out of it long enough to go to the beach or touristy activities. We did manage to include the beach (Honeymoon Island is my favorite), a boat tour, aquarium, shopping, ice cream, and more.

We love the location which is close to anything you might need or desire. We love the Tarpon Springs community with great restaurants and wonderful people. We had too many great restaurants to visit all but our favorite was Tarpon Tavern. They have a great selection of unique sandwiches, appetizers various meals. We all ate way too much! Good thing we had that pool to work off those calories. We also liked Plum Tomato a lot....great pizza. And of course there is Hellas with great Greek pastries and meals. We also love seafood and there are may great restaurants or seafood markets. We really liked Pelican Point Seafood Market. They are nice, helpful and have a great selection of local seafood to cook at home or have cooked for you at the restaurant next door. All of these had great customer service, also. We find the Greek community here nice and personable.

Thanks again, Ann and Michael for helping to make our family vacation time great. We have some wonderful new memories to add to our family. 

Theresa C

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
25.24 Miles
Tampa International Airport
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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Weekly rates from $975 to $1,400

Monthly rates from 2,650 to $3,800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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