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Private Waterfront Retreat on Gulf Water Bayou- KAYAKER & NATURE LOVERS PARADISE

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Peninsular Paradise House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located at the top of the beach park road, this home is surrounded on two sides by private waterfront. Overlooking mangrove islands, watch as egrets and herons soar gracefully in to fish for their supper, see the fish jump as dolphins come through, observe rays swimming by, or drop a line to try and hook a redfish or snook.

Head out in one of our double kayaks, canoe or fishing boat to view it all up close. Or just hang out and watch gorgeous sunsets over the water. After all, that's what you came to Florida to enjoy!

This is our personal getaway retreat, completely updated this year and decorated in a 'Tommy Bahama' island style. Our home sleeps 6 privately and comfortably, and is fully furnished and equipped to meet all your needs for fishing, boating, kayaking, biking, enjoying the beach at the end of our road, and relaxing at home with games, video library, books, toys and games for the kids.

Just down the road is historic New Port Richey, beautiful parks, an open ampitheater that features live music. The river district, movies, bowling, laser tag and family game center are all in town. The New Port Richey Community Center is just 5 minutes from our house and offers 3 pools, a water slide complex, tennis and basketball courts, indoor gym and basketball center, fitness classes and more. Sun Cruises is just around the corner and the sport fishing and gambling cruise boats.

A short drive south is historical Tarpon Springs - a Greek fishing and sponge diving village; Tampa, Clearwater, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. A short drive north brings you to Homassassa Springs (amazing canoeing, kayaking and nature walk), Weeki-Wachee, and Silver Springs.

For those who need a Disney or Universal fix, it's about an 80 minute drive across I-4 to all the wonders of Orlando, then you can come back to the peace and quiet of home to relax.

Keywords: House, residence

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Brenda Alber
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Brenda Alber

I live in SE Florida with my husband and 3 sons. Born in Scotland, I grew up outside of Chicago and am happy to reside in the sunshine state!! :)

Brenda Alber purchased this house in 2008

Why Brenda Alber chose New Port Richey

We rented in this area 10 years ago and absolutely loved it. It truly is an area of natural beauty and we had a realtor watch for a home for us. Two years later, this property came available and we fell in love with the privacy of the location and the outlook - you truly feel that you are away from it all. The house itself is open and inviting, and after a flood last year, we have completely redone the entire interior, so it is brand new house now. We love it.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Private Waterfront Retreat on Gulf Water Bayou- KAYAKER & NATURE LOVERS PARADISE
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great Week at Heaven's Way

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay at Heaven’s Way! We definitely agree with the other reviews -- Brenda the owner was very nice, helpful and able to answer any questions. The house was neatly decorated, clean, and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay from kitchen wares and bedding to kayaks and bikes. The kayaks were especially convenient for exploring the backyard waters and easily navigating the general vicinity. The house also has a brand new deck which was perfect for evenings after a day of exploring; we were even able to spot several dolphins from it!

The location was perfect; private enough to be quiet and exclusive, yet convenient enough to allow us to get around to other areas nearby. We took trips to various state parks, Clear Water Beach, and Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock. We went fishing and caught a few fish (redfish, sea trouts, catfish, and black drum).

We had an all-around great stay. We highly recommend this house if you’re planning a stay near New Port Richey, Florida!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4th of July Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time vacationing in New Port Richey during the week of July 4th 2015, and the house at Heavens Way had everything we needed. We really enjoyed playing pool and having the canoe and kayaks to paddle around the canals. The nearby beaches weren't great, but we drove to Honeymoon Beach in Dunedin (only 45 minutes away) and it had white sand and great surf. The house also included beach chairs so we had everything we needed for a great time on the beach.

We will definitely look to Heavens Way the next time we vacation in Florida! Thank you Brenda for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Heaven's Way, New Port Richey Florida

  • 5 of 5

This was our first adventure to Florida and also renting a house. The property was exactly what we wanted. Private, quiet and comfortable. The yard was along side a lagoon with plenty of water fowl. The schools of fish were amazing and we even saw Dolphins from afar. The back yard barbecue was great after some very busy days. The location was good, because the highways are wonderful - we were close to Busch Gardens, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin. We even went to a Nickleback Concert at the Mid-Florida Ampitheater in Tampa. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of both worlds - Secluded AND convenient

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting with a perfect hangout space in the backyard. Upon arrival we realized that fishing equipment was missing. Owner sent supplies over right away so we could fish from the back deck. We loved using the canoe and kayaks. The kitchen was well equipped so we were able to cook most meals at home. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bunnell fl

bobby blair

  • 5 of 5

Very nice n lots of space . Nice back yard that look out on the water with a wonderful dock. The owner was very helpful with all of my needs. We will stay there if working in area again. There was a pool table n kayak n canoe for use.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 spent 11 days on Heavens Way. We hit the area hard with an different activity for each day. Swam with Manatees up at Crystal Spring, Paddled with gators at Myakka State Park, deep sea fished on a trip 13 miles off shore, rented a pontoon boat just down the street and spent a great day on Anclote Key (forget the sand bar, go to north beach and anchor there and walk around to the west side of the island for the most private and secluded beach you have ever seen). Each evening I would pack up my car and drive a few short minutes to Anclote Park and fish for trout off the pier. I would see dolphin most nights and every night I saw Manatees. We spent some time down at Tampa at the Aquarium and touring the USS American Victory (WWII ship anchored behind the Aquarium). If that wasn't enough we would launch the canoe from the back yard and paddle around the tidal waters. We saw birds beyond belief! My daughter is an avid birder and saw 97 different bird species. We paddled out to Green key and visited a resident Gar that hung out in the same spot. Each morning I would get up and go for a run. Out the door go right on Heavens way and right for a 100 yards or so on Green Key road. Take that left and pick up a sidewalk that keeps you off the street and in a safe area. I never worried about my 15 and 19 year old daughters being out on a run. I think the best time was walking North Beach on Honeymoon. the walk is 2.5 miles one way so not a lot of people make the trip. the fishing on the end is terrific. We saw dolphin all three times we walked the beach. So much to do within a reasonable drive. The house was great and very reasonably priced. I have to say the owners were some of the nicest and easiest to deal with and we have rented from VRBO 20 plus times. The only downer is Rout 19 can be a pain to drive. This would be true of any rental so if you are looking for a perfect spot to relax and enjoy.... look no further

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Ybor City, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Weeki Wachee, Homosassa Springs


Rates & Availability

Peninsular Paradise House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday Rate
Nov 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning - Week Rental $150

Cleaning fees:
Week - $150 includes laundering of all linens and towels
Month - $200

For stays longer than a week, housekeeping may be reserved in advance for $75 per week at your discretion.

$250 deposit for weekly rentals, $1000 for monthly. Deposit due upon booking.
Balance due two weeks prior to occupancy.

Separate security deposit check of $250 to be held until inspection by our housekeeper upon departure. This check will be returned to you - voided - unless there has been any damage incurred to the property. Invoices will be provided for any reparations required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Peninsular Paradise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bath/Shower & Walk-in Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle and a twin bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Bed with additional Trundle Twin
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing dock, beach at end of the road, nature walks, kayak to bay, excellent bird watching - true nature lovers retreat

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