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Right On the Gulf w/ Pool & Jacuzzi! 'The Dolphin House'

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Hernando Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Spend your next vacation in our beautiful 4 bedroom/3 bathroom house while enjoying the Gulf of Mexico as your backyard!

You will enjoy daily visits from dolphins, sting rays, and the occasional manatee. The private dock is the perfect place to fish or park your boat if you choose to bring one. There is a heated jacuzzi, a swimming pool, two large screened in areas overlooking the water, as well as multiple private docks for boating. This house is a fully furnished home with an upstairs and downstairs living room, a pool table, and bar. The entire space can sleep up to 10 people with three king beds, one queen, and a pull-out Murphy bed. The area is perfect for kayaking (kayaks and canoes available at no charge), scalloping, fishing (fish poles and tackle box ready to use), and sitting by the pool, soaking up the Florida sunshine!

Whether you're looking for a large space for your next scalloping trip or family get together or a more relaxing escape with nothing more on the agenda than sipping cocktails in the pool while watching the sun disappear into the Gulf, this is the perfect spot for you!

** This home is not suitable for those with mobility issues. The upstairs living area with kitchen is only accessible by stairs.

Keywords: Beach house, fishing, boating, swimming pool, large, ocean, Gulf

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ashley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


based on 26 traveler reviews

Right On the Gulf w/ Pool & Jacuzzi! 'The Dolphin House'
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews
Montvale, NJ

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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Views, Spacious House, Plenty to do... The Dolphin House has is all.

We always enjoy our vacation there .. Kayaks and Canoes are available to use... But out favorite place is relaxing in the pool or spa while looking out on the Gulf... we'll be back for our 3rd vacation there !

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Should be renamed Southern Charm

  • 5 of 5

The house should be renamed Southern Charm. It's a very spacious home in a great location on the Gulf. It comes with kayaks and canoes so you can visit the shore across from you. Which by the way has an enormous amount of dried puffed sand dollars. We always have a great time rain or shine. The house has everything you need to have a great time and if you need something it's probably there it's just such a large home it's probably there you just haven't looked in all the places. Now that I have all that out of the way I have a bone to pick. I have stayed at many homes in Florida from the Hudson area down to Clearwater. Four homes in total. Several things to keep in mind. If you live in Florida guess what the water bugs which look like prehistoric killer cockroaches are in every home. It's kind of like grand daddy long legs in Georgia. Try all you like they're going to be there especially if you are dumb enough to leave the doors open. When any structure sits on salt water it prematurely ages you can't out run it. The home has character which is more than I can say for some folks. So if you're not high maintenance this is a home for you. If you are high maintenance move along to Clearwater and pay $500 a night because you're not going to be happy with any of the homes in the area. Ashley and Dave have impeccable characters and I would dare anyone to find a better group of folks to do business with. Matter of fact mine is already booked for next August. Take a look at the calendar it says it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Augustine

Perfect Girl's Night!!

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great spot for a girl's night away. The Dolphin House is a beautiful home right on the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for relaxing, sunning and having drinks by the pool and hot tub. We especially loved the space downstairs right off the patio. There is a wet bar with a fridge which made pool time easy and convenient. Everything was just as advertised and the pictures do not do it justice. We were only an hour from Clearwater Beach and loved going to the local tiki bar, R Beach, for dancing and live music. It's a must visit in this quaint little neighborhood; tell Fred hi for us!! :) We will certainly be back and can't wait for our next visit! It'll be a longer stay for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erie, PA

Hurricane Hernmine at the Dolphin House

  • 5 of 5

We survived Hurricane Hermine at the Dolphin House! The winds were crazy, the rain poured down, and the Gulf rose all the way up to the sea wall. Our only concern was did we pack enough wine/beer and Jimmy Buffett CDs. The house was perfectly dry and safe during the whole storm and Dave and Ashley stopped through several times to check on us and the home. What an experience!

My family has rented this vacation house three times before, with 10 family members (6 adults-4 kids) and three large dogs. Hernando beach and the Dolphin House are so relaxing. The house is spacious and excellent set up for a little separation, with a very nice upstairs for adults and a more relaxed kid/pet friendly downstairs with pool table, large couches, TV, and extra refrigerator right off the fenced in pool/spa area. There is even a service lift perfect for handicap access. It was an added, unadvertised benefit and came in handy for our elderly relatives and luggage. We had excellent luck fishing with bait shrimp and cut up hot dogs for the kids.

Having lived up north most of my life, watching dolphins while eating breakfast is an amazing treat. We will be back! Thanks Dave and Ashley!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with AMAZING view!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in this amazing house and had the most wonderful time! Ashley and Dave were so helpful in getting us whatever we needed, from directions to destinations and all the accommodations we could ask for. They made sure we had whatever we needed. We were able to use the kayaks and enjoyed beautiful sunsets. The house is well cared for and allowed plenty of room for everyone! Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Stay: Two weeks latter July.

In our 7 years of using VRBO, this home was the worst we rented! This property is not well maintained. Found numerous cockroaches (Kitchen/Laundry and outside trash bin area), upper porch screens dry rotted w/holes/tears, roof leaks through ceiling air supply grilles during thunderstorm, broken/ missing ceramic tile/grout in second bathroom. Like May review, we could not use the lower bedroom because of constant ceiling water drip and musty odor. The carpet has been removed and there is a dehumidifier. So called elevator is a modified fork lift - REALLY? The shaft is very musty as well. Garage area is a catastrophe waiting to happen/ full of junk with falling insulation and mold!! One smoke alarms missing a battery and the other did not work. Black rings/soot around supply air grilles, (either filters not changed or mold from attic coming through). Exterior fence enclosure falling down.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
R Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
R Beach, Bryan's, The Cove
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pine Island
Car: necessary

Annual scallop season, late June - late September; Scallop Charters, and fishing charters available. Pontoon boats, jet skis, and paddleboards can be rented at local marinas within 1 mile of house.

Disneyworld is about a 2-hour drive east.

Bush Gardens is about a 30-minute drive south.


Rates & Availability

Hernando Beach House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Please let us know if you intend to have a party, particulary if a large number of guests will be present. We are happy to accomodate, but this is a residential location and we need to alert neighbors and prepare for parking. There will be an additional $500.00 charge for party reservations. Please, no bands or fireworks without written approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hernando Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) Opens into Queen bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Ample Private Dock Space - Largest Private Dock in all of Hernando Beach! Parties are prohibited and the vehicles are limited to the driveway which can accommodate 4-5 cars

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