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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,055 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Welcome to 'Little Fish!'

Our 2BR/2BA beach house comes equipped with every kitchen amenity to keep the most discerning chef happy. We have a stove-top Bialetti espresso maker, French press, juicer, Belgian waffle maker, blender, teapot... Tiled floors throughout this open floorplan with new carpet (Dec. 2016) in the nice-sized bedrooms and generous closet space make this a vacation home you can be comfortable in yet feel like you're being pampered at the same time. We provide high-end linens, quality pots & pans, cooking spices, lovely décor, and your own heated, fully screened inground pool. There are 4 bicycles, 2 stand-up paddleboards, 2 kayaks, and a couple of fishing poles for you to use as well. We've negotiated a 15% weekday/8% weekend BOAT RENTAL discount just for our guests at Windsong Boat Rentals, at the end of the street. You won't be without some warm-weather activity option while vacationing at our place. There's a gas grill on the side of the house plus a full spare tank of propane in the shed. And if the weather doesn't cooperate, we've provided complimentary HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax, plus an eclectic selection of DVDs, books, and games!

Our home is situated on a beautiful deep-water canal that leads you right out to the Gulf of Mexico. There are ample opportunities for all kinds of fishing, snorkeling, and general exploration. Whether you're just toodling around the canals or heading out for a fun day to Durney Key, the sandbar or Anclote Island, your discounted rental Pontoon from Windsong Boat Rentals will get you there.

So, why choose Little Fish??

PRIVATE IN-GROUND, HEATED POOL for those days you don't want to be out in the sea. Heated to 85 degrees, and no, we don't charge extra for that.

FREE BICYCLES to zip around the community.

FREE STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS! Have you tried SUP-ing yet?? Nice bonus!

FREE KAYAKS! That means all four of you can venture out on the water together...2 on SUPs, 2 on kayaks.

FREE WI-FI so you can stay connected without using your data package.

NICELY DISCOUNTED PONTOON BOAT RENTALS from Windsong Boat Rentals -- you'll even get an orientation!

FREE FISHING POLES -- just walk 20 steps to your private dock and drop a line.

CRAB TRAP -- fresh crab that's an hour old? Yum!

GAS GRILL -- with a spare tank in the shed.


DELUXE SHEETS: That's what WE would want, so you benefit, too!

WASHER/DRYER for your convenience so you can pack light.




COOLERS: We've added a couple of coolers for your trips to the beaches!

CLOSET SAFE: You can program your own code for it.

EARLY CHECK-IN: NOON check-in is earlier than most, so you can start your vacation earlier!

More Details

Robert & Carolyn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Robert & Carolyn

Our home-base is Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where the air smells like pine and the summers are a perfect blend of low humidity and clear skies. Winter, however... has led us to the sunny gulf coast where we fell in love with everything. So we're going to practice being snow birds and want to share our lovely little home with you. 'Little Fish' named herself almost immediately.

Robert & Carolyn purchased this house in 2015

Why Robert & Carolyn chose Gulf Harbors

We love the open floor plan, the tiled floors, in-ground pool, and the westerly-facing waterway at a wide intersection in the canal. Perfect evening sunsets and the pool's always in the sun. The screened-in pool patio feels like an outdoor extension to your living space -- a perfect place to spend with your morning coffee, meals, and evening cocktails.

What makes this house unique

HEATED INGROUND POOL for those days you don't want to be out in the sea.

DISCOUNTED PONTOON BOAT RENTAL to explore the canals or zip out to the islands.

FREE BICYCLES to cruise around the community.

FREE SUPs AND FREE KAYAKS (2 of ea) That's a huge savings from renting them!

FREE WI-FI makes it convenient to use your technology without using your data.

FREE HBO, Showtime, Cinemax (plus a ridiculous number of channels)

FREE GAS GRILL -- with an extra full tank in the shed.

COOLERS -- we've provided a couple to keep your excursions ice-cold.

BEACH TOWELS & CHAIRS -- we tried to think of everything you'd need!

FREE FISHING POLES -- just walk 20 steps to your private dock and drop a line.


DELUXE SHEETS: That's what WE would want, so you benefit, too!

WASHER/DRYER for your convenience so you can pack light.


PAPER TOWELS, NAPKINS, SPICES: to make it nice for you on vacation!

EARLY CHECK-IN: NOON instead of 4PM so you can begin your vacation sooner!

Guestbook comments from the owner

There are no reviews yet because our first rental availability is May 1, 2015. We are purchasing this home from an owner with an excellent and extensive rental history on vrbo and We hope you'll take a chance and give Little Fish the opportunity to provide you with a comfortable, classy, fun vacation in sunny Florida!
Feb 2015
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Gulf Harbors House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1055 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Affectionately dubbed the 'Triple S' room.
  • Main bathroom offers shower/tub combo and tiled floor. Situated between the two bedrooms and just off the hallway, this will likely be your most-used bathroom. The newly-tiled second bathroom has a funky sink-before-shower-before-commode layout and is directly accessed off pool or utility room via kitchen. Perfect for pit-stops and sandy feet. (It's actually our favorite bathroom)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom offers a King-sized bed, while the 2nd bedroom features two twin beds. Both have flat screen TVs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Busch Gardens is just 35 min. away. Orlando theme parks are 1.5 hrs away. Weeki-Wachee 'See the Mermaids' 20 miles north on Hwy 19. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks & Glass Bottom Boats: 5 mi south. Golf Courses in aplenty! Just search Something like 5 baseball stadiums nearby. Spring training!!


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Little fish was very well equipped with everything you need. It was also clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a great week at littlefish. The first few days we had a lot of rain which caused a small leak above the back windows, but other than that the house was great. We got a ton of use out of the boat. We were able to visit the sandbar a couple times, and we did a lot of fishing. My wife and I caught plenty of sharks, speckled trout and various other species. While on our vacation we also went to Wiki Waki and saw the mermaids, and spent a day at Seaworld. In the evenings we were able to enjoy the pool and watch the birds do their own fishing in the canal. All in all it was a great vacation, and Robert and Carolyn were awesome to deal with. They were very informative, generous and easy to talk to.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet, clean and close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice clean home. It came with everything that you would need for a comfortable stay. Black Beard (the pontoon boat included) was too small, in our opinion, to take to the sandbar very often. Don't even try it if there are any size waves! The sandbar is wonderful once you get there.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The Woodlands, TX

Loved Little Fish

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about staying at Little Fish. Everything was well stocked from the kitchen utensils to all the linens. Extra large capacity washing machine was the best!!! Enjoyed the pool and pontoon boat so much. The home was very comfortable and we loved the information binder that was full of great suggestions. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northeast TN

It was great

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn took care of everything and was a great hostess. The home was convenient to everything, and had everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little fish had everything available that you need for a perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed swimming in the pool, paddle boarding and kayaking in the canal. We also took the pontoon boat to the sandbar and island. We even caught some fish and crabs off their dock. Many amenities and bringing our dogs was a plus. We all had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Hosts Robert and Carolyn didn't miss a thing as they combined energy, thought, taste, and knowledge to create an artfully designed, upgraded, comfortable, very clean home.

Though the photos of "Little Fish" are accurate, they don't capture the atmosphere of this gem under the beautiful Florida sun.

With all of the amenities at your finger tips, from the boat to the pool, to kayaks and bikes, and a private beach too, there's no details left out.

Restaurants and shopping stores are within 5-30 minutes, depending on your desire. If you're looking for more "action", Clearwater Beach is only about 40 minutes and Tarpon Springs twenty. If you enjoy cooking "at home", there's an abundance of fresh fish and the succulent, savory Florida Stone Crab claws at your beckoning.

But, the greatest attribute of "Little Fish" is her charm. Wake up in the morning to the sound of the laughing gulls. End the day listening to the loons. You can get to know the herons and egrets who walk up to the door to say hello ( and look to you for a treat to eat ). The canals are the side streets as boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and dolphins go by.

Wanna take a boat ride? Cool off in the pool? Get a tan? Drop a fishing line in the water? Grill fresh grouper and tuna? Kayak with a dolphin at your side? Sit on the beach and watch the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico?




  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
River Ridge Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
2000 Miles
Aspen, CO (seriously?)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gulf Harbors
Car: recommended

Be sure to visit downtown New Port Richey, via Main Street off Hwy 19, with its quaint shops & restaurants, and beautiful paved walkway that runs along the river. Tarpon Springs is about 5 miles south on easy Hwy 19, where you can enjoy any amount of Greek Food, fresh seafood at Rusty Bellies (don't pass this by), a decadent French pastry shop (several, actually), and a candy store with a fathomless licorice selection. The aquarium is worth a visit -- feed the sharks and rays! Just over the bridge to Port Richey (north) on easy Hwy 19 is 'Short Stack' BBQ on the left, with the best ribs we've ever had. Tell Pedro that Robert & Carolyn sent you! Caposey's Family Restaurant is a few lights north on Hwy 19 on the right, just before Waffle House -- best breakfasts and they serve it 'til 3pm! They'll take good care of you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

EASY RATES FOR EASY MATH! No high-season, low-season, happy-season, sad-season. Just $1393/week or $5572/month (Saturday-to-Saturday stays). WEEKLY STAY = 7 NIGHTS. MONTHLY STAY = 28 NIGHTS. To reserve our home, please forward $600 ($500 damage deposit and $100 cleaning fee) immediately, either by using Homeaway/VRBO's secure credit card processing program, e-check, or by notifying me that you'd prefer to mail me a check or money order. Your balance of $1393/week or $5572/month is due no later than 60 days from your rental date. $500 damage deposit is refundable with confirmation of zero damage. Our monthly guests receive one complimentary cleaning mid-way through your stay. 100% refund of all fees if you cancel no less than 60 days prior to stay. 50% refund of all fees if you cancel no less than 30 days prior to stay (if you used the VRBO/HomeAway system, your returned deposit will be minus any fees they charged me.). We are a pet-free, 4-guest maximum home. Unapproved pets and additional unapproved people will result in complete loss of your $500 security deposit. (We've never had to implement this policy to date because we've always had excellent, honest guests.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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