About the property
- House3200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
Minimum 6 Nights, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, sleeps 12, No Weddings/Big Parties
Casa Dolphina offers the most spectacular open water views combined with a gorgeous designer interior and beautifully manicured lush gardens providing privacy and serenity.
For onsite activities play in the basketball courtyard, work up a sweat in the sauna, practice on the putting green or fish dinner off the dock. You can launch the Kayaks from the large remote controlled platform to explore the small island across the house. The dock also has a powerlift should you want to bring your own boat (fee applies).
The large saltwater swimming pool has solar panels and offers a heat pump (fee applies) to keep you warm year round. The spa has its own heat pump (no charge). We’re positive, that all these amenities will meet up to your highest standards.
For special services like playing golf at private Pasadena, just ask us to book you tee times. We’re here to help you make Casa Dolphina a very memorable vacation. You deserve it. Hope to welcome you soon.
Auf ein baldiges willkommen, Fabienne and Gerold
Fabienne & Gerold Schwyn Tel: 727.348.3561
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Fabienne & Gerold Schwyn Tel: 727.348.3561
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
After a very hectic week in Orlando we arrived at Casa Dolphina and were met by Fabienne and Gerold who really are the loveliest people. We were given a tour of the house and pool area and were blown away with it all, from the beautiful individual touches in the house to the breath taking views outside. It is a far cry from any other rental property we have stayed in, so much thought has gone in to everything. We were there on a family holiday for my 40th birthday and was surprised to find flowers and helium birthday balloons as well as beautiful platters of food in the fridge. There were 8 of us staying and at no time did we feel like we were on top of each other as there is so much space. The views are truly amazing and on a daily basis had the pleasure of watching dolphins swimming just a stone's throw from the dock as well as watching the herons diving for fish and seen the odd sting ray as well. A couple of our party took the kayaks and went over to the little island which they loved. The sunsets are unbelievable, we watched the sun go down every night and took some amazing photos. All in all cannot recommend Casa Dolphina highly enough, it was like paradise and none of us wanted to leave. Fabienne and Gerold are so kind and helpful and we all felt they really went above and beyond what any of us expected. Time to start saving the pennies for our next trip as we will definitely return and the sooner the better.
Exceeded my expectations
This rental is truly amazing and far better than any of our party thought it would be, and we already had high expectations. We were met by the lovely owners, Fabienne and Gerold and shown around. My 13 y.o. daughter literally cried with joy as she went round the house.
The views across the bay are outstanding and perfect for seeing the wild life. We saw pelicans diving for fish, herons and stalks landing on the huge terrace, sting rays with their wings flicking above the water and of course the dolphins who were only 10 feet away two or three times a day. Then on our penultimate day we saw a group of 5 or 6 manatees. Wow, wow and wow again. We even caught lots of large and exotic fish. If only we knew how to gut them we'd have had them n he BBQ. We put them back.
We paid to have the pool heated and we were in there every day. It was really warm. Then there was the hot tub to relax in with a glass of wine later. This place just keeps on giving. The sauna, the outside shower, the pool table in the garage, the fabulous cimema room it has everything to keep everyone having a great time. We were a party of 12 (6A + 6C) ranging from 2 to 63 and everyone loved it.
And I can't forget the kayaks on the remote dock. We had a steady paddle across to our very own desert island. It was oh so peaceful.
There is so much more to mention but I must leave to to find out for yourself. Trust me, you too will be delighted. I cannot recommend this holiday rental enough.
30 Years of Renting and Casa Dolphina is the BEST!!
Gerold and Fabienne are the absolute greatest "renters" ever! We felt like family from the first day when we were greeted as we drove up by the two of them to give us a guided tour of their beautiful property, making us feel so welcome. (Not to mention the trays of food ... wonderful) And ... beautiful and wonderful describe Casa Dolphina. Our family of nine (ranging from age 73 to age 9) were so comfortable in this lovely home. The outside space is by far the most gorgeous we have experienced in our many, many years of rental! The pool is spectacular and the grandkids (and some of us "oldsters") truly enjoyed not only swimming, hanging out in the hot tub and sauna, but playing basketball, playing pool, kayaking, playing hours of family games in the beautiful porch, and just hanging out! Did manage to leave this fabulous setting for dinner out one time and a short trip to the beach but always hurriedly returned to Casa Dolphina and more family togetherness! We have already made plans to go back to Casa Dolphina.
Perfect location for relaxing family getaway
6 adults/ 6 kids-We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Casa Dolphina. Kids and adults both took full advantage of all the amendities; sauna, hot tub, heated pool, kayaks, pool table and basketball. Views of the water and sunset were spectacular. Nothing beats watching dolphins and jumping fish in their natural environment, especially when they swim between the kids kayaks! Great location for day trips to hot spots such as Tampa, Clearwater, Anna Maria Island and of course St Pete Beach. Fabienne and Gerald are attentive hosts and proud of Casa Dolphina, as they should be!
Awesome place for families!
There is something to do for everyone here! Great for families with kids of all ages. Got to see dolphins playing almost everyday! Grocery stores etc very close too.
Home away from home
First of all I need to thank the hosts, Fabienne and Gerold, for welcoming us to their vacation home. As soon as we met face to face we felt an immediate connection and felt at home. The home met all of our needs perfectly for our family reunion with our 9 adults and 5 children under 4. There was plenty of bedrooms with king size beds and washrooms to serve our needs. We loved the eclectic style of this home...it wasn’t the typical barebones rental. Each room was lovelier then the last with lots of things to look at for the children and adults alike. But there was one room in the home that we spent nearly every minute and that was the sunroom, with magnificent views of the pool, hot tub, inter coastal and perfect for dolphin watching. We didn’t eat one meal in the house!
What impressed us all was the thought that went into the supplies in the home, with plenty of dishes, utensils, cups, pots and pans to cook for larger groups and all the additional electric appliances, like a crockpot, egg boiler, etc. It really had everything one would have at home. The hosts were extremely responsive to any request we may have and checked in with us during our visit by text message to make sure we had everything we wanted.
I think my favourite thing about this home was the pool and hot tub for the cooler evenings. The children had so much fun on the putting green running back and forth. We were initially worried about how open the property is to the inter coastal, but there was so much for them to do they never seemed too interested in going too close.
Thank you Fabienne and Gerold, for making this our most memorable family gathering to date.We are already looking forward to another visit next year!
Fort De Soto Park 13.4 miles, Dali Museum 8.3 miles, Sunken Gardens 9 miles, Clearwater Beach 20 miles, Bush Gardens 36 miles.
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Cancellation Policy: - Bookings cancelled (in writing) at least 90 days before the start of stay will receive refund Check-in: 4:00 PM, Check-out 10:00 AM