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Waterfront- Heated Private Pool, Hot Tub -fishing private beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3BR - 2BA - Waterfront - Sleeps 9 - private heated pool -walk to private beach

cycling

deepsea fishing

fishing

fly fishing

freshwater fishing

golf

golf privileges optional

hiking

jet skiing

paragliding

pier fishing

sailing

scuba diving or snorkeling

snorkeling

swimming

tennis

water skiing

wind-surfing

This beautiful, very quiet and peaceful home in an exclusive residential community is just minutes to the beaches. It is situated on the water. Watch magnificent sunsets from the private community beach, one mile away. Fishing is excellent.

Florida beaches in the area: The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the most beautiful and safest in the world. These include the following: Anclote Key State Park and Game Preserve, Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, Treasure Island, St Pete Beach, and Fort De Soto Park.

The string of beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the South covers 36 miles and has some of the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii.

These beaches range from isolated, undeveloped tropical islands accessible only by boat (Anclote Key, Caladesi Island) to packed tourist beaches with all the souvenir shops, grouper sandwich shops, and nightclubs. The people that rank beaches place Caladesi Island State Park, Anclote Key State Park, and Fort De Soto park in the top ten beaches in the United States, with most of the other top ten beaches being in Hawaii.

There are more than 20 'barrier islands' called 'keys', along the Florida west coast. The Gulf waters that lap on the shores of these island are warm and clear. The slope of the beach is very gentle, making the beaches safe for small children to play at the water's edge.

Every possible water sport can be enjoyed along these beaches including fishing in the grass flats, deep-sea fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, SCUBA diving, windsurfing, shelling, para-sailing, swimming, and water skiing.

1.

Anclote Key State Park and Game Preserve

More than 1,000 years ago, this island was pushed up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to rest on a limestone platform. It is still slowly growing today and its size has increased by more than 25% since 1956. This four mile long island is one of the few truly unspoiled and undeveloped islands left along the Florida coast.

Anclote Lighthouse

The abandoned lighthouse on the southern end of this remote island adds to the islands fragile beauty and character. The lighthouse was built in the 1880's and served almost 100 years to protect the mariners in the Gulf of Mexico. With the advent of more modern navigational tools such as the Long Range Navigation System (LORAN), and later the Global Position System (GPS), the lighthouse became obsolete. It was decommissioned in 1984 and for the last 16 years has been abandoned.

Anclote Wildlife

Rare and endangered birds and turtles inhabit Anclote Key.

Visitors travel to the island by boat every year to enjoy the more than 43 species of birds that live there including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle, and ospreys (sometimes called fish eagles). The ospreys have numerous nesting sites in the tall pine trees that cover the island. Turtles can also be spotted on the island including endangered loggerheads and green turtles.

Anclote Activities

The main activity on the island is swimming in the shallow Gulf waters that are as warm as a bathtub in the summers. The gradual slope of the beaches makes it easy for oldsters as well as youngsters to enjoy the clear warm waters, which are said by some to provide comfort for the soul as well as the body. Shelling is also a favorite activity. Several species of shells can be collected. Sand dollars can also be found by digging your toes into the sand in about two or three feet of water and feeling the sand dollars under the surface of the sand

More Details

Owner
ralph foglia
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About ralph foglia

born and raised in new jersey within a close knit family I can appreciate the value of spending quality time with the family

ralph foglia purchased this house in 2015

Why ralph foglia chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

as a father of 6 I understand the importance of family time and with this home there is plenty to do for everyone from all ages (even mom and dad) from the quite private beach to the night life of Clearwater

What makes this house unique

centrally located close to Disney and Clearwater beach with enough amenities in the private community to keep the whole family happy for days

Amenities

Gulf Harbors House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , double bunk beds one with queen bottom one with doublebottom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 Bedroom 1 - 1 king Bedroom 2 - 1 queen Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single The 3rd bedroom has a bunk bed that is a DOUBLE BED on the bottom and a SINGLE BED on the top. This room has a day bed and a trundle bed which slides under it. This combination makes 2 single beds. .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This home is completely equipped. Very close to (within 2 miles) there are Grocery Stores - Super Markets - Restaurants - Sandwich Shops - everything. Bring your own boat and tie up to our dock

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and look forward to returning next year! The house was very comfortable room for 5 adults no problem, nice pool and the private beach is excellent.

Jim, Carol, Dottie, Brian and Joy

THANKS Ralph

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad to hear you all had a great time.
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5

Prefect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Having a house on the water, with a pool was great for a town that wasn't very touristy. Having access to the private beach made the vacation as well, it was beautiful and peaceful. Tarpon springs and even Clearwater aren't to far away. You may have to search for them but close to some good restraunts. Windsong was great for renting a pontoon for a few days which you can dock at the house. The house is well maintained and we'll equipped for all your cooking needs! The pool was pretty dirty upon arrival but was cleaned in the 1st part of the week and the grass mowed later in the week. The fenced yard was a big plus for the dog!! Having a washer and dryer really helped as well. We can't thank Ralph enough for allowing us to use his home to make a very memorable vacation for us and our fur baby.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable, spacious home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Visited for 30 days & enjoyed every minute. Home & property were all that were promised & neighbors were very warm & friendly. As others have stated, home has a great floor plan & is perfect for accommodating extra family or visiting friends. On arrival, home was very clean & fresh. The canal is very quiet as is the neighbourhood & the grounds & pool were maintained regularly. All conveniences are easily accessed . Overall a very enjoyable & relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's allways wonderful to hear when families enjoy their time in our home, and that all the hard work we put in to meeting their expectations are appreciated Thank you Ralph
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4

Well worth the money

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything you need except a hair dryer. The house is a little dated, but it's very clean. We had family visit and there was room for everyone. Great location. We loved the private beach.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it's always nice to hear when families get an opportunity to come down and enjoy their stay in our home. Also, we will be sure to put a hairdryer in ASAP. Thanks again Ralph
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5

Brian & Pat

  • 5 of 5

Just a perfect place to rent in Florida.This is our second year & we are booked in for 2018 for 3 months.Wonderful location & great neighborhood.The house was spotless when we arrived.Ralph is a perfect landlord with his promptness & business transactions.We could not find a place that suits us any better than 5002 Pelican Dr.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and pat. Thank you so much It brings me great pleasure and satisfaction to know all the efforts put in are noticed and appreciated. It's a pleasure to have you share our home every year Ralph
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Over all just the best place close to beaches on the water with pool thanks so much I will be coming back for more fun

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review. So often we receive calls,emails and even letters back thanking us for the hospitality and use of our home. But it's even more special to get the review online were others can see how special our home is. Thank you and looking forward to having you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
tampa/clearwater
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
rt 19
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
gulf harbors/private beach
Car: recommended

This beautiful, very quiet and peaceful home in an exclusive residential community is just minutes to the beaches. It is situated on the water. Watch magnificent sunsets from the private community beach, one mile away. Fishing is excellent.

Florida beaches in the area: The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the most beautiful and safest in the world. These include the following: Anclote Key State Park and Game Preserve, Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, Treasure Island, St Pete Beach, and Fort De Soto Park.

The string of beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the South covers 36 miles and has some of the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii.

These beaches range from isolated, undeveloped tropical islands accessible only by boat (Anclote Key, Caladesi Island) to packed tourist beaches with all the souvenir shops, grouper sandwich shops, and nightclubs. The people that rank beaches place Caladesi Island State Park, Anclote Key State Park, and Fort De Soto park in the top ten beaches in the United States, with most of the other top ten beaches being in Hawaii.

There are more than 20 'barrier islands' called 'keys', along the Florida west coast. The Gulf waters that lap on the shores of these island are warm and clear. The slope of the beach is very gentle, making the beaches safe for small children to play at the water's edge.

Every possible water sport can be enjoyed along these beaches including fishing in the grass flats, deep-sea fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, SCUBA diving, windsurfing, shelling, para-sailing, swimming, and water skiing.

1.

Anclote Key State Park and Game Preserve

More than 1,000 years ago, this island was pushed up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to rest on a limestone platform. It is still slowly growing today and its size has increased by more than 25% since 1956. This four mile long island is one of the few truly unspoiled and undeveloped islands left along the Florida coast.

Anclote Lighthouse

The abandoned lighthouse on the southern end of this remote island adds to the islands fragile beauty and character. The lighthouse was built in the 1880's and served almost 100 years to protect the mariners in the Gulf of Mexico. With the advent of more modern navigational tools such as the Long Range Navigation System (LORAN), and later the Global Position System (GPS), the lighthouse became obsolete. It was decommissioned in 1984 and for the last 16 years has been abandoned.

Anclote Wildlife

Rare and endangered birds and turtles inhabit Anclote Key.

Visitors travel to the island by boat every year to enjoy the more than 43 species of birds that live there including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle, and ospreys (sometimes called fish eagles). The ospreys have numerous nesting sites in the tall pine trees that cover the island. Turtles can also be spotted on the island including endangered loggerheads and green turtles.

Anclote Activities

The main activity on the island is swimming in the shallow Gulf waters that are as warm as a bathtub in the summers. The gradual slope of the beaches makes it easy for oldsters as well as youngsters to enjoy the clear warm waters, which are said by some to provide comfort for the soul as well as the body. Shelling is also a favorite activity. Several species of shells can be collected. Sand dollars can also be found by digging your toes into the sand in about two or three feet of water and feeling the sand dollars under the surface of the sand.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Harbors House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Aug 1 2023 - Aug 15 2023
7 night minimum stay
$695
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$695
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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