|Space||1,800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Let this gorgeous Apollo Beach vacation rental house serve as your home-away-from-home during your time in the Sunshine State! Situated on a canal that leads to Tampa Bay, this beautiful waterfront residence has everything you need for a memorable Florida getaway.
This picturesque house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and enough sleeping arrangements for 7 to 9 guests throughout 1,800 square feet of lovingly appointed living space, making it an excellent accommodation choice for families, friends or couples traveling together. You’ll find the home’s interior very comfortable, offering many updated features and a wonderfully cozy living room. All the essential comforts of home are here, including air conditioning, in-unit laundry machines, wireless internet access and a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the necessary cooking appliances.
Outside, the property boasts a lovely enclosed private swimming pool, where you can look forward to taking leisurely swims under the balmy Florida sun and swaying palm trees. The home’s fantastic outdoor space also features a private hot tub, outdoor flat screen TV, outdoor refrigerator, and a combination charcoal/propane grill for your barbequing needs. When you’re ready to get out on the water, simply stroll down to the home’s private dock with boat lift on the canal, which leads about a mile out to Tampa Bay. Kayaks are included too, in case you don’t plan to bring your own water vessel with you. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and manatees in the water!
Even though you may consider spending the majority of your vacation simply relishing in the property’s tranquil, quiet existence, you won’t have to venture far to access the area’s best attractions! This house is conveniently located close to numerous dining options and bars, including many awesome restaurants nearby that the locals love. Go to Circles restaurant for a tasty meal or Little Harbor, where you can have lunch or dinner with fabulous views of the Bay.
The golfers in your group will be pleased to find exceptional golfing close by at Golf and Sea Golf Course, in addition to a Golf Pro shop for the golf course just 7 (yes - SEVEN) houses away from the property! Other attractions within easy reach include Busch Gardens just 40 minutes away, the Hard Rock Casino only 30 minutes away, and Ybor City, which is approximately 30 minutes from the house. Whether this is your first trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast or the continuation of an annual tradition, this remarkable Apollo Beach vacation rental home leaves nothing to be desired!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, private enclosed swimming pool, hot tub, outdoor flat screen TV, combination charcoal/propane grill, wireless internet access, private dock with boat lift on canal, air conditioning, in-unit washer/dryer, kayaks, and much more
- Outstanding waterfront location on a canal, which leads to Tampa Bay in about 1 mile!
- Close proximity to awesome restaurants, golfing, Busch Gardens, Hard Rock Casino, Ybor City, and other notable attractions
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed with 32-inch flat screen TV with a futon that can accomodate another adult or two small children
- Bedroom 2 (Fish Room): Queen-sized Bed with 24-inch flat screen TV
- Bedroom 3 (Sports Room): Queen-sized Bed with 62-inch projection TV
- The Downstairs Sofa Configuration can accommodate 2 extra guests if needed
- No smoking
- Pet friendly with fee (small dogs and cats only)
- Pet Fee: $25 Per Pet, Per Night (Small Dogs & Cats Only)
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
Our vacation this year at this Apollo Beach canal front home was in the words of my 21 year old son "the best!" We came to visit family and relax in the Florida sunshine. The house was beautiful and clean; stocked well enough to start out ( as are most homes for rent), and everything worked. We all slept well in the beds. The home was stocked with plenty of towels. We loved the pool and hot tub! It was so nice to relax in the sun and in the evening in the lanai and not get eaten by mosquitoes! The kayaks were great. It didn't matter to us that they are a little old and used. They float and they take you where you want to go! We took turns on different days. A manatee swam up to my kids and followed them around up close for awhile! This was a real highlight of the trip for them! As kids get into their teens and twenties, the big amusement parks can lose their shine - they're in school or work just like us "grownups" and want to have downtime too. We did go to Busch Gardens - 25 min drive from the property. A little something for everyone there : they had a nice Christmas Ice show that reminded me of a short version of Ice Capades, big roller coasters, some animal shows, a bird house, and, of course, some wild animals and the flamingos. We also went to the Manatee Nature Center and Preserve, about 10 minutes away. Saw manatees, small sharks, various fish and birds. It's free. Apollo Beach Nature Preserve and Beach was also a nice place about 10 minutes away, No swimming there but there is a nature trail and people fish from the beach. Found a few shells. Public's Grocery store is about 6 minutes away. You can fish off the docks ( they jump right in front of you!) or from the kayaks - bait shop 6 minutes away. The kids had a blast fishing from the kayaks down the canal. According to one of the neighbors alligators don't like salt water and he's never seen one in all the years he's lived in this area (the canal is salt water). We saw an osprey catching fish, though! Lots of birds flying overhead. Wished I had brought my binoculars! With all that said, we had a sweet, memorable vacation and hope to return again!
We stayed at the house for Thanksgiving weekend. We had all my family over for the meal. The lanai is great to be able to have more people. House was very clean. Bret was very easy to work with. Neighbors were friendly. It was in a good location with easy access to grocery stores and 75. We had a balast.
It was not our "dream vacation". We were really sad about that many things wasn`t so good how they should be. The mattress were so used, they should replaced, the floor upstairs to the bathroom was damaged, the AC sounds like an helicopter, the doors in the kitchen are always "open", there were some (old wet) stains at the ceiling it need some paint. Outside was not good, too. The pool lights didn`t work (they should replaced), the ground was nasty. What we really didn´t like were the roaches every morning, so the pest control should come more often.
We were missing a big sun umbrella and the chairs for the outside area need to be replaced to. we didn´t use the kayaks because they looked really used and not save. The grill was in a desolate condition. Something was really shocking for us, there were a line outside from chemicals in direction to pool. we also missed an plan about the house with the important things like, where is the electric lokated, which switch is for which lights etc.. We expect for a price like this not so many things to complain about. we would´t recommend this accomodation to others. we are really unhappy and our kids, too.
We had a great holiday at this villa, really enjoying the wildlife, pool and kayaks. We had many visits from Dolphins, Ospreys and a Bald Eagle.
However, the villa states it sleeps 7. There were 5 of us but only 2 kayaks, 4 outside chairs (2 were broken) and 4 dining chairs. This was unacceptable. The villa was rather 'tired' and frankly could have been cleaner especially the kitchen and pool area. The upkeep of the villa needs some attention to be true to the lavish description given.
We paid for a cleaner but the cleanliness was not to a high standard. The kitchen was a huge disappointment. The cupboard doors were mostly hanging off, inside the cupboards dirty and we had some cockroaches. The BBQ was left uncleaned which was extremely disappointing. The kayaks were in poor order (we cleaned them and mended one seat, the other didn't have a seat) but they were useable and we enjoyed them. We used the bikes (there were three). In the description of the place it said there was a pool table. There was not.
The owner was generous with things like toilet rolls, bin liners, washing powder etc.
When we arrived on a Thursday the bins were not only full, but overflowing with the lids standing open. It stated in the villa that bin day has been the day before. We managed to get them closed but had to wait until Saturday for them to be emptied. Again this was disappointing.
The mosquito burners outside were full of water and were much needed so we had to replace the fuel and get them going. This should have been checked by the owner.
All in all we had a great holiday but for the money we paid for this villa we would have expected more attention to cleanliness, tidiness and items like the kayaks, chairs, BBQ and kitchen to be in good order.
That being said we did have a relaxing and fun holiday.