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Quiet River Edge, Gulf-Access Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 4

What we intend to become our retirement home in a few years, our 1300 sq. ft. home is on the Anclote River between the Greek Sponge docks and the Gulf.

Grill fresh fish and set up dinner on the dock, then boat out to the keys. Play golf nearby, hike or bike the Pinellas Trail that slips through the center of old Tarpon Springs.

With 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, we are set up for a very comfortable relaxed vacation for 4, with a pull-out queen in the living room for the occasional visitor.

We have replaced all the appliances. Our HVAC is sterilized at the intake with a UV filter to keep the environment healthy even for sensitive souls, like us. A laundry room and garage keep things comfortable. The best place to spend time is on our dock with a floating platform, which allow easy access onto our kayaks.

We have two bicycles for your use, and a great Necky tandem kayak as well as a solo that give you intimate access off our dock to the river and bayous.

More Details

Owner
Scott and Betsy Taylor
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Scott and Betsy Taylor

Scott is an airline pilot, Betsy an artist, who are happiest near the water. Life-long sailors who summered on sailboats in Maine, and a lake cottage in Southern Ontario, our home was inland in the Finger Lakes region of Western NY. We have recently moved to the Boston area, nearer to two grown children (and our grandchildren). Our 3 year old grandson loves fishing or lying on the dock to observe the dolphins hunting together, watch the crabs and lizards in the mangroves, or the eagle battle it out with the ospreys in aerial stunt flying.

Scott and Betsy Taylor purchased this house in 2009

Why Scott and Betsy Taylor chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

After visiting the Tarpon Bayous and Anclote River and Key for years, friends found this sweet location and talked us into buying it to upgrade and share with them. Purchased from the family of the original home on 'Pioneer Point', we are in love with the setting and are continuing to improve the home. Because we use it as a second home it is outfitted as we need a home to be! The newest project is a dock rebuild with a ramp to a floating dock for kayak access. Shallow draft boats can tie up to the pilings.

What makes this house unique

Lovely, twisted live oaks frame the water view from the house, and the dock is a favorite spot to gather for watching birds, dolphins, the local fishing fleet and the sunset. Well around the bend in the road, it becomes a quiet, private neighborhood, safe from through-traffic, yet a fun bike ride or boat ride to the beaches. Kayak south to the Greek Sponge Docks for great food and entertainment, to the bayous, or north to Miss Vickie's to eat lunch on the water. Boat out the river to Anclote Key and Shark Island for serious beach and swim time.

When indoors, newly installed central Air super UV filtration system keeps the home allergen-free.

Amenities

Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , off of bedroom one
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In hall between bedroom 2 and living space
  • Full Bath with shower/tub combo in hallway between kitchen and bedroom two. Small Bath with shower off bedroom one.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , small bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , King bedding if twins combined
  • hallBedroom one: Queen bed, private small bathroom with shower. View and access to porch and water. Bedroom two: Two twins. We have bedding for a king if you would like them put together. Large bathroom in hallway. New pull out queen in Living Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
45 minutes to Tampa Bay and the airport. 30 minutes to Clearwater and beaches there. 20 minutes to Brooker Creek Preserve. Boat tours and ferries to the Keys from the Sponge Docks Jan. 6 Epiphany celebration in Spring Bayou each year.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

A Beautiful Calming Reconnection With Nature

  • 5 of 5

We found that this Tarpon Springs home to be exactly as the pictures depict. The views of the Anclote River are outstanding. From the glassed in Florida room, the sun rises over the Sponge Docks, and then sets over the Gulf everyday. The beautiful old live oak trees provide shade so that the Florida room is never in full sun - no need for blinds or any window treatments.

But pictures can not give you the feeling that this home leaves with you. There's no rush to do anything. Just take your morning coffee to the Florida room to catch the first tourist fishing boat leaving for a day of fishing in the Gulf. And then keep watching the parade of private and commercial fishing boats leaving for a day on the Gulf.

At 4:00 in the afternoon, the boats all return to the Sponge Docks for you to review. Just in time for a nice glass of red wine to celebrate the day's catch and to watch the sun lower over the Gulf.

There's no need to prepare your own food. There are many wonderful Greek restaurants in the area featuring inexpensive food and fresh fish from the Gulf. And did I mention Greek beer? Happy hour at Paul's starts at 11:00 am!

We will never forget our time along this Gulf- Access Home.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Later in the season on hot days take a short trip to the Leepa Ratner Museum of Art a few miles South, and the Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg.
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5

Unique and fun coastal getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Scott and Betsy Taylor's comfy home in Tarpon Springs was wonderful. The quaint feel of historical downtown Tarpon Springs blends nicely with the coastal experience.

Highlights of our stay include catching red drum out of the solo kayak (one was big enough to tow me a short distance before breaking the hook on my jig), pastries from Hellas Bakery (repeat visits due to lack of willpower), smoked mullet from the fish market next to Rustie Bellies enjoyed with a cold beer and crackers (we are from Kansas City where smoked meats are a religion), and day trips to the Dali museum and Dunedin. Sunset and Fred Howard Park beaches are very close when you're in the mood for sand between the toes.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful mid century modern home right in the water and in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Every amenity you would want is here!

Went kayaking several times, dolphins close by, manicured yard, immaculate home with charm and character. Scott and Betsy cared about our stay, safety and comfort; the perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. April is a lovely time to be there!
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Our first morning we were treated to a manatee family feeding in the river! Dolphins became daily visitors. This home brings back memories of the Florida in the 1960's....green tile bathroom, parquet tile floors! Fun and funky. Be sure to hang the hammock and observe the birds. Would suggest you bring some outdoor chais to place on the deck as you monitor the boats and wild life float by!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation property

  • 5 of 5

We had great time spending our Christmas vacation in Scott and Betsy's home. The house is well equipped (brand new high end appliances, high speed Wi Fi) and spacious enough for our party (3 adults and 1 teenager). The owners provided 2 kayaks (+ 2 bikes) which was great as the property is located on Anclote River and kayaking is a great way to explore the neighborhood and observe local wildlife. The dock is one of the best features of the house and we have caught several fish from it. The location is great, very close to white sand beaches of Howard Park where we went to jog/swim/fish almost every day. Sponge Docks with restaurants, shops, boat and fishing tours are only few minutes away. In summary, great place to stay and relax in a quiet, waterfront community.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You truly enjoyed our home the way we do. Although it's difficult to keep the bikes in working shape due to the salt air corroding EVERYTHING metal, we find it's worth it for the guests! The kayaks are invitations to explore the neighborhood from the water!
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Great Waterfront Setting

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at this waterfront home on the Anclote River. Quiet neighborhood, beautiful view, lots of wildlife on the river. Put the bicycles and kayaks to good use. We enjoyed Fred Howard Park by bicycle and kayaked to the gulf and to the sponge docks. Had a trio of dolphins swim by us while kayaking as close as five feet, checking us out. If you enjoy the water, like we do, you'll love this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Miss Vickie's, across the river by kayak
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak, Clearwater
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 19A
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Sunset and Howard Beaches
Car: necessary

Located on the quiet side of the Anclote River, between Tarpon Springs and the Gulf. Boating from our calm neighborhood on the river to the Gulf and beaches on the Gulf.

Grapefruit League summer training games Feb 22-Mar 31!

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Rates & Availability

Tarpon Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
fall
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$140
$870
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
high
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
$190
$1,300
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
$156
$990
$3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$972
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning fee $125, fee for estimated utilities include heat and water in the winter, AC and water in the hot months, based on typical usage

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