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Quiet River Edge, Gulf-Access Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
6 nights

Description

Tarpon Springs House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Scott and Betsy Taylor
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Quiet River Edge, Gulf-Access Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Busy and Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us. We truly enjoyed our stay. Your place was very comfortable. We used the kayaks, biked to Fred Howard Park, took a boat trip to Anclote Island, and visited the sponge docks. The downtown historical district is a very nice place to visit, eat, and shop. We fished from your dock but no luck. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Scott and Betsy home. The home was well taken care of . We liked it because of the quietness of the area. Sitting on the dock just waiting for the dolphins to swim by. This year we visited St. Michaels Shrine which has an interesting story about it. Ate some good Greek food, but our favorite was Frenchys Outpost going out to Dunedin Beach. They have the best Grouper sandwiches. Would like to come back again.

Joe and Jessie

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to have you back, Joe and Jessie. It's interesting to read about your explorations. Thanks for sharing them. We haven't been to Frenchie's Outpost yet! Betsy and Scott
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5

Recent stay in Tarpon Springs

  • 5 of 5

Hi Betsy,

My message to you was about our stay at your lovely house in Tarpon Springs. We arrived at 230 am Monday so we weren't able to appreciate the beauty of your place until the sun came up in the morning. We especially love your backyard,the dock and my kids with my husband enjoyed the kayaks. Although the weather wasn't that great, it didn't stop us from enjoying the Gulf so we headed down south mostly everyday. It was nice coming back to your cozy place after a tiring day full of activities. Glad that Raquel suggested your place to us. My husband was grateful to find the vacuum ( he loves cleaning). I think that we've left your house just as clean as when we got there, I've washed, dried and folded the bed sheets but didn't have enough time for the towels, I would've it time permitted. Thanks for the wine and the tiramisu,my husband and I enjoyed it. We will definitely recommend your place to other friends. Your place had everything we needed and we're very satisfied.

Rowena ,Jerry and kids

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

939 Bayshore is a lovely, comfortable home on an idyllic setting. The view of the boat and pelican traffic on the water offers hours of entertainment. Osprey, heron, ibis, and egret ply the waters while dolphin swim past. Truly gorgeous. The house is comfortable, the hosts accommodating. An excellent choice for a laid back holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Nice House in a quiet location. We enjoyed staying here. We enjoyed the kayaks and hammock. Screened porch was excellent also. Owners very helpful. Only 2 things negative about the house was the master bath was Very small and we came and went a lot to visit family and do things, so driving around the bay to get there repeatedly was tiring. Beach parks very nearby, that was great! We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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JA from Missouri

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for relaxing, enjoying a river view with close access to beaches by water or bicycle. It was really great to have the Kayak and the dock for easy access to the water. The home is very comfortable and has everything needed. The neighborhood is very quiet good for walking or bicycling, a quick ride to Howard Park for a sunset. We enjoyed watching birds from the dock, a bald eagle lives very close.

I recommend this for a couple or family get away, but you'll want to stay longer!

Tarpon Springs is a lovely town and very easy to get to from Tampa, we enjoy the ride across to Clearwater and coming up Alternate 19, slow but more scenic.

Will definetly visit again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do!
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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 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$190
$1,300
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$156
$990
$3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$140
$870
$2,600
 
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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Amenities

Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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:
  • non smoking only
  • 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.

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