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Gulf front Home- Private Dock, Large Yard, Pool, Covered Lanai, Screened Balcony

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Breathtaking oceanviews every room! Family vacation in private tropical retreat.

Featured in a MTV documentary film, this fabulous home hosted the entire cast during filming and received excellent review from the producer!!! Take advantage of this unique opportunity, come to stay at this Magnificent Oceanfront Home during your vacation! Situated on a peninsula island, the home is only 40 minutes from Tampa and Clearwater airport. Sweeping ocean views from every room - you will enjoy the entire 4,100 sq ft indoor/3,000+ sq ft bonus space and outdoor Florida living, watching the dolphins swimming by, paddle boarding/kayaking right from the dock at the house everyday during your dream vacation! The home is close to the famous Sponge Docks, Downtown Tarpon, Howard Park, Innisbrook Championship Golf Resort, Honeymoon Island State Park, Clearwater Beach and more. Minutes away from shopping, dining, fishing, boating & various water sports. You’ll love my place- it feels like a five-star resort yet a comfy home away from home. We welcome seasonal (3 months & plus) vacation rentals. For guests who are interested in shorter term (6 weeks- 2 months), contact owner for availability and rates.

The Views: breathtaking views from every room in the house! From the large airy two-story living room, sun-soaked breakfast room, modern yet comfy family room by the fireplace, to the Master bathroom spa tub, and the kitchen counters and sink, you will find yourself overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with unobstructed views.

The space

Outdoor Living: enjoy your resort style vacationing with gorgeous open pool and stone waterfall, outdoor shower, tiki bar and lounging area with lots of seating for your entire party. There are three levels of outdoor living space- covered patio and sun deck on third floor roof level for the morning coffee or evening cocktail at sunset; screened-in second floor large balcony for lunch gathering or afternoon nap (or reading a book if you prefer); and ground level pool, open patio and covered lanai for the party time! You can cast your fishing poles for fresh catches, or just relaxing and enjoy the sweeping views right at the private dock in the back. Or paddle boarding in the Gulf's calm water off the boat/jetski slip.

Interaction with guests

I will make every effort to meet you in person when you arrive, to greet you and your group, check you in, and show you the rooms, amenities, and answer any questions you may have about the house and the area. I will give you the total privacy you need for your vacation but will be available when I am needed to help you throughout your stay.

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is quiet and upscale with a mix of original homes and mansions. Friendly neighbors and we'd like to keep it that way as you are all my best guests. The home is well-built block and frame construction with fenced in private yard. Large circular driveway and parking lots in front of the garage offer ample parking space. The home sits on an oversized double lot overlooking the Gulf with unobstructed views from both sides of the peninsula. Private dock leads you to the landing and jetski slip where you can cast your fishing poles or net that captures variety of fish and crabs in the gulf water. Mature and lush landscaping with variety of trees and palms in the front and back garden that creates a perfect tropical retreat.

Getting around

Personal vehicles, rental cars are recommended. Taxi or Uber both offer convenient short rides to beach, shopping, movie theatres, airport, etc. But if you want to take your time to explore the area down the Gulf coast to St. Petersburg or Sarasota; or have plans to take your family to Orlando amusement parks, a personal or rental car is the best option.

Other things to note

Nearby Amenities:

Access to many Florida beaches, amusement parks, deep-sea fishing and lake fishing, boating and other water sports all year round.

Boat and jetski rentals in the area.

Half day and full day fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.

5 mins to Howard park

6 mins to Sunset Beach

7 mins to historical Sponge Docks and Downtown Tarpon springs.

25 mins to Caladesi and Honeymoon island

40 mins to Clearwater beach

55 mins to Busch Gardens

1 hr and 57 mins to Orlando Disney Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up in Shanghai and moved to Boston, MA during college years. During my early career working as a finance professional, I traveled a lot all over the world. I learned a lot through different culture and made a lot of life-long friends. I moved to Florida for the year round sunshine and warmer weather in early 2000. Now I live in Tampa, Florida permanently and enjoy the lifestyle as a Floridian.

What makes this house unique

My home is a newer construction compared to many other waterfront homes in Florida. It was built in early 2000s and was renovated every few years by the previous proud owner. It has an elevator so you can use it when your feet get tired after all day touring. We just put in three brand new AC systems in the house, two for the second floor east and west wings and one AC for the third floor Master suite and the office. You will be getting plenty of fresh cooling and effective heating at every corner of the house.

The house is amazing from head to toe, inside and out.

Outside: From the front curved circular driveway, to the private path to the backyard oasis - the pool deck, the Tiki bar, the open swimming pool with lights, jets and waterfall, the long pier to the private dock where you can fish and catch dinner...Then, if you going up through the new wood stairway to the second floor, you will be amazed by the gorgeous views from the completely screened-in covered balcony. Until you go inside to the third floor, you will be "wow!"ed by the truly magnificent ocean view while you're standing on the roof level sun deck. Bring the special couch to the covered porch area and sip on morning coffee or evening cocktail, you will be convinced that there is no better view than this.

Inside: From the double door front entrance, you are entering to a two-story height open living room and wrought iron railing custom stairways. Standing in the middle of the living room, you can see the entire common living space, the dining nook, the formal dining room, the gourmet kitchen, the family room with the fireplace and many comfortable seating... Most of all, the amazing views through the floor to ceiling windows, four sets of sliding doors and french doors! You will find yourself looking out through every double-paned window and door for a sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico!!! All the bedrooms also offer the great view and thoughtful designs and furnishing make you feel home.


Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Massive shower, Hydro Massage Spa tub, private toilet room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Two separate Vanity areas, and private bath/shower room.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Beautiful half bath on main floor, with large vanity sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom Suite 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Bedroom Suite 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Extra Guest Bedroom/Private Study - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Gulf front Home- Private Dock, Large Yard, Pool, Covered Lanai, Screened Balcony
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Lovely home, very comfortable with plenty of room for ten of us.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent rental, large well maintained house with excellent views and great facilities. The owner was very helpful in answering my many questions.

We would rent this place again. It’s location is very convenient with beaches very close and shopping near by.

The house was well stocked with beach towels and kayaks. Also stand up paddle boards.

The entire family enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our home and the activities during your stay! We hope you all had a great holiday and we welcome you to come back to stay with us again in 2018. Thank you so much for being an excellent guest to us. You will receive returning guests' special rate and the summer getaway in this part of Florida is very popular. Happy new year!!!
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Great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Your home is spacious, well fitted for an enjoyable family week. The views are spectacular. The stairs can be challenging for a small child up and down from the pool. But there were inside ones to use. Thank you for providing a great home!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

There were 10 of us women that had a girls getaway. We had a great time and loved the house. The owner was very pleasant and easy to work with. I guess the only issue we had was we missed having a bathroom on the bottom floor by the pool always had to go up stairs to use the restroom. And 2 ladies had to sleep on futons which was a little uncomfortable for us older people but it worked out. We loved the spaciousness of the rooms and the view was spectacular. Would go back anytime.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice with a good location.

  • 5 of 5

Property exceeded our expectations. Owners were very receptive to our requests. They replaced the Wifi router and had the pool light fixed. Rooms were very comfortable. A/C worked great. Paddle boards and kayaks were very popular. Elevator made going from master to pool level and back very easy. If we come back to the area I would not hesitate to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind note. I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the vacation at my beach home. We would love to have you come back next trip!!!
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Gorgeous house - great location

  • 5 of 5

I was really really impressed with this house. Very spacious house, plenty of room for my family which consisted of 8 adults, 4 kids. The outdoor pool was the biggest hit as I don't think the kids wanted to leave it...ever

The house was well stock with pool activities, yard games, stuff to paddle around the Gulf of Mexico. Very nice screened in balcony which overlooks the pool & Gulf.

The location of the house was perfect. It sits back on a no-through street right on the gulf. Great for morning walks. It was located only a few miles from nice sandy beaches and with-in 10 minutes of a Walmart or Winn-Dixie. The Tampa Airport, shopping malls, and Busch Gardens were all within a 50 minute drive.

Overall, this house was perfect for our family whether you wanted to stay by the house, or go do things. I would recommend it to any large family looking for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy to know you and your family really enjoyed my home, John! Hope the trip back home is as pleasant and relaxing - with the white sand in your golf carts trailer and your flipflops!!! I look forward to seeing you guys again.
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing and the home is beautiful. Perfect for families and friends! I would highly recommend this home to anyone coming to stay in the Tarpon Springs area!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff! I look forward to seeing you guys next time when you are in town for your fishing tournament!!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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