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Karen Santiago

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Watch sunsets and fish from your own private home and dock on Tampa Bay

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

Florida Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8

Enjoy a private home on a quite cul-de-sac on the open bay. Watch sunsets over looking the St. Pete ski line. You will have your own private dock and boat slip. A boat is available to rent, Tampa Bay is known for excellent fishing year round. You will be right around the corner from Little Harbor resort where you will find all the resort amenities: jet-ski/boat rentals, restaurants/bars etc.

You will have plenty of room to relax with two family rooms with T.V./DVD's. Everything has been newly redecorated. In home washer and dryer, free internet and cable. Home sleeps 8. Master has queen bed. There is a second bedroom with twin beds (new pillow top mattresses) and a room with two sets of bunks (new mattresses).

Captain Matt Santiago Fishing Charters is Tampa Bays premier fishing guide service and is available for charters directly from your private dock. You can learn more about him at www.FishingGuideTampa.com

There is also a 2012 Starcraft Deck boat available for rent and is kept on the private dock out back. Visit BoatRentalTampa.com or call 813-205-2327 for more info.

You are 30 minutes from downtown Tampa, the Florida Aquarium and Historical Ybor City. Bush Gardens is 45 min. away and Disney an hour.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Karen Santiago (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Karen Santiago

We have been owners on Shell Point Road since 1995. We love the ambiance and relaxation of an old Florida setting with all the amenities of a resort and large city near by. My son who is a fishing charter captain has fished this area since childhood. He is available for fishing tips as well as charters. If you love the bay and Florida, you will love this place. It is like a movie set of old time Florida

Karen Santiago purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen Santiago chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Comfortable and relaxing

What makes this house unique

Boat Rental and Private Fishing Charters

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

Watch sunsets and fish from your own private home and dock on Tampa Bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful and very clean property! Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Took family vacation....walked in and found very clean house with amazing view. House was right size for 4 adults and 2 teenagers with extra space if needed. View and dock was awesome to fish off of. Karen and her son Matt were very kind and awesome. Property location close to restaurants, stores and anything you needed. We look forward to going back next year for two weeks!! Thank you, Dori, Stan, Anne, Crystal, Mekenzi and Rhianna

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottonwood Heights, UT USA
4

Great Quiet Shell Point Location BUT...

  • 4 of 5

Our family 2 adults and 3 children vacationed in Florida for 2 weeks spending a week in Ruskin on Shell Point. The home was partially outdated and we had a few issues during our stay and messages were sent to the owner with no response. There is plastic covering on all the bunk beds which was super hot, noisy and very uncomfortable so my sons opted to sleep elsewhere. The shower in the bath off the kitchen was not usable as it had a leak that sprayed all over the bathroom when it was turned on. There are no life-vests to use with the kayaks and only one paddle and they were not in well kept condition. The linens were dingy and dirty when we were ready to climb into bed which was disappointing and I spent the next day washing all the bedding and towels. There wasn't any cleaning tools for the tile which is throughout a majority of the house and the "dirt devil" quick vac doesn't work and there is no vacuum to clean the carpet in the bedrooms. Also, the garage is sealed shut and locked so you have to park outside on the driveway. On the upside, the location was super quiet and we loved having the dock to fish from each evening but make sure you have bug spray as the midges and mosquitoes are brutal!! Fish was the highlight of our stay and we caught snook, red fish, blue crabs, jack crevalle and lots of catfish from the dock. There were 2 fishing poles for us to use and the Ruskin bait shop was 10 minutes away. The sunsets were amazing and the floor to ceiling windows facing the bay we great. There are 2 family areas which made it nice so the kids could watch a movie and the adults could be in a different comfortable space. The air conditioner worked well to keep things cool and there are fans in each bedroom. Although we had a few issues it was a great trip :)

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 5 of 5

This was such a relaxing, beautiful vacation. Fantastic view of the

bay and a dock for fishing. The home was very clean and had everything we could

need. Owners were very helpful and kind. The area is "old Florida" and we just

loved it. Thank you for all you provided to make our stay so perfect.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for fishing

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for us, close to Shell Point Marina for bait. We spent the days fishing, the afternoons and evening sitting outside enjoying the view and fishing off of the dock. The home was beautiful with 2 entertainment areas and plenty of sleeping space. The sunset of the bay was breath-taking. I will definately rent again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!!! Can't say enough!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect. We normally stay with family when we travel to Florida. This was wonderful to have our family come to us. Our 4 year old grandson had the best time fishing and playing in the water. Home was well equipped and very comfortable with all the conveniences of home. I could have spent the whole time looking at the view and enjoying all of the wildlife. The neighborhood was nice and people were friendly. The owners were great and we will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosedale, Louisiana
4

Vacation 2015

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect location on the bay. We did not realize Ruskin was a far away from everything, but still a wonderful stay. Karen was very responsive and her son Matt was the best. We actually booked a charter with him and he is one of the best we have had. Overall, wonderful experience and wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa Internal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Little Harbor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sun City Center
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Little Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Litlle Harbor
Car: necessary

Literally Right around the corner from Little Harbor Resort where one can enjoy all resort amenities including jet skiing, boat rentals, beach and restaurants. You are 15 minutes from large Manatee viewing station. You will be 30 minutes from the Florida Aquarium, downtown Tampa and Historic Ybor City. Also 40 minutes to Busch Gardens and 1 hour to Disney.

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Rates & Availability

Ruskin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 10 2017
14 night minimum stay
$150
$3,800
 
 
Spring
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$150
$3,900
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Jul 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

35% deposit i required upon confirmation of all reservation. A deposit of 250.00 is required to hold reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming

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