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Anclote Key - Boat/Hot Tub/Heat Pool/Private Beach

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 21 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 21 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, PRIVATE pool and BOAT available

Beautiful, newly remodeled, 1300 square foot home is situated in an upscale community, a quiet residential neighborhood and has access to the Gulf of Mexico. This Non-Smoking home features huge windows overlooking the water. A boat comes with the home and excellent fishing is found in the area including Snook, Trout, Red Fish, and Tarpon.

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The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the most beautiful and safest in the world. Florida Beaches in the area include the following:

1. Anclote Key

2. Fred Howard Park

3. Honeymoon Island

4. Caladesi Island

5. Clearwater Beach

6. Treasure Island

7. St. Pete Beach

8. Fort De Soto Park

The string of Beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the south covers 36 miles and has some of the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii. These beaches range from isolated, undeveloped tropical islands accessible only by boat (Anclote Key, Caladesi Island) to packed tourist beaches with all the souvenir shops, grouper sandwich shops, and nightclubs. The people that rank beaches, place Caladesi Island State Park, Anclote Key State Park, and Fort De Soto park in the top ten beaches in the United States, with most of the other top ten beaches being in Hawaii.

The slope of the beach is very gentle, making the beaches safe for small children to play at the waters edge. Every possible water sport can be enjoyed along these beaches including fishing in the grass flats, deep-sea fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, SCUBA diving, windsurfing, shelling, parasailing, swimming, and water skiing.

Anclote Key State Preserve


More than 1,000 years ago, this island was pushed up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to rest on a limestone platform. This four mile long island is one of the few truly unspoiled and undeveloped islands left along the Florida coast.

Anclote Lighthouse


The abandoned lighthouse on the southern end of this remote island adds to the islands fragile beauty and character. The lighthouse was built in the 1880's and served almost 100 years to protect the mariners in the Gulf of Mexico. With the advent of more modern navigational tools such as the Long Range Navigation System (LORAN) and later the Global Position System (GPS) it became obsolete. It was decommissioned in 1984 and for the last 16 years has been abandoned.

Anclote Wildlife


Rare and endangered birds and turtles inhabit Anclote Key. Visitors travel to the island by boat every year to enjoy the more than 43 species of birds that live there including the American Oystercatcher, Bald Eagle, and Ospreys (sometimes called fish eagles). The Ospreys have numerous nesting sites in the tall pine trees that cover the island. Turtles can also be spotted on the island including endangered Loggerheads and Green Turtles.

Anclote Activities


The main activities on the island are swimming in the shallow Gulf waters that are as warm as a bathtub in the summers. The gradual slope of the beaches makes it easy for oldsters as well as youngsters to enjoy the clear warm waters. These waters are said by some to provide solstice for the soul as well as the body. Shelling is also a favorite activity. Several species of shells can be collected. Sand dollars can also be found by digging your toes into the sand in about two or three feet of water and feeling the sand dollars under the surface of the sand. The sand dollars vary in size from one to six inches across.

Fred Howard Park


This park was first opened in 1966 and is located at the end of a mile long causeway west of Florida Ave. in Tarpon Springs, this is a beautiful beach area. The swimming and sunbathing is excellent. The facilities include very nice sheltered picnic areas, playgrounds for the kids, restrooms, barbecue grills, and beach showers. Bring your fishing poles and your windsurfers. This is a very popular park with the local Floridians and over two million people visit the park annually. On weekends it can be crowded, but on week days there are fewer people enjoying the sun and the water.

Tarpon Springs


Hiding just north of Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs is one of the oldest cities on the Florida West Coast. The Greeks first settled this area around the turn of the century and started the Sponge Diving Industry. Visitors can enjoy the authentic Greek food in the more than 20 restaurants, shop in the sponge and souvenir stores, and board cruise boats for half day or day trips for casino gambling or fishing.

The Sponge Docks are listed in the National Historic Districts Register. Along with the sponge docks are more than 140 art gallery/studios, antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants.

Clearwater Beach


On an island all it own, Clearwater Beach is the major "tourist beach" on the Florida Sun Coast. Every type of beach oriented activity can be found here. There are many great grouper sandwich shops where you can enjoy lunch and relax with a cool beverage. With its many shops and miles of beach, the entire family can have fun here.

Caladesi Island


This island, along with Anclote Key, are two of the unspoiled, undeveloped islands that are on the Florida West Coast. Caladesi Island and Anclote Key are both only accessible by boat.

Honeymoon Island


This island is accessible by a man-made causeway. You will enjoy visiting the Honeymoon Island State Park where the activities include swimming, sunbathing, fishing, picnic shelters, and people watching. There is a special area where you can bring your pets to play in the sand and the water.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 1997
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We enjoyed this home. It was a really nice place to stay, perfectly set up for us. We will definitely think of it on our next visit. :)
Mar 2014
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Anclote Key - Boat/Hot Tub/Heat Pool/Private Beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews
Plainfield, IL

Great house with pool and boat

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at this house. The owners were always available and very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We especially enjoyed the boat that came with the house. Got to go to a little sandbar to fish, go shelling and just relax. The fishing off the dock at the house was amazing also. Thank you so much to Glen the fishing guide. He really helped with tips on fishing and the area. The house was nice, clean and spacious. Little bit of a drive to get places though. Would definitely stay again if we visit the area another time.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fishing, entertaining dolphins, and gorgeous sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely look into renting again

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North East, Maryland

Best Family Vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

We came down from Maryland for a week in the Florida sun.... and this house was AWESOME!! Great location, great space, amazing skies!! It was hot but the pool and the beach handled that for us!! We also rented the boat they offer and the morning runs out on the Gulf of Mexico were incredible. The house had everything we needed and then some. The owners were even nice enough to arrange for a crib and highchair for us since we couldn't bring them with us. Plenty of pool toys.... even extra fishing rods! It was so much fun to be in the pool and watch all of the boats come and go in the canal. We even made friends with a resident Blue Heron who hung out on the dock with us all week! The house was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for our family of six, including the two-year old who's first words every day were "I go swimming??" We made a jaunt to Tarpon Springs, went SCUBA, fished, ate at a couple of AMAZING places (we highly recommend the Tiki Bar) and these places were suggested by the owners. We will definitely rent this house again. Thank you for offering such a great place to go.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

I was just looking at pictures the we took during our summer vacation. We had a super trip! I would recommend this house it you are looking for a relaxing vacation with your family. We spent a lot of time on the back porch watching the kids play in the pool. No more condos for me. There are a lot of things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent for the Price!

  • 5 of 5

I have no complaints I've stayed here several times throughout each year and it's been perfect every time. You can't beat it for the price and it's great for two or a family. We even bring our dog with us and she loves it too. If we ever have an issue the property owners are quick to resolve it. I'm a frequent Florida visitor and since I've stayed here I haven't been to a hotel since! The location is great and it's easy to access restaurants and stores. It's a very short drive to the historic sponge docks of Tarpon Springs which I recommend for anyone looking to sight see, shop, or eat some delicious authentic Greek cusine. The private beach is great for a day or a sunset view. This house backs onto the main canal and it's very relaxing to watch the boaters cruise up and down the canal. There are fishing poles to use and bikes which are convenient. It's always clean and accommodating and I always look forward to my next stay when I have to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alton, IL

Wonderful Family Vacaion

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Anclote Key home. We had 4 adults and two children. Our family loved everything about house, location and the owner. We were able to visit a lot of tourist locations like Clearwater and Busch Gardens, but it was nice to come back to our home on the Gulf. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. It was very peaceful and a beautiful view. We loved having access to the private beach club. After visiting Clearwater we were really able to appreciate having a private beach to stay at. We loved being able to hop in the boat and travel to the island. My boys loved fishing. I can't say enough about the whole experience. As for the house it was very clean and spacious. I hope we will be able to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing is excellent in this area, Bring your own boat our use ours. Fishing guides available for flats fishing or offshore fishing. Great spot for Kingfish, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Tarpon, and more.


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Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 28 2017
21 night minimum stay
Feb 2017
Jan 29 2017 - Feb 25 2017
21 night minimum stay
March 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 9.0%

$495.00 - $1395.00/week
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Flor-a-mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2),BUNK BEDS (2)==Queen bed (1) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Hot-tub, HEATED Swimming POOL, Floating dock for your own boat, or use our boat, Free fishing boat (15hp motor is optional for a fee)

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