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Canal-Front Home w/Dock, Beautifully Furnished, Wifi, Fishing

Gulf Harbors, Flor-A-Mar, New Port Richey, FL, USA
  • House1250 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay30 nights

2 bedroom, 2 bath plus finished and well-appointed Florida room. Nothing spared.

The Pelican is perfectly located on a small, private cul-de-sac with friendly neighbors and really nice homes.

The home has been completely remodeled and is second to none in decor. It is so comfortable and there's so much to look at and appreciate.

The canal is beautiful. And the dock is great for sunning and fishing (we provide the rods - you catch the fish). Dolphin, cranes, egrets, ibis, and herons are frequent visitors in our back yard.

Regrettably the Beach Harbors Beach Club is no longer allowing our visiting vacationers to use the private beach in Gulf Harbors. Fortunately, this hasn't deterred our returning guests from enjoying our home year after year. As a substitute, we recommend Anclote River Park and Fred Howard Park if you feel like sunning and swimming on the beach.

The Pelican is an open concept home with a fitted chef's kitchen. Range/oven with built-in microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker/purified water, and includes everything we could think of to include - coffee maker, four-slice toaster, griddle, blender, slow cooker, baking dishes, mixing bowls, cookie sheet, pie plate, pots, pans, upscale silverware, knife set, and gadgets and stuff and stuff. The dishes are all hand-blown glass. The kitchen also features beautiful granite counters and a breakfast bar with 4 bar chairs.

The entire home is equipped with a reverse osmosis water system so you will actually enjoy the water, for consumption as well as for bathing.

The master suite features a huge king size bed with brand new mattress and box springs, Egyptian cotton sheets and beautiful light weight bedding. The room is beautifully furnished with a sitting/reading nook, as well.

The second bedroom features a queen bed, also with brand new mattress/box springs and beautiful bedding. There is ample closet space in both bedrooms and they are appointed with original artwork and accent pieces, just like home.

There are two full baths, one with a deep tub and shower combination. The 2nd bath has a huge shower, vanity and toilet. They both feature designer tiled vanities. The larger bath also has a piggyback washer/dryer unit which is more than ample capacity for your laundry needs. We provide bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and beach towels for your convenience.

The living room is furnished in Coral Bay furnishings - beautiful butter-colored sofa, two overstuffed chairs and a comfy recliner. The media center accommodates a 40 inch Toshiba television and a DVD player.

We offer our guests free Wireless Wifi. There is a land line phone in the home (with no voice mail feature) and we encourage our guests to make free long distance phone calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. We also offer a movie package that should satisfy various tastes in television viewing.

The dining area seats 6 comfortably. We hope you love our solid maple 1940's dining table, chairs and hutch as much as we do. It was a surprise find at Lions Head Antique Store in Port Richey.

The Florida Room is completely finished, secure and charming. This bonus room is such an important addition to the entire scheme of the home. The day bed with trundle offers additional sleeping for two. We offer our guests a good book selection from our small library of books there. There is also additional seating for 4 in the Florida Room at a dining/game table. We have a number of games for children and adults on top of the game table as well as inside the dining room hutch.

The best part of the house is being able to stand in the kitchen, dining room and Florida room and see the beautiful canal out back. What a way to start a day and end a day. The western sky turns pink at day’s end. The view is so lovely.

The property, for the most part, is xeri-scaped. We have some beautiful palms in the front of the home and some small ones on the canal side. Blooming Salvia and some bushes that we have yet to identify, are nice to look at and provide some sweet nectar for birds and other little flower-loving critters.

Our paver-paved circular driveway will accommodate four cars and our garage will accommodate one small car.

The property has been completely remodeled from stem to stern and we take so much pleasure in being able to offer it to visiting guests to enjoy it as much as we do.

It's a love of a home.


Kim Calkins

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within one day
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 10, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Large dresser with mirror, reading nook and closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Matching dresser with mirror, nightstand, lamp, closet
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Our adorable Florida room features a day bed with trundle
      • The master bedroom is quite spacious with a huge king size bed with brand new mattress and box springs, Egyptian cotton linens and beautiful light-weight quilt. The dresser and mirror is large and spacious. A cozy sitting/reading area is quite nice and the artwork is lovely. The second bedroom is bright and airy featuring a queen bed with new mattress & box springs, Egyptian cotton linens, light-weight quilt, matching dresser with mirror, night stand and pewter lamp. There is ample closet space.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Large custom tiled vanity and features a washer/dryer
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The master bath is large. You will enjoy the custom tiled vanity and extra-large shower. The bath also has a piggy back washer/dryer which is of a large enough capacity to handle all your laundry needs. We furnish towels, beach towels, hand towels and wash cloths. The second bath is small but ample with the same custom cabinetry, deep tub and shower combination, and custom tiled vanity.

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          Our home sits on a beautiful canal, full of fish with sightings of occasional Dolphins. It's not uncommon to see Egrets, Ibis, Herons and enormous Cranes walking through the backyard.


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central heat and air
                    • Garage
                      One car garage with will accommodate one small car.
                    • Heating
                      Central heat and air
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi through Verizon
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      The living room is beautiful. From the furnishings to the artwork and lighting, it's beautiful.
                    • Parking
                      Our circular paver-paved driveway will accommodate up to 4 cars.
                    • Telephone
                      Landline with NO voice mail feature but we do invite you to make unlimited long distance calls to anywhere in the US and Canada
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes and glassware are one-a-kind hand blown glass. Beautiful but at the same time casual.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is filled with beautiful wood cabinetry. The appliances are nearly new & include dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker & purified water, range/oven with built-in microwave.
                        • Microwave
                          Built-in over-the-range microwave
                        • Oven
                          Stove/oven combinatio
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large side-by side with ice maker and purified water feature
                        • Stove
                          Stove/oven combination
                        • Toaster
                          Four-slice toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining room seats 6 comfortably at a solid maple vintage 1940's dining room suite. A matching hutch houses games and wooden trivets. The breakfast bar seats 4.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  We have a small library of hard back novels for your reading enjoyment in the Florida room.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  There is a variety of games and cards for adults and children housed in the dining room hutch.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Movie and music package for your enjoyment
                                • Television
                                  40 inch Toshiba television with movie package


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      We have a nice paved patio on the canal side of the home. We also have a nice dock, ready for your boat.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Our property is xeri-scaped with crushed, white sea shells. Fenced back yard w/flowering bushes that attract birds, bees & nectar-loving critters. There are several palms in the front & back
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We have a small, outdoor gas grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      We provide 4 fishing rods, bobbers, and hooks for fishing off our dock.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • New Port Richey and Port Richey are diverse. On almost every corner, there are restaurants, activities and shopping. Tarpon Springs (sponge docks) is nearby as is Clearwater and Dunedin. Anclote River Park and Fred Howard Park both provide beautiful public beaches and lots of activities for children. A gambling casino boat and boat/kayak rentals are available in the neighborhood and nearby.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              The property photos are exactly what you'll find

                                                              Rebecca W.

                                                              I stayed in the Condo for 40 days while relocating to Florida and it was exactly what I needed. Plenty of space, comfortable furnishings and in a safe area. I would recommend it to a friend!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for your review of our home, Becky. I am so happy it met your needs and expectations. Best of everything to you and your family in your new Florida home.

                                                              Warmest Regards,


                                                              Nice house by the canal

                                                              Lynda B.

                                                              The Pelican house is a lovely home to spend your Florida vacation in if you are able to stay for the required 30 days. We are snowbirds, and it is so nice to have a quiet, clean house to spend the winter months in. Kim, our landlady, has been in the hospitality business for many years, and she understands what travellers need when they are away from home. If you need anything, all you have to do is call her, and she is very accommodating. She has a maintenance man available if needed as well as a cleaning lady if you don't want to do your own cleaning. The stores are only a couple of minutes away, as well as a convenience store/gas station. The best thing is that you are able to use the Gulf Harbors private beach nearby when you just want to spend a relaxing afternoon.

                                                              Beautiful home for rent.

                                                              Marcia S.

                                                              This house was everything it promised. We had a very peaceful vacation. We enjoyed taking our dog on walks. The beach was great quiet, not a lot of people, clean. Would go back again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Marcia, Thanks so much for your review. So happy you had a nice stay and will consider coming back again. That's why we do this - always hoping that our guests appreciate our home away from home. Warmest Regards, Kim

                                                              Very nice, well furnished and comfortable

                                                              Eric H.

                                                              Generally very good, lovely interior, nice area the private beach club is a bonus , two small complaints , 1) the gas bbq really needs replacing it is falling to bits 2) the next door neighbours allow their dogs to foul the lawn area ( there is no dividing fence on one side)

                                                              Wouldn't be very nice for children who played on the grass, wasn't nice for us to see

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Eric,

                                                              I am so happy you and your wife found our home to be well-appointed and comfortable. But it breaks my heart that you had to endure the neighbor dogs coming over to do their business in our yard. We were unaware that the folks next door even had dogs. We are installing a fence on that side of the house this week before our other vacationers arrive in about 10 days. We've also purchased a new grill.

                                                              We do count on our tenants to tell us what they do like and what they don't like. So, thank you for being so forthcoming. It's really the only way we can keep abreast since we don't live nearby.

                                                              Be well and thanks again for taking the time to post.

                                                              Warmest Regards,


                                                              Duke Energy Contract Employee

                                                              GordoFort Peck, MT

                                                              Love the place. Nicest home ever. The reason I didn't recommend it for families with small children is because of the deep water dock. Without your own wheels it is a little difficult to get anywhere. Other than that, it is well furnished, well decorated and I would recommend it to anyone.

                                                              Outstanding, Amazing, Comfortable, Relaxing

                                                              RolandRiva, MD

                                                              Our stay was simpily outstanding! The home was beautifully decorated with relaxation built into the theme and perfect for my family of 3, thought the home could sleep 6. From the marble countertops, top end appliances and furniture, just add food & wine and let the relaxation begin! Everything you need is here, just bring your-selves and food, there was nothing missed. My family and I felt as if we were home, almost too comfortable LOL. My personal favorite spot was the enclosed florida room, since our stay was in July, I was able to setup my office in this room, open a blind to watch the canal, which had my boat at the floating doc with fishing rods set. Fishing is perfect 25 steps from your door, there are plenty of Red Fish/Drum and Sheep's and lunch was always fresh! Another bonus is the house faces west, you get a great sunset every evening from the florida room, outside padio or the dock, its your pick! The neighbors/community are very friendly and the area is well kept. If you like to soak in the sun, hit the private white sandy beaches, grills, facilities, just bring a snorkel and check out the sea life. The location is perfect as within 15 minutes south, your in Tarpon Springs speaking Greek and buying sponges and eating a Gyro or 2! If you into adventure, go north to Homosass FL and take a day tubing adventure, swim with manatee's or take a air boat ride through the northern everglades. Go a bit further to the north and hit Cedar Key and get those clams and enjoy what this small town has to offer. End result is here "IM COMING BACK"!!!!!!


                                                              Gulf Harbors, Flor-A-Mar, New Port Richey, FL, USA

                                                              Quiet Gulf Harbor Cul-de-Sac with canal front and dock. Watch the Dolphins and fish from our floating dock. Or feed the sea gulls. It's a hoot. Tampa International AP is only 34 miles southeast. Tarpon Springs, sponge capitol and home to authentic Greek food is only 8 miles south & a real attraction featuring Dolphin tours, shops galore, restaurants, & the Tarpon Springs aquarium. Dunedin is only 18 miles south of New Port Richey and offers something for everyone. A quaint and active downtown, beautiful parks, recreational activities for all ages, history, culture, educational opportunities, and much more. It's not only historic, but has a rich and varied artist community. The Cotee River is just up the road and has wonderful riverfront areas for picnicking and walking your dog. South of the bridge on Hwy 19 N is the Sunset Landing Marina and the beautiful Pithlachacotee River. The Market-off-Main is nearby for lunch, dessert and good company. They also have a small produce market and it's adorable.

                                                              7 Reviews

                                                              Excellent 4.7/5

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