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Tropical Waterfront Island Pool Home with Kayaks!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,266 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 9 Sleeps

This beautiful privately owned home in a small island neighborhood is perfect for couples, honeymoons, families, reunions or a girlfriend getaway. It is lavishly furnished in bright tropical hues with a Key West feel and faces northwest to experience gorgeous sunsets. The deck is brand new and spacious, equipped with a grill for barbequeing, a sparkling pool, plenty of comfy patio furniture for sunbathing, relaxing or just enjoying the view. We also have 2 kayaks here for you to use. Enjoy Al fresco dining or a cool drink in your beautiful private waterfront backyard where you have dolphins, manatee, and even a bald eagle as your neighbor! You can fish right out your back door, or pick up something to grill from one of several fresh fish markets.

This 3 Bedroom 3 Bath home with a loft is located in Tarpon Springs, one of the best-kept cultural secrets in Florida. It is one of the largest Greek communities outside of Greece and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Its yearly calendar is filled with Greek festivals, street dancing, music and events. Just a few minutes by boat will take you to the beautiful open water of the Gulf of Mexico, where you may visit Anclote Key and its famous lighthouse immortalized by singer Bertie Higgins! Here you can hike, snorkle, collect shells, visit the lighthouse or just relax on an island maintained in its pristine and natural condition. Other beaches in the area are the equally lovely Honeymoon Island, and Caledesi Island State Park, which is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.

With plenty of windows in the house and two kayaks for guest use, you will enjoy to the fullest what you came to Florida to do--enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures, which are year round. Take out a kayak and explore one of the many uninhabitied islands that dot the river where you may see herons, egrets, eagles, osprey, manatee, tarpon, dolphins, sting ray, the elusive rosette spoonbill, and much more all in their protected habitats. Sunset Beach, known for its sunset concerts, and Fred Howard Park Beach with wonderful picnic facilities, wind surfing and playground are both just a short drive away, as well as the world renown Innisbrook Golf Courses. Tarpon Springs even has its own picturesque course where you can warm up!

Please note there is no safety fence around the pool area, and no fence around the home where it backs up to the water. Therefore, the property may not be suitable for small children and nonswimmers.

The home is located in a quiet, private island neighborhood in Tarpon Springs, approximately 25 minutes from the Suncoast Parkway, approximately 40 minutes from highway 75. St. Petersburg/Clearwater is about 30 minutes south and Tampa is about 40 minutes east. Orlando and the Disney vacation land is just a quick 1 1/2 hours east. Our home has a beautiful heated pool.

More Details

Diane Underwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Diane Underwood

My husband and I grew up in Mpls. We moved to SD where he taught and coached at SDSU and I had a home based business. We are now retired and spend part of our year in SD and part in Florida. We love to travel, boating, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with our 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Diane Underwood purchased this house in 2006

Why Diane Underwood chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

After looking at properties throughout this area we came upon this beautiful home the day it went on the market. We fell in love it it. The open floor plan, bright surroundings and quiet neighborhood. When looking out any of the sliding doors or sitting on the deck we look over a canal that goes into Anclote River which is a short distance to the Gulf of Mexico. What we loved most was there are no homes across our canal. You look out at beautiful green trees and palm trees and see much wild life.

We are from SD with wide open spaces this felt like home to us.

What makes this house unique

We leave 2 kayaks here along with paddles and life jackets for you to use at your leasure. Best place to put them in the water is in our common area. You can also take them to Howard Park where they have beautiful Kayak trails you can go through or the new Kayak ramp just up the road at the waterpark on the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed the time spent here. Being able to relax and let the kids play in the pol, and being able to fish in the canal, and board our boat right at the house was great. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary while here. The location of the house was ideal being only minutes from my brother and his family. We are considering a move to Tarpon Springs! The house is lovely and gave us all plenty of room. We had a great family vacation with everyone being together. We hope to share your home again when we come back to Tarpon Springs!
Sep 2009
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Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2266 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled with granite countertops and soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main floor pool bath with extra large shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has sliding door to deck and master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
This home is truly your own private waterfront resort, featuring spectacular views and private heated pool. The kitchen is newly updated with stainless appliances and granite countertops. It is fully equipped for any culinary desire or special occassion. The family room has plenty of comfortable seating for watching the large screen TV in a stunning great room layout. A breakfast nook and an additional dining room provide ample dining space for everyone. The Master Bedroom suite is luxuriously appointed with a kingsize bed, walk-in closet, elliptical trainer, and TV. The adjoining master bathroom has his and her granite sinks and a large garden tub. Two more equally beautiful bedrooms upstairs have queen beds and tropical furnishings. A lofted area with bunk sleeping for 3 more brings the sleeping total to 9. With its own TV, the loft area is perfect for teens and children who want their own space while the grownups hangout downstairs. Cable and wireless internet are included in the rental fee. There are ceiling fans throughout the home, heater for the pool to remove some of the chill, and romantic pool lighting for evening swims. Two sea Kayaks are included with the rental and are yours to explore the gulf and inland waterways full of mangroves and manatees and all the lush tropical wildlife you can imagine. Plush outdoor living furnishings to relax and soak up the sunshine, are waiting for you on the deck when you return. All linens and towels are provided, as well as an indoor laundry room with washer and dryer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tropical Waterfront Island Pool Home with Kayaks!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 15 reviews
Wichita, KS

Relaxing Stay in Tarpon Springs

  • 5 of 5

If your destination is Tarpon Springs, this house is a great choice. We spent as much time as possible relaxing by the pool which is right off the kitchen/living area. There is also a bathroom just off the pool which is nice. The kitchen is well equipped and has just about everything you need; condiments, spices, coffee filters, etc, etc.

The house is in a quiet neighborhood but is only minutes from the sponge docks, restaurants, and all manner of tourist activities. It is also only a very short drive to great beaches. We liked them all, Fred Howard was closest, Honeymoon beach was great but our favorite was Caladesi can only get there by boat but there is a ferry from Honeymoon Island that leaves every 30 minutes. You can also kayak over, which we did, but that is a long way to go in open water!

As far as our favorite restaurants, we liked Rusty Bellies (be prepared to wait), Dimitri's (water view and excellent food and service) and The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine on Pinellas Ave. (good value/great food)

The owner was great to work with and communications were prompt and helpful. The local caretaker, Laura, quickly and cheerfully helped us with a couple of questions.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful vacation at our beautiful home. The area is full of great shopping, restaurants and beaches, and our home is the perfect place to relax, unwind and go for a dip in the pool. Hope if you are back in our area you will stay with us again. Diane - owner
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Perfect Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful furnishings and a refreshing pool.

My family and I stayed for two weeks and loved every minute of it. Two bedrooms and an amazing 1st floor half wing master bedroom and bath.

Perfect location in a quiet upscale neighborhood, secure and close to Greektown, Tarpon Springs.

Will definitely be staying there again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are so glad you enjoyed our home on our quiet little island. Look forward to having you back. Diane - owner
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in your home. It is truly as beautiful as pictured. The location was great there are several quite beaches around or you can take the short drive to Clearwater. We also enjoyed visiting the Greek area and of course we had a couple of returns to our favorite bakery there. The home was comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 5. Thanks Diane and family for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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nice and comfy

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home. clean, many amenities and conveniently located. Enjoyed the fishing out back.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pensacola, FL

Enjoyed it very much

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home exceeded our expectations! The house was clean and the resident manager was there to welcome us when we first arrived. We felt safe in the neighborhood. Our children enjoyed the pool. It surpassed staying in a hotel and we would definitely considered renting it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Terrific, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This house is just as beautiful as promised by the description and the pictures. It is in a quiet neighborhood, very clean and beautifully maintained. The owners were incredible, very welcoming, attentive and wanting to ensure we had every question answered. We needed to call them for a repair about mid-week and they had someone out there very promptly. And the owners called to ensure we were satisfied with the repair! The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and had everything we needed for all our cooking. If there is someone in your party who can't handle stairs, there is a lovely master bedroom downstairs. In addition to the two bedrooms upstairs, there were bunk beds upstairs cleverly placed in a large, spacious hallway otherwise unused. We walked to the sponge docks from the house and several of us found lovely running routes. We give this rental our very enthusiastic recommendation and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We appreciate you leaving the home in such beautiful condition and hope you will come see us again. We have discounts for repeat guests!! Beckie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Captain Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sponge Docks Ferrys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tarpon Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alt 19 and 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Captain Jacks
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Howard Park Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Sponge Docks.

* Shopping.

* Dining.

* Boating.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking.

* Fishing.

* Sight seeing.

* Free Parks.

* Sun Bathing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Tarpon Springs Aquarium.

* Fishing.

* Several Nature Parks.

* Beaches.

* Sight Seeing.

If you decide to venture out from your fabulous vacation home, there are plenty of other things to do and see in Tarpon Springs.

The Coral Springs Aquarium, the Scenic Pinellas Trail for hiking, biking or jogging-bike rentals available at Tarpon Toms, Tarpon Tavern and craft beers, a winery with tour and tasting room, the antique district with its red brick streets and cafes, the historic Railroad Museum, art galleries, a day a spa, Greek culture, shopping and food at the world famous Sponge aDocks, T beach concerts and movies at Sunset Beach, picnicing at Howard Park, restaurants featuring some of the freshest seafood around brought in daily by their own boats, Brooker Creek Nature Preserve and hiking trails, charming Victorian homes, deep sea fishing trips on the aViking Fleet,

sailing and sightseeing excursions, private boat rentals at Belle Harbor Marina, scuba diving, tennis, street festivals, farmer's market, art shows, paddle board rentals, Jolly Trolly that provides service as far south as aClearwater, delectible Greek pastries, and a very busy events calendar and theater schedule. Our guest book is filled with local information, restaurant menus and savings, discounts on boat rentals, tide charts, fishing info, events calendar and much more!

We are sure that once you experience Tarpon Springs and this beautiful rental, you will want to come back again and again.

20 minutes to Brighthouse Fields Spring Training Camp for Philadelphia Phillies

1 .5 hour drive to Orlando Amusement Parks including Disney World, Epcot, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, MGM, and Sea World

45 minute drive to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Amusement Parks

50 minutes from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Ford Amphitheatre

45 minutes from Tampa International Airport

30 minutes from St. Pete/Clearwater Airport

Several Championship Golf Courses in the surrounding area

45 minute drive to Weeki Wachee Water Park home of the famous mermaid show.


Rates & Availability

Tarpon Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%

You can save $ by paying via check. Please contact me for discount details

Refundable deposit $300. provided property is damage-free and only normal cleaning required.
There is a -$150-200 cleaning fee, and 12% combined Florida sales/resort Tax.
Additional nights can be added to the weekly rate for $180-$250 per night depending on time of year and number of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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