|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
3 BEDROOMS SLEEPS 6/7. This elegantly furnished, fully equipped, waterfront villa is located in the highly desirable community of Sea Forest. New Port Richey. This 3 bedroom prestigious home is on one level with open plan kitchen and breakfast room overlooking the private swimming pool. There is a beautiful formal dining room and large lounge with 47 in. Smart cable TV/DVD and Bose stereo surround system. Wireless Internet is also available. The Master bedroom has a King sized bed, 32' TV, DVD and en-suite bathroom. There is
an additional Layzee-Boy sofa bed. The first Queen Bedroom includes TV and DVD. The second Queen Bedroom also has a TV. Relax with a drink on the covered patio area which contains a 4 seat hot-tub, or fish ( rods provided) from the private dock, where you can catch Red Drum, Snapper, Catfish, Snook, Sheepshead and many other varieties, and perhaps cook them on the BBQ.
If you love shopping The Countryside Mall is only 20 minutes drive away. All the major Department Stores can be found here, Macys, Dillards, Sears. etc. The Mall also contains an Ice Rink and skate hire.
Gulf View Mall is 10 minutes away close to the 24 hour Walmart Store.
Our family stayed at this great villa over Christmas this year. The place was very clean and well cared for. Steve, the owner, was very helpful. He called us soon after we arrived and gave us a walk through of his house. The kitchen was well equipped and clean, we made many family meals with no problems. It was a good base to do fun things in the area. My favorite thing was kayaking from the house into the gulf and seeing dolphins. The pool and hot tub were great also.
We had a month at this property. Having had several in previous years iI can say how well equipped it was. We produced a full English xmas dinner complete with Yorkshire puddings without difficulty.
We had a lovely view of the sunrise each morning.
Property wasclean with spare bedding and towels.
Steve rang us to check we had arrived and were settled in.
We were a party of 5 mature adults.
I have stayed in villas around the world - Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including India and Sri lanka for over thirty years and lost count of the villas we have stayed at in Florida in August - one on the water with a boat dock in New Port Ritchy. This villa is bottom of the long list. Decor is old and dated. We were greeted by a cockroach in the lounge walking by our cases - two more dead ones, a baby's dummy, hair and fluff behind the bed in the master bedroom. We encountered several more cockroaches in the house. We had to wash sheets and towels on the first night as they were stale and smelled. Wet and odourous towels were left in the washing machine. Pans had been returned unwashed to cupboards, A handrail was hanging off the wall in the garage. Air vents were dirty and not cleaned for some time. The villa was at times uncomfortably warm.The mixer tap in the kitchen was loose. The freezer door handle about to come off. The hot tub was low in water and not warm. We did not use it. Water stains were evident in two ceiling areas of the villa and some wallpaper was coming off. Drain covers were absent from drains under the water of the deep end of the pool. BBQ filthy. Pool furniture was rusting - one bed nearly with a rusted through leg. Cushion covers were old and bleached. Steps from the garage, to the pool and dock would deter even the most hardy wheelchair occupant. Complaints to the pm company resulted in apologies and the dummy being removed and the rail in the garage being repaired but nothing else. Contact with the owner resulted in a lengthy excuse about no bicycle pumps being available (all but two of the bikes are unserviceable), an explanation as to the stains on the ceiling being due to high rainfall (no reference as to why I had not been forewarned about this) and that all other mattters were for the pm company - he was 4000 miles away! He avoided mentioning the coackroaches, hand rail, the missing pool vent covers et al. This was the only communication he sent to me. The pm company were bewildered as to why he had not contacted them 4 days into my stay. The company wanted to tell me in detail what was their responsibility and what was the owner's. I gave up. I felt that I was being put off until I left. I had paid to come on holiday not have my holiday time occupied in trying to improve our lot and an owner who did not seem interested. I cannot recommend this villa. I have written and visual records to substantiate my review.
Upon arrival, the house was 80deg. and 78 at night. After a miserable hot sleepless night, I was informed that the owner controls the thermostat and there is no way for the renter to adjust the temp. The AC filter was very dirty and the vents in the M. bdrm were black from a lack of cleaning. Prior to booking, I specifically asked the owner if the AC was controlled by the Renter due to a review that I read?. He replied, "The AC is controlled for your comfort. The obscure review that you mentioned, I think, was from an 80+ gentleman who was very confused". This was untrue. The owner controls the temp. remotely which is unacceptable! The hot tub was empty despite paying extra to use it. I was told "to fill it up with the garden hose" which to me meant that the owner did not want to provide the required chemicals to maintain it. The propane tank was empty and I was told "the owner expects me to fill it up and pay for it myself". The owner gave me directions to do so. Only after arguing, he delivered a full tank the next day. One of the two trash cans were full upon arrival. All of the bikes had flat tires. The kitchen faucet was barely attached to the sink. The M. bath had small bugs crawling on the surface every day of my stay. The house was decorated with fake plants/flowers which were covered in dust and the outdated vertical blind slats fell off onto the floor every time we opened/closed the blinds in the living rm.
The nightmare came on the 3rd day of my stay when the washing machine overflowed from the top and flooded all 3 bdrms, the hall, and both bathrooms. I immediately notified the prop. mgr and owner of the emergency and requested that they send some one(maid service or anyone) to come clean up all of the water as the house was uninhabitable and unsafe to wade around in water. To my astonishment, the prop. mgr told me "to clean it up myself with the towels provided". She eluded, that it was somehow my fault! The owners response was "that the rental is self-catering". I could not believe what I was hearing from these people! My family spent hours sopping up water and didn't hear from anyone until the next day when they confirmed the washing machine failed and that both appliances would be replaced. I then had to wait for the delivery interrupting yet more of my vacation. No apologies nor refunds were offered. I travel from S. Korea twice/yr and rent in Gulf Harbors to visit my family and would not recommend this property!
We arrived on Saturday afternoon and shortly after our arrival Steve called and walked me thru his amazing home.
Telling me where to find anything we would need and tell me how to turn on everything. That was so great. Everything was clean . The house was equipped with everything to cook with and real glasses to drink from. The sheets was great no wrinkles to roll under you. I can't Thank Steve enough. When we return to New Port Richey I rent this home again. I would recommend this home to everyone.
what a fantastic villa and location. villa was clean and comfortable, pool was lovely and clean and warm, Hot tub was fantastic. everything you could want was there. and the owner rang on the day to check all was ok.
about 40 minutes from Tampa airport, we went to Busch gardens which took about and hour. we went to Disney which took about 2 hours, and we went to Clearwater beach which was about 30 minutes,
fished off the private dock at the back and went to the private beach which is beautiful.
lots of shops and restaurants close by and Old New port richey is lovely.
would definitely return here.
thank you for sharing your home
The tranquil waterfront community of Sea Forest offers private beach, tennis courts, heated swimming pool and spa, recreation centre, licensed bar, boat dock and ramps and is within 1 mile of the U.S.19 North where you will find supermarkets, international restaurants, theatre, and the Gulf View Shopping Mall and much more. Boat rentals, kayaks and jet ski hire are available close by. Over 30 Golf Courses are within a 20 mile radius of the villa. Try your luck on the casino cruise only 15 minutes away. Beaches, nature preserves, fishing, boating and swimming make this the ideal location for golfers, anglers, shopaholics or persons who just want to relax by the pool. Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios 90 minutes. Busch Gardens 45 minutes. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks 15 minutes, Clearwater Beaches 20 minutes. This beautiful modern home provides all the comforts you could wish for.
Other Activities: Weekly Wachee Springs with live Mermaid Shows, Buccaneer Bay Water Park, Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park all offer a fabulous day out.
Golf: There are 30 courses within a 20 mile radius of the property. The Westin Innisbrook Resort featuring the famous Copperhead Course is a 15 minute drive away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
20% deposit required [non refundable] to secure dates. Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to rental period.
$250.00 security deposit returned approx 2 weeks after rental period upon property inspection.
20% deposit required [non refundable] to secure dates.
Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to rental period.