Waterfront Home Heated Pool, Boat , Motor, Private Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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This beautiful home is completely remodeled, with new kitchen. The kitchen is seperated from the great room by a bar/counter. Quiet residential neighborhood. In this private community, you have access to the private beach with beach cabanas, barbecue pits, and picnic tables. There are many golf courses within minutes.
There is a private HEATED swimming pool in the fenced in back yard for your exclusive use.
There is a boat that comes with the house.
Excellent restaurants are just minutes away. In the fishing boat (motor is extra) you can catch speckled trout, snook, redfish, tarpon, and more. Beautiful Anclote Key, a state park island accessible only by boat, is just a short boat ride away. Anclote Key has some of the best beaches in all of Florida.
This is a Non-Smoking House. For more complete information - please access our special website link below under "Links to more information."
Florida Beaches in the area... The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the most beautiful and safest in the world. These 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, wind surfing, shelling, para-sailing, 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 4 mile long island is one of the few truly unspoiled and undeveloped islands left along the Florida coast.
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 server 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.
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.
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, which 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 2 or 3 feet of water and feeling the sand dollars under the surface of the sand. The sand dollars vary in size from 1 to 6 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, Bar-B-Q grills, and beach showers. Bring your fishing poles and your wind surfers. This is a very popular park with the local Floridians and over 2 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.
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.
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. With its many shops and miles of beach, the entire family can have fun here.
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.
This island is accessible by a man made causeway. There is a special area where you can bring your pets to play in the sand and the water.
Keywords: Private Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Queent (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- This is a Non-Smoking House. Fishing boat comes with the house, Snook, Tarpon & Redfish, Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios just 90 minutes away, Busch Gardens 45 minutes, Clearwater Beach 30 minutes & Tarpon Springs' Sponge Docks are just 10 minutes away. Sleeping for the 5th and 6th persons are 2 air matresses....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Deepsea Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Boating & the Boat gives access to Fishing & Anclote Island, We do have a fishing boat that comes with the house free of charge, There is also a motor available for an additional fee, With the motor, you are able to fish the grass flats, usually catching lots of speckeled trout, redfish, mangrove snapper, etc, There is also an island about 4 miles offshore, named Anclote Key, which is a State Park & Nature Sanctuary, It has very beautiful beaches & is only accessable by, boat or airplane, NOTE, The use of the motor cost an additional $100 added to the vacation home rental cost, If you would like to use the motor please let me know & I will send you a contract that reflects the additional cost...moreless
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My Husband and I spent several weeks at this house in late January/ early February and had a great, relaxing time. The house is exactly as pictured and very comfortable. . The heated pool was great and our grandaughter had a blast when she visited. My only regret was not reserving the boat when we made our reservation.
- Guest betty s.
- Date of stay 01/26/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children.
Blue Heron was awesome!!
Blue Heron was awesome!!
We had the best week at the Blue Heron. The home is better than advertised, very clean and the master bed is extremely comfortable. We opted to get the motor with the boat and had so much fun taking the boat through the canals and over to Anclote Key where we basically had a private island! We were able to take the boat out early in the mornings to look for dolphins (which were there in large numbers!) and caught a gazillion fish using the rods provided. When we had issues with the internet, Dan, the owner, stopped by and had it fixed within a couple hours... couldn't ask for better service! The back porch and private pool were perfect for spending a lazy day at the house by the pool. Our refund was received promptly with no issues. I would DEFINITELY recommend staying here! Thanks Dan, we will be returning!!
- Guest Erin & Adam (Rome, GA)
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway.
$395 - $1195/wk (excludes holidays) Boat comes free with home, boat motor is a small extra charge 2 free bicycles come with home and fishing poles $395 applies only to last minute discounts
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Great Waterfront Location!
Kitchen & Dining Area
Front of Blue Heron vacation home
Boys playing on the beach. Notice how calm the water is, safe for children.
Here is the Fishing Boat. Ideal for fishing the grass flats for trout & reds.
Here is a picture of the private Gulf of Mexico beach ....
Here is a Snook one of our guests caught
This is the Anclote River Park - short drive
Living Room - Waterfront Villa
The pool overlooking the water
Beach and boat
Eric, the youngster, caught this nice trout with Dad and Granddad looking on.
Sunsets on the private beach are EXCELLENT !!
Picture of my wife at the private beach, watching another beautiful sunset.
Here are people enjoying the Anclote Key Beach
HUGE Speckled trout caught near the homes
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