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The Shine House is a stilt home that sits majestically, on a secluded peninsula with only 7 houses on it. The Lane is a dead end and is privately owned, so there is no traffic other than my neighbors. The Shine House is the next to the last house on the peninsula overlooking the Gulf of Mexico to the West. Our home has water/Marsh/Sawgrasses dividing the beautiful waters, providing beautiful views from every window, since it is on a peninsula, we have 3 sides that have water views. The Westside Upper Deck is the length of the house plus 15' which provides Multi~color Sunsets every night. Outside you will find ample seating and tables that await you and your fellow vacationers, from every vantage point. 3 sides water with marsh and sawgrasses provide an environment that you have never seen in a home, and maybe won't ever find again? An Outlook Bar has been built on the West Upper Deck railing for 6 to enjoy meals looking out at the Beautiful Nature GOD created. You will get your exercise by running back and forth from deck to deck, to upper to lower and front to back trying to see what is making all the commotion in the water. Dolphins come visit almost everyday. How amazing it is to watch Ospreys hovering 20' above the surface of the water, flapping their wings according to the breeze velocity so they can hover, then dive straight down to catch their food.
No renters under the age of 25. NO parents renting my house for their children's vacation. Parents MUST be on premises every night with people under 25,or will be asked to leave, WITH NO REFUND....moreless
Dogs considered with extra fee of $125.00 each, with a limit of 2 dogs. Only if Spayed and Neutered and at least 2 years of age, because of chewing issues...and I do not allow dogs to sleep IN or ON the Beds. Dog beds are provided. I also provide sofa covers for Guests with dogs, so I ask that they be not removed so the sofa's can be kept clean and in spotless condition for our Human Guests...;)...moreless
The Shine House IN the Gulf, is located on a secluded peninsula IN the Gulf of Mexico. Because the house is next to the last house on the peninsula, it has 3 totally different water/Gulf views....moreless
The Shine House IN the Gulf is just that. The House sits in the Gulf of Mexico on a peninsula with only 7 houses with The Shine being the next to the last on the point which has a private boat dock....moreless
Dryer's Brain is connected to the washer so it automatically knows what kind/load size of clothes have been washed and pre sets all settings.Perfume free Downy is used in washer, so no dryer sheets....moreless
We added a Beautiful Fireplace with Electricly Heated Amazingly Real looking faux logs. Remote located in the TV Caddy/Livingroom. *Please do not leave on. The Furnace Heat is more efficient. ;)...moreless
The fitness Room is the Gulf, using the canoe and/or the 2 kayaks. Activity is what is great at The Shine House, walking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, exploring, all are fun....moreless
The living room has 2 sofas, 4 chairs, 2 foot stools & 4 bar stools, (total seating 12 to 16). The living Room, Kitchen, and Dining Room are in an L shape. A 50' LED TV with DIRECTV, WiFi, Blu Ray DVD...moreless
The Shine House is the next to the last house on a Private Lane, so ample parking is available in the driveway. If parking is needed for a motor-home/ boat trailer, simply inform the owner in advance....moreless
State of the Art Washer, automatically dispenses detergents,fabric softener etc.Also it has a Sanitize Cycle, no pretreat necessary,use soiled button,which opens weave of material so it releases stain...moreless
Dish-washing Detergent Pacs are provided. We do ask if they run out during your vacation to please replace with the exact same product.This will prevent vacationers from purchasing all needs themselves...moreless
This is my second home, so the Kitchen is fully stocked including small appliances, like a griddle, electric stand mixer, waffle maker, crock pot, deep fryer, and a panini grill that is great....moreless
We encourage Condiments, Spices, Paper items etc to be left in The Shine House to keep other vacationers expenses low. We do ask though, if a product runs out, please replace with same brand & size....moreless
There are 4 bicycles at The Shine House for riding. Osowaw is designated a biking road, although I would be very careful because it is a two lane road with not much berm. Biking at Nature Perserve....moreless
I provide a 14' Canoe with paddles, that holds 3 people, and 2 single kayaks with paddles and life vests. I leave 2 fishing poles at The Shine House with a couple of lures that are suppose to be good?...moreless
A bench has been strategically placed at the front seawall, along with stepping stones to provide a nice oasis, beneath the Palm Trees swaying in the breeze, as you gaze at the Gulf or fish for lunch ...moreless
I have planted 10 palm trees, and added numerous other plants and planters, lots and lots of 18'x18' concrete stepping stones, to make The Shine House more pleasurable while enjoying the outdoors....moreless
We provide a Charcoal grill with Charcoal, a gas grill and an electric grill (pull away from the siding and rail), up on South Deck. *PLEASE pull the downstairs grills out near the boat dock to grill....moreless
Underneath the house is so peaceful, with beautiful views in every direction...Out door seating is provided and also a wooden picnic table is provided. Such a nice gentle breeze blows under the house...moreless
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Independence Day Week
Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2015
7 night min stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
7 night min stay
CHRISTmas and New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
Checks only, are accepted. Personal checks must clear your bank, before scheduled week is taken off the market, and also the check must clear your bank, 2 weeks before check in date. No exceptions.
The Shine House is not a child friendly home because of the antiques and keepsakes inside the house, and also the many decks that are high in the air, and also the Gulf surrounding the house/Peninsula.
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Aripeka has long been forgotten from the hustle and bustle of modern day stresses of life and commercialism. This village has been called 'A Sleepy Little Fishing Town'. It has one country store, Norfleets, which has a private boat launch that you can use for a $5 fee, and also we have the historic Post Office.
Several Famous people have vacationed here frequently. Babe Ruth used to spend his weekends here in Aripeka (while his baseball training camp was in Tampa), because of the wonderful fishing and uniqueness of the village. Also the Wright Brothers vacationed here for the fantastic fishing. Famous artist, James Rosenquist lives here as well. Aripeka has 'The Old Florida' flavor here, quiet, light breezy days, relaxing, fishing, hiking, Wild untouched Nature is what Airipeka is about. As you drive on Osowaw, which is a very quaint 2 lane road, toward Aripeka, the speed limit drops to 35, and you go through a canopy of tropical trees to our 1/4 mile private lane.
Orlando is just 90 minutes away, so Disney World is available for a day trip. Also in Clearwater, about an hour away is The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Winter lives. Winter is the Dolphin that lost part of her tail because of an infection that set up from a Clam trap injury. Winter had a heart warming family movie made about her called, 'Dolphin Tale' which I have provided the DVD in the House so you can get to know her before you go visit the Aquarium.
Area Shopping is Fantastic, and only 3 miles away on Highway 19, includes Pier 1 Imports, Walmart, Publix, Macy's, JC Penney, Beull's and Beull's Outlet, Belk, Target, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Office Max to name a few.
All kinds of Restaurants are also just 3 short miles away, including Cracker Barrel, Panera Bread, McDonalds, Pizza Shops, Chinese, Mexican, Greek, Japanese Steak House, Chillies, Red Lobster and of course the Restaurants that only the locals know about...Brian's, R Beach, and Bayport Inn all where sea food is not only featured but also perfected..
Several Nature preserves are close by, Bayport Pier, is where I saw my first sea turtle...He was huge...
I see Dolphins almost every day...from the West Upper Deck, they are so playful with one another...and play for an hour. Manatees are seen from both front and back sea walls, along with Crabs, Needle Heads, Mullet, and Striper. Scallop fishing season is wonderful, and is not allowed further North of Aripeka, (season ends last of October).
Why not pack a picnic basket and take the canoe to one of the several uninhabited small Islands within rowing distance from The Shine House? One of the Islands has a sandy beach, where you can enjoy sunbathing privately...Just think...your own private Beach...where else can you get that...?? I provide portable lounge chairs to take with you in the canoe for laying out in the clear water on the sandy floor. Wading is great, just take some old tennis shoes to protect your feet. Swimming in the Gulf is pretty awesome...just anchor the canoe...and jump in...it is very shallow for miles, so no fear about being lost at sea..
I provide 2 bicycles for bike riding. Osowaw is a scenic bike route, (State Route 595). Just minutes away, is the Weeki Wachee Nature preserve where you can go hiking or bicycling, bird watching etc.
I provide 2 kayaks as well, so that you can experience kayaking in the Gulf or close to the shore where the waters are divided by marshes and sawgrasses, where lots of wildlife take refuse and feed.
The Muti~color Sunsets off the West Side Upper Deck are unbelievable, overlooking the Horizon of the Gulf of Mexico. I guarantee you will not want to leave this property for any reason. You will never tire of looking at all the wildlife that pays no attention to you being there. I have a boat dock on the back seawall, and both my neighbors on each side of me have boat launches, so getting your boat into the water is not a problem nor is tying your boat up to the dock until your next adventure.
Remember to pack all your camera gear, because you will turn into a photographer while here. Also bring binoculars if you have them. So you can enjoy watching birds, dolphins, etc. Boating, Fishing, Relaxing, Nature watching, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, or just taking in the many views from every vantage point in and around my beautiful home. So come to Aripeka and feel like a local for a week. Leave all your stress back home...I guarantee it will be there when you return...But for the week you are here, Be Blessed by the fantastic show GOD will provide for you in this 'Nature's Coast of Florida'. Aripeka is where you feel like you have taken a trip back in time. My neighbors are like family just like the old days. I'm sure you will enjoy them also. My next door neighbor, Craig, just might go fishing with you in the canoe if you ask him to. Perhaps he will show you some of his best fishing spots. He catches huge red fish off my front seawall.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: My name is Kathie, my husband Mark and I have been married since 1995 and we are totally committed to each other. Mark has one Son who is married to a wonderful woman and they have a sweet little daughter that live in Florida. I have one Daughter, married to a great guy and they have 2 beautiful, teenage, daughters. I also have a Son, who is single, and has a sweet daughter as well. So we have 3 children, total, and 4 perfect granddaughters. We will be using The Shine House for family retreats starting new traditions and memories. Mark and I are total opposites, but with GOD we try to compliment each other rather than 'butt' heads. We are CHRISTians and try to put GOD ahead of everything in our lives. I have worked several places, with my last endeavor being, opening Heaven Bound CHRISTian Bookstore in 2003.I felt it was GOD's Will to open the store as a Ministry more than just another Bookstore. People were saved and healed in the bookstore, so I feel like GOD was pleased. I sold the bookstore in 2011 to a good friend that continued the Vision, GOD had put in my heart for the store. My husband, Mark, is co-owner of Honda Suzuki of Jackson, and is not ready to retire yet. We love to ride motorcycles. We also love cars especially fast, pretty cars.We love the water and all the activities that water provides, so buying The Shine House was a very good idea, but maybe premature given my husband's present responsibilities to the dealership, so that keeps him in Ohio as his main home, but I am more mobile, so I will be living in both The Shine House in Florida and also the house in Ohio.This allows me the flexibility to rent The Shine House occasionally, to vacationers when I am in Ohio.I will appreciate my vacationers to please take excellent care of my Shine House, and it's contents, because it is my home, and I am sharing my home with you and your family. Let me also add that I do not reduce my rental fee, so no need to ask.Most think I am very reasonable.
Why the Owner Chose Aripeka:
My husband and I love warm weather, and all the activities that warm temps provide. The Gulf has always been a preference because of the lack of commercialism. We looked online for a property to buy for about a year and a half, then during a trip to Clearwater we got serious and contacted a realtor when we had several properties we wanted to look at. The ariel photo of The Shine House, seeing that it was remote and almost surrounded by the Gulf, was totally amazing to us. We didn't dream we could ever find a property like The Shine House, let alone own it. In all our viewing homes from Myrtle Beach to both East and West Coasts of Florida, we never found a property that had both Gulf views and Sawgrasses. I love to watch the sawgrass move this way and that from the gentle breezes of the Gulf of Mexico. The Shine House overlooks the Gulf to the West, so amazing, unobstructed views of Sunsets will captivate you every evening. Water views are amazing from every window in the house, sawgrass and water/Gulf views from windows facing North (Front) and South (Back) and The Gulf/Sawgrass views are from the West (Side) of the house. Aripeka has a population of only 500 people and is remote and quite removed from todays hustle and bustle of life in the 21st century. Visiting this quiet, sleepy little fishing village is like taking a trip back into time. Come to a place where the past and present meet, The Shine House in Aripeka, Florida. Aripeka has natural, vast forests of Cabbage Palm trees are still standing that have somehow remained untouched by man. Aripeka seems to be one of Florida's best kept secrets. This Gulf coast area offers abundant sea life, and fishing, that has been the draw to the area for years. Babe Ruth spent many winter weekends here during training camps in Tampa. The Wright Brothers spent vacations here as well. Aripeka has kept its natural resources untouched by man, so wildlife is still abundant here. Locals pride themselves in its quaintness.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We bought the house for its unique location 'IN' the Gulf of Mexico, and the house was a pleasant surprise that came with the property. We fell totally in love with the views from every direction, from every vantage point. Under the house, in the house, outside the house, on the front porch, sitting on the bench on the front sea wall, sitting on our own boat dock in our aderondack chairs, sunning on the upper south deck, looking at the sunset from the 60' long west, covered deck. I saw Dolphins playing in the Gulf while viewing the property. I was overjoyed to have found such a place, to someday live. The seclusion of the peninsula, the protected Sawgrass areas, where nothing will ever be built or disturbed, were all very important to us. Over populated areas are not appealing to us, so this property was simply amazing. Our neighbors have adopted us as part of the family. They are very friendly and neighborly. I love inside The Shine House's views of the Gulf from almost every room. Every room has Gulf and/or Water/Sawgrass views with wildlife so abundant, that a zoo would love to have access to. The Gulf is literally our front yard and back yard. When you sit on our boat dock in the back yard, you are actually sitting 'IN' The Gulf of Mexico. There is a swim ladder on the dock that allows you access to swim right there. So our pool...is actually the Gulf of Mexico. You can see the uninhabited island, rowing distance away, that has a sandy beach to sun bathe, in the shallow water, with 2 portable lounge chairs that are provided. Unbelievably private! We love, love, love the seclusion that the Shine House offers, but we also love that as remote as this unique property is, it is quite close to everything. Shopping is amazing, just 2 miles away. In fact, there are 125 restaurants within 6.5 miles and 6 Cinema complexes within 11.2 miles. No matter what you may want to eat or shop for, it is just minutes away from The Shine House. This property offers so much diversity.
The Shine House, is secluded, on a Dead End Ln. It's you 'LIVING IN' the Gulf!
View of the Gulf from the Sunny South Upper Deck, overtop the private Boat Dock.
Just walking through the front door,emerges you into the serene feeling of rest
Vintage antiques,keepsakes and treasured tapestries adorn every room of TheShine
French Doors were installed to increase ease of enjoyment of the West UpperDeck.
I replaced this 50'TV with a 60' LED for you pleasure and upgraded the sound too
At the end of a Beautiful, fun filled day, you will enjoy my luxury bedding.Zzzz
Take a Shower in the Master Suite, while enjoying the view of the Gulf of Mexico
The Coral 2nd Bath's soaking tub, allows for a bubble bath and a good book..Ahh.
Bring your own boat and hook up to our private Boat Dock just off the back yard
View of The Gulf from our private Boat Dock on a calm, cloudy day, is eye candy.
You will find that you will not leave The Shine House, especially before Son Set
7 homes on Peninsula. Private Ln. No traffic. Gulf is off Front & Back Seawalls.
The front of The Shine House has views of Sawgrasses and The Gulf,My Dream House
The Shine House is all about family and fellowship especially while cooking.
Comfy Great Room offers views toward the West for great Sunsets over the Gulf.
You may never turn on the 60' LED TV,with Gulf views available from every window
This pic does not do the Master Suite justice, Views of Sawgrasses and The Gulf.
The MasterSuite Bath will make getting showered and dressed quite a pleasure.
Bedroom 3's luxury bedding and Sawgrass views will bring sweet dreams for sure.
Dirty clothes are no problem in this well equipped cheery, laundry.
Beautiful Stilt home with unbelievable Gulf/water/Sawgrass views to please.
A scenic canoe ride from The Shine House,& you arrive on this very Private Beach
Every evening,you will enjoy GOD's artwork,just like snowflakes, no two are alike
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