Anclote Key - Boat/Hot Tub/Heat Pool/Private Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Anclote Key house description
Beautiful, newly remodeled, 1300 square foot home is situated in an upscale community, a quiet residential neighborhood and has access to the Gulf of Mexico. This Non-Smoking home features huge windows overlooking the water. A boat comes with the home and excellent fishing is found in the area including Snook, Trout, Red Fish, and Tarpon.
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The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the most beautiful and safest in the world. Florida Beaches in the area 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, windsurfing, shelling, parasailing, 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 four 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 served 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. These waters 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 two or three feet of water and feeling the sand dollars under the surface of the sand. The sand dollars vary in size from one to six 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, barbecue grills, and beach showers. Bring your fishing poles and your windsurfers. This is a very popular park with the local Floridians and over two 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.
The Sponge Docks are listed in the National Historic Districts Register. Along with the sponge docks are more than 140 art gallery/studios, antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
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. There are many great grouper sandwich shops where you can enjoy lunch and relax with a cool beverage. 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. You will enjoy visiting the Honeymoon Island State Park where the activities include swimming, sunbathing, fishing, picnic shelters, and people watching. There is a special area where you can bring your pets to play in the sand and the water.
Keywords: Private Home
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 6-11
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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Wonderful Family Vacaion
Wonderful Family Vacaion
We recently stayed at the Anclote Key home. We had 4 adults and two children. Our family loved everything about house, location and the owner. We were able to visit a lot of tourist locations like Clearwater and Busch Gardens, but it was nice to come back to our home on the Gulf. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. It was very peaceful and a beautiful view. We loved having access to the private beach club. After visiting Clearwater we were really able to appreciate having a private beach to stay at. We loved being able to hop in the boat and travel to the island. My boys loved fishing. I can't say enough about the whole experience. As for the house it was very clean and spacious. I hope we will be able to visit again in the near future.
- Guest Kristen (Alton, IL)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Excellent location with pool, hot tub and private beach
Excellent location with pool, hot tub and private beach
We had a wonderful week! The location was superb! We caught 7 different species of fish off the dock. If you love to fish this is the place! There is a pontoon rental co at the end of the canal about a 2 min drive. Lots of restaurants, shopping and things to do. Our kids enjoyed playing pool in the FL room. There is parking for 4 cars if necessary and one spot is in the shade under the carport. So glad our vacation was at this home. It was a great vaca!!!
- Guest Flip (FL)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/27/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
The house was clean and inviting! Everything was as described in listing! Owners were very helpful with answering questions and concerns .Watching the sunrise in the hot tub, the dolphins in the canal the spacious room of the house.the quietness of the neighbourhood made this 4 generation holiday a wonderful time! We are already planning our next stay here! Captian Jacks Tikki Bar is well worth the drive. Excellent food.
- Guest boomer (Ontario Canada)
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 05/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.
Great Time for the price
Great Time for the price
My son was attending day camp in Clear Water so we decided to rent a house for the week. Clear Water is only 30 min away. The home has plenty of room for a family of 4. The home was very clean and the owners were great to work with. The neighborhood is very quite and it was much better then staying in a noisy hotel.
- Guest Illinois Family (Illinois)
- Date of stay 08/06/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Most Memorable Vacation
Most Memorable Vacation
We had a wonderful week. We saw manatee, dolphin, stingray, and caught 6 different kinds of fish. My daughter and her friend had a blast catching fish We had a wonderful week. We saw manatee, dolphin, stingray, and caught 6 different kinds of fish. My daughter and her friend had a blast catching fish from the floating dock. The Jon boat was an added plus –we were impressed that Dan hired a fishing guide to show us the boat and discuss the techniques he uses for fishing. The house was clean and and comfortable for our family. It was a wonderful trip. We hope to come back for 2 weeks next year.from the floating dock. The Jon boat was an added plus –we were impressed that Dan hired a fishing guide to show us the boat and discuss the techniques he uses for fishing. The house was clean and suited our needs. It was a wonderful trip. We hope to come back for 2 weeks next year.
- Guest Mary B.
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Trip was AwesomGuest comment entered by owner
Trip was Awesom
Thank you so much Dan! The trip was awesome and so was the house! Though it went by way too fast as vacations always do, we loved it and I've already been bragging about it to everyone I know. Hopefully, it sends some business your way. I'm sure you'll hear from us again in the future, we often vacation in Florida and this was the first time I've ever rented a home. It was so nice to not feel crammed in a hotel room and to wake every morning enjoying a cup of coffee on the porch while watching manatee swim by, we were even lucky enough to catch a couple of dolphins splashing about one day. It was truly a relaxing change of pace and I just wanted to personally thank you for the wonderful accommodations
- Guest Lana
- Date of stay 09/24/11
- Review Submitted 06/17/12
The backyard is not fenced, the back porch is not screened so we could not sit outside without being attacked by bugs, and the front street is busy. However, the best part was that we could keep our boat at the dock and it was a 20 minute ride to the Gulf. Not really planning on returning.
- Guest SMH (Orlando)
- Date of stay 06/02/12
- Review Submitted 06/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: Guests brought 2 Rottweiler’s and another large dog to our home. Although this is a great home for families and boaters, it is probably not the best choice for large dogs that require lots of exercise.
$495-$1395/week EXCEPT HOLIDAYS $495/week for last minute discounts Boat comes free with home, boat motor is a small extra charge. 2 free bicycles come with home. Free membership at private beach with sunset view, cabanas, BBQ, picnic tables.
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Florida beaches are most excellent
Pool Table room and living room. Great for relaxing and enjoying your vacation
Private pool overlooking the water
Master bedroom has attached bath
3rd bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds. 1-queen, 1-full, 2-singles
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