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The Pelican is perfectly located on a small, private cul-de-sac with friendly neighbors and really nice homes.
Just up the street is a beautiful private, white sand beach with cute cabanas, outdoor grills and bathroom facilities. As our guest, you will receive a free pass to utilize the beach during your entire stay with us.
The home has been completely remodeled and is second to none in decor. It is so comfortable and there's so much to look at and appreciate.
The canal is beautiful. And the dock is great for sunning and fishing (we provide the rods - you catch the fish). Dolphin, cranes, egrets, ibis, and herons are frequent visitors in our back yard.
The Pelican is an open concept home with a fitted chef's kitchen. Range/oven with built-in microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker/purified water, and includes everything we could think of to include - coffee maker, four-slice toaster, griddle, blender, slow cooker, baking dishes, mixing bowls, cookie sheet, pie plate, pots, pans, upscale silverware, knife set, and gadgets and stuff and stuff. The dishes are all hand-blown glass. The kitchen also features beautiful granite counters and a breakfast bar with 4 bar chairs.
The entire home is equipped with a reverse osmosis water system so you will actually enjoy the water, for consumption as well as for bathing.
The master suite features a huge king size bed with brand new mattress and box springs, Egyptian cotton sheets and beautiful light weight bedding. The room is beautifully furnished with a sitting/reading nook, as well.
The second bedroom features a queen bed, also with brand new mattress/box springs and beautiful bedding. There is ample closet space in both bedrooms and they are appointed with original artwork and accent pieces, just like home.
There are two full baths, one with a deep tub and shower combination. The 2nd bath has a huge shower, vanity and toilet. They both feature designer tiled vanities. The larger bath also has a piggyback washer/dryer unit which is more than ample capacity for your laundry needs. We provide bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and beach towels for your convenience.
The living room is furnished in Coral Bay furnishings - beautiful butter-colored sofa, two overstuffed chairs and a comfy recliner. The media center accommodates a 40 inch Toshiba television and a DVD player.
We offer our guests free Wireless Wifi. There is a land line phone in the home (with no voice mail feature) and we encourage our guests to make free long distance phone calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. We also offer a movie package that should satisfy various tastes in television viewing.
The dining area seats 6 comfortably. We hope you love our solid maple 1940's dining table, chairs and hutch as much as we do. It was a surprise find at Lions Head Antique Store in Port Richey.
The Florida Room is completely finished, secure and charming. This bonus room is such an important addition to the entire scheme of the home. The day bed with trundle offers additional sleeping for two. We offer our guests a good book selection from our small library of books there. There is also additional seating for 4 in the Florida Room at a dining/game table. We have a number of games for children and adults on top of the game table as well as inside the dining room hutch.
The best part of the house is being able to stand in the kitchen, dining room and Florida room and see the beautiful canal out back. What a way to start a day and end a day. The western sky turns pink at day’s end. The view is so lovely.
The property, for the most part, is xeri-scaped. We have some beautiful palms in the front of the home and some small ones on the canal side. Blooming Salvia and some bushes that we have yet to identify, are nice to look at and provide some sweet nectar for birds and other little flower-loving critters.
Our paver-paved circular driveway will accommodate four cars and our garage will accommodate one small car.
The property has been completely remodeled from stem to stern and we take so much pleasure in being able to offer it to visiting guests to enjoy it as much as we do.
Large dresser with mirror, reading nook and closet...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 queen
Matching dresser with mirror, nightstand, lamp, closet...moreless
Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single
Our adorable Florida room features a day bed with trundle...moreless
The master bedroom is quite spacious with a huge king size bed with brand new mattress and box springs, Egyptian cotton linens and beautiful light-weight quilt. The dresser and mirror is large and spacious. A cozy sitting/reading area is quite nice and the artwork is lovely.
The second bedroom is bright and airy featuring a queen bed with new mattress & box springs, Egyptian cotton linens, light-weight quilt, matching dresser with mirror, night stand and pewter lamp. There is ample closet space....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Large custom tiled vanity and features a washer/dryer...moreless
The master bath is large. You will enjoy the custom tiled vanity and extra-large shower. The bath also has a piggy back washer/dryer which is of a large enough capacity to handle all your laundry needs. We furnish towels, beach towels, hand towels and wash cloths.
The second bath is small but ample with the same custom cabinetry, deep tub and shower combination, and custom tiled vanity....moreless
One of the most enjoyable activities IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD is the private, white sand beach just up our road. It's pristine and well kept featuring cabanas, grills, and clean bathrooms. It's beautiful and well run and maintained. New Port Richey and Port Richey are diverse. On almost every corner, there are restaurants, activities and shopping. Tarpon Springs (sponge docks) is nearby as is Clearwater and Dunedin. A gambling casino boat and boat/kayak rentals are available in the neighborhood and nearby. ...moreless
We have a small library of hard back novels for your reading enjoyment in the Florida room....moreless
There is a variety of games and cards for adults and children housed in the dining room hutch....moreless
The kitchen is filled with beautiful wood cabinetry. The appliances are nearly new & include dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker & purified water, range/oven with built-in microwave....moreless
We have a nice paved patio on the canal side of the home. We also have a nice dock....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Our property is xeri-scaped with crushed, white sea shells. Back yard is planted in flowering bushes that attract birds, bees & nectar-loving critters. There are several palms in the front & back...moreless
Winter/Spring Nov 1 - May 31, 2015 30 night min stay
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Property Damage Protection$89
Pet Fee$250 + tax
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Quiet Gulf Harbor Cul-de-Sac with canal front and dock. Watch the Dolphins and fish from our floating dock. Or feed the sea gulls. It's a hoot. The Gulf Harbor Beach, only .5 miles up our street, is second to none. Pristine quarter mile white sand beach with cabanas, grills and great swimming. Clean bathrooms and shower facilities, too. Tampa International AP is only 34 miles southeast. Tarpon Springs, sponge capitol and home to authentic Greek food is only 8 miles south & a real attraction featuring Dolphin tours, shops galore, restaurants, & the Tarpon Springs aquarium. Dunedin is only 18 miles south of New Port Richey and offers something for everyone. A quaint and active downtown, beautiful parks, recreational activities for all ages, history, culture, educational opportunities, and much more. It's not only historic, but has a rich and varied artist community. The Cotee River is just up the road and has wonderful riverfront areas for picnicking and walking your dog. South of the bridge on Hwy 19 N is the Sunset Landing Marina and the beautiful Pithlachacotee River. The Market-off-Main is nearby for lunch, dessert and good company. They also have a small produce market and it's adorable.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: My husband and I live in Ohio. As you may know, it was a brutal winter up north this winter. We were home bound for nearly 5 months. We live in the country surrounded by acres upon acres of woods. We spent most of our winter days taking photos of the deer, our resident fox, bunnies, wild turkey and other critters who find a safe sanctuary on our property up north. When my son announced that he and his family would not be making it up north for their summer vacation, we decided to come south, to be closer to them and to stay warm through some of the winter months. Hence, our purchase of this beautiful canal home in New Port Richey. We travel with our dog, 'HeyBoy' and know how difficult it is to find 'nice' accommodations whist traveling, so we decided it would be only fitting to become a 'pet friendly' property. So, we welcome your well-behaved pet.
Why the Owner Chose New Port Richey: Years ago my husband and I lived in Wimberley, Texas. We would often take our little getaway trips to the Gulf Coast of Texas and so enjoyed our time there. We often wondered if we would ever return to the Gulf Coast. We received our answer when we started talking about being nearer to our grandchildren who live in Gainesville, Florida. Once we arrived in New Port we knew it was a fit for us. The people are just so darn friendly here, we felt as though we were already home. Even if you enter a grocery store for the first time, everyone treats you as if you are already part of their New Port Richey family. And we've already made some good friends here, which we're really wowed about. We hope you get to experience this too. You will love it.
The Unique Benefits at this House: When I made the trip south to Florida to look at homes with my buyer agent, Wendy Dong, we were a little ragged at day's end having looked at 8 or so properties in one day. This home was the last home we viewed. It was cute from the outside, but what we found when we entered absolutely WOWED us. When we walked in, our eyes just bulged out of their sockets. I said, 'Wendy, this is IT! This is IT!' Wendy said, 'What about your husband?' 'He will love it,' I said, and we wrote up a contract. You know, when something hits you right, you just have to go with it.