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Tropical Colorful Paradise - E Us Now

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A tropical, Key West style home awaits you and your family.
The river, with its expansive views opens to the Gulf of Mexico and Anclote Island and finding large shells. If swimming is your activity of the day, then your large solar heated pool covered by a birdcage screening and outdoor dining with a barbecue gas grill at your fingertips. Outside the screening, step onto a large deck to sun and watch the boats go by and to enjoy the palm trees and flowers.

The colorful house is very open and is overlooking the Heated pool, deck and new dock with it's own boat lift, and River. The spacious family room with large screen T.V., VCR / DVD player and a CD stereo and H.S. internet service. The complete kitchen with all electrical conveniences is ready for your favorite meal or for fruity drinks coming from your own fruit trees.

Golfing is just around the corner: Golfing is All Over The Place here. Many courses to choose from including the world famous Inisbrook. Beaches are wide with white sand and within 15 minutes. Rental boats, sky diving, parasailing, casino boats within 10 minutes, river rafting, . Loads of tourist attractions, Ringling museum , Disney, and many other parks. There is outside dinning restaurants, many with nightly music.

Fishing: Florida is a great place to visit for sun, fun, and just relaxing and enjoying yourself and family. Florida is world famous for its deep sea fishing, Tours, 1/2 and full day leave from Tarpon Springs everyday. Casino cruises leave everyday. Rent your own boat and take a ride to an island for the day.

Dining / Shopping / sightseeing: World famous Sponge docks of Tarpon Springs is only a 10 minute drive with a old town Greek flavor as well as assorted seafood and even Mexican Cuisine. This is a family outing place. Rent a pontoon boat and take a scenic ride up the river. beauty that can not be described. Shop in the local shops for the finest soaps and sponges, with great shells.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke outside PLEASE !...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    +Queen upll-out...moreless

  • Bedroom# 2 has bath also connected to pool / patio area All B.R.'s have a TV Pull out queen bed in Couch...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    large walk-in shower, door to pool...moreless

  • Large vanity, drawers and under cabinet storage w/ large wall mirror 2nd bath with walk in shower, door to pool...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please smoke on terrace or pool area. No steps except to dock. Solar Heated pool W/ Blanket H.S. internet hookup Walk in closets Iron and Board Pillow Top Beds EVERYTHING you could need or want to cook with. Pool Table ...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Waterfront:

    Anclote River is in your back yard fishing and boating...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    wired and wireless...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:


  • Free Long Distance:

    to the US...moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Internet:

    wired and wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything with extras...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    3 car wide + garage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large driveway / parking pad for boat, etc....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    have the room...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    free LD to the US...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    wired and wireless...moreless


  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped we have EVERYTHING, even a slo-cooker...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in over the range...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    assorted spices, can goods, non spoilable...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Water and ice ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    9 hole course a couple blocks down the street - and they have GREAT hamburgers in the bar...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rental next door...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    large 'bird cage' over the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 38 traveler reviews
$1,100  -   $800  plus tax and cleaning  /  week
$3,100 -    $3,400 plus tax and cleaning  /  month
Winter special   please contact  Jim / Judy   727  943-0057

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Holiday golf and country club
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Holiday golf and country club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 19
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Holiday golf and country club
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

GUESTS arriving at our Holiday House don't mind if owners Jim and Judy aren't around to greet them personally, Mother Nature is happy to oblige. Outside this 1500 sq. ft. rental on the Anclote River, (five minutes north of Tarpon Springs and 35 minutes from St. Pete and Tampa Airport) seagulls soar overhead and dolphins and manatees cavort in warm waters below. Lizards and butterflies in the gardens surprising visitors with an impromptu appearance on the deck, dock or pool lanai.

Holiday House invites quests to enjoy the tropical surroundings at a deliciously relaxed pace. Judy and Jim have decorated this dream cottage for people desiring an island experience. This colorful dwelling is perched on a wide river curving west to the gulf in an undisturbed nature. The view with sun glistening on the water in the morning is only rivaled by the palm trees and fresh grapefruit juice.

A stained glass door opens to a colorful interior which features a well equipped kitchen, a living

Other Activities: Deep Sea Fishing tours, Boat / jet ski rentals, Golfing


Owner info

About the owner: WE, Judy and Jim live only a few minutes up the road and are anxious to help in any way that we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • River and Dock

    River and Dock

  • Dining area (pool Table in View)

    Dining area (pool Table in View)

  • Master (king) bedroom

    Master (king) bedroom

  • Front View

    Front View

  • Open Kitchen

    Open Kitchen

  • Pool with River View

    Pool with River View

  • Family Room & Breakfast Bar

    Family Room & Breakfast Bar

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Solar heated pool

    Solar heated pool

  • Papaya tree in the rear yard

    Papaya tree in the rear yard

VRBO #73616

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Speaks: english
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  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 10/08/2015
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