Coastal living in quiet Historic Tarpon Springs
Romantic walk past Victorian Homes, under shady Live Oak trees draped with spanish moss, on the beautifully maintained pathway around Spring Bayou.
Free kayak launch 2 blocks at Craig Park
Cable, land line, WIFI, Netflix, Amazon, Utilities, Sports Channels INCL
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Shady walk around Whitcomb Bayou manatees dolphins
Super Comfy Luxury Furnishing 5* Hotel Beds
2 Stunning beaches 2 mi
Three golf courses 1-3 mi
Trolley 2 blk to Clearwater Beach
Fish Boat Antiques
Pinellas Trail 3 blk
No pets, small children
No smoking inside or outside.
Snowbirds welcome! Come down and enjoy more than just beaches: Innisbrook Golf Course, Phillies and Toronto Blue Jay Spring Training in Dunedin (5 mi.) or Clearwater
Have your classic car worked on two blocks away, or buy another!
Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in wet areas, newly carpeted stairs. Nearly new or new furnishings.
Stunning beach vistas nearby, dolphins and manatees two blocks, three golf courses within 1-5 miles, quaint shopping trolley 2 blocks, fishing, antiquing, museums, boating, swimming, library, museums, walking/biking trail to Clearwater. Mom and pop restaurants of all types galore. If you’re driving, it’s only 10 miles to “shop till you drop”, and famous Clearwater beach is accessible even by trolley.
But what Tarpon Springs is really famous for are the Sponge Docks, where you can book an afternoon cruise, shop or enjoy authentic Greek cuisine. It’s just a mile away from this townhouse, walking along brick streets, past beautiful historic Victorian mansions to the boat docks and fragrant pastry shops. You’ll feel like you’re in a a coastal village in Greece without having to have a passport.
A seven minute drive will take you to Sunset Beach where benches and picnic tables allow you to have a picnic while you take in a glorious setting sun.
Exhausted after all that? Luxury beds. . Take a nap or get a suntan on the lanai. Snuggle with antique quilts into overstuffed Hemingway leather chairs and suede sofa with huge footstool in front of 48” TV with cable, Netflix, Amazon, Sports Channels, etc.
Each bedroom has a bureau, nightstand, light and bench or chair.
For your laptop pleasure: 1) Desk on third floor 2) computer cabinet on 2nd floor has roll out lower level for your shoulder comfort, as well as a keyboard and mouse 3) for anywhere use there is a folding table which can be used inside and out at several heights, is stored beside the refrigerator .
Two private half-length carports by building. No elevator. The great room and master bedroom and kitchen and one of the two baths are on the second floor. The second bedroom with queen bed plus a sleeping loft with daybed, and the washer and dryer are on the third floor.
Quiet and private, you will not meet me but will enter with your private digital code and you will be given my phone number, as well as another AirBnb host two blocks away to assist you if you need something.
No pets, no small children, no smoking inside or outside.
Minimum lease is 3 months per HOA rules. I pay HOA fees, water, electricity, Netflix and WIFI, Cable, and Land Line.
Other amenities include a getting started amount of toilet paper, paper towels, foil, paper plates, cups and bowls. Service for six china, silver and crystal, including wine glasses for those special occasions. Feel free to put them into the dishwasher.
Kitchen amenities also include stainless pans, toaster, KitchenAid mixer, new Mr Coffee maker, rice cooker/crock pot, ice maker, stove top and oven, microwave, hand juicer, pizza cutter, kitchen tools, new knives (imagine that in a rental!), oven mitts, bar mops, sponge, kitchen towels.
Bedding includes 100% cotton high thread count sheets, two pillows per guest, cotton blankets, soft wool blankets, cotton matelasse bed spreads, down comforters. Lots of wash cloths, hand towels and bath towels. Everything has been freshly washed in my new huge washer and dryer, with eco friendly laundry detergent. Please remove lint after each dryer load.
Central Air and Heating. For individual comfort, fans and radiant heaters provided.
7 minute drive to Sunset Beach, an easy bike ride
9 minute Library or pharmacy, or walk or bike
12 Minute two museums
Walmart 5 minute drive, or one mile walk
Restaurants starting at two blocks
Sponge docks, one mile
Whitcomb Bayou 2 blocks, with walking paths, manatees, dolphins perhaps.
The historic riverfront town of Tarpon Springs—just 20 minutes north of Clearwater—has a way of transporting you thousands of miles away to a coastal village in Greece.
After the discovery of natural sponge beds in the early 1900s, Greek sponge divers arrived in Tarpon Springs, a community at the northern end of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, to grow the now-famous sponge industry. The main attraction of Tarpon Springs became its famous Sponge Docks, which are set along the Anclote River. The Greek heritage is still strong here—if you’re even remotely of Hellas heritage, you’ll probably discover a cousin or two in this town.
Dodecanese Boulevard, which follows the riverfront, is lined with gift shops that carry everything from souvenirs to home goods, natural sponges to olive oil soap. Wander a few blocks south and you’ll find several antiques shops on Tarpon Avenue. Authentic Greek restaurants, including Mama's Greek Cuisine, Hellas and Mykonos, smell too good to resist. Stop in for a honey-infused pastry and strong coffee or a hearty dinner.
South of Dodecanese and all its fragrant pastry shops and restaurants, stroll through the Tarpon Springs Historic District to see dozens of beautiful old-Florida buildings, and stop in one of the area's arts & antiques shops to pick up a souvenir of your trip.
Baby sharks and stingrays are at the Tarpon Springs Aquarium. Visit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, an ornate, historic building off Pinellas Avenue.
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