About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 60 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)
Beautiful 4 BR 2 BA pool home directly on Bal Harbor. Watch the boats go by or rent a boat just across the harbor. Dock and boat lift just beyond the screened in lanai. 2 kayaks onsite, perfect for the calm harbor and canals. Get lucky and catch some fish or see the dolphins that occasionally like to play in our harbor. Cabana bath leading into lanai and french doors from dining room to pool. Perfectly situated to take day excursions to Disney attractions, Busch Gardens/Tampa and Clearwater Beach. Inside laundry room. Two car garage. Small dogs welcome. 3 month minimum stay requirement for the months of Jan-Feb-March. Winter guests please note that the pool and spa are not heated.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Tammy Blanc
I grew up in Clearwater and have always wanted waterfront property. I use the home myself regularly. It is my happy place and I know it will be yours too!
Tammy Blanc purchased this House in 2002
Why Tammy Blanc chose Apollo Beach
Location, location, location!!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I know that's not a word...but words fail to convey what a wonderful time our family had staying at Tammy's lovely VRBO. From the moment we walked in the door, it was obvious what a loved home we were in (like staying at a cousin's home...that I hadn't met). It was the perfect size and location for out-of-state family to set up "home base" to celebrate my daughter's wedding. What a joy to make a meal and dine by the pool, to retreat to our own rooms when desired, to go for a dip or take a glass of wine to the dock and just stare out at the water view. Having a fully-stocked kitchen to prepare meals, and all the towels and pool toys we needed...to say nothing of a garage to keep our rental car out of the sun, and a laundry to reduce the necessity of bringing extra clothing: we just couldn't imagine a better set-up. There is no doubt that if we come for a family visit again, we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tammy, for providing this home of peace and joy for others to share!
Thank you for the lovely review!
You have a wonderful family and took great care of the home.
You are welcome to return anytime...I’m so glad that my happy place was your happy place too!
One of the best vacations ever!
Loved staying at this awesome vacation home and would highly recommend it. Very well stocked for all your needs while on vacation. First night we were there (Saturday), my husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine on the bench at the fishing dock while we listened to a live band down at the Marina (not loud, just enjoyable). The next day was Easter, and what a better place to have Easter dinner than outside while the kids swam in the pool all day! The house was incredibly clean and the beds very comfortable. I truly felt relaxed staying at this wonderful home. We enjoyed the kayaks, swimming in the pool, watching the different birds go by, spotting the little lizards outside, fishing off the dock (caught 3 that we let go back!), and spotting dolphins swimming by just about daily. Also recommend going down to Apollo Beach - we found some really nice shells when we went for a walk there a couple of times. Dollar General is very close as is Publix. We did day trips to Lego Land, Clearwater Beach and Gator Land - great location to be away from it all but easy to do day trips and then come back and relax by the pool. Tammy was extremely quick to get back to us with any questions we had - both while I was planning this vacation, and a couple of times while we were there - she made us feel very welcome to be enjoying her vacation home. Again, I would recommend this home for anyone looking for a great vacation to recharge.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! You are wonderful considerate guests and I’m so glad you enjoyed your vacation.
I’m sure you can understand why I call this my happy place!
I try to use it as often as I can myself and that is why it has so many amenities not found at a typical rental. I truly want my guests to feel that it is also their happy place...
Great family rental!
This house is perfect for a large family! Kitchen is very well stocked with pots/pans, utensils, dishes. Location is great, 5 minutes from grocery store and restaurants. Really enjoyed the view and fishing off of the dock. Tammy, the owner, is very nice, always responded very quickly. Had a great family reunion at the house!
Thank you so much Nadine! You are very kind. I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay!
House is great, But if your bringing a boat better read this.
house is truly beautiful, just out of House Beautiful mag. Owner (Tammy) stopped by to deliver more pool furniture, she's very nice. House well stocked with anything you need. Maybe not so good for small children with lots of fragile decorations. I brought down 2 grandchildren at 8 and 10 not a problem. Pool in November is 66-67 tops, but didn't slow down granddaughter. Several good restaurants in the town, Circles - upscale $$$, but great food. Salty Shamrock sports bar really good specials, Blackened Parrot fish delicious. Great internet and TV selection, two Kayaks (a little tough to launch, long drop to the water).
Now the warning. I brought an 18 foot boat. The local docks are all high from the water, 4 feet at high tide, over 6 at low with no ladder. Dock is located at the south west corner of open 1 mile wide inlet. Wind and waves push hard directly into this corner with a north wind. Boat lift just repaired with new cables, not to good for anything under 22 feet. You need a 8 -10 food ladder to get in or out when down. If you leave your boat in the water, (my mistake) you will get barnacles very quickly (three weeks covered the bottom so heavy you couldn't tell the boat color.) They stick on so hard you can't power wash them off, must be scrapped. Dock in new condition, no slivers in bare feet.
Cocoa Lane FL
This rental was Excellent The home was well taken care of, we loved it willing to buy if possible
Thank you Manny & Claire! I’ve done lots of upgrades recently and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Not for sale though😜 Thank for leaving it immaculate...you are great guests!
Great house and great times
Had a wonderful time, the house was beautiful, clean and the pool was fantastic. Terrific location, saw some beautiful sunsets. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful time