About the property
- Villa2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Waterfront, deep canal, direct access to Tampa Bay. Heated pool and kayaks!
Relax in our beautiful villa right on the waterfront but in just over an hour be in Disney enjoying the rides! We are on a deep water canal with direct access to Tampa Bay,so you can dock your own boat/yacht if you wish. Or you can paddle up and down the canals in the kayaks we include with the rental! The view is great and from the boat dock you can see St Petersburg across the bay. Dolphins and manatees swim past the bottom of the garden, and Pelicans, Herons and Ibis along with flying fish all add to the daily entertainment!
Just sit and soak up the sun on the south facing patio and take a dip in the pool to cool off! Or sit in the hot-tub with a glass of wine and wave as the boats go by!
Cook a barbecue and watch the sunset using our in-table barbecues. Join the neighbours and fish off the dock and cook your own catch!
The villa has 2 master suites with 6 ft beds and ensuite walk-in showers. Then there are 2 more spacious bedrooms with large twin beds and their own shower rooms too. (8 persons in total) All showers are rain showers with body jets - very relaxing after your hard day in the sun!
There is a 65" curved 4K Smart TV if you wish to watch sport or take in a film, and there are also HD Smart TV's in all bedrooms. Also high speed internet access
The kitchen has a double oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer plus a drinks fridge.
We are just over an1hr from the Disney Parks and a 40 minute drive to Anna Maria island for the most amazing beaches, although Apollo Beach has its own beach too.
There are nearby golf courses, a restaurant on the harbour and other restaurants and bars nearby which can also be accessed via a boat. Tampa nightlife is 30 mins away with a visit to Ybor city a good night out!
Whilst we welcome children, parents please be aware that this is a waterfront property, with no fencing or guardrail along either the seawall or pool as per the photos.
Our villa is in a residential area - there is a restaurant and tiki bar just down the road on the harbour with lovely views and good food. There are several local bars with sports screens or one with 'beer tasting' which makes a change!
In Tampa there are international restaurants and Jacksons on the harbour which does a lovely Sunday Brunch.
Ybor city has shops showing how cigars are made and Columbian restaurants and flamenco.
There is also a restaurant based on the prohibition where you need a password to get in!
The villa is well connected via roads to south Florida for the beaches, Disney and Busch Gardens.
There are supermarkets at the top of the boulevard with shops, restaurants and hairdressers plus two spas in the locality.
Brandon and Tampa both have large malls and south of us there is a Designer Outlet if you wish to shop and get a bargain at the same time!
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- May 23, 2018
About Janis Moore
Hi - we live in London, England, which is a great city, but we do love the sunshine and way of life in Florida, and have very happy memories of holidaying there when our children were small, so when we got the opportunity we decided to buy a place there. We've decorated it in the European style - light and airy. We think the most delightful thing about it is the view! However we love our comfort too so large beds, super kitchen and walk in showers were a must as well! Needless to say our children and grandchildren are very happy we bought the villa and it has become a great place to all be together! As a family we love Disney too and I don't care how old we get we're never too old for the magic of Disney! Its a very peaceful place with a happy vibe! We have lovely neighbours, very friendly and helpful and are we're glad we bought a home that is in a real community rather than an estate of holiday homes. We love it - and hope you do too! If you have any questions please do just ask.
Janis Moore purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Janis Moore chose Apollo Beach
We purchased this property for the view! As soon as we saw a photo of the view we bought the property unseen! When we got here we were not disappointed - it is beautiful. We have spent some time updating the property so everything is lovely and new - just waiting for others to appreciate it as we do!
What makes this Villa unique
Deep water canal - direct access to Tampa Bay with no bridges. Dolphins and manatees at the bottom of the garden. Fishing off the dock Amazing sunsets and all day sunshine.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Quiet Location
The property is fantastic! Four bedrooms with four full baths was perfect for our family!! The pool overlooks the canal and you can see the boats go by. We even had dolphins swim by the dock. The owner and their property managers were very helpful and made sure our stay was perfect. The house has everything you need, all you have to do is bring your clothes and your bathing suit. Will hopefully make it back there again some day.
Peaceful family vacation
Everything is exactly as shown in the pictures. The house is super clean and very well maintained. Janis is very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed every minute and would love to come back as soon as possible.
Family summer break!
Having visited Orlando before, our 3 generation family of 2 kids, parents and grandparents decided to base ourselves outside of the hustle and bustle of Disney World, in order to both relax and experience the Disney highlights. We couldn’t have picked a better location, central to superb beaches such a Clearwater & Siesta plus only an hour away from Disney. We spent time relaxing at the Villa, visiting beaches, taking in the Tampa highlights, as well as tiring the kids out at Disney and Universal.
The Villa, newly refurbished, is exquisite and was the main reason for booking here – We were not disappointed. The garden is simply stunning! Backing onto the Canal, the family were very happy to base ourselves around the wonderful pool when we wanted to have a rest day, taking in the jaw dropping view, fishing off the boat dock or jumping into the hot tub. We regularly saw dolphins and manatees while taking in the scenery.
The inside too has been refurbished to a very high spec, the whole living space is really open and modern which made us feel really at home.
The Villa is also close to local amenities, so we could pop out to stock up the wine fridge & get meat for the BBQ pretty easily. Will definitely be back here with the kids in the near future, this time to try out Busch Gardens.
I'm so glad you had a lovely stay with your family David! Seeing dolphins and manatees swimming at the bottom of the garden is really special isn't it - I bet your children loved that! The beaches at Clearwater are beautiful and the sea is so warm its hard to drag yourself away. And of course, who can resist Disney and Universal - really fun days out!
You certainly cared for our villa very well during your stay so we thank you for that and hope to see you and your family as guests again. Janis :)
Upgraded and Comfortable Home
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Tampa Bay area with this location operating as our home base. It was ideal with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths with 2 kids an, 5 adults, including 3 senior citizens who were able to have adequate space, privacy, and comfort. The house has been upgraded with nice bathrooms and living space. Best was the backyard with the great waterfront view, comfortable lanai and pool area. Perfect. Owners have done a nice job with a responsive property manager who helped make our stay easy and fun.
Thank you Steve - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Its nice to know others appreciate all the work that went into making the villa all nice and new - although I still think that any work we do will be outshone by the view - and the weather of course! Hope to see you again sometime.
Thank you too for the comments about our property manager - she works very hard to keep everything immaculate and everyone says how helpful she is too. :)
Major sewer issues!
The first impression was the best one. Place looks newly renovated and clean. Problems started after the first shower taken. This caused water back up in the showers that flooded three rooms. One of the kids Nintendo game systems was on his bedroom floor and got soaked and the screen no longer works. We were told not to take long showers after the plumber came. On second and third day the problem continued and got worse. On the forth day we did a load of laundry that again flooded three rooms getting everyone's belongs wet. Plumber came again and we were assured the problem was fixed. The last day the toilet flushing caused raw sewage to come up in the shower troughs. This made it so we couldn't shower in the morning before heading home. We got to listen to gurgling toilets all night as whatever the problem is causes this as well.
They also cleaned he pool on Wednesday morning and said the kids couldn't swim until the next day. That I can somewhat except but still think it should have been cleaned before our arrival or even a heads up so we could have planned better and there wouldn't have been four pouting kids all day.
The couple that actually take care of the house were very nice. Beth was more than apologetic and tried to help. She said we were only the second people to stay in this house since it was remodeled. This makes most of the previous reviews comical at best. We own a small motel and have never made up our own reviews or had someone else do the same. Sadly enough the house doesn't need fake reviews as it's a nice place... just needs a new sewage system. If the owners would respond and deal with the renters instead of making this couple deal with their headaches I would have been much happier, although sewage in the showers isn't exceptable. There was one message from the owners after the first flooding, that was it. Once they learned that the problem continued then it was on Beth's shoulders to deal with. This is a problem when renting from someone in another country as they don't seem to care and didn't even replace the ruined game counsel.
The view, neighborhood and overall experience was good but dealing with flooding, sewage and an owner that won't respond ruined what could have been a great week. Good luck to Beth as I think she's in for a long summer dealing with this if the owners won't help her out.
Ps. If you like sheets to cover up with I suggest bringing some as none of the beds have them... just a comforter.
Thank you for the comments on the niceness of our villa and the lovely view!
Plumbing: We apologise again for the drainage issues. It was extremely unfortunate that unsuitable items were flushed down the toilets causing the plumbing issues which have now been resolved. As you know, in each instance an emergency plumber was on-site the same day.
Reviews: None of our reviews are fake – they have all been genuinely contributed by families who stayed at our villa prior to Beth becoming our property manager.
Pool: The House Manual provided states that the pool is professionally cleaned every Wednesday and that if deemed necessary by the pool company it will be unusable for a few hours due to treatments.
Communication: Beth is our Property Manager and deals with all issues regarding the villa. She has our authority to do whatever is necessary for exactly the reason you state – we live in the UK! Throughout your stay we were in contact with Beth daily to sort these issues out. She is a real treasure and I know helped you out at every turn!
Sheets: thank you for the comment. As Europeans we usually only use duvets on beds, but Beth pointed out to me that American guests like sheets as well and this has now been rectified.
Fun in the sun, can't wait to go back!
My fiancé and I stayed here with two other couples for a two week holiday. The villa is simply stunning, it has been refurbished recently so everything is brand new and the owners have thought of everything, even down to a wine fridge! What was really lovely was that all the bedrooms were of a high quality that none of them felt like the 'kids' room, especially as we were all couples, all ensuites were luxurious, like staying in a hotel.
I would highly recommend renting the boat with the villa, we enjoyed cruising to local restaurants and attempting to water ski! Made the villa unique from others in the area.
We mainly stayed round the house, sunbathing, reading, BBQing and chilling out but we did pop to Disney for the day, seemed rude not to as its only an hour away.
We all had such a blast, thanks so much, we are already chatting about when we can come back!
Thank you for your comments Helen. We too 'pop' to Disney every time we come out here - it really is magical isn't it! I hope you took the time to visit Disney Springs as well whilst you were here as there are lots of lovely restaurants to eat at and of course shops! :) We hope you will come back one day.
Within a 30 minute walk: -Circles restaurant and bar -Apollo Beach Nature Park and beach -Greek restaurant. -Marina -Boat Rentals Within a 20 minute drive: -Manatee Viewing Center (Nov - April) -Restaurants -Supermarkets. --Drive-In Theater at Ruskin (open air) -Shopping malls, cinemas, bowling alley -Little Harbor Resort beach with restaurants Within a 45 minute drive: -Tampa including: Tampa Riverwalk, Straz Performing Arts Center, Children's Museum & Park, Tampa History & Art Museums Amelie Arena (concert and sports) -Museum of Science and Industry -Florida Aquarium. -Historic Ybor City with night clubs -Busch Gardens Amusement Park -Adventure Island Water Park -Tampa International Airport -Cruise ship terminals. -St. Petersburg including: Beach Street shops, high-end restaurants, waterfront parks, -Sundial Shopping Center, American Stage Theatre, Palladium Performing Arts Theater Sunken Gardens -Ellenton Outlet Mall Within 75 minute drive: -Walt Disney World Theme Parks -Universal Studios -Sea World -Gulf of Mexico beaches, Anna Maria Island, -Lego Land -Dinosaur World -Tubing at Rainbow River State Park -Wikki Watchee Springs Water Park