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Gulf Harbors, Flor-A-Mar, New Port Richey, FL, USA
  • House1850 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8, on the water

If the dates you want are full, ask about The Pelican Place COMING IN JUNE 2018 2 bedroom 2 baths on the water.

The Crab Shack is nicely updated, newly decorated and furnished with a fun beachy theme.

3 spacious bedrooms with beds for 8 people. The Master suite has an attached full bath, with shower/ tub and walk in closet. The other 2 bedrooms, both with large closets share the 2nd full bath with tub/ shower. There are new flat screen TV's in 2 bedrooms and the living room and a reg TV with DVD player in the trundle room. Most of the furnishings are brand new. Fully stocked kitchen and basic pantry supplies.

This home sits directly on a deep water canal leading out to the gulf of Mexico. You are 5 minutes away from open water. Fish and catch crabs right outside the back door from your private dock. You can witness lots of wildlife, from the friendly manatee, to the dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, loads of fish and many exotic birds.

There is a new 20 ft pontoon boat docked right outside, and the new salt water pool has optional heated to a comfortable 84 degrees

Guests have FREE unlimited private use of a new 20 ft pontoon boat during their stay. Cruise the canals, fish in the flats or just take a short ride to the beautiful sand bar island. Warm gentle waves lap up on clean white sand. You can walk out in shallow water forever collecting shells and enjoying this pristine beach.

We provide 2 brand new kayaks, fishing poles, and crab traps for your use. There are 2 new adult Cruiser bicycles, a bike trailer and several youth bikes to ride around the neighborhood.

We provide a gas grill on the large screened lanai.

We have free high speed internet, free WiFi, and unlimited local and long distance calling within the continental US. There is a air printer/ scanner/ copier available for your use.

The laundry room is located inside the house.

Assorted life vests beach towels cooler beach umbrella and chairs are provided.

Publix Grocery store is close and convenient. BOGO deals everyday!

The is a quiet relaxed residential neighborhood. This is not the place to go if you' re looking for a party place or lots of night life.

The backyard is fenced on 3 sides and sits directly on the the water. There is a completly fenced safe and secure area for pets.

Small, non shedding, well behaved dogs under 25 lbs are considered with prior approval. Pet fee is $100.00 per stay for up to 2 dogs. Please be sure to check the pet box when you register to book with us.

Heating the pool is optional. The cost is 10.00 per day to run the heater at 84 degrees, If the outside temps fall below 50 degree the heater will not keep the pool warm.

Property Manager

Kim and Brenda

Member Since 2017
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Kim and Brenda

We reside in NE Wisconsin and love to travel. After staying at several Florida VRBO locations, we fell in love with Gulf Harbors. Kim is a CPA and Brenda is a realtor. One day we will retire and live at the Crab Shack, but for now we want to share this amazing place with others. It is our goal to help make your vacation the best experience possible. Contact # 920-858-3896

Kim and Brenda purchased this House in 2017

Why Kim and Brenda chose Flor-a-mar

We love Gulf Harbors, and all it has to offer. This is a quiet friendly family neighborhood. If you are looking for a party place this isn't the right location for you. Experience the convenience of fishing, swimming and boating in the channel right outside your back door. There are 2 private docks We have 2 kayaks for your use. Just a 20 minute boat ride brings you to the beautiful Anclote Island. Here you can imagine you are floating in the Bahamas with white sand beaches and warm shallow gulf waters. There are tons of shells and fish..

What makes this House unique

Brand new salt water pool has a sun shelf with bubblers. The deep end is about 5 1/2 ft deep. The screened lanai with travertine patio opens to the pool deck. FREE use of a brand new 20 ft pontoon boat docked in the back yard. The screened lanai also opens the walls into the living room dining room and Master bedroom by large sliders. After booking online we will email you the rental contract that includes a cancellation policy of 90 day notice for a 100% refund. We can be contacted at 920-858-3896. Final payments will be made directly to us by personal check


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        4 twin/ single
      • Master has walk in closet along with full bathroom. Slider doors open to covered lanai. Large flat screen TV. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, large closet, flat screen TV and windows overlooking water. Bedroom 3 has two trundle beds with pullouts to sleep four and 2 closets. There is a Pack N Play available.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathrooms are nicely updated. Main bath has extra deep soaker tub and shower. Master has tub and shower.

      Location Type

        • Water View
          canal leading out to the Gulf
        • Waterfront
          directly on a deep water canal leading to the Gulf. Open water in 5 minutes


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      nice soft sheets and bedding
                    • Air Conditioning
                      of course
                    • Garage
                      2 car garage for lots of storage no car parking
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      its there if you need it
                    • Internet
                      free high speed internet included. WIFI and air print printer/fax/scanner for your use
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      dryer inside the house in the hard to find interior laundry room
                    • Living Room
                      All new furnishings and large curved screen TV . Leather couch has 2 recliners.
                    • Parking
                      2 car limit in driveway only. This neighborhood does not allow any street parking
                    • Telephone
                      local and long distance within in the United States calls are free Brenda's cell 920-858-3896
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of fluffy new bath towels and beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Large capacity washer and dryer. The laundry room is inside the house.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          14 cups! and some coffee to get you started
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Lots of cookware/bake ware and dishes. We tried to think of everything let us know is something is missing. Crockpot, blender, mixer, electric knife and grilling tools.
                        • Dishwasher
                          best invention ever
                        • Kitchen
                          Spacious with plenty of counter space. There are sliding windows between kitchen and outside covered patio bar for convenient dinner and drink service.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Yep throw in a pizza
                        • Pantry Items
                          yes, all the basic pantry items you need to get started
                        • Refrigerator
                          stainless with ice and water in door
                        • Stove
                          In case the grill just wont do
                        • Toaster
                          4 slices at a time


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              6 at table 3 at snack bar and highchair available
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 9 people


                                • Books
                                  feel free to leave one or take one
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  there are several games for the entire family in the dining room cabinets and hall foyer closet
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  yes included
                                • Television
                                  3 flat screen tvs, 1 reg Tv in kids room with DVD and some movies for those rainy days or quiet nights.
                                • Video Library
                                  some kids DVDs


                                    • Bicycles
                                      2 brand new his and hers cruiser bikes complete with baskets and cell phone holders, a bike trailer and 4 youth bikes
                                    • Boat
                                      FREE USE OF New 20 ft salt Water Pontoon Boat with fishing seats to cruise the channels or take a trip out to the sand bar.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      brick patio near the dock
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 brand new Kayaks great for exploring the canals or paddle to the mangroves and see the stingrays. watch for the dolphins to swim along the side of you.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Screened lanai has access to living room, dining room, and master bedroom by patio slider that open the wall.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      back yard is fenced on 3 sides and the water front is on the 4th side. CAUTION.. pets and children need to be supervised at all times. There is total fenced and secure potty area for pets.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      new gas grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Snorkeling masks fins and vests, 2 kayaks, assorted life vests, 2 fishing poles, 2 crab traps assorted life jackets


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Brand new heated salt water pool, surrounded by travertine paver patio. Heat is OPTIONAL and is $70.00 per week to run hater at 84 degrees.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Sponge docks in Tarpoon Springs is 15 minutes away and offers Greek cuisine, seafood restaurants and fish market. 35 minutes to Tampa /Clearwater St Petes Airports. Pontoon kayak and jet ski rentals and diving/fishing charters are available nearby. check out floridahikes.com/jamesgrey closest airports Tampa and Clearwater/ St Petes International and floridastateparks.org/park/werner-joyce Disney 1:45 min away, Clearwater/St Petes Beaches are south about 25 minutes, North on 19 about 45 minutes to Homosassa Springs. Weeki Wachee 45 minutes north. Bush Gardens and Adventura Island are in Tampa.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A Piece of Paradise

                                                                  Ken and Maria H.

                                                                  Greetings from New York!

                                                                  We are a retired couple from The Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. We were looking for a place to escape at least part of our winter weather. We were so excited to discover this piece of paradise. We thought we would love it just by the pictures, and after talking on the phone with Brenda we knew it was the place for us. We rented for March and the first week in April. It is so homey and comfortable. It was so clean we thought no one had rented before us. The Crab Shack truly has EVERYTHING needed for a great stay - (you will need your toothbrush and swimsuit). The rooms are quite large with an open floor plan. Brenda has decorated beautifully. The kitchen has every appliance, gadget, dishes, pots and pans, etc. that could possibly be needed. The beds are super comfortable. We loved that all of the doors opened really wide to make an entirely open concept. I would NOT recommend sliders and screens open at the same time - although for us there were no bugs in March. Our Ralphy liked the dog run. For us it was so easy to clean and we liked having it when we didn't take him for a walk. The pool and boat are a great bonus! We went to Anclote Island and the sandbar as well as cruising the channels. The neighbors are very friendly and so is John, the property manager. Safe and quiet streets to ride bikes. While there we enjoyed cooking in as well as dining out. We spent time in Tarpon Springs and Dunedin, among other places. Joey's has great pizza and we LOVED Whiskey Joe's in Port Richey. Brenda and Kim have thought of everything to make anyone's stay as relaxing, comfortable, and pleasant as possible. This home is a one-of-a-kind! Thank you Brenda and Kim! =:) Ken & Maria

                                                                  Great Property with wonderful Amenities

                                                                  Roger B.Hendersonville NC

                                                                  My two sisters and I (along with our spouses) had the pleasure of staying at the Crab Shack for an entire month. The owners were a pleasure to deal with from initial contact through our stay. The house is extremely well equipped, plenty of dishes, pots and pans and equipment such as blenders, toaster, crock pot,etc. All you will need is your own tooth brush. It is very nicely furnished throughout, has great TV's, excellent WIFI, and a large washer and dryer. The pool is wonderful, heated to a comfortable 84 degrees and regularly maintained. The pontoon boat was a huge plus, in new condition and well powered for the Gulf. Location is great with everything you might need a short distance away. I highly recommend the Crab Shack. You will be very fortunate if it is available for your trip. We plan to be back

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your detailed review. We enjoyed meeting your entire family and were thrilled with the near perfect weather that you must have special ordered for the entire month. We would love to have you back. I also apologize for the BIG mistake I made when VRBO asked me to review you. You guys are definitely 5 star guests all the way!

                                                                  Perfect Home away from home!

                                                                  Amy L.

                                                                  Our stay over New Years was amazing. The house has all the amenities of home. Brenda was very attentive. The use of the boat was the highlight of the kids day! The location is perfect, so close to everything. Any issue that arised was handled efficiently by John. We will definitely be back! Thank you!!

                                                                  Great Christmas vacation

                                                                  Linda A.Asheville, NC

                                                                  Loved this home!! It has everything you need to be comfortable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We hope to come back soon. The Arrowoods

                                                                  Enjoyed the heated pool and pontoon boat!

                                                                  Nancy L.

                                                                  My entire family from ages 3 to 81 had had a fantastic vacation at the Crab Shack. The kids went swimming in the heated pool everyday and after dinner too. Perfect weather in the 80s allowed us to take the pontoon boat out for a ride to the sandbar where the kids collected a ton of shells. The home has everything you could possibly need to cook a meal, watch movies, play board games and keep everyone occupied.

                                                                  A pod of dolphins put on a show for us right in the backyard while we watched from the dock.

                                                                  We took a short ride to Sponge Docks and enjoyed the shopping and restaurants. Hella' bakery and Rustie Bellies were both great places to eat will be back to The Crab Shack again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are thrilled that The Crab Shack has something for everyone to enjoy. This truly is a place where you can be as active or relaxed as you want to be. We hope to see you as a returning guest.

                                                                  Wonderful memories

                                                                  Beth A.

                                                                  A beautiful and welcoming home with wonderful amenities. My family of five had no trouble adjusting to beach life at the Crab Shack. We swam daily in the heated pool and took several trips out to the sand bar on the pontoon. Trust me it was hard to leave.


                                                                  Gulf Harbors, Flor-A-Mar, New Port Richey, FL, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  after the initial deposit of $600.00 all remaining payments to be made by personal or cashiers check directly to owner. Pool heat is optional, cost is 70.00 per week to run heater at 84 degrees. Note if temps fall below 50 degrees the pool heater will not heat the pool. If option is selected in contract the fee will be deducted from the $600. deposit

                                                                  12 Reviews
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