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Perfect Waterfront Cottage with Boat and Dock!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Clean beach cottage with renovated kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedrooms! Relax in the living room watching the deep water canal that is your back yard! Or sit on the dock watching the sunset. Maybe a ride on the 14 -foot Carolina Skiff over to Florida's ONLY private beach....

All these options and more are yours at the cottage by the sea. The deep water canal will thrill you with the big motor and sail boats that make use of the passage for deep-water access into the gulf. Great fishing in the canal and inlet to the gulf! Enjoy the wildlife as it swims and flies past your back door!

Get ready to enjoy this very clean and cozy, renovated beach house. Galen's Retreat is a small slice of hassle-free living in the heart of Florida's Gulf Coast. Willing to trade for another vacation property.

LARGE DECK OFF THE LIVING ROOM!

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More Details

Owner
Matthew Polster
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Matthew Polster

CHEERS!! Hi, my name is Matt (in the green)... I live in Northern VA but love to head on down to FL for some sun and beach time! Hope you enjoy the pictures - and please call if I can answer any questions. 571-212-3339

Matthew Polster purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

The house is located just two miles from a Private Beach! Walk or take the bikes...the beach is awesome, very clean, multiple permanent cabanas and grills with a bathroom and changing area. The home rental comes with the use of the 14' boat that is docked in the back yard.

Amenities

Gulf Harbors House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Newer, Twin or Single Beds (1) Newer, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Newer, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WiFi and upgraded digital cable in living room and master bedroom.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Perfect Waterfront Cottage with Boat and Dock!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Willow Beach Ontario Canada
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

A great four months

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time on the water

  • 5 of 5

My wife and friends had a wonderful week in New Port Richey , the house, the owner Matt and caretaker Mickey were most accommodating and we would certainly rent this house again,

We highly recommend to any family for a great vacation.

Thanks again,

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Defiance, MO
5

2 Adults & a Dog

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us. Having the little boat made all the difference to us! The cottage is on the canal and its clean, neat, and uncluttered, It had everything we needed. Matt and Mickey were great to work with and we will be going back. The area was very nice with local restaurants that were excellent close by. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice romantic get away! PS - don't beach the boat on the sandbar. Hard to move it later.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia
4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Used the boat 3 times caught a few fish . House is well equipped .Definitely recommend renting the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia
4

Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this home for almost 6 weeks . House is very nice and clean. Beautiful canal and neighborhood. Nice dock and the boat is fun.. Very cozy and comfortable. Close to many great attractions. Love this area of FL. The owner, Matt and manager, Mickey were both great to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

OBXERS

  • 5 of 5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT.THE BOAT DID IT FOR ME.FISHED EVERY DAY.WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT.THE HOUSE WAS NEAT AND CLEAN AND HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A FUN VACATION.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Private Beach
Car: necessary

Membership in Florida's ONLY private beach! Short 2 miles from home!

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Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Balance via cash or traveler's check upon check in. Non refundable security deposit required (personal check or traveler's check)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.