About the property
- House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
This Luxury Oversized, Direct Waterfront POOL Home has a Fire Ring, Lanai, BBQ!
Waterfront Pool Home - Real Florida Landscape! Boat Dock with Water Access to Tampa Bay - Gulf of Mexico. HUGE Bedrooms, large open kitchen, huge screened patio/lanai plus large open backyard with playground. Great fishing off the dock, kayak or nearby. Fire Pit, BBQ, Small Home Gym. Boat Rental available from the nearby marina (1 mile). Kayak free for use during stay. Huge bedrooms + kitchen! Quiet Nature preserve area, lots of privacy. Come and discover the REAL Florida Salt Life!
The property is near Apollo Beach FL (few minutes drive), Tampa (20 minutes), Sarasota (35 minutes) and St Petersburg (30 minutes). There is a brand new pool, screened lanai (patio), BBQ, Video games in one of the rooms, foosball table, multiple TVs throughout the home. There is a very large grassy yard area that faces the water in addition to the XXL Screened patio that surrounds the patio. There is an outdoor firepit with plenty of firewood that sites next to the water's edge. There is a large dock where you can house your boat, or you can rent a boat from the nearby marina and part it in the dock for easy use.
The area is in a nature preserve area so the neighbors are pretty spread out. The home has plenty of natural beauty of "real Florida" and there is a lot of a flora and fauna that you can enjoy but a screened lanai (patio) as well so that you can observe the water, plants, and trees without being bothered by bugs.
Kayak: you can have use of our kayak for your stay. You can take the kayak to the natural preserve of cockroach bay which is a fishing haven named after the small crabs that were seen when the area was first discovered, or you can also take the kayak up the Little Manatee River to explore, or across to the nearby Little Harbor Tiki Bar at Sunset Grill or Baja Beach (super close by kayak).
This area is considered the golden triangle because you can access Tampa, St Petersburg, and Sarasota so quickly. This is not tourist area here you are on the real water of Florida and you take a boat out to Tampa Bay, the inner costal waterways, sand bars, or even the Gulf of Mexico.
There are 4 bedrooms; however, each of the bedrooms is very large and oversized so you can sleep multiple people in each bedroom if you would like or just enjoy the extra space in the bedrooms.
In the master bedroom there is a California King Bed and a small home gym (weights and a very nice eliptical / stair step machine).
In the first guest bedroom there is a king size bed, as well as a sofa bed.
In the second guest bedroom there is a queen size bed as well as a sofa bed and a bunk bed (don't worry these are huge rooms) - you can use all of the sleeping options, or just enjoy the extra space in the bedrooms.
The third guest room has a double bed and a toddler bed.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
We are a family that travels and know what families and luxury guests need for comfort. We have put pride and joy into this property and hope that you enjoy it as much as we have.
Marisa purchased this House in 2013
Why Marisa chose Ruskin
This is the Real Florida. Any other property and you are going to 1) be in a condo or 2) have neighbors right on top of you. This is a nature preserve area yet the lanai is screened and the big patio has a pool. You get to enjoy nature from within your huge screened lanai. This home has lots of privacy yet you are still close to everything!
What makes this House unique
Nature Preserve Area, Pool Home, Waterfront, Huge oversized rooms, Neighbors that aren't too close! Big luxury furniture. Huge kitchen stocked with every known kitchen appliance and gadget.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 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.
Fabulous time with the family
This is a beautiful large home that has a lot of things to do. The bedrooms are very roomy and theres so much space in the closets. The pool is just as big and perfect for the kids to play in. There’s a cute fire pit to make s’mores and to enjoy at night. The pier is great for fishing and watching the birds and boats go by. It’s very quite and peaceful at the end of the road. We drove to Tampa to visit the Zoo, Aquarium and Busch Gardens. We also visited Clearwater Aquarium which was a nice drive but very small Aquarium. We used to nice big grill to grill dinner and lunch. The kitchen is so spacious, my whole family could be in it and no one would be in each other’s way. We spent 8 wonderful days enjoying this beautiful home and made amazing memories. We will come back to make more memories. Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home.
Super clean, spacious and family friendly!
The house was super clean when we came! The best things about this house are the view, the pool and that it is super spacious. We were a family of 14 - 6 kids and 8 adults, and it was perfect! There are to sitting areas where we can all hang-out and there are plenty of space for the children to play. The kitchen is complete with everything you may need!!
Excellent value, a hidden gem!
This property is magnificent! Our family of 5 (including children aged 17, 10 & 9), thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Marisa went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant and personable. The property was clean, in a great location, and had great amenities. You literally do not have to bring anything except your clothes. The kitchen was FULLY stocked even including condiments (they even had a fresh herb garden outside). There are enough activities right there on the property to keep you entertained without ever having to leave. The owners have also taken the time to compile a notebook providing excellent guidance to enjoy your stay. We heeded their suggestions and were not disappointed in any way. I would highly recommend this property for anyone who enjoys high quality at a reasonable price.
Amazing Experience, Kid friendly.
The location was amazing! The view from the house is breathtaking. The kids enjoyed the pool. They even have a playground for the kids and room full of toys and has an XBOX! The adults enjoyed the BBQ and the free kayak. I definitely recommend everyone to stay in this place. You won't regret it.
Beautiful Home, Very luxurious. Lots of Space!
The home was clean and decorated through out. My extended family and I enjoyed the outdoors with the pool, cafe lights and dock. The screening and paved Lanai made a good place for BBQ dinners or to watch the kids play or boys fish from the dock. There was lots of room in the home for people to all be together yet have plenty of their own space and privacy. The birds and wild life on the water we're amazing to watch and just enjoy the outdoors. What a beautiful time of year to come to Florida where the weather is mild. The hosts we're easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and answered any questions quickly. Everything was well stocked and organized which makes for a comfortable stay. Thank you !!
Amazing natural paradise on the water.. A+ FISHING
The property was beautiful. The sunset and water views made it very memorable for my family. The pool is actually brand new and the playground was great for entertaining my kids. The rooms were large over 20 feet by 20 feet. There were really no neighbors around which was so nice to have some space and privacy. We rented a boat at the marina and put it here for our stay. The kayak was a 3 person kayak so we all fit in there and used it to kayak to little harbor and up the river. Tampa Bay is right there as well so we took the boat out to the bay and to some sand bars. We were able to fish just off the dock. Great trip overall!! Loved this comfortable welcoming piece of paradise. We will be back for sure.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that so many guests are enjoying this unique waterfront property. It truly is the Real Florida Salt Life and we love being able to get our guests closer to nature but in a luxury home environment. We try to put games and entertainment through out the home. We are glad you enjoyed the pool and water views. Please come back any time. Chris and Marisa
The home is a little bit in the country yet conveniently between Tampa, Sarasota, and St Peterburg. We have all modern amenities within easy distance.