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Hemingway's Resort .

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 12

This older Florida home has it all! Enjoy sunsets from the comfort of the custom pool with. Tropical gardens and landscape surround the 3000 S.F. Home. It offers very unique extras including Wi-Fi, a bar / game room, outdoor cooking facility capable of grilling (gas or charcoal) your favorite foods.. A favorite, is fishing or hanging out on the dock over looking Tampabay. Pick a cozy spot next to one of two different woodburning fireplaces throughout the home. Several species of saltwater fish can be caught right from the dock. Each room has been meticulously decorated and well cared for. 1 Mile to: Nature Preserve / beach, 18 hole golf course, Italian, Sushi, Tiki Bars and at least 15 other options for your dining, drinking, and entertainment desires. Minimal Miles to: Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Busch Gardens, Tampa, St. Pete. Owner is a charter boat captain and offers fishing trips that make dreams come true.

Two Fireplaces: Enjoy the comfort of two wood burning fireplaces.

Flowing Waterfall: While swimming or lounging in the heated pool, enjoy the flowing waterfall from the top pool deck area.

Local Attraction Distance And Times: Busch Gardens Tampa 22 Miles, 30 Minutes

Saint Pete Times Forum 18 Miles, 27 Minutes

Raymond James Stadium 23 Miles, 27 Minutes

Tampa Convention Center 18 Miles, 26 Minutes

University of South Florida 25 Miles, 30 Minutes

Hard Rock Casino 23 Miles, 27 Minutes

Walt Disney World 70 Miles, 1 Hour 20 Minutes

More Details

Oliver O'Riordan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why Oliver O'Riordan chose Apollo Beach

Awesome Spot

Tampa Bay, Florida

What makes this house unique

Best value in Tampa


Apollo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fresh Towels, Basic toiletries
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom features a King Size pillow top bed with a side table & lamp. This bedroom also features a 20' LCD flat panel HDTV w/DVD that sits atop the bed. A matching full length dresser and chest with mirror is ready and waiting for your belongings. All beds (master and others) are outfitted with the finest linens and fabrics. Enjoy the views of the the local waterways from the luxury of your bed, or step out on the oversized balcony through beautiful french doors.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(51 traveler reviews)

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Hemingway's Resort .
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 51 reviews

Excellant Tampa Bay Vacation Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

This tampa area rental house is located in apollo beach, florida just south of tampa and located on the bay and close to sightseeing, entertainment parks, a large protected manatee sightseeing area and numerous spring traing baseball stadiums.

The nicely lit,heated pool with a waterfall, pin ball machine ,board games and videos, fishing and crabing gear, canoe ,outside screened area for gas grill cooking and patio and two floors of screened lounging areas and balconies overlooking the water and the perigone sea eagles elevated platform were all just great.

The beautifuly landscaped house easily accomadated my family of 12.the house is well protected for younger children and the entire family enjoyed the eight bikes providered by the owner and the pool floats and other sunbathing gear. The 4 bedroom/sleeping areas with 4 bathrooms and a washer and dryer along with your large very well equipped kitchen incliuding one electric and one gas fullly equipped chef stoves made visiting and cooking for a large family very easy.

I believe the whole family enjoyed the offer of the owner to allow his macaw bird stay at the house and everyone enjoyed speaking to him both while he was in his interior cage and outside in his large enclosure beside the front entrance.

Everyone appreciated the owners close followup and availability to help us with any questions about the house.

the numerous flat screen tvs,dvd players ,intercom with music both in the family room, several bedrooms and the game room and bar area was great.

The local shopping center areas including the large publix food store only 5 minutes away made it easy to purchase food ,beer and spirits if needed and other needs quite easy.

Having a costco and super walmart a short 15 minute drive handled our need to purchase a replacement for a damaged suitcase as well as gas purchases or any other needed items very convenient and least expensive. My whole family felt the rental of this beautiful home was a great decision while visiting the tampa area and since it was minutes from us route 75 it allows quick traveling around florida and only 15 to 20 minutes from the tampa airport.we very much recommend this home and the helpful owner who also captains deep sea fishing for his tenants at most reasonable rates from the several fishing boats tied up by this home.if you and your family are considering the tampa bay area this lovely, reasonably priced home is a perfect homebase for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2009
  • Stayed: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and a cool house. Seriously needs new linens, bedding and towels.

  • 4 of 5

The dock is so nice and the view is lovely. We saw manatees and lots of wildlife right from the house. The dock is pretty rough so be sure to wear shoes. The pool was heated and really nice. The owner is cool and easy to communicate with. It's a nice comfortable home. Could use a lady's touch.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Nice home with plenty of beds. The location is beautiful and could easily tempt us back next time.

I would have loved to finish a shower with hot water, though. It never seemed to last 20 minutes, but I could have been taking one the same time as someone else. Every time.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Hemingway House

  • 3 of 5

Upon first entering the house there is older, mildew-like smell; which maybe due to being so close to the bay or some leakage that maybe going on. The house was dusty, older and sticky but the owner had the housekeepers come back out to re-clean the floors and top of fridge but there is a lot of bar-like fringe and the cabinets that hasn't been cleaned for years. And there was dog hair from previous renters that we still found here and there. Pool was dirty and the waterfall didn't work but still had a great time in the pool. Owner, Oliver met us at the door and gave us a tour and stated " if you are not happy with the home there are Five thousand a week home rentals down the road for rent so if you don't like the house, I'll give you back your deposit and we can go our separate ways" but by that point it was July 4th week and we flew in from Ohio; Where else were we to go? The list of items that were listed that "came with the house" was not what was available. Owner stated "Oh that should have been changed on the website". No toliet paper, no trash bags, no dishwash soap, no products that come with a hotel or house rental. There were no bikes and our sons were upset, so the owner brought them 2 mountain bikes to use on our 4th out of 7th day renting home. There were no beach towels available, which when you fly in, don't have room for beach towels. There is a park nearby with a basketball court within 10 min walk/bike ride but there is no beach to swim in Apollo beach. Overall, you make your vacation fun no matter where you are but we wouldn't rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your likes and dislikes of our vacation rental. This review gives us a great opportunity to communicate with our potential guest considering Hemingway’s as they’re vacation rental choice . Some very important issues will be addressed in this response. The Home has a smell of cleanliness and aged cedar wood thoughout the home (photos). There is no smell due to being close to the bay and no leakages. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to allow the housekeepers to return and resolve the top of the fridge and the 3 dog hairs that were found “here and there”. I personally inspected this issue on my hands and knees. The home as advertised is an older Florida Home, we regularly deep clean the home and have the carpet professionally groomed. We absolutely were having pool problems during your stay. This guest was advised, as our pool company advised us, The water quality was 100 percent. Loose dubris in the pool did exist being an open air pool with filtering issues. I am pleased you “still had a great time in the pool”. The pool has since been updated on 7/30/17 with brand new equipment (shown in photos). Our policy for a refund deposit upon arrival, no questions asked, is extremely generous and has a purpose; to give you the opportunity to stay elsewhere if you so choose. We do not offer bikes and have not offered them in years. Bike rentals are available nearby. There are many clean towels of all different kinds available to our guests. As far as toilet paper, trash bags, etc are concerned we do provide these items, If a guest was to run out a simple text would resolve this. Our town is called Apollo Beach, however there is a nature preserve that does have sand and saltwater access. Again, Thank you. Your opinions were extremely important to us. We completely agree with this traveler “you make your vacation fun no matter where you are”!
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  • 5 of 5

It was in a great location that allowed us to go places and just sit back and relax by the pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in need of TLC

  • 3 of 5

This house is in a beautiful location but needs basic maintenance and updating in the interior and exterior. The interior needs a thorough cleaning. All linen are worn and needs replaced. Basic maintenance - lights bulbs replaced, non functioning light switches, towel rack missing, window blinds do not work and no basic cleaning supplies (brooms etc). Poor tv reception upstairs, game room tv did not work and remote for main tv did not work properly. Also, DVD player did not work. Refrigerator and freezer smelled of raw fish. Everything in kitchen is dated, well worn and needs replaced. Cushions on all exterior chairs are worn out and needs replaced. We were only able to use the pool one day. Even after the pool maintenance people came out twice, we were not able to use the pool because of the green slime. The fishing docks planks needs replacing and the bench had splinters. There were holes in the screens both upstairs and downstairs. The place was sprayed by an exterminator but there were dead bugs downstairs. Also, the waterfall was disconnected. Beautiful place in beautiful location that needs TLC.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Welcome To Tampa Bay...If its Florida you want, Its Florida at its finest. Here a single days Itinerary might include breakfast at a seaside cafe, a visit to Busch Gardens, Then off to a broadway play or a night of fun at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe. Whether your visiting for a vacation or a convention a stay at Hemingways Waterfront Home will be a wonderful experience.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$1900.00 Per Week, $400.00 Per Night, $6000.00 Per Month
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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