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Directly on the open Gulf with pool & jacuzzi! Dolphin visits no extra charge!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Spend your next vacation at "The Dolphin House," our beautiful 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home, while enjoying the Gulf of Mexico as your backyard!

You will enjoy daily visits from dolphins, sting rays, and the occasional manatee. The private dock is the perfect place to fish or park your boat if you choose to bring one. There is a heated jacuzzi, a swimming pool, two large screened in areas overlooking the water, as well as multiple private docks for boating. This house is a fully furnished home with an upstairs and downstairs living room, a pool table, and bar. The entire space can sleep up to 10 people with three king beds, one queen, and a pull-out Murphy bed. The area is perfect for kayaking (kayaks and canoes available at no charge), scalloping, fishing (fish poles and tackle box ready to use), and sitting by the pool, soaking up the Florida sunshine!

Whether you're looking for a large space for your next scalloping trip or family get together or a more relaxing escape with nothing more on the agenda than sipping cocktails in the pool while watching the sun disappear into the Gulf, this is the perfect spot for you!

** This home is not suitable for those with mobility issues. The upstairs living area with kitchen is only accessible by exterior stairs.

**There is no interior staircase to connect the bottom rec room floor with the upper living area floor

Keywords: Beach house, fishing, boating, swimming pool, large, ocean, Gulf

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Hernando Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) Opens into Queen bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Ample Private Dock Space - Largest Private Dock in all of Hernando Beach! Parties are prohibited and the vehicles are limited to the driveway which can accommodate 4-5 cars


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Directly on the open Gulf with pool & jacuzzi! Dolphin visits no extra charge!
average rating of 4.586207 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful canal front with a Gorgeous Gulf view!!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with a gourmet kitchen, 4 large bedrooms with excellent beds and a private pool table with wet bar downstairs, next to the pool, hot tub and dock. Fully stocked for water fun with 2 canoes and at least 6 kayaks plus life jackets,fishing poles and lures. Myself and my guests couldn't have had a better time. The very first day 3 dolphins came through the canal along with a group of manta rays, and a manatee showed up along the side canal. The evenings on the upstairs veranda watching the shrimp boat fleet head out for the night were simply awesome. Hate to give away a well kept secret, but the place is a fantastic deal also. The house directly across the canal is smaller with way less water toys for more than twice the price. I will absolutely be back next year with pleasure. Did I mention Ashley is a great property manager also. A truly excellent 9 days!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing place. The hosts were very accomodating. Will be back.

  • 4 of 5

Everything we could ask for was provided. The hosts were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 10 adults and several dogs looking for a place to gather and relax, we found the Dolphin House spacious enough and designed to give people together time as well as provide multiple areas for quiet reflection. We arrived just following a rather serious storm and flooding, but Ashley and Dave made sure we were both safe and well provided for. The kitchen, bedrooms and baths were spacious and well equipped. The in house laundry and upstairs and downstairs refrigerators made our visit so easy. Our boat was docked there right by the pool, which gave us easy access to swimming and other water sports. Because this is a two story house, the ability to navigate stairs is important, even though there is a small lift which can be utilized. A marina and shopping areas are close, as are some very good and unique restaurants. We certainly would recommend this.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montvale, NJ

Return to the Dolphin House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Views, Spacious House, Plenty to do... The Dolphin House has is all.

We always enjoy our vacation there .. Kayaks and Canoes are available to use... But out favorite place is relaxing in the pool or spa while looking out on the Gulf... we'll be back for our 3rd vacation there !

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Should be renamed Southern Charm

  • 5 of 5

The house should be renamed Southern Charm. It's a very spacious home in a great location on the Gulf. It comes with kayaks and canoes so you can visit the shore across from you. Which by the way has an enormous amount of dried puffed sand dollars. We always have a great time rain or shine. The house has everything you need to have a great time and if you need something it's probably there it's just such a large home it's probably there you just haven't looked in all the places. Now that I have all that out of the way I have a bone to pick. I have stayed at many homes in Florida from the Hudson area down to Clearwater. Four homes in total. Several things to keep in mind. If you live in Florida guess what the water bugs which look like prehistoric killer cockroaches are in every home. It's kind of like grand daddy long legs in Georgia. Try all you like they're going to be there especially if you are dumb enough to leave the doors open. When any structure sits on salt water it prematurely ages you can't out run it. The home has character which is more than I can say for some folks. So if you're not high maintenance this is a home for you. If you are high maintenance move along to Clearwater and pay $500 a night because you're not going to be happy with any of the homes in the area. Ashley and Dave have impeccable characters and I would dare anyone to find a better group of folks to do business with. Matter of fact mine is already booked for next August. Take a look at the calendar it says it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Augustine

Perfect Girl's Night!!

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great spot for a girl's night away. The Dolphin House is a beautiful home right on the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for relaxing, sunning and having drinks by the pool and hot tub. We especially loved the space downstairs right off the patio. There is a wet bar with a fridge which made pool time easy and convenient. Everything was just as advertised and the pictures do not do it justice. We were only an hour from Clearwater Beach and loved going to the local tiki bar, R Beach, for dancing and live music. It's a must visit in this quaint little neighborhood; tell Fred hi for us!! :) We will certainly be back and can't wait for our next visit! It'll be a longer stay for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weeki Wachee Springs
Brian's Place
R Beach Restaurant
Blue Pelican Marina
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
R Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
R Beach, Bryan's, The Cove
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pine Island
Car: necessary

Annual scallop season, late June - late September; Scallop Charters, and fishing charters available. Pontoon boats, jet skis, and paddleboards can be rented at local marinas within 1 mile of house.

Disneyworld is about a 2-hour drive east.

Bush Gardens is about a 30-minute drive south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Please let us know if you intend to have a party, particulary if a large number of guests will be present. We are happy to accomodate, but this is a residential location and we need to alert neighbors and prepare for parking. There will be an additional $500.00 charge for party reservations. Please, no bands or fireworks without written approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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