Caribbean-Style Island Resort on Tampa Bay

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

When you enter the property you will quickly feel like you just landed on a Caribbean island, stop off at the tiki bar and order a tropical drink, and enjoy the calm water views of the bay. This island resort has 2 marinas a half mile of private beach and is situated on 124 acres along the south shore of Tampa Bay, where the sunsets are breathtaking. It is conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota, and just a short distance to the white sandy beaches of Clearwater. The resort in addition to having a private beach and marinas, offers something for all including fishing pier, , 2 pools, hot tub, 5 tennis courts, a fitness center, basketball courts, on site restaurant and tiki bar, live entertainment Wednesday - Sunday, and night time bon-fires on the beach.

The Restaurant at the resort offers an excellent Varity of food with something for every pallet, for your dining experience you can choose from the waterfront restaurant, the lounge, eat out on the patio under the stars, or sit at the tiki bar, whatever your mood. Make sure you visit the Fish House down the road, it’s only open 3 days a week and it’s one of the local’s favorite spots! In the room you will find a list of local restaurants, for the times when you out golfing, going to the parks, or after long day of shopping at the Premium Outlet Mall.

In the room, you will find all the comforts of home, the kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, microwave, portable double burner stove, toaster oven & a blender, just in case you want to make a frozen concoction of your own. We also have dishes, pots, pans and utensils, everything you need to heat up your leftovers, or to make your own meal, if you would choose to do such a thing on vacation! In addition for your enjoyment, we have two Tommy Bahama beach chairs, take them to the private beach or onto the sundeck and watch the sunset with that frozen drink you just made!

Make sure while you’re here take a kayak out on the bay, but don’t be surprised when a dolphin, manatee or perhaps some stingrays appear, they are just saying hello.

Welcome to Paradise, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Keywords: Best kept secret was found nestled in Ruskin FL, Located on the Florida west coast, Little Harbour is a caribbean-style island resort surrounded by water on three sides. From Little Harbour is just a short distance to Bush Gardens, Universal Orlando, Sea World, Tampa Airport, Outlet Shopping & white sandy beaches. This is the perfect get-a-way with 3 pools, a spa, fitness center, 5 tennis courts, tiki bar, excellent restaurants, private beach, Jet Ski & boat rentals available as well as non-motorized water sports. You will find a 36 hole Champion Golf Cours just 10 minutes away.

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Property Type

  • Hotel
  • On floor 2
  • 460 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 23 to rent room...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted in the room but is permitted on the private balcony outside. Please dispose of butts properly....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $49 PDP fee for pets up to two pets permitted. Please read Rental Agreement for full Pet Policy....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is no elevator for this unit....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin Operated onsite laundry room for use by guest...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin Operated onsite laundry room for use by guest...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    small kitchenette...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 onsite charcoal grills for use - first come, first serve....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub


Write a review 4.5
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$550 $1,595
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$760 $2,139
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 12%


***Prices subject to change on holiday weekends.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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Owner info

About the owner: My husband and I live here in Florida and we both work, my husband owns his own business and I work as an Association Manager, we love to travel when we can, when we are not working we enjoy taking a ride on our boat, or going for long drives to place we have never been and exploring Florida and all it has to offer. We have two small dogs and we love to take them with us when the situation allows. I am a certified diver and dive every chance I get.

Why the Owner Chose Ruskin, FL, USA:
My husband and I both love the tropics, which is probably the main reason we live here. Most of our travels are to the Caribbean. We have visited places such as Costa Rica, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba just to name a few, what we love about the Little Harbour Island Resort at Mariner’s Club Bahia Beach is that it reminds us of all the things we love and enjoy about the tropical places we visit. So we decided to purchase a unit, not really for a rental property but for our use and enjoyment as our vacation home. We stay there as much as we can, but when we are not using it ourselves, we feel that we should allow other to enjoy this tropical escape. We also love going to the parks, Bush Gardens, Sea World and Universal, so its easy to drive to them from the resort. If you like tropical getaways and feeling like you’re on “Island time” we are positive that you’re going to love it here as much as we do!

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
In our condotel you will find all the amenities of home and the luxury of begin on vacation. We have two queen beds, enough room to sleep four. In the kitchen we have a two burner portable stove, as well as pots, pans dishes, etc. in addition to a microwave and toaster oven, sometimes you just want to heat up your left-overs. For those of you who like to make your own frozen concoctions, we have a blender. We have a 46' flat scree TV and Bluray player preloaded with free unlimited netflix and pandor radio, as well as cable with all the premium channels. We have for your convenience two Tommy Bahama Beach chairs, for your use when visiting, use them to sit on the sun deck and watch the sun rise in the a.m. and then go back in the evening and watch it set. There is water all around you, you can take a dip in the pool, swim at the private beach, sit in the hot tub and have all your troubles swept away. Or if you’d rather be adventuress you can go on a boat ride from the marina, or go to an amusement park, it just a short distance to Bush Gardens, and Disney. Then end your day by having drinks at the tiki bar where there is always a drink special going on then take a seat by the bonfire on the beach before you turn in for the night. You can do so much or you can do nothing at all, it's all up to you and how you wish to spend your vacation!

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Speaks: english



  • view from the fishing pier

    view from the fishing pier

  • Eating area, Drop leaf dining area seats 4. there are 2 extra folding chairs

    Eating area, Drop leaf dining area seats 4. there are 2 extra folding chairs

  • Bathroom


  • Fitness Room

    Fitness Room

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Fire Pit

    Fire Pit

  • Tiki Bar

    Tiki Bar

  • Swimming Pool 2

    Swimming Pool 2

  • Sunset over St. Petersburg

    Sunset over St. Petersburg

  • Room with Two queen beds

    Room with Two queen beds

  • Entertainment center with large flat screen, blueray pandora and netfilx

    Entertainment center with large flat screen, blueray pandora and netfilx

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Private Balcony

    Private Balcony

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Private Beach

    Private Beach

  • Lobby


  • Private Beach

    Private Beach

  • Fishing Pier

    Fishing Pier

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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