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Beautiful New Luxury Townhome W Private Beach, 3 Pools & 2 Gyms

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR+/2.5BA – Sleeps 5-6 Part of a Caribbean Style Beach Resort

Ground Floor:

The ground floor includes a 2-car garage and a walk out to the water.

First Floor:

The first floor includes a newly furnished living room and dinning room with a 50 inches plasma TV a DVD player and a king size convertible sofa bed. The dinning room includes a large table sitting six people. The first floor also includes a modern kitchen with four new appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave oven) and all the required utensils, kitchen accessories and cookware for a comfortable and luxurious living. This floor also includes a two-piece washroom and a washer and dryer. Two large covered balconies (7x15 feet) with tiles on the floor complement the first floor. One balcony provides an amazing view of the water and mango forest at the back of the house with complete privacy while the other provides a magnificent view of the Bahia Beach Blvd at the front. Both balconies have large patio tables and comfortable chairs for dining and enjoying the view.

Second Floor:

The second floor includes the master bedroom with high vaulted ceilings, a new king size bed, a large dresser, a 32 inches flat TV, two large walk in closets and a large full size bathroom equipped with towels, magnified mirror and other accessories for your convenience. The large (7X15 feet) covered balcony with floor tiles is equipped with comfortable patio chairs and a table providing an amazing and relaxing view of the ocean and mango conservation area. Its southern exposure provides a lot of sun during the winter and shade during the summer. The second bedroom with high vaulted ceilings includes two double beds and a 32 inches flat TV, a full bathroom, a walk in closet and a balcony overlooking the Bahia Beach Blvd.

Other Features:

- Free high-speed wireless internet,

- Free cable TV with hundreds of channels,

- Free local and long distance phone calls,

- Modern fans in all rooms,

- Walk in closets in all rooms, and

- New Baby Crib and High Chair

Strictly nonsmoking and no pets allowed.

Resort Description:

The resort includes one-half mile white-sand beach with free lounge chairs and umbrellas where you can enjoy the sun and admire the beautiful sunsets or play beach volleyball or racquetball.

The resort also includes 3 large heated swimming pools with 2 hot tubs, an outdoor fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, a spa & beauty salon, 2 marinas with slips and a long boardwalk with a 250 feet fishing pier.

The resort has two restaurants. One fine dining restaurant with inside and outside seating and a tropical beach tiki bar where you can have your breakfast and lunch or enjoy your supper with amazing daily sunsets and different music bands every night. The second restaurant has a bar and a nice patio under the trees and next to the swimming pool. Bring your own fish and they will be happy to cook it for you.

There are 4 night-lit tennis courts with gallery seating, 2 fully equipped fitness facilities, a basketball court, children's play ground and a shuffle board.

Nature lovers can enjoy a canoe ride watching the dolphins and matinees swimming alongside.

The resort also provides Boating, Kayaking, Jet Skis, Fishing, Charter Boats, Eco-Tours, Paddle Boats, Hobie Cat, Wind Surfing and other amenities.

Major Attractions:

The Interstate 75, which will bring you to any destination up and down the West Coast of Florida, is only 5 minutes away. The Tampa Airport and Sarasota International Airports are 35 minutes away.

If you want you can visit Orlando and Disney World attractions, which are only about 80 min. away.

For grocery shopping, there is a modern supermarket a few minutes from the resort.

This is an “undiscovered” tropical resort, which is minutes from Downtown Tampa where you can enjoy the excitement of the Ybor City, Extraordinary Shopping, Grand Sporting Events, Spectacular Concert Performers, Theater and Galleries, and all types of dining experiences. For children and adults there is the Famous Lowry Zoo, and amusement parks such as Busch Gardens and the Mosi Science Museum.

It is one of those rare places that you can go to and stay on the resort enjoying all its amenities or, you can enjoy it with the excitement of dining, shopping and entertainment available in the city of Tampa (30 min), Brandon (20 min), Bradenton (30 min), Clearwater (60 min), St. Petersburg (40 min), Sarasota (30 min), Sun City (10 min) Apollo Beach (10 min), Ellenton Outlet Mall (15 min) and Disney World (about 80 min).

Golf Courses:

Riverside Golf Course (15 min)

Club Renaissance (15 min)

Apollo Beach Golf Club (10 min)

This is really the resort that you can combine a peaceful lifestyle with entertainment as well as shopping! You can enjoy all of the above and then you can return to the quiet, beautiful Little Harbor hideaway to unwind.

More Details

Owner
Mary Yousif
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, greek, Assyrian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Mary Yousif

We bought and furnished our townhome to be used as the vacation place for our family. Our kids and we plan to enjoy it when we can for part of the year and the remaining time we will offer to others to enjoy it too.

The home is furnished with the most luxurious furniture, electronics and kitchen accessories for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Mary Yousif purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Mary Yousif chose Ruskin

From our first visit we enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, the amazing sunsets, the variety of amenities and the proximity of the resort to the shopping centers, entertainment and golf courses.

What makes this townhome unique

We love the Caribbean landscape, the sandy private beach, the amazing sunsets, the restaurant with the live music entertainment, the facilities of the resort and its proximity to all major attractions in Florida.

Amenities

Ruskin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • Two large full bathrooms and one half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • King size beds one, queen size Beds two, Baby Crib, High Chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The resort also includes 3 large heated swimming pools with 2 hot tubs and a long boardwalk with a 250 feet fishing pier. The resort has a fine dining restaurant with inside and outside seating and a tropical beach tiki bar where you can have your breakfast and lunch or enjoy your supper with amazing daily sunsets and different music bands every night. There are 4 night-lit tennis courts with gallery seating, 2 fully equipped fitness facilities, a basketball court, children's play ground and a shuffle board. Nature lovers can enjoy a canoe ride watching the dolphins and matinees swimming alongside. This is really the resort that you can combine a peaceful lifestyle with entertainment as well as shopping! You can enjoy all of the above and then you can return to the quiet, beautiful Little Harbor hideaway to unwind.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful New Luxury Townhome W Private Beach, 3 Pools & 2 Gyms
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews
5

Wonderful beach, great sunsets and home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Little Harbor was the perfect place to relax and unwind with the family. The house was extremely comfortable - particularly the beds, it had everything we needed and more! Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This unit was very nice and was located closely to other beaches shopping and resturants.

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here. We had relaxation time in the evenings. The desks were wonderful. My only dislike would be all the stairs. You have to take it up 2 stories of steps. I would recommend this unit. Mary was very easy to deal with and Victor met us upon arrival to get us settled in

Angel Merz & Laura Morries

Collinsville, IL

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful area and place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on vacation and your town home was just perfect for us! It provided enough space so we weren't on top of each other and was just so nice. And we loved Little Harbor! Such a fun community with restaurants and other great amenities. We enjoyed walks around the harbor every morning and loved the pool beside Hook's on the waterway! And the food at Sunset Grill was delicious, not to mention the atmosphere from being on the bay! The air condition issue wasn't terrible and was resolved quickly so no worries there. Those things happen and Vincent was very accommodating and helpful with everything! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and providing a great place for a family vacation! We enjoyed every minute of it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Leslie for your review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at our town home and Little Harbor. We have missed ourselves the walks around the harbor, the water sports but most importantly the good food, the peaceful environment and the amazing sunsets. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best to you and your family. Mary Yousif
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5

Awesome townhome! I give it 50 stars!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the doorway we were in love with this place! The townhome is extremely clean from top to bottom and the balconies are awesome. We saw manatees from the balcony one morning and the schools of fish jumping all day. The kids didn't want to go out half the time because they were too comfortable if that could be considered a downfall!! I highly recommend this townhouse to anyone considering this place and the renters are extremely responsive and the man that helped us check in was very nice and helpful. We will definitely rent this place again since we really didn't even want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tina for such a nice review. It is not only your kids they love watching the wildlife from the balconies of our town home. My husband spends hours watching the fish jumping and the Pelicans diving for fish when we stay in our town home. You were very lucky and privileged to see from our balconies the manatees swimming, but I will not mention it to my husband. We will be delighted to have you and your family back in our town home. Mary Yousif
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5

Beautiful. Home is set up great.

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet area. Home is laid out very well and set up great. Perfect place.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle for your comments. I am glad you liked the layout of our town home. We have been very selective with our furniture in order to maximize the convenience of our guests. The resort is very relaxing and it offers a variety of water sports, and our guests can enjoy tennis, basketball or volleyball and fishing during the day and at night they can enjoy amazing sunsets and dance at the live music played by different bands at Sunset Grill with its tropical beach tiki bar. We hope to see you again soon. Mary Yousif
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Not as described

  • 1 of 5

Not as described in the listing. The beach and amenities are not within walking distance, and the water can’t be seen from the condo. No issues with the condo, but was not satisfied with distance of everything from the condo. No stores, restaurants, or attractions close to the area in which the condo is located. Area the condo is located at is very ran down with no shops, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, It is unfortunate you found your stay not enjoyable, as we strive to provide as accurate and detail information about our town home and the resort as possible on the VRBO booking web page and our standard e-mail communication with our guests. We were disappointed when we learned of your review, as we have tried to be accommodating and transparent with you in every step of the booking process. As a result, I will point out some facts in order for you not to make the same mistakes in the future and be disappointed again. a) During the booking e-mail exchanges, it was never mentioned that two elderly people that could not walk without assistance accompanied you. It appears that you did not read our description on our web page and the standard e-mail response that we sent you which says that our condo has two floors and the beach and swimming pools are about a five-minute walk from our town home. In fact, one of the three swimming pools is only a two-minute walk from our town home. b) You requested, and we provided you the address of our town home before you booked our unit, but it appears that you did not check the location of our town home relative to the amenities of the resort. Furthermore, the map in our VRBO web page is very accurate showing the location of our condo relative to the amenities of the resort. c) When we learned that your company required assistance, we offered a complimentary golf cart to assist with moving around the resort, but you did not accept our offer. d) Although we were not obliged, based on the terms of agreement, we reimbursed you the rent you had paid minus one night that you stayed at our town home. You were not happy with that and you requested a full refund “in order not to write a negative review”. I am sorry we could not satisfy your request. e) Regarding your specific comments they are not accurate. The pictures on our web page confirm that our town home and the resort are new and not "ran down"; from the two balconies you can see the ocean water coming within fifty feet from our condo; there are two pleasant and affordable restaurants right on the beach; and a variety of stores including supermarkets are about a five minute drive from the resort. I hope in the future you provide more information about the specific needs of the people traveling with you and read carefully the information provided in the VRBO listings and e-mail exchanges to avoid similar disappointments. Sincerely Mary Yousif
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Car: recommended

The Interstate 75, which will bring you to any destination up and down the West Coast of Florida, is only 5 minutes away. The Tampa Airport and Sarasota International Airports are 40 minutes away.

If you want you can visit Orlando and Disney World attractions, which are only 1 hr 20 minutes away.

For grocery shopping, there is a modern supermarket 3 minutes drive from the resort.

This is an “undiscovered” tropical resort, which is minutes from Downtown Tampa where you can enjoy the excitement of the Ybor City, Extraordinary Shopping, Grand Sporting Events, Spectacular Concert Performers, Theaters and Galleries, and all types of dining experiences. For children and adults there is the Famous Lowry Zoo, and amusement parks such as Busch Gardens and the Mosi Science Museum.

It is one of those rare places that you can either stay on the resort enjoying all its amenities or, you can enjoy it with the excitement of dining, shopping and entertainment available in the city of Tampa (30 min), Brandon (20 min), Bradenton (30 min), Clearwater (50 min), St. Pete (40 min), Sarasota (30 min), Sun City (10 min), Apollo Beach (10 min), Ellenton Outlet Mall (15 min), and Disney World in Orlando (1 hr 20 min).

Three golf courses are close by:

Riverside Golf Course (15 min)

Club Renaissance (15 min)

Apollo Beach Golf Club (10 min)

This is really the resort that you can combine a peaceful lifestyle with entertainment as well as shopping! You can enjoy all of the above and then you can return to the quiet, beautiful Little Harbor hideaway and unwind.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $115

Owner will provide a rental agreement to be signed by the guest.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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