Quiet River Edge, Gulf-Access Home

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

What we intend to become our retirement home in a few years, our 1300 sq. ft. home is on the Anclote River between the Greek Sponge docks and the Gulf.
Grill fresh fish and set up dinner on the dock, then boat out to the keys. Play golf nearby, hike or bike the Pinellas Trail that slips through the center of old Tarpon Springs.
With 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, we are set up for a very comfortable relaxed vacation for 4, with a pull-out queen in the living room for the occasional visitor.
We have replaced all the appliances. Our HVAC is sterilized at the intake with a UV filter to keep the environment healthy even for sensitive souls, like us. A laundry room and garage keep things comfortable. The best place to spend time is on our dock with a floating platform, which allow easy access onto our kayaks.

We have two bicycles for your use, and a great Necky tandem kayak as well as a solo that give you intimate access to the river and bayous.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One floor, ground level. Can wheel directly in front door and from garage....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    small bathroom with shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    King bedding if twins combined...moreless

  • hallBedroom one: Queen bed, private small bathroom with shower. View and access to porch and water. Bedroom two: Two twins. We have bedding for a king if you would like them put together. Large bathroom in hallway. New pull out queen in Living Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    off of bedroom one...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    In hall between bedroom 2 and living space...moreless

  • Full Bath with shower/tub combo in hallway between kitchen and bedroom two. Small Bath with shower off bedroom one....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 45 minutes to Tampa Bay and the airport. 30 minutes to Clearwater and beaches there. 20 minutes to Brooker Creek Preserve. Boat tours and ferries to the Keys from the Sponge Docks Jan. 6 Epiphany celebration in Spring Bayou each year....moreless


  • Books:

    small collection of paperbacks and hard covers, magazines, reference books (local flora and fauna)...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay/DVD player...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, cards, Banana Grams, others...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    23 channels. For more, contact owner and you can upgrade at cost ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    On the Anclote River, access to the Gulf near Anclote Key....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining area in open living space, looking out through the porch to the water....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New, central air UV light filter in air intake...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    new electric...moreless

  • Garage:

    One car garage with kayaks, room for bikes...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New, central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi/internet*, Brighthouse Cable. includes Netflix *contact for details...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Several sets of queen one set king 4 sets twin...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Facing the water. Flat screen HDTV, games, books, pull-out queen sofa...moreless

  • Parking:

    One car garage. Off street parking for 5 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring beach towels, please...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    new front loader...moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fun 'Sputnik' 1960's formica counters with handmade wood cabinets. We use it as a second home, so most everything for a kitchen is there. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tandem and solo sea kayaks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    private home; 75' of waterfront with dock on Anclote channel to the Gulf...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Propane grill ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Glassed in, full sliders open to screen porch facing the water. Table for 4, seating for 10...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts, playgrounds, public/private recreation facilities nearby ...moreless



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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016
5 night min stay
$850 $2,600

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Dec 18 - Apr 30, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,300 $3,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 13%


Cleaning fee $125, estimated utilities include heat and water in the winter, AC and water in the hot months.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Miss Vickie's, across the river by kayak
23 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Clearwater
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 19A
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sunset and Howard Beaches

Car: Necessary

Located on the quiet side of the Anclote River, between Tarpon Springs and the Gulf. Boating from our calm neighborhood on the river to the Gulf and beaches on the Gulf.

Grapefruit League summer training games Feb 22-Mar 31!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Scott is an airline pilot, Betsy an artist, who are happiest near the water. Life-long sailors who summered on sailboats in Maine, and a lake cottage in Southern Ontario, our home was inland in the Finger Lakes region of Western NY. We have recently moved to the Boston area, nearer to two grown children (and our grandchildren). Our 3 year old grandson loves fishing or lying on the dock to observe the dolphins hunting together, watch the crabs and lizards in the mangroves, or the eagle battle it out with the ospreys in aerial stunt flying.

Why the Owner Chose Tarpon Springs, FL, USA:
After visiting the Tarpon Bayous and Anclote River and Key for years, friends found this sweet location and talked us into buying it to upgrade and share with them. Purchased from the family of the original home on 'Pioneer Point', we are in love with the setting and are continuing to improve the home. Because we use it as a second home it is outfitted as we need a home to be! The newest project is a dock rebuild with a ramp to a floating dock for kayak access. Shallow draft boats can tie up to the pilings.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lovely, twisted live oaks frame the water view from the house, and the dock is a favorite spot to gather for watching birds, dolphins, the local fishing fleet and the sunset. Well around the bend in the road, it becomes a quiet, private neighborhood, safe from through-traffic, yet a fun bike ride or boat ride to the beaches. Kayak south to the Greek Sponge Docks for great food and entertainment, to the bayous, or north to Miss Vickie's to eat lunch on the water. Boat out the river to Anclote Key and Shark Island for serious beach and swim time. When indoors, newly installed central Air super UV filtration system keeps the home allergen-free.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • view from bedroom one

    view from bedroom one

  • Bedroom 2 with twin beds that can be put together for a king. Bedding for both!

    Bedroom 2 with twin beds that can be put together for a king. Bedding for both!

  • Looking east from the dock

    Looking east from the dock

  • Enjoying the dock with great friends

    Enjoying the dock with great friends

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Sunset Park

    Sunset Park

  • Sunset to the west of the dock

    Sunset to the west of the dock

  • Anclote Key

    Anclote Key

VRBO #443101

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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