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Free boat, waterfront, heated pool, sauna, beach and island. Monthly discount!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

See and play what others can't, and fishing at your own backyard! Visit the island and beach only boaters can get to! Your own boat to use anytime for free! New heated pool March 2015!

Guest can request any stays directly from owner through "Ask Owner a Question" link (to the right of VRBO listing page) with a specified date/length, especially if VRBO website won't allow to book for date showing open (NOT shaded or greyed out) on calendar, or for non-Saturday check in/out. Please note that quota calculated and displayed by VRBO may be based on monthly rate and may not be accurate for to shorter stays, holidays or for high seasons. Weekly rate is $1590-$1990/week from Saturday to Saturday. Please confirm with owner for accurate price quote before booking. There is also more price information in rate section. Please include a brief description of your vacation plan and party details in your VRBO inquiry for this vacation home. We want to make sure that this property meets your vacation needs first.

If this home is booked and not available for your date, please check out our another listing of 3-bed 2-bath vacation pool home!

For check in/out day other than Saturday, instant booking is not enabled. We require full payment at booking so that paper work is minimized. For monthly rentals, or if multiple payments are necessary, please contact (VRBO email is best way) owner. Cancellation will still be honored and full payment refunded according to policy regardless payment schedule. For bookings that have check-in/check-out day other than Saturday (Ex. check-in on Tuesday and check-out on next Tuesday), an $150-$400/day surcharge may apply for breaking up the weeks. Exception will be made if only none-Saturday check-in/check-out available for the date of inquiry, and for less than 7-day week availability discount may be available. Please contact owner for your specific date need if necessary. Maximum 6 adults.

This beautiful waterfront 3-bed, 2-bath house, 'Gulf of Mexico Dream', is in a very quiet neighborhood at city of New Port Richey. The home includes all brand new stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardwood kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, washer and dryer, travertine tiled bathrooms, 3 flat screen TVs, 1 computer, leather couches. The master bedroom has an AICO king size bed and the second bedroom features 2 Stanley twin beds. Kids bedroom has 2 bunk beds. Internet, cable TV, and phone service (within US) are included for free. Drive way can park up to 3 vehicles. 20 feet private dock can accommodate a large boat if you want to bring your own.

Enjoy pool table or darts in the sunroom as you watch the breathtaking sunset over the water, or relax in the living/family room and watch a movie. You can fish in the backyard, on the dock and enjoy Florida breeze, or take a canoe strolling in the canal and bayou nearby. True water fun comes when you go out on a boat, and we provide a pontoon boat for guest to use free of charge. Enjoy the open gulf, sand island, and fishing in the gulf of Mexico.

Close by, you can enjoy fantastic local cuisine and shopping all within 15 minutes driving distance. Local thrilling amusement parks Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are among favorite places to visit. Other famous local beaches include honeymoon island, Caledisi Island, Clearwater beach, Treasure Island beach, Fort Desoto beach. Disney and Universal Studio are 90-minute drive away. 50-minute drive to Hard Rock Casino. 35-minute drive to Tampa and Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airports. The 'SPONGE DOCKS' in TARPON SPRINGS are just l5 minutes south. The town offers gift shops, antique stores, boat tours and 'GREEK CUISINE.' Also you won’t regret to check out downtown New Port Richey.

Boating: The home is on a deep water canal leading to open gulf by going under a bridge, clearance during high tide is about 5-6 feet. Boat ramp is available within the neighborhood too if you want to bring your own boat. There is a 20 feet floating dock. We provide a pontoon boat (3 days guaranteed use for weekly rental) for our guests to visit the beautiful Sandbar or Anclote Key for shelling, fishing, snorkeling or Dolphin Watching with no extra charge. Canoe/Kayak is an excellent choice for cruising and fishing within bayou and canal. Pontoon boat's 3-day use is based on weekly stay, guests may use more days if there is no maintenance for the boat needed and no other arrangement like owner's own family use etc., check in/out day may be excluded. Boat shown in picture may not be the actual boat depends on availability.

Fishing: You can fish right off the back yard and the dock, in canal or bayou on a canoe, or use pontoon boat provided to fish in open gulf. You may be stalking Redfish and Trout, trolling for Spanish Mackerel, bringing Mangrove Snapper or even a Shark on board. Fishing license and equipment, bait are easily available in local stores close by. We provide fishing rods, and they are free if returned in good working condition.

Amenities: Internet with wireless wifi, cable TV, free phone service (within US), pool table, dart game, 1 computer, 3 TVs, DVD player, 2-person Sauna, fishing equipment, private dock, gas grill in back yard, Kitchen and bathroom consumables (no refill during the visit)

This home is in a quiet neighborhood so if you are looking for somewhere just to party this probably isn't your place. But with all the amenities and available activities, you will definitely enjoy staying at this modern, beautiful, waterfront home for a truly relaxed and fun vacation!

3-night special, and shorter than 7 days stay will based on availability, may be booked within 2 weeks of arrival date. (Holiday excluded, weekend day extra, boat extra). Please note nightly rate shown on VRBO may be based on longer stay. Online booking fee (~3% or higher for international banks) is guest's responsibility.

Note: To ensure our guests a satisfied vacation experience, we allow $30 reimbursements on items missing during the stay, and will be left with the house after leaving (missing kitchen wares etc. but no edible items and non-refillable consumables supplies noted in listing). Receipt and note to owner is required for reimbursement. If more then $30 purchase is necessary, please contact owner for approval first. Outdoor cleaning (grill, deck, boat etc.) is not included in cleaning fee. It's guest's responsibility to clean things back to original condition after use.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Kevin

Hello my name is Kevin. My wife Jane and I came to United State in late 90’s to get our master degree at University of Illinois. We then moved to Florida, and started our family here. We have two kids now. This vacation home is a big fun part of our family life, and we hope you can share this enjoyment of ours when stay at this little paradise. Life is good, live it to the fullness……

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Both of us are working parents so please leave a voice message. Email and inquiry from VRBO are always good ways to get our response quickly too.

Kevin purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Open gulf, sandy island, and a lot of fish!


Gulf Harbors House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Kids Bedroom - 2 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Free boat, waterfront, heated pool, sauna, beach and island. Monthly discount!
average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews

Love it here

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year renting this house. It’s perfect for a family. The sandbar is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was well maintained and very clean. Everything was as promised.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a week and we were sad to leave. Kevin, the owner was very prompt in answering all our pre-vacation questions and made us feel very welcome at his home. Upon arriving, Michael, the property manager was very informative, friendly and helpful. He went out of his way to help with any request we had. The house and property was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all cooking supplies. Our party of seven really enjoyed ourselves.The pool was well maintained and helped keep the kids busy when we weren’t out on the properties boat. We can’t say enough about having a boat to use at our discretion. It truly was the best part of our family vacation. To be able to go out on the water fishing and exploring at our own pace was so relaxing, we never felt that “rush” to have to get fun things done. This vacation home had everything we wanted for our vacation and we can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful home, perfect family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our vacation in this home! The house is very nice, and we'll landscaped. We loved the dock, pool, pool table, and especially the boat!

The beds were very comfortable and the house is loaded with ameneties. Kevin, the owner, got back to me right away when I put in reservation request. Kevin and the property manager Mickey, were very responsive to questions. Would definately stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the sun

  • 3 of 5

Property was a little small for our group of 7 but we enjoyed the pool and the boat made some good family memories

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that the family enjoyed their vacation. However we wish that we had known the needs of the family better before finalizing their booking, so that they were reminded of the size of property. We disclose all the details of the property, including square footage in our listing. But communication before booking is still important to make sure our guests have the vacation they expected. We do encourage our guests to bring all their concerns and questions to us before booking, so that we can help them to decide if our vacation home will make a perfect vacation for them, which is the ultimate goal for both us and our guest.
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Record setting 6 weeks !

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a near perfect 6 week stay at Gulf Harbors.The property was as advertised and the weather was even better as Fl. had their warmest Feb. on record with temps between 80-85 everyday. Owner Kevin was always available by email or phone and property manager Mickey could not have been more helpful. It was indeed 5 star service. I'm a golfer and enjoyed many of the reasonably priced courses that are in close proximity . If you are looking for more upscale the Inverness Resort with its famed Copperhead Course is just 5 miles away.

While I golfed my wife enjoyed the beautiful private beach just minutes away.In the evenings we both enjoyed the pontoon boat and the heated pool . Gulf Harbors is conveniently located to many places that were fun to explore such as Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. When grandchildren visited we really enjoyed Weeki Wachee State Park as well the nations top rated beach in Clearwater. The grandkids also enjoyed many contests on the pool table

as well as dips in the pool. A casual dinner on the pontoon boat as we explored the canals of Gulf Harbor was also a big hit.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home on the water with Pontoon Boat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of Christmas at this beautiful home right on the water. The home was perfect size for our family and everyone had their own space. Mickey , the property manager, was available anytime and came promptly to fix an outside hose. The boat was a plus, we used it just about everyday. If it was too chilly or windy, we just went out to the main channel by the mangroves and fished and watched the dolphins playing. The appliances all were great, upscale, with gas range and dryer. It was nice to have paper products and detergents to start. Tarpon Springs sponge docks is close by for shopping and Howard Beach 15 minutes away. Howard has kayaks and pedibikes available to rent. All in all great location for us and wonderful holiday week.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
up the creek pub
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gulf Harbor Beach Club
Car: recommended

Property is conveniently located around water and easy access to all your everyday life . Publix (best grocery chain in Florida is right at entrance of community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable Damage Deposit $550

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and payment received. Holiday, long weekend special rate extra $100 on top of weekly rate unless noted. Monthly rate includes 2 weeks (no weekend) of pontoon usage. Maximum 6 adults, total 8 guest with no pets. Weekly rental need full payment to complete the booking to save extra works, cancellation policy remain the same as note. Online booking fee (~3% or higher for international banks) is guest's responsibility if guest choose this form of payment.

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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