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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 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

See and play what others can't! The island and beach only boaters can get to! Your own boat (insured!) to use anytime for free! New heated pool March 2015!

Please include a brief description of your vacation plan in your VRBO inquiry of this vacation home. We want to make sure that this property meets your vacation needs first. Note that VRBO inquiry can be sent in Owner section below, just click "Read more" or "Contact Owner" link.

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 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 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:
  • 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


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Free boat, waterfront, heated pool, sauna, beach and island. Monthly discount!
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews

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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Loveland CO

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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winter haven fl

Great vacation home and boat

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and spacious enough for the 6 of us. Be aware travellers, all the sites do this, the pictures on their site are so deceptive. Everything looks so much bigger. The pool was small, but fine for us and all the rooms were much smaller than the pictures depicted. But they all do it. Loved the pontoon boat. Used it daily. It is worth it to pay a little more to have a boat on your dock at your disposal. Manager was very nice and acomodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue’s party of 6 is the maximum number of adults we will allow at this vacation home (2 more kids allowed to make it party of 8). We are sorry to hear that Sue felt the pool and rooms are not big enough for their party, and we appreciate Sue’s review to remind our future guests to think from different perspective other than ours as owner. We always try to present our vacation home with very accurate descriptions, yet with pictures to reflect the vacation sprit. We do hope our information about square footage, boat rules, amenities etc. can help our guests decide if our vacation home accommodate their needs. We appreciate that Sue agreed on paying a small extra cleaning fee for the melted candle wax left on pool deck, which is time consuming to get rid of without damaging the deck surface. As always, we wish our guest leave with a perfect memory, and appreciate all guests’ feedbacks to help us make it possible.
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Great location and very nice property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed and had a great time. We loved having access to the private beach (one of only 2 true private beaches in Florida). You must get down there to watch a sunset. The boat was a great addition to the property. We had a great time exploring and fishing. We loved having the pool tablr and a pool for some down time. The property is well updated, the furnishings are great and there is plenty of room. Mickey, the property manager is extremely helpful and makes sure that your stay is top notch. Can't wait to get back to New Port Richey.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Kevin and Mickey is easy to work with. House is very comfortable and clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely updated little house. We used the Ponton boat nearly every day.

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nicely updated with granite and travertine. Although small, the floor plan is very efficient.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $550
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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