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VRBO BeAr stayed here! Gilligan's Island House-Dolphins, Golf, Fish, gulf access

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath -2 Masters Sleeps 12- Pool Bikes Kayak Paddle board Golf

Kayak, Paddle board, Bikes, Fishing Poles provided free.

Gorgeous views of Tampa Bay from this relaxing waterfront home with Bay to Gulf access. Located in a quiet waterfront and golfing community.

Feel free to call for more information. 1-813-434-0682


<b>Gilligan's Island House<b> is 4 bedrooms and 3 baths (with 2 master suites)

The home easily accommodates 8

The upstairs master suite has a King bed & a full size pull out sleeper sofa.

The downstairs master suite has a King bed

The two other bedrooms both have Queen beds.

There is a full size pull out sleeper sofa in the front living room & twin daybed.


**Rental rate includes use of fishing poles, bikes, double kayak, and paddle board.

Yes there are fish in our waters! Manatees and Dolphins too!


*There is also a private jet-ski and boat rental in the west lagoon area. (Not associated with Gilligan's Island House)

Gilligan's Island House has a large private pool for guest use.

Covered patio, deck, & dock.

Our community features a playground, tennis courts, golfing, and walking / bike trails.

Relax in the hammock that sways between palms, overlooking the lagoon.

For those traveling with an infant we provide a pack n play and baby monitor.

Games, movies, books, guitar, & Bluetooth speakers are provided for guest use.

At Gilligan's Island House, we are always adding to our collection of things to entertain adults and children.


Our neighborhood park adjoins the Courtney Campbell Trail.

The Courtney Campbell Trail is a 8' to 12'-wide paved path, including a 45'-high bridge that allows pedestrian & bicycle access along the entire southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway.


Drive, walk, bike, or boat to the local waterfront restaurants, on the Causeway, and in the West lagoon area. (Chart House, Aqua, Bahama Breeze, Whiskey Joe's, and Hogan's Beach).

• Gilligan's Island House is conveniently located, just 6 miles from Tampa International Airport.

• The Westshore Business District (6 miles)

• Downtown area: Amalie arena, the Florida Aquarium, Ybor City, the University of Tampa are 15 minutes away.

• Raymond James Stadium and Steinbrenner Field are 7 miles away.

• International Mall and Westshore Mall (6 miles)

• Waterfront Restaurants: You may drive, walk, bike, or boat to the local waterfront restaurants, on the Causeway and in the West lagoon area. (Chart House, Aqua, Bahama Breeze, Whiskey Joe's, and Hogan's Beach).

• Restaurants 8-10 minutes away: Charley's Steak House, Dining at International Mall and Bay Street, PF Changs, Mitchell's Fish Market, Bahama Breeze restaurant, Whiskey Joe's, and 30+ other restaurants.

• Gulf beaches are approximately 30 minutes from Gilligan's Island House.

• Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and The Museum of Science and Industry is an easy 25 minute drive.

• Lowry Park Zoo is 20 minutes away.

• Orlando Theme Parks approximately 76 miles from GIH.


• Golf in the neighborhood: Rocky Point Golf Course is a public course, that is located right in Dana Shores - (The neighborhood where Gilligan's Island House is located)

*There is a link on their site to book online.

• Grocery/Pharmacy/Liquor stores: Publix, Walmart Grocery, Walgreens, CVS, Winn Dixie, and ABC liquor within 3 miles.

• Keyless entry makes this home easy to access. (Code is changed before every arrival)

• Owners live one street over for immediate guest assistance.

Our second vacation rental , Skipper and Gilligan's Island House is located in the same neighborhood as Gilligan's Island House

More Details

Cheri Bett
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Cheri Bett

We are Ken and Cheri Bett. Ken is my high school sweetheart. Gilligan's Island House is my (Cheri's) childhood home. My parents were the original owners. Ken and I moved back to this neighborhood in 1995. We live on the next street over. You can see our location from Gilligan's Island House. Ken and I have been landlords for primary residence rentals since 2002. We own more than 10 homes. Many of our tenants stay with us for years, because we believe in treating people right and always doing the right thing. Ken is a licensed General Contractor and an Electrical Engineer. I was a middle school teacher before the birth of our children. I now manage our rentals and act as Project Manager for our company. Ken and I are looking forward to this adventure and meeting you. We hope Gilligan's Island House exceeds your expectations and makes your travel easier and relaxing.

Cheri Bett purchased this house in 1959

Why Cheri Bett chose Dana Shores

Ken and I are Tampa natives. This property has spectacular water views and access. Both of my parents loved to entertain family and friends. Ken and I believe that creating a relaxing vacation home for you, is an honor to their memory. We originally had intended to rent the home as a primary residence. But in November 2013, we were on vacation, lying in a hammock, and realized that it would be a privilege to create the same relaxing environment for the visitors of Tampa.

What makes this house unique

The location is convenient to everywhere. We are also one of the only waterfront homes in the Bay area who will consider allowing your furry family members to accompany you on vacation. Gilligan's Island is located in a waterfront and golf community. Catch snook, redfish, mullet, and more right from the dock. On occasion you may see marine mammals - dolphins and manatees. Take the kayak or paddle board out and enjoy the lagoon and the nature that lives in our mangrove areas. Golf at Rocky Point Golf Course, then enjoy a beverage at the 19th watering hole. Local theme parks are 15 to 25 minutes away. So much to do, make sure you schedule enough time.


Dana Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Garden Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the Howl's Master Suite includes Large Garden Tub
    The Bird Master Bath - toilet , shower , Located in the Movies Stars Suite Downstairs
    Sunshine Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , A kiss of Sunshine
  • Toiletries included. Hair Dryer. Little conveniences added too.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Howl's Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs master bedroom. King memory foam mattress.
    Star's Master Suite - 1 king , King pillow top mattress.
    Skipper and Gilligan's bedroom - 1 queen , Queen memory foam mattress.
    Scholar's bedroom - 1 queen , Queen pillowtop mattress.
  • Each bedrooms has an alarm clocks, television, ceiling fan, fresh linens, and black out shades . Portable crib available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private chef, nail care, and masseuse are not included in the rental rate.


This relaxing Tampa home is right on the water and provides beautiful views.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Nov 19, 2017

Gilligan’s Island is a great house that I would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Tampa. The owners, Cheri and Ken, were very excited to host us. They provided all the information we needed to know about the stay: what to bring and what not to bring, what to expect and how to contact them, what there is to do in the area, etc… Once we checked in, Cheri and Ken were very responsive to any questions and made sure our vacation was nothing but relaxing. The house itself is just like the pictures. It is spacious, has a great view, and is a great vacation home. The house is right on the water and we actually saw dolphins during our stay! The amenities and location of this house definitely make it worth visiting, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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VRBO BeAr stayed here! Gilligan's Island House-Dolphins, Golf, Fish, gulf access
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Every thing we could have asked. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Cheri but we spoke upon arrival which she was more than accommodating letting us check in early as we had a morning flight. House was very clean and had plenty of towels and bedding for all. We utilized the fishing poles kayak and paddleboard. We felt there was enough cooking equipment and the propane was full for the grill and fire pit. Really was close to everything we wanted. Weather was to cool for swimming but not a big deal. The backyard had a great view and the highway didnt bother us in the least. Great stay and if ever coming back to Tampa we know were to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the back yard water view and fire ring - owner very accommodating

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion at this home in January 2018 including 9 adults. The home is located on a cul de sac in a quiet neighborhood and has a beautiful water view in the backyard. However, there is considerable noise from a busy highway nearby and the airport just a few miles away which can be heard throughout the night for sensitive sleepers. There is a swimming pool but it's not heated. We enjoyed the fire ring and the hammock. There was a kayak and a paddle board that rested on the dock - loved having this available but they were quite heavy to lift back on the dock after using so we used it only once (also the weather was chilly). Although we didn't use the bicycles, they looked very nice. There were tennis courts a few blocks away.

The home was clean and well kept but could use some updates, such as mattresses, especially on the sleeper couches. There are 2 master bedrooms with private bathrooms, one on the main level in a hall with two other bedrooms and the other up a small spiral staircase off the family room. The large upstairs bedroom offered privacy and a walk in closet; no shower in the bathroom but a bathtub with an attached sprayer. The 9th person ended up on a sleeper couch in the living room which was quite uncomfortable, but when a memory foam and extra bedding were requested Cherie was quick to bring them right over.

The kitchen was well supplied - (could use a few containers for storing leftovers in fridge), but quite well stocked for cooking with updated appliances. A very nice washer & dryer was available in a room off the garage. Basically a well supplied home away from home and the owner nearby in case we needed anything else.

Cherie did her best to accommodate us with any requests that we had, determined to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. We received our deposit refund very promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place in Tampa!

  • 5 of 5

Gilligan’s was by far the best little spot in all of Tampa! The view is so unbelievable! Cheri is such an amazing host; she made us feel so welcome and was eager to help us feel more comfortable any way she possibly could! I highly recommend Gilligan’s to anyone traveling to Tampa! It’s a true paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and neat. Had all the amenities that we needed. Location cannot get any better. Being able to enjoy the water each nice was definitely a highlight for us all. Looking forward to returning again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and the owners were very hospitable and accommodating can’t say enough great things about this place!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pa and colo

Gorgeous location and home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

All the essentials were there! Our family of 9 cooked most nights and had all the pots/ pans we needed.

The sunsets are spectacular and canal gave us many hours of enjoyment with kayak and padal board.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Busch Gardens
If you're in Tampa, especially traveling with family, you will enjoy the rides, shows, garde...
Florida Aquarium
Lowry Park
Ybor City Visitor Center
Nighttime entertainment district. Stay on 7th street, it's easy to walk in to areas that yo...
George M. Steinbrenner Field
Raymond James Stadium
Tampas's Lowry Park Zoo
Amalie Arena
International Plaza and Bay Street
Soho Sushi
Hands down the best Sushi in Tampa!
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Charann's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Caladesi Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Rocky Point Golf Course, Westchase, Carollwood
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Veteran's Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bahama Breeze, Chili's, Village Inn, Bay Street
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ben T. Davis Beach / Clearwater Beach (20 miles)
Car: recommended

Gilligan's Island House is located in a waterfront and golfing community. The location is centrally located and is generally 25 minutes or less to anywhere in the Tampa Bay Area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Additional per person fee for number of guests exceeding 8.
Deposit returned within 14 days of departure.
Pets acceptance is provisional. Please contact Gilligan's Island house for acceptance of your pet. Dangerous breeds are not accepted.

Exceptions to the 4 day minimum stay is a flat rate.

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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