The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
4 bedroom, 3 bath -2 Masters Sleeps 12- Pool Bikes Kayak Paddle board Golf
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 Northwest Tampa
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed on exterior of premise.
Enjoy, Rest, Relax! Let us know if anything is amiss. We want this to be a relaxing stay and we'd love for you to come back. Pet owners - approved pets must have up to date shot records and be on a flea and worm preventative. Please leash your pets, and clean up after them. We are depending on you to keep Gilligan\'s Island House furry family friendly.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Our family had a wonderful vacation at the Gilligan's Island House. The owner was prompt with answers to questions and we enjoyed every minute of our time there.
Great location and views
Lee & Lisa B. UK
Our family of 10 stayed at Gilligan's Island House. We were visiting from England to see our son & daughter in law who live in Tampa. The house is in a great location for visits to the beach and places to eat. The views are amazing and we all enjoyed the pool, kayaking and paddle boarding around the bay. Keep a look out for the dolphins as they swim quite close. Cheri & Ken were friendly and responded to any questions promptly. Thank you!!
Super relaxing summer beach week
This house was absolutely wonderful for our summer family vacation. Waterfront location was idea for fishing and boating, or enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffee out on the pool deck. The layout was great for everyone to enjoy each other’s company but large enough to not feel overcrowded. Lots of fun things to do close by, and awesome discount and thrift shopping in this area. We really really enjoyed our stay, and the owners were exceptionally welcoming and gracious . 5 stars all the way around
This was my second time staying at Gilligan’s Island and enjoyed it even more. We didn’t leave the property for a few days because the pool and weather were fantastic. Very clean and beautiful view. Very good communication with the owner.
I can't say enough good things about this experience. No suprises, eveything is exactly as described. You literally only need some clothes. They have thought of everything. The house, the bay, the neighborhood is fantastic. Close to eveything you need or want. We will certainly be coming back. Cheri was very gracious and patient with my million questions. You will not be sorry when you choose to stay here.
Pictures do not do this home justice. Amazing view, well stocked and dolphins!
Ken and Cheri are awesome hosts. The house is incredibly well prepared. Cheri said, "all you need is your swimsuit, because you can't swim naked." She was true to her word. Linens, towels, soaps, and almost anything else you could need to make this a comfortable home for your stay. We will be back.
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.