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Waterfront Home, in Ground Heated Pool with Outdoor Kitchen, Private Community

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AHOY MATES! Welcome to our vacation getaway

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Totally updated and remodeled, 2300 sq.ft. 4 Bedrm,2 Bath, Minutes to the Gulf

AHOY MATES! Welcome to our beautiful updated and remodeled 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home, featuring a split plan bedroom layout with an open floor plan concept. As you make your way in through the double front entry doors and into a large foyer, you'll find yourself walking into a nice size great room displaying cathedral ceilings and a view of the water through a 12 foot opening from a pocket sliding door.
The updated kitchen has a nice size island that seats 4 comfortably and is great for gathering around for meals or a good conversation. There is also an eating area that seats 6 with water views from three sides.
The master suite boasts a walk in shower and double sinks. Enjoy walking through a patio slider leading into the pool area for a early morning dip or mid night swim.
The second bedroom has its own access leading to the main bath and has a 6 foot French style door which leads into a patio in the back yard.
Our home comfortably sleeps 8 people having queen size beds in each room. Always room for more if needed. Full laundry room is there if needed.
Enjoy the Florida sunshine in the back yard featuring an in ground heated pool and an outdoor kitchen, all enclosed with a newly install fence for safety. There is also a covered lanai for those who prefer a little less sunshine.
You have an opportunity to do some fishing off the floating dock in the yard, You may even prep your day's catch at a cleaning station on the main dock if your lucky enough. Sometime during the day you can take one of the two kayaks (provided as part of rental) for a spin around the neighboring waters.
We also supplied four bicycles for those who want to explore the neighborhood.
As far as parking goes, there is enough off street parking for up to four cars on the newly installed brick paver driveway.
As far as comfort goes, a new a/c system was installed within the last couple of years. Believe me, you will be delighted the first day you arrive and will not want to leave at the end of your stay.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Both baths have oversized walk in showers

Other Amenities

  • If you are interested in catching fish with a private charter, we highly recommend a fishing guide who I've personally used. The captain will entertain up to four people on a trip at a great rate. Details will be given out once dates of stay are booked. You will not be disappointed! VERY IMPORTANT!!! YOU NEED TO BOOK YOUR FISHING TRIP EARLY BECAUSE HIS CALENDAR FILLS UP QUICKLY! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Rentals available within a few miles....moreless

  • Games:

    We have boards game available: Clue, Two Monopoly games and others....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable and internet with WIFI...moreless

  • Television:

    Cable television in great room, and 3 of the 4 bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Small children's beach toys located hanging on the wall in the garage....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Less than ten minutes to downtown New Port Richey...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Five minutes to the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area seats 6, kitchen area seats 4, booster seat available for a small child...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newly installed unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking for up to four vehicles. Boat trailer parking in a private secure lot located less than 10 minutes of home. Sentry Mini Storage Inc. Rt.19 NPR. $35/wk. or $80/month. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have bath towels for ten individuals and some beach towels too....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough to accommodate up to ten people, including having that enjoyable holiday meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Enlarged,updated and remodeled...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Owner supplies initial toiletries and paper linens so our you aren't without basic essentials when they arrive. Guests are required to replace toiletries before final departure. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Self cleaning oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven too....moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    Within 20 min drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two adult kayaks with paddles and life vests...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Quaint outdoor kitchen with sink, refrigerator and grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two Kayaks available for use...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    New remodeled heated pool! Additional charge will be as follows for usage of pool heater: Dec-Mar : $30/day. Apr, May, Oct, Nov:$25/day June, July, Aug, Sept:$20/day Maximum temp is set at 84 degree...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak
May 6 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$285
$1,350 $4,900
4th of July Week
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$1,650
Off Peak
Jul 9 - Aug 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$285
$1,300 $4,900
Labor Day Week
Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$1,500
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,000
Christmas week
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,500
New Years week
Dec 31 - Jan 7, 2018
6 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$300
$1,600 $5,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Payments are made in three installments (pending date of inquiry), including an initial small deposit. We encourage use of Echeck (no fees) rather than credit cards (which has fees). Total payments include the following: house cleaning services (pre/post stay), insurances, utilities, upkeep of property and pool, etc. Dates for arival and departure are flexible, please call or email to inquire for specific requests. Also, pool heater is optional, please read options in our listing regarding pool costs. Thanks


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Publix Super Market at Southgate Shopping Center

    "A local super market less than ten minutes from the house. "

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  • Hooter's

    "Great place to enjoy a meal and watch the sunset over the gulf waters. At the same time you ..."

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  • Starbucks

    "Enjoy a great cup of coffee (or a beverage you like) less than tens minutes away from where ..."

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  • Cracker Barrel

  • Winghouse

    "Their wings are great!"

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  • Catches Waterfront Grille

    "I real nice place to dine with the family or just your better half. It right on the water too. "

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  • Dunkin' Donuts

    "For those who are on the run, they're less then ten minutes from where your staying. "

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  • Fred Howard Park

    "If you like to lay on the beach, you'll love this destination. It's a beach on the Gulf of F..."

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  • Orlando & Walt Disney World

    "Less than a two hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"

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  • Universal Studios Florida

    "Less than a two hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"

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  • Busch Gardens - Tampa

    "About a one hour drive from Gulf Harbors for a day of family fun!"

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  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    "Just over an hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"

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  • SeaWorld Orlando

    "Less than a two hour drive from Gulf Harbors!"

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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Within 15 minutes of Gulf Harbor
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Innisbrook-Eagle Watch at Tarpon Springs
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 19
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Within 15 minutes of Gulf Harbor
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Howard Beach

Car: Necessary

Our home is located in a beautiful waterfront community on a canal five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. All major attractions are less than two hours from your door step, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, etc... you get the picture! In addition, Busch Gardens and Weekie Wachie are just over an hour. But if you decide to stay in the area, there are plenty of local events to keep you busy.

If you are the nature type family or individual, the area has a few state parks and reserves you can explore.

For those who enjoy the water, you can jump into a your boat or a boat from a local rental business and and venture out into the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, about twenty years ago, a natural island appeared out of nowhere and people have been enjoying it ever since. The locals call it 'the sand bar'. Don't be surprised if you find yourself spending the whole day on it.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My wife and I have been married for over twenty eight years. Since the day we made the decision to take the ride into the area, nothing has satisfied us more than spending time in the sunshine state.

Why the Owner Chose Flor-a-mar, New Port Richey, FL, USA:
We have our dream getaway now for seven years. It all started when my wife and I came to this area with our two sons over twenty years. It all started a year after we were married. We decided to see what all the talk was about after listening to many conversations about the sunshine state. We made a decision to take the drive. We were nervous, but excited at the same time. It turned out to be one of our best decisions we made. Great weather and this incredible location made the perfect combination for a fantastic vacation. We were hooked. Since then, we spent every vacation in the Florida sunshine. Each time we came down, we found endless activities to enjoy and create memories from. As we look back at the day we hopped in the car to venture down here, we know that it was one of the best decisions we made, aside from having our two sons of course. We chose our home because of the location, being close to many attractions, being five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and having great restaurants within a short drive of the house and the incredible beaches within a short drive. All this made the decision easy to settle here. So you will not be disappointed.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we decided to start looking for our vacation getaway, I spent endless hours venturing onto different websites looking for that diamond in the rough. In the spring of 2008, I spent the entire week running around with a local realtor looking at all the places I thought would work for us. We narrowed our search down to about 35 homes to investigate. But sadly, after looking for five straight days, nothing really caught our eyes, so we were ready to call it quits. But on the day prior to going home, the realtor call and said, 'I found your home!' At that point it was not even officially for sale yet, but he heard that the listing was going on the market shortly. So we ran over to the address he gave me. We were excited when we pulled up to the house. I had a good feeling about it and at the point of walking through the entry way, I knew this was it. The realtor was right, it was going to be our home. The only dilemma was that that the house was a short sale, and if you know anything about short sales, nothing was definite about purchasing it. After making countless phone calls and emails, it took about six months before we could call it ours. By then it was November and now the real challenge began; The remodeling process! Now... six years later, we are proud to call this adventure our home away from home. We took great pride in reconstructing our place only to enjoy it for years to come. We still have some time left before we will be here more often, so we decided to let you enjoy what we've created and hope that you will make some great memories just as we are doing every time we pull into the driveway. So welcome to our home and enjoy yourself!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • AHOY MATES! Welcome to our vacation getaway

    AHOY MATES! Welcome to our vacation getaway

  • Main foyer looking at the front entry way

    Main foyer looking at the front entry way

  • The great room looking toward the lania and pool area

    The great room looking toward the lania and pool area

  • A view of our kitchen with room for four at the island

    A view of our kitchen with room for four at the island

  • A view of the kitchen from the eating area

    A view of the kitchen from the eating area

  • The master suite with direct access to the pool area

    The master suite with direct access to the pool area

  • Walk in shower and double vanities

    Walk in shower and double vanities

  • Second bedroom with direct access to the main bath

    Second bedroom with direct access to the main bath

  • View of third bedroom

    View of third bedroom

  • Fourth bedroom with a beautiful arch style window

    Fourth bedroom with a beautiful arch style window

  • A view of our  fenced in back yard area having a heated pool

    A view of our fenced in back yard area having a heated pool

  • A view from the lanai looking out into the pool

    A view from the lanai looking out into the pool

  • Grand Entry Way Professionally landscaped

    Grand Entry Way Professionally landscaped

  • Main foyer looking through into the great room

    Main foyer looking through into the great room

  • Looking into the great room from the lanai

    Looking into the great room from the lanai

  • A view of the kitchen island from the foyer

    A view of the kitchen island from the foyer

  • The eating area seating six comfortably

    The eating area seating six comfortably

  • Master suite with private bath

    Master suite with private bath

  • Second bedroom with French doors leading to the back yard

    Second bedroom with French doors leading to the back yard

  • Main bath with walk in shower

    Main bath with walk in shower

  • Another view of third bedroom

    Another view of third bedroom

  • Another view of fourth bedroom with cathedral ceiling

    Another view of fourth bedroom with cathedral ceiling

  • A newly installed kitchenette with a bar sink, refrigerator and barbeque

    A newly installed kitchenette with a bar sink, refrigerator and barbeque

  • Go fishing on the flocking dock or take a ride on one of our two kayaks!

    Go fishing on the flocking dock or take a ride on one of our two kayaks!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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