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Free boat, direct waterfront, heated pool, beach and island. What's more?

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 to use anytime! New heated pool March 2015!

Note that owner's phone number will be on pop up screen after clicking "send email" link to the right of the web page, and send an inquiry email to owner. You can also email owner for other available payment options and confirm booking details before sending in payment.

If this home is booked and not available for your date, please check out our listing of another 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 multiple payments are necessary, please contact (email is best way) owner directly for options. 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, 'Sea Breeze Gulf Villa', 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, 4 flat screen TVs, 1 computer, leather couches. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom has a queen size bed, and the third bedroom features a bunk bed and a bed with trundle. Internet, cable TV, and phone service (within US) are included for free. Drive way can park up to 3 vehicles. Private dock can accommodate another boat if you want to bring your own.

Enjoy pool table or darts 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 3 days use free of charge. Enjoy the open gulf, sand island, and fishing in the gulf of Mexico. You may also visit and relax at the only private sandy beach in Florida just 5 minutes away from your house with pavilions, clean restrooms, and grill stations.

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. Boat ramp is available within the neighborhood too if you want to launch your own boat. The pontoon boat is provided for guests to visit the beautiful Sandbar or Anclote Key for shelling, fishing, snorkeling or Dolphin Watching with no extra charge. A canoe is also 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, 4 TVs, fishing equipment, private dock, private sandy beach with pavilion and grill, 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 $900 within 2 weeks of arrival date! (Holiday excluded, weekend day extra $100/night, boat extra $450). Please contact us to find out availability. Please note nightly rate shown on VRBO may be based on longer stay. For shorter than 7 days stay, please contact owner for booking.Online booking fee (~3% or higher for international banks) is guest's responsibility if guest choose this form of payment.

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: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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 at 813-438-3818 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.

What makes this house unique

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


Flor-a-mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleep 4 with a trundle
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Free boat, direct waterfront, heated pool, beach and island. What's more?
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Great vacation getaway home for families!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the home, and found it to be a perfect place to stay during our spring break. The home has wonderful amenities, including a pool, pool table, location on a canal that connects to the Gulf and pontoon boat. We used all of these daily. We used the boat to get out to Anclote Keys and nearby sandbar; we passed dolphins on three occasions. New Port Richey is convenient to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater ... the home is in a perfect location to become a base for taking advantage of all that the Bay area has to offer. Mickey was very helpful but unobtrusive. I hope to be able to stay in the home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family spot

  • 4 of 5

House is roomy and in a quiet neighbourhood.....with updated kitchen and bathrooms. It was nice to have a pool table and pontoon boat and the pool was great once the heater was repaired. Enjoyed the waterway and saw the dolphins almost every day. One day, a Manatee came up the

While the backyard was nice, the front needs some sprucing up.....the lawn and driveway covered with dead pods from the trees. Also the walkway needs a good cleaning. Other than that we were pleased with the house

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SO relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We rented for a month knowing we would have lots of visits from family and friends and we all really enjoyed the house and its amenities. What we loved the most was going out on the pontoon boat--it was so relaxing. We were really happy to find that the boat was available at any time and wasn't a shared boat. We could fish from the dock, and there were even two child sized fishing poles for the grands. We had dockside visits from a couple dolphins as well. The private beach down the road is just beautiful. The house could use a couple beach chairs, but towels on the sand worked for us. The pool was heated to 88 degrees which meant our small grandchildren could go in no matter what the weather was. We were happy to discover there's a high chair and a port-a-crib as well. The pool table got quite a bit of use and was very entertaining when we had guests. We found that Kevin and Michael were extremely responsive and helpful and that makes for a great vacation rental experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great gulf front vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling and vacationing in United State a lot. Never had we had a vacation rental that provides as complete a package and great value as this one did. Our daughter loves the boat, and the ride to sand bar island. Having a boat that you can use anytime you want, is a different world than we used to live. The water front community looks beautiful when you cruising the canals, and the private beach is the perfect place for a sunset every day. The house is tastefully decorated inside, with gorgeous granite and travertine tiles. The owner did a great job turning this little aged house into a modern home. We dine out 2 times, Carrabbas is our favorite restaurant which is 10 minutes away. We were told that Catches is also great but did not get chance to try. This place will be on our revising list for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keep in mind this is a vacation rental and not your own home

  • 3 of 5

Kevin was exceptionally flexible and prompt with replies. Mickey, the caretaker was nice upon arrival. We booked based on the reviews & pictures. It is a vacation home & is turned over weekly I am sure. But I can't bring myself to give it 5 stars.

We had an issue with the cues for the pool table & the dart board. Mickey promptly handled that and we had new cues at our door one afternoon. We didn't know dartboard didn't work until after. We hated to seem like a pest so didn't report anything else during our stay. A rental is not going to be perfect.

This house has many nice features-granite countertops, nice appliances, stone tile in the bathroom. The showerhead in the picture labeled master bath is amazing. But it's not really the master, it's the main. I assumed it was part of the master bedroom & it was not, disappointing.

The nighttime temperatures were cooler & it was pretty windy the entire time so the pool was only warm enough once to actually go in it. This pool is very small, don't expect to all go in at once. but bonus, you have a beautiful private beach just down the road.

The pontoon we were given was no where near as nice as the one in the photos. We never actually took it out since it was so windy & it was under 18ft we didn't want to encounter any issues

To save on expenses, we choose to make most our meals at the house. The grill is pretty shabby so we didn't use it. Kitchen is pretty well set up but didn't have a pizza cutter.

Bedrooms are smaller than the pictures make them look but you don't spend all your time in there so I wouldn't stay away just because of that. The master bed is hard, didn't like that at all. Ceiling fan in master made a clunking noise.

Kitchen table is well used but it was nice to have one that big. I'd look into reupholstering the chair though, you sink in most of them when you sit. When you're already short, that sucks.

We spent more time at the house in the evening than most guests may just due to the time of year, it was dark by 530. it was great to have the pool table but my father traveled with us and it was hard for him to be in the room with the TV and pool table due to the noise level. Maybe consider combining the dining area and tv w/furniture in the are the dining table is now?

there's tile floor through out the house, makes sense. but I think you need some quality control with your cleaning company. Swept but definitely not mopped based on the color of my socks each evening.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry when guest feel not 100& satisfied for their vacation . To address unexpected needs from guests, we have designated house manager for this vacation home, which is a convenience not available for most of other rentals. Boat: It is specified in listing that boat may not be the one shown in picture, as frequent maintenance is needed we can not guarantee the boat assigned to the house. Cookwares: we restock when things are missing, and we also provide reimbursement policy for guest to get things they need. Please refer to our online listing for details. Cleaning: we utilize reliable and more expensive cleaning service in the area. If guest needs, cleaning crew will be called back for cleaning not done as expected. Grill is guest's responsibility to clean after each use. If we found grill is in need of cleaning after use, we will charge a fee to clean it. Area: Grocery store, big department store, gas station are all at entrance of community within 5 minutes. Walmart center is in a major mall/restaurant area about 15 minutes away. Hwy 19 is close by the entrance of community so it's considered to be a convenience. Other: Description for picture of the bathroom is corrected in listing to avoid future confusion. Water heater temperature has been adjusted to Florida winter. Pool size is about 20 feet long, not for swimming exercise but big enough for family fun and kid games.
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A Fantastic Family Vacation in a Palace

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful home that was so finely appointed! The owner’s interior design sense and attention to detail is simply extraordinary. I never expected to see so many upscale touches inside this affordable vacation rental home. I love the exquisite tile design in the fresh bathrooms. The kitchen is all brand new with granite. The furniture in the bedroom is fit for a king and queen.

Adding to the fun is full size pool table that looks over the water in the pool, a deck and the waterway that leads out to the ocean. The ocean is fully accessible because of the wonderful pontoon boat that is very easy to use. We made a short excursion out to a sand bar where we found cool shells, interesting birds and jumping dolphins. Even on the way out to the ocean it was exciting to see all of the other yachts. What a perfect location with access to the beach, the ocean and fresh seafood restaurants. This is a cozy palace in paradise that we will return to again and again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gulf Harbor Beach Club

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

Flor-a-mar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Early Summer
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Autumn
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Xmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Winter
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Autumn
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 winter
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Xmas
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $550
Cleaning $120
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.

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