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Beautiful Craftsman home on the Bayou wonderful rental or location for movie

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooom, 2 bathroom house with private pool. Block from bayou.

Beautiful 2,100 square foot craftsman home located minutes from the Whitcomb Bayou - home of the manatee. Fully furnished with a private, lush backyard and pool, this comfortable home has 3 bedrooms, family room with 52' HDTV, fully-stocked eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, and living room. The screened lanai, overlooking the backward, is perfect for cocktails or bbq dinners. You'll be in walking distance to quaint downtown Tarpon for shopping and dining, the Sponge Docks to experience Tarpon's authentic Greek heritage and the Pinellas Trail for walking, jogging, biking and peaceful strolls. In addition, beautiful beaches are within 2 miles, fishing and boating of all types are nearby, tennis courts and golf courses are a few miles away.

Margo Barnard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Margo Barnard

We enjoy our time in Tarpon Springs playing tennis, running on the bayou, kayaking and exploring the variety of restaurants. Because of the nature of our work we travel between Tarpon Springs and Southern California.

We wanted to share the loveliness of the area with other visitors.

Margo Barnard purchased this house in 2012

Why Margo Barnard chose Florida Central West

The authenticity of the home is charming. It's has many original features from when the house was built 100 years ago, but updated to make it a comfortable place for vacationing.

What makes this house unique

We love the proximity to the bayou. It's a relaxing environment that is also perfect for recreational activities. The neighborhood is quiet.


Tarpon Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , new full-size futon sofa
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 have new beds and very comfortable mattresses. Bedroom 3 is an office/bedroom. It is a comfortable futon full-size bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Comfortable home close to Sunset Beach, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Perfect for relaxing, swimming, boating, fishing, exploring history and shopping. Tarpon Springs is an historic town with a large Greek community and excellent restaurants.


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Craftsman home on the Bayou wonderful rental or location for movie
average rating of 4.04 based on 25 reviews

Clean & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

I spent a weekend here and it was great. The house was spacious, clean and up to my expectations. The pool was beautiful. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors were friendly. There's a park within walking distance from the house and it's in a good location. Also, you have easy access to grocery stores and restaurants. I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Great location and well stocked home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and spacious home located less than a mile to the sponge docks. We had a wonderful time swimming in the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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plenty of space and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

lots of living space

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrie Ontario Canada

Came to watch some spring training baseball.

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a week with two old friends. Great location, with walking distance to see the manatees and some great restaurants and a short drive to the sponge docks. House has great character and plenty of room to spread out. . Very private yard around the pool with a great screened in porch.. Well equipped kitchen. I saw in a review some concern over other tenants on the property. If we weren't told they were there we wouldn't know that they existed, don't pay attention to that review. . Great location for easy access to Clearwater, Dunedin or St. petes and a couple golf courses. Only slight downside would be the futon in the 3rd bedroom/office. It was fine but a futon is never as comfortable as a bed. Would certainly come back if vacationing in this area again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 weeks in beautiful Tarpon Springs!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely older craftsman home near the beautiful bayou. Kitchen was fully equipped if you enjoy cooking, family room couch and sectional need an upgrading. The third bedroom is really an office as indicated in description. Love the Tarpon Springs area. Great restaurants and beautiful beaches nearby. Overall a good time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could have been better

  • 3 of 5

We arrived to a house that was not clean, there was a miscommunication between the owner and the cleaning person... who had to come and clean it while we were there. We understood the mix up and didn't let it spoil our day (we were also given a $100 credit for our trouble). We also arrived to a pool that was very dirty (and cold, and shady) so we cleaned the pool while the cleaning person cleaned the house - apparently the pool boy was on vacation.... not the ideal way to start OUR vacation... and I never thought to ask if the pool was heated - it isn't. And most of the back yard area is in shade all day... there was only one small patch of sun to lay in if your looking for a tan. The house itself was perfect for our family and for our needs while in the area. The kitchen was fully stocked, there were a few rolls of toilet paper, and basic essentials were all there. We were never able to find any beach towels... and had to go buy some in order to go to the beach. The laundry was convenient and soap was provided, and with a family of 5 had to wash towels a few times during our stay. The bed upstairs was extremely comfortable... the futon in the front office, not so much. After our stay, it took several emails back and forth to finally get our security deposit returned - a month later.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry about how this guest's visit started off. I made the corrections immediately so that there vacation could continue smoothly. I apologized to this guest regarding the cleaning miscommunication. It was the fault of our professional cleaning service who remedied the problem immediately upon my contacting her. The house is professionally cleaned between every guest visit. The backyard is shady in the winter months, with more sun areas as the season changes in spring and summer. The pool is not heated, as noted in the house description. By May, the water starts warming up. I'm sorry this guest didn't find pool towels. They are kept in the pool box in the lanai. I'll have my service check because we leave them for guests to use, but to take home with them. The security deposit was refunded once communication with VRBO was cleared up. We provide a lovely, spacious, home with all amenities needed to enjoy their visit.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sunset Beach

The Sponge Docks are a fun, interesting place for a leisurely stroll. Great Greek food and pastries


Rates & Availability

Tarpon Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2018
Nov 20 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150

Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.

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.
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