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The Beach - SUNRISE over looking marina and on canal!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Fabulously! Furnished 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Marina view with Beach on proper


The townhouse is part of The Resort & Club at Little Harbor located in the quiet town of Ruskin, FL. This Caribbean-style resort is set on 124 acres on the south shore of Tampa Bay. It is surrounded by 3 miles of water frontage, 1/2 mile of white sandy beach, the calm waters of the marina's canals, harbors and Tampa Bay. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful southwest Florida sunsets at the tiki bar, on the white sandy beach in one of the many loungers or in the full service 7 days a week open restaurant. Also from these areas enjoy the amazing view of the city skylines of St. Petersburg and Tampa. After dark enjoy the nightly entertainment in the tiki bar/restaurant or just walk the tiki torch paths or enjoy the sitting areas with fire pits on the beach in the moonlight.

Beautifully furnished. 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Main bedroom has luxuries queen bed with hotel bedding, bedroom 2 has 2 extra long twin beds with hotel bedding, extra queen bed provided in the living room with a pull out couch. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer provided , living room has a chaise couch and 2 modern reclining chairs, 43 inch tv on a beautiful beach inspired console, dining room has counter height seating for 4, there are 4 bacolconies with patio furniture and a patio outback overlooking the marina. Views from the living room of the marina and you even see the dolphins and manatee in there swimming. The main bedroom has a beautiful view of the marina and the canal you can see the sunrises every morning, the second bedroom you can see the Gulf and watch the cruise ships leave. There is so much to do on this property with the beach located on the property and the 2 restaurants and bar and even a tiki bar to see the most beautiful sunsets. We even have a bbq to grill your favourite meals. Bicycles are available to discover all that is around.

The resort and residential village offers:

-Two restaurants overlooking the beach.

-A beach side tiki bar with live entertainment

-36 holes of championship golf at Cypress Creek 8 miles away in Ruskin

-2 golf courses all within 15 mins away in Sun City

-250 ft fishing pier

-2 deep water marina's with total of 330 boat slips, fuel dock, bait & tackle store, ramp, parking for trailer.

- heated pools, a canal side pool with a spa

-Jet skis, kayaks and fishing boats are available to rent.

-Meeting rooms and special event rooms for 200 people.

-3tennis courts one night lit with gallery seating, horseshoes, shuffleboard, volleyball

-Fitness gym

More Details

Elaine corris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, ASL American Sign Language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Southside Rural Community Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Vanity and sink , 3 piece, large 2nd bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Hotel bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

The Beach - SUNRISE over looking marina and on canal!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Florida's best kept secret

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time at the Beach for the month of March 2017. It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need including beach chairs and bikes. The owner was great to work with. IF there is an issue she is just a quick email away

The resort itself has a beautiful beach within a 5 minute walk and two restaurants and a tiki bar to visit for bite and refreshments. It is a nice laid back area with friendly local people who told us of many great local spots to visit such as Circles Restaurant in Apollo Beach, Woody's River Roo Pub and Grill in Bradenton, and River's Edge along the Alafia River in Gibsonton. We enjoyed golfing in Sun City and area only minutes away and shopping at Ellenton Mall in Bradenton which is only 20 minutes away. It was great to buy local fresh vegetables at roadside stands nearby and we found a great local butcher shop in Apollo Beach.

The Beach is a great place to relax, kick back and read on one of the 4 balconies watch dolphins and manatee's in the waterway in your backyard. It truly is one of Floridas best kept secrets.

Spring training ballgames and the Tampa Bay Lightning are only a short drive away.

We're definitely going to be repeat visitors to the Beach

Ron & Bev

March 2017

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for wanting to spend your vacation at The Beach it certainly is a gem undiscovered in FLA we feel so lucky that we found this area. It sounds like you are a very active couple and were never left bored there is so much to do and see in the area. We haven't got out golfing yet but that's on our agenda, you have given some great suggestions of places to go I can't wait to see where you go next year! I work hard to make sure that our guests are happy and if anything comes up I am available. We appreciate guests like you that help us to take care of the townhouse, you are more than welcome back take care until then.
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  • 5 of 5

My friend and I spent the month of February at The Beach. We had a great time, spent our days at the beach and relaxed on the decks of the house. The house is beautiful and comfortable. The home owner was available for any questions that came up. We were able to see the dolphins swim by. It is a seven minute walk to the beach and two restaurants. And a "must " is at least one meal at The Fish House.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you ENJOYED your vacation you ladies sure seemed to have a great time and did everything! You were great guests and really took care of the house, thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed all the townhouse had to offer with all of our balconies and comforts of home. I hope you can come back again we would love to have you. Take care.
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Great place to enjoy Tampa Bay area!

  • 5 of 5

Great place with fabulous atmosphere.

We had everything we needed. Condo was beautifully decorated and fully equipped.

Surrounding area quaint and laid back.

Only suggestion is to share that there are stairs...into condo and bedrooms are upstairs.

No issue for us...but could be for others.

Otherwise...ideal spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments I tried to make the decor comfortable. Glad you enjoyed all that Little Harbor has to offer. We try to think of everything people will need during there stay, it looks like we are meeting expectations. Thanks for your feedback I hope you come back again to The Beach.
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Spectacular Waterfront Property with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully comfy condo with everything you might need when away from home. Beds are very comfortable and a washer/dryer is inside the unit. Kitchen was well equipped. We cooked several meals in it and found everything we needed to be there. Lots of balcony's, with two of them overlooking the marina with table and chairs to sit and relax and watch the boats and wildlife. The amenities around the property are great also. Plenty of places to eat, swim, and take a stroll. You've got to eat at the Fish House just up the street on Shell Point Drive. Fried Shrimp, Scallops, and Clams are excellent. We would have eaten there daily, but they are only open Thur-Sat. Almost every night we would walk down to the edge of the bay and out on to the pier to see the sun set and check out all the fish and other creatures in the water. You can dock your boat in the marina behind the condo and walk to it. Just between us if you rent a slip in the marina by the month it's cheaper than renting for one week, by almost half. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to be near the water in a small hometown setting. We stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great you enjoyed this area and you told advantage of all it has to offer. We hope you will come back and stay with us again!
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A beautiful five star condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at 'The Beach.' This beautiful townhouse condo is not done enough justice by its pictures. It is absolutely lovely in every aspect. Immaculately clean, it contained every creature comfort we could ever need or want during our stay. The views from the rear balconies were peaceful and relaxing, as we watched the fishing boats cruise up and down the waterway. We even witnessed dolphins playing in the water on a couple of evenings. The entire community is secluded, clean and within walking distance to the beach and pools. It truly is an ideal getaway setting to just unwind, away from the crowds and traffic. My husband and I were completely happy with every aspect of this property. Directions were clear, everything in the unit is clearly marked, in working order and clean, clean, clean!!! I highly recommend a stay in this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make your vacation a relaxing one and worry free! I am so glad you saw the dolphins it is very entertaining. Come back again. Thanks for being such great guests. Elaine The Beach
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great Location Great condition. Little touches like bikes and beach cart make a big difference.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed all that our townhouse has to offer. We want our guests to feel like they are at home but having fun on vacation! Keep us in mind for your next vacation.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southside Rural Community Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter getaway 2017
Jan 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer fun 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Xmas Holiday 2017
Dec 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 Getaway
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee applies $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We require you sign a rental agreement at time of booking.
NO pets or NO smoking allowed inside the property. You must be over 21 years of age to qualify for renting this property.

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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