About the property
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- Minimum Stay20 - 28 nights
2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath -waterfront - beachouse
Come and enjoy our beach paradise. We have decorated it with the finest furnishings to a bright, airy, beach theme. This is not meant as an income property, but rather a family vacation home that we frequently use, and rent when it not being used. The beds and linens are incredibly comfortable, the sofa, chairs, and appliances are spotless and perfect. This is a home, not a house and we typically rent it monthly or longer.
(4) balconies... (2) on each floor! Relax on the Adirondack chairs and watch the dolphins and manatees swim up the canal, or the boats heading out for a day of fun.
Breathtaking sunrises flood the Master Bedroom as you lay in the King size bed (the blinds work if you want to sleep in).
TV in each bedroom and the Living Room - all new... but who wants to watch TV in paradise ?HBO, Showtime, Cinemax... LR has a SMART TV, so you can use your NetFlix or Amazon account.
WiFi, Cable, and Phone included
Alarm system so you and your stuff is safe.
Keyless entry with your own code(s) so you cant forget your key..
Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher.
Both bedrooms have private full baths. 1/2 Bath downstairs.
The sofa downstairs features a queen size sleeper. There is an air mattress if you really need it.
The kitchen is well appointed with everything you will need, blender, toaster, coffee pot, all stainless steel appliances (filtered water & icemaker).
Multiple Pools, Gyms, Hot Tub, Tennis,
On water activities such as jet ski rentals, charter fishing trips, sunset cruises and 2 marinas.
Abundant shopping at either the outlet mall or the mall in Brandon, each being about 15 min in either direction.
The beaches of Sarasota, Bradenton and St Pete are a short drive away. Siesta Key beach is the number one beach in the US.
Disney World is 90 minutes away and there is plenty to do in and around Tampa. Busch Gardens and the Lowery Park Zoo are just a couple.
Everything is there to get you started. There is a market on property and multiple stores right up the road.
Local business will rent you a golf cart VERY inexpensively, deliver it to you, and pick it up.
Local handyman in the unlikely event that something breaks.
Complete "tenant guide" provided..(how to used stuff, where to go, what to do, etc.).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice place to vacation
This was our 1st winter vacation in Florida. We enjoyed it immensely. The condo was clean and comfortable. Jim, the owner was easily accessible and responded promptly to questions and concerns. The Little Harbor area appears poised for growth which will allow more amenities.
We found several reasonably priced golf courses, especially if playing after noon. Best was Renaissance Club, fastest was Sandpiper, (under 4 hours, twice) both in Sun City Center. The course in Apollo Beach was in rough condition. Restaurants were generally average. Best was Circles in Apollo Beach, good menu and very good food. Also good were Latitudes and Ybor Grill. The food at Sunset Grill in Little Harbor was mediocre but the sunsets were fabulous! The Fish House is an experience if you like fried food. Good lunch places include: The Hot Tomato, good sandwiches and bakery looked real good, good sub at Marian's, and good hot dog at the Dog Shack.
This was one of the nicest condos we have stayed at and enjoyed this a whole lot. The morning sunrise was great. I took many pictures of it. The boats coming and going on the canal were very interesting. Saw dolphins, pelicans and even fish jumping. The only thing we did not like was the table and chairs. Hi tops are not our choice. We are older and they are not comfortable. A grill would be nice also. Am considering staying in Ruskin again. Barb and Don B.
Thanks so much for the nice review and for taking such good care of the place. The table was a trade off... another 4 chairs, or re-use the barstools. If I can figure out a solution... I will. Sadly, the by-laws do not allow a BBQ on the balconies... but there are public use BBQ's near the park\pavilion. You are always welcomed back !
Very nice condo with great ammenities, but the location is remote.
We had a great time while staying in Little Harbor. The condo was very nice, well appointed with a great nature view of the back marina canal. We saw dolphins swim by our balcony on a couple of occasions and lots of pelicans floating by the back balconies. The owner was super nice and made sure we were happy. He put a lot of time and effort to make us feel at home. He made sure our kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for our extended stay. There were plenty of linens to accommodate not only us, but also our overnight guests. He also provided us with a Tenant Guide which explained how to: get there, use the security system, connect to Wi-Fi, operate the utilities and washer/dryer. The guide also contained contact information if repairs were needed or emergencies arose.
If your intent is to settle into a place with a beach, several pools, fitness rooms, marinas, a restaurant and a pub; then Little Harbor is a great place. The sunsets are beautiful, the facilities are top notch and the resort staff is extremely nice. If you want to get out and explore your surroundings, then you may find Ruskin to be a bit remote. There are a some very good restaurants within a few miles, but nothing much more. For a night on the town, you may want to drive 45 minutes up to Tampa. If you want a tropical experience on beautiful beaches, you will have to drive 45 minutes to either Anna Maria Island or St. Pete Beach.
We had a great experience while we were there. We have family nearby and had family come from out-of-state to visit. The condo and Little Harbor fit our needs perfectly. We will book this condo again when we decide to come visit this area. We are extremely grateful for the hospitality granted to us by the owner! Thanks, Jim!
Thanks so much for taking such great care of our home ! When I walked in, I thought the cleaning people had already come ! You are welcomed back any time and we will have fun exploring all the places you did over your (2) month stay !