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Pool, Dolphins, Fish, Canoe, Paddle board, Fish, Bikes, Waterfront Gulf access

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath, Waterfront, Golf, Fishing, & Private Pool -Dolphins Canoe more

3 person Canoe, Paddle Board, Fishing Poles, and Bikes provided free.

Skipper & Gilligan's Island House

4 bedrooms & 2 baths, accommodates 8-10

The master suite has a King bed.

The other 3 bedrooms have Queen beds.

There is a twin trundle daybed, that sleeps 2, in the front living room.

** Rental rate includes use of fishing poles, bikes, double kayak, & paddle board.

Questions are always welcome. Feel free to give us a call 1-813-434-0682

Part of the Gilligan's Island House family of homes.

SGIH has a large private pool, covered patio, deck, and dock.

We provide fishing poles, a double kayak, and paddle board for guest use.

Catch snook, redfish, mullet and more from the dock. We often have Manatee and Dolphin sightings as well.

*There is also a private jet-ski and boat rental in the west lagoon area. (Not associated with Gilligan's Island House)

Our community features a playground, tennis courts, golfing, and walking / bike trails.

Relax in the hammock that sways between palms, overlooking the lagoon.

For those traveling with an infant we provide a pack n play and baby monitor.

Games, movies, books, guitar, & Bluetooth speakers are provided for guest use.

Our neighborhood park adjoins the Courtney Campbell Trail.

The Courtney Campbell Trail is a 8' to 12'-wide paved path, including a 45'-high bridge that allows pedestrian & bicycle access along the entire southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway.

Drive, walk, bike, or boat to the local waterfront restaurants, on the Causeway, and in the West lagoon area. (Chart House, Aqua, Bahama Breeze, Whiskey Joe's, and Hogan's Beach).

• SGIH is conveniently located, just 6 miles from Tampa International Airport.

• The Westshore Business District (6 miles)

• Downtown area: Amalie arena, the Florida Aquarium, Ybor City, the University of Tampa are 15 minutes away.

• Raymond James Stadium and Steinbrenner Field are 7 miles away.

• International Mall and Westshore Mall (6 miles)

• Waterfront Restaurants: You may drive, walk, bike, or boat to the local waterfront restaurants, on the Causeway and in the West lagoon area. (Chart House, Aqua, Bahama Breeze, Whiskey Joe's, and Hogan's Beach).

• Restaurants 8-10 minutes away: Charley's Steak House, Dining at International Mall and Bay Street, PF Changs, Mitchell's Fish Market, Bahama Breeze restaurant, Whiskey Joe's, and 30+ other restaurants.

• Gulf beaches are approximately 30 minutes away.

• Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and The Museum of Science and Industry is an easy 25 minute drive.

• Lowry Park Zoo is 20 minutes away.

• Orlando Theme Parks approximately 76 miles from SGIH.

• Golf in the neighborhood: Rocky Point Golf Course is a public course, that is located right in Dana Shores - (The neighborhood where SGIH is located)

*There is a link on their site to book online.

• Grocery/Pharmacy/Liquor stores: Publix, Walmart Grocery, Walgreens, CVS, Winn Dixie, and ABC liquor within 3 miles.

• Keyless entry makes this home easy to access. (Code is changed before every arrival)

• Owners live one street over for immediate guest assistance.

More Details

Cheri Bett
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Cheri Bett

We are Ken and Cheri Bett. Ken is my high school sweetheart. Skipper and Gilligan's Island House was my Aunt and Uncles home. They were the original owners. Ken and I moved back to this neighborhood in 1995. We live on the next street over. Ken and I have been landlords for primary residence rentals since 2002. We own more than 10 homes. Many of our tenants stay with us for years, because we believe in treating people right and always doing the right thing. Ken is a licensed General Contractor and an Electrical Engineer. I was a middle school teacher before the birth of our children. I now manage our rentals and act as Project Manager for our company. Ken and I opened the first Gilligan's Island House in 2014. We have had the most wonderful experience meeting people from all over the world. Hosting family reunions, surprise party vacations, Girls and Guys getaways, and Generational family vacations. This adventure brings joy for us. We hope Gilligan's Island House 2 exceeds your expectations and makes your travel easier and relaxing.

Cheri Bett purchased this house in 1960

What makes this house unique

The location is convenient to everywhere. We are also one of the only waterfront homes in the Bay area who will consider allowing your furry family members to accompany you on vacation. Gilligan's Island House 2 is located in a waterfront and golf community. Catch snook, redfish, mullet, and more right from the dock, or take the mini minnow out in the canals and lagoon. On occasion you may see marine mammals - dolphins and manatees. Take the kayak or paddle board out and enjoy the lagoon and the nature that lives in our mangrove areas. Golf at Rocky Point Golf Course, then enjoy a beverage at the 19th watering hole. Local theme parks are 15 to 25 minutes away. So much to do, make sure you schedule enough time.


Dana Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Toiletries provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle becomes 2 twin beds in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Pool, Dolphins, Fish, Canoe, Paddle board, Fish, Bikes, Waterfront Gulf access
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Great people and place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your home! Thank you for being so easy to work with. Everything was great and well stocked!! Look forward to our next stay 😀💚



  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Skipper and Gilligan's, I look forward to seeing you all again. It was quite a pleasure to share our home with such a nice group. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Great Place Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Let’s start out by saying the pictures definitely do not do this place justice. The house is across the street from a golf course which is open to the public. There is a Public’s which is a grocery store approx 5 min down the road. There is a target, Walmart and Liquor store within 10 minutes of the house. The house itself was very clean and nice. We had 2 familys a total of 8 people 4 kids and 4 adults and had no issues more than enough room for all of us. The master bedroom has a bathroom in it which worked out well because the main bathroom was crowded after pool time. The pool was a perfect size from approx 3 feet deep down to 9ish feet deep. The canoe or kayak looking boat was fun for the kids to take rides in down the channel. The fishing came up empty off the dock and in the channel. We tried live shrimp and frozen squid and neither worked. The goofy birds were taunting us as they continually pulled fish from the water but we were highly unsuccessful. Personally I prefer freshwater fishing so I did not try very hard after we were unsuccessful. Cheri stopped by on our second day and she was super nice and bubbly. By the way make sure you give her a few $2 bills she was as excited about them as I was. We would Definitely be interested in staying here again if the time off work is available and the price is right. Thank you again Cheri!

The Peaslee’s and The Pillon’s

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Rochelle

great house/great location

  • 5 of 5

We were down for spring training as well as a hockey game. The location was perfect for both. The pool and view from the backyard was very peaceful and we enjoyed sitting outside reading and having coffee. The house was very clean and the owners very accommodation with our early check-in.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wyoming, MI

Great Week!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my 2 teenage sons. They spent a lot of time fishing off the dock. Caught stingrays, multiple types of fish, and crabs. Pool was the perfect temperature to cool off. House was spacious and literally came with everything you would need. We were close to great restaurants and we went to the beach one day. Busch Gardens was close also. Great house, great location. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love this house. Everything I need is there.

  • 5 of 5

Love the house. Don’t let the picture confuse you. The house itself look much better then the pictures. We stay for a spring break for a week and fall in love with this house. It’s cozy and full equipment. Very clean and organized well. The kitchen is good size and do it’s job, all bedrooms are very comfortable. Bathroom is clean, dining and living room are fit ok. A bit small for a group of 7 adults and 5 kids. But we knew what to got. Their a lot of space out door by the pool with a lot of chairs, table for everyone. We ate out there most off the time breakfast and dinner, the pool is big. A little chilly at that time we stay due to the weather drop down. But the kids don’t care, they still enjoy and swim in it. Grow up spend more time on fishing right on the deck. We got some fish and string Ray. It’s was a great catch and very enjoyable. The garage had washer and dryer. Work very well as we use it everyday to clean the pool towels and wet clothes. We enjoy riding a bike and go around the neighborhood. Very nice and quiet street, restaurant( Bahamas breeze,whiskey joe’s) and grocery( Publix) are near by in 10 mins,

We got some issues about the hot water one day. Due to our over use on hot water, call the owner and they show up in 15 minuets to fix the problem. Very impressive. Also my flight was delay so we need a place to hang around during the day after we checkouts from the house. The owner is very helpful and suggested us to spend time at whiskey joe’s. There a beach for kids to play, food and drink, ( great food and service,10 mins from the house) the owner even give us a extra towels to use at the beach to dry ourself before we heading to the airport. I love their hospitality and care. So recommend this house and I will rent this house again for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home is less than 10 minutes from Tampa Airport, and less than 20 from the Yankees spring training grounds. Close to all major highways. It is situated at the end of a canal, with a very nice view. The home is clean and spacious. We were 9 people and no issues. It was a great location to meet with our Family members, who are spread across the country. The home has many amenities that are not available in a hotel. Bicycles, a dock with a canoe, board games, washer and dryer, etc. I would recommend such a location for any Family vacation in the Florida area.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soho Sushi
Hands down the best Sushi in Tampa!
Miguel's Mexican Restaurant
Miguel's is the only spot for Tex - Mex perfection
Bahama Breeze
Busch Gardens
If you're in Tampa, especially traveling with family, you will enjoy the rides, shows, garde...
Lowry Park
Adventure Island
Hot fun in the summertime!
Fun and learning for all ages.
George M. Steinbrenner Field
Tropicana Field
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Convention Center
Amalie Arena
Ybor City Visitor Center
Nighttime entertainment district. Stay on 7th street, it's easy to walk in to areas that yo...
Hamburger Mary's
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
Bayshore Blvd
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
Whiskey Joe's
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Gilligan's Island House Waterfront Retreat - 2 Masters -Bay/Gulf access & Golf
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Upper Tampa Bay Park
Sandy Bottom Boutique
Florida Aquarium
Salvador Dali Museum
You won't know what your missing until you see what you would have missed. Absolutely intri...
University of South Florida
The University of Tampa
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Charann's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Caladesi Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Rocky Point Golf Course, Westchase, Carollwood
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Veteran's Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bahama Breeze, Chili's, @ International Mall
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ben T. Davis / Clearwater Beach (20 miles)
Car: recommended

Theme Parks, Water Parks, Gulf Beaches, and Casino are within 25 minutes driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival. Full refund if dates are rebooked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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