About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, HDTV, free internet access, heated pool
Our spacious luxury villa enjoys a quiet residential setting just 5 minutes from the center of Tarpon Springs and the famous Greek sponge docks. The home is furnished to a high standard and beautifully maintained with three bedrooms (one master bedroom en-suite overlooking the pool, one double and one twin bedroom), a fully equipped kitchen, dining area seating 6 and the living area has a large HDTV and DVD with extensive channel listing (even UK football and cricket). The master bedroom also has HDTV with same channel listing as living room. Internet access is also available free of charge by WiFi or through the laptop provided. A security safe is also available for personal item. Linen and towels are provided FOC. You can relax by our private screened pool (electric pool heating optional).
Garage contains washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities as well as a 6 foot pool table. There are also golf clubs available for you to use FOC to enjoy the wonderful golf courses in the area.
This home is true Florida at it's best. Beautiful beaches are a five min drive and there are a lot of excellent restaurants, shops and fantastic golf courses nearby.
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- May 22, 2018
About Tim Jones
Hi, thanks for your interest in our holiday home. We've had the good fortune to have owned our property for the past fourteen years and have enjoyed every holiday there; whether it's just the four of us, with our family, children and grandchildren or friends. We never tire of holidaying here as there is so much to do and see; finding new and exciting places to dine in, visit and explore every year. My brother and I grew up in Oswestry, Shropshire but I have lived in Stafford for the past eighteen years with my partner Jules. Stu, my brother, still lives in Oswestry with his partner Lisa and son Ross. I have a hectic job as an Engineering Manager within the automotive industry, Jules is a Purchasing Manager in the construction sector, Stu works in the electrical power industry and Lisa in retail - we all thoroughly enjoy what we do though! Myself and Jules have three lovely grandchildren - all boys aged 3, 5, and 7 - who accompany us at least once a year to the villa - they call it "our American house" How did we come to buy the place you may ask.......... we called the original owner to book it for our holiday in 2004, she told us she was selling it shortly, we took a flight out the following week and fell in love with the place and it's location,..... house sold!!!
Tim Jones purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Tim Jones chose Tarpon Springs
Enjoy all the comforts of home and so much more with our holiday home! Perfect for families, a group of friends or just the two of you. Private pool, barbecue, air conditioned, spacious rooms with TVs throughout, free WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, bicycles, full size pool table, located in quiet cul-de-sac. Just a five minute drive to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks where you can enjoy Greek cuisine or full on American dining, see manatees in their natural habitat or sit and enjoy a gyros at the docks. If golf is your game, our villa is close to some of the best courses, Innisbrook Resort featuring the Annual PGA Tour Course - Copperhead, only five minutes away - and one of my favorites, Fox Hollow, a fifteen minute drive. Beautiful Howard's Park and Beach is a mere ten minute drive - sunbathe, water sports, fish or walk through the park, it has stunning views over the Gulf and is very well maintained. Local in the Tampa Bay area is Tropicana Fields, home of the MLB Tampa Bay Rays baseball team - a great day or evening out whether you're a sports fan or not and the world famous Busch Gardens theme park. Evenings can be spent relaxing at our villa by the the pool and firing up the BBQ or dining out at a wide choice of local restaurants and eateries!
What makes this Villa unique
We fell in love with the property the first time we saw it - the location, local amenities, nearby beaches - it's a great place to just chill out! Our neighbour Mark looks after the property for us and greets all guests - explaining how everything works, advising on local amenities, assisting with any queries or problems should you have any. He's a great guy, goes out of his way to ensure you have the most comfortable stay and loves meeting all our guests. There's free WiFi, a laptop for use, TV''s, reclining leather sofa's, washing machine, fryer, dishwasher, - all at no extra charge. We also have golf clubs, bicycles, full size pool table, beach chairs, towels and coolers for a day out, pool inflatables - it really is a home from home! Many of our guests are "regulars" - they come back year after year - some for whole months.
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Splendid House with all amenities close to everything you need
We have stayed at this house regularly and have had many happy holidays here. The house is superbly equipped and beautifully cared for by someone living in the same road. The kitchen has all that you could need and there is a barbecue in the pool area for al fresco cooking and eating. If you want to eat out there are a plethora of eating venues reachable easily. Tarpon Springs itself has many restaurants, specialising in local Greek dishes and others in local seafood. The historic sponge docks of Tarpon Springs is very close by and further down the Gulf Coast are the beaches of Clearwater. We especially like the local parks, such as Anclote River (which you could walk or cycle to) and Wall Spring Park. The US 19 is close to the house and gives access to shopping of all kinds, from large Malls with the big stores like Macy’s, Sears and Dillard’s and also smaller shopping areas as well as the big supermarkets like Publix, Winn Dixie and Walmart. The US 19 also has very many eateries of all types. We have stayed in this house on seven occasions, twice in 2017, from which you will realise that we thoroughly recommend it.
Comfortable Home Away From Home
My family of four (myself, wife and the two kids) enjoyed our lovely vacation in Florida. This Tarpon Springs home is a nice and easy drive to where you want to get to. We went as far as Downtown Disney after a stop at Legoland. We were in Tampa quite a bit, but the drive is very easy to get there. We love our day outing in downtown Tarpon Springs, had a very delicious Greek lunch (the large Gyros), boat ride to learn about Tarpon Springs which include a trip to an island to pick some shells and we managed to pick up a couple of great bottles of wine before leaving downtown.
This home has all the amenities we need. The kids especially loved the pool. Tim: thanks for sharing your home with us. You are in great hands with Mark helping managing your place. Mark is great to work with when I had any questions. Definitely helps with him living just a few doors down. We would love to come back to this home, if available, when we are back in this area again.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Nice family home
Nice three bedroom villa with pool. Being renovated so some bits great, some in need of tlc, but all in good condition. Very close to the Sponge Docks where you can take boat trips out, and nice shops. Can highly recommend the cakes in Hela bakery! Villa is moments away from the busy 19 which runs down to Tampa. About 50- 60 mins from Busch Gardens etc. Check out the huge flea market while you are here. Property manager lived just up the cul de sac, so was on hand for any problems, though we encountered none. Kitchen was well equipped, and there were games etc in the cupboard along with a drawer full of brochures. A bit far from Tampa if you wanted to do a lot there, but we found enough to do without making that trip.
Many thanks for this review.
Lots of renovations taken place this year as well as the outside of villa just painted all over, solar panels installed and pool decking area renovated also.
Lots to do in the area, as you said ,and we agree totally on the Hella's bakery!! Yum
We loved this villa. It was exactly what we were looking for - a decent base in a fabulous yet quiet location. The villa was spotlessly clean, had all the amenities and we had such a great time. Everything was in good working order and we loved coming back to the villa after days out and about exploring the area.
The swimming pool is great for private quiet relaxing moments - we also had fun playing water volleyball. The area of Tarpon Springs is well worth a visit. Shopping malls, restaurants, golf courses and supermarkets are a short drive away.
The villa was everything we wanted and more. It was truly great value for money and the owners were very helpful. They gave loads of information about things to do in the area and even left local take-away menus and recommended the best restaurants.
We will definitely return in the future. We would highly recommend!
Very nice clean and comfortable. close to beaches and Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and shopping malls and super markets. I recomend this villa and will stay again if the dates I need are open. Thank you tim for having us. George and Becky.
Good Accomodation, Good Location, Good Service
We stayed at Linn Harbor as the villa that we had stayed in previously was booked for the period that we could fit in. We were pleased that this place was nearer the coast than previously and also nearer the US 19 with every facility that the US can offer.
It lived up to its description; the house was clean, spacious and especially well equipped, with a pool big enough for our needs.
We knew the area pretty well but continued to find new and interesting places locally, some guided by the excellent orientation book left at the house. We even had a takeaway Thanksgiving Day lunch on Thanksgiving Day from Cody's, nearby!
Our best recommendation is that we are booking again for the coming winter.
The villa is located in Tarpon Springs just five mins from the famous Greek sponge docks where you can take a trip on sponge diving boats or a sea fishing trip on the local flats or into the Gulf of Mexico. Tarpon Springs is also home to some excellent sea food restaurants. Fred Howard national park offers a beautiful beach and an ideal location for water sports and salt water fishing. Clearwater beach is only 25 mins drive south of the villa.
Florida is famous for its fantastic golf courses and the villa is ideally positioned to enable you to take the opportunity to play some of Florida's best including Fox Hollow, World Woods and Lake Jovita. The villa is located close to Highway 19 which has numerous excellent restaurants and shopping malls within very short driving distance. Busch Gardens is only 30 min drive into Tampa south, and Orlando with Disney World, Sea World, Wet n Wild and Universal being only one and half to two hours drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact us if you wish to stay for less than 1 week as we may well be able to accommodate you. Option pool heating is charged at £70 per week.