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Beach and manatees minutes away. Huge dock, Audiophile Ent, Security Cameras

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Close To Manatee, Sarasota, St Petersburg, And Tampa. 1Hr 20 Minute From Disney

Corporate rental discount.

Last year, 672 manatees where recorded in this area. The manatee viewing center is open to the public, however, if you have access to a boat, you can be surrounded by them during their evening stroll to the warm water inlet.

25 minutes from IMBA Mountain Bike Trail ranked #8 Alafia River State Park, and #13 Boyette Springs Scrub reserve, 1 hr 30 minutes to #7 Santos Trail Head, Ocala. 1hr 10 minute drive to Walt Disney World front entrance.

25 minute drive to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.

25 minutes to down town Tampa, 22 minutes to Ybor City, 31 minutes to Ana Maria Island, 48 minutes to Sarasota beaches, 40 minutes to Sarasota Town Square Center. 28 minutes to Ellenton Outlet Mall.

Locally owned and operated wonderfully rated restaurants and bars less than 5 minute walk away (Circles and Alpha Pizza). Multiple salon and resort services in the same plaza.

As you turn into the Cobia Cay neighborhood you are surrounded by palm trees that line the neighborhood streets. The minute you drive up the beautifully paved and wide driveway, you are impressed by the elevation and size of this very large 3 bed room home. As you stand in the driveway, you have views and enjoy the breezes of Tampa Bay. As you walk through the large front columns into the entryway and open the doors, the view is nothing but spectacular. It always jumps starts a state of relaxation. If you can remove your complete stare of the water front for just a moment, you will see the full coquina fireplace, which divides the great room. Your eyes will dangle around visual clues to the owners personalities.

To insure complete relaxation, the great room is decorated in earth tones with a leather couch, love seat and chair. It is complemented by an audiophile entertainment system consisting of; LG OLED 60 In TV, Magnepan 3.7i front, Klipsch Surrounds, Emotiva XMC-1 7.1 , (2) Emotiva Outdoor Speakers on Zone 2 overlooking the courtyard. Apple iOS integration, USB Dongles can be connected directly to LG OLED TV. Spectrum internet and HDTV channels.

Walk into the guest bathroom and you will see exotic granite countertops and tastefully decorated treatments. The front guest bedroom is decorated in a soothing blue tones and has always been a mid-day nappers favorite place. It also contains a wall mounted 42 in Panasonic Plasma TV. The rear guest bedroom is decorated in darker earth tones and has a unique frameless corner window overlooking the waterfront. Accompanied by opposing windows, this room wonderfully enjoys the breezes from Tampa Bay.

As you make way to the Bar/Breakfast area, you will see a circular table that seats 6 but has been known to squeeze in 10, we call it the social circle. While forward facing with your family or friends, you’ll be overlooking the water front. Not too far away is the beautiful wooden pub style bar. It is equipped with glassware and all the devices necessary to make that perfect cocktail.

Once in the kitchen, you realize the one of the owner’s passions, FOOD. The Kitchen is equipped with most all common and some exotic cooking devices/implements. While utilizing the kitchen, you have complete views of the entire water front and are very part of the goings on in the great room.

The formal dining room seats 8 and has a bookcase with a library of titles that are available. The window is placed perfectly to feel the bay breezes.

Just behind the privacy door, you will enter the Master Suite. The bathroom contains a breathtaking design which includes 2 Kohler 6 Jet shower systems. Natural lights come streaming through a large picture window overlooking a private bamboo cubby filled with plants. The large Jacuzzi tub fills quickly with hot and cold water. Dual raised bowl sinks and vanities.

As you walk down the corridor of the suite, you’ll happen upon the master closet, storage and shelving abounds. Continuing pass this room will take you to the large master suite with a sleigh style king bed, love seat, and ottoman. A 60 in LG Plasma TV is mounted on the wall. The french doors open onto the courtyard, which conveniently straddles the Hot Tub.

Once outside, the oos and ahhs continue. The elevation in the courtyard places you very close to the water. It has landscape islands containing some of the 15 palm trees of the property. As you walk through the courtyard, you will see a suspended movable hammock which allows you to choose your napping spot. In addition, you will see the very large out door picnic table. A great place for gatherings for up to 14 people. A fire pit allows you to have memorable evenings enjoying the water front.

Walk down the walkway to the dock and you will see a remote controlled 6500 lb boat lift, fish cleaning station, and 30/50 amp power. Along the water, you will see crystal clear water, and in winter months, manatees galore. With every Tampa Bay species of fish caught of this dock, you can be rest assured, if you don’t have a boat, you’ll still be able to catch fish. Just a comment about the residential snook population; wow….just wow. Easily dock a 60ft vessel.

This home is in top shape, not worn down like most rentals on the market. Everything is up to date. No more than 7 people can stay at the home, and a maximum of 20 people are allowed for any gatherings, no exceptions.

More Details

Marcos Robles
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018


Apollo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 42 inch Panasonic Plasma TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with living area, 60 in LG Plasma TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and we couldn't be more happy with our stay! The property was vey well maintained. The house was very clean and fully furnished. Very peaceful and scenic view from the back yard where you can fish as well. Great accommodations! Friendly neighborhood. I would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all we’re wonderful guest! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. The owners responded quickly to questions and were very helpful. Watching the sun rise from the back porch for a whole week was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented this waterfront home for myself, my daughter and her children.

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Just as advertised:

Beautiful home;

Close to beach;

Fished off deck;

High end TV and electronics;

Original artwork,

Fire pit:


Everything we hoped for, and more, we even got an unplanned boat tour of the area.

Negatives? None really, There was a brief problem with the air-conditioning ... hey, sh_t happens! ... but more importantly, Marcos immediately drove a good distance to handle the problem personally.

I can't say enough nice things about the home, the owner and his family ... I highly recommend this vacation paradise.


  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiflul House...Quiet Neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this house! We especially enjoyed the back yard with all the landscaping, great patio furniture, and view of boats coming and going through the canal. The house was great and the owner's were very gracious when we needed their help. Because the neighborhood had sidewalks, we took great evening walks!

We would definitely come back!

Brad & Lynn Kriel

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and even better Owners

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this place we loved it so much we purchased a house close by.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome guests! Thank You for staying at our home. I am so happy you are becoming a neighbor! Welcome to Florida!
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Beautiful, scenic and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful home on the water. The view was spectacular; the house well appointed, clean and comfortable. The owner was very gracious and hospitable and even took us out on his boat for a lovely evening and stop at Beer Can Island. We loved touring the neighborhood on the bicycles and hanging out in the backyard. It was truly hard to leave. This is my new 'happy place'! I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, You guys were awesome! Thank you for the wonderful review!!!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tampa International and Sarasota International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Apollo Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Down Town Tampa Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Circles Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Apollo Beach Nature Preserve


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.