House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
smoking permitted outside only
Minimum age of primary renter:24
automatic loss of deposit if smoking within house
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Already planning our return trip next year
Larry gave us excellent recommendations for places to eat, directions to wherever we needed to go. If we wanted anything he took care of it immediately. We cannot find enough kind words for Larry and how he treated us. He genuinely makes you feel like you are a member of his family. His wife is just as nice. The house is absolutely beautiful. It is so wonderful to get up every morning and walk out onto the balconies. The views are everything they say they are. We fished off the dock, we grilled almost every night, my daughter loved laying in the hammock. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. We are already planning our trip back next year.
The location is excellent, with all attractions within 30 minutes. Investigate the City Pass that Larry had suggested. It worked great for us and provided excellent savings. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was nothing great and definitely don't go on a rainy day. It was mobbed. Everything else was great. The house itself has beautiful views and sunsets from either the deck that goes all around the main level or through the sliders that are throughout both levels. Bring binoculars! We saw lots of different animals and watched as the owner's cat caught his own fish and brought it back to eat.
The owners were very pleasant, and when we arrived Larry helped us carry the luggage, coolers and assorted items up the stairs.
Unfortunately, the weather had been cool and remained so at night and, therefore, the pool was chilly. The kids went in only once which was too bad because they would have loved going in more. They did enjoy going out in the kayaks.
One drawback for some would be the amount of stairs. It's about one and a half stories of outside stairs to get to the main level. Inside it's a few more steps than usual to the second floor master bedroom. Also, for those who would want to sit down for a meal there is no table to sit at. There are about 6 stools at the kitchen bar which was fine for us. The one thing that I would suggest fixing are the very squeaky beds on the main level. The bed in the master was very comfortable.
We all enjoyed our stay very much!
We splurged to get this rental property because it offered so much. The views were a big attraction to me as well as the direct access to the water. The map showed that it was pretty central to all the attractions that we wanted to see in our one month stay. Having kayaks was important as well as I intended to renew my former passion.
Well it surpassed all of these expectations and more. The owners were right there on the property and were not only helpful but generous with their time as well. The lagoon was filled with exotic Florida birds nearly every day. An osprey sat as a sentinel just outside our windows every morning.
If you like to fish, or kayak or explore all the interesting things that Tampa area offers, then I highly recommend this place.
Very nice, how ever the home needs some visible improvements.
It’s a nice home please don’t get me wrong, but there is some updating needed ASAP. The door in the master bedroom bathroom, has much water damage. The bed headboard just sits on the dresser not secured and feel off on us, we could not rent the boat as told when we rented the home, apparently there was some last minute insurance issues, the area is not real good for fishing, referring in back of the home as I thought from the back, I was really planning on fishing ALOT from the home but had to go off property to find fish, mainly the piers we went to. The owner is very nice no question and took us out for a morning or fishing but it’s not the same as taking the family out as planned months in advance. Over all the home is a 7out if 10 stars. The air hockey table is for looks and not really for use, it should be taken down if would look better and orettt beat up, in the main room. Beware if you have stair issues you have about 20 stairs going up to the second level to enter the home and the master bedroom there is another 15+ stairs when you get inside it’s a little work for sure, but it’s a beautiful view as advertised, it’s just the home needs updating for sure, if I knew the area better there is nice resorts for $200-250 a night with just more for the family to do. It just was not what I was expecting for my family, we are into fishing big time and going on the water so it was a disappointment for sure not having good fishing or use of the boat. Again the owner was more then nice but a family Florida vacation is only once eveey 2 years for us, I felt I let my family down, however I did the best I could with what I was told, things just didn’t work out unfortunately.
Loved it can't wait to go back again
Larry was a great host everything was as described
Awesome views with a great host!
We had an amazing time while staying there! We stayed a week and decided to stay one extra day. I was born and raised in Tampa but moved to Virginia and started a family so my kids had never been to Florida so our trip was a way of showing them where I'm from and how I grew up. Larry was awesome enough to take myself and my oldest son out fishing in his boat and showed us some great spots to fish and see wildlife. My son was absolutely amazed wants to come back next year. We visited many places while down there and it was always nice to come back to the house and relax. My wife and I would have coffee outside on the deck every morning before waking the kiddos for the day's events. I will try and make this a tradition of staying here whenever we can come back down and would recommend to anyone.
There are several restaurants including Applebees, The Outback Steakhouse, City Fish fresh seafood chilies olive garden and The Bahama Breeze just 4 miles away on the water, just to name a few!
Charter fishing, flats trips available for redfish, trout, sheephead,
snook, spanish mackrel, tarpon,& jacks and blue crab.
We are currently offering a 20ft SEA FOX center console boat with a 150 hp Mercury motor along with the house for $1750.00 to 1850.00 per week, or just rent this Million Dollar View for $1250.00-1350.00 per week plus tax.