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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
This waterfront home with your own private pool is great for families, couples or large enough for a gathering of friends. You can fish out your back door, or take out the kayaks provided with your stay. The home is located in a private island community on the Anclote River minutes from the famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Several beaches are close by, as are plenty of great restaurants, sightseeing attractions and shopping venues. The open water of the Gulf of Mexico is just minutes by boat. The home is a beautifully decorated 2,300 sq ft 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom two-story with a loft that provides sleeping for a total of 9 guests. Linens are of high quality and the pool bath is stocked with pool towels. There are ceiling fans in every room. The master suit has a king-size...This waterfront home with your own private pool is great for families, couples or large enough for a gathering of friends. You can fish out your back door, or take out the kayaks provided with your stay. The home is located in a private island community on the Anclote River minutes from the famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Several beaches are close by, as are plenty of great restaurants, sightseeing attractions and shopping venues. The open water of the Gulf of Mexico is just minutes by boat. The home is a beautifully decorated 2,300 sq ft 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom two-story with a loft that provides sleeping for a total of 9 guests. Linens are of high quality and the pool bath is stocked with pool towels. There are ceiling fans in every room. The master suit has a king-size bed, flat screen tv and a large garden tub with a newly remodeled granite bathroom. The other bedrooms have queen beds, and the loft has a pyramid bed with a twin on the top and a full on the bottom and has its own tv making it great for teens or kids. Furnishings and decorations are of vibrant tropical colors, and the home is immaculately maintained by professional housekeeping There is vision fitness elliptical trainer with a tv overlooking the pool area. The back of the home opens up to the water and sparkling pool area with a newly constructed 2 level spacious deck, perfect for cocktail hour or outdoor dining. The main living area is a combined great room, granite and stainless kitchen, and bar. There is a big flat screen TV and leather seating in the family room. The kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking necessities and there is a grill right out the back door on the deck. Beautiful office area overlooking the pool and canal with internet throughout the house. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate that there are no backyard neighbors and wildlife abounds. Dolphins and manatees frequent the canal, and eagles osprey and often sighted. Fishing can be done from the seawall and poles and bait can be purchased just down the road at The Bait Bucket. Kayaks provided with the rental are perfect for exploring the inland waterways filled with mangroves and abundant wildlife. Please note the pool is not surrounded by child-proof fencing. Non-swimmers and young children should be closely monitored. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. . Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 CribMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
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Reviews (15)
Nil789
Nil789
We absolutely loved this home! We used the pool every day. We fished off the dock every day. The home has great spaces and was fully stocked. Tarpon Springs is a wonderful town. Thank you very much and we will definitely consider renting the house again! You will not be disappointed.
Visited June 2019
Written 27 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Curious541943
Curious541943
We are so glad you enjoyed our home. Please come again. Diane - owner
Written 10 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lee V
Lee V
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Every Year we look for a vacation spot for our family to get together . We have been to Disney, Dollywood, Myrtle Beach, and other touristy places in the past. This year we wanted a place close to attractions and things to do, but more importantly a place to relax and enjoy our home away from home. We found Diane's home on Trip Advisor this year and could not have made a better choice. The house is located in a small waterfront community just around the corner from the Historic Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. The house was beautifully decorated and well maintained with everything we needed to have a memorable vacation. The pictures we saw online did not do it justice! .We met Laura the property manager and she was extremely friendly and helpful. The kids spent hours in the pool and not on their phones, which was a thing of beauty. We enjoyed morning coffee by the pool and watched for dolphins in the mornings. The location was perfect for a quick trip to Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater or Crystal River. One thing you must do, is a visit to nearby Hellas for dessert, or Mykonos for authentic Greek cuisine. I would definitely stay again.
Visited June 2016 Travelled with family
Written 1 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lee V
Lee V
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Every Year we look for a vacation spot for our family to get together . We have been to Disney, Dollywood, Myrtle Beach, and other touristy places in the past. This year we wanted a place close to attractions and things to do, but more importantly a place to relax and enjoy our home away from home. We found Diane's home on Trip Advisor this year and could not have made a better choice. The house is located in a small waterfront community just around the corner from the Historic Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. The house was beautifully decorated and well maintained with everything we needed to have a memorable vacation. The pictures we saw online did not do it justice! .We met Laura the property manager and she was extremely friendly and helpful. The kids spent hours in the pool and not on their phones, which was a thing of beauty. We enjoyed morning coffee by the pool and watched for dolphins in the mornings. The location was perfect for a quick trip to Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater or Crystal River. One thing you must do, is a visit to nearby Hellas for dessert, or Mykonos for authentic Greek cuisine. I would definitely stay again.
Visited June 2016
Written 1 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Curious541943
Curious541943
Lee, Thank you so much for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do!! Come again!!
Written 5 July 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meander300961
Meander300961
This is our second time renting Diane and Scott's house in Tarpon! The house works for our family of 5, with the master suite downstairs and two bedrooms, a loft and bathroom upstairs. The furniture is very pretty and looks almost new! We fit 6-7 people at the kitchen bistro table. The pool is very nice and warm! I feel this house is well worth the rental price and nicer than many other rentals. A big bonus is the house is on a better than nice street with very friendly neighbors and a back yard that has no rear neighbors! If you love to fish, just step out your back door and cast a line in the canal! The famous Greek Sponge Docks are literally around the corner and if you want a close place to grab a bite to eat, look no further than Hella's. This is the first time in 26 years we actually ate dinner at Hellas. What a treat, as good as my mom's cooking! One look at the dessert showcase will have you drooling. Soula tipped us off to her favorite desserts and boy was she right, truly delicious. Diane is great to deal with and prompt with returning your security check. Laura, the property manager is a doll, she is so nice and truly cares that your stay is fantastic! If you haven't checked out Caladesi Island, you are missing out on setting foot on a piece of nature's tropical paradise! Our trip wouldn't be complete without another tattoo from Evan at Cherry Bomb!
Visited July 2015
Written 15 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Curious541943
Curious541943
Thank you Mike for your review. I hope you are able to come again next year. Thank you for appreciating the view from the back yard, no neighbors behind the canal, looks more like you are overlooking a park. That is the reason we purchased this home, the quiet, peaceful surroundings. So glad your family had a great vacation despite all the rain you had. Diane
Written 16 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoAnne G
JoAnne G
Omaha, NE21 contributions
We had a wonderful time here. Diane was very easy to contact and get everything in place. The house is spacious and comfortable. The pool area is very relaxing. You can fish of the dock. There is lots to do in Tarpon Springs. A variety of restaurants with delicious food.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with family
Written 13 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Siratsavong S
Siratsavong S
The place was fantastic, great view of the canal, and clean inviting pool. We spent most of our days just lounging in the solar heated pool for hours. One day we were able to see two manatees swimming down the canal...now that was an awesome site to see. We are so sad our stay was soo short. We will definitely rent from Diane again.
Visited July 2015
Written 15 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JoAnne G
JoAnne G
Omaha, NE21 contributions
Our family of 7 had a great time. The place was was spacious with all the accomodations and amenities needed. Would definitely rent this again if in the area. Tarpon Spings has lots to do. Diane, the owner, is very easy to work with.
Visited June 2015
Written 12 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meander300961
Meander300961
This is a pretty home in an upscale, safe, quiet & friendly neighborhood, just off Alt 19 which has easy access to gulf beaches and shopping on 19. The view from the backyard, is private and amazing! The home is well stocked with many essentials & the BBQ which is included in the price is a real plus! The pool is solar heated and warm, great for a swim anytime! All beds are comfy even the loft beds! The house was very comfortable for our family of 5 and it is very evident that many people have used the home and spent wonderful vacations in it over the years. Diane (owner) is very nice to deal with and will respond to you right away! Highlights in the area for us were: Hella's Bakery (everything is yummy and better than any bakery in NY) and the Fish Store at the Sponge Docks which is loaded with many fresh fish varieties at great prices. There is an organic grocery store called Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater, Strachan's Homemade Ice Cream in Palm Harbor is worth going off any diet for!! We love the white sands of Clearwater beach which is an easy 1/2 hour drive away and it has some great restaurants and shopping on the strip. The International Plaza in Tampa also has great shopping and at any Dillards you can get a great bargain and something very different (compared to our NY stores)! Parking at Clearwater Beach runs $2.50-$1.50 an hour. Fred Howard Park charges $5 for all day parking and Madeira Beach is around $1 an hour for parking. John's Pass Boardwalk has some cute shops; a little more upscale than the Sponge Docks while St. Armand's Circle is the nicest outdoor strip mall on the beach that we have been to so far. For 25 years we have been vacationing in Tarpon Springs and find new things to do every time we return. My husband even got his tattoo redone at Cherry Bomb Tattoos by Evan Q, who is an amazing artist. Universal Studios isn't that far and has some amazing rides and the new Harry Potter exhibit is amazing. We hope to return again!
Visited August 2014
Written 2 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Curious541943
Curious541943
Thank you for your review Portia, sounds like you got a lot of sight seeing in on your vacation. Tarpon Springs is a perfect vacation location, quiet Greek community and an easy drive to almost everything Florida has to offer. Our home is the perfect quiet place to return after a fun day on the go!
Written 16 April 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

terrib410
terrib410
My family and I love Tarpon spend at least a week Here every year. This is a time for us to put everything aside and enjoy each other. This home is lovely the colors The way the interior is decorated bright comfortable Inspirational with beautiful quotes throughout . The setting is petfect Fishing outside your back door pool the home is equipped With everything we needed. I loved dealing with The owner very sweet and helpful and I have rented another home 2 doors from this one and love the quiet neighborhood and connivence to everything. I will definitely stay here again
Visited July 2014
Written 13 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

garycP217HZ
garycP217HZ
We had a very relaxing family vacation. Close enough to Tampa to go to Busch Gardens, St Pete to watch the Ray and to all of the best beaches but far enough away from the bar scene to enjoy quiet nights on the deck. House was very nice and felt like home from the moment we walked in the door!
Visited May 2014
Written 18 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Business Travel
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
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Toaster
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropical Island Retreat-Private Waterfront

Tropical Island Retreat-Private Waterfront is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

Tropical Island Retreat-Private Waterfront has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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