Lake Tarpon Villas
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Your own home away from home with plenty of space and privacy, ideally located on Florida's Gulf Coast just minutes from many of America's best beaches and situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarpon, just north of Clearwater.
Shared pool and Jacuzzi.
Computer with free high-speed Internet access.
On the shores of beautiful Lake Tarpon in the small and quaint town of Palm Harbor, just north of the famous beach resort of Clearwater with mile after mile of white sandy beaches all the way down to St Petersburg.
Many of the local beaches regularly make the top ten beaches in America beating off competition from California and Hawaii!!
We are also just south of the well-known tourist town of Tarpon Springs with it's famous sponge docks.
The big and exciting city of Tampa together with it's International Airport is just 30 minutes away, with the major theme parks in Orlando only 90 minutes drive away.
Come stay with us and you will find you can relax and recharge your batteries in a comfortable setting yet just minutes away you have all the activities and amenities that you could ever wish for!
Relax by the heated pool (which has solar panels) and in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the waterfront environment.
On your doorstep are an abundance of malls, restaurants, parks, beaches, golf courses, cinemas and endless activities for everyone - regardless of age.
Lake Tarpon Villas is a modern, stylish, low-level apartment complex with direct access to seven-mile long Lake Tarpon (Florida's second largest lake) which is great for fishing and water skiing.
Apartments look out onto water, boardwalks and boat docks. A gas-grill-BBQ is on the decking right by the water.
We have our own boat dock and next door is a boatyard which hires boats. Also next door is a great restaurant and bar which you can walk to.
We have welcomed countless happy guests since 2001 and on our own website you will find extensive guest feedback and recommendations, over 140 extra pictures and detailed local information. Each year about 3 months are booked out to repeat visitors.
We bought in this area because we wanted a home in a relaxing and homely part of Florida where you can enjoy the peace and serenity of watching the sun go down on some of the best white sandy beaches in the whole of America.
Our unique advantage over most normal properties is the superb location on the waters of Lake Tarpon. The boats, decking and palms make this a lovely setting for your vacation.
You can fish off the decking and see eagles and many other beautiful birds yet you are in an area full of malls, shops and excellent restaurants - and just minutes from beaches that have been voted the very best in the whole of America (and don't forget that includes Hawaii).
Inside the apartments we have made sure they are comfortable, clean and well-equipped with everything you need to be able to sit back and relax.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sunset Beach 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tampa International 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is designed to make your stay a comfortable and relaxing one.
It comes complete with all vital appliances and utensils together with free Cable TV with over 80 channels, DVD player, telephone with free local calls and computer with free high-speed Internet access.
Our ground-level spacious one-bedroom apartment downstairs has a queen-size bed and one bathroom. The large sofa bed in the living room enables you to sleep four with ease.
The living room and dining area has a superb view of the water of Lake Tarpon.
The patio doors open out into the very large patio area with sofa, chairs and table, which is screened off – an ideal spot for a drink at sunset.
Just outside on the decking is the gas-grill-BBQ right by the water.
Note that we also have a 2-bed apartment also for rent.
|Further details outdoors|
There is an open-air heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sun loungers and picnic tables where you can relax alongside the boat docks and waterside. Next-door is a boatyard from which pontoon boats can be hired and docked adjacent to the apartments at our own private mooring. Just over the road is a multiplex cinema.
You will need a car to stay here. The Clearwater area is a popular tourist area with many restaurants, bars, shopping malls and although they are just minutes away the road layout in this area means they are spread along the main roads that cover this area and are not suitable for walking to.
The Florida region
Tampa International Airport is just 30 minutes away, with the major theme parks in Orlando only 90 minutes away.
We are just 8 miles north of famous Clearwater beach. Other fabulous beaches much closer i.e. Caladesi Island which in 2008 was voted best beach in the whole of America!
You are within easy reach of Disney World, Epcot Centre, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, Sea Life, and all the other attractions in Orlando.
On your doorstep in Tampa, you have a theme park, Busch Gardens, famous for having some of the best roller coasters in Florida.
There are major sporting teams such as the SuperBowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Devil Rays baseball team. You can also watch spring training for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Nearby is the Pinellas Trail which is 47 miles long where you can walk, run, bike, jog, or rollerblade and the fabulous Anderson Park is less than a mile away.
There are endless other activities for everyone such as great shopping at the malls, water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, museums (i.e. Salvador Dali), art galleries, gambling at the Hardrock casino in Tampa, bowling, zoos, cruises, concerts, nightlife, parks, fishing, cinemas, sailing, shelling, biking, tennis, racquetball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseriding, miniature golf, local library, live theater, sightseeing, waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, rafting and swimming with Manatees or Dolphins.
Come have a great vacation that you will never forget!
Nearby are the well-known and lively beach resorts of Clearwater and St. Petersburg.
Just 10 minutes away we have the quieter beaches of Honeymoon Island, Sunset Beach, Caladesi Island and Fred Howard Park.
These hidden gems are often listed in the top 10 best beaches in America (beating competition in California and Hawaii!).
Tarpon Springs is a renowned port just up the road, famous for it's ethnic Greek community diving for sponges.
Plenty of good value courses nearby including the world famous Westin Innisbrook (hosts USA PGA tour event), Wentworth Golf club and the Lansbrook Golf course.
Florida is renowned for good value, delicious food, usually served in large portions! Menus include a wide selection from ethnic Italian or gourmet French to "down home" barbecue, juicy steaks or fresh fish caught daily. All of these are close by as well as lots of fast-food chains.
There are numerous supermarkets (including Wal-Mart and Publix) less than a mile away as well as other shops and malls.
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22 Oct 2013
"Best time ever"
Hi mark just to say thanks for letting us the apt it was everything you said it would be we found Cody's a great place to eat in and the beaches and lakes we found were unreal it was the best week we had in along time the apt had everything you would need and was lovely just to sit out and and look at all the boats just so relaxing would be back again and will be passing your apt on to friends many thanks again Deirdre & oliver
23 Jun 2013
"To the couple from France"
I have just read the review posted by the English couple who live in France, I totally refute everything that is negative that they said about the apartment and location. We are in the older age grou… More
20 Jun 2013
"Loved this condo and its location"
We had a fantastic time in your Condo at Lake Tarpon. You have a lovely place – bigger than I expected and really clean and modern. Dock and pool very pretty. We played golf at Landsbrook 3 times (saw a gator on the 17th!), kayaked the Crystal river, went to Ellenden outlet shops, Clearwater pier 60 and Busch gardens twice. Busy week
28 May 2013
"Beware the US 19!!"
We rented this condo for two months January and February 2013.The property was tired and contrary to the owners statements is in need of a full refurb. The bedroom was in poor condition with stains on the sheets from previous occupiers. Only after a serious email to the owner were we supplied with new sheets and pillows.The owner uses a local lady who lives on the low scale development.
What you are not informed of is the noise of an eight lane highway less than two hundred yards from the unit.Also not mentioned is the scary exit from the minor road that takes you onto the US19. English visitors my find it daunting especially if you want to go south!
We have been many times to the area but even we were taken in by the owners presentation on the website. Caveat Emptor!
We care and listen to our guests feedback - in this instance we took action to a genuine problem and we made every effort humanly possible to make this guests stay a happy one – despite every effort, sadly we just could not satisfy this particular guest.
We have successfully rented our two apartments on this lovely complex for over 10 years and we now get over 4 months booked each year to repeat visitors who love coming back year after year.
The people staying before and after this particular guest have both left very positive reviews saying that the apartments are exactly as described – a lovely lakeside complex close to beaches, set in a busy popular tourist area with so much to see and do.
19 May 2013
"Comfortable, Spacious, well located condo"
We spent a really lovely six weeks across March/April in this ground floor one bed condo.
The accommodation is the first one as you approach the complex and, as such, has the advantage of being able to add the extra space of a Computer room/Library leading off the lounge area that others do not have.
There was a large washer and drier facility (new) that was most useful for the longer stay.
The spacious lounge opens up to an even wider furnished lanai, leading to the barbecue and boardwalk area with pleasant open views across the water to the nearby hotel.
We have already booked a return visit.
11 Jan 2013
"Great value for a couple"
A smaller apartment, accommodating 2 people is not easy to find in Florida but this one is just perfect; as described and good value.
The bed was comfy (not too firm) and the kitchen was clean and easy to use. I liked that we had our own washer/dryer and use of a computer.
The lanai and decking were out of the sun, which was a shame in December, but I think that will be a thankful bonus during the hotter months. We still enjoyed the use of them during the evening.
Close by, along the coast are cycle paths and numerous parks for watching the abundant wildlife.
The only access to the villas is via the busy US19. Thankfully, it does have a pavement which we used to cycle to Anderson Park to the north and Publix supermarket to the south.
The Francis Wilson Playhouse, Clearwater is a worthy evening's entertainment.
29 Jul 2012
"A Piece of Heaven"
All you could ask for, a home from home. The views are awesome onto the lake and it is so peaceful. Lovely to sit out on the patio in the evening knowing the bugs couldn't get to us and watch the world go by slowly and peacefully.
Tarpon Springs a must visit a piece of Greece in Florida.
Florida Aquarium in Tampa also a place to visit with a boat trip around the bay to see the wild dolphins and pay extra for the penguin experience I've never laughed so much.
The beaches a stone throw away and beautiful.
Orlando only a 90 mins drive and did this journey a couple of times with no stress.
We can honestly say this has been one of the best holidays we have been on and this is our 12th visit to Florida.
Many thanks to Mark.
2 Jan 2012
"Excellent Accomodation and closeness to Tampa Airport"
Despite that we are 70 years of age we are frequent travellers to most parts of the world and are very critical if things are not up to our expectations.
From the initial contact with the owner we were very impressed with all aspects of the holiday from the excellent directions from the airport to the small details of where the best beaches and eating houses were situated.
From our own point of view we were very satisfied that we had chosen this property.
To our surprise our deposit was returned well witrhin the time scale stated by the owner,but we did leave the property in a clean and tidy condition as it was when we arrived.
28 May 2011
"A truly marvellous holiday"
Want to say that we had a truly marvellous holiday once again – our fourth stay at your apartments we feel like residents now. So much wildlife to see in the local parks and the local restaurants even know us now. Still finding new parks, Wall Springs the current favourite, we have returned home feeling relaxed and many years younger – wonderful, thank you.
Carol (and John) Eabry
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