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|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|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||Shared outdoor pool (heated), 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.
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.