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Lakeside Apartment Near Clearwater Beaches – Home 34567 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Lakeside Apartment Near Clearwater Beaches – Home 34567

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

Ideally located on Florida's Gulf Coast just minutes from many of America’s best beaches. The apartments are situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarpon, just north of Clearwater.

The big and exciting city of Tampa together with its International Airport is just 30 minutes away, with the major theme parks in Orlando only 90 minutes drive away.

Relax by the heated communal pool and in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the waterfront environment. On your doorstep are an abundance of malls, restaurants, parks, beaches, golf courses and endless activities for young or old.

Book with confidence - we have welcomed countless happy guests since 2001 - guest comments, extra pictures and additional info are on our own web site (see link down page). Each year about 3 months are booked out in each apartment to repeat visitors.

Prices are fully inclusive of local taxes and utilities. No hidden extras unlike some other rentals. The apartment will be cleaned before and after

Ideally located on Florida's Gulf Coast just minutes from many of America’s best beaches. The apartments are situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarpon, just north of Clearwater.

The big and exciting city of Tampa together with its International Airport is just 30 minutes away, with the major theme parks in Orlando only 90 minutes drive away.

Relax by the heated communal pool and in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the waterfront environment. On your doorstep are an abundance of malls, restaurants, parks, beaches, golf courses and endless activities for young or old.

Book with confidence - we have welcomed countless happy guests since 2001 - guest comments, extra pictures and additional info are on our own web site (see link down page). Each year about 3 months are booked out in each apartment to repeat visitors.

Prices are fully inclusive of local taxes and utilities. No hidden extras unlike some other rentals. The apartment will be cleaned before and after your stay. No need for you to lift a finger, relax and enjoy! Credit cards accepted.

WHAT A LOCATION - The apartments are situated 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. We are also just south of the well-known tourist town of Tarpon Springs.

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 and are not suitable for walking to (no pavement/sidewalk).

WATERFRONT LIVING - Lake Tarpon Villas is a modern, stylish, low-level apartment complex with direct access to seven-mile long Lake Tarpon (the second largest lake in Florida) which is great for bass fishing and water skiing. Both apartments look out onto water, boardwalks and boat docks. Often you will see fish in the water and storks and herons right outside on the decking which you can fish from. Our gas-grill-BBQ is on the decking right by the waterside.

There is an open-air swimming pool which has solar panels to heat the water in the winter and cool the water in the summer. There is a 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. Also next door is a great restaurant and bar which you can walk to.

Our large two-bedroom apartment has views of the lake from the balcony. It has two bedrooms, one with queen-size bed and one with twin beds; also there is a large sofa bed to sleep two more (living room). There are two bathrooms, one en-suite. Both have bath and shower. The apartment is accessed by a small flight of stairs, it is on the 1st floor (the complex is no higher).

WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED - Both apartments come complete with all vital appliances and utensils together with Cable TV with over 80 channels, DVD player and telephone with free local calls.

The kitchen has all the obvious appliances and utensils you need for cooking i.e. cooker, microwave, pots, pans, cutlery, kettle, coffee-maker etc. There is also a dishwasher and refrigerator.

For your convenience we have installed a computer with free Internet access and WIFI for your portable devices.

AWARD-WINNING BEACHES - Of course most people coming to stay with us want to know what the beaches are like. Well luckily we are minutes away from many great beaches. Many people have heard of St. Petersburg and Clearwater but there are more local beaches close by such as Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Fred Howard Park and Sunset beach. Some of these have been voted in the top ten of all beaches in America – beating off competition from California and Hawaii!

TAMPA - On your doorstep in Tampa, you also have a major theme park, Busch Gardens, famous for having the best rollercoasters in Florida. Tampa itself has all sorts of attractions from waterfront shopping, marinas, Lowry Park Zoo, museums, malls, sports and nightlife.

NEARBY - Within 5 miles miles we calculate there to be hundreds of restaurants. Numerous supermarkets (including Wal-Mart, Publix and Albertsons less than a mile away). The area is a haven for golf lovers. Less than 1/2 mile is world-famous Westin Innisbrook Resort. Within 10 miles there are about 40 golf courses!! Nearby is the Pinellas Trail which is 47 miles long where you can walk, run, bike, jog, or rollerblade.

Location description from owner

The Florida region

Getting Here - Tampa International Airport is just 30 minutes away, with the major theme parks in Orlando only 90 minutes away.

Distances - 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!

Theme Parks - 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!

Palm Harbor

Coast/Beach - 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 its ethnic Greek community diving for sponges.

GolF - 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.

Restaurants - 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 barbecue, juicy steaks or fresh fish caught daily. All of these are close by as well as lots of fast-food chains.

Supermarkets - 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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
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About the owner

Mark E
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
22 Apr 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Aug 2007. Located in Florida, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £395.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Apr 2017.

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“Lovely villa, home from home”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2014

Just returned today fromTarpon Springs, The villa is a lovely size and has all the amenties required for a relaxing stay. The rooms are very big and the balcony has a very pleasant view of the marina. Head out in the sunshine and you are likely to be amazed at the local wildlife, darting lizards, terepins and the famous crocodile that comes in most nights who only has three legs. Be warned however he is big not the small caymen as some suggested. The nearby beaches are beautiful as decribed. Honeymoon island was our favourite and we had a dolphin swim past us on the first morning whilst collecting shells. Clearwater Beach itself is probably better suited for children due to the sand in the water and all amenities but get there early as parking becomes difficult as the day goes on. Tarpon Springs a couple of miles up the road has everything you need, Walmart etc for all food , towels etc etc and handy restuarants including the famous rustie bellies (we loved this) Panero bread and Cody's. Be warned however Cody's is so popular we could not even get into the car park one evening so do go early especially with kids. Whilst in Tarpon itself have a quick look at the sponge docks and take a boat trip out to the nearby islands where you are guaranteed to see dolphins , osprey and shells galore.

“Great Apartment”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in your 2 bedroom apartment, it is well appointed and kept clean and tidy, everything we needed was on hand including beach chairs, beach umbrella and coolers to borrow. We found the new keyless entry system a real boon, no worrying about losing the key. The pool and hot tub at the complex were great and we had them to ourselves most of the time. We travelled into Tampa to go to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island water park four times in the fortnight. Locally our favourite place to visit was Honeymoon Island. Eating in the USA is always an experience, if only for the size of the portions, but we particularly enjoyed Billy's Tarpon Turtle, Cody's Roadhouse and Plum Tomatoes Pizzeria. Referring back to a previous review, yes, the property is located just of a major highway, but do not let this put you off, we never noticed any traffic noise and driving was easy and relaxed. I would highly recommend this apartment as a base for a holiday in this area.

“Great base for a young family”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

Having spent 7 nights in a small hotel in Orlando and another 4 nights in Clearwater beach in another cramped room (2 adults and 2 kids) this was a welcome apartment with lots of space. Area was lovely and peaceful and everyone around the site very friendly. We had almost sole use of the pool and sitting in the hot tub was something we all enjoyed. We also made use of the fishing rods that Mark has and caught a few fish on some bread. The kids loved it and just another great memory of the holiday. We had a great time exploring the local area as well as having our own space Favourite places visited were....All the national state parks - Anderson (for small alligators), John Chesnut (bigger alligators), Honeymoon Island (great nature centre and we also saw a rattlesnake), Fred Howard park (tortoises). Favourite restaurants were.....Tarpon turtle was lovely to sit outside with great food and a superb location. We were all transfixed with the alligators. We also enjoyed Cody's roadhouse which was great food (and plentiful) Handy tips to future visitors and or recommendations of places to visit or see were....Try and find the Tarpon Turtle - it really is a lovely setting for a meal (as well as good food). Alt 19 is probably as quick as highway 19 when heading towards Clearwater. Clearwater aquarium can be very busy on a rainy day and to look out for buy one get one free vouchers on the internet (other it works out as $70 for a family of four which is a bit excessive)

“Comfortable Condo in Convenient Location”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2013

This condo is part of the 40 unit complex of “Tarpon Villas” which was completed in the mid 90s. Its residents, in almost equal numbers, are Permanent owners, Permanent renters, US Holiday Owners (Snowbirds), and as in our case, Holiday renters. There are four sizes of condo on the complex and this is one of the largest. We have been renting in Tarpon Villas for nine years now and must have visited at least a dozen times, staying for up to 6 weeks on each occasion. Suffice to say we think it is a really great area to holiday in. There are many lovely towns nearby (Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs), some really great beaches (Howard Park, Sunset, Honeymoon Island and, of course, Clearwater), attractive parks (John Chestnut, Anderson, Brooker Creek), the Pinellas Trail for bikers and walkers, shops and malls galore, and more golf courses that one could possibly list. If that does not fill your holiday diary then you can rent a boat from the yard next door and explore the waters of Lake Tarpon. We stayed in this particular condo for six weeks in October/November 2012 for the first time as a result of our previous condo being withdrawn from the rental market. Although you might say the change was forced upon us, we have been very happy with the outcome. The condo is on the first floor (higher ceilings), it is light, airy and spacious with pleasant views from both front and rear balconies. It is clean, comfortable and well equipped. We find the condo location convenient. It is about 120 yards off US19, the main artery in the area. This gives easy access to many of the best local restaurants: Olive Garden, Carrabbas, Outback, Long Horn, and for something a little different, Codys Roadhouse. It is also situated directly behind the Lake Tarpon Resort, which gives the dual benefit of providing easy walking access to a sports bar/restaurant whilst shielding the complex from the main road. Overall the condo represents good value, particularly when you consider the extra space gained compared with a hotel of similar cost. The shrubbery, boardwalks, boat docks and swimming pool/Jacuzzi areas of the complex are kept in good condition by the locally run association. Our experience is that, for the most part, it is a quiet and peaceful environment which we would recommend to anyone considering booking. We ourselves rebooked for another 6 weeks in 2013 and our intention is to return every year for 6 weeks.

“Had a brilliant stay. Clean accommodation & very spacious.”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2013

We recently stayed here. Had a brilliant stay. Lovely clean accommodation & very spacious. Everything we needed was in the apartment - even a hairdryer! A bonus was the use of the computer/internet access & of course the fishing rods ! Spent a lot of time fishing on Lake Tarpon from the Dockside bar (staff there were good & even brought us our takeaway lunches!). Went on a 1/2 day fishing trip with Steve Preiss (Steve's Discount Lake Tarpon Bait & Tackle Shop), very knowledgeable man & everyone caught fish on the lake. Would definitely return & recommend to others.

“A Really Good North Tampa Location”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2013

'We stayed in the two bed apartment in September 2012. The apartment is very well equipped, comfortable and welcoming. The pool is excellent and well maintained. The location is perfect for exploring the local area, with a wide variety of attractions from beaches ,lakes, state parks and charming village communities. (Dunedin is certainly worth a visit or two!) there is a large choice of places to eat and more shops than you could ever hope to visit. (so pack light on arrival, as you are likely to end up with many purchases, during your visit!) Mark has created an excellent supporting 'facts' document on the accommodation and local(and greater Florida) area, which is particularly helpful. There is also the fabulous Florida people and weather. Although we encountered an internet connection issue on arrival, Mark quickly resolved this matter by sending local expertise to fix the problems. - very impressive indeed. Mark takes great pride in his apartments and this shows from your first contact with him. We have no hesitation in recommending these apartments, as an excellent base for a great, relaxing vacation.

“Spacious appartment.”

Reviewed 27 Nov 2011

We rented the ground floor apt recently. Plenty of room & good to have PC with internet access. We enjoyed the on site swimming pool. A very good base for exploring this interesting area. Closest beach is Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, and Clearwater beach is an easy drive also. Plenty to do in the area, not just beaches. We will be back.

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