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STUNNING WATERFRONT PARADISE! Hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, plush carpeting and a sparkling grotto pool awaits you. This expansive home sits on the Anclote River a calm inlet with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphins, Manatees, Birds and Fish swim and play just off the dock at this impeccably manicured sanctuary. Exquisite furniture and beautiful artwork decorate the many gathering spaces. You will truly feel as though you are living a dream while staying here.
Tarpon Springs, Florida Central West, Florida
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom + Detached "Man Cave" Bar and Event Game Room.
FREE FLORIDA SUNSHINE!
LOCATED JUST MINUTES FROM THE WHITE SAND BEACHES OF FRED HOWARD PARK!
COMPLIMENTARY USE OF TWO SINGLE AND ONE DOUBLE KAYAK ALONG WITH ASSORTED BICYCLES!!!
DOLPHIN COVE VILLA is a destination in itself, conveniently located just MINUTES FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS TARPON SPRINGS SPONGE DOCKS. The home is located a few minutes from Downtown Tarpon Springs, an historic community filled with Greek culture, shops, delicious food, and fun filled events throughout the year.
The fully equipped GRANITE KITCHEN has a center island cooking stove, granite counter tops, sub zero fridge and spectacular custom cabinetry. A barbecue and comfortable patio furniture at the pool side FLORIDA ROOM offer more dining and entertainment choices. The kitchen is stocked with all the necessitates for making fantastic meals.
The MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM is conveniently located just off the glass table BREAKFAST DINING AREA.
The GRAND STAIRCASE leads to the upper floor sleeping quarters, balconies, and bathrooms.
The GREAT ROOM has plush furniture, state of the art custom cabinetry entertainment center with built in Flat Screen HDTV, BluRay DVD-CD player and digital cable package.
The romantic MASTER RETREAT has its own balcony overlooking the grotto pool, landscape grounds and the water way beyond. It's plush, deep carpet feels great on tired feet. It has a king sized bed, a chaise lounge and club chairs. There are his and hers walk in closets for storing your personal belongings. The large master bathroom is tastefully decorated with custom cabinetry, colorful paint scheme, detailed tile work, and two person shower.
The SECOND MASTER RETREAT also has its own balcony for watching the sponge ships go by and enjoying sunsets on the water. Bedside seating choices complement the room for your relaxation. The private bathroom has a wonderfully tiled stand up shower.
The WEST ROOM (west bedroom) has two queen beds and large closets. The EAST ROOM (east bedroom) looks over the front grounds, has two queen beds and flat screen HDTV with BluRay DVD player.
Note: The beds and linens, throughout the house, are brand-new and top of the line! We want everyone to wake up thinking they just had the best sleep of their lives!
The huge DINING ROOM is on the first level and just down the way from the kitchen and has seating for up to 10. The room boasts a Mediterranean feel and opulent grandeur.
Beside the grand entry sits the FORMAL SEATING ROOM for reminiscing among friends and family. Contemporary art work adornes the walls adding a colorful and elegant appeal.
The detached "MAN CAVE" BAR AND GAME ROOM is the place to be for a game of pool, darts, and family fun. There is also a bathroom and refreshing shower after a kayak paddle on the water.
Special Note: Man Cave is a detached structure and a non air conditioned space. Grotto Pool is an out door pool and does not have safety fence or bird cage netting. Pool is heated throughout the year to maintain 80-85 degrees, however, pool temps can decrease during winter depending on strength and frequency of cold fronts. In winter time, supplemental heating is available for $250.00 per week which involves running the pump and heater for 20 hours per day as opposed to the normal 10. We cannot guarantee what temperature will be achieved as it is dependent on the outside temperature. Guests should consider the forecast in their decision to heat both prior to arrival and during your stay. On occasion during winter the pool may not be comfortable for swimming due to its size. Please contact us to request supplemental heating. The pool side Florida Room is a non air conditioned space as is common in Florida. Please plan your trip accordingly and contact us with any questions or clarifications.
The Washer and Dryer are just off the kitchen. Ironing boards, hair dryers, beach towels and pool toys are provided.
Parking: There is outside parking that will accommodate up to 4 cars.
Kids will entertain themselves for hours fishing right off the dock!! We provide kayaks for enjoying the water way and bicycles for exploring the area.
In addition, you are conveniently located to many famous attractions on the Gulf Coast of Florida. It is minutes to no less than eight world-class beaches including Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island rated one of the top 10 beaches in America. Nearby year around attractions such as Innisbrook Golf Club, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and Busch Gardens Theme Parks are popular destinations.
Truly a wonderful place to stay, play, and simply relax!
Conveniently located near Tampa International and St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airports
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Feb 01 2020 - Feb 28 2020
Feb 29 2020 - Apr 03 2020
Apr 04 2020 - May 29 2020
May 30 2020 - Aug 28 2020
Aug 29 2020 - Nov 20 2020
Cleaning Fee: $275
Damage Protection: $78
Minimum 4-7 night stay depending on season.
Last updated on February 13, 2020
Florida Sun Vacation Rentals
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We pride ourselves on setting the stage for families and individuals to have a memorable and safe vacation experience.
We are Brian and Cadie McGonagill, founders of Florida Sun Vacation Rentals and, together, with our wonderful daughters Alexandra and Ashley make up Florida Sun Vacation Rentals. We are a close knit family who love this area and simply enjoy the vacation rental business. Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience in our exquisite vacation rental properties while promoting the sights and businesses of the greater Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs areas.
Calendar last updated: February 13, 2020
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Great stay. Home was comfy. Pool was awesome. We all enjoyed ourselves and would recommend to others. Rick's Pizza and Rusty Bellies two good spots. Kayaks and bikes here were a bonus. Overall, great stay and good times with family.
Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We had a great time here and exploring Tarpon Springs. We saw manatees and dolphins from the dock! Loved the pool and the spa and of course the view. Went to Fred Howard Park by bike. Mykonos and Don Taco were great spots to grab a bite. Picked up shrimp from Rusty Bellies and cooked up a feast in your beautiful kitchen. JJ Gandy's pie is a must! Thank you. Jen and Loretta
Our families love to travel together and this place was perfect! We enjoy cooking and you had just about all we needed. Best oysters to bring home fresh was Pelican Point Seafood Market. Went back many times. Fred Howard Park was a wonderful beach! Busch Gardens was great for all ages. Rented a pontoon and caught quite a catch of fish to bring back and cook up. Loved shooting pool and swimming in the beautiful pool and hot tub. Thank you for having such comfortable beds!
The Klings & The Burslaffs
Beautiful home for our family to enjoy! The spa & mancave were a hit! A great way to bring in the New Year! Johnny Grits is a great breakfast place & Dimitri's dinners were the best...OPA! Thank you for the use of your home!! Happy New Year!
The Robichaus and Murphys
Our family had a wonderful Christmas together in your home! The pool table, kayaks, and dock area were a hit. Loved the spa at night and pool during the day. A great space! Thank you!
Weakleys Castle Rock, CO, San Antonio & Tampa
We had a lovely time at your beautiful home! We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday. We cooked and cooked-swam and laughed lots. We will be back for sure!
Kaisers from LA, England & North Carolina
Gwyers from Florida
Our family needed a place to cry, laugh and celebrate the life of our Dad. Your home was perfect. Swimming, kayaking, pool table, beautiful full moon and lights on the water. Thank you so much for providing this special place for us. God Bless,
The Anderson Family
The best part of the house was the pool, had lots of fun in the backyard. We definitely suggest Caladesi Island and Clearwater Beach. Crabbies is also a great restaurant. Biking to Howard Park was awesome during the sunrise and for family pictures. Thanks! The gator nuggets were awesome!!!
Dimitris on the Water - Superior service, exceptionally family friendly, very generous portions of outstanding food. Rusty Bellies - Very similar experience as Dimitris. Top Notch! We sadly leave after a week of a great and enjoyable time. Thank you for allowing us to stay in such a wonderful place. This was perfect for our 3 generations. We can't wait to come back. Thanks for everything.
We stayed for a week and had the best time! We had a mini family reunion and celebrated my son's high school graduation and it was the perfect house for that. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub, mancave, kayaks, family dinners and game night around that huge table. The views were spectacular!! Everything was perfect and we can't wait to return in the future!
We had a great stay. Pool & spa were perfect. Great time in the mancave! Hope to be back one day.
The Hatches, Braziers and all from Bowmanville, Oshawa & Newfoundland
We had an amazing week here at Dolphin Cove! The views are amazing and the dolphins came to visit almost every day. The house was gorgeous and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The pool was great and we loved the kayaks. Lunch at Mama's in Tarpon was delicious and we highly recommend it. Howard Park was good and we loved John's Pass/Madeira Beach. Thanks for the amazing place for us to create such great family vacation memories! Go Jays Go!
Dave & Sheryl Steinhoff, Carly Steinhoff & Aaron Wolfe, Greg, Vanessa, Amelia & Paige Hoddinott
Paisley, Mount Hope Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
What a beautiful & well appointed home! Thank you for helping make a family gathering easy. Also - Howard Park was a beautiful beach and park!
The Jordans - Boston
Lovely stay - Brian & Cadie were wonderful - Great house - kayaked with manatees! Thank you all so much!
Zephyrhills High School Friends
The house was comfortable. We spent a ton of time in pool/jacuzzi. Our vacation was planned around rest, relaxation and shopping. We enjoyed sunrises and sunsets. We cooked, drank wine and enjoyed the surroundings.
The Elite Ladies of Indianapolis
Fantastic stay once again!
This is our second year in a row that we have enjoyed Thanksgiving week with our daughters and grandchildren, and again, we all had a wonderful time. Spent lots of time in the pool, went kayaking, played pool in the 'man cave' and ate in the many really good Greek restaurants nearby. The kitchen is spacious and well stocked with everything we needed to prepare our wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Well kept and beautifully appointed home. Perfect vacation spot for families! Great beaches nearby!Highly recommend!
Stayed: November 2019Submitted: December 29, 2019
Thanks Marjorie for your FIVE STAR review and being a repeat guest. We really enjoy hosting your group each year and look forward to seeing you again next year. Special thanks to for returning home sharing back to guests and owners without the unnecessary fees of the large listing sites. Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor, Florida
Awesome place to stay.
The house and location were Perfect! We loved the pool and being able to fish from the back yard! The only thing keeping it from being the perfect vacation was the air conditioning. The “nest” or thermostat is controlled by a phone, and not our phone. We woke up a few nights and the temperature was 80 degrees in the home. 80 degrees does not make for a great night! But overall we were very happy with our vacation and have already made reservations for next June!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 12, 2019
Magical setting and home from home comofort
We came on holiday from the UK and stayed here with our friends who live in USA. It was the perfect house for us and a dream like location. The arrival was smooth and easy with excellent information from rental company. The house itself was very spacious and comfortable with 4 large bedrooms enough to accommodate 2 families with teenage children. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and overlooked the pool and stunning view beyond. The pool itself was beautiful- and enjoyed by our teenagers and by the adults. We loved switching from the pool to the jacuzzi, but neither of them were cold! Provision of ample beach/pool towels was a nice touch for us travelling with limited baggage from uk, and it was great to have access to a dryer which was used constantly for those towels! The view was stunning, and some of our party went out on the kayaks and had a magical interaction with a family of dolphins! We also hired a pontoon boat one day and saw a manatee passing us as we passed through the inlet leading toward to sea. I cant recommend this house enough.
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: July 07, 2019
Thanks Jo for your FIVE STAR review!!!! Glad you had such a terrific time at Dolphin Cove Villa. We can not wait to have you as a guest in one of our properties again soon. Way to go Florida Rentals for returning home sharing back to guests and owners without the service fees of the large listing sites!!!! Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor, Florida
Great vacation in a very very nice house!
Me and my family had a lovely time at your beautiful home. We celebrated my 60 year old birthday. We really liked the house and everything about it. Enjoyed the stay, pool area, the view, nice weather and the surroundings, very nice place. We highly recommend this house and area for everyone in the forthcoming future!With best regards, Aldís and Siggi family from Iceland
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: May 07, 2019
We really enjoyed having you stay at The Dolphin Cove Villa. This is an unbelievable property and we are so happy it met your needs for your birthday. You guys were terrific guests! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor, Florida
We all loved this place, from youngest to oldest. All loved the pool and hot tub. Beautiful home is right on the water, and we enjoyed kayaking right from the dock, biking and playing pool in the 'man cave'. Lots of great local Greek restaurants to choose from, and the local beaches are beautiful and not too crowded. The beautiful home is spacious and immaculately kept. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and cookware, so we were able to prepare our holiday feast with no trouble and serve in the elegant dining room. Brian was extremely helpful and answered all our questions promptly. We hope to stay there again!
Stayed: November 2018Submitted: November 27, 2018
Hello Marjorie, We thoroughly enjoyed having your group stay with us at The Dolphin Cove Villa. This home is just perfect for family get together's such as yours. We are happy you used all the amenities from the kayaks to the bicycles and the pool area. It is one of the largest and nicest pools in the area. We look forward to your stay next year. Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor, Florida