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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, 3.5 Bathroom + Detached "Man Cave" Bar and 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.
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, and has two queen beds.
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 8. 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 adorns 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, and family fun.
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. The pool side Florida Room is a non air conditioned space as is common in Florida. Please plan your trip accordingly.
Special Note: Pool is heated (in accordance with #24 of the home rules published on this site, our website, and in your rental agreement) throughout the year in an attempt to maintain 80-85 degrees, however, pool temps will fluctuate during winter depending on strength and frequency of cold fronts. We do not guarantee any temperature at any time. In winter time, supplemental heating is available for $250.00 per week which involves running the pump and heater for up to 18 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. Similarly, pool will often reach over 90 degrees in summer naturally. Guests should consider the forecast in their decision both prior to arrival and during your stay. On occasion during winter this pool may not be comfortable for swimming due to its large size. UPPER PORTION OF POOL DOES NOT FUNCTION AS A HOT TUB. Please contact us to request supplemental heating.
Special Note: This property has a maximum guest count of 8 at any time on the property. On a case by case basis we will consider up to ten with a surcharge. Loud music and noise, parties or events are strictly prohibited. Quiet hours after 10 PM. Please plan your trip accordingly and contact us with any questions or clarifications.
The Washer and Dryer are just off the kitchen. Ironing board, hair dryer, 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!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Nov 25 - Dec 15 2023
Dec 16 - Dec 31 2023
Jan 01 - Jan 31 2024
Feb 01 - Feb 29 2024
Mar 01 - Apr 05 2024
Damage Protection: $78
Cleaning Fee: $290
Tax Rate: 13%
Last updated December 03, 2023
Hosted by Florida Sun Vacation Rentals
Member since 2018
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.
Guestbook comments from the host:
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
Dolphin cove visit for tarpon springs wedding
My family and some friends visited tarpon springs for a Very good friends’ wedding for which I was best man. The property is conveniently located between Howard park beach (ceremony) and the reception at Florida history museum. Both locations were less than 10 mins away. Never heard of sponge docks… beautiful also under 10 mins away. The beach was absolutely spectacular!!!The property easily accommodated us all and the pool was amazing. Our favorite amenities were the swimming pool, kayaks and pool table. We kayaked over to the sponge sponge docks and ate at some amazing restaurants. Current very mild… no issue kayaking. The sunrise which is visible from this property is absolutely stunning!! Just see inspiring.Saw the same property online through VRBO and airBNB for much more … primarily due to the booming costs those services charge which Florida rental does not.This property is well worth a visit. I have no doubt you will enjoy yourself and be thankful you selected this property.
Stayed: November 2023 Submitted: November 13, 2023
Wonderful family vacation house with pool, in Florida.
Very nice home for 8 people. The pool was the biggest hit with all of us. Warm water overlooking the waterway to the gulf. The upscale kitchen was easy to cook in and we never ran out of ice. 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms gave everyone a place for themselves, and we never ran out of hot water for showers. The man cave had a nice pool table the guys enjoyed using. The kayaks were very stable and we enjoyed seeing dolphins and rays. Only little problem is access to the water-very steep with rocks and tree stumps to navigate over. Loved staying here and didn't want to go back to the cold!!
Stayed: April 2023 Submitted: April 12, 2023
Thanks Margaret for your FIVE STAR review of the spectacular Dolphin Cove Villa. Great place to have a quiet relaxing vacation. Best to use the dock and ladder to launch the kayak. Lets all give two thumbs up for this site Florida Rentals who is giving home sharing back to the owner, customer and manager with no service fees!!!!! Always BOOK DIRECT and save. We look forward to having you stay with us again at our property. Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor Flo
Fantastic property manager !
The house was awesome and met the needs for our family but the property manager, Brian, was a head above all others! The house was in good shape and all our needs were met. We enjoyed the kayaks and the pool (on the warmest days!) , even during cold January days. Brian accommodated our needs when our plans changed, twice! A real pleasure and will definitely look to Florida Sun Rentals again when in the Tampa area in the future.
Stayed: January 2023 Submitted: February 02, 2023
Wonderful House for Family Vacation
Family flew in from California and Oklahoma to spend a week together in Florida. It was our first time together since the pandemic. Tarpon Springs is a beautiful and quaint place to spend time. The house was so nice and roomy and offered lots of extras not normally offered...such a pleasant surprise. There were three generations; six adults and four teenagers (all boys). The house is large enough to allow spaces for alone time which is nice too.They boys had a great time kayaking, fishing and lots of swimming. The boys caught a few fish too. The pool is lovely. Bring bug spray...a few of us gotten eaten up but that's normal. It was also so nice to have access to beach towels too.The man cave had kayaks, bikes, fishing poles/gear, and a pool table.The kitchen is nicely stocked with items needed to cook at home including pantry items which is not normal. So nice to have those conveniences. The only item we couldn't locate was a pizza cutter but a knife works. :)The house agreement is to keep the thermostat at 73 degrees. The upstairs/bedrooms get a bit warm at night especially for those that like cooler temps to sleep at night but they do have additional fans available for each room. We found that keeping bedroom doors open helped with keeping things cooler.The parking is ample and really nice. We've stayed at other vacation homes where parking can be a challenge for a larger group.All bedrooms are upstairs so that's important to note in case you have anyone with difficulty navigating stairs every day, multiple times a day. There are two main bedrooms with their own bathrooms which is really nice. All the bedrooms are super spacious.It was a nice and relaxing way to spend a vacation. Tarpon Springs has beautiful historic homes, great restaurants - Greek & Seafood, shops, and Howard Park is an easy beach visit with paddleboards, kayaks, bikes, etc. We saw dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles, land turtles, lizards, and lots of water fowl.Highly recommend this home. We enjoyed our time. Thank you!
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: July 21, 2021
Thanks Denise for your FIVE STAR review of the spectacular Dolphin Cove Villa. Great place to have a quiet relaxing vacation. Lets all give two thumbs up for this site Florida Rentals who is giving home sharing back to the owner, customer and manager with no service fees!!!!! Always BOOK DIRECT and save. We look forward to having you stay with us again at our property. Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor Florida
Excellent Family Vacation Spot
Plenty of space, great pool and close to beach. The kids fished from the dock, kayaked and saw dolphins each morning - very exciting! Everyone had a great time and we're looking forward to coming back next year.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 09, 2021
This is the second time we have stayed at this home and this was our second perfect vacation! Beautiful home and perfect location! Cannot wait until the next time!
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: August 26, 2020
Thanks Alaina for your FIVE STAR review of the spectacular Dolphin Cove Villa. Great place to have a quiet relaxing vacation. Lets all give two thumbs up for this site Florida Rentals who is giving home sharing back to the owner, customer and manager with no service fees!!!!! Always BOOK DIRECT and save. We look forward to having you stay with us again at our property. Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor Florida
Incredible place, pool, and views!
My family and I had a wonderful stay! The house was large and clean upon arrival. The location was close to everything while still secluded and private. All of the beds and linens were very comfortable. We spent most of our time outside by the one of a kind pool and hot tub! We saw dolphin nearly every morning and evening, fished from the private boat dock, and even tried kayaking a few days. We all had a great time and was a perfect location to get away with family. We would recommend Florida Sun Vacation Rentals and this property to family and friends, we are looking forward to the next opportunity to visit!
Stayed: July 2020 Submitted: August 20, 2020
Thanks Chris for your FIVE STAR review of the spectacular Dolphin Cove Villa. Great place to have a quiet relaxing vacation. Lets all give two thumbs up for this site Florida Rentals who is giving home sharing back to the owner, customer and manager with no service fees!!!!! Always BOOK DIRECT and save. We look forward to having you stay with us again at our property. Brian and Cadie McGonagill, Florida Sun Vacation Rentals, Palm Harbor Florida
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 2019 Submitted: 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
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 2019 Submitted: 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 2019 Submitted: 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 2018 Submitted: 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
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