Location - Sea Forest a pretty development on the inland waterways. Perfect!
Our home offers everything you could wish for in a vacation property. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms,( two of which are en suite), two sitting areas with a formal dining room and well equipped kitchen make this home the perfect place to stay. There is also a fully equipped laundry room which houses washer, dryer, iron and ironing board. This large home (3000 square feet) is ideal for the larger family or two families wishing to share accommodation. The games area in the family room offers additional entertainment for the more energetic whilst the pool and deck area lends itself to relaxation for sun worshippers. We have purchased the land at the side of our home so you will be able to enjoy more privacy and not be overlooked. The home is furnished to a high standard and we have a total of 6 flat screen tvs throughout the property. Wifi is available throughout the home so bring your I Pad, tablets, phones and laptops if you want to keep in touch with family and friends. Fully air conditioned throughout together with ceiling fans in all rooms ensures you can relax in comfort indoors. There is an extensive range of books to suit all the family available for you to enjoy in our 'library' in the hallway (including children's books) and an assortment of board games to entertain both adults and children. We are close to shops, restaurants and of course the beaches.
Our home offers flexibility for the family to enjoy a beach holiday with options to hire a boat, go jet skiing and other watersports at Honeymoon Island, Enjoy days out at Busch Gardens, Weekee Watchee (home of the mermaids) or Homasassa State Park (featuring a manatee sanctuary.) Watch the dolphins swim and play in the waters surrounding the homes on Sea Forest. Enjoy the many different restaurants all within an a10 minute drive and don't forget to visit the shopping malls at Countryside, Clearwater or the smaller Gulf View Mall 10 minutes North on the US19.
Please note - we only accept bookings for 8 persons or less. Whilst the house is large and offers five bedrooms we feel that parties of 8 guests is the maximum number for comfort and space.
Top Traveller Review
The property is exceptional, a real home from home
About the Owner
About Chris and Sue
We have owned homes in both Orlando and the Gulf Coast since 1990 and continue to enjoy every minute of our time there. The Beehive is the latest purchase and we have been so happy there that we have not been tempted to move on from, what we think is, our ideal vacation home. We are 'hands-on homeowners' when we stay there and ensure that the property is always well equipped and up to date. We live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire with our Boxer dog Bumble and have children and a granddaughter who has been visiting Florida since she was 6 months. We all love to spend time there and are lucky enough to get over to Florida three or four times a year. We love our vacation home and invite you to share the experience and enjoy our home as much as we do.
Why Chris and Sue chose Tampa Bay
We searched many areas before deciding to buy the land and build our home here. We felt that it was the perfect location. It is close to the beaches, well within an hours drive to Tampa airport, 45mins from Busch gardens, lots to do in and around the area, and not too far from Disney World if you wish to take a day out to see Micky!
What makes this villa unique
What our guests love:-
The rocking chairs on the upstairs balcony
Our oversized pillow top bed in the master bedroom
The shaded area by the pool
The pool table located in the downstairs family room
Our 'home library' in the hall with an extensive range of books for all age groups
The upgraded TV package
Each of our bedrooms has a theme
Location of the home - close enough to everything but quiet enough to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding area
Our dolphin and turtle tile features on our pool
(17 traveller reviews)
The property is exceptional, a real home from home
This was our second visit to the house and it didn't disappoint, we had a mix of weather and found the house so relaxing when it wasn't fit to go out due to a passing hurricane. There is so much to do, play pool and great areas to relax, I love the swing seat overlooking the swimming pool. We also found some great places to eat close by. The owners Sue and Chris ensured that we had everything that we needed. Our favorite golf club has to be World Woods.
Huge well equipped house
We arrived as the sun had set and it had got dark so didn't get a good view of the house outside. Inside however was huge. The kids didn't know which bedroom to choose. The house is very well equipped and we had breakfast on the deck most mornings (except when we went to Denny's or Caponeys).
The upstairs lounge area is very relaxing for the adults and the kids absolutely loved the downstairs area and pool table.
Lots of lovely restaurants quite local and some beautiful beaches - we made it to Honeymoon Island and Tampa, specifically the Bay Plaza for Cheesecake Factory.
Tarpon Springs is a very pretty little fishing village and there are some fab boat trips from there.
A very relaxing holiday thanks Sue - we look forward to next time.
A perfect retreat where everything is close by
When we first made enquiries regarding booking this villa the owner Sue was fantastic from explaining how the process worked to calling me personally to chat through everything and go further in telling me about the location, things to do and even giving me a fantastic restaurant recommendation. It felt like I was dealing with a friend and I started to look forward to the trip from that moment.
When we actually arrived the property was even better than I had imagined. It is really well equipped and so comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday. Although we were just two renters I can easily imagine how the accommodation would also perfectly suit a larger party giving everyone plenty of space to enjoy with some privacy as well given the down stairs rooms could be almost a self-contained apartment.
Our favourite spot (apart from lounging by the fantastic pool!) was the upstairs covered balcony area named "Megan's den". We had a sudden storm one afternoon and I shall always enjoy the memory of sitting outside on the balcony in 84 degrees of heat whilst the rain fell and the tree frogs croaked away in the palm leaves beside us!
A magical experience, in a really super “home in the sun". Thank you Sue & Chris for letting us share it for a while - we would definitely love to return in the future
Awesome Vacation Home, not Just a Rental!
We finally got to Tampa after the spring snows in Denver cancelled one flight after another and detoured us through MI, IL, and finally in FL on Monday night instead of Saturday. When we arrived at the Beehive around midnight and stepped through the doors of this beautiful home, we knew that the rest of our vacation would be well worth the trip. All the pictures are spot on, but once you are inside you realize just how spacious this home really is. The screened in pool area is huge and so comfortable and accommodating. The kitchen is fully equipped, everything you could possibly need and more. The upper level is amazing and the lower level with access to the pool, another family room, pool table worked out perfectly for us. This was our first try at renting a home instead of staying in a hotel, and we will never go back to a hotel. This is not a vacation rental, it is their family home and you can tell the difference for sure. Sue was amazing, we talked on the phone and she wanted to make sure any questions we might have were answered.
This trip was for two couples staying here, yet many more could stay and feel at home. We came in for a wedding and to spend time with family that actually lives in New Port Richey. They were all so impressed when they came over for dinner one night and enjoyed a dip in the pool as well. They are going to tell all their friends that when events or family come to visit, be sure to see if this property is available as they will truly enjoy like we did. The privacy was also a nice factor as we lounged by the pool and no neighbors in site to look in. We plan on moving to New Port Richey in about 5 years when we retire, until then when we come to visit, we will try and book this home well in advance and cross our fingers it will be available, because it felt like our home away from home.
Thank you Sue and family for sharing your home with us! This area is so close to so many beaches and other things to do, perfect and affordable, just right for any couple or family get-a-way!
Wonderful fully equipped property
This property is ideally situated for those who want a quite relaxing holiday or for those who want to get out and about to all the many activities and places of interest. One of, if not the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in and nothing better than an early morning swim on Christmas Day in a pool that is perfect for young children. Our 4 year old granddaughter had never been swimming before but by the time we returned home she was like a duck in water. Well stocked kitchen and dining area plus great "Boys Den" with pool
table that leads directly to the pool. Exceptional value.
Such a large but cosy villa. Everything you need is here. Beautiful pool not overlooked. Little river 2 minutes away. Adult children upstairs and we had our own area downstairs. Brilliant idea if going with another family. We have rented 4 villas over the years in Florida but this comes out tops. Near some lovely restaurants on the river catches is very good. Nicely placed for beaches especially honeymoon island. Several Walmart and publix for shopping. A mall is about 7 minutes away and TJ Max is a must Same AS TK. but better.
Near many American food restaurants
The owners made it very easy to book and pay.
Will definitely return here
From the Owner
“We searched many areas before deciding to buy the land and build our home here. We felt that it was the perfect location. It is close to the beaches, well within an hours drive to Tampa airport, 45mins from Busch gardens, lots to do in and around the area, and not too far from Disney World if you wish to take a day out to see Micky!”
Activity and Interests
Ideal for a beach holiday our home is situated on a quiet community and is not overlooked. Sea Forest is a lovely development where the homes are built around the inland waterways which lead out to the Gulf of Mexico. A short drive gives access to many beaches, shopping centres, water sports and waterparks and is within 30 - 40 minutes drive of Busch Gardens. Clearwater is approx. 30 minutes drive. Caledesi Island and Honeymoon Island are also within easy reach and ideal for a day at the beach. Should you wish to spend a day at Disney World you can easily drive there in under 2 hours.
The Pinellas Trail is ideal for bike rides and Roller Blading and Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is a lovely little Greek area with boutiques and shops and fabulous Greek restaurants serving delightful Greek pastries. Fish is a speciality and not to be missed. Dunedin, on the other hand is 20 -25 minutes away and has a weekend market and a lovely array of shops and restaurants. Why not hire a boat from the Marina close by and enjoy a spot of fishing or sail out to the Sandbanks for a picnic. Whatever you choose to do you will find Sea Forest the perfect place to find it,
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We are happy to discuss reduced rates for parties of 4 people or less (excepting Christmas and Easter period) Only the people named on the booking should occupy the property. This is for insurance purposes. If you wish to add additional guests after the reservation is made we need you to let us know. Electric Pool heat is £125 per week. Additional days will be pro rata.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“What our guests love:- The rocking chairs on the upstairs balcony Our oversized pillow top bed in the master bedroom The shaded area by the pool The pool table located in the downstairs family room Our 'home library' in the hall with an extensive range of books for all age groups The upgraded TV package Each of our bedrooms has a theme Location of the home - close enough to everything but quiet enough to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding area Our dolphin and turtle tile features on our pool”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, single wash basin
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wash basin
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, There are twin wash basins and the toilet is seperate
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
- All bedrooms have additional bed linens for your use and Bedrooms 1 2 3 and 4 have cable television. All five bedrooms have built in wardrobes and adequate drawer space and are fitted with ceiling fans
- Balcony ...
- Boat ...
- Deck Furniture
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Outdoor Furniture
- Porch Furniture