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Modern Lakeside Apartments With Pool, Jacuzzi & Internet - Beautiful & Relaxing - Unit 1202 - Lake Tarpon Villas (2 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Apartments in Palm Harbor, Near Clearwater, Gulf Coast, Florida - Waterfront Location On Lake - 10 Mins Drive To Beaches - Lots To See/Do In Clearwater Area

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.

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 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 information are available on our own web site (see link further 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 that cover this area and are not suitable for walking to.

RELAX AND RECHARGE

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 pool 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.

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. 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.

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 high-speed 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 close by there are more local beaches 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!

WHY STAY WITH US

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.

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.

ANDERSON PARK

This is about a mile up the road and also gives access to Lake Tarpon. Well worth a visit as it is absolutely beautiful. Great covered picnic areas and plenty of restrooms.

THEME PARKS IN ORLANDO

You are within easy reach of Disney World, Epcot Centre, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, Sea Life, and all the other attractions in Orlando. The drive is a very easy one as you take highway 4 all the way from Tampa towards Orlando and it takes about 90 minutes.

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.

RESTAURANTS

Florida is renowned for good value, delicious food, usually served in large portions! Fine restaurants are plentiful, varying from elegantly simple to simply elegant. Menus include a wide selection from ethnic Italian, gourmet French, Japanese to “down home” barbecue or fresh fish caught daily.

There are some fantastic restaurants near to our apartments in Palm Harbor/Clearwater. The choice and variety is simply amazing. Within 5 miles miles we calculate there to be hundreds of restaurants.

SUPERMARKETS/GROCERIES

Numerous supermarkets (including Wal-Mart, Publix and Albertsons less than a mile away) as well as shops and malls (including Clearwater Mall) are also on your doorstep.

GOLF

The area is a haven for golf lovers. Less than half a mile away is world-famous Westin Innisbrook Resort which hosts a PGA tour event which attracts golfers such as Tiger Woods.

Wentworth Golf club and the Lansbrook Golf course are also top courses but equally there are affordable public golf courses at which players of all standards can just turn up to play.

Within 10 miles there are about 40 golf courses!!

SPORTS

There are major sporting teams such as the SuperBowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team. You can also watch spring training for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies.

SWIM WITH MANATEES

Swimming with Manatees in Crystal River in the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has also been recommended by previous guests.

CINEMA

There is a 10-screen multiplex literally across the road.

MORE THINGS TO DO!

Nearby is the Pinellas Trail which is 47 miles long where you can walk, run, bike, jog, or rollerblade.

There are endless other activities for everyone such as great shopping,, water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, museums (i.e. Salvador Dali in Tampa), art galleries, gambling at the Hardrock casino in Tampa, bowling, zoos, cruises, concerts, nightlife, parks, fishing, sailing, shelling, biking, gyms, tennis, racquetball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseriding, miniature golf, live theater, sightseeing, waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, rafting and swimming with Manatees or Dolphins.

Come have the vacation of a lifetime that you will always remember!!!

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Unit 1202 - Lake Tarpon Villas (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The apartments are designed to make your stay a comfortable and relaxing one.

Free Cable TV with over 80 channels, Sony DVD player with built in wireless LAN, it will play Blu-ray and regular DVDs, and also has Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, You Tube, Facebook and Amazon, telephone with free local calls and computer with free high-speed Internet access as well as WIFI for your portable devices such as cellphone or iPad.

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 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.

The apartment is accessed by a small flight of stairs, it is on the 1st floor (the complex is no higher)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a fun-loving family from England who love our home away from home. As we work very hard on our website business we wanted a place to escape to and relax, yet have the choice to be busy and have lots of things to do and see on our doorstep - this is just the perfect place.

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4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Palm harbor 1 bedroom apartment .

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here.. very peaceful and well equipped. Close to some lovely beaches and plenty of eateries around. We wanted a quiet week before we hit Orlando and this was perfect. Parking outside..and a super little apartment. Thank you mark for letting us stay. We shall miss our morning tea overlooking the little harbour. Hope to stay again sometime soon. ..and would definitely recommend! Regards. Jo and Warren. X

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review. Hope to welcome you again in the future. Katja
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Jacksonville, Fl
4

Really good place.

  • 4 of 5

This place was as good as advertised. My only slight disappointment was the Internet on the unit did not work, everything else was great. Mark has everything covered. It is close enough to the beaches and big enough for a family of 5.

I enjoyed the place and would reserve it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback, we are working with Frontier our phone/Internet provider to get the Internet fault resolved. Sorry we were not aware of this until you arrived and discovered this.
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5

Clean, modern, spacious & great location

  • 5 of 5

Myself & husband spent three weeks in the first floor 2 bed apartment (The owner Mark also owns a ground floor 1 bed). The apartment was perfect for us. It is clean, modern, spacious & very comfortable with quality furnishings and is well maintained. It comprises of a lounge/dinning room with a balcony containing table & chairs, a fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and all the appliances and equipment you could need for a long or short stay. The master bed has an en-suite & balcony and there is a second twin bedroom and main bathroom. Both Bedrooms have ample hanging and drawer space and the master bedroom in particular is very spacious. There is a computer in the apartment, a good wifi signal and cable TV. There is also a communal pool & laundry.

It is easy to get to from Tampa airport (30 mins) or Orlando airport (90 mins).

Although it is close to the main US19, there really is very little traffic noise and it means it is pretty easy to drive anywhere. The apartment is on one of the inlets to Lake Tarpon and right next door you can hire a boat for a half or full day. Anyone staying in the apartments here gets a 10% discount, you just need to let them know where you are staying. We hired a boat for 2-4 people for half a day and it cost $45 including fuel. Bargain!!

Nearby great PLACES TO VISIT:- TARPON SPRINGS famous for it's Greek Community & Sponge diving, CLEARWATER for it's gorgeous white beach and Pier 60 for music & entertainment, DUNEDIN for it's Scottish links and Marina with waterfront restaurants. FRED HOWARD PARK for its mile long causeway and swim area set in 150 acres,

ANDERSON PARK is a favourite of ours and is great for jogging, walking or picnics and seeing Alligators, plus it's just a few minutes drive from the apartment North on the US19 for approx 1 mile.

Plus many, many more places to visit.

There are plenty of great PLACES TO EAT nearby, Cody's Roadhouse in particular for dinner, we ate there a lot and it was delicious every time with great service and great prices, 2 for 1 on drinks from 5-7pm every night and different offers on food every night. Cody's is about 1 mile from the apartment north on the US19 on the left hand side just passed Anderson Park.

For breakfast & lunch we recommend the Garden Grill which is a couple of minutes south on the US19, it's on the right hand side behind Wendy's, (look for the 'Ship-Happens' sign and it's just behind this). This diner has a large & varied menu, great sized portions and

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Yorkshire
5

Comfortable Convenient Condo

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in this spacious condo, or an identical one that is no longer available for rent, for 10 years. Lake Tarpon Villas is a small friendly 40 unit development of which 24 units are 2 bed condos of differing sizes. This condo has one of the largest and best layouts.

The condo is nicely carpeted and furnished having balconies to both front and back. There are two well sized comfortable bedrooms with plenty of storage and two well lit bathrooms, one being an en suite to the master bedroom. The kitchen has a good range of modern utensils and provides an easy area in which to prepare food.

This condo has become a preferred holiday residence for us, with easy access to beaches, parks, restaurants, shopping malls and golf courses. In essence, as long stayers, we have found that this condo is "home from home".

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We wanted to be in the busy Clearwater Beach area of Florida where there is so much to do and see that one vacation is simply not enough, so we never get bored going back year after year. It is also easy enough in just 90 minutes to get to all the theme parks in Orlando but we didn't want to be stuck on a suburban housing development in Orlando with nothing to do but visit the parks. Instead we wanted a home on the gorgeous Florida Gulf Coast 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. Although we are in an area with so much to do and see, we made sure we bought in a beautiful quiet spot so you can choose from the best of both worlds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 19 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.2 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : at 5 Miles Car: recommended

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 it's ethnic Greek community diving for sponges.

Travel: 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!

Further Details: 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.

Supermarkets: There are numerous supermarkets (including Wal-Mart and Publix) less than a mile away as well as other shops and malls.

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!

Availability

Rental rates

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0
Cleaning (Before/After) £50

Booking Notes:
The apartment will be cleaned before and after your stay.

No need for you to lift a finger, relax and enjoy!

Our weekly price includes cleaning and all local taxes - no hidden extras unlike some other rentals.

Just put down a £100/$150 holding/security deposit and your reservation is secured.

Full payment is required eight weeks before departure.

We can also quote prices in US Dollars and Euros.

Please note there is a discount of £25/$50 for each additional week you stay.

Changeover Day:
Minimum Stay - No minimum but 7 days preferable.

Notes on prices:
Our price includes cleaning and all local taxes - no hidden extras unlike some other rentals.

We can also quote prices in US Dollars and Euros.

Credit cards accepted.

Please note there is a discount of £25/$50 for each additional week you stay.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 dream vacation. You can fish off the decking and see eagles and many other beautiful birds. It is peaceful and tranquil yet the area we are in is 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.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • waterfront

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Living area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: 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 bass fishing and water skiing. Both apartments look out onto water, boardwalks and boat docks and have use of our gas-grill-BBQ which is on the decking right by the water. The apartments come complete with all vital appliances and utensils together with Cable TV, free high-speed Internet, WIFI and telephone with free local calls. Next-door to the complex is a hotel with restaurant and bar which you can walk to. Opposite 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. Outside: There is an open-air swimming pool (shared) with solar panels which heats the pool in the winter and cools the water in the summer, Jacuzzi (shared), sun loungers and picnic tables where you can relax alongside the boat docks and waterside. Both apartments can use our gas-grill-BBQ which is on the decking right by the water. Next-door is a boat yard from which pontoon boats can be hired and docked adjacent to the apartments at our own private mooring.

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