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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Unit 1202 - Lake Tarpon Villas (2 Bedrooms)

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)

More Details

About the property

Peaceful Lakeside Apartment

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 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

Owner
Mark
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Mark

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.

Mark purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Mark chose Palm Harbor

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

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.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Unit 1202 - Lake Tarpon Villas (2 Bedrooms)in Palm Harbor in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
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
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
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.

Reviews

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Unit 1202 - Lake Tarpon Villas (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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Property was just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two nights to see family in area. Nothing fancy but clean and kitchen had all we needed. There were beach chairs and other things for outdoor use. I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and pretty well equipped, but a little tired

  • 4 of 5

The place is spacious and has everything you need, but two things let it down a bit. The bedroom balcony door was extremely hard to open and the living room door to the balcony was the same and the fly screen was really really hard to pull across.? The extractor in the family bathroom didn't work and neither did some of the lights and sockets! I think the electrics need a bit of a look over. We were very happy though as the price was reasonable.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than 2 hotel rooms. Ideal for Tarpon area vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Great place for a vacation. Better value than 2 hotel rooms, especially if you have a boat or just want the convenience of a full kitchen and family room.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place very comfortable and close to everything, shops and beaches. Mark and Mrs Ann very friendly and very helpful thank you were the best vacation of my life and my family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean...spacious..convenient...comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

You have everything you need!! Privacy from other family members. Large gathering area between the kitchen and living room. Bathrooms and bedrooms very spacious and comfortable! Can get to the beaches relatively easy. Plenty of eating establishments. U turns are your friend!:)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was wonderful. So much nicer than having to have two hotel rooms.

  • 5 of 5

My son (24), daughter (21) and I had a wonderful vacation. We enjoyed our time in Mark's apartment. It was like being able to come home after a long busy day and was much more relaxing than a hotel. We visited Clearwater and loved the aquarium and beach. We spent a day in Dunedin visiting the local breweries and then my son found an Arcade in Tarpon that was a $13 fee for the whole day and all the games were free once you paid to get in. They gave us a wristband so we could come and go as we pleased throughout the day. We enjoyed playing all the arcade games that they played as children. We finished out our vacation in St. Petersburg for the 1st Friday night. Unfortunately after we got there we found out it had been cancelled due to the rain. But all was not lost, we found a small rooftop bar that had dueling pianos. We spent a wonderful evening there listening to great music and laughing with the piano players and they joked with each other and the crowd.

Thank you Mark for letting us use your apartment. Robin Fisher

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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!

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