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Key West style tropical home on the Gulf of Mexico -fish, boat, sun & fun!

Bedrooms 4
Space 371 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning canal front home minutes from the Gulf- 4 beds/3 bath pool home

Stunning 3 story Key West influenced home located 1 block from the Gulf of Mexico and beach with 100' dock and pool/spa. Home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with 4000 Sq ft of spacious rooms, stunning architectural features and 20'+ ceilings. The house was completely remodeled in 2012 and has extensive faux paint finishes throughout the house. It has an 8 car garage (2500 sq ft) and is also located right next door to our other VRBO waterfront property#421098 also available for weekly rentals. Perfect for large family reunion getaways. The home is fully stocked with linens, towels, and beach towels.

Kitchen features Kitchen-aid appliances-huge 48' refrigerator, convection/steam oven, dishwasher, induction cooktop, dual zone wine cooler, under-counter 50lb ice maker and a warming drawer. Granite countertops and huge bar makes this kitchen a chef's dream. Plenty of countertop work area and storage in the stunning cabinets. Comes fully stocked with pots/pans, dishes, glassware and silverware.

Master bed features a king size bed, 65' TV, huge walk-in closet and en suite office sitting room with 60' TV. Master bath features granite counters, 35 jet Jacuzzi/whirlpool tub with chromatic lighting (it even has foot massage jets) his/her Capiz shell sinks and plenty of space.

The large living room is tucked in a large great room area that overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard and canal. The kitchen bar area can be seen from this room as well as the loft above and soaring ceilings and skylights.

The dining room has a large 8 person table with 2 leafs, china cabinet and buffet. There is a dual sided fireplace and it also have beautiful views of the canals and landscape.

Watch a movie in your lush, tropical media room. It features an 80' HDTV with a superior sound system that will rival a movie theater. Relax in one of the two power reclining over-sized leather chairs or the full power reclining couch that is big enough to sleep 2 very comfortably. This room also has beautiful coffered ceiling with hand painted tiles with palm leaf motif while the walls are faux painted to look like the trunks of trees. Sit in your Rainforest with treetop canopy while you watch TV.

The laundry and downstairs guest bath are both off the stairs. The guest bath is to the left right by the master and has marble counters and vessel sink as all as the shower and floor finished in beautiful travertine.

The laundry has front load steam Frigidaire wager/and dryer with pedestals. Laundry shoot drops clothed from floor above.

Upstairs you walk into a beautiful loft area with gorgeous bamboo floors (the piano will be removed from home prior to rental). It has huge vaulted ceiling with 3 skylights and overlooks the downstairs dining room, living room and bar area of the kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms and one bath upstairs. All the bedrooms have motorized shades to let in as much or as little light as you like.

The Palm Room, the first one to the left, features a queen bed, a dresser, chest, and 2 nightstands and its own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and beach. it is decorated wit green and red tones. The ceilings are 15'+ tall and have stunning architectural beams and windows. There is a 42' TV and plenty of room to relax as all the bedrooms are quite large.

The Hibiscus room in lovely coral, black, and green tones has a queen bed, two nightstands, a chest and a chair and has it's own private balcony overlooking the canal and pool and has lots of walk room. enjoy the beautiful vies and architectural features.

The Gardenia Room, in calming blue and cream tones features a queen bed, two nightstands, chest and chair. It also has a 42' TV and its own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the beach.

The garage is quite large and fits 8 cars, yes 8! It has a sink area, counter top and fridge and you walk out the back door to the pool

The pool area is ultra private and most people don't even realize its there. It has a very large hot tub (6-8 people fit) and is secluded underneath the covered over hang. Tropical bougainvillea, birds of paradise and queen palms sway in the breeze. The over hang is outdoors and has skylights that allow light to pass thru. It has real brick pavers to keep with the Key West vibe. The dock is a short walk down the path.

The dock is 100' long and 16' wide. it has a 50' floating dock that can accommodate a large yacht. There is also a jet ski lift and 2 floating slips (50'/20' boat) and one stationary tie off slip for up to a 30' sailboat or sport fisher. There are many seating areas and has a covered gazebo and 4 lounge chairs. There is a BBQ grill under the gazebo. Fish off the dock and catch snapper, grouper, mullet, jacks, snook, tarpons, and sheepshead. Motor down the canal to the end and take a left and go down about 8 houses and you are in the open gulf. Its about a 10 minute can see Anclote Island in the distance due west and this is the start of the barrier islands that go all the way down to the Florida Keys. There are beautiful sugar sand beaches at these islands and sand bars and they all are just a hop skip and a 30 minute boat ride away. See dolphins, sea turtles, tons of fish and bird wildlife. There is great fishing in the bay and inland waters, not to mention the beauties you can fish up from the deep. The sandbar and island are very private with not many people at them during the week and they become the local party spot on the weekend...a virtual boat parking lot.

Enjoy the local private beach right across the street from the house. It is very quiet and only open to residents and guests. There are pavilions, grills, showers and bathroom facilities at the beach. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and relaxing breeze.

Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, Lowery Park Zoo, Weeki Wachi Mermaid show, Buccaneer Bay, Homassassa & Rainbow River (lazy river tube float) as well as Raymond James Stadium, Tropicana Field and all the spring training baseball facilities are all 30-45 minutes away. There are local mini-golf and arcade places for kids as well as bowling alleys,skating rinks, shopping malls, and restaurants to choose from. There are 50+ local golf courses to choose from that are very close or not too far... play on a budget or pay big $$$ at Innisbrook, Saddlebrook or Cheval either way there are plenty of places to choose from. Experience our local New Port Richey Festivals and downtown bar/entertainment area. Its all very relaxed and low key (and close) or get dressed up and go hit some local hotspots in Tampa or Clearwater, the choice is yours.

Don't forget to check out our other VRBO rental #421098 located right next door if you have a large party or have selected a week already booked at this property.

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Patty Deremer
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
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19 October, 2017

About Patty Deremer

We are from New Port Richey and have many homes throughout Florida but we call New Port Richey home. It is quaint and very laid back but close to all the culture of Tampa or St. Pete without all the hustle and bustle. It has some of the best fishing waters in Florida and lots of local hideaway restaurants that you can travel to by boat. it is unique situated between the mouth of two rivers, the Pithalchascootee (Cootee) and Anclote Rivers. See manatee, dolphins, stingrays all in your backyard aquarium.

Patty Deremer purchased this house in 2012

Why Patty Deremer chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We moved into this house after completely remodeling from the home we own next door. we moved because of the large garage (we collect cars) and because the house is just very nicely designed with tons of architecture. Every room has a view of the water, whether its the gulf or the canal.

What makes this house unique

This house is uniquely located only minutes form the gulf and has a huge garage which is very unique to have the ability to store 8 cars. Oh and did I mention the Location, location location???


Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Tampa International (TIA)or Clearwater/St Pete-PIE
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Sandbar, Karl Reef, Bourbon Street
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 19/SR 54
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Grille 54, Bonefish, Outback, Cracker Barrel,
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Gulf Harbors Beach Club (private beach)

Beautiful Key West Tropical Canal Front Home located 1 block from the Gulf of Mexico and Private Beach. Located in the greater Tampa Bay area, 40 minutes to Tampa International Airport, Or Clearwater/ St. Pete Airport. World Renowned Beaches minutes away. Major Sports Venues all 45 minutes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays, Or Lightning...spring training sites also only 30 minutes. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, Dali Museum, The Tampa Bay Aquarium and the Hard Rock Casino all less than an hour drive. Legoland 1.5 hours, Disney and Orlando-2 Hours. Weeki Wachee and the mermaids are only 30 minutes north. Swim with the Manatees at Homosassa Springs or Crystal River. Float down the Weeki Wachee (45 mins) or Rainbow River 1(1.5 Hours) Tons to Do and See! Sun Cruz Casino leaves right up the road 3 times a day from The Pithalachascotee River in Port Richey (10 Minutes)

Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bays Barrier Islands right from your backyard. Hop on your boat and go for a float, islands start 5 miles offshore due west. 5 minutes to open water and only 30 minutes to the first Island. Enjoy Anclote Key with its lighthouse at the mouth of the Anclote River or Park your boat at the Sandbar and enjoy lazy days with fellow boating enthusiasts. Great Seashelling and bay and off shore fishing. Catch Snook, Trout, Sea Bass, Grouper, Red Drum, Redfish, Permit, Amber Jacks, Sheepshead, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, And Kingfish to name a few.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gulf Harbors, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs guest bath - toilet , shower enclosure , marble showers, floors, and counters, vessel sink
    Master - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , granite counters, 35 jets with foot massage and lights
    upstairs bath - toilet , shower enclosure , 2 vessel sinks granite counters
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Palm Room - 1 large double bed , 42' tv, balcony, gulf view
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , 65' 3D HDTV, en suite office sitting room
    The Hibiscus Room - 1 large double bed , Balcony, canal and pool views
    The Gardenia Room - 1 large double bed , 42' TV, balcony, gulf/beach views
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please email owner with any additional questions


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Key West style tropical home on the Gulf of Mexico -fish, boat, sun & fun!
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  • 5 of 5

This house was a great place for our week-long stay in New Port Richey. Tons of amenities in a beautiful setting. Patty was great to work with and was very responsive to our questions. I highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family holiday week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing stay at this wonderful beach rental! My husband and I rented the house as a Christmas present for our 3 children and their families. Beautiful home with all the amenities (pool, hot tub, deck and dock) that we could ask for. Great location - 4 minute walk to a private white sand beach. The owner was great to work with and she replied to questions very quickly before our arrival. She provided a brand new grill when she discovered the other one was not working. The house has a great layout with plenty space for everyone. We would recommend this house and would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time staying in this beautiful home. The house is very clean, pool and hot tub are very nice. My favorite thing was the wildlife in the channel. We saw Dolphin, Sea Turtle and a Manatee. Well of course the beach is awesome too and very close. Patty is great to work with - very helpful with any questions on the home and restaurant suggestions... An awesome vacation. Thank you Patty.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great 6 days

  • 4 of 5

I must say that i would recommend Patty's place to anyone not only as it was a terrific house but Patty was a fab host who was always on call if we had a question or needed some guidance on what who and how in New Port Richey. If we do come back to the area, i would be more than happy going back. Thanks Patty for making our stay a memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Notch Property

  • 5 of 5

If you want a vacation oasis this is the house for you. The pool and hot tub were used by everyone each day and is very secluded. We enjoyed having coffee each morning on the dock and watched the sun rise. The house has plenty of seating outside and inside which enables your family to gather together. We made meals a few days and I felt the kitchen was well stocked. The house has upgraded appliances, bathrooms, beds and furniture compared to other houses we have rented. You have access to a private beach which was a short walk. The owner of the house made check in and out very easy. We had no problems with the house but I felt if we did she would attend to it immediatly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

Patty is a wonderful host who responded to any questions, before and during our stay, in a timely manner. The property is exactly as described and photographed. Grocery store is not far away along with other necessities, gas, liquor, shops, etc. There's a good assortment of spices, condiments, and other items left over from previous visitors in the fridge and pantry. As always, less is more when visiting the grocery store and staying at rental properties. We continue to find we over purchase food, booze, and other items we "must have," then end up having too much go to waste.

We had a group of 8 adults and 2 kids (ages 3 and 5). No lack of space or sleeping arrangements. We all enjoyed the pool and hot tub area. Also spent plenty of time under the gazebo on the dock which gives a perfect view of the canal and the homes landscaping and outside décor.

Check in and check out were very easy. The HomeAway app is very helpful!

Would highly recommend Patty and her property('s) to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Gulf Harbors, Florida

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$253.86 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$125.66
Tax Rate 9.0%

Must sign and return rental agreement and provide CC# for items not covered under damage protection policy (theft-borrowing of pillows that don't come back-missing towels and linens) excessive dirtying of house. Damage protection policy of $5000 is required on all rentals.

Pool Can be heated for an additional $500 for the week. Use of Hot Tub is included in rate.

For parties greater than 8 an additional $20 per person per night (over the 8) will be added to grand total .

Party of 12 for 7 days. $3500 (weekly rate) + $400 for additional persons=
$3900 plus tax and $89 damage protection policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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