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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4830605

About the area

If you're looking for some excitement you,ve come to the right place, the area has something for all ages! In the mood to shop? Tarpon Springs sponge docks are 20 minutes away, or the mall is just right down the street. If the beach is on your to-do list there are free public beaches up and down the coast within minutes, Hudson Beach is just 2.8 miles, Clearwater beach is 45 minutes and be sure to visit famous Winter the dolphin at Clearwater! Outdoor sporting activities in abundance, such as tennis courts, golfing, including a spectacular putt-putt course, recreational facilities, horseback riding or take in the natural springs and nature parks such as Crystal River and Homasassa Springs Manatee Park. The Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Aquarium within 45 minutes. Fishing charters, boat rentals and casinos all nearby. Be sure to visit the famous mermaid show at Weeki Wachee! Enjoy the nightlife? Dining? The possibilities are endless and within minutes. Like Orlando? In 1 hr you can be at Ripleys Believe It Or Not, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Catches, Get Hooked, Chilis, Sweet Tomatoes, Longhorn Steakhouse, Hooters, and many, many more!

Owner profile

Steve And Laurie P.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (19)

Excellent – based on 19 reviews Excellent
19 reviews

“Great Family Get-Together”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2016

Our family had a wonderful time at Steve and Laurie's beautiful home! We all enjoyed the pool, but I think our 90 year old mother enjoyed it the most, and even completed some laps. The home was roomy and comfortable, clean and well stocked. We didn't get out fishing as much as we would have liked, but enjoyed the dock area and the wildlife until little sister arrived and solved the boat motor problems. Then we found some great places to fish and swim, caught a variety of fish and had fun exploring the neighborhood. We will definitely plan a return trip, and would recommend this pretty home to anyone visiting the area. It is close to area attractions, shopping, dining, etc., but we enjoyed the home so much that we hardly left it. Thanks again, Laurie and Steve-- we had a wonderful time!

Owner's reply: Thanks Tarkington family! We are pleased you enjoyed our home! We would love to have you back in the future. Take care and have a wonderful summer!

“Beautiful and relaxing”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2016

This beautiful canal front property provided all that was offered in a quiet, tranquil setting. We felt very much at home there from the moment we arrived. The house is spacious and comfortable and well maintained. The screened lanai with heated pool overlooking the canal offered a peaceful, heavenly setting while the Florida room was a great place to relax and catch up on the news of the day. The neighbourhood was very quiet and we felt very safe. We enjoyed the company of friendly neighbors and owners Steve & Laurie were always attentive to any questions or concerns. We had a wonderful vacation at this waterfront paradise and will certainly consider returning there again. Thanks Steve & Laurie Ralph & Barb Ryan

Owner's reply: Thanks Barb and Ralph for the wonderful review! We are happy you loved our home and would love to have you back some time in the future. Have a safe and wonderful summer! Steve and Laurie

“paradise for sure”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2016

The home is in a perfect location. The property is gorgeous and spacious. The home has everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed our vacation and will return for sure.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much! We look forward to having you again?

“March Vacation”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2016

We rented for the month of March 2016 The home was all the photos say it is. We enjoyed the heated pool, and our small dog enjoyed chasing the geckos around the screened in area. Having cocktails and grilling around the pool was a plus when you don't have to travel to enjoy yourself. The many sites included Cedar Key, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg (Saturday market) and all the pet friendly restaurants made every location a pleasure to visit. If you want to enjoy great seafood, you must travel to Pecks in Crystal River, also Get Hooked is only ten minutes from the home and always has fresh catch of the day. We thoroughly enjoyed the warm weather and Steve and Laurie's wonderful home. We would definitely rent again.

“Paradise vacation!”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2016

This beautiful home was everything we thought it would be and more. We loved the sectional couch in the living room, and the family room which we sat in at night had plenty of furniture which was so comfortable. What we loved the most of course was the outside covered and screened in patio and pool. The best part was that since we travel with our two yorkies, we didn't have to worry about them getting out. Steve and Laurie, thank you for providing a beautiful home for us to get away from up north. It literally felt like our own home! Pam and Dave

“great time in FL.”

Reviewed 18 May 2015

Thank you Laurie and Steve for use of your home from May2,2015 till May 16th.Enjoyed all the area's around this area.Tarpon Springs our Favorite Looked for uor retirement home on this first time visit and loved the Hudson Fl.location and retirement community's. Plumbing problem solve on 2nd day. We hope to Rent this home again next year as well. Thanks again Kathy and John Pgh.Pa.

“Great vacation home”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2015

Wife and I and our dog Abby spent the entire month of March at this home. Very nice home and beautifully decorated. The pool area was where we spent 80% of our time. The view of the canal was great. We saw a dolphin surface right in front of the dock. Neighbors on the right (when facing the canal) were the best, thanks Mike and Stephanie. Very friendly area, good for dog walking and sight seeing. Thank you Steve and Laurie for sharing your home with us.

Owner's reply: The Hoppers, We are happy knowing you enjoyed your stay and we really hope to have you back again in the future. Stay warm till next time! Steve and Laurie

“Great ambassadors for Florida vacations!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2015

Great house, great hosts, great vacation. We have stayed with the Pittmans three times and the total experience has been wonderful. They are like friends that we have never met instead of landlords. The property is exactly as advertised. Problems have been exactly zero. Great fishing, golf, outstanding resturants, and terrific friends that we spend each February with make for a great vacation. We are already looking forward to 2016.

Owner's reply: Glover and Marie, It means so much to us that your experiences in our home have been so wonderful. We too are looking forward to having you back again next year! Maybe one day we will get the great opportunity of meeting, I hope so!

“Sunshine Paradise”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our month long stay at this home. We enjoyed the enclosed pool and outdoor area as often as possible. The owners were very helpful and promptly corrected a "few" problems we had and even gave us a gift card for any inconveniences. Only wish we could have stayed at least another month. Thanks Steve & Laurie for sharing your home with us!

Owner's reply: Your welcome! We surely hope to have you and your family again! Steve and Laurie

“Paradise found!”

Reviewed 8 May 2014

After a very long and cold Canadian winter, we were lucky to be able to spend the month of April, 2014 at this truly beautiful home. Everything you could possibly need is provided...lots of comfortable furniture, beds, modern electronics and appliances and WiFi to keep in touch back home. The kitchen cupboards and drawers contain everything you could ever need and more. The lanai and pool area are truly exceptional...sun on the sparkling pool all day and a shaded lanai whenever you want it. The canal is alive with people, boats and successful fishing! A friendly neighbourhood with lovely landscaping everywhere, flowering shrubs and swaying palms. Lots of places to shop and eat out should you chose to do so. Our favourite meals came from the BBQ provided after an afternoon around the pool soaking up that Floridian sunshine...complete relaxation! We hope to be able to spend more time here. It truly is a "waterfront paradise"!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the wonderful review and for leaving the place in such wonderful shape! You are welcome any time!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

my husband and I stayed here in March 2011. We seen dolphins playing in the canal on several occasions! The sunsets were absolutely gorgeous! Everything was so convenient yet the home is tucked away in a quiet setting. There's a Walmart with a licquor store right across the street! The fishing in the canal is great, (in your own back yard!) lots of different species. A screened in swimming pool has since been added and we can't wait to go back to enjoy that! We love the home and the area and can't wait till next time!