Esperia - Mediterranean Style Apartment

Welcome to Esperia!
Welcome to Esperia!Relaxed Med style apartment with bright colors and hand painted tile floors.European style kitchen comes with all utensils, crockery and glassware.Lovely elegant bedroom with sitting area to enjoy a coffee or a good read.Rattan sitting area - enjoy a coffee or good book.King size bed with comfy pillow top mattress.Full shower with plush towels.The Perfect Romantic Getaway!Relaxed living room with two reclining lounge chairs and comfy sofa.Cable TV with 100\'s of your favorite channels.Sunny dining areaSide yard.Time to relax!
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From $43 / night

Esperia - Mediterranean Style Apartment
1 bedrooms
3 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Guesthouse
Per week: $875 - $1,000
Per month: $1,280 - $2,320
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tarpon Springs vacation guesthouse rental
Welcome to Esperia! This lovely Mediterranean style guest apartment is situated in the midst of the original Greek neighborhood of Tarpon Springs where all things are within a few blocks walk. Park the car for your stay as there is little need here. The historic Sponge Docks a five minute walk away as well as viewing the manatees at Whitcomb Bayou or shopping for antiques on Tarpon Avenue. Some of the finest in Greek Cuisine is within walking distance as well as outstanding seafood restaurants, pubs and cafes.

You don't really need to spend extra going out to eat though as Esperia is a self catered apartment with a full European style kitchen with all you need to enjoy cooking, so pick up some fresh fish at the dock ... or even better, treat yourself to a deep sea fishing trip and cook up the catch of the day!

There is a lovely outdoor dining area as well as a gas and charcoal grill to take advantage of a nice evening. This is an excellent place to enjoy a good Tampa cigar and a little Ouzo after your meal.

The apartment has generous accommodations that include a king-size bed, an in suite bathroom, washer and dryer, wifi as well as cable TV (if you are bored).

Honey Moon Island -20 minutes ride:
One of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the U.S. Drive across Dunedin Causeway to the sun - drenched Gulf beaches, mangrove swamps, and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, variety of shorebirds, and virgin slash pine forests. Park has nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic.

Golf Courses:
The Tarpon Municipal Golf Course, Crescent Oaks and the renown Innisbrook Resort to name only a few.

Tampa - 30 minute drive:
Sports games (Yankees baseball and Bucks football), swanky shops (Hyde Park), theme parks (Bush Gardens and Adventure Island) as well as cultural spots (Ybor City - Cuban cigars and food).

St. Petersburg - 20 minute drive:
Known for its sailing culture. Perfect place to either rent a sail boat or cruise. Also home to the Dali Museum with the largest collection outside of Spain. Has some of the loveliest stretches of white beach.

Sarasota - 1.5 hour drive:
Formerly the winter quarters of the Ringling Bros. Circus. The Ringling Museum of Art is a must see.

Orlando Theme Parks - 1hr 40 min.
Day trip to big name theme parks like Disney, Epcot and Sea World.

Leslie Xavier

Area Information
Sponge Docks: Stroll through the old Greek village and visit over 100 unique shops.

Sponge Docks Events: click here to see scheduled events
A Night in the Islands: A free event held throughout the year.

Sightseeing Tours, Dolphin Cruises: Explore the natural estuaries and see the historic lighthouse. Various tour operators specialize in nature tours, sightseeing tours, Sponge diving exhibitions, and some boats beach on an island where you can see Florida's nature and look for shells.

Authentic Greek Cuisine: The Sponge Dock's are home to some of the most incredible Greek restaurants and bakeries. With ten to twelve restaurants and bakeries within walking distance, you won't run out of options as to where to eat. Some restaurants feature live authentic Greek music and even belly dancing.

Night Life: You don't have to go home after dinner. There are a host of local establishments offering a full bar and live entertainment with typical European late night style.

Cultural Classes and Workshops - Learn to dance popular Greek dances and then comfortably join the dancing circle! Traditional Greek cooking, Greek music instruments, Greek songs and more... Go to Tarpon Springs Cultural Treasures for a complete list of classes and workshops.

Tarpon Springs Aquarium: A spectacular living reef, once the domain of divers only, may now be experienced by all. Live coral, sponges, sharks and fish come together to form this truly unique undersea oasis.

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico: Take a Half day, Full day or Multi day fishing trip in some of the most fertile fishing spots in the world.

Championship Golf Courses: Innisbrook Golf Resort has 3 championship courses, world class spa and restaurants.

St. Michael's Shrine: A Greek family built this small chapel in the 1940's in thanks for the miraculous cure of their young son. 113 Hope Street, Tarpon Springs

The Inness Paintings: The paintings of George Inness, Jr. are on exhibit from October to May at the Unitarian Universalist Church Of Tarpon Springs. 230 Grand Blvd. Tarpon Springs.

Craig Park/Spring Bayou: Spring Bayou and the surrounding Craig Park is where the annual Epiphany Celebration takes place. During the winter, manatees come to stay in the warm waters of the Bayou. Many beautiful Victorian homes line the banks of the Bayou.

Safford House Museum: One of Tarpon Springs' best kept secrets is the 1883 Safford House Museum. The Safford House has been restored to its original Victorian splendor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs.

Historic Antique District: The City of Tarpon Springs historic downtown is a growing antique and arts district. It is the heart of Tarpon Springs. The Downtown district offers visitors a varied collection of antique shops, artisans, art galleries and shops.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 03 2015 Mar 02 2017 - - $945 - 1 Week
Jan 01 2017 Mar 31 2017 - - $1,000 $2,320 1 Month
Jan 01 2017 Mar 31 2017 - - - $2,290 1 Month
Apr 01 2017 Jun 30 2017 - - $960 $1,890 1 Week
Apr 01 2017 Jun 30 2017 - - $945 $1,860 1 Week
Jul 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 - - $875 $1,280 1 Week
Oct 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 - - $945 $1,860 1 Week
Oct 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 - - $945 $1,800 1 Week
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: $150 Damage Deposit (refundable) $100/mth Utility Deposit for June, July, Aug, Sept.(refundable if utilities do not go over normal usage)
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: - Final Cleaning Fee $100 for monthly/ $60 for weekly - Sales and Use Taxes equal to 12.5%. Esperia conforms to all local and state regulations. We are a vacation rental registered with the state of Florida.

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Tarpon Springs, Florida

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1 review
Pat Callanan

Enjoying Esperia

Pat Callanan

Delmar, New York

Enjoying Esperia

April 4, 2015

Esperia cottage is perfectly located to be able to walk to the sponge docks, the main part of town and is less than 3 miles from the beach. The cottage is very spacious for 2 people and is tastefully redone with beautiful tiles and lovely colors. There are numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance and is located in a quiet neighborhood. A good place to stay!!

Leslie Xavier

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Pat. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It is always a pleasure to have elegant guests such as yourselves who can appreciate Esperia and the beauty of Tarpon Springs.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Taken from Trip Advisor - Mediterranean Experience 11.20.2013
"Leslie's apartment is lovely and comfortable. It is located on a quiet residential street and is exactly as pictured. There is even an orange tree in the back yard. Perfect.

The bedroom is large and the king-size bed is very comfortable. The bed linens are of good quality and there are lots of pillows. There is plenty of storage space, so visitors planning a lengthy stay would have plenty of room for their belongings. The apartment and kitchen are well-equipped with everything vacationers might require.

Leslie even thought to stock the refrigerator with ketchup, mustard, and, wait for it, a chilled bottle of white wine. What a welcome sight after a long day's travel.

Leslie's local agent, Michele, lives just down the street and is readily available to solve any problems that might arise. She is pleasant and helpful, and responds promptly to calls.

Tarpon Springs, incidentally, is a charming little town. Some of the streets are brick and there is a noticeable Greek influence. It is a safe, family-oriented town. I'm a single female, travelling alone, and was offered assistance with a problem by three men, two of whom accompanied me part of the way. I felt completely safe in their presence while they tried to help me solve my problem."

J. DeWitte
Kitchener, Canada

We had a wonderful time at Esperia. The bottle of wine you left for us was such a nice touch, it made us feel at home from the start.

The apartment is so close to the Sponge Docks we walked there most evenings and watched the sun set at Hellas.

We loved the sun filled rooms of Esperia, its hand painted tile living room and kitchen and sunny bedroom were so welcome. It was like we had our own sunny holiday in Greece.

Michele, your house keeper could not have been nicer when she came to clean.

We really hated to leave. We look forward to returning next year.

Thanks for sharing you lovely apartment with us.

Tony and Helen Priebe
Dallas, Texas

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the minimum stay required.?
A: Minimum stay is one week.
Q: Where can I see Manatees?
A: Just a five minute walk from Esperia is Spring Bayou with a freshwater spring that welcomes manatees from November through May. During the winter months, manatees head for warm waters, such as springs and power plant discharges. For the remainder of the year, manatees are widely dispersed.

To help protect Florida's wildlife, FWC encourages you to watch wildlife from a distance and use binoculars or zoom lenses to extend your view. Florida's manatee population needs the wildlife sanctuaries, springs and warm water sites to survive during the winter months. If you visit any of the wild manatee viewing areas, please give the manatees the space they need and do not disturb them if they are resting. Remember to "Watch" Florida's wildlife today so that future generations can "SEE" them in their natural environment.
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