Gulf Coast FL
Known as the 'Sponge Capital of the World' Tarpon Springs is
often considered one of Florida's most interesting small towns. The
'Sponge Capital' tag came from the Greek immigrants that settled
here in the last 19th century and harvested the sponges which grew
in abundance off shore. Fascinatingly, today almost one third of the
entire population still descend from the original Greek settlers.
The winding Spring Bayou Creek runs just south of Tarpon and is
bordered by towering oak trees and grand Victorian homes, combined
with the smaller initmate buildings alongside the docks help to make
this one of the most picturesque towns in the state.
The lively dock area forms the central hub of Tarpon Springs,
here you will find a very lively, carnival style atmosphere with
quaint old buildings home to a host of souvernir shops and Greek
family restaurants. Along the town's main street you find a long
line of antiuque shops and art galleries. At the Cultural Center,
you can pick up directions for a walking/bus tour of this historic
Another excellent attraction, sure to delight the children, is
the Spongeorama which is a museum that shows and tells all there is
to know about the town's favourite sea creature, the sponge.
For those happy to venture a little further afield you will find
major theme park action at Busch Gardens just over 30 minutes away
while the fabulous long, white sandy beaches of Clearwater are just
a few minutes further. Closer to home is Buccaneer Bay, FloridaĂ˘‚¬„˘s
only waterpark that is in a completely natural setting and the Weeki
Wachee Spring Ă˘‚¬Ĺ“City of MermaidsĂ˘‚¬ť show both in Spring Hill which
is only a 15 minute drive north.
Silver Category Homes
We have a very small collection of private vacation homes in the
gorgeous resort of Tarpon Springs. These homes offer an opportunity
to experience a very different side to Florida.
Guests can expect clean, comfortable accommodation based around
an open plan design with high ceilings, bright Floridian style decor
and modern appliances.
The main living space is generally one large open area combining
both a lounge with sofas and TV, a dining area and a generous sized,
fully equipped kitchen. Leading off from the living area will be the
master bedroom with oversized ensuite bathroom and three further
bedrooms which share a family bathroom.
As it's the long sunny days that attraction the majority of
guests to Florida's Gulf Coast, the main focal point of these
wonderful homes is always the private swimming pool. There are sun
loungers and patio furniture and all pools are screened with a high
mesh cage which allows sunlight through but helps to keep leafs and
bugs out of the water.