Chesapeake Point is situated on a beautiful 6.5 acre peninsula surrounded on three sides by the waters which lead to the Gulf of Mexico.
It is in many ways truly a park. There is abundant birdlife here and the fishing is excellent. There are often manatee moving lazily by and dolphin herding schools of fish against the seawall to feed. Over the past several months I have enjoyed watching dolphin swimming and hunting right along the seawall.
Several of our family members have had exciting manatee encounters while out kayaking in the area around Chesapeake Point Park and Spring Bayou which surrounds the City of Tarpon Springs. We recommend our rentals to any avid sea kayakers.
A healthy walk or bike ride from Chesapeake Point will bring you to Howard Park which is pictured below. We will often just drive to the causway between the picnic and camping areas and the beach, and spend the day. That way we can just pull what we need out of the trunk of the car. The water along the causeway is great for wading, fishing, walking, and just about any outdoor activity on the water including windsurfing and sea kayaking along the new kayak trail. The beach at the end of the causeway is a beautiful white sand beach and seems to never be too crowded. Nearby Sunset Beach is also a great place to wade, sunbath, read, fish, watch the kiteboarders and of course watch the sunset at the end of the day.
We also love the quick access to many other local Parks and beaches namely Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands as well as Anclote River Park and a number of parks that are within a 1 to 2 hour drive of Tarpon Springs. You will find more detail on these places on our Links page.
We also recommend that at some point in your stay you get out on the water! Whether take a tour with our local kayak guides at SimplyKayaking, take a SunLine Cruise from the Sponge Docks or rent a boat, the beautiful blue-green Gulf of Mexico is only a short boat ride from the bayous of Tarpon Springs.
Chesapeake Point Park is an “Over 55” Mobile Home Cooperative located on Florida’s Gulf Coast in Tarpon Springs, Florida. A small organized group of about 40 of us purchased the almost 7 acre peninsula. We consider it to be our own little slice of waterfront paradise far removed from the maddening crowds. There are now over 50 owners and about a dozen of us have decided to rent our places out seasonally.
Few people realize that mobile home rentals are a bargain! Our rentals range from $33 per day to $56 per day depending upon the size of the unit and what part of the season you are renting in. And, that cost includes all of the utilites, cable tv, and many other ammenities down to the cookware and linens! Now, these little units are not the Ritz Carlton but they are cute, clean, well appointed and maintained and located in a quiet waterfront community in one of the prettiest locations along the Gulf Coast. The residents here are friendly, the atmosphere relaxing and the fishing is outstanding. We recently installed new boat slips and your rental includes use of the slip throughout your stay! There is also a new observation deck at the top of our little peninsula where you can spend the day fishing and sunbathing.
If you drive through this part of the West Coast, you will quickly notice that our little “island” is tucked back off the main drag, is private and quiet, and is quite obviously the most beautiful undeveloped property for miles around. A newly built seawall surrounds the Park and we often walk around it and see dolphins, manatee (in the Winter) and fish and birds of all kinds. At dusk, we watch the birds fly in to the surrounding mangrove islands to roost for the night. The wildlife that surrounds us and just the shear beauty of the Park often takes our breath away.
We often reflect on how lucky we are to own what I feel is a piece of old Florida or at least the Florida I knew as a kid. If you look to the left at the aerial photograph, you can see that there are two pieces of waterfront property at the front of the peninsula that the Park also owns and are vacant and form almost a natural boundry and gateway into the Park. You can also see a small City owned Park that is the tree covered strip down the middle. This helps add to the feeling that we are a little world unto ourselves.
Chesapeake Park is less than 30 miles from Tampa International Airport and all the exciting vacation and entertainment activities that Tampa has to offer. And, the City of St. Petersburg is even closer to you than Tampa.
We are also within walking distance or a short drive of many of Florida’s most beautiful State Parks such as Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island rated America’s #1 Beach, Fred Howard Park, Anderson Park, Anclote Key Park, and the breathtaking Ft. De Soto .
There are many other places you can visit while vacationing in Tarpon Springs along Florida’s Gulf Coast. You are within reasonable driving distance to Walt Disney World, and Epcot, and SeaWorld.
Tarpon Springs is famous for its Greek community and long history of sponge diving. There are charming Greek shops and restaurants along the water right along Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and the sponge diving continues to this day. You can still see the boats such as the one below coming into the docks loaded with sponges.
Every year in January Tarpon Springs hosts the holy Epiphany Celebration and devoted followers as well as tourists come from around the world to participate in the largest Epiphany celebration in the country, complete with a big Greek street party with live Greek music and dancing, the Diving for the Cross and Blessing of the Fleet rituals and lots of authentic Greek pastries and other delicacies.
Unit 65. Minimum 3 month rental required Jan-March.
Waterview 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished with enclosed Florida Room, covered carport. Recently renovated and immaculate. Rent includes: Electricity, central heat & AC window unit, water, trash/garbage collection & cable TV, & local phone service. Coin laundry in Park. All linens & cookware provided.
January-April: $1600 per month, all utilities included.
May-October: $1000 per month which includes local telephone, basic cable tv, water, and trash/garbage collection. Tenant to pay electric. 2 month minimum rental available for this part of the season.
November-December: $1350 per month, all utilities included. 2 month minimum rental available for this part of the season.
For More Info or to Rent Unit 65, Contact Us Today!
Unit 52. Minimum 3 month rental required Jan-March. Pet friendly unit!
Fully renovated and furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with enclosed Florida room & covered carport located in the interior of the Park. Cozy and in immaculate condition–exterior recently painted and florida room remodeled. Rent includes: electricity, central air & heat, water, trash/garbage collection, basic cable TV, high speed internet connection & local phone service. Coin laundry in Park. All linens & cookware provided. Special Offer for 4 month rental! 10% off rent if rented for 4 months.
January-May: $1500 per month, all utilities included.
June-October: $1000 per month, all utilities included. 2 month minimum rental available for this part of the season.
November-December: $1200 per month, all utilities included. 2 month minimum rental available for this part of the season.
For More Info or to Rent Unit 52, Contact Us Today!
Unit 45 Minimum 3 month rental required Jan-March. Pet Friendly Unit!
Waterview. Recently renovated and immaculate. Fully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath, with enclosed Screen Porch and wrap around outdoor deck. New appliances. Sofa bed in living room. Rent includes: electricity, AC window unit, heat, water, trash/garbage collection, cable TV & high speed internet connection, & local phone service. Coin laundry in Park. All linens & cookware provided. This unit has a waterview and nice breezy location for enjoying the porch & deck. Excellent rental for golfer or biking & kayaking enthusiasts. Special Offer for 4 month rental! 10% off rent if rented for 4 months.
January-May: $1400 per month, all utilities included.
June-October: $1000 per month , all utilities included. 2 month minimum rental available for this part of the season.
November-December: $1200 per month, all utilities included. 2 month minimum rental available for this part of the season.
For More Info or to Rent Unit 45, Contact Us Today!
- 50% deposit to hold the unit. Rent, damage deposit and taxes due two weeks before the scheduled arrival.
- Damage deposit reimbursed after inspection and mailed within (5) business days after departure.
- 12% Florida Taxes assessed on rents to be paid by renter. No tax required if rented year round.
- Coop pre-approval and background check required. Cost to be covered by us.
- All monies are to by paid in US dollars. Payment by certified check, personal check or money order
- There are no pets allowed and all units are non-smoking. Pets allowed in Unit #45 & #52 & must be pre-approved by us.
Don’t think you can afford to live on the water? Think again! We are selling our mobile homes in this lovely waterfront park. Three of the units have nice waterviews; all are furnished, fully equipped, spotless and in move-in condition. Boat slips are completed and we are literally minutes from the Gulf by boat. This is a rare opportunity to own waterfront property in a Cooperative that owns its own submerged land! Being “grandfathered in” and owning our own submerged land means that our living expenses will very likely remain stable for years to come as we will not have to worry about the State of Florida imposing astronomical increases on Coops and Condo associations as they have been trying to sneak through the Florida Legislature for the past several years. And, the State no longer grants any entity ownership of submerged land! Though all of our units are offered up for sale, we will be keeping one of the units as we believe that the value will only increase due to this unique ownership of our own submerged land.
We believe our Park is an affordable retirement option and is one of the best kept waterfront living secrets on the Gulf Coast. Monthly coop fees are reasonable as are the real estate property taxes. Why move to a retirement community when you can live independentally and more affordably in a quiet waterfront park? For those unfamiliar with Coop ownership, it is a lot like Condo ownership. Members share access to the common areas within the 6.5 acre Park and enjoy the jointly owned facilities and waterfront equally. The cost of the coop share AND boat slip is included in the sale price! Most of our Owners and Guests have lived or rented here for many many years. We are a friendly community of folks who believe this secluded peninsula is our own little slice of paradise. Our quality of life here in the Park continues to improve and nearby Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island are rountinely voted the best beaches in America! Many of our residents live very cheaply and find independant living here more affordable and enjoyable than a retirement community in terms of both the initial investment cost, monthly living expenses and overall quality of life!
Unit 52. $85,000
Limited waterview. Fully renovated and furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with enclosed Florida room & covered carport located in the interior of the Park. Cozy and in immaculate condition–exterior recently painted and florida room and livingroom remodeled.
For More Info on Buying Unit 52, Contact Us Today!
Unit 45. $70,000
Waterview. Recently renovated and immaculate. Fully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath, with enclosed Screen Porch and wrap around outdoor deck. New appliances. Sofa bed in living room. This unit has a waterview and nice breezy location for enjoying the porch & deck.
For More Info on Buying Unit 45, Contact Us Today!
Contact Us @ Tarpon Park!
- Contact: Though I only own 2 of the units, please contact my folks Calvin and Amy (pictured below) who can show and talk to you about any of the 4 units. If we don’t answer please leave a message or send an email!
- Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida on Florida’s Gulf Coast. 30 Miles North of Tampa, Florida
- Phone: 727-939-8585
- Please note: we abide by all City, County and State laws regarding rentals. Since we rent seasonally for less than 6 months at a time, we must charge a 7% Florida Sales and Use tax and a 6% Pinellas County resort tax. These taxes we collect are turned directly over to the proper agency every month. We are also required by the City of Tarpon Springs to rent mobile homes for no less than 2 months. If you are a potential guest, please consider that we are not in the business of turning a profit on our rentals. We are simply trying to supplement the yearly cost of owning them and are not willing to break the law. We feel that our honesty is rewarded by the fact that we always end up with guests of like mind and always have guest or two who return every year.