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The villa has 3 bedrooms accommodating six people comfortably, 2 bathrooms and a private pool with Florida room. It is fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans in all rooms. Situated just 45 minutes North of Tampa and only 10 minutes from the fabulous Gulf beaches of Florida. 1 mile north of Weeki Wachee Water Park located at the back of ‘The Heathers’ Golf Course.
Owned by 1 family
Brenda Smith purchased this villa in 1999
set in a lovely location, ideal for family holidays
If possible I would give you 10 stars. Great house, clean, spotless...so welcoming, the home away from home. We spent here two dream weeks last summer, and dream about another vacation in this place.
We would gladly come back any time, if available.
Thank you Brenda for sharing your beautiful place with us.
It was a joy to stay here. The villa was our home from home for 2 weeks and we were quite sad to close the door for the last time and make our way back to the UK. The facilities were all you could ever wish with big stores like Walmart and Wynn Dixies only minutes away. The pool was wonderful, bigger than we were used to and the pool heating was supberb. Big screen Tn made evening most enjoyable after a long day out visiting places that were only names on a map. Pine Island was a joy as always.
Graham and Brenda were delightful hosts and made extreme efforts to accommodate our dates for which we were very grateful for. All in all, come our next visit to Florida, I cant imagine staying anywhere other than here.
Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful villa! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pool was wonderful! We did a lot of walking and exploring the area - we even made it to the Eagle’s Nest diving sink hole. The villa was comfortable, clean, and like a home away from home. We enjoyed the local area restaurants…La Bella Napoli, Bayfront Inn, Upper Deck, and pizza from Gennaro’s. The kayak trip down the Weeki Wachee River was so much fun! We saw a bald eagle and its nest and lots of manatees at Hospital Hole. We also took a trip up to Homosassa and had lunch while viewing the monkeys on Monkey Island. We hope to visit your lovely villa again! Thank you!
Having taken most of our holidays over the last 30 years in the USA either touring or staying in one place in Cabins/Villas we feel we are more than qualified to submit a review. Prior to this visit we have always stayed closer to Orlando for the convenience of the parks, Kennedy Space Centre etc but this time decided to try something different, although we did visit Universal Studios on four days pre Christmas rush! I have to say we were not disappointed and this villa combined with the excellent assistance of the owners Graham and Brenda surpassed any of the Florida villas we have used in the past. The house is roomy, homely and feels like a home from home plus it was nice to have a large rectangular pool kept at a constant 85 degrees (heated by electric as opposed to the solar heating many Florida pools have, which can struggle in the winter months) , it was ideal for my wife and daughter who enjoy swimming lengths which can be difficult in the kidney shaped pools. At home we live in a remote farmhouse so are accustomed to quiet which sometimes can be a problem when we sleep elsewhere, no problems here, very peaceful quiet nights on extremely comfy beds.
The villa is well equipped with all the modern appliances you would expect although we tend to eat out for lunch and evening meal, there is an abundance of places to eat including our favourites, Golden Corral (eat all you want buffet £10 per adult), Arby's (thick beef sandwiches) and Outback Steakhouse all within ten minutes drive. Walmart is about fifteen minutes away so nice and convenient if you decide to buy in and eat in.
There is Wifi too which is handy if you want to contact friends back home, especially with internet based communication tools like Facebook Messaging, along with iMessage or FaceTime if you are an "Apple" person. There is a phone in the villa which can be used for local USA calls.
Because our stay included Christmas Graham and Brenda very kindly put a tree up with lights and other festive decorations including festive tableware which we really appreciated, thank you. We intend returning and will definitely drop Graham and Brenda a line to book because once we find something we like then we tend to stick with it.
I would recommend this villa to anyone wanting to have a quiet base on the Gulf Coast with easy access to Tampa, Clearwater and the beaches, I am sure they would have no regrets, I know we didn't.
We are currently in the last two days of our three week holiday and everything has been absolutely lovely. The villa is inviting and very comfortable, clean, well appointed and exactly as described. The pool is excellent, clean, large and is regularly cleaned during our stay. We have two children aged 12 and 17 and both loved the pool and the enormous television in the lounge in equal measures! A car is essential to make the most of your stay as there is so much to see and do in the neighbouring counties. If you are like us and came to Florida to see Florida and are not interested in the theme parks at Orlando then this villa is absolutely perfect for you. We used it as a base to visit Daytona beach, Crystal River for the Manatees and also to visit the Everglades for three days. That said, if you do wish to visit the theme parks they are only an hour and half drive away. The villa is situated adjacent to a private estate which means that it is quiet and the surrounding areas are attractive and very well maintained. The owners, Graham and Brenda are friendly and very helpful throughout the booking process. Graham kept in contact via email and nothing was too much trouble even when we asked fairly simple questions. They also rang us at the villa during our stay to make sure everything was ok. The villa is very well appointed with a washing machine, tumble drier, bicycles, pool towels and lots of televisions! We ate out and at the villa in equal measure and the kitchen is well equipped. Just one small suggestion - the kitchen knives need sharpening!
We would unreservedly recommend this villa to couples or families. This was our first visit to America and even with two lively active children there was always something to keep them entertained either at the villa or at local attractions especially the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and paddling adventures which are fifteen minutes away from the villa. There literally dozens of places to eat within fifteen minutes of the villa. We especially liked, Chilli's for dinner, The Red Lobster for fish and Perkins for breakfast, the favourite with the whole family however is the Texas Roadhouse - loud, brash, great fun, fantastic food and incredibly reasonable prices.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Please contact us for our latest rates. We require a minimum stay of 7 days. A deposit of £100 per week is required at the time of booking. Full payment to be received 8 weeks before departure. If you require the pool heated it is an extra £50 week.