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Luxury 4 Bed Air Conditioned Villa With Private Pool Near To Tampa Bay

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Villa Near Tampa Bay, Florida Gulf of Mexico, USA - Quiet Setting Ideal For Relaxing, Yet Centrally Located On The Gulf Coast For Tampa & Sarasota

Location Location Location. Our home is ideal for families and couples alike given its fabulous location on the west side of Florida. Tampa and Sarasota are both very easily accessible, as is Orlando (just over an hours drive). Just as important, who really wants a 2 or 3 hour drive back to the airport on the last day? Not with this home as TPA is just 40 minutes away! Great shopping exists at both the Westfield Mall at Brandon and at the Prime Outlets Mall at Ellenton to the south where you can visit designer shops such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger & American Eagle to name just a few. Our villa has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; that's some 2,500 sq foot of luxury. It is idyllically located in a quiet, upscale residential community between Tampa Bay and Sun City Center. As well as the HD TV there is a DVD film library and a pool table should you be stuck at home. High speed internet access is available via the WiFi router if you have a laptop, tablet or smart phone. During the winter months, our new heat pump will effectively warm up the swimming pool to a very nice 84F.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Stuart
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Stuart

My wife and I first visited Florida a few years before getting married. Like most people, we loved it there, and certainly vowed to go back at some stage. I work locally and try and relax as much as I can, including frequent trips to our home in Florida. In my spare time I enjoy walking our dogs, playing badminton and the occasional game of golf.

Why Stuart chose Florida

My wife and I love Florida, and when we were able to, didn't hesitate to buy a property there. We wanted somewhere slightly away from the crowds of Orlando, yet to still be able to enjoy the theme parks as well as the beaches and sunsets of the west coast all in one - we opted for our villa close to Tampa, yet just one hour away from downtown Disney. Its location, we truly believe, is perfect. The west central Florida location means it is an easy drive either north or south to find new places to visit and enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

One of the main reasons we ended up mid way between Tampa and Sarasota was purely because we felt a simple drive to either was important for exploring the area, plus the real advantage of being close to Tampa International airport. With direct flights to Europe and many U.S cities, it is perfect!

Both cities offer slightly different cultures, yet both are full of the big Floridian welcome. There are some fantastic restaurants in the area - you will find some details of them at the house should you stay there!

And if you do play golf, well it's right on your doorstep.

22 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful well kept home vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Stuarts home was exactly as described in the listing. The property was very clean and well maintained. Excellent communication with the owner.

Great home for a 7 person family vacation get together! Great location in a beautiful quiet subdivision close to I 75. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation in serene location

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all. Why stay in a hotel when you can enjoy a lovely home with all the amenities of being home. The pool is definitely a bonus. Heated during the winter makes for a great late afternoon dip. The villa was clean and well kept. Stuart, the owner, answered all communication quickly. Since we love Busch Gardens, a mere 30 minute drive, we were able to visit four times. Goodsons Strawberry farm is on Balm Road off Route 301, best strawberry shortcake around, in season only. The Fish house in Ruskin is open Thursday through Saturday and is very very crowed; the best white fish we've ever had. The villa's location is the best. Directly off I75, an easy on and off. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this lovely home to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa that met all our needs

  • 5 of 5

Spent New Year in this fabulous villa. Enjoyed swimming in the heated pool and sitting under the lanai - much better than being in England!!! Loved the lounge/kitchen area and the space the villa offered us. Explored Tampa/St Petes area taking advantage of Tampa's City Pass which can be used to visit Busch Gardens, tampa aquarium and the zoo saving money. Must thank Stuart for his attention to detail - prior to, during and after making the booking. Nice extra touches made this a really enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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5

Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay here, a real home from home. Stuart the owner could not have been more helpful in his attention to detail and his eagerness to ensure our stay was both comfortable and worthwhile.

This home is in a smart development and being just a few minutes drive away from the main interstate, it provides a great location for sightseeing in all there is to do in the Tampa-Sarasota area. I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay for at least 2 weeks or more.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 days here last month and absolutely loved it. The location is fantastic and we experienced a part of Florida that we would never have seen if we stayed in Orlando for our 2 week trip.

The area was peaceful and great for golf and places to go for a morning run but so close to major roads for traveling to Tampa/Sarasota/St Pete etc

The photos of this villa do no justice to it! It's got heaps of space which was great as we were 2 families with kids. The house was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The pool was perfect for cooling down and letting the kids play about.

Stuart couldn't be of more help. From speaking to him at the time of booking through to the info he sent prior to us going was spot on - especially with us arriving in time for Hurricane Matthew!

I would highly recommend staying at this villa. We're already planning a return trip in the next couple of years so am hoping it will still be available.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent home from home

  • 5 of 5

just returned from a fabulous holiday in this villa. The villa is equipped to the highest standard with everything you need. The pool is one of the largest I have seen (7ft at deep end) which was great for cooling off after a day at beach. The villa is in an idea location within easy reach of many beaches , shopping outlets/malls and was only 30 mins from Busch gardens which makes it an ideal location for a family holiday. The pool table was also a welcome addition to relax and play in the evening. The owner Stuart was friendly, helpful and informative giving us lots of tips and information to make the stay more enjoyable! I would definitely recommend the villa for larger families as the 3 bathrooms and room layout was ideal for privacy, and little bit of rest bite! I look forward to staying again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

My wife and I love Florida, and when we were able to, didn't hesitate to buy a property there. We wanted somewhere slightly away from the crowds of Orlando, yet to still be able to enjoy the theme parks as well as the beaches and sunsets of the west coast all in one - we opted for our villa close to Tampa, yet just one hour away from downtown Disney. Its location, we truly believe, is perfect. The west central Florida location means it is an easy drive either north or south to find new places to visit and enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa International at 34 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Gulf coast beaches are well renowned. They are about a 35 minute drive away. Tampa Bay is some 10 minutes drive away and has a small beach. Here you can see pelicans diving for fish and the locals out on their boats. EG Simmonds public park is also close by. Fort de Soto Park & Beach is also highly recommended and worth a visit.

Travel:

The nearest main airports are Tampa (TPA, 40 mins) and Orlando (MCO, 90 mins). Smaller airports are located at St. Pete and Sarasota-Bradenton. Car hire is essential to fully appreciate the Gulf Coast region.

Distances:

Downtown Tampa is 25 minutes drive away, Sarasota 40 minutes and the Orlando theme parks just over an hour. TPA is a 40 minute drive from the villa. The best shopping areas are both approx a 15 minutes drive away, one in Brandon and the other to the south at Ellenton, both just off of Interstate 75. Busch Gardens is approx 35 minutes away.

Further Details:

The nearest bars and restaurants are a 1 minute drive away (or 10 mins walk). Banks, Pharmacies, Supermarkets and a 24 hr Walmart Superstore are all within a 5-7 minute drive of the villa. If you prefer to shop at a Target Superstore, this is some 15 minutes away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by email to the owner direct. 25% deposit to confirm booking. The balance is due 7 weeks before along with 300 pounds security/damage deposit refundable after your stay. I am more than happy to accept US Dollars - please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Normally a Saturday or Sunday but please enquire as other days may be possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Sterling and are fully inclusive except for the clean/service of the property and pool heating (normally required from November through to end March). Additional cleaning can also be arranged for during your stay. Discounts for longer lets available. US Dollars also accepted. Please note we are not able to cater for children under 3.

A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking, followed by the balance plus security deposit 7 weeks before departure. Payment can be made in Sterling or Dollars. A clean/service fee is additional to the rental cost.

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Facilities

From the Owner

One of the main reasons we ended up mid way between Tampa and Sarasota was purely because we felt a simple drive to either was important for exploring the area, plus the real advantage of being close to Tampa International airport. With direct flights to Europe and many U.S cities, it is perfect! Both cities offer slightly different cultures, yet both are full of the big Floridian welcome. There are some fantastic restaurants in the area - you will find some details of them at the house should you stay there! And if you do play golf, well it's right on your doorstep.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Master ensuite has 2 sinks, wc, large bath and separate shower. Ensuite to bedroom two. The family bathroom is just off the hallway and would normally serve the two twin bedded rooms.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: King size master bedroom with ensuite bathroom & shower and walk-in wardrobe. Queen size second bedroom with ensuite shower room and large wardrobe. Two other bedrooms have two single beds in each with large wardrobes. All rooms have chest of drawers in.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All living areas are carpeted. The bathrooms and kitchen are tiled. All bedrooms and the main family living area have ceiling fans in addition to the air conditioning. We prefer guests not to smoke inside, thank you. Outside: The villa is surrounded by lawns and flower beds, with several palm trees to add to the tropical feel. Our private pool is enclosed and there are several patio chairs, table and separate sun loungers. The pool area faces approximately south so is sunny from early morning to about 5.30pm during the summer months. The pool is approx 32' by 15' Utility Room: Large washing machine, large tumble dryer and large utility sink. A door from here leads to the garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are provided; beach towels are not. The property is cleaned and serviced before each rental. Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged if required and paid for locally. Other: There is a large formal dining area, with table and chairs for eight. Next to here is another carpeted area which currently has the pool table.

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