CHARMING COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL, GAZEBO

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Jan Hollingsworth

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL, GAZEBO

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Private, immaculate poolside cottage on 3.5-acre estate shaded by grandfather oaks, minutes from FishHawk. Walk to Starbucks or drive 15 minutes to golf, tennis, horseback riding, canoe rentals, hiking trails, state parks, wildlife preserves and some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. Country Retreat is an oasis of tranquility central to all that Florida has to offer. Thirty minutes from antique districts, outlet malls, Plant City, downtown Tampa and The Florida Aquarium. 45 minutes to Busch Gardens, less than an hour from the beaches, 75 minutes from Disney and two hours from the Space Coast and Cape Canaveral. An ideal location to explore Central Florida from coast to coast and an inviting, secluded retreat at the end of the day. Wildlife abounds as horses graze in the adjacent pasture. A unique experience.

Cottage is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed Internet and satellite TV.

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Guest comments: 'We wanted to thank you guys for making our stay so enjoyable. You gave us shopping tips, places of interest to visit and fresh fruit. The orange juice from the store isn't nearly as good as fresh squeezed. Sometimes it's the simple things in life that makes all the difference. Best Wishes.

J&B

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jan Hollingsworth

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Charming Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
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Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Country Idyll

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
My wife and I stayed here on our first trip to Tampa and arrived at night and exhausted. We were greeted with a welcome pack of tea & pastries which was much appreciated as we didn't have the energy to go out for dinner. The next day the sun was out and we saw the place for the 1st time - amazing! We had breakfast by the pool surrounded by incredible giant Oaks and listened to the birds. The cottage was just perfect and had everything we needed & more. We walked to Starbucks and the supermarket is a 2 minute drive away so everything is on hand.
Jan & Fred are great hosts and no request was too much: how to get into town? how to get to the beach? where can we eat? and when we asked about sight-seeing Jan gave us the 'grand tour'.
If you want to chill out in the country this is the place to be.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 23/25
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Charming Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
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+1 386-963-4647
Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
4

Comfortable, Quiet and Convenient

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The property is well described and well maintained. The pool and backyard area was very nice with easy access. It was centrally located for shopping and good restaurants. Owner had stocked us with brochures and menus so eating out was never a problem. Close enough to the beaches for an easy drive and close enough to Orlando for a day trip.
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Charming Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
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+1 386-963-4647
Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Stay, absolutely beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My family rented this house for the week of my wedding, which was at Cross Creek Ranch in Dover. The property was perfect for us! Customer service was great and everything was clean. The kids had a blast in the pool and petting the horses. Huge yard with lots of room for them to run around. We had a BBQ the day after the wedding and their was plenty of room for all of our family and friends to hang out. Starbucks,Publix, Panera Bread, Chilis's ect. all in walking distance which was convenient! I would definitely recommend this property!
Owner's Response: We're always pleased to host such a happy occasion -- especially when we are able to offer a package rate for both homes -- the cottage and the main house -- so extended family and friends can have the full run of Country Retreat. Best wishes to the bride and groom!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
Cumming, Georgia
4

The cleanest cottage I have ever stayed in

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was simple, neat and extremely clean. Ample items for the kitchen, the bath, etc. We felt safe and were able to have our friends who lived nearby come visit. Ample restaurants and shopping in the area, easy access to everywhere. I would highly recommend this location and set up for 1-3 people. Jan was very communicative through the entire process and easy to work with. The only negative and ever so slight is that the pool area and furniture didnt seem to have been cleared of yard debris daily nor was the leaves removed from the pool daily so it didnt make it very inviting to sit out or enjoy the pool which is a very nice area otherwise. Overall, we would stay again and would definitely recommend to everyone.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Charming Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
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Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Lovely and Comforting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
There are choices when trying to decide on a place for temporary stays. This little cottage, nestled in a quiet, rural section of Florida mid-way between Tampa and Orlando, is a slice of tranquility in an otherwise stressful life. Whether it's to finish reading a book or writing one, catching up on our "insides" or enjoying all that's "outside", we highly recommend the atmosphere of this home away. Jan and Fred are perfect hosts; they were there when we needed them, responded immediately to any minor requests we made, took steps beyond what is necessary to ensure we had a pleasant experience, and could not have been more gracious. Recommend? Surely. When we return to Florida, we will undoubtedly get in touch with Jan first, hoping our new alternative home is available. Thank you, J&F, for making our stay very special.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

Located mid-way between Tampa and Lakeland, the rural suburb of Valrico is convenient to all that Central Florida has to offer. Country Retreat is ideal for vacation, house hunting, or corporate relocation. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, medical clinics. Minutes from golf, tennis, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, mountain biking. Less than an hour to beaches, antique districts, outlet malls, theme parks and historic sites.

Other Activities: canoeing

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Availability & Rates

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Brandon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Oct 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,000
 
 
Off-Peak
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$500
$1,250
 
 
Peak
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Cleaning $50.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are seaonal ranging from $500-$700 per week and $1250-$2000 per month.
$75 cleaning fee. $50 pet fee.
Rates include all utilities, plus high-speed Internet and satellite TV. The cottage is fully furnished and equipped with linens, towels, dishes, cookware and all appliances, including toaster, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer in the unit.
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Amenities

Brandon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious bathroom opens onto the pool area and also serves as laundry room with personal full-size washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen-size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
  • Main bedroom furnished in charming antiques, with queen bed, high dresser, writing desk. Second bedroom furnished with a queen-size futon with thick Sealy mattress, bookcase with reading materials, video tapes and DVDs, and large dresser with mirror.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
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