IDYLLIC COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL, GAZEBO

Jan Hollingsworth

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IDYLLIC COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL, GAZEBO

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3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Spacious, immaculate poolside home 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 bird-watching and 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. Home is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed Internet and two satellite TVs.

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

Jan Hollingsworth

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Idyllic Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
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Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
Decatur, AL
5

AWESOME FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family vacation was a complete success, mainly because the house, pool and owners were outstanding. We plan to vacation there many times in the future. Because we were able to get the large home, we were able to have our four grandchildren and one nephew stay there with my husband and myself. We never wanted to leave. The children had room to play inside and out and there was never an issue about the noise because we had this great private wonderland. Horses to feed and pet were one of the highlights for the kids. I would recommend this Home Away to anyone that loves the outdoors, privacy and room to play. The house itself was terrific for me, I loved the Victorian appeal, the large kitchen counter and cooking area made a quick job of preparing and serving meals.Our family says THANKS to the friendly owners and we hope to see you again very soon. Janice, Gil, Justin, Daryl, Dara, Sydney, Destiny, Cari, Jeffrey, Spencer and Wendi (our Pomeranian).
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Idyllic Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
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Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
Charlotte, North Carolina
5

Fantastic Secluded Family getaway still close to activities!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
The home is very spacious with plenty of room to spread out yet still congregate together. Feeding the horses from the property next door is an experience my 6, 5, and 3 year olds will never forget. The landscaping is just beautiful including the lovely in ground pool. We honestly spent very little time indoors except to prepare meals and sleep. There was much to do in the surrounding area as well and I highly suggest visiting the St. Pete Beach, but the South side. The beach is secluded, you can see in the water, near the Fort is a gift shop and snack bar. The house is set back off of an almost hidden road that once you turn onto makes you feel as if you are nowhere near where you were just moments before. The property is nestled in one of the oldest communities in Brandon/Valrico, FL. I really can not say enough positive things about our experience there this year and we are looking forward to our future family vacations being spent there annually!!!! The homeowners are so thoughtful and caring wanting to be sure you have the best experience possible while staying on their property. Highly recommend for those who are looking for a secluded location with access to plenty to do or places to stretch your legs!!! We were able to bring our two small dogs as well.
Plenty of wonderful local restaurants as well as grocery shopping less than a mile from the home.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
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+1 386-963-4647
Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Quiet and convenient

  • 5 of 5
Awesome
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
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Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

A heavenly southern oasis of tranquility....

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful, peaceful vacation spot! Just as described, the house and surroundings are teeming with lovely southern charm. Surprisingly spacious with nice views from almost any window. My favorite spot was the side porch looking out over the horse pasture. All of us enjoyed hand-feeding carrots to the horses across the fence. The pool was enjoyed extensively....my wife did laps every morning and the kids practically lived in it! Almost anything you would need at home is provided. Property is just a short drive from any shopping destination; yet you would swear you were far removed, since you hear none of the hustle & bustle. I highly recommend this property for an unforgettable vacation spot.....we cherish the two weeks we spent there. Dave & Jessica Blackwell......Waverly, NY
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253204
+1 386-963-4647
Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
5

Beautiful property with an attentive owner

  • 5 of 5
Very charming and comfortable stay in an extremely beautiful setting. The pastures next to the home were green and lush and the horses were magnificient animals to see and share space with. My niece is a guitarist and when she played the horses would come to the fence as a polite and seemingly appreciative audience. Facilities were top notch, the property is located within VERY convenient distance to grocery and other shopping areas for supplies.

The owner is very attentive and seems driven to provide a secure and pleasing stay. We highly recomend this property except when we plan to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Country Retreat With Pool, Gazebo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253204
+1 386-963-4647
Brandon Florida Central Gulf Coast
4

Picture Perfect Vacation

  • 4 of 5
This place is magical! We were in the middle of a quiet little paradise with the city services all around. Short trips from this home base made it a perfect spot. There is a lot to do in the area or you can do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the setting and the wildlife that surrounds the area. We watched the baby owls mature while swimming in the pool. The house was comfortable, roomy and fun! The only thing that would make this place perfect would be a lanai and heat in the pool.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Downtown Tampa
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Ft. DeSoto/PassaGrille
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kick's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
River Hills, Buckhorn, Bloomingdale
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chili's
Car: recommended

Valrico is a rural suburb east of Tampa, part of the greater Brandon area. It's located mid-way between Tampa and Plant City, the world's winter strawberry capital and home to the Florida Strawberry Festival. Downtown Plant City also hosts a bustling antique district with great eateries and tea rooms. Valrico is also 20 minutes from the Hard Rock Casino and the Florida State Fairgrounds, where expos, equestrian competitions and other activities are held year round. Drive 20 minutes west to Tampa, and you'll find The Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa, historic Ybor City, the museums of downtown Tampa, plus the St. Pete Times Forum, which hosts everything from hockey to concerts. Tampa is also home to the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Busch Gardens. Drive another 25 minutes west and you'll find some of the nation's top-rated beaches - the award-winning Ft. DeSoto beach & fishing pier, and historic PassaGrille home to the famous Hurricane restaurant.

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Availability & Rates

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Brandon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Peak
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,200
 
 
Peak
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$800
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes There is a one-time cleaning fee of $100 and a one-time pet fee of $50 per pet, if applicable.
Rates are seasonal, ranging from $700-$800 per week and $2200-2600 per month. Rates are for parties up to six people. A $50 per person fee for each additional person applies. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $100. Special rates for extended stays are available. Reservation deposit of $200.
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Amenities

Amenities

Brandon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • The downstairs bathroom also contains a Maytag washer and dryer for personal use of guests. The upstairs bath includes an antique clawfoot soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen & daybed
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , daybed/trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , queen-size
    Loft - 1 double , full size
  • This spacious home is ideal for extended families or travelers who want to share a home. There are multiple wings, affording a great deal of privacy inside and out. One upstairs wing can be used as a private suite, with a huge bedroom with queen bed plus twin daybed, another sitting room/bedroom with twin daybed plus twin trundle and a shared bath with antique clawfoot tub. A loft with antique double bed is in another wing and can be used as a 4th bedroom. The downstairs bedroom comes equipped with a queen bed and is off the foyer, which can be used as a private sitting room. The family room comes equipped with a queen-size sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Country Retreat is a pet-friendly environment with fenced yard, dog run/kennel and tile floors throughout the first floor of the home. Smoking is permitted outdoors only, with a number of comfortable options - poolside, on the front porch and on the back deck.
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