Centrally located lakeside home with all the amenities a traveler could want in a peaceful setting for a visiting couple. Perfect Florida living with all the extras. Magnolia and palm trees grace the attractive landscape framing the pretty retreat for the Florida visitor. Flagpole with American flag flying. Accommodates Canadian flag (if desired by our Canadian visitors/friends).
Keywords: Completely furnished home, all amenities and services provided, cable TV, Internet (w/WiFi), phone, central heat and air conditioning, screen room, dock, pest control, private and quiet, beach, Seminole, Clearwater, Indian Rocks, Madeira, Treasure Island
This was our first stay at the cottage, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's close to many interesting and beautiful sites, including the beaches and the Pinellas Trail. As others have noted, the view from the back of the house is simply incredible -- if you have a camera with a zoom lens, you're sure to get some great photos of the local birds. The house was clean and comfortable, with everything we needed for our stay, and the neighborhood was quiet. The owners are great people. We've already committed to returning next year.
We are really looking forward to our second stay at the cottage! The view from the lanai was so incredible, we spent much of our time there with binoculars and bird books (provided by the Fouse's) in hand. The neighborhood is quiet and great for walking, it's close to everything you need without being in the middle of it. The owners are great people and have provided the best of amenities for their renters, whom they treat as friends.
This was our third time staying at the Lakeside cottage. We travel to this part of FL 3-4 times per year and this property has become one of our favorite places to stay. It suits our needs consistently by being well maintained, clean and comfortable. The location is perfect - nestled at the back of a quiet neighborhood, right on the lake, convenient to shopping & restaurants, and not far from the beach! The owner is always very accommodating and helpful.
Wow, what an incredible spot on Lake Seminole! The lake is at just the right distance from the house so that when you look out the back windows you feel surrounded by water - awesome views. There is an abundance of wildlife activity which my family enjoyed immensely. We watched all kinds of birds - a blue heron in the backyard every morning, countless ibises, fed ducks with their chicks, and even some turtles too.
We were very pleased with the accommodations overall. The house was welcoming, neat, and tidy. Lots of natural light with the big windows in the back looking out to the lake. It was fully equipped with everything we needed during our stay. We even grilled out one night and had dinner lakeside at the table in the screened porch.
We've already recommended this property to some of our other family members and would definitely stay here again. The neighbors were very friendly as well!
We stayed a week in this cottage. First thing we saw was a well landscaped lawn and a nice looking cottage. It was dark when we arrived. The house was well prepared for us. Lights were on. The living room and dinning room were tastefully decorated. The kitchen was well set up with everything we needed. The bedrooms were nice. We only used one bed and it was very comfortable. Central air added to our comfort. Our first morning we opened the blinds overlooking the lake. What an incredible view! The sun comming up was spectacular. There are very small islands just beyond the dock. A bird watchers paradise. We did see an alligater a couple of times in the lake. Well this is Florida. The screened in patio was nice to watch the birds with out the bugs. It is a quiet neighborhood. It is close to shops and stores. Just a short distance to the gulf beaches. We went there to watch the sunset. John's Pass is one place to visit. Featuring numerous shops and restaurants. Boat trips to see the dolphins and deepsea fishing are available.
A few of the restaurants near the cottage are Chilis, Apple Bees, Texas Cattle Company, sandwich, pizza, and locally owned family style, just to name a few.
Needless to say we enjoyed a wonderful , relaxed stay.