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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking

Gary Smith

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Gary Smith

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Winter Haven House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleep 8 (Queen, Queen, 2 Twins, Bunk bed/twin & double)

Private lake with boat dock

Own private boat ramp

2- Kayaks w/ paddles & life vests & 1- 12' metal 'John boat' w/ life vests

Large sport pool and Jacuzzi

LEGOLAND (-1 mile)

Bok Towers Gardens (14 miles)

Fantasy of Flight (17 miles)

Disney World (34 miles)

Animal Kingdom-Kilmanjaro Safari (35 miles)

Seaworld (36 miles)

Universal (41 miles)

Ybor City (50 miles)

Busch Gardens (53 miles)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peeps this house is nothing but perfect... is the best combination of comfortable, convenient, beautiful and peaceful. We were a group of 8 friends and we couldn't have moor fun. We took our own boat and did wake-boarding, slalom, banana, etc...all day long and by the time we were exhausted we end up in the hot tub to give a brake to all of our muscles and a great BBQ waiting for all of us... priceless..!!!

We had the best time ever...!!! recommendable for groups, families and couples..!!!



Thanks to Gary for all the support
Nov 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 20 reviews
4

Excellent Property on private lake

  • 4 of 5

This property was excellent for our trip to Winter Haven, Florida. I was definitely impressed with the view. We were able to catch multiple fish right off the dock and the Hot Tub and Pool were great. The views were amazing and walking out to the sunrise everyday on the decks were some of the greatest times. Quiet neighborhood and no real traffic from anyone made us feel a little lonely, but we had enough planned in the surrounding areas to never notice we were by ourselves. The house was clean upon arrival. There were no issues with anything. I would recommend a power washing for the outside of the structure to help clean it up a bit as it did have a "tired" feeling to it, but other than that we had no issues with anything we used the rental for!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful time at this spacious 4 bedroI'm house. We were planning to have a quite on the side of a lake away from NY stress. Every member of my family got what he or she was looking for. From the hot tub, the swiming pool, kayaking and fishing. Although we had plans to go to Orlando for more activities, the majority of my family decided against moving any where and we ended up staying the whole 7 days in that place. This is not my first time to rent homes but this is the largest scenic house so far. I would go back again if my time permits. Special thanks to Gary whom I felt like I know him for years, very nice man.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our home!!
5

Couldn't get any better!

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations! I only wish our schedule would have allowed us to be there longer. If we ever have a reason to be in that area again, we would want to return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
3

Mixed Feelings....

  • 3 of 5

My husband and two girls (4,7) along with the Grandparents stayed at this home. Although the vacation was a great success there were some positives and negatives in regards to the house....

Positives:

1. Gary was very delightful to work with. He was kind, responsive and even had a bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival!

2. The view was breathtaking!

3. The outdoor space was awesome, the pool was clean and being able to use the kayaks and metal boat were definitely a bonus!

4. The kitchen was a great size and also had breathtaking views!

Negatives:

1.The house is advertised as a 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom which gave everyone their own room and each family a bathroom. Upon arriving though we couldnt find the 4th bedroom and bathroom and after some searching found it out in the detached garage. A HUGE disappointment. The worst part of it all is that i felt deceived since it doesnt say anywhere on the site that it is not actually in the house and when I mentioned my disappointment in an email to Gary, he never once acknowledged my issue, said sorry or anything. Simply replied without addressing my issue at all. With that said, I was NOT a fan of going up the stairs, outside, into the smelly garage every night to take a shower. Just not what I was expecting and my girls were to scared to go out there by themselves so we had to accompany them when they needed to.

2. The house had a very strong odor of men's cologne. It was stronger in some rooms and we tried to figure out what it was from. The girls room with the 2 twin beds had the strongest smell which they didnt care for. The garage bedroom and bathroom also had a smell of tire, rubber and cologne. Not very refreshing.

3. The bathroom in the garage is in need of a new shower curtain, liner and rings. It is pretty gross.

4. The house in general is pretty clean but i would guess that the $100 cleaning fee is not going towards a 'professional' cleaner but rather the owners. It just wasnt what I expected as we found some dead bugs in cabinets, on the kitchen floor, in the bathtubs. Nothing tragic but I didnt get the feeling that a cleaning crew had been in recently to prepare the house.

All in all the vaca was a success and like I said before Gary was easy to work with. Perhaps my expecations to were just to high but you get what you pay for and this house is priced very well!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

wedding hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Gary the owner of the house was a great guy and accurately describes the house and it's surroundings. My now husband and I rented the house and invited the family to stay with us while we were all in town preparing for our wedding. The house was big enough that everyone could do their own thing or come together (usually by the pool) to hang out as a group. My brother has 2 young girls and they loved kayaking on the lake and playing in the pool. The house and pool were very well kept and the lake was crystal clear. We live in Philadelphia so we just loved sitting outside and enjoying the weather. We will definitely be re-booking the place next year!!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome Place, Awesome Lake, Fun, Friendly &Clean

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. From 6months old to 60 years old everyone enjoyed everything so much. Jim was a pleasure to deal with. The house is beautiful, the ammenties are all you could ask for, my only regret was leaving...we should of stayed longer. Getting ready to book my next trip.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AM-TRAK
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HY 27
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Olive Garden, Red Lobster
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Wake Boarding, Barefoot Sking

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Winter Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Extra Fee for over 9 $10.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes State Tax 7%, Polk Co. Tax, 5%, Total 12%
Holidays $300 per day
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Winter Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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