PRIVATE LAKEFRONT HOME, NEAR LEGOLAND,WATER SKI, WAKEBOARDING & KAYAKING

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Gary Smith

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

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PRIVATE LAKEFRONT HOME, NEAR LEGOLAND,WATER SKI, WAKEBOARDING & KAYAKING

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:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Gary Smith

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
average rating of 4.733333 based on 17 reviews
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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383812
+1 3213386634
Winter Haven Central Florida
3

Mixed Feelings....

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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!
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383812
+1 3213386634
Winter Haven Central Florida
5

wedding hideaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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!!!!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383812
+1 3213386634
Winter Haven Central Florida
5

Awesome Place, Awesome Lake, Fun, Friendly &Clean

Awesome Place, Awesome Lake, Fun, Friendly &Clean
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383812
+1 3213386634
Winter Haven Central Florida
5

Exceeds expectations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This home and lake were perfect for our water skiing vacation with another family.

Lake Florence, with no public launches (there's a ramp at this house), had less than one hour of other boaters during our 6-day stay, making the lake our private playground. We barefooted and skied to our heart's delight; perfect size for training runs back and forth across lake or cruising the perimeter. We parked our boat in boat house, used the provided kayaks, and generally had a blast. Besides the lake, what made this house better than others we've experienced is the large pool/patio/hot tub area out back with lots of cover for protection from sun or rain and a great view of the lake. We entertained, grilled out, and had plenty of room for everyone.

Bedrooms are small and beds squeaky, but fine for us as we were exhausted by the time we slept. Other rooms in house are spacious and comfortable. There's just way more to this house than captured in description and pictures; it is very well equipped.

Owners were considerate and responsive. All in all, we would definitely stay here again. As a matter of fact, the other families who visited us wanted to get it for next year. As the title states, the house and experience exceeded our expectations.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Lakefront Home, Near LEGOLAND,Water ski, Wakeboarding & Kayaking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383812
+1 3213386634
Winter Haven Central Florida
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Cheers!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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
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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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Availability & Rates

Winter Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Dec 27 2013 - May 31 2014
$300
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,550
2 nights
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$250
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,150
2 nights
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
$300
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,550
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes State Tax 7%, Polk Co. Tax, 5%, Total 12%
Holidays $300 per day

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