CHAIN OF LAKES POOL HOME WITH BEACH AND BOAT HOUSE

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Eric and Dee Hinshaw

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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CHAIN OF LAKES POOL HOME WITH BEACH AND BOAT HOUSE

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Big, Bright, Roomy, 2 Story, 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath

The Lake House at 1443- At over 7,000 square feet, this two story 5 1/2 Bedroom, 5 Bath home is a great way to escape to the warmth and solitude of Central Florida. A privately gated yard leads to a circular drive with a grand entrance. Park your car in the shade of a large live oak or pull into the 3-car garage which adjoins the large game room with 8' pool table.

Next is the spacious, modern kitchen, separated from the combination Dining and Living “Great Room” with and arched window. The Great Room overlooks the pool and beautiful Lake Roy. Here you might enjoy the Yamaha Player Piano, filling the home with sound as will the Wifi accessed Whole House Entertainment and Security system.

The adjacent Theater Room boasts a 14 foot diagonal screen with surround sound (for night viewing only) that can be enjoyed from the Great Room, yard and pool... even from the other side of the lake!

Down the hall to the Master Suite, you’ll enjoy a large custom Steam Room with two Rain-Forest showers, matching wash basins, a Closet Room, a private deck overlooking the lake and private access to the pool area. Down the hallway the other two Bedrooms share a bathroom, one through the walk in closet, one down the hall.

Upstairs is also part of the Great room, as it is viewed from above from two spacious loft areas, bridged together over the dining room. Both offer amazing vistas of the lake, pool and front yard. The first loft includes a wet bar, entertainment center and exercise/dance floor and access to the upper-level lanai. Walk across the indoor bridge to a second loft that offers a secluded getaway for reading, office work and a foldout couch for another place to rest.

Also at the top of the stairs are two large guest suites, one with a lake view and open air access to the upper lanai, the other is larger, with a view of the front yard and drive.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility

Eric and Dee Hinshaw

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Eric and Dee Hinshaw are the 3rd generation owners and managers of Chalet Suzanne, a Depression Era world famous Inn located in Lake Wales, FL. After a great career at United Airlines, Eric retired in 2009 to devote his total efforts to their historic property.

Eric and Dee Hinshaw purchased this house in 1991

This property is our dream home, in our dream location, a quiet neighborhood located close to all the things that are important to US and our family. We invite you to enjoy it as we have for so many years!

When we were designing our home, Dee wanted something that we could 'see through', so large windows that offer a great view of the lake, even from the front yard, were the result. The Great Room is truly great and the sound of the grand piano fills the entire property with elegant notes, even when the discs are being played. As a pilot, I was a techy sort of fellow so we put a lot of technology into the home. With an active young family we really needed a large game room and that has been one of the most popular places to hang out, with an open pass through to the kitchen that doubles as a Breakfast Bar.

From the Game Room there is access to the large pool through a bathroom that is designed for both handicapped and kids, with a wheelchair accessible shower and open vanity. We love the weather in Florida and the incredible amount of stars that can be seen at night so we decided to not screen the pool area. The full intensity of the sun is enjoyed on the pool deck and is only broken by frequent dips in the cool water! The upstairs guests have direct access to the pool as well as they walk out to the lanai and down the spiral staircase and into the pool area. Let’s not forget the Master Suite access through the Master Bathroom. Yes, I guess you can say that life around the pool was a central part of our design!

We do enjoy watching movies. Lots of movies! When we were planning our theater room the Projection and Screen store told us to put up a large sheet and move the projector from front to back and determine from experimentation the screen size that we preferred. Dee and our daughter, Audra, were busy and unable to take part in the exercise. That left the boys and I and maybe that was not a good idea. We ended up deciding that “bigger was better” and chose to go with a screen that goes from wall to wall! We hope you enjoy it as we have.

The upstairs Double-Loft serves as a video game area, a card playing area, exercise and dance area, the best place to watch the party below and, across the bridge, a secluded office and library with an impressive collection of literature. Both lofts have a great view of the pool and lake activities as well as the front drive.

Dee and I weren’t really crazy about jet tubs but we did enjoy relaxing in steam rooms, so we added that feature to our bathtub, a large custom tiled area that features a handmade stained glass window designed by Dee and a glass enclosure, two rain-showerheads and two spigots for filling the large tub. Just touch the button on the control, walk away for about 10 minutes and come back for a luxurious steam room experience!

Our lakefront has been kept more natural than most. Our family has enjoyed the presence of otters, ducks, coots, gallinules and other flora and fauna that exists in our area. We have maintained a small beach area that allows a clear access to the lake for both swimming and water skiing. The double boat house includes a roof deck for enjoying the lakeside activities of the day, the peaceful starlit nights and the calm, misty mornings that the lake can offer.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452437vb
+01 863-651-2917
Winter Haven Central Florida
4

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This was the 1st time we have ever rented a vacation home. The Lake House was everything and more. We had 3 children and they thoroughly enjoyed every minute. There was plenty of room and everything in the house was updated with beautiful linens, bedspreads, towels and everything you would need. The grocery stores (Publix and Walmart) were about 5 minutes away. We took in the Yankees spring training game. Disneyworld is about 45 minutes away. We did not get to go to LEGOLAND, but very close to the house. Very quite neighborhood. I would recommend this Lake House and Eric and Dee always responded to our questions bv phone or email. Loved the vacation....
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such a wonderful group to rent to. Please let us know what we can do better for your next visit that we might earn 5 stars, please.

Eric and Dee
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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452437vb
+01 863-651-2917
Winter Haven Central Florida
5

Stlouis mo

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Me and my friends go on a week long vacation every year. And every year we use vrbo to find our place to stay. This house was awesome. Way better than the pictures look. Backyard and lake were beautiful. The house was spacious and clean. Can't wait to go back next year. The owners were very responsive and easy to communicate with.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452437vb
+01 863-651-2917
Winter Haven Central Florida
Okeechobee FL
5

Better than we could have imagined

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
I have stayed in HomeAway residences before and have always been very pleased with the results, but this place was above and beyond anything that I have experienced. It was like new. It was very high end. It's location was perfect. It was HUGE. It was well equipped. What started out as a place from which we would enjoy our vacation became the vacation itself!

We will be back, but next time we will be sure to simplify our schedule so that we can spend more time enjoying the home rather than feeling guilty about missing out on all the other good stuff in the area. Oh, and we'll bring the boat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452437vb
+01 863-651-2917
Winter Haven Central Florida
5

Great Venue for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Our family spent Thanksgiving week at the house and had a great time. It accommodated several generations comfortably and in luxury. We made good use of the game room, and had ample space to spread out and enjoy quiet conversations, as well. It is well located in Winter Haven, with grocery shopping and Legoland just minutes away. I am sure the fishing would have been great, too, had the weather been a little more cooperative. We have been renting vacation houses for the past 20 years and this house is one of the few that had all the bases covered.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Nancy and Family,

Thanks for taking the time to offer a great review! I think that will be very helpful to us and future travelers.

God Bless,

Eric and Dee
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452437vb
+01 863-651-2917
Winter Haven Central Florida
5

Beautiful Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Wow! This home was beautiful and very clean. Everything in this home is upgraded. There is five bedrooms and five bathrooms all with upgraded towels, toiletries, and furnishings. The beds are all fabulous, clean, and upgraded (i.e. memory foam, adjustable, etc.). The owners truly prepared for every small detail from the theater room with large projector screen, fun game room with pool table, ping pong, and darts, quiet library upstairs, piano, and the fabulous pool in the backyard. The house backs up to a lake and has a boathouse that kids can fish. In addition, it is very close to Walmart, Publix, restaurants, Bok Gardens, and Lego Land. In fact, it only took minutes to reach any of these...very convenient. Overall, this house is upgraded, fun, and convenient. A definite pick in the Winter Haven area. It's wonderful to have finally stayed in a vacation rental that felt as nice, if not nicer, than home.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sharon,

Thanks for taking the time to offer your thoughts and let others know how great our home is.

God Bless your and your family,

Eric and Dee
Helpful votes: 1/1
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LEGOLAND Florida
Bok Tower Gardens
Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant
"Okay, so we own the place, it's still the finest food around! We are 3rd generation owners w..."
Fantasy of Flight
Lake Kissimmee State Park
Sun 'n Fun Fly In Inc
Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Walt Disney World
The Holy Land Experience
Universal Studios Florida
Stallion 51 Corporation
Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours
LeadFeather Guns & Archery
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
About equidistant between Orlando or Tampa Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Seaboard Coastline
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 27
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
St Petersburg Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Gators
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
TheWakeboardCoach.com
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Ashton
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Gators
Car: necessary

Location, Location... Only minutes away from Legoland Florida by either Boat or Car, you can also explore over 120 miles of shoreline through the Winter Haven Chain of 16 Lakes (up to 26 lakes once the lock is completed.), with access to shops, restaurants, theaters, bars, etc.

The Winter Haven Chain has been listed by CNN Travel and Leisure as one of the 'Top Ten Lake Vacations in the US'.

Only steps away from the nation's top Wakeboard Coach, Dave Briscoe's Ride Center, where you might learn a new art or hone your already developed skills of wakeboarding and waterskiing.

This part of Central Florida is Aviation Central, home to Fantasy of Flight Museum and aviation experience, Sun ‘n Fun Museum and Fly In, Tailwheels Etc. Flight School and Biplane Rides, Jump Florida Skydiving and Florida Skydive Center. If Seaplanes are your passion, stay at The Lake House and enjoy a short flight to Jack Brown's Seaplane Base, which is just across town, to learn to fly or to add another rating.

Michael,

You should get an invoice for your final payment in a couple weeks. It's due by 2/21/2012. if you'd prefer, I could go ahead and send it to you now. Let me know if that is the case.

Regarding restaurant recommendations, well, we'd have to recommend our own! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, visit www.ChaletSuzanne.com to learn more about it. Opened in 1931 by my grandmother, Bertha Hinshaw, Dee and I are Third Generation Owners. Chalet Suzanne, after decades topping out the dining charts for the state, was the very first inductee to the Florida Trend Golden Spoon Hall of Fame and has been honored with countless other awards through the over eighty years it's been serving discriminatiing gastromonists.

So, with that in mind, you'll understand why we tend to avoid recommending chain restaurants, of which there are plenty around. For evening seafood, Harry's Old Place is very popular. We also enjoy the lunchtime cooking of Chef TT at the Saltwater Grill, across the street from Legoland. For Italian fine dining visit Arrabella's in downtown Winter Haven or L'incontro in Lake Wales. For the best in Southern Comfort food go to Fred's Country Kitchen for breakfast and lunch. For affordable steaks, go to Norby's in Lake Wales, or Manny's Chop House in Lake Wales or Winter Haven.

Andy's Igloo is a great old fashioned diner with good food and ice cream floats. If you're out boating on the chain of lakes go by Harborside restaurant on Lake Shipp. Sonny's or Shack's are both great place for barbeque and very family friendly with their 'Family Feasts' that will take care of the whole household.

This part of Florida offers so much for families to experience. For more opportunities explore our area online.

Thank you for considering us as your Travel Headquarters for your central Florida Vacation

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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
 
Winter 2014
Feb 21 2014 - Apr 14 2014
$325
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,300
$9,000
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2014
Jun 5 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$325
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,300
$9,000
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 2 2014
$400
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$400
$500
Fri,Sat
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Feb 15 2015 - Apr 30 2015
$325
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,300
$9,000
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
$325
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,300
$9,000
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$250
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,750
$6,600
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00
Very Reasonable Cleaning Fee $250.00
Pet Fee $300.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Please no parties or events without prior approval.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 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:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Steam Room and custom tub and shower
    Marcus' Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Chris' Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Audra's Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Access from Game room and Pool area
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Marcus' Room - 1 queen , Upstairs, Lakeside with Lanai
    Audra's Room - 1 king , Downstairs. Walk through closet to bathroom
    Guestroom - 1 queen , Downstairs. Shares Audra's bathroom via hallway.
    Chris' Bedroom - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Double beds and Small Futon. 5 adults or 6 children
    Wherever - 2 queen , We keep two inflatables in the linen closet
    Theater Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two Double Futons. Sleeps four in a pinch.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • skiing
  • hunting big game
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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