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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Artist Dream with 90Ft on Tranquil 1304 Acre Lake Josephine

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights

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Overview

Central Florida House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

200 Ft. dock w/ screened-in porch (morning coffee and/or evening sunsets on the lake) and a comfortable 4.5 bedroom house (cen. AC/heat) that is completely and tastefully remodeled and includes tile throughout the downstairs, new appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, plus 3 sliding glass doors for stunning views of the sunset over the lake. Only one bedroom (slider & balcony) is upstairs, which contains a queen size bed and opens to a westward view of the lake with balcony access. Two of the bedrooms downstairs also have queen beds and the 3rd bedroom contains 2 twin beds. The living room has a couch and a large futon and can be closed off by double french doors for additional sleeping space. The screened porch at house, also with the lake view, has 2 ceiling fans, gas grill and table for 6-8, which is a great way to barbecue and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

The house sits on almost an acre of land and is hidden from the street by the orange grove . In the 'back yard', there is a rolling lawn with additional citrus trees and 3 towering oak trees complete with picturesque Spanish moss, bench swing, ending at the lake (not fenced). The yard is fenced on 3 sides, but open with 90 feet of natural lake front along this quiet lake. There is a 199 ft. dock with 2 slips and a boat ramp is 2 min. away. Fish from the dock or bring your canoe, kayak, or boat for the open boat slip.

A stand-alone 6 car garage with an upstairs 2 room apartment is also for rent. This air conditioned furnished apartment contains an efficiency kitchen and three piece bathroom, two twin beds, table and chairs, and cable TV in the front room and two twin beds in the back room.

Parking is ample and there is space for RV, but no hook up. Please call for availability dates, calendar not always accurate.

Conveniently located between Sebring and Lake Placid and only 6.5 miles away (9 min) from the Sebring Raceway & a Publix.

8 area golf courses. 2 wineries 5 min away.

All race event weekends-porche-corvette-Chin, Ferrari, Scca., NASA, etc., or 12 hr race, only 9 min (no traffic) from Sebring Raceway. Motorcycles & jetskis welcome.

Keywords: Rental House on Lake Josephine, Sebring Fla.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Don (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Don

We live in Fort Lauderdale, Fl and Don is an engineer/general contractor and Kathryn is an artist. We orginally thought the house would be a great vacation house, but it seems it is a source of endless creative projects!

Don purchased this house in 2005

Why Don chose Central Florida

WE HAVE A SPECIAL FOR ALL RACE TEAMS, WEEKENDS $84.00 a night per room, minimum 4 rooms to rent. Don is an amateur race car driver and loves the track. Kathryn is an artist and loves the natural lake views and peaceful atmosphere. She is originally from Indiana and is reminded of that Midwestern niceness of the people in the area.

What makes this house unique

We have plenty of room to entertain family and friends. After a noisy day at the track, or a busy day of sight seeing, it is wonderful to come 'home' to a quiet beautiful sunset over the lake. Life is good! Upstairs balcony makes for great star watching on the clear nights away from the big city lights.

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Artist Dream with 90Ft on Tranquil 1304 Acre Lake Josephine
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful Cottage & Property on Lake Josephine

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a lake cottage in the Sebring area where we could relax with our two dogs, and this was a perfect find! The cottage is right on Lake Josephine and sets on a huge, beautiful lot that is totally fenced in (which was great for our dogs). The cottage itself had everything that we needed and was very clean, spacious and well kept. We absolutely loved spending every evening at the end of the pier (which had a screened enclosure) watching the gorgeous sunsets. The lake itself is beautiful and peaceful, and the surrounding cottages are very nice and well kept. The location was perfect as well, as we were within 5 to 10 miles of grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, movie theatre, library, Sebring International Raceway, and the Highlands Hammock State Park. All in all, it was one of the best and most relaxing vacations that we have ever had, and Don & Nancy were an absolute pleasure to deal with when making the arrangements. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula, Thank you so much for your review of our home. We loved that you enjoyed your stay with your husband and dogs. We hope that you will visit again and have the same experience as you did this spring. Keep in touch. Don & Nancy
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A very nice accocodation convenient to Sebring International Raceway

  • 4 of 5

We, a party of seven adult flag marshals for the 12 Hour Sebring endurance race, spent a week at this quiet, well maintained house on Lake Josephine. The house was exactly as advertised on VRBO. It was clean and well maintained. All appliances were in good condition and functioned well, including the air-conditioning, washer and dryer. Two of us slept in the living room, one on the couch and one on the futon. The remaining five in the bedrooms. I stayed in the only upstairs bedroom, although it took a while to actually find the narrow staircase hidden behind the laundry. One of two bathrooms with a walk-in shower looked like it had been recently renovated and there was plenty of hot water. Bathroom time, with two baths, was a little tight in the morning with seven men all on the same schedule.

Although it was quiet and seemed like we were “off the beaten path” we were very conveniently located near the Sebring circuit, about a 15 minute drive. Likewise, access to all the usual stores and dining was conveniently located on Route 29.

The house was in a very nice location with a small orange grove in the front yard and the back yard fronting on beautiful Lake Josephine. There was adequate parking for all of our vehicles. As flag marshals we were away early and back late so had little opportunity to enjoy the lake. However, I was able to see a large number of bird species surrounding the house and at the lake every morning.

Customer service from the owner Don Arpin and his agent Nancy were excellent. My enquiries were answered promptly by email. Next door neighbor Tim greeted us on arrival and was helpful in getting an item that one of us left in the house back to its owner. Secure Internet access was also provided.

In summary we enjoyed our stay and plan to return next year. I would recommend this house to others. I think that seven is the maximum occupancy for unrelated guests but with queen beds in three of the bedrooms more could be accommodated if they were couples.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, Thank you for such a nice review. We are so glad that you all had a nice time in Sebring. Next year you should try to arrive a day or two early and enjoy the home and grounds. See you next year. Thanks again, Nancy & Don
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5

Close to Sebring

  • 5 of 5

Great place as an alternative to the hotels in Sebring. Very easy drive to the track and very quiet for a good nights rest. Nice and clean with plenty of towels. Excellent communication with the owner, and they respond very quickly.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next year. Nancy
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5

family summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this vacation home! Very accomodating! The house was very clean. We enjoyed the dock and Fishing the lake. We brought along a raft and pulled the kids on the boat. The view was amazing! Great time had by all! I highly recommend this rental! We will be back next summer! Thanks so much for sharing your home away from home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer, I am so glad everyone had a great time. Thanks for all the help in the house before you left. Looking forward to your next summer vacation. Thanks for everything, Nancy
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feels like home

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the home, the yard was so beautiful and had plenty of room for outside activities. Each room was cozy and had tons of room. What I loved about this home was that it had a home feeling and had plenty of things to accommodate a large family.

One down fall is the lolly pads and weeds near the dock it was a bit much and a little scary, but once you past that the beautiful lake is there to enjoy while sitting in the screen in dock. Overall it was a great stay and would love to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy, Thank you for the nice review. I am glad everyone enjoyed themselves. Please think about us next vacation to Sebring. Nancy
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5

Very Nice Home To Stay At In Sebring

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for the week of the 12 Hours of Sebring and enjoyed it very much. The home was very clean and had plenty of room to accommodate 6 people. The beds were very comfortable, the showers were clean, and the air conditioning work great! Since we didn't spend much time there during the day, these were really the only things that mattered...lol. We would definitely stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to having your team there next year and years to come.
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Sebring Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carlie Lynne's Bar
Nearest Train
8.7 Miles
Sebring Amtrack Train Station
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Sebring International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cowpoke's Watering Hole

Car Racing at the Sebring Raceway (6.5 miles from our house), home to 12 Hours of Sebring, an American Le Mans series race.

Sebring Regional Airport (6.5 miles from our house), a public use airport.

Sebring Amtrak Train Station (8.7 miles from our house).

Highlands Hammock State Park (15 miles)

Bok Tower Gardens (Lake Wales, FL, 1 hour north)

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Rates & Availability

Sebring House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Jun 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
$140
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
SEASON 2016/2017
Nov 2 2016 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$210
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Race Week
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 20 2017
10 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Prices do not reflect cleaning fee - e-mail for total price.
If we can we like to rent jan/feb together to March 9th, or March 19th to April 30th. Though all inquiries are welcome.
Weekend of March 14th or so is the big 12 hour race, property at premium price. Other holiday weekends subject to premium price as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Central Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Extra long walk-in shower has 2 shower heads.
  • Both bathrooms are located in different halls, accessible to all guests. Both were re-tiled approximately in 2008.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door with lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs, with carpet. Sliding door to large balcony.
  • All 3 bedrooms downstairs have ceramic tile flooring. The one bedroom upstairs has carpeting. All bedrooms have ceiling fan plus floor fans (for "white noise").
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
One full bathroom contains tub/shower combo and the other full bath contains an extra long walk-in shower.

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