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Greg Rogers

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Florida, Fishing, Golf, Nature Watching and Tourism at its best

1 Review
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

Lorida House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Home is a two story octagon shaped lake front house with a westerly view for beautiful sunsets. Fishing, bird watching, golf and tourism at its best while relaxing in a very safe country setting. Second floor outside observation deck wraps half way around the house. Many wild birds fish in our pond and graze in our grass, including: ospreys, eagles, blue herons, wood storks, sandhill cranes, egrets, ibis, owls, pileated woodpeckers and many more. You may see an otter or more swimming in our lagoon.

The second floor master bedroom includes a king size bed, half bath and double set of french doors that open onto deck. The second bedroom has two single beds and the third bedroom has a queen size bed. The second floor full bath is in the hallway.

The second floor kitchen has a full refrigerator/freezer, stove and oven, double stainless steel sinks and a microwave. Large counter top with stools. Comes with coffeemaker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes, glasses and utensils included.

Views include cypress trees and a 200+ year old oak tree with beautiful southern hanging moss.

The first floor has self-contained 'mother-in-law' apartment with full bathroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed with single bed/sofa in living room. The apartment sleeps a total of three people with seperate outside entrance. The 'L' shape living room/kitchen area has a microwave and extra storage cabinet. The Murphy unit has a small refrigerator/2 burner stove and stainless steel sink. All rooms have a view of the lake.

Enjoy the winter evenings gazing at the lake thru twelve feet of sliding glass doors while a fire crackles in the fireplace.

Orlando attractions are approximately 1 1/2 hours north, Tampa approximately 1 1/2 hours west and West Palm Beach is approximately 1 1/2 hours southeast. Approximately 14 miles to shopping and restaurants in Sebring.

+ Fishing out the back door

+ Fishing guides and bait shop available

+ Golf courses close by

+ Sebring Race Track, hotel and airport minutes away

+ Convenience stores and gas stations nearby

+ Horseback riding and canoeing

+ Hammock Creek State Park in Sebring

+ Antique shops in Sebring and Lake Placid

+ Churches in Spring Lake

+ Hunting

+ Privacy & serenity

During race week the 'mother-in-law' apartment can be rented seperate from second floor.

Keywords: Octagon shaped two story lake house

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Greg Rogers (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Greg Rogers

Semi-retired general contractor from south Florida who enjoys fishing, golfing and bird watching.

Why Greg Rogers chose Florida

2 1/2 hours from home in south Florida which alows for weekend visits.

What makes this house unique

Built this home to allow our family to experience a rural life style in a layed back enviorment next to nature and around good country folks in a setting of safety and out door enjoyment. We call this our 'sanity house'.

Reviews

1 traveler review

Florida, Fishing, Golf, Nature Watching and Tourism at its best
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Holland Michigan
5

Fantastic winter in Florida on Lake Istokpoga

  • 5 of 5

This rental was our first winter in Florida and our first experience with VRBO. Things could not have been better for us. We were looking for a place on a lake near Sebring that would allow dogs. The home is a very spacious, modern, octagon, two story home. The kitchen is well stocked, the TV works, the mattresses are great and there is plenty of hot water.

The second story deck was our favorite spot. The view of the lake from the deck and the living room really makes the house and the total experience something we will never forget. Getting up in the morning and walking out the bedroom door to the deck was an enjoyable daily habit. We saw more nature around the house than we ever expected. The many beautiful birds and their sounds made our stay fantastic.

The location is central to Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. We had visitors from the north use all three of these airports. We had a lot of visitors because the first floor of the home is a very nice one bedroom apartment. Your visitors can have their own suite with their own view of the lake.

The home is in a neighborhood of waterfront homes. It is perfect for walks, bike riding and golf carts. (You may have to wait for the Sandhill Cranes to get out of your way.) The land across the road from the house is pasture land. We enjoyed feeding cattle and horses across the fence. We made many neighborhood friends during our stay. The property has good access to the lake for a boat or pontoon. We did a little fishing out in the lake during our stay, but caught more fish out of the lagoon behind the house than in the lake. It was so convenient to just pick up a rod and make a few casts. Some of our neighborhood friends were serious bass fishermen and they caught fish every day. If you are looking for a vacation home away from the traffic and noise of the city, this is a perfect place. There are alligators in the area, so if you take a dog, don't let it swim in the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lorida 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
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - May 1 2018
14 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleanup $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

$500.00 non refundable deposit at time of reservation with $1,000.00 due on September 1, 2014 and the balance due 45 days before the rental period starts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lorida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis

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