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Villa Adriana - Elegant European-like Palace - Waterfront Property

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 6,820 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Likely the most beautiful Mansion/Palace you will ever see.

*** PLEASE NOTE, MY PRICING HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED FOR THE NEXT 9 BOOKINGS - STARTING MAY 20th, 2017 * * *

When needed, we provide tours of Villa Adriana

Villa Adriana is the perfect elegant Florida vacation rental

LOCATION: Come and enjoy all Florida has to offer – the climate, water activities, shopping, special events, sports events, beaches, theme parks, casino, Orlando and Disney world, etc. Villa Adriana is centrally located to provide quick and easy access to all of your vacation destinations via I-275, I-75, I-4 and the Veterans Expressway (like the hub of a bicycle wheel with each spoke of the wheel/roadway providing easy access to your destinations). All the amenities Greater Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida have to offer are within easy reach. You’ll be vacationing in a peaceful yet elegant, European, country setting. To the east you’ll have an easy 80 minute* drive to Orlando (Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Islands of Adventure, etc.); to the west you’ll be able to enjoy several of the best beaches in the USA (Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi, Howard Park, etc.); to the south you’re just 20 minutes* from the Tampa Bay theme parks of Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Downtown Tampa, the Performing Arts Center, the Hard Rock Café/Casino, Ybor City, International Plaza and several sports stadium are within a 30 minute* drive. You’re 10 minutes from the new Tampa Premium Outlet Mall and just 2 minutes from grocery shopping. But best of all, you’re just seconds from being able to sit outside and enjoy all the beauty and splendor Villa Adriana has to offer.

* Drive Times Estimates are according to Google Maps

Enjoy Florida’s Fun and Sun and create “WOW! Memories.” This unbelievably beautiful Mediterranean style palace, nestled on a water ski sized, spring-fed lake, is truly a masterpiece work of ART that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Almost everyone who’s seen it has said, “Villa Adriana is the most beautiful home they have ever seen.” Tucked away on the 20 acres inside the gated community of Bellamere, Villa Adriana features breathtaking views of both Lake Kell and its lush landscaping. If you're considering this property as a Wedding Venue, make sure you read the last paragraph of this Description.

INSIDE: During your stay at Villa Adriana, you will truly enjoy living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Villa Adriana is not just a large mansion; the finishes and quality are reminiscent of the European Royal Palaces where the privileged live. Old World Features: Authentic Venetian plaster walls throughout, Baroque-style painted and gold leaf ceilings (40 oz. of 24k gold leaf), 14 Swarovski crystal chandeliers, custom travertine staircase and railing, cherry cabinets, aged granite flooring, 46 Tuscany-style “castle-like” interior doors, 131 fully cased thermal insulated exterior windows and doors and travertine decks outside. Contrasting with all the Old World Mediterranean features are many technological advances for your comfort and enjoyment, including: the ultimate in toilets (3 Toto toilets with automated lid open/close, automated flushing, heated seats, and built-in bidets for a hands free wash and blow drying). That together with a home theater system makes this a unique destination vacation resort. You'll have a vacation/wedding to remember with unbelievable photos to show your friends.

AMENITIES: On-site amenities include kayaking, lounging around the saltwater pool, swimming, fishing, outdoor grilling on the Wolfe 48” grill, enjoying video gaming, board games (chess, checkers, and backgammon, others), watching movies, sports or concerts in the magnificent 120 inch home theater (see picture). Note, paid subscriptions to Netflix Streaming Movies are available for your use. You can also enjoy table tennis (ping pong), a workout in the Gym, Foosball, card/poker table, massages on one of the two massage chairs, and so much more. Lounge around the pool or one of several “gathering places” such as the pool cabana, the gazebo on the dock, under the oak tree covered picnic area in the front, or one of the two lanai areas. Not to mention the living room, family room, breakfast nook, library/reading room, theater, etc. Just come and hang out and have fun. Villa Adriana features outstanding indoor/outdoor areas to enjoy your time with your family and friends.

RELAXATION TO THE MAX. The screened gazebo, located over the lake on the dock is the perfect place to chill out and relax. Immerse yourself in nature and optionally listen to your choice of music wired from the smart house a/v system inside Villa Adriana to the gazebo.

ANY GAMERS IN THE FAMILY? From my 24 year old son: The fourth bedroom/game room features 7 speakers of HD surround sound to go with the PlayStation 3, titles such as Call of Duty, Ratchet & Clank, and Hitman. More games are available from most retail stores or directly through the PlayStation Network. The PlayStation 3 is also a full service Blu-ray and DVD player. Watch YouTube and Netflix videos. The Playstation2 features ARCADE Classic games such as DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution, Gauntlets: Legacy, Call of Duty, SOCOM, 007, Kingdom Hearts, and much more! Great entertainment for teens and adults! The Futon in this room converts to a bed.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Our Guests have commented Villa Adriana is so beautiful and offers so much, they see very little reason to ever leave the property (see vacationer reviews).

OTHER: Not only do we provide Wifi connectivity to the internet, we also provide an internet connected PC and printer to allow you to print off your boarding passes, etc. We have a well-equipped laundry room to take care of any needed cleaning.

SPECIAL REQUESTS? Ask.

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS: Feel Free to Ask About our Sleeping Arrangements (how we equip the home with extra beds to be able to sleep 20). This site only allows 25 pictures - we can share the floor plan and many more pictures upon request.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: It’s all up to you. Looking for a “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” experience? Come and enjoy the Florida climate anytime of the year at Villa Adriana.

More Details

Owner
Dara Khoyi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, A little German and fluent Farsi
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Dara Khoyi

Having traveled the world, Dara Khoyi and his family have seen many castles, palaces and fine homes. This home was designed by him with help from architects and friends and incorporates some of the best of what he's seen and experienced in his travels.

Dara Khoyi purchased this estate in 2009

Why Dara Khoyi chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Villa Adriana is conveniently located between the Beaches to the West (Clearwater Beach, Caledisi Island, Fred Howard Park, etc.), the Theme Parks and Activities in Orlando to the East (Disney World, Islands of Adventure, MGM Studios, etc.) and all the wonderful attractions and activities in Tampa such as Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, Ybor City and the Convention Center (all just minutes to the South). You're essentially easily accessible to all the best Florida has to offer.

With that said, many have said they really didn't want to leave the property. Water views, kayaking and jet kkiing, swimming pool, home theater, and a beautiful museum-like atmosphere all right here.

What makes this estate unique

We have everything from water views, green lush landscaping and sitting areas, the screened Gazebo over the water with music at night times is a wonderful place to relax.

Amenities

Tampa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Toilet Toto Neorest 500 (heated seated, wash, blow dry)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , With Toto Neorest 500 (heated seated, wash, blow dry)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bidet , With Toto Neorest 500 (heated seated, wash, blow dry)
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Home Theater - 1 queen , Space for one queen mattress = sleeps 2
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Add 1 full mattress, sleeps 2 +2 (view of Lake and balcony)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Balcony and view of lush landscaping. Add One Twin = 2 + 1
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen , Add Queen air mattress sleeps 2 + 2
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 king , sleeps 2 guests
    Bedroom 7/Library/Den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futons snaps forward then back to make two twin beds = 2
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Can Add Twin - Balcony and View of the Lake. Sleeps 2 + 1
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Game Room/Balcony and view and lush landscaping. Sleets 2+2
  • I am happy to provide a link to see more pictures and pictures of the bedrooms, the site limits me to 24 pictures and that was not enough to show the home off . . .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
We can provide great flexibility in service. All meals can be provided, etc. Let us know what you want and lets see if it can be accommodated.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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5

Absoluty amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We went down to visit my brother in Tampa and we looking for a home with a pool that could accomadate 8 of us and that was close to my brother, beaches and attractions. This house is perfect. Dara was a great host and the home is in immaculate shape. There was a crib for our 1 year daughter and plenty of bedrooms for 3 year old son and extended family. We spent most of our time in the pool and in the massive theater room. If you are looking for a home that has it all, this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better than expected!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travelled with our 4 children, their 4 friends, and our nephew, to this beautiful home June 24th thru July 3rd 2017. It was our first time staying here. We were amazed the moment we set foot on this property. From the landscaping to the pool to the lake to the theatre. The kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, EVERYTHING...complete and utter bliss. This was the PERFECT home for our family vacation. You're just minutes from an outlet mall, Wal-Mart and Target right down the road, amazing restraunts too. 45 min to the beach, 1 hr to Orlando, 20 min from downtown Tampa. Literally the PERFECT location to enjoy everything you want. Dara was a joy to work with as well. Very kind and was there anytime we needed him. 100% recommend this home. We will be back! 💖 Jen and Brian

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is like a palace. Extremely spacious, state of the art equipment, beautiful gardens and pool, and a tremendous movie theatre. It's great for a big family gathering or if you just want to relax and feel like a king or queen. I'm so glad I brought my family here. They all loved this place inside and outside. The home is full of beautiful art and the movie theatre is just like being in a theatre by yourself. I will be returning for sure and recommend it to everyone. Dara, the owner/manager was very nice and pleasant and made sure our stay was seamless.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Some things are automatic (theater, artistic finishes in the house, lake views, etc.) and other things we work very hard to ensure our guests have a pleasant stay (cleanliness, well manicured lawns, etc.). It's my privileged to do all I can to ensure a great experience for all our guests. DARA
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fun vacation there!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we enjoyed having you.
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful, owners did an amazing job accommodating our 18 guests. Super friendly and would always get back to me quickly if I had any questions. Between the steam room, gorgeous pool and movie theatre you feel like a movie star in this place. Would absolutely recommend this location to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's vacationers like you that make what we do enjoyable. We always strive to deliver utmost service. BTW, I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but all guests that come back receive a discount.
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Golf Vacation

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at the property for 5 nights and enjoyed golf in the area and peaceful eveings at the pool after our day of golfing. the property is well maintained and very private. the owner greeted us on our arrival and refunded our depoit the day we left. I would recommend this property to groups of guys travelling, or families looking for a fun place to stay. groceries and amenities were close by too!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sushi Alive
"Great food."
Super Target
"Super Target is 1 mile away from our property"
Breakfast Nook
"Good Breakfast / Brunch food."
Walmart Supercenter
Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano
"Very high quality food. Ask for one of the "specials.""
Starbucks
"Coffee Lovers . . ."
Shops at Wiregrass
"Great outdoor shopping mall . . ."
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Benedettos
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Cheval TPC
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75 in one direction
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Villagio
Nearest Ski
Can ski on the lake behind the house
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Howard Park and Caladesi Island

Villa Adriana is conveniently located between beaches (Clearwater Beach, Caladisi Island, Honeymoon Island, Fred Howard Park), downtown Tampa (Tampa Convension Center, St. Pete Times Forum, Buckaneers Statium, etc., Hard Rack Cafe and Casino) , and Orlando's Theme parks (Disney World, Islands of Adventure, MGM Studios, etc). Each an easy commute.

One of the Largest Outlet Mall in Florida (Tampa Premium Outlets) opened just a short 10 minute drive away.

Hard Rock Cafe (casino); Football Stadium; Baseball Stadium; Hockey Rink; Performing Arts Center; Close to Disney; Sea world; MGM Studios; Adventure Island; Islands of Adventure; Busch Gardens; Close to Orlando (1.5 hour drive); Beaches; Charter Boating; Golf Courses.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99

The Fees are 100% refundable if cancelled 90 or more days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

Balance Due must be received 60 days prior to Check-In Date. Any damages that are not covered by your property damage protection insurance or additional fees such as: Unauthorized pet fee, unregistered guests over 12, late checkout fee or failure to turn in keys/remotes will be deducted from your security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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