|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Seven (7) night minimum stay required. Remodeled & fully furnished concrete block home with 3 bedrooms/ 2 full baths. Huge covered lanai overlooks the lake with private beach area. Large kitchen with adjacent dining room & spacious family room. Directly on beautiful, clear water, 5500 acre Crooked Lake. Swim, jet ski, fish or just lay back and view the breathtaking sunsets. Many believe Crooked Lake to be one of the best lakes in Florida, being one of just three lakes designated by the State of Florida as 'Special and Outstanding Waters'. Crooked Lake is nestled in the Florida ridge 'highlands', in a valley next to the highest land in the State. Crooked Lake is well known for hosting bass tournaments & Winter Speckled Perch (Crappie) fishing is great - some of the best in Florida. Pristine, clear water (rare in Florida lakes) is great for swimming or boating. Crooked Lake is a deep water 20 to 30 ft lake. Winter visitors welcome. We will consider small pets under 20 lbs with a maximum of two (2) pets, with an extra deposit required. Central Florida location, only a short drive to all theme parks, Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios and Florida's white sandy beaches. Babson Park is a quaint city of Lake Wales, with shopping, restaurants, and antiquing only 10 miles away. Numerous golf courses located nearby. Crooked Lake State Park nature area with walking/biking trails is within walking distance of the house. Public boat ramp is also within walking distance of the house.
Keywords: Fully furnished large 3BD/2BA home, located on Crooked Lake in Babson Park, Florida with private beach. Weekly or monthly rates available.
We just completed our second wonderful stay at "The Lake House" in as many years. Centrally located (1.5 hours or less from "everything" - Disney/Universal/Orlando, Space Center/Indian River/East Coast, Tampa/St Petersburg/West Coast) for those touring central Florida. Nice quiet neighborhood, boat launch just down the lane and the Crooked Lake Prairie Natural Area within walking distance (for a cool morning jog or afternoon hike). Very comfortable and well appointed vacation home with incomparable views to the north across a broad reach of Crooked lake. Enjoyed spending quiet mornings with a good book and a cup of coffee on the large covered deck interrupted only by the resident birds (Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Cardinals, Blue Jays . . .). Evening barbecue on the same deck while enjoying the play of sunlight until dusk sets in with twinkling lights showing from homes across the water. Life as it was meant to be enjoyed! Thanks for all you've done to make this a favorite of our's and our kids (14 and 8).
Great house, clean and very well kept. Had everything we needed. Would highly recommend. We loved sitting on the back deck overlooking the lake having coffee and surfing the web!
What a beatiful, clean getaway. Just the right distance away from town, to enjoy the lake. Very quiet area, can't wait to get back.
My husband and I stayed a week here in early January. The house is on a large lot with shrubbery separating yard from neighbors in back which is on lake front. We like quiet and non-touristy places. This met the bill. We saw bald eagles, osprey, sandhill cranes, yard birds every day. A preserve with walking trails was a quarter mile away. Local roads had little traffic, and so biking was safe. Within 40 minute drive, you can access Lake Kissimmee St. Park with kayak rentals and lots of trails. Lake Wales is 20 minutes away with Bok Tower and restaurants. It was 1.5 hr drive to Disney World. This is Old Florida, where the groves are located.
The house is nicely furnished, especially the kitchen which is spacious and well outfitted. Beds were comfortable. The only small caveat I offer is that the third bedroom is across the house from the bathroom. That was not a consideration for us since it was just the two of us plus two small well-behaved dogs.
The owner/managers are easy to work with and want to make their guests comfortable.
We would definitely go back.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.