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Vacation Home in the Plantation at Leesburg Gated Community.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,680 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 90 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms + Den, Two Baths (Sleeps 2-6) (Appx. $52 to $66 per night)


Spend your vacation in Sunny Florida. See all there is from our centrally located home that's close to all of the best that Florida has to offer.

Text or phone owner for information prior to booking. Call or text: (three, five, two), three, two, one, - seven, eight, four, nine.

Minimum rent = 30 days.

Rents run from first of the month to the end of the month. No mid-month rents. Preference to 6 month or longer rents.

NO TAX charged on rents for 6 months or longer.

11% Florida Tax is required for stays LESS than 6 months.

Security Deposit of $500.00 due for monthly booking reservation.

Property is not considered booked until deposit is paid and the contract is signed and approved by both parties.

Note: Until confirmed, rates and dates are subject to change without notice. Text or phone owner for information prior to booking. Call or text: (three, five, two), three, two, one, - seven, eight, four, nine.

*Our home is Licensed by both the County of Lake and the State of Florida. Legal vacation homes must be Licensed AND Posted in plain view and comply with rules for your safety. Always ask to see the license.

The Plantation at Leesburg is an active adult (55+) gated community located in the heart of Florida. Convenient to major airports as well as well-known attractions. Lake County is appropriately named for the more than 1,000 wonderful lakes that are teeming with fish and a superb location for great boating activities.

***HINT - Scroll to 'Note' section for a web address with information on the Plantation and it's activities.

The community offers two 18-hole golf courses, lighted tennis courts, fitness center, men's and women's saunas, pickle ball, boccie, softball, drama club, computer club, free phone and WIFI throughout the home and WIFI in club houses, Broadway caliber shows, ballroom dancing, billiards, library, three swimming pools, crafts, three full-time activity directors and over 100 weekly supervised activities.

Free Hi-Speed WIFI throughout the home and at club houses, bring along the laptop or I-Pad.

Free US and Canada calling on our installed wireless phone system, just dial and call.

For you're entertainment pleasure, use our 'Roku' and pick from thousands of movies from 'Netflix', 'Crackle' Hulu, Sling, and many other channels.

There is a nice and reasonable restaurant located within “The Plantation” for lunches and dinners and several good restaurants very close by.

Our home has a large open floor plan. There are two bedrooms plus a den and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a Queen Anne 4-Poster bed with queen memory foam mattress, matching dresser and chest and nightstand. The bedroom has a double sliding door leading to the enclosed lanai.

The master bathroom has a double vanity, large walk in glass enclosed shower, large soaking tub and a huge walk-in closet (as large as some small offices).

The guest bedroom has a white queen wicker bed, chest, nightstand and a large closet. All bed linens and bathroom and pool towels are supplied.

The den has a full sized sofa-bed and a 32” LCD HDTV with Netflix on Roku.

The great room living area has a queen sofa-bed and a lounge chair, an entertainment center with a 40” 1080 HDTV plus Local and National broadcasts off air from Orlando and vicinity. There is an FM/AM radio in the kitchen/breakfast area and den.

The dining area has a table for 6 and a table for 4 is located in the kitchen which is also perfect for card games. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, cookware, dishes, linens and more. The laundry room has a washer and dryer and is located just off the kitchen behind folding doors.

There is a large sliding glass door to the lanai from the living room. On the lanai, you will find 8 chairs and a two person wicker pub table and chairs plus wicker coffee table. There is also an electric grill for your grilling pleasure.

The home is re-keyed for your security after each guest leaves.

Leesburg is north of Orlando in beautiful Lake County. Lake County is in the center of the state, top to bottom, coast to coast. If you want to visit Florida's beaches, they are little more than an hour away in either direction.

The house is an easy drive to downtown Orlando, the international airport, national outlet shopping, Silver Springs in Ocala, Universal Studios, Sea World, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and Animal Kingdom. Publix and Winn Dixie shopping centers with restaurants and banks are just down the street.

Distance in Miles from The Plantation At Leesburg:

Cape Canaveral 75

Daytona Beach 64

Ocala 44

Orlando 36

Sea World 35

Tampa/ St Petersburg 64

Walt Disney World Resort 42

More Details

Joseph Zirbes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Joseph Zirbes

We have lived in Florida since 1998 after having moved from coast to coast. We looked long and hard before settling on this location and have not been disappointed.

Joseph Zirbes purchased this house in 2011

Why Joseph Zirbes chose Leesburg

The location is just superb for visiting all that Florida has to offer and still being able to be 'home' again before night-fall. The major turnpikes and freeways are so very close and it's only a short drive to Orlando International airport.

What makes this house unique

We love the open floor plan of this home with it's huge walk-in closet and low care yard. More information for the Plantation and the area can be seen at:


Leesburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress.
    Guest - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size.
    Living room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two full queen bed suites., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One full sofa and One queen sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Activities: Fishing Fitness Center Horseshoes Swimming Golf Tennis Cinemas Theme Parks Restaurants Shopping Boating Shuffleboard Pickle Ball Boccie Softball


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Vacation Home in the Plantation at Leesburg Gated Community.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

The owner Joe is a great guy and his home in the Plantation is the best rental that w3 have ever stayed in. Very clean, well appointed, everything you would ever need in the kitchen. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone and we would stay there again anytime. Thanks so much Joe.

Don and Lynn Hayes

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgantown, WV

Beautiful Home in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This home was the cleanest home that we have seen in our 15 years of wintering in Florida.

The owner was wonderful to deal with. He went above what was required to make our stay enjoyable. Everything we needed was provided. Even a welcome basket filled with lots of goodies.

The furniture is comfortable, and you can participate in more than 100 activities per week or just sit on the screened-in porch and read.

I can't say enough nice things about Joe Zirbes, the owner. He was a joy to deal with.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a rental in Central Florida.

Jim and Aileen Kelley

Morgantown, West Virginia

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aileen and Jim! It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We hope that we can be of service to you in the future should you decide to vacation this way again. Your review is very much appreciated.
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Mosinee, WI


  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely wonderful, clean, updated and far beyond our expectations. The gated community was an added bonus for our own since of security. The sheets and towels were clean and recently laundered. The kitchen was very clean and well stocked. The bathrooms were clean and no sign of wear. Plenty of nice white towels and a good supply of bedding. The pool areas were clean and looked after. I can't say enough about the owner. He went above and beyond to help us find a reputable doctor as we had some medical issues while here. In addition, he was always available if we needed anything. We are snowbirds and have been renting places in Fl and TX since 2007. This property was an easy 5 star place for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve and Margery for the very nice review. Your stay with us was very much appreciated and we were glad we were also available for assistance to your needs. We would be extremely happy to have you as guests in the future should you desire to vacation in this area once again.
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The most peaceful neighborhood I've ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

First day on arrival I was met by the owner, and given a walk thru and the house was more then I expected, it was perfect for what I was needing in the time I was going to be staying in leesburg.

There was things to do in the community that I didn't get to enjoy but it was offered . The owner Joe even surprised me , remembering my birthday with a card and some snacks which meant a lot being away from my family that weekend .

I have nothing but high praise for Joe and his house and the gated community.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review, Tim. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We are just sorry that it was a "work" stay for you and that you weren't able to take advantage of the amenities. We would be happy to have you as a guest in the future should your travels bring you this way again. Take care and good luck!
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Meredith NH

Well Maintained home in quiet neighborhood surrounded by awesome activities

  • 5 of 5

This home, away from home, makes you want to stay here forever! The home is impeccably clean and all the amenities that you would expect are available from silverware to linens, pots and pans, and towels etc.

Lots of storage for your own clothes!

The owner is very personable and always available to help you out if needed.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rating review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and hope that we can be of service to you again in the future. You are most excellent guests and maintain the home like it was your own. We appreciate that you chose our home for your vacation stay.
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Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect rental for my three month stay this past January through March. Everything in the house was clean and organized when I arrived. The owners came to introduce themselves and answer any questions I had.

The kitchen had everything necessary for anyone who likes to cook. The lanai was a great place to read or eat meals since it was warmed by the sun.

The Plantation publishes a monthly calendar which lists every activity and special event with the day, time, and location. I headed to the heated swimming pools whenever the air temperature allowed. Outside the Plantation, but close by are banks, gas stations, a drug store, a hardware store, and two major grocery stores.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Jeanne. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you as our guest. We look forward to your stay here in the future should you decide to do so. We love guests who treat the home as their own.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

*100% refund if able to re-book cancelled date.
Cancellation insurance suggested.

Rent due 60 days prior to check-in. Check in 4:00 pm, check out 11:00 am.
Rules and rates, subject to change without notice. Rents by the month only. (eg: Feb 28 is a full month.)

Rates per month:
May 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 $1,450.00
Oct 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 $1,600.00
Jan 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 $1,975.00

Plus $500.00 deposit, a $59.00 security for damages policy and 11% state and county taxes.
Minimum rent = 30 days.

For more information on "The Plantation" and our home, copy and paste this address to your address bar:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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