About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Equipped, Lakeside Home With Large Screened Lanai
Looking for a tropical getaway? Then look no further. This beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated property offers all the comforts of home in a peaceful and tranquil setting.
The property offers a bright and airy feel. The master (king-sized) bedroom, great room and breakfast area all enjoy views of the extended lanai, pool and private pond.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with beautiful furniture including TV and a small desk for your computer/laptop. The ensuite has a separate tub and shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and all new furniture with a large walk-in closet. The third bedroom has two single beds with a large walk-in closet as well.
This home comes fully equipped with lots of extra dishes and cutlery, 'real glass' wine glasses, all linens, washer and dryer, high speed internet (wi-fi), cable TV, and phone with free calling in North America. There are 2 bikes (mens and ladies) in the large garage for your use.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About John Conohan
We are from Eastern Canada and purchased this home in 2012.
John Conohan purchased this House in 2012
Why John Conohan chose Tara Golf & Country Club
We are avid golfers, hence the purchase of this home in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the area. Since we are still working we cannot spend all the time we want in the home. We love the area and know that anyone that rents it will fall in love with the home and the area.
What makes this House unique
We love to sit in the lanai in the evenings with a glass of wine watching the sunset. We have a keen interest in birds and this lakeside home offers an up close encounter with several different species of wading and diving birds, literally right in our back yard. We catch bass right off our property as well. You can walk to the clubhouse and enjoy a wonderful culinary experience by one of the best chefs in the area. The 18 hole championship golf course is impeccably maintained and each hole offers a different challenge.
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The house is very clean and well appointed. The location is perfect to airport, shopping, restaurants and highways. we will definitely stay again.
Nice Home in a Quiet Neighborhood and Convenient Location
Stayed in the home in the month of June. The worst thing about it is that it rained a lot! The beds were comfortable, the decor fit the tropical location, the furniture was upscale. It was a nice neighborhood to walk in, or take a bike ride. The kitchen was well stocked, enough linens, everything needed for the comfort of a home away from home. The hosts were very prompt at returning messages and working with our schedule. Thanks so much for making our vacation and time with our family something we will remember as a great summer vacation!
Villa on Tara
We stayed at villa 475247 on Tara,a location we know very well as we owned property in the same area so all the places to visit and eat were very familiar.
The villa itself was set out very well and suited the group that visited.
We felt the quality of white goods was pretty poor ( kettle/toaster etc ) or older,(the dishwasher was faulty but was fixed by the handyman promptly ) the owner had his car in the garage full of I assume personal goods & also in the garage cupboards with padlocks on which made it feel that someone had moved out and you were in someones home instead of a holiday let, although it did not detract from our enjoyment.
The only downside was we had our 6 year old with us and had asked for a heated pool,we were told it was and technically it was, except it was not solar or heated by a heating boiler or similar as we have been used to, it was just pipes on the roof and a pump, consequently the pool was cold and not at a temperature for any of the party to be able to use ............................... which was a big disappointment as the pool was to be a big part of the holiday.
Thank-you for your comments on my home. However, I am disappointed in this review. I specifically advised the renter that the pool was heated only by solar panels on the roof. Solar panels are just that, pipes running to the roof to 6 solar panels (in this case) through which the water runs. The pool temperature is dependent entirely on the amount of sun at the time. Unfortunately, in the month of December, one cannot determine the amount of sun we will receive or the water temperature.
As for the "white goods" this is the first complaint we have had about them and we have already replaced the kettle. The toaster is in good working order, however, will look at whether it needs replacing. We have an ample supply of other small appliances, which you don't normally see in a vacation rental, which are also in excellent condition. While this is a vacation home, it is also our private home which we rent out a few months of the year. All one needs to do is observe the extra personal touches to the decorating to know this. Hence, I don't feel it is uncommon for the owner to store personal items in locked cabinets in the garage. Also the home has a large 2 car garage with sufficient room for a second vehicle. I was not aware that my vehicle parked in the garage would be an issue. It could easily be moved out if requested and warranted.
Thank-you for this review.....
Another fantastic trip!
This is the perfect home and location for anyone considering a trip to Florida in the Bredenton/Sarasota area. Close to IMG Academy, shopping, beaches, restaurants etc. 2 minutes from hgwy 75 as well. Extremely quiet neighbourhood surrounded by lush palm trees, lakes and of course golf.
Home has everything you need and then some. Just pack your clothes/sunscreen and you are ensured worry free trip. For the cost of a motel room you are getting a beautiful home, luxury furnishings in a wonderful location. Owner very easy to deal with and always quick to respond.
Beautiful Home in a great central location
We found the home to be very clean, well appointed and in a great location to get to all of the places we needed to get to. Neighborhood is very quiet with a private back yard looking onto a pond.
Good villa in nice area.
This was a well presented villa with a few areas needing some attention. Unfortunately the pool is north facing so does not get much sun on it from November to March. It does have a nice view over a pond towards the golf course. It would benefit from electric or gas heating to support the solar heating which was leaking when we were there. The pool deck and pool area are tired and could do with some some refurbishing. The villa is comfortable and has everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. The area is well supplied with restaurants and supermarkets and is close to golf courses.
Thanks Douglas for your comments. You are correct that the pool is West facing, however, this has never been a huge issue with getting sufficient sun to heat the pool, even during the winter months when I am in the home. Your comments are appreciated, nonetheless. As you remember, we chatted about the pool temperature and we realized that the solar heating source was turned off. I believe we got that worked out while you were still there. I'll speak to my management company regarding the pool area to ensure it is kept up to date and clean.
Again, thanks for your comments and I hope to see you back again soon.
This property is within minutes walk to the Tara Golf and Country Club Clubhouse For a onetime fee of $200 you can assume member privileges and have full use of the Golf Club, Club House, Olympic Swimming Pool, Gym, Hot Tub Sauna and Flood-lit Tennis Courts. The Club House is a very short walk from the property.
There is freshwater and saltwater fishing only minutes away from the property. There is lots of shopping within walking distance with most major shops and the Ellenton Outlet Mall is only a 10 minute drive away. Sarasota, which is known for its arts and culture centres is only a 20 minute drive from the property.