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Stunning Lakefront House with Heated Pool and separate Hot tub - sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 bathroom plus Games Room and Den

This property is situated in the exclusive, quiet residential Crystal Lakes estate close to the neighbouring towns of Palmetto and Ellenton. It is situated 10 miles from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport and about 40 mins away from Tampa airport. The property backs onto a natural lake with an abundance of wildlife. It is 10 minutes from Ellenton Outlet Mall and 10/15 minutes from the exclusive University Parkway Mall. A massive new shopping mall is also due to open in Autumn 2013 between Bradenton and Sarasota. Busch Gardens, Tampa Zoo and Tampa Aquarium are also located some 30 minutes away.

We bought our villa is 2010 as the show home and it extends to an impressive 2800 sq feet of living area with an additional double garage. The property boasts an outdoor heated pool and separate hot tub which can be used all year round. The furniture throughout the villa is of the highest quality.

Downstairs comprises:- Hall, Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Area (all open plan), Toilet, Master Bedroom (with king size bed) with large ensuite containing bath tub, separate walk-in shower, two sinks and W.C. There is a 50' flat screen TV, DVD player and CD player in the Living Area and a 32' flat screen TV in the Master Bedroom.

Upstairs:- Bedroom with Queen bed and a further 2 bedrooms, each containing 2 single beds, 2 Bathrooms, Games Room with full sized air hockey table and games. Family Den equipped with sofa bed, coffee table,32' flat screen TV with games machine and computer table and chair and internet connection.

The villa can sleep 8 comfortably and benefits from 3.5 bathrooms. There is Internet and cable television, which is included in the rental price.

Important Note: Crystal Lakes is a private residential estate, predominantly owner occupied. We have a very good relationship with our neighbours, who live and work in the area, and respect their peace and privacy. For this reason, our property is best suited to mature guests and those young families who would not make excessive noise around the pool area after 9pm when our near neighbours may be resting. This does not, however, prevent respectful families enjoying the pool area and other amenities. This issue is very important to us, and the refundable deposit will be retained in the event of valid complaints from neighbours.

More Details

Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson

We are a family living in Scotland, and prior to buying this house, we have holidayed in Florida for numerous years. The house is jointly owned by us, the grandparents, our daughter and son in law and, of course, the kids. We, the grandparents, try to get over at least twice and year and the others once every year.

Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson purchased this villa in 2011

Why Shirley Mackie and Jemima Henderson chose Palmetto

We fell in love with this show home when we first saw it in 2011 because it was situated in an exclusive, quiet estate and backed on to a lake with natural wildlife and because it was near the beautiful West Coast beaches, golf, shopping, sightseeing and not too far from the attractions. We have taken great care in furnishing our home to the highest standard.

What makes this villa unique

In addition to having a lovely pool, we have a separate hot tub and it is sometimes difficult to persuade the kids to go out for the day and leave these facilities behind.


Palmetto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 (king) has ensuite facilities, including walk in shower, bath tub, w.c. and two basins. Bedroom 2 (queen) has a bathroom just off with bathtub/shower, w.c. and basin. Bedrooms 3 and 4 (both with twin beds) have the bathroom located between the 2 rooms, consisting a bathtub/shower, w.c. and basin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Lakefront House with Heated Pool and separate Hot tub - sleeps 8
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

What a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week at this lovely home. Everything was clean and well taken care of! The agent, Tom, was always helpful and comes to the house at the drop of a dime if you should need anything at all! We would definitely stay here again! Thank you for a great week away from Ohio!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed our home and your vacation.
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Great property close to the highway and a couple of golf courses. We loved the layout and pool area.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the property. The furnishings and layout were nice and comfortable and the home was well stocked with all the basics making for an enjoyable stay. The location was great as you are close to highways, golf courses, etc. The pool area and hot tub were very nice, we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We try to ensure our guests enjoy our house as much as we do and have everything they need to have a great stay.
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Deptford, NJ

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Room to gather family for a fun time. Making memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gerry Glad to hear the family had another great vacation at the lake!
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Very nice home!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is just like the pictures. The agent is very polite. I enjoyed my stay and will visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London Ontario

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

The house looks just like pictures. The kids loved the pool and spent hours in it. We are gladed we payed for the heated pool because it was so nice and warm. The safety fence around the pool was very appreciative. It was clean and comfortable. We had six adults and two kids and we had plenty of space. We had almost every meal outside while enjoying the view. The neighborhood well a little far from things like a grocery store was very quiet and relaxing and that was just what we wanted. Tom who took care of the house was friendly and helpful. We wouldn't hesitant to book this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review - it is much appreciated.
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Amazing! Loved loved loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time! The house was just want we were looking for and more! Can't wait to book again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed the house and the area and look forward to having you again. Kind regards.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton (Tampa - 20 miles)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Buffalo Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of restaurants
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Anna Maria Island or Bradenton Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pool Heating per week $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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