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Large Lakefront 1BR or @BR Apt (over garage) Attached to Owners Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 10 nights

Overview

About the property

1 or 2 Bedroom, 1 or 2 Bath, Sleeps 6 with privacy for 4 (2nd BR @ addtl charge)

NOTE TO GUESTS: Our address and vehicular access to our property has changed effective December 2016. Access: Scenic Highway, Summit Drive and then turn right on Sparkling Drive. We are the last house on the left at #34535 Sparkling Drive (formerly 112 Karola Drive) on Lake Sebring.) GPS access is not updated to reflect renaming of Karola Drive to Sparkling Dr). Once on Sparkling Drive, point your GPS to the old numbered 3334 Sparking Drive (now changed as well to 5 numbers) which is about 300 yards from our home Our home and apartment are located at #34535 Sparkling Drive which is the last house on the left located directly on Lake Sebring.

Spacious and peaceful 1 BR (or newly added first floor 2nd bedroom and ensuite bath available at additional charge). Our lakefront Apartment located on the second floor (16 stairway steps) directly above an oversized garage (converted to a two car garage with newly added lock-off studio apartment hotel style bedroom with ensuite bath. Both are attached to this owner occupied single family home; purchased in March 2013 and totally updated in 2013/2014/2015/2016 and 2017!

Our apartment has its dedicated private access from the front of the house and is in like new virtually never used condition; ready to call home for a week, a month, a season or more. Our apartment comfortably sleeps six (if both bedrooms are rented) with privacy for two couples (or two or more children).

The second studio apartment and ensuite bath is located via private interior access to our air conditioned garage along a carpeted runner to both the bathroom and the lakeside outside door. (This is Ideal for another couple's use should you have guests join you.) A separate full size washer / dryer for the apartment is also located by carpeted runner in the garage for the exclusive use of the second floor apartment as well as the first floor studio hotel style bedroom and bath.

We provide full linens, towels and a well equipped kitchen, small appliances, iron, hair dryer, ironing board as well.

Absolutely no smoking is allowed inside; however we do have covered outside space for smoking at the apartment entrance at the front of the house, and anywhere else for that matter on our grounds and patio.

Outdoors we provide a patio table and seating for 6; gas grill, zero gravity chairs, beach chairs, row boat, paddle boat, fire pit and dock with cleats for your boat should you decide to bring that along.

Our property is set back from the road with over 200 feet of frontage on Lake Sebring. Our lot is professionally landscaped and maintained. We have a large dock that can accommodate up to a 24 foot boat which you are welcome to bring. (The boat launch is directly across the lake from our house.) Guests that have stayed at our property tell us that it feels like they are staying at a resort!

More Details

Property Manager
Peter Anderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Peter Anderson

My name is Peter Anderson. We purchased this home in March 2013 (relocated from Fort Lauderdale, FL) and moved in after substantial improvements to the property were completed in October 2013.

I am the managing member of a web based musical instrument insurance business operating on six continents and based, here in Sebring, FL. My oldest daughter and two granddaughters (ages almost 3 and 10) live directly across from our driveway and are regular fixtures here either visiting, or sleep over, or use of the lake, grounds and pool.

i am a native of Marshfield MA and lived until 2006 in Norwell, MA and Boston MA. My wife and I moved to a high rise condo on the Intercostal waterway Fort Lauderdale in the early part of 2006. In early 2013 we decided that condo living was not for us! A home search began in Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) in January 2013 and ended here in Sebring.

Peter Anderson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Peter Anderson chose Central Florida

We visited Sebring in February 2013 to visit friends in town and decided to meet with a local Realtor as our home search at that point was in full swing. After seeing our home at 112 Karola, now 34535 Sparkling Drive, we made an offer and bought this lovely home.

The garage and apartment were constructed in 1998 by the prior owners and they lived in the apartment for 4 to 5 years so you will find many amenities and comfortably sized rooms. The apartment is approximately 900 sq ft in size.

The prior owners constructed the attached single family home in 2002/2003.

Our lot is pie shaped and it fans out from 50' at Sparkling Drive to 220 feet on Lake Sebring. There is a great deal of privacy on our lot and it is located in a very peaceful neighborhood. We are ideally located minutes away from Publix, WinDixie and Walmart as well as many shops, big box stores, restaurants and a half dozen popular golf courses.

If you enjoy sunsets, this is the place! The sunsets and colors before, during and after the sunset will amaze you. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Since this is our home, and primary residence, our property is in a constant state of improvement and new features and amenities added. Our grounds look like they come right out of magazine and I love to share this property with new guests visiting from all over.

What makes this apartment unique

What is a unique benefit to staying in our apartment. A picture is worth a 1,000 words! While we also live here on the property, the house and apartment are totally separate and private.

While we do need to traverse the stairway landing to get to the garage (also your access to the apartment) we do so quietly without disturbing your piece and quiet.

Having lived in a condo building with 118 units for the past almost 8 years, we are also very accustomed to see folks around our house and enjoy saying hello to our guests but would never be intrusive or overbearing! We live on the property and happy to be a resource for area information as well as anything that might come up.

If you decide to spend your vacation here, we are confident that you will fall in love with our property just like we have. We have invested for long term ownership. Of all the places we have lived, this is where we plan on staying. We love it here and we hope to share this special place with you too.

Amenities

Sebring Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a walk-in shower. The shower is approximately 30' wide by 84' long and includes a 42' safety rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Oversize Master suite, fully furnished and with enormous walk-in closet.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Includes our Private Beach, Patio area, your own Gas Grill, Fire Pit and newly landscaped grounds totalling about 1 acre. Rental also includes use of our dock, row boat and paddle boat. (Dock space also available for your boat.) Don't forget your fishing gear! Living/Dining Area faces West for those fabled Sunset views!! Loads of storage in huge MBR walk in closet plus the living room closet and large pantry off kitchen. Apartment comes fully equipped with a ready to cook and serve kitchen, broadband wired and wireless internet and DISH Hopper with Americas Top 200 TV with HBO. Living Room has a brand new comfy Queen Size sleeper with an adjustable firmness air mattress. (Twin size air bed also available on request.) There are two TVs hooked up to our Dish package in the apartment; a 32' HD TV and a 28' TV with built in DVD and VCR player circa 2002 in the bedroom. New built in Bosch Dishwasher to be installed Jan 29, 2014.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

What a view with all the bells and whistles!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything one would need to have a deluxe vacation! Comfortable bed, rain showerhead, very well-equipped kitchen, large TV with Satellite, room to move around and a peaceful view of the lake and sunsets!

The owners are wonderful, quick to respond to any concerns, none really. Would come back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you both for your kind comments and glowing review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Sebring.
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

I spent about 3 weeks there enjoying the lake view and a outstanding modern apartment surrounded by beautiful landscaping. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you here John and look forward to welcoming back when you next visit Sebring. Thank you for your kind words and review. Peter Anderson
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5

A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Light, comfortable, and a beautiful view. Felt very much like home. Kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed the family of Sandhills walking across the beach each morning and evening.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robin for sharing your thoughts about your stay. We look forward to welcoming you and Tom back on April 1st 2018 for a return stay.
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5

A little bit of Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a more beautiful place to stay in Sebring while visiting my daughter and family. It was so peaceful & beautiful sitting outside at night listening to the birds & crickets. The apartment was spotless & had everything I needed. Tiffany was an excellent hostess. She answered all my questions and told me to call her anytime for anything. I can't wait to go back. I want to meet Peter and Holly and thank them for letting me stay at their home. The garage apartment was PERFECT!! I will be back. I promise!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All we can say is we can't wait to meet you when you return to Sebring. Thanks for the very kind words. Peter and Holly Anderson
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Northhampton, UK, Sebring, Florida
5

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5

Stefan and I would like to thank our hosts, Holly and Peter Anderson, for their most gracious welcome to their apartment on Lake Sebring. It was a pleasure getting to know them and an even greater priviledge to call them friends. The property is absolutely beautiful, very peaceful and quiet, a wonderful place to vacation, relax and enjoy all of the delights this apartment and grounds has to offer.

The view of Lake Sebring from the apartment is breathtaking, as are the sunsets. The apartment is well stocked with anything you could possible need for your stay.

The apartment is located in a very quiet neighborhood and is only a short distance to restaurants and stores.

We would highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning again in the near future.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you both and very much look forward to your return later this year Stefan and Gail. Having guests like you really caps off this entire experience meeting new folks from around the world and sharing our property.
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Stevensville, MI
5

WE RETURNED!

  • 5 of 5

After discovering Sebring and beautiful Lake Sebring in 2015, Connie and I returned this year. The pictures of this cozy apartment don't do it justice. The weather in April is fabulous, the sunsets over Lake Sebring are spectacular. and south central Florida is ideally located to so many attractions (some well-kept secrets). This apartment is very special, spacious and well-furnished.

One of the best parts of our stay has been to get to know Peter and Holly, our hosts. They make your stay so complete. They are most accommodating and gracious.

We love to bike, and the paved sidewalk around neighboring Lake Jackson is delightful, taking you past impressive lakeside homes and into historic downtown of Sebring.

Discover Sebring for yourself!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to see you both once again this year. We loved having you and love it that you love it here. See you in two years?? Enjoy your 2017 trip to AZ. Hope to see you in 2018. Warm regards Peter and Holly Anderson
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rt. 27 or Downtown Sebring
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Several Golf Courses within a 10 mile radius
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sebring Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Restaurants abound within 3 miles
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Your beach is only 50 feet away
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Cycling.

* Hiking.

* Hammock State Park.

* Fishing.

* Swlmming.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* swim.

* golf....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Located on Lake Sebring, Sebring FL in South Central Florida (Sebring Parkway to Scenic Highway) and just minutes away from major stores, restaurants, and shopping. Historic Downtown Sebring and Hammock State Park are located about 10 minutes away. Bok Tower and Gardens and Legoland are less than 40 minutes away. In about an hour or so you can make it to Disney as well as the Atlantic or Gulf coasts. Lake Sebring and Highlands County offers public access to most lakes, swimming, boating, hiking, cycling and water sports. If Golfing is your passion, there are a number of public and semi private golf courses in the immediate area too.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO A 9% TAX (FL & COUNTY SALES, USE & TOURIST TAX). We are required to add 9% to your total rental charges.
Please note that our rates for stays during the 12 Hours of Sebring Races (held in March) are $1,000 plus 9% tax for one person with $100 additional per person; flat charge. This rate covers up to 7 nights during Race Week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.