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Christof Schier

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german

Holiday house in Florida at a lake, close to the Gulf of Mexico

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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Overview

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Property by the lake, beach, Jacuzzi, 4 bedrooms, max 8 persons, swimming pool

The house spreads out over 2 levels with about 190 qm of living area.

It is very spacious.

On the ground floor there are: large, open plan kitchen with separate kitchen/breakfast bar, living room, dining room, 1st bedroom and guest WC, and the laundry room with washing machine and dryer, as well as lots of shelves.

And there is a garage which fits 2 vehicles.

On the first floor there are: main bedroom (large bedroom) with modern, large main bathroom (Jacuzzi tub, large shower, double wash basin and WC). From the bedroom you have access to the 25 qm balcony, that offers an astonishing view over the lake. From the hallway you reach the 3rd bedroom that also faces the lake and features an access to the balcony. The fourth bedroom lies in the front of the house and is also surprisingly large.

All bedrooms have large built in wardrobes (WIC)

Also in the front part of the house there is the second, modern bathroom with large shower, washbasin and WC.

Exterior area: From the dining room on the ground floor you reach the exterior area with a large pool deck, which invites you to sunbathe and celebrate, just like the also large (25 qm) sitting area which is protected by the balcony. Our fiberglass salt-water pool is heated. A salt-water pool is clearly favorable compared to a chlorine pool - soft water that is kind to the skin. Something that is especially important if you travel with kids.

This house is considered to be the prettiest in the entire community. Our guests call it a paradise and enjoy the extraordinary diversity of the bird life that you can marvel at up close.

The garden has been laid out with a lot of love. At night, the lit palm trees at the edge of the lake give a special atmosphere.

The house is extraordinarily well maintained and nicely equipped.

Location: Western Florida is renowned for its dream beaches.

Especially Tampa with its miles of sandy beaches and many islands which are amongst the prettiest in the United States, are easy to reach. Port Richey lies north of Tampa, a convenient location, and the large airport in Tampa can be reached in about 30 minutes. The Gulf coast lies in 10 minutes to watch the sunset.

Shopping malls, shopping facilities, restaurants, cinemas, golf courses, adventure crazy golf, tennis, horse riding etc., everything in immediate vicinity.

Even Bush Gardens or Orlando with its amusement parks can be reached quickly by car.

Nature reserves, water parks, museums, theaters, zoos can be found numerously in the immediate surroundings, large casino in Tampa, bars with live bands or even the party district of Ibor City, if you prefer to stay in a tranquil surrounding but are still in for some party - all of this is also easy to reach.

Are you looking for calmness? Then you are just right here! The daily viewing of the Canada Goose, herons, eagles, hawks, ducks, parrots and plenty more types of birds amazes all our guests.

Huge sweet water turtles walk calmly across the lawn. The lake, rich with fish, invites for fishing.

Are you looking for calmness, but also for some fun? Then you are just right here as well!

Amusement parks, nature reserves, zoos, water parks, theme parks, adventure parks and so much more invite you! Your vacation won't be sufficient to even only enjoy a small selection of all that the area has to offer.

Party animals will have fun in the bars with their live bands. Or enjoy the experience of Ibor City, the night-life district in Tampa.

Uncountable sports activities make your holidays complete.

Swimming, fishing, snorkeling tennis, golf, cycling, sailing etc.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Christof Schier (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german

About Christof Schier

I grew up in Germany and today I live in Switzerland.

Christof Schier purchased this house in 2012

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Holiday house in Florida at a lake, close to the Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Gorgeous Home!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! This house is gorgeous and comes fully equipped with everything a family would need. We were skeptical thinking that this was too good to be true, so asked Chris if we could have a family member who lived in Florida take a look at the rental. He obliged instantly and arranged for time when the maintenance crew was there to come visit. Once our family member said it was beautiful we signed up immediately. From start to finish the paperwork was a breeze. It was perfect for the three of us (me, my husband, and our 7 yr old daughter). The pool, lake view, and fishing off the dock was great! On 4th of July, forget about going someplace else for fireworks, we stayed home and enjoyed 360 views from the lake. Wild life on the property is amazing! Between all the ducks and feeding them, the Ospreys, Macaws, lizards, and turtles, we were in our own paradise. We used our own fishing poles as well as the ones Chris had on the property for fishing in the lake, as well as in the Gulf. In the lake we caught bass, mangrove snappers, and sunfish which of course we threw back into the lake. Took trips to Disney, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Clearwater Aquarium, Legoland and more. All within 2 hours time. We also rented a pontoon in Homosassa with River Safaris who were great. Chris took care of our every need and we had such a wonderful, relaxing vacation that we will definitely be coming back again, hopefully next summer, and rent from Chris when we come back to Florida to visit our friends and family. Having the pool in the back helped our daughter to finally be able to dive and snorkel on her own!! We stayed for three weeks and next time will be renting for longer time. We loved it so much that we didn't want to leave as it had become our home too. Thanks Chris for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

SUNNY FLORIDA

  • 5 of 5

First trip to this area of Florida, we had a brilliant time, house was perfect, neighbours were great, area was good, plenty to do and see with beaches, restaurants and shopping all close by.

Watching the sun come up over the lake in the morning with a coffee was perfect!! The local wildlife was plentiful with plenty of fish and turtles in the water, ducks, moorhens and birds galore many with their young.

The house was super, very well equipped with everything you could want for trips to the beach, days by the pool or cycling round the neighbourhood, we especially liked the upstairs balcony, we had many an early evening sat in the sun looking over the lake watching hawks taking fish from the lake over a cold beer or two before having a BBQ under the downstairs lanai.

Chris was very helpful throughout from booking to arriving back home, we would have no hesitation in recommending this house to anyone, it was very clean and well maintained with plenty of equipment for guests to use, even wifi to keep in touch with back home!

We visited the local beaches and restaurants (Sams bar at Hudsons and Catches Waterfront grill on Bayview St were particular favourites).

Anclote river park has the most amazing beach and good facilities, our favourite!

We had trips to Tampa, Clearwater and Orlando (the outlet malls for shopping, designer clothes etc at bargain prices) and a day at Busch gardens for the theme park.

The weather while we were there was excellent, hot and sunny every day temperatures into the 90's, towards the end of the holiday we had a couple of thunder storms in the evening.

This was somewhere we will try to visit again, many thanks Chris!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Innisfil, On.
5

Another great winter

  • 5 of 5

We have just had another good winter here. It was nice to come back to the same home as last year. Everything was good and we would recommand this home.

We would come back if we didn't want to visit other areas of Florida

Thanks Chris for renting to us for the second year.

Roaa and Doreen

Innisfil,On. Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Innisfil, On.
5

Great Winter In Florida

  • 5 of 5

We had a great winter in this home. It was all we expected it would be; it was clean and has everything you need (lots of bedding,towels ,dishes and cutlery). The location is good, there are lots of things to do and see near by. Chris was very good to see that we were happy with his home. There is good golfing close by and we enjoyed having the bikes. The outdoor area is great and we had lots of meals outdoors. We would recommend this home as it is in a very quite and safe area.

Ross and Doreen P.

Innisfil On, Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious house with wonderful, screened, outdoor space located in a very pleasant neighbourhood. The pool was lovely as was the view from the lanai. The house was very well equipped and has lots of extras. The owner was wonderful to deal with and the booking and payment process went very smoothly. We would definitely recommend this house and would consider a return visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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4

Lovely House

  • 4 of 5

Chris has a lovely house and we really appreciated him renting it to us for our entire 2 week holiday. This is the 6th time we’ve visited Florida but had not visited this specific area before.

The area is middle class and the house is in a housing estate type area. Lots of locals living and working here. The house sits looking at the lake from the lanai. We fished from the pier and we caught lots of sunfish using shrimp, bacon and sweetcorn. There were also two otters in the lake, lots of birds, ducks and squirrels in the trees.

The house has 4 good sized bedrooms and the master bedroom was huge. It was just the two of us and the only thing I think was missing was more mirrors in the house, especially in each bedroom at a dressing table. I also really missed a full length mirror.

The use of the internet, laptop and wi-fi was brilliant. We used the laptop to get zip codes etc for the satnav and just to find out what was around us early on in the trip.

The pool is small but just what you needed when the temperature was hot and you needed to cool off. The pool gets the sun from early morning until around 5pm.

Chris has many extras, fishing rods, two adult bikes and one smaller one, cool box and seats to take to the beach and many beach towels, etc.

The house is two and a half hours drive from Sanford Airport. We went back up to Orlando area one day to go to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and it took us just over 2 hours to get there. So not too bad but makes for a long day.

The best beach was Honeymoon Island (Dunedin Beach) around 20 miles away. $8 entry fee for 2 adults and vehicle. Nice beach and we had a good day out using the parasol, towels, cool box etc.

We visited some nice restaurants and these were Sam’s at Hudson and Catches at New Port Richey Marina. We also visited the usual restaurants Cracker Barrel, Chilli’s and Applebees.

One day we went out fishing 7am -1pm with Capt Josh Fritz from Springhill. We met him at Aripika which was a 20 minute drive away and easy to find. We would recommend Capt. Josh, he’s a nice young guy and made sure we caught something and enjoyed our day very much.

Chris has a lovely house and we enjoyed it very much.

Yvonne & Alan, Scotland UK

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Car: necessary

Western Florida is renowned for its dream beaches.

Especially Tampa with its miles of sandy beaches and many islands, which are amongst the prettiest in the United States, are easy to reach.

For example: Anclote State Park, Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island (reachable: Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and Fort De Soto Park and Green Key). The 36 miles long chain of beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the south offers some of the best beaches in the United States.

Port Richey lies north of Tampa, a convenient location, and the large airport in Tampa can be reached within about 30 min.

The Gulf coast is reachable within 10 min to watch the sunset. The beaches that have been listed above are all easily reachable within 30 min or less.

Property by the lake, sea, coast, private, heated pool, Gulf of Mexico, family holiday, fun park, beach, sun, children, fishing, golf, horse riding, tennis, water sports, canoeing, jet skiing.

Other Activities: Horse riding, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, motorcycling

Golf: The nearest golf course is only about 1 minute away.

Further golf courses in immediate vicinity.

Additionally, there are fun crazy golf courses with alive alligators and much more.

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Rates & Availability

Port Richey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
$758 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$648 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Reinigung (35€/Person) $154 + Tax
Nebenkosten $ 5 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $549
Tax Rate 9.0%

Nebenkosten beinhalten (Strom/Wasser/Müll/Kabel-TV/Telefon/Internet mit WLAN, Poolreinigung uvm....).
Mindestberechnung sind 4 Personen, jede weitere + 25 € / Tag.
Poolheizung optional zu 8 € oder 10$ pro Tag buchbar.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • swimming pool shower - outdoor shower
    bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , with double sink
    bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double/full
    bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , California King bed + balcony + en suite bath room
  • plus babycrib
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is completely equipped. All you need to bring along are you suitcases.

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