|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
For those of you that want to enjoy the wonderful sunny weather found all year round in Florida, swim in the warm seas of the Gulf Coast and possibly visit some of the many Theme Parks but don't want to rent in the overcrowded and commercial Orlando - then this is the place for you. 1 hour north of Tampa airport (Busch Gardens Theme Park) and 1hr 45 mins west of Orlando airport (Disney), this villa offers a quiet secluded holiday with amazing beaches and wildlife parks right on your doorstep. Beautifully furnished with a large pool and outdoor heated jacuzzi, you can enjoy your evenings sipping your wine by the BBQ, watch over 200 TV channels on 3 televisions or play X Box games/pool in the games room. The villa is set in a private community with security guards on the gate and has its own fantastic 18 hole golf course and Clubhouse, with facilities that include a 25 metre heated outdoor pool, gym, golf pro shop, fine dining restaurant and bar. The home is fully air-conditioned.
Hi. We bought a wonderful French Farmhouse over 26 years ago and have spent a lot of time effort and money on making it into a typical French Charentaise Farmhouse set in a beautiful quiet part of rural France. Please see Ref 8049101.
We have now bought this wonderful villa with pool on the west coast of Florida to add to our collection and are hoping that visitors can enjoy both homes, each individually different and set in superb locations.
Graham Haycock purchased this villa in 2009
We bought this villa on the West, Gulf coast of Florida this year as we loved coming to Florida with the family, enjoying the Theme Parks and beaches, and of course the 365 day a year sunshine! We chose the Gulf coast, to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy, cosmopolitan, touristy Orlando and looked for a beautiful large home close to the beach in an area that is so much quieter and not commercialised. We found it here, in Weeki Wachee. Wonderful, friendly people with outstanding golf and swimming/beach activities for everyone.
Our home offers you the ability to quietly enjoy the pool, jacuzzi and wonderful sunshine on a quiet residential community with a wonderful Clubhouse, and the opportunity to explore the fantastic beaches, rivers, wildlife and nature all around you, on the same holiday. Not forgetting, for those of you that indulge and play a round of golf or two, make sure you try out the communities own superb 18 hole course.
"We had an excellent, relaxing holiday thank you very much.
We were very pleased with your home, it came well equipped with all you could ever need for a Floridian holiday. Weeki Wachee is very well located and very much a casual laid back southern area. We enjoyed fishing and travelling up to Homossassa Springs and Crystal Rivers, we took an airboat ride out to the Gulf which was excellent with all the wildlife and even the dolphins turned out to entertain us. Thank you very much for the loan of your property, it really was a beautiful home." Graham and Maureen Sinden March 2010.
"We had a wonderful holiday and really enjoyed staying in your lovely house. We managed to make ourselves feel very much at home (no difficulty there!) and were very sad to leave. The Glen Lakes estate is very impressive and we found everyone very friendly and helpful - we can certainly see why you decided to buy a property there. " Mr & Mrs Cornish - April 2010.
"Thank you for the use of your lovely,
A beautiful home in a gorgeous gated community, for our family attending our grandsons' wedding. The reception, dinner and dance was held at the Glen Lakes Country Club just 1 minute from the home. Graham was great to work with and make it very easy to access the home and always answered email messages within 24 hours. The home was spotless, very attractive, we especially enjoyed having the family over in the early morning for poolside morning visiting and coffee. We saw a family of beautiful cranes and even saw an alligator in the lake behind the house. We would definitely come back to Graham's beautiful home in the future if we every come back to the Weeki Wachee area. Thanks Graham for a wonderful 5 days to enjoy family and the wedding of our first granson.
The listing and reviews we read did not disappoint. The property was clean and well maintained with clear instructions and guidance to help.
The owner was very helpful in both booking and when contacted.
I would definitely recommend to other families. The setting is on a lovely golf course and i would thoroughly recommend dining in the clubhouse.
We spent a lovely 8 days at the villa which was very comfortable and in a quiet setting located on Glen Lakes Golf Course. It had a lovely outlook overlooking a lake and plenty of interesting wildlife excursions close by including kayaking and snorkelling with manatees. Perfect for a quiet and relaxing week away from the crowds of Disney or Tampa.
The website doesn't do the villa justice as it's much bigger than it appears. The villa is palatial and has all the ingredients for a relaxing break. The outside space is great and we all enjoyed the pool+Jacuzzi. The Sand Hill Crane came to say hi each morning and on our last morning, we saw an alligator basking on the side of the lake.We would recommend this villa for families.
We had a fantastic Florida winter-break at the Glen Lakes villa. The home and Glen Lakes community setting were ideal for the two of us. We enjoyed viewing the birds and other wildlife gathering around the pond out back, as well as at other Glen Lakes ponds and neighboring areas. Sandhill cranes, wood storks, ibis, ducks, anhingas, herons, osprey, pelicans, turtles, alligators, raccoons, wild turkeys, etc. The house is well appointed and set-up with everything we needed for comfortable living. We took advantage of the pool area and Jacuzzi most every sunny day; The office set-up area was very handy. It was a joy to play on the well-groomed green-clay tennis courts, and to follow-up at the club house pool and Jacuzzi. We also took neighborhood walks, frequented the gym, the club-house library, and had some fun practice at the club-house ping-pong tables. I especially enjoyed exploring various neighboring areas by bicycle. So safe and helpful having the excellent sidewalks along US-19 and Hwy-50, for miles and miles. The Weeki Wachee Preserve east of Hernando beach is a fun mountain biking area, with many miles of firm bike trails, and a few hills about 30 ft high to make it interesting. My favorite activity was going kite-boarding at Pine Island. The shallow clear waters all around Pine Island make for a safe and forgiving area for kite-boarding. We had quite a few days of exciting wind conditions. The uncrowded South and SW beach areas were very suitable for launching and landing the kites. The beach area is clean and well maintained. On calm-wind days we opted for kayaking around the Pine Island area, and encountered a pair of dolphins swimming in the shallows. We can strongly recommend kayaking with the manatees on Weeki Wachee river -- such a great way to spend the day. The clear fresh water discharge from the Weeki Wachee spring is about 1 million gallons per day -- a discharge rate that is among the 30 largest in Florida. We saw more than 7 manatees gathered at the 'Hospital Hole', upriver of Rogers Park,and several manatees cruised alongside of us down the river. We also saw several manatees from the boardwalk area at nearby Linda Pedersen Park (Hernando Beach Park). Scuba diving and beach walks rounded out our activities. We loved our stay so much, that we have signed-on again, to stay here next winter, 2017; Many happy returns!
My family and I traveled to Spring Hill this christmas break from December 25 to December 31, 2015; The home is beautiful, clean, and very spacious. As to the city it is very peaceful. We absolutely had a wonderful stay. I definitely recommend!
The villa is a 10 min drive from beautiful sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf coast. They are safe with golden sand and often have wild dolphins swimming very close to the beach. Alternatively there are a number of freshwater rivers (with the very rare Manatees) set in wildlife reservations ideal for canoeing/kayaking. The closest of which is only 1 mile away.
Tampa Airport is 1 hr drive away. Orlando Airport is 1hr 45 mins drive away. The use of a rental car is highly recommended during your stay.
Clearwater and Tampa beaches can be reached in an hour whilst Hudson Bay beach will take you 20 mins by car. All shops and amenities in Weeki Wachee or Spring Hill will take you 10 minutes by car.
Walmart, Winn Dixie, Publix superstores are all within 10 mins by car as are banks/ATMs, clothes shops and chemists. Numerous good quality restaurants such as Red Lobster and Outback can be found on Highway 19 - a 15 min drive from the villa. This highway also has many great bars offering very good value for money light meals and TV entertainment. An absolute must is to visit Pine Island beach (10 mins), Hudson Bay beach (20 mins) and to try out the kayaks on the Week Wachee river (5 mins). In our opinion (having visited them all!) the Busch Gardens Theme Park in Tampa (1 hr away) is the best Theme park for both adults and children alike. New in 2014 is a 50" HD TV, Blu Ray DVD player, surround sound system, new dishwasher,fridge/freezer and w/machine & drier. Jacuzzi now operates via new electronic remote control system.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 8 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$369|
20% deposit required at time of booking. Balance payable 1 month prior to departure. 15% discount offered for bookings of 4 weeks or more. Pets are accepted with prior permission and may involve additional costs.
Changeover day is normally Saturday but this can be flexible.
Arrival not before 5pm and Departure before 11am on your last day.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 15% discount for 4 weeks or more.
20% deposit at time of booking. Remainder due 1 month before arrival.