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Joyce Lorick

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Close to Disney & 20 min to Tampa, 3bed 4bth Luxury home on the water

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Florida Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

On the water, 3 Bedrooms + Florida Room, 4 Baths (Sleeps 14)

Our home is currently being fully remodeled with new pictures coming soon!

Relax in the luxury of the beautiful gated community of Andalucia by sitting on the private pool deck and sipping a cool drink while gentle breezes and invigorating music flow over you.

Whether your visit to Florida brings you for amusement park adventures, golf, tennis, or just relaxing, you will enjoy your stay in our water-front home featuring the amenities of a 5 star exclusive resort.

The large eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances with an array of small appliances for your use in addition to dinner/cookware.

Each of the 3 bedrooms are oversized, with the master room having a desk area. An extra area has been converted into a bedroom and there are additional bunk accommodations.

No need to concern yourself about staying in touch, because high-speed wireless internet runs throughout the home.

Fishing is great off the huge private boating/fishing dock with an area to clean your catch and you can grill a feast from your catch on the large stainless gas grill/granite serving area and dine/lounge on the pool deck.

This unique home was built by a German Engineer that tripled every standard for the home, so each door is solid steel with all glass one inch thick and doors/windows that seal tightly, which just about totally eliminates all outside sounds, and most dust too.

You will want to come here just for the sound sleep you will get.

Whatever your vacation desires are, you will know what 'upper crust' living is like at our Water-front Dream Vacation home in Andalucia.

Keywords: about an hour Drive to Disney, Beautifully appointed upscale 3,600 sq ft home, Very quiet/private in prestigious gated community of Andalucia, centrally located between Tampa and St. Pete for Spring Baseball training. On Deep Water Canal 5 minute boat drive to Tampa Bay, large boat/fishing dock, open floor plan, private pool with pool heat available, wireless internet, Cable TV, hair dryers in each bathroom.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joyce Lorick (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joyce Lorick

I'm a writer that lives on the ocean in Southern California and we often use this house to visit east-coast friends/family and the seclusion of the home lends itself well for writing/relaxing. We know you will enoy it as much as we do.

Joyce Lorick purchased this house in 2007

Why Joyce Lorick chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

Family/friends/secluded get-away for writing.

You can access my two latest cookbooks and download them free by searching the net for Cooking for The Daniel Plan. I hope you enjoy! (I usually write movie scripts.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the stay in your beautiful home. the location was perfect & so was the weather. Circles has some great seafood & the stuffed grouper was awesome. The "extras" you leave for the guests mad the stay ever more comfortable.


The "B" Boys
Feb 2012
  • 1 of 8


based on 16 traveler reviews

Close to Disney & 20 min to Tampa, 3bed 4bth Luxury home on the water
average rating of 4.5625 based on 24 reviews

Beatiful home, Nice owner, Great for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (9 adults, 6 children) had the opportunity to stay at this home for the week after Christmas. This is a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood. We spent one afternoon just walking through the neighborhood, viewing all of the nice homes and found a playground for the kids.

The home has recently been renovated, and the upgrades are very nice. There’s new flooring and new furniture. The three upstairs bedrooms are very spacious, and there’s plenty of room for all of the extra beds. The room downstairs that was turned into a bedroom is large enough for a roll-a-way bed also. The large sofa and the openness of the den and dining areas allowed our family to spend lots of time together without feeling crowded.

The heated pool is a GREAT bonus. The kids loved it! We had difficulties at first when trying to use the spa heat. It would turn on the spa filter and empty the spa, and it took many hours for it to refill. However, we found out that if we just use the pool heat, it will heat the spa up to a nice temperature as well.

We used the kitchen and laundry room a lot, and it was nice to have so many amenities already in the home. If you run out of anything or have any problems, just give Joyce a call, and she will quickly respond to your needs. Joyce is extremely nice and very pleasant to work with.

We were in town for New Year’s Eve, and the upstairs balcony provides a great view to see the fireworks show that takes place in town. We were also able to see a few other shows taking place in the distance. S/N, there’s a drive-in movie theater nearby, but most of the big attractions are at least 30 minutes away.

We did have one big problem while we were there. There was a leak coming from one of the bathrooms that we were able to notice from the front porch. I immediately informed Joyce, and she had someone there first thing in the morning to check out the problem. Due to the leak, we were unable to use that bathroom for the rest of stay. Joyce was very apologetic, and for our inconvenience, she fully refunded our $600 for pool heating. Other than this, everything was fine, and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Very nice community, quiet and relaxing.

  • 3 of 5

The property is located in a a quiet upscale neighborhood, close to amenities, the interstate system and the airport. The owner was very pleasant to deal with, as we did have a few issues during our stay. The first night the air conditioner barely worked and it made for some uncomfortable sleeping. Later in the week it gave out completely, but the owner had it repaired by the next morning. The house was undergoing some renovation, so we were discounted $200 on our rental price. The biggest downside was the home could not be secured when you left to go to somewhere, and this left everyone in our group feeling a bit uneasy. We also encountered a number of spiders, centipedes and beetles in the house that had to be dealt with. Upon our arrival we found dirty dishes in the dishwasher and our bedroom closet had to be cleaned before we could store anything in it. The TV in the living room area kept turning off by itself every 9 to 35 minutes, which made watching a college football game quite exasperating. To be fair, overall, we had a good time and the home served its purpose, but we will probably look elsewhere next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a happy stay - don't waste your money

  • 1 of 5

One star for Nice Community. All beaches and city sightseeings are minimum 1 hrs drive.

No 4th Bedroom. It's just a covered patio as 4th Bedroom. Most of the things were broken and they charge for those broken things.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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winter haven fl

This is a beautiful home in an exquisite neighborh

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. Decor is really first class. Everything in the house worked properly (no problems with a/c etc). Loved fishing off the dock. The lani is so large and so is the pool. Too bad that it rained the entire week we were there. But there was no lightening so we swam in the rain although the pool was really really cold. The 4th "bedroom" is not really a bedroom, rather a room off of the lani. It had no closet and the air conditioning did not service that room. We were ok living out of our luggage and running a fan. But some may not be fine with that. The upstairs bedrooms are all masters with onsuites. Beautiful. For those travelling to Apollo Beach for the first time, be aware that there is no beach. There is a small area on the bay...but it is not the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful Home for a Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 women at this home, and it was perfect! The pictures don't do it justice and the community is very well kept and safe. All of the little extras are included, so even if you forget something, you could be surprised to find it there! The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, so we could cook away! While the nearby beach was closed for restoration and construction at the time, we were happy to enjoy the pool/patio and found no need to drive to the further away beaches. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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A Perfect Fit!!

  • 5 of 5

The ooh's and ahh's came from everywhere as we entered the house and kids explored. As a group of 4 adults and 6 children we couldn't have asked for a better lay out. Everyone had a place. The pool was the perfect size. We spent half of our days out there enjoying the sun and listening to music. Even spent a day grilling and had dinner outside. The kitchen had all the comforts of home. Loved having the paper and plastic items to cut down on the washing dishes. Especially with having all the kids. The dock was a big favorite for the Dads. They fished a lot, or at least tried to. Had better luck at the neighborhood marina. But we did see dolphins making there way through the channel. All in all it added the perfect touch to a wonderful week of sun, beaches, Universal, and dog races. The manatees had already left the viewing center but we still had fun with all the extras there. Our favorite thing to do in the neighborhood was walk to the mini beach behind the clubhouse. I could go on and on. A definite do again. Apollo Beach is an awesome area to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
many on Apollo Beach Bvd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
circles Rst. Many on AB Blvd
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach Park follow road enters security gate
Car: recommended


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Apollo Beach House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $395 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Florida Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 pull out beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 pull out beds & pack & play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Florida Room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool can be heated for the cost of gas propane fill at $600

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