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Idyllic Country Retreat with Pool, Gazebo

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So spacious & relaxing you won't want to leave.

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Last updated: 07/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brandon house description

Spacious, immaculate poolside home on 3.5-acre estate shaded by grandfather oaks, minutes from FishHawk. Walk to Starbucks or drive 15 minutes to golf, tennis, horseback riding, canoe rentals, hiking trails, state parks, wildlife preserves and some of the best bird-watching and mountain bike trails in the state. Country Retreat is an oasis of tranquility central to all that Florida has to offer. Thirty minutes from antique districts, outlet malls, Plant City, downtown Tampa and The Florida Aquarium. 45 minutes to Busch Gardens, less than an hour from the beaches, 75 minutes from Disney and two hours from the Space Coast and Cape Canaveral. An ideal location to explore Central Florida from coast to coast and an inviting, secluded retreat at the end of the day. Wildlife abounds as horses graze in the adjacent pasture. A unique experience. Home is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed Internet and two satellite TVs.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            queen & daybed...moreless

          • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            queen-size...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            daybed/trundle...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            queen-size...moreless

          • Loft: 1 double

            full size...moreless

          • This spacious home is ideal for extended families or travelers who want to share a home. There are multiple wings, affording a great deal of privacy inside and out. One upstairs wing can be used as a private suite, with a huge bedroom with queen bed plus twin daybed, another sitting room/bedroom with twin daybed plus twin trundle and a shared bath with antique clawfoot tub. A loft with antique double bed is in another wing and can be used as a 4th bedroom. The downstairs bedroom comes equipped with a queen bed and is off the foyer, which can be used as a private sitting room. The family room comes equipped with a queen-size sleeper sofa....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

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          • The downstairs bathroom also contains a Maytag washer and dryer for personal use of guests. The upstairs bath includes an antique clawfoot soaking tub....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Country Retreat is a pet-friendly environment with fenced yard, dog run/kennel and tile floors throughout the first floor of the home. Smoking is permitted outdoors only, with a number of comfortable options - poolside, on the front porch and on the back deck....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.5
                              from 15 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Off-Peak
                              May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $700 $2,200
                              Peak
                              Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $800 $2,600
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $100
                              • Pet Fee $50
                              • Tax Rate 12%

                              Notes:

                              There is a one-time cleaning fee of $100 and a one-time pet fee of $50 per pet, if applicable.

                              Rates are seasonal, ranging from $700-$800 per week and $2200-2600 per month. Rates are for parties up to six people. A $50 per person fee for each additional person applies. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $100. Special rates for extended stays are available. Reservation deposit of $200.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 07/20/2014
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                              Location

                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Tampa International Airport
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Downtown Tampa
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Ft. DeSoto/PassaGrille
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Kick's
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              River Hills, Buckhorn, Bloomingdale
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Chili's

                              Car: Recommended

                              Valrico is a rural suburb east of Tampa, part of the greater Brandon area. It's located mid-way between Tampa and Plant City, the world's winter strawberry capital and home to the Florida Strawberry Festival. Downtown Plant City also hosts a bustling antique district with great eateries and tea rooms. Valrico is also 20 minutes from the Hard Rock Casino and the Florida State Fairgrounds, where expos, equestrian competitions and other activities are held year round. Drive 20 minutes west to Tampa, and you'll find The Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa, historic Ybor City, the museums of downtown Tampa, plus the St. Pete Times Forum, which hosts everything from hockey to concerts. Tampa is also home to the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Busch Gardens. Drive another 25 minutes west and you'll find some of the nation's top-rated beaches - the award-winning Ft. DeSoto beach & fishing pier, and historic PassaGrille home to the famous Hurricane restaurant.

                               

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                              • So spacious & relaxing you won't want to leave.

                                So spacious & relaxing you won't want to leave.

                              • Wake up to a sunny dining room with a view.

                                Wake up to a sunny dining room with a view.

                              • Downstairs bedroom has queen bed, reading chair and own TV.

                                Downstairs bedroom has queen bed, reading chair and own TV.

                              • Loft with antique full bed doubles as fourth bedroom and quiet getaway.

                                Loft with antique full bed doubles as fourth bedroom and quiet getaway.

                              • Twin daybed with trundle in 3rd bedroom/sitting room upstairs.

                                Twin daybed with trundle in 3rd bedroom/sitting room upstairs.

                              • Rocking Chair Porch & Florida Country Charm

                                Rocking Chair Porch & Florida Country Charm

                              • Young hawk is among the many raptors born and raised at Country Retreat.

                                Young hawk is among the many raptors born and raised at Country Retreat.

                              • Huge fully equipped country kitchen.

                                Huge fully equipped country kitchen.

                              • Enter a warm and inviting experience.

                                Enter a warm and inviting experience.

                              • Family room with fireplace opens onto the pool.

                                Family room with fireplace opens onto the pool.

                              • Upstairs bedroom sleeps 3 with queen brass bed and twin daybed.

                                Upstairs bedroom sleeps 3 with queen brass bed and twin daybed.

                              • View of horse pasture from the back deck.

                                View of horse pasture from the back deck.

                              • Meet the neighbors. Owls and other raptors make their home here year round.

                                Meet the neighbors. Owls and other raptors make their home here year round.

                              • Spring brings fledglings out of their nests, while nature surrounds all year.

                                Spring brings fledglings out of their nests, while nature surrounds all year.

                              $700 - $800 per week (USD)
                              15

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 07/20/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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