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Classic Mediterranean Home Idyllically Set in Tropical Garden

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Last updated: 04/28/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Arcadia villa description

Embrace a romantic stay in the heart and soul of old Florida...Arcadia. Come into one of the original old Mediterranean style Spanish homes built c1925. Enter the home through a large screened and covered tropical front porch, which also serves as a seasonal dining and entertaining space. The warmth of the heart pine flooring welcomes you into the formal living room, with its high ceilings, fireplace, and antiques from around the world. On your left is a library/study. Continuing on one passes beneath a handsome archway leading into a formal dining room. Both bedrooms are on your left. One contains a queen size bed, the other a king sized canopy 4-poster with antique mirrored headboard. The first bathroom off the master contains a jacuzzi. Leaving the dining room we pass beneath a second arch entering the kitchen adorned by a hand painted tile mural, extensive tiling, and antique architectural components. Off the kitchen is a breakfast room with a large screen HDTV. The room is embellished with Spanish tiles and original paintings. Leaving the rear of house one passes through a breezeway and enters s studio apartment with sky lighted bath, and views of the gardens and massive live oaks.

The hedgerow enclosed landscaped property gives one a wonderful sense of privacy and peacefulness. The gardens offering a charming pastoral tranquility for a Sunday morning read and coffee in a large veranda set beneath live oaks and queen palms. Meandering the numerous peastone footpaths you will come upon an art galley, two small pools, fountains, an outdoor shower enclosure area, and a small studio. Grandkids of all ages often exclaim...' You could get really lost in this jungle...' To us, that is a most satisfying exclamation. For although we are only several blocks from the historic antique center of Arcadia, we offer two acres of butterfly serenity.

If golfing is your passion the nearest 18 hole course is less than five minutes away. If you prefer kayaking or fishing or shark tooth hunting the Peace River is also 5 minutes away. Sharks teeth found in river have been touted on national TV and fetch good money. There are numerous nature trails along the river. Desiring a day at the beach? There is none more pristine than Boca Grande with its turquoise waters and wide sandy beaches, which are never crowded and are about 50 minutes away.

Finally, for the moment, there is Sarasota 45 minutes off. A Mecca of things to do and places to dine. With many theatre presentations, art galleries, opera house, film festival and museums. Visiting the Ringling Manson and Circus museum is a delightful day trip for all to enjoy. Minimum stay 3 months. no children. must be 45 or older. thankyou.

Keywords: Mediterranean, Spanish stucco villa
Minium stay 3 months...Special autumn rates...

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • extensive gardens...fountains...two acres of meandering paths through lush vegetation...fruit shade and patience....moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR


              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub


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                      Dates Available begining  -january 1st- 2013
                      Jan-Apr .. $2500/monthly
                      Jun-Oct .. $1500/month
                      Must Be 45 years old.  No Children.  Only 1 Small Pet.

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      Arcadia Rodeo, one of America's oldest, meets 3 times seasonally. shark tooth hunting in nearby Peace River...likewise kayaking...


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: I have been a filmmaker whose films have won awards in both national and international film festivals and have been shown on PBS Channel 13 NYC. I have also been a contractor specializing in the restoration of colonial homes. Also a folk artist, furniture maker. A show of my shadow boxes was held at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Ana Demertzis, my wife, is an accomplished artist whose works have been shown in galleries in New York, Oaxaca Mexico, Sarasota, Florida, Granada, Nicaragua

                      Why the Owner Chose Arcadia:
                      offering a gentler lifestyle in a tranquil atmosphere.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Front of House

                        Front of House

                      • Front Porch

                        Front Porch

                      • Living Room Fireplace christmas

                        Living Room Fireplace christmas

                      • Living Dining Room at Christmas

                        Living Dining Room at Christmas

                      • Kitchen partial

                        Kitchen partial

                      • Partial Garden

                        Partial Garden

                      • Garden Veranda

                        Garden Veranda

                      • Peace River kayaking

                        Peace River kayaking

                      • Hidden Gallery

                        Hidden Gallery

                      VRBO #311613

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014


                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 04/28/2014
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                      +1 (863) 993-1321 (Florida, USA)

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