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Relax, Read, Fish at This Peaceful Lakefront Getaway! Come for Spring Training!

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This little pole house has Big character! Vaulted ceiling makes it feel roomy.


Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tampa cabin description

2/1 Pole House Cabin w/ Loft (1 Br. Apartment has just opened up for February!)

This 'Old Florida Cracker House' is a charming, lakefront pole house, located directly on this sparsely populated 27 acre lake. This lake adjoins another 64 acre lake and it is perfect for canoeing or kayaking. You can fish from the dock or just enjoy a peaceful sunset. The property is almost 2 acres and it is very quiet. The weather is beautiful during 'the season'- sunny and warm! This is a historic property and the original Cabin was built in the late 1800's and is an authentic Florida 'Pole House' with a large, flagstone fireplace. a loft with a futon couch and two bedrooms. The large bedroom has a King size bed, the smaller bedroom has a new full-size, turn of the century wood carved bed with new IKEA mattress.
There are the original hard-wood floors throughout. There is a large screened porch facing the lakefront and a private dock with expansive view of the lake. It is a great place to cook out dinner or enjoy a glass of wine and relax then roast marshmellows in the fire pit.

Kitchen and bathroom are fully equipped. There is an organic fresh-fruit and veggies market a few miles away. The Brooker Creek Preserve is nearby which supplies the water to this region.via springs and lakes. There are many Golf Courses nearby and a half dozen within 5 miles. I can even provide the guide! The sun coast trail is only a few miles away for long bike rides or walking. There is a wonderful public park for running 3 miles away and another park for various outdoor activities even closer. Owner's live on site. This is a STRICTLY NON-SMOKING property. There is WiFi (high speed internet) throughout the property and cable TV. Full bath in both with new cotton linens. We are sensitive to those with allergies.
We are not set up for large events such as weddings. Small family get-togethers are good. I am a Folk Music DJ on a Public Radio station in Tampa, so we love other music-lovers and can point the way to lots of great music events large and small. (There is a smaller, lakefront 1 Br. Apartment also available on the property with Queen Bed and Full size pull out sofa in living room).

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage


          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            The 'Bird Room' has a full view of the lake...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Large Master bedroom w window to lake...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Loft- twin size futon- suitable for teen...moreless

          • Cabin also has a queen size pull out couch in the living room. New Flat Screen LCD TV with Cable & WiFi...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Includes wall of shelves in private toilet area for linens...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Owners live onsite, and are happy to offer assistance in making your plans. There are so many things to do here, and we have information about activities both locally and statewide! Fishing pole and tackle provided!...moreless


              • Books:

                Plenty of books in the cabin- Bring your own or we'll have some good ones!...moreless

              • Music Library:

                We have a large music library....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Videos and DVDs available...moreless

              • Books For Adults


              • Rustic
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                Fish, Canoe and just sit on the dock in this almost always warm and sunny location! Dine on the screened porch or BBQ with a full lake view....moreless

              • Rural:

                We are located at the end of a cul de sac on a beautiful tree lined country road. Yet, it is only 20 min. from the toll toad that takes you right into downtown in 30 min. The Airport is only15 mins....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                We have a dock, fishing, canoeing- just waking up to this beautiful view is peaceful and relaxing. It is such a pleasure to live here- especially at this time of year!...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                This private property enjoys almost 2 acres of 'Old Florida' lakefront with plenty of Palm and Cypress trees and a dock for fishing and relaxing....moreless

              • Lake View:

                Both bedrooms and the living room enjoy a lake view and the sunsets are great from the screened in front porch!...moreless

              • Lake:

                These charming bungalows sit on a palm-filled lakefront property of 2 acres. There is a dock for fishing or just sitting out and enjoying a peaceful, relaxing Florida Sunset. This is a fresh-water lake and our lakefront includes a small fire-pit, a canoe and it close enough to restaurants, hiking and sightseeing and a major metro area that it is convenient, yet it is in a private, quiet, secure location- a perfect respite from work or a writers' retreat. One of the houses was built in the elate 1800's and includes a fireplace and loft. The Apartment is in a charming 1920's bungalow- with a screened in front porch to relax and enjoy beautiful lakefront sunsets....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Equestrian Events
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Additional table for 6 in living room and table for 5 on screened porch over-looking lake for dinner outside....moreless

                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Parking Off Street:

                        There is Plenty of parking for your RV or Boat onsite....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central Heat/Air in Cabin. Window unit in loft....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Internet:

                        High Speed Internet (WiFi) included...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        Lots of outdoor activities and gyms nearby!...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Beautiful Flagstone fireplace in Cabin...moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Parking:

                        Plenty of off-street, fenced in parking and room for boat or RV (no hook ups)...moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Yes! There is a full size coffee maker with Coffee & Herbal Tea provided...moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            Sorry, no dishwashers at this time...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Everything provided....and then some!...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            Kitchen fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, linens, soaps and condiment basics, bottled water....moreless

                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Toaster
                          • 4 Ring Stove


                          • Bicycles:

                            Upon request...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Upon request with extended rental...moreless

                          • Yard
                          • Porch Furniture
                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Many lakes and the Gulf of Mexico all within a 30 min. drive...moreless

                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Golf:

                            Many beautiful courses nearby, and I can provide an outstanding golf guide- I come from a golfing family! ...moreless

                          • Binoculars
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            This is a beautiful place to put a canoe or kayak in. My friend often visits via kayak from the adjoining lake. Many great spots nearby to explore!...moreless

                          • Canoe
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            This property sits on almost 2 acres of landscaped (but still natural) property...moreless

                          • Barbecue
                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Relaxing, wonderful sunsets!...moreless



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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Cleaning Fee $75
                          • Taxes Not included


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                          Rates as low as 85 per night. Contact us for rate quote Based on season and availability.

                          This is an ABSOLUTELY NON SMOKING PROPERTY!

                          50% upon Reservation, 50% upon arrival. Checks accepted for Reservation, Cash upon arrival. There is a $75.00 cleaning fee on all rentals. Discounts apply for "off season" and longer stays.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                          14 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Tampa International Airport (TPA)
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Not Applicable
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Downtown Tampa
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Gunn Hwy., Race Track Rd.
                          18 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Beaches
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Bally Hoo's
                          Nearest Ski
                          Only available if you have your own boat
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Nine Eagles Golf Club
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Many Restaurants nearby of all types!

                          Car: Necessary

                          This lakeside cabin is well situated in Central Florida to Tarpon Springs (the authentic Greek village with sponge docks), Clearwater/St.Pete and the Gulf Coast Beaches and Tampa, a major metro area which includes museums, theater, fine restaurants including the world-famous Bern's Steak House, with the worlds' largest wine list. We are convenient to many beautiful Golf Courses. We are also close to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The airport is an easy 15-20 min. drive from here. However, the beauty of this location is its' historic, peaceful environment in which to relax, write or play a song (we are a musical family) sit around a fire pit or just lounge on the dock. Great location for birding or biking. Owners are Public Radio DJ's and are very connected to the local Folk Music scene. There is always great live music taking place in the area, and we can always point you to a fantastic house-concert for your musical enjoyment!


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: We love music and nature and enjoy a good meal! We are music DJ's on Public Radio, and have stayed at Bed & Breakfast locations throughout the world! We welcome people that will enjoy the 'Old Florida' atmosphere. We love it here. I lived here when I was first married, then moved away and was President of The Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association in a historic neighborhood near downtown Tampa. We lived there for 30 years, raised four children who are all grown now. We decided to move out to our lake house- which happens to include several houses. It's fun to have extra houses for friends and family. If you enjoy music and nature, we'll be able to send you in the right direction!

                          Why the Owner Chose Tampa:
                          This property is the best of both worlds! It is quiet and peaceful and in the 'country'- just across the street from several acres of a Blueberry Farm, yet there is always so much to do in Tampa, only 30 minutes to downtown center with lots of great theater and music events, interesting museums and lots of many restaurants of all kinds. The beaches are nearby, as is Tarpon Springs, a sleepy Greek town with great food! Downtown St. Petersburg is really growing to be a destination in itself with great dining and museums- a very clean, and well-planned city. The great thing about this location is that you get the best of both worlds- if you want to keep busy, there are plenty of things to do. We are so centrally located that you could head any direction to find things to do. We are very convenient to activities, but you can just come out and relax and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine and weather- you will know why so many people move to Florida in the winter! It is gorgeous here!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          The weather is beautiful, the lake is peaceful and inviting and the location offers the best of both worlds - convenient to everything yet still in the 'country' on a property at the end of a cul de sac. There is great music and warm weather- who could want more! While the owner is onsite, we try to give you a lot of space for quiet rest and relaxation. We'll have plenty of suggestions for entertainment!

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                          Speaks: english

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                          • This little pole house has Big character! Vaulted ceiling makes it feel roomy.

                            This little pole house has Big character! Vaulted ceiling makes it feel roomy.

                          • This is the view from private doc the log cabin & Apartment! Sunny and beautiful

                            This is the view from private doc the log cabin & Apartment! Sunny and beautiful

                          • Sunny Dining Area in Kitchen

                            Sunny Dining Area in Kitchen

                          • Cabin Dining Area off of kitchen

                            Cabin Dining Area off of kitchen

                          • There is a coffee pot- most asked question!

                            There is a coffee pot- most asked question!

                          • King Bed in Master Bedroom. Window to porch/lake, Armoire, Washer/Dryer

                            King Bed in Master Bedroom. Window to porch/lake, Armoire, Washer/Dryer

                          • We call this The Bird Room.

                            We call this The Bird Room.

                          • Completely stocked with soft towels and toiletries

                            Completely stocked with soft towels and toiletries

                          • We wake up to this sunny view almost every morning!

                            We wake up to this sunny view almost every morning!

                          • Living room, stairs to loft. Flat Screen TV, Cable, WiFi. Queen Pull Out Sofa

                            Living room, stairs to loft. Flat Screen TV, Cable, WiFi. Queen Pull Out Sofa

                          • Corner Hutch in Dining Area with Cookbooks

                            Corner Hutch in Dining Area with Cookbooks

                          • Cabin Kitchen- Fully stocked w dishes, glasses etc.

                            Cabin Kitchen- Fully stocked w dishes, glasses etc.

                          • Bedroom #2. Full Bed, brand new IKEA mattress. Full lake view.

                            Bedroom #2. Full Bed, brand new IKEA mattress. Full lake view.

                          • Nice, Clean Bathroom. Filtered Hand-held in shower

                            Nice, Clean Bathroom. Filtered Hand-held in shower

                          • Screened Porch with Table for 5 & beautiful view of lake!

                            Screened Porch with Table for 5 & beautiful view of lake!

                          $175 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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