Chain of Lakes Pool Home with Beach and Boat House

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The circular drive to the front porch. The 3 car garage is on the left.


Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Lake House at 1443- At over 7,000 square feet, this two story 5 1/2 Bedroom, 5 Bath home is a great way to escape to the warmth and solitude of Central Florida. A privately gated yard leads to a circular drive with a grand entrance. Park your car in the shade of a large live oak or pull into the 3-car garage which adjoins the large game room with 8' pool table.
Next is the spacious, modern kitchen, separated from the combination Dining and Living “Great Room” with and arched window. The Great Room overlooks the pool and beautiful Lake Roy. Here you might enjoy the Yamaha Player Piano, filling the home with sound as will the Wifi accessed Whole House Entertainment and Security system.
The adjacent Theater Room boasts a 14 foot diagonal screen with surround sound (for night viewing only) that can be enjoyed from the Great Room, yard and pool... even from the other side of the lake!

Down the hall to the Master Suite, you’ll enjoy a large custom Steam Room with two Rain-Forest showers, matching wash basins, a Closet Room, a private deck overlooking the lake and private access to the pool area. Down the hallway the other two Bedrooms share a bathroom, one through the walk in closet, one down the hall.

Upstairs is also part of the Great room, as it is viewed from above from two spacious loft areas, bridged together over the dining room. Both offer amazing vistas of the lake, pool and front yard. The first loft includes a wet bar, entertainment center and exercise/dance floor and access to the upper-level lanai. Walk across the indoor bridge to a second loft that offers a secluded getaway for reading, office work and a foldout couch for another place to rest.

Also at the top of the stairs are two large guest suites, one with a lake view and open air access to the upper lanai, the other is larger, with a view of the front yard and drive.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26. This is NOT a party house. Very quiet neighborhood. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We built this home with our children in mind! Beware that the pool is deep, so your must limit access to strong swimmers only. Commercial lifeguards are available if you'd prefer....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Easy access Shower and Bathroom on 1st floor. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We accept most pets, but a fee of $300.00 per pet will be added....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 12-18

  • Master Suite: 1 king


  • Marcus' Room: 1 queen

    Upstairs, Lakeside with Lanai...moreless

  • Audra's Room: 1 king

    Downstairs. Walk through closet to bathroom...moreless

  • Guestroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs. Shares Audra's bathroom via hallway....moreless

  • Chris' Bedroom: 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2 Double beds and Small Futon. 5 adults or 6 children...moreless

  • Wherever: 2 queen

    We keep two inflatables in the linen closet...moreless

  • Theater Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Two Double Futons. Sleeps four in a pinch....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Steam Room and custom tub and shower...moreless

  • Marcus' Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Chris' Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Audra's Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Pool Bath: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Access from Game room and Pool area...moreless


  • Books:

    Hundreds of titles available in the Library!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Several. Blu-ray, of course....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Ping pong, Billiards, darts and cards. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Various popular board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Pandora and I Heart Radio...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable, but all TVs come with Netflix and Amazon Prime....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Smart, Internet Ready TVs are located throughout the home....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some water toys are available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix and Amazon Prime videos are included...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    A great view of the beautiful shores of the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    If you're looking for a freshwater beach! No surfing here unless your boat puts out a pretty good wake....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Yep, you can definitely see the lake... about 200 feet off the pool deck!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Lake House is located on the highly rated Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, 16 lakes, hundreds of miles of shoreline, Restaurants, Bars, airports, shops and attractions all accessible with your boat...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Water Ski, that is!...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Dock Starts, anyone? (Only water-skiers will get it)...moreless

  • Water View:

    On one side of the home is the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, on the other is a well maintained pond....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Only a couple hundred feet off the pool patio is Lake Roy and the entire Winter Haven Chain of Lakes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    Three Car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:


  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two. One in main kitchen, one in Upstairs Loft Wet-bar. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two Convection ovens. One Microwave....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Help yourself to what may be there....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Cooking with Gas!...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Two. One overlooks Greatroom, one overlooks the lake and pool...moreless

  • Boat:

    Pontoon boat available for rent at nearby marina. Call Winter Haven Marine Supply for reservations....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Around pool, outside Master Suite, upstairs outside Marcus' Bedroom, Front porch, upper deck over Boat House. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Not heated, but not covered. Warm water from April through October. ...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Large Steam Shower in Master Suite. ...moreless



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5 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,750 $6,600

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Very Reasonable Cleaning Fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12%


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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
About equidistant between Orlando or Tampa Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Ashton
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Seaboard Coastline
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 27
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Nearest Beach
St Petersburg Beach

Car: Necessary

Location, Location... Only minutes away from Legoland Florida by either Boat or Car, you can also explore over 120 miles of shoreline through the Winter Haven Chain of 16 Lakes (up to 26 lakes once the lock is completed.), with access to shops, restaurants, theaters, bars, etc.

The Winter Haven Chain has been listed by CNN Travel and Leisure as one of the 'Top Ten Lake Vacations in the US'.

Only steps away from the nation's top Wakeboard Coach, Dave Briscoe's Ride Center, where you might learn a new art or hone your already developed skills of wakeboarding and waterskiing.

This part of Central Florida is Aviation Central, home to Fantasy of Flight Museum and aviation experience, Sun ‘n Fun Museum and Fly In, Tailwheels Etc. Flight School and Biplane Rides, Jump Florida Skydiving and Florida Skydive Center. If Seaplanes are your passion, stay at The Lake House and enjoy a short flight to Jack Brown's Seaplane Base, which is just across town, to learn to fly or to add another rating.

For evening seafood, Harry's Old Place is very popular. We also enjoy the lunchtime cooking of Chef TT at the Saltwater Grill, across the street from Legoland. For Italian fine dining visit Arrabella's in downtown Winter Haven or L'incontro in Lake Wales. For affordable steaks, go to Norby's in Lake Wales, or Manny's Chop House in Lake Wales or Winter Haven.

Andy's Igloo is a great old fashioned diner with good food and ice cream floats. If you're out boating on the chain of lakes go by Tanner's Harborside restaurant on Lake Shipp. Sonny's or Shack's are both great place for barbeque and very family friendly with their 'Family Feasts' that will take care of the whole household.

This part of Florida offers so much for families to experience. For more opportunities explore our area online.

Thank you for considering us as your Travel Headquarters for your central Florida Vacation


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Eric and Dee Hinshaw are the 3rd generation owners and managers of Chalet Suzanne, a Depression Era world famous Inn located in Lake Wales, FL. After a great career at United Airlines, Eric retired in 2009 to devote his total efforts to their historic property.

Why the Owner Chose Winter Haven:
This property is our dream home, in our dream location, a quiet neighborhood located close to all the things that are important to US and our family. We invite you to enjoy it as we have for so many years! When we were designing our home, Dee wanted something that we could 'see through', so large windows that offer a great view of the lake, even from the front yard, were the result. The Great Room is truly great and the sound of the grand piano fills the entire property with elegant notes, even when the discs are being played. As a pilot, I was a techy sort of fellow so we put a lot of technology into the home. With an active young family we really needed a large game room and that has been one of the most popular places to hang out, with an open pass through to the kitchen that doubles as a Breakfast Bar. From the Game Room there is access to the large pool through a bathroom that is designed for both handicapped and kids, with a wheelchair accessible shower and open vanity. We love the weather in Florida and the incredible amount of stars that can be seen at night so we decided to not screen the pool area. The full intensity of the sun is enjoyed on the pool deck and is only broken by frequent dips in the cool water! The upstairs guests have direct access to the pool as well as they walk out to the lanai and down the spiral staircase and into the pool area. Let’s not forget the Master Suite access through the Master Bathroom. Yes, I guess you can say that life around the pool was a central part of our design!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We do enjoy watching movies. Lots of movies! When we were planning our theater room the Projection and Screen store told us to put up a large sheet and move the projector from front to back and determine from experimentation the screen size that we preferred. Dee and our daughter, Audra, were busy and unable to take part in the exercise. That left the boys and I and maybe that was not a good idea. We ended up deciding that “bigger was better” and chose to go with a screen that goes from wall to wall! We hope you enjoy it as we have. The upstairs Double-Loft serves as a video game area, a card playing area, exercise and dance area, the best place to watch the party below and, across the bridge, a secluded office and library with an impressive collection of literature. Both lofts have a great view of the pool and lake activities as well as the front drive. Dee and I weren’t really crazy about jet tubs but we did enjoy relaxing in steam rooms, so we added that feature to our bathtub, a large custom tiled area that features a handmade stained glass window designed by Dee and a glass enclosure, two rain-showerheads and two spigots for filling the large tub. Just touch the button on the control, walk away for about 10 minutes and come back for a luxurious steam room experience! Our lakefront has been kept more natural than most. Our family has enjoyed the presence of otters, ducks, coots, gallinules and other flora and fauna that exists in our area. We have maintained a small beach area that allows a clear access to the lake for both swimming and water skiing. The double boat house includes a roof deck for enjoying the lakeside activities of the day, the peaceful starlit nights and the calm, misty mornings that the lake can offer.

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  • The circular drive to the front porch. The 3 car garage is on the left.

    The circular drive to the front porch. The 3 car garage is on the left.

  • Around the big oak to the Lake House.

    Around the big oak to the Lake House.

  • Another beautiful evening!

    Another beautiful evening!

  • The front of The Lake House at night.

    The front of The Lake House at night.

  • Over the Dining Area

    Over the Dining Area

  • Steamroom and Shower Bath.

    Steamroom and Shower Bath.

  • Double Bay Boat House with an upper deck on the lake side for enjoying the water

    Double Bay Boat House with an upper deck on the lake side for enjoying the water

  • Player Piano fills the room with music.

    Player Piano fills the room with music.

  • Audra's Bedroom.

    Audra's Bedroom.

  • Chris' Bedroom- two doubles with twin futon

    Chris' Bedroom- two doubles with twin futon

  • Three Car Garage

    Three Car Garage

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • the garage is hidden in open the sight.

    the garage is hidden in open the sight.

  • The Lake Yard

    The Lake Yard

  • Oh, my!

    Oh, my!

  • Our kitchen is ready for the party!

    Our kitchen is ready for the party!

  • Mater Bath

    Mater Bath

  • Audra's Dolphin Bathroom.

    Audra's Dolphin Bathroom.

  • Master Bedroom with French Doors four wide to a deck and the lake lawn.

    Master Bedroom with French Doors four wide to a deck and the lake lawn.

  • Marcus' Bedroom

    Marcus' Bedroom

  • Bridge to Study overlooking the Game room.  Great collection of books!

    Bridge to Study overlooking the Game room. Great collection of books!

  • Billiards or ping pong with a pass-through and Breakfast Bar to Kitchen.

    Billiards or ping pong with a pass-through and Breakfast Bar to Kitchen.

  • Great Room- Kitchen pasthrough on right, Dining on left, Theater and Living area

    Great Room- Kitchen pasthrough on right, Dining on left, Theater and Living area

  • Theater Room Futons and card table

    Theater Room Futons and card table

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Chain Of Lakes Pool Home With Beach And Boat House

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