PRICING - If the property is available within the next 2 weeks I am willing to negotiate a price that will meet your budget. Send me an offer. Let's make a deal! I'd like to get it rented. Standard rates November through the end of April are $449 for Friday and Saturday nights, and $349 Sunday through Thursday nights. Standard rates May through the end of October are $100 less per night: $349 Friday and Saturday nights, and $249 Sunday through Thursday nights.
PRIVACY - Enjoy the tropical paradise and serenity of this very private estate! Secluded home situated on 2.5 acres. Heated pool, spa, lake, up to 9 double beds along with air mattresses can host 25+ people. 5 beds are in the main house and 4 beds are in the second guest house. The second guest house is not included in the base price. The second guest house is an additional $400 nightly (taxes & cleaning included). Pay for the second guest house upon arrival to the property. Guests are not required to rent the second guest house. Watch the video to get an idea of the layout of the property.
SECOND GUEST HOUSE - There is a second guest house on the property which is available for an additional $400 a day (includes taxes and cleaning). It includes a poker room, full size golf simulator, living room with sleeper sofa and 84" linear fireplace, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, full bathroom with shower, and fully stocked bar and refrigerator. Use the alcohol and mixers that are available and either pay for what you use or restock. Payable in cash or check at time of check in if you decide to use it. You do not have to use it every day that the house is rented. It cannot be rented separately from the house, so you need to rent the main house first. I do not live in the main house but do live in the guest house from time to time in private quarters.
HEATED POOL & SPA - We include floating chairs and pool toys. Pool heating is extra. The pool heating cost ranges from $20 and up. The actual amount is calculated at check out based on the fuel used. Payable at check-out with check or cash. You only pay for the energy used. This is the fairest way of doing this because of the large range in costs for this.
LARGE PARTIES - Great for parties of up to 250 people. Hosted weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, various adult parties, kids parties, wedding receptions and everything else. I can recommend bartenders, DJs, male/female exotic dancers, waitresses and more.
WEDDINGS - There are a few places on the property to exchange vows. Choose what suits you best. Contact me to see the property prior to booking to decide where everything needs to be set up. You are free to stop by beforehand as often as you like to plan everything. Most guests enjoy having the wedding at the entrance to the guest house which is complete with wedding decorations, lighting and statues as shown in the photos.
Sleeping accommodations: The main house master bedroom has a king size bed and a double size sleeper sofa. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. Younger kids can use the air mattresses available.
The guest house has 3 bedrooms and a sofabed in the living room. There's lots of room on the dance floor/poker room, golf simulator area and bar for air mattresses for the kids if necessary.
PING PONG TABLE - For all to enjoy.
POND - Enjoy fishing in the pond, feeding the 15 turtles, and be amused by the otters and beautiful birds that inhabit the property. Rubber raft is available for exploring. Throw bread into the pond from the gazebo and the turtles and fish will come over to you. They all enjoy an easy meal. River Otters are common visitors but not permanent residents. Dragonflies and bats patrol the evening skies eating mosquitoes and other annoying bugs so that the bug population is minimal. There has never been an alligator in the pond.
WINDING PATHWAYS - The winding paved pathways will take you through the natural gardens and butterfly plants that surround the property. Over 10,000 flowering tropical plants with rich red, yellow, white and purple flowers line the nearly half mile of pathways. The most colorful time of year is summertime when dozens of species are in full bloom. See hundreds of huge, magnificent plants (which are too large for typical homes) line the 1,000 foot perimeter of the property. There are over 100 huge trees scattered throughout which provide welcome shade, cool air and homes for countless birds and other critters. Dozens of tropical birds including Blue Herons, Egrets, ducks, geese and hummingbirds are common visitors to the property. Dozens of butterflies including Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Pipevine Swallowtail, Cloudless Sulpher and Zebra Longwing (Florida's State Butterfly) play regularly in the thousands of plants available just for them. Armadillos, raccoons, squirrels, gopher tortoises, and black indigo snakes (endangered and harmless) among other creatures make their homes in the gardens, ponds and creeks on the property.
SHOPPING - 4.5 miles to the luxurious UTC mall and shopping area. The property is in the heart of town. About a mile to grocery stores and restaurants.
TENNIS - You have access to 2 private tennis courts. We supply 2 tennis rackets and tennis balls.
BEACHES - Several beaches are located nearby. We include beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, and coolers for your trips to the beach. My preference is Siesta Key beach which is rated #1 in the world. Newly renovated it has ample parking and restrooms. There are plenty of casual restaurants in the area as well as bars for dancing late into the night. Sunday night an hour before sunset there is a drum circle on Siesta Key beach which attracts dozens of drummers and hundreds of onlookers, dancers, and interesting characters. Definitely entertaining for young and old.
OUTDOOR FUN - There is a sound system, TV, and outdoor lighting on the patio. Corn hold bean bag toss game is ready for action! A bar is available outdoors for drinks. Lots of outdoor seating and tables. Large putting green can be used for Bocce Ball and other activities.
GOLFERS - Full service catering for golfers! Can provide course recommendations and arrange tee times and any other amenity you may need for a relaxing and fun filled golf getaways with friends. Large outdoor putting green using synthetic grass is available now. An indoor golf simulator and media room is available at extra cost. If you get a little sore playing golf check out the massage service below. Typically 8 - 10 golfers come down, each having a separate double bed. We have golf instruction and brunch in the morning, then go to the course at 11am where we warm up on the practice areas again with the instructer, then golf from 1pm to 5:30pm, then dinner, then back to the bar and poker room while working on golf techniques on the golf simulator. It's great for entertaining corporate guests and for corporate employee benefits.
MASSAGE - Asian Massage is available for in home service for men and women. Enjoy a massage by the spa, pool, gazebo, or anywhere alse on the property inside or out, day or night.
FISHING - If you want to fish, the pond behind my home is fun to fish in. It has Tilapia and Bluegill. You will catch a fish every cast. There are many bridges nearby that people fish from so that you can salt water fish without renting a boat. Two of the most popular are the Sunshine Skyway bridge https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/skyway and the Venice Beach Fishing Pier http://www.venicefishingpier.com/. There are many other areas to fish from as well. I can arrange a boat for fishing as well. I can take you out on a boat from https://www.sunset-boat-rental.com/ to fish in the calm intercoastal waters. We can beach the boat and have a picnic. I have plenty of coolers for food and drinks along with beach chairs and umbrellas. If you prefer deep waters there are charter fishing boats in the area located at http://www.marinajacks.com/ where there are 50 boats for hire.
BOATING - Many boats are available to rent in the area. I can come along to help navigate the waters and set up beach side picnics. The inter-coastal area is very calm and great fun. Join dozens of other boaters for fun in the sun.
BBQ - Propane BBQ is available for cook outs. A cook is available for hire. Parties can be catered. Extra folding tables are available for larger parties. Watch the video to get a better idea of the property.
CATERING SERVICE - If you want the refrigerator stocked with beer, food and drinks before you arrive just contact me and I will arrange to get you anything that you need.
PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL - Located near I-75 it is easy to get to Tampa, Fort Myers and Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium to enjoy your favorite teams for spring training.
PETS - Sorry, pets are not allowed in consideration of other guests who may be allergic.