LENGTH OF STAY - The property can be rented once in a 30 day period. 30 day minimum stay is preferred though shorter stays are allowed if a 30 day rental has not been reserved. Please contact me for details.
PRIVACY - Enjoy the tropical paradise and serenity of this very private estate! Secluded home situated on 2.5 acres. Heated pool, spa, lake for a total of 5 double beds (2 king, 2 queen, 1 full size).
GENERAL USE - 3 Bedroom 3-4 bath for family gatherings.
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.
NOISE LEVELS: This is a regular neighborhood governed by a homeowner's association. Noise levels cannot exceed that of a normal family. There are strict noise restrictions in the subdivision so bands, DJs and loud speakers are not allowed outdoors. They can be used indoors. Please read the rental agreement to make sure that you are able to meet the requirements.
HEATED POOL & SPA - We include floating chairs and pool toys. Pool heating is extra. $30/day or more depending on outside air temperature. Payable at check-out with check or cash. Spa heating is at no charge.
FAMILY GATHERINGS - Great for family gatherings. There are strict noise restrictions in the subdivision so bands, DJs and loud speakers are not allowed outdoors. They can be used indoors.
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 if available.
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 grounds is a certified national wildlife habitat. 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 1/4 mile perimeter of the property. There are over 100 huge trees scattered throughout which provide welcome shade, cool air and homes for countless butterflies including Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Pipevine Swallowtail, Cloudless Sulpher and Zebra Longwing (Florida's State Butterfly) who play regularly in the thousands of plants available just for them.
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 hole 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.
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 and the Venice Beach Fishing Pier. There are many other areas to fish from as well. 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 Marina Jacks where there are 50 boats for hire.
BOATING - Many boats are available to rent in the area. 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. Extra folding tables and chairs are available for larger groups. Watch the video to get a better idea of the property.
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.
PARTY HOUSE - This is not available as a party house for young people. If it is rented for that purpose the party will be shut down and no refunds given.