3 Bedroom 3-4 bath for weddings, receptions, reunions, & large parties.
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, 5 double beds along with air mattresses can host up to 16 people.
SECOND GUEST HOUSE - There is a separate VRBO listing (#1419003) which includes the main house and the second house if you prefer to rent both at one time. This listing is only for the main house. You The second guest house is not included in the base price on this listing. 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. The price is $400/day inclusive. It includes a rec 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. A second bathroom is available if necessary. 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 second house on the second floor in private quarters with separate entry.
HEATED POOL & SPA - We include floating chairs and pool toys. Pool heating is extra. $60/day winter, $30/day summer payable at check-out with check or cash. Spa heating is at no charge.
LARGE PARTIES - Great for parties of up to 150 people. Hosted weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, various adult parties, kids parties, wedding receptions 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. My number is in the rental agreement.
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 second 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 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 birds and animals. 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, and gopher tortoises 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 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.
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.
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.
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.