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The Manor House at Stark Farms

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 40 acre estate includes Manor House and grounds, horse stables and pastures.

The Manor House at Stark Farms is a rambling two story 7,000 SF home on a 40 acre estate complete with farm operations, horse stable, horses and grazing livestock. The Manor House offers 4 bedrooms, new kitchen and breakfast table, pantry, laundry room, formal dining room, living room, office and large family room with fireplace and sliding glass doors opening to a furnished patio.

The 1st floor "Yard View Bedroom" has a king bed, bedroom furniture, desk and desk chair, guest chair and a large picture window with views of the grounds. The room includes changing room, generous closet space and private access to the hallway bathroom complete with newly tiled shower stall, soaking tub and updated Corian topped vanity

The elegant front entry and grand staircase leads to the second floor bedrooms.

The 2nd floor "Master Bedroom Suite" is simply magnificent with raised king bed, fireplace, cable television, couch and coffee table, desk, refreshment bar including refrigerator, walk in closets and private bathroom with updated granite topped vanity and newly tiled shower stall and soaking tub.

The Master Bedroom Suite has French doors opening to a furnished private patio overlooking the grounds. The patio has a spiral staircase for access to the 1st floor patio.

The 2nd floor "Pine Room" has a king bed, closets, pine bedroom furniture, chair, hassock and ceiling fan. The Pine Room shares a hallway bath complete with tub and shower.

The 2nd floor "Sleigh Bed Room" offers a king sleigh bed, closets, accent chair, end tables and ceiling fan. This room shares the hallway bathroom with the Pine Room.

A 2nd rear stairway returns to the first floor between the family room and the kitchen.

The 1st floor Family Room offers dark wood paneling, fireplace, wet bar and gathering areas and ping pong. The 20 foot long room has sliding glass doors opening to a furnished patio and the back yard.

The large kitchen is new with cabinets, appliances and granite counter tops. The kitchen offers direct access to the formal dining room and a large pantry, servers bathroom and laundry room with washer/dryer and enclosed ironing board.

A patio gathering area is just outside the kitchen bay window and has wrought iron tables and chairs, three loungers and fire pit.

A concrete walkway extends to the separate enclosed pool area with kidney shaped pool, its own changing room, pool bath and area for outdoor cooking.

Substantial grounds surround the Manor House and pool area. The lawns lead to the adjacent cow pastures, horse stables and paddock areas.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About John&Martha

John and Martha. John is a retired executive from the engineering and construction industry. Martha is an entrepreneur building her own reprographics company which she sold to a NYSE company in 2007. Together they operate an adjacent property The Barn at Stark Farms featuring a Revolutionary War era post and beam barn originally built by General John Stark in New Hampshire circa 1785 then meticulously dismantled, tagged and shipped to the property and reconstructed as a short term rental. (See AirBNB or google Stark Barn Odessa)

Why John&Martha chose Tampa

Stark Farms operate the 40 acre estate under lease for cattle operations, show horse stables and livestock barns. Cattle and horse graze in the pastures, hay operations also occur on property. The estate is being restored over time to its original grandeur. Wild deer and turkeys can be seen on the property almost daily.

What makes this house unique

We love semi-rural country life, farming and hosting guests at The Barn at Stark Farms and now offering The Manor House at Stark Farms. Living amongst God's creations is both peaceful and uplifting.


Tampa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Server bathroom off kitchen pantry - toilet
    First floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Off hallway on west wing
    2nd floor hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared use by Pine Room and Sleigh Bed Room
    Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 king , Picture window view of pool area and grounds
    Pine Room - 1 king , 2nd floor shares hallway bathroom with Sleigh Bed Room
    Sleigh Bed Room - 1 king , Shares hallway bathroom with Pine Room
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Grand master with fireplace and private patio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting


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The Manor House at Stark Farms
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Strongsville Ohio

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extended Stay

  • 5 of 5

Myself and Three colleagues stayed at the Manor for approximately six weeks. The property was spacious and very nice, it fit our needs perfectly. The kitchen is very nice and is equipped with most things you'd need though if you're looking for something specific i would ask the manager. John was super nice and accommodating to any issues and needs that we had throughout out extended stay at the Manor. We especially enjoyed the privacy and the accessibility to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail for exercise. Thanks Again to Our Hosts! Highly recommend if you're looking for a place to stay away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some issues, management on top of it!

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful property with a very large house. It is very reasonably priced for such a large property. We had my father’s 80th birthday party here and it was the perfect venue to have the event. There were some unforeseen problems with the plumbing and the heating systems which plagued part of our stay, but the property manager took care of them and even gave us a reimbursement for part of the stay. These were simple mainenence issues but not easy to fix in a short time frame, especially over the holidays. The peoperty manager is just a great guy—very easy to work with! I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
TPC Tampa Bay
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Car: necessary

Convenient to flea markets, antique stores, Historic Tarpon Springs, gulf beaches, Tampa and Bush Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.