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The Cottage at Country Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Private, immaculate poolside cottage on 2.5-acre estate shaded by grandfather oaks, minutes from FishHawk. Walk to Starbucks or drive 15 minutes to golf, tennis, horseback riding, canoe rentals, hiking trails, state parks, wildlife preserves and some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. Country Retreat is an oasis of tranquility central to all that Florida has to offer. Thirty minutes from antique districts, outlet malls, Plant City, downtown Tampa and The Florida Aquarium. 45 minutes to Busch Gardens, less than an hour from the beaches, 75 minutes from Disney and two hours from the Space Coast and Cape Canaveral. An ideal location to explore Central Florida from coast to coast and an inviting, secluded retreat at the end of the day. Wildlife abounds as horses graze in the adjacent pasture. A unique experience.

Cottage is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed Internet and satellite TV.


Guest comments: 'We wanted to thank you guys for making our stay so enjoyable. You gave us shopping tips, places of interest to visit and fresh fruit. The orange juice from the store isn't nearly as good as fresh squeezed. Sometimes it's the simple things in life that makes all the difference. Best Wishes.


More Details

Property Manager
Claus Eberhardt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Bloomingdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious bathroom opens onto the pool area and also serves as laundry room with personal full-size washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen-size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
  • Main bedroom furnished in charming antiques, with queen bed, high dresser, writing desk. Second bedroom furnished with a queen-size futon with thick Sealy mattress, bookcase with reading materials, video tapes and DVDs, and large dresser with mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(25 traveler reviews)

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The Cottage at Country Retreat
average rating of 4.64 based on 25 reviews

Country Idyll

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here on our first trip to Tampa and arrived at night and exhausted. We were greeted with a welcome pack of tea & pastries which was much appreciated as we didn't have the energy to go out for dinner. The next day the sun was out and we saw the place for the 1st time - amazing! We had breakfast by the pool surrounded by incredible giant Oaks and listened to the birds. The cottage was just perfect and had everything we needed & more. We walked to Starbucks and the supermarket is a 2 minute drive away so everything is on hand.

Jan & Fred are great hosts and no request was too much: how to get into town? how to get to the beach? where can we eat? and when we asked about sight-seeing Jan gave us the 'grand tour'.

If you want to chill out in the country this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for family fun!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for all everyday needs!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We travelled down from Canada with our 2 dogs & fell in love with our little cottage that we

rented for March & April. The dogs had a great time as the yard is very large for the

dogs to run around in. It was very relaxing for us & it didn't take long for us to feel right at

home. Everything you need is close by , but you feel you are in the country. We loved the

birds & the owls that you can hear hooting at night. Claus the property manager was always

there to help if need be. We loved it so much we will be back again next year. We are very

happy to have found the Country Retreat. Thanks so much Jan.! Gary & Rose

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, very quite

  • 5 of 5

It is charming and relaxing. The area has all you want for dinning and shopping

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at this Brandon cabin hide away. Well equipped cabin and veryyou attentive host. Thirty minutes from most Tampa/St Petersburg sites and beaches. We were really able to relax. Pool area and yard lovely to sit outside for your coffee or evening glass of wine. While the pool was too cold for us we enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying all the treeS and impressive Spanish Moss. Lots of great parks know in the area and we went horseback riding down the street at R+R stables. Very positive eperi encephalitis. Barbara is extremely kind.

Jan and,Klaus helped us immediately w our request for pillows and hairdryer and even got a delicious Xmas cookie plate! Thank for a tranquil stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful relaxing vacation, just what we needed! The property and house were very clean, the house is spacious and comfortable as well as quiet. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Car: recommended

Located mid-way between Tampa and Lakeland, the rural suburb of Valrico is convenient to all that Central Florida has to offer. Country Retreat is ideal for vacation, house hunting, or corporate relocation. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, medical clinics. Minutes from golf, tennis, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, mountain biking. Less than an hour to beaches, antique districts, outlet malls, theme parks and historic sites.

Other Activities: canoeing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are seasonal ranging from $550-$700 per week and $1500-$2000 per month.
$75 cleaning fee. $50 pet fee.

Optional interim light housecleaning service is available on request -- cleaning bathrooms, floors, change of linens -- $50.

Rates include all utilities, plus high-speed Internet and satellite TV.
Fully furnished and equipped with linens, towels, dishes, cookware and all appliances, including clothes washer and dryer.

Nightly rentals are available only if there are extra days of less than a complete week available between two existing reservations.
2 nights minimum. The cleaning fee is included in the nightly rate.

Reservation deposit of $200. 50% of fees due 60 days prior to arrival, balance due 14 days prior.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.