20,000 Sq Ft Mega Mansion
Cliff Davis - Property Owner
- english, russian
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Scarface Mansion - Manage Your Expectations & Have a Blast!
Because I had read the other reviews, I knew to expect some parts of the house to be in disrepair or past their prime. Manager Mike met us and walked us through every area, showing what already there - some holes in the walls, broken furniture, etc. and made sure we knew our deposit wouldn't be affected. The house is clearly a rental only and it is set up with extra mattresses, bedding, toweles, etc in closets. Our huge group of 20some adults and kids had a wonderful time. The pool is warm but the pool house has a bit of a smell - like a mildewy odor so no one really wanted to sleep in it but there were plenty of rooms like the spa or movie room that provided additional places to sleep.
The kitchen was equipped with one working and one broken microwave but it was awesome to have 2 refrigerators downstairs and another on the 3rd floor. We couldn't get the 3rd floor washing machine to work but the one on the 1st level was nice to have. This type of disrepair was consistent throughout - some things broken, some not, but it wasn't a problem for us at all.
You'll want to look into using disposable paper plates and utensils as there is only enough service for 8. Keep in mind that when sharing rooms - the guest house is smelly and 1st floor bedroom is really just a boxspring and mattress on the floor. We divided cost by rooms and it wasn't really a fair way to do it once we realized that the rooms were very unequal.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in what felt like a Scarface mansion that has seen better days but is still a wonderful space to enjoy family time! Choose a floor and play hide-and-seek with the kids for hours of fun!
Hi: thank you for the feedback. This home sleeps 20 people in the 9 bedrooms so when larger groups come (like yours), all we can offer is air mattresses or portable box spring/mattresses like we did with your goup. Both microwavwes in the kitchen work. It looks like the GFI outlet one microwave was plugged into had tripped during your stay, this is just a button push to reseet. We are happy to come fix items like this if you have issues. As you saw during your stay, we have had nonstop rain over the summer. Not sure why the guest house smelled musty but thank you for letting us know, We have treated that area and serviced the A/C that handles that area.
Great long weekend
We came for a long weekend to explore tampa, st pete, and clearwater. This house offered everything our group needed and more. The location was very central and close to airport, communication w manager was seamless as well. We had a great time here.
Stunning House with signs of wear
The house itself was pretty unique and special. The space is better than it looks in photos, its huge and jaw dropping. It’s close to the airport and a short ride from downtown. With that said, the furniture could use reupholstering, the kitchen isn’t large enough to cook food for all the guests, and multiple things (speakers, pool heater, etc.) were broken. For a large group it’s a great spot, but for the price it might not meet all expectations pf luxury.
Good experience renting this property. Check in and out was seamless and property is as advertised.
Went down for a golf weekend in Tampa with some friends. The house was beautiful!!! The group loved the house. Every room has its own bathroom making it easy for us all to make our tee times. The pool and hot tub in the courtyard worked out perfect for us as well. Really a must see. The property manager and cleaning service were both helpful as well. We will be coming back next year. Loved it!!!