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*****5 Star Luxury Vacation Home, Pool w/Rock falls, 25 min to Disney & Legoland

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom - 2 1/2 Baths + Optional Bonus room Sleeps up to 12

Absolutely Fabulous! is how you’ll describe this Luxury Vacation Home and the time your family will have here. It exudes elegance & style that welcomes you in relaxing comfort the moment you walk through the door and notice the soaring 10' ceilings, upscale furnishings and spacious floor plan that flows almost endlessly allowing your family to spread out, relax and start to enjoy your home away experience.

This Grand Estate is located within easy reach of all the major local attractions that Central Florida has to offer. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, the brand new Legoland to name but a few. As well as Busch Gardens, Hard rock Casino, Ybor City & The beautiful beaches of Clearwater, Sarasota or Bradenton.

Being strategically close to Interstate 4 has many advantages, it allows you to choose east or west, depending on your mood, preference or the weather ensuring a flawless vacation. Several Grocery and pharmacy stores conveniently located just minutes from the home, as well as major restaurants all within your reach.

Darlington Hall truly is a home like no other. Custom built in 2002 with specially insulated solid concrete walls & siding creates a peacefully quiet interior. Luxury appointments throughout the home will gracefully insure your time spent with your family here will always be remembered. The split floor plan with volume ceilings at 10-12’ and eight foot tall doors looks and feels more like a castle, and easily accommodates your family and more. Perfectly set up, everything is fully furnished, with nicely appointed formal dining, and living rooms. The family room is large, and center to the home and is complete with fireplace and surround sound system .There are even special hall pocket doors close off bedrooms to allow extra privacy in gathering areas. You can keep in touch with everyone with the built in whole-house intercom system.

Darlington hall is even your office away from it all. A private grand side entrance door from the drive into the den that’s equipped with lovely desk, phone, computer, laser printer, fax in case business just won’t let you go anywhere.

Pool Heating Options: First, The pool is equipped with an oversized solar heating system mounted on the roof that absorbs the intense central Florida sunlight and heats the water. Depending on the time of year, this will raise the pool temperature to approx 15 degrees above the current air temps.

Secondly, there is an additional electric heat pump that is also available. It is in-line with the solar and takes heat from the outside air temp and adds it to the water. It’s efficient with warm air temps and the cost is $35.00 per day for usage.

Lastly, there is a gas pool heater as well, in line with the solar, and the electric, designed to work in concert together with the other heating systems. All three working can raise pool temp to spa temps greater that 102 if desired. There is an additional 300.00 deposit for the gas, it is supplied from a tank on the property which is full when you arrive, once you leave its refilled and the bill is deducted from your deposit or billed to you if the balance is greater.

BBQ Grill: You can enjoy simplistic bbq 'ing with ease right on the lanai with the TEC infrared grill. This grill heats to 1500 degrees in 2 minutes and can sear the flavor of your favorite dishes quick. Just bring your steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers and you can enjoy some grilling.

Smoking policy: Smoking of Cigars and cigarettes are strictly & absolutely prohibited indoors of Darlington hall.

You can however, enjoy smoking cigars or cigarettes in the designated outdoor porch areas of the Lanai/pool patio, front sitting porch, or side entry porch. This is an allergy free home that has never been smoked in and any violation of these rules will result in an additional cleaning charge.

More Details

Don King
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, czech, polish, Slovak
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017


Lakeland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Oversized Steam shower with dual heads and seat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Pool bath serves guest rooms II,III,IIII
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room
  • Master bath has oversized air tight steam shower with twin shower heads and seat. his/her sinks with a granite makeup counter for her,two person, large, deep and jetted soaker with intercom.All bathrooms are tiled and spacious with plenty of counter and drawer space,toilets are tall height with elongated bowls.Bath 2 also has entrance to pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillow top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Pillow top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Pillow top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Pillow top
    Bonus Room (optional) - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pillow top
  • Darlington Hall is all about luxury and comfort. Start with the master Suite that has direct pool access and is spacious, luxuriously appointed with fine linens, King size plush Vanderbilt pillow top, down pillows, dressers and flat screen. Private luxury bath that’s more like a spa with oversized dual head steam shower, jetted soaker tub, his hers vanities, we even supply the q-tips. All this and a spacious closet with built in organizers, ample storage and hangers. All of our bedrooms on main floor rear are nicely appointed too, with high quality pillow top mattresses, fine linens, dressers with large thirsty drawers, desks & chairs and spacious closets with built in organizers and ample storage and hangers. There are also some pocket doors that separate the three bedrooms from gathering areas. Optional large bonus room is located on the second floor for additional privacy with another King pillow top and sitting area with TV, daybed with pull out trundle that pulls out and makes a double bed, also nicely appointed with fine linens, dressers with large thirsty drawers, desk & chairs. All bedrooms have individual temperature controls for heat and air conditioning. Whole house intercom with radios in every room easily keeps you in contact with your family.
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
When you enter this home,It will excite your senses with the volume cielings,at over 10 to 12 feet,and the 8 ft tall doors through out,it feels more like a mansion.The split plan allows guests on one side of the house privacy from those on the other with the use of several pocket doors.Yet everyone remains together with a convienant intercom/radio in every room if needed.Seperate tempature zone controls enhance any comfort level desired in all the guest suites. There are three dining area options that include the formal dining room,kitchen nook,lanai dining table and two snack bars.The kitchen is well equipped with most of the latest innovations in culinary.Thermador dual fuel range with convection oven and large exhaust hood keeps you in control for effortless meal preparation for those special get togethers.Theres even a warmer drawer,microwave and extra oven.A large sink with commercial faucet and automatic dishwasher enables quick clean ups so you can get back to relaxing.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

*****5 Star Luxury Vacation Home, Pool w/Rock falls, 25 min to Disney & Legoland
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Returned again after great family reunion last year.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and relax. Brought family from California to have reunion with Lakeland family. Much fun and great location close to Disneyland and Universal.Owners are great and so helpful. Just a fabulous place. will return again next summer..

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and luxurious home! This is a great place to stay with a large group of people. Plenty of room for everyone. We stayed here during the Sun N Fun Airshow in Lakeland. It was a little out of the way but well worth the drive. We were able to relax in a comfortable home at the end of each day. The bonus was the outdoor living area with a pool and large patio. Unfortunately the weather was cooler than normal so we did not use the pool, but the waterfall feature was soothing in the background. Well kept clean home. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property loved the master suite and pool areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Wow!!! What a great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous place to have a family vacation. Lots of space,luxurious accommodations,wonderful and helpful hosts,and a marvelous pool area.Convenient to all tourist areas but secluded and very restful. This is a real find!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation home

  • 5 of 5

wonderful place to spend time with a big family. Brought daughter and family from California. Not enough room in my house,so rented this marvelous pool home and they used it to visit Disney,etc. while visiting with us. Immaculate,spacious and spectacular pool and lanai area. A great time was had by all.!! This is a real find in vacation rentals..........

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic Stay at Darlington Hall

  • 5 of 5

Took my family to Lakeland for Tigers spring training. Enjoyed the large house, pool and other amenities. Plenty of room for all family members and close to shopping, restaurants, etc.

Would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sports bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Everything you look for in an exciting Florida vacation is right at your fingertips in Lakeland. The mild weather and warm sunny days attracts many visitors. The city of Lakeland has 38 lakes, ranging in size from 2.5 acres (Lake Blanton) to 2272 acres (Lake Parker) they provide opportunities for recreation, sanctuaries for wildlife, and natural beauty. Lakeland is near Disney World with the travel time around 20 minutes to Disney. The central location of this home creates an easy route to the east or west coast, or the Ocala National Forest to the north. About 30 minutes to Tampa, Ybor City.

This vacation home is large and spread out, offering 8 ft doors and 10 ft ceilings giving a cavernous feeling of a mansion. Graciously appointed living areas with professional kitchen and appliances.All the bedrooms are well appointed and have premium linens and beddings. Opulent furnishings and decor throughout this home. This vacation home is complete with a luxury outdoor furniture and rockfall pool with brick pavered deck

Other Activities: Darlington Hall is located on the northside of Lakeland and is next door to Winter Haven home of The brand new Legoland,Florida!! This is central floridas newest theme park and geared for the little ones with many all new rides and lego sculptures I cant say enough about how much fun your littleones will have so close to home.

Lakeland is also home to Sun-in-fun,One of the countrys largest air shows annually in March.

Golf: Their are many golfing options available in Lakeland.Here is a short list of some local options which would be small in comparison to the many other options available throughout the central florida region all within reach.

The Club At Eaglebrooke,1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd,Lakeland (863) 701-0101

Grasslands Golf 1600 Grasslands Blvd,Lakeland, (800) 677-1301

Cleveland Heights 2900 Buckingham Ave.Lakeland, (863) 834-4653

Cleveland Heights, Boganvilia Course 2900 Buckingham Ave Lakeland, (863) 834-4653

Cleveland Heights, Camelia Course 2900 Buckingham Ave Lakeland, (863) 834-4653

YMCA Par 3 ,1740 George Jenkins Blvd Lakeland, (863) 577-0236

Bramble Ridge Golf Alligator Course,2925 Sanlan Ranch Dr,Lakeland,(863) 667-1988

Bramble Ridge , Bobcat Course 2925 Sanlan Ranch Dr Lakeland, (863) 667-1988

Bramble Ridge Coyote Course 2925 Sanlan Ranch Dr Lakeland, (863) 667-1988

Lone Palm Golf Club 800 Lone Palm Dr Lakeland, (863) 499-5481

Skyview Golf 1100 Skyview Blvd Lakeland,(863) 665-4008

Highland Fairways 3235 Highland Fairways BlvdLakeland, (863) 858-0947

Wedgewood Golf Club 401 Carpenters Way Lakeland, (863) 858-4451

Schalamar Creek Golf 4500 US Highway 92 E Lakeland, (863) 666-1623

Ski: With the many lakes in the region and the fabulous weather, it makes for perfect conditions for water skiing fun for everyone anytime.


Rates & Availability

Lakeland Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $225

Owner'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.
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