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Pool home in FL close to everything you want to see!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful large family home awaits you in our centrally located Florida retreat. You will enjoy living in this recently rennovated and professionally decorated 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home with large, well-equipped kitchen and open concept great room. The living room couch is large and comfortable, with a pull out, lean back chair and it opens to a queen size bed. The master boasts a King size bed and and a private luxury bathroom, the secondary has a queen sized bed and the third bedroom has 2 twin-sized beds. Need privacy? Enjoy the downstairs retreat. complete with desk, couch, table and chairs for games and puzzles and a half bath.

Oversized 2 1/2 car garage will keep your vehicles cool and dry.

Move the fun outside to the large caged pool complete with basketball hoop and lots of room to soak up the sun. Barbeque and enjoy meals pool side. Romp in the oversized fenced yard. The neighborhood boat ramp offers you the chance to launch your own boat or kayak. You are minutes away from shopping and waterfront dining.

We will provide you with brochures and menus and of course, internet to keep you as busy as you want to be. Or just relax and enjoy the sun and beautiful house! Your Florida vacation opportunities are endless with this convenient location.

More Details

Owner
Debra Starr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Debra Starr

We are a very active couple with grown kids. We live close to the vacation rental and are enthusiastically available to help you and your family plan the best Florida vacation possible.

Why Debra Starr chose Florida South West

If you want a large house to spread out and make yourself home in, than this is the vacation rental for you. If you want to be able to jump in the pool, day or night, barbeque poolside, cook in a large, well-appointed kitchen, sleep in luxury, then this is the rental for you. And if you want to have the option to pop into Tamps, visit Busch Gardens, LegoL Museums, St. Petersburg, DIsney, and the beach --- it is all within easy driving distance.

What makes this house unique

Professionally decorated with an emphasis on comfort and practical needs, you will love spending time at 'home.' A few blocks away, you can launch kayaks or a boat from the neighborhood boat ramp and explore the bay, use the dog park or just enjoy the sunsets. Enjoy waterfront dining at any of the 3 waterfront restaurants all within just 3 miles of the house.

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The home is in a quiet residential area where residents enjoy their own private boat ramp. You will have an'at home' feeling while enjoying the convenience of a central location. We are near to Sarasota which abounds with activities but primary are the beaches--an easy 17-20 mile drive for miles of white sandy beaches with no parking fees including the #1 beach in the U.S.--Siesta Key Beach. Sarasota has theater, museums, historical sites, restaurants, festivals and events of all kinds. Sarasota was recently named #1 arts destination for a city of its size by American Style Magazine and Bradenton #2. St. Petersburg was named #1 for its size and is right over the Skyway Bridge. During the winter season you can enjoy opera, ballet, the symphony and polo. There are golf couses all over in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Boats, kayaks or jet skis can be rented or book a sunset cruise on the Manatee River, just 5 minutes away. You can shop at a nearby outlet mall or upscale St. Armand's Circle or the boutiques in downtown Sarasota and Bradenton. St. Petersburg has the spectacular Dali Museum and shops, restaurants and other museums. Tampa has Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens amusement park and Adventure Island water park. Disney World west gate is just 1 hour 45 minutes away. Legoland and its new waterpark are just 1 hour 35 minutes away.

Amenities

Palmetto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Extra bed available if needed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Pool home in FL close to everything you want to see!
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
5

Girls just wanna have fun!

  • 5 of 5

House was as described; well furnished, clean, sufficient amenities. We arrived half hour early, caretakers were there and allowed us to sit at poolside. "Brendan" and his wife were most accommodating & helpful; even brought our heavy luggage bags upstairs for we senior ladies.

And, we failed to put key back in lock box, and could not enter after one of our day trips......called Brendan & he was there in `15 minutes to let us in. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Owner is equally responsive and helpful

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 4 of 5

Such a nice place to stay while visiting friends in the Tampa area. The pool was perfect, and the fenced in yard made the trip perhaps the best we have had with our well-traveled dog. The sitting room and bathroom on the lower level made for easy pool days. The kitchen, bedrooms and 2 full upstairs bathrooms were great. The house had everything we needed. On top of that, the neighborhood couldn't have been quieter (outside of the crazy Florida storms that passed through!). Also would HIGHLY recommend the Riverside Grill as a great place to watch the sunset, porpoise play and enjoy great food (kickin' shrimp tacos were aaaah-mazing!)! Thanks Debra for the use of your great home!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Could not have picked a better place.

  • 5 of 5

If we come back to Flordia this will be the first place we check out. It was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awsome house!

  • 5 of 5

All of us enjoyed our stay there. Great ower, fast contact. House is equipped almost everything in need. We loved the pool! Screen porch is great to block mosquitos out! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

THIS PLACE WAS PERFECT❤

  • 5 of 5

I honestly don't think we could have found a more perfect vacation home for our needs. My family and I were there for a business conference, with activities in downtown Palmetto and at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. It took us literally just minutes to get to either place; without the usual confusion you experience in an unfamiliar place. The home had everything we could have possibly needed from kitchen gadgets, pots & pans, extra towels and linens-even a couple of new toothbrushes! (Thanks Debra- I forgot mine!) The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable for our guests and the master suite was wonderful. There was plenty of closet and dresser space to fully unpack and ample hangers in the closet (a big plus for me!) Our family enjoyed the awesome pool every single day! There was comfortable seating for 10 plus poolside. We enjoyed grilling fresh fish from the market in Palmetto on the poolside grill. It was also nice to have garage parking for both of our vehicles, which also made loading and unloading a breeze. The neighborhood is wonderfully quiet and beautifully landscaped. The boys went down to the boat launch and enjoyed a little fishing too. We had one issue with an outside light being out, that was responded to immediately and pleasantly.

There are numerous dining options within just a couple of minutes drive: Popi's Too (downtown Palmetto-excellent crab cakes & breakfast!), Cedar Reef Fish Camp (actually next to a Publix but PHENOMENAL food) were our favorites!

If you have kids, there is a nice, grassy fenced yard outside of the pool enclosure for them to play in, as well.

There is a huge comfortable sectional in the living room, perfect for winding down in the evening or watching one of the many dvds there for you. We played cards almost every night with the cards she had there. We also very much enjoyed the upper deck off of the living room that is actually under the pool enclosure, so we could sit outside in the evenings BUG FREE.

What else can I say? The owner was an absolute doll about everything. Her maintenance folks were professional. The house was spotless on arrival. We will definitely be back- so don't you grab my week!! Enjoy, fellow travelers! This ones a gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our spring break here, and Debra's house is by far the most well-stocked home we have ever rented. The house is clean, well-maintained, comfortable, and Debra has thought of every detail a family may need during their stay. Every time I needed something I only had to look through a cabinet or two, and I found what I was looking for. The pool was a huge hit with our family, and the location is convenient for trying out several different beaches north and south. Our favorites were Pass-a-Grille beach to the north and Anna Maria Island to the south. We also brought our dog, and she enjoyed sitting by the pool and playing in the fenced in yard (with a very friendly cat next door). Debra was incredibly accommodating, and we made a lot of great memories during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

We welcome pets and property has large, fenced yard. No extras fees. 100% refund if cancellation within 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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