About the property
- House2284 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay18 - 28 nights
Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home: Large Heated Pool, Bonus Room with Pool Table
High quality, very well located, fully air conditioned property with high, cathedral ceilings, nearly 2300sq ft, with brand new kitchen (granite countertops), new bathroom units, large lanai covered pool and patio with new pavers, a BBQ grill, superb pool heated as needed and all new facilities in 2013; poolside loungers and patio table set; utility room with new washer and dryer, great room with new 55 inch TV and broadband services; separate dining room and relaxing den areas; second bathroom with new unit, large master bedroom with Queen bed, chest, night stands, walk in closet and en-suite bathroom; second bedroom has queen bed, nightstand and large closet, 1 twin bedroom with walk in closet and a bonus room (own air con) with pool table, chairs and table and bed settee and TV. Access to Community Pool and Tennis Courts included.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Steven Jewell
Retired 2013 after a career working in public sector IT. UK based (Hertfordshire) and now a frequent visitor to Florida.
Steven Jewell purchased this House in 2012
Why Steven Jewell chose East Lake
This property is well established and in a lovely safe and well kept area, convenient and close to everything; close to Tampa airport, abundant shopping malls, super beaches, lake Tarpon, Clearwater beach and numerous other attractions. The property feels like brand new and was completely refurbished and redecorated in 2012 by a local builder with new kitchen and bathroom units and appliances. We've completed this overhaul with new bedrooms, furniture, utilities (washer and dryer), linen and all new kitchen equipment. The property is fitted out with good broadband, telephone and TV services. In 2014 we added a pool table and extra furniture in the bonus room.
What makes this House unique
The private, large heated pool is the crowning glory of the property; fully heated for warm swims in the winter months. A great patio area with a covered lanai for trouble free outdoor entertaining. From 2013 virtually everything is brand new. As an added extra there is access to a large community pool and tennis courts. Our house is wonderfully well located in a very well kept, deed restricted, community.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. Superbly equipped, just like home. Close to everything I needed; shopping, restaurants, gym. It all made for a great stay that exceeded My expectations.
Dear Ed, we are very pleased that our house was suitable for your needs. You are a model renter and we count ourselves lucky that you chose to stay with us. We do strive to provide a very good quality experience for our renters. We wish you and all your family all the very best for the future.
It was a beautiful home and very well stocked we really enjoyed ourselves
Beautiful and Spacious Home
We loved spending our family vacation at Woodland Hills Home. Carol the onsite manager was charming and friendly, knowing she was close by was an added comfort. The owner Steven, checked up on us through email to verify everything was to our satisfaction. As a family we enjoyed the heated pool and occasional night swim. Our son loved learning how to play pool in the billiard room. Anytime your kid wants to put down the electronics and learn an "old school" game as a family is a plus! Centralized location, close to beaches, parks, restuarants, Pinellas Trail etc...We won't stay in a hotel anymore this is the way to vacation! Thank you Steven and Carol 😃
We just read your review and we are delighted that you had a great vacation and liked our house. We do try to care for all our guest renters and to ensure they find things as we would like them to be for ourselves. All the very best to you. Steven Jewell
Canadian visiters for the 3rd time
This is the 3rd time my wife and I have had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful rental. We were here in February/March 2014, March 2016 and this year from February 11th to April 22nd.
Steven and Diane are a pleasure to deal with and Carol their manager is a real treasure.
The home is situated in a quiet, safe neighbourhood that is within easy driving distance of beaches, restaurants, stores etc.
The home itself is beautiful. The pictures of the home are accurate and if anything do not do the place justice. On arrival you will be greeted by an immaculate home thanks to Candy (the housekeeper). The pool is to die for. Warm, clean and so inviting at any time of the day but especially for those late evening swims when the air temperature may feel a little cool but the pool temperature is still 90 degrees.
When you are comparing costs with other rentals do not sell yourself short. This rental is worth the price.
Thank you Steven and Diane and hopefully our paths will cross sometime in the near future.
Ken and Jeanine
A Lovely House in a great Location
Wonderful amenities and all in a great location, convenient for beaches, attractions and shopping. We had a superb vacation.
My wife and I (60 and 62) stayed at this property for two weeks in September 2015. We have rented many homes in various areas of Florida and this property suited all of our needs. We wanted a beautiful, clean and comfortable home with private pool in a safe neighborhood, close to beaches, good restaurants and shopping.
The property was very clean and no amenities were missing. We especially liked the layout of the house (the master bedroom and bathroom are separated from the other bedrooms and bathroom by the common living space… a perfect layout for a family, we think.
While not out and about and except for the occasional evening games of pool in the bonus room, we spent all of our time outdoors near the gorgeous pool, even during thundershowers – under the roofed lanai. We often commented on how quiet the neighborhood was.
Carole, the representative managing the property, was very nice and was always available for us if we needed her. Steven, the owner of the property, was also very nice and quick to reach and react. We were amazed at just how quickly they reacted to have the pool filter replaced when we noticed on our second day (a Sunday) that it was broken and gushing water out by the gallon. A brand new filter was installed within 24 hours and we were very pleased about that. We never had any other issues.
Contrary to what we thought, we were pleasantly surprised that the property is located within 10-25 minutes of driving time to most attractions in the area. Restaurants (our favourite – Carrabba’s Italian Grill), cafés and shopping in Palm Harbor are all close by – some within walking distance. It was nothing for us to drive to Fred Howard State Park, Dunedin, Clearwater and the many beach accesses along Gulf Blvd.
We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return in 2016. We highly recommend this property.
Josette and Ozzie
Moncton, NB Canada
Dear Josette and Ozzie, thank you for a lovely and thoughtful review. We look forwards to welcoming you back when you decide to return.
Lake Tarpon (various state parks) is about 5 minutes drive away - for barbecues, great fishing, trails, viewing towers, boating and water activities. Fishermen are 'spoilt for choice' in this area. Travel a little further (20 mins) you can reach the Honeymoon Island State Park and beach and from there the short ferry ride to Caladesi island; both of these are nature reserves, completely unspoiled and offer park trails with superb beach and sea activities. Caladesi beaches are continually voted as being in the top 10 in the USA. Fred Howard Park (a lovely beach) is also nearby for pedal boats, kayaks, bird and wildlife watching, swimming and beach relaxation. Also close by are the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs with numerous Greek restaurants, bars, shops, bakeries and a Greek diving museum and 'Greek atmosphere'. You can visit the marinas of Dunedin and Ozona with good dining and just to the south (all under 30 minutes) is Clearwater Beach - world renowned, a great beach and wonderful resort area as well as the Clearwater Acquarium. Looking for golf? There are numerous super golf courses nearby and the Innisbrook championship course is about 4 miles away. Sports fans should note this area now has the Phillies Spring Training Ground within a 5 minute drive. Raymond James and Tropicana field are about a 30 minute drive. Fancy going to see horse racing - Tampa Bay Downs is under 15 minutes drive. In under 45 minutes you can reach Busch Gardens theme parks and in about 90 minutes Disneyworld in Orlando. The Tampa International Airport and St Petersburg airports are both within about 30 minutes driving time.
Additional information about rental rates
Please note VRBO hold the damage deposit for bookings made via their checkout process. Rates are subject to change until a deposit is received and the reservation is confirmed. Smaller groups are preferred. We are in a deed restricted community and adhere to the HOA rules. No commercial/industrial vehicles, trailers or motorbikes to be left overnight on the driveway.