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Charming Home on Oak lined street in Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home

Walking distance to Restraunts, Antique shops, Post Office, monthly music and antique events. A Walking/Bike trail located close to the home is 7.5 miles long protected from traffic. 2 Bedroom Air Conditioned home on Oak covered lot with sidewalks. Bicycles available upon request. The pool is open all year round with plenty of lighting for night time entertainment. A BBQ is on the patio for use by our guests. Pool is shared with the owners.

Malcolm Wilson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018


Bartow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath Walk-in Shower
  • Master Bathroom Walk-in Shower Linen Closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Master - 1 king , Very large with extra seating walk-in shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Very relaxing small town with all services closely avilable, medical, recreational, attractions, Disney World, Lego Land, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Deep Sea Fishing, Cape Canaveral, and Gulf of Mexico Beaches. The property is for use of registered guests only (without owner approval) overnight occupancy is limited to 4 people. Please contact owner for any questions on this policy.


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Charming Home on Oak lined street in Historic District
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The owner is very welcoming and understanding. The home was very clean. Beds comfortable and all amenities were excellent. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is great but zero communication during our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely perfect and was a great place to stay during my co-worker's and my work trip to Bartow. The only problem we had is that we had ZERO communication with the homeowner during our stay, including instructions for check in and Wi-Fi username/password. We got lucky and found a key in the mailbox (also the front door and side doors were wide open, which could have been a problem had someone broken in before we arrived and trashed the place) and were able to get in, but we were unable to use the Wi-Fi the entire week and there was no welcome letter or anything else indicating this information in the house. The morning of our check in, I called, texted, messaged through the VRBO site, and even called VRBO customer service. Despite these measures, we did not hear from the homeowner the entire 5 days we were there and still have not. VRBO customer service told us that we should receive a welcome email at 4 PM (check in time), but this email did not include any relevant information and the app I downloaded specifically for this stay did not include any check in information either. In conclusion, we got lucky and had a great stay (minus the Wi-Fi), but if anything had gone wrong, it could have been a much different story.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for any miscommunication. We live next door to this property and are available 24/7. Our WIFI does not need a password and is always available and there is a secured version also and the sign in information is on the desk. I had talked to the guest when they made these reservations originally 3 separate dates but cancelled two of them. I was traveling in Canada and had no cell reception. My wife was home the entire time. Again please accept our apology for any inconvenience this caused you. Diann and Malcolm Wilson
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No one vacations in Polk County?

  • 5 of 5

I loved the guest book at this home, because I did wonder how a VRBO could exist in sleepy little Bartow. Most people appear to be visiting family (like us), and as families grow and change sometimes you just need extra room. That said, this home could be a vacation destination in itself. Immaculately clean, drop-dead gorgeous inside and out, filled with all the amenities you might want and the cutest pool ever, we did not want to leave. The owner stopped by one time on check in with more clean towels and to make sure everything was all right, and was just the perfect host. I wish we knew more about VRBO norms because I'm not sure we were the greatest guests, but we sure appreciated this option and hope to be able to use it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Home exceeded our expectations!

  • 4 of 5

The home was very private and the pool was perfect! All the amenities were there and the stores were within 5 mins of the home. I’m a runner, and it was safe to run around the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home Sanctuary Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitated to write this review because I don’t want to this home to become so desired that I won’t be able to book needed dates! Seriously. But, Malcom and his team, his vacation home deserves to be shared and treasured by all who appreciates this home oasis sanctuary because no other words can/ will suffice. We enjoyed it tremendously and I did not want to leave! The resident cat , Rudy is a quiet trickster... haha! He wants to go in the house. Love him! This property is 5 *****!

Malcom is very responsive to questions and to assist as needed. The area is quiet and secure. I slept like a rock! Thank you Malcom. The only things I’d change : I’d add blackout curtains for the bedrooms especially the first bedroom due to the light out front. Next a rug to place in the kitchen in front the sink. Lastly, more wine glasses! Remember to bring your citronella candles to prepare for those big mosquitoes outside. And you will be wanting to spend time outside! Looking forward to returning. We enjoyed every thing this vacation property offered indoor & outdoors . Simply awesome! The standard by which every vacation home is held to. Again thank you for sharing your vacation home Mr. & Mrs. Wilson.Well done!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. Small quaint town with friendly people.

  • 5 of 5

The owner is kind and friendly. The house is amazing. Beautifully decorated and had all the amenities. We were staying there for a family wedding and they had ironing boards and everything a homevwiujd need! Thank you Malcolm.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Main Street (Historic District)
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Bartow Municipal
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Winter Haven
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Main Street
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Sarasota Lido Key
Car: recommended

Close to Disney World, Legoland, Busch Gardens, Bok Tower, Great Central Florida Fishing, Ft. Desoto Beach rated Top 10 in US


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 1 Week or Less $100

Bank Checks and Money Orders can be accepted by contacting the owner. 7.5% Florida sales tax applies to all transactions. Cleaning Fees will be charged extra for stays more than a week. Monthly rate is based on a 28 day month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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