The master bedroom is located en suite in the opposite side of the house from the other two bedrooms, permitting privacy for two families to share. A large pool area, overlooked from the dining room-kitchen or the lanai, mature tropical plants and flowers in the garden, makes this an ideal home away from home. 5 minutes from the Polk Parkway, gives you access to the entire spectrum of central Florida attractions, beaches and activities. Don´t forget the 30+ golf courses in Lakeland itself, the unique Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the city center, the lake walks or the many restaurant choices nearby.
- House2518 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Large 3 BR, 2 bath with room for 10! Own pool
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 6, 2018
About James Derry
Owned by a Nordic family, whose work led them to Florida, then back to Europe, it was a sad thing to cut the ties to our Florida home. By sharing it with others, we share the local joys, the weather, the relaxing lifestyle, and can still keep the house for when we can get back. Many friends, family and friends we have not yet met have stayed and keep coming back for Sun n Fun, the beaches, golf, tennis, birdwatching and the Orlando-area attractions. Easy to get to, and a welcome relief to leave the other tourists behind to their hectic stays at plastic hotels and come 'home.' Pick up fresh sushi from the sushi chef at Publix, eat at one of the area restaurants, grill poolside, it just feels good here!
James Derry purchased this House in 2005
Why James Derry chose Lakeland
Of course, the kids can play in a hotel pool, but what a joy to have them just outside the window. Relax with a book in the lanai if the sun is too hot midday, or under the parasol outside. The friendly neighbors and quiet area, yet just 5 minutes to the Polk Parkway and the interstate to Tampa or Orlando. Bring your own bikes and cruise the secondary roads to Daytona, out to the Gulf beaches, view the manatees or what-ever catches your fancy. Want a dip after putting the youngest to bed? Light up the underwater lights and night-swim. Cap it off with a glass of wine or a beer under the stars.
What makes this House unique
Great pool, fully-equiped house, from good beds to a well-stocked library in Danish, English, and some German books. Our DVD and CD collections are also available for viewing and listening. Sit in the lanai an evening with a major thunderstorm. Inside, yet outside, with Nature providing a lightshow with soundtrack, the thunder rolling to compete with the music while you chat together round the teak table.
Pool / Spa
Spacious, well stocked towels sheets and blankets everything you need to feel right at home.
Clean. Spacious , pool and yard was nice. Had a great time.
Thanks Cecilia, Travel safely and welcome back at any time.
Excellent as usual!
This is our third time briefly living the Lochinvar life. Each time we have loved every minute of it. The home makes us feel welcome, and that we are returning to an old friend. Centrally lacstedcti the theme parks in Orlando and the Gulf Coast beaches. Restaurants and a large Publix supermarket less than a mile down the road. We look forward to our next stay!!!!
Every thing was very good . Have every thing we needed
We would use that house again .It was close to my son house . Shopping was very close also Thank you
You are always welcome back. Having pleasant guests like you, makes renting out our house such a positive experience. Welcome back.
The house was lovely, clean, and well appointed. The pool was clean and there were pleanty of accessories to make it fun for the whole family. The only problem was the tropical storm that arrived the same day we did. It limited the pool time..........If in the area again, I would love to stay there again..
...and you and your family would be welcome any time! All the best greetings to you.
Great family home!
We were in town for my daughter’s college graduation. We had guests coming from out of town and many relatives local; having a central retreat was awesome! Everyone from my mom who is 78, to my great-niece who is 2, had a great time! The pool was awesome, the house super clean and well appointed, and the spacious layout was everything you’d want in a home away from home! I didn’t get to interact with the house manager (and that’s a good thing!) but every question to the property owner was quickly and thoroughly answered. I just wish I had found this before my daughter graduated.
Very nice house and pool. Quiet neighborhood.
Lots of room for everyone. Enjoyed the pool and sun.
Thanks Lori! You're welcome back at any time!
Ideally situated in central Florida, with easy access to the known 'attractions,' like Disney, (50 minutes), Legoland (30 minutes), Bok Tower Gardens built on the highest point in Florida (40 minutes) the Tampa Bay areas many fine beaches and night-life, as well as the incredible nature that most tourists seem to miss. Paddle down the river in a canoe or kayak, viewing the birds, wildlife, and wild flowers. In Lakeland itself, the historic Polk theatre has live music, the university buildings are one of the largest collections of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, the lake in town with many water-fowl and a running, cycling and skating path all round. Explore the old cobble-stone areas of the city center or play golf on one of the 30+ golf courses in Lakeland. Lakeland-Linder airport is home to the second largest fly-in and air show in the world, after Oshkosh. The museums at the airport satisfy the aviation interested. Are you a pilot, take your seaplane rating nearby. Radio-controlled pilots will also find a great field for their interests with many world-champion aircraft based in the area, as well as a manufacturer.
Compared to a hotel, in our well/equipped kitchen, you can save by preparing many of your meals, have a tea or coffee when it suits you, relax in your own pool or go for a quiet walk in the friendly residential area.
Check in is at 4PM on arrival day. Check out is at 11AM on departure day. There is a car available for 300 dollars a week. Must be returned with full tank at departure. Pick-up can be arranged at area airports, Tampa, Orlando or Lakeland for a small charge.