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Lakeland Historic District Guesthouse Between Tampa & Orlando

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View of second story guesthouse from courtyard

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rent our 1920 guesthouse, behind our 1917 Spanish Revival home in the Lakeland East Lake Morton Historic District. We are one block East of Lake Morton where you can visit our many swans (first mated pair a gift from Queen Elizabeth in 1952) and other feathered friends. A nature photographer’s paradise! Take a short walk to beautiful, vibrant, downtown Lakeland with it’s antique shops, bazaars, restaurants, and varied activities. Or, relax in the hot tub in our private courtyard. Sip a glass of wine under our bougainvillea-covered pergola or prepare a meal at our summer kitchen and dine under the stars. Enjoy a bike ride around our beautiful historic district. Use of hot tub, summer kitchen, courtyard, bicycles and private laundry/storage room are free for guests.

We are ideally situated in central Florida between Tampa and Orlando with easy access to their many attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Bok Tower, Busch Gardens, Legoland, etc. without the hustle and bustle or ‘sameness’ as a motel.

Our quiet, cozy guesthouse is 480 sq. feet with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, and dining/living area to accommodate 4 people. The bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a full size sofa bed in living room. The bathroom has a walk in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped and the living area has a 48” flat screen HD TV, a HD DVD player, free cable and WIFI.

All linens, towels, blankets, kitchen essentials, basic toiletries, hair dryer, iron and ironing board are provided. Free housekeeping is provided weekly on stays of one week or longer. A private laundry/storage room for is provided for guests personal laundry and storage of bicycles, coolers, fishing gear, etc.

We offer weekly and monthly rentals with a three-day minimum and are a non-smoking property. No pets, please. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 480 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are a non-smoking property. Smoking is not permitted in our guesthouse or on our property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen size -Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Sofa Bed in Living Room

    Full size - Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Freshly renovated bedroom with new Queen size bed and new firm mattress, new pillows and linens. Bed has storage drawers underneath. Iron & ironing board provided. IKEA storage unit for clothing with hangars, pants/slacks hanging area and shelves. Dresser with jewelry drawer and mirror. Clothes hamper. Full length mirror. Two opening windows with pull-down shades. Dedicated heat & AC unit in bedroom. Original varnished wood floor. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Efficient bathroom. Freshly renovated with all new fixtures. European porcelain sink with base cabinet, wall medicine cabinet with mirror, smooth, easy-care walk-in fiberglass shower. Good lighting and exhaust fan. Hair dryer and basic toiletries (liquid hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion) towels, hand cloths and wash cloths provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Weekly housekeeping included with stays of one week or longer. Private laundry / storage room for exclusive use of our guests....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    48' flat HD screen TV, HD DVD player, cable service. Free except for Pay for View sations. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown & Historic Districts, Lake Morton, Florida Southern College, Sun-N-Fun Fly-In, Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Old Polk Theater, Lakeland Center, Polk Museum...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table with two chairs and dining area at kitchen counter with two stools ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two separate automatic heat / AC units with remote controls - one in living / dining area, second in bedroom ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private, locked, laundry & storage room on first floor for exclusive free use of guests. New Samsung steam washer & dryer & area for storing luggage, bicycles, coolers, fishing gear, etc. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two separate automatic heat / AC units with remote controls - one in living / dining area, second in bedroom ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All kitchen, bedroom & bathroom linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living / dining area - see photos...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private, well-lit, off-street parking next to guest house for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All kitchen and bathroom towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private, locked, laundry & storage room on first floor for exclusive free use of guests. New Samsung steam washer & dryer & area for storing luggage, bicycles, coolers, fishing gear, etc. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric automatic coffee maker, electric hot water boiler for tea, French press coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, wine & cocktail glasses, pots, pans, bowls, cooking & eating utensils, blender... Lots of things!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Freshly renovated. New IKEA cabinets & counters, new appliances. Linens, dish soap, drying rack, cutting board, etc. furnished. NO dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, high power with turntable...moreless

  • Oven:

    New electric range with smooth glass top and oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items such as olive oil, salt & pepper, sugar, etc. provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment size with freezer and ice cube trays...moreless

  • Stove:

    New electric range with smooth glass top and oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two Trek hybrid bicycles available for free use. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    See photos of courtyard...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Table with 6 chairs under Bougainvillea covered pergola ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Botanical garden courtyard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill & charcoal grill with side burnerfor free use. Gas provided - renter must provide charcoal. Two tables with 10 chairs for free use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large 4 - 6 person hot tub spa for free use. Located in courtyard, well maintained, clean and private....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$130
$780 $2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

Three (3) night minimum stay. Deposit (25%) may be paid by credit card-Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or PayPal. Balance (75%) due online with VRBO.com or at check-in. May be paid by cash at time of check-in to receive a 3% discount or by credit card-Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or PayPal (NO DISCOUNT)


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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Red Door
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cleveland Heights Public Golf Course
0.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Downtown Lakeland
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 98
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Red Door
58 Miles
Nearest Beach
Clearwater Beach

Car: Necessary

Lakeland is a great place to kick back & enjoy world-class restaurants, entertainment, the farmers market, Paint Along Studio, food truck rallies and more.

Be sure to visit the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright structures located at the Florida Southern College campus.

Take in a play or movie at the historic 1920’s Polk theatre. Walk, bicycle or roller skate around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth, just a few blocks South.

Check out world-class entertainment at the Lakeland Center or play golf on one of the 30+ golf courses in Lakeland. Aviation buffs will want to visit Lakeland Linder Regional Airport - Home of the Sun-N-Fun Fly In, the second largest in the U.S., just 5 miles away.

Visit the aviation museum at the airport or the art museum downtown. Pilots, get your seaplane rating at nearby Brown’s Seaplane base.

For baseball fans, the Detroit Tigers Winter Headquarters for Spring Training is at 'Tiger Town' Joker Marchant Stadium just 4 miles away. Like festivals? Visit Plant City, for the Strawberry Festival, just 17 miles away. 
Both I-4 and the Polk Parkway are close by and provide easy access to Orlando/Disney area attractions (50 miles/45 minutes) Tampa attractions (40 miles/35 minutes) gulf beaches (the BEST in the world!) sports action and Ybor City night life.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Hello. I am Kelly and that is my lovely wife Sharman and our terrier Mick with our 1948 Cessna 140 aircraft. I am a retired aircraft accident investigator and active private pilot. My wife is a retired legal assistant. We are originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Florida over 20 years ago. We are very active, love adventure and love to travel. We love meeting new people and traveling, via our aircraft, Airstream trailer or commercial transportation.

Why the Owner Chose East Lake Morton, Lakeland, FL, USA:
We absolutely love our 1917 house and property. Especially our courtyard...I like to call it our little slice of paradise. Quiet, private, and relaxing. We also love living in our East Lake Morton Historic District neighborhood. Lakeland is a central Florida gem located between Orlando & Tampa... A beautiful, cosmopolitan little city with many events and activities to offer, but still a respite from the noise and congestion of Orlando & Tampa.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
During our travels throughout the U.S., Europe and Mexico we have stayed at many a B & B, cottage, apartment (even a monastery in Rome and old jailhouse in Ireland!) Thus we have first-hand experience in knowing what tourists desire in a place to stay away from home. We strive to make our guesthouse comfortable, clean, quiet and a fun place to stay. We are always willing to do whatever is required to make our guests stay pleasant. We just built a laundry/storage room with new washer and dryer and storage space for luggage, bicycles, fishing gear, etc. We offer free use of bicycles, spa and summer kitchen for our guests as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View of second story guesthouse from courtyard

    View of second story guesthouse from courtyard

  • Entrance gate to guesthouse from private parking area

    Entrance gate to guesthouse from private parking area

  • View of kitchen & dining area showing entry door from stairway outside

    View of kitchen & dining area showing entry door from stairway outside

  • Kitchen/Dining/living room area.  Curtains over large windows to courtyard view

    Kitchen/Dining/living room area. Curtains over large windows to courtyard view

  • Overall view from dining area. Bathroom is off bedroom

    Overall view from dining area. Bathroom is off bedroom

  • Queen size bed with firm mattress. Storage drawers underneath

    Queen size bed with firm mattress. Storage drawers underneath

  • Bedroom with clothing storage and bathroom entry

    Bedroom with clothing storage and bathroom entry

  • Bathroom: Hair dryer, basic toiletries & towels provided

    Bathroom: Hair dryer, basic toiletries & towels provided

  • View of the courtyard between 1917 main house (shown) and guest house

    View of the courtyard between 1917 main house (shown) and guest house

  • View of courtyard from guest house

    View of courtyard from guest house

  • Front / street view of our 1917 Spanish Revival home

    Front / street view of our 1917 Spanish Revival home

  • View of Lake Morton (Swan Lake) just one block west of guest house

    View of Lake Morton (Swan Lake) just one block west of guest house

  • View of second story guesthouse from private parking area for two vehicles

    View of second story guesthouse from private parking area for two vehicles

  • View of stairway and entrance to guesthouse from courtyard

    View of stairway and entrance to guesthouse from courtyard

  • Modern, well equipped kitchen with everything you will need

    Modern, well equipped kitchen with everything you will need

  • Dining area / Living room area with leather full size sofa bed

    Dining area / Living room area with leather full size sofa bed

  • Living room area with view of bedroom.  Note beautiful original wood flooring

    Living room area with view of bedroom. Note beautiful original wood flooring

  • Bedroom has two windows, ceiling fan & ample lighting

    Bedroom has two windows, ceiling fan & ample lighting

  • Bathroom with walk in shower. Towels & basic toiletries provided

    Bathroom with walk in shower. Towels & basic toiletries provided

  • Private guest's Laundry / storage room on first floor

    Private guest's Laundry / storage room on first floor

  • Summer kitchen, table & chairs under Bougainvillea-covered pergola and hot tub

    Summer kitchen, table & chairs under Bougainvillea-covered pergola and hot tub

  • Inviting 4-6 person hot tub

    Inviting 4-6 person hot tub

  • Front / street view of our 1917 Spanish Revival home

    Front / street view of our 1917 Spanish Revival home

  • View of Lake Morton (Swan Lake) just one block west of guest house

    View of Lake Morton (Swan Lake) just one block west of guest house

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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