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Spacious Beautiful Comfortable - Florida's Nature Coast!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bed/ 4 Bath Home Sleeps 14

Our property, Ardendales, is a beautifully renovated home with the charm of the early 1900's and all the modern conveniences. Situated in historic downtown Brooksville within walking distance of restaurants, tennis courts, shopping and city park, our beautiful one acre property is on a quiet residential brick street. With five bedrooms and four baths and 3800 sf it sleeps 14 comfortably. It has a parlor, library, very large living room with built-in window daybeds, dining room that seats 18, a butler's pantry, a large kitchen, and an extra suite with a separate entrance with microwave and mini-fridge downstairs. Out back is a 6 burner grill on a large terraced deck next to a comfortably furnished screened room. We've added 1/4 mi of walking paths for a quiet walk through the wooded peaceful 1/2 acre behind the house - a great place to do some bird watching or just relax in the screened room tucked away in the middle of the woods. Equipped with all the conveniences of home you can make this your base while taking day trips to enjoy the surrounding Nature Coast sights, the theme parks in central FL, local beaches, Tampa/St Petersburg's entertainment and dining, etc. Great for family reunions or vacations, out-of-town wedding guests, vacation rental, festival weekends.


Owner
Shanta Coleman-Derr
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, Can speak some German and Marathi
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Ardendales retreat house was absolutely perfect for our group. It is very clean and cosy with all the amenities you need but feels like you are removed from the fast paced world. There was plenty of space for us to gather together, as well as, enough space for everyone to find some solitude. The grounds were beautiful and serene and we especially enjoyed the screened in sitting area in the back garden. It was a pleasure working with the owners and they even helped us find caterers for our event. I would highly recommend Ardendales and we will definitely return.



(Owner's Note: This meditation retreat group has already booked with us for the fall.)
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Brooksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Charleston Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Austin Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Sage / Sterling Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Garden Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Four full bathrooms. One has a tub/shower; the other three are showers only.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Charleston Bedroom - 1 king , 1 King or 2 Twin XL beds - your choice - handicap accessible
    Austin Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King and 1 Twin XL or 3 Twin XL beds
    Sage Bedroom - 1 king , 1 King or 2 Twin XL beds - your choice
    Sterling Bedroom - 1 queen
    Garden Suite Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King and 1 Twin XL or 3 Twin XL beds - your choice
  • Living room has two Twin XL window daybeds that can be used for sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Situated on a brick street in the historic district of Brooksville, FL, Ardendales affords many opportunities to find recreation locally. Walking distance from several restaurants, shops, banking, city parks, tennis courts, etc., we think you will find this a charming place to call home while visiting the quaint town of Brooksville, FL.

Reviews

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Spacious Beautiful Comfortable - Florida's Nature Coast!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 27 reviews
5

Beautiful, welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

All you could want in a 'home away from home'. The owners seem to have thought of everything - comfortable, well furnished and lots of nice amenities. Would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and generous words. We welcome you back anytime!!
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

My family, and my siblings and their families (including a 3-year-old), traveled to the area for a family reunion right after Christmas and the eleven of us were very comfortable in this house. It had plenty of space, a well stocked kitchen, and all the other amenities we needed. The three older kids stayed in the Garden Suite and enjoyed having a space to themselves. Several of us took advantage of the walking trail nearby. The backyard, deck and screened in room provided even more space to play and relax. The homeowner made us feel very welcome. She answered all of our questions in a timely fashion before we traveled and she was available by phone/text if we had questions during our stay. I would recommend this house to others if they had to be in the Brooksville area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and great review. Please come again!
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5

A great find!

  • 5 of 5

A nice property that can sleep a lot of people. Not far from World Wind golf course and only 40 minutes from Tampa. The Garden suite is a separate apartment for a lot of privacy for multiple families.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John, for your review. If you come back to World Woods Golf Course we would enjoy hosting you again.
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5

Perfect house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place with attention to detail! Would definitely suggest this place for large family.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pamela, for your kind words. We enjoyed having your family stay there. You took such good care of our property. Do come again!
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautiful home and we felt very welcome. It was very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ginger. We enjoyed having your group. Welcome back anytime!
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5

Awesome and comfortable older home with charm and

  • 5 of 5

My 4 sisters and our husbands (5 couples) stayed her for a family wedding in the area. We all loved it. Very spacious and comfortable. We had just lost our mother last month, so being together in one house was very important to all of us- it reminded us of our childhood! The house itself was absolutely perfect and we felt pampered by the owners. The kitchen was well stocked with anything a large group would need. The beds were comfortable and everything was so clean. The grounds were gorgeous and as well as the house, a lot of cozy little spaces to just sit and talk and relax. We would love to stay at this location again. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Hollie. Again, my condolences to you and your sisters. So glad Ardendales could provide you a welcoming and peaceful respite for your wedding visit to Brooksville. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
TPA Tampa International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
World Woods Golf course and other courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Downtown restaurants - walking distance
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Pine Island Park, Weeki Wachee, FL
Car: recommended

Trips to Weeki Wachee, Pine Island Beach, the many biking paths, nature preserves and woodlands are just a few of the beautiful and serene options in the local area.

Golfers will love staying here and enjoying the golfing at World Woods Golf - just 10 miles away.

For a little longer drive, you can take a day trip to famous Ybor Square in Tampa and have a meal at the famous Columbia restaurant, visit the Clearwater Marina that houses the dolphins Winter and Hope, relax on Clearwater beach, visit the downtown St Petersburg area of charming cafes, and shops and bayfront parks. Heading east, it is just a day trip to Orlando and the many theme parks there, including the Disney theme parks and SeaWorld.

Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy the many terrific biking trails the area has to offer, including the lengthy Withalacoochee bike trail.

Birders can enjoy many small and larger parks and nature preserves with lakes or beach front to spot the wide variety of birds in this area. We have our own great birding spot in the 1/2 acre of woods behind the house with a screened room for viewing them or just relaxing with a morning coffee or evening drink.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 11.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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