Spacious Beautiful Comfortable - Florida's Nature Coast!

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Beautiful, historic home in Brooksville, FL could be your vacation home!


Last updated: 10/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    For the comfort of all of our guests, pets are not allowed in the house at any time. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main (1st floor) of the house is handicap accessible, including the Charleston Bedroom and bath....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Charleston Bedroom: 1 king

    1 King or 2 Twin XL beds - your choice - handicap accessible...moreless

  • Austin Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    1 King and 1 Twin XL or 3 Twin XL beds ...moreless

  • Sage Bedroom: 1 king

    1 King or 2 Twin XL beds - your choice...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Living room has two Twin XL window daybeds that can be used for sleeping....moreless

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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Televisions in sitting areas (2)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some toddlers toys and a small game table and chairs (put out on request)....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Sitting on an old brick historic street in Brooksville, it is surrounded by quaint residential streets with moss-strewn live oaks, charming houses and it is only a block away from the local downtown....moreless

  • Village:

    In the middle of the small 'village' town of Brooksville, our property has a secluded feeling with a private acre of property & woods, yet, just a short couple of blocks' walk to local dining & Parks...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats 18; child's highchair can be provided. Two toddler booster chairs are also available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are three 'sitting rooms' - a very large living room with window seats and several seating areas; the 'library' with seating for a few and a card/game table; and, the parlor with more seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 off street parking and many street parking spaces on quiet street....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    The Main House has a large and a regular coffee pot; the Garden Suite has a regular sized coffee pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked. Includes rice cooker, roaster, electric griddle, electric tea kettle, teapots, large variety of pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Main House has a fully stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The main house has a microwave, as does the Garden Suite....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper, paper towels, toilet paper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Main house has a large refrigerator. The Garden Suite also has a mini-frig....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Main house has a double toaster and toaster oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Great entertaining area on a large terraced deck out back adjoining the screened room....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golfing opportunities in the area - one course less than a mile away; famous World Woods Golf course less than 15 miles....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened room next to the deck out back has a table and chairs and comfortable wicker seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A lovely winding 1/4 mi path through the woods in the half acre behind the house is available for a quiet stroll or to rest and watch the birds. The back lawn is great for a game of croquet....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Six burner grill available on the deck out back....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Community courts two blocks away...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,370 $7,100

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning Fee $275
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
TPA Tampa International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
World Woods Golf course and other courses nearby
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown restaurants - walking distance
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

Contact us

Speaks: english, Can speak some German and Marathi

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Beautiful, historic home in Brooksville, FL could be your vacation home!

    Beautiful, historic home in Brooksville, FL could be your vacation home!

  • Ardendales deck, grill and screened room

    Ardendales deck, grill and screened room

  • Ardendales Screened Room

    Ardendales Screened Room

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Spacious Beautiful Comfortable - Florida's Nature Coast!

Brooksville, FL, USA #613236

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