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Sunrise over Cedar Lake… the sounds are mesmerizing.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy the sunrise AND the sunsets over gorgeous Cedar Lake and your little island. Yes, we have an small island directly offshore. Pet friendly. This is a two bedroom/two bath plus Florida room. The master bedroom has a King, the guest bedroom has a full, and the Florida room has a pull-out couch bed. Friends, this is a simple and modest home - but we feel the location is hard to beat. Minutes from the gulf, you are at end of a cul de sac and on the point of Cedar Point Drive. Water views from from the east, south, and west. Prime fishing off of our private dock (the "sweet spot" of Cedar Lake), or grab a rod and hop in one of our kayaks to explore one of the lake's many channels. If you kayak into the gulf, be sure and use the clear-bottomed kayak. In ground kidney-shaped pool (with lanai).

We now have an on-site Electric Scooter available (by prearrangement with owner). Great for local trips. Simply charge overnight, and go. No motorcycle endorsement required. While Florida does not currently have a helmet law, we encourage their use and safe, defensive riding.

52' and 42' HDTVs w/DVD & 1000s of Movies and Channels via Roku, but c'mon, who wants to watch TV at this sanctuary? Fully appointed kitchen. Linens and towels provided. Secure 1/4 acre fenced in lakefront yard - perfect for your well-behaved pet, with pet-doors installed to the lanai, Florida room, and garage area. Hop on any of the six included new bicycles and enjoy the Suncoast Trail.

The island off of our waterfront is a protected rookery - teeming with exotic and endangered birds year round. The sounds created are mesmerizing, and deeply therapeutic. You will return year after year for the birds alone. Among the endangered species you will see are Everglade Snail Kite, Audubon's Crested Caracara, Piping Plover, Florida Scrub-jay, Wood Stork, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and if you get lucky, the occasional otter has been known to visit. Take the kayaks out to the island... but please try not to disturb any of the area's reported 140 species.

Weekly pool and lawn service included. Premium cable/high-speed internet included. Use of the bikes and kayaks are included and encouraged - we only ask that you be safe and use them with great care. Please check us out on a satellite map - the location and setting will speak for itself. Try zooming in on the island to spot the birds. Imagine the sounds...

Green Key Beach on the gulf is a bike ride away, whether you're alone or with your honey, this hidden gem offers a multitude of possibilities for relaxation, solitude and fun. The most obvious choice, of course, is soaking up some rays, taking a swim or walking hand-in-hand along the shore. But keep the stroll going and a 650 feet boardwalk that snakes through the mangroves will lead you to a two-story observation deck overlooking the water. This is perhaps the most serene spot of all because it's far enough away to escape what can be a busy beach.

Explore the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park on our six (6) included bikes. The park's multi-purpose trail consists of 7.3 miles of paved surface for bike riding, roller blading, jogging or walking and it connects to the Suncoast Trail (42 miles). There is a 10 mile equestrian trail and 13 miles of hiking trails.

Golfer? The Magnolia Valley Golf Club is steps away. Florida golf is recognized around the country as some of the best you can play. Magnolia Valley Golf Club exemplifies this tradition of great golf experiences in the tropical climate of Florida. Whether you are looking for a new home golf course or a winter haven for golf, the Magnolia Valley Golf Club is your best bet.

Right down the road is New Port Richey's best kept secret: the James E. Grey Preserve. These 80 acres boast over 140 species of birds, and some of the best kayaking in Florida. The park is the end of a Florida Canoe Trail that runs from Frances Park 4.5 mile down the river. The river runs slow but has many hairpin turns that will be challenging for the beginner but navigable. This section is very scenic with practically no development along the shores of the river. Visitors can also kayak through the canals of the preserve, which has natural Florida ecosystems, hardwood hammock uplands and swamps.

Oh, and did we mention the birds?

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Pool lanai is not locked, so please supervise accordingly....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted in the lakefront pool/lanai area....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We require that all pets be well-behaved, fully housebroken, kept off of the furniture, and cleaned up after within the 1/4 acre fenced in lakefront yard....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • By prearrangement with owner, we now offer an on-site TaoTao Electric Scooter. No Florida motorcycle endorsement required. Simply charge overnight, and GO. For local use only. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Thousands of channels and movies-on-demand via Roku (both HDTVs)...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    With a private dock, the "sweet spot" for fishing Cedar Lake....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We're just a short bike ride out Green Key Road to our magnificent beach park. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are at the point of Cedar Point on the lake, with a small island offshore that is a protected rookery, teeming year-round with exotic birds. Enjoy the sunrises and the sunsets over the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Magnificent panoramic lakefront view....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Covered carport only....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Basic linens provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is smaller, and simply appointed....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Regular and toaster oven for your use....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Please wear safety helmets when riding, and return bikes in serviceable condition....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks with paddles, including a CLEAR BOTTOMED kayak. With near unlimited visibility in the gulf, kayaking down the Cotee from the nearby James Grey Park to the gulf is a rare treat. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We feel the lanai/pool area, against the wildlife of Cedar Lake, offers the absolute best Florida has to offer....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small grill for guest use in lanai....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Kidney shaped, in enclosed, private lanai - facing beautiful Cedar Lake. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Snowbird
Nov 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$975 $2,950
Snowbird
Nov 1 - May 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$975 $2,950
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$900 $2,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $90
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

We encourage guests to use the free VRBO eCheck option here, a 2.9% credit card surcharge will otherwise apply. PLEASE NOTE: should you cancel outside of the 60 day window, a 10% administrative cancellation fee will apply to your refund.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals

    "Captain Wendy will take care of you. Tell her The Packard Institute sent ya!"

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  • James E. Grey Preserve

    "The hidden gem of NPR. Launch your kayaks here!"

    ...MoreCollapse
  • 4835 Green Key Rd

    "For those seeking to avoid the hysteria of the gulf beaches."

    ...MoreCollapse
  • Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

    "Mystical"

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Magnolia Valley Golf Club
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Green Key Beach

Car: Recommended

Green Key Beach on the gulf is a bike ride away, whether you're alone or with your honey, this hidden gem offers a multitude of possibilities for relaxation, solitude and fun. The most obvious choice, of course, is soaking up some rays, taking a swim or walking hand-in-hand along the shore. But keep the stroll going and a 650 feet boardwalk that snakes through the mangroves will lead you to a two-story observation deck overlooking the water. This is perhaps the most serene spot of all because it's far enough away to escape what can be a busy beach.

Explore the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park on our six (6) included bikes. The park's multi-purpose trail consists of 7.3 miles of paved surface for bike riding, roller blading, jogging or walking and it connects to the Suncoast Trail (42 miles). There is a 10 mile equestrian trail and 13 miles of hiking trails.

Golfer? The Magnolia Valley Golf Club is steps away. Florida golf is recognized around the country as some of the best you can play. Magnolia Valley Golf Club exemplifies this tradition of great golf experiences in the tropical climate of Florida. Whether you are looking for a new home golf course or a winter haven for golf, the Magnolia Valley Golf Club is your best bet.

Right down the road is New Port Richey's best kept secret: the James E. Grey Preserve. These 80 acres boast over 140 species of birds, and some of the best kayaking in Florida. The park is the end of a Florida Canoe Trail that runs from Frances Park 4.5 mile down the river. The river runs slow but has many hairpin turns that will be challenging for the beginner but navigable. This section is very scenic with practically no development along the shores of the river. Visitors can also kayak through the canals of the preserve, which has natural Florida ecosystems, hardwood hammock uplands and swamps.

Oh, and did we mention the birds?

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: I am a therapist and Clinical Director of a nonprofit counseling agency for young adults and families. This location was purchased specifically for it's ambient, healing, and therapeutic qualities. Each season has it's own, unique qualities, and we try and schedule retreats here year-round.

Why Lakewood Villas, New Port Richey East, FL, USA:
One needs only to zoom in on a satellite map to appreciate the location. To hear the birds, watch the video. Again, Cedar Point is a simple and humble home, but for relaxing and healing quality, we feel the location is hard to beat.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Did we mention the birds?!


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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

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Photos

  • Sunrise over Cedar Lake… the sounds are mesmerizing.

    Sunrise over Cedar Lake… the sounds are mesmerizing.

  • The Master bedroom. Has lake view.

    The Master bedroom. Has lake view.

  • Green Key sunset.

    Green Key sunset.

  • The guest bedroom.

    The guest bedroom.

  • Have your coffee here. Listen to the birds.

    Have your coffee here. Listen to the birds.

  • We never tire of the Green Key sunsets, and bike to them every chance we get.

    We never tire of the Green Key sunsets, and bike to them every chance we get.

  • Open spaces.

    Open spaces.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Harley-Davidson not included!

    Harley-Davidson not included!

  • Launch from the nearby James E. Grey Preserve - the "Hidden Jewel of NPR."

    Launch from the nearby James E. Grey Preserve - the "Hidden Jewel of NPR."

  • Our new CLEAR BOTTOM KAYAK, free for our guests to use. Please wear lifejackets!

    Our new CLEAR BOTTOM KAYAK, free for our guests to use. Please wear lifejackets!

  • Cool off.

    Cool off.

  • The Florida room. Couch pulls out. Quite a wrap-around view.

    The Florida room. Couch pulls out. Quite a wrap-around view.

  • Sunset at Cedar Lake.

    Sunset at Cedar Lake.

  • Another Cedar Lake mariner.

    Another Cedar Lake mariner.

  • Relax.

    Relax.

  • Dine while nature-watching over Cedar Lake.

    Dine while nature-watching over Cedar Lake.

  • Both grow fast down here.

    Both grow fast down here.

  • The sunsets are wonderful.

    The sunsets are wonderful.

  • On-site Electric Scooter by arrangement. No "M" required. Charge up, and GO.

    On-site Electric Scooter by arrangement. No "M" required. Charge up, and GO.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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