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Tampa's Key West Style Pool Home & Cabana

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The backyard is made for the best vacation memories!

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is the coolest home in South Tampa! All updated with stylish tropical decor inside and a Key West explosion out back! Cabana is completely outfitted for fun - TV, fridge, & WiFi internet. Centrally located in a great neighborhood with easy access to everywhere!

You will feel at home and relaxed the moment you walk in the house! It's cozy and welcoming, and very easy to live in - but once you walk out the french doors to the backyard, you'll want to spend ALL YOUR TIME out there, lounging on the cabana deck or sunning on the chaises... you'll never want to leave to do any of the touristy stuff you had planned!! However, IF you do decide to leave your own personal paradise, it's location is perfect for day trips - South Tampa is the most desirable area to live because everything you need is near by and there's easy access to everywhere else!

We started renovations on the house in 2008 and are constantly updating and redecorating here and there. We decided to turn it into a vacation rental after the last long term renter because we enjoy spending time there so much, our out of town family and friends are always begging to use it and I really want everyone all over the world to experience hanging out by the cabana! It's got everything you'll need, there's lots of cool decor thru out and it's sort of my Pinterest house, so you'll see some fun, funky projects {Pallet Couch, anyone?}.

It's 1250 sq feet is just right for romantic getaway, a family, two couples, with or without kids or just a girls or guys trip. Master has flat screen, queen bed, and en-suite bathroom with shower, glass tiles, and martini glass shaped vessel sink. Second bedroom has a queen and flat screen, as well as two closets and a wine crate sliding barn door. The third bedroom has a full bed and an open closet system. There's an office with a huge desk and a wireless printer, a dining room with a cafe table that seats 4, kitchen bar that seats three, dual temp wine cooler and laundry with full size washer & dryer.

This home is truly my happy place and I'm so excited to share it with you and your family or friends!

Ballast Point is your not-so-typical typical Florida neighborhood with 1 million dollar homes and 100K dollar homes, some old, some new, rusted chain link fences to wrought iron gates - the area is booming! Neighbors socializing, kids on bikes, young couples, professionals, military families, {THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!}, retirees and lots of people walking dogs! You'll find every kind.

There's TONS of great places to eat & shop a VERY short drive away. Walk to Ballast Point Pier, Park & Playground, or run down along the water on Bayshore Blvd- it's a perfect location! You can easily hop on to any of the major highways and be anywhere you want to be in minutes!

We are just 5 minutes from MacDill Air Force Base and get an amazing air show over head every few days during the week... Fighters in formation, big cargo and radar planes, even Air Force One - if you're a plane aficionado you'll be in heaven! It can be loud but it's very cool! Wave hello and sometimes they'll dip their wings in response.

It's a very dog friendly area, everyone has at least one, usually two dogs and they can be barky... When they all get going it's like a scene outta 101 Dalmatians! As animal lovers, it's music to our ears but just be warned.

The neighbors are super friendly - you'll feel like a part of the neighborhood and they're always happy to help in any way!

Leave your blow dryer at home and there's plenty of pool towels for everyone! Beach chairs & cooler for beach trips, and usually beer in the cabana fridge - a gift from the parting guests to the next ones!

The third full bathroom is located in the cabana and has shower with rain head with hot & cold water. The pool has been newly resurfaced and is not heated - but that's never stopped a guest from jumping in yet!

There's undercover parking for two cars so you stay dry in the rain and your car stays cool in the sun. There's tons of closet space, a twin bed couch in the screened in porch for naps and cable on all four flat screen tvs, Netflix, Apple TV, as well as FREE high speed WiFi.

So that we can enjoy the house ourselves, and share it with family & friends, AND have time to turn over the house between rentals, we usually limit rental periods to 28 DAYS. We will consider stays of less than 7 nights {5 night minimum} or more than 28 days, but we'll have to talk first. Month-long stays come with a free mid-stay quick cleaning! Check in is anytime after 4 pm and check out is by 10 am. We're flexible on most things, so just ask before you book flights or schedule ETAs! However, check-in before 1 or check out after 10, if scheduling permits, will have to coordinated before and charged an extra $50, cash, paid on arrival.

{Now for the unfun part: the no-nos & non-negotiables...} ABSOLUTELY NO guests under the age of 25 without parental supervision. There's also a limit number of guests allowed over to enjoy pool and cabana - but we can talk about that. There's no crashing on the couch or air mattresses allowed. If three beds isn't enough for all to share and sleep, then the house is definitely to small for your group. Also, we try to be kind to each other & the environment & ask that guests do as well. Turn out the lights, turn off the TV & turn up the AC when you leave the house. Recycle as much as possible. Please be considerate to us, to our home & to our earth.

Dogs are welcome, depending on their behavior (no biting, chewing or digging!!) and if they are housebroken and you pick up their presents in the back yard {see Poop Clause in the agreement!}. There is a $150 pet fee PER PET - belly rubs are free!

As it turns out, a lot of guests enjoy working out while on vacation {I am NOT one of those people} and end up training at my next door neighbor's boxing gym, Punchology - He's a personal trainer and boxing coach. If you're interested, just let me know and I'll introduce you!

Check out our Welcome 2 Wallace Facebook page... see pictures, updates and what's happening now! You can meet the neighbors, find out about our local favorite places and get a real taste of the neighborhood.

We're big sports fans and Raymond James Stadium is just a few miles away Can't wait to share in the BCS Championship excitement!! He's a Michigan boy but I cheer for whomever's buying the beer! We've set event dates but check in/out dates around that time are flexible depending on the holiday and reservations. Again, just ask!

Here's some drive distances:
Tampa International Airport - 9 miles
Beaches:
Gandy Beach - 11 miles
Ben T. Davis Beach - 12 miles
St Pete Beach - 27 miles
Clearwater Beach - 26 miles
Busch Gardens - 14 miles
Raymond James Stadium (NFL, USF) - 7 miles
Amalie Arena (NHL, concerts ) - 5 miles
Steinbrenner Field {Yankee Spring Training} - 7 miles
Orlando Theme Parks:
Magic Kingdom - 75 miles
Universal Studios - 82 miles
Tampa Convention Center - 5 miles
Hard Rock Casino - 13 miles
MacDill Air Force Base - 2 miles
University of Tampa - 5 miles
University of South Florida - 16 miles
Major Hospitals:
Tampa General - 5 miles
St. Joseph's & St. Joe's Children's - 7 miles
Moffitt Cancer Center - 17 miles

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: shower

    Hot & Cold outdoor shower!...moreless

  • 3 bathrooms, all with either shower or tubs. One w shower is located in the cabana....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
5 night stay
Jul 25 - Dec 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$295
BCS Championship
Jan 6 - Jan 10, 2017
5 night min stay

$5,500
flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,950 $3,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Again, so that we can enjoy the house ourselves, and share it with family & friends, AND have time to turn over the house between MONTHLY rentals we limit rental periods to 28 DAYS. Again, we're pretty easy going, so just ask!

We will consider stays of less than 7 nights... the rate is firm at $295 per night + tax, fees and deposit (5 night minimum).

PET FEE: This will require a Special Offer Quote, as it is not included by VRBO in the rate when choosing the Book It Now option.

Reservations are not confirmed until reservation request is submitted, approved & payment is made.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

12% tax for all stays.

All rates are in US Dollars.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport

Car: Recommended

Tampa doesn't have the best public transit system but there is a bus stop on the main line just a few blocks away. We advise you to rent a car.

Tampa International Airport - 9 miles

Beaches:

Gandy Beach - 11 miles

Ben T. Davis Beach - 12 miles

St Pete Beach - 27 miles

Clearwater Beach - 26 miles

Busch Gardens - 14 miles

Raymond James Stadium (NFL, USF) - 7 miles

Amalie Arena (NHL, concerts ) - 5 miles

Steinbrenner Field (Spring Training) - 7 miles

Orlando Theme Parks:

Magic Kingdom - 75 miles

Universal - 82 miles

Tampa Convention Center - 5 miles

Hard Rock Casino - 13 miles

MacDill Air Force Base - 2 miles

University of Tampa - 5 miles

University of South Florida - 16 miles

Major Hospitals:

Tampa General - 5 miles

St. Joseph's & St. Joe's Children's - 7 miles

Moffitt Cancer Center - 17 miles

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I was raised in Italy, have lived in Belgium, Germany, Philly, Jersey and New York City and ultimately chose Tampa to settle down over 15 years ago. I've been lucky enough to travel throughout the world: France, Spain, England, Denmark, Canada and Greece, just to name a few. Have always loved meeting new people from all over, no one is a stranger for long. I'm a foodie and love entertaining. Theme parties are a norm. Am a little bit handy and a whole lot crafty so you'll often find me with a wine glass in one hand and a drill in the other... and sawdust in my hair and dirt on my face. I'm passionate about my home, my neighborhood and my town and am honored to be part of making your stay wonderful! You are truly my guests.

Why the Owner Chose South Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA:
I've lived all over the world and I picked Tampa Bay... it's really got it all for me, including some of the nicest people and greatest neighbors! There's so much to do - from the touristy tourist stuff to the local secret gems, from every sporting event imaginable, to a HUGE variety of world class dining, to America's Best Beaches, to amazing museums, fantastic day trips, art festivals, music festivals, food festivals... i could go on and on and on and on and on. This home was my first love and still is! I bought it with a vision of entertaining and fun, learned to tile here, had a huge hand in most of the renovations and am always doing something to make it better. While we've moved to a bigger home near by to accommodate a larger family of dogs, we still spend lots of time here. The neighbors are a wonderfully eclectic mix and the best of friends!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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  • The backyard is made for the best vacation memories!

    The backyard is made for the best vacation memories!

  • Kitchen is outfitted with everything you need. Open to living room w bar seats

    Kitchen is outfitted with everything you need. Open to living room w bar seats

  • Dining Room with cafe table seats four.  Plenty of storage and sliding door view

    Dining Room with cafe table seats four. Plenty of storage and sliding door view

  • Master with Queen, french door to screened in porch & pool & en suite bathrm

    Master with Queen, french door to screened in porch & pool & en suite bathrm

  • Second bedroom has a queen platform bed, cable tv, closets & sliding barn door

    Second bedroom has a queen platform bed, cable tv, closets & sliding barn door

  • Laundry w full size washer & dryer stocked with dog towels & cleaning supplies.

    Laundry w full size washer & dryer stocked with dog towels & cleaning supplies.

  • Twin couch & seating in the screened lanai for bug free or rainy day relaxing

    Twin couch & seating in the screened lanai for bug free or rainy day relaxing

  • This could be you... 
or your dog...

    This could be you... or your dog...

  • Inside the Cabana - make yourself a drink!

    Inside the Cabana - make yourself a drink!

  • The best seat in the house!  Cabana has cable tv, fridge and bathroom.

    The best seat in the house! Cabana has cable tv, fridge and bathroom.

  • Ballast Point Pier is our neighborhood park - fishing, play & splash pad & cafe!

    Ballast Point Pier is our neighborhood park - fishing, play & splash pad & cafe!

  • Come on in!

    Come on in!

  • Open kitchen view from living room, you're always a part of the party!

    Open kitchen view from living room, you're always a part of the party!

  • Living Room - open to kitchen and has cable, DVD & Apple TV.

    Living Room - open to kitchen and has cable, DVD & Apple TV.

  • Main bath has full tub and shower combo.

    Main bath has full tub and shower combo.

  • Spa-like Master Bath with  roomy,easy access shower, martini vessel sink .

    Spa-like Master Bath with roomy,easy access shower, martini vessel sink .

  • Third guest room with full size bed and open closet.

    Third guest room with full size bed and open closet.

  • Enjoy a view of the backyard from the office

    Enjoy a view of the backyard from the office

  • Screened lanai for chilling or midday naps in the shade.

    Screened lanai for chilling or midday naps in the shade.

  • View from back yard, with fire pit, shady trees and plenty of grass to play.

    View from back yard, with fire pit, shady trees and plenty of grass to play.

  • The cabana bathroom with large hot & cold shower with big rain head.

    The cabana bathroom with large hot & cold shower with big rain head.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Tampa's Key West Style Pool Home & Cabana

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