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Cypress Lake House in North Tampa - Natural Florida at it's best.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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Enjoy a peaceful respite at our lakeside gem. 2 bedroom/2 bath on 5 wooded acre

Beautiful Old Florida Lake House - Experience real Florida. Best of both worlds - great location for access to local attractions yet privately tucked away in a shaded lakeside cove. Relax by the lake or explore nearby Tampa attractions - Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, USF, University of Tampa, Ybor City, the Straz Center, Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena - all less than 30 minutes. 45 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg. If you love outdoor adventure, opportunities abound - kayak clear Weeki Wachee Springs or the dark tannin Hillsborough River for excellent viewing of alligators and abundant birds (both within a 30-45 minute drive). Award winning white sand beaches and boating to islands are available within a 45 minute drive. This Florida cypress and heart wood pine home exemplifies Florida Cracker houses with modern comforts. Connect with nature in the spacious open living room adjacent to a 500 foot screened in lanai. The downstairs bedroom has it's own bathroom and large walk in shower with dual shower heads. Walk upstairs to the second bedroom where you will find a comfortable queen sized bed, wood floors and private bath with a shower/bathtub. There is plenty of natural light throughout and the home opens to views of the majestic Cypress trees and 50 acre Saddleback Lake. Wood and tile floors throughout. TV with netflix & hulu, washer & dryer, canoe, lakeside deck, bbq. Nature, comfort, convenience to shopping, restaurants and attractions.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Judi

Hello - I'm an empty nester with a passion for being steward to this unique place I've called home for 24 years. The house was designed and built by the family in 1956. Now that the kids are grown, I'm delighted to offer this peaceful lakeside estate to travelers who wish to experience what Florida is really about.

Judi purchased this house in 1956

Why Judi chose Florida Central West

Best of both worlds: beautiful nature, cool shaded lakeside enjoyment convenient to Bay Area attractions and nature adventures.

What makes this house unique

Private with abundant natural beauty, conveniently located.


2 traveler reviews

Cypress Lake House in North Tampa - Natural Florida at it's best.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Peaceful retreat home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our vacation experience at this very special home! Our extended family was in Tampa, unfortunately, for a funeral, and Judi's home was the most comforting place I can imagine we could be. I loved meditating on the dock in the early morning, and watching the full supermoon there in the late evening. We kayaked on the peaceful little lake with kayak and canoe provided. Judi's home was very comfortable for us, with 2 comfortable and quiet queen bedrooms and another smaller single bedroom. She had premium products in the 2 bathrooms, along with a fully stocked kitchen (including coffee, tea bags, creamer, etc.). Our family had peace and privacy in this lovely setting. There is nothing I can criticize or suggest for improvement! You will note that the location is not on the ocean or downtown, but we loved this setting regardless (about 25 minutes from downtown Tampa). Judi made herself available and responded to any question I had. Great stay--great hostess!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie for the kind words. We make every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable. It is a joy sharing our family home and lakeside cypress grove with guests and I look forward to hosting you again in the future. All the best to you and your family. Sincerely, Judi
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Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, area and owner!

Judith the owner was an absolute delight to book with! Very accommodating and understanding! Even worked with us after booking it the weekend of the Hurricane unknowingly !

The house was clean, well stocked and uniquely designed. We were able to relax and just enjoy the surrounding nature.

While it feels like your secluded in nature, when your ready to venture out there are plenty of local stores and restaurants near by for your enjoyment and entertainment!

We cant wait to stay again and recommend friends and family to do the same!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isai - I am happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay as you celebrated your mother's birthday. Thank you and please come again. You were fantastic guests and left the house so clean I hardly knew you were there! Best wishes to you all, Judi
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Rates & Availability

Lutz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please review our policies before booking your visit.
1. Quiet time between 10 pm - 7 am in respect of our neighbors
2. Check in after 4 pm. Check out 11 am.
3. No pets.
4. Infants and children over 12 welcome. Please be aware that we have not child proofed the home or otherwise made special provisions for young children.
5. Cleaning and linen changes are not included in the rental, however arrangements may be made for housekeeping service for an additional fee. Just ask and I'd be delighted to help.
6. SMOKING IS ABSOLUTELY NOT ALLOWED IN THE HOME. If a smoke odor is detected in the house after check out, the security deposit will be forfeited.
7. Please park in the designated areas.
9. Septic tank - We are on a septic system and our pipes are old. PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING other than waste or toilet tissue.
10. Overnight occupancy limited to registered guests only.

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.
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Lutz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is downstairs. Bathroom 2 is upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sitting room with couch or converts to bed with private pati
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs, wood floors with views.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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