This 2 acre retreat featuring beautiful giant oak trees on clear water springfed Lake Hiawatha in North Hillsborough county is only 20 minutes north of Tampa Airport, 30 minutes from Tarpon Springs and the Gulf of Mexico, and an easy day trip to all the tourist attractions in Tampa and Orlando.
The Lakehouse compound has been our secret retreat for family and friends for many years. The property consists of 3 Bedrooms (plus den/game room) in the main house and 2 bedrooms in the Fishing Cabin. There is also a separate one bedroom cabin, which has bunks for 4 in the bedroom and a comfortable Queen foam top bed/sofa, which makes it a cozy place for a couple and their kids, separate from the other two houses.
If you only wish to rent the 2 bedroom fishing cabin, see VRBO #960460.
If you only want to rent the Main house - please contact us for pricing.
At the lake, we have a covered dockhouse with kayaks, canoe and many other watersports available. The 12 passenger pontoon boat and bass boat are usually available with a captain if you give us advance notice.
We are also open to partial or full trades with people that have other interesting properties!
If you want a day at the Gulf beaches, we can arrange access to our beach and beach toys at our beach home in Madeira Beach about 45 minutes drive. We can also arrange fishing, sailing, kayaking or other water activities in the Gulf of Mexico there if you'd like to make that part of your vacation. (See our beach house at VRBO #215413)
Lake Hiawatha is a great Bass fishing lake - we have caught Bass up to 11 lbs - and there are lots of them, along with Crappie, Bream and Bluegill. We never go out without catching fish!
The lake tends to be very quiet with very little boat traffic as there is no public access. Consequently there are rarely more than a couple boats out there if any. You will often find yourself in the only boat or kayak on the lake.
The mahogany lakeside Gazebo was made in Thailand and shipped to Florida - It is the perfect place for your morning coffee and reading or cocktails in the evening. The huge deck on the boat house is the perfect place for sunsets or yoga in the morning.
There is a large two person hammock strung up under the oak trees right by the lake in which you can usually find someone curled up reading or napping.
There is a large fire pit and stack of seasoned oak, which is usually the evening gathering place.
This is a relaxed and casual retreat for people who are looking for somewhere that is a comfortable place to kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy a slower paced lifestyle with the kids, your friends and your four-legged family members.
This is country style living so you aren't going to find designer furniture and expensive fixtures. It is a casual lake retreat and the opposite of pretentious. The home and cabin are older construction and have a rustic lakehouse atmosphere - so if you are looking for modern marble countertops and new fixtures, you might want to look elsewhere.
All the best that Florida has to offer is within a short drive, so you get the best of both worlds at your private lakefront retreat.
If you've tried Florida beachfront living - you owe it to yourself to try this other lesser known Florida lifestyle that is a slower pace with fresh air, beautiful water and abundant wildlife. We love it out there and we are sure you will as well.