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Lakefront Fishing Cabin with Shady Oaks - Pets Welcome!

Odessa, FL, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

This cabin sits on 2 acre cmpound featuring beautiful giant oak trees on clear water springfed Lake Hiawatha in northern Hillsborough county only 20 minutes north of Tampa Airport, 30 minutes from Tarpon Springs and the Gulf of Mexico, 40 minutes to Clearwater beaches 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.

At the lake, we have kayaks, Hobie cat, canoes, a bass fishing boat with 9 hp motor.

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.

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.



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  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Frontage on Beautiful spring fed Lake Hiawatha.


                • botanical garden
                • churches
                • health/beauty spa
                • library
                • museums
                • playground
                • recreation center
                • restaurants
                • theme parks

                  Leisure Activities

                    • paddle boating
                    • antiquing
                    • bird watching
                    • boating
                    • eco tourism
                    • horseback riding
                    • miniature golf
                    • outlet shopping
                    • beachcombing
                    • photography
                    • shelling
                    • shopping
                    • shuffleboard
                    • sight seeing
                    • walking
                    • wildlife viewing

                      Local Services & Businesses

                        • ATM/bank
                        • fitness center
                        • groceries
                        • hospital

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                            • rafting
                            • cycling
                            • fishing
                            • fly fishing
                            • freshwater fishing
                            • golf
                            • hiking
                            • hunting
                            • jet skiing
                            • kayaking
                            • parasailing
                            • pier fishing
                            • deepsea fishing
                            • sailing
                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                            • skiing
                            • snorkeling/diving
                            • sound/bay fishing
                            • surf fishing
                            • swimming
                            • tennis
                            • water skiing
                            • water tubing
                            • wind-surfing

                              House Rules

                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                              Cancellation Policy

                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                              1 Reviews


                              Latest reviews

                              Calm and relaxing

                              Jes K.

                              We loved our stay at the cabin on the lake. It was quaint and relaxing. We were able to visit with family easily - including taking our nieces out on the lake in the canoe. Greg and crew were exceptional hosts and made sure we were well taken care of. The sunrises and sunsets are lovely.


                              Odessa, FL, USA

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                              Property # 960460