The Farmhouse at Country Retreat - a charming, idyllic, pet-friendly oasis

So spacious and tranquil you'll never want to leave!
So spacious and tranquil you'll never want to leave!
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So spacious and tranquil you'll never want to leave!

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 2600 sq. ft.

Charming, immaculate, pet-friendly poolside house on 2.5-acre estate shaded by grandfather oaks, minutes from FishHawk. Walk to restaurants or drive 15 minutes to golf, tennis, horseback riding, canoe rentals, hiking trails, state parks, wildlife preserves and some of the best mountain bike trails in the state.

Country Retreat is an oasis of tranquility central to all that Florida has to offer. 30 minutes from antique districts, outlet malls, Plant City, downtown Tampa and The Florida Aquarium. 45 minutes to Busch Gardens, less than an hour from Floridas famous beaches, 75 minutes from Orlando with Disney/Universal Studios/Seaworld and two hours from the East Coast with Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral.

An ideal location to explore Central Florida from coast to coast and an inviting, secluded retreat at the end of the day. Wildlife abounds as horses graze in the adjacent pasture or owls nest in the Oak trees. A unique experience.

The Farmhouse is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed internet and three satellite TV.

There are two separate rental houses on the property, the smaller Cottage (max. 4 persons) and the larger Farmhouse (max. 8 persons). Both houses share the fenced-in backyard with pool.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Deck / Patio
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • Non-Smoking
    • Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Porch
    • Private Pool
    • Towels Provided
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (5 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (8 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (10 miles)
    • Park
      (10 miles)
    • Aquarium
      (16 miles)
    • Amusement Park
      (20 miles)
    • Beach
      (20 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Heater, Swimming pool, Smoke detector, Fire extinguisher, Exterior lighting, Washing Machine,Clothes Dryer, Paper Towels, Basic Soaps, Toilet Paper, Living Room, Baby Gate, Dining, Dining Room, Books, Games, Games for Kids, Video Library, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Pool.

Located mid-way between Tampa and Lakeland, the rural suburb of Valrico is convenient to all that Central Florida has to offer. Country Retreat is ideal for vacation, house hunting, or corporate relocation. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, medical clinics. Minutes from golf, tennis, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, mountain biking. Less than an hour to beaches, antique districts, outlet malls, theme parks and historic sites.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 2020 - Sep 30 2020
$150 $840 $2,565 7 nights
Oct 01 2020 - Apr 30 2021
$168 $940 $2,872 7 nights
May 01 2021 - Sep 30 2021
$150 $840 $2,565 7 nights

Fees:

Cleaning Fee: $165
Pet Fee: $100
Additional Guest Fee: $10
Damage Deposit: $200

Tax Rate: 14.5%

Notes:

House Rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM

Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Up to 6 guests are included in the listed base price.
Additional Guest Fee is $10 per guest per night (for more than 6 guests).
Max. occupancy is 8 guests.

There are two separate rental houses on the property, the smaller Cottage and the larger Farmhouse (this listing).
Both houses share the fenced-in backyard with pool.

Availability

Last updated on September 17, 2020

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Map

Nearest Airport: Tampa International Airport - 25 miles
Nearest Bar: Kick's, Chili"s - 1 mile
Nearest Beach: Honeymoon Island, St. Pete Beach, Ft. Desoto - 50 miles
Nearest Golf: River Hills, Buckhorn, Bloomingdale - 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Chili's, Panera, Shrimp Boat, Stonewood, ... - 2 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Bush Gardens Tampa - 20 miles

Owner Info

Claus Eberhardt

Claus Eberhardt

Speaks: English, German

Calendar last updated: September 17, 2020

Guestbook comments from the owner:

We stayed at the location awaiting the completion of construction of our home. We were very comfortable, home was clean and the Claus very helpfu.


Oct 2019

Everything about the place was great for our family. We stayed there for 18 days and it felt like home whilewe waited to move into our new home. Claus was great, any questions or concerns were immediately taken care of!


Aug 2019

The property manager was amazing! Had fresh treats waiting on counter for us, cleaned pool almost daily, and was always available if we needed. House is an old farmhouse to keep in mind but great for big and small groups. It was a drive to popular places like beaches and such but had a lot of shopping and food close. Was a nice place to retreat to after all the busy places, we’ll worth the drive to come back to. Can’t wait to go back next year!!


Jul 2019

The house is in a great location. Surrounded by lush tropical plants and towering trees, it feels very secluded, and yet it is close to shopping and entertainment. The pool was a big plus. Our kids were in the water nearly every day. Inside were everything you could possibly need including toys, books and crayons for the kids, kitchen utensils, plates, appliances aplenty, mountains of extra towels, dependable Wi-Fi, lots of decent channels via DirectTV. The farmhouse was very clean and orderly and the neighborhood was very quiet.

The best asset of the property was Claus, the property manager. He was on top of everything. After a storm knocked the power out, we were given multiple updates by him as to the repair status. He personally came by a few times and cleaned the pool and surrounding area to keep it looking dazzling all week. We even spotted him mowing one day after we had visited the Zoo and he asked if it was okay for him to continue because he did not want to disturb us. Very, very impressed by his kindness and hospitality.

In short, our stay at the farmhouse was superior! Thank you Claus!


Jul 2019

This is the place to go to be near everything and away from it all. Old fashion farm house with plenty of space including a great pool area. My wife and I had a great stay and the owner, Claus, was very friendly and accommodating when we had questions about the house. I would recommend this home. It gets a 10 out of 10.


Jun 2019

Pete A.

Photos

  • So spacious and tranquil you'll never want to leave!
    So spacious and tranquil you'll never want to leave!
  • Front view of Country Retreat. Farmhouse on right.
    Front view of Country Retreat. Farmhouse on right.
  • Covered back porch and sunny open deck overlook the horse pasture.
    Covered back porch and sunny open deck overlook the horse pasture.
  • Pool and gazebo in fenced yard, enjoy nature and wildlife while floating.
    Pool and gazebo in fenced yard, enjoy nature and wildlife while floating.
  • Farmhouse front porch with entrance
    Farmhouse front porch with entrance
  • Foyer - enter a warm and inviting experience.
    Foyer - enter a warm and inviting experience.
  • Foyer
    Foyer
  • Bedroom with queen size bed in cosy ambience.
    Bedroom with queen size bed in cosy ambience.
  • Spacious kitchen with all necessary appliances.
    Spacious kitchen with all necessary appliances.
  • Kitchen with big island and breakfast table
    Kitchen with big island and breakfast table
  • Spacious upstairs bedroom sleeps 3 with queen brass bed and twin daybed
    Spacious upstairs bedroom sleeps 3 with queen brass bed and twin daybed
  • Upstairs bedroom with TV and dresser
    Upstairs bedroom with TV and dresser
  • Twin daybed with trundle in 3rd bedroom/sitting room upstairs.
    Twin daybed with trundle in 3rd bedroom/sitting room upstairs.
  • Soaring ceilings and dappled light make for a sunny way to start the day
    Soaring ceilings and dappled light make for a sunny way to start the day
  • Family room with recliner sofas and smart Roku TV.
    Family room with recliner sofas and smart Roku TV.
  • Family room opens onto the pool.
    Family room opens onto the pool.
  • Cosy family room for relaxing after a busy day.
    Cosy family room for relaxing after a busy day.
  • Loft above familly room, with double bed, can be used as a 4th bedroom
    Loft above familly room, with double bed, can be used as a 4th bedroom
  • Walk to restaurants and shops from this very private and peaceful oasis.
    Walk to restaurants and shops from this very private and peaceful oasis.
  • Country Retreat - idyllic nights at the pool.
    Country Retreat - idyllic nights at the pool.
  • Country Retreat - surrounded by nature.
    Country Retreat - surrounded by nature.
  • View from back deck - enjoy a coffee in nature and privacy.
    View from back deck - enjoy a coffee in nature and privacy.
  • Meet the neighbors
    Meet the neighbors
  • Meet the neighbors 2
    Meet the neighbors 2

Reviews

Date last modified: May 25th, 2020

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