About the Property
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.
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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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
May 01 2020 - Sep 30 2020
Oct 01 2020 - Apr 30 2021
May 01 2021 - Sep 30 2021
Cleaning Fee: $165
Pet Fee: $100
Additional Guest Fee: $10
Damage Deposit: $200
Tax Rate: 14.5%
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Last updated on September 17, 2020
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.