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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Idyllic Retreat with Pool, Gazebo and Wildlife, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Charming, immaculate, pet-friendly poolside cottage 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 owels nest in the Oak trees. A unique experience.

The Cottage is charmingly furnished and fully equipped, including clothes washer and dryer, hi-speed internet and satellite ROKU/TV.

GUESTS, PLEASE NOTE THAT HOMEAWAY'S NEW AUTOMATED QUOTE SYSTEM IS HIGHLY UNRELIABLE. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE THAT MAY INCLUDE DISCOUNTS FOR EXTENDED STAY AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.

NIGHTLY RATES AVAILABLE WITH A 2-NIGHT MINIMUM IF OPEN DATES ARE AVAILABLE BETWEEN RESERVATIONS. CONTACT MANAGER FOR DETAILS.

More Details

Property Manager
Claus Eberhardt
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bloomingdale in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom with easy-entry shower
  • Spacious bathroom opens onto the pool area and also serves as laundry room with personal washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen-size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , daybed with trundle
  • Main bedroom furnished in charming antiques, with queen bed, high dresser, writing desk. Second bedroom furnished with two twins (daybed with trundle), bookcase with reading materials and DVDs, and large dresser with mirror.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Rates are seasonal ranging from $560-$700 per week and $1500-$2000 per month. $75 cleaning fee. $50 pet fee. Optional interim light housecleaning service is available on request -- cleaning bathrooms, floors, change of linens -- $50. Rates include all utilities, plus high-speed Internet and satellite TV. Fully furnished and equipped with linens, towels, dishes, cookware and all appliances, including clothes washer and dryer. Nightly rentals are available only if there are extra days of less than a complete week available between two existing reservations. Stay 2 nights minimum, rate $125 each night. The cleaning and pet fees are not included in the nightly rate.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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The Cottage at Country Retreat - a charming, idyllic, pet-friendly oasis
average rating of 4.5925927 based on 27 reviews
5

Country Idyll

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here on our first trip to Tampa and arrived at night and exhausted. We were greeted with a welcome pack of tea & pastries which was much appreciated as we didn't have the energy to go out for dinner. The next day the sun was out and we saw the place for the 1st time - amazing! We had breakfast by the pool surrounded by incredible giant Oaks and listened to the birds. The cottage was just perfect and had everything we needed & more. We walked to Starbucks and the supermarket is a 2 minute drive away so everything is on hand.

Jan & Fred are great hosts and no request was too much: how to get into town? how to get to the beach? where can we eat? and when we asked about sight-seeing Jan gave us the 'grand tour'.

If you want to chill out in the country this is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2009
  • Date of Stay: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adequate

  • 3 of 5

The accommodations were adequate as a base for a family wedding so we didn't use the facilities much. We did use the oven to roast two turkeys and a ham but did our activities at our children's home in Fishhawk. The light fixtures were not bright enough which is odd. For instance, the four bulb fixtures only had 2 bulbs or half of what would be called for. Same for 2 bulb fixtures having only one. And, the bulbs must have been the energy saving ones because it seemed dim in the room. Beyond that we were comfortable. Nicely equiped.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay, the 150 year old trees, Spanish moss, pool, secluded but very convenient. Hope to stay there on our next trip to beautiful Fl.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great for family fun!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for all everyday needs!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We travelled down from Canada with our 2 dogs & fell in love with our little cottage that we

rented for March & April. The dogs had a great time as the yard is very large for the

dogs to run around in. It was very relaxing for us & it didn't take long for us to feel right at

home. Everything you need is close by , but you feel you are in the country. We loved the

birds & the owls that you can hear hooting at night. Claus the property manager was always

there to help if need be. We loved it so much we will be back again next year. We are very

happy to have found the Country Retreat. Thanks so much Jan.! Gary & Rose

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice, very quite

  • 5 of 5

It is charming and relaxing. The area has all you want for dinning and shopping

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River Hills, Buckhorn, Bloomingdale
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Downtown Tampa
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chili's, Panera
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Honeymoon Island, St. Pete Beach, Ft. Desoto
Car: recommended

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.

Other Activities: canoeing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bloomingdale, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£627
for 7 nights
£627
£1,678
 
 
Off-Peak
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£513
for 7 nights
£513
£1,273
 
 
Peak
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£627
for 7 nights
£627
£1,678
 
 
Off-Peak
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£513
for 7 nights
£513
£1,273
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£263
for 2 nights
From
£101
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.38
Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
Cleaning fee £54.14 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are seasonal ranging from $560-$700 per week and $1500-$2000 per month.
One-time cleaning fee $75.
One-time pet fee $50 per pet (if applicable)
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Optional interim light housecleaning service is available on request -- cleaning bathrooms, floors, change of linens -- $50.

Rates include all utilities, plus high-speed Internet and satellite ROKU/TV.
Fully furnished and equipped with linens, towels, dishes, cookware and all appliances, including clothes washer and dryer.

Nightly rentals are available only if there are extra days of less than a complete week available between two existing reservations.
Stay 2 nights minimum, rate $125 each night.
Tax, cleaning fee and pet fee are not included in the nightly rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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