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

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Idyllic Retreat with Pool, Gazebo, Wildlife. 3-4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6 (-8)

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 owels 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.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • The downstairs bathroom also contains a washer and dryer for personal use of guests. The upstairs bath includes an antique clawfoot soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , with satellite TV
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , queen & daybed, with satellite TV
    Bedroom 3 - Sitting room/Loft - 2 Single Bed , daybed/trundle
    Bedroom 4 - Loft - 1 Double Bed , full size
  • This spacious home is ideal for extended families or travelers who want to share a home. There are multiple wings, affording a great deal of privacy inside and out. One upstairs wing can be used as a private suite, with a huge bedroom with queen bed plus twin daybed, another sitting room/bedroom with twin daybed plus twin trundle and a shared bath with antique clawfoot tub. A loft with antique double bed is in another wing and can be used as a 4th bedroom. The downstairs bedroom comes equipped with a queen bed and is off the foyer, which can be used as a private sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Country Retreat is a pet-friendly environment with fenced yard, dog run/kennel and tile floors throughout the first floor of the home. Smoking is permitted outdoors only, with a number of comfortable options - poolside, on the front porch and on the back deck.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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The Farmhouse at Country Retreat - a charming, idyllic, pet-friendly oasis
average rating of 4.65625 based on 32 reviews
Decatur, AL
5

AWESOME FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation was a complete success, mainly because the house, pool and owners were outstanding. We plan to vacation there many times in the future. Because we were able to get the large home, we were able to have our four grandchildren and one nephew stay there with my husband and myself. We never wanted to leave. The children had room to play inside and out and there was never an issue about the noise because we had this great private wonderland. Horses to feed and pet were one of the highlights for the kids. I would recommend this Home Away to anyone that loves the outdoors, privacy and room to play. The house itself was terrific for me, I loved the Victorian appeal, the large kitchen counter and cooking area made a quick job of preparing and serving meals.Our family says THANKS to the friendly owners and we hope to see you again very soon. Janice, Gil, Justin, Daryl, Dara, Sydney, Destiny, Cari, Jeffrey, Spencer and Wendi (our Pomeranian).

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

beautiful and relaxing, in town but secluded and private

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house that was great for a family of four and pets.

  • 5 of 5

Jan made the arrangements and was helpful with reservations and very accommodating. Jan was very responsive and worked with Claus and his wife in opening up the house when I locked the door and forgot the key. Pool was wonderful and location is close enough to downtown Tampa. Only small comment was covered casserole pan, a hair dryer (we left one we bought), and some games (we left some game cards). These are just st minor items as the house and stay was wonderful. Great value that added to the wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Very private and quiet location. Plenty of space to spread out and relax. Bathrooms are a bit tight, but it is an older home. Light switches are a bit tricky as well. Once you get use to the idiosyncrasies of the home, everything is great! Great place to stay if you have children or travel with animals! Plenty of exploring and room to run.

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

We love it !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great property . Conveniently located to stores, restaurants ,parks,beaches..... Thank you Jan !!! Great yard that is fenced and our dog had a blast there. Also our kids loved to see the horses next door.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I've rented properties through Homeaway since it was founded, both here in the US and internationally, with rentals in Canada, France, and Mexico. In all these years, most experiences have been pleasant, one was particularly horrible (our last Florida rental), but this one stands alone - this was perfect in every way. The owner, Jan, was friendly and helpful from the very beginning, and her guidance and advice were invaluable. Onsite caretaker, Claus (and his family), couldn't have been nicer. The property itself is a beautiful oasis. As other reviewers have pointed out, surrounded on all sides by lush grounds and horse/pony pastures, it's hard to believe busy shopping areas are less than a mile away. While my husband and I probably would have happily spent all of our time in the well-appointed, comfortable home, we did venture out to many area attractions with our intermittent guests. Highlights included day trips to beaches (about an hour away - favorites were Indian Rocks and Pass-a-Grille), a walking tour of Ybor City (excellent) and lunches at Columbia restaurant, also in Ybor, and also excellent (even for lunch, make reservations - it's always crowded). A drive to Clearwater for a spring training game was also about an hour, and Disney was maybe 80 minutes in the other direction. If you bring along a four-legged friend, as we did, Jan recommended two near-by parks (Aldermans Ford and Alafia River State Park) which were both great for long walks. Also, right down the street is a small county park with a paved loop that was our go-to location for early morning walks. A tip for those new to the Tampa area (like we were) who will be driving on highways around the city - get a SunPass at Publix when you arrive. My only regret is that the property is already reserved for next year, otherwise we most definitely would have been back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kick's
Nearest Golf
3 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
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Ft. DeSoto/PassaGrille
Car: recommended

Valrico is a rural suburb east of Tampa, part of the greater Brandon area. It's located mid-way between Tampa and Plant City, the world's winter strawberry capital and home to the Florida Strawberry Festival. Downtown Plant City also hosts a bustling antique district with great eateries and tea rooms. Valrico is also 20 minutes from the Hard Rock Casino and the Florida State Fairgrounds, where expos, equestrian competitions and other activities are held year round. Drive 20 minutes west to Tampa, and you'll find The Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa, historic Ybor City, the museums of downtown Tampa, plus the St. Pete Times Forum, which hosts everything from hockey to concerts. Tampa is also home to the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Busch Gardens. Drive another 25 minutes west and you'll find some of the nation's top-rated beaches - the award-winning Ft. DeSoto beach & fishing pier, and historic PassaGrille home to the famous Hurricane restaurant.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bloomingdale, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
£2,500
 
 
Off-Peak
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£805
for 7 nights
£805
£2,246
 
 
Peak
1 Nov 2018 - 1 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£636
for 2 nights
From
£254
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.32
Cleaning fee £113.49 + Tax
Pet Fee £37.83 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are seasonal, ranging from $800-$900 per week and $2500-2800 per month. Rates are for up to 6 people.
A $10 per person/per night fee for each additional person. Maximum occupancy: 8 people.
One-time cleaning fee $150
One-time pet fee $50 per pet (if applicable)
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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.

Optional interim light housecleaning service is available on request -- cleaning bathrooms, floors, change of linens --- $75.

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 $150 each night.
Tax, cleaning fee and pet fee are not included in the nightly rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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