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Florida, Fishing, Golf, Nature Watching and Tourism at its best

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Home is a two story octagon shaped lake front house with a westerly view for beautiful sunsets. Fishing, bird watching, golf and tourism at its best while relaxing in a very safe country setting. Second floor outside observation deck wraps half way around the house. Many wild birds fish in our pond and graze in our grass, including: ospreys, eagles, blue herons, wood storks, sandhill cranes, egrets, ibis, owls, pileated woodpeckers and many more. You may see an otter or more swimming in our lagoon.

The second floor master bedroom includes a king size bed, half bath and double set of french doors that open onto deck. The second bedroom has two single beds and the third bedroom has a queen size bed. The second floor full bath is in the hallway.

The second floor kitchen has a full refrigerator/freezer, stove and oven, double stainless steel sinks and a microwave. Large counter top with stools. Comes with coffeemaker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes, glasses and utensils included.

Views include cypress trees and a 200+ year old oak tree with beautiful southern hanging moss.

The first floor has self-contained 'mother-in-law' apartment with full bathroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed with single bed/sofa in living room. The apartment sleeps a total of three people with seperate outside entrance. The 'L' shape living room/kitchen area has a microwave and extra storage cabinet. The Murphy unit has a small refrigerator/2 burner stove and stainless steel sink. All rooms have a view of the lake.

Enjoy the winter evenings gazing at the lake thru twelve feet of sliding glass doors while a fire crackles in the fireplace.

Orlando attractions are approximately 1 1/2 hours north, Tampa approximately 1 1/2 hours west and West Palm Beach is approximately 1 1/2 hours southeast. Approximately 14 miles to shopping and restaurants in Sebring.

+ Fishing out the back door

+ Fishing guides and bait shop available

+ Golf courses close by

+ Sebring Race Track, hotel and airport minutes away

+ Convenience stores and gas stations nearby

+ Horseback riding and canoeing

+ Hammock Creek State Park in Sebring

+ Antique shops in Sebring and Lake Placid

+ Churches in Spring Lake

+ Hunting

+ Privacy & serenity

During race week the 'mother-in-law' apartment can be rented seperate from second floor.

Keywords: Octagon shaped two story lake house

More Details

Greg Rogers
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2017

About Greg Rogers

Semi-retired general contractor from south Florida who enjoys fishing, golfing and bird watching.

Why Greg Rogers chose Florida

2 1/2 hours from home in south Florida which alows for weekend visits.

What makes this house unique

Built this home to allow our family to experience a rural life style in a layed back enviorment next to nature and around good country folks in a setting of safety and out door enjoyment. We call this our 'sanity house'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lorida in Highlands County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Florida, Fishing, Golf, Nature Watching and Tourism at its best
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Holland Michigan

Fantastic winter in Florida on Lake Istokpoga

  • 5 of 5

This rental was our first winter in Florida and our first experience with VRBO. Things could not have been better for us. We were looking for a place on a lake near Sebring that would allow dogs. The home is a very spacious, modern, octagon, two story home. The kitchen is well stocked, the TV works, the mattresses are great and there is plenty of hot water.

The second story deck was our favorite spot. The view of the lake from the deck and the living room really makes the house and the total experience something we will never forget. Getting up in the morning and walking out the bedroom door to the deck was an enjoyable daily habit. We saw more nature around the house than we ever expected. The many beautiful birds and their sounds made our stay fantastic.

The location is central to Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. We had visitors from the north use all three of these airports. We had a lot of visitors because the first floor of the home is a very nice one bedroom apartment. Your visitors can have their own suite with their own view of the lake.

The home is in a neighborhood of waterfront homes. It is perfect for walks, bike riding and golf carts. (You may have to wait for the Sandhill Cranes to get out of your way.) The land across the road from the house is pasture land. We enjoyed feeding cattle and horses across the fence. We made many neighborhood friends during our stay. The property has good access to the lake for a boat or pontoon. We did a little fishing out in the lake during our stay, but caught more fish out of the lagoon behind the house than in the lake. It was so convenient to just pick up a rod and make a few casts. Some of our neighborhood friends were serious bass fishermen and they caught fish every day. If you are looking for a vacation home away from the traffic and noise of the city, this is a perfect place. There are alligators in the area, so if you take a dog, don't let it swim in the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lorida, USA

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £154.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
cleanup £96.63
Tax Rate 9.0%

$500.00 non refundable deposit at time of reservation with $1,000.00 due on September 1, 2014 and the balance due 45 days before the rental period starts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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