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Elegant European-like Palace - Villa Adriana - a Waterfront Beauty

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday estate in Lutz - Villa Adriana, Palace/Mansion

Likely the most beautiful Mansion/Palace you will ever see.

*** We will be having tours of Villa Adriana on midday 28th, 2016 - BY APPOINTMRNT ONLY. Full out the questionnaire on the site mentioned below ***

Villa Adriana is the perfect elegant Florida vacation rental and/or if you're looking for a location to host an outdoor destination wedding, Villa Adriana's artistry and design is certain to provide you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

LOCATION: Come and enjoy all Florida has to offer – the climate, water activities, shopping, special events, sports events, beaches, theme parks, casino, Orlando and Disney world, etc. Villa Adriana is centrally located to provide quick and easy access to all of your vacation destinations via I-275, I-75, I-4 and the Veterans Expressway (like the hub of a bicycle wheel with each spoke of the wheel/roadway providing easy access to your destinations). All the amenities Greater Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida have to offer are within easy reach. You’ll be vacationing in a peaceful yet elegant, European, country setting. To the east you’ll have an easy 80 minute* drive to Orlando (Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Islands of Adventure, etc.); to the west you’ll be able to enjoy several of the best beaches in the USA (Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi, Howard Park, etc.); to the south you’re just 20 minutes* from the Tampa Bay theme parks of Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Downtown Tampa, the Performing Arts Center, the Hard Rock Café/Casino, Ybor City, International Plaza and several sports stadium are within a 30 minute* drive. You’re 15 minutes from the new Tampa Premium Outlet Mall and just 2 minutes from grocery shopping. But best of all, you’re just seconds from being able to sit outside and enjoy all the beauty and splendor Villa Adriana has to offer.

* Drive Times Estimates are according to Google Maps

Enjoy Florida’s Fun and Sun and create “WOW! Memories.” This unbelievably beautiful Mediterranean style palace, nestled on a water ski sized, spring-fed lake, is truly a masterpiece work of ART that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Almost everyone who’s seen it has said, “Villa Adriana is the most beautiful home they have ever seen.” Tucked away on the 20 acres inside the gated community of Bellamere, Villa Adriana features breathtaking views of both Lake Kell and its lush landscaping. If you're considering this property as a Wedding Venue, make sure you read the last paragraph of this Description.

INSIDE: During your stay at Villa Adriana, you will truly enjoy living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Villa Adriana is not just a large mansion; the finishes and quality are reminiscent of the European Royal Palaces where the privileged live. Old World Features: Authentic Venetian plaster walls throughout, Baroque-style painted and gold leaf ceilings (40 oz. of 24k gold leaf), 14 Swarovski crystal chandeliers, custom travertine staircase and railing, cherry cabinets, aged granite flooring, 46 Tuscany-style “castle-like” interior doors, 131 fully cased thermal insulated exterior windows and doors and travertine decks outside. Contrasting with all the Old World Mediterranean features are many technological advances for your comfort and enjoyment, including: the ultimate in toilets (3 Toto toilets with automated lid open/close, automated flushing, heated seats, and built-in bidets for a hands free wash and blow drying), automated lighting to create ambiance and make it easy to control the lighting, a home theater system, and other electronic smart house features. This will be a vacation/wedding to remember with unbelievable photos to show your friends.

AMENITIES: On-site amenities include kayaking, lounging around the saltwater pool, swimming, fishing, outdoor grilling on the Wolfe 48” grill, enjoying video gaming, board games (chess, checkers, and backgammon, others), watching movies, sports or concerts in the magnificent 120 inch home theater (see picture). Note, paid subscriptions to Netflix Streaming Movies, Pandora and XM radio are available for your use. You can also enjoy table tennis (ping pong), a workout in the Gym, Foosball, card/poker table, massages on one of the two massage chairs, and so much more. Lounge around the pool or one of several “gathering places” such as the pool cabana, the gazebo on the dock, under the oak tree covered picnic area in the front, or one of the two lanai areas. Not to mention the living room, family room, breakfast nook, library/reading room, theater, etc. Just come and hang out and have fun. Villa Adriana features outstanding indoor/outdoor areas to enjoy your time with your family and friends.

RELAXATION TO THE MAX. The screened gazebo, located over the lake on the dock is the perfect place to chill out and relax. Immerse yourself in nature and optionally listen to your choice of music wired from the smart house a/v system inside Villa Adriana to the gazebo.

ANY GAMERS IN THE FAMILY? From my 22 year old son: The fourth bedroom/game room features 7 speakers of HD surround sound to go with the PlayStation 3, titles such as Call of Duty, Ratchet & Clank, and Hitman. More games are available from most retail stores or directly through the PlayStation Network. The PlayStation 3 is also a full service Blu-ray and DVD player. Watch YouTube and Netflix videos. The Playstation2 features ARCADE Classic games such as DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution, Gauntlets: Legacy, Call of Duty, SOCOM, 007, Kingdom Hearts, and much more! Great entertainment for teens and adults! The Futon in this room converts to a bed.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Our Guests have commented Villa Adriana is so beautiful and offers so much, they see very little reason to ever leave the property (see vacationer reviews).

OTHER: Not only do we provide Wifi connectivity to the internet, we also provide an internet connected PC and printer to allow you to print off your boarding passes, etc. We have a well-equipped laundry room to take care of any needed cleaning. There is NO differed maintenance in this home (we take pride in keeping everything in working order - sometimes things break down, but we always endeavor to correct them). We have a full time property caretaker to maintain the landscaping, pool, daily trash removal and to take care of any emergency needs you might have. Let him/us know about any requirements during your stay and we will do our best to accommodate them.


SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS: Feel Free to Ask About our Sleeping Arrangements (how we equip the home with extra beds to be able to sleep 20). This site only allows 25 pictures - we can share the floor plan and many more pictures upon request.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: It’s all up to you. Looking for a “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” experience? Come and enjoy the Florida climate anytime of the year at Villa Adriana.

WEDDINGS: - In order to make sure our guests have the wedding of their dreams and to ensure we can meet those expectations and take care of not only your needs but ours as well, we have established five criteria which guide us in allowing you to host your wedding during your stay at my family home: First, the need to protect my family home from possibility of damage; Second, the need to minimize any risks of injury to your Guests (safety, food poisoning, etc.); Third, the need to be sure the distribution of alcoholic beverages is both legally correct and morally responsible; Fourth, we are quite proud of the artistry and elegance of Villa Adriana – we need to be sure your weeding will be planned elegantly so the wedding photos will be reflective of the beauty of Villa Adriana; and Lastly, we need to comply with Hillsborough County noise ordinances and the requirements of the Fire Marshal (i.e. no part of the reception cooking and heating may be performed inside the home - the home is to be used for residential purposes only). If you're planning a wedding, your next step is to go to our web-site and view the pictures and our requirements to see if this property is right for you. If you’d like to consider the next step, download the Questionnaire from our web-site and return it to us (instructions provided on the questionnaire) so we can begin the process of getting to know you and see if we're a fit.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Dara Khoyi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, A little German and Farsi
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016
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About Dara Khoyi

Having traveled the world, Dara Khoyi and his family have seen many castles, palaces and fine homes. This home was designed by him with help from architects and friends and incorporates some of the best of what he's seen and experienced in his travels.

Dara Khoyi purchased this estate in 2009

Why Dara Khoyi chose Tampa Bay

Villa Adriana is conveniently located between the Beaches to the West (Clearwater Beach, Caledisi Island, Fred Howard Park, etc.), the Theme Parks and Activities in Orlando to the East (Disney World, Islands of Adventure, MGM Studios, etc.) and all the wonderful attractions and activities in Tampa such as Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, Ybor City and the Convention Center (all just minutes to the South). You're essentially easily accessible to all the best Florida has to offer.

With that said, many have said they really didn't want to leave the property. Water views, kayaking and jet kkiing, swimming pool, home theater, and a beautiful museum-like atmosphere all right here.

What makes this estate unique

We have everything from water views, green lush landscaping and sitting areas, the screened Gazebo over the water with music at night times is a wonderful place to relax.


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Elegant European-like Palace - Villa Adriana - a Waterfront Beauty
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Excellent Customer Service Experience

  • 5 of 5

I would have to say this has been one of my best customer service experiences. We booked this beautiful home for our family's Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately the family had issues and we had to change our plans. When I contacted Dara he was the most understanding and professional individual I have dealt with in years. He was responsive and immediately provided me a 100% refund. There were no questions asked, even though I vented about all of the issues my family experienced. He listened and empathized with my situation. Honestly, with the experience I had with Dara, I would recommend him to anyone looking for an unbelievably breathtaking home and an unforgettable customer service experience. Thank you Dara!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly outstanding experience for connoisseurs

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have traveled quite a bit and usually stay at very upscale hotels.

We chose Villa Adriana in Tampa for a family vacation of 8 nights with our single, as well as married, children. We were a group of 12, ranging in age from an infant to a 50 year old.

Dara, the proprietor and the mastermind behind the villa's creation, was a delight to work with, before, during, and after our stay. We met as business associates and parted as good friends.

Upon our arrival, needless to say, we found a luxurious property that FAR exceeded our expectations. From the moment one enters the villa, it is openly obvious that a tremendous amount of effort, forethought, and expense was invested into making the guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

We delighted in every single minute that we spent at this beautiful and extraordinary property. The photographs truly don't do it justice - it is so much more inviting and luxurious in real life.

We've stayed in numerous other high-end villas before, but never did we experience such beauty, tranquility, and effort on the owner's part to please us.

As a family, we usually don't repeat vacation destinations, preferring to expose the family to new experiences. However, with Villa Adriana and Dara, we're breaking our personal rule and we've already booked it for an entire week for the 2017 summer.

If you are looking to luxuriate in a setting of natural and artistic beauty, if you prefer high-end standards, if you appreciate doing business with honorable and respectable people, then Villa Adriana is most definitely for you. It will be a stay that will forever live on in your mind, heart, and soul!

Alex Rubinovich

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five Star Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express the wonderful stay we had at this home. Gorgeous, very large, well equipped with anything you need to cook in a huge kitchen area.

Top of the line of all appliances including washer and dryer. Spacious sitting areas all thru the house and large comfy bedrooms. My husband and I invited our son and daughter and their families, 10 of us in all. We all felt like the "rich and famous". The outside surroundings are absolutely beautiful. The pool, the largest we have ever seen. What a relaxing vacation sitting outside in the early evening down by the lake. For those who love to shop, the biggest Outlets Mall around and not far from the home. Such a wonderful week and all just hated to leave but we have carried those memories home with us.

The Grove Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I work for a production team based out of Toronto and we flew over to film a commercial at Dara's property. The property is incredible and was the perfect setting for our film shoot, in particular the pool area. It was so great that our team actually stayed there for several days in addition to filming. The hosts, Dara and Alex were also great and easy to work with. They were both extremely accommodating from the beginning to the end and made every effort to facilitate our shoot going smoothly. I would gladly come back to film there again. When being given the tour of the house it's clear that it is Dara's passion and years of thought and planning went into making every aspect of the house unique. Hope to be back there soon!


  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A+ Property and Experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful place for a video shoot. Pictures do not do it justice. Dara was very professional and accommodating to our needs. The pool area is stunning. Looking forward to coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and stunning property. Has everything you could need and want. Dara was very accommodating and helpful. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Cheval TPC
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75 in one direction
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Can ski on the lake behind the house
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Howard Park and Caladesi Island

Villa Adriana is conveniently located between beaches (Clearwater Beach, Caladisi Island, Honeymoon Island, Fred Howard Park), downtown Tampa (Tampa Convension Center, St. Pete Times Forum, Buckaneers Statium, etc., Hard Rack Cafe and Casino) , and Orlando's Theme parks (Disney World, Islands of Adventure, MGM Studios, etc). Each an easy commute.

On October 29th, 2015 the Largest Outlet Mall in Florida (one of the largest in the USA) opens just a short 10 minute drive away.

Hard Rock Cafe (casino); Football Stadium; Baseball Stadium; Hockey Rink; Performing Arts Center; Close to Disney; Sea world; MGM Studios; Adventure Island; Islands of Adventure; Busch Gardens; Close to Orlando (1.5 hour drive); Beaches; Charter Boating; Golf Courses.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Lutz, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £2,457
Cleaning £287
Property Damage Protection £81
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Fees are 100% refundable if cancelled 90 or more days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

Balance Due must be received 60 days prior to Check-In Date. Any damages that are not covered by your property damage protection insurance or additional fees such as: Unauthorized pet fee, unregistered guests over 12, late checkout fee or failure to turn in keys/remotes will be deducted from your security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Lutz in Florida Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6820 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Toilet Toto Neorest 500 (heated seated, wash, blow dry)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , With Toto Neorest 500 (heated seated, wash, blow dry)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bidet , With Toto Neorest 500 (heated seated, wash, blow dry)
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Home Theater - 1 Large Double Bed , Space for one queen mattress = sleeps 2
    Living Room - 4 Single Bed , Can Add twin air mattresses in Living Room = sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Game Room/Balcony and view and lush landscaping
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Can Add Twin - Balcony and View of the Lake. Sleeps 2
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Add 1 full mattress, sleeps 2 +2 (view of Lake and balcony)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Balcony and view of lush landscaping. Add One Twin = 2 + 1
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Add Queen air mattress sleeps 2 + 2
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sleeps 2 guests
    Bedroom 7/Library/Den - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futons snaps forward then back to make two twin beds = 2
  • I am happy to provide a link to see more pictures and pictures of the bedrooms, the site limits me to 24 pictures and that was not enough to show the home off . . .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We can provide great flexibility in service. All meals can be provided, etc. Let us know what you want and lets see if it can be accommodated.

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