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Lakefront Cottage with Gorgeous Sunsets to Enjoy on the Dock or Lakefront Gazebo

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous lake views from this classic contemporary lakefront 1/1 studio cottage

Perfect for couples looking to enjoy the Tampa/St. Pete area but in the comfort and serenity of a 2 acres oasis set on beautiful lake. This 600 square foot studio-style cottage has a bright sitting room that opens into a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker. Bedroom with flat screen tv with HBO and more. Enjoy cocktails on the lakefront gazebo at sunset. Relax in the lakefront hammock or kayak from one lake to another.


Owner
Cherri Prince
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Cherri Prince

Our family loves living on this beautiful lake and we love to have guests stay in the cottage. We moved here in 2008 and immediately fell in love with this property. My husband wanted to raise our kids the way he was a lake where you can fish, swim and kayak the day away. I am a writer and author of a children's book called Lollipop Seeds that Sprout for Kind Deeds. Hence the name, Lollipop Cottage!

Cherri Prince purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Cherri Prince chose Tampa

This almost 2 acre property is often described as a resort. Our goal is for guests to feel like they are staying in a park, with lush green grass and tropical plants to a gazebo (perfect for our kids wedding someday!) a lakeside hammock and even a zipline. Relax and renew yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the sunsets over the lake. We've had the best conversations over a glass of wine in the gazebo. We travel a lot on business so we designed the cottage interior to match what we love about the best hotels we stay in---flat screen tv, roomy sitting area with plenty of sun, comfy bed and of course coffee.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Lakefront Cottage with Gorgeous Sunsets to Enjoy on the Dock or Lakefront Gazebo
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
Morris, IL
5

Lovely, clean, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Cherri was very friendly and accessible. The property was clean and beautifully decorated. Kitchenette was beautiful. It has a microwave and small refrigerator but no oven or stove. Just be aware that cooking meals would be difficult. Kayaks and canoe were great and we kayaked around the lake. We visited restaurants in the area and loved the food. We would return.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic stay! The cottage is located within 20 minutes of the airport in a quiet residential neighborhood but near restaurants and shopping. The size of the cottage was perfect for us, the bathroom is like a hotel’s and the kitchenette was convenient for snacks and leftovers. We took advantage of the canoe and spent an afternoon and another morning exploring the lakes and canals. We enjoyed relaxing on the dock with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine- there’s a lot of wildlife to see on the lake! Best of all our hosts were very welcoming and we are thankful to have stayed in their lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Frank and Cherri were great hosts! The cottage is well maintained and the lake is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the cottage. It was the perfect location for visiting friends in Florida as well as being extremely close to the airport. Frank and Cherri also allowed us to use their dock at sunset to get married. It was a beautiful setting and the weather was perfect. I would definitely recommend this gem.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week at the Prince‘s guest house. It is clean and cozy, but comfortable for two people. A slight inconvenience upon check-in was dealt with quickly and adequately. Frank and Cherri made sure we had everything we needed.

The weather was incredible so we were able to take advantage of the dock and lake. Whether sitting on the dock with morning coffee or enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine, the sights and sound of nature were relaxing. Very quiet and safe area.

Made day trips to New Port Richey, Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin. Also took in the Museum of Art in downtown Tampa along with a walk along the Riverwalk (very nice). Also did some biking on the sidewalk trail and canoeing on the lake.

As usual, the week ended way too soon.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL
5

Quaint, quiet, good location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful. This home was within reach to everything Tampa has to offer, yet it is tucked away in it's own private nook. The owners were easy to contact and trustworthy. I appreciated their respect for privacy despite being so close. The home was well kept and a much better place to stay than a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute! Quaint! Beautiful! Relaxing! Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a family wedding and this gorgeous little house was our get away every evening! Lovely property! Beautiful lake! Owners were super nice, and hospital! Would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

While you will feel like you are in the middle of a rural oasis, you will actually be only 20-30 minutes from downtown Tampa (historic Ybor city), Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Tarpon Springs (world famous Greek area) and some of the nations most beautiful beaches in Clearwater or St. Pete. You could even do a day trip to the parks of Disney World (90 minute drive). Plus getting here is easy as we're only 20 minutes from Tampa/St.Pete International Airport

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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