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This rental has all 5 stars for a reason!! Best kept secret in Sebring.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa with Whimsical Garden, Pool and it's a beautiful spot for a special event.

This Villa is in a quiet neighbor hood, has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage, office with a Sofa that makes into a bed and sleeps two along with a single chair that makes into a bed to sleep the 7th person. The pool and a whimsical garden for your pleasure and relaxation. It has plenty of charm in this 1700 sq ft home away from home. There are a lot of antiques yet plenty of comfort. With attention to the details you will feel right at home. It's a perfect place for one or 2 couples or 2 children. It would also be perfect for a couple to get away from the grind and have a nice romantic weekend together with a 5 star feeling but without the high price. You will love the Master Bedroom with the 4 poster bed, the antique vanity and the beautiful view of the garden. It is fully furnished with all your daily needs including a washer and dryer. Sleeps 7 comfortably.

We furnish all cleaning supply and paper products. We launder and change the sheets once a week for our guests that are here for 2 or more weeks to make your visit less stressful while on your vacation. (This does not apply to seasonal guest).

For that perfect dining experience you can sit at the table with candle light, fine china and very pretty flatware at each meal. Or you can cook your meal on the grill, grab the plastic trays and eat outside while enjoying the garden and the water fountains. There's a fire pit to roast your marshmallows too.

You will see couples walking their puppies, riding their bicycles or jogging and walking in the neighborhood. The Rental is in Village 1 of Spring Lake and houses are older and newer. We have vacant lots on all 4 sides which makes it really nice and quiet and gives plenty of extra parking since we always ask our guest not to park on the lawn. You see the Sand Cranes everyday as they roam the neighborhood, but you are not allowed to feed them - it's the law. They are very friendly. You can be outside doing something and all of a sudden they are right there at you and you didn't even hear them. They are pretty cool to watch and people are usually amazed by them.

Sebring is centrally located, only one and a half hours from all of the main attractions and from either coast. The famous 12 Hours of Sebring at the Sebring International Raceway is less than 3 miles away, golfing is across the Highway from the rental. Plus there are a total of 15 Golf Courses in Highlands County. There are 29 lakes in Highlands County, including Lake Istokpoga, Florida's 5th largest Lake at 27,692 acres. Lake Istokpoga is world renowned for its fishing, it also supports resident population of Osprey and bald eagles and many other forms of wild life. For those of you that are hunters, Highlands County fits that ticket too. It's the perfect location for deer and turkey hunting. (fees will apply upon request). Historical Sebring area is 8 miles away where you can park your car go to some of the sweetest shops or dine in some awesome Restaurants. If you love to hike we have Highlands Hammock Park. It's only 15 miles from rental. The park has a Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and a wooden bridge trail for your hike. It's nature at its finest.

Lake Placid is only 15 minutes away and it's known as the Caladium Capital of the world and the town celebrates with a festival dedicated to the caladiums twice a year. Lake Placid is also known as the "Town of Murals". The buildings all over town features hand painted Murals depicting the history of Lake Placid. You'll love it in Sebring, Florida. It was just voted # 4 of the Most Beautiful Towns in Florida by the Culture Trip.

You can also plan a day trip to enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World, Lego Land, Lion Country Safari, Sea World, Silver Springs, Universal Studios, Islands Of Adventure, Dinosaur World, Wet & Wild and Busch Gardens, just to name a few of the many attractions close by. Then of course on the days you don't want to leave home there is the pool, out door grill, and a place to dine at your own back door. Or you can ride the bicycles we've provided around the neighborhood.

If you have a Facebook account you can go to the page "The Garden of Eva" and see more pictures of the garden. (Please hit the Like key while visiting). It is very whimsical and a peaceful place to be with the birds singing, water fountains, flowers, fairies and many surprises all over the garden. We try to keep an edible garden too which you are welcome to pick and enjoy whatever you would like. There are a lot of shiny things that kids love, swings and we can't forget the wind chimes. Guaranteed to help you relax and be amused at how many times you can walk around and find new things each time you walk the grounds.

Race enthusiast love to stay at our home away because it is so close to the track (less than 5 miles away) and extremely convenient to run back and forth. Plus it sleeps so many.

The garden and the rental makes it a perfect spot for a Wedding and reception if you are looking for something different that is whimsical. With the residence being part of the package with 2 restrooms and the kitchen, it's the perfect spot to entertain. Special rates are available upon request.

Since there are only 2 units to our villas, we live right next door with our fur baby Boo. He's pretty famous among our guests. Don't be surprised if your look out the back door and see him standing on his hind legs looking at your, waiting to see if you will serve him a cookie.

We hope you and your family and friends come to visit us at the best home away from home where we strive to make you feel right at home.

More Details

John or Cindy Lombardo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About John or Cindy Lombardo

We live in the Villa on the other side and we have our fur Baby, Boo which is a Pekingnese . We have lived here for over 20 years. We love to grill out in the summer and lounge out by the pool. So we are always home building something, cleaning something or relaxing in the back yard. My husband, John is semi-retired and I still work in Lake Placid. We both love people and we always look forward to a new neighbor.

John or Cindy Lombardo purchased this villa in 1991

Why John or Cindy Lombardo chose Sebring

For all of the Race Enthusiast the Sebring International Raceway is 4.8 miles from the front door. Very easy to get to. The neighborhood is an older development and we love the variety of homes both old and new. We know all of the puppies in the neighborhood and we are lucky that most of them are smaller dogs. It is honestly quite peaceful here. We love watching the Osprey and the Bald Eagles fly around and the family of blue birds that come back every year to raise their family. In the summer and most of the winter months we are always outside planning the next project we want to do in our yard.

What makes this villa unique

The Garden of Eva..If you love to garden as much as we do then you are welcome to play in our garden. We call our garden "The Garden of Eva" and our "Memory Garden." Eva Grace is the 6 year old Grand baby that was diagnosed at 4 months old with SMA, stage 1. Eva lives in CT and this is our way of being close to her. She is disabled and can't talk, eat, breathe or walk on her own, but her little mind is sharp. We try to design things that we feel would occupy and amuse her mind when she comes to visit. We have a lot of shiny things, fairies, wizards, wind chimes, flowers, water fountains - you name it you may find it in our garden for our little Angel. There are a lot of items that we have inherited that has been packed away for many years because we don't have the heart to get rid of them, so they have been incorporated in our yard so that we are able to enjoy them daily. If Mother Nature takes them from us - we were able to enjoy them more than we would have previously. Our garden needless to say is definitely on the whimsical side, but it represents all we cherish in this world - our family. We have had Weddings in our garden and they've turned out so spectacular. As of January 1 we have opened up our Garden for parties for your little girl(s). Tea parties, bridal parties, graduation parties, anniversaries and best of all Weddings. You can go on facebook to our page "The Garden of Eva" and check out some of the pictures of the garden. It changes almost daily. We continually add to our garden with Eva in our hearts and always on our minds. For Weddings we have plenty of parking, places for serving your meals, DJ services available, different spots in the yard you would like to have a ceremony and entertainment for your guest. If you occupy the rental you have 2 restrooms available for your guest, a place to get ready and even a romantic place to spend your honeymoon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sebring in Highlands County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , French designed with a shiny paint technique on walls.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cabinetry is very distressed and matches MB perfectly.
  • All bath linens are provided and both are decorated very nicely. The guest bath has a french flare that everyone loves. It's really colorful without going over the top. The walls have a faux finish that is really unique. Again, probably more whimsical but in a classy fun way. The master bath is very pretty with the walk in shower and the distressed cabinetry. The shower curtain matches the quilt in the Master Bedroom giving a very nice flow between the 2 rooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Sweet Shabby Chic room with antique furniture.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Romantic, Country French look with 4 poster bed & great view
    Office/Snooze Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper sofa that sleeps 2 and single chair sleeper for 1.
  • Both Bedrooms have carpeting instead of the vinyl planks for comfort. Extra bedding is furnished. The master bedroom has a French County decor, with a gorgeous, romantic 4 poster bed. It has quilting instead of comforters for that shabby chic feeling too. There is something very magical about the view of the garden from the master bedroom. The guest bedroom has twin beds and 2 chests along with a full length mirror. Like the master bedroom it has carpeting and a ceiling fan for all that comfort and relaxation. This room is mostly antiques and very shabby chic. The office has a sleeper sofa that sleeps 2 comfortabbly and a chair that 2 can sit very cozy in and it makes into a single bed that folds out. It's perfect for guests or for those lazy afternoons you want to stay in the office working or reading a book. Very comfortable and cozy.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
No fuss Keyless Door Lock. Guests will be given a code to use so you never have to worry about losing a key. Check in is flexible. Check out is by 11 AM on departure date.


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This rental has all 5 stars for a reason!! Best kept secret in Sebring.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Oneonta, AL

Wonderful trip!! We did not want to leave!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I came across this home when I was planning a trip with my 87 year old grandmother and her twin sister to see family in Sebring. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. When we booked our stay we did not know that our family only lived a block away, so it could not have worked out better. John and Cindy were wonderful hosts and were always available if we had a question, yet gave us enough space so we could enjoy our vacation without the feeling of someone hovering over you. This was my first experience with VRBO and it was definitely a positive one and I will definitely use the service again. We enjoyed being able to sit in the garden and enjoy the outdoors by the pool. It has a very "homey" feel and is definitely a "home away from home." We were sad when our time was up and we had to leave. We are already planning another trip!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Celina, what a wonderful surprise. You guys were great guests and we hope to see you again in the future. You take care of your precious grandmother and her sister and your home away from home awaits you all. God Bless.
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Grand Rapids, Mi.

Great place. Great owners!! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying with the Lombardo’s. It gets better every time! They have a wonderful place with a very unique backyard that includes a pool! It’s a very quiet area but, close to downtown Sebring (about10 miles away) and only a mile away from a very nice golf course. Sebring has a lot of restaurants to choose from, our favorite was Cody’s Roadhouse. Lots of lakes in the area if you’re a fisherman.

We loved it here so much. Thank you John and Cindy!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that we were able to get closer to both of you this year and look forward to seeing you next year in your new home. Boo misses Brandy too, he's been moping since you left. Hope y'all have an awesome summer. See you both next fall. Thank you. John & Cindy Lombardo
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Summerfield, Florida

Clean and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Home was neat as a pin. Nice dishes, silverware, linens. Cindi and John have an eclectic back yard which my miniature dachshund enjoyed exploring.b They are right when they say just bring the groceries. We had a good time in the pool and just relaxing. Try it, you'll like it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so happy you guys enjoyed yourselves. We have been without internet and really busy with the damage from the hurricane. I hope you didn't have damage from Irma. Please come back anytime. We would love to have you again. John & Cindy Lombardo
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Excellent cozy little place

  • 5 of 5

Love staying here ! My family enjoyed the swimming pool and cooking out on the patio. The garden area is a very special place and you can feel the love that went into making it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and the lovely gift you left. We loved having you here again and look forward to having you back next year. Your children were the best, you hardly knew they were here. Take care and God Bless.
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Grand Rapids, Mi.

Or first visit to Sebring

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful piece of property! Wonderful hosts! Quite & peaceful neighborhood. Enjoyed long walks with our dog around the neighborhood. Took a couple bike rides as well. Played golf access the highway. Shopped for antiques in Lake Placid and Sebring. Found some nice items.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both along with Brandy. Boo has been missing her. We truly hope you will be our guest again. Best wishes.
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  • 5 of 5

Best time ever, a fabulous, relaxing, comfortable and clean place. Enjoyed spending time with our hosts, John and Cindy so much fun and very hospitable. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Sebring Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
Spikes Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
0.07 Miles
Spring Lake Golf Resort
Nearest Train
8.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Roserio's Pizzaria
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

For the race enthusiast, race teams or race clubs we are 4.8 miles from Sebring International Raceway. There are places to eat and shop within walking distance.

For the special events in Garden i.e., separate rates available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sebring, Florida

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.14
Charge Card Fees £26.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £114.21
Cleaning fee £114.21
Cleaning Fee - No Refund £114.21

Rates are based on 2 adults. ADDITIONAL ADULT GUEST will be $25.00 per night / per guest. PETS are allowed as long as they are 13 pounds and under and DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. The PET DEPOSIT is $100 for 7 days or less.. $250.00 for 2-4 weeks and $500.00 for 1 month and over. The "damage deposit" will be refunded within 10 business days from the date of departure. The cleaning fee covers the normal laundry, dusting, vacuuming, etc. For excessive messes that was deliberately destroyed or left a mess. i.e, food all over where ants have taken over, dishes not run through dish washing cycle the whole time of visit, wet towels left on carpet for days at a time or windows left open and rain has wet carpets and drywall. Anything our cleaning company deems excessive fees will be deducted from the deposit without exception

Check in Flexible and Check out is at 11 AM on departure date. Should guest decide to check in earlier than anticipated date or stay longer than reservation date there is a charge of $125 per night and it is due at the time decision is made and is to be paid in cash only.

Deposit for Winter Rentals will be $1500.00 and it is refundable. There is no exception with the deposit. Again, with the pet deposit for Winter Rentals will be $500 non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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